Oliver Hunt Dudley

22 February 1809–27 May 1897 (Age 88)
Alton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Oliver Hunt

When Oliver Hunt Dudley was born on 22 February 1809, in Alton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Lieut Gilman Dudley, was 21 and his mother, Polly Haines, was 25. He married Mary Ann Robinson on 13 August 1832, in Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mantua, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 May 1897, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Oliver Hunt Dudley
Mary Ann Robinson
Marriage: 13 August 1832
Mary Ann Dudley
Susan Jane Katherine Dudley
Oliver Noah Dudley
Brigham Simeon Dudley
Charles Heber Dudley
Hyrum Smith Dudley
Joseph Smith Dudley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 August 1832Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from Dudley in Worcestershire, recorded as Duddeleye, Doddeleye in the 13th and 14th centuries, named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd 1) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish (southern Ireland): in Ireland, when not the English name, it was adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.Americanized form of French Daudelin .

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

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    Oliver Hunt Dudley (1809-1897) - shoemaker, Alton, New Hampshire, Boston, Mass., Nauvoo, Ill., Willard, Utah, converted to Mormonism by Boston missionaries in 1843, moved to Nauvoo in 1844 where hi …

    Sources (49)

    • Oliver Dudley, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Olina H. Dudley in entry for Hyrum L. Dudley, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Olive H Dudley, "United States Census, 1860"

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