GA Family Group Sheet for John DUDLEY, II Family

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Birthdate: abt 1756 Virginia
Birth: bef 1762 Prince George County, Virginia
Death date: Mar 8 1820 Fort Creek, Hancock Co., Ga.
Marriage: abt 1780 Petersburg, Virgina
Father: John DUDLEY I (b Apr 15 1722)
Mother: Annie Goodrich HAMLIN (b 1727)
Wife: Elizabeth JONES

Birthdate: abt 1760 Prince George County, Virginia
Death date: Aug 24 1820 Ford Creek Near Louisville, Jefferson Co
Father: William JONES RS (b bet 1742 and 1746)
Mother: Sarah unknown
1 F Sarah (Sallie) DUDLEY
Birth: Dec 24 1782 Petersburg, Virginia
Death: Aug 24 1865 Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
Burial: Hammond Family Cemetery, Baldwin Co. , GA
Burial: Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Baldwin
Spouse: Abner HAMMOND Sr. RS (m Mar 27 1803)

2 M Thomas Washington DUDLEY I
Birth: Sep 24 1785 Prince George County, Virginia
Death: Feb 2 1868 Hancock County, Georgia

Spouse: Mary (Polly) INGRAM (m bet 1824 and 1829)
Spouse: Betheny (Thene) DENNIS (m Feb 16 1837)

3 M William DUDLEY
Birth: Jan 14 1788 Prince George County/Dinwiiddie Co., Vir
Death: Oct 9 1865 Dudleyville, Russell County, Alabama
Burial: Soule Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery,
Spouse: Elizabeth EWING (m Apr 12 1820)
Spouse: Rachael Varner EWING (m Mar 2 1824)

4 M John (Jack) DUDLEY Sr. (III)
Birth: May 4 1789 Princess Ann County, Virginia
Death: Mar 29 1871 Collirene, Lowndes Co., Alabama
Spouse: Julia Ann REESE (m Jun 27 1820)

5 M Edward DUDLEY, Sr.
Birth: Jan 10 1795 St. Augustine, Flordia
Death: Oct 26 1873 Farmersville, Alabama
Burial: Philadelphia Cemetery, Farmersvill, AL
Spouse: Mary H. THOMPSON (m Jun 18 1823)
Prepared Feb 22 2002 by:
Birth(4): Some records say Dinwiddie Co., as a portion of Prince George was

renamed this.
John Dudley is listed in "Georgia Soldiers of the Line, Revolutionary War.
According the the American Gen. Res. Institute, he was a private in a
Georgia Unit.

In 1790, at the invitation of Juan Qesdea, the Spanish Governor of Florida,

John and his family, along with other Virginians, migrated to St.
Florida, to farm the plantations abandoned by the English.

According to Norris B. Dudley, Jr. the location of the land grant if
Florida was on Big Pottsburg Creek in what is now south Jacksonville.

John Dudley's stay in Florida is confirmed in Richard K. Murdock's book,
"Georgia-Florida Frontier, 1793-1796. A direct reference as follows:
"A Second set of orders came from St. Augustine to supplement the earlier
list of rebels. Several well-known citizens of the province, including
Knolls, JOHN DUDLEY, William Ashley, James Leslie and Frances Goodwin, all
former members of the rural and urban militia appeared on the new list".

The above men were suspected either of direct participation in the rebel
attacks on Juana and San Nicolas or of having given moral support . As a
result they were to be arrested and their property seized. However, they
able to elude the Authorities and slip across the St. John's River into

In 1800, after trouble between the Spanish and the new settlers, the
Militia was sent to escort some of them out of Florida. So the Dudleys,
another small child born to them in Florida, made their way into Hancock
Ga., where John's sister, Lucy, and her husband, Francis Lewis, (I)had
settled. "(Collirene)

According to records in the Pension Office he made application for
services rendered during the Revolutionary War.
In the Georgia Land lottery of 1820, now in the office of the Secretary
of State in Atlanta, Georgia. John Dudley Revolutionary Soldier of
Scotts District, Hancock County Georgia, received a bounty grant of land
of 250 acres which was located in Early County, Lot No. 167, Dist 19,
Thomas Dudley returned this property for taxation up to 1851.
See "Appendix B List Revolutionary Soldiers compiled by Capt. B. F.
Johnson" Senate Documents Vol XVI page 332 for proof of John Dudley's
Revolutionary service.

Letter of Mrs. Louise B. Felton' s Letter of 1961 to Hugh J. Dudley.......
"The Genealogical Committee of D.A.R. has sent me the following
"We are returning your Chart on John Dudley. We find that we have one
accepted line on his record National #30683 addition 46. John Dudley was
born before
1762 in Virginia, and died in Hancock County, Georgia, march 8, 1820. His
service has been given as Soldier in the Revolution, and the source of
proof is D. A. R. Report to U. S. Congress 1898-1906, page 351" (Dudley
Russell Co., AL)

Camden County, Georgia, Grand Jury October, 1799, John Dudley.

Jan. 3, 1801. John Dudley witnessed deed between Stephen Eubank of Camden
and William Jones and Abner Hammond of same county. (Camden Co., GA, Deed
Book F, p. 346)

In Dec. 1803, John Dudley and three other persons were named to appraise
estate of Michael Gilbert, dec'd. (Brantley. Hancock Court of Ordinary

John Dudley was on Hancock Co. Tax list for 1804, 1808, 1810.

John Dudley was responsible for road repairs on the road "leading from
Chambrs Mill on Shoulderbone to Asa Alexander" in 1809. (Brantley. Hancock
Court Minutes)

John Dudley was appointed Constable for Capt. Sledge's District in 1810.
(Brantley. Hancock Inferior Court Minutes)

Birth(18): inscription on tombstone says b. Petersburg, VA.
Burial: Marker moved to Memory Hill Cemetery,, West side, Section E., Lot
36, Person #10
General(19): Family records in the possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Dudley Dunn
Culverton, Hancock County, Georgia, states that Sarah Dudley was born
December 24, 1783; died August 24,1865, in Milledgeville, Georgia. She
was Abner Hammond's second wife and was married to him in 1803..(History)

"Abner Hammond, Esquire, and Miss Sarah Dudley of Louisville, m. 27 March
1803" (Louisvile, Gazette April 6, 1803)

"Georgia Marriages to 1850" ( says marriage took place March
1808 in Jefferson Co., Ga. .
CHILD NOTES: Thomas Washington DUDLEY I
Thomas Dudley appears on the 1810 Hancock Co., Tax List.

Thomas Dudley and Betheny Dennis. Married by J. G. Gilbert M. G. Marriage
Book 1806-1850 in Hancock County, Georgia

Will of Thomas Dudley mentions, wife, Thenie, daughter, Josephine, sons,
Robert L. & Charles. dated Oct. 10, 1867. proven March 2, 1868.
Executor: Thene
Dudley. Wit: Wm. W. Simpson, T. J. Little, L. Pierce, Jr.
Burial: Tombstone: To the Memory of Wm. Dudley, born in Dinwiddie Co.,
VA,, Jan. ??,
1788, Died ??, ??, 1865, aged 77 years, 8 mos. & 25 days.
General(30,29): William Dudley's first wife, Elizabeth Ewing, died young,
he then married her sister, Rachel.

In 1825 William and his family left Georgia and came to Russell Co., AL

William Dudley settled northeast of Little Uchee Creek on Sandfort Road,
known as Dudleyville, in 1832. William was the first of the Dudleys to
live in Russell County, Alabama. Received land grant of 320 acres.

Plaque, Dudleyville Cemetery

"William Dudley, son of John and Elizabeth Jones Dudley
of Dinwiddie, Virginia, of English ancestry, was
one of the pioneer settlers of Russell County, Alabama.
He married sisters: Elizabeth Ewing (Ewens) of Hancock County Georgia
in 1820; Rachel in 1824. He had eleven sons and one daughter. All of this
family except five are buried here. His settling in Alabama in 1825 was
the beginning of the Dudleyville community. After a
treaty with the Creek Indians in 1836, William Dudley received land grants

sighed by the President of the United States."
Death(32): "An obituary states that Jack Dudley died on March 29, 1871 at
the home of his
son, Richard Jones Dudley (on the Benton road near Collirene)"
General(33,29): "John or (Jack ) Dudley was the first Dudley to pioneer
into the Black Belt of Alabama, having come around 1818"
General(29,34,35): Will probated in Putnam County Georgia.
Edward on census for 1820 and 1830

"Mr. Edward Dudley of Eatonton, merchant, married Miss Mary Thompson in
Powelton, Hancock County, Georgia, June 18,1823 by Rev. Jesse Mercer"
(Georgia Journal, Milledgeville July 8, 1823).

Tuesday, July 31, 1827.
"Before tthe courthouse in the town of Sparta, Hancock County, will be sold

on the first Tiuesday in September next...the following property to wit:
550 acres oak and hickory land....with a tan yard and a good dwelling thereon,
a half mile of the Powelton Academy, to satisfy two fi fas, one in favor of Edward

Dudley in right of hiw wife, the other in favor of John L. Williams and
wife vs. London
Doney and Richard C. Burch and Isaac Birdson,,,,," (Georgia Journal)

Edward Dudley was a sadler by trade, moved to Eatonton, Putnam Co., Ga. in
1812 and of Lowndes Co., A: from 1837.

1. Smith, Elizabeth Wiley. The History of Hancock County, Georgia, 2
volumes. Washington, GA: Wilkes Publishing Co., Inc. c1974.
2. American Genealogical Research Institute. Dudley Family History.
Washington, DC: Heritage Press, Inc., c1978. page 67.
3. LDS IGA file.
4. American Genealogical Research Institute. Dudley Family History.
5. Ibid.
6. DAR Patriot Index. page 204.
7. Georgia Roster of the Revolution.
8. Smith.. The History of Hancock County, Georgia
9. Hancock County, Georgia: Early Records. Hancock Co., Ga. Tax List
10. White's Historical Collection and the town of "Wrightsborough".
11. Albaugh, June Middleton, researched by Rosa Lyon Traylor. Collirene:
The Queen Hill. Montgomery (AL): Herff Jones-Paragon Press. page 166.
12. American Genealogical Research Institute. Dudley Family History.
13. Linda Goetz ( (second great granddaughter of
Thomas W. Dudley and Betheny Dennis).
14. Murdoch, Richard K.. The Georgia-Florida Frontier, 1793-1796:
Spanish Reaction to French Intrigue and American Designs. Berkeley & Los
Angeles : University of California Press. c1951.
15. Norris B. Dudley, Jr. Lady Lake, FL ( third great
grandson of John Dudley and Elizabeth Jones.
16. Brantley, J. Kenneth, compiler. Hancock County, Georgia Inferior
Court Minues, 1809-1833. Powder Springs, GA : The Brantley Association of
America. c2000. Page 14, 29.
17. Brantley.. Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes,
18. Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Ga.
19. Smith. The History of Hancock County, Georgia.
20. Dudley, Claude William. The Dudley Family. Claude William Dudley, P.

O. Box 6474, Richmond, VA 23230 (c1971). page 113.
21. Smith. The History of Hancock County, Georgia.
22. Hancock Co., Ga. 1812 Tax List.
23. Hancock County, Georgia 1860 Slave census.
24. Census, 1860, Hancock Co., GA.
25. Hancock County, Georgia, Wills & Administration of Estates, 1862-1881,

Book I, FHL film #0222081 (microfilm).
26. Brantley. Hancock County, Georgia Inferior Court Minues, 1809-1833.
27. Evans, Tad. Georgia Newspaper Clippings. Hancock County Extracts.
Savannah, GA : Tad Evans, c2000.
28. Census 1850 Hancock Co., Ga.
29. Dudley, Hugh J.. The Dudley Family of Russell County, Alabama.
30. Hancock County, Georgia: Early Records.
31. Smith. The History of Hancock County, Georgia.
32. Albaugh.. Collirene: The Queen Hill.
33. Ibid. .
34. Ibid
35. Evans. Georgia Newspaper Clippings. Hancock County Extracts.
Researching: Clark(e), Dennis, Dickson, Dudley, Dunn, all of whom were in
Hancock County, Georgia by 1800.