Finding aid to the Dudley & Harris, Attorneys at Law, Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
DUDLEY & HARRIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, PAPERS
The letterpress book is of the firm of Dudley & Harris, attorneys, containing abstracts
of deeds, titles, wills, and other legal matters. It also contains accounts of trust funds.
The papers are dated 1878.
WILLIAM H. DUDLEY (1856-1886)
William H. Dudley was born on 26 February 1856, the second son of Peter L. Dudley
and Eliza "Bettie" Saunders. He practiced law in Lynchburg until he left ca. 1884 to live
in the Washington Territory. He died in Sprague, Washington Territory, on 3 September
1886, of typhoid fever.
He is listed in the 1880 US Census as living in Lynchburg with his brother, James, and
his mother, who has remarried to a Richard Pollard. Their maternal grandmother, Anne
M. Saunders, was also living in the home.
[1880 US Census, Lynchburg, VA, p. 274, National Archives Microfilm T-9, Roll #1358; Dudley Family
Bible Record, THE HOLY BIBLE... (New York: The American Bible Society, 1846), photocopy at Jones
Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA, FF3303; The News (Lynchburg, VA) 4 Sept. 1886, p.4, c.2; The News
(Lynchburg, VA) 5 Sept. 1886, p.3, c.3.]

WILLIAM WIRT HENRY HARRIS (c.1854-1900)
William Wirt Henry Harris was born c.1854, the son of Carter J. & Cassandra K.
Harris, of Caroline County, VA. He married Alice McDaniel Rucker, daughter of
Ambrose Barnes Rucker and Sarah J. Benagh, of Lynchburg. Six children were born of
this couple. Mrs. Harris had taught in the public schools of Lynchburg, a job to which
she returned following her husband's death.
Mr. Harris died of pneumonia at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL, on 26 November
1900, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA. Alice Rucker Harris
died on 27 August 1936, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.
["Burial Record for William W.H. Harris," Burial Book #13, Diuguid Funeral Home, p. 75, MS1949,
microfilm copy, JML, Lynchburg, VA; The News (Lynchburg, VA) 1 December 1900, p.4,c.5; The News
(Lynchburg, VA) 28 August 1936, p.12, cols. 5 & 6.]

MS1184

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Dudley & Harris, Attorneys at Law, Papers

Subject

finding aids
Records -- legal
Dudley & Harris (Lynchburg, Va.)

Description

Finding aid to the Dudley & Harris, Attorneys at Law, Papers held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1184FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Dudley & Harris, Attorneys at Law, Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/207.