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Ancestors of Arlie Lott

      170. Ebenezer Stearns, Sr., born 1693 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA; died 1759 in Belcherton, Hampdhire Co., Mass.. He was the son of 340. Shubael Stearns, Sr. and 341. Mary Upton. He married 171. Martha Burnap October 29, 1717 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Mass..

      171. Martha Burnap, born April 03, 1697 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Mass.; died 1757 in Belcherton, Hampdhire Co., Mass.. She was the daughter of 342. Thomas Burnap, Jr. and 343. Sarah Walton.
Child of Ebenezer Stearns and Martha Burnap is:
  85 i.   Sarah Stearns, born May 11, 1732 in Sutton, Worchester, Mass.; died December 18, 1803 in Jefferson Co., GA; married Micajah Paulk, Sr. 1757 in Orangeburg Co., SC.

      172. George Young, born 1730 in Georgia. He was the son of 344. Issac Young, Sr. and 345. Mary/Sarah Munch.
Children of George Young are:
  86 i.   Jacob Young, Sr., born Abt. 1749 in South Carolina; died December 31, 1835 in Jefferson Co., GA; married Elizabeth.
  ii.   Thomas Young, born Abt. 1753.

      184. Timothy Ricketson, Sr., born February 18, 1710/11 in MA.; died 1786 in Richmond Co., GA. He was the son of 368. Jonathan Ricketson, Sr. and 369. Abigail Howland. He married 185. Bathsheba Wilbur February 03, 1730/31 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA..

      185. Bathsheba Wilbur, born Abt. 1710 in MA.. She was the daughter of 370. Benjamin Wilbur and 371. Elizabeth Head.

Notes for Timothy Ricketson, Sr.:
Timothy Ricketson, Sr., was a yeoman [laborer] and a Merchant, as identified by him in deeds signed by him. Somewhere around 1747, Timothy moved to Dutchess Co., New York. In 1754 lands in Dutchess County, NY were seized to satisfy a debt. Afterwards, it is believed that Timothy went to an area around New Bern, North Carolina, where some of his children had already moved. He later settled at this final destination, Richmond County, Georgia, near what is now Augusta, Georgia.

On Feb. 15, 1785, Timothy Ricketson, Jr., was granted 287 1/2 acres of land in Washington County on Bounty and in Feb. 1785, he was granted 300 acres in Richmond County; on Feb. 21, 1785 he was granted 50 acres more and again on August 02, 1786 he was granted an additional 200 acres, all in Richmond County. We believe that some of this land may have been granted to Timothy Ricketson, Sr. and some to Timothy Ricketson, Jr., possibly as reward for their services in the Revolutionary War. Further research is necessary to clarify this granting of land, whether it be to Timothy Sr., or Timothy Jr..

At least two Timothy Ricketson Sr. sons. Timothy Jr., & Jordan, served in the Revolutionary War. Jordan Ricketson was killed by hanging during the Revolutionary War on Sept. 18, 1780 after he was captured in a battle at Augusta, Georgia.

A historical researcher from Augusta, Georgia, reports that he believes that Timothy Sr., may have founded a town just west of Augusta called "Bedford". He advises that Bedford was on a 20 acre parcel of a 100 acre property sold from Alexander Hosaick to Timothy Ricketson in 1772, and that the earliest reference to the town or village was 1773. This town was located across Washington Road from the present Augusta National Golf Club, and partly on the golf club property. He also advises that other Ricketson family members are mentioned a great deal in deed records of the village.

Other descriptions of property in the Augusta, Georgia area provided by other researchers include the following: Richmond County Georgia Deed Book, A-2, pg. 231. Timothy Ricketson Jr., pg 1225 -- 04 Dec. 1785. To Ignatius Few 30 acres on Little River on road leading from Augusta to Brownsburg, bounded by lands of Humphrey Wells and Timothy Ricketson Sr., -- original granted to Timothy Ricketson Jr., 02 Feb. 1785. Test: Wm. Candler, Burwell Brown. Page 231 Timothy Ricketson Sr., -- pg. 149 -- 17 Dec 1785, To Ignatius Few various lots in the town of Bedford, Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, on the road from Augusta to Wrightsborough, being land whereon Wm. Brown now lives, part of a tract original granted to said Timothy Ricketson Sr., in 1772, "6 ft. reserved for the use of Wm. Brown for a grave of one of his children which is interred there". Test: W. Brown, Joseph Smith, Daniel McCarta [Note: this land is in Columbia County after 1790].

In her genealogy of the Ricketson family, Grace Edes quotes the will that Timothy Ricketson Sr., made on 02 March 1786 and which was probated in the same year.

Children of Timothy Ricketson and Bathsheba Wilbur are:
  i.   Abednego Ricketson, born September 23, 1733 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA; died December 22, 1797; married Phebe Tucker in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA; born November 08, 1738 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA; died July 31, 1795.
  Notes for Abednego Ricketson:
Abednego was the oldest child of Timothy Ricketson Sr.. Abednego appears to have probably moved to Dutchess County, NY, as did his parents & his other siblings, then south to North Carolina and South Carolina, then moved to Nova Scotia prior to 1770.
The summary written by Grace W. Edes, author of William Ricketson & His Descendants provides valuable historical information on Abednego and his migration to Nova Scotia, as follows" "Abednego & his wife were second cousins. Their grandfathers were brothers. They lived in the Dartsmouth, MA., area until about 1762 as their three oldest children were born in Dartsmouth. John James Marshall, great-grandson of Abednego, wrote in his family Bible for his daughter the family history as follows: "Your grandmother, Nancy [Ricketson] Marshall, emigrated from South Carolina state. Were Quakers. Came down from Nova Scotia, three brothers settled in Granville. Left Timothy, the other two, they built a brig [named Barsheba] and went home in her and left one brother and said they would not stay where the frosts cleared the land. They came down with plenty of money, and your grandmother's name was Phebe Tucker from South Carolina."
The three brothers were undoubtedly Abednego, Marmaduke, & Timothy, as Marmaduke's descendants in the south believe him to have visited Nova Scotia. So far as we can gather, the story of Abednego Ricketson is this: After 1762, he went to New Bern, NC, where his brother, Gordius & sister Mrs. Lipsey were living. Thence he moved to Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, but before 1770, for the census of that year mentions him as being there, with a family of eight persons, vic: himself, his wife & seven children. The French had been expelled from Arcdia & attempting offers were made to induce loyal English subjects to settled in the place; this may have been Abednego's reason for going there. Immediately after his arrival, he obtained a farm, midway between Bridgetown & the district called Bellside. The estate is still known as the "Ricketson Property", although it has long since passed out of the family.
Abednego was a Methodist minister, and appears to have possessed of some education, intelligence and enterprise. His descendants, especially numerous in the line of daughters, have always been respected members of the farming community. The Mrs. Lipsey referred to above would have been Abednego's sister, Bathsheba [Ricketson] Lipsey.

  ii.   Jordan Ricketson, born Abt. 1734; died September 18, 1780 in Augusta, GA.
  Notes for Jordan Ricketson:
Jordan Ricketson was killed by hanging during the Revolutionary War on Sept. 18, 1780 after he was captured in a battle at Augusta, Georgia.

Jordan Ricketson was killed during the Revolutionary War. The Historical Collections of Georgia by the Rev. George White describes the battle for control of Augusta, Georgia in September 1780. Jordan was among twelve wounded prisoners that were hung by the British soldiers on the staircase of the "White House" at Augusta, Georgia, about 17 October 1780. The "White House" was a stone trading post erected in the 1740's at a location where the confederate Powder Works later existed along the Augusta Canal from 1861 - 1865. This site is about 1 & 1/2 miles down from Washington Road into Augusta from the site of the old "Bedford" village which Timothy Ricketson Sr., is believed to have been instrumental in developing.

In Grace W. Edes genealogy of William Rickerson & His Descendants, she describes the death of Jordan as follows: "About eight o'clock on the morning of the 18th [Sept. 1780] the British Troops appeared on the opposite side of the river [at Augusta River]. The weakness occasioned by loss of men in the action and seige and by the desertion of those who preferred plunder to the honour and interest of their country, compelled the Americans to raise the seige and retreat about 10 o'clock, having sustained a loss of about 60, killed and wounded; among the former were Captain Charles Jourdaine & William Martin ____; such of the Americans as were badly wounded and not in a condition to be moved, were left on the town ______ [and] fell into the hands of the enemy and were disposed of under the sanguine order of Lord Cornallis, in the following manner: Henry Duke, John Burgamy, Scott Reeden, ___ Darling, Jordan Ricketson, & two youths, brothers of 17 & 15 years of age, name Glass, were all hanged." (Seige of Augusta, Georgia, by Huge McCall, published at Savannah, 1816, Vol. II; page 326-327.) In the will of Timothy Ricketson Sr., the father of Jordan Ricketson, Timothy Ricketson, at the time of his death, gave to Jordan Ricketson, his grandson who is believed to the be the son of Jordan Ricketson, all his land and stock, except that he reserved for the wife of Timothy Ricketson.

  More About Jordan Ricketson:
Cause of Death: Killed by hanging

  iii.   Marmaduke Ricketson, born Abt. 1734 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA; died Aft. 1786 in Nova Scotia.
  Notes for Marmaduke Ricketson:
Marmaduke is known to have lived in the area of Augusta, Georgia and was reported to have lived in Nova Scotia, where his son was born. He was granted Bounty Land in Franklin County Georgia and Richmond Co., Georgia during the period of 1785 - 1786.

Marmaduke was reported by Grace W. Edes, author of "William Ricketson & His descendants", provided the following history on Marmaduke:
"Marmaduke Ricketson may have been born before his parents left Dartsmouth, Mass.. He lived for a time at Augusta, Georgia, but between 1765 & 1770 accompanied his brothers to Nova Scotia, where his son was born. He and his wife separated and he returned to the South, and must have taken part in the Revolutionary Struggle, for on 03 Feb. 1785, he was granted 287 1/2 acres of land "On Bounty" in Franklin County for service, being certified by Colonel James McNeil, and on 29 Oct. 1789, he was further granted 17 acres of land in Richmond County, where he had previously purchased land, as the 17 acres were bounded by his own domain. In 1786, his father left him ten shillings in his will. The tradition that Marmaduke Ricketson was finally killed by the Indians in Nova Scotia is corroborated by his grandson, the late Nicodemus Boyd Ricketson of Belair, Richmond County: there he must have have back to Annapolis County, in middle life."

Another nephew of Marmaduke, Jordan Ricketson, son of Abednego, passed down information to his daughter that Marmaduke and his brother Gordius, were killed by Indian hirelings employed by the British against the Continental troops during the Revolutionary War. He said that one brother was killed in battle and the other was killed by a band who broke into his house and murdered him in his bed at night. The brother Gordius, is reported to have died in March 1774, therefore we assumed that Marmaduke was killed about the same time, however, this date conflicts with the dates land was granted to him in 1785 and 1789 as a Revolutionary Soldier, as well as having been given money by his father's will in 1786.

  iv.   Abigail Ricketson, born Bet. 1734 - 1760; married George Lathrop; born Bet. 1730 - 1760.
  Notes for George Lathrop:
The correct spelling of Lathrop could possibly be Laughtrip or Lowthrop. The family is believed to have been probably lived in the area of New Bern, North Carolina.

  v.   Miriam Ricketson, born Bet. 1734 - 1760; married Abijah Parker, Sr.; born March 11, 1726/27 in Groton, Massachusetts; died 1780.
  Notes for Miriam Ricketson:
Abijah Parker, husband of Miriam, came from Groton, Mass.. He and Miriam Ricketson Parker were among the early settlers of Granville, Nova Scotia and accumulated considerable property in the Belleisle and Wilmot District. The History of Annapolis County [Nova Scotia] affirms that Miriam was born a Johnson and was the widow of Timothy Ricketson, Jr.. Shadrack Ricketson's Genealogy proved this statement to be incorrect. However, the name of the mother of Timothy Ricketson, Jr.'s two oldest children has not been determined. Timothy Ricketson is reported as to have visited and possibly lived in Nova Scotia with his two brothers, Marmaduke and Grordus. It seems that their brother Abednego was already there. According to our genealogy, Miriam was the sister of Timothy Ricketson Jr..

  Notes for Abijah Parker, Sr.:
Abijah Parker, husband of Miriam, came from Groton, Mass.. He and Miriam Ricketson Parker were among the early settlers of Granville, Nova Scotia and accumulated considerable property in the Belleisle and Wilmot District.

  vi.   Gordius Ricketson, Sr., born September 01, 1735 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA; died March 1774; married (1) Hanna; born Abt. 1740; died July 17, 1772; married (2) Abigail; born Abt. 1740.
  Notes for Gordius Ricketson, Sr.:
Gordius lived in Craven Co., North Carolina as evidenced by deed and mortgages recorded in November 1771, and in March & May 1772. He was a farmer. Gordius and his brother, Marmaduke, are believed by the family descendants to have been killed by Indians hired by the British during the Revolutionary War. Where they were killed is not known, Gordius made his will 25 Nov. 1773 and it was approved 19 March 1774.

Grace W. Edes, author of "William Ricketson & His Descendants" describes Gordius' history as follows:
"Gordius Ricketson settled in Craven Co., North Carolina, where he became a planter. On 10 March 1772, Joseph Trow mortgages his property to Gordius Ricketson of Craven Co., NC., for being surety for him on bond to William Lipsey, 28 May 1772, an indenture was made between John Pearson of Craven County, Planter, on the one part and Gordius Ricketson, on the same, Planter, on the other part, in which said John Pearse for the sum of ten pounds. Proclamation money paid him by Gordius Ricketson, conveys to him a piece of land containing one hundred & fifty acres of land on the east side of Mill Creek, being part of the land granted to John Pearse by patent on the 22 Nov. 1771. This land is conveyed, enfeofed & confirmed, etc., to Gordius Ricketson, free of hindrance, molestation, etc.. His Majestry"s Quitrent of four shillings per hundred yearly accepted. Dr. Shadrack Ricketson affirms that Gordius Ricketson "died in the Revolutionary War in the South". As there were no hostile movements in the South before 1774, the year of his death, we think he may have been killed while visiting his brother, Abednego, in Nova Scotia. The tradition handed down by Jordan Ricketson, to his daughter was that Gordius, and also his brother, Marmaduke, was killed by Indians hirelings employed by the British against the Continental troops. He said that one brother was killed in battle, and the other by a hand who broke into his house and murdered him in his bed at night.

Gordius made his will 25 Nov. 1773; it is proved 19 March 1774. He mentions therein his son, Benjamin, his eldest son, Jesse, his daughter, Bathsheba, his son, Gordius and his wife Abigail, whom he appoints executor, with one Emanuel Simonds. In the Haight Family Tree, Gordius is called "Gordia" evidently under the impression that he was a woman, and he is said to have married a William Russell. Perhaps therefore his first wife may have been a Russell."

  More About Gordius Ricketson, Sr.:
Cause of Death: Killed in Battle during Revolutionary War

  vii.   Judith Ricketson, born April 26, 1737 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA.
  Notes for Judith Ricketson:
Nothing is known about Judith's life. The family tradition is that the father of her son, Abednego, was an officer of the British Army. Abednego lived in Peru County, New York, and it is believed that Judith probably lived in Dutchess County, New York, while her father was living there around 1754, which was about two years prior to the birth of her son Abednego.

  viii.   Bathsheba Ricketson, born October 27, 1739 in Dartsmouth, Bristol, MA; married Arthur Lipsey, Sr.; born Abt. 1735.
  Notes for Bathsheba Ricketson:
It is believed that the Lipsey family lived at New Bern,. North Carolina.

  Notes for Arthur Lipsey, Sr.:
It is believed that the Lipsey family lived at New Bern,. North Carolina.

  ix.   Huldah Ricketson, born August 14, 1742; died March 18, 1820; married Jonathan Wilbur October 29, 1761; born July 07, 1741; died 1826.
  Notes for Huldah Ricketson:
Huldah and Jonathan lived in Dartsmouth, Massachusetts, where their farm was on Nonquitt Road.

  Notes for Jonathan Wilbur:
Huldah and Jonathan Wilbur lived in Dartsmouth, Massachusetts, where their farm was on Nonquitt Road.

  92 x.   Timothy Ricketson, Jr., born Abt. 1745 in Dutchess Co., New ork; died Bef. April 1805 in Bardstown, KY; married (1) Mary Wilkins; married (2) Prudence Fisher Bet. 1770 - 1785.

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