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RIDLEY Ales Price

Male 1806 - 1886


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  • Name  RIDLEY Ales Price 
    Born  1806  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  E948F3CF5462D5119887CB8894AA793FF700 
    Died  13 Apr 1886  Bridgeport, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Davis-Ridley Cemetery, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I117  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2005 

    Father  RIDLEY *William II,   b. 1783, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830 
    Mother  SMITH Ann Mary 
    Married  2 or 6 July 1802  Rutherford Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F17  Group Sheet

    Family  DAVIS Martha Emeline,   bur. Davis-Ridley Cemetery, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Jun 1843  Ridley, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. RIDLEY Twin daughters,   b. 29 May 1844,   d. 29 May 1844
     2. RIDLEY Sophronia Balsora,   b. 9 Nov 1847, Jackson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1927, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. RIDLEY William Franklin,   b. 20 Jul 1850, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1855, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. RIDLEY Warren Ales,   b. 4 Mar 1853, Ridley, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1925
    >5. RIDLEY Martha Ella,   b. 7 Jan 1856, Ridley, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1933, Cleburne County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. RIDLEY William Davis,   b. 15 May 1859, Ridley, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1939
    >7. RIDLEY Polly Smith,   b. 29 Sep 1862, Ridley, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1934, Newell, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. RIDLEY Alice Lee,   b. 20 Jun 1866, Ridley, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1921, Newell, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F44  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In the Heard County History of 1990, Ales Ridley is listed as born about 1806. On Widow's Service Pension # 1987, Indian Wars Act of July 27,1892, Martha E. Ridley states that Ales Ridley was sixty-nine( 69 ) years of age at the time of his death in 1886. Using these dates, Ales would have been born in the year 1817.

      Family tradition is that Ales Ridley and his two brothers Charles Martin and Elisha Asa, came south in the early 1830's driving horses. It is not known why they brought the horses south, but we do know that Ales
      joined the Florida-Indian War of 1836 and 1837. Ales enlisted as a bugler or musician in Captain Meridith
      Price's Company, in the Battalion of Jackson County Mounted Volunteers of Alabama, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel David Cawlfield. He mustered in the service of the United States at Claysville, Alabama, on 8 September 1836 for the term of twelve (12) months. He was honorably discharged by Major General Thomas S. Jessup, commanding the Army of the South at Bellefonte, Alabama, on 12 September 1837.

      On 26 October 1837, Ales (Elias ) Ridley enlisted with Captain Sever Boulton's Company "G", North Alabama Mounted Volunteers, under Colonel Benjamin Snodgrass, as a Sergeant Express Courier. He
      was Honorably discharged on 9 April 1838 at Fort Mitchell, Alabama and listed as disabled with Pleurisy.
      Remarks noted: " Horse lost or stolen on March 19, remounted himself March 20." For his service in the
      Florida-Indian War, Ales recieved on 6 January 1843, a land grant for 295.5 acres of land in Jackson County, AL. On 4 April 1843 he recieved an additional 160 acres in Jackson County, Alabama.

      In a letter Ales wrote to W.W. Dudley on 24 July 1884 regarding his military pension, he state: " I was Alas, Ales and Alex. My parents died when I was small leaving no family record. I was at the time of enlistment- illiterate and could not spell or write my name. I now spell " ALES". Ales also noted his wife taught him to read and write after they married. A copy of his signature revealed a very nice penmenship.

      After the war Ales settled in Franklin, Heard County, Gerogia where his brother Charles Martin Ridley was living. On June 1, 1843, Ales Ridley married Martha Emeline " Lolly " DAVIS in Heard County, GA.
      Martha is the daughter of Joshua and Martha ( TRAMMEL) DAVIS of West Heard County, Georgia.
      Is is said that in 1886 Ales was visiting his daughter Sophronia, in Bridgeport, Alabama. He had ridden his horse stumbled and fell, causing Ales to break his hip. Complications and pneumonia developed and he died 13 April 1886 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William GUNTER( Sophronia ). His body
      was sent back to Heard County, Georgia for burial. Ales and Martha are buried on their home-place in the Davis-Ridley Family Cemetery in Heard County, Georgia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Ridley ( Genealogy of Elisha Asa Ridley ), Charlotte Ridley Traylor, (Self Published ( Own Copy )).