An American Family History

Mary Ann Ricketts Planck Clutter


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

Indiana became a state in 1819. The north was settled by people from New England and New York, the center by people from the Mid-Atlantic states and Ohio, and the south by people from Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.

Tazewell County, Illinois was formed out of Peoria County in 1827.

Mary Ann Ricketts Planck Clutter (Polly) was born on September 28, 1817 in Dearborn (now Ohio) County, Indiana. Her parents were William Ricketts and Elizabeth Oxley.

When she was 18, Mary married Joseph Marion Planck (Plank) on December 6, 1835 in Dearborn County, Indiana. Joseph was born April 10 1810 in Maryland.

Mary Ann and Joseph's children included:
Elizabeth Planck (1837, married Andrew William Smith),
William Marion Planck (1839, married Talitha Long),
Joseph Franklin Planck (1841, married Emily Catherine Brady),
Andrew Planck (1842),
and Mary Jane Planck (1845, married John William Brady).

Joseph bought land in Woodford County Illinois on August 19, 1836 and they moved there.

Joseph died when he was only 35 years old on March 10, 1845 in Metamora, Woodford County, Illinois.

On February 13, 1849, Mary Ann married her second husband, Israel Clutter. Israel was probably born in Scott County in Kentucky. His parents were Paul Clutter and Mary Cole.

Israel had been married before to Rachel Lebow (Leabo) in Monroe County, Indiana on October 13, 1834. She was probably a granddaughter of Francois Isaac Leabo.

Israel and Rachel's children included:
John Clutter (1836),
Martha Clutter (1840),
Howard Clutter (1842), and
Francis Clutter (1845).

In 1850 the household was in Woodford and included Israel Clutter age 38, Marget Clutter (sic) age 32, John Clutter age 14, Martha Clutter age 10, Howard Clutter age 8, Francis Clutter age 5, Elizabeth Planck age 13, James (Joseph?) Planck age 11, William Planck age 10, Andrew Planck age 8 and Mary Jane Planck age 5.

Israel and Mary A (Ricketts) had two children:
Sylvester E. Clutter (1851, married Mary Aurelia Waugh) and
Albert Clutter (1853).

Israel probably died between 1853 and 1860 when 42 year old Mary was listed in the Woodford County, Illinois census with four of the children; William Planck age 20, Andrew Planck age 17, Sylvester Clutter age 8 and Albert Clutter age 6.

During the Civil War, William Marion was in the Co. G, 19th IL Inf and Joseph Franklin was a sergeant in Co. E 108th IL Infantry from 8/28/1862 - 8/5/1865 at Vicksburg, MS

Mary Ann died when she was 65 on May 17, 1883 in Washington Township, Tazewell County, Illinois and was laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery there.

Mary's Tombstone

Children of William Ricketts
and Elizabeth Oxley

  • Celia Ricketts Holmes
  • John Ricketts
  • Eli Ricketts
  • Mary Ann Ricketts Planck Clutter
  • Isaac Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
  • Prior Ricketts
  • Eliza Ricketts
  • James Ricketts
  • Elizabeth Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
    and Harriet Dean

  • Garrett Larew Ricketts
  • Robert L. Ricketts
  • Sarah L. Ricketts Edwards
  • Isabella Ricketts King
  • Samuel Lowe Ricketts
  • Susanna Ricketts
  • Marian Amanda Ricketts Kent
  • George Washington Ricketts
  • Andrew Jackson Ricketts
  • Noah J. Ricketts
  • 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.

    Woodford County, Illinois was formed in 1841 from parts of Tazewell and McLean Counties. Metamora (Hanover before 1845) was the county seat from 1843-1894.

    Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.



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