Isaac Ridgley GREATHOUSE
Birth: 13 July 1852 - Uniontown, KY
Death: 10 January 1935 - Strausberg, VA
Cause of Death:
1, Fact 1 in Portales, NM
Father: John Stull GREATHOUSE 1
Mother: Catherine Roberta WARING 1
Spouses and Children
1. *Sabina Josephine LIVERS 1
Marriage: 1 September 1870
1. Elizabeth Ellen GREATHOUSE 1
2. John Waring GREATHOUSE 1
3. Katherine GREATHOUSE 1
4. Isaac William GREATHOUSE 1
5. Charles Henry GREATHOUSE 1
6. Neppie Pauline GREATHOUSE 1
7. Clarence Smoot GREATHOUSE 1
8. Amanda Dora "Dorothy" GREATHOUSE 1
9. Mary Mildred GREATHOUSE 1
10. Sarah Margaret GREATHOUSE 1
11. Bryan Hill GREATHOUSE 1
2. Bycie Elizabeth MURPHY 1
Marriage: Abt 1931
1. John David GREATHOUSE
2. Lovell Ridgley GREATHOUSE
John D. Greathouse, son of Isaac Ridgley Greathouse, and Don McAlvey, husband of
a great grand daughter, supplied information about Isaac.
Source: John D. Greathouse "When John David was born Isaac was eighty years, eight months and 29 days of age. His young wife, Bycie was a month short of thirty. Less than two years later Isaac became ill and passed from this life. He left her with five children to care for, the youngest being but a baby of twenty one months old.
Isaac and Sabina lived for the first four years in Union County, KY and in about 1882 moved to Webster Co., KY. In 1884 moved to Scott Co., KY. They were in Henry Co., KY when the eleventh child, Bryan Hill was born in 1896.
In the early 1870's Isaac became a Primitive Baptist Preacher but since he did not receive pay, he earned his living as a farmer.
By 1906 at the age of fifty four, Isaac's healt had failed to the point that he was practically an invalid. He received information in the mail that land was available in New Mexico for homesteading. His friend Henry Stinnett, who lived in Portales, told him that if he came toNew Mexico, to preach for them, he would get well. Isaac and several members of his family went and homesteaded about 23 miles west of Portales. By 1920 the "Greathouse Ranch" had over 20,000 acres.
Isaac Stull GREATHOUSE
Birth: Abt 1766 - , Hampshire, VA
Death: Bef August 1838 - Shelbyville, Shelby.KY
Cause of Death:
1, Fact 1 in Shelbyville, Shelby, KY
Father: Harmon GREATHOUSE 1
Mother: Mary Magdalina STULL 1
Spouses and Children
1. *Elizabeth RIGBY 1
Marriage: Abt 1789 - , Ohio, VA (Now WV)
1. Nancy Stull GREATHOUSE 1
2. William GREATHOUSE 1
3. Sarah Jane GREATHOUSE 1
4. Elizabeth Ridgely GREATHOUSE 1
5. Jr. Isaac GREATHOUSE 1
6. Dr. Henry Ridgely GREATHOUSE 1
7. John Stull GREATHOUSE 1
8. America GREATHOUSE 1
9. Samuel GREATHOUSE 1
birth: Chris Bailey gives date of birth as abt 1763, as given by Greathouse
researcher, Ann Ohm of Olney, IL. However Ann did not have record of her source
for the date and this compiler could not verify it. This date should not be used
unless it can be verified by a period source.
Source: Chris Bailey's Draft Copy, Descendants of Mary Stull Greathouse.
"The middle name Stull is not conclusively proven and his wife's name is Elizabeth and not Ella Elizabeth Rigby"
Source: John D. Greathouse:
Rev. War Soldier, with Washington County, PA Volunteers, company of Charles Bilderback. In 1789 went to Kentucky and settled at Mulberry Creek at Shelbyville. He had eight children, and possibly a ninth son, Samuel, unconfirmed.
Source: History of Washington County, PA by Boyd Cumerine: "On Oct 3, 1785 the Ohio County (W)VA court ordered Robert Woods and Allen Midcalf 'to examine the ability of Isaac Greathouse in the surveying business & make a report to the court.' They reported him capable and he appeared in court and took the oath as Deputy Surveyer of Yohogania County, VA. On May 9, 1785 a tract of 398 acres was surveyed in Ohio County, (W)VA for David Bradford, assignee of John Sappington, by Isaac Greathouse, but this was the only record of survey found for him in Ohio County." Chris gave reference of: Ohio Co.WV Court Order Book, pp 283-284; and Land Survey Book, Ohio County, WW #148.
Source: Marriage and death dates, Louise F. Johnson.
Isaac Greathouse left a will, but left his property to his wife and only one of his sons, Ridgley, and did not mention his other children. There are no deeds of gift that name his children.
There is no legal proof of Isaac and Elizabeth Greathouse's children, that is, there is no bible record, will, or contemporary record that names all of their children.
Was living in Washington County, PA in 1780 and in Harrison Co., WV in 1820.