I have a John W. Ricks, b:abt 1814 in NC, d: abt 1863 Howard Co., IN. Married Mary Ann Johnson, b: 1814.They had children: Richard J. Ricks, b. 19 Oct 1837; James M., b. 22 Feb 1839; William P., b. 22 Feb 1839; Lydia Marie, b. 4 Apr 1842; Alford Thomas, b. 19 Mar 1844; Deborah Ann (my ancestor), b. 12 Apr 1846; Mary Jane, b. 14 Nov 1847; John H., b. 16 Sep 1850; Martha, b. aft 1850; Pheriba Ellen, b. aft 1850.1st seven were born in Logan Co., OH., John, Martha, & Pheriba were born in Howard Co. IN. Is this your John W. Ricks?If so, I have the Mary Ann Johnson line back to John Johnson, "Yeoman and Ancient Planter Of James City Colony", (Jamestown) and would like to exchange info.