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.
Governor William Bradford; (2) Joseph Bradford; (3)Elisha Bradford; (4)Laurana Bradford; (5) Hannah McFarland; (6) Jennings Rider; (8)Dickerman Allen Rider; (9) Dickamon Allen Rider; (10) Marian Edith Rider; (11) Marian Dunlap Irwin; (12)Judith Anne Guion
Two weeks ago, as I was going through the Lewis, Rider, Irwin folder where I started collecting information on these families in 1975, I came across a piece of paper that I had either forgotten about or did not notice. It was sent to me by my mother’s sister, Margaret (Irwin) Mitchell Sedberry. Her note at the bottom says, “This is from Virginia Rider, and she wrote, “You are now Mayflower descendants.”
I had known that my three daughters were Mayflower descendants through their father but never knew of my connection. Needless to say I went exploring on the Internet. I will be following this line from Governor William Bradford to Dickamon (various records have different spellings for this name) Allen Rider (1832 – 1904), whose descendants I have covered on previous Sundays.
(1) Jennings Rider; (2) Dickeman Allen Rider; (3) Dickamon Allen Rider, (4) Homer Marchant Rider; (5) Marian Edith (Rider) Irwin; (56 Mairian Dunlop (Irwin) Guion; (7) Judith Anne Guion.
Jennings Rider, the only Child I have found from the marriage of Caleb Rider and Hannah (McFarland) Rider, was born in 1780. He married Sally Allen (1783-1869) )August 3, 1806 in Whitingham, Vermont. Their children follow:
- Alvin Rider (1807-deceased)
- Dickerman Allen Rider (1808-1899)
- Moses Rider (1810-deceased)
- Arabella Rider (1812-1813)
- Isaac Tichenor Rider (1814-1870)
- Arabella Rider (1815-1897).
Dickerman Allen Rider, sercond child of Jennings Rider and Sally Allen, was born October 11, 1808 in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont.. He married Almira Lilly (or Lillie or Lilley).
The only child I have now is Dickamon Allen Rider who married Cordelia Pratt (January 1, 1842-7 ?, 1928. They had four children:
- Homer Marchant Rider 1864-1916)
- Frank L Rider (1866- ?
- Clara May (Rider) Madiera (1868- ?)
- Jessie Mildred Rider (1871- ?)
As posted in a previous My Ancestors post, Homer Marchant Rider (January 6, 1864-November 23,1916) married Edith May Lewis (June 21, 1863-June 10,1961). He is my great-grandfather, father of Marian Edith (Rider) Irwin, the grandfather of Marian Dunlop (Irwin) Guion, my mother. Now the Lewis, Rider, Irwin line goes all the way back to the Mayflower and William Bradford. Quite a surprise to me but a connection well worth mentioning.
Tomorrow I will begin a week of letters written in 1944. All five of Grandpa’s sons re scattered all over the world doing their part during World War II.