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Samuel RUDLUN

Samuel RUDLUN

Male 1846 - 1926  (~ 80 years)

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    Samuel Rudlun's Civil War unit - 56th NY Infantry Mascot - Jack
    Samuel Rudlun's Civil War unit - 56th NY Infantry Mascot - Jack
    While marching through Broadway one of the members of Company A picked up a small spotted puppy, which had strayed into the street, and carried it along to Washington, named it Jack, and it remained with the regiment during its entire service, became a special favorite with every member, was in every skirmish and battle, was wounded in the hip at the battle of Fair Oaks, while sitting on the battle line howling, which was the only time he was touched by balls or shot, and survived all the vicissitudes of camp, bivouac and battle field and returned with the regiment and died of old age.

  • Name Samuel RUDLUN 
    Born Mar 1846  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    OCCU Machinist 
    Died 18 Jun 1926 
    Buried Pearl River, Rockland County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I11  The Turses
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2015 

    Family Harriet L. CONKLIN,   b. 31 Jan 1858, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1878  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sarah (Sadie) J. RUDLUN,   b. 1879, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1946, Orange, Rockland, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Caroline Lavinia RUDLUN,   b. Oct 1882, Montvale, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1941, Westwood, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     3. Samuel RUDLUN,   b. 1885,   d. 5 Jul 1885  (Age 0 years)
     4. James H RUDLUN,   b. May 1887,   d. 1906  (Age ~ 18 years)
    +5. Bessie M. RUDLUN,   b. 10 Apr 1895, Washington, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1976, Pearl River, Rockland, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Arthur H RUDLUN,   b. 29 Apr 1898, Pearl River, Rockland, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1971, Nanuet, Rockland, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pearl River, Rockland County, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Served as Pvt 56th New York Infantry during the Civil War according to family bible, and confirmed by official records. Record of service in file indicates he enlisted 24 Mar 1864 in Pearl River, NY and was discharged 17 Oct 1865. In daughter Bessie’s application for Military Veteran Headstone, he is listed as serving as a Private, Company C, under the command of 1st Lieut. Francis Might, 56th Regiment, NY Volunteers. During this period of service the regiment remained in the Department of the South, serving in the coast division during the winter of 1864-65 and at Charleston from March, 1865 to Oct. 17, 1865, when it was mustered out. I recall a family story about Samuel being very young as a volunteer in the war, so he was given duties as a bugler, but I have not found any authentication to support that story (ed. EJT).

      Samuel Rudlun’s father was born in England and his mother in New York. According to the 1880 Census the family, with daughter Sarah J, 1 year old, was living in Paterson, NJ, and he was engaged in chemical work. A co-worker, Daniel Bolson, age 45, lived with the family as a boarder. In the 1900 Census the family is living in Washington Township, Montvale, NJ. Birth dates of children are verified with this census. 1900 Census lists years married as 22, giving a marriage date of 1878. In 1910 the family is still living in Montvale, NJ and his occupation is now listed as machinist. Only he and wife “Hattie” appear on the Census. By the 1920 Census a daughter, Bessie, age 23 is living at home, and working as a bank stenographer. A 10-year old boy named John C Owen, is listed as “staying here”.

      While living in Montvale, Samuel Rudlun served a term on the town council, with Gerritt Herring as Mayor (History of Bergen County, NJ by James M. Van Valen).

      From the Rockland Times, March 28, 1903, page 5 we have an account that Samuel Rudlun was a member of the Foresters of America: “The fourth annual masquerade and civic ball of Court Pearl River, Foresters of America, was held in Unique Hall on Thursday evening, March 12, and a most delightful time enjoyed by all present. Prof. Otis furnished the music, and the committees in charge of the affair left nothing undone that would enhance the pleasure of the Court's many friends who were present and who enjoyed themselves so thoroughly. Mr. Samuel Rudlun, the enthusiastic secretary of the Court has been ill for several days but happily has recovered. Mr. Rudlun has several valuable relics in his possession. One of them is the journal of the Senate proceeding. at the 38th session of the legislature which began in Albany on the 14th day of September 1814. The journal gives a complete account of the proceedings of both Senate and Assembly. Daniel Tompkins was then the Governor. Mr. Rudlun also has a cannon ball ploughed up on the Palisade more than (unreadable) years ago which he thinks ought to be properly labelled and placed in a proper receptacle in the state park at Stony Point.” [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S713] 1900 US Federal Census.

    2. [S712] Headstone Find A Grave #24029397.

    3. [S412] 1890 Veterans Schedules.