John Henry Ritchey was born 201 years ago – July 27, 1811 – in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was the oldest child of James Ritchey and Susannah Sawyer. John’s siblings were George Franklin, William Green, Charles, Susannah, Jacob and Mary Ritchey. After the children were born the family moved to Schuyler County, Illinois. I have no information on marriage or children for John Henry.