J.W. Rudd, farmer in Union Township was born in 1838, in Va.; moved to Harrison County in 1870 with his father. Wm T. Rudd, and located at Logan, where they engaged in furniture and undertaking business, which they continued eleven years; then sold to T.J. Buchanan. He was city councilman three years, and is a member of the A.O.U.W., I.O.O.F., and A.F. & A.M. lodges. He married Sarah C. Sprinkel, of Amsterdam, Va., and has two sons and two daughters.