Ridgeways buried at:
ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
5203 St. Barnabas Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748. 
 Information as of September 1994 
St. Barnabas established in 1830; first burial in 1851

 

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SECTION 1:  Range 9, Site 12  
MARY A. WILLETT RIDGEWAY: Burial 8/11/1889. Age 88.  

Per 1880 Census taken in Spaldings, Prince Georges, Maryland:
Willett RIDGEWAY, age 66 (born 1814/not 1801) was Head of Household and a Farmhand.  
Mary A. RIDGEWAY, his wife, age 64 (born 1814 MD) was "Keeping House"  Their parents, were all born in Maryland.  
John RIDGEWAY, their son, age 30 (born 1850 MD) resided with them as a Farm Hand also.  

Note: From a Ridgeway descendant regarding Mary A. Willet Ridgeway:   "I went over to St. Barnabas - the only headstone I could find in the whole row of Ridgeways was Mary A. - the headstone is very faded, but I made it out to be Mary A.,  Wife of Willett Ridgeway."  Willett Ridgeway (full name was George Washington Willett Ridgeway) and Mary Ann Weaver were married in 1835 in Washington DC and became the parents of George Washington Ridgeway (born 1850? Died January 15, 1938?; married Henrietta Anderson?).  

Here is a new picture for this page:  The tombstone of Mary A. Wife of Willett Ridgeway, "Died Augt. 11, 1889 at age 88 years." Thanks to a reader for sharing this photo!

According to the 1880 Census, Mary A. Willett Ridgeway lived just two houses from Masters and Ridgeways who are buried in:

SECTION I1:   Range 9
MARGARET B. MASTERS (Mrs. Nathan), Burial 1/12/1879. Age 70. Site 9
NATHAN MASTERS, Burial ________. Age __. Site 10
___________________________________________ Site 11
SOPHIE MASTERS, Burial ________. Age __. Site 12
MRS. JEFF MASTERS, Burial ________. Age __. Site 13
_____________________________________________ Site 14
Infant son of LEVIN RIDGEWAY, Burial __/24/1875. Age __. Site 15
LEVIN RIDGEWAY, Burial 1886. Age __. Site 16 

Picture below:  From St. Barnabas Church Cemetery of  Nathan Masters 
who died at Silver Hill, Prince George's County, MD on January of 187_ (appears to be 1872).

Per 1880 Census taken in Spaldings, Prince Georges, Maryland:
Note:  Those listed and their parents were all born in Maryland.
Nathan MASTERS, a farmer, age 50 (1830).  

                 Is he the son of Margaret B. Masters buried on 1/12/1879?

Catherine MASTERS,  76 year old mother of Nathan was "Keeping House". 
John W. MASTERS,  21 year old son was a farmhand. 
Thos. J. MASTERS,  18 year old son was a farmhand. 
Edward M. MASTERS, 13 year old son was a farmhand. 
Clara E. MASTERS, 7 year old daughter. 
Rosana MASTERS, 40 year old sister of Nathan was "At Home"  
Julia JONES, an  80 year old cousin was born in 1800. 

According to the 1880 Census, Mary A. Willett Ridgeway also lived just two houses from the Ridgeways who are buried in:

SECTION I1:  Range 19
GEORGE M. RIDGEWAY,  Burial 1/15/1938.   Age 87.   Site 27  [1851 Father]
HENRIETTA RIDGEWAY,  Burial 5/9/1931.   Age 78.   Site 26  [1853 Mother]
ELIZABETH RIDGEWAY NAGLE, Burial 10/26/1906.  Age 38 Site 24 [1868 Dau] 
WILLIAM W. RIDGEWAY,  Burial 10/13/1925.  Age 53.   Site 30  [1872 Son] HENRY  RIDGEWAY,  Burial 1/3/1912.   Age 38.  Site 29   [1874  Son]
GEORGE W. RIDGEWAY,  Burial 12/29/1919.  Age 41.  Site 25  [1878 Son]
WILFRED_____________ ,   Burial ________.    Age __.   Site 28

Per 1880 Census taken in Spaldings, Prince Georges, Maryland:
Note:  Those listed and their parents were all born in Maryland.

George [M.] RIDGEWAY,  28 year old Head of Household was a Farm Hand (1852).
Henrietta RIDGEWAY, his wife was 25 and kept house (1855).
Elizabeth RIDGEWAY, daughter was 11 (1869).
   This is not Elizabeth Ridgeway Nagle.
Wm. RIDGEWAY, son was 6 (1874).  Is this William W. Ridgeway?  
Henry RIDGEWAY, son was 5 (1875)
George W. RIDGEWAY,  son was 2 (1878)
Margaret Geneva RIDGEWAY is "Eva" Ridgeway
, Daughter age 4 (26 Mar 1876 in Prince George's County, MD) 
      Note:  Margaret Geneva Ridgeway married Richard Oliver "Ollie" DeVaughn.  Both Eva and Ollie are buried at St. Barnabas.  It is believed that Eva died in February of 1980 in Prince George's County, MD
  

An Eva and Ollie are listed in the Prince George's County 1910 Census for District 65, Spaulding, taken on May 3, 1910 as:

Ollie is an iron worker, born in Maryland to Maryland-born parents.  He is 39 years of age and he and Eva have been married 15 years.  She has been pregnant 7 times of which 5 children are still living.  Eva works in a grocery store as a retail worker.  They live next door to a William (a carpenter) and Goldie DeVaughn and their children, Annie, David, and Beatrice.    

SECTION I1:  Range 20
BERNICE L. RIDGEWAY,   Burial 1903.   Age 1.  Site 13
JESSE L. RIDGEWAY,  Burial 5/30/1905.   Age 4 Days.  Site 29
        Also buried here is the "Child of Robert & Nellie Cox Dement".
        Burial 12/20/1907  Age 1 Day.

According to the 1880 Census, the Masters family lived just eight houses from George T. Cator who may be related to our Cator family:

Per 1880 Census taken in Spaldings, Prince Georges, Maryland:
George T. CATOR, a 45 year old farm hand is listed solely on the census for Cator household. (Estimate: Born 1835)

SECTION I1:  Range 18, Site 4
ANNA MARIAH RIDGEWAY
:  Burial 9/3/1916 and no marker

      Also buried here is the "Child of William Owens". Burial 12/18/1891
SECTION I11: 
Range 4, Site 2 

WILLIAM DALLAS RIDGEWAY,  Burial 10/23/1962.  Age 81. (1881) Note: no marker; buried 10-23-1962 age 81 yrs old
SECTION I11:  Range 9, Site 3 
LILLIE T. RIDGEWAY,  Burial 10/19/1964.  Age 81.  Range 9, Site 3  (1881) Note: no marker;
The Washington Post of  Washington, D.C.: Nov 11, 1926. p. 22: Article may be above Lillie Ridgeway.

SECTION I11:  Range 7, Site 2
JOHN T. RIDGEWAY,
Burial 3/11/1921.  Age 76
(b. abt.1845).   Range 7, Site 2

Per 1880 Census taken in Spaldings, Prince Georges, Maryland:  
NOTE:  THESE ARE OUR CATORS
Note:  Those listed and their parents were all born in Maryland.
Thomas CATOR,  46 year old farmer and head of household (1834).
Sarah E. CATOR, 
his 34 year old wife who kept house.
William CATOR,
18 year old son.
Ella CATOR, 14 year old daughter. 
Florence CATOR  6 year old niece. 
John Thomas RIDGEWAY "Other"  32 year old farmhand (born @ 1848).  Could this be John T. Ridgeway at Range 7. Site 2? 

UNRELATED ADDITIONAL ITEM:
SECTION III:  Range 182, Sites 1-4 and Range 194, Sits 1-4:
22 BABY CASKETS were re-entered on 19 June 1991 from SOPER family cemetery located in Silver Hill, MD.  All 22 graves were unmarked.

SOURCE DOCUMENT: 
Letter from Mary Grimes Cox, Cemetery Chairperson, 19 Sept 1994.



Stones and Bones CD, Prince George's County Genealogical Society, also lists the following persons buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery:

George M. Ridgeway, Buried 12/17/1890
Leroy Ridgeway, Born 2/9/1906 and died 1/3/1923

 


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