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James Ridings
Born October 2, 1826
James Ridings, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. Fairview; born October 2, 1826, in Surrey Co., NC; in 1834, came to Greene Co., IL; in 1851, he came to Jones Co.; owns 240 acres of land. Married Charlotte Sutherland in 1851; she was born in British America in February 1835; have 9 children—Isabelle, Jane, Isaac, Thomas, Leroy, Mary, Jessie, Carrie and Bessie E. Enlisted in 1861 in Co. D, 9th I.V.I., and served about 14 months; was discharged on account of physical disability. Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, page 575.
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel

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