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Randy Ritchie,My Story,My Family

Updated September 3, 2006

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. John B. Ritchey married Susan Moak in Mississippi in 1835. Their first born son John M. Ritchie is my great-great grandfather.John Marideth Ritchie married nancy wilkinson in 1858 in lawerance county,ms.He fought in the War between the States. John and nancy walked the asile togather at pleasent hill baptist church in 1870 to make their profession in christ.they were baptised togather two days later.John was lisicensed to preach,and ordained to preach the gospel in 1872.In 1896,nancy his wife died. she is buried in the old ritchey cemetary in topisaw creek,ms on land owned by jw ritchie of jayess,ms. while riding in a horse and carriage to preach at a church in the area one sunday,he happened upon a woman,named Amanda Lofton sitting out on her porch.John stopped and started a conversation with her.finally he told her,that if she wanted to get married,to have her stuff out by the road if she wanted to get married.she did. He was a Circuit Rider. In 1896 New Hope Baptist church in Montecillo ,Mississippi was organized. My great-great grandfather was it's first pastor. grandmother. He is buried with Amanda Lofton in New Hope Cemetary,she died in 1911. He did marry a third time to a woman named nancy stewart. . The reason Randy Ritchie is in Louisiana is because , My Grandfather ,William Nathan Ritchie moved to Louisiana in 1916 to get out from under him. John M. Ritchie served in Garlands Batt. Ms. Cavalry and then with the 14th Confederate Cavalry when General Stephen Dill Lee organized it in Sept 1863.His brothers jacob and emanuel served with john. they came down to summit mississippi to join up with major william h. garland and his men. jacob ritchie is buried in the main cemetary in brookhaven ms.emanuel ritchie is buried at the topisaw baptist church cemetary at ruth ms. i became a member of the sons of confederate veterans on march 25 1996 on the service record of my gg grandfather john marideth ritchie. i belong to camp moore camp #1223 scv. i am a life member of both the la. divison and the national scv. i work as a volunteer at camp moore museum. it is the only training camp open today from the war between the states. i am very proud of my heritage and i have nothing to be ashamed of.I have now started doing work on my Boutwell side of my family.My great grandmother was Eliza Jane Boutwell,wife of William Merrell Ritchie.William merrill ritchies father was rev. John Marideth Ritchie.Eliza was the daughter of william t boutwell and Lucy Toney.Her fathers father was Also Boutwell and Elizebeth Carr Thornhill their children was Wyatt, a son from Elizebeths thornhill marriage, Aly,William T.,James Monroe.Wyatt served as a H 7th MS Infantry.He Died of injuries sustained in great train wreck in ponchatoula,La in 1862 in a soldiers hospital in New Orleans,La..He was taken to his mothers residence in holmesville,MS to be given a soldiers grave.Unfortunatly, his grave has been lost to time.James Monroe Boutwell served as a private in the 16th Mississippi Infantry,Company A.Served from 1861-1865.He is buried in Shiloh Baptist Church cemetary in Sontag,Mississippi. I just started working on my mothers side of the family. Very little is known about her grandfather, john william painting other than he was born in england. His wife was Nena Gertrude Brimberry. Her parents were John F. Brimberry and Mildred Robertson. John Brimberry was a pvt. in Company c., Miles La. Legion during the War Between the States. Very little is know of his parents, but his death certificate states he was born in georgia. Mildred Robertsons parents were William Robertson and Elizabeth (Eliza) Bankston. William Robertson was a veteran of the War of 1812,fought in Battle of New Orleans. He owned a large plantation around what is now Robert, La.He and his wife had 15 childeren, nine boys six girls. Six of the sons served in the War Betwen the States.

Family Photos
  • death of ggggrandmother (473 KB)
    death notice of my ggggrandmother susana moak ritchey wife of john b. ritchey
  • gravesite of gguncle emanuel ritchie (623 KB)
    emanuel ritchie served as garlands battalion,ms cav,later in 14th confederate cavalry his gravesite is located at ruth,ms in the topisaw baptist church cemetary
  • gravesite of rev.John M.Ritchie (822 KB)
    gravesite of my gggrandfather who served in war between the states.served as pvt. in company c.,garlands battalion ms cavalry,later the 14th regiment confederate cavalry.gravesite located hew hope baptist church cemetary,montecello,mississippi.this is the site of the original church.
  • gravesite of my gguncle jacob ritchey (505 KB)
    served as pvt.along with brothers emanuel,and john in company c.,garlands battalion ms. cav,later with the 14th regiment confederate cavalry.gravesite located brookhaven,mississippi
  • gravesite of ggggrandfather john ritchey (298 KB)
    this is the gravesite of my ggggrandfather john ritchey,born 1811,died 1887.buried in old ritchey cemetary in topisaw creek,ms on land owned by jw ritchie
  • ggggrandmother susan moak ritchey (261 KB)
    ggggrandmother susan moak ritchey,born 1819,richland distict,sc died in mississippi in 1884.buried in old ritchey cemetary,topisaw creek by husband john ritchey
  • new hope baptist church (261 KB)
    new hope baptist church. montecello mississippi. org 1886. original church building located across road from this present day building.
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