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Samuel Ridgeway

Birthplace: Berkley, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Ridgeway
Father of John Ridgeway

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About Samuel Ridgeway


By John Carroll Power

RIDGEWAY, SAMUEL, was born May 10, 1777, in Berkley county, Va., and was taken by his parents to the valley of the Yadkin river, North Carolina, when he was quite young. He was there married, about 1799, to **Elizabeth Caton,** who was born August 25, 1775, in Berkley county, Va., also. Shortly after marriage Samuel Ridgeway and wife packed all their worldly goods on one horse, and each rode another. Thus equipped, they set out for Kentucky, and settled near Stanford, the capital of Lincoln county. They had eight children there, and the family moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving in Nov., 1829, in what is now Clear Lake township, west of the Sangamon river, and five miles northeast of Springfield. (information supplied by Jane Curci)

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Samuel Ridgeway's Timeline

May 10, 1777
Berkley, Virginia, United States
March 30, 1808
Age 30
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
June 22, 1847
Age 70
Sangamon, Illinois, United States