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John Ridge
Birth: 1802
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1839

Native American. His Cherokee name was Skah-tle-loh-skee. Cherokee Leader assassinated in 1839 by pro-Ross Cherokees for his signing of the Treaty of New Echota which led to the removal of the Cherokees on "The Trail of Tears." John Ridge was educated in Cornwall, CT; he lent his expertise in English to the Creeks as secretary and wrote talks for Chief Opothle Yoholo. He was a representative for the Cherokee interests in Washington, D.C. (bio by: Alice P.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Major Oo-watie Ridge (1771 - 1839)
  Susan Catherine Wickett Ridge (1775 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge (1804 - 1856)*
 
 Children:
  John Rollin Ridge (1827 - 1867)*
  Susan Ridge Washbourne (1829 - 1871)*
  Herman D. Ridge (1833 - 1864)*
  Aeneas E. Ridge (1834 - 1859)*
  Andrew Jackson Ridge (1835 - 1900)*
  Flora Chamberlin Ridge Polson (1837 - 1876)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Ridge (1802 - 1839)
  Walter S. Ridge (1806 - 1851)*
  Sarah Ridge Pix (1814 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Polson Cemetery
Delaware County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 08, 2004
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