Biography of William Ridley
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Ridley, William, was born in Phelps, Ontario county, January 30, 1817. He was educated in the district schools and has always followed farming. January 14, 1839, he married Elizabeth M. Tittzworth of his native town, and they have had eleven children: James P., William, Esther A., Morrison, Aaron, George P., Mary E., Clara and an infant daughter not named (twins); Alice and Adelbert. Mr. Ridley's father, Mathew, was born in England in 1781 and came to the United States when eighteen years old, locating in the town of Phelps. He married Delilah Sober, of the town of Arcadia, Wayne county, by whom he had these children: James, dead; William, as above; Nelson, dead; Lydia; Hiram, dead. and Delira. Mrs. Ridley's father, Richard Tittsworth, was born in New Jersey about 1785 and married Esther De Witt, of his native place. They had four children: Jane, James, Ann Jennette and Elizabeth M. He died in 1830 and his wife in 1848. They came to this locality about 1810. Mr. Tittsworth was a soldier in the War of 1812 at Sodus Point. Morrison is a professional caterer; James P. married Phoebe Westfall; Willard married Pamelia Eggleston; Aaron married Cornelia Morris; Mary E., married Oliver Eggleston; Alice married Charles Oornwell, and Delbert married Hattie Morris.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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