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Ind., April 3,1876.

Blanche Redlon 6 (1), only daughter of Daniel 5 (6), was born in Pierce-
ville, Ind., April 3, 1876. (Twin to Burton).



James Redloil 6 (14), eldest son of Nathan 5 (2), was born May 12,
1838, and died June 1, 1838.

George-M. Redloil 6 (6), second son of Nathan 5 (2), was born March
28, 1839, and died Oct. 19, 1862.

Frances-A. Redloil 6 (2), eldest daughter of Nathan 5 (2), was born
Sept. 28, 1840, and died April 10, 1870.

Julia- A. Redloil 6 (1), second daughter of Nathan 5 (2), was born Aug.
20, 1842, and died Sept. 12, 1843.

James-F. Redloil 6 (14), third son of Nathan 5 (2), was born May 1,
1845, and died June 10, 1866.

Charles Redlon 6 (5), fourth son of Nathan 5 (2), was born June 30,
1852, and died Dec. 26, 1853.

Mary-E. Redloil 6 (29), third daughter of Nathan 5 (2), was born July
18, 1853. She was for several years a writer in the publishing-house of
Allen & Co., Augusta, Me. ; she is an accomplished, sweet-spirited lady,
who should frequently read Proverbs 25 : 25.

William-B. Redlon 6 (14), fifth son of Nathan 5 (2), was born in China,
Me., Jan. 21, 1857.

Eva-M. Redlon 6 (1), fourth daughter of Nathan 5 (2), was born in
China, Me., April 18, 1859, and died April 29, 1859.

Heleil-L. Redloil 6 (1), fifth daughter of Nathan 5 (2), was born in
China, Me., Feb. 28, 1861.

George-B. Redlon 6 (7), sixth son of Nathan 5 (2), was born in China,
Me., Oct. 31, 1863.

Jeilllie-D. Redloil 6 (1), sixth daughter of Nathan 5 (2), was born in
China, Me., Jan. 27, 1867.

Albert-E. Redlon 6 (5), seventh son of Nathan 5 (2), was born in China,
Me., Nov. 7, 1868.

Ainhrose-A. Redlon 6 (1), eighth son of Nathan 5 (2), was born in
China, Me., Oct, 3, 1872 .

Artemas Ridlon 6 (1), only son of John 5 (13), was born in Hollis, Me.,
about 1822; married Ann Tripp, of New Bedford, Mass., and settled at
Taunton, in that State. He was a blacksmith and machinist, an excellent



694 BIDLONS OF PARSONFIELD, MAINE.

workman, and accumulated considerable property. He became a prom-
inent Odd Fellow. Finally grew insane, and was placed under treatment
in the asylum at Somerville, where, at the end of three years, he died,
leaving one daughter. He was a very interesting and promising young
man.

Mary Ridlon 6 (30), eldest daughter of John 5 (13), was born in Hollis,
Me., and was married, firstly, to Thomas Dyer; she was married, secondly,
to C. L. Drown, of Newburyport, Mass. She is a dress-maker.

Ardelia Ridlon 6 (1), second daughter of John 5 (13), was born in Hol-
lis, Me. ; was married to Brackett Pillsbury, of Portland, and has issue.
Now (1880) a widow.

Emery-S. Ridlon 6 (1), eldest son of Magnus 5 (8), was born April 21,
1841, presumably in Parsonfield, Me.; married Ida M. Bickford, April
30, 1864, and has issue one son. He was educated at North Parsonfield
Seminary, and Albany University, New York, where he graduated, May
7, 1867, with degree of LL. B. He studied law with Hon. Caleb R.
Aver, of Cornish, Me., and opened an office at Kezar Falls Village, near his
birth-place, where he practised his profession till 1872, when he sold out to
Francis W. Ridlon, Esq., and removed to Portland, where he has gained
prominence in his practice and has an extensive business. He is one of
those who, fortunately, has found the position in life for which he was
especially adapted, and promises to be one of the most influential lawyers
in the city of Portland. Affable and social, pleasant in conversation,
prompt in his attention to the interest of his clients, and foremost in all
issues pertaining to the public good, he has won a large circle of warm
friends and patrons. As a progressive and clear-headed lawyer he attracts
the public attention, and has been honored with official positions in the
city government. Esquire Ridlon is below the medium height, thick-set,
corpulent; has dark hair and beard, and in general movements and per-
sonal appearance resembles his mother's family. He wears spectacles.
He was a member of the committee chosen at the Family Meeting in Phil-
adelphia, in 1876, to aid in the publication of this book.

Elizafoeth-B. Ridlon 6 (10), eldest daughter of Magnus 5 (8), was born
in Parsonfield, Me., Jan. 18, 1844. Deceased young.

John-F. Ridlon 6 (?), second son of Magnus 5 (8), was born in Parson-
field, Me., Sept. 7, 1846 ; learned the blacksmith's trade with his father,
and worked some years in Massachusetts. He has latterly returned to
his native village and resumed business with his father. Is an owner of
real estate at Kezar Falls. Has been deputy sheriff in York County.
He is tall, broad-shouldered, and corpulent ; a remarkably fine-looking
young man, an influential citizen, and excellent mechanic.

Stilman-J. Ridlon 6 (1), third son of Magnus 5 (8), was born in Parson-
field, Me., Dec. 7, 1849; married Nellie A., daughter of Horace M. and
Sarah M. Quimby, of Newport, Me., and has issue, of whom hereafter.
He learned the blacksmith's trade with his father, and, before marriage,
lived at home. He was deputy-sheriff several years before his brother,
before mentioned, served. He is now living on a farm with his father-in-
law at Newport. He is short, heavy, and corpulent ; resembles the Emery
family.

Emily-F. Ridlon 6 (3), second daughter of Magnus 5 (8), was born in
Parsonfield, Me., Oct. 6, 1853, and never married. Lives at home with
her parents. A lady of amiable disposition.



RIDLEYS OF WAYNE, MAINE. 695

Marcie-E. Ridloil 6 (2), third daughter of Magnus 5 (8), was born in
Parsonfield, Me., July 25, 1857. She has acquired a thorough education,
being a graduate of Farmington Normal School, and is now a teacher in
the public schools in Portland, Me.

Nellie Ridlou 6 (?), youngest daughter of Magnus 5 (8), was born in
Parsonfield, Me., Nov. 28, 1867. Nellie has a very precocious mind, and
is an interesting young lady, beloved by all.



Clark Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Matthias 5 (5), was born in Wayne,
Me., June 25, 1819, and never married. He spent many years in the gold-
mines of California, having gone out amongst the early explorers of that
country. Pie acquired a passion for camp-life, and became a good cook.
He is an eccentric character, and keeps away from society as much as
possible. In 1879 he was living in New Bedford, Mass., where he is said
to own considerable property. Lives alone. Medium height, broad
shoulders, short, thick neck, dark hair and beai'd, gray eyes, and is a typi-
cal specimen of the old Redlon ancestral stock in looks and movements.

Matthias Ridley 6 (7), second son of Matthias 5 (5), was born in Wayne,
Me., March 7, 1822; married Lydia D. Rolf, Aug. 27, 1849 (another au-
thority states his wife to be Mary-Ann Tibbetts, daughter of Isaac Tib-
betts, of Rumford, Me.), and resides at Dedham, Mass., where he carries
on a mill. He was a watchman for several years in Lowell, and it is said
his wife owned considerable property in that city ; she was helpless for
several years. He sometime lived in Charlestown, and worked in the navy
yard there. Kept a store in Boston. Possibly married twice: the "skein
is tangled." He was a man of great physical powers when in his prime.
Resembles the old Redlons. Reserved and retiring in disposition. He
has had issue four children, of whom hereafter.

Nancy Ridley 6 (4), eldest daughter of Matthias 5 (5), was born in
Wayne, Me., Dec. 30, 1824 ; was married, Sept. 4, 1844, by Rev. A. A.
Miner, to Philip Sargent, of New Hampshire, and resided in Lowell,
Mass. Died Dec. 12, 1854.

Hannah Ridley 6 (11), second daughter of Matthias 5 (5), was born in
Wayne, Me., July 17, 1826; was married Nov. 24, 1847, to Daniel Kim-
ball, of New Hampshire, and died in Lowell, Mass., Nov. 14, 1856.

Mary Ridley 6 (31), third daughter of Matthias 5 (5), was born in
Wayne, Me., May 26, 1828; was married Oct. 6, 1855, at Boston, to
David Patterson, and resides in Lowell, Mass.

Isaac Ridley 6 (8), third son of Matthias 5 (5), was born in Wayne,
Me., June 21, 1831 ; married Mary M., daughter of Dea. Snow Keene
and his wife, Sophronia Maxum, Oct. 1, 1856, settled in Leeds, and had
issue one son, of whom hereafter. His wife died in 1858, and he went to
California the same year. He worked on a farm in Sacramento Valley;
thence went to Oregon, and mined on the Powder River ; then worked
in a lumber-yard, at Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory ; thence
mined on the Columbia River ; thence up that river seven hundred miles,
prospecting in a log-canoe; dragged canoe two miles to Courtney River,
in British Columbia ; thence down that river to Courtney mines ; thence
alone on a pony six hundred miles, to Fort Colville, where he carried on a
farm two years. He engaged in speculations, on the Columbia ; went back
from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco and Sacramento ; thence home
to Maine, and settled down upon a part of his father's old homestead
farm. He married, secondly, July 20, 1874, to Annetta, daughter of Did-



696 RIDLEY S OF WAYNE, MAINE.

iraus and Harriet (Gould) Edgecomb, of Lisbon, Me. (she was born
April 5, 1832), and lives a quiet, contented, and peaceful life. His early
years were full of adventure, and an interesting volume could be written
on his travels and engagements with the Indians. Mr. Ridley is tall and
slender, and has the features of face and movements of his ancestors.
He is honest, frugal, and very kind of heart. A neat, systematic, pru-
dent, and successful farmer.

SophrOlliil Ridley (1), fourth daughter of Matthias"' (5), was born in
Wayne, Me., July 1, 1833 ; was married July 12, 1854, to Jeremiah Tuck,
of Lowell, Mass. Kept hotel at Mattawaumkeag, Me. Resided a while
at Frederickton, N. B. ; now (1880) in San Francisco, Cal. Her husband
is a photographer.

Delaney Ridley 6 (1), fifth daughter of Matthias 5 (5), was born in
"Wayne, Me., Nov. 15, 1834; was married to Charles Hull, and resides at
Sacramento, Cal., on a stock-farm. She is a Avoman of literary tastes and
refined, well-stored mind.

Abiah Ridley 6 (1), sixth daughter of Matthias 5 (5), was born in
Wayne, Me., April 11, 1838; was married Feb. 6, 1862, to Reuben Weld,
of Livermore, a carpenter, and is now (1879) living at Strickland's Ferry,
Kennebec County, Me. Has a daughter.

Abiiigton Ridley 6 ( 1), youngest son of Matthias 5 (5), was born in
Wayne, Me., July 5, 1842; married Harriet-Elizabeth, daughter of Didi-
mus and Harriet (Gould) Edgecomb, of Lisbon, Me., and lived some time
on the homestead farm. He served in the Eighth Regiment, Maine
Volunteer Infantry, during the Rebellion, for four years. He went West
in 1871, and lived a while at Santa Cruz; thence to Barnard's Inlet, Brit-
ish Columbia. He has five children, of whom hereafter. He resembles
his brothers in features and habits, — reserved, reticent, eccentric.



Lieut. Billiligs-Hood Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Jonathan 5 (4), was
born in Wayne, Me., May 9, 1826 ; married Mary S. Dickey, of Manches-
ter, N. H., and has six children, of whom hereafter. In 1852 he went on
board the steamship "Ohio," bound for California, and when crossing the
gulf-stream they encountered a terrible tempest, and the vessel was so
badly disabled that for hours they despaired of being saved ; but through
the remarkable efficiency of the commander, and the untiring exertions of
the crew, they outrode the storm. After spending four years in the gold
State, he started on his return home ; had a pleasant voyage on the Paci-
fic, and at Aspinwall embarked on the ill-fated "Central America." When
they were in nearly the same waters where they were wrecked on the out-
ward-bound voyage, they were overtaken by a severe gale, and the vessel
became unmanageable. The six hundred passengers took turns at bail-
ing, for two days and a night, when the vessel went down with nearly all
on board. A vessel picked up forty-nine, at midnight, and three days
later, three others were taken from a piece of the Avreck, upon which they
had floated in the gulf-stream about six hundred miles. Mr. Ridley was
twice injured by falling buckets, which cut his head, and has never fully
recovered from his injuries. He was an officer in the Twenty-eighth
Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry, during the Rebellion, and proved
himself a good soldier. He now lives on a farm with his aged father, in
the town of Jay, surrounded by his pleasant family and all the temporal
comforts of life. He has an inventive cast of mind, and has spent con-
siderable time and study on a new motor, which was not a success. He



BID LEYS' OF WAYNE, MAINE. , 697

has been a great reader, is well informed, conversational, and an interest-
ing and social gentleman. Of medium height; dark complexion; hair and
beard formerly black, the latter curly and worn long and heavy. He has
been a great worker, and his hardships and exposure have caused him to
grow prematurely old and gray.

Eliza-H. Ridley 6 (7), eldest daughter of Jonathan 5 (4), was born in
Wayne, Me., Aug. 23, 1828; was married to Artson K.Pratt, Jan. 25,
1849, and is now living in the West.

Nancy-E. Ridley 6 (5), second daughter of Jonathan 5 (4), was born in
Wayne, Me., Feb. il, 1830; was married to Annah(?) B. Beal, Aug.
30, 1843, and lives in Canton, near her father's home.

Jonathan Ridley 6 (0), second son of Jonathan 5 (4), was born Aug. 13,
1832; married Frances Pollard, of Berlin, Mass., in 1873, and lives on a
farm in Jackson, Me. He served in the Union army, during the Rebel-
lion, being mustered, Feb. 19, 1862. He is tall, and has dark hair, beard,
and eyes ; his features are of the old Ridlon type. A steady, honest, in-
dustrious, and quiet man. No issue.

Sarall-M. Ridley 6 (16), third daughter of Jonathan 5 (4), was born
Dec. 11, 1834; was married to Daniel M. Howard, April 5, 1854; second-
ly to Palmer. She lives at Caribou, Aroostook County, Me.

Benjamin Ridley 6 (9), third son of Jonathan 5 (4), was born in
November, 1837, and died at home, unmarried, May 31, 1858.

Martha-Loilisa Ridley 6 (12), youngest daughter of Jonathan 5 (4), was
born Dec. 13, 1842 ; was married to Elijah F. Purington, Feb. 6, 1857,
and lives on a hillside farm, in Wilton, Me.* Martha is a woman of many
virtues, and possessed of a well-stored and discriminating mind. She is
fond of books and flowers, and admires the beauties of nature; is endowed
with a gentle and tender spirit, and develops many traits characteristic
of the old Ridlon mothers. She takes pride in her family, and has con-
tributed toward the portrait of her beloved and patriarchal father, for
this book. No children .

Paulina Ridley 6 (2), eldest daughter of Daniel 5 (7), was born in
Wayne, Me., Dec. 13, 1828, and was married to Joseph Lovett.

Silas-C. Ridley 6 (1), eldest son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., April 3, 1830, and died Nov. 10, 1870. He was married, and left a
widow, who has married Wentworth, of Bangor, Me.

Josepll-W. Ridley 6 (9), second son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,

* Several visits at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Purington, during the compilation
of this book, will long be remembered by the author, as among the most restful and
happy of his experiences in the country. The cordial and unpretentious greeting
received, with the generous and simple hospitality bestowed, were calculated to
enhance the enjoyment of one who, with weary brain, was seeking for a quiet
retreat, for rest' and recuperation. The home, situated upon a high elevation, com-
manding a wide and beautiful prospect, diversified with almost every specimen of
landscape, — mountains, forests, farms, broad, green valleys, winding streams, and
neat villages, — is cool and spacious; and being so far removed from the highway,
— the approach is by a gate-way and circuitous lane, — there is no sound to disturb
the serenity of the place ; the tinkling of the sheep-bells, bleating of lambs, and
sweet song of birds in pasture, roof-tree, and orchard, produce a peaceful spirit,
and contribute to the pleasure of one who loves rural scenery and association.
The fresh berries, snow-white bread, gilt-edged butter, cool milk, and all the whole-
some products of the orchard and garden, loaded a table that would make a king
smack his lips. A few days' tarry at this home invigorated health, made the
muscles stronger, and toned the brain to clearer work.



698 BIDLEYS OF WAYNE, MAINE.

Me., July 9, 1832; married Mary A., daughter of E. W. Robbins, and
lives on a farm in Hudson, Penobscot County, Me. Has issue, of whom
hereafter. He served in Company B, Seventh Regiment Maine Volun-
teer Infantry, during the Rebellion, being mustered into the army Oct.
•20, 1862.

Betsey Ridley" (11), second daughter of Daniel 5 (7), was born in
Wayne, Me., Feb. 28, 1833, and was married to Theodore B. Knox, a
farmer, of Livermore.

Joslma-G. Ridley (3), third son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., May 30, 1834, and has been in California many years. He is said to
be a wealthy man. No record of his marriage. Is well-formed and fine-
looking; has black hair and beard.

Jerome-R. Ridley" (2), fourth son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., March 22, 1835; married Clara Knowlton, and has issue, of whom
hereafter. Carpenter by trade. Formerly worked in the city of Lewis-
ton ; latterly resided in Wayne Village. He is dark-complexioned, of
medium height, and a real Ridlon.

CliarleS-O. Ridley 6 (6), fifth son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., Oct. 3, 1837 ; married Vienna-Melissa Goodwin, and in 1873, was a
farmer at River Falls, Wis. Has issue, of whom hereafter. He is live
feet ten inches in height, and weighs one hundred and sixty pounds.

Sarah Ridley" (17), third daughter of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., Oct. 4, 1838. Never married, but lived at home with her mother,
till the latter died ; now in Lewiston mills. A lady of excellent charac-
ter, and a true type of our old Ridlon mothers, in features of face and
movements.

JaSOn-M. Ridley" (1), sixth son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., March 15, 1841 ; married Abbie L. Stinchfield, and lives at Wayne
Village. Works in shovel-handle factory.

Deail-K. Ridley" (1), seventh son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., Jan. 12, 1843, and is now (1879) working as a blacksmith at Wayne
Village. Unmarried.

Lee-S. Ridley 6 (1), eighth son of Daniel 5 (7), was born in Wayne,
Me., Dec. 24, 1844. He lived on the home-farm, and engaged in breeding
fine horses, till the death of his mother, when he went to Lewiston and
kept a livery stable. He and his brothers have raised some of the most
valuable horses ever owned in the State of Maine, and have sold at fancy
prices ; but they lost heavily by too extensive outlays and bad management.
He has every characteristic of the Ridlon family.

Horatio-N. Ridley" (2), a half-bi-other to the preceding, was born
.March 11,1828; married and has issue. Resides at North Dartmouth,
Mass. I have no particulars of this family.



Hamilton-Jenkins Ridley" (1), eldest son of Benjamin 5 (3), was
born in Wayne, Me., Jan. 11, 1824; married Sarah R., daughter of Dea.
Daniel and Lydia (Ridlon) True, of Wayne, and has had issue seven chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley lives on the aid Hamilton Jenkins
farm, in his native town. He is an able, influential, public-spirited citizen.
A great reader; well-informed. Has served as enrolling officer, select-
man, juryman, and in many other positions of trust. Free Mason of high
degree. Has quick perception, sound judgment, and executive ability.
An active and radical politician, and fluent speaker. lie is naturally
logical and argumentative. Memory very retentive and accurate. Tall,



RIDLEYS OF RICHMOND, MAINE. 699

well-formed, and of nervous temperament. Dark-brown hair, eyes, and
whiskers. Resembles his grandmother's family — the Boothbys — more
than the Ridlons.

Hallet Ridley 6 (1), second son of Benjamin 5 (3), was born in Wayne,
Me., May 15, 1827 ; married Frances, daughter of Otis and Rachel (Rid-
lon) Hood, of Turner, March 21, 1848, and had issue six children, of
whom hereafter. Mr. Ridley kept a boarding-house in the city of Ban-
gor, several years. Subsequently kept boarders in the city of Lewiston.
He was in poor health for many years, could do no heavy work, and
during the winter of 1876, had a shock of paralysis, which destroyed his
power of speech, and from which he died the 24th of July following.
He was buried in Wayne, by the side of his children, who predeceased
him, in a beautifully sequestered spot, bordered by woodlands, and near
the home of his surviving brother. He was a quiet, serious, thoughtful
man ; good-natured, generous, and conversational, when in the company
of those he esteemed. He was light-complexioned, tall, heavy-built, and
corpulent, sometimes weighing two hundred pounds.

Eliza Ridley 6 (8), only daughter of Benjamin 5 (3), was born in
Wayne, Me., June 17, 1831 ; was married to Osgood Graves, her cousin,
and had issue Jive children. She died June 27, 1854.



Paulina Ridley 6 (3), eldest daughter of Jerome 5 (1), was born in
Richmond, Me., Jan. 30, 1837 ; was married, in 1856, to Sumner Cunning-
ham, of Gardiner, and has issue.

Llltlier-Martill Ridley 6 (3), a twin son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in
Richmond, Me., Sept. 15, 1840. He was mustered into the First Maine
Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1861, and served in the Union army till the close of the
Rebellion. A good soldier.

Martin-Luther Ridley 6 (2), a twin son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in
Richmond, Me., Sept. 15, 1840. He was mustered into Company A,
Twenty-fourth Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry, Oct. 11, 1862.

Hezekiah Ridley 6 (1), third son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me., March 12, 1842; married Arvilla Paris, of Dresden, in 1865,
and lives in his native town.

Jerome Ridley 6 (3), fourth son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me., July 1, 1843. He was mustered into the Union army, Oct.
20, 1861, as a member of the First Regiment of Maine Cavalry, and died
of wounds received in a skirmish, at " Ream's Station," Virginia, Aug. 23,
1864. He was a brave soldier.

Benjamin Ridley 6 (10), fifth son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me., June 10, 1846 ; was mustered into the Union army, in Com-
pany A, Twenty-fourth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry, and died at
Chicago, 111., Aug. 19, 1863, from disease contracted near Bonnet Carre,
La. He served from Oct. 11, 1862.

Augusta-Eliza Ridley 6 (2), second daughter of Jerome 5 (1), was born
in Richmond, Me., Sept. 19, 1847; unmarried in 1876. She is an amiable,
Christian lady ; an ornament to the family.

Mary-L. Ridley 6 (32), third daughter of Jerome 5 (1), was born in
Richmond, Me., Sept. 2, 1849. Unmarried in 1876.

Dr. Davis-A. Ridley 6 (1), sixth son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in
Richmond, Me., March 25, 1851 ; married, and has issue, of whom here-
after. He was educated for the medical profession, and has practised at
Wayne Village and Palermo. He was considered skillful for one so young.



TOO JUDLONS OF ALBION, MAINE.

Newt011-J. Ridley" (1), seventh son of Jerome 5 (1), was bom in Rich-
mond, Me., .Tan. 23, 1853.

Banks- W. Kidley 6 (1), eighth son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me., May 29, 1855.

Daniel- W. Ridley 6 (10), ninth son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me., May 10, 1858.

Walter-E. Ridley 6 (1), tenth son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me, Feb. 19, 'i860.

Frank-B. Ridley 6 (3), eleventh son of Jerome 5 (1), was born in Rich-
mond, Me., April 23, 1802.

Alberta-J. Ridley 6 (1), fourth daughter of Jerome 5 (1), was born in
Richmond, Me., April 28, 1867.



Phylinda-Decker Ridley 6 (1), eldest daughter of John 5 (14), was born
in Ilollis, Me., Jan. 29, 1828 ; was married to Thomas, son of Matthias
and Rachel (Pendexter) Ridlon, of Sweden, Me., in April, 1854, and had
a large family, of whom hereafter. She died at North Bridgton, Me.,
Aug. 20, 1873.

Albion-L. Ridloil 6 (2), eldest son of John 5 (14), was born in Hollis, Me.,
Aug. 30, 1831; married Harriet, daughter of Ferdinand Libby, of Liming-
ton, in 1858, and had issue four children, of whom hereafter. He settled
at Moderation Village in his native town, and worked many years in a box-
factory. He was a natural mechanic, and could do a neat piece of cabinet
work. He was mustered into the First Regiment District Columbia Cav-
alry, Feb. 9, 1864, went to the seat of war, and while on a march, and
when foraging, was captured by the Rebels; was carried to Richmond,
confined in Libbey Prison, and after suffering every abuse and indignity
died of starvation His widow married Nathan Lane for a second hus-
band, and died in 1875. He was tall and slender; had black hair, beard,



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