Whitley, Ricks and Culpepper Families

UNITED STATES CENSUS RECORDS FOR THE WHITLEY, RICKS AND CULPEPPER FAMILIES IN NASH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, PRIMARILY IN STONY CREEK TOWNSHIP, 1850 TO 1930.

Research Status:  Ongoing

Submitted by:  Earl P. Bell, Jr.

Date:  2 November 2009

Comments to: earl.bell3@gmail.com


Everyone listed below was born in North Carolina as were their parents.  The census takers went down the road  recording people.  So, the dwelling numbers and family numbers provide evidence on how close families lived to each other.  The 1860 Census listed below documents an impressive concentration of Culpeppers and Whitleys living in the same area within Stony Creek Township in Nash County, North Carolina.


UNITED STATES CENSUS OF 1930, NASH COUNTY, NC.  STONY CREEK TOWNSHIP.

[taken:  8 April 1930.  By:  Marvin Sasser]

Dwelling#    Family #

78  79  WHITLEY, CHARLES [CHARLIE] H.  Head,  60 yrs. old, married at 25.  Farmer

[b.  20 Sept. 1869.  d.  12 March 1937]. Second Wife:  Gertrude Joyner.

WHITLEY, MARY [RICKS], wife, 62 yrs. old, married at 27 [b. 10 May 1867 d. 6 Feb. 1932]

CULPEPPER, EULA [WHITLEY], daughter,  30 yrs old, married at 21.  [b.  January, 1900.

d. 1977]

CULPEPPER, WILLIAM, grandson,  8 yrs. old, single  [b.  26 Sept. 1921.  d.  22 May 2005]

[Charles and Mary Whitley were married in 1895;  Eula Whitley Culpepper was married in 1920, according to the 1930 Census.  Everything needs to be doubled checked several times by comparing census data , family records and other official records in Nash County and the State of North Carolina.]

79  80  Whitley, Paul D., Head, 29 yrs old, married at 20, Farmer [b. 5 Feb. 1901.  d. March, 1976]

Whitley, Ethel [Ann Davis], wife, 29 yrs old,  married at 20

Whitley, Vivian, daughter, 8 yrs old

Whitley, Paul D, son, 8/12

Whitley, Charles H., son, 8/12

[Paul and Ethel Whitley were married in 1921]

59  59  Joyner, E. Gold, Head, 26 yrs. old,  married at 22, Farmer, Owns Farm

JOYNER, [CULPEPPER], ROSA, 27 years old, married at 22, can read and write

Joyner, Lillian R., daughter, 5 yrs old

Culpepper, Helen, mother, 69 yrs old, widow, can read and write

Culpepper, Bennett, brother, 32 yrs. old,  married at 22, can read & write, farm laborer

[George W. Culpepper died between 1920 and 1930 since he does not appear in the Census of 1930 and his wife Helen Culpepper is identified, living with her daughter Rosa Culpepper Davis,  as Rosa’s mother]

62  62  Davis, Mart A., Head, 40 yrs. old, married at 22, Farmer, Owns Farm

DAVIS, [CULPEPPER], LILLIA, wife, 4o yrs. old, married at 22

Davis, Beatrice, daughter, 17 yrs. old, Single

Davis, George, son, 14 yrs. old [named for his grandfather]

Davis, Helen, daughter, 11 yrs. old [name for her grandmother]

Davis, Margaret, daughter, 9 yrs. old

Davis, Willis E., son, 5 yrs. old

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CENSUS OF 1920, NASH COUNTY, NC., STONY CREEK TOWNSHIP

[Taken:  4 March 1920.  By:  Richard T. Griffin]

Dwelling#  Family#

60  60  Culpepper, John W., Head, 44 yrs. old, married, Farmer, Owns Farm

Culpepper, Annie L., wife, 44 yrs. old, married

Culpepper, Harvey A., son, 18 yrs. old

Culpepper, Tellie [Tilly], daughter, 15 yrs. old

Culpepper, Hudson R., son, 13 yrs. old

93  94  WHITLEY, CHARLEY H., Head, 50 yrs. old.  Farmer,  Owns Farm

WHITLEY, MARY A., wife, 51 yrs. old.

WHITLEY, EULA,  daughter,  20 yrs. old

Whitley, Paul D. , son, 19 yrs. old

BELL, PAUL V., Lodger, 26 yrs. old. [b.  10 Sept. 1893.  d.  30 January 1965]

BELL, ROSA P. {WHITLEY] , Lodger, 23 yrs. old. [2 Sept. 1895.  d.  8 July 1974]

91  92  CULPEPPER, GEORGE W., Head, 59 yrs. old  Farmer  Owns Farm

CULPEPPER, HELEN A., wife, 57 yrs. old

CULPEPPER, BENNETT M., son, 22 yrs. old

Culpepper, Corah, daughter, 19 yrs. old

139  139  Whitley, Annie E., Head, 39 yrs old,  widow

Whitley, Roy T., son, 18 yrs. old

Whitley, Lizzie, daughter, 11 yrs. old

Whitley, Lonnie, son, 8 yrs. old

Whitley, Bessie, daughter, 5 6/12 yrs. old

[Joseph W. Whitley, husband of Annie E. Whitley, died beween 1910 and 1920 because he does not appear in the U.S. Census of 1920.]

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CENSUS OF 1910, NASH COUNTY, NC, STONY CREEK TOWNSHIP

{Taken:  30 April 1910.  By:  George D. Coley]

Dwelling #  Family#

237  240  WHITLEY, CHARLIE H.,  Head,  41 yrs. old,  married 15 yrs,  Farmer,  Owns  Farm

WHITLEY, MARY,  Wife,  42 yrs. old, married: 15 yrs, 5 children born, 4 alive

WHITLEY,  ROSA,  daughter,  14 yrs. old

Whitley, Henry,  son,  12 yrs. old

WHITLEY, EULA,  daughter,  10 yrs. old

Whitley, Paul,  son,  9 yrs. old

236  239  Whitley, Willy J.,  Head,  41 yrs. old,  married 9 yrs.,  Farmer,  Owns Farm

Whitley, Annie L.  wife, 29 yrs old,  married 9 yrs,  4 born, 3 alive

Whitley, Joseph J. ,  son,  6 yrs old

Whitley, Archy B.,  son,  4 yrs old

Whitley, Erotis (?), daughter, 2 yrs old

Whitley, Richard R., uncle, 74 yrs. old

239  242  Whitley, Willie,  Head,  37 yrs. old,  married 7 yrs,  Farmer,  Owns  Farm

Whitley, Mollie,  wife,   31 yrs old, married 7 yrs.

260  261  Whitley, J (ospeh) W., Head, 31 yrs. old,  married 11 yrs,  Farmer, Owns Farm

Whitley, Annie ,  wife,   30 yrs. old,  4 children born, 4 alive

Whitley, Ernest,  son,  10 yrs. old

Whitley, Roy,  son,  8 yrs. old

Whitley, Floyd,  son,  6 yrs. old

Whitley, Lizzie, daugher, 1 10/12 yrs old

261  265  Whitley, Turner B., Head, 49 years old, married 12 yrs., Farmer, Owns

Whitley, Lucy F., wife, 35 yrs. old,  7 born, 5 alive

Whitley, Joel G.,  son,  9 yrs. old

Whitley, Leona, daughter, 7 yrs. old

Whitley, Alger, son, 3 yrs. old

Whitley, Lessie, daughter, 3 yrs. old

Whitley, Lula,  daughter,  2 yrs. old

293  298  CULPEPPER, GEORGE W., Head, 50 yrs. old, married 28 yrs. Farmer, Owns

CULPEPPER, HELEN,  wife,  48 yrs. old,  8 born, 6 alive

Culpepper, Willie,  son, 23 yrs. old, Farmer

Culpepper, Cora,  daughter, 21 yrs. old

Culpepper, Lillie, daughter, 20 yrs. old

Culpepper, Maggie, daughter, 17 yrs. old

Culpepper, Bennie, son, 12 yrs. old

Culpepper, Rosa, daughter, 7 yrs. old

240  242  Culpepper, John W.,  Head,  34 yrs. old, Second Marriage, been married 3 yrs. , Farmer

Culpepper, Annie,  wife,  33 yrs old

Culpepper, Maddie,  daughter, 10 yrs of age

Culpepper, Harvey, son, 8 yrs. of age

Culpepper, Tellis, daughter, 5 yrs. of age

Culpepper, Hudson, son, 3 yrs. of age

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CENSUS OF 1900, NASH COUNTY, NC, STONY CREEK TOWNSHIP [Taken: 19 June 1900]

Dwelling#  Family#

210  212  WHITLEY, CHARLES,  Head,  33 yrs old (April, 1867), married: 6 yrs (1893), Farmer, Owns Farm

WHITLEY, MARY O.,  wife,  32 yrs old (January, 1868), married 6 yrs., 3 born, 3 alive.

WHITLEY, ROSA, daughter, 6 yrs. old (April, 1894)

Whitley, Henry, son, 3 yrs. old (March, 1897)

WHITLEY, BABY (EULA), 4/12 months old (January, 1900)

Ricks, William, Boarder, 27 yrs. old (August, 1846]; 53 yrs. old,  Farn Laborer

Dwelling#  Family

348  352  Whitley, Joel, Head, 76 yrs. old (August, 1823) married 51 yrs.,Farmer, Owns Farm

Whitley, Elizabeth, wife, 69 yrs. old (May, 1831) married 18 yrs.

[Joel Whitley and his second wife Elizabeth, both died between 1900 and 1910, in other words, they do not appear in the 1910 Census.]

Family

353  Whitley, Joseph, Head, 32 yrs. old (May, 1868), married 4 yrs., Farmer,  Owns Farm.

Whitley, Annie, wife, 18 yrs. old (June, 1881)

Farm  Family

350  355  WHITLEY, CATHERINE [Braswell], Head, 69 yrs. old (Dec. 1830), widow, mother of 12, 5 living.

Owns Farm

Whitley, Bettie, daughter, 35 yrs. old (Oct. 1864), Single

Whitley, Mary, daugher, 33 yrs. old (Aug. 1866), Single

Whitley, Willie, son, 27 years old (Feb. 1873), Single

[Catherine [Braswell] Whitley is the widow of Henry A. Whitley, the father of Charles [Charlie] Whitley.  She is Charlie Whitley’s mother!  She will died between 1900 and 1910, in other words, she does not appear in the 1910 Census.  Henry A. Whitley died between 1880 and 1900.  Remember, there is no Census for 1890.  Most of the 1890 Census was destroyed in 1921 during a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C.  Thus, we have a twenty year gap between the Census of 1880 and the Census of 1900]

405  410  CULPEPPER, GEORGE, Head,  40 yrs. old (Oct. 1859), Married 18 yrs, Farmer, Owns Farm

CULPEPPER, HELEN,  wife,  37 yrs. old (March, 1861), 7 born, 5 alive

Culpepper, Cora, daughter, 17 yrs old (Sept. 1882)

Culpepper, Willie, son, 13 yrs of age (Sept. 1886)

Culpepper, Lilla, daughter, 10 yrs. of age (July, 1889)

Culpepper, Maggie, daughter, 8 yrs. of age (Aug. 1892)

CULPEPPER, BENNIE, son, 2 yrs. old (Feb., 1898)

406  411  Whitley, Richard,  Head,  67 yrs. old (January, 1833), Farmer

CENSUS OF 1900, NASH COUNTY, NC, Cooper’s Township

Dwelling#  Family#

388  392  Culpepper, John W., Head, 24 yrs. old (Nov.1875), married 2 yrs.,  Farmer, Owns

Culpepper, Lula A. W., wife, 16 yrs. old (Nov. 1883), married 2. yrs.

Culpepper, Maddie M., daughter, 10/12 yrs. old (July, 1899)

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CENSUS OF 1880, NASH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, STONY CREEK TOWNSHIP

[Taken: 2 June 1880.  By:  Redmund Bunn]

Dwelling #  Family#

279  280  Whitley, Joel B., 56 yrs. old, Farmer, Owns Farm

Whitley, Mary A. B., wife, 50 years old

Whitley, Eliza Anna, daughter, 20 yrs. old

Whitley, Turner B., son, 18 yrs. old

Whitley, Willie J., son, 12 yrs. old

280  281  *WHITLEY, HENRY A., 52 years old, Farmer, Owns Farm

*WHITLEY, CATHERINE, wife, 49 years old

Whitley, Lucy A., daughter, 21 years old

Whitley, Darcy A., daughter, 19 years old

Whitley, Medora Ann, daughter, 17 years old

Whitley, Mollie, daughter, 13 years old

Whitley, Billie, daughter, 15 years old

*WHITLEY, CHARLEY H., son, 10 years old

Whitley, Jon Ricks, daughter, 7 years old

[brothers and sisters of Charlie Whitley]

283  284  RICKS, AMOS, 65 yrs. old, Head, Farmer  [b.  15 April 1815.  d.  13 March 1890]

RICKS, MARTHA [HILL], wife, 55 yrs. old  [b.  2 Sept. 1825.  d.  21 June 1891]

Ricks, William D., son, 33 yrs. old [b.  1848.  d.  5 July 1905]

Ricks, Joseph, son, 28 yrs. old  [b.  21 Nov. 1853.  d.  15 June 1910]

Ricks, Telfair, son, 24 yrs. old

Ricks, Henrietta, daughter, 18 yrs. old [b. 26 Aug. 1859.  d.  9 Jan. 1925]

Ricks, Nancy (Nannie) C., daughter, 15 yrs. old, deaf & dumb [b.  1863.  d.  7 Dec. 1936]

*RICKS, MARY ANN [Whitley], daughter, 12 yrs. old

Joyner, Adelia, granddaughter,  15 years old

[brothers and sisters of Mary Ricks Whitley]

301  302  Culpepper, Henry H., Head, 59 yrs old, Farmer & Carpenter

Culpepper, Susan V.,  daughter, 16 yrs. old, Keeping House

Culpepper, William C., son, 10 yrs. old.

302  303  Culpepper, John, Head, 42 yrs. of age, Farmer

Culpepper, Emoilhus Jane, 30 years old, wife

Culpepper, Fannie, 10 years  old

Culpepper, John William, 3 yrs. old

Culpepper, German, 2 yrs. old.

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CENSUS OF 1870, NASH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP, POST

OFFICE:  NASHVILLE.  TAKEN:  8 August 1870

157 165 RICKS, AMOS, 55 yrs old, Farmer, $2000 Real Estate, $1000 Personal Estate, can not read

or write

RICKS, MARTHA {HILL], 45 yrs. old,  Keeping House, can not read or write

Ricks, William, 22 yrs old, Farm Laborer

Ricks, Columbus, 21 yrs. old, Farm Laborer

Ricks, Josiah, 16 yrs. old, Farm Laborer

Ricks, Telfair, 14 yrs. old, Farm Laborer

Ricks, Henrietta, 1 2 yrs. old, At Home

Ricks, Nancy, 8 yrs. old

RICKS, MARY, 3 yrs. old

182 190 CULPEPPER, WILLIAM, 80 yrs. old, Farmer

CULPEPPER, ELIZABETH, 77 yrs. old, Keeping House, can not read or write

Culpepper, John, 32 yrs. old, Farmer, can not read or write

Culpepper, Amelius, 25 yrs. old, can not read or write

Culpepper, Fanny, 1 yrs. old.

183 191 CULPEPPER, H.[HENRY]  H. [HARRISON],  50 yrs. old, Farmer, can not read or write

CULPEPPER, CATHERINE [BRASWELL], 33 yrs. old, Keeping House

Culpepper, Mary E., 14 yrs. old, at home

Culpepper, William L., 12 yrs. old, Farm Laborer

CULPEPPER, GEORGE W., 10 yrs. old, Farm Laborer

Culpepper, Cicero, 7 yrs old

Culpepper, Susan, 6 yrs. old

Culpepper, Cornelia, 3 yrs. old

Culpepper, Ardilla (female), 3 yrs old

Culpepper, Reuben A., 2 yrs. old

Culpepper, Thomas, 1 yrs. old

Curle, Salnlie, 45 yrs. old, Keeping House

243  256  WHITLEY, HENRY A., 42 yrs. old, Farmer, Owns farm, $697 value of

real estate; $350 personal worth. can not read or write.

WHITLEY, CATHERINE, wife, 40 yrs. old,  Keeping House.

Whitley, Lucy A., daugher, 13 yrs. old, At Home

Whitley, Lucien, son, 10 yrs. old, At Home

Whitley, Madora, daughter, 9 yrs. old

Whitley, Elizabeth, daughter, 6 yrs. old

Whitley, Mollie, daughter, 4 yrs. old

WHITLEY, CHARLES H.  11/12 months old

[brothers and sisters of Charlie Whitley]

241  254  Whitley, Arthur, 46 yrs. old, $750 value of real estate, $300 of

personal worth, Farmer, Owns farm

Tucker, Martha, 26 yrs. old, Keeping House

Tucker, Alice, 10 yrs. old,  At Home

Tucker, Jackey E., 2 yrs. old

242  255  Whitley, Joel B., 47 yrs. old, Farmer, Owns farm

Whitley, Mary, wife, 40 yrs. old

Whitley, Ellen, 19 yrs. old, At Home

Whitley, Florence F., 16 yrs. old, At Home

Whitley, Eliza Ann, 11 yrs old, At Home

Whitley, Turner B., 9 yrs. old

Whitley, Willie J., 2 yrs. old

Westray, Archibald, 45 year old black male, farm laborer

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CENSUS OF 1860, NASH COUNTY, DORTCHES DISTRICT, POST OFFICE: ROCKY MT. NC.

[Taken:  26 July 1860.  By: John W. Bryant]

Dwelling  Family

1304  1239  *Culpepper, Henry W., Head, 44 yrs old, Carpenter, $75 personal estate

*Culpepper, Catherine, wife, 24 yrs. old, can not read or write

Culpepper, Martha, daughter, 15 yrs., old

Culpepper, Mary E., daughter, 3 yrs. old

Culpepper, Jethro D., son, 2 yrs. old

*Culpepper, George W., son, 10/12 months old

1308  1243  Whitley, Jolly, Head, 20 yrs. old, Farmer, $700 Real Estate; $2400

Personal Estate, can not read or write

Whitley, Delany, 18 yrs. old, married in 1860

1309  1244  Whitley, J(oel) B., Head, 37 yrs. old, Farmer, $2000 Real Estate;

$3500 Personal Estate

Whitley, Mary, wife, 30 yrs. old

Whitley, Henretta E., daughter, 8 yrs. old

Whitley, Florence V., daughter, 5 yrs. old

Whitley, Jo Anne, daughter, 4 yrs. old

Whitley, Anna, daughter, 2 yrs. old

1310  1245  Whitley, Henry, Head, 32 yrs. old, Farmer, $1300 Real Estate;

$1500 Personal Estate

Whitley, Catherine, wife, 30 yrs. old

Whitley, Lucy, daughter, 3 yrs. old

Whitley, Jenny (?), daughter, 6/12 months old

1311  1246  Whitley, Richard, Head,  27 yrs. old, Farmer, $684 Real Estate;

$200 Personal Estate

1312  1247  Whitley, Willie, Head, 70 yrs. old, Farmer, $950 Real Estate;

$3500 Personal Estate

Rackley,  Martha, 12 yrs. old

Thorn, Benny, 49 yrs. old, male, black, Farm Laborer

1313  1248  Whitley, Arthur, Head, 34 yrs. old, Farmer, $100 Real Estate;

$4000 Personal Estate, can not read or write

Whitley, Piety, Wife, 47 yrs. old, can not read and write

1314  1249  Culpepper, William, 68 yrs. old, Farmer, $1800 Real Estate;

$500 Personal Estate

Culpepper, Elizabeth, wife, 64 yrs. old

Culpepper, William, son, 23 yrs. old, farm laborer

Culpepper, John, son, 22 yrs. old, farm laborer

Locus, Lucinda,  20 yrs old, black female

Locus, Richard, 16 yrs. old, black male

Locus, Barbara, 12 yrs. old, black female

1315  1250  Culpepper, Milly, Head, 33 yrs. old, Housekeeper, $200 Real Estate;

$400 Personal Estate

Green, Elizabeth, 12 yrs. old

CENSUS OF 1860, NASH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, ARRINGTON’S DISTRICT, taken: 18 July 1860

1093  1039  Ricks, Amos, Head, 46 yrs. old, Farmer, $1700 Real Estate, $400 Personal Estate

Ricks, Martha, wife, 46 yrs. old, can not read or write

Ricks, John E., 14 yrs. old

Ricks, William, 13 yrs. old

Ricks, Columbua, 12 yrs. old

Ricks, Josiah, 10 yrs. old

Ricks, Telfair, 8 yrs. old

Ricks, Henrietta, 1 year old

CENSUS OF 1850, NASH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  Taken:  28 September 1850 by

J. M. Taylor  [no districts or townships identified]

Dwelling  Family

795  804  Whitley, Charity, Head, 46 years old, can not read or write

Whitley, Richard R., son, 17 yrs. old, Farmer

Whitley, Eliza (spelled Elijah) A. B., daughter, 14 yrs. old, in school

Whitley, Jolly B., 10 yrs. old, in school

Whitley, Sallie A., 5 yrs. old, in school

800  806  Whitley, Willie, Head, 60 yrs. old, Farmer, $365 Real Estate

Whitley, Jerusia, wife, 60 yrs. old, can not read or write

Whitley, Arthur A., son, 23 yrs. old, Farmer

Whitley, Catherine P., 19 yrs. old

Rackley, Martha A., 2 yrs. old,.

804  810  Culpepper, Henry, Head, 29 yrs. old, House Carpenter

Culpepper, Mary A., wife, 34 yrs. old, can not read or write

Culpepper, Matilda A., daughter, 10 yrs. old

Culpepper, Jethro D., son, 8 yrs. old

Culpepper, Martha A., daughter, 6 yrs. old

Culpepper, Caledonia, daughter, 4 yrs. old

Culpepper, Nancy, daughter, 2 yrs. old

Green, Mary, 30 yrs. old

Green, Elizabeth, 1 yr. old

805  811  Culpepper, William, Head, 59 yrs. old, Farmer, $800 Real Estate

Culpepper, Elizabeth, wife, 56 yrs. old

Culpepper, Frances A. R., daughter, 17 yrs. old

Culpepper, William J. W., son, 14 yrs. old

Culpepper, John J., son, 13 yrs. old

Locust, Zelpha, 28 yrs. old, female black

Locust, Lucinda, 7 yrs. old, female black

Locust, Richard, 5 yrs. old, male black

Locust, Barbara A., 2 yrs. old, female black

811  817  Whitley, Joel B., Head, 26 yrs. old, Farmer, $234 Real Estate

Whitley, Mary, wife, 20 yrs. old

Whitley, Mary E., daughter, 8/12 months old

Whitley, Henry A., brother, 22 yrs old, Farmer

857  863  Ricks, Amos, Head, 35 yrs. old, Farmer $500 Real Estate value

Ricks, Martha [Hill], wife, 25 yrs. old, can not read or write

Ricks, Martha A., daughter, 8 yrs. old, in school

Ricks, John E., 5 yrs old

Ricks, William D., 3  yrs. old

Ricks, Columbua, 1 yrs. old

WHITLEY FAMILY ANCESTRY  [sources:  U.S. Census Records and Online Sources]

Rosa Whitley [Bell]  [b. 1895.  d. 1974]

Charles [Charlie] H. Whitley  [b.  1869.  d. 1937]

Henry A. Whitley [b. 1838  d. 1890]

Willie Whitley [b. 1790 – d.  bet.  1860 – 1870]

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CULPEPPER FAMILY ANCESTRY

William H. Culpepper, Jr. [5 Sept. 1943]

William H. Culpepper, Sr.   [1921 – 2005]

Meady Bennett Culpepper  [1898 – 1937]  referred to as “Bennie” twice in census records

George Washington Culpepper [1859 – 1922]

Henry Harrison Culpepper  [1816 -  bet. 1880 – 1900]

William Culpepper [1790 - bet. 1880 - 1900]

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RICK FAMILY ANCESTRY

Mary Ann Ricks [Whitley]  [1867 – 1932]

Amos Ricks  [1815 – 1890]

Joel Ricks  [1737 – 1824]

Benjamin Ricks [1707 – 1775]

Isaac  [1669 – 1748]

Isaac  [1638 – 1723]

[I find this line of descendant hard to believe, in spite of its repetition at the various ancestry websites, especially FamilySearch.   For the above to be true, Joel Ricks would have had to begat Amos Ricks when he was 78 years old. There must be a missing link here.   So, members of the Ricks Family should take a closer look at this research]