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Page 793 of History of Henderson County, Kentucky : val

HISTORY OF HENDERSON COUNTY, KY. unto Caeser the things that were Caeser's,' and scorned to do aught which would not bear the severest scrutiny and the sternest criticism." Mr. Dallam left a widow and two daughters, Miss Camilla Bar- bour, who married, June 25th, 1867, Judge A. T. Dudley, and Miss Florence, who married April 7th, 1869 Mr. Samuel J. Alves. Henry Dallam, an only son, is living in Texas, unmarried. MARTIN P. RUCKER. -The subject of this sketch is the youngest son of Nancy Burks and Tinsley Rucker, of Virginia, who, in early life, was a prominent tobacco dealer in Richmond. Many years ago, Mr. Rucker removed to Henderson from Jefferson County, and engaged in business; of latter years, he has led a farmer's life. Unto him and his wife (Miss Kate Funk), there have been born six children, four of whom are now living, Thomas G., John F., Laura H., and Martin P. Thomas G. married Miss Belle Brown, of Daviess County, and they have five children, Mary, Lulie, Charley, James and Lee- Laura H. married William Rudy, of McLean County, and they have seven children, Harry, William, Mary, Kate, Rosa, Bessie and Martin. John F. and Martin are unmarried. The subject of this sketch is a man of noble impulses, a good neighbor and friend. His wife is the embodiment of womanly goodness. JOHN JAMES AUDUBON.-The renowned man of whom this sketch treats, was born in the State of Louisiana, on the fourth day of May, 1780, and was of French parentage. He early exhibited natural tastes for art pursuits, and was from earliest childhood devoted to the feathered race. In 1797, after an extended visit to Europe, he returned to America and settled iTr Pennsylvania. About 1807, he floated in a canoe down the Ohio to Louisville. where he remained for some time, and where he was married to Miss Louisa Bakewell. Dur- ing the year 1810, he removed to Henderson and commenced merchan- dising, his stor_ house being a small log one-story affair, that stood on the southeast corner of Main and First Streets. His residence was equally as insignificant, and was situated on the same square and in the rear of the present Odd Fellows building. Immediately opposite his house, on the west side of Second Street, was his pond, where he raised turtles for family use, being passionately fond of turtle soup. Mr. Audubon was a warm hearted, liberal man, and for this reason, if for none other, was greatly esteemed. He was rather reserved, yet devotedly attached to his friends, and his unsuccessful life in Hen- derson, is attributable to his over-confidence and big heartedness. He was by no means a close or exacting business man, but, on the con- 798

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