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Family Group Sheet

Timothy Ricketson, Sr.  And Bathsheba Wilbur


1. TIMOTHY3 RICKETSON, SR. (JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Feb 18, 1709/10 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died 1786 in Richmond Co., GA. He married (1) BATHSHBA WILBUR Feb 3, 1730/31 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, daughter of BENJAMIN WILBUR and ELIZABETH HEAD. She was born Aug 22, 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died Bet. 1767 - 1786. He married (2) MARTHA Aft. 1767. She died Aft. 1786.

Notes for TIMOTHY RICKETSON, SR.:

Timothy Ricketson and his wife Bathsheba Wilbur were born in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA. They were Quakers and in 1745 they requested a certificate to transfer to Nine Partners Monthly Meeting in Dutchess Co, NY. Before they moved charges were brought against Timothy because he tried to collect on a bond which had already been paid. A committee was appointed to investigate the charge which resulted in Timothy being disowned two years later after he had moved to NY. In 1748 Timothy made a trip back to MA to sell land he still owned. The next year he sold part of his land in Nine Partners in Crum Elbow, NY. In 1754 the High Sheriff of Dutchess Co, NY seized all the rest of Timothy's property for debt.

At this time Timothy moved to North Caroline leaving some of his children in New York. In 1765/67 he made a trip to Nova Scotia with his son Abednego. While Abednego stayed in Nova Scotia, Timothy returned to North Carolina and later moved to Richmond Co, GA.

Timothy left a will in Richmond Co, GA. in 1786. He named his wife Martha, children: Timothy, Marmaduke, Abigail Laughtrip. He Names grandson, Jordain (son of Jordan). He names Abigail's five children: Hulda, Bathsheba, Mary, John and Benjamin.

From William Ricketson and his Descendants by Grace Williamson Edes:
"Timothy Ricketson was a yeoman and in one deed is called a 'merchant'".

Entries from Dartmouth Monthly Meeting Record:
On 17th. March, 1734 the widow of Benjamin Wilbur brought in an account of legacies given daughter "Rickerson".
2nd. mo. 1745 Dartmouth Monthly Meeting Record: And Timothy Ricketson hath requested of this meeting a few lines by way of certificate to the monthly meeting at the Nine Partners, he being about to remove there to live with his family.
20 11th mo. 1745, Dartmouth: And there hath been a report concerning Timothy Ricketson that he hath put a bond into an Attorney's hand in order to give it out when the said bond hath been already answered. Therefore the meeting appoint Christopher and Ebenezer Slocum to endeavor to find out the Truth of the matter and let the Monthly Meeting know how they fine it.
16 12th. mo. 1746/7. Committee appointed on case of Timothy Ricketson.
18 3rd. mo. 1747. Timothy Ricketson is disowned by the meeting on account of trying to abtain money on bond already paid.

About this time Timothy Ricketson had moved to Dutchess Co, NY.

1st day 1st mo. 1748/9. Timothy Ricketson, Yeoman, of the Nine Partners in Crum Elbow, sells 32 acres of his homestead to one Daniel Tripp, Jr. of Dartmouth. Apparently his wife was not with him as her name does not appear in the deed, but her signature accompanies his, when on 3rd Aug. 1749, he further sells 142 acres of land in the Great Nine Partners, Lot 27.

25 October, 1754, the dwelling house, lands, farm and Tenements in the great Nine Partners on west side of road, leading from Pell Soper's into Beekman's Patent, containing 361 acres belonging to Timothy Ricketson, Merchant, of Dutchess County were ordered to be seized for debt by Isac Brinkerhoff, Esq., High Sheriff of the County, which seizure duly took place.

After this event Timothy went to North Carolina, whither several of his sons had preceded him, and perhaps to other parts of the South before he settled at his final destination, Richmond county, Georgia, where he made his will.

From FTW Immigration CD.
Place: Annapolis, N.S.
Year: 1765-1767
Primary Individual: Ricketon, Timothy
Family Members: Wife Bathsheba Wilbur
Source Code: 8750.40
Source Name:
SMITH, LEONARD H., JR., and NORMA H. SMITH. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 546p.
Source Annotation:
Date and port of arrival or date and place of mention in the New World. Place of origin, birth date, occupation, reference to original source, and other genealogical information may also be provided.
Source Page #:206

Notes for BATHSHBA WILBUR:

Bathsheba accompanied Timothy to Nova Sotia in 1765/1767. She died sometime between then and 1786 when Timothy wrote his will naming Martha as his wife.

Marriage Notes for TIMOTHY RICKETSON and MARTHA:

Bathsheba accompenied Timothy to Nova Scotia in 1765/1767.

Children of TIMOTHY RICKETSON and BATHSHBA WILBUR are:

2. i. ABEDNEGO4 RICKETSON, b. Sep 23, 1733, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. Dec 23, 1797, Annapolis, Annapolis Co, NS.

3. ii. GORDIUS RICKETSON, SR., b. Sep 1, 1735, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. Mar 1774, Craven Co, NC.

4. iii. JUDITH RICKETSON, b. Apr 26, 1737, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. Dutchess Co, NY.

5. iv. BATHSHEBA RICKETSON, b. Oct 27, 1739, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

6. v. ABIGAIL RICKETSON, b. Abt. 1740, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

7. vi. MARMADUKE RICKETSON, b. 1741, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. Aft. 1785, Nova Scotia.

8. vii. HULDA RICKETSON, b. Aug 14, 1742, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. Mar 18, 1820, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

9. viii. TIMOTHY RICKETSON, JR., b. 1745, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. 1805, Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY.

10. ix. JORDAN RICKETSON, b. 1746, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

11. x. MIRIAM RICKETSON, b. Abt. 1752, Dutchess Co, NY.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ABEDNEGO4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Sep 23, 1733 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died Dec 23, 1797 in Annapolis, Annapolis Co, NS. He married PHEBE TUCKER Dec 2, 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA, daughter of HENRY TUCKER and ELIZABETH RICKETSON. She was born Nov 8, 1736 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died Jul 31, 1795 in Granville, Annapolis Co, NS.

Notes for ABEDNEGO RICKETSON:

Abednego was the oldest child of Timothy Ricketson, Sr.. Abednego appears to have probably moved to Dutchess County, N. Y. as did his parents & siblings, then south to North Carolina, & South Carolina, then moved to Nova Scotia in 1765/1767.

The summary written by Grace W. Edes, author of William Ricketson & His Descendants provides valuable historical information on Abednego & his migration to Nova Scotia, as folows:

"Abednego & his wife were second cousins. Their grandfathers were brothers. They lived in the Dartmouth, Ma. area until about 1762 as their three oldest children were born in Dartmouth. John James Marshall, great grandson of Abednego, wrote in his family bible for his daughter the family history as follows: "Your grandmother, Nancy [Ricketson] Marshall, emigrated from South Carolina state. Were Quarkers. Came down to Nova Scotia, three brothers settled in Granville. Left Timothy, the other two, they built a brig [named Barsheba] and went home in her & left one brother & said they would not stay where the frosts cleared the land. They came down with plenty of money, and your grandmother's name was Phebe Tucker from South Carolina."

The three brothers were undoubtedly Abednego, Marmaduke & Timothy, as Marmaduke's descendants in the South believe him to have visited Nova Scotia. So far as we can gather, the story of Abednego Ricketson os this: --After 1762, he went to New Bern, North carolina, where his brother, Gordius & sister Mrs. Lipsey were living. Thence he moved to Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, but before 1770, for the census of that year mentions him as being there, with a family of eight persons, vic: himself, his wife, & seven children. The French had been expelled from Arcadia, & tempting offers were made to induce loyal English subjects to settle in the place; this may have been Abedngo's reason for going there. Immediately after his arrival, he obtained a farm, midway between Bridgetown & the district called Bellside. The estate is still known as the "Ricketson Property" although it has long since passed out of the family.

Abednego was a Methodist minister, and appears to have possessed of some education, intelligence & enterprise. His descendants, especially numerous in the lines of the daughters, have always been respected members of the farming community. The Mrs. Lipsey referred to above would have been Abednego's sister Bathsheba [Ricketson] Lipsey.

ANNOUNCED INTENTIONS TO MARRY PHEBE TUCKER 2 DECEMBER 1757

From FTW Immigration CD.
Place: Annapolis, N.S.
Year: 1765-1767
Primary Individual: Ricketson, Abednego
Family Members: Daughter Bathsheba; Daughter Elizabeth; Son Henry; Daughter Phebe; Wife Phebe Tucker
Source Code: 8750.40
Source Name:
SMITH, LEONARD H., JR., and NORMA H. SMITH. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 546p.
Source Annotation:
Date and port of arrival or date and place of mention in the New World. Place of origin, birth date, occupation, reference to original source, and other genealogical information may also be provided.
Source Page #: 205

Abstract of Probate of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

29. Page 67, R: 25 Mar 1779: LA to Phebe RICKETSON widow of Abednego RICKETSON of Granville, deceased. Estate Folio R4 (1779): He died 27 Dec 1778. children/heirs: Barsheba RICKETSON, Henry RICKETSON, Elizabeth FOSTER the wife of John FOSTER, Phebe ROACH the wife of Matthew ROACH, Catharine NICHOLS the wife of George NICHOLS, Patience RICKETSON, Mary MESSENGER the wife of Ezekiel MESSENGER, Frederick RICKETSON, Anna RICKETSON.

Children of ABEDNEGO RICKETSON and PHEBE TUCKER are:

i. BATHSHEBA5 RICKETSON, b. Jul 2, 1758, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; m. ROBERT SPROUL, JR., Dec 16, 1778, Granville, Annapolis Co, NS; b. 1752, Marlborough, MA; d. Bef. 1835.

Notes for Bathsheba Ricketson:
Barsheba is listed as widow in her brother, Henry's will dated 1835.

ii. HENRY RICKETSON, b. Jul 30, 1760, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; d. Feb 1, 1835, Anapolis, NS; m. MARY MCKENZIE; b. Abt. 1751; d. Bet. 1835 - Jun 1841.

Notes for HENRY RICKETSON:

Henry either had no children or they died without issue before Henry wrote his will in 1835 as he named only his siblings and nephew in his will.

Abstract of Probate of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

253. Page 225, R: 02 Mar 1835: LWT of Henry RICKETSON of Granville dated 17 Jan 1835. "present wife": Mary. Brothers: Jordon and Frederick. Seven sisters: Beishebe SPROUL, widow, Elizabeth FOSTER, Catherine NICHOLS, Patience LEACH, Mary MESSENGER, Phoebe ROACH and Ann MARSHALL. Nephew: Walter RICKETSON. Page 392, R: 25 Oct 1841: Report of the Commission to divide the estate of Henry RICKETSON of Granville. Assigns to: heirs of late Jordon RICKETSON, deceased, and Frederick RICKETSON, his brothers. Estate Folio R40 (1841). Mary was deceased by Jun 1841.

More About HENRY RICKETSON:
Burial: Eagleson Cemetery, Anapolis, NS

iii. ELIZABETH RICKETSON, b. Oct 19, 1762, Anapolis, NS; d. Apr 7, 1852, Kings Co. NS; m. JOHN FOSTER, Dec 27, 1781, Annapolis Co, NS; b. Mar 29, 1760, Rockingham Co, NH.

iv. PHEBE RICKETSON, b. Feb 2, 1765, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA; m. MATTHEW ROACH, May 20, 1785, Annapolis Co, NS; b. 1764.

v. JORDAN RICKETSON, b. Oct 20, 1767, Bridgetown, NS; d. Apr 22, 1822, Granville, Nova Scotia; m. (1) ELIZABETH FOSTER, Dec 25, 1789; b. Dec 17, 1768; d. Jul 31, 1795; m. (2) HANNAH PARKER, Sep 21, 1796; b. Mar 27, 1771.

Notes for JORDAN RICKETSON:

Jordan is listed in his brother, Henry's will but by the time the will was discharged in 1841 his share is assigned to his heirs.

vi. CATHERINE RICKETSON, b. Apr 4, 1770, Bridgetown, NS; d. Jun 23, 1851, Wilmot, NS; m. GEORGE NICHOLS, Jul 26, 1792.

vii. PATIENCE RICKETSON, b. Apr 4, 1770, Bridgetown, NS; m. MANASSAH LITCH, Abt. 1780, Granville, Annapolis Co, NS; b. Sep 15, 1769, Anapolis, NS; d. 1822.

viii. FREDRICK RICKETSON, b. Aug 1, 1772, Bridgetown, NS; d. Aft. 1841, Anapolis, NS; m. (1) MARY THOMAS, 1810; m. (2) CHARLOTTE MCKENSIE, Aft. 1815.

ix. MARY RICKETSON, b. Feb 11, 1775, Bridgetown, NS; m. EZEKIEL MESSENGER; b. 1770; d. 1820, Anapolis, NS.

x. ANNA RICKETSON, b. 1777, Bridgetown, NS; m. JOHN MARSHALL, Oct 17, 1797, Annapolis Co, NS; b. Apr 20, 1772, Anapolis, NS; d. Jul 15, 1858, Anapolis, NS.

 

3. GORDIUS4 RICKETSON, SR. (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Sep 1, 1735 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died Mar 1774 in Craven Co, NC. He married (1) HANNAH RUSSELL 1757 in MA. She was born Abt. 1735, and died Jul 17, 1772. He married (2) ABIGAIL ?? Aft. 1772.

Notes for GORDIUS RICKETSON, SR.:

Ancestry.com Family Data collection - births
Name: Ricketson, Gordius
Father: , Timothy Ricketson
Mother: Wilbur , Bathsheba
Birth Date: 1 September 1735
City: Dartmouth
County: Bristol
State: MA
Country: USA

Left will in Craven Co, NC. Sep 24, 1773 - Mentions wife, Abigail; sons: Jesse, Benjamin and Gordius; daughter, Bathsheba.

Grace W. Edes, author of William Ricketson and his Descendents states:

"Dr. Shadrach Ricketson affirms that Gordius Ricketson "died in the Revolutiionary War to the South." As there were no hostile movements in the South before 1774, the year of his death, we think he may have been killed while visiting his brother, Abednego, in Nova Scotia. The tradition handed down by Jordan Ricketson, to his daughter was that Gordius, and also his brother, Marmaduke, were killed by Indian hirelings employed by the British against the Continental troops. He said that one brother was killed in battle, and the other by a band who broke into his house and murdered him in his bed at night."

Notes for HANNAH RUSSELL:
Surname not verified.

Children of GORDIUS RICKETSON and HANNAH RUSSELL are:

i. BATHSHEBA5 RICKETSON, b. 1754.

ii. GORDIUS RICKETSON, JR., b. 1756.

Notes for GORDIUS RICKETSON, JR.:

In Last will and testament of Archelaus Weeks 1778 in Craven Co, NC he names son-in-law Gordius Ricketson. This Gordius would have been age 22 but can not identify absoultely.

iii. JESSE RICKETSON, b. Sep 6, 1758, Craven Co, NC; d. Feb 3, 1835, Warren Co, GA; m. MARY POLLY MERRITT, Abt. 1785; b. 1762, New Bern, Jones Co, NC.

Notes for JESSE RICKETSON:

A list of Marriage and Ordinary license ________and Deed proved in the County of Jones between the 1 21 day of Jan. 1785 and the first day 1786 together with a sort of public tax rec'd on them by Lewis Bryan, Clerk of the Court of said County
Marriage license to whom issued
1. Jesse Ricketson 0.10

1820 Oglethrope Co, GA - males 0/10, 16/26, 45/+; females 10/16, (3) 16/26, 45/+

1830 Warren Co, GA - males 20/30, 70/80; females 20/30, 30/40, 60/70

iv. BENJAMIN RICKETSON, b. Feb 2, 1760, Craven Co, NC; d. Jan 27, 1845, Warren Co, GA; m. (1) HULDA LAWTHORPE, Nov 25, 1784, NC; b. Nov 5, 1770; d. Bef. 1830.

Notes for BENJAMIN RICKETSON:

Another source says: Death: 17 Jan 1845 in North Carolina
1830 Warren Co, GA - males 15/20, 20/30, 60/70; females 20/30, 30/40, 40/50
Children:
Abigail RICKETSON b: 20 Mar 1786
Rebecca RICKETSON b: 15 Mar 1788
Arthur RICKETSON b: 8 Nov 1790
Gordius RICKETSON b: 26 Oct 1792
Bathsheba RICKETSON b: 11 Mar 1795
Benjamin RICKETSON b: 27 Apr 1797
Hannah Harris RICKETSON b: 25 Mar 1799
Huldah RICKETSON b: 2 Jun 1801
Jesse Lathrop RICKETSON b: 8 Jun 1804
Timothy RICKETSON b: 8 Nov 1806
George Lathrop RICKETSON b: 21 Jun 1809
Shadrach Wilbern RICKETSON b: 13 Jan 1812

Occupation: Farmer

 

4. JUDITH4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Apr 26, 1737 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died in Dutchess Co, NY.

Notes for JUDITH RICKETSON:

The father of Judith's son, Abednego was probably a British Officer.

Child of JUDITH RICKETSON is:

  • i. ABEDNEGO5 RICKETSON, b. May 16, 1756.
  • Notes for ABEDNEGO RICKETSON:

    1800 Peru, Clinton Co, NY - 26/45 - males (2) 0/10 - females (2) 0/10, (2) 10/16, 26/45.

    5. BATHSHEBA4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Oct 27, 1739 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA. She married ARTHUR LIPSEY. He was born Abt. 1740 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    Notes for ARTHUR LIPSEY:

    In his will dated 1794 (proved 1795) of Jones County, NC, Arthur mentions: wife, Bathsheba; sons, Rasco, Ricketson, Arthur, Lemuel, and Marmaduke; and daughters, Bathsheba and Hulda. Does not mention James and Timothy. They either do not belong to Arthur or they died before 1784.

    Children of BATHSHEBA RICKETSON and ARTHUR LIPSEY are:

    i. JAMES5 LIPSEY, b. Abt. 1785.

    ii. TIMOTHY LIPSEY, b. Abt. 1768.

    iii. RICKETSON LIPSEY, b. Mar 6, 1764; d. May 25, 1855; m. ANN POPE, Oct 8, 1792, Robeson Co, NC.

    Notes for RICKETSON LIPSEY:

    Groom: Richitson Lipsey
    Bride: Ann Pope
    Bond Date: 08 Oct 1792
    Bond #: 000117196
    Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    ImageNum: 006399
    County: Robeson
    Record #: 01 079
    Bondsman: James Lewis
    Date: 1855/06/04

    Description: LEPSEY, RICKETSON OF UNION DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: BOOK C, PAGE 112; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 36, PKG 23) (2 FRAMES).   **I do not have this will.

    iv. ARTHUR THOMAS LIPSEY, b. Abt. 1774; m. MARGARET STOKES.

    Notes for ARTHUR THOMAS LIPSEY:

    Groom: Archew Lipsey
    Bride: Sarah Templeton
    Bond Date: 21 Oct 1800
    Bond #: 000027941
    Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    ImageNum: 007896
    County: Craven
    Record #: 02 218
    Bondsman: Philip Ryal
    Witness: George Vulteius

    The Reverend Arthur LIPSEY was born, probably, in North Carolina. His parents were Arthur and Bathsheba (RICKETSON) LIPSEY, and he was most likely born in Jones County, N. C. His brother, Ricketson LIPSEY, Sr. (1764, NC--1855, SC), was also a preacher. He resided in Union Co., SC.

    Rev. Arthur's wife was Margaret, or "Peggy" [surname not presently known](abt. 1775-1865). We believe we know two of the chidren from this marriage: Timothy R. (1796-aft. 1880) and Thomas S. LIPSEY. (1801-1863). Timothy R. LIPSEY lived much of his life in Chester. Thomas moved to Pickens County, Alabama.

    v. BATHSHEBA LIPSEY.

    vi. MARMADUKE LIPSEY, b. Abt. 1774; d. 1810; m. ANN MARSHALL, Oct 3, 1795, Onslow Co, NC.

    Notes for MARMADUKE LIPSEY:

    Of Jones Co, NC.
    Groom: Marmaduke Lipsey
    Bride: Anne Marshell
    Bond Date: 03 Oct 1795
    Bond #: 000093561
    Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    ImageNum: 005080
    County: Onslow
    Record #: 01 057
    Bondsman: Joseph Marsha
    Witness: R W Snead

    vii. RASCO LIPSEY, b. Jul 1, 1779, Craven Co, NC; d. Jul 24, 1844, Macon Co, GA; m. MARY BROWN; b. Abt. 1780, Jones Co, NC.

    Notes for RASCO LIPSEY:

    Name: Sarah Mallard
    Spouse: Roscoe Lipsey
    Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 1776
    City: Jones Co
    State: NC

    viii. LEMUEL LIPSEY, b. Abt. 1787.

    ix. HULDA LIPSEY, b. Abt. 1784.

     

    6. ABIGAIL4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1740 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA. She married GEORGE Lathrop Abt. 1760 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA. He was born Abt. 1745 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died in GA.

    Children of ABIGAIL RICKETSON and GEORGE Lathrop are:

    i. JOHN5 Lathrop, b. Abt. 1762.

    ii. BATHSHEBA Lathrop, b. Abt. 1763.

    iii. MARY Lathrop, b. Abt. 1765.

    iv. JOSEPH Lathrop, b. Abt. 1766.

    v. BENJAMIN Lathrop, b. Abt. 1768.

    vi. HULDAH Lathrop, b. Nov 5, 1770; m. BENJAMIN RICKETSON, Nov 25, 1784, NC; b. Feb 2, 1760, Craven Co, NC; d. Jan 27, 1845, Warren Co, GA.

    Notes for BENJAMIN RICKETSON:

    Another source says: Death: 17 Jan 1845 in North Carolina

    1830 Warren Co, GA - males 15/20, 20/30, 60/70; females 20/30, 30/40, 40/50

    Children:
    Abigail RICKETSON b: 20 Mar 1786
    Rebecca RICKETSON b: 15 Mar 1788
    Arthur RICKETSON b: 8 Nov 1790
    Gordius RICKETSON b: 26 Oct 1792
    Bathsheba RICKETSON b: 11 Mar 1795
    Benjamin RICKETSON b: 27 Apr 1797
    Hannah Harris RICKETSON b: 25 Mar 1799
    Huldah RICKETSON b: 2 Jun 1801
    Jesse Lathrop RICKETSON b: 8 Jun 1804
    Timothy RICKETSON b: 8 Nov 1806
    George Lathrop RICKETSON b: 21 Jun 1809
    Shadrach Wilbern RICKETSON b: 13 Jan 1812

    Occupation: Farmer

    7. MARMADUKE4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1741 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died Aft. 1785 in Nova Scotia.

    Notes for MARMADUKE RICKETSON:

    Marmaduke was reported by Grace W. Edes, author of William Ricketson and His Descendants provided the following history on Marmaduke:

    "Marmaduke Ricketson may have been born before his parents left Dartmouth. He lived for a time at Augusta, Georgia, but between 1765 and 1770 accompanied his brother to Nova Scotia, where his son was born. He and his wife separated and he returned to the South, and must have taken part in the Revolutionary struggle, for on 3rd February, 1785, he was granted 287 1/2 acres on land "On Bounty" in Franklin County for service, being certified by Colonel James McNeil, and on 29 October 1789, he was further granted 17 acres of land in Richmond County, where he had previously purchased land, as the17 acres were bounded by his own domain. In 1786, his father left him ten shillings in his will. The tradition that Marmaduke Ricketson was finally killed by the Indians in Nova Scotia is corroborated by his grandson, the late Nicodemus Boyd Ricketson of Belair, Richmond County; there he must have gone back to Annapolis County, in middle life."

    NAME: RICKETSON, MARMADUKE
    COUNTY: RICHMOND
    YEAR: 1795
    DISTRICT: WILCOX
    PAGE: 19
    Source Information: Jeffery, Alice. Georgia Tax Index. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998.

    Child of MARMADUKE RICKETSON is:

    i. GORDIUS5 RICKETSON, b. Nova Scotia; d. Columbia Co, GA.

     

    8. HULDA4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 14, 1742 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died Mar 18, 1820 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA. She married JONATHAN WILBUR Oct 29, 1761, son of HENRY WILBUR and ABIGAIL RICKETSON. He was born Jul 7, 1741, and died 1826 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    Children of HULDA RICKETSON and JONATHAN WILBUR are:

    i. BENJAMIN5 WILBUR, b. Jan 19, 1762, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    ii. ABIGAIL WILBUR, b. Mar 10, 1764, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    iii. BATHSHEBA WILBUR, b. Jul 13, 1767, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    iv. HULDAH WILBUR, b. Jun 24, 1769, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    v. CHARLOTTE WILBUR, b. Apr 19, 1771, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    vi. REBECCA WILBUR, b. Jun 11, 1773, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    vii. ELIZABETH WILBUR, b. Aug 10, 1775, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    viii. JONATHAN WILBUR, b. Jul 10, 1777, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    ix. SATYRA WILBUR, b. Mar 8, 1779, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    x. PHILLIP WILBUR, b. Sep 22, 1781, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

     

    9. 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 definately identified.

    Timothy Ricketson moved from NY to NC, and then on to Georgia before moving to Nelson Co, KY.

    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.

    "His second wife, Mary Wilkins is thought by some of the descendants to have come from New Orleans."

    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 it is most likely that he was born in MA.

    More About PRUDENCE FISHER:

    Name not verified.

    Notes for MARY WILKINS:

    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:

    i. ABRAHAM5 RICKERSON, b. Feb 18, 1781, Wilkes Co, GA; d. Aft. 1854; m. SUSANNAH OGLETREE, Feb 1, 1810, Wilkes Co, GA; b. Jan 10, 1793; d. Aft. 1860, Wilkes Co, GA.

    Notes for ABRAHAM RICKERSON:

    Abraham's children settled through the middle part of Georgia and possibly into Alabama.

    1850 Crawford Co, GA Abraham 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.

    ii. JOSEPH RICKETSON, b. 1784, Burke Co, GA; d. 1820, Montgomery Co, GA; m. SERENA FOY, Jul 17, 1806, Tattnall Co, GA; b. 1786, NC; d. 1856, Coffee County, GA.

    Notes for JOSEPH RICKETSON:

    Joseph's mother was almost certainly named Purdence and her surname may have been Fisher. No other information about his mother can be found.

    He was the great great grandson of William Ricketson, the emigrant. William Ricketson's mother may have been Elizabeth, a widow. All the Ricketsons and Rickersons in America may have descended from this William. I have not been able to determine the origin of the Ricketson name.

    Joseph was born in Burke Co, GA. His grandfather, Timothy Ricketson, Sr. left a will in Richmond Co, GA in which he left 10 shillings to Timothy, Jr., Joseph's father. Some say Joseph may have been born in NC as the family seems to have been there before moving to GA.

    Joseph's 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.

    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 adultry 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 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.

    v. JOHN RICKERSON, b. Dec 25, 1797, Nelson Co, KY; d. Jun 29, 1875, Shepardsville, Bullitt Co, KY; m. (1) UNKNOWN ??, Abt. 1820; m. (2) ELIZA PURCELL, Oct 27, 1842; b. Apr 27, 1803, Belmont, KY; d. Jul 9, 1876, 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, (Unknown)?
    Rickerson, John White, Tabitha 18 Aug 1824 Kentucky Campbell County

    More About JOHN RICKERSON:
    Burial: Shepardsville City Cemetery
    Occupation: 1850, Carpenter

    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.

    vii. CHARLES SANFORD RICKERSON, b. Aug 15, 1801, Bardstown, KY; d. Nov 1, 1854, Louisville, KY; m. (1) MARY HARRIS, Dec 23, 1823; d. 1830; m. (2) SARAH ELIZABETH WAGNER, Abt. 1831; b. Mar 13, 1814, OH; d. Apr 14, 1868, 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.

    Charles Rickerson married Mary Harris Dec. 23, 1823.

    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.

    More About SARAH ELIZABETH WAGNER:
    Occupation: 1860, Drapery maker

    viii. ABIGAIL RICKERSON, b. 1803, Bardstown, KY; d. Oct 27, 1877; m. (1) JOHN MANSON, Jan 12, 1813; m. (2) THOMAS HITE, Abt. 1818, Nelson Co, KY; d. 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 - maybe it should be 78?

    To me it looks like John 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.

    ANY IDEAS????????

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

    Notes for PEGGY RICKERSON:

    Found an indication on the internet that Peggy Ashbrook may have lived at Helena, AR.  I have not been able to find her.

    10. JORDAN4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1746 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA.

    Notes for JORDAN RICKETSON:

    In Grace W. Edes genealogy of William Ricketson and His Descendants, she describes the death of Jordan as follows: "About eight o'clock on the morning of the 18th (September, 1780) the British Troops appeared on the opposite side of the river (at Augusta, Georgia). The weakness occasioned by loss of men in the action and siege and by the desertion of those who preferred plunder to the honour and interest of their country, compelled the Americans to raise the siege and retreat about 10 o'clock, having sustained a loss of about sixty, killed and wounded; among the former were Captains Charles Jourdaine and William Martin ______; such of the Americans as were badly wouded, and not in a condition to be moved, were left in the town _____(and) fell into the hands of the enemy and were disposed of under the sanguine order of Lord Cornallis, in the following manner; - Henry Duke, John Burgamy, Scott Reeden, _____Darling, Jordan Ricketson and two youths, brothers of 17 and 15 years of age, named Glass, were all hanged." (Siege of Augusta, Georgia, by Hugh McCall, published a Savannah, 1816, Vol. II; pp 326-327. In the Will of Timothy Ricketson, Sr., the father of Jordan Ricketson, Timothy Ricketson, at the time of his death, gave to Jordain Ricketson, his grandson who is believed to be the son on Jordan\ Ricketson, all his land and stock, except that reserved for the wife of Timothy Ricketson.

    Child of JORDAN RICKETSON is:

    i. JORDAIN5 RICKETSON.

    Notes for JORDAIN RICKETSON:

    The only indication I can find that his person existed in from his grandfather's will.  His name probably should be Jordan Ricketson, Jr.

    11. MIRIAM4 RICKETSON (TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1752 in Dutchess Co, NY. She married ABIJAH PARKER, son of OBIDIAH PARKER and HANNAH ??. He was born Mar 11, 1726/27 in Groton, MA, and died 1780.

    Children of MIRIAM RICKETSON and ABIJAH PARKER are:

    i. ABIJAH5 PARKER, b. Dec 11, 1766, Granville, Nova Scotia; m. LYDIA BALCOM, 1789, Nova Scotia; b. Abt. 1764, Annapolis, NS.

    Notes for ABIJAH PARKER:

    In 1880 in Onondaga Co, NY there's an Abijah Parker age 80, shoe maker, born in MA. His father was born in Nova Scotia, his mother born in Conn. His wife is Elizabeth age 83. She was born in NY as were her parents. She is afflicted with old age. They are living with daughter, Elizabeth and her husband James ?(W)astraur. Children lsited for James and Elizabeth are: Abraham 18, Miles 17, Milan 17, Harry 14. All children born in NY.  **This may be the son of Abijah Parker and Lydia Balcom **.

    Name: Abijah Parker
    Spouse: Lydia Balcom
    Parents: Abijah Parker , Miriam Johnson
    Birth Place: Annapolis, Granville, NS
    Birth Date: 11 December 1766
    Marriage Date: 1789

    **Did Miriam marry a Johnson before marrying Abijah Parker?

    ii. JAMES PARKER, b. Mar 21, 1769; d. Sep 11, 1868; m. HANNAH YOUNG; b. 1768.

    iii. ABEDNEGO PARKER, b. Apr 17, 1780, Paradise, NS; m. LUCY BALCOM, 1803.

    Notes for ABEDNEGO PARKER:

    Ancestry.Com - Family data collection - births
    Name: Parker, Abednego
    Father: Parker , Abijah
    Mother: Ricketson , Miriam
    Birth Date: April 1780
    State: NS
    Country: Canada

    Ancestry.com - Family data collection - individual records
    Name: Abednegro Parker
    Spouse: Lucy Balcom
    Parents: Abijah Parker , Miriam Johnson
    Birth Place: Paradise, NS
    Birth Date: 17 April 1780
    Marriage Date: 1803

    iv. HANNAH PARKER, b. Mar 27, 1771; m. JORDAN RICKETSON, Sep 21, 1796; b. Oct 20, 1767, Bridgetown, NS; d. Apr 22, 1822, Granville, Nova Scotia.

    Notes for JORDAN RICKETSON:

    Jordan is listed in his brother, Henry's will but by the time the will was discharged in 1841 his share is assigned to his heirs.


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