CAPTAIN GEORGE RUDDLE NOT MY GEORGE
BUT ARCHIBALD RUDDLE b.c. 1727 PA d a 9-27-1787 VA m (1) Elizabeth PS VA could be a DAR ancestor for me.
Unfortunately the George Ruddle who served as a captain was born 1740 and married before the Revolutionary War; he died in Kentucky in 1805. It appears that my ancestor of the same name was born between 1771 and 1774 (making him too young for service during the Revolution), married 1796, and was fathering children until 1807 or 1808-- past the date of death of the man who served as Captain.
It is possible that "my" George Ruddle (DAR standard spelling) was the son of Archibald Ruddle, ancestor #A037102. This would require PROOF as a different child, and although page 3 of application #731225 shows this man [GEORGE] as a child, undocumented lists of children on earlier papers are not considered to be verified.
I have proved [and he is verified] my DAR lineage to Jesse Goodrich this year. His son, Meshack, m. Rebecca E. Ruddell.[Meshack Goodrich and Rebecca Ruddell Goodrich are buried in the Franklin Cemetery in Hancock Co., Illinois, not far from the John Deere tractor company.]
Her father was GEORGE RUDDELL, b. 1774, d. 11 Nov. 1850, KY. Shenandoah, VA, who married SUSANNAH MORGAN. She died 1861 in Grayson Co., KY [Someday I'll see where the Morgan line goes.} If there is anyone out there who can offer sources of proof for George Ruddell who m. Susanna Morgan being the SON of the DAR Archibald Ruddell, I would appreciate your help and information.
Sincerely, Kathryn Mero (Holmes) Lang
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