farmer, Section 20, P. O. Hall Ridge, was born in Bath County, Ky., October 8,
1820. He moved with his parents to Shelby County, Ind., at an early day,
and was there raised and educated. He soon after engaged in farming, which
he pursued until 1855, when he removed to Polk County, Iowa, remaining there
until 1857, when he located in Andrew County, Mo., where he engaged in farming
until 1859, when he came to Kansas and settled in Linn County, where he engaged
in agricultural pursuits. He represented his district in the Legislature
in 1864, served as County Commissioner in 1870, and in 1877 was qualified as
Sergeant-at-Arms at Topeka. He was married in Shelby County, Ind.,
September 25, 1845, to Mary Kennedy, of Pennsylvania. She was born May 26,
1825. They have six children - William V., Robert, Margaret E.,
Mary, George L. and Inda.
History of the State of Kansas, William G. Cutler.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming