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Adam M Rickard
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Birth: 1760
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1838
Mason County
West Virginia, USA

Son of Johann George Rickard Sr & Anna Eva "Eve" Stahring.

1- Elizabeth Barker, 1784
2- Catherine Fisher, 24 Jun 1788, Berkeley, West Virginia

The earliest record of Adam Rickard was at sale in 1788, where he purchased at the sale of the estate of John Geisinger a flax breaker, a chest and four screws. Adam Rickard was born in the 1760's. Adam Rickard served in the Revolutionary War as a Private Third Class. Adam entered the army November, 1781 to January, 1782 in Captain Daniel Good's Third Company, First Battalion of the Northampton County Militia. Also from June 13, 1782 to June 24, 1782. Adam served as a substitute soldier for Peter Deis. All of Adam's brothers also served in the Northampton Militia during the war. Adam was on the first census taken in 1790 as living in Salisbury Township, Northampton County, Penn. This area is now part of Berks County.

In 1794, Adam and his wife Elizabeth, with two sons and six daughters moved south to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and in 1796 they purchased sixty acres of land around New Market, Va. He sold the land two years later in 1798 to George Bruce. It is believed that his wife Elizabeth died within this two-year period, because she is not mentioned on any other records.

Adam Rickard settled in Mason County, WV in 1800. He was on the first tax record of Mason County in 1804.

In 1805, Adam was summoned for grand jury duty. This was the first grand jury in Mason County. Adam and four of his children were baptized in 1806 by the Rev. Paul Hinkle, who was the first Lutheran minister in Mason County.

The known children of Adam Rickard, Rickert, Regart were Mary, Susan, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jacob, Michael Sr., John, Adam Jr., Joseph and George. Adam Rickard died in 1838 and is buried in the family cemetery in Upper Flats of Mason County. His sons Jacob and Michael served in Captain Anthony VanSickle's Company during the War of 1812.

I believe it is our duty as descendants of these early pioneers to keep alive the memory of our ancestors. I could not do justice to the life of Adam Rickard because there was nothing to go by but the public records.

(Submitted by Robert Vickers Jr., Ada Rickard Vickers.)
Family links: 
  George Johan Rickard (1729 - 1798)
  Catharine Fisher Rickard (1770 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Barker Rickard (1766 - 1797)*
  Elizabeth Rickard Roush (1789 - 1832)*
  Mary Rickard Yeager (1790 - 1864)*
  Margaret Rickard Roush (1792 - ____)*
  Jacob Rickard (1793 - 1865)*
  Michael Rickard (1795 - 1879)*
  John Rickard (1804 - 1887)*
  Susannah Rickard Roush (1807 - 1892)*
  Joseph Rickard (1809 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Rickard-Roush Cemetery
Upper Flats
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: SGirton
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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Adam M Rickard
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