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Ridout & Bradley Family from Dorset England to Ohio

Frederick James Ridout:
According to tombstone in on family farm on Long Lick Road in Adams Co. Ohio:
DOB 2 Feb 1824 DOD 1 Feb 1905, born in Dorsetshire, England. (have photo)

I have lots of info on children. I am posting my research findings on Frederick's father & grandfather gleaned from Dorset, England online records and from other family researchers living in Dorset, England.

From online research of Dorset Parish Records:
father was John Ridout, b. Dorset & mother Ann Bradley, b. Dorset.
christened 9 Feb 1824 in Holnest, Dorset, England
Attended school, moved with parents to Piddletown <1835>

1841 Census Norris Hill, Dorset, England
Frederick's age as 15 and lodger in John Porter household.
Frederick's occupation as 'gamekeeper' (I assume he was an apprentice)

United States Research
According to the 1900 Green Twp. Adams CO. Ohio Census, Frederick states he came to the US in 1845. I have yet to find him on a passenger list.

16 Apr 1848 married Mary Jane Gifford, dau. of James & Sarah Rogers/Rodgers Gifford, in Adams Co. Ohio. Seondary source is the 1850 Census of Green Twp., Adams Co. Ohio where it shows they were not mrried in the year prior to the census.

1850 Green Twp., Adams Co. OH
Household 106 Frederick age 25, Mary age 23, and son Chauncey age 6 months

One thing to note here - property listed in Mary Jane Ridout's name on a map of Adams Co. Ohio and is adjacent to her parents property. Reason? An unnaturalized immigrant cannot own property. But Frederick did become a US citizen because he served as Justice of the Peace in Adams Co. Ohio from 11 Apr 1888 to Apr 1894. Citizenship was one of the requirements.

Let me back up to John Ridout.
From Dorset Parish records online research:
John Ridout christened 6 Feb 1791 @ Holnest
father Joseph Ridout, mother Elizabeth Bartlett
John married Ann Bradley 23 Apr 1823 in Yetminster, Dorset, England

children gathered from christening records at www.dorset-opc:
Frederick James info above
Michael Bradley christened 27 Aug 1826 @ Holnest
William christened 17 Feb 1828 @ Holnest
Elizabeth Bradley christened 22 Nov 1829 @ Holnest
Henry chr. 27 Nov 1831@ Holnest and died before Sept 1839
George chr. 10 Nov 1833 @ Holnest
Sarah Bradley chr. 18 Dec 1839 @ Piddletown, Dorset
Henry Bradley chr. 15 Sep 1839 @ Piddletown, Dorset
Joseph chr. 15 Feb 1842 @ Winterborne Came, Dorset
Ridout, Henry death 1st quarter 1839 Bath District Vol XI page 23
Ridout, Sarah marriage 3rd quarter 1859 Vol 2a page 30
Ridout, Michael Bradley to Mary (?) Jun 1859 Belper DIstrict, Derbyshire Co. England Vol 76, page 707
Ridout, Caroline christened 14 Aug 1814, base-born dau. of Harriett Hanham of Holnest, John Ridout sworn father.
1841 Census Troy Town (west side of Piddletown) Dorset, England
Household 107/285
Ridout, John age 45 gamekeeper
Ann 30 wife
William 13 son
Elizabeth 11 dau
George 9 son
Sarah 4 daughter
Henry 1 son

1851 Holnest, Dorset, England pages 6 - 7
Household 107/1859
Ridout, John age 55 place of birth: Holnest
Ann 50 Marnhull
George 17 Holnest
Sarah 14 Piddletown
Henry 11 Piddletown
Joseph 9 Came

Now on to what I've discovered for Joseph Ridout:
On marriage record, Elizabeth is listed as the widow of a Ridout. Assumption was made by 2 other family researchers and myself that she may have been a sister-in-law. Search on www. led to discovery that Robert Ridout married elizabeth Bartlett on 25 May 1770 in the Parish of Holnest, Dorset, England. Also discovered on this site is a John Ridout marriage to Jenny Loader date 12 Oct 1762. It states that John's parents were Robert Ridout of Middlemarsh & Elizabeth Bartlett of Leigh. So it's very possible that Elizabeth and her 1st husband had children before his death/divorce.

Robert Ridout & Elizabeth Bartelott married 25 Mar 1770, Parish of Holnest
Joseph Ridout, singleman, & Elizabeth Ridout, widow, both of this parish (Holnest) married 26 Jan 1775.

children gathered from Holnest christenings & other records search:
Robert chr. 2 Jan 1777, married Susanna West 2 Jul 1821.
Joseph chr. 2 Feb 1779
Jane chr. 12 Nov 1780
Roger chr. 16 May 1784 d. Mar 1858 Dorset Vol. 5a page 209
Elizabeth chr. 22 Sep 1787
William chr. 3 Jan 1789
John chr. 6 Feb 1791
Sarah chr. 14 Jan 1793
Joseph Ridout listed on Land Tax Assessment for Holnest 1783

Parish of Holnest Burials 1589-1812
Susannah dau of Wiliam & Jane Ridout 26 May 1756
Jenny dau of William & Anne Ridout 3 Feb 1760
Ann Ridout 1 Aug 1765
Jane Ridout 20 Nov 1768
Martha Ridout Jan 1769
Dorothy Ridout 'an Old Woman' 8 Feb 1780
Elizabeth age 1 1/2 years, 3 Mar 1787
Jenny wife of John Ridout, Farmer, 6 Feb 1794
Jane aged 75 wife if John, labourer, 6 Aug 1795
William aged 69, 23 Sept 1800
Mr. John Ridout aged 78, 3 Apr 1801

Holnest Burials 1814-1850
Joseph Ridout age 80, 10 Jan 1819

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Zeigler, Platt, Jacobs

James Edgar Zeiglerwas born 30 Jan 1900 in Harrison Co. Ky. and died 1 Sept 1986 in Mason CO, Ky. Buried in Maysville Cemetery. He was the seventh child of Alfred Monroe Zeigler, Sr. and Mary Louisa Platt.

[u]1900 Buena Vista, Harrison Co. Ky Census[/u]
Enum. Dist. 54, Visit 129-135, pg. 144A

[u]1910 Mag. Dist 1, Mt. Olivet, Robertson Co. Ky Census[/u]
Enum. Dist. 147, Visit 2-2, pg. 1A

[u]1920 Sardis Precinct, Mason Co. Ky Census (Blue Lick Road)[/u]
Enum. Dist. 170, Visit 69-72, pg. 3B

[u]1930 Maysville, Mason Co. Ky Census (327 E. 3rd St.)[/u]
Visit 157-175

At age 14, James went to work on the farm of his oldest sister, Mary, after her husband (George Sparks) died. I am assuming he returned home after her second marriage.
1930 Census at that address shows 2 HOH, the other being James' father and step-mother. James' siblings, Emma & Monroe, are listed as part of James' household. I think it must have been 2 apartments.

1918 Draft Registration Card shows address as Mt. Olivet, Robertson Co. Ky.

[u]Property Records all in Mason County, Ky:[/u]
20 Mar 1939 - purchased property on Lindsay St. Maysville
1 Oct 1947 - purchased lot on Maysville Lexington Turnpike, Maysville
31 Jan 1948 - purchased lot bounded by Walnut St, 3rd Streeet toward Strawberry Ave., Maysville
June 1950 - lot #23, Arrington Ave, Maysville
Jan 1951 - lot #22, Arrington Ave, Maysville
6 Nov 1942 - sold Lindsay St. property to J.W. McNeill, Jr.
15 Dec 1947 - sold lot on Maysville Lexington Turnpike to Tom Moore
24 Mar 1949 - sold Strawberry Alley property to Asa Royse
20 Mar 1959 - sold Arrington Ave lots to H.E. Barbour

Addresses taken from old letters & postcards:
1937 - 210 January Street, Maysville, Ky
1944 - 149 Lindsay St, Maysville, Ky
1952 - 511 East Second St, Maysville, Ky
1956 - West 3rd St, Maysville, Ky
1964 - Charleston Bottom Road, Lake Charles, Mason Co. Ky

The home on Lake Charles he built. James was a contractor and owner of Zeigler Bros. Construction Co. in Maysville, Ky. His youngest brother, Monroe, was a partner. They built and remodeled many homes, businesses, and churches in the Mason County, Ky area. One prominent building was the Denham Medical Clinic on Forest Ave. Maysville, now housing Comprehend, Inc. James was also an avid fisherman and member of the Central United Methodist Church in Maysville.

James married Jessie Steele Hunt (b. 20 July 1906, Fleming Co. Ky and d. 4 Aug 1987 Mason Co. Ky. Buried Maysville Cemetery)on 24 Nov 1934 in Maysville, Mason Co, Ky. She was the daughter of Seth Alonzo Hunt and Ellen Elizabeth Condon.

They were the parents of three children:
1. still living
2. David Winston Zeigler b. 18 August 1941, Mason Co, Ky, d. 19 June 1983, Fayette Co, Ky. Burial Maysville Cemetery.
3. Martha Carol Zeigler b. 9 May 1942, Mason Co, Ky, d. 28 August 1978, Fayette Co, Ky. Burial Manchester Cemetery, Manchester, Adams Co, Ohio.

Alfred Monroe Zeigler, Sr. was born 29 Oct 1864 in Pendleton Co, Ky and d. 18 Apr 1937 in Mason Co. Ky. He was the son of William Zeigler and Susan Jacobs.

[u]1870 Falmouth, Pendleton Co, Ky[/u]
Visit 161-161
Alfred is in household (age 8) with T. McLaughlin as HOH. His older siblings, Thomas & Mary, are in Oddville, Richland Twp., Harrison Co, Ky. Thomas is in the Tomlins Barlow household while Mary is in the Alfa Barlow household.
The only explanation I have for this is an assumption from my cousins' research. Their mother had died before the 1870 census. Apparently the children were placed with friends/relatives. Their father has yet to be found on the 1870 Census.

[u]1880 Buena Vista, Harrison Co, Ky[/u]
Enum. dist. 101, Visit 197-212, pg. 240
Alfred @ home with father and Step-mother Mary M. and shows Alfred attending school.

[u]1900 (see James)[/u]age 37, married, 6 living children, 1 deceased.
Renting farm.

[u]1910 (see James)[/u] age 47, 7 children @ home, showing 2 deceased.Farming.

[u]1920 (see James)[/u] age 58, farming.

[u]1930 (see James)[/u]renting house, doing odd jobs, states he is not a veteran.

Alfred married Mary Louisa Platt ( 1870)before 1888 in Ky. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Platt and Lamira Smith.

They were the parents of 12 children:
1. Mary Elizabeth Zeigler b. 3 Jun 1888 and d. 1990 in Harrison Co, Ky.
2. Lelia Mae Zeigler b. 14 Nov 1889 and d. 2 Nov 1907.
3. Martha Jane Zeigler b. 29 Apr 1892 and d. 9 May 1924/5 in Mason Co, Ky.
4. William Franklin Zeigler b. July 1894 and d. 28 May 1942 in Campbell Co, Ky.
5. Johnny Zeigler b. 4 June 1896 and d. July 1896.
6. Henry Thomas Zeigler b. Aug 1897 and d. 1942.
7. James Edgar Zeigler (see above)
8. Nancy Margaret Zeigler b. 16 Feb 1902 and d. 12 Jul 1963 in Mason Co. Ky.
9. Lena Myrtle Zeigler b. 27 Nov 1904 and d. 1996.
10. Mamie Lee Zeigler b. 3 Nov 1907 and d. 25 Jan 1932 in Mason Co. Ky.
11. Emma Meral Zeigler b. 25 Apr 1910 and d. 2 Aug 1960 in Madison Co, Ky.
12 Alfred Monroe Zeigler, Jr. b. 13 May 1914 and d. 16 Nov 1987.

[bWilliam H. Zeiglerwas b. ca 1831 in Harrison Co, Ky and d. before the 1910 Census. He was the son of Lewis Zeigler and Louinda Barlow.

[u]1850 Dist. 1, Harrison Co. Ky[/u]
Visit 691
HOH Eliphalite and Mildred Barlow, very possibly Louinda's parents, along with his sister Eliza. Had their parents died?

Thoughts on the 1840 Harrison Co, Ky Census-could these children already have been living with Eliphalite Barlow? (pg. 167)There was a major cholera epidemic in Harrison Co, Ky in 1833.Also, when Eliza married, Eliphalet Brlow signed attesting to her age and on their older brother Ira's marriage license, Eliphalet Barlow signed the bond.

[u]1860 Harrison Co, Ky[/u]
Visit 781, pg. 105
Married, age 25, 2 children Mary (age 4) and Thomas (age 2).

[u]1870[/u] - not found

[u]1880 (see Alfred, Sr.)[/u] parents born in Ky and his occupation is farming.

[u]1900 (see Alfred, Sr.)[/u]married 30 years, farm is mortgaged.

William married Susan F. Jacobs 26 Nov 1855 in Mason Co, Ky.
They were the parents of at least three children:
1. Mary Eliza Zeigler b 14 Sep 1856 in Harrison Co, Ky and d. 8 Mar 1922.
2. Thomas Zeigler b. 1 Nov 1857 in Harrison Co, Ky and d. after Nov 1913.
3. Alfred Monroe Zeigler, Sr. (see above)

Lewis Zeiglerb. in Ky and d. between 1833-1850. He was the son of George Zeigler and unknown.

[u]1830 Eastern Div. Harrison Co, Ky, pg. 183[/u]
1 male under 5
1 male age 20-30
1 female age 20-30

[u]1840[/u]-not found

Lewis married Louinda Barlow in Harrison Co, Ky.
They were the parents of at least three children:
1.Ira B. Zeigler b. ca 1830.
2.William H. Zeigler (see above)
3.Eliza Jane Zeigler b. ca 1833.

George Zeigler was b.<1760-1775> and died between 25 Mar 1832 to 1840. in Ky.

[u]1820 Harrison Co, Ky, East Side of S. Fork of Licking River,pg. 183[/u]
2 males under 10
1 male over 10 & under 16
1 male 45+
2 females under age 10
1 female over 10 & under 16
1 female over 26 & under 45
occupation - farmer

[u]1830 Eastern Div. Harrison Co, Ky[/u]
1 male under 5
1 male 5-10
1 male 15-20
1 male 50-60
2 females 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 female 40-50

[u]1840[/u]-not found

George's wife is unknown.
They were the parents of at least three children:
1. Susannah
2. Lucy A.
3. Lewis (see above)

George signed for Susannah to marry William Barlow 27 May 1828 in Harrison Co, Ky and also for Lucy A. to marry Atha Thomas 25 Mar 1832 in Harrison Co, Ky.


Researching any information on William Zeigler/Ziegler who immmigrated from Germany after his birth <1831>. His Naturalization Papers are supposed to be located in Harrison Co. KY.

He had at least three children:
Mary Eliza
Alfred Monroe, b. 29 Oct 1864, Pendleton Co. KY and d. 18 Apr 1937, Maysville, Mason Co. KY

In <1860> William was married to Susan Jacobs.
In <1880> William married a Mary M. (unknown).

William may have served in the Civil War for the Union in the 36th Infantry - Ohio from 1864-1865.