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Olivia RITCH

Female 1802 - 1869  (67 years)


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  • Name Olivia RITCH 
    Born 1802  Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Olivia "Livy" RITCH 
    Died May 1869  Union County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Consumption (Tuberculosis) 
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    • (1) www.findagrave.com:

      Olivia "Livy" Ritch Stearns
      Birth: 1802, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
      Death: May 1869 (aged 66-67), Union County, North Carolina, USA
      Burial: Unknown, Specifically: burial place unknown

      Olivia Ritch, called Livy, was a daughter of John Ritch (c.1760-1837/8) and his wife Susannah Helms (c. 1767-1840s) of Mecklenburg County, NC. Her paternal grandparents were John Ritch/Ritchie and his wife Jane McCord, and her maternal grandparents were Tilman Helms and his wife Rachel Craig, all of Mecklenburg County.

      Olivia married Valentine A. Stearns/Starnes/Starns (c. 1800-1875) at the Morning Star Lutheran Church in August, 1824. He was a son of Jacob Starns and his wife Esther Wentz. The area where they lived was on Crooked Creek, in the section of Mecklenburg County that became Union Co. in 1842.

      Olivia and Valentine had seven children: Adam Stearns (c.1827-1876, m. Elizabeth Skinner), John Leander Stearns (c.1829-1865, m. Mary Starnes), Esther Stearns (1834-1860s), Dulin Stearns (c.1836-1863, m. Rusha King), Margaret Jane Stearns (c.1837-1880s), Jacob M. Stearns (c.1839-1863) and Brown S. Stearns (c.1841-1863).

      When the war came, all the Stearns brothers except Adam volunteered to fight for the South's independence. All died.

      Olivia died in May of 1869, of consumption (tuberculosis).

      Family Members: Parents: John Ritch (1760-1837), Susannah Helms Ritch (1767-Unknown); Spouse: Valentine A. Stearns (1800-1875, m. 1824); Children: Adam Stearns (1827-1876), John Leander Stearns (1829-1864), Esther Stearns (1834-Unknown), Dulin Stearns (1836-1863), Margaret Jane Stearns (1837-Unknown), Jacob M Starnes (1838-1863), Jacob M. Stearns (1839-1863), Brown S. Stearns (1841-1863); Siblings: Thomas L. Ritch (1793-1867), Katherine Ritch (1795-Unknown), Charity Ritch Keziah (1799-Unknown), Mary Ritch Rea (1800-1863), Elizabeth Ritch Howard (1803-1877); Levi Ritch (1804-1881), Rachel Ritch Walker (1805-Unknown), Dempsey Ritch (1811-1856), Isaac Ritch (1812-Unknown),Elijah Ritch (1813-1870)

      Created by: John Field Pankow
      Added: 27 Dec 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial 32449719
    Person ID I44531  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 

    Family Valentine A. STEARNS,   b. 1800, Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1875, Union County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1824  Morning Star Lutheran Church, Matthews, Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dulin STEARNS,   b. 1836, Mecklenburg County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1863, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F19155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart