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grandmother ; a " very kind-hearted young man."



528 KIDLEYS OF WILKINSON COUNTY, GEORGIA.

Lula-Woodson Ridley 5 (2), eldest daughter of James 4 (2), was born
in Jones County, Ga., Aug. 28, 1853; died Oct. 9, 1854.

Roberta-Hamilton Ridley 5 (1), a daughter of James 4 (2) and his
wife, Mary <t. Ridley, was born Sept. 9, 1856; married Dec. 12, 1872, to
Lu D. E/ell, of Putnam County, Ga.

James-Allison -Ridley 5 (4), a son of James 4 (2) and his wife, Mary
Ridley, was born in Jones County, Ga., Sept. 8, 1858, and died in 1860.



L.-Gray Ridley 5 (1), eldest child of Jerome 4 (1), was born in the
year 1858 ; single in 1873.

Paul Ridley 5 (1), a son of Jerome 4 (1), was born in 1861.
Heuriette Ridley 5 (1), a daughter of Jerome 4 (1), was born in 1868.



Melvina Ridley 5 (1), a daughter of James 4 (3).
Ireiie-G. Ridley 5 (1), a daughter of James 4 (3).



Birtie Ridley 5 (1), eldest daughter of George 4 (1).
ESt Rutf ft] } Twin daughters of Ge orge* (1).

Rebecca Ridley 5 (2), a daughter of Charles 4 (2).



Julia-Faulkner Ridley 5 (1), eldest daughter of Charles 4 (3), was
born at La Grange, Ga., July 31, 1871.

Robert-Archibald Ridley 5 (6), eldest son of Charles 4 (3), was born
at La Grange, Ga., Dec. 19, 1873.

Charles-Bromfield Ridley 5 (4), second son of Charles 4 (3).

James-Egbert Ridley 5 (5), third son of Charles 4 (3), was born at La
Grange, Ga., March 6, 1878.



John-Francis Ridley 5 (1), eldest son of Robert 4 (5), was born at At-
lanta, Ga., Sept. 15, 1876.



RLDLEYS OF WILKINSON COUNTY, GEORGIA.

[Virginian Branch.]

Robert Ridley 1 (1), descended from an ancient family in Southamp-
ton County, Va., was born about 1780, and his parents having died when
he was a small boy, he emigrated to Georgia in company with other fam-
ilies from Virginia, and settled in Wilkinson County, where he established
a permanent borne. His parents' names are not certainly known. The
old members of the family in Virginia were aware that some kinsmen em-
igrated to Georgia, but seem to have had no intercourse with them. Rob-
ert never returned to his native State. He married Nancy, daughter of
William and Rebecca McKay, who went from Virginia to Georgia at the
same time, and had issue seven children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley
was a farmer in moderate circumstances. He died in 1856, aged about
76 years.



BIDLETS OF WILKINSON COUNTY, GEORGIA, 520

SECOND GENERATION.

Jonathan Ridley' 2 (1), eldest son of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wilkin-
son County, Ga., in 1805 ; married and removed to Florida, where he
settled on a farm. He died in 1863, leaving a widow and several chil-
dren.

Milley Ridley 2 (1), eldest daughter of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wil-
kinson County, Ga., in 1806; was married, but deceased many years ago.

William Ridley 2 (1), second son of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wilkin-
son County, Ga., in 1808; married Dec. 31, 1835, to Nancy Holley, and
by her had issue six children, of whom hereafter. He married, secondly,
Oct. 28, 1860, to Mary Narrice, and had issue nine children, of whom here-
after. Mr. Ridley resides on a farm in Hawkinsville, Ga.

Sarah Ridley 2 (1), second daughter of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wil-
kinson County, Ga. (presumably), in 1810; was married.

Dea. Everett Ridley 2 (1), third son of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wil-
kinson County, Ga., Feb. 8, 1813 ; w r as married Dec. 8, 1836, to Damaris
Hardie, daughter of John and Damaris Hardie, of Wilkinson County, and
had issue eight children, of whom hereafter. He united with the Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in 1837, and lived an eminent Christian until his
death. He served his church in the office of deacon many years ; his oc-
cupation was farming. He was a man respected alike for his noble prin-
ciples and sincere piety; his life was very useful, and his death greatly
lamented.

Dea. David Ridley 2 (1), fourth son of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wil-
kinson County, near Irwinton, Ga., July 17, 1814; married Aug. 10, 1837,
to Dillie Stinsan (or Stinson), and settled in Thomas County, Ga., where
he resided and successfully farmed for six years. In 1849 he removed to
Baker County, and pursued the occupation of farming till 1852, w T hen he
removed to Worth Countv, where he now resides. He was in comfortable
circumstances before the late war, but like nearly all southern people was
reduced financially, and has not regained what he lost. His children were
favored with the advantages of education, and have married well. His
wife died Feb. 24, 1853; she was a devoted member of the Missionary
Baptist Church for many years. He married, secondly, Elizabeth-Piety
Cox, eldest daughter of James and Elizabeth Cox, of Worth County, Ga.
Mr. Ridley resides near a well-known church called "Mount Horeb," and
is now serving as deacon. He is devoted to his religious work, and is
highly esteemed for his unostentatious piety. He is said to be " a line-
looking old gentleman." The residence of Mr. Ridley is beautifully sit-
uated on an elevation ; in front is a fine avenue bordered with stately oaks
of natural growth. The plantation lies south of the house, and consists
of several hundred acres of fertile and well-cultivated land. Pie had is-
sue, by both wives, fourteen children, of whom hereafter.

Robert Ridley 2 (2), youngest son of Robert 1 (1), was born in Wilkin-
son County, Ga., March 31, 1817; married Mary-Jane Manning, daughter
of Wright and Nancy Manning, of said County, and then emigrated to
Alabama, and is now living near Shackelville, Butler County, in that State.
His first wife, who was born July 9, 1820 (to whom he was married Dec. 8,
1838), and had issue eight children, of whom hereafter. She died in 1856,
and Mr. Ridley married, secondly, in 1860, to Flora-Elizabeth, daughter
of Harmon and Sarah (Brown) Watson, of Pike County, Ala., and by her
had issue six children, of whom hereafter. This second wife was born
May 20, 1829. Mr. Ridley carried on farming till 1864, when he engaged
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530 RIDLEYS OF WILKINSON COUNTY, GEORGIA.

in the Btone-ware business, which he still carries on. He was two years
in the war.

THIRD GENERATION.

Jabez Ridley 8 (1)> eldest son of William 2 (1), was born in Georgia,
Oct. 10, 1K36, and died in October, 1836.

Fraiicis-J. Ridley 3 (1), second son of William- (1), was born in Geor-
gia, Sept. 16, 1837, and died Feb. 8, 1838.

Samuel-Wright Ridley 3 (1), third son of William 2 (1), was hern (pre-
sumably) in Pulaski County, Ga., March 10, 1839; enlisted in the Confed-
erate army in 1861, and served under Gen. Robert E. Lee four years; he
was killed at Funkstown, Md. Was a farmer previous to the war; in the
army he held the office of orderly sergeant.

Benjamin Ridley 3 (1), fourth son of William- (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., Aug. 31, 1841 ; died Feb. 24, 1844.

William- J. Ridley 3 (2), fifth son of William- (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., June 22, 1845; enlisted in the Confederate army in
1861, was severely wounded in the second Manassas battle, and had his
right leg amputated ; was discharged and sent home, where he died in
1866, — a brave soldier, and noble young man.

Naney-A. Ridley 3 (1), eldest daughter of William 2 (1), was born in
Pulaski County, Ga., May 25, 1846 ; was married July 4, 1866, to John
Taylor, and resides in Georgia.

Dailiel-L. Ridley 3 (1), sixth son of William 2 (1), was born in Pulaski
County, Ga., Sept. 8, 1848; enlisted in the Confederate army in 1863, and
served under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston two years. Married March 22,
1873, to M. E. Singleton, and has issue three children, of whom hereafter.
Mr. Ridley is now acting in the office of magistrate.

John-N. Ridley 3 (1), seventh son of William 2 (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., Nov. 26, 1853; married in 1871 to Susan Smith, and
has issue four children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley is a farmer by
occupation.

Rebecca-A. Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of William 2 (1), was born in
Pulaski County, Ga., July 28, 1858; single.

Mary-J. Ridley 3 (1), third daughter of William 2 (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., March 8, 1860; unmarried.

Willie- A. Ridley 3 (1), eighth son of William 2 (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., Aug. 31, 1861 ; unmarried.

Serena-E. Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of William 2 (1), was born in
Pulaski County, Ga., Dec. 4, 1863 ; single.

Thomas-J. Ridley 3 (1), ninth son of William 2 (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., March 20, 1866.

Sarah-E. Ridley 3 (2), fifth daughter of William 2 (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., July 7, 1868.

Ravena-E. Ridley 3 (1), sixth daughter of William 2 (1), was born in
Pulaski County, Ga., Dec. 17, 1871.



Martha-Ann Ridley 3 (1), eldest daughter of Everett 2 (1), was born
in Wilkinson County, Ga., Dec. 2, 1837; was married July 29, 1856, to
James-Franklin Hogan, a farmer of Quitman County, Ga.

John-Shelby Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of Everett 2 (1), was born in Pu-
laski County, Ga., Jan. 16, 1840; enlisted in the Confederate army in May,
1862, and died in August following, at Atlanta, Ga., — "a noble young



man."



BIDLEYS OF WILKINSON COUNTY, GEOBGIA. 531

Nancy-Elefair Ridley 3 (2), second daughter of Everett 2 (1), was born
in Wilkinson County, Ga., May 8, 1842; was married July 29, 1862, to
Christopher-Columbus Smith, a farmer ; resident in her native County.

Robert-Erasmus Ridley 3 (3), second son of Everett 2 (1), was born
in Wilkinson County, Ga., Jan. 4, 1845; married Nov. 23, 1871, to Mary-
Rebecca Hatfield, and has issue four children, of whom hereafter. Mr.
Ridley is a farmer in his native County.

Sarah-Damaiis Ridley 3 (3), third daughter of Everett 2 (1), was born
in Wilkinson County, Ga., July 1, 1847; was married Jan. 26, 1873, to
Andrew-Jackson Porter, a farmer and carpenter, of Wilkinson County,
who died Oct. 1, 1875.

Margaret-Caroline Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of Everett 2 (1), was
born in Wilkinson County, Ga., Dec. 4, 1849, and is a dwarf weighing
only seventy pounds, and four and a half feet in height.

Joel-Galaspie Ridley 3 (1), third son of Everett 2 (1), was born in Wil-
kinson County, Ga., May 14, 1852; married Dec. 20, 1877, to Dora-Jane
Porter, and is a farmer. No issue.

Milton-Everett Ridley 3 (1), fourth son of Everett 2 (1), was born in
Wilkinson County, Ga., Eeb. 1, 1855, and at the age of seventeen com-
menced to travel around the world. He has been a student for the legal
profession in Tennessee, and is now (1884) principal of an academy in
that State.



Mary-Jane Ridley 3 (2), eldest daughter of David 2 (1), was born in
Thomas County, Ga., July 2, 1838, and has never married. She united
with the Baptist church when quite young, and has lived a " most devout
observer of her Creator's laws."

Zilnliia-Delaney Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of David 2 (1), was
born in Thomas County, Ga., Feb. 5, 1840, and lives with her parents a
single woman. She early united with the Baptist church, and has since
lived a devoted Christian.

Martha-Jane Ridley 3 (2), third daughter of David 2 (1), was born in
Thomas County, Ga., Oct. 30, 1842; was married to William Spiller in
her twenty-third year, and has four children. She has a fair education.
He is a blacksmith.

Jonathan Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of David 2 (1), was born in Thomas
County, Ga., May 4, 1844; enlisted in Company G of the "Yancy Inde-
pendents," — the first company organized in Worth County, — in the spring
of 1861, and was in the command of Capt. W. A. Harris, son of Judge
Iverson L. Harris, of Milledgeville, Ga. ; this company, after being mus-
tered, became a part of the Fourteenth Georgia Regiment, commanded
by Col. Robert Fulson. Jonathan died with measles in northern Virginia,
in the autumn of 1862.

Jesse-Ashley Ridley 3 (1), second son of David 2 (1), was born in
Thomas County, Ga., Oct. 21, 1845; died Nov. 23, 1856.

Sarah-Frances Ridley 3 (4), fourth daughter of David 2 (1), was born
in Thomas County, Ga., Nov. 4, 1847; was married to Charles G. Tipton,
a Georgian, and lives on a small farm in Isabella, Worth County. Mr.
Tipton is the clerk of court for Worth County ; has taught school. They
have three children.

Dr. James-Nicholas Ridley 3 (1), third son of David 2 (1), was born
either in Thomas or Baker County, Ga., Nov. 4, 1849, and was sent to
school until he acquired a fair English education. In 1875 he commenced



532 BIDLEYS OF WILKINSON COUNTY, GEORGIA.

the study of medicine under Dr. T. W. Tison, of Worth County, and con-
tinued with him till 1876, when he entered Louisville Medical College,
where he attended two courses of lectures, and graduated. Dr. Ridley
is in the practise of his profession at Warwick, Worth County, Ga., and
his success has been wonderful, surpassing expectation.

Johll-Shelby Ridley 3 (3), eldest son of David 2 (1) by his second wife,
was born in Worth County, Ga., Sept. 12, 1854, and died Oct. 1, 1855.

Iverson-L. Ridley 3 (1), fifth son of David- (1), was born in Worth
County, Ga., Dec. 25, 1858; at home.

Nancy-Elizabeth Ridley 3 (3), fifth daughter of David- (1), was born
in Worth County, Ga., March 2, 1861.

Jackson-Matthias Ridley 3 (1), sixth son of David' 2 (1), was born in
Worth County, Ga., March 5, 1863.

Robert-Lee Ridley 3 (4), seventh son of David 2 (1), was born in Worth
County, Ga., July 11, 1865.

Theophilus-David Ridley 3 (1), eighth son of David 2 (1), was born
in Worth County, Ga., Feb. 17, 1867.

Amanda-Beatrice Ridley 3 (1), sixth daughter of David 2 (l),was born
in Worth County, Ga., May 6, 1870.



Robert-Wright Ridley 3 (5), eldest son of Robert 2 (2), was born in
Alabama, Oct. 24, 1839, and is now at Sulphurbuff, Tex., working as a
mechanic. He was in the First Alabama Regiment, Confederate service,
under General Bragg.

Nancy-Antoinette Ridley 3 (4), eldest daughter of Robert 2 (2), was
born in Alabama, Nov. 10, 1841; was married Jan. 12, 1867, to James
M. Redmond, and has four children.

Almeda-Delauey Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of Robert 2 (2), was
born in Alabama, May 29, 1844, and is at Columbus; single.

Elizabeth-Eluiira" Ridley 3 (2), third daughter of Robert 2 (2), was
born in Alabama, Dec. 16, 1846, and has deceased, 1874.

Eiidotia-Rebecca Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of Robert 2 (2), was
born in Alabama, March 6, 1850; was married Aug. 15, 1872, to John G.
McLeod, and has children ; lives in Troy, Pike County.

Olivia-Peinerieum Ridley 3 (1), fifth daughter of Robert 2 (2), was
born in Alabama, Feb. 25, 1853.

Althena-Inglet Ridley 3 (1), sixth daughter of Robert 2 (2), was born
in Butler County, Ala., Nov. 25, 1855.

Thomas- William Ridley 3 (2), second son of Robert 2 (2), was born
in Butler County, Ala., Sept. 20, 1863; deceased.

Samuel-David Ridley 3 (1), third son of Robert 2 (2), was born in
Butler County, Ala., May 11, 1865; deceased.

Mary-Sabrina Ridley 3 (3), seventh daughter of Robert 2 (2), was
born in Alabama, Sept. 22, 1867.

John-Everett Ridley 3 (4), fourth son of Robert 2 (2), was born in
Alabama, Oct. 9, 1869.

Sarah-Rrown Ridley 3 (5), eighth daughter of Robert 2 (2), was born
in Alabama, Feb. 14, 1872.

FOURTH GENERATION.

W.-I. Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of Daniel 3 (1), was born Jan. 1, 1874.
L.-C. Ridley 4 (1), child of Daniel 3 (1), was born March 14, 1876.
J.-C. Ridley 4 (1), child of Daniel 3 (1), was born March 1, 1878.



11 IDLE YS OF WAKE COUNTY, NORTH O ABO LIN A. 533



Lieujeney Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of John 3 (2), was born Jan. 19,
1872.

Philip-E. Ridley 4 (1), second son of John 3 (2), was born Oct. 7,
1874.

Lewis-F. Ridley 4 (1), third son of John 3 (2), was born Oct. 3, 1876.

Fredeiick-L. Ridley 4 (1), fourth son of John 3 (2), was born Dec. 8,
1877.

John-Franklin Ridley 4 (5), eldest son of Robert 3 (3), was born in
Wilkinson County, Ga., Sept. 19, 1872.

William-Edward Ridley 4 (3), second son of Robert 3 (3), was born
in Wilkinson County, Ga., May 19, 1874.

Joel-Hardie Ridley 4 (2), third son of Robert 3 (3), was born in Wil-
kinson County, Ga., Nov. 20, 1875.

Julia-Antoinette Ridley 4 (2), a daughter of Robert 3 (3), was born
in Wilkinson County, Ga., March 12, 1878.



RIDLEYS OF WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

[Virginian Branch.]

William Ridley 1 (1) was descended from the Ridley family of South-
ampton County, Virginia, and was presumably a son of William Ridley,
who settled in the County Isle of Wight, Va., in the early part of the
eighteenth century. Some descendants of this William say he was born
in England or Wales. He went from Virginia to Gates County, N. C,
when a young man, and thence removed to Wake County, where he mar-
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Howell and Isabella Lewis (she was born
April 10, 1761), of Granville County, where Mr. Ridley made his perma-
nent residence. He was a farmer by occupation ; died in the prime of
life (previous to 1810), leaving four children, of whom hereafter. The
family residence and plantation (consisting of five hundred acres) were
sold by Mrs. Ridley to a Mr. Montague in 1810. The family was con-
sidered rich.

SECOND GENERATION.

Col. Howell-Lewis Ridley 2 (1), a son of William 1 (1) and his wife,
Elizabeth Lewis,* born in Wake County, N. C, about 1776 ; married Mil-
dred Cobb, and lived on a farm in Granville County until the death of his
wife, when he went to Oxford, in the same County, and lived with his
only son, of whom more hereafter. I do not know how he came by the
title of colonel ; he may have been in the war of 1812. He was a culti-
vated gentleman, wealthy, and very fond of sporting with fine horses and
dogs. He died in 1823 at Oxford, N. C.

* It will be seen by, reference to notes connected with genealogy of the Kiclley
family of Oxford, N. C, that they were intermarried with the families of Lewis and
Cobb, evidently of the same stock as the above mother and wife of Colonel Ridley,
and these double ties of blood bound the two branches of the Ridley family to-
gether. I have not learned the exact degree of relationship between Elizabeth
Lewis, wife of William Ridley, and Elizabeth-Taylor Lewis, wife of Dr. James
Ridley ; both were of Granville County, N. C.



534 RIDLEYS OF WAKE' COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

Dr. James-Day Ridley' 2 (1), a son of William 1 (1), was born in
Wake or Granville County, X. C, about 1781 ; married Elizabeth J.
Ashton, of Warren County, and had issue two sons, of whom more here-
after. One relative says James was the eldest son. He was graduated in
Philadelphia, settled as a physician at Wake Forest, X. C, and stood high
in his profession. Was a handsome and popular man ; his family connec-
tions and fine conversational powers gave him extensive influence. In his
account-book, written by himself, is the following: "I commenced the
practice of physic at Capt. Robert Crenshaw's, July 18, 1810 ; left there
May 18, 1811." He died in 1820, leaving a fine estate of four hundred
or five hundred acres, and a spacious residence. In his will he left one
third to his wife, and one third to each of his two sons ; but in case the
sons died childless the wife was to have one half, and the other half was
to go to his relatives. Mrs. Ridley was a large, dignified lady, descended
from a family as good as found in the State ; she deceased in 1850, leav-
ing her property, which consisted of land and slaves, to Elbert Chuk, a
nephew, and Ann-Elizabeth, wife of Dr. H. W. Montague, a niece.

Willis Ridley" (1), a son of William 1 (1), was born in Granville
County, N. C. ; married Mary W. Smith, of Granville County, and moved
to Mount Pleasant, Maury County, Tenn., about the year 1809, where he
died at the age of 52, leaving a widow and six children, of whom more
hereafter. Mr. Ridley was a farmer.

Mary Ridley 2 (1), only daughter of William 1 (1), was born in Gran-
ville County, N. C, and was married to Col. Nathaniel Roberts, of Gran-
ville County.* She was the mother of eleven children.

THIRD GENERATION.

Jolm-Cobl) Ridley 3 (1), only son of Howell 2 (1), was born in Gran-
ville County, X. C, in 1810 ; married in 1829 to Amelia Todd, and for a
while resided on a farm in the County ; but in 1835 moved to Oxford,
where he lived for a few years. He died in Washington city in 1838,
leaving a widow and three children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley was
a farmer by occupation. He was a cultivated gentleman. His widow
married for her second husband a lawyer named Jeremiah Ililliard, and
is now living at Scottsville, Harrison County, Tex., a very old lady.



William-James Ridley 3 (2), a son of James 2 (1), was born in Wake
County, N. C, in 1817, and died when a young man without issue; his
age was 24 years. Willed all his property to his mother.

John- Alston Ridley 3 (2), a son of James 2 (1), was born in Wake
County, X T . C, in 1819, and died without issue in 1850. He was married.
Left property by will to his wife and Ridley family.

Mary-Ann Ridley 3 (2), eldest daughter of Willis 2 (1), was born in
Maury County, Tenn., and became the wife of a Mr. Conner, and has
three children.

Eliza Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of Willis 2 (1), was born in Man m
County, Tenn., and died young. Qfc

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* Mrs. Susan A. Ridlev, of Georgia, remembers a visit at the house of Ma''- V
(Ridley) Roberts, where she was very kindly and attentively entertained, spend i' J p
much time riding, fishing, etc. She represents .Mrs. Roberts as a woman of c' ( '-
ture and charming conversational powers, and her husband as a pleasanl and di.i:"."
lied gentleman.



BIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 535

Dr. William Ridley 3 (3), eldest son of Willis 2 (1), was born in
Maury County, Tenn., and died at the age of 27.

Francis Ridley 3 (1), second son of Willis' 2 (1), was born in Maury
County, Tenn. ; died at the age of 29 years.

Isabella-W. Ridley 3 (1), third daughter of Willis 2 (1), was born in
Maury County, Tenn.; died at the age of 35 years.

J.-W.-S. Ridley 3 (1), youngest son of Willis 2 (1), was born in Maury
County, Tenn., about 1825 ; married Annie L. Pillow in 1854, and has
issue three children, of whom hereafter. He is a wealthy man, engaged
in business at Columbia, Tenn. Mr. Ridley is now (1883) extensively en-
gaged in stock-raising and agricultural pursuits.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Yirgillia-L. Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of John 3 (1), was born in
Granville County, N. C., in 1830 ; was married to Col. James B. Sims in
1846, and died in 1875, leaving five children.

Celestia-M. Ridley 4 (1), second daughter of John 3 (1), was born in
Granville County, N. C, in 1833 ; was married to R. C. Oglesby in 1850,
and died the same year.

John-David Ridley 4 (3), only son of John 3 (1), was born in Gran-
ville County, N. C, in 1836 ; married in 1850 to Laura C. Kent, of Rlacks-
burgh, Va., and lived near Shreveport, La., at a place called "Raven-
wood Home." He died in 1865, leaving a widow and three children, of
whom hereafter. Mrs. Ridley was married, secondly, to a Mr. Laughlin,
and resides at the home left by her first husband, who was only nine-
teen years of age, and his wife seventeen, when they were married.



Webb Ridley 4 (1), eldest son of J. W. S. 3 (1), was born in Maury
County, Tenn., about 1859, and is being educated in his native State.

Annie-Gray Ridley 4 (1), only daughter of J. W. S. 3 (1), was born in
Maury County, Tenn., in 1870 ; now at home.

William-P. Ridley 4 (4), second son of J. W. S. 3 (1), was born in
Maury County, Tenn., in 1873 ; now at home.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Sallie-Amelia Ridley 5 (1), eldest daughter of John 4 (3), was born in
Louisiana, about the year 1859. A beautiful and accomplished young
lady ; educated at a seminary in Virginia, and now living at "Ravenwood
Home," near Shreveport, La. She represents her residence as "beauti-
fully situated amid a variety of trees and flowers."

Laura-Kent Ridley 5 (1), second daughter of John 4 (3), was born
near Shreveport, La., about the year 1861. Was married only a few years
ago. A lady of great beauty and brilliant qualities.

Jokll-Cobb Ridley 5 (4), only son of John 4 (3), was born near Shreve-
port £>jg about the year 1863, and is now attending an agricultural,
m< "& % p i A nd military school, in Blacksburgh, Va.



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^ep?rauda ili]l)LEYS 0F TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

careful ma<«irke Ridley 1 (1) was descended from the ancient family of
missiug."- Northumberland, Eng., evidently through Albany Ridley, a



53G UIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

merchant in London, whose son Mark was sometime of Truro, Eng.
Captain Ridley followed the sea from boyhood, and is said to have made
voyages to New England some years previous to his settlement. His



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