Flourished: Jacksonville, Illinois
Alternate name: Ludlam
In 1840, Ludlum was the head of a large household in Morgan County, Illinois. During 1847-48, he rented Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield, while Lincoln was serving in Congress. Ludlum was a member of the Masons. In 1849, he emigrated to California.
U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Morgan County, IL, 426; Contract between Abraham Lincoln and Cornelius Ludlum; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 30 October 1840, 2:7; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 24 May 1849, 2:1-2.