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Christopher RIFFE

Christopher RIFFE[1, 2]

Male 1764 - 1850  (86 years)

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  • Name Christopher RIFFE 
    Born 1764 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1780  Lincoln Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He acquired 1700 A in Lincoln and Casey Co. In 1780, he had originally purchased 800 A on the Green River from Abraham Lincoln's grandfather. He lived at various times at Bryan's Station, Boonesboro, Logan's Station and Carpenter's Station, all in Lincoln, KY. Became the first settler of Casey Co. Then, that part became Casey Co.
    Residence 1780  Lincoln Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 1784  to KY, with Col. William Casey. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elected 1810  Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the first representative from Casey Co to the KY House. 
    • He served six terms, the final election was 1827.
    Elected 1810  Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the first representative from Casey Co to the KY House. 
    Military 1812 
    • WAS IN THE KY MILITIA AND WAR OF 1812 WAS A COLONEL; LATER BECAME A GENERAL.
    Military 1812  [5
    Death Feb 1850  Middleburg, Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Misc appointed as guardian of his two young grandchildren., 
    • Christopher's wife, M.A. Polly Spears Riffe died ~ 1802. In 1806, he remarried Elizabeth Coffey, and they had two children ~ 1806 or 1807. So, assuming guardianship of Sarah/Sally's children, Sarah/Sally and William Carroll Erwin, b. 1813 and 1815, would just add children in his household that also had kids at home. He was also noted to be a person of wealth and kindness.
    Misc appointed as guardian of his two young grandchildren.,  [7
    Residence Lower Salford Township, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • It is known that Chris' father grew up in Lower Salford Township, PA , where his grandfather
      helped organize the Mennonite Church. So, it appears thahe was there as a child. He went to KY in 1784.
    Residence Lower Salford Township, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died Feb 1850  Middleburg, Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Middleburg, KY cemetery.
    Person ID I2577  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2009 

    Father RIFFE 
    Mother Elizabeth CASEY,   b. MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Agnes SPEARS,   d. 1802 
    Married Mar 1783  Rockingham Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • source: "Casey Co., KY 1806-1983.." compiled byGladys Cotham Thomas.
    Married Mar 1783  Rockingham Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. John RIFFE
     2. Christopher Jr RIFFE
     3. Anne RIFFE
     4. Mary RIFFE
    +5. Sarah\Sally RIFFE
     6. George RIFFE,   b. 1802,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F1527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth COFFEY 
    Married 9 May 1806  Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Bainbridge RIFFE
     2. Leeannah RIFFE,   b. 1815, Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F1528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RE LETTER FROM TOM EVANS DATED AUG 1, 1998; MOVED TO KY WHERE THEY ARESAID TO HAVE BEEN THE FIRST PERMANENT WHITE SETTLERS IN WHAT'S NOWCASEY CO, KY. HE BUILT AND RAN THE FIRST MILL THERE, GOT INTOPO LITICS, ALSO WAS SHERIFF, AND ALSO, SEVERAL TIMES, KY LEGISTLATOR.HIS WIFE, SALLY, DIED WHILE CHILDREN WERE YOUNG. HE REMARRIED ANDHAD A FEW MORE CHILDREN.


      RE LETTER FROM TOM EVANS DATED AUG 1, 1998; MOVED TO KY WHERE THEY ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN THE FIRST PERMANENT WHITE SETTLERS IN WHAT'S NOW CASEY CO, KY. HE BUILT AND RAN THE FIRST MILL THERE, GOT INTO POLITICS, ALSO WAS SHERIFF, AND ALSO, SEVERAL TIMES, KY LEGISTLATOR. HIS WIFE, SALLY, DIED WHILE CHILDREN WERE YOUNG. HE REMARRIED AND HAD A FEW MORE CHILDREN.


  • Sources 
    1. [S198] Imported GEDCOM file.

    2. [S193] Imported GEDCOM file.

    3. [S308] SOURCE #115.

    4. [S309] SOURCE #116.

    5. [S306] SOURCE #113.

    6. [S305] SOURCE #112.

    7. [S310] SOURCE #117.

    8. [S307] SOURCE #114.

    9. [S588] SOURCE #395.