Judah (Daniels) Stadden
born March 27, 1807, in Rockingham county, Virginia
died February 9, 1888, in Leland, Illinois
Died, at the residence of H. B. George, at Leland, Feb. 8th, Mrs. Judah Stadden, aged 81 years. Funeral services will be held at her daughter’s residence, Mrs. David Green, in Dayton, at 2 P. M. Saturday, Feb. 11th. The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of this section, and her husband, Capt. Stadden, was a prominent man in the county in his time and served several terms in the legislature.1
Mrs. Judah Stadden, one of the pioneer settlers of Dayton, died at her daughter’s home in Leland, Feb. 9th, 1888, being nearly 81 years old. She was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, March 29th, 1807, and when about three years of age her parents removed to Licking Co., Ohio, where, at the age of 20 she was united in marriage to Wm. Stadden. In 1831, Mrs. Stadden, husband and family removed to Dayton, La Salle Co., Illinois, where, on Nov. 13th, 1848, Wm. Stadden died, after being prominently identified in county affairs and serving a few terms in the State Legislature. Mrs. Stadden raised a large family, and with the exception of a few years residence in Leland, has always resided in Dayton.
She united with the Methodist church when quite young, and has always lived an upright and christian life.
Funeral services were held at the residence of Mrs. David Green, last Saturday afternoon, Rev. D. J. Holmes, of Ottawa, making a few appropriate remarks, and a large number of her relatives and friends following the remains to their last resting place.2
1. Ottawa [Illinois] Free Trader, February 11, 1888
2. Free Trader,February 18, 1888