Dear Mrs. Stevenson,
I will ans. Your communication to the best of
my ability. I know nothing of the Warner(?) family but I do know a few
things about the Dudley family. Dating back to the 17th Century.
This information told me by Father. He said there were 3 brothers came
to this country some time in the 17th century from England.
My grandfathers name was Ignatius and he had a brother, Bill. The other
brother I do not remember his name. _________ _____ all and in Georgia.
My father was
John T. Dudley was born in Georgia 1823. The
family moved to Weakly County Tennessee. Dont know how long they
remained there. They moved to Choctaw Co. Miss. I think about 1835.
My family of 6 girls and 2 boys. They are all dead but me. I am 95 years
old. I think that this Mrs. Pitman you spoke of being your cousin is
a daughter of Frank Dudley. I saw Frank and one of his girls in
1911. Her name was Frankie. I understood that he had 3 or more
girls at home. Frank was the only son of my Uncle Charles Dudley. If
I am correct, in my fathers family was 5 boys and 5 girls. Names: Charles,
John, Jake, Tom, and George. My father and Uncle George was the ones
that got out of the way alive. This is about all I can tell you. Excuse
bad writing. I cant do any better
Respectly your friend
T. E. Dudley
After thought, said first Dudley was an old
sea Captain or slave runner from Africa. His bro. name unknown. Run
a powder mill on Broad River in Georgia. Had an accident. Explosion.
Was blown out in the River. Eyes put out. Rescued by others. That too
has been told down for generations.