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GRIDLEY Farmington CT>Gallatin Co. KY
Posted by: Kenneth Potter Date: November 20, 2000 at 19:32:11
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I am trying to trace the ancestry of my great grandmother Eliza Craig Gridley who married Albert Richason. She was born 26 June 1854 in Gallatin Co. KY. Her parents were Delilah Craig b. ca 1836 and Abijah Gridley. Abijah had one other child that I know of - Abijah North Gridley who was born 31 August, 1870. I am tantalized by the fact that the 1840 census of Gallatin County lists: James Gridley w/m under 5 yrs = 1, w/m 5-10 = 1, w/m 15-20 = 1, w/m 40-50 = 1, w/f 10-15 = 2, w/f 30-40 = 1. More tantalized by the fact that this same James Gridley was married to an Elizabeth North - hence the possible grandchild named for her last name. I also have some pretty shaky info that James Gridley may be the son of a Levi Gridley who came from CT but I am far from being able to prove it.
My tree has Norths and Gridleys and Richasons all from Gallatin County. I know the Norths came from Farmington, CT. I suspect that the Gridleys and Richasons also came from there, possibly with the lure of bounty land. Around the same time, a John Ritchison received bounty land in northern KY.

Here is the descendancy of Abijah and Delilah:
  1 Abijah Gridley, m. Delilah Craig

      1 Eliza Craig Gridley, b. 26 June 1854, m. Albert Richason

          1 Oliver Richason

          2 Nannie Jackson, b. 15 January, m. William Jackson ...

          3 John Richason, b. 27 May 1880 in Warsaw, Gallatin, Kentucky

          4 William Henry Richason, b. 21 May 1883 in Warsaw, Kentucky, m. Lola Jackson, 21
            March 1912 in Ripley County, Indiana, d. 8 August 1975 in Dillsboro,
            Indiana ...

          5 Emma Richason, b. July 1887 in Warsaw, Gallatin, Kentucky, m. Ezra
            Jackson ...

      2 Abijah North Gridley, b. 31 August 1870, m. Loretta Dunning, 28 February
        1878 in Indiana, d. 28 March 1956

          1 Grace Gridley

          2 Pryor Gridley

          3 Robert Paul Gridley

          4 Paul Gridley, b. 14 September 1899 in Switzerland County, Indiana,
            m. Eloise McCreary ...

          5 Abijah North Gridley (2), b. 11 August 1900 in Indiana, d. January
            1972 in Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana ...

          6 John C. Gridley, b. 1904

          7 William Blanton Gridley, b. 23 November 1908 in Vevay, Switzerland
            County, Indiana, m. Florence Hilker, 23 July 1910 in Indiana, d. 23 July
            1994 in Switzerland County, Indiana ...

          8 Merritt Harris Gridley, b. 28 January 1915 in Indiana

          9 Thomas Dunning Gridley, b. 7 April 1916 in Indiana

         10 James Andrew Gridley, b. 16 October 1918 in Patriot, Switzerland
            County, Indiana

         11 Emma L. Gridley, b. 6 October 1922 in Indiana

Does anyone have any information on the above???
Ken Potter


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