In 1804 Charles Sterrett Ridgely married Elizabeth Hollingsworth (1783-1856) who's brother Jacob Hollingsworth was good friends with Gov. George Howard of "Waverly" near Ellicott City. Ridgely fought in the War of 1812 and became Speaker of Maryland's House of Delegates,
As the owners changed, so did the outside. The front -
Rear plan -
Mid 1800s -
Children of Col. Charles and Rachel Howard Ridgely:
John Ridgely= Mary Dorsey -> Deborah=John Sterrett -> Charles Sterrett Ridgely
Pleasance R=Lyde Goodwin -> Dr. Lyde Goodwin
Achsah=John Carnan -> Charles Carnan Ridgely inherited "Hampton"
Capt. Charles Ridgely=Rebecca Dorsey built "Hampton"
All the black and white pictures are from HO-32 Oakland Manor in Md. Inventory of Historic Properties.
My post about Oakland's existing out buildings: wash house, ice house, carriage house, blacksmith shop, stone slave quarters, house, sheep house and spring house. HERE
©2016 Patricia Bixler Reber
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