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Re:Peter, Smith Co. TN, Lafayette Co. WI
Posted by: Dave Thomas Date: June 24, 2001 at 20:21:17
In Reply to: John Ethridge, TN; son Peter, WI by Dave Thomas of 817

I now know a little more about Peter than what I posted to GenForum a few months ago - thanks to Sanford Etheridge and a visit to the WI State Historical Museum.

My ggg-grandfather is Peter Ethridge, b. March 1, 1822, Smith Co., TN. Went from TN to IL and then to WI - probably with his older brother John and his father John. Farmed in Fayette Township, Lafayette County (near Darlington and Mineral Point), Wisconsin. Married Abigail Rawdon, Nov. 24, 1844. Died March 22, 1895. Buried in Fayette Village Cemetery, Lafayette County, WI. His father was John Ethridge, born about 1790 in NC. I have no information on his mother.

His wife, Abigail Rawdon was born Oct. 20, 1827 in Springfield, OH. She died on April 19, 1913 and is also buried in the Fayette Village Cemetery. I think Abigail's parents were Stephen Rawdon and Lorissa or Louisa Adams. Her parents were married on Oct. 18, 1825 or 1826.

Peter and Abigail's daughter, Martha M. Ethridge, is my gg-grandmother and was born Nov. 20, 1847 in Fayette, (near Darlington),Wisconsin. She married Josiah Matley who was born on Oct. 26, 1842 in Philadelphia.

Peter Ethridge and Abigail (Rawdon) Ethridge had at least one other child. His name was James H. Ethridge, born Aug. 29, 1851 in Fayette, Lafayette County, WI. He is buried in the Fayette Village Cemetery.

Dave Thomas


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