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Edward Scofield Budd

EDWARD SCOFIELD BUDD  (deceased) was born in Sharon February 1, 1809, and was a son of William and Drucilla Budd. He grew up and married, December 29, 1829, Mary Willson, a native of Brookfield, Ohio, born December 3, 1814. Soon after marriage they removed to Hickory Township, and in 1841 to Brookfield, Ohio. In 1857 they went to Edina, Knox Co., Mo., returning to Sharon in 1863. On the breaking out of the Rebellion Mr. Budd raised an independent regiment of volunteer cavalry for service as militia in the State of Missouri, which he commanded until early in 1863, when sickness compelled him to retire from active duty. After his return to Sharon be remained there until his death, which occurred October 21, 1886. His widow is still a resident of the borough. While living in Trumbull County, Ohio, Mr. Budd served as justice of the peace nine years, and one term as sheriff. He also served as justice of the peace in Sharon one term. Politically he was a Republican, and a member of the Baptist Church, to which denomination his widow also belongs. They were the parents of the following children: James D., William, Jane (deceased), Mary A. (deceased), Edward W., Eliza (deceased), Samuel (deceased), Warren (deceased), John, Sarah E. and Benjamin F.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 711

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