Friday, March 13, 2009

Genealogy Ridley - 3

This is my Ridley genealogy continued. The first person, Alexander Ridley, you will note, moved to Lumpkin County, Georgia. Dahlonega is in Lumpkin County. About 15 or so years ago I read in the North Georgia Journal magazine of a huge rose farm in Dahlonega owned by the Ridley family. In 2001 I was giving my friend Bluto a tour of north Georgia and while in Dahlonega I asked around to find out where the Ridley Rose Farm location was. I was told that an Asian company bought it and the Ridleys moved retired to Florida.

7. ALEXANDER3 RIDLEY (MATTHEW2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1824 in , Habersham Co, Ga, and died 1904 in , Rhea Co, Tn. He married MARGARET ELIZABETH ADAMS 1841 in , Habersham, Ga. She was born Abt. 1825, and died Unknown.

Notes for ALEXANDER RIDLEY:
He moved to Lumpkin County, Ga. After the Civil War he moved to Rhea Co., Tn. with his second wife.

Children of ALEXANDER RIDLEY and MARGARET ADAMS are:
i. MATTHEW4 RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1847; d. Unknown.
ii. JOSEPH RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1853; d. Unknown; m. SANDRA PRUITT; b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.
iii. JAMES RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1856; d. Unknown; m. JOANA LICENA QUARLES; b. Abt. 1856; d. Unknown.
iv. SERENA RIDLEY, b. Aft. 1856; d. Unknown; m. HENRY ASH; b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.
v. JANE RIDLEY, b. Aft. 1856; d. Unknown; m. JOHN T. FORTNER; b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.
vi. SARA RIDLEY, b. Aft. 1856; d. Unknown; m. LEWIS PRUITT; b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.


8. ALES PRICE3 RIDLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1806 in , , NC, and died 1886 in Bridgeport, Jackson Co, Al. He married MARTHA EMELINE 'LOLLIE' DAVIS 01 Jun 1843 in Ridley, Heard Co, Ga, daughter of JOSHUA DAVIS and PATSY TRAMMELL. She was born 13 Jul 1823 in , Wilks, Ga, and died 09 Feb 1898 in , Heard, Ga.

Notes for ALES PRICE RIDLEY:
Family tradition is that Ales and his two brothers Charles Martin and Elisha Asa came south in the early 1830's driving horses.
Ales enlisted as a bugler or musician in Captain Meredith Price's Company, in the Battalion of Jackson County Mounted Volunteers of Alabama, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel David Cawlfield.
On October 20, 1837, Ales enlisted with Captain Sever Boulton's Company G, N. Alabama Mounted Volunteers, under Colonel Benjamin Snodgrass, as a Sergeant Express Courier. He was honorably discharged on 9 April 1838 at Fort Mitchell, Alabama and listed as disabled with pleurisy. Remarks noted: Horse lost or stolen March 19, remounted himself March 20."
For his service Ales received on January 6, 1843, a land grant for 295.5 acres of land in Jackson County, Alabama.
His wife taught him how to read and write after they were married.
After the war he settled in Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, where his brother Charles Martin Ridley was living.
It is said that in 1886 Ales was visiting his daughter, Sophronia, in Bridgeport, Alabama. While crossing the Tennessee River his horse stumbled and fell, causing Ales to break his hip. Complications and pneumonia developed and he died. His body was sent back to Heard County, Ga., for burial.
-Charlotte Ridley Traylor in her RIDLEY book.

More About ALES PRICE RIDLEY:
Burial: Davis-Ridley Family Cemetery, Heard Co., Ga.
Military service: Florida-Indian Wars of 1836 & 1837

Notes for MARTHA EMELINE 'LOLLIE' DAVIS:
Martha applied for Widow's Service Pension No. 1987, Indian Wars Act of July 27 1892

More About MARTHA EMELINE 'LOLLIE' DAVIS:
Burial: Davis-Ridley Family Cemetery, Heard Co., Ga.

Children of ALES RIDLEY and MARTHA DAVIS are:
i. TWIN DAUGHTER 14 RIDLEY, b. 29 May 1844; d. Unknown.
ii. TWIN DAUGHTER 2 RIDLEY, b. 29 May 1844; d. Unknown.
22. iii. SOPHRONIA BALSORA RIDLEY, b. 09 Nov 1847, , Heard, Ga; d. 17 Jul 1927, Bridgeport, Jackson, Al.
iv. WILLIAM FRANKLIN RIDLEY, b. 20 Jul 1850; d. 28 May 1855.

More About WILLIAM FRANKLIN RIDLEY:
Lived: Almost 5 years.

23. v. WARREN ALES RIDLEY, b. 04 Mar 1853, Franklin, Heard, Ga; d. 06 Jul 1925, , Heard, Ga.
24. vi. MARTHA ELLA RIDLEY, b. 07 Jan 1856, Franklin, Heard, Ga; d. 17 Apr 1933, , Cleburne Co, Al.
25. vii. WILLIAM DAVIS RIDLEY, b. 15 May 1859, Franklin, Heard, Ga; d. 20 Dec 1939, Roanoke, Randolph Co, Al.
26. viii. POLLY SMITH RIDLEY, b. 29 Sep 1862, , Heard, Ga; d. 31 Mar 1934, Newell, Randolph Co, Al.
27. ix. ALICE LEE RIDLEY, b. 20 Jun 1866, , Heard, Ga; d. 19 May 1921, Newell, Randolph Co, Al.


9. CHARLES MARTIN3 RIDLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 04 Feb 1807 in , , NC, and died 19 Feb 1879 in , Heard, Ga. He married LUCY HOLDING Abt. 1838, daughter of MATTHEW HOLDING and LUCY. She was born 01 Oct 1815, and died 28 Oct 1879 in Franklin, Heard, Ga.

Notes for CHARLES MARTIN RIDLEY:
Charles came south with his two brothers, Ales Price and Elisha Asa Ridley.
Charles and Lucy gave the land and organized the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Franklin, Ga.
-Charlotte Ridley Traylor in her RIDLEY book.

More About CHARLES MARTIN RIDLEY:
Burial: Olive Branch Baptist Church, Franklin, Heard Co., Ga.
Occupation: Tanner
Settled: Abt. 1838, Heard Co., Ga

Notes for LUCY HOLDING:
Lucy's family (HOLDING/HOLDER) were in Heard County, Ga., before the Indians left.
--Charlotte Ridley Traylor in her RIDLEY book.

More About LUCY HOLDING:
Burial: Olive Branch Baptist Church, Franklin, Heard Co., Ga.

Children of CHARLES RIDLEY and LUCY HOLDING are:
28. i. ARENA JANE4 RIDLEY, b. 27 Oct 1839, , Heard, Ga; d. 13 Jan 1907, , Haralson Co, Ga.
ii. MELVINA A. RIDLEY, b. Nov 1840, , Heard, Ga; d. 1919; m. (1) JOHN GRICE; b. Abt. 1840; d. Unknown; m. (2) JOE TAYLOR.
iii. CICERO A.S. RIDLEY, b. 1842, , Heard, Ga; d. 19 Jul 1862, Richmond, , Va.

More About CICERO A.S. RIDLEY:
Cause of Death: Civil War wounds

29. iv. CHARLES ALEXANDER RIDLEY, b. 31 Jan 1843, , Heard, Ga; d. 12 Nov 1903.
v. CORNELIUS CONSTATINE RIDLEY, b. 1845, , Heard, Ga; d. 19 Jul 1862, Richmond, , Va.

More About CORNELIUS CONSTATINE RIDLEY:
Lived: only about 17 years.

30. vi. LUCY VICTORIA 'VICKY' RIDLEY, b. 1847, Franklin, Heard, Ga; d. Unknown.
31. vii. RUFUS SAIFIED 'RED' RIDLEY, b. 31 Mar 1849, Franklin, Heard, Ga; d. 06 Mar 1909, Franklin, Heard, Ga.
viii. MARTIN JEROME RIDLEY, b. 27 Mar 1851, , Heard, Ga; d. 19 May 1927; m. SALLY E. VAUGHN; b. Abt. 1851; d. Unknown.

More About SALLY E. VAUGHN:
Burial: Centralhatchee Baptist Cemetery

ix. MATTHEW W. HENRY 'UNCLE H.' RIDLEY, b. 1853; d. Unknown.

Notes for MATTHEW W. HENRY 'UNCLE H.' RIDLEY:
Never married.

x. EUGENIA J. RIDLEY, b. 1856; d. Unknown.
xi. ELISHA EUZEL 'ZELLY' RIDLEY, b. Mar 1859, , Heard, Ga; d. Unknown; m. EMMA FRANCES L. DAVIS, 27 Dec 1894; b. Abt. 1859; d. Unknown.

Marriage Notes for ELISHA RIDLEY and EMMA DAVIS:
They had two children. Both died.

32. xii. FLORENA W. RIDLEY, b. 08 Nov 1861, , Heard, Ga; d. 27 Jan 1955, , Tallapoosa, Al.


10. ASA ELISHA3 RIDLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 18 Jul 1809 in , , Ky2, and died 15 Mar 1882 in Stevenson, Jackson, Al. He married ELIZABETH ANN DAME 08 Sep 1839 in Jasper, Marion Co, Tn, daughter of JOHN DAME and ELIZABETH OYLER. She was born 25 Mar 1812 in Jasper, Marion Co, Tn, and died 07 May 1903 in Stevenson, Jackson Co, Al.

Notes for ASA ELISHA RIDLEY:
Elisha came south in the early 1830s with his two brothers Ales Price and Charles Martin Ridley. He settled in Jackson County, Ala., and his brothers settled in Franklin, Heard County, Ga,
Elisha enlisted in the Florida-Indian War March 12 1838 at Fort Payne, Ala. He was a private in Captain Gautts Company under CaptainHarry Rogers. He was mustered out Jul 22 1838 and received a land warrant of forty acres for his service.
"He was blued eyed, fair skin and dark hair and about six feet height. At the time of marriage he resided near Jasper, Tennessee for seven years, then we moved to near Bridgeport, Alabama, where we have resided up to his death" - Elizabeth Dame Ridley on her affidavit for widow's pension.
The Ridley land is located across the Tennessee River, across from Widow's Creek T.V.A Steam Plant, on top of Sand Mountain.
- Charlotte Ridley Traylor.

More About ASA ELISHA RIDLEY:
Burial: Ridley farm, Stevenson, Jackson, Al
Military service: Florida-Indian Wars.
Settled: Bet. 1845 - 1848, Stevenson, Jackson, Al

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN DAME:
In 1892 Elizabeth filed a Declaration for Widow's Pension.
- Charlotte Ridley Traylor

More About ELIZABETH ANN DAME:
Burial: Ridley farm, Stevenson, Jackson Co, Al

Children of ASA RIDLEY and ELIZABETH DAME are:
i. INFANT4 RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1840, , Marion, Tn; d. Abt. 1840.

Notes for INFANT RIDLEY:
Infant probably died as an infant, if not stillborn.

33. ii. SARAH JANE RIDLEY, b. 21 Jan 1842, , Marion, Tn; d. 13 Aug 1916, , Lincoln, Tn.
iii. MARY ELIZABETH RIDLEY, b. Oct 1844, , Marion, Tn; d. Unknown; m. JASPER NEWTON PENNINGTON, 14 Mar 1878; b. Abt. 1841; d. 22 Apr 1923, , Jackson, Al.
34. iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON RIDLEY, b. 18 Aug 1845, , Marion, Tn; d. 12 Dec 1917, , Marion, Tn.
35. v. JOHN BUNYON RIDLEY, b. Aug 1848, Stevenson, Jackson Co, Al; d. 22 Jan 1929, , Jackson, Al.
36. vi. CHARLES MARTIN RIDLEY II, b. 21 Apr 1851, , Jackson, Al; d. 08 Jul 1907, Broadview, Curry, NM.
37. vii. SOFRONIA ANGELINE RIDLEY, b. 28 Feb 1853, , Jackson, Al; d. 20 Apr 1931, Franklin, Heard, Ga.
38. viii. JAMES ALLEN RIDLEY, b. Sep 1856, , Jackson, Al; d. 10 May 1931, Thompson, McDuffie Co, Ga.


11. JAMES N.3 RIDLEY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1814 in , Burke, NC, and died Aft. 1883 in , , SC. He married CATHERINE QUEEN 28 Apr 1831 in , Rutherford, NC. She was born Abt. 1815 in , Burke, NC, and died Aft. 1870 in , , SC.

More About JAMES N. RIDLEY:
Census: 1840, Macon Co., NC, p158

Children of JAMES RIDLEY and CATHERINE QUEEN are:
i. ELIZA4 RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1830, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
39. ii. NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE "N.P." RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1833, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
iii. W. LAYATTE RIDLEY, b. 1834, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.

More About W. LAYATTE RIDLEY:
Military service: Civil War - Co.A, 20th SC Infantry

40. iv. ADAM RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1838, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
v. ELIZABETH RIDLEY, b. 1838, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
41. vi. CHARLES M. RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1842, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
vii. FRANCES "FANNY" RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1843, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
viii. MARY RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1846, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
ix. SARAH RIDLEY, b. 1846, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
x. HULDAH RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1847, , Macon, NC; d. Unknown.
xi. JAMES MONROE RIDLEY, b. 1852, , , SC; d. Unknown.


12. FRANCES "FANNIE"3 RIDLEY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 13 Dec 1819 in . Burke, NC, and died Aft. 1870 in Tyler, Smith Co, Tx. She married JAMES C. PRICHARD 07 Mar 1839 in , Macon, NC3. He was born 1813 in , , NC, and died 1892 in Tyler, Smith, Tx.

Children of FRANCES RIDLEY and JAMES PRICHARD are:
i. LUCINDA C.4 PRICHARD, b. 01 Apr 1840, , , NC; d. 1903, Tyler, Smith, Tx; m. EMANUAL MCCOY; b. 1838; d. 1904.
ii. MARY E. PRICHARD, b. Abt. 1843, , , NC; d. Unknown.
iii. AMANDA L. PRICHARD, b. Abt. 1846, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
iv. LOUISA ADALINE PRICHARD, b. 1848, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
v. ALFRED PRICHARD, b. 1850, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
vi. MARGARET M. PRICHARD, b. 1852, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
vii. JASPER E. PRICHARD, b. 1854, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
viii. JAMES B. PRICHARD, b. 1857, , , Ga; d. Unknown.


13. HAMPTON3 RIDLEY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1823 in , , NC, and died Aft. 1870 in , Dade, Ga. He married ELIZABETH SAXON. She was born 1838 in , , Ga, and died Unknown.

Children of HAMPTON RIDLEY and ELIZABETH SAXON are:
i. JAMES4 RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1848, , , NC; d. Unknown.
ii. LEANDER RIDLEY, b. 1850, , , NC; d. Unknown.
iii. DENNY RIDLEY, b. 1852, , , NC; d. Unknown.
iv. ALFRED BURTON RIDLEY, b. 25 Jan 1852, , Murray, Ga; d. 09 May 1941.

More About ALFRED BURTON RIDLEY:
Burial: Pine Grove Cem., Whitfield Co., Ga

v. ANNA RIDLEY, b. Abt. 1854, , , NC; d. Unknown.
vi. JANE PALESTINE RIDLEY, b. 1859, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
vii. SAMATHA C. RIDLEY, b. 1864, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
viii. MICAJAH RIDLEY, b. 1869, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
ix. LOLA RIDLEY, b. 1870, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
x. ALICE RIDLEY, b. 1872; d. Unknown.
xi. TELA RIDLEY, b. 1875; d. Unknown.
xii. CHARLES RIDLEY, b. 1879; d. Unknown.


14. ALFRED BURTON3 RIDLEY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1828 in , Union, Ga, and died Unknown. He married SELINA CATHERINE LANCE 1848. She was born 1830 in , , NC, and died 1916.

More About ALFRED BURTON RIDLEY:
Census: 1850, Union Co., Ga., p206, Farmer, $200 real estate.

Children of ALFRED RIDLEY and SELINA LANCE are:
42. i. WILLIAM PLEASANT4 RIDLEY, b. 1849, , Murray, Ga; d. Unknown, 1961.
43. ii. HENRY JACOB RIDLEY, b. 1851, , Murray, Ga; d. Unknown.
44. iii. JAMES WILEY RIDLEY, b. 1851, , Murray, Ga; d. 1928.
45. iv. ALFRED BURTON RIDLEY, b. 25 Jan 1852, , Murray, Ga; d. 09 May 1941.
v. FRANK RIDLEY, b. Aft. 1852; d. Unknown.


15. WILLIAM3 MCMAHAN (BLANCHE2 RIDLEY, WILLIAM1) was born 1820 in , Sevier Co, Tn, and died Unknown. He married NANCY. She was born Bef. 1820, and died Unknown.

Child of WILLIAM MCMAHAN and NANCY is:
46. i. JOHN4 MCMAHAN, b. 1845; d. 1885.


16. ROSA3 MCMAHAN (BLANCHE2 RIDLEY, WILLIAM1) was born 1830, and died Unknown. She married SOLOMON MESSER. He was born Bef. 1830, and died Unknown.

Children of ROSA MCMAHAN and SOLOMON MESSER are:
47. i. AMANDA4 MESSER, b. Jun 1848, , Jackson, NC; d. 13 Jun 1938, , Jackson, NC.
ii. JOSEPH MESSER, b. Aft. 1848; d. Unknown.
iii. PEGGY MESSER, b. Aft. 1848; d. Unknown.
iv. JOHN MESSER, b. Aft. 1848; d. Unknown.
48. v. RACHEL MESSER, b. Aft. 1848; d. Unknown.

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Blogger Wesley said...

Thanks for sharing this! I am descended from James N. Ridley through his son, Adam. His wife was Elizabeth Medlin who was born 14 Sept. 1846 in SC and died 13 March 1925 in West Union, SC. I haven't been able to locate Adam's Death Certificate, but know he must have died sometime between 1900 and 1925 (Liza's D.C. says 'widowed'). Where did you find out that James N's father was Charles? Would love to see a source to add to my records.

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