DESCENDANTS of JAMES RITCHIE

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I    James Ritchie. James Ritchie came with five of his brothers from England about 1768.
Married to n.n. Keith, daughter of n.n. Keith.
From this marriage:
   1.  Crocket (see also II).
   2.  Long John.
 

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II    Crocket Ritchie, son of James Ritchie (see also I) and n.n. Keith.
Married to Suzan Grigsby, daughter of Bennie Grigsby.
From this marriage:
   1.  John (see also III).
   2.  Nick.
   3.  Isom.
   4.  Hiram.
   5.  Gabe.
   6.  Elic.
   7.  Ora.
   8.  Polly.
   9.  Oma.
   10.  Betty.
   11.  Nancy (Nance).
 

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III    John Ritchie, son of Crocket Ritchie (see also II) and Suzan Grigsby.
Married to Sylvania Sizemore, daughter of Ned Sizemore.
From this marriage:
   1.  Austin (Aught) (see also IVa).
   2.  Nicolas.
   3.  Ned.
   4.  Elic (see also IVb).
   5.  John.
   6.  Rhoda.
   7.  Vina.
   8.  Bets.
   9.  Anna.
   10.  Kizzie.
 

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IVa    Austin (Aught) Ritchie, died before1922, son of John Ritchie (see also III) and Sylvania Sizemore.
Married (1) to Rachel (Katty) Everidge, born 1871, died 1940, daughter of Salomon Everidge.
Married (2) to Cordelie (Cord) Combs.
From the first marriage:
   1.  Balis W. (see also Va).
   2.  Betty Jane (Betton), born after 1870.
   3.  Wash.
   4.  Joe.
   5.  Isaac.
   6.  Anderson.
   7.  Mary.
   8.  Sarah.
   9.  Martha.
   10.  Polly.

 
IVb    Elic Ritchie, son of John Ritchie (see also III) and Sylvania Sizemore.
Child:

   1.  Jason (see also Vb).
 

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Va    Balis W. Ritchie, born about 1870 in Clear Creek, schots, son of Austin (Aught) Ritchie (see also IVa) and Rachel (Katty) Everidge.
Married to Abigail (Abbie) Hall, born 1878 in Viper, daughter of John Hall and Patty, from this mariage 14 children.
From this marriage:
   1.  May (see also VIa).
   2.  Ollie (see also VIb).
   3.  Mallie, born about 1907 in Clear Creek.
   4.  Una, born about 1908 in Clear Creek.
Married to Tom N.N. Born in India.
   5.  Raymond, railroad operator, born about 1909 in Clear Creek.
Married to Alma.
   6.  Kitty, born about 1910 in Clear Creek.
   7.  Truman, born about 1911 in Clear Creek.
   8.  Patty (see also VIc).
   9.  Edna, teacher, singer, born about 1914 in Hindsman.
   10.  Jewel, born about 1915 in Hindsman.
   11.  Opal, born about 1916 in Hindsman.
   12.  Pauline, born about 1917 in Hindsman.
Married to Paul N.N. Born in Czechoslovakia.
   13.  Wilmer, born about 1918 in Viper.
   14.  Jean (see also VId).

 
Vb    Jason Ritchie, son of Elic Ritchie (see also IVb).
Child:

   1.  Sarah.
Married to n.n. Patrick.
 

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VIa    May Ritchie, born about 1904 in Clear Creek, daughter of Balis W. Ritchie (see also Va) and Abigail (Abbie) Hall.
Married before1922 in Viper to Leon Deschamps.
From this marriage:
   1.  Carol, born about 1921.
   2.  Alfred, born 1923.
   3.  Clotilde (see also VII).

 
VIb    Ollie Ritchie, born about 1906 in Clear Creek, daughter of Balis W. Ritchie (see also Va) and Abigail (Abbie) Hall.
Married to Roy Estepp.
From this marriage:
   1.  Ernestine, born about 1921.
   2.  Helen, born about 1922.
   3.  Kathleen, born about 1922.
   4.  Amanda.
   5.  n.n. (Brother).

 
VIc    Patty Ritchie, born about 1912 in Clear Creek, daughter of Balis W. Ritchie (see also Va) and Abigail (Abbie) Hall.
Married to Bill Reynolds.
From this marriage:
   1.  Winky.
   2.  n.n.

 
VId    Jean Ritchie, singer, dulcimer player, music collector, born on 08-12-1922 in Viper, Ky, USA, died 01-06-2015, daughter of Balis W. Ritchie (see also Va) and Abigail (Abbie) Hall.
Married in 1950 to George Pickow, photographer, filmmaker , soundtechnician, son of n.n. Pickow.
From this marriage:
   1.  Jonathan.
   2.  Peter.
 

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VII    Clotilde Deschamps, born 1928 in Brasstown, North Carolina, daughter of Leon Deschamps and May Ritchie (see also VIa).
Married 1948 in Swannanoa, North Carolina to Julio Guisasola, born 1925 in Matanzas, Cuba.
From this marriage:
   1.  Suzanne, born 1951.
   2.  Anthony (Tony), born 1955.


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The names of these descendants are mostly taken from the book:
Jean Ritchie: "Singing Family of the Cumberlands"
(Oxford University Press, New York, 1955)
and
Mary DesRosiers: "Jean Ritchie: An Unbroken Circle"
(Sing Out!, Vol. 41 #3)

Further information I got from Suzanna Guisasola Salvo

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