Ridgeway of Halifax, Virginia
Samuel Ridgeway b 27 Nov 1709, Clerkenwell, London, England, d 7 Dec 1785, Goochland, VA. He md  Elizabeth Woodson 2 Nov 1739, Goochland, VA,  Mary Bellamy Jul 1742, and  Phebe Seay May 1751. Elizabeth Woodson was the daughter of Joseph Woodson and Elizabeth Murray.
Only child of Samuel Ridgeway and Elizabeth Woodson was:
James B. Ridgeway b 3 May 1740, Halifax, VA, d 9 Nov 1823, Rutherford, TN. He md Elizabeth Chisenhall abt 1772, daughter of Alexander Chisenhall and Celah. She was b abt 1750, Queen Anne's, MD, d abt 1824.
a. There is some circumstantial evidence that Samuel could be the son of Dr. Joseph Ridgeway of London, England, and Mary Smith, but hard evidence is lacking. On 19 Dec 1738, Samuel Ridgeway was granted 1000 acres in Goochland County, "joining to Henry Cary, Anthony Sharoon and Joan Pains Land on or near Willis's Creek." Between the years 1745 and 1762, he received five patents for 1400, 400, 235, 400, and 120 acres. He married three times, first to Elizabeth Woodson, daughter of early immigrant Dr. John Woodson, their marriage bond dated 2 Nov 1739 in Goochland, sureties being Valentine Wood and Christopher Hardwick. After her death, less than two years later, he married Mary Bellamy, Goochland marriage bond dated 1 Jul 1742, and thirdly, to Phebe Seay, Cumberland marriage bond dated 1 May 1751.
GL: Colonial Virginia Source Records, Marriages of Virginia Residents, Vol II, Part III, p. 46, 161; Roach, Roberts, Ridgeway and Allied Families, by Marielou Roach Fair, 1951, pp 168-170.
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