September 3 1781 at “Ridgeway’s Fort”,South Carolina.Americans commanded by Captain John Ridgeway[my 5th great grandfather]-forceskilled .wounded[-] captured[-]. Conclusion: British victory. On September 3 1781 Major “Bloody Bill” Cunningham crossed the Saluda River to raid Ridgeway’s Fort.The Fort was one of two blockhouses on the Reedy River the patriot militia had built to protect the frontier settlements from the raids of the loyalists and Indians.Captain John Ridgeway garrisoned one of the blockhouses with 30 men of the Little River regiment.After the death of Ridgeway and 9 others the remaining patriots surrendered the Blockhouse to Cunningham.
Captain John Ridgeway married Charity Hendricks.Charity died in 1813.Charity Hendrick’s fatherwas William Hendrick 1690-1770.He is my 6th great grandfather.William Hendrick’s father was Hans Hendrick 1660-1725 my 7th great grandfather.Samuel Ridgeway born in 1757 and died in 1834 is the son of Captain John Ridgeway and Charity Hendricks Ridgeway.Samuel Ridgeway married Nancy Davidson and they are my 4th great grandparents.Nancy Davidson’s father was David Davidson 1724-1799 and her mother was Mary Giles 1724-1800.They are my 5th great grandparents.David Davidson’s father is William Davidson he died in 1773.He is my 6th great grandfather.Mary Giles’ father is William Giles born in 1685 no deathdate for him yet.He is my 6th great grandfather. That is all for now.Sincerely,Mary