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Re: Sophronia Rideout b. 1817 Bowdh.Maine
Posted by: Linda Rideout (ID *****7666) Date: August 09, 2004 at 07:51:17
In Reply to: Sophronia Rideout b. 1817 Bowdh.Maine by melissa of 536

Hi... I know this is way after you posted your question, but Sophronia would have been a great great great great (?) aunt... She was one of 10 children born to Jacob and Eunice (Leach) Rideout. Jacob was born on 1772 at Brunswick, ME. He married on the 7th of July, 1802 in Pembroke, Washington, ME to Eunice (she was born abt 1776 at Brunswick, ME).

Jacob was a successful farmer at Bowdoinham, ME. He served in 1814 in Cpt. Patten's Company, in Cl. Mitchell's Regiment from Augusta. During the War of 1812, in the records at Topsham, ME, it is recorded "There was no truer-hearted soldier than Jacob Rideout".

Their children were:
1. George W. (from whom I descend)
2. Jacob
3. Houghton
4. Thaxter (born 15 September 1808 at Pembroke, ME)
5. Thatcher (born 27 July 1813 at Bowdoinham, ME)
6. Theodore (born 7 April 1816 at Bowdoinham, ME)
7. Sophronia (born 3 September 1817 at Topsham, ME)
8. Prudence
9. Irene (born 22 Jan 1821 in Brunswick, ME)
10. Thomas T. (born 27 May 1822 at Brunswick, ME)

About our uncle, Thomas T. Rideout:

It is said that Grundy Army Post of Bowdoinham, ME was named for Thomas Tyler Rideout. He was only a little past 20 when he enlisted, but he was appointed Sgt of Company F of the 19th Maine Volunteers. Cpt. Silas Adams says in his book, The History of Bowdoinham, "He was with his company continually until he was mortally wounded in the should on July 3rd, 1863, in Pickett's famous charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. No nobler man went from this town, and no nobler man died for her honor".

There is a monument in honor of the soldiers of the Civil Ware in Bowdoinham.

I hope this helps, and doesn't rehash info you may have already had...

Linda



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