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John Ritchie
and Sylvania Sizemore

John "Blinky John" Ritchie b 27 Nov 1818 Clay Co KY d 1875 Fisty, Knott Co KY; buried Ritchie Cemetery, Fisty, Knott Co KY; s/o Alexander Crockett Ritchie and Susan Elizabeth Grigsby. John Ritchie m. abt 1827 Perry Co KY to Sylvania Sizemore b abt 1816 Clay Co KY d 1901 Fisty, Knott Co KY; buried Ritchie Cemetery, Fisty, Knott Co KY; d/o Edward Sizemore and Lucinda Louann Bolen. Children of John Ritchie and Sylvania Sizemore;

1. Frances Frankey Ritchie b 1830 Perry Co KY d 4 Dec 1903 Perry Co KY; m. 1848 to John Thomas Williams b 1830 KY d 1908; s/o John Thomas Williams and Rebecca Combs. Children of John Thomas Williams and Frances Frankey Ritchie; i. Louisa Williams b abt 1854 KY; m. Austin C Godsey b 1848 KY; s/o Robert H Godsey and Cynthia Combs ii. Jeremiah Williams b 1858; m. Hattie McDaniel b 1860; d/o Thomas McDaniel and Martha Campbell iii. Jason Williams b 22 Dec 1862 Perry Co KY iv. Green B Williams b 1865 KY d abt 1963;; m. 4 Dec 1889 to Annie Combs b 1864 KY

2. Rhoda Ritchie b abt 31 Dec 1831 Perry co KY d 1931; m. 25 Feb 1860 to Francis Combs b 29 Apr 1832 KY d 6 Feb 1918 KY; s/o George Combs and Nancy Julia Smith. Francis Combs m. 1850 to Lourania E Holiday b 1835 d 1854; d/o John Holliday and Alice Justice. Children of Francis Combs and Rhoda Ritchie; i. Anna Combs b 10 Oct 1862 Magoffin Co KY ii. Amby Combs b abt 1864 iii. George Combs b 1865 iv. Andrew Combs b 1867 Breathitt Co KY v. Sally Combs b 1868 vi. Keziah Combs b 1871 vii. Isabell Combs b 1874 viii. Nancy Combs b 1876 ix. Mary Angeline Combs b 1881

3. Justice Austin Ritchie b 3 Dec 1833 Perry Co KY d 31 Dec 1899; buried Webb Cemetery, Hazard, Perry Co KY; m. abt 1866 to Rachel Catherine Everidge b 20 Nov 1843 Knott Knott Co KY d 18 Nov 1939 Clear Creek, Perry Co KY; buried Ritchie Cemetery, Fisty, Knott Co KY; d/o Solomon Everidge and Elizabeth Turner.

4. Lavina Ritchie b abt 1835 Perry Co KY d 1881; m. 16 Aug 1856 Perry Co KY to Franklin Combs b 1833 Perry Co KY d 1881; s/o William E Combs and Elizabeth Stapleton.


More about John Ritchie: Found on 1850 Perry Co., Ky census age 35. Listed on 1870 Perry Co, KY census. Military Service, Pvt. Co I, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA, Discharged Oct 19, 1862. 1850 census Perry Co., Kentucky states that John was 35 yrs old, making his birth year 1815. He was a farmer, land value $600.00. Sylvania was age 34. The children born to him were as follows: Justin age 17, Vina age 15, Rhoda age 12, Ann age 9, Nicholas age 7, Elizabeth age 5, Alexander age 1. Frances must have already left home because she is not listed on the census. The census also states that John and his wife could not read or write.


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