An American Family History

The Ricketts and Wilson Families

Ancestors of Isaac Ricketts

Isaac Ricketts was born in 1819 in Ohio County, Indiana and was the descendant of an especially fruitful family that originated in Colonial Maryland. The Ricketts were Protestants in Catholic Maryland.

Isaac's parents were William Ricketts and Elizabeth Oxley. They married about 1812 and lived in Indiana and Illinois. (Go to the Oxley Table of Contents.)

William's parents were Robert Ricketts and Susannah Wilson. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Indiana and then to Illinois.

Susannah Wilson's parents were Robert Wilson and Mary Douglas from Charles County, Maryland Three Wilson daughters married three of the Rickett's sons. The Douglas and Wilson families were Roman Catholics from Maryland. They were land-owners and were members of the Maryland aristocracy. They enslaved other human beings.

Robert Rickett's parents were cousins, Anthony and Mary Ricketts. They married about 1747 and lived in Hagerstown (was Elizabethtown), Washington (was Frederick then Montgomery then Washington) County, Maryland.

Robert and Mary both descended from Thomas Ricketts and Elizabeth Nicholson of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Mary's father was their son, Benjamin Ricketts and Robert's was their grandson, Anthony Ricketts.

Anthony Rickett's parents were John Ricketts and Elizabeth Beddenfield. They inherited John's Cabin Ridge in Anne Arundel County, Maryland from her family and lived there.


Thomas Ricketts, Sr. and Margaret Evans 1684

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

  • Thomas Ricketts, Jr.
Click here for the Nicholson Table of Contents.

Thomas Ricketts, Jr. and Rebecca Nicholson 1702

Anne Arundel County, Maryland


Benjamin Ricketts about 1722



John Ricketts and Elizabeth Beddenfield 1723/24

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

  • Anthony Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
  • Rachel Ricketts
  • Reason Ricketts
  • Samuel Ricketts
  • William W. Ricketts
  Click here for the Douglas Table of Contents  

Robert Wilson and Mary Douglas about 1740

Charles County, Maryland
Montgomery County, (was Frederick County) Maryland


Anthony Ricketts and Mary Ricketts about 1747

Hagerstown (was Elizabethtown), Washington (was Frederick then Montgomery then Washington) County, Maryland


Robert Ricketts and Susannah Wilson 1786

Bedford (then Huntington, now Mifflin) County, Pennsylvania
Mason County, Kentucky
Dearborn (now Ohio) County, Indiana


William Ricketts and Elizabeth Oxley 1812

Randolph Township, Dearborn (now Ohio) County, Indiana
Cazenovia Township, Woodford County, Illinois

  Click here for the Oxley Table of Contents  

William Ricketts
and Harriet Dean


Isaac and Catherine Ricketts 1839

Catherine Ricketts

Coal Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana
Henry Township, Marshall County, Illinois
Clark Township, Chariton County, Missouri
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa

  Click here for the Fox Table of Contents  

DNA match with other descendant in this line.
Isaac Ricketts
Sarah Jane Ricketts Fox
Eliza Fox Smith
John Elmer Smith
Virginia Smith Miller

Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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