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Thomas Brinley Rickey

Male 1806 - 1886  (79 years)


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  • Name Thomas Brinley Rickey 
    Born 28 Nov 1806  Jefferson Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Nov 1886  Oakland, Alameda Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Nov 1886  Shenandoah Valle, Amador Co, CA, Shen. Valley Cem Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1. THOMAS BRINLEY RICKEY crossed Plains 1850 with son JAMES ALLEN RICKEY, in wagon
      train with his older brother JAMES RICKEY. They parted "near Salt Lake". Latter went to Salem. OR. TBR & son JAMES ALLEN R. went to Placerville and Ione, CA. Found gold, returned via ship, Isthmus &
      riverboat to Dubuque, IA. TBR made 2nd trip with pregnant wf & 10 children 1852.
      2. Card File of John Quincy Rickey, d.1966, Sacramento, CA.
      3. Harley Mills states that TBR died in Oakland, CA, while visiting his son, Daniel Boone Rickey. Burial was at Shenandoah Valley Cemetery, a short distance East of Plymouth, CA... Dates authenticated by tombstone photographs.
      4. In the 1850 census index, Thomas Rickey is in Eldorado County, CA, Age 45; see page 279. (At that time the current Amador County was part of Eldorado County).
      5. From Edna Hanson's "Outline of Rickey Family History", Quoting notes written in part by Cordelia Ann (Rickey) Bradley. "We started to California in 1852 on the 16th of February from Dubuque, Iowa. We arrived in Volcano (California) on the 29th of August, 1852"....."We went to Ione Valley in September of the same year."
      6. !Melissa Gertrude Rickey Huntoon remembers that her grandfather, Thomas B. Rickey, used to carry candy in his pockets for the grandchildren.
      7. Following is from an article in the Ione Newspaper (no date available)
      THE RICKEY FAMILY
      Thomas and Mary Rickey settled in the Ione valley in 1852, after having lived for a year at "Fort John" on Dry Creek and for another year at Amador City. "Uncle Rickey" as he was generally known, purchased the entire location of the town of Ione, CA, except the southwest corner and laid out the town officially. S. H. Marlette of Mokelumne Hill doing the surveying as is shown by the inscription on the map he made. The block in the center of town is named "Washington Square". The Rickey's were also active in other lines of business, operating the "Irene Hotel" on Main Street as well as a store, and having part interest in a steam flour mill (1856). They built a brick house on the north side of the Old Stockton Road. The newly organized Methodist Episcopal group that year purchased from THOMAS BRINLEY RICKEY, for $1000, the part-block at the corner of Main and Church
      Streets extending "east to Daniel Stewart's brick wall" and reaching south to Jackson Street. Here the first church building was erected and opened to the public on March 6, 1853. THOMAS and MARY Rickey were leaders in church work. The Rickey family was a large one - six sons and five daughters. LUCINDA lived but a short time however and her father donated the land for the present cemetery, which she was the first to occupy. Soon she was joined there by her 17-year old brother, ELBRIDGE. The markers over the graves of these two may be
      seen today in the extreme northeast corner of the cemetery.
      8. Ancestry.com "History of Linn Co, IA to 1878" says: "...Thomas Rickey was County Treasurer in 1842...".
    Person ID I26  Rickey Database
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2005 

    Family Mary Harper Robbins,   b. 10 Aug 1810, Chilicothe, Ross Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1879, nr Plymouth, Amador Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1828  Ross Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1806 - Jefferson Co, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1828 - Ross Co, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1886 - Oakland, Alameda Co, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Map of Crossing the Plains in 1852
    Map of Crossing the Plains in 1852
    Map of the Thomas Brinley Rickey Family travels crossing the Plains from Iowa to California in 1852.