Paul, For many years I have searched for why a Martha Hudson, d/o Martha Hudson of Amherst co., VA. left her estate to my ancestor Landon Carter and his son James Carter. I have photocopies of the will from microfilm at the FHL. Also copy of Will of Martha Hudson, SR which names daughter Mary Carter, wife of Griffen Carter and daughter Martha Hudson.
Landon Carter married Mary Goodrich in Amherst co., Va., but they had lived in Caroline Co., VA. before 1784. Mary Goodrich was daughter of James Goodrich and Margaret Vawter. Margaret, d/o Edward Vawter & Elizabeth Boulware. This line goes back toWilliam Hogdson/Hudson
I now think the connection of Landon Carter and Martha Hudson comes from the Hudson line, But it may also be the Vawters. I found the connection of Martha Hudson, Sr being the wife of John Hudson. After checking Caroline, Essex, and old Rappahannoch Counties, I find no other Martha Hudson who could have married John Hudson and was d/o Richard Goode. This comes from the will of Richard Goode and his son which names his sister Martha Hudson with daughters Mary and Martha.
What I am not positive of is that Richard Goode's wife was Martha Vawter. Still looking for proof of this.
Hope you can follow all this as it is a lot to follow. Eva