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Monday, August 11, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - John Ricker, Sr. and Mary Delilah Lyle(s)

John Ricker, Sr. was born 6/7/1799 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN which is very close to the NC border into Madison County, NC. The Ricker/Lamb family moved back and forth in Greene County, TN and Madison County, NC.

John Ricker, Sr. married Mary Delilah Lyle or Mary Delilah Lyles on 1/15/1821 in Greene County, TN.

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: John K. Ricker
Gender: Male
Birth Place: TN
Birth Year: 1799
Spouse Name: Mary Delila Lyle
Spouse
Birth Place: TN
Spouse Birth Year: 1806
Marriage Year: 1821
Marriage State: TN
Number Pages: 1
pg. 2237 January 15, 1821 *John Rucker(Rick)--*Deliley Lyles--Joshua Willet--Fredrick Ruckon(Rickon)--married 15 January 1821-- Gilbert Woolsey, Justice of Peace.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: John Ricker
Spouse: Debby Lyle
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1821
Marriage County: Greene

Greene County, TN Marriages, 1783-1868 compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner, Published 1981 by Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC



Mary Delilah Lyle(s) was born 2/19/1806 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN.

John Ricker, Sr. and Mary Lyle (or Mary Lyles) had 13 children (These are not arranged in birth order.):
1) Susannah Ricker (DOB 5/1/1831 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN; DOD 6/1/1916 in Greene County, TN). According to family story, Susannah Ricker was raped by an Indian and had an illegitimate child from this. The child was Nancy Margaret Malinda Ricker who was my direct ancestor. Nancy Ricker married Elbert Sevier Lamb. Susannah married John Edward Nolen (Nolin, Nolan) (DOB 2/1847 in Greene County, TN; DOD Between 1920-1930) about 1873 in Greene County, TN. My direct ancestor.

2) Sarah Caroline Ricker (DOB About 1846 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN; DOD 9/9/1884 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN) married Emanuel King Waddle (DOB 4/1842 in Greene County, TN; DOD 10/27/1901 in Greene County, TN) on 8/24/1865 in Greene County, TN. They had 10 children: Jane Waddle, Susan D. Waddle, John Francis Waddle, Sidney Waddle, Andrew Jackson Waddle, Catherine Waddle "Kitty", Daniel Peter Waddle, Steven Edward Waddle, Charles H. Waddle, James Cleveland Waddle.

3) Frederick K. Ricker (DOB 1/1830 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN; DOD 1865-1870 in Greene County, TN) married Nancy Jane Taylor (DOB About 1842 in ? ; DOD ? in ?). They had 2 children: Delila Catherine Ricker, Mary Ricker. Nancy Jane Taylor Ricker married 2nd William David Winkle (DOB About 1837 in TN; DOD 4/13/1883 in Franklin County, TN).

4) Daniel Peter Ricker (DOB 1/1833 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN; DOD 2/16/1913 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN) married Mary Elizabeth Taylor (DOB About 1837 in Greene County, TN; DOD 1880-1888 in Greene County, TN). They had 9 children: Elbert S. Ricker (or Elbridge S. Ricker), Christopher Columbus Ricker, William Markus Ricker, Hortense Ricker "Artensy", Rosen Burnside Ricker, Martin Luther Ricker, Jane Ricker, Anderson Ricker, Sydney Horace Ricker.

5) Malinda Ricker (DOB 11/11/1840 in Greene County, TN; DOD 12/10/1912 in Greene County, TN) married Stephen C. Jennings (DOB 11/15/1840 in Greene County, TN; DOD 2/14/1919 in Greene County, TN). They had 6 children: John W. Jennings, William H. Jennings "Bill", Ida Jane Jennings, Thomas Greely Jennings, George Edward Jennings, Marshall Jennings (or Martial Jennings).

6) Martha Ricker (DOB About 1825 in Greene County, TN; DOD About 1865 in Greene County, TN) married Jacob Cutshall (DOB 1/12/1825 in Greene County, TN; DOD 2/8/1886 in Greene County, TN). They had 9 children: Anderson Cutshall, Henry Cutshall, Leva Cutshall, Eliza Jane Cutshall, Elijah Cutshall, Nancy E. Cutshall, Isaac Cutshall, James H. Cutshall, Martha Alice Cutshall.

7) David Sidney Ricker (DOB 1/13/1828 in Greene County, TN; DOD 7/4/1884 in Greene County, TN) married Almira Cross (DOB 3/24/1830 in Greene County, TN; DOD 3/4/1892 in Greene County, TN). They had 6 children: Mary Jane Ricker, John Franklin Ricker, William Callaway Ricker, Alice Ricker, Daniel Fleenor Ricker, Florence Ricker.

8) Nancy Ann Ricker (DOB 2/2/1824 in Greene County, TN; DOD 11/27/1895 in Greene County, TN) married William B. Cutshall (DOB 9/23/1816 in Greene County, TN; DOD 8/10/1894 in Greene County, TN). They had 12 children: Frederick Cutshall, Orpha Cutshall, James Cutshall, Moses Cutshall, Coretha Dorcas Cutshall, Mary Emma "Maoma" Cutshall, Louise Cutshall, Joseph Hancher Cutshall, John Cutshall, Julia Cutshall, William Marcellus Cutshall, Thomas F. Cutshall.

9) Elijah John Ricker (DOB 11/18/1829 in Greene County, TN; DOD 11/20/1876 in Greene County, TN) married Charlotte Elizabeth Lamb (DOB 4/18/1824 in Greene County, TN; DOD 4/19/1881 in Greene County, TN). They had 9 children: Frederick Knighton Ricker Sr., Charlotte C. Ricker, John Luther Ricker, Uriah M. Ricker, Salina Melinda Jane Ricker, Mary Isabell Ricker, Elizabeth Elvira Emiline Ricker, Sarah Frances Ricker, Elijah Hamilton Ricker.

10) Eve Ricker (DOB 1/26/1837 in Greene County, TN; DOD 5/27/1863 in Greene County, TN) married John Dorsey Carlisle (DOB 4/2/1831 in Greene County, TN; DOD 5/27/1863 in Greene County, TN). They had Mary Magdalen Carlisle, Frances Elizabeth Carlisle, Joseph A. Carlisle, Mary Ann Carlisle, Virginia Carlisle "Jenny", Frederick Albert Carlisle.

11) Margaret Ricker (DOB About 1826 in Greene County, TN; DOD About 1851 in Greene County, TN) married Solomon Fann, Jr. (DOB About 1822 in Greene County, TN; DOD 1850-1860 in Greene County, TN). They had 4 children: David W. Fann, Viney Fann, Nancy Fann, Mary A Fann.

12) John K. Ricker Jr. (DOB 8/7/1843 in Greene County, TN; DOD 4/2/1924 in Greene County, TN) married Louisa Jane Humphreys (DOB 6/3/1843 in Greene County, TN; DOD 7/11/1925 in Hot Springs, Madison County, NC). They had Charles H. Ricker, Andrew Jackson Ricker, Launia Ella Ricker, Mary Ann Maude Ricker, David Shoford Ricker, John L. Ricker, Francis Bevlin Ricker, William Ricker.

13) Mary Jane Ricker (DOB About 1840 in Greene County, TN; DOD 6/14/1890 in Greene County, TN) married 1st Eli K. White (DOB About 1841 in Yancy County, NC; DOD About 1862 in Greene County, TN) and 2nd John Oliver Lamb (DOB 1/5/1842 in Greene County, TN; DOD 11/28/1873 in Greene County, TN). They had Sarah Catherine Mary Jane Lamb, Francis Marion Lamb, John B. Lamb, Mary E. Lamb, Charles Henry Lamb.

**Sources**


1830 U.S. Census of Claiborne, Tennessee, Page: 157; NARA Roll: M19-180; Family History Film: 0024538, "John Ricker"
Name: John Ricker
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Claiborne, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7




1840 U.S. Census of Greene County, Tennessee; Roll: 525; Page: 9; Image: 23; Family History Library Film: 0024546, "John Rick" sic
Name: John Rick
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Greene, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 (John Ricker would have been 41 yrs old?)
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 10
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 12
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 12




1850 U.S. Census of Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee; Roll: M432_880; Page: 153A; Image: 311, Lines 19-29, "John Richers" sic
John Richers, 51 yrs old (DOB 1799), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $800 Real Estate Value, Born in TN
Delila Richers, 45 yrs old (DOB 1805), F, W, Born in TN, Cannot read or write
Elijah Richers, 20 yrs old (DOB 1830), M, W, Born in TN, Farmer, Cannot read or write
Daniel Richers, 16 yrs old (DOB 1834), M, W, Born in TN
Fred Richers, 15 yrs old (DOB 1835), M, W, Born in TN
John Richers, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), M, W, Born in TN
Susannah Richers, 18 yrs old (DOB 1832), F, W, Born in TN
Eve Richers, 13 yrs old (DOB 1837), F, W, Born in TN
Jane Richers, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), F, W, Born in TN
Malinda Richers, 9 yrs old (DOB 1841), F, W, Born in TN
Sarah C. Richers, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, Born in TN




1860 U.S. Census of Limestone Springs, District 18, Greene County, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1252; Page: 375; Image: 362; Family History Library Film: 805252, Lines 32-39, "John Rick" sic
John Rick, 61 yrs old (DOB 1799), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $2,000 Real Estate Value, $3,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in TN
Delilah Rick, 54 yrs old (DOB 1806), F, W, Born in TN, Cannot read or write
Susan Rick, 29 yrs old (DOB 1831), F, W, Born in TN, Cannot read or write
Mary J. Rick, 20 yrs old (DOB 1840), F, W, Born in TN
Malinda Rick, 18 yrs old (DOB 1842), F, W, Born in TN
John Rick, 16 yrs old (DOB 1844), M, W, Born in TN, Farm Laborer
Daria W. Fann, 17 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Born in TN, Farm Laborer
Margaret Ricker, 8 yrs old (DOB 1852), F, W, Born in TN




1862 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment
Roll Title: Gibson (part}, Giles, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hickmun, Henry, Henderson, Haywood, Hawkins, and Hardin (part) counties NARA Series: T227
NARA Roll: 3

Name of Owner: Riley H. Lamb
No. of Acres: 80
Valuation: $160
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $ .36
So per cust. penalty: $ .23

Name of Owner: N. H. Lamb
No. of Acres: 635
Valuation: $900
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $3.15
So per cust. penalty: $ 1.38

Name of Owner: John R. Lamb
No. of Acres: 40
Valuation: $200
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $ .71
So per cust. penalty: $ .30

Name of Owner: Wm. R. Lamb
No. of Acres: 150
Valuation: $200
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $ .33
So per cust. penalty: $ .27

Name of Owner: David S. Ricker
No. of Acres: 42
Valuation: $300
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $ 1.45
So per cust. penalty: $ .50

Name of Owner: John Ricker
No. of Acres: 184 3/4
Valuation: $1,000
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $3.50
So per cust. penalty: $1.75

Name of Owner: Daniel Ricker
No. of Acres: 9 1/4
Valuation: $50
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $ .18
So per cust. penalty: $ .29

Name of Owner: Elijah Ricker
No. of Acres: 125
Valuation: $400
Taxes Fixed and Notice Given: $ 1.46
So per cust. penalty: $ .70




1870 Census of District 18, Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN, Roll M593_1531, Pg 686, Lines 13-23, Dwelling 114, Family 114, "Elijah Ricker"
Elijah, Rickor(sic), 40 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,200 Real Estate Value, $500 Personal Estate Value, Born in TN
Charlottie Ricker, 44 yrs old, F, W, Keeping House, Born in TN
Frederick Ricker, 16 yrs old, M, W, Born in TN
Charlottie C. Ricker, 15 yrs old, F, W, Born in TN
John L. Ricker, 13 yrs old, M, W, Born in TN
Uriah Ricker, 12 yrs old, M, W, Born in TN
Lalina M.J. Ricker (or Salina M. G. Ricker), 10 yrs old, F, W, Born in TN
Mary A. E. Ricker, 8 yrs old, F, W, Born in TN
Eliza E.E. Ricker, 6 yrs old, F, W, Born in TN
Sarah F. Ricker, 4 yrs old, F, W, Born in TN
Elizah H. Ricker, 2 yrs old, M, W, Born in TN




1880 Census of District 18, Greene County, TN, Roll T9_1258, Family History Film 1255258, Pg 36.4000, ED 44, Lines 46-50, Dwelling 219, Family 225, "John Ricker"
John Ricker, W(hite), M(ale), 81 yrs old, Head, Married, Farmer, Born in TN, Father born in Germany, Mother born in PA
Dellila Ricker, W, F, 76 yrs old, Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born in NC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC
Susan Nolin, W, F, 49 yrs old, Daughter, Married, Keeping house, born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Edward M. Nolin, Son in Law, W, M, 33 yrs old, , Farming, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Mary Jana, W, F, 22 yrs old, Granddaughter, Single, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Next page
Fredric Nolen (sic), W, M, 17 yrs old, Grandson, Single, Works on farm, Cannot read or write, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Dwelling 320, Family 326, Charlotte Ricker, W, F, 56 yrs old, Head, Widowed, Keeping House, Father born in TN, Mother born in SC, Mother born in SC (both could be NC?)
John S. Ricker, W, M, 21 yrsold, Son, Single, Farmer, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Charlotte E. Ricker, W, F, 24 yrs old, Daughter, Single, At home, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Salina Malinda Jane (or June) Hawks (Hawks may be marked out, illegible), W, F, 19 yrs old, Daughter, Married, At Home, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Elizabeth Emiline Ricker (sic), W, F, 15 yrs old, Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Sarah Frances Ricker, W, F, 13 yrs old, Daugther, Single, At Home, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Hamilton Ricker, W, M, 12 yrs old, Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Blanchey Monterville (handwriting hard to read) W, M, 2 yrs old, Grandson, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Purl P. Ricker (sic), W, F, 1 yrs old, Granddaughter, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN

John Ricker's Will:
State of Tennessee}
County of Greene }

I, John Ricker do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me at any time made.
First, I direct that my funeral expenses and my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors.
Second, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Delila Ricker all my lands, Houses, Money and personal property During her Materal life or Widowhood and if she marries then she is to only have an equal proportion with the children that is to say a childs part.
Third, Will and bequeath to my daughter, Margaret Ricker an equal part of all my proceeds after my death, and my debts all paid with the balance of all any heirs.
Fourth, I Will and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Ann Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after any death except a note I hold on her for seventy six dollars, that note if not paid to me or my executors shall be counted out of your part of the estate. The note I mean is on your Husband William Cutshall.
Fifth, I Will and bequeath to my daughter, Martha Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after any death.
Sixth, I Will and bequeath to my son, David S. Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after any death.
Seventh, I Will and bequeath to my son, Elijah Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after any death, except thirty dollars for damage on land that I sold to him some time ago and after his death I took back.
Ninth, I Will and bequeath to my son, Daniel P. Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death.
Tenth, I Will and bequeath to my son, Fredrick Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death.
Eleventh, I Will and bequeath to my daughter, Eve Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death.
Twelfth, I Will and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Jane Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death.
Thirteenth, I Will and bequeath to my daughter, Malinda Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death.
Fourteenth, I Will and bequeath to my son, John K. Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death.
Fifteenth, I Will and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Caroline Ricker and equal part of all my proceeds after my death, except thirty dollar note I hold on her signed by Emanuel Waddle the note not drawing any interest- - -
I Will that after the death of my beloved Wife Delila Ricker that all of my property both Real and personal shall be sold to the highest bidder by my executor an a credit of Twelve months and the proceeds there of be divided as above named.
Lastly, I do appoint William R. Gibbs as my Eecutor in Witness whereof I do to this my last Will set my hand and seal
This the 10th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.
John Ricker {seal}
Signed sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names here unto the presence of the testator
This the 11th day of February A.D. 1877.
............................E.M.
..................His......X....Mark
...........................Nolin

...................Anderson
................His......X.....Mark
.....................Taylor

The appointed Excutors that I have nominated to excute this my last will and testament is W.R.Gibbs and I hereby exonorate him and give him authority to see all my personal property and divide the proceeds as above stated in the will. Not to give bond to Court for any of my personal property which he will find to sell and no inventory to return to Court. I empower said W.R.Gibbs to sell as tho I was would do so myself.
Signed in the presence of W.R. Gibbs and E.M. Nolen {over}
On the 6th day of March 1885
ATTEST: ..JOHN.............DELILA
...............His X Mark...Her X Mark
................RICKER,..........RICKER

Test
W.R. Gibbs
E.M. Nolen

(This was transcribed and typed by:  Thelma Waddell Wisecarver on April 17, 2002)

GREENE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
WILLS 1783-1890
PAGE 141

JOHN RICKER- TO WIFE, DELILA - ALL PROPERTY HER WIDOWHOOD.
CHILDREN: MARGARET RICKER, NANCY ANN RICKER - NOTE ON HER HUSBAND WILLIAM CUTSHALL, MARTHA RICKER, ELIJAH RICKER, DAVID S. RICKER, SUSANNAH RICKER, *DANIEL P.[PETER ?] RICKER, FREDRICK RICKER, EVE RICKER, MARY JANE RICKER, MALINDA RICKER, JOHN K.RICKER,J r., *SARAH CAROLINE RICKER-OWES THIRTY DOLLARS NOTE SIGNED BY EMANUEL WADDLE.
PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AND ALL CHILDREN TO RECIEVE EQUAL PARTS AT DELILA'S DEATH.

EXECUTOR: WILLIAM R. GIBBS, HE IS NOT TO GIVE BOND.
DATED FEB 10, 1887
ATTEST: ..JOHN.............DELILA
..............His X Mark...Her X Mark
................RICKER,.........RICKER
SIGNED: JOHN RICKER
This Will was taken from: Goldene Fillers Burgner's "Greene County, Tennessee Wills, 1783-1890", pg. # 141, ISBN 0-89308-203-1, Library of Congress Card Catalog Number: 81-50447


John Ricker died 5/29/1885 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN. Mary Delilah Ricker died 4/30/1891 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN. They are both buried at Solomon Lutheran Church (aka Cove Creek Cemetery), 670 Cove Creek Road, Greeneville, Greene County, TN.

Findagrave.com
Mary Delila Lyles Ricker
Birth: 1806
Death: 1891
Family links: Spouse: John K Ricker (1799 - 1885)
Children:
Nancy Ann Ricker Cutshall (1824 - 1895)
Elijah John Ricker (1829 - 1876)
Malinda Ricker Jennings (1840 - 1911)
Burial: Solomon Lutheran Church Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Plot: (-) LL-3
Maintained by: Michael Stills
Originally Created by: Cindy McClain
Record added: Feb 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33847298

John K. Ricker
Birth: Jun. 7, 1799, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Death: May 29, 1885, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Other Children: John K Ricker Jr.
Family links:
Parents:
Peter Ricker (1721 - 1814)
Spouse: Mary Delilah Lyle(S) Ricker (1806 - 1891)
Children:
Nancy Ann Ricker Cutshall (1824 - 1895)
Elijah John Ricker (1829 - 1876)
Malinda Ricker Jennings (1840 - 1911)
Burial: Solomon Lutheran Church Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Plot: LL-2
Created by: Michael Stills
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38635803


Other Sources: Cove Creek Cemetery of Solomon Lutheran Church at 670 Cove Creek Rd Greeneville TN, and an Internet network of Ricker researchers including Thelma Waddell Wisecarver in whom I have been in contact with.

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