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John R. Ridenour, Jr.

Male 1768 - 1828  (60 years)

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  1. 1.  John R. Ridenour, Jr. was born 1768, , Washington, Maryland; died 1827/1828, , Campbell, Tennessee.


    "In the name of God Amen, I John Ridenour Senior of Campbell County and State
    of Tennessee, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory,
    do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally,
    first of all, I give and bequeath my body to earth to be buried in a christian
    manner and my soul to God. Secondly I give and bequeath to my son John
    Ridenour a piece of land lying on Indian Creek below John Sharp's mill
    containing 20 acres. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son Martin Ridenour my
    chestnut sorrel mare, and my cow and all my notes and accounts that I have in
    my hands now and all my tools and my trunk and one little wheel and one small
    oven and one check real, three pewter plates and one dish and one bed stead and
    I ordain my son Martin my executer of my last will and testament. Signed,
    sealed and pronounced by said ridenour as his last will and testament in the
    presence of us,

    Test: George Sharp His
    Test: Her John R. Ridenour
    Nancy X Scruggs Mark

    State of Tennessee)
    Campbell County ) Court of pleas and quarter sessions
    10th January 1828

    The execution of the foregoing last will and testament of John Ridenour,
    deceased, was this day proven in open court in due form of law by George Sharp
    and Nancy Scruggs, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded at full


    Jo Hart, Clerk
    "Ancestors Are Forever", 17 September 1991, Melvin Otho Ridenour, p 386.
    "One-From-Two", 20 January 1991, Melvin Otho Ridenour, p 39, 40, 129.
    Melvin Otho Ridenour Letter, 21 Jan 1995, p 2.

    John married Mary Harless 11 Aug 1791, , Montgomery, Virginia. (daughter of Henry Harless) [Group Sheet]