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October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #23

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Ancestor #23

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)
NOTE
Eliazbeth Dunn Richey[Suggest a correction]Birth:Jun. 7, 1766Death:May, 1828
Daughter of James Dunn, Sr and Agnes AgnewWife of James Richey, Jr.
Burial:
Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Donalds
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
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..
http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/mahouser/richey.html

1 A Headstone for Jame Richey Jr.
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.
1 A Old Greenville Cemetery

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestors #22

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Ancestors #22

Today we will be continuing down the Ritchie, Richie, and Richey line, starting with my 6th great-grandfather, James Richey Sr.

I apologize beforehand for this rather lengthy post and for any repetition I may have overlooked.

James Richey Sr. was born on July 25, 1722 in Abbeville, South Carolina. According to my records, he was the 2nd born son to Samuel Alexander Richey Jr. and Jeanne Caldwell Richey. In the year of 1749, James Richey Sr. married Margaret Caldwell in Abbeville, South Carolina. Margaret is believed to be the daughter of William Findley and Rebecca Parks Caldwell. I have not worked much on the Caldwell’s yet, so I’m not sure if Margaret Caldwell Richey was related to her mother-in-law, Jeanne Caldwell Richey. I definitely need to work on this one.

The citations I have that provides evidence for James Richey Sr., shows his birth as July 25, 1722 in Abbeville, South Carolina.
Family Data Collection – Births
Family Data Collection – Individual Records
Millennium File
The following information, submitted by Jayne Wilson Weir, shows James Richey Sr. as being born on July 25, 1724 in Derry, Ireland. I’m not sure which is correct. There also seems to be some confusion on when exactly Samuel Alexander and Jeanne Caldwell Richey came to America and on where exactly they married.

James Ritchie, Sr.
Submitted by Jayne Wilson Weir

JAMES RITCHIE, SR. was born 25 July, 1724 in County Derry, IRE, and died 12 August, 1808 in Shoals Junction, Abbeville District, SC. He married MARGARET CALDWELL Abt. 1749, daughter of WILLIAM CALDWELL and REBECCA PARKS.
Children of JAMES RITCHIE and MARGARET CALDWELL are:.

1. ALEXANDER RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1748, State of Virginia; d. State of Virginia..

2. JOHN RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1750, Amelia Co., VA; d. Bef. 04 November, 1808, Abbeville District, SC..

3. JAMES RITCHIE, JR., b. 02 November, 1752, Amelia Co., VA; d. 05 June, 1833, Abbeville District, SC.
(My 5th Great-Grandfather)

4. JEANNE RITCHIE, b. 1753, State of Virginia; d. State of Virginia..

5. MARGARET RITCHIE, b. 1753, State of Virginia; d. State of Virginia..

6. ROBERT J. RITCHIE, SR., b. Abt. 1754, Amelia Co., VA; d. Abt. 1828, Abbeville District, SC (Probable)..

7. ANN RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1758, Amelia Co., VA; d. 1799, State of South Carolina (Probable)..

8. NANCY AGNES RITCHIE, b. 30 June, 1763, State of Virginia; d. 28 April, 1847, Abbeville District, SC (Probable)..

9. ANDREW RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1768, Amelia Co., VA; d. Aft. November 1834, Abbeville District, SC (Probable)..

10. WILLIAM A. RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1769, Amelia Co., VA; d. 16 November, 1846, Abbeville, SC..

James Richey’s will was signed 16 Dec 1807. He is buried at Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Abbeville Co., (then district), SC near Donalds, SC. One source describes the place of James’ death as “Shoals Junction” in SC.

From “Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds”.

Page 430:

Richey, James, Sr.-Box 109, Pack 3112:

Will dated 16 Dec 1807; Exrs: Sons, John, Jas. Richey. Wit: Geo. Brownlee, Wm. McCrone, Jas. Richey, Jr. Was of Chickasaw in Abbeville Dist. Chn: John, Jas., Robt. Richey, Agness Purdy, Wm., Andrew Richey. Gr. Chn: John, Margaret, Jas. Wilson, Robt. Morrah, Margaret dtr. of my son Jas. Richey, Margaret dtr. to my son Andrew Richey, Jas. son to Wm. Richey, Margaret Seawright drt. to Robt. Richey, Margaret dtr. to my son John Richey..

http://fre epages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hemlockhill/Ritchie.htm

Revolutionary War service for James Richey, Sr.

According to the Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, “he served in the militia during 1780 and 1782 under Capt. Stephen Jackson and Col. Marshall and supplied a rifle for Col. Marshall’s regiment.” A. A. 6394; Y943.
Tombstone says, Pvt. 2 Va. State Regt. Rev. War

More Information on James Richey Sr.
Submitted by: Jayne Wilson Weir

Richey, James (1724 – 1808) – male
b. 25 JUL 1724 in Derry, Ireland
d. 12 AUG 1808 in Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina
father: Richey, Alexander (~1690 – 1749)
mother: Caldwell, Jeanne (1693 – 1785)
James Richey was born before his parents left Ireland in 1749 (after their arrival) James Sr. Married Margaret Caldwell. In 1773 – 1774 James and some of his sons came to Donalds area of SC and staked out lands. Two sons, Robert and John, remained and fought in the Revolution in SC. James went back to VA where he and his son James Jr. also have Revolutionary War service records. Before the end of the war, however, all of the James Richey Sr. family was settled on their land in SC. This land was located in an area just north and east of the Greenville Presbyterian Church in Donalds, SC.

His tombstone reads:
James Richey, Sr., PVT, 2 VA State Regiment. Revolutionary War, 25 Jul, 1724 — .

Allen Duane Richie notes and National Archives information: “James Richey, Sr. is a Revolutionary War Veteran who served in Captain William Long’s Company of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment commanded by Col. William Brent (this company was designated at various times and Capt. James Quarles and Capt. William Long’s Company.) He appears on the Company Payrool records from May, 1779, through November, 1779, and received a certificate for the balance of his pay on November 19, 1783. For his services as a Private, he was paid $6.66 per month, plus $10.00 subsistance pay.” (Source Military Records, National Archives)
Clyde Homer Doyal notes: “James Richey was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1720 and came to America in 1727. James and Margaret are buried in Greenville Cemetary in South Carolina. They had 6 children: John (1750-1808); James Robert, and Andrew. James Richey was the son of Alexander Richey (1698-1749)”
According to Anabel W. Stogner’s information on James Richey, Jr. her notes state: “He returned to Virginia to fight in the Revolution with his son James Jr., but he left two sons, John and Robert, in South Carolina where they fought in the Revolution. James Richey had 3 sons and 2 sons-inlaw who fought in the Revolution and survived with hime (James) to live long, productive lives. Two other sons Andrew and William were too young to fight in the War. James Richey, Sr. moved his family to South Carolina after the War and settled in Old Abbeville Co. Thereafter he signed his papers as ‘James Richey, Sr. of Chickawaw’.” A. W. 8 (sourch almost illedigble) March 1983.
12 Aug. 1801. On the back it reads “Came to South Carolina in 1784 from Amelia Co., VA; son of Jeanne Caldwell and Alexander Richey from Ireland to Prince Edward Co., VA” .
Will dated 16 Dec. 1807; Executor: Sons, John, Jas. Richey Wit: George Brownlee, William McCrone, James Richey, Jr Was of Chickasaw in Abberville Dirst. Children John, James, Robert Richey, Agness Purdy, William and Andrew Richey.
Grandchildren John, Margaret, James Wilson, Robt Morrah, Margaret Daughter of my son James Richey, Margaret daughter to my son Andrew Richey, James son to William Richey, Margaret Seawright Daughter to Robert Richey, Margaret daught to my son John Richey.

spouse: Caldwell, Margaret (1729 – 1802)
– m. ABT 1749 in Prince Edward County, VA or Lunenburg Co., VA
———-child: Richey, Alexander (~1748 – r1753)
———-child: Richey, James J. (1752 – 1833)* (My 5th Great-Grandfather)
———-child: Richey, Ann (~1753 – ~1800)
———-child: Richey, John C. (~1753 – 1808)
———-child: Richey, Jeanne (1753 – )
———-child: Richey, Robert J. (1754 – 1828)
———-child: Richey, Margaret (r1755 – )
———-child: Richey, Andrew (~1756 – )
———-child: Richey, Armathine (*1759 – )
———-child: Richey, Agnes Nancy (~1763 – 1786)
———-child: Richey, William A. (1775 – 1846) .

http://www.barney.org/family/wga48.html#I8677.

Descendants of James Ritchie, Sr.
Generation No. 1
1. SR. JAMES3 RITCHIE, SR. (ALEXANDER RICHEY OR2, UNKNOWN1 RICHEY) was
born 25 July 1724 in County Derry, IRE, and died 12 August 1808 in
Shoals Junction, Abbeville District, SC. He married MARGARET CALDWELL
Abt. 1749 in Lunenburg Co., VA (Possible), daughter of WILLIAM
CALDWELL and REBECCA PARKS. She was born 04 January 1728/29 in
Lancaster Co., PA, and died 12 September 1802 in Shoals Junction,
Abbeville District, SC.

Notes for SR. JAMES RITCHIE, SR.:
James Richey’s will was signed 16 Dec 1807. He is buried at Greenville
Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Abbeville Co., (then district), SC
near Donalds, SC. One source describes the place of James’ death as
“Shoals Junction” in SC.
His tombstone reads:
“James Richey, Sr., PVT, 2 VA State Regt., Revolutionary War; 25 Jul
1724-12 Aug 1808” and the back “Came to South Carolina in 1784 from
Amelia co., VA; Son of Jeanne Caldwell and Alexander Richey from
Ireland To Prince Edward Co., VA.”
James Richey-2 Virginia State Regiment-(Revolutionary War) Private
Will dated 16 Dec 1807; Exrs: Sons, John, Jas. Richey. Wit: Geo.
Brownlee, Wm. McCrone, Jas. Richey, Jr. Was of Chickasaw in Abbeville
Dist. Chn: John, Jas., Robt. Richey, Agness Purdy, Wm., Andrew Richey.
Gr. Chn: John, Margaret, Jas. Wilson, Robt. Morrah, Margaret dtr. of
my son Jas. Richey, Margaret dtr. to my son Andrew Richey, Jas. son to
Wm. Richey, Margaret Seawright drt. to Robt. Richey, Margaret dtr. to
my son John Riche
Notes for MARGARET CALDWELL:
Margaret probably died at Shoals Junction, Abbeville Co., SC/then
Abbeville District, SC. She is buried at Old Greenville Presbyterian
Church Cemetery in Abbeville Co., (then district) SC, near Donalds,
SC. Her tombstone reads: “Margaret Caldwell, Born in PA; 04 Jan
1729-12 Sep 1802; Wife of James Richey, Sr.”

Children of JAMES RITCHIE and MARGARET CALDWELL are:

i. ALEXANDER4 RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1748, State of Virginia; d. State of
Virginia.

ii. SR. JOHN RITCHIE, b. 1750, Amelia Co., VA; d. Bef. 04 November
1808, Abbeville District, SC; m. NANCY ANN BROWNLEE, Abt. 1770,
Abbeville District, SC (Probable); b. 1753, Abbeville District, SC; d.
Bef. 16 November 1812, Abbeville District, SC.

iii. JR. JAMES RITCHIE, JR., b. 02 November 1752, Amelia Co., VA; d.
05 June 1833, Abbeville District, SC; m. ELIZABETH DUNN, 1786,
Abbeville District, SC; b. 07 July 1766; d. 01 May 1828, Abbeville
District, SC (Probable)* (My 5th Great-Grandfather)

iv. JEANNE RITCHIE, b. 1753, State of Virginia; d. State of Virginia.

v. MARGARET RITCHIE, b. Bet. 1753 – 1758, State of Virginia; d. State
of Virginia.

vi. SR. ROBERT J. RITCHIE, SR., b. Abt. 1754, Amelia Co., VA; d. Abt.
1828, Abbeville District, SC (Probable); m. MARY CALDWELL STEWART,
Bet. 1780 – 1784, Abbeville District, SC; b. Abt. 1762, Amelia Co.,
VA; d. Abt. 1835, State of South Carolina.

vii. ANN RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1758, Amelia Co., VA; d. Abt. 01 February
1800, State of South Carolina (Probable); m. (1) GEORGE WILSON, Abt.
1788; b. 1752; d. 31 May 1795, Abbeville District, SC (Probable); m.
(2) HUGH MORRAH OR MORROW, Bef. 1799, State of South Carolina
(Probable).

viii. NANCY AGNES RITCHIE, b. 30 June 1763, State of Virginia; d. 28
April 1847, Abbeville District, SC (Probable); m. SR. HENRY PURDY, 05
December 1786; b. 05 October 1751; d. 16 August 1816, Abbeville
District, SC

ix. ANDREW RITCHIE, b. Abt. 1768, Amelia Co., VA; d. Aft. November
1835, Anderson Co., SC (Probable); m. ELIZABETH WEBB, 1788, Abbeville
District, SC; b. Aft. 1765; d. Bef. 1820, Abbeville District, SC
(Probable).

x. WILLIAM A. RITCHIE, b. Bet. 1769 – 1775, Amelia Co., VA; d. 16
November 1846, Abbeville, SC; m. (1) JANE STONE, 22 January 1801,
Abbeville Co., SC (Probable); b. 1781; d. 09 March 1839, Abbeville
Co., SC (Probable); m. (2) ELIZABETH MARTIN, Aft. 09 March 1839; b.
1799, Abbeville District, SC; d. 1885.
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scroots/sc00482.htm

Land Survey and Plat for James Richey Sr.

The land survey and plat for James Richie (Richey) for property in Granville County, SC. Part of this county became Abbeville County, which he moved to after the Revolutionary War. James and his son John both staked out land then James went back to Virginia to fight in the Revolutionary War, then after the war moved his family to Abbeville County, SC. Both James and John show up on the 1779 census in Abbeville, SC.— with Joan Walker.
1 A Cabin Home of James Richey, Sr.
Home of James Richey Sr. located in Donalds, SC. James was the son of Alexander and Jeanne Caldwell Richey, the first of our direct ancestors to come to America. He fought in the Revolutionary War. This house was built around the turn of the century (1800).

Information Regarding the Richey Family
Submitted by Jayne Wilson Weir

Alexander Richey landed at New Castle, Delaware in 1727. In Ireland, he married Jeanne (Jane) Caldwell, a daughter of Jane McGhie and Joseph Caldwell. She was a sister of John Caldwell who came to Cub Creek, VA in the 1730s. Alexander Richey fist settled in Lancaster County, PA, at Chestnut Level. He moved to Amelia County, VA, and settled in the part which was later cut off into Prince Edward County. He died and left a will in 1749. His widow (1688-1784) survived him for 36 years and died at age 96. Alexander Richey was a farmer, merchant, and colonial soldier. His will is recorded in Will Book I:57, Amelia County, VA, dated 3 May 1749, probated 18 August 1749. The will named the children of Alexander and Jeanne Richey and made specific bequests to the sons:

John, well beloved son, land joining George Davisses place;

Alexander, well beloved son, land;

James, well beloved son, 200 acres ye place I now live on and that at the decease of his mother;

Samuel, well beloved son, a minor; his three brothers each were to pay him fifteen pounds English sterling money on his becoming of age;

Daughters named were Agnes, Catrin, Mary, and Suzanna.

Wife Jeanne to be sole executrix.

Probated 18 August 1749, by Jane (Jeanne) Richey and witnessed by John Caldwell, Charles Riche, Hugh Richey — all three before Samuel Cobbs, Clerk of Court.

Jeanne Caldwell Richey also left a will which was probated 16 August 1785 in Prince Edward County, VA. The appraisers of her estate were John Scott, Benjamin Thackston, and Andrew Wlliot. At the October Court 1785, Hugh Richey (probably son of Charles Richey, and her nephew) was appointed administrator. The heirs were a daughter, Suzanna Richey Crockett, and a granddaughter, Mary Crockett. Witnesses and executives: Hugh Richey and Richard Bibb.

This seems clearly to indicate that her sons and grandsons and almost all family members had already gone, joining the great trek about the close of the Revolution southward and westward, in search of new lands. We know that James Richey, who by Alexander Richey’s will was to inherit the homeplace at his mother’s death, did not arrive in South Carolina to live until about 1785. Perhaps he lingered in VA until after her death and went to South Carolina before her will was probated, or he may have gone before her death and did not return to settle the estate. Unlike many of the pioneer wives and mothers who followed their husbands and sons to the end of their days, Jeanne chose to remain at the place where Alexander died. Who can say which ones are more worthy of respect and honor: those who go on or those who stay? Perhaps she had grown weary of the search for the perfect place and decided that VA was good enough. She lived a long and useful life and is worthy of a place among the honored pioneers.

A memento of Jeanne’s industry as a housewife is a flaxwheel which she and Alexander brought with them from Ireland. It was given to James Richey, Sr. who brought it to SC and gave it to his son, James Richey. Jr. who gave it to his daughter, Elizabeth Wyatt, who gave it to her daughter, Mary Jane Andrea, who gave it to her granddaughter, Miss Connie Lee Andrea, the daughter of Redmond Leonardo Andrea. This wheel was on exhibit at the 46th annual Wyatt Reunion at Greenville Presbyterian Church, Donalds, SC, June 15, 1952, at Greenville Presbyterian Church, Donalds, SC, June 15, 1952, and is still in existence today (1986). Some of my ancestors wore clothing spun from flax on this flax wheel.

The Richey Family in Scotland was sect of the Clan Mackintosh and, as such, wore the McIntosh tartan and plaid. There was on exhibit at the Wyatt Reunion (1952) a copy of the “Richey Sept MacKintosh” tartan which was bought in Scotland, also a sketch of the Clan McIntosh.

James Richey, Sr. came to South Carolina from Virginia sometime before the Revolution and staked out lands on Chicasaw Creek. He returned to Virginia but left two sons, John and Robert, and probably his future son-in-law, George Wilson, in South Carolina. John and Robert Richey and George Wilson served in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. James Richey, Sr. and James Richey, Jr. served in Virginia. Andrew and William Richey, two other sons, were too young for military service.

After the Revolutionary War, James Richey, Sr. moved his family to the Ninety-Six District of South Carolina and established his home near Chicasaw Creek in what is now Abbeville County. Afterwards, he signed his papers as James Richey, Sr. of Chicasaw.” An old Bible entry records James Richey, Sr. died 12th August 1808, aged 85 years; another Bible gives the death date as 6th May 1810. His will was signed 16 December, 1807, and no proving date is on file. It is noteworthy that James Richey, Sr. had five granddaughters named Margaret. They were the daughters of sons James, John, and Andrew; Margaret Richey Seawright, daughter of son Robert; Margaret Wilson, daughter of Anne Richey Wilson. James Richey’s wife Margaret Caldwell Richey, daughter of Major William Caldwell and Rebecca Parque Caldwell, died in September 1802. Three of their children, Alexander, Jeanne, and Margaret, died in childhood and are buried in Virginia.

My 5th great-grandfather, James Richey, Jr. born 1752 Amelia County, VA, died 5 Jun 1833 SC, married ca 1785, Elizabeth Dunn, born ca 1760 died 1 May 1828, daughter of James Dunn, Jr. (died Abbeville County, SC 1805) and wife Agnes Agnew. James Dunn was a Revolutionary soldier in SC in 1780, 1781, 1782, Cavalry service under General Henderson and General Sumpter. James Richey, Jr. was a Revolutionary War soldier in VA and in the SC Militia under Colonel John Marshall in 1780 and 1782. (SC Archives DAR Nat. No. 231324).

Children:

1. Nancy Richey born 17 Sep 1788 married Simeon Spruell.

2. Margaret Richey born 14 June 1790 married Hanson Posey.

3. James Washington Richey born 13 Sep 1792 married 1st) Julianne Shirley; married 2nd) Mrs. Andrew Seawright nee Margaret Richey; married 3rd) Nancy Martin.
*(My 4th great-grandfather)

4. Sarah Richey born 29 June 1794 married James Wilson, son of George Wilson and Anne Richey.

5. Mary Richey born 7 Aug 1796 married William Lord, moved to Georgia and lived near Commerce in Jackson County. They were founders of the Lord family there.

6. William Richey born 14 Oct 1800, died 14 Apr 1853, married 1822 Mary Seawright born 5 Feb 1803, died 24 May 1964. She was daughter of Andrew Seawright (b. 1777, d. 1827) and Margaret Richey (1785-1857), daughter of Robert Richey, 3rd son of James Richey, Sr. and Margaret C Richey.

7. Samuel Richey born 6 Jan 1805, married Mary Strickland 31 Oct 1833 in Madison County, GA; lived in Gwinnett County, GA. No children.

8. John Richey born 1 Jul 1807, died 23 Jan 1879, married 1st) Thirsa Emily Kay 6 Jul 1826 (b. 1810, d. 28 Dec 1834). 2nd) Nancy Adeline Seawright 9 Apr 1835 (daughter of Andrew and Margaret R Seawright) b. 10 Aug 1814, d. 7 Jan 1850.

9. Elizabeth Richey born 10 Nov 1810, married Redmond G Wyatt (1st wife) 15 Sep 1829. He married second Eleanor Ann Seawright.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CALDWELL/2001-12/1007419550

George Wilson Estate: 1785 or 1795

George Wilson had an inn that was located across from the old Greenville Presbyterian Church in Donalds, Abbeville S.C. This area when first opened to Scotch-Irish settlers was called Boonesborough. Later this area was also called Donaldsville then Donalds. The names listed in this will are: Ann Richey Wilson, wife of George Wilson, Her brothers John Richey, and James Richey Jr. Ann Richey was the daughter of James Richey Sr. and Margaret Caldwell.

James Richey Sr. Headstone
1 A Headstone for James Richey, Sr.
Birth: Jul. 25, 1724 Death: Aug. 12, 1808 Inscription: James Richey, Sr. PVT, 2VA State Regt., Revolutionary War; Note: back of marker reads: Came to South Carolina in 1784 from Amelia Co. VA; son of Jeanne Caldwell & Alexander Richey from Ireland to Prince Edward Co., VA Burial: Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery Donalds Abbeville County South Carolina, USA
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Headstone Details
Cemetery name Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Name on headstone James Richey, Sr.
Birth 1724
Death 1808

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestors #21

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Ancestors #21

Ritchie, Richie, Richey

As the October Ancestry Challenge 2013 is winding down to a close, I’m going to give you a look at what I have on my maternal side; the Richey’s. With the help of Ancestry.com, Millennia Files, International Files, and the help of many cousins, I have been able to trace them back to my 9th great-grandfather during the early 1600’s in Scotland.

James Ritchie, my 9th great-grandfather, was born around 1620 in Glascow, Scotland. My 8th great-grandfather, Samuel Alexander Richey Sr., was born around 1668 in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Sometime during his first twenty years, he came into Pennsylvania. Samuel married Lydia Moore during the year of 1688 in Pennsylvania. His name is listed in the files of Scots in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, 1635-1783. Samuel Alexander Richey Sr. passed away on January 8, 1740 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

My 7th great-grandfather, Samuel Alexander Richey Jr. was born during the year of 1690 in Derry, Ireland. He was born to Samuel Alexander Richey Sr. and Lydia Moore Richey. Samuel and Lydia must have gone back to Ireland, for a time, after being married in 1688, Pennsylvania; Another question to sort out. Samuel Alexander Richey Jr. arrived in New Hampshire in 1718.

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Name:
Alexander Richey

Arrival Year:
1718

Arrival Place:
New Hampshire

Source Publication Code:
648

Primary Immigrant:
Richey, Alexander

Annotation:
From a manuscript in the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord. Concerns over 250 inhabitants of Northern Ireland who, in 1718, petitioned Samuel Shute for permission to emigrate to New England. Many (pp. 262-264) settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Also in no. 0702, Boyer, Ship Passenger Lists, National and New England, pp. 130-133.

Source Bibliography:
BOLTON, CHARLES KNOWLES. The Petition to Governor Shute in 1718. In Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America. Boston: Bacon & Brown, 1910, pp. 324-330. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967. Repr. 1986.

Page:
325

Samuel Alexander Richey Jr. married Jane Jeanne Caldwell during the year of 1718 in Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia. Jane Jeanne Caldwell was the daughter of Andrew Caldwell and Unknown Mother.
Samuel Alexander Richey/Ritchie Jr. was a land owner in Augusta County, Virginia.

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

Name:
Alex. Ritchie

Date:
Aug 25,

Location:
Augusta Co., VA

Property:
400 acres, James River above Craig’s Creek.

Notes:
This land record was originally published in “Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County” by Lyman Chalkley.

Remarks:
Purchased of Alex. Douglass, heir-at-law of his brother, Roger Douglass, to whom it was patented. Witness, James Donalson/Donaleson.

Description:
Grantor

Book:
5-496

Occupation:
Blacksmith

A story of interest to the Richey/Ritchie and Caldwell Families:

Bringing the Presbyterian Church to Virginia:
Historically speaking, the settlement of the Caldwell, Ritchie, Moore, Dougherty, Dugeon and other related families in Virginia is of importance. The Commonwealth of Virginia only recognized one religion and that was the Church of England (Episcopal). No other practice of religion was allowed. The great influx of these Scot-Irish into the Shenandoah Valley with their Presbyterian religion presented a problem for the Commonwealth. These new settlers disliked the English, their government, and their religion, and they were considered “rebels” by most Virginians.

In response to a request of the Donegal Presbytery of Pennsylvania, instigated by Capt. John Caldwell on April 11, 1738, Governor Gooch agreed to allow the practice of the Presbyterian religion under certain circumstances. Basically, these rebels would have to swear an allegiance to the Crown and recognize the Church of England. All marriages would have to be in the “recognized” church. These Presbyterian settlements had “Meeting Houses”, and could not call them churches. The Meeting Houses had windows, but they were allowed no glass or coverings on the windows so people could peer in and see what was going on. Doors were not allowed
either.

There were two major settlements of the Scot-Irish in Virginia as a result of this compromise. One was the Tinkling Spring Congregation which was located in Augusta County (Fisherville, Virginia), and the other was the Cub Creek Congregation led by Captain John Caldwell in what became Lunenburg County, Virginia. These people were the main influence on the policy of separating Church and State when it came time to ratify our Constitution.

The following information, concerning Samuel Alexander Richey’s Will, was shared by the Loudamy-McKinney Family Tree.

Alexander may have had other children who were dead by the time that
Alexander made his will in 1749.
Alexander came to the America in 1727 in a group of Scotch-Irish settlers to
Lancaster and Chester Co., PA
by way of Delaware; was in the PA areas ca 1737. The date of arrival at
Delaware was 10 Dec 1727 at New
Castle.
Alexander’s will was recorded at Amelia Co., VA; BK “1” pp 57 on 03 May
1747; it mentions James, Sr.
and other children. The will was proved 18 Aug 1749.
Alexander had a grand-daughter named Mary Crockett.

Again, the arrival dates and areas are off, leaving me to wonder if this family moved back and forth from Ireland/Scotland to the Thirteen Colonies area frequently. ???

The family is also mentioned in the Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790. : records of the state enumerations, 1782 to
Jane Richie is listed as the Head of Family on the document: Heads of families – Virginia, 1785.

Samuel Alexander Richey/Ritchie Jr. passed away on August 18, 1749 in Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia. Jane Jeanne Caldwell Richey/Ritchey passed away on August 16, 1785 in Farmville, Lunenburg, Virginia.

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #20

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Ancestor #20

I was blessed to remember another one of my great-grandparents. My maternal grandfather’s mother was Hattie Lee Edmondson Richey. She was born October 15, 1885 to Green and Susan E. Jones Edmondson.

I have very fond memories of this great-grandmother. She was loving and kind and we had large Sunday dinners at her house quite often, with a lot of Richey relatives. There may have been some Edmondson relatives in attendance also, but I don’t remember them as much.

Somewhere between 1900 and 1904, Hattie married Reverend Monroe Richey. Monroe was born June 9, 1883 to Eleazar Newton and Armenda Menervia Liles Richey. Eleazar Newton, along with his father, Benjamin Richey, was the first of my direct Richey line to move into Alabama.
1 Hattie and Monroe
Monroe and Hattie

Monroe and Hattie had seven children; 5 boys and 2 girls. One of the youngest sons is still living today. My grandfather, Hiram Thomas Richey, was the third child and first born son.

Hattie lost an eye to cancer and wore an eye patch. I don’t remember ever being scared of her because of the patch; it was just part of her.
1 Hattie Edmondson Richey and Family
If you look closely, you will be able to see Hattie with her patch. If you look even closer, you may be able to see me in the front row, far right.

Monroe passed away on October 30, 1944. Hattie passed away on December 4, 1964. Both are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grove Oak, Alabama.
1 Hattie and Monroe Headstone

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #19

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Ancestor #19

My 2nd great-grandfather, William Henry Taylor, Jr., was born in October 1844 in Marshall County, Alabama (probably on Taylor Mountain). He was the third child and first-born son of William Henry Taylor, Sr. and Sarah Maysure.

In 1877, William Henry Taylor, Jr. married Frances Adaline Dorsett. Frances Adaline Dorsett is believed to be the daughter of Thomas Dorsett and Rachael Strange Dorsett. I’m still working on this one.

William Henry Taylor, Jr. and Frances Adaline Dorsett Taylor had eight children; 6 girls and 2 boys. I have been unable to find very much on these children, but the land at Taylor Mountain had to go to one, or more, of them or their children.

TAYLOR MOUNTAIN

History of Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park was owned privately prior to the 1930’s. Some of the landowners were Taylors, Ellenburgs, and Kings. Two of the mountains in the park are named in honor of these families: Taylor Mountain, upon which the Lodge sits, and Ellenburg Mountain. King’s Chapel Cemetery, also in the park, is also a namesake of its previous owner. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) acquired the land from the local landowners to give room for the backwaters of the Tennessee River’s Guntersville Dam.

The land surrounding the Guntersville impoundment that is now Lake Guntersville State Park was donated to the State of Alabama in 1947 for public use and was named Little Mountain State Park. This only comprises a piece of what is now Lake Guntersville State Park, with the rest of the land acquired at later dates. A small campground was established in what was a private fishing camp at Town Creek. When the state created a bond issue in the late 1960’s, a large sum of the funds generated was used to create the current campground, lodge, and golf course. Beginning in 1970 and going until 1973, the Lodge was built on the top of Taylor Mountain, overlooking 69,000 acre impoundment of the Tennessee River: Lake Guntersville. The name of the park was changed to Lake Guntersville State Park in the late 1970’s.

The park now encompasses nearly 7000 acres and boasts the third largest campground in the state park system. A nature center is located within the campground. There is also a newly renovated, 18 hole, championship golf course, as well as 20 bluff side chalets, 15 lakeside cabins, and the largest lodge and convention building in the state park system. There is also another campground and fishing center at Town Creek, which has everything you need for a day of fishing, and one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. Seven boat ramps are located in the park, which facilitates one of the main draws to the park: aquatic recreation.

The hiking trails in Lake Guntersville State Park traverse easy to difficult terrain and vary in length from 0.8 miles to about 3.5 miles, yet connect with one another to form a network of trails that add up to over 35 miles. The trails are varied with some following alongside the banks of the Tennessee River/Lake Guntersville, others lead to seasonal waterfalls, and some that pique your interest just by their names alone, such as the Old Still Path and the Moonshine Trail. The majority of the hiking trails were carved out of the mountainsides primarily by Rex and Ruth Seale, who were avid admirers of Lake Guntersville State Park. Several trails have now been designated as multi-use, and allow mountain bikes on them. In addition, new trails are being added to the park by the work of a local mountain biking club, which includes several local business owners.

Lake Guntersville State Park is blessed with a diversity of habitats, from low wetland areas to rocky bluffs along the mountains, providing a rich variety of flora and fauna. Bald Eagles and Cardinal flower can be seen along the waterways, while Wood Thrushes and American Ginseng can be found deep in the mountain forests. No trip to Alabama would be complete without a stop at this treasure in our state park system.

There must have been a good profit from the sale of the land. I remember when my grandfather got his share in the 1970’s. He purchased a home and 10 acres of land for him and my grandmother to retire on. I still have not found any record of his inheritance.

William Henry Taylor, Jr. passed away on November 19, 1934 at the age of 90. He could have had some dealings in selling the land, but according to his age, I would think that some of his siblings, children, and possibly even some cousins, grandchildren, nephews, and/or nieces were involved also.
1 A Grave of W. H. Taylor Jr.

Frances Adaline Dorsett Taylor passed away on February 13, 1914. Both, William and Frances are buried in Martling Cemetery.
1 Adaline Taylor Headstone

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #18

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Ancestor #18

Della Francis Taylor Beam’s father and grandfather were both named William Henry Taylor. My 3rd great-grandfather, William Henry Taylor, Sr. was born in January, 1797. The first vital record I have on him is his marriage record, which reads: William Taylor, Spouse: Sarah Maysure, Date: 5 Feb 1837 in Marshall County, Alabama.

According to Census Records, William and Sarah had seven children; 4 boys and 3 girls. William is listed as a farmer and the family lived in Marshall County, Alabama; on top of, what was called, Taylor Mountain, located in the upper northeast corner where Marshall County, DeKalb County, and Jackson County meet. What is now called Guntersville Lake State Park. I have been unable to locate any records of William or his son, William, owning land. My guess is that the first William and his family homesteaded there.
1 Taylor Mountain
More about Taylor Mountain in Tomorrows Post

Sarah passed away sometime between 1880 and 1900. The 1900 U. S. Census shows William Henry Taylor Sr. as widowed and living with his son, William Henry Taylor Jr., and his family in Marshall County, Alabama. On this census, William Henry Taylor Sr. is listed as age 103. That is the last record I have on him, so he must have passed away sometime between 1900 and 1910. I’m not sure where either of these are buried at.

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #17

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Ancestor #17

For Ancestor #17, I’m going to skip back over to my paternal grandfather’s, (John Preston Beam), mother, Della Francis Taylor, and talk a bit on the Taylor side of the family. The Taylor’s have proven to be a difficult line to trace, for me.
1 Della Francis Taylor Beam
Della Francis Taylor, my great-grandmother, was born on September 7, 1891 to William Henry Taylor and Frances Adaline Dorsett Taylor.

On September 17, 1911, Della Francis Taylor married James Henry Beam in Marshall County, Alabama. The couple had eight children; 5 boys and 3 girls. Two of the boys were a set of twins, with one of them living only three days.

List of children:
John Preston (my paternal grandfather) 1912 – 1998
Twins: Comer B. Beam 1914 – 1914
Homer Lee Beam 1914 – 1990
Lewis Henry Beam 1916 – 1983 *Note* Lewis was a World War II Veteran
Addie Francis Beam 1918 – 2010
Dovie Mae Beam 1920 – 2003
Beatrice Beam 1928 – 2011
James Ervin Beam 1931 – 1997

Della passed away on June 13, 1943 at the age of 51. James (Jim) Henry Beam and Della Francis Taylor Beam are both buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grove Oak, Alabama.
1 Headstone at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grove Oak, Alabama

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