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mont County, O., Nov. 18, 1823; married Sept. 24, 1846, America Gos-



678 EIDLEXS OF Olllo.



nell, of Kentucky, and has had issue six children, of whom hereafter. He
resides at Willow Hill, 111. Fanner and stock-raiser.

James-B. Ridleil 5 (9), third son of Stephen 4 (1), was born in Decatur
County, 1ml., Jan. 26, 1826; married Aug. 22, 1852, Sarah A., second
daughter of Ann and John Hamilton, of Decatur County, and had issue
ten children, of whom hereafter. He is a farmer; moderate in movement,
medium height and weight ; has dark hair, sandy beard, gray eyes ; is in-
dustrious and honest. Resides at Willow Hill, Jasper County, 111.

Stephen-T. Ridleil 5 (4), fourth son of Stephen 4 (1), was bom in De-
catur County, Ind., June 19, 1829; and died in Jasper County, 111. (prob-
ably at Willow Hill), Nov. 4, 1853; was a farmer; medium height; had
dark hair.

Talbllt Ridleil 5 (1), fifth son of Stephen 4 (1), was born in Decatur
County, Ind., May 21, 1834 ; married Sept. 6, 1855, Polly A., daughter of
Daniel and Isabella Doty, and has issue eight children, of whom hereafter.
Mr. Ridlen is a blacksmith and farmer; of medium size, round-shouldered,
hair and beard sandy. Industrious and honest. Resides at Willow Hill,
Jasper County, 111.



Llicillda Ridleil 5 (1), eldest daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Ohio, — probably in Clearmont County, — May 16, 1814, and died when
young, unmarried.

Patience Ridleil 5 (6), second daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Clearmont County (?), O., Aug. 26, 1816, and died young, unmarried.

Elizabeth Ridlen 5 (7), third daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Clearmont County (?), O., Aug. 26, 1816; was married to Brooks Ross,
Sept. 25, 1836, and lives at Cincinnati.

Prudence Ridlen 5 (1), fourth daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Clearmont County (?), O., Nov. 20, 1818 ; was married to Howell Mul-
ford, Nov. 20, 1850, and lives at St. Louis, Mo.

Nancy Ridleil 5 (3), fifth daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in Clear-
mont County (?), O., Nov. 20, 1818, and died young.

Jane-Duncan Ridleil 5 (5), sixth daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Clearmont County (?), O., Dec. 31, 1820; was married Dec. 25, 1856, to
Walter S. Aiken, and resides at Benton, 111. Has issue.

Martha-Anil Ridlen 5 (7), seventh daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born
in Ohio, Jan. 24, 1824; died unmarried.

Sarah- Anil Ridleil 5 (10), eighth daughter of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Ohio, June 10, 1826; was married Nov. 7, 1853, to Josiah Alexander, and
resides at Webb's Prairie, 111.

Samuel-DaYlS Ridlen 5 (8), only son of Samuel 4 (3), was born in
Ohio, Sept. 28, 1832 ; married Margaret A. Beard, of North Carolina, and
settled at Memphis, Tenn. Carpenter by trade. He entered the Confed-
erate army during the war of the Rebellion, was taken prisoner by the
Union army, and carried to Chicago, 111., where he was exchanged. He
owned property in the South before the war, but lost it all. After the
war he went to Webb's Prairie, 111., and settled on his father's farm, where
he continued till his death, which occurred June 5, 1876. He had issue
four children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridlen was of medium height,
had broad shoulders, compact, well-formed body, light complexion, hair
and beard ; the latter was long and heavy. He was a genial, kind-hearted,
well-read man, and was greatly beloved by his family.



BIDLENS OF INDIANA. 679

Elmira Ridlen 5 (2), eldest daughter of Abraham 4 (4), was born in
Illinois, June 3, 1824 ; was married Oct. 3, 1838, to Hugh Christia, and
secondly, to Gauf. She died in Crawford County, Ark., in 1854, leav-
ing children.

Loreilder Ridlen 5 (1), second daughter of Abraham 4 (4), was born in
Illinois, May 15, 1826; was married Oct. 3, 1868, to George W. West, of
Douglas County, and is now (1881) living at Neosho, Mo.

Leander Ridlen 5 (1), eldest son of Abraham 4 (4), was born in Illinois,
Sept. 12, 1828 ; married Julia Carter in 1847, and died in Caldwell
County, Tex., Jan. 9, 1854, leaving issue one child, whose name is unknown.

George- W. Ridleil 5 (2), second son of Abraham 4 (4), was born in Il-
linois, Aug. 31, 1831 ; was married in 1853 to Lucien Lowe, and died
in Decatur County, Ind., Dec. 23, 1855, leaving one child, whose name is
not known.

Lafayette Ridlen 5 (1), third son of Abraham 4 (4), was born in Illi-
nois, Oct. 30, 1834, and died unmarried Oct. 6, 1864, in Douglas County,
in his native State.

Alexander-M. Ridlen 5 (2), fourth son of Abraham 4 (4), was born in
Illinois, — by second wife, — Sept. 7, 1854, and is now (1881) in Neosho
County, Kan.

Bettie Ridlen 5 (7), third daughter of Abraham 4 (4), was born in Illi-
nois, Oct. 4, 1857, and died Oct. 21, 1859, in Shelby County, Ind.

Ella Ridlen 5 (1), third daughter of Abraham 4 (4), was born in Illi-
nois, April 17, 1860, and in 1881 was living with her half-sister, Mrs.
West, in Neosho, Mo., unmarried.



John-Wesley Ridlen 5 (20), eldest son of John 4 (6), was born in Little
York, Ind., Oct. 17, 1829; married Maria Newbury, Oct. 24, 1850, and
has issue nine children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridlen is a farmer and
cooper by occupation. Resides at Little York. He says, " The Ridlens
of the West are a line-feeling people." He was orderly sergeant in the
Sixty-sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in the Union army dur-
ing the war of the Rebellion. He does not resemble the Ridlons of New
England.

George Ridlen 5 (3), second son of John 4 (6), was born in Little York,
Ind., Oct. 2, 1831 ; married Sarah E. Hobson, Aug. 20, 1851, and had issue
two children, who died in infancy. He married, secondly, Rosine Lester,
and by her had three children, of whom hereafter. He was lieutenant in
the Twenty-second Indiana Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, of the Union
army, in the war of the Rebellion, and was killed during the engagement
at Perrysville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862, by a " minie-ball passing through his
breast." He was a tall, stately young officer, and fell while bravely lead-
ing his command.

Elizabeth Ridlen 5 (8), eldest daughter of John 4 (6), was born in
Little York, Ind., March 16, 1834; was married to Alfred Morris, and
died June 10, 1861.

James Ridlen 5 (10), third son of John 4 (6), was born in Little York,
Ind., Jan. 1, 1837, and died Nov. 14, 1852.

Samuel Ridlen 5 (9), fourth son of John 4 (6), was born in Little York,

Ind., March 8, 1839 ; married Emeline Sullivan, and had issue (1876)

Jive children, of whom hereafter. He is a cooper, living in his native

town. Tall, slender, and with sharp, prominent features, he resembles

the family of Tibbetts — his maternal ancestors — more than Ridlons.



680 EIDLONS OF BALDWIN, MAINE.

Theodore Ridlen 5 (1), fifth son of John 4 (6), was born in Little York,
Inch, July 25, 1842 ; married Nancy Montgomery, and had issue (1873)
two children, of whom hereafter. He was a soldier in the Twenty-second
Regiment Indiana Volunteers, of the Union army during the Rebellion.
Now a resident of Seymour, Jackson County, Ind.

Pamelia-Margaret Ridlen 5 (1), second daughter of John 4 (6), was
born in Little York, Ind., July 22, 1844 ; married Jesse-Lee Hobson, and
lives in her native town.

Mary-Ellen Ridleil 5 (20), third daughter of John 4 (6), was born in
Little York, Ind., Sept. 8, 1846 ; was married to Michael Jones, and lives
in her native town.

Sarah-Louisa Ridleil 5 (11), fourth daughter of John 4 (6), was born in
Little York, Ind., July 9, 1848; was married to Hamilton Scutchback,
and resides at Caruthersville, Mo.

Nelsou-F. Ridleil 5 (1), sixth son of John 4 (6), was born in Little
York, Ind., Feb. 24, 1851 ; married Josephine Johnson, and has issue.
Resides in his native town.



George-Robertson Ridlen 5 (14), eldest son of Nicholas 4 (2), was born
in Indiana, July 23, 1829 ; married Edna Gray, July 13, 1848, and has is-
sue, of whom hereafter. He lives at Fountaintown, Shelby County, Ind.,
where he carries on a farm. He is a broad-shouldered, heavy-built man,
and has the mould of features so common in the Ridlon family.

Phebe Ridlen 5 (1), eldest daughter of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in Ind-
iana, April 30, 1831 ; was married Jan. 5, 1854, to Havens Gray, and
lives near Fountaintown, Ind.

Herman Ridlen 5 (1), second son of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in Indi-
ana, March 7, 1833 ; married Maria L. Duncan, Jan. 5, 1854, and has issue
six children (1878), of whom hereafter. He owns a steam saw-mill. Was
a soldier in the Fifth Indiana Regiment, Volunteer Cavalry, during the
war of the Rebellion.

Abraham-R. Ridlen 5 (7), third son of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in
Indiana, Oct. 15, 1835; married Rebecca Williams, Dec. 8, 1864, and has
issue, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridlen is a farmer at Fountaintown, Ind.

Stephen-R. Ridlen 5 (5), fourth son of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in Indi-
ana, April 5, 1837; married Laura Cobble (she died Feb. 28, 1860), Dec.
20, 1857, by whom he had two children. He married, secondly, Amanda
Saward (?), by whom he had (1880) three children. Mr. Ridlen resides at
Fountaintown, Ind. Farmer.

Patience Ridlen 5 (7), second daughter of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in
Indiana, May 13, 1839; was married Jan. 8, 1860, to Joel I. Gunn, and
lives at Fountaintown, Ind.

Mary-Ann Ridlen 5 (21), third daughter of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in
Indiana, Aug. 28, 1842 ; was married Sept. 26, 1858, to John Copeland.
Resides at Fountaintown, Ind.

Nelson Ridleil 5 (2)., fifth son of Nicholas 4 (2), was born in Indiana,
June 18, 1846, and died Nov. 23, 1863.



Jacob-R. Ridlon 5 (6), eldest son of Joseph 4 (2), was born in Buxton,
Me. (presumably), Oct. 25, 1822; married, and settled on a farm in Se-
bago, Cumberland County, where he lived many years; he subsequently
removed to the town of Naples, in the same County, where he now (1883)
resides. He is below the medium height, has dark complexion, and a



BIDLONS OF FOR TEE, MAINE. 681

peculiar expression about the eyes. He is a quiet, peaceful, industrious,
and honest man. Had issue six children, of whom hereafter.

Joseph Ridloil 5 (6), second son of Joseph 4 (2), was (presumably) born
in Buxton, Me., June 7, 1824, and died when young and unmarried.



Joseph Ridloil 5 (7), eldest son of Isaac 4 (3), was born in Baldwin,
Cumberland County, Me., April 25, 1829; married Abbie R., daughter of
Robert Hayes, of Eaton, N. H, March 25, 1853, and had issue six chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He became lame in early life, and manufactured
clock-reels and butter-stamps; and by the practice of economy and close
attention to business, he rose from small beginnings to a peddler of dry-
goods and "Yankee notions," and acquired a handsome property. He was
widely known as an honest, straight-forward business man. He was a man
of sound judgment, cautious, far-seeing, and shrewd in his business opera-
tions. He was rather tall (some say below the medium), well formed,
and sprightly ; had black hair and beard, and a pleasant expression of
face. He traded several years in Parsonfield, York County, but removed
to his farm in Baldwin, and died in that town Oct. 17, 1872; was buried
with Masonic ceremonies. His widow was living in 1881, with her chil-
dren.

Isaac-H. Ridloil 5 (7), second son of Isaac 4 (3), was born in Baldwin,
Me. (say in 1831); married Marona Cook, and settled on a farm in his
native town. Had issue two children, of wfeom hereafter. Is said to have
resembled his father's family. Died many years ago, leaving a widow,
who subsequently became the wife of William Hancock (an uncle of her
first husband), of Limerick, who deceased in 1879, and left her again a
widow. She was living on the old Hancock farm, in Limerick, in 1881.

Martha Ridloil 5 (8), eldest daughter of Isaac 4 (3), was born in Bald-
win, Me., Nov. 25, 1832; was married to Andrew J. Robinson, of Sebago,
and deceased, leaving issue.

Mary Ridloil 5 (22), second daughter of Isaac 4 (3), Avas born in Bald-
win, Me., Dec. 22, 1834. Deceased.

Betsey Ridloil 5 (8), third daughter of Isaac 4 (3), was born in Bald-
Avin, Me., Nov. 18, 1836. Deceased.

Harriet Ridloil 5 (4), fourth daughter of Isaac 4 (3), was born in Bald-
win, Me., April 29, 1839; was married to Josiah Milliken, and resides in
her native town.



Daniel Ridloil 5 (8), eldest son of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Limerick,
Me., Jan. 28, 1801, and married Ellen Kennell, by whom he had issue five
children, of whom hereafter. He married, secondly, July 5, 1835, Esther
Wales (she was born Jan. 11, 1811), and by her had eight children, of
whom hereafter. He followed the sea in early life, and settled, first, in
Standish, Me., but subsequently, after his second marriage, removed to
Porter and settled on a farm, where he continued the remainder of his
life. Mr. Ridlon was a small man of nervous temperament ; he had the
type of features characteristic of the early Ridlons, and was possessed of
their peculiar eccentricities. Spent his last days with his daughter. Drew
a pension for a son who died in the army. Died Aug. 29, 1881, aged 80.

Eunice Ridloil 5 (4), eldest daughter of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Lim-
erick, Me. No other information.

Benjamin Ridloil 5 (6), second son of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Lim-
erick, Me., and died young, unmarried.



682 BIDLONS OF PORTER, MAINE.

Comfort Ridlon 5 (1), second daughter of Daniel 4 (4), was born in
Limerick, Me. Deceased ; no other information.

Stephen Bidloil 5 (6), third son of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Limerick,
Me., April 21, 1811 ; married Miriam, daughter of John and Miriam (Day)
Wales,* Dec. 25, 1831, and has had issue seven children, of whom here-
after. He settled on a farm in Porter, Oxford County, where he lived
several years, but subsequently removed to Hiram, in the same County,
where he has continued till the present time. Mr. Ridlon is below the
medium height, broad-shouldered, and compactly built ; his neck is short
and thick, his features of the Scottish type, and his crown high and bald.
He is a characteristic Ridlon of the old stamp in every respect. He is
eccentric, nervous, and high-tempered. Can tell big stories about his own
feats of strength. Lives among the mountains in a remote, desolate part
of his town, upon a hard, rocky farm. Has been a great woodsman;
fears nothing. A professor of religion, and has meetings at his house.
Is now (1880) a hale, well-preserved man, full of pluck, and -bids fair to
live many years.

Lydia Ridlon 5 (9), third daughter of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Lim-
erick, Me.; was married to Moses Brown, in 1833, and died many years
ago. Supposed to have lived in Porter.

Betsey Bidloil 5 (8), fourth daughter of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Lim-
erick, Me.; was married to Joshua Rob bins, Aug. 5, 1832, and is now
living in Porter with her son.

Levi Ridlon 5 (1), fourth son of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Limerick,
Me., June 4, 1818 ; married Hannah Lord, Aug. 7, 1838, and settled on a
farm in Porter, Oxford County, Me. He is of medium height, broad-
shouldered, and thick-set ; his weight about one hundred and eighty
pounds. He has the stamp of features common to the family. Has
worked hard, and is now considerably bowed over. Honest, quiet, and
talks but little. Children Jive in number, of whom hereafter. Wife
deceased.

Jemima Ridlon 5 (2), fifth daughter of Daniel 4 (4), was born in Lim-
erick, Me. ; was married to Caleb Durgin, Feb. 12, 1835, and died many
years ago.

Ephraim Ridlon 5 (3), eldest son of John 4 (9), was born in Limerick,
Me., April 4, 1802, and died young, unmarried.

* The ancestor of the Wales family, of Oxford County, Me., was a singular and
desperate character. He fled from Ohio to escape the vengeance of the Indians.
His mother was a full-blooded squaw, and he spent his early years hunting with
the tribe; but in a moment of anger had killed one of their number. He was
hunted by their dogs, but eluded them by taking to the water; and after waiting
in ambush, saw them approaching in a canoe. When the Indians were within
range, Wales fired and sent a ball through several of them. This act so exasper-
ated the tribe, that Wales did not dare to remain in Ohio, and made his way East.
He erected a cabin on the bank of a small pond, in Hollis, York County, Me., —
since known as "Wales Pond" — and lived by plunder, and burning lamp-black.
He went armed with a long sheath-knife, and at one time would have killed a man,
into whose store he had broken; but the gleam of his knife was a warning which
saved his pursuer. His deeds were of such a criminal character, that Thomas Rid-
lon and his neighbors, of Hollis, whose sheep he had stolen, went to his cabin and
warned him to leave the neighborhood, threatening to hang him within forty-eight
hours, if he lingered. Wales left those parts, but left sons whose posterity is re-
spectable, but whose features, complexion, and movements show the Indian blood
of their dusky ancestress.



BIDLONS OF SACO, MAINE. 683

Hannah Ridlon 5 (7) eldest daughter of John 4 (9), was born in Lim-
erick, Me., in 1804; was the wife of Stacy, of Porter, Oxford County,

and died years ago.

William Ridlon 5 (11), second son of John 4 (9), was born in Lim-
erick, Me., April 4, 1806 ; married Susan Stanley, of Porter, July 9, 1828
(she was born April 4, 1810), and settled as a farmer in the latter town.
He was of medium height, heavy-built, corpulent ; had black hair and
beard, bald crown, and regular features. His movements were moderate ;
he was quiet and talked but little. Had issue five children, of whom
hereafter. He and wife deceased.

Dorcas Ridlon 5 (2), second daughter of John 4 (9), was born in Lim-
erick, Me., in 1810 ; was married to Eastman, and was living in Park-
man, Me., in 1882. She has a son who is a minister of the Gospel in the
Freewill Baptist Church.

Catherine Ridlon 5 (4), third daughter of John 4 (9), was born in Lim-
erick, Me., in 1813; was married to John H. Howard, of Porter, Oxford
County, Dec. 5, 1832, and had issue. Dead.

Ephraim Ridlon 5 (4), third son of John 4 (9), was born in Limerick,
(or Porter), Me., in 1818 ; married Olive Cole, Nov. 27, 1841, and had

issue. His first wife deceased, and he married, secondly, Hartford.

He has been a roving, restless, eccentric character all his days. Was
at one time a peddler ; subsequently a millman. At last accounts he was
living at Bar Mills Village, Buxton, Me.



Ezra Ridlon 5 (2), only son of Ezra 4 (1), was born in Limerick, Me.,
July 21, 1827 ; married Eliza J., daughter of Asa and Lucy (Billings)
Thurlow (she was born Dec. 18, 1829), and settled in Woodstock, Me., as
a farmer. He was a soldier in the Twenty-third Eegiment, Maine Volun-
teer Infantry, during the Rebellion. Now (1882) residing at Bryant's
Pond, in Woodstock, where he has engaged in lumbering. He is tall and
spare ; has regular features, brown hair and beard, is social, conversation-
al, and firm in his convictions. Member of the Methodist Church. Five
children, of whom hereafter.

Eliza Ridlon 5 (5), a daughter of Ezra 4 (1), was born in Limerick,

Me., and was married to Eastman. Resides in Woodstock Oxford

County.

Emma Ridlon 5 (1), a daughter of Ezra 4 (1), was born in Limerick,

Me. ; was married to Thurlow, and resides in Woodstock, Oxford

County.

Rebecca Ridlon 5 (5), a daughter of Ezra 4 (1), was born in Limerick,

Me. ; was married to Benson, and lives in Woodstock, Oxford

County.

Caroline Ridlon 5 (1), a daughter of Ezra 4 (1), was born in Limerick,
Me. ; was married to Pratt, and lives in Woodstock, Oxford County.

Abby Ridlon 5 (2), a daughter of Ezra 4 (1), was born in Limerick,
Me. ; was married to Farrer, and lives in West Sumner.



Dea. Charles-Francis Ridlon 5 (3), eldest son of Charles 4 (1), was
born in Saco, Me., May 20, 1825 ; married Mehitable Knight, of Water-
borough ; secondly, Mary Keniston (or Kenison), of New Bedford, Mass.,
and, thirdly, to Almira Stone, of Cornish, Me. He first settled in Saco,
where he remained till 1822-3, when he removed to Waterborough, and



684 BIDLONS OF SACO, MAINE.

lived in that town until 1857-9, when he moved to Cornish, York County,
where he now resides and owns a fine farm. He formerly drove a team.
Deacon of the Freewill Baptist Church. A good and highly respected
man ; somewhat eccentric and odd ; has the features and general charac-
teristics of the old stock of Ridlons. He is a large, corpulent man. Has
had issue five children, of whom hereafter.

Miranda-S. Ridlon 5 (2), only daughter of Charles 4 (1), was horn in
Saco, Me. (Ferry Neighborhood), Feb. 26, 1827; became the wife of
Charles Plummer, of Portland, June 15, 1848, and is now living on Mid-
dle Street, surrounded by all the concomitants of wealth. A very useful,
benevolent woman. She is large, dignified, and graceful ; has the type of
features common to the old Ridlon stock. No issue.

Heill*y-K. Riflloil 5 (3), second son of Charles 4 (1), was born in Saco,
Me., June 11), 1829, and died when a child.

Tliomas-H. Ridlon 5 (9), eldest son of Ephraim 4 (2), was born in
Saco, Me., Jan. 17, 1815; married Mary-Frances Mann, and settled in
Boston, or Chelsea, Mass., where he carried on the hatter's business, and
acquired a handsome property. He was an extremely eccentric charac-
ter, and took great pride in his peculiar costume and habits of life. He
persisted in wearing clothes fashionable in the colonial days : the three-
cornered hat, broad coat, long waist-coat, knee-breeches, white silk stock-
ings, and buckled shoes. He was the subject of much attention upon the
streets, and is well remembered by old Bostonians. He was generous
with his money, and spent a fortune in fashionable dinners, horse-races,
and the entertainment of dignitaries. He was always proud of his Scot-
tish ancestry, and sent to the Herald College, at London, for coat-of-arms
and pedigree. He was an enthusiastic antiquary and specialist, and spent
considerable money in the collection of novelties and curious specimens
in foreign lands. A room in his house was fitted up for a kind of
museum, and tilled with engravings, carvings, Yankee notions, etc. He
was a cadet of the Ridlon family, who seemed to have received the
mantles of four generations of odd, eccentric ancestors, and found enjoy-
ment in what was not followed by pleasure-seekers generally. He had
his grave-stones made several years before his death, the inscription being
cut to his own taste, leaving only space for the date of his departure,
which took place Nov. 1, 1865. He left a widow, who has married a
second husband, and two sons, of whom hereafter. The framed coat-of-
arms left in his family was supposed to be authorized for the Ridlon
family, but has no connection with that family ; it is a coat belonging to
a branch of the Ridleys of Northumberland, Eng.

Joseph-Henry Ridlon 5 (8), second son of Ephraim 4 (2), was born in
Saco, Me., March 20, 1818; married Harriet Brown, June 21, 1840, and
settled in Keene, N. H. He subsequently went to Boston, and engaged
as a hatter with his brother before mentioned. He was possessed of con-
siderable property. Served in the Union army, during the Rebellion.
Resided many years in Chelsea, Mass., where his wife carried on the mil-
linery and dress-making business. He has all the physical and mental
characteristics of his family. Is short, corpulent, and heavy ; hair and
beard formerly black, now white, the latter long. He is genial, kind-
hearted, and honest, but blunt, determined, and sarcastic. A very com-
panionable man. Now living in Easton, Mass. Had issue Jive children,
of whom hereafter.



RIDLONS OF SACO, MAINE. 685

Ephraim Ridloil 5 (5), youngest son of Ephraim 4 (5), was born in
Saco, Me., June 3, 1820, and died when a child.



Lucinda Ridlon 5 (2), eldest daughter of William 4 (3), was born in
Saco, Me., Jan. 30, 1825 ; was married to Amos Edgecomb, Sept. 25,
1851, and has issue. She lives on a farm near her birth-place, at Saco
Ferry, so called, on land originally owned by Magnus Redlon, our common
ancestor.

Ann Ridlon 5 (3), second daughter of William 4 (3), was born in Saco,
Me., Sept. 22, 1827; was married to Cyrus Snow, Dec. 24, 1848, and has
issue. She resides at Saco Ferry.

Marcie Ridlon 5 (1), third daughter of William 4 (3), was born in Saco,

Me., April 2, 1830 ; was married to Tarbox, in 1879, and lives in a

house built by her brother, near the homestead of her father, at Saco
Ferry. She carried on dress-making on Factory Island, in Saco, for
many years, and acquired considerable property. Marcie is a woman of
enterprising spirit and sound judgment.

Leander Ridlon 5 (2), only son of William 4 (3), was born in Saco,
Me., Aug. 16, 1832; married Eliza S. Haley, and has seven children, of



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