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Descendants of Adriaen Willemsz Plas

Generation No. 8

Children of P
  ii.   JOHN RINGO.
  iii.   SARAH RINGO.
  vi.   JEMIMA RINGO, b. 1774.
  vii.   REUBEN RINGO, b. 1784.

13. CORNELIUS8 RINGO (HENRY7, PHILLIP (JUDGE)6, JANNETJE5 VAN STOUTENBURG, PIETER4, WILLEM (WILLIAM) S.3 VAN OLDENBARNEVELDT, MARIA2 VAN UTRECHT, ADRIAEN WILLEMSZ1 PLAS) was born September 11, 1753 in Pennington, Mercer, NJ, and died September 30, 1835 in Kentucky. He married SARAH MORGAN July 26, 1792 in Kentucky. She was born 1753.
Children of C
  iii.   MAJOR RINGO.
  iv.   SARAH RINGO.
  v.   WILLIAM RINGO, b. 1793.
  vi.   GEORGE RINGO, b. 1800; m. SARAH BRYAN.

Children of M
  ii.   PETER RINGO.
  vi.   BETSY RINGO.
  vii.   JOHN RINGO.
  viii.   DANIEL RINGO.
  x.   MARY RINGO, b. 1787.
  xi.   LUCINDA RINGO, b. 1810.

15. SAMUEL HART8 RINGO (HENRY7, PHILLIP (JUDGE)6, JANNETJE5 VAN STOUTENBURG, PIETER4, WILLEM (WILLIAM) S.3 VAN OLDENBARNEVELDT, MARIA2 VAN UTRECHT, ADRIAEN WILLEMSZ1 PLAS) was born March 16, 1761 in Hopewell, NJ, and died 1827 in Ray County, Missouri. He married CATHERINE HODGE 1785. She was born 1761.

Notes for S
Samuel Hart5 Ringo (Henry, Judge Philip, Albertus Philipszen, Philip Janszen) was born in Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon County, New Jersey 16 MAR 1761. Samuel died about 1827 in Ray County, Missouri, at age unknown.

He married Catherine Hodge about 1785 in Virginia.(227) Catherine was born date unknown in Prince William County, Virginia.(228) (Additional notes for Catherine Hodge(229)) Catherine died in prob Missouri, at age unknown. SAMUEL RINGO was the sixth son of Henry Ringo and Margaret Major. He was born in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey "ye 16th of March, 1761 the Second
Day of the week." "About Sun an hour high in the morning," according to his father's Bible. Others have interpreted the handwriting to read: "About Sun ankle high in the morning."

He is the only one of their children who appears to have been given a middle name, and this seems to have been written in the family Bible, perhaps in a different hand, above but between his first and last name. The name appears nearly incipherable but has been read to be "Hart," "Hunt," and "Hant." It appears that it is most likely Hart, a middle name taken after birth by Samuel, out of their deep respect for John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a friend of the Ringo family. For identification he is listed in the Ringo Family History Series as Samuel H. Ringo.

His parents moved about 1762 from Hopewell Township to a 220 acre farm on the Trenton Road in Amwell Township, just north of the township line. In 1766 when he was about 5 years old his family moved to Loudon Co., VA. Research seems to indicate that the family left New Jersey in 1768 for a year later Henry, the father, was a road overseer for the Mountain Road near Piney Creek Branch of Bull Run in Loudon County, Virginia. By 1772, when Samuel was 11 years old,
his father bought a 130 acre farm on Young's Road in Prince William County, Virginia and the family moved there.

In Prince William Co., VA, on Nov. 12, 1785, Samuel Ringo was one of the witnesses to the sale of a slave girl, Easter, who was sold by Anthony Buckner to Peter Ringo. It was recorded 6 Feb. 1786, Deed Book W, page 297. It is interesting to note that this same Easter was given her freedom in Kentucky by Peter Ringo and that she is probably the "free colored" listed in the 1830 census of Montgomery Co., KY. as Esther Ringo with 3 males and 5 females.

As a dutiful son, Samuel probably worked on the farm during his youth until some time in 1786, when he is shown in the Prince William Tax List both with his father and separately. The date of his marriage is not certain but it was probably early in 1785, at the age of 24. His new wife was named Catherine but neither her birth date nor her family name are known. She presented Samuel with his first born
child on January 3, 1786, a girl, Margaret, named for the grandmother.

In his father's (Henry Ringo's) Bible are listed the births of the children of "Samuel Ringo and Catharine Ringo." Her name also appears on a deed in Montgomery Co., KY, Sept. 22, 1820, when Samuel Ringo and Catherine his wife sold land to the James Foster heirs. It has been suggested that her maiden name was Hodge since their youngest son (and 14th child) was named Andrew Hodge Ringo (born 1806), but the Hodge family may just have been special friends. It was a Dutch custom to name the children first after the grandparents, then after the parents, and then after whomever the parents chose, In Samuel H. Ringo's family the first two children (Margaret and Henry) were named after his parents. Possibly the next two (Robert and Elizabeth) were named after their mother's parents. This is just surmise. But it seems unlikely the parents would wait until the 14th child to name a child after his grandfather. Presumably Samuel H, Ringo and Catherine _____ were married in Prince William Co., VA, but no record has been found.

Samuel's next two children, both boys, were born in Prince William County, Virginia and he appears on the tax rolls there through 1789. While it had been thought that he moved from Virginia to Kentucky about 1795, more recent data shows him as missing from the Prince William Tax List in 1790 and appearing on the tax list of Fayette County, Kentucky in 1791. It seems evident that he stayed near his brothers in Kentucky for he is shown, as were they, in Clark County
1793 - 1795, and in Montgomery County, where their land fell, for the next twenty years or more.

Apparently Samuel H. Ringo moved his family to Montgomery Co., KY about 1795. The family lived near Mt. Sterling (Sideview, KY).

By 1801 Samuel had begun to accumulate land, when he purchased 16 acres on a "small mountain creek" from Enoch and Frances Smith for $64.00. His brother, Peter, deeded him 50 acres nearby in the same year. Seven years later he acquired another 100 acres described as "near Mt. Sterling on a small mt. stream," apparently adjoining his other land. A deed later on shows this property to be near or a part of Peter Ringo's original claim, when it cites it as being "on a Creek commonly called Hingston or small mountain Creek."

There are deeds in that county 1801-1820 and Samuel Ringo is listed in the census records there in 1810 and 1820. On Sept. 11, 1819, Montgomery Co., KY, Samuel Ringo and his wife for $606 sold a tract of land to Henry Ringo. On Sept. 22, 1820, Samuel Ringo sold 26 acres in Montgomery Co., KY, to Alex Tipton, who in 1819 had bought 58 acres previously held. On Sept. 23, 1820, Samuel Ringo and his wife Catherine sold land to the James Foster heirs.

By 1812 Samuel and Catherine Ringo had ten additional children, all apparently born in Kentucky. Their two oldest boys, Robert and Henry, were a part of the Kentucky men who surrendered, but survived, the infamous massacre at the River Raison in January 1813. Robert was wounded but both returned safely to Montgomery County, where Henry Ringo enlisted again on February 8, 1815 as a Lieutenant in the company of Captain Simon Galaspie of the Kentucky Militia,
commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel John Franscisco. These troops were organized by Governor Shelby of Kentucky before word reached that state of the victory of the Americans at the Battle of New Orleans, and accordingly served only a one month term. By the time of his discharge, Henry Ringo was at Urbana, Illinois.

Recent analysis of research information indicates that Joseph Ringo, fifth child of Samuel and Catherine Ringo, was was thought to have died young, survived until at least after 1813. Joseph was born January 14, 1793 and while little is found of him in the Montgomery County records, he is listed in "Soldiers of the War of 1812 Kentucky" and in the old War Department records of the Federal government.

Apparently in answer to an appeal by Governor Shelby of Kentucky for men to reinforce General Harrison's Northwest Army made on July 31,1813, Joseph Ringo, then 20 years of age, enrolled as 4th Corporal in Captain John Crawford Company of the 2nd Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, commanded by Colonel John Donaldson. The call for men was oversubscribed and when they met their governor, who was to lead them, at Newport, Kentucky on August 31st there was assembled a force of nearly 3,500 men. Joseph Ringo was present that day at muster call with his horse and the large force set off to join Harrison's army at Sandusky (Ohio) and arrived by September 20th when the General began an invasion of Upper Canada.

The British general with his Indian allies, including the great Tecumseh, fell back
along the Thames River. They finally elected to do battle near Moraviantown, and a vicious battle ensued in which the British were totally defeated and the Indian Chief killed. The Battle of the Thames ended the British threat in the Northwest. Joseph Ringo is not recorded as having been injured and was discharged on November 5, 1813 and paid $52.34 for his services. He apparently returned to
Montgomery County but nothing further is known of him.

After the War, Samuel Ringo and his sons continued with their principal occupations as farmers in Montgomery County, talk among them now was of Missouri, where Daniel Boone had retired after his disillusionment with Kentucky's land laws. Samuel, with his brother, Major, became more involved in the affairs of his older brother, Peter.

In 1819 the two brothers took over Peter's affairs, and Samuel sold 100 acres of land to his son, Henry, which he sold a few days later. In September Henry gave his power-of-attorney to Edward Stockton and in all likelihood took off for Missouri.

In 1820 Samuel Ringo is listed in the census of that year residing in Montgomery County and also on its personal tax list. In that year he also sold two pieces of property, while holding on to others, and apparently made arrangements for Major to take over Peter Ringo's affairs. In 1821 Samuel Ringo is not listed in the personal tax list.

Samuel H. Ringo and his family probably left Montgomery Co., KY, in late 1820 or early 1821 accompanied by his son Robert with Robert's wife and daughter. His first son, Henry, may well have left the previous year and settled in St. Charles, MO. Very likely Samuel Ringo and his family stopped in St. Charles and then moved westward to Howard Co., MO, in 1821, probably early enough to put in a crop.

His son,, Peter, was married in Howard Co., MO, 1/8/1822, to Edy Jones. Subsequently his daughter Nancy and his son John were also married there in 1823 and 1827 respectively. There is no record in Howard Co., MO, of purchase of property by Samuel Ringo or other records referring to him. However his son Samuel received a land grant there in 1825 and is called Samuel Ringo, Jr. The younger Samuel was also referred to as Samuel Ringo, Jr., in 1830 when he sold 127 40/100 acres in Howard Co., MO (although by then he lived in Clay Co., MO).
However he was simply "Samuel Ringo" in 1827 and 1834 when he received additional land grants in Clay Co., MO. After the death of the younger Samuel in 1854 in Clay Co., MO, his widow sold 320 acres in Howard Co., MO, close to previous property sold there in 1830. These two tracts of property were both located in the northwest corner of Franklin Township between the towns of Franklin and Boonesboro in Howard Co., MO.

Family tradition indicates that Samuel Ringo moved to adjoining Ray County, Missouri before his death, which may have been about 1827, at the age of approximately 66 years. This seems to be confirmed by the sale of property in May and July of land back in Montgomery County, Kentucky by Samuel's son, Robert, in conjunction with Samuel's two surviving brothers, Major and Joseph Ringo.

It would appear that Catherine, the wife of Samuel Ringo, must have died in Missouri but there is no known record of the time or the place, nor of where either she or Samuel are buried.

In a biography of his grandson, Luke D. Priest, it says, "Samuel Ringo was a native of Virginia, who settled in Kentucky, but in 1820 came to Missouri, settling first in Howard and then in Ray County." However Elizabeth Ringo Priest, who was married in 1814 in Montgomery Co., KY, to Elias Priest, did not move to Missouri until 1835 settling first in Saline Co., MO, and in 1836 in Ray Co., MO. Robert Ringo, son of Samuel H. Ringo, died in Ray Co., MO, about 1840. No record has been found of Samuel H. Ringo in Ray Co., MO. He is not listed in the 1830 census of Missouri--perhaps he died about 1827.

Children of S
  i.   JOHN9 RINGO.
  ii.   MARGARET RINGO, b. January 03, 1786, Prince William County, Virginia; m. UNKNOWN, June 01, 1820, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
  iii.   HENRY RINGO, b. November 27, 1787, Prince William County, Virginia; d. October 04, 1850, St. Charles, Missouri.
  iv.   ROBERT RINGO, b. August 11, 1789, Prince William County, Virginia; d. 1841, Ray County, Missouri.
  v.   ELIZABETH RINGO, b. February 28, 1791, Virginia; d. February 24, 1852, Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri.
  vi.   JOSEPH RINGO, b. January 14, 1793.
  vii.   JOHN RINGO, b. November 29, 1794; d. March 08, 1795.
  viii.   CATHERINE RINGO, b. January 07, 1796, Virginia.
  ix.   SAMUEL AUGUSTINE RINGO, b. April 22, 1798, Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., Kentucky; d. July 01, 1854, Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri.
  x.   CORNILIUS RINGO, b. February 19, 1800, Montgomery County, Kentucky; d. died as a child.
  xi.   PETER RINGO, b. February 19, 1800, Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., Kentucky; d. November 1854, Red River Co., Texas.
  xii.   NANCY RINGO, b. May 15, 1802, Montgomery County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM MULLINS, January 09, 1823, Howard County, Missouri.
  xiii.   JOHN (#2) RINGO, b. March 08, 1805, Montgomery County, Kentucky; d. 1867, Hopkins County, Texas.
  xiv.   ANDREW HODGE RINGO, b. March 14, 1806, Montgomery Co., Kentucky; d. March 19, 1879, Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri..

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