|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1803|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1881|
His father was John Waggoner, b abt 1777 in Washington Co, PA; d. 8 Sep 1827 in Orange, Rush, IN - the info I have is that the cemetery wherever he is buried is now "extinct".
His mother was Mary "Catherine" Ritchey, b. abt 1779 in PA; d. 23 Oct 1841 in Orange, Rush, IN = "cemetery now extinct".
FRED GAHIMER, 8114 CRESTHILL DR., INDIANAPOLIS, IN. 46256
History of Waggoner family and History of Ritchie family
"Methodist Episcopal circuit rider in Bourbon, Harrison, and
Nicholas counties in Ky and in Rush and Shelby Co., In. He performed
many marriages in Ky, including some of his children. The
Nicholas/Harrison Co. line ran through his property near Cynthiana, Ky.
There is a Wagoners Chapel Methodist Church and Cemetery 12 miles east of
Cynthania on Wagoner Chapel Road. A J.J. Waggoner (John Jacob?) donated
the land for the church.
In the fall of 1826, John and Mary Catherine and their extended
family moved to Orange Township, Rush Co., In. with a large group of
relatives. Those included Gilbert Ritchey (Mary Catherine's father),
Matthew and Susan (Ritchey) Busby, John Ritchey and family, Eve and John
Ritchey and Adam Ritchey, along with Robert McDuffie and brother Gabriel
McDuffie and their families.
When they arrived in Orange Township, the whole region was covered
with primeval forest and nearly destitute of the appliances of
civilization. The nearest cabin was seven miles away, the mill so
distant that a trip for meal or grain was quite an undertaking, and
little to console the incomer except the abundance of game and the fine
fish that wriggled in the clear, unpolluted streams. John, with his
sons, had to clear a trail through the dense forest between his newly
entered land and St. Omer, a distance of seven miles straight south as
the crow filies. John spoke no English.
His eldest son, John, Jr., had already married Robert McDuffie's
daughter, Nancy, in Kentucky the year before, and they had brought their
newborn son, William A. Waggoner, with them in emmigrating to Ind."
HISTORY OF RUSH COUNTY INDIANA, 1888; CHICAGO, BRANT & FULLER, P. 490
Biography of William A. Waggoner
Names, place, dates,children of parents; date of marriage, children
Came to In. from Ky. in the fall of 1826, settled in Rush Co.; farmer
(1995) H.F. MCDUFFIE, 102 COLBY ROAD, OAK RIDGE, TN 37830
John Waggoner (1777 - 1827)
Mary Catherine Ritchey Waggoner (1779 - 1841)
Nancy McDuffie Waggoner (1806 - 1877)
William A. Waggoner (1826 - 1902)*
Aris Wagoner (1836 - 1905)*
John Waggoner (1803 - 1881)
Peter S Waggoner (1805 - 1873)*
Milton Ladd Waggoner (1809 - 1903)*
Wesley C Waggoner (1814 - 1904)*
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Apr 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35483646
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