Ridgeway of Halifax, Virginia
Samuel Ridgeway b 27 Nov 1709, Clerkenwell, London, England, d 7 Dec 1785, Goochland, VA. He md [1] Elizabeth Woodson 2 Nov 1739, Goochland, VA, [2] Mary Bellamy Jul 1742, and [3] 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.
Children of James B. Ridgeway and Elizabeth Chisenhall were:

  • Mary Ridgeway b 1772, d 2 Oct 1850; md James Buckley 4 Sep 1788, Halifax, VA.
  • Sarah "Sally" Ridgeway b 3 Dec 1776.
  • James Ridgeway b 13 Nov 1777; md Ann Henderson 1804, Pittsylvania, VA.
  • Samuel Ridgeway b bef Feb 1779, Halifax, VA, d abt 1830; md Rosemond Epperson 18 Feb 1800, Campbell, VA.
  • Nancy Ridgeway b abt 1780, prob Halifax, VA, d abt 1824; md Randall Tucker.
  • Elizabeth Ridgeway b abt 1782, prob Halifax, VA, d abt 1824; md Hiram Cox.
  • William Ridgeway b 14 Nov 1786, prob Halifax, VA, d abt 1839; md [1] Mary Carr 16 Sep 1812, [2] Nancy Epperson abt 1817, Campbell, VA.
  • Richard James Ridgeway b 1788, Halifax, VA, d Mar 1860; md Docia Stone 5 May 1814.
  • John Ridgeway b 8 Aug 1791, Halifax, VA, d abt 1859; md Rebecca Goodwin 1822.
  • Anne Elizabeth Ridgeway b 1792, Halifax, VA, d abt 1839; md Samuel R. Epperson 25 Nov 1808, Halifax, VA.
  • Joseph Ridgeway b 1799, prob Halifax, VA; md Mary.
Sarah "Sally" Ridgeway b 3 Dec 1776, prob Halifax, VA, d 1824; md [1] John Shotwell 3 Dec 1795, Halifax, VA, [2] Joseph Epperson 27 Nov 1811, Halifax, VA.

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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