Historic Reference to: E. S. Dudley and General James Dudley

History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 562. [Bourbon County] [Hutchinson Precinct]

E. S. DUDLEY, minister, P. O. Hutchinson, was born Jan. 28, 1811, in Fayette County, Ky.; son of Gen. James Dudley, who was made a captain in the war of 1812, but peace was declared before he reached the front. He came from Virginia with his father when nine years of age, and settled near Bryant's Station. The father of our subject was the third born of fourteen children, the date of which event was May 12, 1777; he died June 16, 1870; the grandfather, about 1826. The mother of our subject was a daughter of Abraham Ferguson, of Fayette; she died May 22, 1823. Mr. Dudley received his education in the common schools of the county, farmed considerable, and was noted as a mule dealer; he at present owns about three hundred and fifty acres of land, his place being known as "Orchard Grove;" he is a member of the Regular Baptist Church, as was his father and grandfather; he is a minister; was licensed 25 years ago, and is at present Pastor of Stoney Point CHurch; he was married, first to Mary Ann Clay, daughter of Henry Clay, and one child was the result of the union--Mrs. Mary E. Cunningham. His wife dying, he married Mrs. Henrietta (Clay) Scott, sister of his first wife, by whom he had three children--Nancy, wife of J. B. McClintock, of Harrison; Rebecca; J. Ambrose, married and living in the neighborhood. The second wife dying, he married Hattie Bassett, of Nicholas County, Ky. He is a Republican.

Dudley Ferguson Clay Cunningham Scott McClintock Bassett


Contributed by: John L. Metcalf