Moses Dudley, son of Nahum, was born October 18, 1794, and married Persis, daughter of Rev. Allen Pratt, of Westmoreland. From 1817 till 1851 he was engaged in tanning at the Center village, and afterwards in farming, having purchased a farm in the western part of the town, where he died, April 16, 1874. He was selectman in 1832, 1833, 1835, 1847, and delegate to the constitutional convention in 1850. His children were Allen Pratt, Hannah C., Charles P., William L., and Persis M. William L., born December 20, 1824, married Mary Caroline, daughter of Thomas B. and Betsey R. (Mead) Doak, November 11, 1858. He was admitted to the bar, at Newport, in 1846, and commenced the practice of law in Chesterfield the same year. In 1849, he went to California, and resides at present in Stockton, engaged in the practice of his profession. His children are Elizabeth Mead, born at Mokelumne Hill, Cal., August 16, 1860; Elinor Gertrude, born there January 4, 1862; William Little, born at Stockton, June 13, 1869; and Mary Frances, born at Stockton, November 26, 1872.
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