The 1850 New Madrid Co., MO census shows William Ruddle aged 46 born in Tennessee, wife Elizabeth 30, son William 21, Albert 16 or 11?, daughters M.A. 11, T.J.9, Jno. 5, Althea 2, Jas.?I.O.? 3/12, Jane 17 and Stephen Henderson.
I have several questions because of this information. If Elizabeth is only 30 and son William is 21 then it's unlikely she is his mother. Does anyone know of a previous marriage by William, Sr? who would be son William's mother.
Also believe the Jane age 17 that is listed is son William's first wife, Jane Henderson.
Anyone know when and where William and wife/wives died? I've seen him identified by others as William M.