Facts and Events
John Ritchey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Ritchey in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - John Cook, Thos. B. Evans and Elizabeth, his wife, John Ritchie and Hetty, his wife, Hezekiah Beall and Margaret, his wife, Mary Hillis and Elizabeth Hillis (infants), Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth being children of Richard Hillis, deceased, and Mary his wife, of Jefferson County, vs. John Dixon and Margaret Moore--O. S. 115; N. S. 39--Bill in Jefferson County, February, 1806. Plaintiffs and Margaret Moore are heirs and devisees of Giles Cooke, late of Jefferson County. Giles Cooke's will, of Berkeley County, dated 3d October, 1801. Daughter Nancy, begotten on body of Phebe Vanwater; son Giles, begotten on body of Elizabeth Pickens; brother John Cook; sister Hetty; sister Margaret; sister Elizabeth; three daughters of deceased sister, Mary Hillis.
Records in Kentucky
- State of Kentucky, Shelby County: " The affidavit of John Knight, surgeon in the late 7th Virginia Regiment on Continental Establishment in the war of the Revolution aged seventy eight years taken before Benoni S. Newland a Justice of the Peace for the county aforesaid. This affiant states that he was well acquainted with John Richey deceased in his lifetime, that he departed this life in the County of Shelby and State of Kentucky the precise time not recollected. This affiant states that the said John Richey enlisted as a soldier in the army of the Revolution in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment in the fall of the year 1776 in the 7th Virginia Regiment whilst said Regiment was commanded by Colonel Crawford, that he continued in service until the termination of the war of the Revolution and in said Regiment until it was discharged in the month of November in the year 1783 at which time the army was disbanded the said 7th Virginia Regiment was at the time it was discharged as aforesaid and for some time previous to its discharge commanded by Colonel Gibson. This affiant states that he was surgeon to said Regiment, he does not now recollect the name of the captain who commanded the Company in which the said John Richey served. Given under my hand this 3rd day of July 1833." Signed John Knight.
- State of Kentucky, Spencer County: "The affidavit of George Crist taken before Thomas Newman Esqr. a Justice of the peace in and for the county & state aforesaid. This affiant being first duly sworn in due form of law doth upon his oath depose and say that the said John Richey departed this life in the month of September in the year 1822 and that he left the following named children and heirs to wit: Joseph Richey, Abraham Richey, John Richey, Sarah Richey, Jacob Richey, James Richey, Isaac Richey and Rebecca Richey who intermarried with a certain Abijah Young, that James Richey, Isaac Richey and Rebecca Young part of the above heirs have departed this life and left infant heirs as follows to wit, Isaac Richey left Nelson Richey, Shelby Richey, Amanda Richey and Patsy Richey his infant children. James Richey left Anderson Richey and Eliza Richey his infant children and Rebecca Young formerly Rebecca Richey left Sally Young, Hannah Young, Celia Young and Nancy Young her infant children. This affiant states that the above named heirs are all and the only surviving heirs of the said John Richey dec'd, who is said to have been a soldier in the army of the Revolutionary War. Sworn to and subscribed this 12th day of July 1833." Signed, George Crist
- State of Kentucky, Spencer County: "The affidavit of Joseph Richey taken before Thomas Newman a justice of the peace for the county aforesaid. This affiant being first duly sworn in due form of Law deposeth and saith that he was well aquainted with John Richey deceased, the said John Richey was his this affiant's father. This affiant states that the said John Richey dec'd departed this life in the month of September in the year 1822 in the then county of Shelby (now Spencer county) in the State of Kentucky. And at the October.....1822 of the Shelby County Court, letters of Administration was granted by said Shelby County Court to this affiant upon the estate of his father the said John Richey deceased. This affiant states that after administering upon the estate of said John Richey dec'd, all the books and papers of the said John Richey dec'd came into his hands and among his papers found his original discharge from the Army of the Revolution as a soldier in the 7th Virginia Regiment on Continental Establishment that deeming it worth nothing as it was nearly worn out he was not careful of its preservation but after hearing that provision was made by law for paying the officers and soldiers of the Virginia State and Continental lines in the Army of the Revolution their bounty lands this affiant made diligent search for the original discharge of the said John Richey dec'd and could only find so much thereof as is attached to this affidavit. He states that he has been in the habit of seeing occassionally in the lifetime of his father the said John Richey dec'd the aforesaid written discharge, that he knows the paper hereto attached is a part and parcel of said original discharge and the same that came into his hands as the administrator of the said John Richey dec'd. Sworn to and subscribed this 12th day of July 1833." Signed Joseph Richey
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).