Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.
Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.
John Ricketts was born on July 11, 1705 in Anne Arundel County Maryland. His birth was recorded at Queen Anne Parish in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was the son of Thomas Ricketts, Jr. and Rebecca Nicholson.
He married Elizabeth Beddenfield on February 04, 1723/24 in in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The marriage was recorded at All Hallows or South River Parish.