Aleteia, Larry Peterson: Daniel Rudd was born August 7, 1854, and was one of 12 children. His dad was a slave on the Rudd estate close to Bardstown, Kentucky, and his mom was a slave on the Hayden plantation in Bardstown.
Since the Rudds and Haydens were Catholic, so were Daniel’s parents. It followed that Daniel was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Joseph’s Church. The 15-year-old daughter of his owner stood up for him as his godmother.
Daniel Rudd grew up loving his Catholic faith. Full article is here.