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GEORGE W. BUDD, farmer, post office Indian Run. was the grandson of John C. Budd,  a sea captain, who was born in England. In 1802 he landed in Philadelphia and while changing his clothes was bitten by a black spider, and died in a few hours. About six months thereafter, John C., Jr., the father of our subject, was born. In his youth he was educated in Philadelphia, and learned the silversmith trade. In 1820 he was married to Caroline, daughter of Philip and Mary (Bouckins) Painter, of New Castle. He bought a farm near New Castle, and settled thereon. There were eleven children born to them: George W., Andrew B., William P., John C., Philip, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Hammond; Mary J., wife of Charles Johnson; Daniel B., Joseph, James H. (deceased), and Florence M., wife of P. M. Dix. He held many of the local township offices. He was a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge of Philadelphia. He died in 1847, followed by his widow in 1876. George W. was married September 24, 1868, to Mary J.,  daughter of Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Dunn, of Crawford County, Penn. They settled on a farm of 100 acres left to her at the death of her father and brother. There were two children born to them: Anna M. and Robert K.,  both deceased. He enlisted in the War of the Rebellion in 1861, under Capt. Stewart, Second Ohio Cavalry, and served two and one-half years, and then re-enlisted under Capt. Waters, and was in Company F, Second Ohio Cavalry, which was after ward commanded by Capt. Rand. They were in engagements at Shenandoah Valley, Snicker's Gap, the raid around Richmond, battle of Culpepper Courthouse, Ashland and Stony Creek. After re-enlistment he served twenty-one months. He lost the hearing of his left ear by the discharge of a shell at Cedar Creek. His brother John  was killed at the battle of the Wilderness, and Joseph  was shot in the arm at Richmond. George W.  and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a Democrat.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, page 891)

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