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ton, Mass., March 4, 1806; married Mercy Shaw, of New Sharon, Me.,
and had issue two children, of whom hereafter. Residence, New Sharon.

Thomas Ridley 6 (6), third son of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in Boston,
Mass., in 1813; married Susan S. Hawes, of New Sharon, and has issue
one child, of whom hereafter. He has kept store, and traveled as agent
for the Dunn Edge-Tool Company. Mr. Ridley is tall and erect ; has
black eyes, gray hair, and long, flowing, white beard. He is social, genial,
and possessed of excellent business capacity.

Reuben Ridley 6 (4), fourth son of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in New
Sharon, Me., in 1814; married Florilla Smith, of said town (she died
previous to 1865), and settled in his native town. He went to Kansas in
1865, and died in 1871.

Eliza Ridley 6 (1), youngest daughter of Nathaniel 5 (1), was born in
New Sharon, say 1816, and married to Seth Higgins, and lived at Town-
send Centre, Mass., in 1872.



Sally Ridley 6 (3), eldest son of James 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., March 9, 1801 ; was married to Edmund Trueworthy, of Orland,
and died in 1836.

Hannah Ridley 6 (4), second daughter of James 5 (3), was born in
Prospect, Me., Sept. 26, 1803; was married to Nathaniel Chase, and died
in 1821.



544 BIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

Isabella Ridley 6 (4), third daughter of James 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., July 16, 1805; was married Dec. 11, 1823 to Samuel Ginn, and
lives in Prospect. She is a devoted Christian, ripened for heaven.

Mary Ridley 6 (7), fourth daughter of James 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., July 27, 1807 ; was married to Amos Partridge, and is now
(1879) living.

Lenity Ridley 6 (1), fifth daughter of James 6 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., July 13, 1809; was married to Wentworth Ginn, settled in Or-
land, and died Dec. 7, 1875.

Johll-B. Ridley 6 (7), eldest son of James 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., May 1, 1811 ; married, firstly, Jan. 3, 1833, Charlotte Dollard, by
whom seven children ; secondly, to Lucy Clemments, by whom two chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He lived on a farm at Prospect Ferry. Form-
erly spelled his name Redley. He died Nov. 9, 1868, aged 65 years.

Ruth Ridley 6 (4), sixth daughter of James 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., Jan.*31, 1813 ; died Jan. 7, 1837.

James Ridley 6 (7), second son of John 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., April 3, 1815 ; married and settled in his native town on a farm ; had
issue five children, of whom hereafter.

Betsey Ridley 6 (5), seventh daughter of James 5 (3), was born in
Prospect, Me., Aug. 10, 1817; was married to Thomas Billards (?), and
lived in her native town.

Henry Ridley 6 (1), third son of James 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., Oct. 19, 1819 ; married Sarah Bowden, and had issue six children,
of whom hereafter. He is dead.

Rebecca Ridley 6 (1), eighth daughter of James 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., May 29, 1821 ; deceased when young.

Hannah Ridley 6 (5), ninth daughter of James 5 (3), was born in
Prospect, Me., May 12, 1823; was married to Charles Snowman, and
lived in Prospect.

Joseph Ridley 6 (2), youngest son of James 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., July 5, 1826 ; died years ago.



Holly Ridley 6 (2), eldest daughter of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., in February, 1810 ; was married to Joram Nichols, of Sears-
mont, and had issue; deceased.

Alfred Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., in May, 1811 ; married Clarissa Kneeland, and had issue eight chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He resides in Stockton. Has manifested a deep
interest in this book, and provided many data.

Daniel Ridley 6 (6), second son of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., in June, 1813; went to sea and never returned; supposed to have
been drowned.

Mary Ridley 6 (8), second daughter of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., in May, 1817 ; was married to Capt. William Fletcher, and
lived in Stockton ; deceased.

Margaret Ridley 6 (1), third daughter of Daniel 5 (3), was born in
Prospect, Me., in November, 1819; was married to Capt. Wm. Fletcher
(previously married her sister), lives in Stockton.

William Ridley 6 (2), third son of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., in January, 1822; married Persis B. Rice, and had issue three chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He settled in Searsmont, but has removed to
Oregon.



RID LEYS OF TEUBO, MASSACHUSETTS. 545

Nathaniel Ridley" (3), fourth son of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., in September, 1824; married Margaret E. Reed, and had issue
three children, of whom hereafter. Resides on a farm in Searsport.

Enoch Ridley 6 (1), fifth son of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., in February, 1827, and was drowned at sea, aged 20.

Susan Ridley 6 (2), fourth daughter of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Pros-
pect, Me., in September, 1830 ; was married to William Webb, mariner ;
both now deceased.

Dudley Ridley 6 (1), sixth son of Daniel 5 (3), was born in Prospect,
Me., in October, 1833 ; married Hannah Rice, and had issue two children,
of whom hereafter; deceased.



Joseph Ridley 6 (3), only son of Ambrose 5 (2), was born June 20,
1817, and was called the " American Lambert." At the time of his birth
he weighed only seven pounds ; he grew very fast, and when three months
old weighed seventy pounds. He lived till two and a half years old, and
at the time of his death weighed two hundred and forty pounds. He
was handsome, active, and well-proportioned, and possessed of great mus-
cular strength. His mind was also remarkable, and at two years of age
he could talk well and tell any piece of money. His parents carried him
to Boston for exhibition, intending to visit other cities in America and
Europe, but the boy grew suddenly sick and died. Some believe he was
poisoned.

Annie Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., April 7, 1799 ; was married in 1822 to John Littlefield, son of Solo-
mon, of Sanford, and had issue.

Ellen Ridley 6 (1), second daughter of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., April 1, 1801 ; was married Dec. 14, 1824, to Amos Allen, of Water-
borough, and had issue.

Joseph Ridley 6 (4), eldest son of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
June 5, 1803 ; married Dec. 29, 1826, to Phebe Getchell (she was born
Aug. 15, 1802), and had issue eleven children, of whom hereafter. Car-
penter by trade. Residence unknown. Died Feb. 1, 1849.

James Ridley 6 (8), second son of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., Feb. 29, 1805 ; married Mercy, daughter of John Trafton, of Alfred,
and had issue four children, of whom hereafter. He was a farmer and
joiner. Residence in Alfred. Died May 31, 1874.

Mary Ridley 6 (9), third daughter of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., in 1807, and died when young.

Simon Ridley 6 (2), third son of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
March 29, 1809 ; married in 1837, to Huldah D. Webber.

Rllfus Ridley 6 (1), fourth son of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
July 18, 1811 ; married Oct. 17, 1836, to Sarah-Ann, daughter of Samuel
Bachellor, of Shapleigh ; she died April 29, 1855, and he married, sec-
ondly, Dec. 25, 1863, to Esther-Ann, daughter of Ivory Ridley, of Alfred.
He had issue nine children by his first wife, and four by the second wife,
of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley is a shoe-maker and farmer ; has mani-
fested a deep interest in this book, and furnished many data.

Mary Ridley 6 (10), fourth daughter of James 5 (4), was born in Al-
fred, Me., Oct. 28, 1813 ; was married to Charles Baker, a machinist, of
Lyman, and had issue.

Isaiah Ridley 6 (1), fifth son of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
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546 BIDLETS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

about 1815, and died when young. There was one child who died in in-
fancy between Isaiah and Sarah.

Sarah Ridley 6 (4), fifth daughter of James 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., Oct. 29, 1820 ; was married to Cyrus Webber, shoe-maker, of Beverly,
Mass.; secondly, to David C. Pattie, of Rockport, and is now (1877) a
widow.

Joel Ridley 6 (1), sixth and youngest son of James 5 (4), was born in
Alfred, Me., in 1822, and died unmarried.



Amos Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Alfred
(or Shapleigh), Me., Sept, 25, 1813 ; married Oct. 25, 1838, to Tabitha K.
Jackson (she was born at Marblehead, Mass., July 13, 1812), and had is-
sue four children, of whom hereafter. Carpenter by trade; residence in
North Andover, Mass.

Allen Ridley 6 (1), second son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Alfred,
Me., in 1816 ; married Catherine Bennett (she was born in Sanford, in
1822), and had issue seven children, of whom hereafter. Resides at South
Sanford. Is six feet in height ; weighs one hundred and forty pounds ;
has light complexion.

Ambrose Ridley 6 (5), third son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in San-
ford, Me. ; married Abigail Evans, and had issue two daughters, of whom
hereafter. Mr. Ridley died many years ago : his widow lives in Boston.

Isaiah Ridley 6 (2), a son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Sanford, Me.

Abial Ridley 6 (1), a son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Sanford, Me.

Theodore Ridley 6 (1), a son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Sanford, Me.

Jacob Ridley 6 (1 ), a son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Sanford, Me.,
and died young.

Jacob Ridley 6 (2), a son of Ambrose 5 (3), was born in Sanford, Me.,
in 1832; married Sept. 23, 1861, to Abbie R. Hamblin (she was born in
1844), and had issue two children, of whom hereafter. He is an operative
in a mill at Lawrence, Mass.

Joseph Ridley 6 (5). a son of Ambrose 5 (3).

Sarah Ridley' '(5), daughter of Ambrose 5 (3). |

Betsey Ridley'' (5), daughterof Ambrose 5 (3). \ Born in Sanford, Me.

Ellen Ridley : ( 2 ), daughter of Ambrose 5 (3). |

Sylvia Ridley 6 (1 ), daughter of Ambrose 5 (3). J



Ivory Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
March 13, 1811 ; married May 28, 1842, to Eliza Norton, of Shapleigh,
and has issue^ye children, of whom hereafter. Planner in his native town,

Lucy Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred.
Me., and died young.

Hiram Ridley 6 (2), second son of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., and died young.

Mary Ridley'' (11), second daughter of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Al-
fred, Me., and died young (?).

Mary Ridley 6 (12), third daughter of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred,
Me., Aug. 25, 1815; was married to Joseph Lord, of Shapleigh, and re-
sides in her native town.

Joseph Ridley" ((>), third son of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
and died vouncj.

Daniel Ridley' 1 (7), fourth son of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
June 10, 1822: married Eliza, daughterof William Weymouth, of Berwick,



RIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 547

and had issue three children, of whom hereafter. Farmer; resides in
Alfred.

Johll Ridley 6 (8), fifth son of Daniel 5 (4), was born in Alfred, Me.,
and died young.

Joseph Ridley 6 (7), eldest son of John 5 (6), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., March 26, 1804; married Hannah Maloon (she was born April 4,
1803), and had issue four children, of whom hereafter. Farmer; residence
in the city of Bath, Me. Height, medium ; complexion, dark.

Hannah Ridley 6 (6), eldest daughter of John 5 (6), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., July 5, 1805; was married.

Lydia Ridley 6 (1), second daughter of John 5 (6), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Sept. 18, 1807; was married.

Ruth Ridley 6 (5), third daughter of John 5 (6), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Sept. 18, 1807; was married.

Susannah Ridley 6 (1), fourth daughter of John 5 (6), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., July 6, 1810; died July 15, 1811.

Reuben Ridley 6 (5), second son of John 5 (6), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., March 5, 1812.

James Ridley 6 (9), third son of John 5 (6), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., July 1, 1814.

Obediall Bidley 6 (2), fourth son of John 5 (6), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., March 22, 18i6.

Susannah Ridlev (2), fifth daughter of John 5 (6), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., April 26, 1818.

Ruth Ridley 1 ' (6), sixth daughter of John 5 (6), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., July 15, 1820. v

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Lorin Ridley 6 (1), son of Daniel 5 (6), was born in Bowdoinham, Me.
Daniel Ridley 6 (8), son of Daniel 5 (6), was born in Bowdoinham, Me.
Susan Ridley 6 (3), daughter of Daniel 5 (6), was born in Bowdoinham,
Me.



Martha Ridley 6 (2), eldest daughter of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Oct. 13, 1820; was married to William Lund, and died May
2, 1860.

Rachel Ridley 6 (4), second daughter of Murk 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Jan. 6, 1822; was married to Solomon Patterson, and had issue.

Alexander Ridley 6 (3), eldest son of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., June 26, 1824; married Sarah A. Hinkley, of Topsham, and
and had issue ten children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley is a merchant
in Brunswick.

Caleb Ridley 6 (2), second son of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Sept. 6, 1826; married in November, 1850, to Ruth Morse, and had
issue seven children, of whom hereafter. Farmer; residence, Topsham, Me.

Charlotte Ridley 6 (1), third daughter of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Dec. 28, 1828; was married to Horatio MacKenney, of Bruns-
wick, and has issue.

Hannah Ridley 6 (7), fourth daughter of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., April 27, 1831; was married to John Owen, of Brunswick, and
had issue. She resided at Jamaica Plain, near Boston, Mass., in 1873.

Daniel Ridley 6 (9), third son of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., Sept, 29, 1833 ; died in October, 1834.



548 BIDLEYS OF TBURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

Caroline Ridley 6 (2), fifth daughter of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., in December, 1835; was married to George Barron, of Tops-
ham, in 1855, and has issue.

Madora Ridley 6 (1), sixth daughter of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., March 29, 1838 ; was married to George Drew, and lives at
Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Julia Ridley 6 (11), seventh daughter of Mark 5 (4), was born in Bow
doin, Me., Dec. 10, 1841; was married to Ithina Hamilton (he was killed
at the battle of Aldee during the Rebellion), and secondly, Nov. 15, 1871,
to Horace Winship, of Boston, Mass.



Maria Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of Isaac 5 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Feb. 22, 1827; was married June 9, 1850, to Reuben Holbrook,
of Topsham, and died Aug. 13, 1873.

Charles-S. Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Isaac 5 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Nov. 27, 1830; died Nov. 18, 1841.

Elizabeth Ridley 6 (3), second daughter of Isaac 5 (2), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 27, 1837 ; was married May 9, 1855, to Rev. Hiram
Mitchell, and lives in St. George.

Isaac-H. Ridley 6 (3), second son of Isaac 5 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., March 16, 1841 ; married Aug. 2, 1863, to Anna, daughter of Ayers
and Matilda Haines, and has issue three children, of whom hereafter.
Resides on a farm in his native town.

Charles-S. Ridley 6 (2), third son of Isaac 5 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., June 4, 1845; died Sept. 15, 1851.

Reuben Ridley 6 (5), fourth son of Isaac 5 (2), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., May 7, 1849 ; died Sept. 8, 1851.

Abeona Ridley 6 (1), third daughter of Isaac 5 (2), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Oct. 16, 1852; died Nov. 16, 1861.



Ambrose Ridley 6 (6), eldest son of Thomas 5 (5), was born in Bow-
doin, Me.

Reed Ridlev 6 (1), second son of Thomas 5 (5), was born in Bowdoin,
Me.



Eunice Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of George 5 (5), was born in
Litchfield, Me., Sept. 29, 1813 ; was married to Capt. James Millbray, and
lives in Bowdoin.

Henry Ridley 6 (2), eldest son of George 5 (3), was born in Litchfield,
Me., Oct. 15, 1815; married July 14, 1844,"to Eunice F. Purington, and
has issue seven children, of wham hereafter. Resides in Cornville, on a
farm.

Dexter-W. Ridley 6 (1), second son of George 5 (3), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., in 1826; married and has issue. He is an engineer living in
California.

Humphrey Ridley 6 (1), third son of George 5 (3), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., in 1827-8; married Elizabeth Combs, and has issue two chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He resides at Richmond Village, Me. A mill-
man.

Rebecca-R. Ridley 6 (2), second daughter of George 5 (3), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., in 1829 ; was married to William A. Provins, and resides
in Richmond, Me.

Emma-B. Ridley 6 (1), third daughter o + " George 5 (3), was born in



RIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 549

Bowdoin, Me., in 1832 ; was married to Vorn R. Neal, and resides in
Augusta, Me.

George-R. Ridley'' (4), fourth son of George 5 (3), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., in 1834; married Annie D. Folsom, and has issue three chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley is a millman ; resides in Rich-
mond, Me.

Mary-E. Ridley (12), eldqst daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., in 1820; was married to John M. Safford, and resides in
Monmouth, Me.

Abbie-E. Ridley (2), second daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., in 1822 ; was married to Josiah F. Purington, and resides
at Gardiner, Me. She says : " After my father's death in 1856, the home-
stead passed into other hands, and we children were scattered, some one
way and some another ; we were together for the last time when I was
married."

Milierva-J. Ridley (1), third daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Litchfield, Me., in 1824 ; was married to Xenophon Goodenow, of Bos-
ton, Mass. Deceased.

Susail-W. Ridley (4), fourth daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Litchfield, Me., in 1826, and was married to Xenophon Goodenow, who
had previously married her sister.

Margaret Ridley (2), fifth daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Litchfield, Me., in 1828, and died when young.

Horace-S. Ridley (1), eldest son of James 5 (5), was born in Litch-
field, Me., in 1830; married in Boston, Mass., about 1865, and has issue
three children, of whom hereafter. Lives in San Francisco, Cal.

Sanford-S. Ridley (1), second son of James 5 (5), was born in Litch-
field, Me., in 1832; married Mary Leard, of Washington, Me, resided in
Massachusetts, died in Monmouth, Me.

Ellen-P. Ridley (3), sixth daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Litchfield, Me., in 1835; was married to Frank A. Snowman, and died at
Gardiner, aged 25 years.

Melinda Ridley 6 (1), twin daughter of James 5 (5), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., in 1837.

Dureilda Ridley (1), twin daughter of James 5 (5), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., in 1837.*

AloilZO Ridley (1), eldest son of Ambrose 5 (4), was born about June
3, 1826, and lives somewhere in California.

Clark Ridley (1), second son of Ambrose 5 (4), was born Jan. 13,
1830 ; married Sarah French ; was a carpenter by trade. Starved to
death in Andersonville during the late war.



Mark Ridley 6 (6), eldest son of William 5 (1), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., July 17, 1808; married Sylvia Atherton, and had issue six children,
of whom hereafter. He is a farmer in Canaan, Me.

Lois Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of William 5 (1), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Aug. 11, 1810; was married to George Sedgely (a tailor by
trade), and lived in Bowdoinham.

Abigail Ridley (2), second daughter of William 5 (1), was married
to Joseph H. Tapley, and lived in Litchfield ; she deceased in 1843.

Moses Ridley 6 (1), second son of William 5 (1), was born in Bowdoin,



550 RIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS.

Me., Sept. 17, 1814 ; married Huldah Robinson and had issue five chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley is of medium height, with dai*k
complexion. He is a farmer in Litchfield.

James Ridley 6 (10), third son of William 5 (l),was born in Bowdoin,
Me., in 1817, and died young.

Anil Ridley 6 (4), third daughter of William 5 (1), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., Feb. 26, 1819. No other facts.

Betsey Ridley 6 (6), fourth daughter of William 5 (1), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., June 20, 1821 ; was married to Joseph H. Tapley (a mer-
chant) before mentioned, and died in the city of Lewiston in 1874.

Deborah Ridley 6 (3), fifth daughter of William 5 (1), was born in
Bowdoin, Me., July 8, 1825, and died in 1842.

William Ridley 6 (3), fourth son of William 6 (1), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., March 14, 1823 ; married Elizabeth Gore, and had issue six
children, of whom hereafter. He resides in Exeter, N. H.

Alexander Ridley 6 (4), fifth son of William 5 (1), was born in Bow-
doin, Me., June 24, 1827 ; married Jane Atherton, and had issue seven
children, of Avhom hereafter. He is a shipwright ; residence in Bowdoin.

Albion Ridley 6 (1), sixth son of William 5 (1), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., March 16, 1831 ; married May 16, 1854, to Harriet Gore, daughter of
Elder Richard Gore, of Canaan, and has issue five children, of whom here-
after. Settled on a farm in his native town. Has traveled extensively
through the United States and Territories. Carpenter by trade ; real-
estate owner in Lewiston, Me., where he has resided several years.
Policeman in 1884. He is genial, conversational, and a good financier.

John Ridley 6 (9), seventh son of William 5 (1), was born in Bowdoin,

Me., in April, 1833 ; married Flagg and has issue four children ;

ship-carpenter in Brooklyn, N. Y.

Joseph Ridley 6 (7), eighth son of William 5 (1), was born in Bowdoin,

Me., Feb. 25, 1836 ; married Gore (?), secondly, Fannie Lane, and

has issue three children. He is an ovei-seer in a mill at Fall River, Mass.

James Ridley 6 (11), ninth son of William 5 (1), was born in Bowdoin,
Me., in April, 1839, and died single.



Elizabeth Ridley 6 (4), a daughter of Mark 5 (5), was born in Harps-
well about the year 1819, and died of a malignant fever, which swept away
many of the family within a few days, in 1834, aged 15 years.

Sarah Ridley 6 (6), a daughter of Mark 5 (5), was born in Harpswell,
Me., and died at the age of 10 years, Oct. 5, 1834, with fever.

Mark-H. Ridley 6 (7), a son of Mark 5 (5), was born in Harpswell,
Me., and died Oct. 2, 1834, aged 19 months.

George Ridley 6 (5), a son of Mark 5 (5), was born in Harpswell, Me.,
and survived his father, but I do not know his after-history. A sister
was married to William Amey and one to George Plaisted.



Robert-P. Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of David 5 (3), was born in Harps-
well, Me., January, 1805 ; married Feb. 3, 1827, to Sophrona Watson,
and had issue nine children, of whom hereafter. He purchased the mill
formerly owned by James Ridley, at Harpswell, and resided in that town
till 1857, when he emigrated to Iowa, where he now (1874) resides. Car-
penter and millman ; a man of sound mind and strong traits of char-
acter.



BIDLEYS OF TRURO, MASSACHUSETTS. 551

James Ridley 6 (12), second son of David 5 (3), was born in Harps-
well, Me., in 1807; married in 1828 to Judith Watson, and died eight
days after that event.

Samuel Ridley 6 (1), third son of David 5 (3), was born in Harpswell,
Me., March 21, 1822; married Dec. 25, 1845, to Melvina Doyle, of Bow-
doinham, and had issue six children, of whom hereafter. Farmer and
seaman ; resides in his native town.

Isaac M. Ridley 6 (4), fourth son of David 5 (3), was born in Harps-
well, Me., July 21, 1882; married June 25, 1855, to Chloe A. Thompson,
and had issue three children, of whom hereafter. Sailor; residence,
Harpswell, Cumberland County, Me.

Caroline Ridley 6 (2), eldest daughter of David 5 (3), was born in
Harpswell, Me., in 1812 ; was married to William Ray, one says Samuel
[{ay, and resides in Lewiston, Me.

Anne Ridley 6 (3), second daughter of David 5 (3), was born in Harps-
well, Me., in 1824; was married to James Parker, and resides at Parker's
Lake, Hennepin County, Minn.

Betsey Ridley 6 (7), third daughter of David 5 (3), was born in Harps-
well, Me., in 1827; was married to Nelson Buzwell, and died in 1847,

without children.

SEVENTH GENERATION.

Sarah Ridley 7 (7), only daughter of Nathaniel (2), was born in New
Sharon, Me., Jan. 1, 1833 ; was married and lives in East Boston, Mass.

Sewell-P. Ridley 7 (1), only son of Nathaniel (2), was born in New
Sharon, Me., Feb. 9, 1838 ; married, and keeps a market in Boston, Mass.



Harriet Ridley 7 (2), only daughter of Thomas (6), was born in New
Sharon, Me.; was married to George H. Flint, and resides in Lewiston,
Me.

Martha-J. Ridley 7 (3), eldest daughter of John 6 (7), was born in
Prospect, Me., Oct. 4, 1834; was married.

Pliebe-T. Ridley 7 (1), second daughter of John (7), was born in
Prospect, Me., Sept*. 27, 1836.

Naonii-D. Ridley 7 (1), third daughter of John 6 (7), was born in
Prospect, Me., Oct. 24, 1838 ; deceased.

Albert-E. Ridley 7 (2), eldest son of John 6 (7), was born in Prospect,
Me., April 24, 1840; married, and resides in San Francisco, Cal, where he
carries on the business of cutting stencil-plates, and has, I think, some



Online LibraryG. T. (Gideon Tibbetts) RidlonHistory of the ancient Ryedales, and their descendants in Normandy, Great Britain, Ireland, and America, from 860 to 1884 → online text (page 72 of 103)