John Ridge

Male 1802 - 1839


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  • Name  John Ridge 
    Born  1802  Rome, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Jun 1839  Honey Creek, Cherokee Nation Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Polson Cemetery, Jay, Delaware Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1359  Seaver-Bilyeu-Lowell
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2010 

    Family  Sarah Bird Northrop,   b. 7 Dec 1804, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1856, Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jan 1824 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • "While at school in Cornwall he fell in love with Sarah Bird Northrup, and after two years convinced her parents to allow them to marry. However, the couple's New England community reacted angrily to the marriage of a Native American man and an American woman, and their unwillingness to accept his marriage forever altered Ridge's attitude toward American and Native American relations." --Wikipedia
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2010 
    Family ID  F431  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1802 - Rome, GA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • "In June 1839, Ridge, along with his father and Boudinot (who both had also signed the Treaty of New Echota), were assassinated in retribution for the subsequent forced removal of the Cherokee Nation and resultant deaths of over 4,000 men, women and children. John Ridge was stabbed 48 times, had his chest jumped up and down upon, and kicked repeatedly by the 25 members of Ross' faction in front of his wife and children." --Wikipedia
    • "His son John Rollin Ridge wrote the pseudo-biography of Joaquin Murieta that inspired the Zorro legend." --Wikipedia