I've just discovered this Ludden message board. I'm sorry no one has written back to you yet.
No, the James Ludden they're all talking about was born about 1611 in England. There's a book about him titled _James Luden the Old Planter_ or some such. There's a copy of it at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Email me if you'd like a listing of some of his descendents--maybe we're related, and you're a descendent of his, too!