David Rudd, age 50, steamboat captain, appears in the 1850 IA census (Lee Co.) with a wife and 6 children, one of which is a 12-year old male whose name has been transcribed as "Delouisey." On looking at the image I think it is more likely "DeCoursey".
In addition, the Iowa (Van Buren Co.) marriage records show the following transcriptions:
Rudd, DecourymarriedWinters, O. A. (wife)7/28/1860
Winters, C. A.marriedRudd, Decourt7-28-1860
I believe this is my Amy Orcelia [Winters] who married a man named Rudd in 1860 in Van Buren, IA.
So my querry is: is the man's given name "Decoury" "Decourt" "DeCoursey" "Delouisey" or something else? I can not find any variation of the above spellings in the 1860 census and according to family legend, he died about 1861-1864.
If anyone has information about this family or can verify the correct spelling of the son's name, I would greatly appreciate it and gladly share whatever information I have.