Ricketts again

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  • #13025

    lynellarainhawk
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    Deb,

    HI!:) It’s so nice to finally get to meet you!;) I’ve heard so much about you. This is AWSOME!:D Oh, I hope we get to hear lots more from you. Kerry is my brother and among tons of other surnames we’re looking into our Ricketts, and Cindy has been abosultely wonderful. She’s the best. So, you can probably tell already that I’ve adopted her…Yep, she’s mine now!:D Did you see her Hopewell pipe? Oh, that’s cool!:cool: I hope to find you about a lot more. Is that going to be possible? We’ve all been making progress and family connections on here lately. I’d love lots of your input. I am so glad we finally got to meet! Bless you, Deb. Love & Light, Lynella.

    #13030

    Deb
    Participant

    I’m hoping to be about much more…we’ll have to see. We had a computer crash about Memorial Day weekend….lightning. We have internet cable and even tho the computer was off at the time…it was able to fry the computer through the cable. ALL my genealogy was on that hard drive…we tried to save it but we lost everything on it and I didn’t have it backed up. I’ve been months trying to rebuild it from about 15 different 3″ binders I have here next to me….so I could send it to Cindy and so I could contribute info to this site and to answer the letters I have here requesting Sinkey info. What a pain!!!

    I’m also not terribly computer literate. I’m learning…thanks to Cindy…I have to so I can follow her. I’m sorry but you can’t have Cindy…I’ll share…but you have no idea how happy and thrilled I am to have connected with her. I have been on this search in my family by myself for about 5 years now until I met Cindy. I’m sitting here thinking…no, she’s my cousin…I guess that’s silly…I think everyone on this site is cousins! Ha! And yes, I’m drooling over her pipe…it’s beautiful…more than that it is a connection to the past. I’m going to continue to be spotty on here…I have 3 daughters in college living here at home and they are always on the computer and running me off…they have threatened 4 times in the past half hour…I’m holding them off though! Also my Dad is really sick and I have been on another part of this looking at the DNA stuff….thinking that I would like to have him tested while I can…he was diagnosed with lung cancer 2 weeks ago or so. I’m really scared about his chances for being around very long. As you can see in my post above…he is a direct male descendent…9 generations back…don’t know if that means anything given what Bill said about the DNA tests. That bursts my bubble a bit. He has had test upon test for the past 2 or 3 weeks I guess…I’ve been going to the appts with him and will spend as much time as I can and be of whatever support I can be for him…for as long as I can…it will definitely put a hitch in my computer time and has already.

    There are alot of new people on since the last time I was on. This is really exciting.

    Deb

    #13032

    Deb
    Participant

    OK…Cindy just pointed out that the post I just put on here is not right. My info has William/Hannah as Richard’s parents…no last name for Hannah. Richard is born in 1742 and so the William in Cindy’s post can’t be Richard’s father. Dates are not right. Richard has a brother William but he is married to Elizabeth. I’m not sure if anyone here is looking for Sinkey’s but wanted the info to be accurate. Looks like we have another William to puzzle out.

    Deb

    #13034

    Kerry
    Participant

    Hello Deb and welcome to the Forum! 😀

    I can sympathize with you about your Dad. We lost our Mom to cancer in 2001 and My oldest sister has been battling it since January of 2004. Her prognosis is not good. My wife fought it though about 6 yrs ago and it looks like she beat it. So you just never know. Our prayers will be with you and your father and family.

    Anyway it’s good to find you on the forum – If I see anything on Sinkey’s as I’m doing my research I’ll pass it on for you and Cindy.

    #13090

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    🙂 Dear Brother-O-Mine, Thank you for being!:)

    Deb, that’s my Bro., Kerry. We do know how herd it is when people we love gets ill. Just gotta pray morning noon and night.:) I bet you have your hands really full with daughters in college and at home. That’s the best way, for them though, I think. It has to lessen their stress load a little. My son’s are grown and gone. I started way too young! I also am not very computer literate, but Kerry helps a lot! And actually so does Bill. I mean I’ve known how to get on line and shop. But when it came to researching stuff I had never been off yahoo. So, when Bill said, “google” he earned his weight in brownies! And if you ever want to get chatty just e-mail me.;) We also have a few of those Williams to sort out. Why couldn’t they have been more original? It drives me batty! I’ll get Sinkey stuff too when I come across it. Love & Light and God Bless you and your dad and all. Lynella.

    #17193

    stacey.23
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    Book of biographies : the volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Biographical Publishing Company. Buffalo, N.Y. 1897. 668pgs. <http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=24781&iid=dvm_LocHist010036-00001-0>

    A portrait of him is on page 84. His bio. is on pages 85 – 87. Here are the first few paragraphs (the bold parts are mine)…

    EZEKIEL R. SANKEY, a well-known, retired citizen of New Castle, who has contributed largely to the growth and development of the flourishing city, of which he is now an honored resident, has dealt more extensively in real estate than any other man in the city, and owns at the present time a large amount of property in building lots and dwelling-houses. He was born in the township, December 9, 1817, and is a son of William and Hannah (Ricketts) Sankey, grandson of Ezekiel and Jane (Culbertson) Sankey, and great-grandson of William Sankey. The latter, of whom little positive is known, as he died in the eastern part of the State. His children were: William; John; Jennie; Annie; Rachel; Ester; and Ezekiel.

    Our subject’s grandfather, Ezekiel Sankey, settled in Mercer County, and became its second sheriff; he was a popular man with all classes, and progressive in his ideas. He served as major in the War of 1812, and died Nov. 27, 1813. His wife fell into that last sleep, the balm for all sorrow and pain on earth, at the age of ninety-four. They reared the following family of children: William; Sarah; Ann; Jane; Joseph; John Riddle; James; David; Ezekiel; and Theodocia.

    William, the eldest son, was born Nov. 27, 1794, and, receiving a portion of his father’s estate, he followed farming on the homestead all his life, dying Nov. 27, 1860. His wife was about sixty years old when she died July 12, 1849. Five children were born to them, as follows: Ezekiel R.; Joseph; Thomas F.; Elizabeth; and Jane A…

    Cindy, Lynella, etc,

    If you want a copy of his portrait & biography in its entirety, just let me know, and I will email it to you.

    Stacey

    #17200

    techteach
    Moderator

    Stacey,

    Thank you so much. I am trying to determine how he fits with my William Sinkey/Sankey. I have a book that Deb gave me that describes 4 Sankey brothers. If true, looking at this obit, I believe that this Ezekial would be the great-nephew of my William Sinkey. It also solves the question of the William Sinkey(Sankey) who marries into the Rickets family. She was a Hannah Ricketts. This also means that there was likely to have been 4 brothers. I had not seen a connection between them after my William went to Ohio, making me doubt the relationship. However, here we see that Ezekial’s family moves out to where my Blackfoot ggggrandmother comes from and where my Ralston folks were from. And I now see the Sinkey/Sankey misspelling goes beyond my William, because genealogy.com discusses this William Sankey who marries Hannah but spells it Sinkey.

    This is the Ricketts line that I traced to a relationship with Reids.

    Thanks so much!

    Techteach

    #17221

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Stacey,

    Yes!:cool: Thank you! This is awsome!

    #17226

    Deb
    Participant

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I have tried to find the William that married Hannah Ricketts and had not been able to find the right one. Cindy, In the book you refer to I think Ron says that Richard Sankey/Sinkey’s father William (not Richard’s son William/Mary McCartney) was Ezekial’s brother. I have to look it up again. But, Ezekial’s father William was the Quaker from Lancashire, England that you found the article about and who signed the letter of arrival in the Friend’s meeting in PA in 1695 or around there I think. Ezekial Sr. was listed as performing a marriage ceremony in the same meeting place for a couple that would have had to wait for 2 or 3 years and he was later thrown out of that church for performing an illiegal marriage by the Quakers from the eastern part of PA. Does all that ring a bell? You found that article somewhere and I saved it. But I think our William (Richard’s father) and our William may be different Williams. I looked in the index in the above book of bios and there was a Clinton Sankey that looks to be a son of Ezekial, and there is a Charles H. Sankey that is a son of James, who was a son of “Aikey” Sankey. They don’t seem to know much about “Aikey” or where he comes from, just eastern PA. Looks like maybe two different groups of Sankey. What do you think?

    Deb

    #17230

    Deb
    Participant

    Cindy,

    In the Clinton E. Sankey bio I mentioned above, there is a reference on Page 194…”Mr. Sankey is a member of the Presbyterian Church….etc…Socially, he is a member of the following organizations: Improved Order Red Men, Erie Tribe, No. 252; etc….”

    Do you know what the “Improved Order Red Men, Erie Tribe, No. 252 is?

    Deb

    #17236

    techteach
    Moderator

    Deb:

    I don’t know what it is, except that it is a secret society. I have found that group, The Improved Order of Red Men, with different tribes, on a couple of other web biographies, including one that was called Blackfoot on a Dayton, Oh site. And I think connected to one of our names. Dayton is a location for many folks with the Blackfoot ID.

    I will bow to your expertise on our Sinkey line, Deb. I am certainly not as comfortable or knowledgeable of the line as you are. I get lost in the Williams. Stacey sent me the pages and picture. Ezekial looks like my uncle.

    Techteach

    PS: Should you read the link I put in in another part of this forum, directing folks to Andrew Sinkey, I know I misrepresented his relationship. Spaced out as I wrote. Saw the mistake too late to edit.

    #17254

    techteach
    Moderator

    I wanted to clarify the last post in the event that someone reading it might read something I did not mean. Deb and I are cousins and and work well together. I used poorly-chosen words; they sound nasty and I did not mean it that way at all. In fact, I meant it as a compliment. I rely on Deb’s expertise on the Sinkeys. We are both thrilled that Stacy’s information has solved a mystery for us; the picture of Ezekial looks like ancestors from both our lines after they split. Very eerie to see.

    Techteach

    #17346

    rockhound
    Participant

    Originally posted by stacey.23

    Book of biographies : the volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Biographical Publishing Company. Buffalo, N.Y. 1897. 668pgs. <http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=24781&iid=dvm_LocHist010036-00001-0>

    A portrait of him is on page 84. His bio. is on pages 85 – 87. Here are the first few paragraphs (the bold parts are mine)…

    Cindy, Lynella, etc,

    If you want a copy of his portrait & biography in its entirety, just let me know, and I will email it to you.

    Stacey

    Is John Riddle a brother to Ezekiel, or was he in fact a Riddle and raised by this family?

    #17347

    Forest
    Participant

    The Order of Red Men was/is a fraternal organization. Being a member did not mean you were an Indian, although many people erroneously believe that to have been the case.

    #17353

    techteach
    Moderator

    Rockhound,

    Deb and I don’t know who that Riddle is. We just finally came to think, thanks to the picture Stacey sent that looks eerily like her dad (He thinks so too.), that Ezekial is really related. Some Sankey researchers think that the first Ezekial was a brother to our William, but our William is the only line that spelled it Sinkey and move to Licking county, OH, so we were unconvinced that they were related.

    I do see a Riddle on the muster list with my William Sinkey http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bedford/military/militia-1.txt

    Techteach

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