Person:Henry Rittenhouse (12)

Henry Rittenhouse
b.21 October 1821 Virginia
d.17 February 1908 Lewis County, West Virginia
  1. Henry Rittenhouse1821 - 1908
m. 14 January 1845
  • HHenry Rittenhouse1821 - 1908
  • WMatilda Meeksabt 1823 - 1898
m. abt. 1861
m. abt. 1900
Facts and Events
Name Henry Rittenhouse
Gender Male
Birth? 21 October 1821 Virginia
Marriage 14 January 1845 Nelson County, Virginiato Hannah Roberts
Marriage abt. 1861 to Matilda Meeks
Marriage abt. 1900 to Sarah Alice Wilfong
Death? 17 February 1908 Lewis County, West Virginia

Information on Henry Rittenhouse

Henry Rittenhouse, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Kauffman) Rittenhouse, was born in Augusta County VA in 1821 and died in Lewis County WV in 1908. He married Hannah Roberts in Nelson County VA in 1845. Hannah, a daughter of James and Mary "Polly" Bridgewater, was born about 1822 in VA and died in Lewis County VA in 1860.

Henry and Hannah began their family in Albemarle County VA. Three of Henry's sisters had relocated to Lewis County VA. Henry and family came to Lewis County in 1856, settling on Abram's Run near Walkersville.

Henry married Matilda Meeks about 1861. She was born in VA about 1823 and died in 1898. Henry married for a third time to Sarah Alice Wilfong about 1900. Sarah was born about 1867.

Children of Henry and Hannah (Roberts) Rittenhouse.

9. (1). Mary Lavina, b.c. 1846, m. John Slavens Bruffy
10. (2). James Isaac, b.c. 1848, m. Mary Robertson
11. (3). Samuel Ovington b.c. 1850, m. Sarah Jane Chidester
12. (4). John B., b.c. 1852, m. Mary Hardman
13. (5). David H., b.c. 1854, m. Lelia Spencer
14. (6). Sarah Ann Catherine, b.c. 1857, m. Fielding Herold
15. (7). Hannah, b. 1860 d. infant
16. (8). Henry, b. 1860

Children of Henry and Sarah Alice (Wilfong) Rittenhouse.

17. (1). Lucy, m. Clarence Morton
18. (2). Bluma, m. Benjamin Knapp

[Source: "Lewis County West Virginia, Her People and Places", pg. 169-170].