Lebbeus Chapman Dudley

14 February 1827–1902 (Age 74)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lebbeus Chapman

When Lebbeus Chapman Dudley was born on 14 February 1827, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Jeremy Redfield Dudley, was 28 and his mother, Sally Barnes Chapman, was 22. He married Sarah Ann Edmunds on 10 July 1852, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Delaware Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died in 1902, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States.

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Lebbeus Chapman Dudley
Sarah Ann Edmunds
Marriage: 10 July 1852
Mary E Dudley
Annie Dudley
Lillian Amelia Dudley
Jeremiah James Dudley
Frank Dudley
Fred W Dudley
Anna Elizabeth Dudley
Bertha B Dudley
William L. Dudley

Spouse and Children

10 July 1852
Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States


+4 More Children

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    Jemima A Dudley




    Erastus S. Dudley


    Charles Edward Dudley


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 2

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 21

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sebeus Dudley in household of Jeremiah Dudley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lebans C Dudley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lebans C Dudley, "United States Census, 1870"

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