An American Family History

Catherine Simpson Ricketts

Chariton is the county seat of Lucas County, Iowa and is in Lincoln Township.

Catherine Simpson Ricketts was born about 1819 in New York.

In March, 1838 in Montgomery County, Indiana, Catherine Simpson divorced John Simpson. There were two John Simpsons in Montgomery county in 1840, both of whom were married before 1838.

She married Isaac Ricketts in 1839 in Montgomery County, Indiana when she was about 19 years old. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Isaac and Catherine Ricketts.

She died on September 2, 1877, at the age of 60 years in Lucas County, Iowa. She was buried in Chariton Cemetery with her husband, Isaac.
Children of Isaac and Catherine Ricketts:
  • Eliza Ann Ricketts Baker Clark
  • William H. Ricketts
  • Sarah Jane Ricketts Fox
  • James M. Ricketts
  • Caroline Tilena Ricketts Cole
  • Catherine Paulina Ricketts King
  • Clara M. Ricketts Cavallin
  • In the 1830s settlers began arriving in Iowa from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Iowa became a state in 1846.



      1840 Census Coal Creek Montgomery County, Indiana-Neighbors of Isaac Ricketts
    Samuel Ivers      
    Solomon McKinney      
    Henry Benge      
    Phebe Kelly      
    Matthias Hanlon      
    Marvin Chapman      
    William Mitchell      
    James Hipson      
    Matthew Hipson, Jr.      
    Matthew Hipson, Sr.      
    Philip Swank      
    Jacob Swank      
    Adam Thomas      
    Michael Thomas      

    Thomas Ocheltree

    John H. Thomas      
    Isaac Ricketts      
    Simeon Davis      
    William Harris      
    John Pegg      
    William Foot      
    Ephraim McKinney      
    Clark P. Levally      
    Noah Miller      
    Isaac Vincent      
    Elias Moudy      
    Henry Boohurst      
    Adam S. Westfal      
    Jonathan Haden      
    Daniel Hauser      
    Colonial Maryland
    Colonial New England
    Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
    Quakers & Mennonites
    New Jersey Baptists
    German Lutherans
    Watauga Settlement
    Pennsylvania Pioneers
    Midwest Pioneers
    Jewish Immigrants

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