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John Dudgeon was born about 1690 in Ireland. An ancestor file dated 1998 has a pedigree chart that shows his parents to be Gavin Dudgeon and Christina Osborough. I have no idea where these names came from nor have I found them anywhere else. If you can confirm this info, please CONTACT US.
He was probably from County Derry or County Antrim,
northern counties of present day North Ireland.
About 1714 he
sister to John
In 1727 the family immigrated to America with a large
The group consisted of John
Margaret Caldwell, their five children, their two
brother-in-laws and their families: Moore Richey
Dudgeon and Margaret's sisters family, the Daughertys.
at New Castle
Delaware on Dec 10, 1727. We believe the Dudgeon family had at
children when they made this voyage.
John Caldwell was
of the group and settled them in Chestnut
Level, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is found in
Township in the southern portion of the county near
While I have no documentation to support the
children of John and
Catherine Dudgeon they are
listed in many places as the following. I would
documents that support the info.
born 1715 in Ireland, died Feb. 4, 1771 in Cubb Creek,
2. Martha Dudgeon, born 1720 in Ireland, died 1763 in Lunenburg VA.
3. William D. Dudgeon born 1722 - would have to be Ireland, died Feb. 1786 Charlotte VA.
4. Mary Dudgeon born 1730 in PA, wed David Caldwell, her first cousin. She died in 1820.
5. John Dudgeon born 1735 in Cubb Creek VA.
About 1734, the large family moved to Lunenberg
They formed a settlement on Cub Creek known as Caldwell
Settlement. There a Presbyterian Church was
through the influence of
Creek is claimed to be the oldest Presbyterian
Virginia. It is in present day Charlotte County. A
the location of the church. Most of this information is
in a number of documents. Two were found in the Logan
library: one entitled Family History, Caldwell,
and the other
simply titled Caldwell. Footes Sketches of Virginia
page 50 gives 1738 as the date of the settlement at
The pedigree chart mentioned above stated that John Dudgeon died in
Cub Creek in 1763, and that his wife Catherine
died about 1763 in Cub
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* children, place and dates
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