I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to Lori Crane for hosting this October Ancestry Challenge 2013. Participating in this meme has brought my love for genealogy and history back into my life and showed me how much work I have to do. I really enjoyed reading all the participants posts and learned from them. I would also like to thank Lori for her hints and tips.
I will be continuing my genealogy, but will probably set up a new blog page for it, as I have so much on this blog page already. I will be sure to let you know.
Now, onto Ancestor #23, my 5th great-grandfather, James Richey Jr. who was born on November 2, 1752 in Abbeville, South Carolina to James Richey Sr. and Margaret Caldwell.
James Richey Jr. married Elizabeth Dunn around 1785 to 1786 in Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina. Elizabeth Dunn born July 7, 1766 in Abbeville, South Carolina, was the daughter of James Dunn and Agnes Ann Agnew Dunn.
Notes on Elizabeth Dunn Richey
Dunn, Elizabeth (1766 – 1828) – female
b. 7 JUL 1766 in Abbeville,SC
d. 1 MAY 1828 in Abbeville,SC
father: Dunn, James (*1731 – )
mother: Agnew, Agnes (*1735 – )
spouse: Richey, James J. (1752 – 1833)
– m. 1786 in Abbeville County, SC
———-child: Richey, Nancy (1788 – )
———-child: Richey, Margaret (1790 – )
———-child: Richey, James Washington (1792 – <1857)
———-child: Richey, Sarah (1794 – 1884)
———-child: Richey, Mary Caldwell (1796 – 1874)
———-child: Richey, William J. (1800 – 1853)
———-child: Richey, Samuel (1805 – )
———-child: Richey, John (1807 – 1879)
———-child: Richey, Elizabeth Dunn (1810 – 1842)
Eliazbeth Dunn Richey[Suggest a correction]Birth:Jun. 7, 1766Death:May, 1828
Daughter of James Dunn, Sr and Agnes AgnewWife of James Richey, Jr.
Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
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Created by: Harold Richey Jr.
Record added: Nov 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12294711
Notes on James Richey Jr.
James Richey Jr.–Revolutionary War.
Tombstone of James Richey Jr.
James Richey jr. fought in the Revolutionary War for the 2nd VA State Regt. as did his father.
James Richey Jr. was married to Elizabeth (Dunn) Richey.
They had nine children listed in the family bible(Greenwo…od County Sketches/ Watson).
The children were: Nancy, Margaret, James Washington Richey, Sarah, Mary, William, Samuel, John, and Elizabeth.
James Richey Jr. was the son of James Richey Sr. and Margaret Caldwell Richey.
James Richey Sr. was the son of Alexander Richey and Jeanne Caldwell Richey. Alexander, Jeanne, and a three year old James Sr. came to this continent from Ireland on December 10., 1727.
JAMES RITCHIE, JR. (JAMES , ALEXANDER RITCHIE (RICHEY), SAMUEL
RITCHIE ) was born 02 November 1752 in VA, and died 05 June 1833 in Abbeville Dist., SC. He married
ELIZABETH DUNN 1785-1786 in Old 96 and Abbeville Dist., SC, daughter of James Dunn and Agnes Agnew.
Notes: James is buried at Old Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Abbeyville
Dist., SC near Donalds, SC, along with his wife. All of his children were probably born in SC. .
Children of James Ritchie and Elizabeth Dunn are:
i. NANCY RITCHIE, b. 17 September 1788; m. SIMEON SPRUELL.
ii. MARGARET RITCHIE, b. 14 June 1790; m. (HANSFORD?) POSEY.
iii. JAMES WASHINGTON RITCHIE, b. 13 September 1792.
iv. SARAH RITCHIE, b. 29 June 1794; m. JAMES WILSON.
v. MARY RITCHIE, b. 07 August 1796; m. WILLIAM LORD.
vi. WILLIAM RITCHIE, b. 14 October 1800; d. 14 April 1853; m. MARY SEAWRIGHT, Abt 1822.
vii. SAMUEL RITCHIE, b. 06 January 1805; d. GA; m. MARY STRICKLAND, 31 October 1833.
viii. JOHN RITCHIE, b. 01 July 1807; d. 23 January 1879.
ix. ELIZABETH RITCHIE, b. 10 November 1810; m. REDMOND G. WYATT, 15 September 1829..
James Richey Jr. passed away on June 5, 1833 in Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina. Elizabeth Dunn Richey passed away on May 1, 1828 in Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina. Both are buried at Old Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Abbeville, South Carolina.
The pleasure was all mine. I loved reading about your ancestors.
Many thanks, Lori. 🙂
Please let me know if you move over to a new genealogy blog! Enjoyed reading your posts on your ancestors.