1887 Greene County Iowa History



1887 Greene County History 

"R" Biographies



ALBERT F. RAVER
      
b. 15 Feb 1838 Germany  (came with parents from Hamburg in 1853)
(Res.  Jefferson)
       m. (1) Lydia Ayres (b. 25 Feb 1839 Eng., dau of Charles Ayres, & d. 1875)
       Children- Charlie, May, Lydia & Bartie
       m. (2) Bessie Wilson (b. Aug 1847 Eng.)
       Children- Violet & Claude

JOHN W. RAY
      
b. 25 March 1853 Durham Co. Eng., son of Thomas Ray; (Res. 
Angus, Washington twp.)
       m. Mary E. Irwin 22 May 1880 (dau of Robert Irwin of Cable, IL)
       Children- William Elmer

THOMAS B. REECE
      
b. 1838 Miami Co OH, son of George & Mary (Deeter) Reece; (Res. Formerly Jefferson- Thomas d. 2 Feb 1887)
       m. Elizabeth Ingling (dau of William Ingling)
       Children- George W., Emma, Lewis, Sankey, Florence and Moody

J. M. REEDER
      
b. 5 May 1839 MO, son of William & Nancy (Morris) Reeder (Res. Franklin twp.)
       m. Elizabeth Neeley 7 June 1858 (b. Philadelphia, PA, dau of William & Margery (Moffitt) Neeley
       Children- Edward, Ella, Emma, Ellis, Hattie, George, and William

GEORGE W. REESE
      
b. 1 March 1840 Oswego Co NY, son of Conrad & Persis Reese; (Res. Junction twp.)
       m. Caroline S. Bonniuell 14 Dec 1870 (b. Ozaukee Co WI, dau of Charles Bonniuell)
       Children- none listed

L. B. REMICK
      
b. 1834 Franklin Co ME (Res. Jefferson)
       m. (1) Helen G. Day in IL (b. ME, d. ?)
       Children- Georgiana
       m. (2) Sophia Mott (b. NY)
       Children- Nellie, Mary S., and Fay

WILLIAM H. RENNER
      
b. 16 March 1861 Jefferson Co WI, son of William Renner; (Res. Grand Junction)

WILLIAM RENNER
      
b. 28 June 1829 Baden, Ger., son of Casper Renner; (Res. Junction twp.)
       m. Jane Rickemann 22 Nov 1854 (dau of Charles L.Rickemann)
       Children- Sarah J., George W., William H., and Charles L.

PATRICK REYNOLDS
      
b. Co. Monahan, Ire., son of Terrence Reynolds (Res. Junction twp.)
       m. Mary A. Kane 17 Oct 1876 (b. Lower Canada, dau of Patrick Kane)
       Children- none listed

TERRENCE REYNOLDS
      
b. 17 Oct 1823 Co. Monaghan, Ire., son of Terrence Reynolds (Res. Grand Junction)
       m. Alice Hughs 2 Aug 1856 (b. Co. Monaghan, Ire)
       Children- Mary J., Florence, Margaret A., Charles E., Walter d. age 2

JUSTUS M. RHOADS
      
b. 8 April 1845 Ashtabula Co OH, son of F.W. Rhoads; (Res. Jefferson) Co. E, 47th Iowa Infantry- Civil War
       m. Augusta E. Hemingway  3 Feb. 1867  (b. PA, dau of Nathan Hemingway)
       Children- Fred H., Charles G.,  Jennie M., Frank P., & Justus A.

SAMUEL RHOAD
      
b. 27 June 1806 Highland Co OH, son of Phillip & Mary Magdalene 
(Wendel) Rhoad; (Res. Washington twp.)
       m. Martha McCurdy  5 July 1835 (b. Beaver Co PA, dau of Hugh & Martha (McAllister) McCurdy)
       Children- Andrew, Josephine m. P.M. Fitzpatrick, Hannah m. J.C. Beaman, Martha, & four dec'd

COLUMBUS RICE
      
b. 8 June 1852 Fountain Co IN, son of Francis Rice; (Res. Surry, Washington twp.); unmarried

FRANCIS T. RICE
      
b. 15 Aug 1819 Athens Co OH, son of Henry Rice (Res. Washington twp.)
       m. Martha J. Kiplinger 13 May 1849 (dau of Jacob Kiplinger)
       Children- Columbus, Margaret, Eveline, Isabelle, Charles, Aaron, William, and James

JOHN RICE
      
b. 17 Sept 1833 Schuyler Co IL, son of Jefferson Rice; (Res. Paton)
       m. Mrs. Martha Brown 17 May 1863 (dau of Jacob Guinn, & widow of Wade Brown)
       Children- Agnes, Minnie, Lester, and John
       Step-children- three, all dec'd

MATTHEW RICHARDSON
      
b. 24 June 1842 Westmoreland Co, Eng., son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Waters) Richardson; (Res. Hardin twp.) 
       m. Mary Ann Craig March 1870 (b. 17 Feb 1849 Stanhope Wardale, Durhamshire, Eng., dau of Francis & Jane Craig)
       Children- Joseph F., Elizabeth J., Margaret A., George W., Charles L.- dec'd, Marietta, Matthew T.

MELVILLE H. RICHARDSON
       
b. 4 Sept 1834 St. Lawrence Co NY, son of Anson & Polly (Southworth) Richardson; Co. K, 142nd NY Infantry- Civil War; (Res. Jackson twp.)
       m.(1)  Nancy Pitt  Oct. 1859  (b. 27 Oct 1834 St. Lawrence Co NY, dau of William & Jane Pitt)
       Children- Adell b. 1862
       m. (2) Sally Eister  2 May 1878 (b. 8 Aug 1841 Northumberland Co PA, dau of Samuel & Elizabeth Eister)
       Children- adopted dau Lona, daughter of Aaron Hanson

JOSEPH H. RIDLE
      
b. 7 July 1814 Crawford Co PA, son of Peter Ridle; (Res. Washington twp.)
       m.(1) Angeline Buck 8 April 1841 Fulton Co IL (dau of Daniel Buck)
       Children- Harriet, Charles M., Henrietta, Miles D. & Joseph A.  (Aaron killed in Civil War, 2 others deceased)
       m. (2) Mary Bennett 2 Oct 1858 (dau of Jeremiah Bennett)
       Children- Olive, Mary  (one other is deceased)

EDWARD H. RILEY
      
b. 1 Jan 1846 New York City,  son of Patrick Riley; (Res. Washington twp.); Co. K, 112th Illinois Infantry - Civil War
       m. Catherine Beers 4 Oct 1864 (dau of Ephraim Beers)
       Children- Hazel E., Burdette, Jessamine, Edward P., Myrtle I., Harry Claude, Max, & two dec'd

ELHANAN RINEHART
      
b. 10 Feb 1815 Washington Co. PA, son of Mathias Rinehart (Res. Washington twp.)
       m. Margaret Correy 16 Jan 1840 (b. Scioto Co OH, dau of William Correy)
       Children-  Angeline m. (1) Mark York (2) William C. Elder, Matilda, Louisa m. Alvin S. Gilliland, William A.,  Amanda -dec'd  m. James H. Carter, two other children dec'd

L. I. RITCHIE
      
b. 22 Sept 1824 OH, son of George & Margaret Ritchie (Res. Cedar twp.)
       m. Margaret Ann Stephenson 14 April 1853 IN (b. 4 Aug 1833 IN, dau of James & Mary Stephenson)
       Children- Mary E., William, Margaret E., Adeliza, Rosetta & Rosanna (twins - Rosetta d. age 11), Ever A d. age 5, and R. Pearl

HENRY C. RITTGERS
      
b. 6 May 1849 Fairfield Co OH, son of Jacob B. & Esther (Patterson) Rittgers; (Res. Surry, Washington twp.)
       m. Louesa J. Edwards 25 Dec 1872 (dau of James & Emma Edwards)
       Children- William H., Emma Irene, John A., Lilly Madaline, Harry E., Perry & Percy (twins)-dec'd

SAMUEL R. RITTGERS
      
b. 26 April 1857 Polk Co IA, son of Jacob B. Rittgers (Res. Washington twp.)
       m. Mary A. Fry  6 April 1879 (dau of Samuel Fry)
       Children- Almeda C. and Burton A.

F. E. ROBBINS
      
b. 1842 Oswego Co NY, son of Phillip Robbins   (Res. Jefferson)
       m. Anna R. Butler (b. MD)
       Children- Minnie, Florence, Frank & Anna  (Olive D. died in infancy)

ELI ROBERTS
      
b. 22 Jan 1852 Greene Co IA, son of Thomas & Mary Roberts;  (Res.- not given- proprietor of Eureka Mills on N. Coon River)
       m. Mary E. Henderson 25 July 1884 (dau of H.L. Henderson)
       Children- Earl

ROLAND ROBERTS
      
b. 1840 Wales, son of J.H. Roberts; (Res. Jefferson)
       m. C. M. Ballard
       Children- Hugh B., Bessie C., and Gertie

THOMAS ROBERTS
      
b. 5 May 1823 North Wales, son of Thomas & Mary Roberts; (Res. Jackson twp.)
       m. Mary Myrick 7 Oct 1847 Polk Co IA (b. OH & d. 7 May 1882)
       Children- Benjamin F., Eli, Edward N.-dec'd, Sarah A. m. ___  Brackett, Samuel, Mary Elizabeth- d. Age 4, Lydia C., Martha J. m. Will Forbes, William Warren, and Carrie Belle

REV. WILLIAM ROBERTS
      
b. 9 Nov 1832 Wayne Co IN, son of Thomas Roberts; (Res. Dawson twp.)
       m. Elizabeth Rue  31 Aug 1853 (b. 25 Aug 1837 Wayne Co IN, dau of 
Henry & Rebecca (Tallbert) Rue
       Children- Lindley H., Albert B., John H., Annie M. m. Charles Walker, Emma L. m. William Edgerton. One child deceased

GEORGE ROBINSON
      
b.26 April 1840 NY, son of Ezekiel & Catherine (Bushman) Robinson; (Res. Franklin twp.)
       m. Almira Townsend  1 Jan 1866  (b. 21 Feb 1841 NY, dau of E. & Julia (Jones) Townsend)
       Children- Agnes, Edith, Delbert J.- deceased, & Herbert W.

ISAAC E. ROBINSON
      
b. 11 Oct 1836 Cayuga Co NY, son of Ezekiel & Catherine (Bushman) Robinson; (Res. Franklin twp.); Co. B, 7th Illinois Cavalry- Civil War
       m Flora Davis (b. Van Wert Co OH, dau of Isaac & Catherine Davis)
       Children- Ira, Ella, Pearl, Leonard, Alphonso, Lillie, and Almira

JONATHAN ROBINSON
      
b. 3 Sept 1842 Cayuga Co NY, son of Ezekiel & Catherine Robinson; (Res. Cooper); Co. K, 15th Illinois Infantry - Civil War
       m. (1) Uranee Wight 14 Dec 1865 (b. NY, dau of Stephen Wight & d. 1875)
       Children- Ellsworth, Della May, and Frank
       m. (2) Harriet S. Lawton  4 July 1876 (dau of Philip & Janet (Galt) Lawton)
       Children- Orrie and Arthur

WILLIAM G. ROBY
      
b. 14 Feb 1832 Utica, NY, son of Silas Roby; (Res. Grand Junction)
       m. Elsie Brockway 4 March 1856 (dau of Freeman Brockway)
       Children- Charles, Nellie, William, Orville, Minnie, Frank d. age 14,  two others dec'd

HENRY D. ROGERS
      
b. 7 June 1824 PA, son of Daniel & Elizabeth (Fitz) Rogers; (Res. Highland twp.)
       m. Lucinda K. McRoberts, dau of Michael & Mary McRoberts
       Adopted dau- Mrs. W.O. Stott

P. ROOT
      
b. March 1845 Huron Co OH, son of John L. & Maria (Clinton) Root; (Res. Jefferson)
       m. Ella F. Wayne at Northfield, MN (b. WI) 
       Children- Hattie L., Margie, Jessie, Mary, Horace L.-dec'd, and infant son-dec'd

FRANCIS ROSA
     
b.22 Aug 1822 Cayuga Co NY, son of Henry & Mary (Hawkins) Rosa; (Res. Kendrick twp.)
      m. Mary Fitts 1859 (b. Linn Co IA, dau of Thomas & Charlotte (Bruner) Fitts)
      Children- Loren C. and Oliver M.

JAMES A. ROWLES
      
b. 20 March 1850 Meigs Co OH, son of Hezekiah Rowles; (Res. Paton) 
       m. Nellie E. Elkins 8 April 1875
       Children- Edna I.- dec'd, Jessie E. and Mary L.

CALEB RUSSELL
      
b. 9 April 1822 Caledonia Co VT, son of David Russell; (Res. Paton twp.) 
       m. (1) Orendoro Corey Sept 1842 (dau of Samuel Corey)
       Children- Nelson S., Normand, Orendoro M., Mariette, Elizabeth, Jasper and Jennie
       m. (2) Mrs. Ann Pike 10 May 1885. Her children- Hattie, Philena, 
Alvira, Lucy, John, James, Elnora, Isolia, & Betsey J. d. age 34

J. J. RUSSELL
      
b. 1830 Franklin Co MA; (Res. Jefferson); Co. B, 13th Illijois Infantry - Civil War
       m. Mary McDuffie  Oct. 1868 (b. NY) Children- Helen

NORMAN F. RUSSELL
      
b. 9 Aug 1844 Boone Co IL, son of Caleb Russell; (Res. Junction twp.); Co. I, 26th Iowa Infantry- Civil War
       m. Lucy Pike 18 May 1867 (dau of Abram Pike)
       Children- Nellie F., Nelson L. and Clarence R. Clarence Grubbs, son of Mrs. Russell's dec'd sister, also raised by the Russells

SAMUEL S. RUTTER
      
b. 5 March 1852 Lancaster Co PA, son of Jonathan Rutter (Res. Dana)
       m. Altha Chipman 4 Jan 1883 (dau of Ansel Chipman of Kankakee Co IL) 
       Children- Fred C. and Gilbert E.


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