Ricketts again

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  • #1261

    techteach
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    Lynella and Kerry,

    You guys’ Ricketts are connected somehow to my Sinkeys. I knew it before, but I have been poking around for something I found earlier online. This comes from a genealogy I find when I google “Chaney Ricketts genealogy.”

    Capt. Edward Ricketts (M)

    b. 15 Sep 1706

    Pedigree

    Capt. Edward Ricketts HISTORY: Garret Larew Civil War Soldier by Karl G. Larew c1975 (RICKETTS.MD.002) Born 1706 md Mary Chaney 3 Feb 1729; Mary’s father did not approve, cut her out of will moved from Cecil Co. to Anne Arundel Co. MD where living 1730 may have pushed west to Frederic Co.MD 1732 md Margaret Powell after Mary’s death children of Edward Ricketts and Mary Chaney were: Ann b 1730; Thomas, Edward b aft 1730; Reason, cheney b abt 1732 children of Edward Ricketts and Margaret Powell seem to be Richard, Hezekiah, John b 1753, died 1844; Nathan b1759 d 1847 in IN John had son Edward Ricketts who married Sarah Story. He MARRIAGE: MARYLAND MARRIAGES 1778-1800; compiled by Robert Barnes; c1978; Rickeots, Edw’d md Mary Cheney; BOOK 1AA-110; photocopy page 150. (Doc. #: RICKETTS.MD.008). He was born on 15 September 1706 at Prince George Co, Maryland. He was the son of Thomas Ricketts Jr. and Rebecca Nicholson. Capt. Edward Ricketts married Mary Ann Cheney on 3 February 1729 at Anne Arundel Co., MD, Maryland.

    Children of Capt. Edward Ricketts and Mary Ann Cheney:

    Ann Ricketts (26 Dec 1730)

    Cheney Ricketts (c 1732 – 15 May 1814)

    Capt. Edward C. Ricketts (c 1736 – c 1813)

    The genealogy has lots of Reeds on it too. Now check out this URL: http://www.pa-roots.com/users/bedford/history/huntingdonco.html

    You will see that my Richard Sinkey lives very near your Chain (this has got to be Cheney) Ricketts.

    I will continue on the next posting. Bill can bawl me out if I am making the wrong assumptions about these people.

    Cindy (Techteach)

    #12140

    techteach
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    Lynella and Kerry:

    This comes from a family history off genealogy.com (In-laws’ Xmas present)

    “John Bare’s first wife, Elizabeth Ricketts (twin with Rachel), was born in Hill Valley, September 25th, 1829. She died in Mount Union, September 6th, 1865. She was an earnest Christian, a member of the Methodist Church. In late years, a friend in writing of her says, “I spent a part of two years in Mrs. Bare’s home and in that time I learned to love and admire her for her gentle nature and her kindness to every one, and especially for her beautiful Christian life. One thing especially impressed me and will always stand out in my memory and that was her great love and loyalty to her heavenly Father. After the noon day meal, it was her custom to quietly withdraw to her room for a season of prayer and devotion and no doubt for His guidance in the rearing of her little children, all of whom that are now living being members of the church of her faith. Her home was always a resting place for the minister of the gospel, as he made his weary rounds on the circuit, a welcome and a Christian home to refresh himself in.” Hers was one of those quiet gentle natures of even balance, which nothing seemed to disconcert. She was a daughter of Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., and Elizabeth Clark.

    Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., was born in Hill Valley, January 22nd, 1792, and died there February 16th, 1853. He lived all his life on the old homestead of his father. He was a prominent and successful farmer. He was a soldier in the war of 1812-15 and a member of Captain William Morris’ Company in November, 1813. His wife, Elizabeth Clark (or Clarke), was born February 22nd, 1792. Her parents were James and Elizabeth Clark. They lived on the east side of Chestnut Ridge, almost opposite the Ricketts farm. They were of German descent. After the death of her husband, she removed to Shirleysburg and lived there until her death, September 23rd, 1863. They were Methodists.” (Clark is a name in my family.)

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    #12141

    techteach
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    More of this…

    “Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., was a son of Hezekiah, Sr., who was born February 22nd, 1754, and died September 16th, 1816. He was a farmer and lived on the homestead in Hill Valley, where he seems to have lived as early as 1784. His wife’s name was Hanna Wilcox. She was born February 3rd, 1754, and died in Hill Valley, September 16th, 1818. They had eleven children. Mary, married Joseph Rachold; Lydia, married Samuel Irwin; Rachel, married Leonard Shaver (son of Nicholas, of Aughwick); Hannah, married William Sinkey; Jemima, married Charles Green; Sarah, married James Brady; Elizabeth, married William Clark; Grace, married John Patterson; Joseph, married,(had 8 boys and 1 girl); David, single; Hezekiah, married Elizabeth Clark. The Ricketts had a grave-yard on the homestead, where a number are buried. It is fenced and in good condition, located on the part of the farm now owned by Millard F. Swope, four miles south of Mount Union. Hezekiah Ricketts, Sr., lived in Hill Valley, prior to 1784. His father, William, and grandfather, Zachariah, both lived in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1784. They were of English descent. From “Heads of Families, Census of 1790,” pp. 124 and 125, we learn the few families by name of Ricketts, Rickets, living in Huntingdon County, were the only ones in the State of Pennsylvania. Hezekiah (Esika), Joanna, Reason, Edward, Chaney, (these last three adjoining each other). Edward, Nathan and Richard. “Jones’ history of the Juniata Valley” says the first white settlers in Warrior’s Mark were the Ricketts family. Captain Elijah Ricketts was an active and prominent man. His house was made into a fort during the Indian troubles, about 1775-80.”

    William Sinkey is my ancestor, at least I think this would be the right William. Here is Edward and Chaney Ricketts too.

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    #12144

    techteach
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    More of this…

    “Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., was a son of Hezekiah, Sr., who was born February 22nd, 1754, and died September 16th, 1816. He was a farmer and lived on the homestead in Hill Valley, where he seems to have lived as early as 1784. His wife’s name was Hanna Wilcox. She was born February 3rd, 1754, and died in Hill Valley, September 16th, 1818. They had eleven children. Mary, married Joseph Rachold; Lydia, married Samuel Irwin; Rachel, married Leonard Shaver (son of Nicholas, of Aughwick); Hannah, married William Sinkey; Jemima, married Charles Green; Sarah, married James Brady; Elizabeth, married William Clark; Grace, married John Patterson; Joseph, married,(had 8 boys and 1 girl); David, single; Hezekiah, married Elizabeth Clark. The Ricketts had a grave-yard on the homestead, where a number are buried. It is fenced and in good condition, located on the part of the farm now owned by Millard F. Swope, four miles south of Mount Union. Hezekiah Ricketts, Sr., lived in Hill Valley, prior to 1784. His father, William, and grandfather, Zachariah, both lived in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1784. They were of English descent. From “Heads of Families, Census of 1790,” pp. 124 and 125, we learn the few families by name of Ricketts, Rickets, living in Huntingdon County, were the only ones in the State of Pennsylvania. Hezekiah (Esika), Joanna, Reason, Edward, Chaney, (these last three adjoining each other). Edward, Nathan and Richard. “Jones’ history of the Juniata Valley” says the first white settlers in Warrior’s Mark were the Ricketts family. Captain Elijah Ricketts was an active and prominent man. His house was made into a fort during the Indian troubles, about 1775-80.”

    William Sinkey is my ancestor, at least I think this would be the right William. Here is Edward and Chaney Ricketts too. I have Green in my line also and have come to believe that the Greens near the Sinkeys are related to the WVA Greens that are my direct ancestors. They both move to the same Licking County OH location.

    Cindy

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    #12145

    techteach
    Moderator

    Lynella and Kerry:

    Finally, check this out: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bedford/military/militia-1.txt

    I think the lieutenant Edward Rickets is likely to be the same

    Finally:

    http://www.pa-roots.com/users/bedford/history/huntingdonco.html

    provides the information that Chain Ricketts and Richard Sinkey lived in Barre Township near Huntington. Richard is my direct ancestor.

    Cindy

    #12184

    techteach
    Moderator

    Lynella and Kerry,

    I am just posting this to bring the Ricketts topic to the top again, so you both see it.

    Cindy

    #12205

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Cindy,

    Thank you so much! That took you a lot of time. I appreciate that more than I can ever possibly let you know, for two reasons. 1, being the obvious, the researching and work and RELATIVES. The other being that if Bill chews you out, then I’m not alone!:D I took a date from one of his postings concerning my Reeds and lept back in time farther than he has gotten, OUTCH! However, in that time leap I did find Reed, Goerge Davis married Jamima, 18 Aug., 1743 in Chowan Co, NC. I didn’t hink at the time that he was the right Reed for me, but now that I see it here with your family I’m wondering. Hm-m-m-m-m!:D 😀 😀 Thank you, OH SO MUCH! Love & Light, Lynella.

    #12206

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    P.S.

    Kerry will enjoy this too. I’ll e-mail him and remind him to check it out. 🙂

    #12208

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    I olso saw a Charles Green up there. When I was time traveling I also found a George Reed, born 12 Nov., 1760 and died 15 May, 1815 and he married a Martha Green in Rowan CO., NC. When he died he was burried at Reeds Crossroads? in Rowan Cnty., NC. Martha was born 27 Mar., 1768 In the same place as George Reed but she died 1848 in Lincoln County, TN.

    Anyway, This is all so interesting how our names keep crossing around different places and like places. Surely, we’re cousins!:) 🙂 🙂 Thank you again! Lynella.

    #12210

    techteach
    Moderator

    Lynella:

    Well, I think that that stuff I saw connects us. I know that I have an ancestor named Ricketts, at least a great-something aunt. A William Sinkey marries a Hannah Ricketts. I think he might have been a brother to Matthew Sinkey who marries Nancy Huston whose mother was a Green. Matthew and Nancy are direct ancestors of mine.

    There are lots of Greens though. Dan on this forum, I think, has Greens but we have not seen a connection yet.

    Techteach

    #12214

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Techteach,

    🙂 This really is awsome! I have so much fun with this. 😀 Of course, I was just thinking, he’s not just gonna’ scold you for this. I’ll get a Bill chewing too. That’ll be two for me within a few days!:D Ah, well, I bet his wife married him cause’ he’s so cute when he’s miffed!:D We probably interupt his train of thaught with other lines when we jump into this stuff and get him all confused. :rolleyes: Poor Bill, poor, poor Bill. WE love you Bill! REALLY!:D 😀 😀 Love & Light, Lynella.

    #12358

    Kerry
    Participant

    Techteach – Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to this. I got real busy last weekend looking at some Hodges info., then got sent out of town (by the job) for a few days. I haven’t had much of a chance to investigate the Ricketts. I know they’re in the family some place on my mom’s side. But haven’t gotten that far yet. Anyway these are great links. On the militia list I also saw some Reeds, Evans, and a Ferguson. Thanks Much! 🙂

    #12368

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Tahcaska,

    Happy Birthday big brother!:D you’re old!:D older than me!:D and it’ll always be that way!!:D 😀 Lynella.

    #12608

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Techteach,

    Hey! How was your Christmas? I hope it was absolutely wonderful! You must be really busy, I haven’t heard from you lately.:) I hope you’re not working too hard! Ya’ gotta rest and have fun too!;) I wanted to let you know we’re making great strides in the geneology forum. Suddenly we are all coming together quite nicely. And Kerry posted a big Cemetary list on there from Warrick Co., Ind. There are a lot of names there. Man I was suprized by how many folks are burried in that county and so many names we see on here. Also, I did get that link right finally on that website I was trying to show you and Kerry last week. And, lets see, what else is new…….Hmmmmm…..Just lots! I’ve missed you! I hope all is well. Love & Light, Lynella.

    #12624

    techteach
    Moderator

    Lynella:

    I went out of town for a few days. We bought a 1968 Volkswagen pickup and went to PA to pick it up. We went through the part of PA that my folks were from (and a few of your Rickets). Had no time to stop though. We turned off to at least drive around the fort that my William Sinkey was stationed at during the Rev. but ended up not doing it. It was in the mountains and about to get dark. We decided that we did not want to be driving the car tow dolly around strange, mountainous county roads in the dark. Still, it was neat to see names, both people and places, that I have been researching for the last two years. It was also easy to see why these folks came to the part of Iowa that they ended up in. Not all of Iowa is flat cornfields. The part they ended up in is limestone river country and looks a lot like that part of PA.

    Anyway, we are home again and the proud owners of a blue and white vintage VW pickup. My midlife crisis.

    Techteach

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