Elihu Horton Ridgway

1824–1905 (Age 81)
Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elihu Horton

When Elihu Horton Ridgway was born on 14 February 1824, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joel Ridgeway, was 22 and his mother, Jerusha Ann Dawson, was 20. He married Mary Ann Morgan in 1847, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Monongalia, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Union Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 March 1905, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Point Marion, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elihu Horton Ridgway
Mary Ann Morgan
Marriage: 1847
Judson Ridgway
Jerusha Alice Ridgway
William Elihu Ridgeway
Thomas A Ridgway

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Monongalia, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 20

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ridgeway .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elihem Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliha Ridgway, "United States Census, 1870"
  • El* Ridgeway, "United States Census, 1900"

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