HENRY R. RUDD was born July 15, 1842, in Todd County; he is a son of Richard and Lavina (Francis) Rudd, who are natives of Kentucky, and now living in this precinct. Henry R. enlisted in 1861, in Company F, Twenty-fifth United States Kentucky Infantry. This regiment was afterward consolidated with the Seventeenth Infantry; he was then transferred to Company D. After serving eighteen months he was discharged on account of sickness caused by exposure and from the effects of which he has suffered more or less since, which is gradually impairing his health, and leaves him in poor hope of ever being himself again. On returning home he engaged in farming,- which he has since continued; in 1874 he came to his present farm, where he is now completing a residence which cost about $300. Mr. Rudd was married August 13, 1863, to Nancy Jane Wells, of Kentucky; she died in 1873, leaving three sons. His next marriage was in 1874 to Elizabeth Heltsley, of this county. This marriage is blessed with one son. They are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.