Richard Ridgely


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1. Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Ely]

Richard Ridgely 1 2

  • Born: 3 Aug 1755, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Ely] in 1778 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: 26 Feb 1824, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 68
  • Buried: Dorsey Family Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States

  Research Notes:

From (Find a Grave):

Continental Congressman. After attending St. John's College in Annapolis, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1780. He established a practice in Baltimore. He was a Continental Congressman in 1784 and 1785 and later served in the Maryland state senate from 1786 to 1791. He later returned to his law practice in Baltimore. His estate in Howard County, Maryland, Dorsey Hall, was inherited from his wife's family. (bio by: Garver Graver)

  Birth Notes:

Birthdate was either 3 Aug 1753 or 3 Aug 1755. has 1755.

Richard married Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Ely], daughter of Ely Dorsey [son of Patuxent John] and Deborah Dorsey, in 1778 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). (Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Ely] was born about 1759 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).)


1 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 167.


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