Posted By:Randal Richey
Subject:Lunenburg Ritchie Family, Robert, John, James
Post Date:January 06, 2005 at 22:04:46
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Forum:Lunenburg County, VA Genealogy Forum
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My name is Randal Richey. I descend from the Lunenburg Ritchies. But mine did not settle in KY. They settled in Smith Co TN. We are the less documented side. My GGGG Grandfather was a James Richee, born in 1754. Married in 1774 in Lunenburg County. Possible theory that we are from the line but not from Alexander SR. But from Robert Ritchie>John Ritchie>James Richee> Daniel Richee> Daniel Richey. But am having little luck being sure of anything Luenburg. I found John and James on tithes list in Sunlight on the Southside series. John being the head of household in 1774 with 3 tithes due.

I see much on the Ritchie family of Alexander SR line but have seen little on his siblings(brothers) to confirm this. Sons and daughters I would assume of Robert and Mary. Would you know anything of brothers to Alexander Richey SR or the Children of Robert and Marry. Our James Richee, married a Martha per his Rev. Pension record and died in Smith County Tennessese. Had sons of at least a David married to Hannah Ingram and Daniel Sr. married to Lucy (?) We have yet to confirm her last name but some think it is also Caldwell, much like the James Ritchie that married Margret Caldwell.

I have seen the Robert Ritchie Deed of 1762. One of the witness was John Ritchie. We also see the name Green.

Any ideas you have on this would be appreciated as I have ran aground in Lunenburg.

Thanks so much in advance for any assistance you can give,

Randal Richey