Jamima Ridlon

Female21 November 1820–22 February 1868

Brief Life History of Jamima

When Jamima Ridlon was born on 21 November 1820, in Porter, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Daniel Ridlon, Jr., was 42 and her mother, Dorothy Dyer, was 43. She married Caleb Durgin on 12 February 1835, in Limerick, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 22 February 1868, in Maine, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Durgin
1813–1880
Jamima Ridlon
1820–1868
Marriage: 12 February 1835
Daniel Durgin
1835–1902
George Durgin
1839–1862
Samuel Durgin
1841–1905
Elizabeth Durgin
1843–1908
Phebe Durgin
1846–1848
Flora Jane Durgin
1848–1910
Thurston D Durgin
1851–1895
Joseph Durgin
1853–1855
Phebe Durgin
1855–1876
Joseph L Durgin
1857–1925
Almeda Durgin
1859–1924
George Durgin
1864–

Sources (13)

  • Gemima Durgin in household of Caleb Durgin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jemima Ridlon Durgin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jennie Ridlon in entry for Thurston Durgin, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1835Limerick, York, Maine, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 12

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 16

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of German Ridlen .

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

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