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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Picking Corn In Illinois

Our niece, Jenny, and her family are moving to California. Her husband is in the Air Force and Kyle has been stationed to Travis Air Force Base. His family lives in Illinois where he has been stationed as a recruiter so the last 4 years they have been able to enjoy his large family. Just before they left to move to California this week, Grandpa Matt took Jenny's 2 boys and another grandson to pick corn. There is literally nothing in the area but corn fields and wind mills! So I definitely wanted to scrapbook this event. Here is what I did!




Peter and Margaret "Peggy" Ricker

Let me start out by saying that I've done all my research on this family online. I don't live in Tennessee so I haven't been able to do any onsite research YET. I found very confusing information online. I have taken down all the information I could and will share it here but I need help in making this correct and with any sources that you can offer me. I am completely aware that some of this may be incorrect, I just don't know what. If you have any further information with a reliable source, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!



Peter Ricker (aka Peter Von Ricker) was born 4/1/1721 in Oberbrechen, Limburg-Welburg, Hesse, Germany to Johann Adam Ricker (1679-1752) and Anna Maria Statt (1682-1733). I have also seen a date of birth for Peter of about 1735. ?

Findagrave.com
Peter Ricker
Birth: Apr. 1, 1721, Germany
Death: Jan. 24, 1814, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
May have served in the Revolutionary War.
Apparently there is no grave marker.
A founder of Solomon Lutheran Church
Family links:
Children:
John K Ricker (1799 - 1885)
Burial: Solomon Lutheran Church Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Created by: Michael Stills
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55416716

Brechen is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany. Very early in Brechen’s history, there was a Roman military camp in what is now the municipal area, at a site now known as Alteburg (“High Castle”), lying on the Emsbach. In a donation document from the Lorsch Abbey dated 12 August 772, Niederbrechen and Oberbrechen had their first documentary mention under the name Brachina (“at the mountain slope”). In the time that followed, ownership of the two places passed to St. Maximin's Abbey at Trier. Over many centuries, ownership shifted back and forth between the Electorate of Trier and the Counts of Molsberg. The communities had importance as they lay on the long-distance trade road between Cologne and Frankfurt. The Berger Kirche (church) standing in the municipal area has existed since Carolingian times. In 1802, the municipal area became part of the Principality of Nassau-Weilburg, which itself passed to Prussia in 1866. As of that year, the three centres that now make up Brechen belonged to the district of Limburg; since 1974 they have belonged to the district of Limburg-Weilburg in Hesse. (Wikipedia)













Peter Ricker married Margaret Unknown.

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Peter Ricker
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ge
Birth Year: 1721
Spouse Name: Margaret Ricker
Marriage State: PA
Number Pages: 1

Tax Lists: 1772 Penn Twp, Northampton (now Carbon) Co, PA, Peter Rickel

Greene County TN DEED BOOK records that Peter Ricker purchased 150 acres of land on the south side of Nolechuckey River on 10/19/1775 from Thomas Gabel for 60 pounds.

The Deed Book from Greene County, states that Thomas Gabel sold to Peter Ricker, 150 acres on the south side of the Nolichuckey River on October 19,1795 (at Flag Branch) for 60 pounds. Property: "Greene Co., TN Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1783-1795", by Burgner, pg 421, " A deed of conveyance from Thomas Gable to Peter Ricker dated October 19, 1795 for 150 acres of land. 11S paid"


Military:
History of the Lutheran Church In VIRGINIA and EAST TENNESSEE" by C. W. Cassell et al 1930. Shenandoah Publishing House Inc., Strausburg, VA

"Peter Ricker served as a private in the Revolutionary War 1780-83. He was in Captain Frederick Sechler's Co., 6th Battalion, Northampton County, PA Militia."


From the Pennsylvania Archives series:

Vol. 5, page 266 - County of Berks, Reading Dec. 15,1777: I promise to pay unto Peter Ricker two months after date Thirty eight pounds, fifteen shillings in behalf of the state for him serving two months from the date here of as a substitute in Captain Ritter's Company ... Witness my hand .. Jacob Morgan LBC ... Witness: Jacob Weaver April 8, 1778 Paid.

Vol. 5, Pages 271,274 ... , County of Berks ... Payroll of Captain David Reiff's Company of the 7th and 8th classes of Berk's County, militia. Colonel Jacob Weaver ... Feb. 6, 1778 ... Peter Ricker, Drum Major, Dec. 8, 1777 .. 2 months ... Three pounds, two shillings. Peter Ricker - Feb. 6, 1778 ... pay due: six shillings.

Vol. 8, pages 463, 487 ... muster roll of Captain Frederick Sechlers Company of the sixth class in the sixth battalion of the Northhampton County Militia ... Peter Ricker ... 20 Nov. 1780, discharged Jan. 4, 1781, 1 month.

Vol. 8, page 578, 580 ... Captain Phillip Shawders Company. Penn Rangers raised and stationed in the County of Northhampton from 10 Feb. 1781 to 1 Jan. 1782 ... Peter Ricker .. 11 months, 3 days; On the rolls on 10 Feb. 1781 Peter Ricker. (18 Aug 1781 is the date of a military card that shows that a substitute, Wm Wall served in his place.)


Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987
Name: Peter Ricker
Acreage: 200
Warrant Location: Soldier Entitled to Donation Land


Peter Ricker lived in Northampton County, PA before moving to Northumberland (a part that was formerly Luzerne County), Pennsylvania. He may have moved to an area around Raleigh, Wake County, NC before moving to Greene County, TN.


1790 U.S. Census of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page:  52; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 0568148, "Peter Reiper"  (sic)
Name: Peter Reipir
[Peter Ruper]
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 5
Number of Household Members: 9


I did not find him in the 1800 or 1810 US Censuses.


"Lutherans in Greene Co: A Bicentennial History", by Harvey Huntley, Jr., at Greeneville library, page 6, " The first elders of the church (Solomon Lutheran) were Frederick Godshall and Peter Richter". In 1797, Peter Ricker [Richter] was an Elder in The Solomon Lutheran Church (Cove Creek Church) 10 miles from Greeneville, Tennessee. The pastor was Rev. Charles Z.T. Schmidt. Fredrick Gotshaw was also an Elder.


1798 Capt. Reese Gullock's Company, Greene County, TN, 100 acres, 25 squirrel scalps
1800 Capt. Reese Gullock's Company, Greene County, TN, 100 acres


Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895
Pg 99, List of Free Taxable Inhabitants
Name: Peter RickerYear: 1805Residence: Greene, Tennessee

Tennessee Census, 1810-91
Name: Peter Ricker
State: TN
County: Greene County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1805
Record Type: Tax list

Database: TN Early Census Index


1809, Capt Wilson's District, Flag Branch, Greene County, TN, 150 acres


"Ansearchin'" News, Vol. 11, No. 3 (July, 1964), pp. 123-124
Petitioners of Greene County, Tennessee, Asking for Reduction in Taxes, Etc., 1809

To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee now sitting in Knoxville. We your humble Petitioners, Citizens of Green County of State afores'd with the Prefference [sic] of Prospect beg leave to submit &lay before your Honourable body the Supreme power of this state, The [sic] grievances which we labour under, and hope that you in your wisdom will take the several complaints under your wise consideration and supply each of them as you in your wisdom may deem right. We your Memoralists finding it Extreamly [sic] difficult from the present Embarrassment abroad, to procure money for a support of meeting the public demand:
We hope that you in your wisdom will point out a way by which our Taxes may be reduced:
Your Petitioners are astonished when taking a view of the Acts passed since the year 1804: Raising of salaries session after session till at length some of our officers of Government has [sic] double the salary they had when we first became a state: and --- what alarms your petitioners more, is we believe that in the period of time our number of Taxable Inhabitants of the state are double the number than what they were when we first became a State, and we are of the opinion that it would be right for you in your wisdom to repeal every Act passed since the year 1804, giving larger salaries to the officers of Government of every description: On the whole there are many of your petitioners that are scarcely able to procure the common necessaries of life, although called upon --- yearly:

Your Memoralists further State that after t.urning(?) to the state land law and perusing it, we are of the opinion from the Expenses incur'd, & the dreadful effects it may produce in future upon those who have been Innocent purchasers from the state of North Carolina, when their Grants are found without vallid [sic] warrants annexed to them:

We learn from the 37th section of sd law a preference of two years is given to all who have purchased such grants to procure a vallid [sic] warrant to secure their land perhaps a 2d & 3d times, but when we read in the latter part of sd section we come to a proviso as follows - viz) provided nothing therein shall be so construed as to prohibit any person having a good & vallid [sic] warrant from laying it on the land, where we your petitioners are living on, and have paid the State of North Carolina for it long since:

And since have been your obedient subjects paying towards the support of Government yearly:
And we your petitioners discover that the day of preference is Elapsed on the 3d day of December next:

Is it possible that we should become a prey to the desperate speculator Turned out of doors to rove at large: or spend all we have, at a Suit of law trying Cavate, when in fact according to the land law we have no right at all, or at least many of us expect we must purchase more warrants at six times the value of them:

And many of your Men now are of the opinion that we have great reason to believe/when taking into view the Act of Congress granting unto the state of Tennessee power to make Titles on all Bonafide Claims/Congress has a reference precisely to the Session Act & Refers to it alone as a guide, but what has been the decision in Judging Claims, why truly we learn the claims which were long since declared Invallid [sic] by the Session Act are now judged to be good in the hands of the money'd men & speculators. Is is [sic] possible that we are to have no End to this dark & unknown measure. We therefore, hope that in as much as Congress in her Act in the 3d section has promised to purchase land West & South of sd line to satisfy good & Bonafide Claims that you in your wisdom would pass a law to compel all warrants to be laid in a given time within the present limits: so as to have an end to sacrafising our best Interests, and by an Act of yours make good all grants obtained from the State of North Carolina where a consideration has been paid & now in the hands of Innocent purchasers: And your petitioners further pray the replevening law to be continued as you in your wisdom may deem right, and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

(signed by many men, including Peter Ricker)

H. Rep. Oct. 20th 1809
Read & Repd
as above
A. W. Nelson, Clk



1810, Capt Thomas Wilson's District, Greene County, TN, 150 acres

1811 was a Juror in Greene County, TN

Tennessee Census, 1810-91
Name: Peter Ricker
State: TN
County: Greene County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1812
Record Type: Tax list
Database: TN Early Census Index


"Greene Co Deeds Book 2", page 309
"April 16, 1813, one part, and George Ricker other part, both of Greene Co, TN, $100 pd, tr on S side of Chuckey River on Flag branch, a part of Peter's old survey. Wit: Gilbert Woosley, Emanuel Parman, Philip Smathers


Last Will and Testament of Peter Ricker
24 January 1814
State of Tennessee
County of Greene

In the name of God ---
I Peter Ricker of Greene County, Tennessee being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and of disposing memory. (For which I thank God), and calling to mind and the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly substances as it hath pleased God to bless me with. I give and bequeath the same in manner following:

First after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my wife Peggy Ricker the whole of my real and personal Estate during her widowhood out of which Estate I allow her to give unto my son John, who is now a minor a horse such as the other sons have had and by him to be enjoyed for his property at the age of twenty-one: and after his discease the whole both personal and real Estate to be sold at public sale and the money arising from to be equally divided among my children to enjoy the same forever. Their names are as follows (to wit) Eve Smithers, Peggy Everitt, Jacob Ricker, George Ricker, Polly Fann, Frederick Ricker, Rachel Willit, Martin Ricker, William Ricker, John Ricker, Huldah Ricker.

2ly and justly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend George Mills executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other of formal Wills or Testaments by me here to fore made.

In Witness whence of I have hence to set my hand and seal this ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Signed and sealed in the presence of us:
Peter Ricker
John ____German
John Cook, Sr.
Solomon Wilhoite

A TOTAL; OF 36 NOTES DUE, THE LARGEST AMOUNT $40.06, THE SMALLEST .56. THIS IS IN INVENTORY BOOK (1828-1830) (1810-1817) (1830-1843) PAGES 161-162. THIS BOOK IS NOT INDEXED. THE WILL IS INDEXED IN THE OLDEST WILL BOOK AT THE COURTHOUSE.

He and his wife are buried in unmarked graves in Solomon Lutheran Church & Cemetery, 670 Cove Creek Rd, Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States (36.041083 , -82.867491, Latitude: 36° 2' 27.90" N , Longitude: 82° 52' 2.97" W) Cemetery is located 9 miles South of Greeneville, on side road connecting with Old State Road 70. This road is known locally as the Cove Creek Church Road. Cemetery is on the property of the Lutheran Church at that point. This is also known as Solomon Lutheran Church.


Peter and Margaret Ricker had 11 children. Please remember that I may or may not have these right. There are too many Eve Rickers, Mary "Polly" Rickers, etc. and it gets confusing as to who is who. If you have any corrections or more sources, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com

1) Eva Sue Ricker (aka Eve Ricker) (DOB About 1776 in PA; DOD 1830-1833 in Greene County, TN) married Philip Smethers (aka Philip Smithers, Philip Smothers, Philip Smathers) (DOB 2/5/1772 in Albany, Berks County, PA). They had 11 children: Margaret Smethers (married John Cutshall), Catherine Smethers (married John Miller), George Smethers (married Mary Ann Crum), John Smethers (married Serapta Egusta), Peter Smethers (married Eve Ricker daughter of Jacob and Catherine Mysinger Ricker), Philip Smethers Jr. (married Mary Magdalene "Polly" Ricker ?), Eve Smethers (married John Baker), Elizabeth Smethers (married Washington Kinnamon), Daniel Smethers, Henry Smethers (married Susannah Kinnamon), Susannah Smethers.

2) Margaret "Peggy" Ricker (DOB About 1773-1775 in PA or TN?; DOD After 1860 in Greene County, TN) married Philip Everett (DOB About 1770 in ? ; DOD 1841-1850 in Greene County, TN). They had one child, Catherine "Katie" Everett who married James Cornwell.

3) Jacob Ricker (DOB About 1780 in PA; DOD 1830-1850 in Greene County, TN) married Catherine Mysinger (DOB About 1788 in VA; DOD After 1850 in Greene County, TN). They had Eve Ricker who married Peter Smethers (Smithers/Smethers/Smathers/Smothers), son of Philip Smethers (Smithers/Smethers/Smathers/Smothers) and Eva Sue Ricker. They also had Mary "Polly" Ricker who married Philip Smethers (Smithers/Smethers/Smathers/Smothers), Jr., son of Philip Smethers and Eva Sue Ricker.  Their 3rd child was a son named Peter Ricker who married Elizabeth Smethers (Smithers/Smethers/Smathers/Smothers) daughter of Philip Smethers and Eva Sue Ricker. Three siblings married 3 siblings who were their first cousins.

4) George Ricker (DOB About 1782 in Greene County, TN; DOD After 1852 in Greene County, TN) married Sarah Ricker (DOB About 1810 in Greene County, TN; DOD ? in ? ). Children ?

5) Rachel Ricker (DOB 1785-1787 in Camp Creek, Greene County, TN?; DOD After 1840 in ? ) married Joshua Willett (DOB About 1785 in ? ; DOD After 1840 in ? ). Children ?

6) James Frederick Ricker (DOB About 1785 in  Greene County, TN; DOD About 1855 in Greene County, TN) married 1st Elizabeth Hawk (aka Elizabeth Hauk) (DOB About 1785 in Greene County, TN; DOD About 1835 in Camp Creek, Greene County, TN) and 2nd Sarah "Sally" Hays (DOB About 1812 in TN; DOD ? in ? ). He and his brother, William, fought in the War of 1812. William was killed. James Frederick Ricker and Elizabeth Hawk had John Ricker (married Elizabeth Barnhardt), Jacob Ricker (married Elizabeth "Betty" Harmon Cutshall), William Ricker (married Ephe Fann, daughter of Solomon Fann and Mary Magdalene "Polly" Ricker), Samuel Luther Ricker (married Catherine Cutshall), George Ricker, Christopher Ricker (married Sarah "Sally" Bowman), Daniel Ricker (married Elizabeth "Eliza" L. Keller), Elizabeth Ricker (married Sparling Bowman III).

7) Martin Ricker, Sr. (DOB 1780-1800 in Greene County, TN; DOD After 1860 in ? ) married 1st Phoebe Fann (DOB 1796-1800 in TN; DOD After 1860 in ? ). They had 8 children: Jacob Ricker, George Ricker, Martin Ricker Jr., Mary Ann Ricker, William R. Ricker (married Adaline Walker), Catherine Phoebe Ricker (married Isaac Best), John Ricker, Eliza Ricker (married Henry Shaw).

8) Mary Magdalene Ricker (aka Polly Ricker) (DOB About 1790 in Greene County, TN; DOD 2/15/1895 in Eureka, Greenwood County, KS) married Solomon Fann, Sr. (DOB 10/4/1772 in Hampshire County, VA; DOD After 3/1852 in ? ) on 4/21/1814 in Greene County, TN. They had 9 children: Fredreick Ricker (married Catherine Ricker), Alfred or Albert Fann married Sarah Willett, Ephe Fann (aka Eve Fann) married William Ricker, Rebecca Fann married William Shannon, Solomon Fann Jr married Margaret Ricker (daughter of John K. Ricker and Mary Delila Lyles) and Nancy M. Bird, Adam Fann married Mary A. Henson, John Fann married Margaret Cynthia Mariah Dodson, Elijah A. Fann married Charlotte Unknown, George Fann.

9) John K. Ricker (DOB 6/7/1799 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN; DOD 5/29/1885 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN) married Mary Delila Lyle(s) (DOB 2/16/1806 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN; DOD 4/30/1891 in Limestone Springs, Greene County, TN) on 1/15/1821 in Greene County, TN. They had 13 children: Nancy Ann Ricker married William B. Cutshall, Margaret Ricker married Solomon Fann, Martha Ricker married Jacob Cutshall, David Sidney Ricker married Almira Cross, Elijah John Ricker married Catherine Elizabeth Lamb, Frederick K. Ricker married Nancy Jane Taylor, Susannah A. Ricker married Edward M. Nolen, Daniel Peter Ricker married 1st Mary Elizabeth Taylor and 2nd Martha Emmeline Haire, Eve Ricker married James Dorsey Carlisle, Mary Jane Ricker married John Oliver Lamb, Malinda Ricker married Stephen C. Jennings, John K. Ricker Jr. married Louisa Jane Humphreys, Sarah Caroline Ricker married Emanuel King. John K. Ricker is my direct ancestor through Susannah A. Ricker.

10) Huldah Ricker (DOB 1803-1807 in Greene County, TN; DOD 1850-1858 in Greene County, TN) married Michael Crum (DOB About 1797 in Greene County, TN; DOD 12/9/1872 in ? ). They had Amilda "Milda" Malinda Crum (married Wesley Lamon), Rachel Eliza Crum (married James Jones), Andrew "Andy" Crum (married Rachel Johnson), John Crum (married Margaret Willett), Elizabeth Emeline Crum, William Crum, (married Mary Winkle), Emanuel Crum (married Mary E. Bird).

11) William Ricker (DOB About 1803 in Greene County, TN; DOD 2/18/1815 in New Orleans, LA during the War of 1812.


When you look at the dates of birth for Peter and Margaret Ricker's children, he started having children at a very late age and fought in the Revolutionary War at about 60 yrs old? I can't help but wonder if I have the incorrect date of birth for him or if there wasn't another generation that's missing. Maybe a Peter Sr. and a Peter Jr.? If you have any corrections, further information or additional sources, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

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.

If you have any corrections, comments or additional information, please contact me at Mom25Dogs@gmail.com .

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Making A Pantry

Our one story brick ranch has all the room and storage we need! It was a well planned house. From the kitchen, you go through a hallway into the laundry room and on into an office area with a full bathroom off the office area (bathroom is the green room at the end of the hallway). The office area had the door to the old garage. But since we had the full bathroom on that end of the house, we decided to enclose the garage to make an inlaw suite. We used the old shop off the garage for a bedroom. We put a full kitchen and living area with closets and storage area in, what used to be, the garage. This first photo shows you the hallway that leads to all that.

This hallway has builtin pantry cabinets and a large walk in utility closet (where I keep all my cleaning supplies and vacuum).

I decided that this hallway could be more of a full pantry with a little work. I could actually empty some kitchen cabinets. The first thing we did was to remove the door because that wall space could be used. (We have stored the door in case we need it in the future when someone in the family would need the suite like our parents. Then you would want the door for privacy.)

Next I bought some coated wire shelves from Lowes. These are just big enough to hold pint sized Mason jars. I decided that could be our spice rack. My husband put a sheet of luan over the sheetrock to give us something to screw to. I painted it glossy white to match the hallway. Then he put up the wire shelves while I transferred my spices into different sized Mason jars.


My Dad had made this apron hook from a tree branch for me. Stan put that up too.

Next I wanted to put some wood strips on the wall and add hooks to hang my cast iron skillets on. Stan and Dad put up some wooden molding and hooks. I painted them white.






You can also see that I had them add some wooden shelves over the doors. Most are glossy white but one I painted pale yellow. All of these shelves I bought at yard sales for next to nothing. The pretty yellow one was only 75 cents! They were dirty but I cleaned them up and painted the ones I needed to. I hung my rolling pins too. Coat hooks are perfect for that. My vintage celluloid rolling pin is not used but I love it's pretty yellow color. The Tang containers are unusual being white glass instead of clear glass. They also have embossed flowers. I wouldn't mind having a bunch of them so I'll be on the look out for them. I got both of them at a yard sale for $1.00. I added the sunflowers on top.



My wooden rolling pin is a small one, handmade, that I paid $1.00 for at a yard sale. It's just right for making 4-5 biscuits or small batches of cookies or dumplings.





I found these wire boxes at a thrift store last week. Perfect for holding our favorite instant teas from Walmart. I tacked up a couple of small nails and there they hang.


Now I have my pantry all done. It has emptied drawers and a cabinet in my kitchen so I'm very pleased. Thanks to Dad and Stan and some bargain shopping by me. The only thing I paid full price for were the wire shelves.

I've Done A Lot of Digital Scrapbooking Lately!

I didn't realize I had done so many digital scrapbook pages since the last time I posted. Here are my pages:

My Mother with her great granddaughter, Brooke.



Our grandniece, Brooke, dressed in a pink and purple tutu but playing with a purple muscle car!



Some of my favorite photos of Brooke.





Jenny told us this funny story and I just had to scrap it. Don't you know God loves this child and had a chuckle!





Elaine and I married brothers. Jenny and Luke are their children and our niece and nephew. Their children are like our grandchildren. Elaine and Ronnie's grandchildren call them Grommie and Pickles. So here is Grommie and Pickles loving on little Ryan, Jenny's 2nd child.



Luke and Hannah's daughter, Savannah, in her first pigtail.



Luke is so good to play with the kids. Here he let Savannah play "dress up" with him. I told him he reminded me of Jethro/Jethrene off the Beverly Hillbillies.



Luke and Hannah's son, Will, at his first birthday party.



Will seemed to have a growth spurt overnight!



Jenny's husband, Kyle, is in the Air Force and they are moving from East to West to California this week. This was Kyle's office (he has been a recruiter in the last 4 yrs) when he began in 2010. The last photo shows his office as he cleared out last week. Boy, 4 yrs goes by fast! We hate to see them go to California, so far away from us. But they are also excited to see what's coming up next in their lives.


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