1. JOSEPH5 RICKETSON(TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1784 in Burke Co, GA, and died 1820 in Montgomery Co, GA. He married SERENA FOY Jul 17, 1806 in Tattnall Co, GA, daughter of GEORGE FOY and SARAH MOORE. She was born 1786 in NC, and died 1856 in Coffee County, GA.
Notes for JOSEPH RICKETSON:
Joseph's mother was almost certainly named Purdence and her surname may have been Fisher. No other information about his mother can be found.
He was the great great grandson of William Ricketson, the emigrant. William Ricketson's mother may have been Elizabeth, a widow. All the Ricketsons and Rickersons in America may have descended from this William. I have not been able to determine the origin of the Ricketson name.
Joseph was born in Burke Co, GA. His grandfather, Timothy Ricketson, Sr. left a will in Richmond Co, GA in which he left property to Timothy, Jr., Joseph's father. Some say Joseph may have been born in NC as the family seems to have been there before moving to GA.
Joseph's father, Timothy married a second time to Mary Wilkins and moved to Kentucky leaving Joseph and his other son Abraham in GA. Abraham seems to have settled through the middle part of GA while Joseph settled in the southern part known as the Wiregrass Area. Joseph's half siblings who lived in Kentucky changed their name to Rickerson.
Joseph's children stayed in Wiregrass, Georgia although his grandchildren spread out from Florida to Texas.
Joseph was a shoemaker and farmer. He was justice of the peace in Tatnall and Montgomery counties.
Have not found any reference to Joseph being in the R.W. but he was certainly old enough to have served in the war of 1812. I found the following listing for the 1821 land lottery in Georgia.
1821 Land Lottery GA - Rabb - Snelling
Joseph died before the 1820 census was taken and after Oct 15, 1818 when he witnessed a deed.
Notes for SERENA FOY:
Serena was previously married to Needham Arnold by whom she had one son, James Arnold.
Serena's last three children were fathered by a neighbor, David Sears. Serena
and David Sears were charged with adultery in the courts. The three children
took the Ricketson name.
Serena may have been Indian.
Children of JOSEPH RICKETSON and SERENA FOY are:
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1807 in Tattnal Co, GA, and died Nov 16, 1855 in Coffee Co, GA. He married LURANEY SEARS 1826 in Montgomery Co, GA., daughter of DAVID SEARS and LAVINIA STONE. She was born Abt. 1811, and died 1882 in Coffee Co, GA.
Notes for ALLEN RICKETSON:
Allen was a farmer. Six of his sons moved to Texas: Joseph, Benjamin, Hiram, Eli, Aaron, and David. Ivy was killed in the Civil War. Manning served in the Civil War, was a prisoner in Indiana and the hospital in Richmond, VA. Although I don't think he died during the war I've not been able to find him after 1860 when he was in Ware Co, GA age 20 and married to Amanda age 17.
Children of ALLEN RICKETSON and LURANEY SEARS are:
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Notes for AARON THADDEUS RICKETSON:
xi. DAVID LEON RICKETSON, b. Jun 19, 1848, Coffee Co, GA; d. Feb 11, 1891, Llano Co, TX; m. MARY SEARS, Jan 18, 1870; b. Oct 26, 1850, Atkinson, GA.
Notes for MARY SEARS:
3. GEORGE6 RICKETSON(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1812 in Montgomery Co, GA.
i. JOSEPH7 RICKETSON.
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1813 in Montgomery Co., GA, and died in Coffee Co, GA. She married JAMES PETERSON Jan 24, 1825 in Telfair County, GA., son of JOHN PETERSON and ELIZABETH ALFORD. He was born 1800, and died 1867 in Montgomery/Echols Cos., GA.
Notes for RACHEL RICKETSON:
Supposedly, she died in Coffee County, GA. NO Date. I can't find her after the 1860 census.
Notes for GEORGE W. PETERSON:
Notes for LUCY PETERSON:
By 1870 Lucy and Samuel Prescott had moved to Manatee County, Florida. By 1900 the County had changed to De Sota. They raised their family there and in 1900 Lucy was still living next door to son, Hiram.
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Notes for SAMUEL EVERETT PRESCOTT:
By 1850 the family had moved to Alachua County, Florida, but Samuel moved to Clinch County, Georgia where he married Lucy Peterson, daughter of James and Rachel Peterson. Samuel and family are listed on the 1860 census for Echols County, Georgia. He probably did not move. The Counties probably changed boundries. He served as Echols County's first tax collector from 1856 until 1861.
In 1866 Samuel moved his family to the Joshua Creek settlement in Manatee County, Florida. He lived there about 3 years and then moved a little north to the Crewesville community (Now Sebring). In 1870 and 1880 Samuel is listed on the census record for Manatee County, Florida.
At only 13 years of age in 1837 Samuel Prescott served in Capt. Samuel Swilley's Company, 2nd Florida Militia. In 1839-1840 he served as corporal in Capt. David R. Bryan's Company, Georgia Militia, during the Indian Wars.
On March 10, 1861 Samuel enlisted as a private in Company C, 7th Florida Infantry Regiment C. S. A. He was in the battles of Chicamaugua and Missionary Ridge, and the battle of Atlanta. His regiment was with General Robert E. Lee's army at the surrender at Appomattox in 1865.
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iv. MARY ANN PETERSON, b. 1839.
v. JAMES I. PETERSON, b. Jun 3, 1840, FL; d. Apr 30, 1917, Echols Co, GA; m. SUSAN PRESCOTT, Abt. 1865; b. Dec 12, 1847, GA; d. Mar 27, 1927, Echols Co, GA.
Notes for JAMES I. PETERSON:
STATENVILLE CEMETERY Echols County, Georgia
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Notes for HENRY H. PETERSON:
Notes for ROSENA ??:
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born May 11, 1813 in Montgomery Co, GA, and died Oct 1850 in Ware Co, GA. He married MATILDA DAVIS 1834, daughter of LEWIS DAVIS. She was born Abt. 1818 in Tattnal Co, GA.
i. ALLEN7 RICKETSON, b. 1835.
ii. HARRIET RICKETSON, b. 1837.
iii. JAMES RICKETSON, b. 1839.
iv. HARRIS RICKETSON, b. 1841.
v. SETH RICKETSON, b. 1844; m. MARY SMITH, Sep 23, 1875, Ware Co, GA.
vi. SALLY RICKETSON, b. 1847.
vii. TIMOTHY RICKETSON, b. 1849.
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1815 in Montgomery Co, GA, and died Oct 1872 in Coffee Co, GA. She married JAMES CARVER 1837, son of JESSE CARVER and BOINCY SINCLAIR. He was born 1814, and died Oct 8, 1882.
i. JOHN P. GRIFFIS7 PETERSON, b. Bet. 1827 - 1830; d. Jul 2, 1912.
ii. VINCENT7 CARVER, b. Dec 9, 1836; d. Jul 20, 1916, Bushnell, GA.
iii. JESSE CARVER, b. 1839.
iv. MAHULDA CARVER, b. 1838; m. JAMES THOMAS MINIX.
v. BOYCE CARVER, b. 1841; m. WILLIAM GASKINS.
vi. ELIZABETH CARVER, b. Aug 9, 1842; d. Aug 10, 1905.
vii. MARY CARVER, b. 1844.
viii. ALLEN CARVER, b. Apr 4, 1845; d. Jan 8, 1916.
ix. MARIAH CARVER, b. 1846; m. HUGH DAVIS.
x. JOSEPH CARVER, b. Aug 19, 1847; d. 1910.
xi. MATILDA CARVER, b. 1848; m. TOM MINIX.
xii. JAMES JEFFERSON CARVER, b. Apr 5, 1850; d. Mar 5, 1934.
xiii. DELILAH CARVER, b. 1855; m. ISAAC DEDGE SMITH.
xiv. SARAH CARVER, b. 1858; m. ELISHA PURVIS.
xv. MARY JANE CARVER, b. Dec 13, 1859.
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1816, and died Oct 25, 1891. She married HIRAM SEARS 1833, son of DAVID SEARS and LEVICY NOBLES. He was born Apr 10, 1814 in Montgomery Co, GA, and died May 4, 1901 in Axson, GA.
i. SOLOMON7 SEARS, b. May 3, 1834.
ii. ELIAS SEARS, b. May 3, 1835; d. Oct 1, 1904; m. BEADY PAULK.
iii. ELLEN ELLENDER SEARS, b. Nov 23, 1837; d. Aug 10, 1897, Coffee Co, GA; m. HENRY VICKERS, SR., Feb 8, 1859.
iv. CHARITY SEARS, b. Nov 13, 1839; m. (1) ELISHA KIRKLAND; m. (2) G. W. WILLIAMS.
v. OLIVE SEARS, b. Aug 18, 1843; m. WILLIAM GRIFFIS.
vi. SAMANTHA SEARS, b. Oct 10, 1844; m. DENNIS PAULK.
vii. HAMPTON SEARS, b. Nov 23, 1845; d. Jun 6, 1909, Coffee Co, GA; m. POLLY VICKERS.
viii. HIRAM SEARS, b. Nov 30, 1846; d. Sep 27, 1900; m. (1) EMMA E. LANG; m. (2) THEODOCIA GANOS.
ix. CALISTA SEARS, b. Nov 10, 1849; m. THOMAS L. PAULK.
x. HARRIET SEARS, b. Mar 1, 1852; d. Nov 7, 1913, Atkinson Co, GA; m. MICAJAH VICKERS, 1870.
xi. MARY SEARS, b. Apr 1854; m. DAVID JORDAN, Oct 15, 1874.
xii. AMANDA SEARS, b. Dec 1, 1856; m. WILLIAM T. SUMMERLIN, Nov 14, 1875.
xiii. GEORGE SEARS, b. Mar 8, 1860; m. JULIA O'NEAL, May 14, 1876.
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born May 11, 1819 in Montgomery Co, GA, and died Aug 5, 1891. He married REBECCA MILLS 1841, daughter of FREDRICK MILLS and MARTHA DYKES. She was born Oct 20, 1821 in Pulaski Co, GA, and died May 6, 1901 in Axson, GA.
i. MARTHA ANN7 RICKETSON, b. Apr 20, 1842; d. Jan 11, 1924.
ii. LEONARD BARTOW RICKETSON, b. Jun 14, 1843, Atkinson, GA; d. Jul 19, 1914, Atkinson, GA; m. GEORGIA ANN ARNOLD; b. 1845.
iii. FREDRICK J. RICKETSON, b. Jun 29, 1844; d. Jun 15, 1918, Atkinson, GA.
iv. MARY RICKETSON, b. 1846; d. 1856.
v. HARRIET RICKETSON, b. 1847; m. R. E. STEPHENS, Jul 4, 1875.
vi. SARAH RICKETSON, b. 1848; m. COOK SMITH.
vii. CHARLOTTE RICKETSON, b. 1849; d. Jan 22, 1940.
viii. REBECCA RICKETSON, b. 1853; m. MILLENDER MUSIC; b. Jun 29, 1858; d. Jan 28, 1914.
ix. MARIAH RICKETSON, b. 1855; m. JAMES CARVER, 1876; b. 1855.
x. JOHN WESLEY RICKETSON, b. 1857; d. Nov 16, 1904.
xi. JAMES MONROE RICKETSON, b. 1858; d. 1946, Orange Co, FL.
xii. JOSEPH E. RICKETSON, b. 1862; m. MOLLIE SWEAT.
xiii. GEORGE W. RICKETSON, b. 1864.
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Jun 22, 1821, and died Aft. 1900. She married JOHN PERRY WALL Mar 29, 1839, son of WILLIAM WALL and ELIZABETH LAMB.
i. WILLIAM DAVID7 WALL, b. Feb 3, 1840; d. Jul 24, 1862, Civil War, Hanover, VA.
ii. JOHN SUTTON WALL, b. May 9, 1841; d. Feb 18, 1914.
iii. SARAH JANE WALL, b. Mar 24, 1843.
iv. SERENA M. WALL, b. Feb 10, 1845; m. B. F. SPIVEY.
v. BENJAMIN F. WALL, b. Dec 12, 1846.
vi. FRANCES H. WALL, b. Nov 18, 1848; m. B. F. WHITE.
vii. DANIEL S. WALL, b. May 20, 1850.
viii. JESSE MOORE WALL, b. Dec 2, 1851; m. AMANDA HILL; b. Dec 1837.
ix. MARY JANE WALL, b. Mar 23, 1854.
x. JAMES H. WALL, b. May 12, 1856.
xi. ROXSYAN WALL, b. Dec 25, 1858.
(JOSEPH5, TIMOTHY4, TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born May 1826, and died Aft. 1900. She married WILLIAM B. WALL, son of WILLIAM WALL and ELIZABETH LAMB. He was born Abt. 1822.
i. ARCHIMEDES7 WALL, b. 1846.
ii. DANIEL M. WALL, b. 1850; m. ANGELINE ??; b. Abt. 1830.
iii. JESSE G. WALL, b. May 1852.
iv. MISSOURI WALL, b. Aug 1863.