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moral and intellectual cultivation. Mrs. Ridley was educated at the
Ursuline Convent, Galveston, Tex.), and is now settled at Hempstead,
Tex., as a preacher of the Southern Methodist Church. He was liberally
educated in primary departments and licensed to preach at the age of
eighteen. After having a pastoral charge for six months he again devoted
his time to the pursuits of knowledge, receiving instructions in the physi-
cal sciences and in divinity from ripe scholars, being for some time under
the instruction of Doctor Dickenson, d. d., m. d. After three years of hard
study his application to his books was interrupted by the civil war ; he

Note. — Mr. William T. Ridley, who kindly furnished the account of the family
of George-Washington Ridley, says the dates, referring to the day of the month,
may not all be correct.



508 BIDLEYS OF BUTHEBFOBD COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

<li<l not, however, become entirely disconnected from study as were many
students in the State at the time. Tie passed a brilliant examination be-
fore two boards, in the various branches of medical science, and received
certificates of proficiency ; was subsequently examined by Doctor Stone,
of New Orleans, who assured him that their institution would graduate
him if he would go there. He united with the Texas Annual Conference
in 1863, was stationed at TVxana during 1864, and at Wharton in 1865-6.
In 1867-8 was stationed at Richmond, and in 1869-70, at Hempstead,
Tex. In 1871-2 he located as a physician and continued till his health
failed, w hen he purchased a drug-store which he kept till he rejoined the
conference in 1878, and was stationed at Hempstead for 1879. He is a
very popular man in both professions, and as a Mason his oratorical ability
has been many times called into requisition. He has organized several
literary societies of great worth; has been commisioned chief justice of
Waller County, Tenn. ; declined a nomination for the Legislature and
other positions of honor. I have letters from prominent professional
men in Texas who are acquainted with Rev. George V. Ridley, in which
be is represented as a man of high professional and social standing, and
<>!' great personal worth.

Xarifa-Gazelle Ridley 4 (1), youngest daughter of George 3 (-4), was
born in Maury County, Tenn., July 20, 1843 ; died May 13, 1844.



Heleil-Mar Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 3 (4), was born
in Tennessee, May 26, 1835; was married to William Cooper, and resides
in Lamar County, Tex.; five children.

Cap. Dee-Hardmaii Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of Thomas 3 (4), was born
in Tennessee, Dec. 9, 1837 ; married Aug. 3, 1870, to Mary F. Provins,
and had issue three children, of whom hereafter. He entered the Con-
federate army in 1861, as a private in the Ninth Texas Infantry, com-
manded by S. B. Maxey. He was promoted to a lieutenancy, and served
the latter part of the war as captain. He has held the office of district
clerk for Lamar County, Tex., and served two terms as clerk of that
County, where he resides.

Lydia-Everet Ridley 4 (3), second daughter of Thomas 8 (4), was born
in Tennessee, Xov. 17, 1842 ; was married to William Roland, and lives
in Lamar County, Tex. Four children.

Octavus-LeGraild Ridley 4 (2), second sou of Thomas 3 (4), was born
in Tennessee, Nov. 1, 1844; died in 1862 or '63.



Mary-Elizabeth Ridley 4 (7), eldest daughter of John 3 (3), was born
in Maury County, Tenn., Oct. 28, 1829; was married to Dr. James Jones,
of Mississippi, a gentleman of high culture, who, although wealthy and
unembarrassed, became demented, and in a fit of insanity shot her dead
in 1858; be is now confined in the Mississippi Asylum for the Insane.
.Mrs. Jones received a thorough collegiate education and a piece of her
composition is still regarded as being one of the finest pieces of English
literature by competent critics. She was also highly cultivated. Had
issue.

Rieliard-Renshaw Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of John 3 (3), was born in
Belmont, Ala., July 24, 1828; married Sept. 10, 1851, to Mary C. Walker,
and is now (1879) living at Liberty, Tex. He graduated with highest
honors at Jackson College, but returned to his trade as blacksmith. He



BIDLEYS OF BUTHEBFOBD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 509

has been a successful man in every sense ; made his fortune but lost heavily
by the late war.

TllOllias-JeffersOll Ridley 4 (7), second son of John 3 (3), was born in
Belmont, Ala., June 9, 1830; married June 9, 1852, to Sarah L. Smith,
and resides at Liberty, Liberty County, Tex. He was educated at Jack-
son College, Tennessee, but returned to his trade as coach-trimmer and
builder.

Heury-Atlain Ridley 4 (2), third son of John 3 (3), was born at Mount
Pleasant, Maury County, Tenn., Jan. 14, 1835; married Sept. 15, 1853, to
Mary Smith, and resides at Jacksonport, Ark. Educated at Jackson Col-
lege, Tennessee. A skillful machinist.

Young-Lafayette Ridley 4 (2), fourth son of John 3 (3), was born in
Brownsville, Tenn., March 12, 1838 ; married Feb. 15, 1866, to L. A. Day,
and has issue six children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley received an
academic education, and was licensed to practice law at the age of twenty-
one, but did not avail himself of the advantages of the legal profession
in consequence of the late Rebellion ; he enlisted May 6, 1861, and
served through the war as lieutenant in the signal-service of the Con-
federate army. He is now engaged in farming, stock-raising, and general
speculation, at Liberty, Liberty County, Tex.

James-Madison Ridley 4 (5), fifth son of John 3 (3), was born in Ken-
tucky, Sept. 28, 1840; married Aug. 14, 1865, to Medora Powell, and is
now (1879) in New York city. He received a good English education;
left home when young, and being a musician of superior talent and exe-
cution (on any instrument), attached himself to a Spanish orchestra, went
to Cuba, and played in the Ticon Theatre several years. He traveled as
a high-toned gentleman the principal part of his life ; has seen much of
the world, and associated with the highest grade of society.

John-Vincent Ridley 4 (8), sixth son of John 3 (3), was born in Mount
Pleasant, Tenn.; married March 2, 1871, to Pamila M. O'Brian, and re-
sides at Hempstead, Tex. He received a thorough English education, and
is an artist and ornamental painter.

Charles-Sumerfleld Ridley 4 (1), seventh son of John 3 (3), was born
at Mount Pleasant, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1852; married Nov. 30, 1876, to Helen
F. Crawford, and resides at Hempstead, Waller County, Tex. He re-
ceived a good education, but growing up amid the calamities of war he
had not the opportunities of his elder brothers.

Martha-Jane Ridley 4 (2), second daughter of John 3 (3), was born in
Columbus, Maury County, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1832, and died in infancy.

The wives of the brothers before mentioned were taken from the best
families ; all educated ladies of the highest type. The result of the fore-
going marriages, for John-Topp Ridley and wife, is forty-nine grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchildren.



Henry-Moses Ridley 4 (3), eldest son of John 3 (4) and his wife Nan-
cy-Allison Ridley, was born in Rutherford County, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1842 ;
enlisted in the Twelfth Tennessee Regiment at the commencement of the
war, and fought through the battles of Perryville, Columbus, Shiloh,
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and in the engagement of Resaca. He
had received seven wounds, from all of which he had recovered, till the
battle of Resaca, in which the gallant young soldier, bearing the flag of
his company, fell by a wound through the head, and was buried by Lieut.
Stanford Avins, near the railroad, within the corporation of the village of



510 RIDLEY S OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

Resaca. He was a very brave soldier, and became justly popular with his
officers. At the battle of Fort Donelson, his clothing was literally riddled
with bullets. When entering battle he always went forward in the front
ranks, cheering his comrades ; and when a battle was over he would give
every relief to the wounded of both sides. He was captured while in a
hospital in Alabama, but was paroled on honor ; he then made a visit to
his mother in Tennessee. His mother had learned of his capture, and
was almost insane with grief ; but while at the table three days subse-
quently, he entered the house, and she was clasped in his arms. " It was
the happiest moment of my life," says his mother. He was precocious
in some branches of study when a boy, possessing some of the most re-
markable powers of intellect. He was very kind and affectionate, and
considerate of the poor ; had many ardent friends ; was tall, erect, and
manly in his bearing, but not fond of display. It may be truly said of

him, —

" Not man or monarch half so proud
As he whose flasr becomes his shroud."



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Caroline-Elizabeth Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of John 3 (4) and
Nancy-Allison Ridley, was born in Rutherford County, Tenn., Dec. 2,
1846; died April 25, 1848.

Jerome-BloomfleM Ridley 4 (1), second son of John 3 (4), was born
in Kerr County, Tex., Aug. 1, 1856; married Dec. 19, 1876, to Elizabeth
C, daughter of Thomas Collins and Elizabeth North, and has issue, of
whom hereafter.

Kate-Louis Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of John 3 (4), was born in
DeWitt County, Tex., Sept.. 20, 1860; was married May 22, 1874, to James
C. Dollahite, Centre Point, Tex.

Walter-Clark Ridley 4 (1), third son of John 3 (4), was born in De-
Witt County, Tex., Sept. 20, 1860; died Oct. 25, 1861.



Mary-Catherine Ridley 4 (8), eldest daughter of George 3 (6), was
born in Rutherford County, Tenn., July 6, 1837; was married to Orlando
H. Baker, and has four daughters. Mrs. Baker graduated at Cumberland
(Tennessee) Female College; Mr. Baker at Asbury University, Indiana;
they have taught much of their time, and have gained distinction as edu-
cators. Residence at Indianola, la.

Lonisa-Adaline Ridley 4 (3), second daughter of George 3 (6),was born
in Rutherford County, Tenn., Feb. 23, 1840; was married to James Ward,
a bank cashier, and has issue. Mrs. Ward graduated atBoonville Female
College, Mo., in 1863. Residence, Warrensburgh, Mo.

Almira-Jane Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of George 8 (6), was born in
Rutherford County, Tenn., March 1, 1843 ; was married March 6, 1872
to Joseph-Albert Stewart, a salesman, and resides at St. Louis, Mo. No
issue.

Eunice-Joanna Ridley 4 (1), fourth daughter of George 8 (6), was born
in Rutherford County, Tenn., March 1, 1843 (twin to the preceding) ; was
married in May, 1873, to Brennieman Barr, a live-stock dealer. No issue.

Cyrus-Canon Ridley 4 (1), only surviving son of George 3 (6), was born
in Knox County, 111., July 23, 1852 ; graduated in the State Normal School
at Warrensburgh, Mo., in 1874; taught in Texas, but not liking the pro-
fession turned his attention to other business.

Two sons of this family have deceased ; names unknown.



BIDLETS OF BUTHEBFOBD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 511



KllOX Ridley 4 (1) eldest son of Washington 3 (1), was born in Ruth-
erford County, Tenn., Feb. 28, 1851; married Sallie E. Crockett, Novem-
ber, 1874. Residence, Millersburgh.

Lewis Ridley 4 (1), second son of Washington 8 (1), was born in Ruth-
erford County, Tenn., Feb. 20, 1856; unmarried.

Louisa Ridley 4 (4), only daughter of Washington 3 (1), was born in
Rutherford County, Tenn., Dec. 9, 1860; unmarried.



Ann-Elizabeth Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of Hance 8 (1) and Sarah
B. Everett, was born in Tennessee, Jan. 9, 1832, and became the wife of
John Fitzgerald.

Evelilie-J. Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of Hance 3 (1) and his wife,
Sarah B. Everett, was born in Tennessee, Jan. 18, 1834, and was the wife
of Charles Cuirin (?).

J.-L. Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda R. Joslin, was
born in Tennessee, Aug. 7, 1842 ; married Oct. 30, 1873, to F. H. Dinwid-
die. A civil engineer; lives at McKenzie, Tenn. Served four years in
Confederate army.

Cliarles-H. Ridley 4 (2), second son of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was
born in Tennessee, Oct. 31, 1844 ; married Nannie Oliver, who died April
19, 1876, and he married, secondly, Jan. 16 to Sallie Ganis. A farmer by
occupation.

William Ridley 4 (8), third son of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was born
in Tennessee, April 1, 1846, and married Sallie Cole. He lives on a farm.

Delia-C. Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was
born in Tennessee, Oct. 7, 1848, and became the wife of Thomas J. Ol-
iver.

George-T. Ridley 4 (12), fourth son of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was
born in Tennessee, June 17, 1850, and married Sallie H. Dinwiddie.
He is a farmer. Wife deceased.

Franklin Ridley 4 (1), fifth son of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was born
in Tennessee, May 27, 1852 ; married Bettie Sund.

Henry Ridley 4 (3), sixth son of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was born in
Tennessee, Dec. 29, 1854.

Ada Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of Hance 3 (1) and Amanda, was
born in Tennesse, Sept. 11, 1857, and was married to W. H. Sharp, March
26, 1879.

It is presumed the foregoing were born in Williamson or Davidson
Counties, but the author has no proof.



James-Robinson Ridley 4 (6), eldest son of George 3 (7), was born in
Tennessee, April 8, 1836, and died Sept. 15, 1837.

Ann Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of George 3 (7), was born in Tennes-
see, March 2, 1838, and died Dec. 7, 1840.

Timothy Ridley 4 (1), second son of George 8 (7), was born in Tennes-
see, March 8, 1840, and died Dec. 15, 1840.

Sarah-Agnes Ridley 4 (5), second daughter of George 3 (7), was born
in Tennessee, Oct. 28, 1841, and was married Jan. 15, 1862, to William
M. Carson, a farmer. No children.

John- W.Ridley 4 (9), third son of George 3 (7), was born in Tennessee,
Jan. 3, 1845, and died in the Confederate army.

George-W. Ridley 4 (13), fourth son of George 3 (7), was born in Ten-
nessee, Sept. 10, 1848 ; a farmer ; unmarried.



512 BIDLEYS OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

Dodson Ridley 4 (1), fifth son of George 8 (7), was born in Tennessee,
April 4, 1851, and died Sept. 24, 1875.

('. Ridley 4 (J), child of George 3 (7), was born in Tennessee, Nov. 20,
1853, and died June 15, 1854.

Diary-Buchanan Ridley 4 (9), youngest daughter of George 3 (7), was
born in Tennessee, July 18, 1857; died Dec. 17, 1861.

This family is supposed to have been born in Williamson or Davidson
Counties, but the proof does not appear.



Adolphus Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of James 3 (2), was born in William-
son County, Tenn., April 20, 1837, and died Dec. 22, 1874.

Rev. James-A. Ridley 4 (7), second son of James 3 (2), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., June 1, 1839, and has moved to Missouri. He
is a " Campbellite " preacher.

John-Buchanan Ridley 4 (10), third son of James 3 (2), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., June 7, 1841, and has moved to the State of
Missouri; address unknown.

Anna Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of James 3 (2), was born in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., Jan. 5, 1843 ; lives in Kentucky.

Rev. Robert Ridley 4 (2), fourth son of James 3 (2), was born in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., July 4, 1845, and is now (1879) a "Campbellite"
preacher somewhere in Missouri.

Sarah Ridley 4 (6), second daughter of James 3 (2), was born in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., July 23, 1847; died in 1S49.

Ann-Eliza Ridley 4 (2), third daughter of James 3 (2), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., July 29, 1849; lives in Kentucky.



Julia-Franklin Ridley 4 (2), eldest daughter of John 3 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1846 ; was married Aug. 30, 1863,
to Thomas L. Critz.

James-Bird Ridley 4 (8),* eldest son of John 3 (5), was born in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., Aug. 3, 1850, and died Aug. 6, 1852.

James-Bird Ridley 4 (9), second son of John 3 (5), was bora in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., Feb. 3, 1855, and died Dec. 29, 1856.

Jollll-Boyd Ridley 4 (11), third son of John 3 (5), was born in William-
son County, Tenn., Sept. 7, 1857.

Fitzgerald Ridley 4 (1), fourth son of John 3 (5), was born in William-
son County, Tenn., Jan. 13, I860.

NallieOlorgan Ridley 4 (5), second daughter of John 3 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Tenn., May 29, 1862.

Lee Ridley 4 (1), fifth son of John 3 (5), was born in Williamson Coun-
ty, Tenn., Aug. 30, 1864.

John-E. Baker Ridley 4 (12), eldest son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker,
was born near Nashville, Term., Oct. 0, 1842, and died in the Confederate
army Jan. 13, 1862. No family.

Samuel-Jones Ridley 4 (5), second son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker,
was born near Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1845; married Malvina Ross, and
has issue two small children. He lives on a farm near Nashville.

* These two son^ were named in honor of their grandfather, James-Bird Fitzger-
ald.



lilDLETS OF SUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 51 3

Anna Ridley 4 (3), eldest daughter of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker, was
born in Tennessee, near Nashville Dec. 10, 1843 ; was married to John-
Bell Gleaves, and had five children. She has deceased.

James Ridley 4 (10), third son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker, was
born near Nashville, Tenn., June 25, 1846 ; married Thomas Buchanan,
and has issue three children. He resides near the city of Nashville.

Wade-Hamilton Ridley 4 (1), fourth son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker,
was born near Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 19, 1848; married Ida Goodlett, and
has (1879) two children. Resides near the city of Nashville.

William-Beasely Ridley 4 (9), fifth son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker,
was born near Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1858; married Lucy J. White-
worth, and lives near the place of his birth; a farmer. No issue in 1878.

Moses-McNairy Ridley 4 (4), sixth son of Moses 3 (2) and his wife,
Ann Baker, was born near Nashville, Tenn., June 3, 1853, and in 1878
had not married.

Mary-E. Ridley 4 (9), second daughter of Moses 3 (2) and his first wife,
was born near Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 13, 1854 ; dead.

Watson Ridley 4 (1), seventh son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker, was
born in Williamson County, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1855, and is now (1879) a
single man.

George-P. Ridley 4 (14), eighth son of Moses 3 (2) and Ann Baker,
was born near Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 31, 1858; unmarried in 1879.

Henry Ridley 4 (4), ninth son of Moses 3 (2) and his wife Ann, was
born near Nashville, Tenn., June 5, 1859. He was not married in 1879.

Vincent-Buchanan Ridley 4 (3), tenth son of Moses 3 (2) and his wife
Ann, was born near Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1860 ; deceased.

Johll-E. -Baker Ridley 4 (13), eleventh son of Moses 3 (2) and his wife
Ann, was born near Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 11, 1862; unmarried.



Lieut. Christopher-H. Ridley 4 (1), only son of George 3 (8), was born
in Tennessee, (Williamson County), Oct. 7, 1842; entered the Confeder-
ate army at the age of twenty-three, and was in command of a company
in the First Tennessee Regiment in the battle of Atlanta, and, on the
22d of July, whilst gallantly leading his company he fell pierced through
the bowels by a minie ball; he survived till the 24th of July. "His last
words were a most fervent prayer to the great God of Battles, for the in-
dependence of the Southern Confederacy, and that the Southern army
might be enabled to drive the cruel invaders from the soil."



Sallie Ridley 4 (5), only child of William 3 (4), was born in William-
son County, Tenn.,

Maggie-S. Ridley 4 (1), only daughter of Samuel 3 (4), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., June 30, 1847 , was married to a Mr. Gooch,
and lives near Smyna Depot, Rutherford County.



Granville-S. Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of James 3 (3), was born in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., May 12, 1847, and is now in the practice of law in
the city of Murfreesborough.

Allison- J. Ridley 4 (1), second son of James 3 (3), was born in William-
son County, Tenn., Oct. 8, 1849 ; farmer in Texas.
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514 RIDLEYS OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

FIFTH GENERATION.

William-Beverly Ridley 5 (10), eldest son of William 4 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Term., March 7, 1856, and died Sept. 5, 1856.

Mary-Maserva Ridley 5 (10), eldest daughter of William 4 (5), was
born in Williamson County, Tenn., July 2, 1857, and died Feb. 12, 1858.

Thomas Ridley 5 (9), second son ot" William 4 (5), was born in Wil-
liamson County, Tenn., May 4, 1859; died Aug. 8, 1867.

Willie-Odia Ridley 5 (1), third son of William 4 (5), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1865; died Oct. 30, 1865.

Nannie-Poke Ridley 5 (1), second daughter of William 4 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1866.

John-Bnehanan Ridley 5 (14), fourth son of William 4 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1869; died April 2, 1870.

Bulah-Cl'OCkett Ridley 5 (1), third daughter of William 4 (5), was
born in Williamson County, Tenn., Nov. 8, 1871.



William-Buchanan Ridley 5 (11), eldest son of Thomas 4 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1854.

Mary-Georgia-Ann Ridley 5 (11), eldest daughter of Thomas 4 (5),
was born in Williamson County, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1856.

Johnnie (?) Florence Ridley 5 (13), second daughter of Thomas 4 (5),
was born in Williamson County, Tenn., July 18, 1858.

Sarah-Eliza Ridley 5 (6), third daughter of Thomas 4 (5), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1860.

Robert-Nathaniel Ridley 5 (3), second son of Thomas 4 (5), was born
in Williamson County, Tenn., Feb. 29, 1863.

Caroline Ridley 5 (3), fourth daughter of Thomas 4 (5), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., April 6, 1865.

Lillie-Inez Ridley 5 (1), fifth daughter of Thomas 4 (5), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., Aug. 7, 1870.

Thomas-Buske Ridley 5 (9), third sou of Thomas 4 (5), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., Sept. 2, 1872.

Miles-Lewis Ridley 5 (1), fourth son of Thomas 4 (5), was born in
Williamson County, Tenn., April 16, 1875.



Charles-L. Ridley 5 (3), eldest son of William 4 (7), was born in Texas,
Nov. 21, 1857 ; address, Frio Town, Tex.

Mattie-B. Ridley 5 (1), eldest daughter of William 4 (7), was born in
Texas, Feb. 3, 1860.

William-Rufus Ridley 5 (12), second son of William 4 (7), was born
in Texas, Oct. 15, 1862; died March 31, 1864.

Xarifa-D. Ridley 5 (1), second daughter of William 4 (7), was born
in Texas, Sept. 20, 1866.

Julia Ridley 5 (3), third daughter of William 4 (7), was born in Texas
in 1869.

Minnie-Louis Ridley 5 (1), fourth daughter of William 4 (7), was born
in Texas, Sept. 1, 1872.

Harry-Martin Ridley 5 (1), third son of William 4 (7), was born in
Texas in 1874.

Delia Ridley 5 (1), fifth daughter of William 4 (7), was born in Texas
in September, 1877.



BIDLEYS OF OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA. 515

Edna-E. Ridley 5 (1), eldest daughter of Dee 4 (1), was born in Lamar
County, Tex., and is eight years old (1880).

Thomas-W. Ridley 5 (10), a son of Dee 4 (1), was born in Lamar
County, Tex., and is now (1880) six years old.

Eugene Ridley 5 (1), a son of Dee 4 (1), was born in Lamar County,
Tex., and died at the age of six months.

Ella-Hugh Ridley 5 (2), eldest daughter of Young 4 (2), was born in
Liberty County, Tex., Dec. 24. 1866.

John-Day Ridley 5 (15), eldest son of Young 4 (2), was born in Lib-
erty County, Tex., July 11, 1868.

Bettie-Lavinia Ridley 5 (1), second daughter of Young 4 (2), was born
in Liberty County, Tex., July 27, 1870.

Charles-Sunierfield Ridley 5 (4), second son of Young 4 (2), was born
in Liberty County, Tex., Feb. 4, 1872.

Mattie-Emma Ridley 5 (2), third daughter of Young 4 (2), was born
in Liberty County, Tex., Aug. 2, 1873.

Ida-Gertrude Ridley 5 (1), fourth daughter of Young 4 (2), was born
in Liberty County, Tex., Sept. 21, 1878.

Rllfus-Jerome Ridley 5 (3), a son of Jerome 4 (1), was born in Kerr
County, Tex., April 22, 1878.



RIDLEYS OF OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA.

[Virginias Branch.]

Bromfield Ridley 1 (1), son of James Ridley, was descended from an
old and distinguished family that came from England to Virginia in 1635
(see "Ridleys of Southampton County, Virginia"). He was probably
educated in Virginia, but with other members of the same family early
settled in North Carolina. The date of his birth is not known. He was
settled as a lawyer at Oxford, Granville County, as early as 1770, and evi-
dently several years earlier than that date. He is said to have been a
man distinguished in his profession, but no published account of his life
can now be found. He resided at a beautiful country-seat called " Nine
Oaks," about eleven miles from Oxford, now owned and well kept by
Samuel-Smith Cooper. Mr. Ridley married Frances Henderson, daughter
of Judge Henderson, of Revolutionary days, and granddaughter of Judge
John Williamson, whose wife was the daughter of Lord George Keiling
(or Keiling) who had his property confiscated in England, and lost his



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