Ricketts is also spelled Rickeots, Rickeotts, Rickett, Rickets, Ricket, Rickel, Rickle, Rickels, and
Ohio County, Indiana was first created in 1844 from Dearborn County. The county seat is Rising Sun which is in Randolph Township. Ohio County is in southeast Indiana on the Kentucky border. In 1826, the Dearborn County Courthouse burned containing all records.
Eli married Lavinia Anderson on September 29, 1839 in Tazewell County, Illinois. She was born about 1820 in Indiana. Her father was Thomas Anderson.
Eli and Lavinia's children included:
Uriah Calvin Ricketts (1841) and
Anne E. Ricketts Brady (1846, married Clarkson E. Brady).
Eli died when he was only 34 years old in July, 1850 in Peoria County, Illinois of Typhus F.
His family appeared in the 1850 census in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. The household consisted of Lovina age 30, Uriah C. age 9, Anne E. age 4, Thomas Anderson age 56, and Thomas H. Anderson age 19.
Typhoid fever is transmitted by the eating or drinking feces contaminated food or drink. Symptons include fever, profuse sweating, gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Typhomalarial fever has symptoms of malaria and typhoid fever. Typhus is a completely different disease and is spread by lice or fleas. The patient has fever, joint pain, cough and headache.