JOSHUA S[OULE] DUDLEY, SR.[1]

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  • Name  JOSHUA S[OULE] DUDLEY, SR. 
    Suffix  SR. 
    Born  1803  OHIO/PENNSYLVANIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MAY HAVE BEEN PENNSYVANIA ACCORDING TO THE 1850
      MORTALITY SCHEDULES FOR ILLINOIS. HE COULD HAVE
      BEEN BORN LATER IN 1803 IF JOSHUA IS PETER AND
      RUBY SOULE DUDLEY'S CHILD.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Jun 1849  NATCHEZ TRAIL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CHOLERA.
    Age  46 years 
    Buried  Jun 1849  NATCHEZ TRAIL Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I379  Caudle Descendants
    Last Modified  29 Dec 2004 

    Father  PETER DUDLEY,   b. 1777,   d. 1819, MAINVILLE, OHIO Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 42 years 
    Mother  Ancestors RUBY SOULE,   b. 1 Oct 1776, AVON, FRANKLIN, MAINE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1844  Age: 67 years 
    Married  Bef 1803  PENNSYLVANIA(?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3408  Group Sheet

    Family  BARBERY E. CLARK Married: 2x2x ,   b. 7 Jun 1806, KENTUCKY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1868, SUMNER, LAWRENCE, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 61 years 
    Married  30 Oct 1822  LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. GEORGE W. DUDLEY,   b. Abt 1829, INDIANA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 2x2. RHODA ANN DUDLEY Married: 2x2x ,   b. 8 Jan 1830, SUMNER, LAWRENCE, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1868, SUMNER, LAWRENCE, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 38 years
    Married: 1x3. JAMES MCLEAN DUDLEY,   b. 30 Sep 1832, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1862, CAIRO, PULASKI, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 29 years
     4. WILLIAM ANDERSON DUDLEY,   b. Abt 1838, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. ISAAC DUDLEY,   b. Abt 1839, OHIO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x6. ABIGAIL ANN DUDLEY,   b. Abt 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 2x7. SARAH J[ANE] DUDLEY Married: 2x2x ,   b. 17 Jun 1842, LAWRENCE COUNTY ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1885, MT. VERNON, JEFFERSON, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 43 years
     8. JOSHUA S. DUDLEY, JR.,   b. Abt 1844, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x9. JULIA A. DUDLEY,   b. Abt 1849, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Oct 1822 - LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - GEORGE W. DUDLEY - Abt 1829 - INDIANA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - RHODA ANN DUDLEY - 8 Jan 1830 - SUMNER, LAWRENCE, ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JAMES MCLEAN DUDLEY - 30 Sep 1832 - LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - WILLIAM ANDERSON DUDLEY - Abt 1838 - LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - ISAAC DUDLEY - Abt 1839 - OHIO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - SARAH J[ANE] DUDLEY - 17 Jun 1842 - LAWRENCE COUNTY ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JOSHUA S. DUDLEY, JR. - Abt 1844 - LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - JULIA A. DUDLEY - Abt 1849 - LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BYRON R. LEWIS AT BRIDGEPORT SAID THAT JOSHUA DUDLEY WAS A FARMER AND HE
      TOOK HIS CROPS TO NEW ORLEANS BY FLAT BOAT AND RETURNED ON THE NATCHEZ
      TRAIL. HE DIED ON HIS WAY BACK TO ILLINOIS AFTER SELLING HIS CROPS.
      BYRON INDICATED THAT (1) JOSHUA MAY HAVE BEEN SICK AND DIED AND WHOEVER
      FOUND HIM MAY HAVE STOLEN THE MONEY HE WAS CARRYING, OR (2) SOMEONE HE
      WAS TRAVELING WITH MAY HAVE MURDERED HIM TO STEEL THE MONEY HE WAS
      CARRYING, OR (3) THE TRAVELING COMPANION MAY HAVE STOLEN THE MONEY AFTER
      JOSHUA DIED. BYRON LEWIS SAID THAT JOSHUA WAS CARRYING A CONSIDERABLE
      AMOUNT OF MONEY. BYRON DID NOT KNOW IF ANYONE EVER KNEW WHERE JOSHUA WAS
      BURIED. BYRON DID SAY THAT SOMEONE NOTIFIED COUNTY OFFICIALS OR THE
      DUDLEYS THAT JOSHUA WAS DEAD. THE PROBATE RECORDS AT THE COURTHOUSE TELL
      ONLY HOW HIS ESTATE WAS SETTLED.

      ACCORDING TO THE COMBINED HISTORY OF EDWARDS, LAWRENCE AND WABASH
      COUNTIES, IN ILLINOIS, A REPRODUCTION BY UNIGRAPHIC, INC., 4400
      JACKSON AVENUE, EVANSVILLE, INDIANA 47715, 1973 FROM THAT PUBLISHED BY J.
      L. McDONOUGH & CO., PHILADELPHIA, 1883:

      PAGE 68, 69 - "THE RECORDS SHOW THE FOLLOWING MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED IN
      THE [LAWRENCE] COUNTY DURING THE FIRST YEARS OF ITS EXISTENSE. A NUMBER OF
      LICENSES ISSUED AT THAT TIME SEEM TO HAVE BEEN WASTED, INASMUCH AS THERE
      IS NO EVIDENCE OF THE PROPER BINDING OF THE NUPTIAL KNOTS IN MANY
      INSTANCES: JOSHUA DUDLEY AND BARBERY CLARK, OCTOBER 19, [1822] BY
      SAME" [SQUIRE ANDERSON MARRIED THE COUPLE PRECEEDING THEM].

      PAGE 109 - "THE ONLY ENFORCEMENT OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE COUNTY
      WAS THAT OF ELIZABETH REED. SHE WAS HOWEVER NOT A RESIDENT OF LAWRENCE
      COUNTY, AND HER CASE WAS TRIED HERE ON A CHANGE OF VENUE FROM CRAWFORD
      COUNTY. SHE WAS TRIED AT THE APRIL TERM, 1845, HELD BY HON. WILLIAM
      WILSON, JUDGE, WHO HAD AGAIN PRESIDED OVER THE SESSIONS OF THE CIRCUIT
      COURT SINCE APRIL, 1841. ELIZABETH REED HAD KILLED LEONARD REED, HER
      HUSBAND, ON THE 15TH DAY OF AUGUST, 1844, BY ADMINISTERING POISON IN HIS
      FOOD. SHE WAS INDICTED BY THE GRAND JURY OF CRAWFORD COUNTY AT THE
      SEPTEMBER TERM, 1844. THIS GRAND JURY WAS PRESIDED OVER BY D. HILL,
      FOREMAN, AND THE INDICTMENT WAS BASED UPON THE TESTIMONY OF JAMES M.
      LOGAN, JOHN WYNN, HARRISON PRICE, EVELINE DEAL, JOHN HERRIMAN, H. G.
      BURR, N. T. STEELE AND LEVI SHOEMAKER."

      "THE PROSECUTION WAS CONDUCTED BY AARON SHAW (ATTORNEY OF STATE
      SINCE 1842) AND S. S. S. HAYES, AND THE DEFENSE BY MESSRS. FRENCH
      AND LINDER."

      "THE JURY, BEFORE WHICH THE CASE WAS TRIED, WAS COMPOSED OF HENRY
      SHERADDIN, EDWARD FYFFE, JOSHUA DUDLEY, J. M. MORRIS, JAMES V.
      ROBINSON, JOHN L. BASS, W. R. JACKMAN, ELIJAH GADDY, EMSLEY
      WRIGHT, WILLIAM COLLINS, JAMES W. CORRIE AND SILAS MOORE."

      "THE JURY FOUND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY AND THE COURT SENTENCED HER
      TO BE HUNG ON THE 23D OF MAY, 1845."

      "THE WRETCHED WOMAN ENDED HER LIFE AS SENTENCED, AND THE PAINFUL
      DUTY OF BECOMING HER EXECUTIONER DEVOLVED ON A MOST KIND HEARTED
      MAN, SAMUEL THORN, THE SHERIFF."

      PAGES BEFORE THE TITLE PAGE AFTER THE LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL
      SOCIETY INTRODUCTION:

      PRINCIPALS IN THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH REED*

      *TAKEN FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS

      STATES ATTORNEY, CRAWFORD COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY, LAWRENCE COUNTY
      A. KITCHEL AARON SHAW

      CONSTABLE OF CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFF, LAWRENCE COUNTY
      STEPHEN GAINES SAM THORN

      JUSTICES OF THE PEASE, CRAWFORD CLERK, LAWRENCE COUNTY
      COUNTY
      ELI ADAMS E. Z. RYAN
      HIRAM JOHNSON

      GRAND JURORS, CRAWFORD COUNTY DEPUTY CLERK, LAWRENCE COUNTY
      BENJAMIN PAINTER JOHN SEED
      WILFORD HIGHSMITH
      CARTER FUNK JUDGE, LAWRENCE COUNTY
      S. McCARTER WILLIAM WILSON
      I. CUSHMAN
      ELIAS BRASHEAR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
      I. LANEY W. F. LINDER (LATER PROMINENT
      I. LUKE IN CHICAGO LAW CIRCLES)
      P. HAMILTON AUGUST C. FRENCH (LATER BECAME
      L. G. McCARTER GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS IN 1946)
      MARTIN FULLER
      I. MADDOX JURORS, LAWRENCE COUNTY
      HENRY SHERADDEN
      EDWARD P. FYFFE
      JOSHUA DUDLY
      JACK M. MORRIS
      JAMES V. ROBINSON
      JOHN L. BASS
      WILLIAM R. JACKMAN
      ELIJAH GADDY
      EMSLEY WRIGHT
      WILLIAM COLLINS
      JAMES W. CORRIE
      SILAS MOORE

      FOREMAN OF THE JURY
      DR. HILL

      PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS VS ELIZABETH REED (OF CRAWFORD COUNTY)

      CRIME COMMITTED IN CRAWFORD COUNTY IN VICINITY OF PALESTINE AUGUST 15, 1844

      TRIAL HELD AT LAWRENCEVILLE, LAWRENCE COUNTY, APRIL 26, 27, 28, 1845

      EXECUTION DATE MAY 23RD, 1845 AT LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS

      REV. JOHN SEED, METHODIST MINISTER, DELIVERED THE SERMON PRIOR TO THE
      EXECUTION

      AN EARLY DAY HANGING
      THAT OF ELIZABETH REED, THE FIRST (AND ONLY
      WOMAN EXECUTED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

      FORTY YEARS AGO PEOPLE OF ALL SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND A LARGE PART OF
      THAT PORTION KNOWN AS THE "POCKET" TOGETHER WITH MANY OF THOSE IN KENTUCKY
      (WESTERN), BEGAN TO TRAVEL, DRAWN BY ONE MOVING FORCE, UNTIL THEY WERE
      MASSED IN ONE IMMENSE BODY ON THE EASTERN OUTSKIRTS OF LAWRENCEVILLE,
      ILLINOIS. THE WARM SUNLIGHT OF THE 28TH (23) DAY OF MAY, 1845, SHONE
      DOWN ON A WOMAN CLOTHED IN WHITE, WHO LOOKED INTO THE FACES OF 20,000
      PEOPLE WHERE SHE HEARD HER ONLY FUNERAL PREACHED FOR OVER AN HOUR. HER
      POINT OF VANTAGE WAS A GRIM SCAFFOLD BUILT ON THE POINT OF PURGATORY, A
      PIECE OF LOW LAND, SO CALLED BECAUSE ITS MUD WAS SO HARD TO GET THROUGH.
      IN FRONT OF HER ROSE A HILL COVERED WITH HUMAN BEINGS DRAWN, SOME OF
      THEM, A HUNDRED MILES TO SEE A WOMAN HANGED. IN THAT THRONG WERE MEN,
      WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN EQUAL PROPORTION, YET IN THE QUIET INCLINE OF
      FACES, THERE WAS NOT ONE THAT HAD FOR HER A WORD OF SYMPATHY. KENTUCKY
      CHIVALRY, FRONTIER GALLANTRY AND WOMANLY PITY WERE ALL OVERCOME BY THE
      CRIME.

      THE GREEN EYED MONSTER

      ELIZABETH REED LIVED WITH HER HUSBAND NEAR PALESTINE, CRAWFORD COUNTY
      (ILLINOIS). AT FORTY SHE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A WOMAN CAPABLE OF ALMOST
      ANYTHING. SHE LIVED AND LOVED WITH AN INTENSITY WHICH WAS PERHAPS NOT
      PROPERLY APPRECIATED IN THE EGYPT OF THOSE DAYS. SHE BECAME JEALOUS.
      WHETHER HER JEALOSY WAS WELL FOUNDED NO ONE KNOWS. SHE MIXED ARSENIC
      WITH HER HUSBANDS FOOD, SMILED TENDERLY AS SHE NURSED HIM, WEPT AT HIS
      FUNERAL, WAS SUSPECTED, INDICTED, ARRESTED AND PUT INTO JAIL - ALL WITHIN
      A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. AT THE TRIAL IT WAS PROVED THAT THE MURDER WAS
      LONG PREMEDITATED AND COOLLY PLANNED. SHE WAS A WOMAN OF ENERGY, AND SHE
      PROMPTLY SET FIRE TO THE CRAWFORD COUNTY JAIL; BUT SHE FAILED EITHER TO
      ESCAPE OR DIE, AND WAS TAKEN TO LAWRENCEVILLE AND CONFINED IN THE BRICK
      JAIL WHICH STILL HOLDS PRISONERS - UNTIL A FEW DAYS BEFORE COURT CONVENED.

      A CHANGE OF VIEW TOOK HER TRIAL TO LAWRENCEVILLE, TOO, AND THE ELITE
      OF THE BAR OF ILLINOIS WITNESSED HER PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND HER CONVICTION
      OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE. THE JUDGE, WILLIAM WILSON, THE FIRST IN
      LAWRENCE COUNTY, AFTERWARDS SAT UPON THE SUPREME BENCH. THE PROSECUTING
      ATTORNEY, AARON SHAW, REPRESENTED THIS DISTRICT IN THE LAST CONGRESS.
      ONE OF HER ATTORNEYS AFTERWARD BECAME GOVERNOR WRIGHT; THE OTHER W. F.
      LINDER BECAME WELL KNOWN AT THE CHICAGO BAR. THE JURY WAS COMPOSED OF
      THE MOST SOLID MEN OF THE COUNTY, ONE OF WHOM WAS AFTERWARD MURDERED
      MYSTERIOUSLY [JOSHUA DUDLEY]. THE TRIAL LASTED THREE DAYS AND THE COURT
      ROOM WAS JAMMED WITH A SILENT AUDIENCE. APRIL 28, 1845, THE JURY BROUGHT
      A VERDICT OF GUILTY, AND THE JUDGE SAID: "THE JUDGMENT OF THE LAW AND
      COURT IS THAT YOU, ELIZABETH REED, BE TAKEN FROM HENCE TO THE PLACE OF
      YOUR CONFINEMENT, AND THAT THE 23RD DAY OF MAY NEXT YOU BE TAKEN FROM
      THENCE TO SOME CONVENIENT PLACE WITHIN ONE MILE OF THIS COURT HOUSE, AND
      THERE BE HANGED BY THE NECK UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD; AND THAT THE SHERIFF
      EXECUTE THIS SENTENCE; AND MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL."

      A STOIC

      THE FIRST WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ILLINOIS OR PERHAPS IN THE
      NORTHWEST TERRITORY, RECEIVED HER DOOM LIKE A STOIC, NEVER CHANGING A
      MUSCLE OF HER COUNTENANCE. SHE WAS GUARDED BY THE COURT HOUSE AFTER THE
      COURT ADJOURNED, AND ONE WOMAN IN PARTICULAR - LABORED HARD FOR HER
      SOUL'S SALVATION. AT LAST THE CONDEMNED SAID SHE WAS SAVED, AND FROM
      THAT TIME TO THE MOMENT OF HER DEATH DISPLAYED A VERY EMOTIONAL RELIGIOUS
      LIFE. SHE WAS BAPTISED IN THE EMBARRASS RIVER BY THE REV. JOHN SEED, A
      PIONEER METHODIST MINISTER. PUBLIC SENTIMENT, HOWEVER, WAS ENTIRELY
      AGAINST HER.

      AS THE DAY OF EXECUTION APPROACHED, THE BIRDS SAW THE WHOLE
      POPULATION WITHIN THE RADIUS OF A HUNDRED MILES MOVING TOWARDS
      LAWRENCEVILLE. IN FARM WAGON, ON HORSEBACK, AFOOT, THE NEBULOUS
      POPULATION GRADUALLY CONCENTRATED INTO ONE MASS. THE WOMEN CAME AND
      BROUGHT THE CHILDREN TO BE HELD UPON THE SHOULDERS OF THE MEN. MEN, NOW
      GRAY HAIRED, AFFIRM THAT THIS IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION TO SAY THAT THAT
      23RD DAY OF MAY NOT A SOUL IN LAWRENCE COUNTY WAS AT HOME. SUCH A CROWD
      HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN IN THIS PART OF THE STATE.

      THE SCAFFOLD WAS BUILT OF ROUGH TIMBER AND WAS A SIMPLE AFFAIR. A
      BRACED BEAM, PROJECTING FROM A SINGLE POST, HAD THE NOOSE DANGLING FROM
      ITS END. THE TRAP WAS HELD UP BY A SMALLER ROPE WHICH RAN OVER A PULLEY
      IN THE BRACES AND WAS FASTENED TO THE FLOOR BEHIND, WHERE THE SHERIFF CUT
      IT WITH AN AXE.

      DYING HAPPY

      THE MOST "CONVENIENT PLACE" FOR THE EXECUTION WAS AT THE FOOT OF THE
      HILL WHICH RUNS PARALLEL WITH THE RIVER HERE, AS ELSEWHERE THROUGHOUT THE
      WABASH SYSTEM. MRS. REED RODE FROM THE JAIL TO THIS PLACE ON HER COFFIN,
      AND BY HER SIDE SAT A WOMAN, STILL LIVING (1885), WHO HAD DEVOTED MUCH
      TIME TO HER RELIGIOUS TRAINING SINCE HER SENTENCE. THE MURDERESS WAS
      DRESSED IN A LONG WHITE ROBE, NOT UNLIKE THE ASCENSION ROBES OF THE
      MILLERITES, WITH NOT A BIT OF COLOR TO RELIEVE THE PURITY. IN THE FACE
      OF THE POPULACE WHICH FILLED THE NATURAL AMPHITHEATRE SHE MOUNTED THE
      SCAFFOLD SINGING HYMNS AND CRYING OUT THAT SHE TRUSTED IN THE LORD. WITH
      NOTHING BUT SICKENING CRIME IN HER PAST, SHE DIED AS THOUGH SHE HAD THE
      STRENGTHENING SENSE OF A MISSION FULFILLED WHICH UPHELD JOAN OF ARC AND
      CHARLOTTE CORDAY. WHILE THE METHODIST MINISTER PREACHED A LONG FUNERAL
      DISCOURSE SHE ACTED LIKE SHE WAS IN THE AMEN CORNER OF A LOG CHURCH AND
      ENDORSED ALL THE PREACHER SAID. HER FERVID RESPONSES ALONG DISTURBED THE
      PERFECT QUIETUDE OF THE SCENE; THE MULTITUDE REMAINED PERFECTLY SILENT.
      WHEN THE LONG CEREMONIES WERE FINISHED SHE FIRMLY STEPPED UPON THE TRAP,
      A BLACK CAP DRAWN OVER HER HEAD, INTENSIFYING THE WHITENESS OF HER ROBES.
      THE NOOSE WAS ADJUSTED, AND A FEW MINUTES BEFORE 12 O'CLOCK SHERIFF
      THORN WITH ONE BLOW CUT THE SMALL ROPE THAT SUSPENDED HER ABOVE THE
      NEWLY-DUG GRAVE BELOW THE TRAP. SHE WHIRLED RAPIDLY AROUND A FEW TIMES,
      BUT DID NOT STRUGGLE, AND IN A FEW MINUTES SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.

      THUS ENDED THE FIRST EXECUTION OF A WOMAN IN ILLINOIS - PROBABLY IN
      THE WEST - BEFORE EMOTIONAL INSANITY WAS DISCOVERED IN THE DAY WHEN GOOD
      OLD-FASHIONED, SOLID CITIZENS OR JURIES EXECUTED THE LAWS LIKE ROMANS.
      HER ANTE-MORTEM CONFESSION WAS PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM AND SOLD
      LARGELY, BUT NOT A COPY CAN NOW BE FOUND. SHE WAS BURIED BENEATH THE
      SCAFFOLD. THERE WERE SEVERAL AMBITIOUS YOUNG DOCTORS IN TOWN, AND NO ONE
      CARED WHAT BECAME OF HER BODY.

      THIS NEWSPAPER CLIPPING WAS FOUND IN A SCRAPBOOK PURCHASED AT AN
      AUCTION SALE OF THE LATE T. T. (DOC) JOHNSON AT PINKSTAFF, LAWRENCE
      COUNTY, ILLINOIS. THE PAPER FROM WHICH IT WAS CLIPPED IS UNIDENTIFIED
      BUT WAS WRITTEN IN 1885. IT IS NOW THE PROPERTY OF MR. SAM DELONG OF
      LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS.

      COPIED SEPTEMBER 19, 1966 BY ORAN S. CALVERT, LAWRENCEVILLE,
      ILLINOIS."







      PAGE 139 - "BELIEVING THAT IT WILL BE OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY
      READERS, WE APPEND A LIST OF THE NAMES OF THE MEN WHO SERVED IN THE BLACK
      HAWK WAR FROM THESE COUNTIES" [EDWARDS, LAWRENCE, & WABASH].

      PAGE 140 - "CAPTIN ABNER GREER'S COMPANY, SPY BATTALION OF ILLINOIS
      MOUNTED VOLUNTEERS, CALLED INTO THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE
      REQUISITION OF GEN. ATKINSON, BY THE GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION, DATED
      -----, 1832. MUSTERED OUT AUGUST 15, 1832."

      "MEN FROM EDWARDS COUNTY, CAPTAIN-ABNER GREER, FIRST
      LIEUTENANT-DAVID D. MARNEY, SECOND LIEUTENANT-AARON WELLS,
      SERGENTS: EBENEZER Z. RYAN, WILLIAM R. JACKMAN, MASON JONES,
      ALEXANDER H. GILMORE, CORPORALS: JAMES GADD, THOMAS B.
      SPENCER, JEREMIAH CAWTHORN, THOMAS J. ENGLAND, PRIVATES:
      ... JOSHUA DUDLEY...."


      RESEARCHED COURT RECORDS, PROPERTY RECORDS, PROBATE RECORDS, 1850
      ILLINOIS MORTALITY SCHEDULE FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY (IT SHOWED JOSHUA'S BIRTH
      PLACE AS PENNSYLVANIA), 1850 AND 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS RECORD AND VISITED
      THE CITY CEMETARY IN SUMNER, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS WHERE HIS WIFE,
      BARBERY CLARK DUDLEY, AND DAUGHTER, RHODA ANN DUDLEY JACKSON-CAUDLE, ARE
      BURIED.

  • Sources 
    1. [S471] LAWRENCE ILLINOIS CIRCUIT COURT RECORDSLAWRENCEV.

    2. [S11700] MARRIAGE RECORDLAWRENCEVILLE, LAWRENCE, ILLINOIS.


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Kathryn says...
Joshua Dudley was born on 17 Mar 1799 in Phillips, Franklin, ME as Proven in Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,
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