Individual Record 2451

Name}   Ritchie, John Doherty (John D.) Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 29 May 1801 Place}   ,   , Kentucky
Marr.: Date} Exa  11 Jan   1829 Place} Baptist Church, Kearney Township, Clay, Missouri     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  15 Dec  1879 Place} Center Township, Buchanan, Missouri
Burial: Date} Cir   18 Dec  1879 Place} Yates Cemetery, Agency, Buchanan, Missouri
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1391=Family history
Source 2} 1392=Marriage rec
Source 3} 1398=Family notes
Source 4} 1394=1850 USA cen
Source 5} 1399=1870 USA cen
Source 6} 1397=Obituary
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Parents: } John Ritchie Sr. & Elizabeth (Betsey)   ?
   Relationship No.} 858
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Yates, Catherine
 Total Number of} 1
Notes: John Doherty Ritchie, or John D., arrived at the Platte-Purchase in 1820 and settled in Liberty, the county seat of Clay County, Missouri, where he remained for seven years.  He and his father John Ritchie Sr were amoung the original owners and founders of Liberty.  They owned numerous land sites — including land around the town square — and were original Platte-Purchase land owners.  John D. and John Sr also purchased property on the Fishing River (Missouri City) of Clay County.

In 1828 John D. moved to Buchanan County, Missouri, and entered a fine tract of land in Center Township.  One year later in 1829 he married Miss Catherine Yates at Clay County.  Land records show that John D. purchased land in 1845 in Buchanan County from John Sr — just before his father's death on 28 Sep 1845.

In 1850 John D. and his family resided in Crawford Township of Buchanan County.  John gave his occupation as farmer and then valued his real estate holdings at $5,000.

In 1870 John D. and his family resided in Center Township of Buchanan County.  At age 70 John still was a farmer.  He then valued his real estate holdings at $25,000 and his personal property at $2,000.

On 15 Dec 1879, John D. passed on at age 78 years, 6 months, and 16 days.  His obituary was printed in the St. Joseph Gazette four days later (click for details).  John D. and his wife Catherine Yates were are buried together with other family members in the Yates cemetery just east of Faucett in Buchanan County, Missouri.
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Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 14 Jul 2012
Date Created}    7 Jul 2012
Copyright © 2012 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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