Godfrey Ridge Family
of Old Rowan County, North Carolina


Records of Cody & Ridge Families in Rowan County, North Carolina


Godfrey and Ann Ridge of Randolph County

Godfrey Ridge of Randolph County was the son of Thomas Ridge of Old Rowan County who left a will in 1748, probated 1754 (1). Thomas stated in his Last Will and Testament, "I give and bequeath at Godfrey Ridge my Dearly beloved Son", and he also named son William and daughters Mary and Ann.

Godfrey was born between 1741 and 1743, as estimated from the guardian records in Rowan County.  Godfrey was at least 14 years of age in 1757 since he was allowed to name his own guardian. He chose his brother, William Ridge (later the Tory of Surry County). Later, Godfrey paid bail for a John Sheppard in 1762 (3) and so had attained legal age. From these facts we can estimate Godfrey's birth year as 1741-1743.

1757 January 20 Rowan County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Godfree Ridge came into Court & Chose William Ridge his brother as guardian until the next Court in course.

19 January 1762. Godfrey Ridge came into court & delivered up John Sheppard in discharge of being his bail.

The first records of Godfrey purchasing land was in 1763, when he obtained 240 acres on the Uwharrie River near its mouth on the PeeDee (Yadkin) River from the Tory land speculator, Henry Eustace McCulloch (4-6).

1763 February 23, Deed from McCulloh to Godfrey Ridge for £25 sterling, 240 acres in tract #10 adjoining H. E. McCulloh, John Frohock, Robt Rainey, Alexr Ford. Proved January Court 1764.

1763 December 27, John Johnston to H. E. McCulloh for £318 proclamation money, 225 acres adjoining Godfrey Ridge. Charles Lockhart, John Frohock. Proved January Court 1764.

Godfrey Ridge also owned land on Jackson's Creek, the place where he made his home, by 1763 at Ridges Mountain (7).  McCulloh gave instructions in his land survey book concerning tracts on Uwharrie River, Jackson's Creek and Carraway Creek adjoining "Ridges place at the upper end...[the] Trading Path runs through tract (b) which also includes Ridge's place" that "Godfrey Ridge and Robinson, who lives on Ridge's place, know this land and should be employed to show it'.

1763 Guilford County February 20, survey for Henry E. McCulloch of 225 acres on both sides of Jackson's Creek...joins Godfrey Ridge's place; begins at his corner white oak, runs North 30 degrees West along his line at 24 poles across Jackson Creek in all 120 poles to Ridge's other corner white oak, South 35 degrees West 66 poles to a large white oak near a branch, West 212 poles to a white oak on the creek side, South at 50 poles across the creek in all 120 poles to a hicory, East 306 poles to a stake, and North to the beginning. John Frohock, surveyor; John Vinsell and Val. Bestell, chain carriers.

Godfrey Ridge found himself in court in 1763 as a defendant against the Colony (8). Whatever the charge, he was acquitted.

1763 April 14 County Court. Justices & Rutherford vs Godfrey Ridge. Evidence: Chr[istopher] Nation & Wm Nassery. Deft. owes nothing.

Godfrey was married by 1766 when his wife, Ann ___, was named on a deed with Godfrey when they purchased more land on the Uwharrie River (9). John Bell was a neighbor, and was also the head of the household for John Cody (transcribed by the clerk as Condy) in 1768 (10). Forty-seven years earlier in Essex County, Virginia, a John Bell (deceased by 1729) was witness to a 1721 deed of Godfrey Ridge Sr, grandfather of the Godfrey discussed here.

1766 June 14 Deed. Godfrey Ridge and wife Ann (x) to Robert Milsaps for £340 proclamation money, 153 acres on Uwharrie River adjoining Henry Tomson, John (X) Bell. Proved April Court 1767.

1768 Tax List of William Millikan
John Bell
- John Coady 2

Henry Walton, son Calep, Wm Magomery 3
Godfrey Ridge
- James Coady 2
John Frazier 1 [married Abigail Millican, daughter of William and Jane White Millican]
.
Henry Thompson
1
Thomas Condy [Coady]
1

Godfrey Ridge lived in the same district in 1768 as John Bell. Godfrey Ridge and John Bell each had a Cody his household, James and John Cody, respectively. These two Cody's, along with a Thomas Cody, were likely the heirs, probably sons, of Pierce Cody of Spotsylvania County who was associated with Godfrey Ridge's grandfather, Godfrey Ridge, Sr.  Pierce Cody later lived in Lunenburg County Virginia (later Halifax County, then Pittsylvania County, now Campbell County), adjoining a Robert Walton (1749), and twenty years later, a Henry Walton was a neighbor of the Codys and Ridges in Rowan County, North Carolina. Godfrey Ridge's father, Thomas, and grandfather, Godfrey (wife Sarah), also lived in Pittsylvania (Halifax) County, Virginia, prior to moving to Rowan County, North Carolina.

Godfrey Ridge was present in the years of Regulation, named on a tax list in 1769-1770 (11), and on a petition for establishing an Anglican church (12)

c1769-1770 (Rowan Co.) Tax List
John Hunter's Company

Godfrey Ridge, 1 poll

c1769-1770 (Rowan Co.) Tax List
James Dorchester's Company

William Ridge and Negroes Sam, Hannah & Cate:  4 polls

1770 December & 1771 January, Petition for an Anglican Church Vestry
William Draper
Godfre Ridge

1773. A list of sundry surveys or tracts of land, in Anson, Guilford, & Rowan Counties in North Carolina, the property of Henry Eustace McCulloch esq; left for sale in hands of Thomas Frohock esq, his attorney in fact, with the lowest prices affixed to each tract, at which he is empowered to dispose of the same.  Rowan County, May 20, 1773
360. page 71, 225 acres in Guilford County, border joins Godfrey Ridge; price £90 to £75.

During the American Revolution, Godfrey remained in the newly formed Randolph County (1779), along with John Cody, a likely son of Pierce Cody (13). There is no record of Godfrey serving on either side in the war, however, he did receive repayment of public claims for supplies to the Patriot side (14). One claim was made to George Ridge, but most likely this was to Godfrey.

1779 March 29. Petition to the General Assembly Against Uharie River Dams.
Signatories (among others):
John (his I mark) Cody
William Draper
John Bell
Godfre Ridge
Haman Miller

1779 Tax List of William Cole
Godfrey Ridge
John Coady, S. man [John Cody , single man. Probably not the same John Cody in Surry Co. land entries.]

1783 No. 4514 Hillsborough District...allowed fifteen pound ten shillings & eight pence specie to Godfrey Ridge...8 April 1783.

1783 No. 260, State of North Carolina, Hillsborough Auditors Office...allowed two pounds ten shillings and six pence specie for a claim to George [Godfrey] Ridge...June 10th 1783.

After the war, the vast holdings of Henry Eustace McCulloch, who remained loyal to the Crown, was confiscated by the State of North Carolina. Godfrey Ridge's land on Jackson Creek in Randolph County was referenced in one survey in preparation for the resale of the confiscated land to a John Clarke (15).

1785 June surveyed 270 acres, no. 21 formerly Henry Eustace McCullouch's property, on Jackson Creek; border: Godfree Ridge corner & crosses said creek. Signed: John Connier, C. S.; May 1, 1786 sold to John Clarke for £212. Arch'd Lytle, Comr.

1785 Tax List of Aaron Hill
James Codey, 300 acres 1WP
Godfrey Ridge, 87 acres 1WP

1787 Sept 14 Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions. Road order for county line of Randolph and Rowan above Mr. Samuel Parkes toward the Moravan Town down to Hoover Mill and by Frederick Waymiers and through John Arnolds lane and thence to Moores Road and the Road leading to the Narrows of the Yadkin River...and that...Godfrey Ridge ...view and lay off said road.

1787 June. Presentment against William Baily on a charge of cohabitation with one Mary Jorda[n]; witness: Godfrey Ridge, [Fran]cis Arnold, [Brit]tain Fuller.

1790 US Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
HH842 Ridge, Godfrey 1mu16, 6mo16 2f 1slave
HH848 Ridge, William 1mu16, 1mo16, 1f

1790 June. Presentments of a Grand Jury (Jun Term 1790). Jurors: [?] Mendenhall, Isaac McCollum, Harman Cox, Thos Ward, Samuel Allen, Benjamin Marshall, Joseph Sitton, Godfrey Ridge, Adam Moffitt, Jno Lawler, Moses Robbins, William Field, George Moore, Joseph Robbins, Jeffery Russell.

Godfrey Ridge wrote a will on the 4th of November 1790 naming his two daughters and six sons of majority age (Elizabeth, Mary, William, John, Caleb, Samuel, Roberson, and James), and one son under age 21 (Amos Ridge) (16). No provision was made for his wife, Ann __, suggesting that she was already dead. In support of the notion that Ann preceded Godfrey in death, his land was divided equally between his seven sons, not left with a life estate to Ann. Godfrey died shortly after writing his will having been proved one month later at the December Term Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Randolph County.

1790 Will of Godfrey Ridge.

In the Name of god amen. I Godfre Ridge of Randolph County & State of North Carolina Being low in helth [sic] But of perfect sense and memory Do make ordain and constitute this my Last Will and Testament as followeth.

Item. I Give and Bequeth to my Daughter Elizabeth Gallemore one Cow and Colt at her marrage and she is to live with my children and do for them on my Living.

Item. I Give and Bequeth to my Daughter Mary Fuller five shillings cash and my will is that my Executors land his Cow & Calf and to Return to my Astate when they Call for the said Cow again

Item. I Give and Bequeth to my Son William Ridge one meare and saddle fether bed and furneture and one Cow and Calf and some other things not mentioned all which he is now possesed with

Item. I give and Bequeth also to my Son Samuel Ridge one hors & saddle now in his hands also one Cow and Calf and fether bed to be Raised ought of my Astate to be given when his is marred and furneture to them and their hairs for ever

Item. I give and Bequeth to my son James Ridge one hors and saddle Cow and Calf fether bed and furneture and ten pounds in property to be valued by the Executors

Item. I Give and Bequeth to my Son Roberson Ridge one hors and saddle Cow and Calf fether bed and furneture and ten pounds to be paid in property to be valued by my Executors.

Item. I Give and bewqueth to my Son Calsep Ridge one hors saddle & bridle and Cow and Calf fether bed and furneture and fifteen poinds to be paid in property valued by my Executors.

Item. I give and bequeth to my Son John Ridge one hors and saddle & bridle Cow and Calf fegther bed and furneture and fifteen pounds in property to be valued by my Executors

Item. I give and bequeth to my son Amous Ridge one Hors and Saddle and Bridle Cow and Calf fether bed and furneture and fifteen pounds to be valued by my Executors.

And my will is that at the Coming of Lawful age of my son Amous Ridge that my Land whare on I now Live be Sold and Equely Devided betweset [between] all my Sons which is to say William Ridge Samuel Ridge James Ridge Roberson Ridge Calsep Ridge John Ridge and Amous Ridge

Item. I Give and Bequeth also to unto my two sons John Ridge and Amous Ridge my negrow Garl named Hannah if She has no Incres [increase] But if she has three Children then my three sons Calsep Ridge and John Ridge and Amous Ridge my will is for them to have them then after them three child if She has them my will is for her and the Rest of her Incres if any to be Equely Devided betweset my other foore Sons William Ridge Samuel Ridge James Ridge and Roberson Ridge to them and their heir for ever also my will is that all the rest of my astate not yet mentined at the Coming of age of my son Amous Ridg after settleing all my Debts and Schooling my Children if any Left be Equely Devided beweset all my Seven Sons above named all which I give to them and their hairs for ever and I Do her by Constitute and apoint Hamon Miller and James Curtis my Hole and Sole Executors and Witness my hand and sele this twenty fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousend seven hundred and ninty sined seled and Delivered in the presence of us

James Roberts, Jurat
John his X mark Curtis, Jurat
Hamon Miller

Godfre his + mark Ridge (seal)

State of North Carolina, Randolph County, December term 1790
The Executors of this Will was Duly proved in Open Court by James Roberts & John Curtis & ordered to be Recorded.

Hamon Miller, Sr. (1753 - 1814) was one of the two executors of Godfrey Ridge. Hamon, wife Frances Roberts, and family also came from Halifax County, Virginia. He was one of the wealthiest men in Randolph County and lived on lands adjoining Godfrey Ridge. A grandson of Hamon, namely, Jesse H. Miller, married a granddaughter of Godfrey, Mary Ridge in 1831. James Roberts, one of the witnesses to Godfrey's will, was the brother of Frances Roberts and brother-in-law to Hamon Miller. The identity of James Curtis is unknown to this author, although there were several intermarriages between Curtis, Cody, and Ridge family members. Godfrey's son, Caleb Ridge, married Nancy Curtis, who was somehow related to James Curtis. Godfrey Ridge's estate was not settled until 1811 with a division of Godfrey's land, as directed by his Last Will and Testament to occur when Amos Ridge attained the age of majority (16, 17).

1807 - 1811 Randolph County North Carolina Estate settlement of Godfrey Ridge.

Rec'd of William Ridge the sum of 50 silver Dollars in full of all sum and that I have against the land part or parcel of land willed to Samuel Ridge by his father Godfrey Ridge, dec'd, Rec'd by me this March the 12 day 1807. Signed: Haman Miller; witness: Jacob Miller

{The Estate of Godfrey Ridge his Testator

Haman Miller Executor in Acct with

By Sundry Vouchers

£508          [torn]

Residue carried Down

  89 "14  [torn]

598 "  5  [torn]

[torn] Testators Death

£   23  "     7  "  6

[torn] [c]ash on hand

£     4   "    2  "  6

[torn] [am]ount of Sales

£ 424  "  18   "  6

[torn] [p]aid Interest

£ 141  "  18   "  8

[torn] Amount

£ 598  "   5   "   2

[torn] Residue Brott Down

£ 89  "  14   "  6

{£ 69 " 14 " 6

[torn] [C]ommissions Allowed

£ 20  "   0   "   0

[torn] want to an Order of Court to us directed we provided to settle with the Exe
[torn] of Godfrey Ridge Dec'd and after examination of the Vouchers we find the Sum of
Sixty nine pound fourteen shillings and Six pence yet remaining in the Lands
[torn] the Executor at ye due to the Estate.

January the 4th day 1808

Witness

T Lyndon

Sam'l Prevo

C. Arnold

Concurred with by the Court

Zebedee Wood

Hamon Miller, Executor of Godfrey Ridge
To the Estate of the Testator

 To Balance due on Setttlement and withe the Court at Feb'y Term 1808

 }

£69.14.6

 Sup'r Ct

By James Ridge rec't in full

 No. 1

£10

By William Ridge rec't for himself Caleb & Robertson Ridge

 }

 " 2

£30

By John Ridge rec't in full

 " 3

£10

By Amos Ridge rec't in full

 " 4

£ 10

By Samuel Ridge rec't in full

" 5

£ 9.14.6

Settled with Haman Millar Esq'r Executor of Godfrey Ridge & find that he has finally settled with the Legatees agreeable to the above Statement and paid over all the monies of said Estate that has come to his hands.
J. Gray
S. Prevo
Feb' 5th 1811


Children of Godfrey and Ann Ridge
to be continued...


Mary Ridge, wife of Eldridge Fuller, of Randolph County, NC and Laurens Co., SC
Mary Ridge was named as Mary Fuller in her father's Last Will and Testament in 1790 (16). If she was the eldest child, she would have been born about twenty years after her father's birth, or sometime about 1760-1765.

Mary Ridge Fuller was identified as the wife of Eldridge Fuller in two 1791 criminal actions in Randolph County. No marriage record has been found. Note that her brother, Samuel Ridge, was a witness (18).

1791 July 28. Capias against David Hicks on a charge of that he fathered a base-born child upon Mary Fuller, wife of Eldridge Fuller.

1791 September. Presentment of David Hicks that he did on the 10 July 1791 and at other times between 1 June last past and September commit adultery with Mary Fuller, wife of Eldridge Fuller; witness: Sam Ridge

Eldridge Fuller was a landowner in 1785 in Randolph County, suggesting that he and Mary were married before 1785. He was the son of Benjamin Fuller. The Fuller families of Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia, and of Granville and Randolph Counties, North Carolina, were descendants of Ezekial Fuller (born 1650-1723) and Deborah Spivey of Isle of Wight County, Virginia (19).

1785 Randolph County, North Carolina Tax List of Aaron Hill, J. P.
Solomon Fuller 3 BP
James Codey 1 WP 1 BP 100 acres
Ezekial Fuller 1 WP
Eldridge Fuller 1 WP 30 acres
Brittin Fuller 1 BP 300 acres
Godfre Ridge 1 WP 87 acres
Isham Fuller 1 WP

In 1790, there was a Mary Fuller in the US Census of Randolph County in the same area as Godfrey Ridge, with a male under 16. This may have been Mary Ridge Fuller. In 1800 Eldridge was living in Laurens County, South Carolina.

1790 US Census, Randolph County, North Carolina (semi-alphabetical listing)
HH 707 Isham Fuller 1mo16, 3mu16, 4f, 2 slaves [married Elizabeth Roberts; Isham died 1805 Laurens District, South Carolina. Elizabeth was sister of Frances Roberts, wife of Haman Miller, Sr]
HH 793 Solomon Fuller 5m016, 3mu16, 4f, 10 slaves [married Gilly Avent & uncle of Isham Fuller; Solomon died 1821 Laurens District, South Carolina]
HH 842 Godfrey Ridge 1mo16, 6mu16, 2f, 1 slave
HH 843 James Roberts 1mo16, 2mu16, 5f, 8 slaves [brother-in-law of Haman Miller, Sr]
HH 847 Riland Roberts 1mo16, 1mu16, 1f
HH 848 William Ridge 1mo16, 1mu16, 1f [son of Godfrey and Ann Ridge]
HH 876 Whitlock Arnold 1mo16, 1mu16, 1f
HH 881 Mary Fuller 0mo16, 1mu16, 1f, 1free person, 0 slaves [?Mary Ridge and son]
HH 884 Elizabeth Hicks 3mo16, 1f
HH 888 Sarah Roberts 0mo16, 0mu16, 2f [mother in law of Haman Miller Sr]
HH 890 William Draper 1mo16, 1mu16, 6f
HH 891 Britain Fuller, Sr. 2mo16, 1mu16, 5f, 4 slaves [married Elizabeth Duke; first cousin of Solomon Fuller]

1800 US Census, Laurens District, South Carolina
Enoree, Upper Battalion
Captain William Owens Company
p. 201 George Fuller 1mu10, 1m45+, 3fu10, 2f1-16, 1f16-26, 1f26-45

Captain John Pugh’s Company
p. 205 Jacob Roberts 3m10-16, 1m16-26, 1m45+, 1fu10, 1f45+

Enoree, Lower Battalion
Captain Robert Hutchinson’s Company
p. 212 John Miller 1m16-26, 1m26-45, 1m45+, 1fu10, 1f16-26, 1f45+
p. 212 Jacob Miller 2mu10, 1m16-26, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f16-26

Saludy Regiment, Lower Battalion
Captain James [John] Young’s Company
p. 223 John Miller 3m1-16, 1m16-26, 1m45+, 1f16-26, 1545+

Captain John Milam’s Company
p. 225 William Bailey 3mu10 1m26-45, 1fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45, 1f45+
p. 225 Rev. Richard Shackleford 2m10-16, 1m16-26, 1m45+, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 1f45+
p. 225 George Shackleford 1m26-26, 1f16-26
p. 225 Hardy Canant 2mu10, 2m10-16, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45
p. 225 William Bailey 2mu10, 1f26-45, 3fu10, 1f26-45
p. 228 James Roberts 1m26-45, 1m45+, 1f45+
p. 227 Isom [Isham] Fuller 4mu10, 2m10-16, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f45+
p. 228 Joshua Roberts 1m16-26, 1m45+, 3fu10, 1f16-26

Captain William Burnside’s Company
p. 229 Eldridge Fuller 1m10-16, 1m26-45 [b. 1775-1794], 1f45+ [Mary Fuller, b. before 1775]
p. 229 Jones Fuller 2mu10, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f16-26
p. 229 James Roberts Sen'r 1m45+, 1f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f26-45
p. 229 James Roberts Jun'r 1mu16-26, 2fu10, 1f16-26
p. 229 George Roberts 1mu10, 1m16026, 1f16-26
p. 229 Jacob Fuller 1mu10, 1m10-16, 1m16-26, 1m45+, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45
p. 229 Peter Roberts 1mu10, 1m26-45, 4fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45

Captain Zachariah Bailey's Co
p. 224  Solomon Fuller 2mu10, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f16-26
p. 224 Thomas Babb 3mu10, 3m10-16, 1m26-45, 2mu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45
p. 224 James Babb 1m16-26, 3fu10, 1f16-26
p. 224 Joseph Babb 1mu10, 1m26-45, 3fu10, 1f26-45
p. 226 Britain Fuller 1m26-45, 1f26-45

Upper Battalion
Captain John Middleton’s Company
Solomon Fuller 2mu10, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f26-45
Henry Fuller1mu10, 1m16-26, m126-45, 1fu10, 1f16-26


1810 US Census, Laurens County, South Carolina
p. 35 Eldrege Fuller 1m45+, 1f45+, 1slave
p. 39 Isra[e]l Fullar 1m16-26, 1fu10, 1f16-26
p. 39 Hamon Miller 1m10-16, 1m16-26, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f16-26
p. 39 Peter Robards 1mu10, 1m10-16, 1m45, 2fu10, 2f10-16, 2f16-26, 1f26-45
p. 41 Martin Miller 2mu10, 1m26-45, 1fu10 1f26-45
p. 41 Jacob Miller 1mu10, 1m10-16, 1m45+, 1f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f45+
p. 41 Sollomon Fuller Jr 1m16-26, 1m26-45, 2f10-16

1829 Tax List of Laurens District, p. 106 - :
Enoch Fuller - 4
Wm Fuller - 9
Geo Fuller - 7
Isreal Fuller - 11
James Fuller - 2
Peter Fuller - 8
Posey Fulller- 6
Isom Fuller- 2,
Jones Fuller (pike) - 8
Wm. Fuller- 10
Archibald Fuller - 9
Aven[t] Fuller- 3
Daniel Fuller - 7
Henry Fuller - 8
Alsey Fuller - 9
Alsey Fuller (little)-3
Eldridge Fuller- 9
Rebecca Fuller- 3
Solomon Fuller- 5
Charlotty Fuller - 4
Jacob Fuller- 9
(South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research. Bk. 3-5. Vol. IV #1 - Winter 1976.)

It must also be noted that Babb family researchers claim Mary "Polly" McCool (b. c1744) as the wife of Eldridge Fuller of Laurens County, South Carolina. This Mary McCool later married Joseph Babb, and was buried in the Babb-Kellet Cemetery in Laurens County.

Elizabeth Ridge, wife of James Gallimore, of Randolph County, NC.

"It is thought that James Gallimore of Randolph County, born 1765 and died 1830, is our known family member. He married Elizabeth Ridge, born 1773. She was the daughter of Godfrey and Ann Ridge."
(Gallimore, G. G. No. 426, Gallimore Migrations, In: Randolph County Heritage Book Committee (1993) The Heritage of Randolph County, North Carolina.)

1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Jackson, Jr., charging John Ridge, Samuel Ridge, Godfrey Gallimore and Sally Ridge, wife of Samuel, of attempting to whip him while he was peaceably at work in the field of William Ridge. Witnesses for the State: Thomas Ridge and Sally Ridge, daughter to William Ridge.
1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Ridge alledging that Samuel Ridge, on the 10th instant struck his son Thomas Ridge with a fence rail.

(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1, p. 35)

Elizabeth Ridge and James Gallimore married in c1786 James died c1830 and Elizabeth died in c1850 in Davidson County, North Carolina.

William Ridge, husband of Jean Fincher.

1788 Petition. To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina. The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of Randolph County humbly Sheweth that a good Court House Prison Pillory & Stocks have been lately Erected at the Cross Roads, in, and for the use of, the said County; That Some people however Seem to be dissatisfied therewith & perhaps may send a petition to the Assembly, to get the Said Publick Buildings removed, or in other words, to Cause a new Set to be Erected at some other place; We Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the may be continued at the Cross Roades; and we further pray that an Act of Assembly be passed to lay of & Establish a Town at the said Cross Roades, and Your Petitioners as in Duty Bound Shall ever pray etc.
Wm. Ridge…Wm. Cood

1789 May 11, Marriage Bond. William Ridge, son of Godfrey Ridge, to Jean Fincher, witness: J. Harper, bondsman: Godfre Ridge

1790 US Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
HH842 Ridge, Godfrey 1mu16, 6mo16 2f 1slave
HH848 Ridge, William 1mu16, 1mo16, 1f

1800 US Cenus, Randolph County, North Carolina (Alphabetical)
p. 337
Caleb Ridge              10100-00010
Robertson Ridge    20100-00010

p. 338
James Ridge            00010-20010
p. 340
Samuel Ridge          10010-20010
William Ridge           12010-40010

1803 A list of the Taxable property for the Year 1803 Takin in by me Clem. Arnold [Captain Miller's District]
Pearce Bell 150 acres 1 WP
W'm Bell 1 WP
Thomas Bell 1WP
Wm Ridge 337 acres 1 WP
John Ridge 1 Stud Horse 20/-
Sam'l Ridge 87 acres 1 WP
Haman Miller Jr 309 acres 1 WP 2 BP
Haman Miller Sen'r 1010 acres 4 BP
(The Genealogical Journal of the Randolph County Historical Society, Vol. XI (1), 1987, p. 10-11)

1803 August 23 Bill of Complaint by Janne Ridge, spinner, before Haman Miller, J. P., against Lidey Harris, spinner, for assaults committed against her at the house of Farley Wade and Samuel Ridge. Henry F. Wade, Sarah Ridge and Saley Wade, witnesses. William Harris bound for the appearance of his wife Lidy. William Rige [sic] bound for prosecution. Henry F. Wade and Samuel Ridge also bound for the appearance of their wives.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No.1, p. 37, No. 2, p. 30)

1805 August, Presentment of Jene Ridge, laborer, on a charge of assaulting Samuel Ridge, 1 June 1805
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No.1, p. 37)

1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Jackson, Jr. charging John Ridge, Samuel Ridge, Godfrey Gallimore and Sally Ridge, wife of Samuel, of attempting to whip him while he was peaceably at work in the field of William Ridge. Witnesses for the State: Thomas Ridge and Sally Ridge, daughter to William Ridge.
1805 November 1, Presentment of
John Ridge, laborer, for an assault upon William Jackson
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1, p. 35)

1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Ridge alledging that Samuel Ridge, on the 10th instant struck his son Thomas Ridge with a fence rail.
Presentment of Samuel Ridge for an assault upon Thomas Ridge, 1 November 1805
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1 pp. 35, No. 2, p. 30.)

1805 September 21, Bill of Complaint, of Jane Ridge, charging Sarah Ridge with an assault which occurrred 3 August last past. Witnesses: Thomas Ridge, James Miller for defendant. Also Amos Ridge. John Ridge became security for Sarah.
1805 October 28, Bill of Complaint by
Ginney Ridge, spinner, against Sary Ridge, spinner and Pegg Wever, spinners for assaulting her at the home of William Ridge, 29 July 1805. Witnesses: Saley Ridge for the plaintiff. Samuel Ridge was bound for the recognizance of Pegy Wever and Sary Ridge. Pegy Wever offered a countercharge against Ginney Ridge in this matter. William Ridge became security for Jany Ridge's appearance and Samuel Ridge for Sarah Ridge's appearance
1805 November Term

Presentment against Jane Ridge, spinster, for assaulting Peggy Weaver on October 28.

Presentment of Sarah Ridge and Peggy Weaver, spinsters, for an assault committed upon Jane (Jenny) Ridge, 28 October 1805
Presentment of Sarah Ridge for an assault upon Jane Ridge, 10 August 1805
Presentment of Jane Ridge for an assault upon Sarah Ridge, 10 October 1805. Samuel Ridge was prosecutor.

(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1 pp. 35-36, No. 2, p. 30.)

1828 List of Taxables, Capt. Murdock's District, July 1828
John Dunbar 160 acres,
Uharie, $800, 1WP 13 ½ acres, Uharie, $350,
Hayman Miller, Senr. 594 acres,
Uharie, $1200, 0 WP 103 acres, Uharie, $40, 5 BP
Haman Miller 1 WP
Martain Miller 1 WP
Jacob Miller, Jr 1 WP
Zebedee Rush 350 acres,
Uharie, $1500, 1 WP 500 acres, Betty McGee Creek, $50, 2 BP
for Jones F. Miller 150 acres,
Uharie, $800, 0 WP, 1 BP
Rebecca Ridge 246 acres,
Jackson Creek, $200,
Meredith Ridge 1 WP
William Ridge, Jr. 200 acres,
Jacksons Creek, $200, 1 WP
William Ridge, Senr 400 acres,
Jacksons Creek, $1000, 0 WP, 2 BP
Jones K Wood 587 acres,
Toms Creek, $300, 1 WP, 3 BP
Jones K. Wood, guardian for Ransom Ridge 100 acres,
Jackson Creek, $50
Jones K. Wood, guardian for Abigail Ridge 100 acres,
Jackson Creek, $50
[alphabetical, The Genealogy Journal of The Randolph County Historical Society]

1830 US Census, Randolph County, First Regiment
p. 15
William Ridge Sr 1m60-70, 1f20-30, 1f30-40, 1f50-60, 7 slaves [William Ridge m. Jean Fincher]
Meredith Ridge 2mu5, 1m15-20, 1m20-30, 1f20-30 [Marady Ridge m. Hannah Johnson, 1825]
p. 16
William Ridge Jun'r 1mu5, 1m5-10, 1m20-30, 1fu5, 1f20-30 [William Ridge m. Serene Woods, 1822]
Haymon Miller Sen'r 1m20-30, 1m60-70, 1f50-60, 10 slaves
Haymon Miller Jun'r 1m20-30, 2fu5, 1f20-30, 1 slave

Samuel Ridge (b. bef. 1778 - d. bef 1826), husband of Sarah.

1791 January 12. Capias issued against Joseph Robbins, Clement Arnold and Samuel Rige on a charge brought by Hamon Miller that they came to his house and began to quarrel with Miller's son on the night of 11th instant; witnesses: William Bell, Sr, William Rige, Price Hays, Haman Miller.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2000) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, p. 28)

1792 June. Presentment of James McDowel, on a charge that he did 12 June 1792 take one Gil of rum from the property of John Arnold, Esq.; witness: Samuel Ridge.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2000) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, p. 10)

1792 September 12 Capias issued against Jeremiah Arnold on a charge by Jesse Harris, Sr that he, Arnold, did, on the last Saturday in July at the house of Whitlock Arnold, "Bite of[f] his [Jesse's] nose"; witness: Samuel Ridge, Jesse Harris Jr.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2000) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, p. 31)

1794 November Term, Presentment of William Boice, laborer, on a charge that he stole the pocket book of William Reed, 18 October 1794. Witnesses: Samuel Ridge, Jno. Moss, James Miller, Jesse Harris, Jr. Boice pled not guilty.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2000) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, p. 16)

1799 A List of Taxable Property for the year 1799 Taken for Capt. Miller's District per me, Haman Miller
Samuel Ridge 1 WP
John Bell 150 acres 1 WP
Thomas Bell 1 WP
Haman Miller Junr., 308 acres, 1 stud hors 10, 1 WP, 1 BP
Haman Miller Sener., 1620 acres, 1 WP, 8 BP

1799 August Term, Presentment of Jeremiah Arnold and Samuel Ridge on a charge of assaulting John Taylor, 16 August 1799. Witnesses: George Ryley, Peter Ryley
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2000) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, p. 29)

1799 November Term, Presentment of Samuel Ridge on a charge of assaulting William Bryan, 20 November 1799. Witness: Bowlin Curtis.

1800 US Cenus, Randolph County, North Carolina (Alphabetical)
p. 337
Caleb Ridge              10100-00010
Robertson Ridge    20100-00010

p. 338
James Ridge            00010-20010
p. 340
Samuel Ridge          10010-20010
William Ridge           12010-40010

1803 A list of the Taxable property for the Year 1803 Takin in by me Clem. Arnold [Captain Miller's District]
Pearce Bell 150 acres 1 WP
W'm Bell 1 WP
Thomas Bell 1WP
Wm Ridge 337 acres 1 WP
John Ridge 1 Stud Horse 20/-
Sam'l Ridge 87 acres 1 WP
Haman Miller Jr 309 acres 1 WP 2 BP
Haman Miller Sen'r 1010 acres 4 BP
(The Genealogical Journal of the Randolph County Historical Society, Vol. XI (1), 1987, p. 10-11)

1803 August 23 Bill of Complaint by Janne Ridge, spinner, before Haman Miller, J. P., against Lidey Harris, spinner, for assaults committed against her at the house of Farley Wade and Samuel Ridge. Henry F. Wade, Sarah Ridge and Saley Wade, witnesses. William Harris bound for the appearance of his wife Lidy. William Rige [sic] bound for prosecution. Henry F. Wade and Samuel Ridge also bound for the appearance of their wives.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No.1, p. 37, No. 2, p. 30)

1805 August, Presentment of Jene Ridge, laborer, on a charge of assaulting Samuel Ridge, 1 June 1805
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No.1, p. 37)

1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Jackson, Jr. charging John Ridge, Samuel Ridge, Godfrey Gallimore and Sally Ridge, wife of Samuel, of attempting to whip him while he was peaceably at work in the field of William Ridge. Witnesses for the State: Thomas Ridge and Sally Ridge, daughter to William Ridge.
1805 November 1, Presentment of
John Ridge, laborer, for an assault upon William Jackson
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1, p. 35)

1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Ridge alledging that Samuel Ridge, on the 10th instant struck his son Thomas Ridge with a fence rail.
Presentment of Samuel Ridge for an assault upon Thomas Ridge, 1 November 1805
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1 pp. 35, No. 2, p. 30.)

1805 September 21, Bill of Complaint, of Jane Ridge, charging Sarah Ridge with an assault which occurrred 3 August last past. Witnesses: Thomas Ridge, James Miller for defendant. Also Amos Ridge. John Ridge became security for Sarah.
1805 October 28, Bill of Complaint by Ginney Ridge, spinner, against Sary Ridge, spinner and Pegg Wever, spinners for assaulting her at the home of William Ridge, 29 July 1805. Witnesses: Saley Ridge for the plaintiff. Samuel Ridge was bound for ther recognizance of Pegy Wever and Sary Ridge. Pegy Wever offered a countercharge against Ginney Ridge in this matter. William Ridge became security for Jany Ridge's appearance and Samuel Ridge for Sarah Ridge's appearance
1805 November Term

Presentment against Jane Ridge, spinster, for assaulting Peggy Weaver on October 28.

Presentment of Sarah Ridge and Peggy Weaver, spinsters, for an assault committed upon Jane (Jenny) Ridge, 28 October 1805
Presentment of Sarah Ridge for an assault upon Jane Ridge, 10 August 1805
Presentment of Jane Ridge for an assault upon Sarah Ridge, 10 October 1805. Samuel Ridge was prosecutor.

(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1 pp. 35-36, No. 2, p. 30.)

1807 March 23. Bill of Complaint by Samuel Ridge against Starling Hill, Patsey Hill, Polly Hill for an assault committed 16 March 1807. Witnesses for the State: Nancy Hill, Willis Hix, George Riley.
1807 May Term. Presentment of
Samuel Ridge for an assault upon Sterling Hill, 30 March 1807. Witnesses: Polly Hill, John Hill, Nancy Hill, Jesse Harris. The Bill of Complaint of 16 March 1807 gives further details that Sterling was in his field ploughing and preparing to sow oats when Ridge came and ordered him out of the field, threatening to kill him and his horse, and wresting the basket of oats away from him and throwing it down. William Hix stood surety on behalf of Ridge.
(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 2, pp. 34, 36)

Samuel Ridge went to the frontier in Indiana, in Clark County, Washington Township, which is adjacent to Scott County, near Lexington, the home of his brother, Amos Ridge.

1820 US Census, Clark County, Indiana
p. 6
James Ridge  000200--00100-0001 ( 2m 18-25, 1f16-25, one manufacturing )
p. 24
Samuel Ridge 200101--02001-0200 (2mu10, 1m18-25, 1m45+, 2f10-15, 1f45+, 2 agr)
(Willard C Heiss, Published by Geneological Society of Indiana Historical Society , 1966, reprinted 1975)

1820 Clark County, Indiana Deed Book 21, p. 222, Grant to James Ridge..town of Jeffersonville, Lot 45

1826 August 22, Clark County, Indiana, Will Record Book B, p. 338, Samuel Ridge estate, Amos Ridge, appointed Administrator, bond $57 security, James Smith.
(Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History (1940) Vol. 36, p. 332.)

1826 September 4, Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 24, p. 389-390. William and Margaret Izard to Amos Ridge on 14 Mile Creek September 1826, NE 1/4 Section 24, Twp 2 N Range 8 E adjoining Jacob Foutz, Jonathan Stark, Abner Stark, John Dickey, James T Roe

1828 Marriage, Scott County, Indiana, Amos Ridge to Phebe Campbell January 10, 1828
[The Hoosier Genealogist vol. 6 no. 1, January/February 1966, Scott County, Indiana.]

182X, Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 27, p. 442-443. Amos Ridge and Isabella his wife to Jonathan Hardy, adjoining John Dickey, Levi Gore, John Buck?, John Creek?

1830 US Census, Clark County, Indiana
p. 40.
Amos Ridge
p. 76
James Ridge, p, 76

1832 Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 28, p. 13. Wm. and Phebe Roe to Amos Ridge, town of New Washington, Lot 87, 88

1832 Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 28, p. 148-149. Amos Ridge and Isabella to Levi Gore.

1833 Clark County, Indiana, July 25, Deed Book 28, p. 295. James Ridge, Jeffersonville, part # 10

1834 January, Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 29, p. 108. Jonathan and Betsey Hardy to Merida Ridge of Scott County, 60 acres part of NE 1/4 of Section 24 twp 2 N , range 8 E

1834 December 23, Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 29, p. 268. Robert and Jane Wallace to James Ridge, town of Jeffersonville, Lot 88, 89,115

1835 June 17, Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 29, p. 452, Robert and Jane Wallace to James Ridge, Lot 114

1835? Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 30, p. 259 James Ridge and Catherine to James Kingman, his wife sold Lot 45

1835-36? Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 30, p. 303. James and Catherine Ridge to Wm Pettit, Lot 10/20

1836 Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 31, p. 88-89. Sheriff's Deed property of James Anderson, Jr, to James Ridge, W 1/2 lot #15 Jeffersonville

183X, Clark County, Indiana, Deed Book 31, p 470, Amos Ridge and Isabella, town of New Washington, Lot 87, 88,

1838 August 1, US Land Patent to James Ridge of Clark County, Indiana, for the west half of the southwest quarter of Section Five and the east half fo the southeast quarter Section Six in the Township two north of range seven east in the district of lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana containing one hundred and sixty acres.  http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.asp

1838 August 10, US Land Patent to James Ridge of Clark County, Indiana, for the northeast quarter of Section Two in the Township three north of range six east in the district of lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana containing one hundred and forty-eight acres and sixty-seven hundreths of an acre. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.asp

1838 August 10, US Land Patent to James Ridge of Clark County, Indiana, for the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section Two in the Township three, North, of Range six, east, in the district of lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana containing thirty five acres and seventy hundreths of an acre. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.asp

1839 June 19, Clark County, Indiana, Court Minutes, James Ridge vs. Nathaniel Field and James Kingman, $413.43 #4057, $510.25 #4058

1842 Marriage, Clark County, Indiana, Branson H. Ridge to Nancy Jane Abbott 10-13-1842

1846 Marriage, Clark County, Indiana, Nancy J. Ridge to Chester H. Jones, 11-12-1846

1855 Barnes Community Cemetery, Washington Township, Clark County, Indiana
Amos Ridge d. June 21, 1850
Age 55 years old

1850 US Census, Clark County, Indiana, Jefferson Twp
Catherine Ridge 57 f VA, insane, enumerated with Dr. French Weems family from VA
Samuel Ridge 19 m IN no occupation, enumerated /w S L Morgan hotel keeper
Mary A Ridge 16 f IN, at school, enumerated/ w John F Read family, attorney Charlestown Twp
Elizabeth Ridge 14 IN enumerated /w George Read, teacher and wife Mary (several other females.)

1860 US Census, Clark County, Indiana, Jefferson Twp
p.80 HH782 
French Weems 61 m VA
Belle 32 f VA
Kate Ridge 65 f PA
Maria Whalen 30 f IRE
John Thos. 23 m IRE

James Ridge (c1773-1837) m. Mary Fincher.

1800 US Cenus, Randolph County, North Carolina (Alphabetical)
p. 337
Caleb Ridge              10100-00010
Robertson Ridge    20100-00010

p. 338
James Ridge            00010-20010
p. 340
Samuel Ridge          10010-20010
William Ridge           12010-40010

1801 Proceedings of the Court Martial September 16...several officers made their Returns fo Delinquents as follows
Cap't Solomon Parks return:
James Ridge
Jacob Curtis

1803 Randolph Co., NC Tax List, Capt. Hammer's Distr
James Ridge 1 WP, 50 acres

1804 A list of Taxable Property for the year 1804 in Capt. Hammer's District, Taken by me, Haman Miller.
Curtes, Nancy (widow) [widow of James Curtis, Sr]
Curtes, John Jun'r 1 WP
Ridge, James 50 acres 1 WP
Curtiss, John 175 acres 1 WP
Miller, Haman 1622 acres 4 BP
(The Genealogical Journal of the Randolph County Historical Society,)

1808 Deed Book 1, p. 370, Randolph County, North Carolina - "This ___ day of ____, 1808, between William Fincher of the State of Ohio, William Alexander of the State of Tennessee, Thomas Brookshear, William Ridge, Richard Graves and James Ridge, all of County of Randolph, North Carolina of the one part, and John Fincher of Randolph County, North Carolina of the other part...that these men of the first part "hath granted and sold to the said John Fincher, his heirs (etc), all that land in Randolph County on the Mountain Fork of Carraway Creek, all and each of our equal and undivided part of the lands of the late Benjamin Fincher which fell to us of the Real Estate as Heirs and Legatees of the said deceased Benjamin Fincher....
William Fincher
William Fincher for William Alexander
Thomas (his B mark) Brookshear
William (his X mark) Ridge
Richard Graves
James (his X mark) Ridge.
Witnesses: John Clark and R. Law; Jesse Harper, C.C.

1810 US Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
p. 177
Caleb Ridge 3mu10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 1m45+, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45 1f45+
[GAB: I'm not sure if the record has 1 female 16-26. It looks like the entry taker wrote either 1 or had changed the 1 to a 0]

p. 179
Jas Ridge 1mu10, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45

James Ridge migrated to Wayne County, Indiana.

1818 James Ridge Sr, purchased 60 acres from Jonah Fincher

1820 US Census, Wayne County, Indiana
p. 195
James Ridge 010010--01010—0100 (1m10-15, 1m26-44, 1f10-15, 1f26-44, 1 agr)
p. 233
John Fincher

1821 James Ridge Sr  purchased 20 acres from David and Rebecca Hoover

 1822, June 3 - "John Fincher of County of Wane, State of Indiana, sells to Elisha Jenkins of Randolph County, North Carolina, all the land conveyed to me from the heirs of Benjamin Fincher, decd", etc.

 1830 James Ridge Sr purchased 40 acres from John and Rebecca [Ridge] Bailey [daughter of James and Mary Ridge]

 1837  James Ridge Sr land transferred to son James Ridge Jr.

 1840 US Census, Wayne County, Indiana
p. 599
James Ridge
p. 611
James Ridge, p. 611

1850 US Census, Wayne County, Indiana, Clay Twp.
p 255
James Ridge 41  farmer 2300 b NC
Caroline 36 b MD
Riley 21 farmer b IN
Viles? 18 m b IN
Jane 15
Elizabeth 13
Merrit 9
Susan?  7
Caroline  2
James 5/12
Malinda Feaster 16 b MD

 1859   Theodore Cook purchased land from widow of James Ridge

Roberson Ridge (c1773-1845), married Sarah.

1800 US Census, Randolph County, North Carolina (Alphabetical)
p. 337
Caleb Ridge              10100-00010
Robertson Ridge    20100-00010

p. 338
James Ridge            00010-20010
p. 340
Samuel Ridge          10010-20010
William Ridge           12010-40010

1809 Campbell County, Tennessee Militia
Robertson Ridge, Lieutenant 33rd Reg. Aug. 29, 1809
(Record of Commissions of Officers in the TN Militia 1796-1811
compiled by Mrs. John Trotwood, p104)

1810 US Census, Pulaski County, Kentucky, p. 141 (alphabetical)
Amos Ridge 2mu10, 1m 16-26, 1 fu10, 1f16-26
Robertson Ridge 3mu10, 1m10-16, 1m26-46, 2fu10, 2f16-26
Amos Ridge 1m1u10, 1m16-26, 2fu10, 1f16-26

Bet. 1812 - 1814, Military service: 15 Reg, [Slaughter S], Kentucky Militia, War of 1812
Robertson Ridge

1820 US Census, Pulaski County, Kentucky
Robertson Ridge 1mu10, 2m10-16, 1m16-18 2m16-26, 1m26-45, 4fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45

1840 US Census, Pulaski County, Kentucky
David Ridge 2mu5,1m5-10, 1m20-30, 1fu5, 1f20-30
Samuel Ridge 1m10-15, 1m20-30, 1m40-50, 2fu5, 2f10-15, 1f30-40

1857 Pulaski County, Kentucky Marriage Bond. John Ridge, age 23, widower, born Pulaski County, Kentucky to Martha Bough, age 17, born Pulaski County, September 1857

Caleb Ridge (b. c 1769-1884), married Nancy Curtis.

1800 US Cenus, Randolph County, North Carolina (Alphabetical)
p. 337
Caleb Ridge              10100-00010 [Caleb age 16-26, b 1774-1784]
Robertson Ridge    20100-00010

p. 338
James Ridge            00010-20010
p. 340
Samuel Ridge          10010-20010
William Ridge           12010-40010

Caleb Ridge was of legal age in 1790 when his father, Godfrey, wrote his will and last testament, suggesting he was born before 1770. The above census suggests he was a bit younger.

1800 Randolph County, North Carolina marriage, Calip Ridge to Nancy Curtice 13 Nov 1800 bond: John (his x mark) Curtic, J. Bain
[note that John Curtis may be the same man who witnessed the will of Godfrey Ridge, 1790]

1802 Randolph County, North Carolina Deed Book 9, p. 408. Ridge, Cabb to John Brower, Bill of Sale for Negro.

1805 May. Presentment of Caleb Ridge on a charge that he assaulted Frederick Brown, 28 Feb 1805.
(Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Gleanings from Randolph Criminal Actions, Part VII: 1803-1805, Randolph County Journal Vol XXV #1, Spring 2001, p 35)

1807(?) Randolph County, North Carolina Deed Book 11, p. 169. Ridge, Caleb to William Ridge

1810 US Census, Randolph County (Alphabetical)
p. 177
Caleb Ridge 3mu10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 1m45+, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45 1f45+
[GAB: I'm not sure if the record has 1 female 16-26. It looks like the entry taker wrote either 1 or had changed the 1 to a 0]
p. 179
Jas. Ridge 1mu10, 1m 26-45, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45

John Ridge (b. c1762 - d. after 1822), married Margaret (of Laurens County, South Carolina)

1785 Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County North Carolina
6 August 1785 Margaret Ridge, wife of John Ridge, received by request.
3 December 1785 Margaret Ridge granted certificate to Hopewell Monthly Meeting, VA

(Hinshaw, W. W. The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume 1, p. 417)

1799 Randolph County, North Carolina
Taxable Property taken for Capt. Miller's District per me, Haman Miller
Samuel Ridge 1 WP
Peter Miller 1 WP, 1 BP, 300 acres [son of Haman and Frances Roberts Miller]
Ezekiel Fuller 1 WP, 172 acres
Isaak Hicks 1 WP William Ridge 1 WP, 314 acres
Archhable Fuller 1 WP, 2 BP, 300 acres, 1 stud horse £10  [son-in-law of Haman and Frances Roberts Miller]
Riland Roberts 1 WP
Thomas Low 1 WP, 100 acres
Harman Miller, Jun'r 1 WP, 1 BP, 308 acres, 1 stud horse £10
Haman Miller, Sener 1 WP, 8 BP, 1620 acres
Henry F. Wade 1 WP, 2 BP, 100 acres [son-in-law of Haman and Frances Roberts Miller]
Britten Fuller, Senr 1 WP
Darling Fuller 1 WP
Benjamane Fuller 1 WP [father-in-law of Mary Ridge m. Eldridge Fuller]
Caleb Curtiss 1 WP
William Bell 1WP
Bretten Fuller, Juner 1 WP

1803 A list of the Taxable property for the Year 1803 Takin in by me Clem. Arnold [Captain Miller's District] Randolph Co., NC
Pearce Bell 150 acres 1 WP
W'm Bell 1 WP
Thomas Bell 1WP
Wm Ridge 337 acres 1 WP
John Ridge 1 Stud Horse 20/-
Sam'l Ridge 87 acres 1 WP
Haman Miller Jr 309 acres 1 WP 2 BP
Haman Miller Sen'r 1010 acres 4 BP
(The Genealogical Journal of the Randolph County Historical Society, Vol. XI (1), 1987, p. 10-11)

1805 October 10, Bill of Complaint by William Jackson, Jr. charging John Ridge, Samuel Ridge, Godfrey Gallimore and Sally Ridge, wife of Samuel, of attempting to whip him while he was peaceably at work in the field of William Ridge. Witnesses for the State: Thomas Ridge and Sally Ridge, daughter to William Ridge.
1805 November 1, Presentment of John Ridge, laborer, for an assault upon William Jackson

(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1, p. 35)

1805 September 21, Bill of Complaint, of Jane Ridge, charging Sarah Ridge with an assault which occurred 3 August last past. Witnesses: Thomas Ridge, James Miller for defendant. Also Amos Ridge. John Ridge became security for Sarah.
1805 October 28, Bill of Complaint by Ginney Ridge, spinner, against Sary Ridge, spinner and Pegg Wever, spinners for assaulting her at the home of William Ridge, 29 July 1805. Witnesses: Saley Ridge for the plaintiff. Samuel Ridge was bound for their recognizance of Pegy Wever and Sary Ridge. Pegy Wever offered a countercharge against Ginney Ridge in this matter. William Ridge became security for Jany Ridge's appearance and Samuel Ridge for Sarah Ridge's appearance
1805 November Term

Presentment against Jane Ridge, spinster, for assaulting Peggy Weaver on October 28.

Presentment of Sarah Ridge and Peggy Weaver, spinsters, for an assault committed upon Jane (Jenny) Ridge, 28 October 1805
Presentment of Sarah Ridge for an assault upon Jane Ridge, 10 August 1805
Presentment of Jane Ridge for an assault upon Sarah Ridge, 10 October 1805. Samuel Ridge was prosecutor.

(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1 pp. 35-36, No. 2, p. 30.)

Frances Roberts, wife of Haman Miller, Sr (executor of the estate of Godfrey Ridge, Sr), was the daughter of William and Sarah Roberts of Halifax County, Virginia. By 1807, the widow Sarah Roberts was in Laurens County, South Carolina, along with several family members of the Roberts, Miller, and Fuller. Also in these records was John Ridge.

1817 April 25 (Laurens County, South Carolina), Estate sale of Josiah Fowler, dec'd. Purchasers: Henry Johns, Thos Harris, John Ridge, Robt Gill, Wm Perkinson, Sarah Fuller, Jno Sturgiss, Jno Black, Thos Casey, Chas Goodman, Geo Roberts, Peter Fuller, Silas Motes, Solomon Fuller, Jas Young, Jacob Miller, Jno Wilson, Jones Fuller, Barruch Duckett, Thos Rodgers, Ransom Fuller, Jas Cook, Hardy Conant. Executor: Rich'd & Thos Fowler, Elhanon Crocker.
Also notes due to Josiah Fowler: Martin Miller, Baruch Duckett, Saml Rodgers, Danl Mitchell, David Stevens, Jas Monsley, Wm Osborn, Jno Teague, Jas Williams, Lewis Tinsley, John Vaughn, Jacob Doran, Francis Medley, Jacob Mathis, Thos Carey, Martin Gary, Richd Fowler, Robt McCrakens, Danl Winn, Silas Motes, Thos Dendy, Levi Fowler, Wm Glenn, Abner Young, Benj James, Benj Drummond, Danl Williams; Beverly Walker, note desperate; Jas Cook, Jas McMahan, Moses Griffin, Jas Fuller, Margaret Nabours, Hayman Miller, Israel Fuller, Jno Dendy, Jas Culbertson, Joel Dendy, Thos Walker, Jerh Glenn, Andw Winn, Jno Thomas, Beverly Betcher, Wm Perkinson. Ex: Richd Fowler.
(Laurens County, South Carolina Will Book D-1, pp. 382-384 [25 April 1817], In: Nash, S. M. Abstracts of Early Records of Laurens County, South Carolina 1785-1820 with Name Index and Revolutionary War Service, Route 1, Box 330, Fountain Inn, SC 29644)

South Carolina )
Laurens Distr )

In compliance with a dedamies to us the subscribers Justice directed from the honorable Court of Law in Hillsborough District State of North Carolina we have caused to come before us at the house Jacob Miller, Mr. Richard Sheckelford, Mr. Solomon Fuller, Mrs. Sarah Roberts This 11th day of February 1807

Mr. Richard Sheckelford being sworn as the Law directs saith about twenty-nine years ago he purchased a Negro Woman by the name of Bess of William Roberts Sen'r & borrowed five pounds of money from Haman Miller to make up full payment for said Negro & farther this deponent saith that he told said Haman Miller that he had purched said Negro Bess & that said Haman Miller heard that said Haman Miller had any Clame or Mortgage of said Negro for som years after he this Deponent had purched her. Sworn to & subscribed before us this 11th day of February 1807.
signed: Richard Shackelford
Zachariah Bailey, J. P.
James McMahen , J. P.

Mr. Soloman Fuller being sworn as the law directs sayeth that about nineteen or twenty years ago there was a precept put into his hands by Haman Miller & he levied it on a Negroe Girl by the name of Jude in the hands of the widow Roberts wife of William Roberts dec'd & sold to satisfy a debt of sd Wm Roberts dec'd & Haman Miller purchas'd her & he believ'd She was in the Mortgage that Miller had Sworn to & Subscribed before us this 11th day of February 1807
signed: Solomon Fuller
Zachariah Bailey JP )
James McMahen JP )

Mr. Peter Roberts being sworn as the Law directs sayeth that on oath that about 22 or 23 years ago he understood that Haman Miller had a Mortgage against William Roberts for a number of Negroes & he heard Haman Miller tell s'd Roberts that he now had it in his power to Settle the Matter on good Terms & that he had Better do it as he was getting old & perhaps said he some time or other the Bond may Come & I shall have to Distress your Children this mortgage was given by William Roberts Sen'r to Haman Miller & Sam'l Roberts for Standing Security for s'd William Roberts for a Sum of money to a Scotch Merchant who then Lived in the State of Virginia but his name he does not recollect & the s'd Miller told the s'd William Roberts If he would give him two hundred pounds he would Clear him of the Scotch Merchant & he saw William Roberts after agreeing to pay the two hundred pounds pay down part of the money about fifty pounds & he saw money paid at other times in Consequence of s'd mortgage or Deed of trust but how much he does not recollect but he heard Haman Miller say that he had received all of the money & that he heard William Roberts ask him for a receipt in full of all Demands of Every kind & that s'd Miller told s'd William Roberts to write a receipt & that he the s'd Miller would Sign it & s'd Roberts wrote a receipt & that s'd Haman Miller signed s'd receipt & that he this deponant was a witness to the same & then he heard Haman Miller some time after that Direct William Roberts how to dispose of the negroes that he gave to Isham Fuller & wife & he Done agreeable to his Directions in giving them away & further this Deponant says that he saw Haman Miller Deliver to his Father William Roberts the above mentioned Mortgage & that he heard Haman Miller Say that he was amply Satisfied for S'd Mortgage & further says that after the death of William Roberts he saw the S'd mortgage in among his Fathers papers & also the above mentioned Receipt & further this deponant Sayeth that he heard Sam'l Roberts tell William Roberts that he was amply Satisfied respecting the mortgage above mentioned & this Deponant says that he is neither gainer nor looser in the Event of the Sute wherein Haman Miller & Samuel Roberts are plantiff & James Daniel Defendant. Sworn to & subscribed before us this 11th Day of February 1807
signed: Peter Roberts
Zachariah Bailey, J.P.
James McMahen J.P.

Mrs. Sarah Roberts being sworn as the law directs Sayeth on her oath that she heard her husband William Roberts Sen'r Demand of Haman Miller a mortgage or Deed of trust which her husband William Roberts had given to S'd Haman Miller for several Negroes & that S'd Haman Miller Said that he would give it to him as soon as he could find it among his papers further this Deponant says that one of the Family or Issue of S'd family mentioned in the Deed of trust above mentioned was Executed by an officer for S'd Haman Miller & sold & S'd Haman Miller purchasd the S'd Negro. Sworn to & Subscribed before us this 11th Feby 1807
Sarey (her S mark) Roberts
Zachariah Bailey JP
James McMahen JP

State of South Carolina
Laurens District
We the Subscribing Justices for the District afores'd do here by Certify that the above Depositions taken before us the Day and Date above mentioned & at the house of Jacob Miller's. Given under our hands & Seals this 11th Day of February 1807
Zachariah Bailey JP
James McMahen JP

Georgia State )
Jackson County )
By virtue of a Didamus to us directed by the honourable
Court of Hillsborough District in North Carolina we have cause to come before us, William Bailey, Esq'r after duly Sworn as the law directs saith as follows, that some time in the year one thousand Seven hundred & eighty three or four as well as he can recollect, he the S'd Bailey had an Execution against Peter Roberts, son of William Roberts and he directed the officer to execute a negro Boy named Simon then in possession of William Roberts his father, which the said Bailey thought to be the property of Peter Roberts and the S'd Bailey Said that he went to the house of the S'd William Roberts and the S'd William Roberts and Sarah his wife Said that the negro boy named Simon and several other Negros then in their possession was Mortgaged to Hamon Miller for becoming security for the Said William Roberts for a large sum of Money which Debt was then unpaid, and that he the S'd Bailey could not execute and Sell any of the Said negros for they ware the property of Hamon Miller, also Peter Roberts, son of William Roberts told Said Bailey that the above mentioned negros was then the property of Hamon Miller till Said debt was paid and the said Bailey further saith that about the same time or some time before the negro girl named Clo was in the possession of William Roberts and also a negro woman named Jinny was said to be made over by the Same Mortgage to the S'd Haman Miller and the S'd Bailey further saith that Since that time he has seen the S'd negro named Clo in possession of James Daniels further the deponant Saith not, Answered subscribed and sworn to before us this twenty first day of March 1806
William Bailey
A___ Atchinson JP (seal)
Agrippa Atchinson JP (seal)

Descendants of William Roberts

1 William Roberts b: Abt. 1720 in New Kent Co., VA d: 1787 in Randolph Co., NC
.. +Sarah b: Abt. 1722 d: Aft. 1807 in Laurens Co., SC m: Abt. 1740 in Halifax Co., VA
......... 2 Peter Roberts
......... 2 James Roberts b: Abt. 1741 in VA d: Aft. 1800 in Laurens Co., SC
............. +Nancy
......... 2 Samuel Roberts b: Abt. 1744
............. +Evans
......... 2 William Roberts b: Abt. 1746
......... 2 Frances Roberts b: Abt. 1750 d: April 25, 1815 in Randolph Co., NC
............. +Hamon Miller b: Abt. 1753 in VA d: October 12, 1814 in Randolph Co., NC m: Abt. 1770 in Halifax Co., VA Father: Johann Frederick Miller Mother: Anna Maria Arnd
......... 2 George Roberts b: Abt. 1755 d: January 09, 1828 in Abbeville Co., SC
............. +Jenny Link
......... 2 Martha Stovall Roberts b: Abt. 1756 in Halifax Co., VA d: in Laurens Co., SC
............. +Jacob Miller d: 1828 in Laurens Co., SC m: May 01, 1778 in Halifax Co., VA Father: Johann Frederick Miller Mother: Anna Maria Arnd

......... 2 Sarah Roberts b: December 01, 1757 in Halifax Co., VA d: February 03, 1854 in Marshall Co., AL
............. +John Stanfield m: February 16, 1777 in Halifax Co., VA
......... 2 Mary Ann Roberts b: Abt. 1760 in Halifax Co., VA d: May 13, 1832 in Madison Co., AL
............. +Richard Shackleford m: April 02, 1775 in Halifax Co., VA
......... 2 Elizabeth Roberts b: Abt. 1762 in Halifax Co., VA d: December 24, 1797 in Laurens Co., SC
............. +Isham Fuller b: Abt. 1760 d: 1805 in Laurens Co., SC m: Abt. 1783 in Randolph Co., NC Father: Jones Fuller Mother: Ann Mann

1817 Plat Map of Little River Settlement, Beaverdam:
Hamon Miller 1817 adjoining Jones Fuller, Zach. Bailey, Jesse Motes
Jones Fuller 1817, adjoining Hamon Miller
Israel Fuller 1813
Peter Roberts,

Jacob Miller 1833, 374 acres adjoining Hamon Miller, Jones Fuller
Martin Miller
with Charles Parks, Peter Roberts
(Motes III, J. H., Motes, M. P., (1994) Laurens and Newberry Counties South Carolina: Saluda and Little River Settlements 1749-1775. Neighborhood Maps, and Abstracts of Colonial Surveys and Memorials of Land Titles, Including a Case Study Jonathan Mote 1727-1763 Migration to Little River, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, p. 210)

(Laurens County, SC) Josiah Fowler, Josiah, Equity court 1819-23. Widow: Sarah, 7 children: Richard Fowler, Elizabeth wife of Elhanon Crocker, Polly wife of Alsa Fuller orator (died soon after her father), Thomas, Ruthy, Patsy, Newton, all minors."
["Some South Carolina Genealogical Records," Revill, J, 1986, Southern Historical Press, Inc., c/o The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., PO Box 738, Easley, SC 29641-0738, p. 149]

1820 US Census, Laurens County, South Carolina (List was alphabetical by first name)
p. 2
Avent Fuller 1m26-45, 1f10-16, 1f45+, 1msl14-26
Archibald Fuller 3mu10, 1m16-26, 1fu10, 1f16-26
p. 5
Charlotte Fuller 2mu10, 1m10-16, 1m16-26, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 2mslu14, 1fslu14, 1fsl26-45
p. 6
Daniel Fuller 2mu10, 1m10-16, 1m16-18, 1m45+, 2f10-16, 2f16-26, 1f45+, 1fsl45+, 1ffpcu14, 1ffpc45+
p. 9
Geo. Roberts 3mu10, 1m10-16, 1m16-26, 1m26-45, 1m45+, 1f26-45
Geo. Fuller 1mu10, 1m26-45, 3fu10, 1f16-25, 1f45+
p. 10
Henry Fuller  1m16-26, 1fu10, 1f16-26
Haman Miller 3mu10 1m26-45 [Hamon b. 1775-1794], 2fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45 4mslu14, 2fslu14, 1fsl26-45
p. 12
John Miller 3mu10, 1m10-16, 1m45+, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 1fsl1r-26
John Miller 2mu10, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 2fslu1r
p. 14
James Miller 4mu10, 2m10-16, 2m16-18, 2m16-26, 1m45+, 2fu10, 1f26-45
James Roberts 1mu10, 1m45+, 1f10-16, 2f16-26, 1f26-45, 1mslu14
Jacob Miller 1m16-26, 1m45+, 1f16-26, 1f45+, 2msl14-26, 1fsl14-26, 2fsl26-45
p. 15
Jacob Roberts 2mu10, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f26-45
p. 16
John Roberts 5mu10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 1m45+, 1fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45
James Miller 3mu10, 2m10-16, 1m45+, 1f26-4
John Ridge 1mu10 [Godfrey], 1m 10-16 [Thomas], 1m26-45 [John b. 1775-1794], 1fu10 [?], 1f26-45[Margaret]
Israel Fuller 2mu10, 1m26-45, 4fu10, 1f26-45
Jones Fuller 1m16-26, 1m45+, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 3mslu14, 1msl114-26, 1fslu14, 1fsl14-26
Jacob Fuller 1mu10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f16-26
p. 19
James Fuller 4mu10, 1m26-45, 4fu10, 1f26-45, 1fsl26-45
p. 20
Jones Fuller 1m16-26, 1f16-26, 1mslu14
Jacob Miller 1m10-16, 1m45+, 1f45+
p. 21
John Fuller 3mu10, 1m26-45, 2f10-16, 1f26-45
p. 24
Obediah Roberts 2m26-45, 2f26-45
Peter Roberts 3mu10, 1m10-16, 1m45+, 2fu10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45
Peter Fuller 1mu10, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f16-26
p. 27
Posey Fuller 1m45+, 3mu10, 1f26-45, 1msl14-26, 1msl26-45, 1fslu14, 3fsl14-26, 1fsl26-45
Roberts Miller 1mu10, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f26-45
Ransom Fuller 3mu10, 1m26-45, 1fu10, 1f16-26
Sarah Miller 2m16-18, 1f26-45, 1f45+
p. 28
Sarah Miller 1f45+, 5mslu14, 4msl14-26, 1msl45+, 1fslu10, 1fsl10-14, 1fsl14-26, 1fsl26-45
Solomon Fuller 3mu10, 3m10-16, 1m16-18, 1m26-45,1m45+, 1fu10, 1f26-45, 1mslu14, 1fslu14, 2fsl14-26, 1fsl26-45
p. 30
Thos. Roberts 2mu10, 1m26-45, 3fu10, 1f26-45, 1msl45+
Obediah Roberts 2m26-45, 2f26-45
p. 34
Wm Fuller 5mu10, 1m45+, 1fu10, 1f26-45, 3mslu14, 1fslu14, 1fsl14-26
p. 35
Wm Fuller 2mu10, 2m10-16, 1m26-45, 2fu10, 1f10-16, 1f26-45, 1mslu14, 1msl26-45, 2fslu14, 1fsl14-26
Whitmel Miller 3m16-26, 1fu10, 2f16-26

1820's (Laurens County, South Carolin). John Ridge mentioned in the will of John Coley. [information from Kathy Jones]

1829 Tax List, Laurens County, South Carolina
John Ridge

John and Margaret Ridge were the apparent parents of Godfrey Ridge (born c1822) later of Pontotoc County, Mississippi. In his application for a Civil War pension, Godfrey stated he was from Lawrence [sic] County, South Carolina.  John and Margaret were also the likely parents of Thomas Ridge (born c1810) of Laurens County, South Carolina.

Amos Ridge (b. c1769- bef. 1840), married Sarah Stafford.

Ridge, Amos marriage bond to Stafford, Sarah 14 Feb 1805

1805 Back Creek Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, North Carolina
1805 March 20 Sarah Ridg, formerly Stafford, dismissed for marrying out of unity.

1805 September 21, Bill of Complaint, of Jane Ridge, charging Sarah Ridge with an assault which occurrred 3 August last past. Witnesses: Thomas Ridge, James Miller for defendant. Also Amos Ridge. John Ridge became security for Sarah.

1805 October 28, Bill of Complaint by Ginney Ridge, spinner, against Sary Ridge, spinner and Pegg Wever, spinners for assaulting her at the home of William Ridge, 29 July 1805. Witnesses: Saley Ridge for the plaintiff. Samuel Ridge was bound for ther recognizance of Pegy Wever and Sary Ridge. Pegy Wever offered a countercharge against Ginney Ridge in this matter. William Ridge became security for Jany Ridge's appearance and Samuel Ridge for Sarah Ridge's appearance
1805 November Term
Presentment against Jane Ridge, spinster, for assaulting Peggy Weaver on October 28.

Presentment of Sarah Ridge and Peggy Weaver, spinsters, for an assault committed upon Jane (Jenny) Ridge, 28 October 1805
Presentment of Sarah Ridge for an assault upon Jane Ridge, 10 August 1805
Presentment of Jane Ridge for an assault upon Sarah Ridge, 10 October 1805. Samuel Ridge was prosecutor.

(Randolph County Criminal Actions, (2001) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1 pp. 35-36, No. 2, p. 30.)

Amos Ridge moved to Indiana, probably via Kentucky, and settled in Clarke and Scott Counties, Indiana (20). His children were marrying in Scott County by 1823.

1820 US Census, Clark County, Indiana
p. 6
James Ridge  000200--00100-0001 ( 2m 18-25, 1f16-25, one manufacturing )
p. 24
Samuel Ridge 200101--02001-0200 (2mu10, 1m18-25, 1m45+, 2f10-15, 1f45+, 2 agr)
(Willard C Heiss, Published by Geneological Society of Indiana Historical Society , 1966, reprinted 1975)

1820 Clark County, Indiana Deed Book 21, p. 222, Grant to James Ridge..town of Jeffersonville, Lot 45

1823 Marriage, Scott County, Indiana, Polly Ridge to William Stotesworth December 12, 1823
[The Hoosier Genealogist vol. 6 no. 1 January/February 1966 Scott County, Indiana.]

1826 Marriage, Scott County, Indiana, Fanny Ridge to Levi Gore December 11, 1826
[The Hoosier Genealogist vol. 6 no. 1 January/February 1966 Scott County, Indiana.]

1826 August 22, Clark County, Indiana, Will Record Book B, p. 338, Samuel Ridge estate, Amos Ridge, appointed Administrator, bond $57 security, James Smith.
(Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History (1940) Vol. 36, p. 332.)

1831 July 5, US Land Patent to Amos Ridge of Scott County, Indiana, for the west half of the southeast quarter of Section Fourteen in the Township 2 north of range eight east in the district of lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana containing eighty acres.  http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.asp

1839 Marriage, Scott County, Indiana. Calvin Ridge to Nancy Passwater 4-25-1839
[The Hoosier Genealogist, vol. 5 no 6 November/December 1965]

1839 Tax List, Scott County, Indiana
Amos Ridge
poll tax 1 acres 160, 80, 80,40,
James Ridge,
non resident, acres 60, 40
Calvin Ridge poll tax 1

(The Hoosier Genealogist vol. 21 no. 3, Sep. 1981, Scott County, Indiana Assessor's Book 1839, transcribed by Jane Darlington)

1840 US Census, Scott County, Indiana
p. 239
Amos Ridge 1mu5, 2m5-10, 1m10-15, 1m15-20, 1m40-50 [b.1790-1800],   1f10-15, 1f40-50
p. 244
Calvin Ridge 1m20-30, 1f15-20, 1f60-70

1846 Marriage, Scott County, Indiana, James Harvey Ridge to Elizabeth Robbins 3-26-1846

1850 US Census, Scott County, Indiana
p. 337 HH 75/75
Meredith Ridge 37 m farmer $800 Indiana 42
Christina 27 f IN
p. 338
Sarah K. 10 f IN
Mary Jane 9 f IN
William H. 7 m IN
Samuel 3 m IN
Harriet 1 f IN
Ridge Sarah 77 f NC [Sarah Stafford Ridge, widow of Amos Ridge, d. 1850]

p. 339 HH 87/87
Calvin Ridge 33 M farmer IN
Nancy 27 F IN
p. 340
Martha E. 11 f IN
Daniel J. 4 m IN
William H. 3 m IN
Sarah A, 6/12 f IN

HH 88/88
Isabel Ridge 53 F $4,000 KY
Sarah Jane 21 f IN
Samuel A. 20 m farmer IN
William L. 17 m IN
Ludlow P. 14 m IN

HH 89/89
James H. 26 m farmer IN
Betsy Ann 20 f IN

HH 91/91
Levi B. Gore 42 m farmer $700 OH
Margaret 45 f IN [Fanny Ridge married Levi Gore 1826]
Julia Ann 15 f IN
Thomas J. 13 m IN
George W. 11 m IN
William R. 9 f IN
John W. 8 m IN

p. 356 HH204/204
Sanford Close 40 m farmer 300 NY [m. Hannah Ridge, d/o Amos and Sarah Stafford Ridge]
Hannah 14 f IN
Dorcas 12 f IN
David 10 m IN
Mary 7 f IN
Isadore 3 f IN
James 14 m IN

1860 US Census, Scott County, Indiana, Lexington Twp
p. 916 HH38/37
Ludlow F. Ridge 23 f farmer $800 $400 IN
Margaret J. 24 f IN
Isabella 6/12 f IN

p. 949 HH270/262
Calvin Ridge 44 m farmer $700 IN
Nancy 37 f IN
Daniel L 14 m IN
William H. 11 m IN
Sarah A. 10 f IN
Mariah J. 7 f IN
Isabell 5 f IN

p. 962 HH407/399
James H. Ridge 39 m hack driver $150 IN
Betsey A. 26 f  housework IN
Rebecca A. 10 f IN
Mary J. 8 f IN
Harvey H. 2 m IN


References Cited

1. North Carolina Secretary of State Papers. Wills. 17 February 1748.

2. Rowan County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book I, p.163 [10 January 1757], North Carolina State Library and Archives, Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1753-1772, vol 1, 2, 3, Microfilm C.085.30003.

3. Rowan County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book II, p.382 [19 January 1762], North Carolina State Library and Archives, Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1753-1772, vol 1, 2, 3, Microfilm C.085.3003.

4. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 5, p. 413 [February 1763], In: Linn, Jo White (1983), Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1785, Salisbury NC, p.64.

5. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 5, p. 504, In: Linn, Jo White (1983), Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1785, Salisbury NC,

6. Henry Eustace McCulloh's Survey Book, p. 71 In: Pruitt, A. B. (1992) Abstracts of Henry E. McCulloh's Survey Book and Petition to the Crown and Warrants (Money) Issued in 1787 by Gov. Richard Caswell, p.

7. Henry Eustace McCulloh's Survey Book, p. 71 In: Pruitt, A. B. (1992) Abstracts of Henry E. McCulloh's Survey Book and Petition to the Crown and Warrants (Money) Issued in 1787 by Gov. Richard Caswell, pp. 15, 31;

8. Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 6, p. 426 [14 June 1766], In: Linn, Jo White (1983), Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1785, Salisbury NC, p. 88.

9. Rowan County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Minute Book II, p. 455 [1763 April 14] In: Linn, Jr, S (1979) Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, North Carolina 1763-1774, Vol. II, Salisbury, NC, p. 6.

10. Rowan County, North Carolina 1768 Tax List of William Millikan, CRX 244, State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC.

11. Rowan County, North Carolina Tax List 1769-1770, In: Linn, J. W. (1998) Undated [1769-1770] Rowan County Tax List Fragment, Rowan County Register, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 2939-2946

12. Petitions for Anglican Church Vestry [December 1770 & January 1771], ( ) North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. __, pp .12-15.

13. North Carolina State Library and Archives, L. P. Box 27 October 1779, as transcribed in: ( ) Petition against Uharie River dams, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. __, pp. 17-18.

14. Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers, T&C Mil 31.43-31.45, Microfilm series S.117.78., State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC.

15. Pruitt, A. B. (1989) Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalists Land and Property in North Carolina; Randolph County Criminal Actions, (1999) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, p. 18.

16.

17. Randolph County, North Carolina, Estate Records of Godfrey Ridge, State of North Carolina Archives and Library, Raleigh, NC

18. Randolph County Criminal Actions, (1999) Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, pp. 27-28.

19. Fuller, T. A. (1967) Early Southern Fullers, Sylva, NC; Fuller, G. P., (1992) Ezekial Fuller And Some of His Descendants, Russellville, AL

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