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Lieut. Judson S. Paul was born in Muskingum County, Ohio September 1 1838, and is the sixth of the seven children born to Jacob and Elizabeth (Harding) Paul natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and respectively of Welsh and English descent. At the age of five, in 1807, Jacob Paul was taken to Morgan County, Ohio by his parents and was there reared, educated, and married, and for many years followed farming. Subsequently, he came to White County, and purchased property in the village of Bradford or Monon, where Mrs. Elizabeth Paul died, a member of the Baptist Church, and since then Mr. Paul has lived with his children, at present making his home with Judson S. The latter received a good education in the common and high schools of his native state and worked with his father on the farm until 1861, when he entered Miller's Academy, in Guernsey County, Ohio, and interrupted his studies there in August 1862 by enlisting in Company C, One Hundred Twenty Second, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. At the organization of this company he was elected Second Lieutenant, and he was with his regiment in all its engagements until July 15, 1863, when he was taken prisoner at Winchester Virginia and sent to Libby Prison; thence to Macon Ga; thence to Charleston (where for a time the prisoners were placed under the fire of the Federal fleet, and then to Camp Sorghum, near Columbia S.C. from which prison, Mr. Paul and others made their escape November 15, 1864 and by Nocturnal and secret travel made their way to a point about 200 miles north in Cherokee County, where they were re-captured by Thomas's legions of Indians, taken to Greenville, S.C. and placed in Jail, from which they were released by the jailer's daughter, only to be re-captured three days later. In March of 1865, Mr. Paul was sent to Richmond, was paroled April 2, and discharged May 15, 1865. In the fall, he came to Union Township and engaged there with his brother in farming and stock raising until the fall of 1868, when he bought the farm in this township on which he now lives. Dec 4, 1868 he married Anna McCuaig, a native of Washington County, Ohio, who has borne him five children - Harriet, William J, Daniel, James, and Joseph E. Lieut. Paul is a member of the G.A.R. and in politics is a staunch Republican.

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