Thomas R. Ruddell was born around 1842 in Grant County, KY., he was the 9th of eleven children born to Charles and Polly (Collier) Ruddell.
Thomas' father, Charles Ruddell and uncle George Ruddell, moved from Kentucky in 1852, when Thomas was 10, to Crawford, Illinois.
Thomas married Emily (Emma) Trimble, daughter of James Trimble of Crawford County, Robinson, Illinois. They had one son, Henry Thomas Ruddell.
Emily Trimble's 1900 Census shows her living with her sister, Martha Trimble Pearce M.D., in Chicago, Illinois.
Ann Martin's "Ruddell History" Articles, which should be downloadble @ Right is an essential text in tracing the group of Ruddell's who migrated to Robinson, Ill.
Copy Courtesy of Twylah