1. TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR.(TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1745 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA, and died 1805 in Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY. He married (1) PRUDENCE FISHER Abt. 1775. She died Bef. 1790. He married (2) MARY WILKINS Abt. 1790. She was born Bet. 1765 - 1770.
Notes for TIMOTHY RICKETSON, JR.:
Timothy Ricketson's first wife was reportedly named Purdence with a surname of possibly Fisher. She has not been definitely identified. But now I found this marriage listed in North Carolina:
Groom: Timothy Richitson
** Also listed in Jones Co, NC.
Timothy Ricketson moved from NY to NC, and then on to Georgia before moving to Nelson Co, KY. He is named in his father's will dated 1786 in Richmond Co, GA.
Timothy Rickerson served in Rev. War in Captain Patrick Carr's Co. of Rangers, Burke Co, GA 1781-1782.
From William Ricketson and His Descentants by Grace Williamson Edes:
He died in Kentucky. He drowned in a freshet which took place at Bardstown, where he made his final home.
Some say that Timothy Ricketson was born in Dutchess Co, NY. His father moved from Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA to Dutchess Co, NY about 1747 so it is most likely that he was born in MA.
Notes for MARY WILKINS:
1810 Nelson Co, KY. Listed as Maryl Rickerson - Males: (1) 0/10, (3) 10/16. Females: (1) 0/10, (1) 10/16, (1) 16/26, (1) 26/45.
In 1820 there's a Mary Richeson in Harrison Co, KY. Mary 45/+, female 16/26, male 16/26, male 10/16.
In 1830 this Mary Richeson is 70/80 with on male 20/30.
I think this Mary may be ours. In that case she was born 1850 - 1860 and died after 1830.
Children of TIMOTHY RICKETSON and PRUDENCE FISHER are:
Children of TIMOTHY RICKETSON and MARY WILKINS are:
Notes for CATHERINE RICKERSON:
Catherine may be the daughter of mary Wilkins. She is mentioned in Timothy's will as Catherine Rickerson and Catherine Wilkins.
Directory of Louisville, KY 1890
Marriage Notes for CATHERINE RICKERSON and JOSEPH RYON:
Dickison, Catherine married to Joseph Ryan - Name would be easy to
Notes for GEORGE LEON RICKERSON:
George may have married an Indian.
Notes for POLLY RICKERSON:
1840 Clinton Co, KY. Polly Mason is HH. Males: 10/15. Females: 5/10, 10/15, (2) 15/20, 40/50.
Notes for PEGGY RICKERSON:
Peggy Ashbrook may have lived at Helena, AR
Generation No. 2
2. ABRAHAM5 RICKERSON(TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Feb 18, 1781 in Wilkes Co, GA, and died Aft. 1854. He married SUSANNAH OGLETREE Feb 1, 1810 in Wilkes Co, GA, daughter of JOHN OGLETREE and PIETY ??. She was born Jan 10, 1793, and died Aft. 1860 in Wilkes Co, GA.
Notes for ABRAHAM RICKERSON:
1850 Crawford Co, GA age 66, Susannah age 58, Winfrey age 23, Nancy age 27, Narcissy age 25, Lucinda age 21, Whitfield age 20, W. (Wilkins) age 18.
Notes for SUSANNAH OGLETREE:
In 1860 Crawford Co, GA. Susannah is listed as "Lueuna?" may be Susana age 67. Living with her are: Narcissa 30, Lucinda 29, Winfrey 27, Whitfield 26. Next door is Wesley and his family.
Children of ABRAHAM RICKERSON and SUSANNAH OGLETREE are:
Notes for WILEY RICKERSON:
1850 Crawford Co, GA. age 40, Elmira age 27. Children living with them are W. M. age 7 and S. I. age 4.
Living alone next door is a William Rickerson age 31. Both Wiley and this William are blacksmiths.
1860 Crawford Co, GA.
Notes for WILLIAM RICKERSON:
1850 - Putnam Co, GA
Notes for ELMIRA JACKSON ROGERS:
1870 Putnam Co, GA Head of HH. age 51, William 32, Cornelius 15. Also living with her is Mary Stone age 68 and two black children: Dixie 9 and Caroline 5.
Notes for NANCY RICKETSON:
1860 Crawford Co, GA. Residence # 517. Mother Susannah is res. # 521.
Notes for NARCISSA RICKETSON:
Narcissa never married.
Notes for WILLIAMSON RICKERSON:
1860 Crawford Co, GA. Williamson age 43, Martha age 33. Children: Whitfield 6, Mary E. 5, Martha E. 3, Lara 1.
1870 Campbell Co, GA. Name listed as William. Age 52, Martha 44. Children: Whitfield 16, Mary E. 14, Martha E. 12, Lara 10, Frances 9, Sophronia 5, Josephine 2.
Notes for WESLEY RICKERTSON:
1860 Crawford Co, GA.
Notes for LUCINDA RICKETSON:
Lucinda never married.
Notes for JERUSHA RICKETSON:
1860 Taylor Co, GA.
Notes for MARTHA KENNEDY:
1900 Paulding Co, GA. as Head of HH.
Notes for WHITFIELD RICKETSON:
In 1850 and 1860 Whitfield is living at home and single.
Notes for WILKINS RICKERSON:
1880 Cherokee Co, GA.
3. 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:
After Joseph's mother died, his 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 as did some of Abaraham's children..
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 RV but he was certainly old enough to serve in the war of 1812.
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.
*I have not seen any documentation. The information was posted on GenCircles and referenced the Home page of Johnny L. Ricketson on Genealogy.com.
Serena may have been Indian.
Children of JOSEPH RICKETSON and SERENA FOY are:
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 in 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.
Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RICKETSON:
I can find no trace of Benjamin Franklin Ricketson. He may have died young.
Notes for GEORGE RICKETSON:
Have not found George. Possibilities:
Orphans of Joseph Ricketson drew land in Houston County, GA in the 1821 land lottery. Part of Houston later became Upson Co, GA. Found this marriage in Upson Co.
Name: George Ricketson
And census records for Alabama. No children for them.
Notes for RACHEL RICKETSON:
1820 - Appling County, GA - Already living with James Peterson age
Supposedly, she died in Coffee County, GA. NO Date. I can't find her after the 1860 census.
Notes for JOSEPH W. RICKETSON:
According to Huxford's research, Joseph Ricketson was killed in a fight by a man named Carver at the residence of a man named Williams near Red Bluff Creek in 1849.
Death from 1850 census - Mortality Schedule
Matilda with children in Ware Co, GA in 1850
1860 Coffee Co, GA with additional children: Rhoda b. 1853, Elizabeth b. 1857
1870 Coffee Co, Ga with additional children: Sephona b. 1861, Kneedham b. 1863
Notes for SARAH RICKETSON:
Probable child of David Sears and Serena Foy Ricketson.
Coffee County, Georgia - Chaney/O'Steen Cemetery Old Field Cemetery
Sarah had one child fathered by John Peterson ( brother of James Peterson, husband of Sarah's sister Rachel) but did not marry him.
More About HARRIET RICKETSON:
Burial: Union Hill Church Cemetery, Axson, Georgia
Notes for JOHN RICKETSON:
John may be the son of David Sears instead of Joseph Ricketson. Joseph died between 1818 and 1820. There is evidence that Serena's last three children are the children of David Sears.
1850 Ware Co, GA
Notes for ELIZA RICKETSON:
Probable child of David Sears and Serena Foy Ricketson.
Notes for MARIAH RICKETSON:
Probable child of David Sears and Serena Foy Ricketson.
1850 - Montgomery Co, GA
4. JOHN5 RICKERSON(TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Dec 25, 1797 in Nelson Co, KY, and died Jun 29, 1875 in Shepardsville, Bullitt Co, KY. He married (1) UNKNOWN ?? Abt. 1820. He married (2) ELIZA PURCELL Oct 27, 1842, daughter of ISAAC PURCELL and REBECCA COLLINS. She was born Apr 27, 1803 in Belmont, KY, and died Jul 9, 1876 in Shepardsville, KY.
Notes for JOHN RICKERSON:
1850 Bullitt Co, KY John age 58, Elizabeth age 47, Nancy A. 22, Laura V. 18,
John I. 3.
Apr.14 1806 apprenticeship of John Rickison a poor child to Jacob Pratsman to learn the art of cabinet making.
Kentucky Marriages. Could this be his first wife?
Burial: Shepardsville City Cemetery
Children of JOHN RICKERSON and UNKNOWN ?? are:
Notes for WILLIAM COLUMBUS RICKETSON:
1850 Bullitt Co, KY - William C. age 26, Catherine age 25, T. A. age 2, Leander Wilson 8.
1860 Jasper Co, MO - William C. age 35, Catherine E. age 36, Telitha A. 12. Occupation Farmer.
Occupation: 1850, Painter
Children of JOHN RICKERSON and ELIZA PURCELL are:
Notes for JOHN ISAAC RICKETSON:
1870 Bullitt Co, KY - John I. age 23, Mary E. age 18. Living in HH of Margaret Caldwell. Mary's surname may be Caldwell.
More About GEORGE W. RICKETSON:
5. CHARLES SANFORD5 RICKERSON(TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 15, 1801 in Bardstown, KY, and died Nov 1, 1854 in Louisville, KY. He married (1) MARY HARRIS Dec 23, 1823, daughter of JAMES HARRIS. She died 1830. He married (2) SARAH ELIZABETH WAGNER Abt. 1831, daughter of SALLIE ??. She was born Mar 13, 1814 in OH, and died Apr 14, 1868 in Louisville, KY.
Notes for CHARLES SANFORD RICKERSON:
1850 Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY - Charles age 49, Sarah A. 34, Angeline 16, Ellen 14, Sanford 12, Mary A. 6, Sarah E. 4, Sophia 2.
Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH WAGNER:
1860 Jefferson Co, KY - Sarah head of HH age 45, Mary 16, Sarah 13, Sophia 11, Lucy 9, Timothy 7, John 5. Sophia is also listed with her sister Nellie Phillips.
Occupation: 1860, Drapery maker
Children of CHARLES RICKERSON and MARY HARRIS are:
Notes for JAMES THOMAS RICKETSON:
1850 Harrison Co, KY. James T. age 26 said he was born in Ohio. Amanda 26 b. KY, Lydia 1 b. KY.
1860 Livingston Co, MO - J. T. age 36, Amanda 35, Lydia 14, Mary 10, Tibitha 7, James 4. Worked as Confectioner. born Ohio.
1880 Livingston Co, MO. James age 55 Amanda 55, Liddie 27, Mary 25, Tilly 23, James 21, William 19, Elizabeth 17. Blanch 4 and Pearl 3 Armstrong listed as God Daughters. Confectioner.
Tilly born in KY 1853 - James b. MO 1856. So James moved between 1853-1856.
Occupation: 1850, Carpenter
Notes for NEWTON CHARLES RICKETSON:
1850 - Harrison Co, KY - He is listed as C. N. age 26, Catherine 24, James 6, Henry 4, Warren 2.
1860 - Jasper co, MO -
Notes for HENRY NOBEL RICKETSON:
1850 - Scott Co, KY - Henry 23, Hannah R. 28, Mary J. 2mos. - Cabinet maker.
1870 - Livingston Co, MO. John age 44, Hannah 51, Josephine 20, Elizabeth A. 18, Robert H. 16, Charles W. 13, John E. 10, Martha H. 8. John is listed as a farmer.
1880 Livingston Co, MO. John age 54, Hannah 57, Elizabeth 26, Charlie W. 23, Mattie A. 18. Henry and Hannah ran a boarding house in 1880 listing themselves as landlord and landlady. They listed 5 boarders.
Occupation: 1850, Cabinet Maker
Children of CHARLES RICKERSON and SARAH WAGNER are:
Notes for NELLIE RICKETSON:
1860 Jefferson Co, KY. Nillie age 23, Rick Phillips age 24. Nillie's sister Sophia age 11 is living with her.
6. ABIGAIL5 RICKERSON(TIMOTHY4 RICKETSON, JR., TIMOTHY3, JONATHAN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1803 in Bardstown, KY, and died Oct 27, 1877. She married (1) JOHN MANSON Jan 12, 1813. She married (2) THOMAS HITE Abt. 1818 in Nelson Co, KY. He died Jan 27, 1847.
Notes for ABIGAIL RICKERSON:
Note from Johnny L. Ricketson's web site at Genealogy.com.
Census Records from Nelson Co, KY
In 1810 Abigail is probably living at home with her mother. I believe she is the female age 16/26 which means she was born between 1784 - 1794.
Have not been able to find her in 1820
In 1830 I find Abigal Manson in Nelson Co, KY. She is age 30-40. She has one male 5/10 and females: (2) 5/10 and (2) 0/5.
In 1840 she may be living with Thomas Hite, Sr. He is 50/60 and wife 30/40. They have one male 20/30, 2 females 15/20, one female 5/10 and one female 0/5.
1850. Abigail Manson is 58. She has Amelia Hite age 15 living with her. James Hite age 32 and his family is living next door. Also living near-by are Cora Anderson age 23 with two sons.
1860. Ab Hite is 68. Amelia Hite age 24 and E. Mattingly are living with her.
1870 - Abigal Hite age 87. This age may be reversed.
To me it looks like Manson died before 1830 and after 1830 she married Hite. The children may be Mansons who were adopted by Hite. Then during the 40's she divorced Thomas Hite. If he had died she probably would not have taken the name Manson again. Then before 1850 she took the name of Hite again. If anyone has any ideas on this I'd be mighty glad to hear them!
Children of ABIGAIL RICKERSON and THOMAS HITE are:
Notes for JAMES HITE:
1870 Nelson Co, KY - age 53 Framer, Lizzie 53, James 22, George 19, Thomas 15, Edward 13, Adda 9.
Notes for CORA ANNE HITE:
Nelson Co, KY marriages:
1870 Nelson Co, KY.
1880 Nelson Co, KY. In addition to children still at home, a grandson, Rowan Caruthers age 7 is listed.
Notes for AMELIA HITE:
1870 Washington Co, IN.-
1880 Washington Co, IN Amelia age 47 head of HH. Children: Thomas 11, Edward 9, Howard 5.