John Thomas Ridgely Sr

January 1842–after 1920 (Age 78)
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas Ridgely Sr was born in January 1842, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Henry R Ridgely, was 27 and his mother, Achsah Dorsey, was 27. He had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with Sarah Sallie Achsah. He lived in District 3, Howard, Maryland, United States for about 20 years and West Friendship, Howard, Maryland, United States for about 10 years. He died after 1920, in Howard, Somerset, Maryland, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Ridgely Sr
1842–1920
Sarah Sallie Achsah
1850–
Jervis Ridgely
1870–1940
Sarah Achsah Ridgley
1871–1947
Mary Ridgely
1874–
Nannie D Ridgley
1876–
Charles H Ridgely Sr
1878–1929
Rena H Ridgley
1881–
Ethel L Ridgley
1883–
John Thomas Ridgley Jr
1885–1924
Grace Eloise Ridgley
1888–1982
Benjamin H Ridgley
1893–

Spouse and Children

children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    Henry R Ridgely

    Male1815–1880Male

    Achsah Dorsey

    Female1815–1850Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1842–1920Male

    Louisa E Ridgely

    Female1843–Female

    Mary Caroline Ridgely

    Female1844–1918Female

    Charles H Ridgely

    Male1847–1900Male

    Oliver Ridgley

    Male1852–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 21

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ridgley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John L Ridgely in household of Henry K Ridgely, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Ridgley in household of Henry R Ridgley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John T Ridgely in household of Henry K Ridgely, "United States Census, 1850"

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