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Family Group Sheet

Timothy Ricketson, Jr. And Mary Wilkins

 

1. TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR. (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1745 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died 1805 in Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY. He married (1) PRUDENCE FISHER Abt. 1775. She died Bef. 1790. He married (2) MARY WILKINS Abt. 1790. She was born Bet. 1765 - 1770.

Notes for TIMOTHY RICKETSON, JR.:

Timothy Ricketson's first wife was reportedly named Purdence with a surname of possibly Fisher. She has not been definitely identified. But now I found this marriage listed in North Carolina:

Groom: Timothy Richitson
Bride: Marget Marshl
Bond Date: 01 Apr 1789
Bond #: 000059155
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 005080
County: Guilford
Record #: 02 375
Bondsman: Charles Terrell

** Also listed in Jones Co, NC.
Could Timothy's first wife be Margaret Marshall? In any case his first wife was the mother of Abraham and Joseph.

Timothy Ricketson moved from NY to NC, and then on to Georgia before moving to Nelson Co, KY.  He is named in his father's will dated 1786 in Richmond Co, GA.

Timothy Rickerson served in Rev. War in Captain Patrick Carr's Co. of Rangers, Burke Co, GA 1781-1782.

From William Ricketson and His Descentants by Grace Williamson Edes:
"On 15 Feb, 1785 he was granted 287 1/2 acres of land in Washington County, GA on bounty and on 8 Feb. 1785, he was granted 300 acres in Richmond county; on 21 Feb in the same year 50 acres more and again on 2 Aug, 1786, 200 acres in addition, all in the same county. Timothy Ricketson was a farmer and a tailor."

He died in Kentucky. He drowned in a freshet which took place at Bardstown, where he made his final home.

Some say that Timothy Ricketson was born in Dutchess Co, NY. His father moved from Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA to Dutchess Co, NY about 1747 so it is most likely that he was born in MA.

Notes for MARY WILKINS:

Mary Wilkins is thought by some of the descendants to have come from New Orleans.

1810 Nelson Co, KY. Listed as Maryl Rickerson - Males: (1) 0/10, (3) 10/16. Females: (1) 0/10, (1) 10/16, (1) 16/26, (1) 26/45.

In 1820 there's a Mary Richeson in Harrison Co, KY. Mary 45/+, female 16/26, male 16/26, male 10/16.

In 1830 this Mary Richeson is 70/80 with on male 20/30.

I think this Mary may be ours. In that case she was born 1850 - 1860 and died after 1830.

Children of TIMOTHY RICKETSON and PRUDENCE FISHER are:

2. i. ABRAHAM5 RICKERSON, b. Feb 18, 1781, Wilkes Co, GA; d. Aft. 1854.

3. ii. JOSEPH RICKETSON, b. 1784, Burke Co, GA; d. 1820, Montgomery Co, GA.

Children of TIMOTHY RICKETSON and MARY WILKINS are:

iii. CATHERINE5 RICKERSON, m. JOSEPH RYON, Jan 30, 1807, Bardstown, KY.

Notes for CATHERINE RICKERSON:

Catherine may be the daughter of mary Wilkins. She is mentioned in Timothy's will as Catherine Rickerson and Catherine Wilkins.

Directory of Louisville, KY 1890
Name: Kate Ryan, widow Joseph
Location 2: 905 Wenzel
State: KY

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE RICKERSON and JOSEPH RYON:

Dickison, Catherine married to Joseph Ryan - Name would be easy to mistake.
13 Aug 1806 Kentucky
Nelson County

iv. GEORGE LEON RICKERSON, b. 1795, Bardstown, KY.

Notes for GEORGE LEON RICKERSON:

George may have married an Indian.
Apr.14 1806 appreticeship of Geo. Rickison a poor child to Nicholas Glasner to learn the art of cabinet making.

4. v. JOHN RICKERSON, b. Dec 25, 1797, Nelson Co, KY; d. Jun 29, 1875, Shepardsville, Bullitt Co, KY.

vi. POLLY RICKERSON, b. 1799, Bardstown, KY; m. SANFORD A. MASON, Feb 21, 1814, Bardstown, KY.

Notes for POLLY RICKERSON:

1840 Clinton Co, KY. Polly Mason is HH. Males: 10/15. Females: 5/10, 10/15, (2) 15/20, 40/50.

5. vii. CHARLES SANFORD RICKERSON, b. Aug 15, 1801, Bardstown, KY; d. Nov 1, 1854, Louisville, KY.

6. viii. ABIGAIL RICKERSON, b. 1803, Bardstown, KY; d. Oct 27, 1877.

ix. PEGGY RICKERSON, b. 1805, Bardstown, KY; m. ?? ASHBROOK.

Notes for PEGGY RICKERSON:

Peggy Ashbrook may have lived at Helena, AR
I have not been able to find her.


Generation No. 2

2. ABRAHAM5 RICKERSON (TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Feb 18, 1781 in Wilkes Co, GA, and died Aft. 1854. He married SUSANNAH OGLETREE Feb 1, 1810 in Wilkes Co, GA, daughter of JOHN OGLETREE and PIETY ??. She was born Jan 10, 1793, and died Aft. 1860 in Wilkes Co, GA.

Notes for ABRAHAM RICKERSON:

1850 Crawford Co, GA age 66, Susannah age 58, Winfrey age 23, Nancy age 27, Narcissy age 25, Lucinda age 21, Whitfield age 20, W. (Wilkins) age 18.

Notes for SUSANNAH OGLETREE:

In 1860 Crawford Co, GA. Susannah is listed as "Lueuna?" may be Susana age 67. Living with her are: Narcissa 30, Lucinda 29, Winfrey 27, Whitfield 26. Next door is Wesley and his family.

Children of ABRAHAM RICKERSON and SUSANNAH OGLETREE are:

i. WILEY6 RICKERSON, b. Oct 26, 1810, Hancock Co, GA; d. Sep 1885, Carroll Co, GA; m. ELVIRA GERALD; b. Jan 14, 1822, Sumterville, South Carolina; d. Nov 28, 1908, Atlanta, GA.

Notes for WILEY RICKERSON:

1850 Crawford Co, GA. age 40, Elmira age 27. Children living with them are W. M. age 7 and S. I. age 4.

Living alone next door is a William Rickerson age 31. Both Wiley and this William are blacksmiths.

1860 Crawford Co, GA.
1880 Paulding Co, GA.

ii. WILLIAM RICKERSON, b. Jul 20, 1812; d. Mar 15, 1863, Putnam, GA; m. ELMIRA JACKSON ROGERS; b. Oct 22, 1818; d. Apr 11, 1894.

Notes for WILLIAM RICKERSON:

1850 - Putnam Co, GA
1860 Putnam Co, GA

Notes for ELMIRA JACKSON ROGERS:

1870 Putnam Co, GA Head of HH. age 51, William 32, Cornelius 15. Also living with her is Mary Stone age 68 and two black children: Dixie 9 and Caroline 5.

iii. NANCY RICKETSON, b. Jan 2, 1814; d. Jul 2, 1879; m. HINES WILLIFORD, 1854; b. 1804, SC; d. Sep 12, 1878.

Notes for NANCY RICKETSON:

1860 Crawford Co, GA. Residence # 517. Mother Susannah is res. # 521.
1880 census. Crawford Co, GA. Nancy is Head of HH age 67. Hines is listed as husband age 76. Son, Whitfield age 24 is living with them.

iv. NARCISSA RICKETSON, b. Oct 10, 1815; d. Paulding, GA.

Notes for NARCISSA RICKETSON:

Narcissa never married.

v. WILLIAMSON RICKERSON, b. Sep 17, 1817; d. Jun 8, 1889, Douglass Co, GA; m. MARTHA EMELINE STOWELL; b. Mar 31, 1825, Crawford Co, GA; d. Sep 13, 1885, Douglass Co, GA.

Notes for WILLIAMSON RICKERSON:

1860 Crawford Co, GA. Williamson age 43, Martha age 33. Children: Whitfield 6, Mary E. 5, Martha E. 3, Lara 1.

1870 Campbell Co, GA. Name listed as William. Age 52, Martha 44. Children: Whitfield 16, Mary E. 14, Martha E. 12, Lara 10, Frances 9, Sophronia 5, Josephine 2.

vi. WESLEY RICKERTSON, b. Apr 27, 1820, Hancock Co, GA; d. Jun 15, 1886, Culloden, GA; m. MARY MAGDELENE WOODS, Feb 4, 1842, Crawford Co, GA; b. Apr 18, 1822, SC; d. Sep 7, 1903, Culloden, GA.

Notes for WESLEY RICKERTSON:

1860 Crawford Co, GA.

vii. LUCINDA RICKETSON, b. Mar 11, 1822; d. Mar 9, 1892, Dallas, GA.

Notes for LUCINDA RICKETSON:

Lucinda never married.
1900 living with Martha,  widow of brother, Winfrey in Paulding co, GA.

viii. JERUSHA RICKETSON, b. Jun 5, 1824, Cobb Co, GA; d. Jul 1882, Taylor Co, GA; m. THOMAS HAYWOOD, Abt. 1847; b. Apr 10, 1815, NC; d. Oct 1894, Taylor Co, GA.

Notes for JERUSHA RICKETSON:

1860 Taylor Co, GA.
1870 Taylor Co, GA
1880 Taylor co, GA.

ix. WINFREY RICKETSON, b. Sep 5, 1826, Crawford Co, GA; d. Dec 4, 1899, Paulding, GA; m. MARTHA KENNEDY, Jan 15, 1859; b. 1832, GA.

Notes for MARTHA KENNEDY:

1900 Paulding Co, GA. as Head of HH.

x. WHITFIELD RICKETSON, b. Aug 11, 1829.

Notes for WHITFIELD RICKETSON:

In 1850 and 1860 Whitfield is living at home and single.

xi. WILKINS RICKERSON, b. Jan 21, 1832, Carter Bridge, GA; d. May 9, 1918, Birmingham, GA; m. NANCY CAROLINE DAVIS, Nov 28, 1872; b. Jun 27, 1849, Alpharetta, GA; d. Jan 1, 1922, Birmingham, GA.

Notes for WILKINS RICKERSON:

1880 Cherokee Co, GA.

 

3. JOSEPH5 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1784 in Burke Co, GA, and died 1820 in Montgomery Co, GA. He married SERENA FOY Jul 17, 1806 in Tattnall Co, GA, daughter of GEORGE FOY and SARAH MOORE. She was born 1786 in NC, and died 1856 in Coffee County, GA.

Notes for JOSEPH RICKETSON:

After Joseph's mother died, his father, Timothy married a second time to Mary Wilkins and moved to Kentucky leaving Joseph and his other son Abraham in GA. Abraham seems to have settled through the middle part of GA while Joseph settled in the southern part known as the Wiregrass Area. Joseph's half siblings who lived in Kentucky changed their name to Rickerson as did some of Abaraham's children..

Joseph's children stayed in Wiregrass, Georgia although his grandchildren spread out from Florida to Texas.

Joseph was a shoemaker and farmer. He was justice of the peace in Tatnall and Montgomery counties.

Have not found any reference to Joseph being in the RV but he was certainly old enough to serve in the war of 1812.

1821 Land Lottery GA - Rabb - Snelling
Rickertson Joseph (Orps) Mont Colquhouns 204/1 Houston

Joseph died before the 1820 census was taken and after Oct 15, 1818 when he witnessed a deed.

Notes for SERENA FOY:

Serena was previously married to Needham Arnold by whom she had one son, James Arnold.

Serena's last three children were fathered by a neighbor, David Sears. Serena and David Sears were charged with adultery in the courts. The three children took the Ricketson name.

*I have not seen any documentation. The information was posted on GenCircles and referenced the Home page of Johnny L. Ricketson on Genealogy.com.

Serena may have been Indian.

Children of JOSEPH RICKETSON and SERENA FOY are:

i. ALLEN6 RICKETSON, b. 1807, Tattnal Co, GA; d. Nov 16, 1855, Coffee Co, GA; m. LURANEY SEARS, 1826, Montgomery Co, GA.; b. Abt. 1811; d. 1882, Coffee Co, GA.

Notes for ALLEN RICKETSON:

Allen was a farmer. Six of his sons moved to Texas: Joseph, Benjamin, Hiram, Eli, Aaron, and David. Ivy was killed in the Civil War. Manning served in the Civil War, was a prisoner in Indiana and in the hospital in Richmond, VA. Although I don't think he died during the war I've not been able to find him after 1860 when he was in Ware Co, GA age 20 and married to Amanda age 17.

ii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICKETSON, b. 1810.

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICKETSON:

I can find no trace of Benjamin Franklin Ricketson. He may have died young.

iii. GEORGE RICKETSON, b. 1812, Montgomery Co, GA.

Notes for GEORGE RICKETSON:

Have not found George. Possibilities:

Orphans of Joseph Ricketson drew land in Houston County, GA in the 1821 land lottery. Part of Houston later became Upson Co, GA. Found this marriage in Upson Co.

Name: George Ricketson
Spouse: Delila Wright
Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1844
County: Upson
State: Georgia

Also found this:
Warren Co, GA
WRIGHT,Delila & RICKETSON, George 09/11/1844

And census records for Alabama. No children for them.
1860 Bibb Co, AL - G. L. age 57 with Delilah age 40
1870 Baker Co, AL - George age 67 with Delilah 50

iv. RACHEL RICKETSON, b. 1813, Montgomery Co., GA; d. Coffee Co, GA; m. JAMES PETERSON, Jan 24, 1825, Telfair County, GA.; b. 1800; d. 1867, Montgomery/Echols Cos., GA.

Notes for RACHEL RICKETSON:

1820 - Appling County, GA - Already living with James Peterson age 0/10.
1830 - Telfair County, GA -
1840 - Lowdnes County, GA
1850 - Clinch County, GA
1860 - Echols County, GA
The census records probably reflect changing county lines. They probably did not move.

Supposedly, she died in Coffee County, GA. NO Date. I can't find her after the 1860 census.

v. JOSEPH W. RICKETSON, b. May 11, 1813, Montgomery Co, GA; d. Oct 1850, Ware Co, GA; m. MATILDA DAVIS, 1834; b. Abt. 1818, Tattnal Co, GA.

Notes for JOSEPH W. RICKETSON:

According to Huxford's research, Joseph Ricketson was killed in a fight by a man named Carver at the residence of a man named Williams near Red Bluff Creek in 1849.

Death from 1850 census - Mortality Schedule

Notes for MATILDA DAVIS:

Matilda with children in Ware Co, GA in 1850

From Johnny L. Ricketson's home page at Genealogy.com
"Matilda Ricketson gave birth to four children after the death of Joseph Ricketson in October 1849. The name of the father is unknown. The children assumed the Ricketson Surname"

1860 Coffee Co, GA with additional children: Rhoda b. 1853, Elizabeth b. 1857

1870 Coffee Co, Ga with additional children: Sephona b. 1861, Kneedham b. 1863

vi. SARAH RICKETSON, b. 1815, Montgomery Co, GA; d. Oct 1872, Coffee Co, GA; m. JAMES CARVER, 1837; b. 1814; d. Oct 8, 1882.

Notes for SARAH RICKETSON:

Probable child of David Sears and Serena Foy Ricketson.

Coffee County, Georgia - Chaney/O'Steen Cemetery Old Field Cemetery
Carver, Sarah Ricketson only date (death) Oct. 30, 1872

Sarah had one child fathered by John Peterson ( brother of James Peterson, husband of Sarah's sister Rachel) but did not marry him.

vii. HARRIET RICKETSON, b. 1816; d. Oct 25, 1891; m. HIRAM SEARS, 1833; b. Apr 10, 1814, Montgomery Co, GA; d. May 4, 1901, Axson, GA.

More About HARRIET RICKETSON:

Burial: Union Hill Church Cemetery, Axson, Georgia

viii. JOHN RICKETSON, b. May 11, 1819, Montgomery Co, GA; d. Aug 5, 1891; m. REBECCA MILLS, 1841; b. Oct 20, 1821, Pulaski Co, GA; d. May 6, 1901, Axson, GA.

Notes for JOHN RICKETSON:

John may be the son of David Sears instead of Joseph Ricketson. Joseph died between 1818 and 1820. There is evidence that Serena's last three children are the children of David Sears.

1850 Ware Co, GA
1860 Coffee Co, GA
1870 Clinch Co, GA
1880 Coffee Co, GA

ix. ELIZA RICKETSON, b. Jun 22, 1821; d. Aft. 1900; m. JOHN PERRY WALL, Mar 29, 1839.

Notes for ELIZA RICKETSON:

Probable child of David Sears and Serena Foy Ricketson.

x. MARIAH RICKETSON, b. May 1826; d. Aft. 1900; m. WILLIAM B. WALL; b. Abt. 1822.

Notes for MARIAH RICKETSON:

Probable child of David Sears and Serena Foy Ricketson.

1850 - Montgomery Co, GA
1860 Coffee Co, GA
1870 Coffee Co, GA - Head of HH. Children: Jesse 18, Missouri 7. Also Franklin Spivey 25 and Frances Spivey 21.
1880 Coffee Co, GA living with son, Jesse

 

4. JOHN5 RICKERSON (TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Dec 25, 1797 in Nelson Co, KY, and died Jun 29, 1875 in Shepardsville, Bullitt Co, KY. He married (1) UNKNOWN ?? Abt. 1820. He married (2) ELIZA PURCELL Oct 27, 1842, daughter of ISAAC PURCELL and REBECCA COLLINS. She was born Apr 27, 1803 in Belmont, KY, and died Jul 9, 1876 in Shepardsville, KY.

Notes for JOHN RICKERSON:

1850 Bullitt Co, KY John age 58, Elizabeth age 47, Nancy A. 22, Laura V. 18, John I. 3.
1860 Bullitt Co, KY John age 64, Elizabeth 58, John 12, George 9.
1870 Bullitt Co, KY John age 74, Elizabeth 64, George 19.

Apr.14 1806 apprenticeship of John Rickison a poor child to Jacob Pratsman to learn the art of cabinet making.

Kentucky Marriages. Could this be his first wife?
Rickerson, John White, Tabitha 18 Aug 1824 Kentucky Campbell County

Burial: Shepardsville City Cemetery
Occupation: 1850, Carpenter

Children of JOHN RICKERSON and UNKNOWN ?? are:

i. MARTHA6 RICKETSON, m. ?? HARRIS.

ii. WILLIAM COLUMBUS RICKETSON, b. Jan 13, 1823; d. May 7, 1864, AR; m. CATHERINE E. ??, Abt. 1847; b. 1824.

Notes for WILLIAM COLUMBUS RICKETSON:

1850 Bullitt Co, KY - William C. age 26, Catherine age 25, T. A. age 2, Leander Wilson 8.

1860 Jasper Co, MO - William C. age 35, Catherine E. age 36, Telitha A. 12. Occupation Farmer.

Occupation: 1850, Painter

iii. NANCY A. RICKETSON, b. 1828.

iv. LAURA V. RICKETSON, b. 1832.

Children of JOHN RICKERSON and ELIZA PURCELL are:

v. CATHERINE REBECCA6 RICKETSON, b. Jan 3, 1845; d. Nov 12, 1845.

vi. JOHN ISAAC RICKETSON, b. Aug 31, 1846, Shepardsville, KY; d. Nov 22, 1925; m. MARY E. ??; b. 1852.

Notes for JOHN ISAAC RICKETSON:

1870 Bullitt Co, KY - John I. age 23, Mary E. age 18. Living in HH of Margaret Caldwell. Mary's surname may be Caldwell.

vii. GEORGE W. RICKETSON, b. Jan 4, 1851; d. Jan 12, 1875, Bullitt Co, KY.

More About GEORGE W. RICKETSON:
Burial: Old City Cemetery, Shephardsville, KY

5. CHARLES SANFORD5 RICKERSON (TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 15, 1801 in Bardstown, KY, and died Nov 1, 1854 in Louisville, KY. He married (1) MARY HARRIS Dec 23, 1823, daughter of JAMES HARRIS. She died 1830. He married (2) SARAH ELIZABETH WAGNER Abt. 1831, daughter of SALLIE ??. She was born Mar 13, 1814 in OH, and died Apr 14, 1868 in Louisville, KY.

Notes for CHARLES SANFORD RICKERSON:

1850 Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY - Charles age 49, Sarah A. 34, Angeline 16, Ellen 14, Sanford 12, Mary A. 6, Sarah E. 4, Sophia 2.

Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH WAGNER:

1860 Jefferson Co, KY - Sarah head of HH age 45, Mary 16, Sarah 13, Sophia 11, Lucy 9, Timothy 7, John 5. Sophia is also listed with her sister Nellie Phillips.

Occupation: 1860, Drapery maker

Children of CHARLES RICKERSON and MARY HARRIS are:

i. JAMES THOMAS6 RICKETSON, b. Apr 2, 1822, OH; m. AMANDA ??, Abt. 1848; b. 1824, KY.

Notes for JAMES THOMAS RICKETSON:

1850 Harrison Co, KY. James T. age 26 said he was born in Ohio. Amanda 26 b. KY, Lydia 1 b. KY.

1860 Livingston Co, MO - J. T. age 36, Amanda 35, Lydia 14, Mary 10, Tibitha 7, James 4. Worked as Confectioner. born Ohio.

1880 Livingston Co, MO. James age 55 Amanda 55, Liddie 27, Mary 25, Tilly 23, James 21, William 19, Elizabeth 17. Blanch 4 and Pearl 3 Armstrong listed as God Daughters. Confectioner.

Tilly born in KY 1853 - James b. MO 1856. So James moved between 1853-1856.

Occupation: 1850, Carpenter

ii. NEWTON CHARLES RICKETSON, b. Apr 2, 1822; m. CATHERINE ??, Abt. 1842; b. 1826.

Notes for NEWTON CHARLES RICKETSON:

1850 - Harrison Co, KY - He is listed as C. N. age 26, Catherine 24, James 6, Henry 4, Warren 2.

1860 - Jasper co, MO -

iii. LIZZIE RICKETSON, b. Mar 19, 1826.

iv. HENRY NOBEL RICKETSON, b. Dec 30, 1828, KY; m. HANNAH R. ??, 1848; b. 1822, KY.

Notes for HENRY NOBEL RICKETSON:

1850 - Scott Co, KY - Henry 23, Hannah R. 28, Mary J. 2mos. - Cabinet maker.

1870 - Livingston Co, MO. John age 44, Hannah 51, Josephine 20, Elizabeth A. 18, Robert H. 16, Charles W. 13, John E. 10, Martha H. 8. John is listed as a farmer.

1880 Livingston Co, MO. John age 54, Hannah 57, Elizabeth 26, Charlie W. 23, Mattie A. 18. Henry and Hannah ran a boarding house in 1880 listing themselves as landlord and landlady. They listed 5 boarders.

Occupation: 1850, Cabinet Maker

Children of CHARLES RICKERSON and SARAH WAGNER are:

v. ANNA BELL6 RICKETSON, b. 1832.

vi. ANGELINE RICKETSON, b. 1833.

vii. NELLIE RICKETSON, b. 1834; m. RICHARD PHILLIPS; b. 1833, PA.

Notes for NELLIE RICKETSON:

1860 Jefferson Co, KY. Nillie age 23, Rick Phillips age 24. Nillie's sister Sophia age 11 is living with her.

viii. SANFORD RICKETSON, b. 1838.

ix. MARY A. RICKETSON, b. 1844.

x. SARAH E. RICKETSON, b. 1846.

xi. SOPHIA RICKETSON, b. 1849.

xii. LUCY RICKETSON, b. Jan 18, 1850.

xiii. TIMOTHY GEORGE RICKETSON, b. Dec 13, 1853.

xiv. JOHN SAMUEL RICKETSON, b. Nov 1, 1854.

 

6. ABIGAIL5 RICKERSON (TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1803 in Bardstown, KY, and died Oct 27, 1877. She married (1) JOHN MANSON Jan 12, 1813. She married (2) THOMAS HITE Abt. 1818 in Nelson Co, KY. He died Jan 27, 1847.

Notes for ABIGAIL RICKERSON:

Note from Johnny L. Ricketson's web site at Genealogy.com.
"The date of marriage indicates Abby was only 9 or 10 years old when she married. The date of birth was obtained by Jo Ann Hopper from the files of the Latter Day Saints files in Salt Lake Lake City, Utah. The marriage information was obtained by Johnny Ricketson from the marriage bond files in the court house at Bardstown, Kentucky. While there appears to be a discrepancy, only the date of birth is questionable. A birth date of 1793 could be possible. Abby subsequently married Thomas Hite, a merchant. "

Census Records from Nelson Co, KY

In 1810 Abigail is probably living at home with her mother. I believe she is the female age 16/26 which means she was born between 1784 - 1794.

Have not been able to find her in 1820

In 1830 I find Abigal Manson in Nelson Co, KY. She is age 30-40. She has one male 5/10 and females: (2) 5/10 and (2) 0/5.

In 1840 she may be living with Thomas Hite, Sr. He is 50/60 and wife 30/40. They have one male 20/30, 2 females 15/20, one female 5/10 and one female 0/5.

1850. Abigail Manson is 58. She has Amelia Hite age 15 living with her. James Hite age 32 and his family is living next door. Also living near-by are Cora Anderson age 23 with two sons.

1860. Ab Hite is 68. Amelia Hite age 24 and E. Mattingly are living with her.

1870 - Abigal Hite age 87. This age may be reversed.

To me it looks like Manson died before 1830 and after 1830 she married Hite. The children may be Mansons who were adopted by Hite. Then during the 40's she divorced Thomas Hite. If he had died she probably would not have taken the name Manson again. Then before 1850 she took the name of Hite again.  If anyone has any ideas on this I'd be mighty glad to hear them!

Children of ABIGAIL RICKERSON and THOMAS HITE are:

i. ELEANOR6 HITE, d. 1876, Los Angeles, CA; m. LYTTLETON TALBOT.

ii. JAMES HITE, b. 1818, Nelson Co, KY; d. 1891; m. ELIZABETH SPAULDING; b. 1819.

Notes for JAMES HITE:

1870 Nelson Co, KY - age 53 Framer, Lizzie 53, James 22, George 19, Thomas 15, Edward 13, Adda 9.

iii. EMELINE HITE, b. Oct 15, 1822, Nelson Co, KY; d. Jun 13, 1860, Nelson Co, KY; m. BENJAMIN ELLIS, Aug 13, 1840, Nelson Co, KY; b. Oct 17, 1818, KY; d. Sep 24, 1876, Nelson Co, KY.

iv. CORA ANNE HITE, b. Apr 23, 1827; m. (1) JAMES B. ANDERSON, Oct 26, 1846, Nelson Co, KY; m. (2) JAMES CARUTHERS, Abt. 1851; m. (3) HENRY SMITH, Abt. 1857.

Notes for CORA ANNE HITE:

Nelson Co, KY marriages:
Anderson, James B. to Cora Ann Hite 10-26-1846

1870 Nelson Co, KY.

1880 Nelson Co, KY. In addition to children still at home, a grandson, Rowan Caruthers age 7 is listed.

v. AMELIA HITE, b. 1835, Nelson Co, KY; m. THOMAS B. MATTINGLY; b. 1829, KY; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Washington Co, IN.

Notes for AMELIA HITE:

1870 Washington Co, IN.-

1880 Washington Co, IN Amelia age 47 head of HH. Children: Thomas 11, Edward 9, Howard 5.


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