Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY
BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880
Samuel D. Ludden, son of Ezra and Deidama Ludden, was born in East Hampton, Mass, in 1808. He came to Bennington, Wyoming Co., NY in 1809, and has held several important offices. In 1836 he married MARY SHAFFER, who died in 1841, and in 1851, Mr. Ludden married Mrs. CHARLOTTE VAN DAKE, of Rochester, NY. He is by occupation a farmer and carpenter. Samuel D. Ludden, Jr., enlisted in Company D, 8th H.A., in 1863, and was in the service until the close of the war. He was a participant in several battles. At the second Bull Run engagement he was captured, and confined in Libby prison, from which he escapted by disguising himself in a rebel uniform. He was promoted to the office of major. Ezar Ludden, father of Samuel D. Ludden,(Sen.) was born in East Hampton, MA, in 1781, and came to Bennington, Wyoming Co., NY in 1809, and took up one hundred acres of land. He married DEIDAMA KLAPP, of MA. He was a sergent in the war of 1812-14,and held several town offices. He died in 1861, his wife in 1842.
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