My Ricketts family was in Canaan Township, Marion County before it became part of Morrow County.
What I would like to know is where and if there are death records for the RICKETTS or RICKETS and VANTRIES family when they were in Canaan Township, Marion County.(Before 1848)
I'm looking for a Ricketts female, maiden name VanTries, died before December 1834, she was the wife of Jonathan Ricketts. Would like to know her first name and burial.
The following is the little I know about my family in Canaan Township.
My Jonathan Ricketts,according to a Dekalb County, Indiana bio, was born in Kentucky in 1804 and as a young man he went to Marion-Morrow County, Canaan Township, Ohio. Jonathan married a Miss.VanTries or VanTreese.
Five children were born, Nancy, Caroline, Riley, James, and Thomas. Jonathan’s first wife died before December 1834.
Nancy Ricketts married Hamilton Springer in 1848 and a Pauline Ricketts married Charles Larrabee March 14, 1850.
Jonathan then married Mary Runnels, daughter of Jacob Runnels in Marion County, Ohio. Jonathan and some of his family moved to DeKalb County, Indiana in 1837. Five more children were born; Ira, Jeremiah, Zeruah, Ann Elizabeth, and Jacob. Jonathan Ricketts died in 1846 and is buried in Jenkins Cemetery, DeKalb County, Indiana.
Canaan Township records also show an Elijah and Elisha along with Jonathan in 1825 and 1838 tax records.According to census records Elijah was born in PA.Elijah married Elizabeth Patten and both are buried in Worden Cemetery with two of their children. I don't know who this Elisha was, or it could have been a mistake in reading hand written records and it is Elijah.
James Ricketts, Jonathan’s son, was in the 1840 census living in Gilead Township by himself.
The confusion I have is that there was a Jonathan Ricketts on the 1840 Canaan Twp, Census records with a female 80-90 years old.
My Jonathan is on the 1840 DeKalb Co Census with his family.
Who was this other Jonathan.I have a 1832 land record that gives the names of Jonathan and Margaret Ricketts with land in the Town of Denmark.
With the Counties changing borders I really don't know which county would have information.