W.N. Hudson, age 35, b. GA, works farm F.R. (could be P.R.), age 25, b. MS J.R., son, age 12, b. LA L.G., son, age 11, b. AR T.B., son, age 2, b. LA
It appears that W.N. was married previously and had two sons, one born in LA and one in AR.
In 1860 and 1870 in Columbia Co., AR there is a John R. Hudson, age 54 in 1860, born GA, wife Martha, and 8 children in 1860, ranging in age from 5 to 22.The 22-year old is a son named Thomas.Could this be W.N.'s brother and the reason for naming his son Thomas?Also note that W.N.'s son in 1870 was J.R. (could be named after John R.??)
I could not find W.N. in 1860 - the family may have been living with someone else.