Jesse Cain Ruddell was born in 1837, son of William and Delilah (Cain) Ruddell. He was born in Indiana and was listed as 13 years of age in the U.S. Census from Decatur County, Indiana 1850.

Jesse appears to be casually dressed in this photograph. He appears to be in his late 40's or early 50's.

Here is an interesting account of Jesse Cain Ruddell's eldest sibling, Martha A. Ruddell.

1888 "History of Rush County, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present : with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with a short history of the northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana" pub. by Brant & Fuller (FHL book 977.261 H2h; pg.355 also quoted in "Duncan Family" by Donald Linville Duncan, Part 2, pg.23)
      Pg.355-6; Anderson Township: WILLIAM DUNCAN was born in Fleming Co. KY, June 28th, 1815, son of Martin and Mary (Henry) Duncan, and is of Scotch-Irish lineage. The father of our subject, was born October 17, 1777, in PA and died in Decatur Co. IN, in 1857. He was the son of David Duncan, who after coming to America, first settled in Pennsylvania in 1765 and afterward, in 1791 removed to Marion Co. KY, where he died in 1827. The mother of our subject was born in Pennsylvania in 1791 and died in Rush Co. IN, in the spring of 1855. The Duncan family came to Indiana in 1824 and settled in what is now Decatur County. In 1843 the subject of this sketch came to Rush County and located where he now resides. Mr. Duncan owns 160 acres of good land, which was entered by Stephen Sharp in 1821. Our subject's first marriage occured in May, 1842, the bride being Miss Rosanna Mitchell, a native of Ohio. Mrs. Duncan died in 1865 and in 1867 Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Martha A. Ruddell, a native of Decatur County, born in 1826, a daughter of William and Delilah (Cain) Ruddell. Mr. Duncan was formerly a Whig, but he is now a Republican and for many years has been a faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Duncan is a member of the Methodist Church. (MAD: Mason Co. KY, not Marion Co.)