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The Battle of Ridgeway’s Fort

September 3 1781 at “Ridgeway’s Fort”,South Carolina.Americans commanded by Captain John Ridgeway[my 5th great grandfather]-forces[31]killed [11].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

Anastasia Henry Hanson and Mary Henry Morris

Anastasia Henry Hanson [1832-1912]and Mary Henry Morris[1836-] are sisters.They are also Great Great granddaughters of  the Patrick Henry.Mary Henry Morris is my Great grandmother.Anastasia Henry Hanson married George Washington Hanson July 17th 1856.Mary Henry Morris married Thomas Morris.Anastasia Henry Hanson and George Washington Hanson had the following children 1 William Belton Hanson 1857-1912.  2 Lola Hanson 1859-1908. 3 George Washington Hanson Jr 1862-1921  4 Jessie Jane Hanson 1863-. Mary Henry Morris born ca 1836 in Tennessee her deathdate is unknown to me.Thomas Morris was born ca 1830 or 1835 in North Carolina. Mary Henry Morris and Thomas Morris had the following children.1 Frances M. Morris born 1860 in Shelby Co,Texas and married Lorenza Talley in 1879 in Panola Co,Texas.Lorenza died in 1889.I don’t have any children for them yet.Lorenza was a painter by occupation. 2 My Grandma Thomas[ Tommie Lavenia] Morris born in 1862 in Shelby Co,Texas and died in Kemp,Oklahoma in 1937.She married my Grandpa Isaac Abraham Huey in 1883.They had my father Usco Kozzie Huey born on January 1 1900 in Love Co,Oklahoma and died in 1961 in Erath Co,Texas  3  Hardy H. Morris born in 1869 in Shelby Co,Texas.He married Annie Whiddon.Their children are      1William N. Morris born in 1895 2 Elijah Morris born in 1897 3 Mary O.Morris born in 1899 4 Hardy Morris born in 1908.My Father Usco Kozzie Huey married my Mother Myrtle May McKenzie in 1918 in Kemp,Oklahoma.My Mother was born in 1899 in Delta Co,Texas and she died in 1977 in Erath Co,Texas.My Mother is a Great Great Granddaughter of John M. James 1751 -1823 and Clara Nalle James. That’s all for now.Sincerely,Mary

Mary Polly Ann Mullican Black

mary-polly-mullican-black-207x250Mary Polly Ann Mullican Black is my third Great Aunt.She is a sister to my great great Grandmother Elizabeth Mullican Morgan.She is the daughter of Solomon Mullican and Nancy Ridgeway Mullican.She was born in 1822 in Kentucky and died in 1902 in Linn Co,Kansas.She married Moses Black Jr  in 1844.They migrated to Linn Co,Kansas by wagon train in 1868.They had the following children  1  Dr John Simpson Black born in 1845 and died in 1930.  2 Nancy Catherine Black  born in 1847 and died in1871  3 Mary E. Black born in 1849 and died in1868.  4 Elizabeth Jane Black born in 1852 and died in 1929. 5 Siltira Black born in 1852 and died in 1927.  6 Hilda S. Black born in 1857 no deathdate.  7 William Grant Black born in 1857 and died in 1880.  8 Magdalena Black born in 1867 and died in 1936.