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Benjamin F. Ludlum


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 30 May 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


B. F. LUDLUM, physician and surgeon, P. O., Maineville, was born in Hamilton Township in the year 1835, and is a son of Benjamin Ludlum, who was a son of Smith Ludlum, who settled in this township in the year 1803 or 1804, from New Jersey. To Benjamin Ludlum and wife were born eleven children, eight of whom are living. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1814, where he resided seven years, and was married to Margaret McCarter, March 14, 1814. He served in the War of 1812, and was a brick mason by trade. He also taught in the schools of the county for a number of years; was a man successful in business and accumulated considerable property. He died July 14, 1881, and was born July 29, 1792. His wife died Sept. 9, 1867, and was born in Pennsylvania in 1794. They were old and prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which they became connected in 1816. Our subject was reared on the farm and received the rudiments of his education in the district schools, which was developed by a course of study in the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, O. In March, 1863, he enlisted in the 66th Ohio Vo. Inf., and was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, he having previously studied medicine under Drs. Paulding, Mounts and Baker. With the regiment he remained until the close of the war, and was discharged in July, 1865. Upon his return to civil life he resumed his studies and graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University in 1867, and also graduated from the Cincinnati School of Medicine and Surgery in 1868. After practicing several years in Butlerville, O., in 1876 located in Maineville, where he has since given his attention to the demands of his practice. In 1866 he was married to Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Thomas Jones, by whom he had four children, viz.:Mattie, Benjamin J., John C., and Margaret. He belongs to the medical society of the county, and to the I. O. O. F., Maineville Lodge, No. 5567; was elected Treasurer of his township in 1880, and while living in Butlerville served as Clerk of Harlan Township. Mrs. Ludlum died at her home in Maineville, Sept. 2, 1881.

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