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Male William Ritchie Click to view William Ritchie in the family tree

William was born on April 2nd, 1847 in Perry Co., Kentucky.1   William's father was Thomas Grigsby Ritchie and his mother was Kissiah Smith.  His paternal grandparents were Alexander Crockett Ritchie and Elizabeth Susan Grigsby. He had six brothers and three sisters, named John, Benjamin, James Irvine, Samuel, Joshua, Thomas, Armelda, Elizabeth and Serena.  He was the third youngest of the ten children.  He died at the age of 65 in 1912.1 

William's first family with Rebecca Smith

‌William and Rebecca were married in a religious ceremony in 1865 in Perry Co., Kentucky.1   They had six daughters named Elizabeth, Matilda, Kizzie, Rachel, Naomi and Rosanna.

William's second family with Lucinda Hurt

They had two sons and a daughter, named David O., Manuel and Mary Jane.

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