The earliest Budd in the census was Daniel Budd, married to Minta (maiden name unknown). Daniel was head of a free family of color found listed in the 1840 census in the Cracklin District of Montgomery County. In 1850 he is living in the Cracklin District with his wife Minta, daughter Ellen, and a potential sister or sister-in-law, Rachel Richardson. In 1860 Daniel was a laborer living in Sandy Spring. In his house was his wife Minty [sic], his son [Hamlin [sic-Hamilton], Rachel Richardson, and several others whose relationship is not known, including a Charles Budd, whom family researchers/descendants maintain was also a son. Among his neighbors were the families of his son Perry Budd, Robert Lincoln, and Caleb Dorsey. He last appeared in the 1870 census in “District 5.” He was now listed as a “Farmer,” and his son Hamilton, a “rough carpenter.” He was living next door to Tilghman Mitchell. There was also an older son, already married with a family of his own, Daniel Budd Jr., married to Lydia Cook. Thus the known children of Daniel and Minta Budd were (Richard) Perry, Ellen, Hamilton, Daniel Jr., and Charles.
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