David Ritchie

1795–1835 (Age 40)

The Life Summary of David

David Ritchie was born in 1795. He married Jane Ewing on 7 January 1818, in Mason, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1820. He died in 1835, at the age of 40.

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David Ritchie
Jane Ewing
Marriage: 7 January 1818
Jane Ritchie
George Ritchie

Spouse and Children



World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons
Age 1
In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 5
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
Age 13
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Rich, a short form of Richard .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (5)

  • David Ritchie in entry for John Alexander and Jane Ritchie, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • David Ritchie, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • 1818 - David Ritchie, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"1

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