Talma Sadani Ludlow
From the files of Deanna Branson West
To know the story of the Ludlow family, we must go back to England
before the Ludlow's arrived in this new world. For those history buffs,
you can check out Edmund Ludlow and his battle with the king. Another
words, I am afraid that, Edmund “backed the wrong horse”. Because of
this many of the Ludlow families fled to the new world. Some, fearing
reprisals from the king, even adapted their name to Ludlam for a brief
Talma's father - Stephen Decantor
Ludlow was all part of this heritage. His grandfather
Ludlow who was born abt. 14 Feb 1751 in Long Hill, Morris, New Jersey
and later died 26 Mar 1823 in Cincinnati, Ohio. John first married
Catherine Cooper on 19 Oct 1772 and after she died on 23 June 1783, he
married Susan DeMun.
It is noteworthy to mention that one of the children by John &
Catherine was a Stephen Ludlow who was born one of several siblings.
Sometimes in genealogical research, this Stephen, who went to Dearborn
County, Indiana and lived out his life, is confused with his nephew
Stephen D. Ludlow, (one of subjects of this report) who also went to
Dearborn county. But our Stephen went on to Shelby County, Indiana,
where he invested and raised his family.
Stephen's father was Cooper Ludlow, son of John Ludlow.
Lineage goes (COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5, JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM,
HENRY2, WILLIAM1). Cooper was born 11 Jun 1783 in Cincinnati, Hamilton,
Oh, and died 1832 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio. He married (1) ELIZABETH
REEDER 04 Oct 1804 in Warren, Oh, daughter of JACOB REEDER. She was
born Abt. 1783 in Warren, Oh, and died Abt. 1813 in Clark County, Oh1.
He married (2) ELIZABETH LAYTON 1815 in Clark County, OH, daughter of
Historical Collections of Ohio Vol. 1 = 1805 a tannery built by Cooper
Ludlow. According to records, this was the 2nd production business to
be set up in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Stephen Decantor Ludlow
1. STEPHEN DECANTOR LUDLOW (COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5, JEREMIAH4,
HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 09 Feb 1809 in Champaign
County , now Clark County, Ohio, and died 18 Jul 1884 in Shelbyville,
Shelby, IN. He married (1) EMILINE ELIZA KERSEY Abt. 1834 in unknown.
She was born 1813 in Maine, and died Abt. 1854 in Marion, Shelby
County, IN. He married (2) TERESA AMELIA BLANKENSHIP 03 Sep 1854 in
Shelby County, IN3. She was born May 1832 in New York, and died 18 Jun
1916 in Shelbyville, Shelby, IN4.
Stephen moved to Dearborn County, Indiana some time before 1840.
Reference: Dearborn Co. Census pg. 61
Stephen then Moved to Marion Twp, Shelby county, Indiana in abt 1842 as
shown in Beers Atlas, Shelby Co.,IN pg. 106 notes Stephen as a farmer
and stock raiser,home steading in Shelby County as of 1842.
Stephen was also Shareholder in RR, built in Shelby County – 19 Jan 1846
1850 Appears on the Federal Census with first wife Emeline Eliza Kersey
and their children, living in Marion Twp, Shelbyville, Indiana.
1860 Stephen and Teresa appear on the Marion Twp, Shelby County, Indiana
1873 - Probate Order Book 9 1869-70.
Stephen takes on the guardianship of several Crowley children(Joseph,
Jane, Florence, Emma and Stephen).
Chadwick's History of Shelby County
pg 363 notes Stephen as being the brother of John, a well known banker
in Springfield, Ohio.
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Ohio of the Nineteenth Century, refer
to John Ludlow - organization of the Springfield bank and son of Cooper
Ludlow. Stephen's brother John, a banker in Springfield, Ohio also
speculated on land in the Shelby County, Indiana. However, as far as
records searched, Stephen's brother John never actually lived in Shelby
Stephen also belonged to the Freemasonry in Shelby County and helped
form this Mason group in area along with other community leaders.
Burial: Upon Stephen's death in 20 Jul 1884 he was buried on the old
Ludlow cemetery on the land he owned. But his second wife Theresa, had
his remains moved to, Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Indiana.
Stephen's will: 11 Oct 1884, Copy of Probate of Will -Shelbyville, IN
About Stephen's 1st wife; EMILINE ELIZA KERSEY:
In speaking with a county historian, in Shelby County, Indiana it is
believed that Emeline is probably buried on the old Ludlow farm in
Marion, Shelby county, IN. The cemetery had few burials but
unfortunately was destroyed years ago. There were other graves in the
now destroyed Ludlow Cemetery.
It is also believed that Emeline (nick named) Eliza, probably died
during or shortly after giving birth to her second set of twins.
The twins were given her first and middle name: Emeline and Eliza
Children of Stephen & Emeline
i. MARY JANE9 LUDLOW, b. Abt. 1835, unknown; d. Bef. 1880; m. JAMES
IRVINE, 14 Apr 1853, Shelby County, IN
2. ii. OLIVER C LUDLOW, b. 27 Jan 1839, Lawrenceburgh, Dearborn County,
Indiana; d. 02 Jun 1918, Tacoma, WA.
3. iii. JULIUS LUDLOW, b. 26 Jan 1844, Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN;
d. 19 Oct 1902, Benton Harbor, MI.
4. iv. LINEUS R. LUDLOW, b. 26 Jan 1844, Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN;
d. 15 Jul 1906, Benton Harbor, MI.
5. v. TALMA SUDANI LUDLOW, b. 18 Dec 1847, Marion Twp, Shelby County,
IN; d. 11 Jun 1915, Benton Harbor, MI.
6. vi. EVELINE LUDLOW, b. 1850, Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN; d.
7. vii. ELIZA E. LUDLOW, b. 1854; d. 25 Jul 1898.
viii. EMELINE LUDLOW, b. 1854, Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN; d. 04 Jan
1900, Indianapolis, IN. Twin to Eliza
Burial: Abt. 05 Jan 1900, Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, IN
Children of STEPHEN LUDLOW and TERESA BLANKENSHIP
ix. OMER LUDLOW, b. 1856, Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN; After
divorcing Elma Wrennick, Omer went to California and died sometime
after 1930. m. ELMA WRENNICK, 07 Sep 1881, Shelby County, IN. .
x. NELLIE LUDLOW, b. 17 Nov 1861, Marion Twp., Shelby, IN; d. 09 Jun
1936, Shelbyville, Shelby, IN.
Generation No. 2 – They Went That-A-Way
Some of the children of Stephen
2. OLIVER C LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Jan 1839 in
Lawrenceburgh, Dearborn County, Indiana8, and died 02 Jun 1918 in
Tacoma, WA9. He married MARY JANE GARD 22 Dec 1868 in Douglas County,
NE. She was born 15 Aug 1839 in Zanesville, OH, and died 28 Feb 1936 in
Oliver and his young family appear in Omaha, Douglas County, NE in 1880
with three of thier children.
He also appears in the 1889-1890 Omaha, Nebraska Directories as a
Carpenter at 2202 Clark for the Union Pacific Railway.
Oliver and his wife appear In the 1900 Pierce County, WA federal
Census, page 135 A, Spamaway precinct.
Notes on file and contributed by Larry Chester,G-G-Grandson, Stephen
Decantor Ludlow on Oliver C. Ludlow.
OLIVER C LUDLOW: - Burial: 1918, Parkland Avangelical Lutheran
Cemetery, Pierce County, WA His wife, MARY JANE GARD:Burial: 1936,
Military service: 24 Oct 1864, Capt. Co., G, 122nd - mustard out 17 Jan
3. JULIUS LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 26 Jan 1844 in
Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN, and died 19 Oct 1902 in Benton Harbor,
MI16. He married (1) MARIA THAYER 06 Dec 1867 in Shelby County, IN,
daughter of SPENCER THAYER and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1845 in
Indiana, and died Unknown. He married (2) ANNE D Abt. 1898 in Berrien
Twin to Lineus
pg. 415 History of Shelby County - moved to Longmont. Co. But in his
later years he appears in the 1892 Berrien County Business Directory as
being a fruit
shipper. Same occupation as his twin brother, Lineus who also appears
there. In the 1900 Census he has remarried for 2 years and is living in
Hagar Township, Berrien County, Michigan next door to his twin brother
4. LINEUS R. LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 26 Jan 1844 in
Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN, and died 15 Jul 1906 in Benton Harbor,
MI. He married HESTER ANN WILLS 28 Nov 1867 in Shelby County, IN. She
was born Oct 1845 in Kentucky, and died 1939 in Benton Harbor, MI.
Notes for LINEUS R. LUDLOW:
Twin to Julius
Much of the information on Lineus I was able to obtain from both Berrien
County, Michigan death records and also Benton Harbor, City, Michigan
1902 L. R. Ludlow and wife live at 239 Broadway. His son Jason E.
Ludlow is a basket factory worker and resides as 239 Broadway.
Lineus is employed by Bradford and Company - see Bradford. His sons
Jason also resides there and is an actor, while another son Will C. is
a student. His wife H. Anna shown with them.
1906-1907 L. R. is now passed away and his widow Hester A. Jason Actor,
and Will C, author are living at home with their mother.
1910 - widow Hester Ann and son Jason B. is still employed as an actor.
LINEUS R. LUDLOW: Burial: 1906, Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor
MI Cause of Death: Bright's disease
HESTER ANN WILLS: Burial: 1939, Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton
5. TALMA SUDANI LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 18 Dec 1847 in
Marion Twp, Shelby County, IN, and died 11 Jun 1915 in Benton Harbor,
MI. He married CORA BELLE VANARSDALL 01 Sep 1875 in Shelbyville,
Shelby, IN, daughter of JOHN VANARSDALL and CATHERINE TERHUNE. She was
born 30 Mar 1855 in Indiana, and died 10 Dec 1921 in Benton Harbor, MI.
Talma and Cora Belle had three daughters:
1st daughter - Nellie Ludlow, born Shelby Co., IN 22 June 1876 who
would wed Frederick L Bradford and live out their lives in Benton
Harbor, Michigan. Nellie died 17 Feb 1937 and is buried in Crystal
Frederick was born 14 Mar 1876 and died 22 Dec 1953, also in Benton Harbor. Nellie and Frederick had two daughters.
Cora Belle Bradford 1900 to 1971 wed Walter Hornack and Ruth May Bradford who wed Harry J Hadley . Ruth's dates are 1908 to 1976
2nd daughter - May Ludlow born 1880 in Shelby Co., IN and wed Bryan S.
Hyatt 20 May 1897 in Berrien Co., MI , they had at least one child.
Bryan (1873 - 1964)
3rd dauther - Katherine Ludlow - 1882 - 1918 wed Allen Spooner. See Spooner biographies this site for more on her family.
Notes for TALMA SUDANI LUDLOW:
1900 Census shows Talma, b. Dec 1848 - Indiana parents from Ohio, 51
years old, wife Cora, b. 1855 - Indiana parents b. Kentucky, 45 years
old and Kattie, dau. b. 1882, 17 years old born Indiana.
1902 - Benton Harbor City Directory
Talma Ludlow living at 173 Columbus along with two of his son in laws,
Allen Spooner and B. S. Hyatt. Talma is employed as a fruit packer.
1906-07 through 1910 basically the same information but does not show
Allen or Bryan Hyatt at that address.
In 1910 Talma and his wife Cora are living with their son in law and
daughter )Fredrick & Nellie Bradford) in St. Joseph Twp, Berrien
Talma would later die from fractured ribs suffered in a fall in 1915.
TALMA SUDANI LUDLOW: Burial: 1915, Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton
Harbor Cause of Death: Broken Ribs from a fall
CORA BELLE VANARSDALL: Burial: Dec 1921, Crystal Springs Cemetery,
Benton Harbor, MI
6. EVELINE LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 1850 in Marion
Twp, Shelby County, IN, and died Unknown. She married (1) JOHN H. ECK
04 Mar 1873 in Shelbyville, IN. He was born 03 Jun 1846 in Berkeley
Co., (now West) Virginia, and died 08 Sep 1880 in St. Paul, Decatur
County, IN. She married (2) DAVID CHARLES BRYAN 09 Nov 1883 in Decatur,
IN44. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.
Notes for JOHN H. ECK:
The Shelby Democrat - Thursday Sep. 9, 1880 John H. Eck - Killed by a
Derrick Which Fell upon Him Yesterday.
THE SHELBY DEMOCRAT
Thursday September 9, 1880
JOHN H. ECK
Killed By a Derrick Which Fell Upon Him Yesterday
Many of our citizens will read with genuine regret, the account of the
sudden and untimely, not to say horrible death, which overtook the
subject of this notice on Monday afternoon. He was engaged in
re-setting a derrick at the new bridge over Clifty, near Adams, Decatur
county, having a contract to do the stone work on the bridge. By some
means the cumbersome derrick got a start off those who were hoisting
it, and it went crashing to the ground, striking and instantly killing
in its descent, Mr. Eck.
Mr. Eck was well-known and highly esteemed by merchants and contractors
along the line of the C.I. St. L. & C. railroad, and by a large
circle of friends in and near St. Paul, the home of his boyhood. A few
years ago he married Miss Eva Ludlow, one of the most popular and
fascinating ladies of this county (Shelby), and the eldest daughter of
Stephen Ludlow, Esq. of Marion township. Mrs. Eck and two young
children survive him.
(Buried Paul Hill Cemetery) Decatur County, IN
John H. Eck d. Sept. 6, 1880 aged 34 yrs 3 ms. & 6 days
7. ELIZA E. LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 1854, and died 25
Jul 1898. She married ISAAC C. SAUNDERS 23 Jun 1878 in Shelbyville, IN.
He was born Jan 1854 in Ohio, and died Unknown.
Burial: 1898, Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, IN
8. NELLIE LUDLOW (STEPHEN DECANTOR8, COOPER7, JOHN6, CORNELIUS5,
JEREMIAH4, HENRY3 LUDLAM, HENRY2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 Nov 1861 in
Marion Twp., Shelby, IN, and died 09 Jun 1936 in Shelbyville, Shelby,
IN. She married ATTORNEY EDMUND K. ADAMS 29 Dec 1880 in Shelbyville,
IN47, son of JOHN ADAMS and AMANDA GRAVES. He was born 14 Aug 1852 in
Shelbyville, Shelby, IN, and died 25 Dec 1939 in Shelbyville, Shelby,
Burial: 1936, Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, IN
Cause of Death: Cancer
ATTORNEY EDMUND K. ADAMS:
Burial: 1939, Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, IN
Cause of Death: senility
1. The Daily Republican Shelbyville, Indiana Friday 18 Jul 1884.
2. 1860 Census for Marion Twp, Shelby Cty, IN.
3. Shelby County Marriage bk 6 pg 302.
4. Death Records Shelby County CH-7 pg 67.
5. Funeral annoucement.
6. Shelby County Marriage bk 6 page 393.
7. Shelby County Marriage bk 12 pg 26.
8. Sworn Statement of Notary in Shelby Co., IN.
9. Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Cem., Pierce County WA.
10. Records of Larry Chester.
11. Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Cem., Pierce County WA.
12. Letter of Adelaide Roxy Ludlow Smith.
13. Family records owned by Larry Chester.
14. Files of Larry Chester.
15. Certificat of Marriage - Spanaway WA.
16. Berrien County Deaths bk B pg 337.
17. Shelby County Marriage bk 9 pg 492.
18. Berrien County Deaths bk C pg 101.
19. Berrien County Deaths bk 1939 pg 333.
20. Crystal Springs Cemetery Records, Benton Harbor, MI.
22. 1900 Berrien County Michigan Census.
23. 1890-G65 Berrien Co., MI marriages.
24. Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.
25. 1900 Berrien County Michigan Census.
26. Crystal Springs Cemetery Records, Benton Harbor, MI.
27. 1900 Berrien County Michigan Census.
28. Berrien County Deaths bk C pg 146.
29. Crystal Springs Cemetery Records, Benton Harbor, MI.
30. 1900 Federal Census for Benton Harbor, MI.
31. Crystal Springs Cemetery Records, Benton Harbor, MI.
32. Berrien County Marriage Records Book Marriage 1896-G270.
33. Crystal Springs Cemetery Records, Benton Harbor, MI.
34. Berrien County Marriage Records Book Marriage 1896-G270.
35. Berrien County Marriage Records Book Marriage 1897-G279.
36. Berrien County Marriage Records Book Marriage 1896-G270.
37. Deaths Berrien County, MI., 1963.
38. State of Michigan, County Of Berrien Marriages Bk H pg 247.
39. Record of Funeral Griffith Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton, Florida.
40. Crystal Springs Cemetery Records, Benton Harbor, MI.
41. Bk 10 pg 109 Marriages, Shelby County, IN.
42. Per Don T. Mitchell <email@example.com.
43. Probate of Will for Stephen D. Ludlow.
44. Decatur Co., IN Marriage records, 1878-1905 Book M OC Page 34.
45. The Shelby Repulican Fri, July 29, 1898,
46. Shelby County pg 470 Shelbyville Sketches.
47. Shelby County Marriage bk 11 pg 530.
48. Forest Hill Cemetery Records.
49. Shelby County Sketches.
50. Forest Hill Cemetery Records.
51. Shelby County Marriages Volume 18, page 14.
52. Forest Hill Cemetery Records.