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whom hereafter. Lives at St. Paul.

Charles-W.-W. Ridlen 6 (13), second son of Stephen 5 (3), was born at
St. Paul, Ind., Nov. 17, 1835; married Dorcas Russell, and has issue, of
whom hereafter. Lives in St. Paul.

Ebenezer-T. Ridlen 6 (6), third son of Stephen 5 (3), was born in St.
Paul, Ind., June 22, 1840; married AlbinaMcKee, and has issue, of whom
hereafter. He lives in Indiana.

• Samuel Ridlen 6 (13), fourth son of Stephen 5 (3), was born in St. Paul,
Ind. (say 1842), and was killed in battle during the war of the Rebellion.
He was married.

Ann-Wright Ridlen 6 (4), eldest daughter of Stephen 5 (3), was born
in Decatur County, Ind., Nov. 19, 1833 ; was married to John Wright, and
lives at St. Paul, or near there.

Eiueline-Amanda Ridlen 6 (1), second daughter of Stephen 5 (3), was
born in Decatur County, Ind., Dec. 9, 1837; was married to John Sheffler,
and has issue.

Orphia-Wilder Ridlen 6 (1), third daughter of Stephen 5 (3), was born
in Decatur County, Ind., May 29, 1846; was married to Ellis Sliffer, and
resides in her native State.

Sarah-Wilder Ridlen 6 (20). fourth daughter of Stephen 5 (3). was born
in Decatur County, Ind., Sept. 17, 1849; was married to John Wisley, and
lives at St. Paul.

Matilda-J. Ridlen 6 (2), eldest daughter of William 5 (10), was born at
Belief ountain, la., Sept. 26, 1847.

William-B. Ridlen 6 (18), eldest son of William 5 (10), was born at
Bellefountain, la., July 29, 1849.

Eliza-E. Ridlen 6 (8), second daughter of William 5 (10), was born at
Bellefountain, la., May 20, 1853.

Rachel-R. Ridlen 6 (5), third daughter of William 5 (10), was born at
Bellefountain, la., Sept. 6, 1855.

Sabra Ridlen 6 (3), fourth daughter of William 5 (10), was born at
Bellefountain, la., June 12, 1*59.

Mary Ridlen 6 (44), fifth daughter of William 5 (10), was born at Belle-
fountain, la., Jan. 11, 1864.



Elizabeth-Susan Ridlen 6 (13), eldest daughter of Samuel 5 (7), was
born in Clay. Marion County, la., Oct. 26, 1836.

Stephen Ridlen 6 (7), eldest son of Samuel 5 (7), was born in Marion

anty, la., Feb. 17, 1849.

George-T. Ridlen 6 (11), second son of Samuel 5 (7), was born in Marion
County, la., Dec. 25, 1850 ; died Feb. 14, 1865.



BID L ON 8 OF ILLINOIS. 717

Frances-Marion Ridlen 6 (3), second daughter of Samuel 5 (7), was
born in Marion County, la., March 31, 1855 ; died Aug. 5, 1869.

Samuel-B. Ridlen 6 (14), third son of Samuel 5 (7), was born in Marion
County, la., Dec. 21, 1856.

Sarah-E. Ridlen 6 (21), third daughter of Samuel 5 (7), was born in
Marion County, la., Jan. 27, 1858.

Mary-Jane Ridlen 6 (45), fourth daughter of Samuel 6 (7), was born in
Marion County, la., Sept. 5, 1860.

Ann-Eliza Ridlen 6 (5), fifth daughter of Samuel 5 (7), was born in
Marion County, la., May 1, 1862; died Jan. 9, 1870.

Ada Ridlen 6 (4), sixth daughter of Samuel 5 (7), was born in Marion
County, la., May 31, 1867.

Arizona Ridlen 6 (1), seventh son of Samuel 5 (7), was born in Marion
County, la., Feb. 3, 1870.



Rebecca-J. Ridlen 6 (6), eldest daughter of Ebenezer 5 (5), was born
at Knoxville, la., Aug. 6, 1837.

Calvin-C. Ridlen 6 (2), eldest son of Ebenezer 5 (5), was born in Knox-
ville, la., Nov. 13, 1839.

Timothy Ridlen 6 (2), second son of Ebenezer 5 (5), was born in Knox-
ville, la., June 19, 1841.

Sarah-E. Ridlen 6 (22), second daughter of Ebenezer 5 (5), was born in
Knoxville, la., May 9, 1846.



Martha-E. Ridlen 6 (16), eldest daughter of John 5 (19), was born in
Hancock County, Ind., Sept. 24, 1850 ; was married Oct. 11, 1868, to John
E. Parr, eldest son of Isaac B. and Mary (Stretcher) Parr, of Jasper County,
111. She died Jan. 28, 1870, leaving issue. She was a devoted Christian,
and beloved by all who knew her.

Margaret-A. Ridlen 6 (3), second daughter of John 5 (19), was born in
Hancock County, Ind., June 6, 1852 ; was married July 25, 1872, to James
Bartley, eldest son of James and Rachel (Conrad) Bartley, of Jasper
County, 111., and has issue.

Eliza-J. Ridlen 6 (9), third daughter of John 5 (19), was born in Han-
cock County, Ind., June 1, 1854 ; was married July 25, 1872, to James R.,
son of James and Rachel (Kimbrel) Manning, of Jasper County, 111., and
has issue.

Lydia-C. Ridlen 6 (11), fourth daughter of John 5 (19), was born July
18,1859; unmarried.

Sarah-F. Ridlen 6 (23), fifth daughter of John 5 (19), was born Feb. 26,
1862; unmarried.

Williain-P. Ridlen 6 (19), eldest son of John 5 (19), was born Feb. 15,
1864 ; unmarried.

Mary-C. Ridlen 6 (46), sixth daughter of John 5 (19), was born Feb. 9,
1868; unmarried.

Nancy Ridlen 6 (7), eldest daughter of Abraham 5 (6), was born in
Hancock County, Ind., July 17, 1847 ; was married Oct. 8, 1866, to William
Ping, son of William and Elizabeth (Reed) Ping, of Jasper County, 111.,
and has several children.

Lydia Ridlen 6 (12), second daughter of Abraham 5 (6), was born in
Hancock County, Ind., Dec. 7, 1849.



718 BIDLENS OF ILLINOIS.

James- William Ridleil 6 (18), eldest son of Abraham 5 (6), was born
April 11, 1853.

Amail<la-J. Ridlen 6 (3), third daughter of Abraham 6 (6), was born
Jan. 14, 1859.

Eliza-A. Ridleil 6 (10), fourth daughter of Abraham 6 (6), was born
Aug. 17, 1861.

Jolm-F. Ridleil 6 (28), second son of Abraham 6 (6), was born Feb. 14,
1868.



Andrew Ridleil 6 (3), eldest son of James 5 (9), was born May 12, 1854 ;
died June 29, 1854.

Aim Ridleil 6 (6), eldest daughter of James 5 (9), was born April 28,
1855 ; was married Oct. 21, 1874, to Geo. W. Hicks, son of John F. and
Mary C. Hicks, of Jasper County, 111., and had issue.

Mary Ridleil 6 (4:7), second daughter of James 5 (9), was born in Jasper
County, 111., Oct, 31, 1856; was married March 12, 1874, to Richard J. Fer-
guson, son of Sanford and Iorlinda J. (Ireland) Ferguson, and has issue.

Elizabeth Ridleil 6 (14), third daughter of James 5 (9), was born Aug.

10, 1858; unmarried.

Martha-J. Ridleil 6 (17), fourth daughter of James 5 (9), was born June

11, 1860 ; unmarried.

Emma Ridleil 6 (4), fifth daughter of James 5 (9), was born June 15,
1862 ; unmarried.

John Ridleil 6 (29), second son of James 5 (9), was born May 16, 1864;
unmarried.

Louisa Ridleil 6 (3), sixth daughter of James 5 (9), was born Oct. 26,
1865 ; unmarried.

James Ridlen 6 (19), third son of James 5 (9), was born Jan. 7, 1873.



John-F. Ridlen 6 (30), eldest son of Talbut 5 (1), was born Oct. 7, 1856 ;
died Feb. 1, 1857.

Eliza-J. Ridlen 6 (11), eldest daughter of Talbut 6 (1), was born Nov.
22, 1857 ; died March 18, 1859.

George-A. Ridleil 6 (12), second son of Talbut 6 (1), was born Feb. 13,
1860.

Naucy-J. Ridlen 6 (8), second daughter of Talbut 5 (1), w T as born Jan.
19, 1862.

Marion Ridlen 6 (1), third daughter of Talbut 5 (1), was born Jan. 25,
1867.

Arillinta-T. Ridlen 6 (1), fourth daughter of Talbut 6 (1), was born
Aug. 22, 1869.

Dauiel-8. Ridlen 6 (13), third son of Talbut 6 (1), was born Dec. 2, 1871 ;
died Sept, 13, 1872.

Norris Ridlen 6 (1), fourth son of Talbut 5 (1), was born May 28, 1874.



Ida Ridlen 6 (2), eldest daughter of Samuel 5 (8), was born in Memphis,
Tenn., June 9, 1859.

Samuel Ridlen 6 (15), eldest son of Samuel 5 (8), was born in Memphis,
Tenn., Nov. 2, 1862.

Arena Ridlen 6 (1), second daughter of Samuel 5 (8), was born at
Webb's Prairie, 111., April 17, 1867.

ThomaS-Ridlon Ridlen 6 (13), youngest son of Samuel 6 (8), was born



BID LENS OF INDIANA. 719



at Webb's Prairie, 111., March 3, 1869, and is the namesake of Thomas
Ridlon, late of Hollis, Me., who was a cousin of this child's grandfather.



George Ridleil 6 (13), eldest son of John 5 (20), was born in Little York,
Incl., July 25, 1851; married.

Alice-Elizabeth Ridlen 6 (2), eldest daughter of John 5 (20), was born
at Little York, Ind., July 11, 1853; was married.

John-Stanford Ridlen 6 (31), second son of John 5 (20), was born at
Little York, Ind., Feb. 1, 1856, and died Oct. 6, 1857.

Almira Ridleil 6 (5), second daughter of John 5 (20), was born at Little
York, Ind., Aug. 21, 1859; was married.

James-Albert Ridlen 6 (20), third son of John 5 (20), was born at Little
York, Intl., Jan. 25, 1861.

Dora-Bell Ridlen 6 (1), third daughter of John 5 (20), was born at Lit-
tle York, Ind., Aug. 8, 1866.

Ida-Ellen Ridleil 6 (3), fourth daughter of John 5 (20), was born at Lit-
tle York, Ind., June 14, 1869.

Warren Ridlen 6 (1), twin son of John 5 (20), was born at Little York,
Ind., Oct. 29, 1870.

Willis Ridlen 6 (1), twin son of John 5 (20), was born at Little York,
Ind., Oct. 29, 1870.

Margaret Ridlen 6 (4), a daughter of George 5 (3), was born at Little
York, Ind.

Almon Ridlen 6 (2), eldest son of George 5 (3), was born at Little
York, Ind.

George Ridlen 6 (14), second son of George 5 (3), was born at Little
York, Ind.



Mary-Etta Ridlen 6 (48), a daughter of Samuel 5 (9).
Minnie-Margaret Ridlen 6 (2), a daughter of Samuel 5 (9).
George Ridlen* (15), eldest son of Samuel 5 (9).
Jlllia-Adaline Ridlen 6 (2), a daughter of Samuel 5 (9).
Stella Ridlen 6 (1), a daughter of Samuel 5 (9).



All
born in
Indi-
ana.



John-Richard Ridlen 6 (32), a son of Theodore 5 (1).) Born in Indi-
Charles Ridleil 6 (14), a son of Theodore 5 (1). | ana.



Perry Ridlen 6 (1), a son of Nelson 5 (1), was born in Indiana.



Nicholas Ridlen 6 (4), eldest son of George 5 (4), was born in Indiana,
Sept. 3, 1849; married, May 16, 1871, to Mary-Jane Baker, and in 1878,
had two children, of whom hereafter. Photographer at Fountaintown,
Ind.

Catherine Ridlen 6 (5), eldest daughter of George 5 (4), was born in
Indiana, Feb. 20, 1851, and was married, Aug. 4, 1870, to Sylvester Baker,
a relative of Jane.

Hannah Ridlen 6 (13), second daughter of George 5 (4), was born in
Indiana, May 1, 1852, and was married, Jan. 21, 1869, to Lafayette Baker,
brother of Sylvester.

Isaac-Newton Ridlen 6 (8), second son of George 5 (4), was born in
Indiana, July 24, 1858. Unmarried in 1878.



720 BIDLONS OF BALD WW, MAINE.

George- Washington Ridlen 6 (16), third son of George 5 (4), was born
in Indiana, Oct. 21, 1855; died Feb. 14, 185G.

Abraham Kidlen 6 (9), fourth son of George 5 (4), was born in Indi-
ana, Dec. 25, 1856.

Mary-Jane Ridlen 6 (49), third daughter of George 5 (4), was born in
Indiana, March 26, 1858, and died same year.

Peter Ridlen (2), fifth son of George 5 (4), was born in Indiana, April
2, 1859.

Nancy-Maria Ridlen (9), fourth daughter of George 5 (4), was born
in Indiana, July 31, I860.

Nancy-Ellen Ridlen 6 (10), eldest daughter of Hermon 5 (1), was born
in Indiana, Oct. 15, 1854, and died Oct. 19, 1855.

Missoiiri-Evaline Ridlen 6 (1), second daughter of Hermon 5 (1), was
born in Indiana, May 28, 1856 ; died Aug. 7, 1861.

Mary-Isabella Ridlen 6 (50), third daughter of Hermon 5 (1), was born
in Indiana, Feb. 5, 1859.

John-Henry Ridlen (33), eldest son of Hermon 5 (1), was born in In-
diana, March 28, 1862.

Sarah- Alice Ridlen 6 (24), fourth daughter of Hermon 5 (1), was born
in Indiana, July 8, 1865.

Charles-Wesley Ridlen 6 (15), second son of Hermon 5 (1), was born
in Indiana, April 28, 1867.

George-Franklin Ridlen 6 (17), eldest son of Abraham 5 (7), was born
in Indiana in 1870.

Charles-Elzy Ridlen 6 (16), second son of Abraham 5 (7), was born in
Indiana in 1873.



Eliza- Annis Ridlen 6 (12), eldest daughter of Stephen 5 (5).
Albert-Orias Ridlen 6 (7), eldest son of Stephen 5 (5). Dead.
Perry Ridlen 6 (1), second son of Stephen 5 (5).
Ida-May Ridlen 6 (4), second daughter of Stephen 5 (5).
Rhoda-Alice Ridlen 6 (1), third daughter of Stephen 5 (5).
Ephraim-Pryer Ridlen 6 (6), third son of Stephen 5 (5). Dead.
Jemima-Laura Ridlen 6 (3), fourth daughter of Stephen 5 (5).



Charles Ridlon 6 (17), eldest son of Jacob 5 (6), was born in Sebago,
Me., April 13, 1850; died Jan. 6, 1874.

Joseph-M. Ridlon 6 (11), second son of Jacob 5 (6), was born in Sebago,
Me., Aug. 23, 1852; unmanned in 1883.

Isaac-M.Ridlon 6 (9), third son of Jacob 5 (6), was born in Sebago,
Me., July 14, 1854; unmarried in 1883.

Mary-E. Ridlon 6 (51), eldest daughter of Jacob 5 (6), was born in Se-
bago, Me., Sept. 7, 1857 ; married Roscoe A. Leavett, of Sebago.

Betsey-J. Ridlon 6 (12), second daughter of Jacob 5 (6), was born in
Sebago, Me., Aug. 2, 1859; died June 5, 1881.

Annie-C. Ridlon 6 (1), third daughter of Jacob 5 (6), was born in
Sebago, Me., Nov. 7, 1861 ; died in infancy.



Joseph-Millard Ridlon 6 (12), eldest son of Joseph 5 (7), was born in
Parsontield, Me., July 7, 1855; married June 28, 1876, to Georgie A.
Benford, of Baldwin. No issue in 1878. He has kept a grocery and dry-



itIDLONS OF POBTER, MAINE. 721



goods store in Parsonfield, where his father previously traded. He is
small, has light complexion, and in features of face resembles the Han-
cock family, from which he is descended through his paternal grandmoth-
er. He is an active, enterprising business man.

Willie-Francis Ridlon 6 (20), second son of Joseph 5 (7), was born in
Parsonfield, Me., Jan. 1, 1857; died Oct. 4, 1865.

Woodbridge-Gordoii Ridlon 6 (1), third son of Joseph 5 (7), was born
in Parsonfield, Me., Jan. 9, 1860. He is a young man of scholarly tastes,
and desires a classical education, but a trouble in his eyes has deprived
him of the advantages of study. He has carried on business in the store
with his brother.

Johil-Fraiikliii Ridlon 6 (34), fourth* son of Joseph 5 (7), was born in
Parsonfield, Me., June 4, 1863. Now (1878) in a store, clerking for his
brothers, before mentioned.

Willie-Francis Ridlon 6 (21), fifth son of Joseph 5 (7), was born in Par-
sonfield, Me., April 3, 1869; died Oct. 5, 1869.



Frederick-Murch Ridlon 6 (4), eldest son of Isaac 5 (7), was born in
Baldwin, Me., June 8, 1856; married June 8, 1878, to Hattie-Jane, daugh-
ter of Charles and Abigail (Edgecomb) Tufts, of Limerick, where he now
(1879) resides, and carries on the well-known "William Hancock farm."
No children.

Franklin-M. Ridlon 6 (4), second son of Isaac 5 (7), was born in Bald-
win, Me., April 12, 1861, and is now (1879) living with his mother in Lim-
erick, unmarried.

Mary-Jane Ridlon 6 (51), eldest daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in
Standish, Cumberland County, Me., in 1816 ; was married to Col. Joseph
Shaw of that town, and is now (1878) living there.

Charlotte Ridlon 6 (1), second daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in
Standish, Me., Aug. 20, 1821 ; was married in 1844 to Andrew-Hobson
Wiggin, of Baldwin ; he died July 4, 1857, and she married, secondly, in
1861, Ethiel Flanders, of Buxton. Mr. Flanders has deceased, and she is
again a widow. No children.

Olive Ridlon 6 (8), third daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Stan-
dish, Me., and was married to Charles MacDonald, of Leominster, Mass.

Recilphia Ridlon 6 (1), fourth daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Stan-
dish, Me., and died unmarried in 1868, aged 42. One of the most amiable
of women.

Almond-Sliirlock Ridlon 6 (3), eldest son of Daniel 5 (8), was born in
Standish, Me., in 1829; married Carrie Gardner, and has three children, of
whom hereafter. Mr. Ridlon is a large man, weighing over two hundred
pounds. He has light complexion, and is called handsome. He is super-
intendent of a nail-factory in Somerset, Mass. This son, and his four sis-
ters before named, were by Daniel Ridlon's first wife, Ellen Kennell.

Conifort-A. Ridlon 6 (2), eldest daughter of Daniel 5 (8) by his second
wife, was born in Brownfield, Me., Nov. 12, 1835; died in Porter, Me.,
Sept. 27, 1871, and was buried near her father's homestead in that town.

Susan Ridlon 6 (11), second daughter of Daniel 5 (8) by his second wife,
was born in Porter, Me., Jan. 16, 1838; was married April 12, 1862, to
William B. Davis, and lives on a farm near Kezar Falls, Parsonfield, Me.

*An infant born Feb. 21, 1862, died the next day.
46



722 RIDLONS OF PORTER, MAINE.

Benjamill-H. Ridlon 6 (12), a son of Daniel 5 (8), was born in Porter,
Me., Dec. 31, 1840. He enlisted in the Ninth Maine Regiment Infantry,
and served in the Union army till 1865, when he was mortally wounded
in the head while skirmishing at Bermuda Hundred. He was sent to For-
tress Monroe, and I suppose died there. His father drew a pension on
his behalf.

Johll-W. Ridlon 6 (35), a son of Daniel 6 (8), was born in Porter, Me.,
Feb. 1, 1843, and died (drowned?) May 2, 1857.

George-W. Ridlon 6 (18), third son of Daniel 5 (8) by his second wife,
was born in Porter, Me., Feb. 25, 1846, and died Aug. 22, 1859.

Dorothy Ridlon 6 (1), third daughter of Daniel' 2 (8) by his second
wife, was born in Porter, Me., July 26, 1849; was married Dec. 12, 1865,
to Samuel Durgin, of Porter, Me. Deceased.

Mary Ridlon 6 (53), fourth daughter of Daniel 5 (8) by his second wife,
was born in Porter, Me., July 25, 1849 ; was married to Edward Clem-
rnons (or Clements), and has issue.

Martha-Ellen Ridlon 6 (18), youngest daughter of Daniel 5 (8), was
born in Porter, Me., Aug. 15, 1850; was married July 18, 1866, to Win-
field S. MacDonald. Deceased.



Nancy Ridlon 6 (11), eldest daughter of Stephen 5 (6), was born in Por-
ter, Me., July 28, 1833 ; was married July 25, 1852, to Benjamin Goodwin,
of Biddeford, and died Sept. 25, 1859.

Moses Ridlon 6 (3), eldest son of Stephen 5 (6), was born in Porter, Me.,
Dec. 15, 1834, and died July 5, 1838.

Elizabeth Ridlon 6 (15), second daughter of Stephen 5 (6), was born in
Porter, Me., Feb. 27, 1836; was married Oct. 25, 1852, to Henry Benson,
of Hollis, York County, and died Aug. 6, 1858.

Joslma-Robbins Ridlon 6 (3), second son of Stephen 5 (6), was born in
Hiram, Me., July 31, 1838; married to Eunice Gould, Dec. 2, 1861, and
has issue four (perhaps more) children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridlon
is of medium height, broad-shouldered, and possessed of great physical
strength. Somewhat eccentric in his habits and speech. Farmer. Re-
sides among the mountains of Hiram, near his father.

Benjamin-Hawkins Ridlon 6 (13), third son of Stephen 5 (6), was born
in Hiram, Me., July 23, 1840; married March 16, 1851, to Elizabeth Dur-
gin, and died Nov. 19, 1870, leaving two children, of whom hereafter. He
enlisted in the Thirteenth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry, and served
from Dec. 12, 1862, to August, 1865, proving himself a noble and true-
hearted soldier. He returned from the army and settled on a farm near
his father's homestead in Hiram. Deceased.

Mary-Ann Ridlon 6 (54), third daughter of Stephen 5 (6), was born in
Hiram, Me., April 7, 1842 ; was married Dec. 25, 1860, to Josiah Fly. Res-
idence unknown.

James-Harmon Ridlon 6 (21), fourth son of Stephen 5 (6), was born in
Hiram, Me., April 1, 1844; married June 18, 1864, to Joanna Goodwin,
and settled on the homestead farm with his aged parents. Experienced
religion in 1874, and became a gifted exhorter. Has served as deputy-
sheriff, and in other positions of trust. A man of good natural ability,
and great kindness of heart. Married, secondly, Irene Cotton, of Hiram,
June 21, 1884. Has three children, of whom hereafter.



Henry Ridlon 6 (7), eldest son of Levi 5 (1), was born in Porter, Me.,



BIDLONS OF PORTER, MAINE. 723

April 19, 1839; married Dec. 25, 1857, to Julia A. Stanley, and had issue
three children, of whom hereafter. He lived in his native town. A young
man of excellent character. Died March 24, 1864.

Francis Ridlon 6 (1), second son of Levi 5 (1), was born in Porter, Me.,
Oct. 8, 1840 ; died Dec. 12, 1842.

David Ridlon 6 (4), third son of Levi 6 (1), was born in Porter, Me.,
Nov. 26, 1842, and died May 24, 1857.

Hoil. Francis- W. Ridlon 6 (2), fourth son of Levi 5 (1), was born in
Porter, Me., Nov. 18, 1846; married Feb. 25, 1871, Nellie E., daughter of
Rev. John Mitchell, a Methodist clergyman, and has issue two children, of
whom hereafter. He was educated at Limington Academy, Parsonfield
Academy, and the Nichols Latin School at Lewiston ; studied law with
Emery S. Ridlon, Esq., and with Mattox & Fox of Portland ; served as
deputy-sheriff in 1871 and 1872 for Oxford and York Counties; was ad-
mitted to the bar in 1873; served three years as town-clerk; member of
school committee in Porter; taught school, and has, latterly, for several
years been actively engaged in the practice of law at Kezar Falls, a village
in Oxford County, Me., having succeeded Emery S. Ridlon, Esq., when
he removed to Portland. He was elected to the State senate ancl served
in 1878-9. Manifests a live public spirit, and is identified with matters of
polity. Foremost in all movements calculated to advance the moral and
educational advantages of his fellow-men. Successful as a lawyer, re-
spected as a citizen and neighbor. Deals in real-estate quite extensively.
Is tall, slender, and erect ; has dark hair and eyes ; temperament nervous.
He has kindly donated the steel portrait in this book.

Eimice-M. Ridloil 6 (5), eldest daughter of Levi 5 (1), was born in Por-
ter, Me., April 26, 1848 ; was married Feb. 14, 1874, to Dana Cotton, and
has issue.

Abbie-E. Ridlon 6 (4), second daughter of Levi 5 (1), was born in Porter,
Me., Feb. 26, 1852; was married Sept. 5, 1875, to Wyman Cotton.

Charles-D. Ridlon 6 (18), fifth son of Levi 5 (1), was born in Porter, Me.,
Jan. 20, 1854; married Sept. 5, 1875, to a Miss Cotton, and lives on the
homestead farm. Short and thick-set.



John-C. Ridlon 6 (36), eldest son of Ezra 5 (2), was born in Woodstock,
Me., March 21, 1850; married Clara Chase, in March, 1871, and has two
children, of whom hereafter. He was living in Paris, Oxford County, Me.,
when last heard from, and was engaged in selling fruit-trees. Tall, erect,
active ; complexion sandy, features of Scottish mould. Business ability
good.

George- W. Ridlon 6 (19), second son of Ezra 5 (2), was born in Wood-
stock, Me., Jan. 23, 1856. Unmarried in 1882.

Lucy-A. Ridlon 6 (5), eldest daughter of Ezra 5 (2), was born in Wood-
stock, Me., June 7, 1858; died in April, 1862.

Nellie-F. Ridlon 6 (4), second daughter of Ezra 5 (2), was born in Wood-
stock, Me., Oct. 30, 1862. Unmarried.

Charles-A. Ridlon 6 (19), third son of Ezra 5 (2), was born in Wood-
stock, Me., May 22, 1869. Unmarried in 1882.



George- Washington Ridlon 6 (20), eldest son of William 5 (11), was
born in Porter, Me., Oct. 14, 1832 ; married Mary A. Poor, Nov. 8, 1864; she
died, and he married, secondly, Mary A. Sullivan, of Irish extraction. He



724 1UDL0NS OF POliTEB, MAINE.

has Jive children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Ridlon was employed by his
brother William, in Boston, several years. He subsequently settled on a
farm in Porter. He is a very large, corpulent man ; has dark hair and
gray eyes. A successful farmer. Quite eccentric in his habits.

Mary-Jane Ridlon 6 (55), only daughter of William 5 (11), was born in
Porter, Me., Aug. 27, 1835 ; was married to Daniel Durgin, and has issue.
Lives in Porter.

John-R. Ridlon 6 (37), second son of William 5 (11), was born in Porter,
Me., March 8, 1838, and died unmarried, Aug. 25, 1860. He had black
hair and beard, the latter very heavy; was well formed, erect, command-
ing, and handsome in person.

William Ridlon 6 (22), third son of William 5 (11), was born in Porter
Me., Jan. 18, 1842 ; married Dec, 26, 1863, to Ruth R., daughter of Wil-
liam Taylor, and has two beautiful daughters, of whom hereafter. He
went to Boston, Mass., in 1858, and worked in a brick-yard. In 1862 he
drove a piano-team in Boston. Taught winter school in Maine in 1865-6
and 1867-8. Was town-clerk of Porter from 1866 to 1869, when he re-
turned to Boston and commenced business as an expressman, where he
has since continued successfully. From a smallbeginning, by close atten-
tion to the requirements of his customers, he has augmented his business,
constantly winning new patrons and adding to his facilities, until he has a
large number of men and many fine teams employed. He has become
fully acquainted with the piano trade, and conducts his business on a plan
so systematic that his customers esteem him very highly, and repose per-
fect confidence in his honesty and ability. He gives his personal atten-
tion to his office-business, and fills his orders with promptness and precis-
ion. Few men stand higher in business relations in the city. His office
is on La Grange Street, near Washington. He stands nearly six feet and
six inches in height, weighs about two hundred and sixty pounds; has very
broad chest and shoulders, thick neck, and fine, well-poised head. His hair
and beard are black, eyes dark-hazel, features regular, expression of face
pleasant. He has a noble, generous heart, and is a genial, social gentle-
man. He is always cool-headed and self-possessed ; he is firm in his grasp



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