My Ancestors (43 and 44) – Dickamon Allen Rider and Cordelia Eliza Pratt

Last June I read about a Challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, and I was intrigued. I decided to take up the challenge. Some Ancestors may take more than one week, but I still intend to write about 52 Ancestors. I hope you enjoy reading about My Ancestors as much as I am looking forward to researching and writing about them. 

(1)Dickamon Allen Rider; (2) Marian Edith Rider; (3) Marian Dunlap Irwin; (4)Judith Anne Guion.

Dickamon Allen Rider came to California from Vermont when he was about 20.  He came with his older brother, Homer, and his younger brother, Jesse.  Homer drowned in the Feather River (according to DeDe Rider – Edith May (Lewis) Rider,my great-grandmother.  I seem to remember that Jesse, the youngest at 18, decided to return home. Dickamon was the only Rider to remain in California.

Cordelia Eliza Pratt was born November 5, 1842 in Iowa and died in July 1923 in Watsonville, California.  Very little is known of her parents. Her father was Charles Henry Pratt who died in 1878.  Her mother, Mary Pratt died in 1886.  They settled in Grass Valley, California after traveling from Iowa.

Dickamon Allen Rider married Cordelia Eliza Pratt and they had four children:

Homer Marchant Rider, born January 6, 1864, in Nicolaus, California, my great-grandfather.

Frank L.  Rider

Clara May Rider

Jessie Mildred Rider

I know there is more information about these individuals but I have not found it yet. (Mrs. P – I really appreciate all the research projects you have undertaken because of my lack of thorough research, but please do not do any research on this. I know you would but you have plenty of your own work to do.)

Tomorrow, I will begin posting more Childhood Memories of Trumbull. These have been taken from recordings I made with my Dad and four of his siblings, Dan having passed  away. I hope you enjoy this look back into a world that your parents or grandparents may have shared with their siblings.

Judy Guion


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