Facts and Events
- Kelly, Arthur C. M. Baptismal records of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Rhinebeck, New York (called Stone Church), 1733-1899. (Rhinebeck, New York: Kelly, 1968).
- Kelly, Arthur C. M. Rhinebeck, New York, death records of the 18th and 19th centuries. (Kinship Books).
- Dutchess Observer (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Sept. 26, 1821, 4.
By virtue of an execution to me directed and delivered against the heirs and tertenants of Henry Ring, deceased, I have levied on all that certain farm of land and premises, situate in the town of Red Hook, bounded north by the lands of John and George Ring, south by the road leading to the stone church, east by the lands of George Shaver and west by the lands of John Lambert, containing twenty-eight acres, be the same more or less. Also, one equal undivided moiety of another piece of land, in the town aforesaid, bounded north by Jacob Whiteman, east by Jeptha Wilber, and south and west by the road, containing twenty seven acres, more or less, of which the said Henry Ring was seized the 28th day of May 1819, and which I shall expose to sale at public vendue, on Thursday the 4th day of October next, at two o'clock P.M. at the house of William Jaques, in the town of Rhinebeck. Dated Aug. 20, 1821. WILLIAM GRIFFIN, Sheriff.
- Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Sept. 4, 1822.
CAST IRON PLOUGHS, And having the preceding season, put into operation one hundred ploughs of the same patent, which on account of strength, durability, and facility in the performance, has so universally, and decidedly gained the pre-eminence of every other plough now in use, that he flatters himself, that the interests of the public, will induce them to try for experiment, his ploughs, which he offers for sale on the most reasonable terms at his shop, in the town of Red Hook, in Dutchess county, state of New-York--Also, rights for states, counties, and towns, may be had, by applying to the subscriber. Smiths may be supplied with every quality of plough iron, on shares or otherwise, at the shortest notice. GEORGE I. RING, Red Hook, Nov. 2, 1821.
- ↑ Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), July 13, 1831, 2.
We learn from a gentleman who has just returned from Rhinebeck, that Dr. Peter A. Radcliff, son of John Radcliff, Esq., in the 25th year of his age, and Mr. George Ring, a resident of Rhinebeck Flats, were drowned at that place last Friday, by falling out of a small boat--Post.
- ↑ Spirit of the Times (Bridgeport, CT), July 20, 1831, 3.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.--We learn from the Post of last evening that "Dr. Peter A. Radcliff, son of John Radcliff, Esq. in the 25th year of his age, and Mr. George Ring, a resident of Rhinebeck Flats, were drowned at that place last Friday, by falling out of small boat. Dr. Radcliff had taken a sail boat and crossed the Hudson River to Kingston Landing. While there he was requested by Mr. Ring to allow him to accompany him on his return, which was readily granted. They passed the river in safety and were in the act of fastening the boat to a sloop alongside of the long dock, when, it is probable, Mr. Ring imprudently stepped on the side of the boat, and was precipitated into the water and that Dr. Radliff in endeavoring to afford him assistance, was unfortunately dragged in after him. Before assistance could be rendered, both were drowned, in the presence of several persons. The boat from which they had fallen drifted up the river with tide. Whenever they rose to the surface of the water, which they did several times, they were seen locked together, which, undoubtedly was the cause of both their deaths. Dr Radcliff was a good simmer, but Mr. Ring could not swim. The body of the latter was found in about an hour and a half after the accident; but that of Dr. Radcliff was not recovered until the following morning, when it was found alongside the dock, in six feet water."
- ↑ The Spectator (New York, NY), Jul 13, 1831.
DROWNED-At Rhinebeck Landing,on the 7th July, Dr. PETER A. RADCLIFFE, son of John Radliffe, Esq., in the 25th year of his age.
In the death of Dr. Radcliff, a mourning family have lost a cherished member, and the profession one who, at no very distant day, bid fair to prove a bright and shining ornament. Endowed by nature with a powerful understanding and a bold and penetrating genius, and blessed with a memory retentive to an extraordinary degree, he was through the course of studies prescribed to medical students with an ease and rapidity that astonished even his friends.
How nearly be comprehended the principles of the noble science he had chosen, and to which his affections became closely wedded, will be perceived from the fact that his opinions, whilst yet a mere youth, have been sought after and highly esteemed by men distinguished amongst the able and successful practitioners of his native county, for their great experience, their learning and sagacity.
Study was to him a recreation, and not a toil : what he once read he never forgot, and his mind became a rich storehouse of profitable acquirements. He was an elegant Chymist, and might have indulged expectations of filling some honorable professorship, when time should have given dignity to his manners, and extended a more general knowledge of his pretentions. Naturally kind-hearted and affectionate in his disposition, a disease of a nervous character had, however, within a year or two past, induced a restlessness and impatience of manner, which, though a restlessness and impatience of manner, which, though a blemish of some magnitude, to the eye of one unacquainted with his many excellencies of mind and character, was, nevertheless, but the outside of the man-the rough covering which hid his honest heart.
He was honorable in his intercourse with the world, sincere in his attachment and true in his friendships. His moral were unimpeachable, his habits exemplary, and his feelings kind. The last act of his life was an illustration of the goodness of his heart : to render succor to a drowning neighbor, one who had no claim to his regard beyond the ordinary privilege of distress, with the very instinct of humanity glowing in his breast he risked his own life to save another's--and oh! Mysterious Heaven! lost it in the noble attempt.
- Larry Gorbrecht, "National Regiser of Historic Places Nomination, Elmendorph Inn", New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- Dutchess, New York, United States. 1800 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
- Dutchess, New York, United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York; NARA series: M252; Roll: 30; Page: 294; Image: 0181384; Household of George J. Ring.
Free white males – under 10: 1
Free white males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free white males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free white females – under 10: 3
Free white females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free white females – 45 and over: 1