James C. Ruddell

Son of Charles & Mary (Collier) Ruddell


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James Collier Ruddell was born September 18, 1819, the eldest son of Charles & Polly Ruddell. James died in 1892. His first wife was Elizabeth Millikin who died May 27, 1849. James' second wife was Cynthia Ann Burgess, they married January 10, 1850.

At the age of 42 James C. Ruddell joined the Confederate Army and served in Co. A, 1st Battalion Kentucky Calvary under command of Major John Shawhan. James was in the batte of Middle Creek, Princeton and was captured at Mt. Sterling and held prisoner at Camp Morton, Indianapolis. He was discharged from Johnston's Island at the end of the Civil War.

Source: Ruddell Articles by Ann Martin

James C. & Elizabeth (Millikin)
James C. & Cynthia Ann (Burgess) Ruddell
Charles J.
Dorothy A.
Mary Ann
William Burgess
Joseph E.
Lenora (Lelia)



Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.

JAMES C. RUDDELL, of Glencoe, Gallatin County, Ky., was born in Grant
County September 18, 1819. His father, Charles Ruddell, a native of
Bourbon County, Ky., was born October 8, 1791, was a farmer and gunsmith,
and served in the war of 1812 under the command of Col. Boswell; he took
part in the battle of Fort Meigs, and at the time of his discharge was
second lieutenant. He represented Grant County in the Legislature from
1833 to 1836, and was one of the first magistrates of that county, and
was sheriff for several years, also constable and county surveyor. He
died in March, 1886. He married Mary Colier, of Grant County, Ky.,
daughter of James and Elna (Rollins) Colier, natives, respectively, of
Montgomery County, Ky., and Maryland. Six sons and five daughters were
born to them, the subject of this sketch being the eldest. His
grandfather, James Ruddell, of Culpeper County, Va., first settled in
Bourbon County, Ky., in what was known as Ruddell's Mills, where he was
captured by the Indians. He took part in the Revolution and many of the
Indian wars in Kentucky. He died in Boone County. James C. Ruddell was
educated in Grant County, and in early life was engaged in blacksmithing
and the manufacture of trusses and lung supporters. February 2, 1840, he
married Elizabeth Millikin, of Montgomery County, Md., daughter of James
and Mary (Vincee) Millikin, who bore him on son and four daughters, viz:
Charles J., Mary A., Lula V., Mary R. and Elizabeth H. Mrs. Ruddell died
May 27, 1849, a member of the Christian Church. January 10, 1850, Mr.
Ruddell married Cynthia A. Burges, of Harrison County, daughter of James
and Ann (Webber) Burges. Two sons and seven daughters blessed this union:
Dorothy A., Burges, Effie (deceased), Sallie (deceased), Thomas, Martha,
Lenora, Etta (deceased) and Lucy. Mr. Ruddell is a Democrat, and was
county surveyor of Crawford County, Ill., two years. He entered as a
lieutenant in the Confederate Army; was in the battles of Princeton,
Middle Creek, and was taken prisoner at Mount Sterling, first confined
in prison at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind., then at Johnston's Island,
where he was discharged. He settled in Glencoe, Gallatin County, in
1859, where he owns a house and lot. He is a member of the Masonic
fraternity, and of the Christian Church.

Ruddell Colier Rollins Millikin Vincee Webber Burges

Grant-KY Bourbon-KY Boone-KY Harrison-KY Montgomery-KY Culpeper-VA
Montgomery-MD Crawford-IL