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Re: Amanda F. Rudisill, NC
Posted by: William Perry Date: April 19, 2001 at 08:59:32
In Reply to: Amanda F. Rudisill, NC by Franck Shelby of 172

Hello Franck,

       Are you still interested in the Amanda Rudisill Line? I saw your post on GENFORUM dated 4 Oct 2000. I married a Rudisill and have done research of this line. The following information is extracted from “Our Kin”, by Laban Miles Hoffman. This book is still available through

Gaston County Historical Society
1328 Covenant Drive
Gastonia, N.C. 28054

According to this book, the following is recorded from a Rudisill Family bible dated A.D. 1813:

Jonas Rudisill, son of Jonas and Mary Elizabeth Rudisill, of Pennsylvania, York County, was born July 16th, 1767, and was married to Susannah Clark, youngest daughter of Wm. And Susanna Clark of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County. She was born the 22nd day of May, 2 minutes after 7 in the afternoon in the year of our Lord, 1773. Jonas Rudisill died August 31st, 1830, aged 63 years. Susannah Rudisill died Feb. 1st, 1852. And of their children:

       - Wm. Rudisill was born Sept. 25 at 12 o’clock in the afternoon and the year of our Lord, 1794, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Rev. James McRee. William Rudisill was married the 21st October, 1816, to Abigail Alexander, oldest daughter of Zenas Alexander. William Rudisill died Jan 5th, 1837, aged 41 years.

       - John Rudisill was born Sept. 21st at 10 o’clock in the afternoon and in the year of our Lord, 1796, and was baptized in the Steel Creek Church by Rev. James McRee. John Rudisill was married the 31st July, 1821, to Malissa McLery, oldest daughter of Andrew McLery. John Rudisill died Nov. 21st, 1846.

       - Mary E. Rudisill was born 18th day of June, 43 minutes after 3 o’clock in the morning and in the year of our Lord, 1798, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Rev. James McRee. Mary E. Rudisill was married the 3rd January, 1815, to Charles E. Reinhardt, youngest son of Christy Reinhardt. After Mr. Reinhardt died his widow married _______ Shaw. Mary E. Shaw died Aug. 11, 1870.

       - Jonas Clark Rudisill was born July 25, 5 minutes after 8 o’clock in the afternoon and the year of our Lord, 1800, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Rev. James McRee. Jonas Clark Rudisill was married 29th day of November 1825, to Mary C. Karr, eldest daughter of Wm. Karr. Jonas C. Rudisill died 27 _______, 1854.

       - Margaret Rudisill was born 17th day of March, 4 minutes after 6 o’clock in the afternoon and in the year of our Lord, 1802, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Rev. James McRee. Margaret Rudisill was married the 22nd Feb., 1820, to David McKnight, oldest son of James McKnight. Margaret McKnight died Oct 17, 1852.

       - James C. Rudisill was born 23rd Sept., at 10 o’clock in the afternoon and the year of our Lord, 1804, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Re. James McRee. James C. Rudisill was married July 12, 1831, to Charity Amanda Alexander.

       - Harriet C. Rudisill was born 1st day of January at 6 o’clock in the afternoon in the year of our Lord, 1807, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Re. James McRee. Harriet C. Rudisill was married Jan 23, 1834, to S. M. Gallant. Harriet C. Gallant died June 6, 1851.

       - Susanna Crocker Rudisill was born 21st day of April at 9 o’clock in the afternoon and the year of our Lord, 1809, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Rev. Humphrey Hunter. Susan C. Rudisill was married Apr 29, 1828, to Robt. M. Alexander. Susan C. Alexander died Feb 18, 1880.

       - Ann Ruddock Rudisill was born 3rd day of Feb, 20 minutes after 8 o’clock in the afternoon in the year of our Lord, 1811, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Re. H. Hunter. Ann R. Rudisill was married Jan 23, 1834, to Matt Neagle.

       - Amanda Rudisill was born 13 day of June at 3 o’clock in the morning in the year of our Lord, 1813, and was baptized in Steel Creek Church by Rev. H. Hunter. Amanda Rudisill was married April 11, 1833, to J. M. Shelby. Amanda Shelby died March 6, 1884.

       - Rebecca R. Rudisill was born 6th day of Feb, 30 minutes after 12 o’clock in the year of our Lord, 1815. Rebecca R. Rudisill was married May 12, 1840 to Lewis P. Rothrock. Rebecca R. Rothrock died Aug 11, 1876.

Many of Amanda’s siblings listed above are listed with their descendants. The following additional information is provided on Amanda:

Amanda Shelby (should be Rudisill) went to Tennessee in 1832 and the following year she married J. M. Shelly (should be Shelby) in Raleigh, Tenn., where they lived for three years and settled in a country home and raised a large family of sons and daughters of eminent worth and respectability. Their children were:

       - Emanuel R., b. Jan 30, 1834, m. Jan 13, 1863; died May 13, 1864

       - Mary M., b. Oct 12, 1835, m. W. B. Williamson March 27, 1860

       - Susan D., b. June 28, 1837, m. _________, March 25, 1858

       - James M., b. May 8, 1840, m. _________, May 16, 1871

       - Margt. A., b. April 9, 1844, m. _________, Dec 10, 1873

       - Nerissa N., b. Sept 11, 1847, m. _________, June 1, 1876

       - Dan’l G., b. Sept 4, 1849, m. __________, Oct 12, 1876

       - John B., b. Oct 2, 1851, m. __________, Oct 19, 1876

       - Charles S., b. April 5, 1854, m. _________, May 17, 1883

I hope this information is of benefit to you. The book does cover other ancestors in the Rudisill line and is interesting. Good luck on your continued family research.

William S. Perry, Jr.









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