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From: "charles margolis" <admin(a)walthertree.com>
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Subject: GW Ruddell
I have seen your posts from a few years ago and I was
wondering if anyone figured out, who GW Ruddell's
lineage is? He suggests that he arrived, at the
Station in 1798 at the age of 8, as best as he can
recolect. So his descendents have indicated that,
they believe he was born in Sheanadoah, VA. I noticed
that Capt. Cornelius Ruddell (1717-1798,) ... would
that have been a reason for some Ruddell's to move to
Kentucky? (I looked it up, it does not appear that GW
was any of Cornelius' grandchildren, although that is
not definitive, his grandson George was living in
Georgia it seems.)
James Ruddell, the son of Archibald Ruddell
(1727-1787,) had a son named George, (and a brother
named George and several cousins named George, and
G.W. Ruddell must have been his cousin, if not his
son, which I suppose is unlikely. So the descension
from George Ruddell (1740-1806,) the brother of Capt.
Isaac Ruddell, via his son William & Athalia (Goare)
Ruddell, who were married sometime after 2/27/1787 in
Rockingham, VA (according to Karin D. Morey at the
* here's that link:
seems like a strong theory, atleast that is where I'm
cornering in on while searching, however there are
some alternative theories, oh well, that's why I was
wondering if anyone else has narrowed it down, thanks.
"Draper Manuscript Collection 8CC24 Nicholas County,
Ky, August 27th 1845
Mr. draper Dear Sir,
After my best respects to you I have only to say I
have bin sloe in answering yours of the 12th of July
last, requesting me to give you some information about
the birth, death, and life of Capt. Isaac Ruddell who
ware taken prisner and all his family at Ruddell
Station and other partukulars, I am glad that I was
able to give you such information as well in able you
to get the hole history, I am a connection Isaac was a
brother to my grandfather, I landed at Isaac Ruddell
at 8 years old in the year 1798 as well as I can
recolect, then it was that Stephen and Abram Ruddell
come home from the indians the had been prisners for
17 years as I always understood and as Stephen and
Abraham Ruddell are yet a living and Stephen a
preacher of the gospel, and a man of considerable
information and in reach of your letter both found the
way home by old antoney wane at the time he held his
treaty at greenville in the state of Ohio where
Harrison held his with the Indians, they both ware in
the late war - Abraham was taken in Winchesters defeat
and Stephen was interpertor for the Shawnees, Tecumseh
and the proffet ware there adopted brothers, Stephen
saved one half of the Shawnees from going with
Tecumseh; to join the British. Stephen lives in Adams
county, on the Mississippi river about 8 mills above
yuncy, if the county is not devid or changed in the
state of Illinois and Abraham lives on white river
Arkansas. If you should not be fertunate enough to
hear from Steph Ruddell who I think will be able to
give you a true history of all; you wish to no; I
think Capt. Hinkston was in the station at the time
Byrd took it, Hinkston was a great Indian warer and
was taken prisner and some of his relatives live in or
near cynthiana, Harrison county, Ky; if you should
fail as I stated wright back to me I will get the
history of all about them as I think I can get by a
little time and trouble yours and c. G.W. Ruddell"
Google Search for George W. Ruddell
RUDDELL ,George W. b. 1791 VA, m. Margaret ? b. 1796
PA, Children:William F.,
Polly Ann PORTER, Sally WASSON, Rosannah LOGAN, George
W. Jr., Hannah M.
CARTER. They were in the 1840 Nicholas Co., KY census
and I believe before
that in Fayette Co., KY.
George W. RUDDELL, Jr., b. OCT l826, m. Sarah ?
b.1827, Children: Laura F.,
George W. III, Jno. Wm.,Isadora, Jannes Ada, Thomas,
Fletcher G., and Wade .
They were in Nicholas Co., KY census 1850 and 1860.
George W. RUDDELL, III, b. 30JAN1851, Nicholas Co.,
KY. m. Lydia F. SHULSE, b.
28OCT1855, Children: Emma F. LOCKARD (My
great-grandmother), Nora L. O'DEA,
Daisy WEST, Jesse, Hadie REEDE, Harvey and Harry.
George III and Lydia moved
to Butler, Bates Co., Mo., around 1878 and stayed
until their deaths.
I need help with George W. RUDDELL's parents and his
wife Margaret's maiden
name. Also, George RUDDELL Jr.'s wife Sarah's maiden
Hope someone can connect with this line.
"1800 - Dec. 2 - Deed of Sale at New Madrid, Upper
Louisiana: George Ruddell to Benjamin Harrison. Two
large tracts with buildings, Spanish grants to
Ruddell. (New Madrid Archives #926)"
looking at the information that he was a grandson of
one of Isaac's
brothers I think I have a good guess - Isaac's brother
Magdelena Byrd, they had a son William. who married
Athabia Goare - two of his brothers also married
Goares. (George to Amelia Goare, Andrew to Eleanor
(the ruddlesfort archive)
Charles J. Margolis