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Our Relations

       Compiled by
       MARY B. PRATT

   Indianapolis. Ind.

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Dudley genealogy .........................   1
Ambrose Dudley .........................   22
Ambrose W. Dudley ......................... 31
Benjamin W. Dudley ........................ 32
Ethelbert L. Dudley ......................... 38
Peter Dudley .........................       40
Thomas P. Dudley ......................... 43
William Dudley .........................    50
Dillard family .........................    52
Ryland T. Dillard .........................  53

Pratt genealogy .........................  56
David Pratt .........................        57
Jonathan Pratt .........................    61
Daniel Pratt genealogy ...................... 63
Daniel Pratt .........................       65
Daniel Darwin Pratt ......................... 66
James Pepper Pratt ......................... 71
William M. Pratt .........................  75
Sally Hill Pratt .........................  81
John Rogers, the martyr ..................... 83
John Rogers .............    ............ 86

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            To the young descendants
          of two Revolutionary soldiers
            Captain Ambrose Dudley
              Captain David Pratt
this book is lovingly dedicated, hoping it will be an
      inspiration to them as they grow up to
            manhood and womanhood.

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ubuler Geneaulogu

   "The surname of Dudley was taken from the name
of the castle in Staffordshire, England, and assumed,
according to ancient custom in England, by the
younger children of that place.
   The castle of Dudley was built by Dudo, a Saxon,
about 700 A. D." (Colonial Families of the United
States of America, Vol. 5, G. N. Mackinsie, ed.)
   The following genealogy, from 1079 to about 1700
was copied from "Colonial Families of the United
States of America."
        i. Haryey,,ILord of Sutton, b. 1079.
        i)-. Harvey2, Lord cf Sutton, b. 1109
      iii, J-Tarvey3, Lord of- utton, b. 1154
      iv. 1-1,afveyl, Lord-of Sutton, b. 1175
        v. - Roxwland', Lord of Sutton, d. 1259.
        vi. Sir William de, Lord of Sutton, d. 1267.
      vii. Sir Robert de, Lord of Sutton, d. 1279.
      viii. Sir Richard de, Lord of Sutton, b. 1266.
      ix. Sir John de, Lord of Sutton, d. 1388.
      x. Sir John de, 1st Baron Dudley, d.
      xi. Sir John de, 2nd Baron Dudley, d. 1372.
      xii. Sir John de, 3d Baron Dudley, d. 1406.
      xiii. Sir John de, 4th Baron Dudley, d. 1487.
   m. Elizabeth dau. Sir John Berkeley, created K. G.
1439, summoned to Parliament 1439 till his death,


         I. Sir Edmund de Sutton, of whom later
         II. Sir John, m. Elizabeth Bramstat, d.
       III. Sir Edmund, b. 1462. At Oxford 1478-
               1482. Speaker of the House of Com-
               mons 1504. m. Elizabeth Grey. Be-
               headed for usury by order of King
               Henry VIII in 1510.

                 ISSUE (among others)
        1. John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland,
    m. Jane Guilford. He was beheaded in 1553 (See
    History of England).

         11.Ambrose, Earl of Warwick.
         21.Robert, Earl of Leicester, cf whom later.
         31.Guilford, m. Lady Jane Grey.
   Robert, Lord Dudley and Earl of Leicester, b.
1532, d. 1588. On Elizabeth's accession to the throne
Dudley was held in high favor, and by many was
regarded as her lover. In 1550 he married Amy Rob-
sart. He was thought to have been accessory to her
murder ten years later. This episode is treated ro-
mantically by Sir Walter Scott in his novel, Kenil-
worth. Lord Dudley and the Baroness Sheffield were
said to have been secretly married. Their son, Robert,
a man of great talents as a scientist and inventor,
sought to have his legitimacy established in England,
but this not being done, he lived in Italy. Orders were


issued by the English Government for Dudley's return
to meet a charge of having assumed abroad the titles
of his father. He refused to obey and his estates were
forcibly sold. No other descendants of Lord Dudley
are mentioned in the encyclopedias nor in the Diction-
ary of National Biography.
   Sir Edmund de Sutton, eldest son of 4th Baron
Dudley, died in his father's lifetime so did not succeed
to the title of 5th Baron Dudley. He m. (first) dau.
Lord Tiptaft. m. (second) Maud, dau. Baron Clif-

                 ISSUE BY FIRST WIFE
       Edward. He was the eldest son of Sir Ed-
    mund de Sutton and succeeded his grandfather
    in 1487 as 5th Baron Dudley. K. G. d. 1531.

        ISSUE BY SECOND WIFE (among others)
        Thomas Dudley m. Grace, dau. of Sir Launce-
   lot Threlkeld of Yaumuth County.

               ISSUE (among others)
       Richard Dudley, m. Dorothy Sandford.

               ISSUE (among others)
      John Dudley, m. Miss Casse, settled at New-
      Robert Dudley, Collector of Port at New-
   castle, Mayor of Newcastle. King James knighted
   him, and stayed at his house 3 days. Burned at


stake May 7, 1613. m. Anne Wood.

   Robert Dudley settled in Bristol, m. sister of
Robert and Edward Green, who mentioned Dud-
ley in their will.

     ISSUE (Virginia Dudleys begin here)
   Edward Dudley, m. Elizabeth Pritchard.
They came to Virginia in 1637. First settled in
York County, then lived in Newcastle County.
In Virginia Magazine, Vol. 6, Land Patents, we
find Governor Harvey issued to Rev. Thomas
Hampton 300 acres of land in Norfolk County
for bringing six adult persons into the colony.
Edward Dudley was one of the number (Con-
firmed by Green's "List of Early Emigrants,"
page 200).

           ISSUE (among others)
   Richard Dudley settled in Gloucester Co., Vir-
ginia. He was High Sheriff in 1675 and Colonel
of Militia, m. dau. of Henry Sewell.

           ISSUE (among others)
   James Dudley. He was a soldier (see Vir-
ginia Magazine, Vol. 8, p. 165), m. Anne Fleet.

           ISSUE (among others)
   William Dudley, b. 1696, m. Judith Johnson,
d. 1760.


     I. Robert, of whom later.
     II. James.
     III. Ambrose.
   Robert Dudley, b. Nov., 1726, in Spotsylvania
County, Virginia, m. Joyce Gale, dau. Matthew Gale,
d. 1766. Left in his will the whole of his estate to
be kept intact until the youngest child became of age,
then to be divided equally among them all. Will dated
Dec., 1766, names wife, Joyce; sons Robert and
     I. Robert, 1st lieutenant in the Revolutionary
           WTar. Was wounded at Battle of Bran-
           dywine, from which wounds he died. m.
           Anne Purvis.
     II. Ambrose, Captain in Revolutionary War,
           of whom later.
    III. Joyce, m. Aaron Quisenberry.
    iv. Peter, Major in Revolutionary War. Lived
           on the paternal estate in Virginia.
     v. James, came to Kentucky. Lived in Bour-
           bon County. d. 1808)
    vi. William, Colonel in War of 1812. (See
           sketch of).
   Ambrose Dudley, b. 1750, m. Ann Parker, Feb. 2,
1773. Moved to Kentucky May 3, 1786. d. Jan. 27,
1825, leaving fourteen children-eleven sons and three
daughters. (See sketch of.)


     I. Robert, b. Jan. 20, 1774, m. Sarah Walker
            Rodes. Fought under General Wayne
            in the Indian wars. Moved to Christian
            County, Ky., in 1818. Had 8 children.
    II. William Eylett, b. Sept. 21, 175, m. Polly
            Smith, Jan. 25, 1798, d. Nov. 27, 1851.
            Lived on a part of the Dudley farm six
            miles from Lexington. He was thrown
            from his horse and killed. He had often
            expressed a wish that he might die sud-
            denly. There were no funeral services
            as he was opposed to them.
   Polly Smith Dudley, his wife, was the daughter
of William (Goldmine) Smith and Mary Rodes. She
was born in Fayette County, near Bryan Station. Her
brothers and sisters were William Smith, Nancy
Rodes, Nelson Smith and Lucy Dudley. She died at
the home of her son, Ambrose W., in Frankfort, Au-
gust 17, 1854, aged 79 years. William E., his wife
Polly, their daughter, Almira, and two children of
Ryland and Pamela Dillard are buried in a small
graveyard on the Dudley farm. The splendid stone
wall surrounding the inclosure and the tombstones are
still in good condition, owing to the kindness of Mr.
W. R. Estill, who now owns the former Dudley land.

       ISSUE (of William E. and Polly Dudley)
       1. Ambrose W., b. Oct. 31, 1798, m. Eliza
    Talbott, d. Sept., 1881. (See sketch of.)


       1'. Margaret, m. Randolph Smith. Lived in
       2'. Mary, m. Robert Aldrich. Lived in
       3'. William, m. Mary Jouett. Lived in
       4'. James, m. Elizabeth Higbee. Lived in
       5'. Theodore, m. Ruby Dallam. Lived in
    Henderson, Ky.
       6'. Maria, m. F. H. Winston. Lived in Chi-
       7'. Isham Talbott, moved to St. Louis, Mo.
       2. Pamela, of whom later.
       3. Almira, b. May 22, 1811, m. Littleberry
    Clay, 1830, d. Nov., 1837. Had no children.
    Pamela Ann, dau. of Wm. E. Dudley, was born
Oct. 9, 1801, m. Ryland T. Dillard Feb. 23, 1820, d.
Feb. 23, 1874, on the 54th anniversary of her mar-
riage. She was a devoted Christian beloved by all
who knew her.
        1'. William Dudley, b. Sept. 30, 1822, m.
    Ellis, dau. of Henry Clay of Bourbon County,
    Oct., 1866. He was educated at Princeton Theo-
    logical Seminary. Lived many years in Chicago.
    d. in Lexington Sept. 3, 1889. No children.
        21. Mary Ellis, b. April 10, 1825, m. Rev.
    WNrilliam M. Pratt, March 4, 1846. Lived near


Lexington on a part of the Dudley farm until her
marriage. d. in Louisville April 1, 1907. "She
was of that type of Christian womanhood which
finds its strength in the daily reading of the
     12. Laura, b. Feb. 27, 1849, m. David B.
Doll, May 7, 1878, in Shelbyville, Ky. d. in Louis-
ville Nov. 19, 1904. No children.
    22. William Dudley, b. June 9, 1851, m.
Sarah G. Smith in Logansport, Ind., Dec. 18,
1878. d. Feb. 27, 1919. Lived in Logansport and
Indianapolis. Newspaper editor and publisher.
     13 Arthur Dudley, b. Oct. 12, 1880, m.
Helen Rikhoff June 15, 1922. Lives in Indian-
apolis. Publisher.
     23.Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1882, unmarried.
Graduate of Vassar College. Teacher. Lives in
     33.Ryland Dillard, b. Jan. 28, 1885, m. Ruth
Sullivan, Aug. 3, 1914. Lives in Indianapolis.
     43.Marjorie, b. Nov. 22, 1887. Unmarried.
     53.William Dudley, Jr., b. Jan. 31, 1891.
Graduate of Wisconsin University. Lives in In-
    32. Mary Baldwin, b. Jan. 3, 1854. Unmar-
ried. Librarian 26 years in the Louisville Free
Public Library.


    42. Lizzie, b. June 30, 1856, m. William B.
Dale, Jan. 25, 1875, lives in Shelbyville. d. in
Lexington, July 6, 1889.

     13.William Pratt, b. in Shelby County, June
19, 1877. m. Mrs. Elizabeth Burnett Horner,
Nov. 17, 1914. d. June 16, 1931. Graduate of
Princeton University, 1899, and Louisville Law
School. Was Federal Director of the U. S. Em-
ployment Service for Kentucky during the World
War. Lived in Louisville.

      14.William Pratt, Jr., b. July 4, 1919.
      23.Juliet, b. Nov. 27, 1878, d. Dec. 16, 1879.
      33.Julian Kalfus, b. April 13, 1889, m. Mar-
jorie Otter in Danville, Aug. 29, 1914. Gradu-
ated at Princeton University in 1911. Assistant
Professor in Chemistry at Princeton 2 years. In
1927 was awarded a fellowship by the National
Research Council for a year's study in research
work. The funds which accompany the award
of this council are supplied by the Rockefeller
Foundation, and other sources. Julian spent four
months in Washington, D. C., and eight months
in the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Re-
search Chemist. Lives in New York.

     52. Ryland Dillard, b. Feb. 5, 1860, m.
Jeanie Logan, March 18, 1889, d. June 2, 1909.
Lived in Shelbyville, Ky. A much loved physi-


     13.Ryland D., Jr., b. Nov., 1891, d. May,
     23.Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 1892, m. T. Hen-
dricks Byrd, April 16, 1918. Lives in Shelby-
ville, Ky.
     33.William Logan, b. Oct. 9, 1898, d. June,
    31' Laura Virginia, b. Jan. 3, 1828, d. Feb.
28, 1848.
    41. John, b. June 25, 1830, d. July 5, 1891, in
Nebraska, unmarried. Physician. Lived in Fay-
ette County and Lexington.
    5'. Almira, b. Feb. 23, 1833, m. Geo. O.
Yeiser May 3, 1859, d. Nov. 16, 1889. Lived in
     12.Pamela Dillard, b. May 18, 1860, un-
married. Lives in Kansas.
     22.John 0. Lawyer, b. Oct. 15, 1866, m.
Hettie Sheen, d. March 29, 1918.
     32.Ryland Dillard, b. Sept. 26, 1862, d. Dec.
13, 1912.
     42.William Pratt, b. Dec. 12, 1868. Un-
     52.James Dillard, b. Jan. 14, 1878, unmar-
ried. Lives in California.

    61. James Madison, b. March 4, 1836, m.
Nannie Carr, Aug. 15, 1865. d. in Lexington,
March 17, 1886.


     12.Laura, d. in Kansas, 1882, aged 16
     22.Florence, unmarried. Librarian in Lex-
ington Public Library.
     32.Annie, unmarried, principal of a Lexing-
ton Public School.
     42.Mary, d. young, 1891.

     71. Ryland, b. Dec. 6, 1838, d. May 4, 1839.
     81. Annie Rebecca, b. July 26, 1840, m. Rev.
George Hunt July 10, 1861. d. July 18, 1866.
     12.Annie, b. Jan., 1866, m. Rev. William E.
Mitchell, Oct. 20, 1895, d. Dec. 7, 1897, in Car-
lisle, Ky.
     13.George Hunt, b. Sept. 19, 1896, m. Mil-
dred Tibbals, June 4, 1918. Graduated at Har-
vard Law School. Lawyer.

    91. Louisa, b. July 3, 1844, m. Henry Bed-
ford, 1869. d. Sept. 29, 1875.
     12.Dillard, b. Feb. 10, 1870, moved to Ne-
braska with his Yeiser relatives. Lives in Kansas.

III. James Dudley, third son of Ambrose, b.
       May 12, 1777, m. (first) Polly Ferguson.
       They had 13 children. m. (second) Mrs.


       Mourning (Goodloe) Royster. They had
       3 children. d. June 6, 1870. Lived on a
       part of the Dudley farm near Lexington.
       Was a member of the convention that
       met in 1849 to revise the State Consti-
   1. Ambrose F., b. May 5, 1803, m. Nancy
Moberley, Sept. 11, 1827. d. March 10, 1888.
Lived in Madison County, Ky.

    1'. Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1831, m. N. C. Hart.
Had 9 children.
    21. Lemira, b. Oct. 11, 1832. Unmarried.
    31. Thomas P., b. Nov. 8, 1834, m. Molly
Gentry. Had 9 children.
    41. James A., b. Sept. 5, 1836, m. Sally Gil-
bert, 1875. Had 8 children.
    5'. Richard M., b. Sept. 1, 1838, m. (first)
Elizabeth Thompson. Had 5 children. m. (sec-
ond) Mary Hinton. Had 6 children. He gradu-
ated at Georgetown College in 1860. Pastor of
a Baptist church in Louisville 4 years. Editor of
"The Western Recorder" 6 years. In 1880 he
became President of Georgetown College, and re-
mained there until his death, June 5, 1893.

    ISSUE BY FIRST WIFE (among others)
    12. Frank.


    12. Anne, m. Rev. W. 0. Shewmaker.
    12. Mary, m. Wiley Pitman.
    32. June, m. Emmet Harvey.
    42. Louise, unmarried.
    52. Rose, m. Ralph Scearce.

    2. Nancy, b. Aug. 4, 1804, m. Thomas Carr,
d. Dec. 27, 1874.

    1'. Thomas D., b. Nov., 1827, m. Sarah
Clark. d. Aug., 1911.

    12. John D., b. April, 1859. Unmarried. d.
Aug. 1, 1930.
    22. Lulie, b. Dec., 1864, m. Chambers Logan.
d. Jan. 22, 1888.
    32. Thomas B., m. Mary Banks Brooks.
    42. Minnie, b. Aug. 18, 1868, m. John Dolan.
    52. Nancy, m. Thomas Piatt.

    21. Lucretia, b. Sept., 1834. Unmarried. d.
Nov., 1867.
    31. Nannie, b. March 21, 1844, m. James M.
Dillard, Aug. 15, 1865. d. July 8, 1921. (For
issue see James M. Dillard.)
    3. Abram, b. Nov. 4, 1805, m. Ann Russell.
Had 13 children. Moved to Missouri.


           ISSUE (among others)
     11. James, b. April 22, 1832, m. Sallie Hays.
d. March, 1882.

     12.Thomas Hays, b. Nov. 19, 1868, m.
Mary W. Dickerson.
     22.James Russell, b. June 14, 1873. Unmar-
ried. d. Sept. 14, 1894.

    4. James W., b. Jan. 12, 1807, m. Sarah
Russell. d. July, 1880.
    5. Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1809, m. N. C. Hart,
d. July, 1829.
    6. Eldred, b. Jan. 28, 1811, m. (first) Mpary
Clay. m. (second) Henrietta Clay Scott. m.
(third) Hattie Bassett.
    7. Lucretia, b. July 5, 1812, m. William
Hutchinson. Moved to Missouri.
    8. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1814, m. Felix Russell.
d. April 13, 1878.
    9. Jeptha, b. 1815. Died young.
    10. Benjamin, b. 1815. Died young.
    11. John J., b. Sept. 21, 1817, m. Eliza Peck.
Had 4 children.
    12. Martha Thomas, b. Oct., 1819. Died
    13. Maurice, b. May 11, 1823, m. Elizabeth
Buckner. d. Sept., 1888. Had 1 son, John. Lived
in Covington, Ky.


    14. Susan Thomas, b. Feb. 17, 1826, m.
Thomas Wallis. d. July 31, 1901. Had 6 chil-
    15. Maria Louisa, b. July 20, 1827, m.
Joseph McCann. d. Jan. 8, 1878.
    16. Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1838, m. Noah Fer-

iv. Jeptha, b. Oct. 31, 1778. m. (first) Miss
       Lewis. m. (second) Rebecca Trotter. nm.
       (third) Mrs. Clay, sister of his first wife
       and widow of General Green Clay, father
       of Cassius M. Clay, Abolitionist, and
       minister to Russia in Lincoln's adminis-
       tration. Jeptha was a merchant in Frank-
       fort. Was State Senator, 1824-1828.

   1. Edward. Lived in Quincy, Ill.
 v. John, b. July 19, 1781. m. Patsey Parrish.
       Her father, Timothy Parrish, emigrated
       to Kentucky with Ambrose Dudley.
       Moved to Missouri. Had 10 children.
v'I. Polly, b. Sept. 6, 1783. m. Major Ben
       Graves. He was killed at the battle of
       the River Raisin. Graves County was
       named for him. They had 6 children.
       1. Ambrose       4. Fanny
       2. Lucian        5. Elizabeth
       3. Nancy         6. Marion


vii. Benjamin Winslow, b. April 12, 1785. m.
       Anna Maria Short, June 9, 1821. d. Jan.
       20, 1870. (See sketch of)

   1. Charles Wilkins.
   2. William Ambrose, b. June 9, 1824. m.
Mary Hawkins, Dec. 1845. d. March 19, 1870.
He was born in Lexington, Ky. Graduated at
Princeton University. Studied law and practiced
in Lexington. He was a Whig and strongly in
favor of preserving the Union. When only twen-
ty-five years old he was made president of the
Louisville and Lexington Railroad. Not long
after he built the Short-Line road from Lexing-
ton to Cincinnati, and was elected president of
the company. He was a man of great executive
ability, and displayed the best traits of the fam-
ilies from which he was descended. (Peter-
History of Fayette County.)

   1'. Benjamin Winslow, b. 1846, unmarried,
d. 1892.
   21. Charley, b. 1849, d. 1859.
   31. William A., Jr., b. 1851, d. 1882.
   41. Mary D., b. July, 1852, m. Charles Short,
d. May, 1903.

   3. Anna, m. Major Edward Tilford, d. Feb.
21, 1898. Had no children.


vIii. Peter, b. March 21, 1787. m. Maria, dau.
       Governor Garrard, Nov. 15, 1815. d.
       Jan., 1869.  Had no children.   (See
       sketch of)
 Ix. Ambrose,2 b. Jan. 27, 1789. m. (first)
       Miss Ludlow. m. (second) Mrs. Clar-
       issa Cluney. Had 4 children by first
       wife. 3 children by second wife. Was
       in active service in War of 1812-1815.
       Lived in Favette County, and Cincinnati.
       d. 1876.

    1. Ethelbert, b. 1818, m. Mary Scott, dau.
of Matthew T. Scott, 1843. d. Feb. 2, 1862. (See
sketch of)
    11. M. Scott, b. 1844, d. June 9, 1866.
    21. Louise Ludlow, b. Feb. 20, 1849, m. Ma-
jor (afterwards Major-General) Joseph Cabell
Breckinridge, July 20, 1868. d. Sept. 19, 1911.

     12. Mary Dudley, b. July, 1869, m. John
Fore Hines of the U. S. Navy. Lives in Cam-
bridge, Mass.
    22. Ensign Joseph Cabell, b. March 6, 1872
at Fort Monroe. d. Feb. 11, 1898. Swept over-
board from the torpedo boat Cushing, near Ha-
vana while carrying dispatches to the Battleship


    32 Ethelbert L. D., b. July 6, 1875. m. Gen-
evieve Mattingly. d. July 26, 1914. Captain in
U. S. Infantry. Was in Spanish-American War.

     13.J. Cabell, b. Feb. 28, 1900, m. Marie
Reine Fusz.
     23.William Mattingly, b. Nov. 6, 1905, m.
Frances Naylor.
     33.Genevieve Dudley, b. July 12, 1912.
     43.Ethelbert Ludlow, b. Aug. 3, 1914.

     42. Mabell, b. Feb. 18, 1877, d. March 24,
    52. Lucian Scott, b. Dec. 1, 1878. m. (first)
Ethel Carney. m. (second) Elinor Wilkerson.
Graduate of Princeton University. Was Major
in the World War. Was decorated with the Dis-
tinguished Service Cross for heroism on the field
of battle. Lawyer. Lives in New York.
    62. Lucy Hayes, b. Jan. 7, 1881, m. Henry
Brigham. Lives in Cambridge, Mass.
    72. Louise D. Died young.
    82. Robert J. Died young.
    92. Scott Dudley, b. May 23, 1882. m. Ger-
trude Bayne, daughter of Dr. John Bayne of
Washington, D. C. Was Colonel of the Medical
Corps in the World War. Physician. Lives in
Lexington, Ky.


    102. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1884, d. July
19, 1885.
    1 12. Henry, b. May 25, 1886. m. (first) Ruth
Woodman. m. (second) Mrs. Aida D'Acosta
Root, Aug. 5, 1927. Graduated at Princeton
University and Harvard Law School. In 1911-
1913 practiced law in Lexington, Ky. In 1913
was appointed Assistant Secretary of War in
President Wilson's Cabinet, resigning in 1916.
Commissioned Major of Infantry, he went to
France, seeing service in the battle of San Mehiel,
and in the Meuse-Argonne operations. Was pro-
moted to Lieutenant-Colonel on the General Staff.
Served to the end of the war. Lawyer, and
trusted friend of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh.
Lives in New York.
     122. Margaret Scott Skillman, b. May 1,
1889, m. John Vance. Lives in Washington,
D. C.
    132. John Preston, b. Oct. 29, 1890, m. Va-
rina Hanna. Lives in New York.

   2. Louise, m. (first) Mr. Burroughs, m.
(second) Rev. Craycroft.
   3. Charlotte, m. Mr. Armstrong.
   4. Helen, m. Dr. Major.

   5. Benjamin 'William, of whom later.
   6. George WA.
   7. Thomas P.


   Doctor Benjamin William Dudley, son of Am-
brose2 and half-brother of Colonel Ethelbert, was born
in Cincinnati in 1835. He married Maria, daughter
of Frank K. Hunt. When 15 years of age he attended
the Kentucky Military Institute. He began the study
of Medicine in 1858, and graduated from the Iowa
University in 1861. In August of that year he entered
the Confederate Army as assistant surgeon of the 2nd
Kentucky Infantry, serving as a medical officer with
the Army of the West 'till the latter part of the war,
when he became aid-de-camp to General Crosby. At
the close of the war he went to Hamilton, Ohio, where
he practiced his profession two years, then went to
New York where he lived until 1874, when he returned
to Lexington and continued active medical work.

    x. Betsey, b. Jan. 16, 1741, m. Harrison Blan-
           ton. Lived near Frankfort, Ky. Had
           6 children.
           1. Ann          4. Virginia
           2. Mary         5. Benjamin
           3. Kitty        6. Ambrose
    xi. Thomas Parker, b. May 31, 1792. m. (first)
           Elizabeth Buckner. They had 3 children.
           Only one lived to be grown. m. (second)
           Mrs. Caroline Harrison, mother of Car-
           ter Harrison, twice mayor of Chicago.
           d. July 10, 1886.

                ISSUE BY FIRST WIFE
       1. John WV., m. Harriet McDaniel.


   11. Thomas. Lives in Chicago.
   21. Mary, m. Mr. Bradford.

xii. Parker, b. March 6, 1794, m. Ann Taylor,
       d. Sept. 15, 1853. Moved to Missouri.
       Buried in Lexington Cemetery.

   1. Thomas, b. Sept., 1829, d. July, 1873.
   2. Frank Parker, b. 1832, d. 1906. Lived in
   3. Reuben.
xiii. Nancy, b. Nov. 12, 1796, m. Lewis Castle-
       man. Had 5 children.

       1. Mary Ann.    4. Anna
       2. Francis      5. Ambrose
       3. Catherine.
xiv. Simeon, b. Sept. 12, 1797, m. Miss Wood-
       ford. Moved to Missouri. He was the
       first to die of the 14 children of Ambrose
       Dudley. All of them married.

             AMBROSE DUDLEY
   Ambrose, son of Robert Dudley and Joyce Gayle,
was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in 1750.
He married Ann Parker of Caroline County in 1773.
The negro slaves called her "The Caroline Forget-
me-not," and him "The Spotsylvania Touch-me-not."
   At the breaking out of the Revolutionary War,
Ambrose being a man over six feet high, of fine per-
sonal appearance, intelligent and of decided character,
was readily commissioned captain in the army, receiv-
ing his commission from Patrick Henry.
   Near the end of the war, while stationed in Fred-
ericksburg, he heard the noted Baptist preacher,
Lewis Craig, preach from behind the barred windows
of the jail. Before the Revolution only ministers of
the State Church (Episcopal) were free to preach in
Virginia without a license. Dissenters who did so
were liable to fine and imprisonment. Craig and his
followers did not obtain licenses, so were put in prison
for preaching contrary to law. Craig preached to
large crowds, and was the means of doing much good.
In 1781, while pastor of a large church in Virginia,
Craig decided to move to Kentucky. So strong was
the attachment of his church for him that nearly all
of the members came with him.
   The following description of the journey of Craig's
"Traveling Church" written by G. W. Ranck of Lex-
ington, Ky., tells of the bravery and suffering of those
emigrants. The many who came earlier and later
had the same experiences.
   "One Sunday in Sept., 1781, Lewis Craig with
the majority of his congregation assembled at their



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meeting-house in Spotsylvania County, and started
in a body the next morning for Kentucky. Pastor,
officers and members, children, negro slaves, pack-
horses, wagons, stock, household goods, as well as
provisions, were all in order for an early start on
Monday morning. Many friends from far and near,
including Elijah Craig and Ambrose Dudley (who
had often labored with Lewis Craig), gathered to-
gether to bid them good-bye. Captain William Ellis
was appointed the military leader and Lewis Craig
the religious leader of the expedition. A weary jour-
ney of nearly 600 miles stretched out before them.
They knew that for many of them there would be no
return; they were leaving Virginia forever.
   The moving train, between 500 and 600 souls,
was the largest body of Virginians that ever set out
for Kentucky at one time. And not only the members
but everything else pertaining to Craig's church was
going. His official books and records, its simple com-
munion service, the treasured old Bible from the pulpit
-nearly everything but the building itself-was mov-
ing away together.
   When they camped that first night they had left
behind old Spotsylvania County.
   Their route now led them southward, past the
hamlet of Gordonsville, and thence to the cluster of
houses, known as Charlottsville, passing under the
shadow of Monticello. The dusty travellers crossed
the James River to the little knot of dwellings after-
wards known as Lynchburg, where they camped.
When the emigrants first saw the cloud-capped peaks
of the Blue Ridge they were impressed, but troubled.
Captain Ellis spoke to some of the slaves who trudged


beside the wagons with bundles on their back, and
soon the jolliest of the plantation ballads resounded
from one end of the train to the other. The emi-
grants had traveled far, but they never felt so desolate
as now. They had left behind scattered houses, old
Colonial farms, the lumbering stage coach and the
cheerful wayside inn. They had passed the boundary
of civilization. No danger threatened them as vet,
and they still retained their wagons, which became
more and more precious in their sight. A "long halt"
as the Sunday rest was called, occurred on the way
when the regular religious service was not omitted.
At Fort Chiswell they found it occupied by state militia
to protect the lead mines, and traders who sold
supplies to the settlers on their way westward. The
emigrants camped long enough to barter with the
traders. Here came the greatest trial they had yet
encountered-they gave up their wagons, the only
homes that had been left to the women, the little chil-
dren and the sick. Most of the wagon horses retained
were provided with pack-saddles either bought from
the traders or made on the route by the emigrants,
and the bulk of the "plunder" from the wagons was
placed on these. The furniture had to be disposed of.
The renewed supply of bacon, meal and flour was
distributed among the regular pack-horses, and the
necessary smaller articles was distributed among the
pedestrians-white and black.
   At a blast of the horn the travelers broke camp
at Fort Chiswell, and filed along the road. Nearly
all of the men and some of the women were on foot,
the riders, in the main, being composed of the aged,
children and the sick, the little children occupying


baskets swung to the sides of horses. Such of the
sick as were unable to ride were carried along on
litters. The men and larger boys were each equipped
with a flint lock rifle, a powder horn, a hatchet, a
hunting knife, a cup, and a wallet containing bullets
and bullet molds, wadding, tow, a tinder box, and all
manner of hunting tools. They also guarded the
train, drove the live stock, and provided game for the
company. The women carried the young babies, bags,
baskets filled with lint, bandages, medicine and other
things needed. The negroes cleared obstructions from
the miserable roads, leading pack-horses, and loaded
with implements, parts of spinning wheels, skillets,
kettles, c. Knee breeches and ruffled skirts, hoops
and furbelows had disappeared.
   The road was beset with rocks and stumps and
briers and fallen trees. It led to hills that had to be
climbed, to streams that had to be crossed by wading,
and through forests of densest shade. Their troubles
multiplied. When they camped at the close of day,
cooking and other duties had to be attended to. Some
sort of shelter had to be provided for the night, bed-
ding and a multitude of other things had to be un-
loaded to be relo