Elizabeth Pate was born 5 July 1809 in Richland Township, Beaufort County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Samuel Pate and Mary (--?--). Elizabeth married first John Clark in North Carolina. She married second Ebenezer B Hudnell, son of Robert Hudnell, 1837 in North Carolina. It appears Ebenezer's wife, Elizabeth (Pate) Clark Hudnell, was mistakenly recorded as Sally Hudnell on the 1850 census. She died 17 September 1872 in Richland Township, Beaufort County, North Carolina, at age 63.