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The Rider Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on RIDER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Rider family.

There are 11 different first-name entries for Rider in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' RIDER neighbors in 1890:

In BENNER Township:

Abner, 66, retired--Bellefonte
	Caroline
	Sarah E.
	James M. 16
	Samuel C. 14
	Jacob C. 11
David W., 25, laborer--Bellefonte
	Margaret E.
	Sarah E.
	George W. 9

In BOGGS Township:

Eliza--Milesburg
	Elsie
	Carrie
George J. M., blacksmith--Milesburg

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

John, 46, physician
	Margaret
	Edwin G.
	Edith G.
	Pearl W.

In COLLEGE Township:

Jacob, 60, retired--Tyrone
	Margaret
John G., 54, farmer--Gatesburg
	Esther
	Albert 21
	James E. 18
	John C. 10
John W., 69, carpenter--Gatesburg
	Sarah A.
Mary A.--Gatesburg
	William 32
	Cynthia K.
Matthias, 50, merchant--Guyer
	Mary A.
	Isaac 18
	Emeline
	Mary F.
Orren M. E.--Pinegrove Mills

In HAINES Township:

Jonathan, 63, retired--Aaronsburg

In HALF-MOON Township:

James M., 31, stonemason--Stormstown
	Ellen
	Bella A.
	Mary E.

In PATTON Township

Amy--Buffalo Run
armer--Buffalo Run
	Mary E.
	Nancy B.
	Arthur W. 4
	Howard S. 8 mos.

In PENN Township:

George, 39, laborer--Coburn
	Alberta J.
	Auman N. 8
	Harry 5
	Peter S. 4
	Gertie
Joseph, 36, laborer--Coburn
	Mary A.
	Lucy
	Robert 2
Samuel, 26, laborer--Coburn
	Amanda
Susan--Coburn
	John 36
	Mina
	Dusan
	Isaiah 46
	Sarah
	Leah
	Elizabeth
	Elsie A.

In SPRING Township:

Francis J., 11--Bellefonte
John H., 29, laborer--Bellefonte
	Alice P.
	William S. 6
	Katurah B.