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that he was obliged to resign his charge. At this time the two Christian
churches at Harrison, Me., where Mr. Ridlon had been settled previously,
were without preaching, and at their call he returned and became their pas-
tor, continuing about three years ; during this time he preached one sum-
mer at Lovell, Me. He subsequently preached at Lewiston, Fairfield,
Dixmont, and Newburg, and was encouraged by seeing many begin a
Christian life.



708 BIDLONS OF HO L LIS, MAINE.

. During these years Mr. Ridlon had devoted much trime to this work,
and in writing for the press, and by overwork so taxed his brain that he
suffered a partial paralysis of the right side, which so impaired his mem-
ory and the right hand that he was compelled to turn away from study
and the use of his pen, and seek rest for his weary mind and body. After
consulting the best medical advisers with but little encouragement and no
permanent improvement, he resumed work at his trade for one year, and
was so far recovered that he settled as pastor of the Christian church at
Manchester, X. H., a city with a population of forty thousand, where he
has continued about three years. He has baptized over five hundred souls
during the past fourteen years, and gathered four new churches. Served
as secretary of the New England Christian Convention. Was a member
of a conference in western Maine about eight years, but declared his in-
dependence and left to escape a spirit of intolerance and coercion, and
has since been one of God's freemen, looking to no man or body of men
for his authority, but to Him who commissioned him to preach the gospel
to all the world.

Mr. Ridlon served during the war of the Rebellion in the Seventeenth
Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry, and endured many hardships
from long marches and exposure. During his early years, possessing an
ardent love for the woods, and a spirit of adventure, he spent many weeks
each year with dog and gun, roaming along the rivers and lake shores of
northern Maine and New Hampshire, and in camp among the mountains,
hunting and trapping. He has always been a student of nature, and is
charmed by the beauties of shady woodland and flowery field ; he sees the
wisdom and goodness of the Creator as clearly revealed in His handiwork
as displayed in the great, unwritten book, as in the inspired volume, and
draws much of the subject matter, woven into his sermons, from these
sources.

From early years a persistent reader, he has cherished a love for books,
and has now a rare collection, many of them purchased in Europe. He
has also many interesting, beautiful, and rare pictures and engravings.
Having an interest in antiquarian pursuits, he has spent considerable time
in researches for ancient documents, and has much valuable material of
an historical, biographical, and genealogical character stored away, which
may some day be found in print. He has been a correspondent for sev-
eral English and Scottish historical and genealogical publications, and has
contributed frequently to the historical magazines of this country. Being
a member of several historical and literary societies, he has formed the
acquaintance of, and corresponded with, many distinguished historians
and men of books, and his files of letters contain the autographs of men
that are of eminence in America and Europe.

Mr. Ridlon has written and published works entitled " The Early Set-
tlers of Harrison, Maine," and "Contributions to the Genealogy of the
Burbank Family," and has assisted in compiling several other genealogies
and town histories. He has devoted much attention to the science of her-
aldry, and has become sufficiently acquainted with the system to draw
coats-of-arms from the heraldic descriptions in abbreviation. During the
fourteen years in which he has applied himself to this book, he has grati-
fied his love for traveling and sight-seeing, by several tours through the
Western and Southern States; going there in search of genealogical in-
formation, and for the purpose of seeing his kindred, for whom he enter-
tains a profound esteem. He proposes making a tour through England,



BIDLONS OF HOLLIS, MAINE. 709

Scotland, and Shetland, to visit his kindred and view the lands and home
of his ancestors.

Mr. Ridlon's life has been a singulai-ly changeable and adventuresome
one from his early years. Being possessed of a daring, impulsive temper-
ament, he has moved in many dangerous ways, and accidents have fre-
quently befallen him that came near terminating his life. When only a
lad he fell from the great beams of the barn and was taken up unconscious,
but without broken limbs. A few years subsequently he accidentally cut
an artery in his head, and before a physician could reach him, nearly died
from loss of blood. He once fell from a bridge on Saco River, eighteen
feet into the falls, and sustained injuries from which he was slow to re-
cover, but managed to swim to the shore, where he lay till men carried
him to his home. At the age of fourteen he was thrown from a horse,
and had his right arm badly fractured and dislocated ; and in the win-
ter of 1881 he was carried down through an iron bridge, in a train of cars
on the Boston & Maine Railroad, and seriously injured, barely escaping
with his life. In all these experiences a wonderful protective power has
seemed to attend him, and he has good grounds to believe that God has
preserved him for a wise end.

The subject of this notice is tall and erect, has dark brown, curly hair,
hazel eyes, clean-cut features, nervous temperament, and great adhesive-
ness of will. He delivers his public speeches extemporaneously and
fluently, in a clear, distinct voice.

The following verses were composed soon after Mr. Ridlon commenced
to preach, and are expressive of his feelings at the time.

" Waymarks in Experience.

" Among New England's noble hills,
Where flow the cool, refreshing rills,
My Christian mother gave me birth,
And reared me at the fireside hearth.

" While dwelling in that peaceful home,
Before my feet had learned to roam,
My parents read the Scriptures there,
And daily joined in humble prayer.

" From early dawn to close of day,
I through the woodlands loved to stray,
Breathing the fragrant mountain air,
Guarded with kind, parental care ;

" But soon the leadings of my mind
Caused me to leave these scenes behind,
And tread, the remnant of my days,
Life's rugged steeps and thorny ways.



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The counsels of those early years
Oft caused mine eyes to flow with tears;
The memory of the good-night kiss
Still moves my heart to tenderness.

In later years the tempter's hand
Would bind me with its iron band;
Yet thoughts of home and mother's prayer,
Oft kept me from his fatal snare.

When on Virginia's tented field,
God proved my guide and guardian shield,
He strengthened me to live, and bear
The hardships I must there endure.



10 RIDLONS OF MOLLIS, MAINE.



" While in the dark and dreary night,
Around the camp-fire's glimmering light,
Where sleeping comrades near me lay,
I bowed my head and tried to pray.

" When there upon the cold, damp ground,
No peaceful angels gathered round,
But chains of guilt my soul confined,
And weighed upon my troubled mind.

"As on the lonely picket's line
I walked, these" thoughts employed my mind,
Of home and friends, who gathered there
At nine o'clock, to kneel in prayer.

" Yet through these scenes of toil and strife,
The Lord preserved my worthless life,
And through his care and guardian grace,
Restored me to my friends' embrace.

" When safe at home the vows I made,
And calls of God I disobeyed ;
I walked destruction's awful road,
And shunned the just commands of God.

" But soon my darling, dark-eyed child
Was taken to the spirit world;
My home was made a lonely place,
And still I spurned my Saviour's grace.

" While wicked thoughts my mind employed,
A messenger in haste appeared;
He said my mother soon must die,
And wished to see and counsel me.

" Her loving heart soon ceased to beat;
The work of life was made complete;
And while her friends around her mourned,
The angel took her spirit home.

" I then my life and works reviewed,
And solemn promises renewed;
I changed my course, and sins confessed;
God heard, and oh ! how I was blessed !

" My soul was filled with holy love,
And all my thoughts were raised above ;
I loved the straight and narrow way,
And praised my Saviour night and day.

" My home was like a paradise,
My heart the Spirit's dwelling-place;
I told the news to all around,
What glorious comfort I had found.

" I had to leave my friends and home,
Through valleys, and o'er hills to roam;
A ' woe ' upon my soul was laid,
If I refused, and disobeyed.

" My home I loved, my friends were dear;
More precious still did souls appear;
Through storms and calms I since have been
To warn my dying fellowmen.

" The gospel trump I love to sound,
When anxious sinners gather round.
God gives me raiment, food, and friends,
And I must preach till life shall end.



BIDLONS OF BRIDGTOJST, MAINE. 711

" And when I lay my armor down,
I hope to gain a warrior's crown,
And with the blissful, happy throng
To sing the victor's conquering song."

Slisan-Ellen Ridlon 6 (8), only daughter of Samuel 5 (4), was born
May 4, 1847, and died when about four years of age. She was a dark-
eyed, sunny-haired, and lovely child.

Edwill-Franklin Ridlon 6 (1), youngest son of Samuel 5 (4), was born
in Hollis, Me., Nov. 25, 1854; married Sarah, daughter of William and
Mary (Libbey) Spencer, of Gorham, and lived several years on the home-
stead farm. He is a carpenter and bitilder by trade. Tall, raw-boned,
light-complexioned, quick of motion, passionate, conversational. No
children. Now (1883) living in Boston.



Albert-P. Ridlon 6 (6), eldest son of Robert 5 (7), was born in Bridg-
ton, Me., Aug. 13, 1837 ; married.

Mary-J. Ridlon 6 (38), eldest daughter of Robert 5 (7), was born in
Bridgton, Me., Aug. 14, 1839; married.

Margaret Ridlon 6 (2), second daughter of Robert 5 (7), was born in
Letter B township, Me., Dec. 25, 1841 ; died young.

Natlian-O. Ridlon 6 (3), second son of Robert 5 (7), was born in Bridg-
ton, Me., Dec. 24, 1843 ; married, but name of wife does not appear.

Calviu-H. Ridlon 6 (1), third son of Robert 5 (7), was born in Bridg-
ton, Me., March 27, 1846; married, but wife's name has not reached me.

Emily-S. Ridlon 6 (3), third daughter of Robert 5 (7), was born in
Bridgton, Me., Oct. 22, 1828; was married, but name of husband is un-
known.

Dailiel-C. Ridlon 6 (11), fourth son of Robert 5 (7), was born in Bridg-
ton, Me., Feb. 2, 1851 ; married, but I have no particulars.

Fernando-A. Ridlon 6 (1), fifth son of Robert 5 (7), was born in Bridg-
ton(?), Me., or Berlin, Wis.,* March 12, 1856; supposed to be married.

Isabella Ridlon 6 (2), fourth daughter of Robert 5 (7), was born in
Berlin, Wis., Nov. 12, 1857; is married, but husband's name unknown.

Nettie Ridlon 6 (1), fifth daughter of Robert 5 (7), was born in Berlin,
Wis., Jan. 1, 1859; no particulars.



Granville Ridlon 6 (2), eldest son of Thomas 5 (6), was born in Bridg-
ton, Me., July 7, 1835, and died July 28, 1835.

Almon-H. Ridlon 6 (1), second son of Thomas 5 (6), was born in Bridg-
ton, Me., Sept. 10, 1837 ; married Mary Mariner, of Sebago, and had issue
two children, of whom hereafter. He followed the sea, and was many
years in the United States Navy. When the war of the Rebellion com-
menced he came home from sea and enlisted in the army, becoming a
member of the Thirtieth Maine Infantry, in 1864. He was once buried
alive, but recovered consciousness and called the attention of some officers
passing over the battle-field, who had him removed to a hospital. After
his recovery from his wounds he returned to his regiment, was taken
prisoner, and starved to death in a Southern prison.

Francina-B. Ridlon 6 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born
in Bridgton, Me., Sept. 31, 1838 ; was married to Andrew J. Martin,
son of David and Eunice (Ridlon) Martin, of Hollis, and had three daugh-

* It is supposed Robert Ridlon emigrated West, between 1851 and 1856.



712 BIDLONS OF SWEDEN, MAINE.

ters. She was divorced from her first husband, and was married, secondly,

to Floyd. She died in Massachusetts in 1876, and was buried in

Bridgton. Francina was a woman of great beauty, and possessed of many
excellent qualities.

Lucy-M. Ridlon 6 (4), second daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born in
Bridgton, Me., March 25, 1841 ; was married to Nathaniel York, of Na-
ples, and has one daughter. Lives on a farm in Naples, on the bank of
Long Pond.

Loilisa-A. Ridlon 6 (2), third daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born in
Bridgton, Me., Nov. 2,1843 ; is married, and lives at home with her father.

Rlixley-J. Ridloil 6 (1), fourth daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born in
Bridgton,' Me., Dec. 6, 1848 ; died Jan. 4, 1852.

Martha-Jane Ridloil 6 (13), twin daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born in

Bridgton, Me., July 7, 1851 ; was married to Libbey, blacksmith,

and lives in Bridgton. Has issue.

Edward-Eugene Ridlon 6 (2), twin son of Thomas 5 (6), was born in
Bridgton, Me., July 7, 1851.

Elizabeth-Ami Ridlon 6 (5), sixth daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born
in Bridgton, Me., Oct. 3, 1853; was married to Alphonzo York (brother of
Nathaniel before mentioned), and lives on a farm in Naples, Cumberland
County.

Isabella Ridlon 6 (3), seventh daughter of Thomas 5 (6), was born in
Bridgton, Me., March 9, 1856; was married to Charles Hill, of Sebago,
and lived for some time at home. She was in Massachusetts when last
heard from.

Thomas-Bertram Ridlon 6 (11), youngest son of Thomas 5 (6), was
born in Bridgton, Me., date unknown.



Almira-Ellen Ridlon 6 (4), eldest daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born
in Naples, Me., Jan. 13, 1863. Unmarried.

Naney-Estelle Ridlon 6 (6), second daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born
in Naples, Me., June 7, 1866. Unmarried.

James-Bertwill Ridlon 6 (18), eldest son of Osborn 5 (1), was born in
Naples, Me., Sept. 29, 1868 ; died Sept. 24, 1870.

Hittie-Ellgenia Ridlon 6 (1), third daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born
in Naples, Me., Feb. 22, 1870.

Henry-Everett Ridlon 6 (6), second son of Osborn 5 (1), was born in
Naples, Me., March 9, 1872.

Fannie-Emma Ridlon 6 (1), fourth daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born
in Naples, Me., June 20, 1874.

Mareie-A. Ridlon 6 (3), fifth daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born in Na-
ples, Me., March 25, 1877 ; twin.

Bertie-L. Ridlon 6 (2), sixth daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born in
Naples, Me., March 25, 1877 ; twin.

Clara-L. Ridlon 6 (1), seventh daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born in
Naples, Me., July 4, 1878.

Luie-Bell Ridlon 6 (1), eighth daughter of Osborn 5 (1), was born in
Naples, Me., May 17, 1881.

Martha-Ann Ridlon 6 (14), eldest daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was born
in Sweden, Me., May 7, 1849 ; was married to Ansel Holden, of Sweden,
and is now living somewhere in the "Western States. She has issue.

Mary-Eliza Ridloil 6 (39), second daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was born



RIDLONS OF PORTER, MAINE. 713

in Sweden, Me., Dec. 11, 1850 ; was married to Samuel Quint, of Brown-
field, Dec. 24, 1874, and has issue. She was brought up by her maternal
grandfather, John Ridlon, of Hollis, and now lives in Alfred, Me.

Clarence-Waldo Ridlon 6 (2), eldest son of Thomas 5 (7), was born in
Hollis, Me., in August, 1853, and died Oct. 2, 1855.

Sarah-Frances Ridlon 6 (18), third daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was born
in Sweden, Me., in 1854; was married to George Kimball, of Sweden, in
1879, and resides in that town.

Samuel-Herbert Ridloil 6 (11), second son of Thomas 5 (7), was born
in Sweden, Me., in 1856, and works in that town. A steady, industrious
young man ; resembles his grandfather. Married, and is now living in
North Berwick, Me.

Marilla-Marks Ridlon 6 (1), fourth daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was born
in Sweden, Me., in 1858, and died an infant.

Maria-Josephine Ridlon 6 (2), twin daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was
born in Sweden, Me., June 10, 1861 ; was married to Jethro Bodwell, of
Sanford, and settled in the West ; was brought home sick, and died Sept.
9, 1879.

Marilla-Aristene Ridlon 6 (2), twin daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was
born in Sweden, Me., June 10, 1861, and lives at home.

Judith-Llewella Ridlon 6 (6), sixth daughter of Thomas 5 (7), was
born in Sweden, Me., and died in 1873.



Jesse-Levi Ridlon 6 (2), a son of William 5 (8), was born in Sweden,
Me., Feb. 20, 1866 (one record says Oct. 10, 1866).

Martha-Ellen Ridlon 6 (15), daughter of William 5 (8), was born in
Sweden, Me., Sept. 1, 1871.

Mary Ridlon 6 (40), eldest daughter of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Swe-
den, Me., May 17, 1865.

Samuel Ridlon 6 (12), eldest son of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Sweden,
Me., April 6, 1867.

Walter Ridlon 6 (2), second son of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Sweden,
Me., March 10, 1869.

Susan Ridlon 6 (9), second daughter of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Swe-
den, Me., May 12, 1871.

Eddie Ridlon 6 (2), third son of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Sweden,
Me., 1873.

Genette Ridlon 6 (1), third daughter of Stephen 5 (2), was born in
Sweden, Me., 1876.

Jennie Ridlon 6 (2), fourth daughter of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Swe-
den, Me., Feb. 2, 1879.

George Ridlon 6 (9), fourth son of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Sweden,
Me., Nov. 18, 1881.

Nellie Ridlon 6 (3), fifth daughter of Stephen 5 (2), was born in Sweden,
Me., Feb. 9, 1883.

Walter-H. Ridlon 6 (3), eldest son of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter
(?), Me., July 26, 1848; married Carrie E. Wakefield, May 25, 1867, and
has issue four children, of whom hereafter. He built a fine stand at Kezar
Falls Village, in Porter, and lived there several years; but having engaged
in the shook business in several towns in New Hampshire, he has sold his
house, and lived in other places. Mr. Ridlon is of medium height, has dark



714 RIDLOXS OF HIRAM, MAINE.

complexion, is energetic and nervous, resembles his father in general move-
ment and personal appearance.

Olive Ridlon 6 (7), eldest daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., June 15, 1850 ; was married to Samuel Gilpatrick, of Hiram, and
lives at Kezar Falls Village, in the latter town. She is a dressmaker; a
picture of her father. Has had two children, both deceased.

Mary-A. Ridloil 6 (41), second daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in
Porter, Me., Feb. 24, 1852; was married to W. A. Treadwell, Sept. 15,
1873, and has issue. She lives in Charlestown, Mass., where her husband
is in business.

Johll-G.-F. Ridloil 6 (26), second son of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., May 3, 1856; married Alphia-May Chapman, daughter of Hanson
Chapman, of Porter, and has issue, of whom hereafter. Resides at Kezar
Falls Village, in his native town. Has black hair and eyes. Cooper by
trade. A skillful player on the violin.

ElUllia-F. Ridloil 6 (3), third daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in
Porter, Me., Aug. 2, 1860; was married to Robert Durgin, of Hiram, and
has issue. Lived at Kezar Falls. Died in 1884.

Edwin-R. Ridlon 6 (2), third son of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., Oct. 11, 1862; married, and is now (1883) at home. Has light com-
plexion.

Esther-Susail Ridloil 6 (1), fourth daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born
in Porter, Me., Dec. 9, 1864; was married to Hebert L. Ridlon, of Porter,
and lias issue.

Helen Ridlon 6 (2), fifth daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., Nov. 22, 1866, and died Oct. 2, 1867.

Ada Ridlon 6 (3), sixth daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., June 24, 1868. Unmarried in 1883.

Frank Ridlon 6 (5), fourth son of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., Nov. 1, 1870. Unmarried in 1883.



Hannah-A. Ridlon 6 (12), eldest daughter of Thomas 5 (8), was born in
Hiram, Me.. May 18, 1841. Died when young.

William-R. Ridlon 6 (16), eldest son of Thomas 5 (8), was born in Hiram,
Me., Jan. 1, 1843; married Mary M. Gilpatrick, of Hiram, Nov. 7, 1865,
and has issue six children, of whom hereafter. He served in the Twenty-
seventh Maine Regiment Volunteer Infantry, during the Rebellion. Lives
at Kezar Falls Village. Cooper by trade. Below the medium height,
broad-shouldered, thick-set, muscular, and compact; has dark hair, ner-
vous temperament, is conversational, and somewhat sarcastic; a steady,
industrious man.

George-S. Ridlon 6 (10), second son of Thomas 5 (8), was born in Hiram,
.Me.. March 26, 1845; married Adelaide Weeks, in May, 1867, and settled
at Kezar Falls Village. Served in the Twenty-third Regiment Maine
Infantry during the Rebellion. His first wife died in 1875, and he mar-
ried, secondly, "Mary Bartlett, of Conway, N. H. He is short and thick-
Bet, has light complexion, features like his father. Cooper by trade. A
steady, hard-working young man. No issue.

Esther-Jane Ridlon 6 (2), second daughter of Thomas 5 (8), was born
in Hiram, Me., Jan. 24, 1847; was married to William Scribner, in De-
cember, 1866, and has issue.

Charles-Freeman Ridlon 6 (9), youngest son of Thomas 5 (8), was
born in Hiram, Me., April 11, 1854; married Sarah Hurd, Oct. 10, 1875,



BID LEYS OF INDIANA. 715

and had issue one child. He was left a child at his fathei*'s death, and
went to live with his grandfather Ridlon, where he remained till maturity.
He is a cooper by trade. A devoted Christian, and is highly esteemed.
Now (1884) living at Kezar Falls, but in a feeble condition. Tall, broad-
shouldered, and slender ; has dark hair.

Ruth-Ella Ridlon 6 (7), youngest daughter of Thomas 5 (8), was born
in Hiram, Me., Jan. 11, 1856, and died young.



Lewis-A. Ridlon 6 (5), eldest son of Jacob 5 (5), was born in Hiram,
Me., Feb. 4, 1857 ; married Mary, daughter of Robert and Sabra (Ridlon)
Locklin, of Sweden, Me., May 20, 1877, and had issue one child, deceased
in infancy. Lewis is short, thick, and compactly built ; has dark eyes and
complexion, and curly hair. Cooper and farmer. Has been in the West,
but has since settled in Sweden, Me.

Susan-Ellen Ridlon 6 (10), eldest daughter of Jacob 5 (5), was born in
Hiram, Me., March 4, 1854, and died April 21, 1854.

Thomas- J. Ridlon 6 (12), second son of Jacob 5 (5), was born in Hiram,
Me, June 11, 1863. He is a humorous, eccentric fellow.

Charles-C. Ridlon 6 (10), third son of Jacob 5 (5), was born in Hiram,
Me., July 21, 1865, and died Aug. 2, 1866.

Charles-F. Ridlon 6 (11), fourth son of Jacob 5 (5), was born in Hiram,
Me., Jan. 20, 1871. Now (1883) at home.

Carrie-E. Ridlon 6 (1), second daughter of Jacob 5 (5), was born in
Hiram, Me., April 4, 1867. Living at home.

Edward-C. Ridlon 6 (3), youngest son of Jacob 5 (5), was born in Hiram,
Me., June 17, 1874.

Herbert-L. Ridlon 6 (1), son of Samuel 5 (6), was born in Hiram, Me.,
Oct. 8, 1860 ; married Ella, daughter of Jeremiah Davis, of Porter, in
1882, and has issue two children (1884). Of medium size and complexion.
Cooper aud farmer. He lives at Kezar Falls Village, Oxford County, Me.

Lillian Ridlon 6 (4), eldest daughter of Samuel 5 (6), was born in Hiram,
Me., Jan. 25, 1863, and died Sept, 18, 1865.

Lilla-E. Ridlon 6 (1), second daughter of Samuel 5 (6), was born in
Porter, Me., Aug. 15, 1869. A meek and lowly Christian.



John-Wesley Ridley 6 (27), eldest son of Benjamin 5 (5), was born in
Ohio (presumably), Oct. 30, 1853, and died Oct. 21, 1854.

Mary-Jane Ridley 6 (42), eldest daughter of Benjamin 5 (5), was born
in Ohio (presumably)^ March 10, 1855; died Oct. 6, 1860.

William-Harrison Ridley 6 (17), second son of Benjamin 5 (5), was
born April 11, 1857. Lives at Van Buren, Ind.

Phebe-Alin Ridley 6 (1), second daughter of Benjamin 5 (5), was born
Feb. 24, 1859; was married to John Cemer, of Grant County, Ind., March
15, 1881.

Judith-Almeda-Minerva Ridley 6 (6), third daughter of Benjamin 5 (5),
was born in Indiana, July 2, 1863.

Charles-Homer Ridley 6 (12), third son of Benjamin 5 (5), was born in
Indiana, June 20, 1869, and died Jan. 6, 1870.

Benjamin-Lavaner-Cory Ridley 6 (11), fourth son of Benjamin 5 (5),
was born in Indiana, Jan. 28, 1871.

Jesse-Andrew Ridley 6 (3), fifth son of Benjamin 5 (5), was born in
Indiana, Feb. 21, 1874.



716 RIDLENS OF IOWA.



Daniel-Marshall Ridley 6 (12), youngest son of Benjamin 5 (5), was
born in Indiana, Jan. 17, 1880.

Mary-Ann Ridley"' (43), eldest daughter of Matthias 5 (6), was born at
Sweetwater, 111. (presumal)ly), June 16, 1857.

Sarah-Alice Ridley 6 (19), second daughter of Matthias 5 (6), was born
at Sweetwater, 111. (presumably), Aug. 16, 1860.

Cumberland Ridlen 6 (1), eldest son of Stephen 5 (3), was born at St.
Paul, Ind., Feb. 2, 1833; married Lucinda Perry, and has two children, of



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