Charles Ritchey was born 193 years ago – January 22, 1819 – in Montgomery County, Ohio. Charles was the son of James Ritchey and Susannah Sawyer. He married Amanda McKee in 1843 in Schuyler County, Illinois. Charles and Amanda had 4 children: William McKee, James Sylvester, Charles Henry, and Jacob Ritchey. After Amanda’s death in 1851, Charles married Martha J. Milton. Charles and Martha had 10 children: George F., Jacob B., Cassey E., Rebecca B., John B., Othello Green, Laura, Ida Olive, Edwin Edward and Rachel C. Ritchey.