Biography of George M. Ridenour
Allen County, OH Biographies

GEORGE M. RIDENOUR (deceased) was born in Fairfield County. Ohio, March 6, 1826, son of Michael and Hannah (Shotts) Ridenour (deceased), natives of West.moreland County, Penn., and who came to this county in a very early day. They were parents of fourteen children, of whom only Daniel and Isabella survive. Our subject was reared to farming, an occupation he followed all through life. He was married, December 31, 1848. to Miss Eleanor P. Lipsett of Sugar Creek Township, this county, a native of Burlington County, N. J., born August 6, 1828, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Peacock) Lipsett, also natives of New Jersey, who married in Burlington County, N. J., and moved to Warren County, Ohio, in 1833. Sarah (Peacock) Lipsett was born November 28, 1792. died in 1834 in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, and Joseph Lipsett married his second wife (nee Mary Shim), in Warren County, Ohio, and they afterward came to this county where they passed the remainder of their days; he was born June 30, 1799, died in 1864. Joseph and Sarah Lipsett were the parents of five chilthen, of whom Eleanor P. is the only survivor. Mr. Lipsett had three children, all now living, by his second wife. To the union of George M. and Eleanor P. Ridenour, were born seven children : Eliza J., Martha L., William J., Mary L., John E., Joshua A. and Emma, the sons all deceased. Our subject died December 13, 1873, and since then his widow has operated the farm which was left her by her father and husband. She is a member of the United Brethren Church.

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