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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
JUDGE GEORGE RUDY was born October 30, 1850, in McLean County, Ky., and is the third of four children born to Jacob A. and Mary J. (Wright) Rudy, natives of Jefferson and McLean Counties, Ky., respectively. Jacob A. Rudy was the son of Jacob Rudy who married a Miss Steel. They were natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, and of German and Irish descent, and were among the first settlers of Kentucky. Judge Rudy’s parents came to McLean County about 1847, and settled near Harmon’s Ferry; his mother was a daughter of James Wright, a farmer, who married a Miss Allen; they were names of McLean and Daviess Counties, respectively, and of English extraction. Judge Rudy lived with his parents and attended the common schools until he was eighteen years old, when he engaged in the drug business for two years; then worked two years at the dry goods business, and two more at the grocery business. In 1874, he went to Sherman, Tex., and engaged in the butcher business for six months. In the spring of 1875, he returned and engaged in the dry goods business at Beech’s Grove, in which he was engaged until August, 1878, when he was elected county judge; re-located in 1882. He is the owner of 152 acres of good land in McLean County; was married October 30, 1878, to Lizzie J. Huston, of Henderson County, Ky., a daughter of Capt. William W. and Sophia L. (Woodruff) Huffman, of Kentucky. Two children bless this union – Mary L. and Josie. Judge Rudy is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife of the Old School Presbyterian Church.