An American Family History

Benjamin Ricketts, Jr.

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves,
and, under a just God cannot retain it."
― Abraham Lincoln
Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.

Benjamin Ricketts was born about 1724 in Maryland. He was the son of Benjamin Ricketts.

Mary Cutchin married a Benjamin Ricketts on June 2, 1755 at St. John's Parish, Harford County Maryland. Mary was born on October 14, 1735. Her father was Robert Cutchin.

At the time of the 1790 census, Benjamin was in Montgomery County, Maryland.



About 1715 English, Scottish and German settlers found their way to the Montgomery County, Maryland area. It was officially established from Charles, Prince George's, and Frederick counties in 1776.

Ricketts is also spelled Rickeots, Rickeotts, Rickett, Rickets, Ricket, Rickel, Rickle, Rickels, and Rickles.