I'm so glad that I got a response on this line of the Hudgins Family. I've been putting small pieces of this puzzle together for a while.
This weekend, I did some census records research at the Birmingham Library and found a couple of entries that I thought might have been William and Mary Melissa. The first was Clay County, 1900, which listed William Robertson, his wife "Melissie", and two sons: Loomis and Jay (perhaps James Johnson). Is this one correct? The second was Clay County, 1910, with William M. and Mary M. What year did they move to Texas?