According to the Ludden Family Bible, Hannah Woodbury was born on 16 February 1796 was born in Pjepscot Claim  (now Danville), Maine. This information was quoted directly from the handwritten record in the Bible. Her parents were not listed and location of her mother and father have not, thus far, been proven.


She married o 8 March 1818, at Turner, Maine, John Brown Ludden, who was born at Turner, the son of Joseph and Sarah (Brown) Ludden. At the time of their marriage they were both residents of Turner. As a married couple they lived in Turner, Canton, Dixfield and finally in Lee, Penobscot County, Maine (moving there in 1832). They had several children including my great-great grandfather, John Emerson Ludden. John Brown Ludden died in Lee on 12 April 1876 and Hannah died there on 2 August 1881.


Am hoping that someone can help me ascertain Hannah's parents. Have tried several possibilities but, as yet, no final proof of parentage.




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Comment by Ben York on September 22, 2011 at 11:51am

Possible parents of Hannah pg 932 

New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 2

edited by William Richard Cutter

May have the answer to your inquiry?

Comment by Chris Dunham on September 22, 2011 at 2:46pm

I think that the source Ben links to has helpfully conflated two brothers: True Woodbury and Moses Woodbury. True Woodbury married Susannah Nevins, and Hannah does not appear among their children in Danville records. Also, Hannah's date of birth conflicts with those of True's known children.


True's brother Moses Woodbury married Hannah Davis, and it is quite possible that they were Hannah's parents.

Comment by Alan H. Hawkins on October 7, 2011 at 1:59pm

I agree with you about the confusion when True and Moses were combined as one person. I also believe that Moses and Hannah Davis Woodbury are the probable parents of Hannah but no clear record. One Woodbury genealogy only shows one son for them and that Moses died in 1800. Had a genealogist do some work on this and although she found more info on the brothers listed in the New England book, no record of what happened to Moses and, if he died in 1800, where his wife Hannah went. Hope this confusion can be resolved some day soon!!


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