Richard C. Ridgeway

about 1830–
Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Richard C.

When Richard C. Ridgeway was born about 1830, in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Caleb Ridgeway, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Crockford, was 36. He married Susan Ridgway Shreve on 13 December 1866. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880.

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Richard C. Ridgeway
Susan Ridgway Shreve
Marriage: 13 December 1866
Richard Campion Ridgway
Susannah Atlee Ridgway
Marion Murrel Shreve Ridgway

Spouse and Children

13 December 1866


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Crockford




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 3

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 33

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English riggewey, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a route or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, and Staffordshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • R C Ridgway, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Ridgway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard C. Ridgeway in entry for Richard C. Ridgeway, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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