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name occurs several times in the Plymouth Colonial Records. In 1666
he was summoned to account for " bringing so much liquor into the col-
onie." At another time, — in 1668, — he was appointed administrator of
the estate of Tristram Hull, of Barnstable ; and in the year 1676 bis name
is connected with a law case tried in His Majesty's court at Plymouth, in
which a " cargoe of boards" was involved, said cargo having been sent
in Ridley's care to Piscataqua in 1674. He was a man of considerable
note in the old colony, as proved by the trust reposed in him by his con-
temporaries. From the few meagre references concerning this man in
the colonial records and contemporary history, it seems evident that he
was a roving character, who owned a small vessel and hung about the New
England coast, where he frequently became involved in legal transactions,
but always managed to elude the penalty of the law. He was brought to
trial at Newport, R. I., in 1672, on an action presented by Thomas Harte.
Marke Ridley was convicted, and Capt. John Green became his bondsman.
The records show that "Marke Ridley, defendant, was noe free inhabitant
of this collony." No estate of his was found, and the recorder was ad-
vised to secure the complainant on property of Ridley's bondsman. Tra-
dition says he married in England, and that his son and only child,
Thomas, was born on the ocean while on the voyage to New England. I
have not found any records of births of children, nor have I found any
family who could have been descended from Marke, except through the
one son Thomas, hereafter mentioned.

SECOND GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 2 (1), <i son of Marke 1 (1), was born (presumably) on
the Atlantic ocean, in 1685, when his parents were on their way to New
England. Tradition claims that he was a seaman and master of vessels,
but I find no reliable proof. He married Mary Smalley, and had issue
ten children, of whom hereafter. Residence in Truro,* Mass. I find the
record of his death 1767.

* Truro is a town on the northern extremity of the peninsula of Cape Cod, in
Massachusetts; its Indian name was " Pamet." It was purchased in 1G79. In 1805
the town was called " Dangerfield," and in the year 1809 it was incorporated by the
name of "Truro; " a name taken from a towu in the south of England, from which
many of the early settlers emigrated. The town is fourteen miles long and three
miles wide; the soil is light and free from stones, and hardly any part will produce
English grass worth harvesting. The face of the township is composed of sand-
hills with narrow valleys between them, running at right angles with the shore;
from the top of these hills few objects can be seen except the ocean and a wide
waste of sand. The inhabitants, who derive their living mainly from the sea, are
in comfortable circumstances. The first minister in Truro was Rev. John Avery,
who was ordained in the year 1711, and died in 1754; he was succeeded by Rev.
Caleb Upham, who died in 178G. By these servants of God the early Ridley - ' -ere
baptized, married, and buried: and to their preaching they were listeners Yj']y[ ai ue y
attended divine service. In the " History of Truro," a locality is calk"'" ' -*'s
Bank." I think this is a mistake in spelling, and that it should be R ,L "- ak -

I have never heard of a Ridler family on Cape Cod. Upon the 8& ro r, . v

Ridleys lived in their fisherman's cabins, and upon the waves o\ house of M;ey
plied their rude craft. Here upon the shore their bodies repose, their'" 1 ' 1 '- spendilg
by the roaring ocean, till that day when the trump of God shall awoman of cd.
They were rude and unlettered, brave and adventuresome, but posses^t and digag
bodies, noble minds, and kind hearts.



RIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 537

THIRD GENERATION.

Thomas Ridley 3 (2), eldest son of Thomas' 2 (1), was born in Truro,

Mass., Dec. 13, 1715; married Elizabeth , and had issue ten children,

of whom hereafter. He was a seaman and fisherman. No record of his
death or that of his wife. Tradition says he lived to a great age.*

James Ridley 3 (1), second son of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., Feb. 6, 1718 ; married March 30, 1738, to Ruth Smalley, of Truro,
and had issue several children, of whom hereafter. He resided in his na-
tive town till the year 1752, when he removed to Great Island, Harpswell,
Me. (then in the colony of Massachusetts), where he settled and became
the progenitor of the numerous families of the name in that State, except
a small branch of the Ridlon family who now spell their name identical
with this family, and hence great confusion was occasioned between the
two. Mr. Ridley located at a place on the island since called "Ridley
Point." He owned extensive lands, and carried on farming and fishing.
He was a daring woodman and bold hunter ; spent much of his time
trapping along the eastern rivers, and could find his way through a track-
less wilderness in any direction. He married, secondly, September, 1753,
to Mary Bacy. He was killed by lightning at Harpswell.

Johll Ridley 3 (1), third son of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro, Mass.,
May 6, 172*2, and probably died when young.

Mark Ridley 3 (2), fourth son of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., Aug, 26, 1724 ; married Jan. 30, 1745, to Phebe Dyer, of Truro, and
tradition says went to Harpswell with his brother James. There is a
mist over this man's history, to me impenetrable. No mention of chil-
dren is found in any town in Barnstable County, nor can I find his de-
scendants anywhere in New England. Many members of the family
remember of hearing the name "Old Mark" but cannot give any other
information. There is a family of Ridleys in the South said to be des-
cended from an ancestor, who, previous to the Revolution, was living
somewhere in Massachusetts, but I cannot connect them with this Mark.
All tradition concerning him is vague and unreliable. I must leave him
to his rest.

Mary Ridley 3 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., March 12, 1707 ; was married Feb. 13, 1728, to Nicholas Sparks.

Anil Ridley 3 (1), second daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., March 7, 1710; died Aug. 16, 1712.

Ann Ridley 3 (2), third daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., July 19, 1713 ; married to Dea. Edward Knowles.

Sarah Ridley 3 (1), fourth daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born in
Truro, Mass., April 10, 1720; was married Sept. 18, 1739, to Henry Dyer,
of Truro.

Thankful Ridley 3 (1), fifth daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born in
Truro, Mass., Nov. 26, 1726; was married Sept. 15, 1737, to Taylor
Smalley, of Truro.

Bette Ridley 3 (1), sixth daughter of Thomas 2 (1), was born in Truro,

* " A Lonely Grave. — About midway of East Harbor, near a dismal swamp, with
not a habitation in sight or sound, with not a tree, or rock, or post, or sign of life,
where the hills rest tier on tier, — Alps piled on Alps, — and the valleys circle
deeper and deeper, is the solitary grave of Thomas Ridley, who died of small-pox,
1776. The dark slate heads-tone lay scattered in fragments about the grave. By
careful matching, the name and date were made out, though part of the stone is
- History of Truro.



538 BIDLETS OF TBUBO, MASSACHUSETTS.

Mass., Jan. 16, 1728; was married, Sept. 15, 1748, to John Hatch, of
Truro.

Deborah Ridley 3 (1), seventh daughter of Thomas' 2 (1), was born in
Truro, Mass., May 13, 1731 ; was married Aug. 13, 1758, to Samuel New-
comb.

FOURTH GENERATION.

John Ridley 4 (2), eldest son of Thomas 3 (2), was born in Truro,
Mass., June 19,* 1738; died Dec. 6, 1738.

John Ridley 4 (3), second son of Thomas 3 (2), was born in Truro,
Mass., in September, 1739; married March 20, 1760, to Hannah Grass, of
Truro, and had issue nine children, of whom hereafter.

Isaac Ridley 4 (1), third son of Thomas 8 (2), was born in Truro, Mass.,
Jan. 21, 1742. '

Elizabeth Ridley 4 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 3 (2), was born in
Truro, Mass., May 9, 1744 ; was married Oct. 31, 1768, to Daniel Combs.

Thomas Ridley 4 (3), fourth son of Thomas 3 (2). was born in Truro,
Mass., June 13, 1746; died issueless.

Mary Ridley 4 (2), second daughter of Thomas 3 (2), was born in
Truro, Mass., Sept. 18, 1748; was married Nov. 4, 1767, to Edward Bar-
bour.

Jeriisha Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of Thomas 3 (2), was born in
Truro, Mass., March 20, 1750.

Hannah Ridely 4 (1), fourth daughter of Thomas 3 (2), was born in
Truro, Mass., May 15, 1753.

Lncretia Ridley 4 (1), fifth daughter of Thomas 3 (2), was born in
Truro, Mass., Sept. 7, 1755.

Deliverance Ridley 4 (1), sixth daughter of Thomas 3 (2), was born
in Truro, Mass., Jan. 17, 1759.



Ann Ridley 4 (3), eldest daughter of James 3 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., Sept. 28, 1740.

Sarah Ridley 4 (2), second daughter of James 3 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., April 13,*1743.

James Ridley 4 (2), eldest son of James 3 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., June 25, 1745 ; married, firstly, to Isabelle Gilkey, and by her had
seven children, of whom hereafter ; secondly, to Betsey Bridges, by whom
three children, of whom hereafter. He was a seaman. Some say it was
this James who was killed by lightning.

Ambrose Ridley 4 (1), second son of James 3 (1), was born in Truro,
Mass., March 16, 1747 ; married Trafton, and had issue seven chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He went to Harpswell, Me., with his father,
when a boy, and spent his early years hunting on the eastern rivers; like
his father he was a venturesome, daring man ; loved the woods, and was
a stranger to fear. When young he went through the wilderness from
Harpswell to York, York County, Me., where he settled and lived for
several years ; he subsequently moved to Alfred, and lived there the re-
mainder of his days. Mr. Ridley returned to his father's home in the
East, but once after going to York, when about nineteen years of age.
Be was a strong-framed, muscular man, hardy, and invested with a strong
constitution. He died in 1834, aged 87 years.

David Ridley 4 (1), third son of James 3 (1), was born in Truro, Mass.,
April 30, 1750; died when young.

Rllth Ridley 4 (1), third daughter of James 8 (1), was born in Truro,



BID LEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 539

Mass., March 28, 1752 ; was married to Crawford Staples, and settled in
Prospect, Me.

David Ridley 4 (2), fourth son of James 3 (1), was born of his second
wife, in Harpswell, Me., Aug. 21, 1755 ; married, and had issue six chil-
dren, of whom hereafter.

Daniel Ridley 4 (1), hfth son of James 3 (1), was born of his second
wife in Harpswell, Me., April 4, 1759 ; married, and had issue ten chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He enlisted for three years in the army of the
Revolution, Feb. 8, 1777, under Capt. John Reed, in Colonel Alden's
Massachusetts Regiment. He was in the battle of Cherry Valley, N. Y.,
and in Sullivan's expedition against the Six Nation Indians ; also at the
surrender of General Burgoyne. At the time of his discharge at West
Point (1780) Colonel Brooks was in command of the regiment. Mr.
Ridley returned to his native State, and settled on a farm in Bowdoin,
where he continued the remainder of his days, and lived to old age.

Capt. George Ridley 4 (1), sixth son of James 3 (1), was born in
Harpswell, Me., in 1761 ; married Molly Hopkins (she was born May 7,
1776, and died in 1830), settled in Bowdoin, and had issue nine childi-en,
of whom hereafter. He enlisted in the army of the Revolution in Feb-
ruary, 1777, in the company of Capt. John Reed, and served under Col-
onels Alden and Brooks about three years and three months. He was in
General Sullivan's expedition against the Six Nation Indians; in the bat-
tle of Long Island, and at the surrender of Burgoyne. He endured great
hardships in the expedition up the Susquehannah, when five thousand men
penetrated into the Indian country and attacked them in their well-con-
structed fortifications. Mr. Ridley said the howling of the savages was
appalling and their resistance determined, but they were overpowered,
and forty of their villages destroyed. He was discharged at West Point
in 1780, and returned to his home in Maine, where he died Oct. 31, 1818,
aged 59 years. He was a man of strong mind and generous heart.

Mark Ridley 4 (3), seventh son of James 3 (1), was born in Harpswell,
Me., in 1763 ; married Abigail Webber, and settled on Great Island ; had
issue ten children, of whom hereafter. He was a wealthy man ; owned
about five hundred acres of land, nearly surrounded by water, and kept
a large stock of cattle and horses. He also owned a tide grist-mill. His
house was situated on an elevation which descended gradually south to
the sea. He died May 9, 1818 ; his wife died Feb. 21, 1817, aged 60 years.

Rachel Ridley 4 (1) fourth daughter of James 3 (1), was born in Harps-
well, Me., in 1765 ; was married, and lived in Prospect, Me.

Mary Ridley 4 (3), fifth daughter of James 3 (1), was born in Harps-
well, Me., in 1767; was married, and settled in Prospect, Me.

Isabelle Ridley 4 (1), sixth daughter of James 3 (1), was born in
Harpswell, Me., 1769 (?) ; no particulars.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Reuben Ridley 5 (1), eldest son of John 4 (3), was born in Truro,
Mass., Nov. 14, 1760.

John Ridley 5 (4), second son of John 4 (3), was born in Truro, Mass.,
June 9, 1764.

Hannah Ridlev 5 (2), eldest daughter of John 4 (3), was born in Truro,
Mass., June 17, 1766.

Nathaniel Ridley 5 (1), third son of John 4 (3), was born in Truro,
Mass., Nov. 29, 1768; married March 15, 1792, to Sabra Rich, of Truro,



540 UIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

and settled first in Provincetown, in the same County. He removed to
Boston in 1800 ; thence to New Sharon, Me., in 1813, where lie died in
April, 1856, aged 86 years, having had issue eight children, of whom here-
after.

Thomas Ridley 5 (4), fourth son of John 4 (3), was born in Truro,
Mass., Nov. 25, 1771 : married Nov. 16, 1796, to Rachel Cook, of Pro-
vincetown, and had issue, of whom hereafter. He lived in Boston at one
time.

Elizabeth Ridley 5 (2), second daughter of John 4 (3), was born in
Truro, Mass., Nov. 25, 1771 ; twin to Thomas.

Martha Ridley 5 (1), third daughter of John 4 (3), was born in Truro,
Mass., Dec. 25, 1774.

Deborah Ridley 5 (2), fourth daughter of John 4 (3), was born in
Truro, Mass., Jan. 22, 1777.

Jerusha Ridley 5 (2), fifth daughter of John 4 (3), was born in Truro,
Mass., Nov. 23, 1779.

George Ridley 5 (2), eldest son of James 4 (2), was born in Harpswell,
Me., in 1774; married, and settled in his native town.

James Ridley 5 (3), second son of James 4 (2), was born in Harpswell,
Me., March 5, 1776; married in 1800 to Hannah Bridges, of Thomaston,
and had issue thirteen children, of whom hereafter. He settled in Pros-
pect when a boy, and remembered of riding to Topsham to mill horse-
back when twelve years old. He died Aug. 22, 1838, aged 62 years.

Daniel Ridley 5 (3), third son of James 4 (2), was born in Harpswell,
Me., February, 1782; married Polly Bassick, and had issue ten children,
of whom hereafter. He settled in Prospect and carried on a farm; died
in May, 1873, aged 91.

Isabell Ridley 5 (2), eldest daughter of James 4 (2), was born in Harps-
well, Me. ; was married to John Campbell, and lived in her native town.

Ruth Ridley 5 (2), second daughter of James 4 (2), was born in Harps-
well, Me.; was married to Crawford Staples, and lived in Prospect.

Sarah Ridley 5 (3), third daughter of James 4 (2), was born in Harps-
well. Me.; was married to John Landshere, of Prospect.

Mary Ridley 5 (4), fourth daughter of James 4 (2), was born in Harps-
well, Me. ; was married to Robert Treat, of Prospect.

Betsey Ridley 5 (2), eldest daughter of James 4 (2) by his second wife,
was born in Harpswell, Me. ; was married to Thomas Park, and settled in
Prospect.

Johll Ridley 5 (5), eldest son of James 4 (2) by his second wife, was
born in Harpswell, Me. ; went to sea when a young man, and was never
heard from afterwards.

Ambrose Ridley 5 (2), second son of James 4 (2) by his second wife,
was born in Harpswell, Me. ; married Rhoda Scott, and had issue, of
whom hereafter. No other information.



Ruth Ridley 5 (3), eldest daughter of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in York,
Me., Dec. 3, 1773; was married to Solomon Littlefield, of Sanford, and
had issue.

Joseph Ridley 5 (1), eldest son of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in York,
Me., April 25, 1775, and died at sea when young.

James Ridley 5 (4), second son of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in York
Me., March 25, 1777; married in 1798 to Mary Webber, and had issio,



RIDLETS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 541

twelve children, of whom hereafter. He settled on a farm in Alfred, Me. ;
died in 1859, aged 82.

Sally Ridley 5 (1), second daughter of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in
Alfred, Me., April 16, 1779 ; was married to John Crockett, of Shapleigh,
and had issue ; she lived to be very old.

Alllia Ridley 5 (1), third daughter of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in
Alfred, Me., April 14, 1781 ; was married to James Gerry, and had issue;
lived in her native town.

Ambrose Ridley 5 (3), third son of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in Alfred,
Me., June 10, 1786; married Betsey Thompson, and had issue sixteen
children, of whom hereafter. He was a farmer in Sanford, Me.

Daniel Ridley 5 (4), fourth son of Ambrose 4 (1), was born in Alfred,
Me., June 13, 1789; married Lucy Trafton, of Sanford, and had issue
eight children, of whom hereafter. He was a farmer in his native town ;
died April, 1873, aged 84.

John Ridley 5 (6), eldest son of Daniel 4 (1)*, was born in Harpswell,
Me., Jan. 17, 1782 ; married Susan Lincoln, and had issue ten children,
of whom hereafter. He lived on a farm in Bowdoin, Me.

Hannah Ridley 5 (3), eldest daughter of Daniel 4 (1), was born in
Harpswell, Me., Feb. 18, 1784 ; was married to John Adams and lived in
Bowdoin, Me.

Ruben Ridley 5 (2), second son of Daniel 4 (1), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Aug. 18, 1788; married Rachel Curtis, and was lost at sea from the
privateer " Dash," in 1814. No family.

Ruth Ridley 5 (4), second daughter of Daniel 4 (1), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., March 17, 1791 ; was married to Adam Adams and resided in
her native towu. Had seven children.

Rachel Ridley 5 (2), third daughter of Daniel 4 (1), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Sept. 11, 1794 ; was married to Hix Small, and had three chil-
dren, all living in Bowdoin, Me.

Mark Ridley 5 (4), third son of Daniel 4 (1), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Jan. 6, 1796; married Rhoda Combs, March 12, 1820, and had issue
ten children, of whom hereafter. He resided in Bowdoinham on a farm.

Isaac Ridley 5 (2), fifth son of Daniel 4 (1), was born in Bowdoin, Me.,
Jan. 19, 1799; married Hannah Varnum, and had issue nine children, of
whom hereafter.

Thomas Ridley 5 (5), sixth son of Daniel 4 (1), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., May 20, 1802 ; married Julia Campbell, and had issue three children,
of whom hereafter. He was a farmer in Bowdoinham.



Simeon Ridley 5 (1), eldest son of George 4 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Aug. 1, 1785, and was lost at sea in November, 1807.

Betsey Ridley 5 (3), eldest daughter of George 4 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., April 1, 1788 ; was married in 1810 to John Snow, and died in
1870.

George Ridley 5 (3), second son of George 4 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., June 4, 1790; married in 1811 to Rebecca Snow; secondly, in 1825
to Martha Baker, and had issue seven children, of whom hereafter. He

* The births of Daniel Ridley's family were recorded in Bowdoin, and a part or
11 of them may have been born there; but my informant said they were born in
harpswell.



542 RID LEYS OF TBUBO, MASSACHUSETTS.

evidently settled in Litchfield, as will appear by the birth of his children
by his first wife, who deceased in 1824. He probably moved to Bowdoin
in 1826. Died Oct. 31. 18—.

Mary Ridley 5 (5), second daughter of George 4 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., March 5, 1792 ; was married in 1820 to James Potter, a farmer,
and died in Wellington, Me., in 1848.

Rev. James Ridley 5 (5), third son of George 4 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Nov. 11, 1794; married in 1819 to Mary Sanford, and settled
in Litchfield. His first wife died in 1837, aged 44 years. He probably
married twice after the death of his first wife, but the names of his
wives have not reached me. He was a minister of the Calvinistic Baptist
church, and was highly respected for his sincere piety and devotion to
the cause of God. He lived on a farm in Monmouth, and died there in
1856, leaving issue ten children, of whom hereafter.

Elisha Ridley 5 (1), fourth son of George 4 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., April 29, 1797, and died Dec. 14, 1823.

Alexander Ridley 5 (1), fifth son of George 4 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., July 18, 1799, and was drowned at sea Oct. 26, 1821. No
family mentioned.

Ambrose Ridley 5 (4), sixth son of George 4 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Jan. 12, 1803; married in 1825 to Abigail Nash, and had issue.
Settled in his native town.

Isabella Ridley 5 (3), third daughter of George 4 (2), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., March 20, 1804; was married in 1830 to Waitstill Potter,
and died in Bowdoinham.



William Ridley 5 (1), eldest son of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me., Jan. 30, 1783 ; married April 7, 1805, to Louisa Adams, and by her had
issue one child. His first wife died March 25, 1806, and he married,
secondly, May 19, 1807, to Mary Bowie, and by her, — who died in 1875,
— had issue eleven children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley lived on a
farm in Bowdoin ; he died Oct. 19, 1860, aged 77 years.

James Ridley 5 (6), second son of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me., in 17*4, and died at his father's home in 1805, unmarried.

Mark Ridley 5 (5), third sun of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me., in 1786; married Sarah Bowman and lived on the homestead with
his parents. Was a miller. He had issue seven children, of whom here-
after. He died Oct. 23, 1834. One correspondent says this Mark died
in 1838, and left two daughters and one son ; the daughters died soon
after the father, "with the same fever," — both in one week.

David Ridley 5 (3), fourth son of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me., in 1788 ; married Ann Purington, who died in 1820 ; and he married,
secondly, Jane Sawyer. He had issue seven children, of whom hereafter.
He lived on a farm near his birth-place, on Great Island, Harpswell ; he
died March 4, 1852, aged 64 years.

Betsey Ridley 5 (4), a daughter of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me. ; was married to Samuel Hopkins, a Quaker, and lived on a farm in
Brunswick.

Mary Ridley 5 (6), a daughter of Mark 4 (3), was bom in Harpswell,
Me. ; was married to Capt. Moses Linscott, who was lost at sea when
his wife was nineteen years old. She was married, secondly, to Joshua
Barstow, a harness-maker, and lived at "South-west Bend," in Durham.
She died in 1840.



BIDLEYS OF TBUBO, MASSACHUSETTS. 543

Sally Ridley 5 (2), a daughter of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me. ; was married to John Toothaker, a master ship-builder, and lived at
" White's Landing" in Richmond, Me. She died insane : hanged herself.

Rachel Ridley 5 (3), a daughter of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me. ; was married to Joseph Totman, who was supposed to be lost at sea,
but after an absence of fourteen years, to the great surprise of his family,
returned to his home. She died in 1871.

Daniel Ridley 5 (5), youngest son of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harps-
well, Me. ; never married ; was an eccentric character, and wandered
about the country nearly all his days. He fell dead while shutting a door
in 1870.

Anna Ridley 5 (2), a daughter of Mark 4 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me.; was married to Daniel Sawyer, a seaman, and died in 1873.

SIXTH GENERATION.

Reuben Ridley 6 (3), eldest son of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in Pro-
vincetown, Mass., July 9, 1793, and died in the West Indies, when a
young man, unmarried.

Sllkey Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in
Provincetown, Mass., Sept. 4, 1798, and was the wife of a Mr. Wallard ;
deceased.

Sabra Ridley 6 (1), second daughter of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in
Provincetown, Mass., Feb. 1, 1801; was married to Capt. B. Payne, and
resides in Boston.

Bertllia Ridley 6 (1), third daughter of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in
Provincetown, Mass., in 1803 ; was married to a Mr. Fellows, and lived
in New Orleans, La.

Abbie Ridley 6 (1), fourth daughter of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in
Boston, Mass., in 1805, and was the wife of C. S. Farnum, of said city;
lives at Townsend Centre.

Nathaniel Ridley 6 (2), second son of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in Bos-



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