Family Group Record
|Husband: Abel RIDER|
|Born: ABT 1794||Place: Massachusetts|
|Died: BET 1860 AND NOV 1861||Place: Prob Champlain, Clinton Co, NY|
|Wife: Susanna CROSS|
|Born: ABT 1808||Place: Ireland|
Other Spouses: |
|Child 1 (F): Calista S. RYDER 1, 2|
|Born: 01 SEP 1837||Place: NY 3|
|Died: 10 NOV 1923||Place: Chicago, Cook Co, IL 4|
Spouses: Peter MOTT|
|Child 2 (F): Cornelia S. RIDER|
|Born: MAY 1840||Place: New York|
Spouses: Erastus CLARK, Unknown PLUMMER|
|Child 3 (M): Samuel D. RIDER|
|Born: MAR 1849||Place: New York|
|Died: 06 JUN 1910||Place: Scrambler, Otter Tail, Minnesota|
Spouses: Fidelia Delia, Unknown UNKNOWN|
Census: 1850 Age 56 married to Betsy/Champlain, Clinton, New York
Census: 1860 Age 67 married to Elizabeth/Champlain, Clinton, New York
From Jim Downs And Cindy chwhitis AT excite.com
#6 Abel Rider was born November 21, 1793 in Conway, Franklin Co., MA.19 In 1803 his family moved to Champlain, New York. In the War of 1812, Clinton Co. and Lake Champlain were invaded by British soldiers in what became known as the Battle of Plattsburgh. This account is from “A History of Clinton County” published in the Plattsburgh Daily Press, March 28, 1934 edition: “General Izzard (and the American army) moved south and Clinton County was left to defend itself... As Izzard retreated south the advance guard of the British came over Odeltown Road and occupied our village, and the great army of Sir George Provost, 14,000 strong immediately followed.” There follows a list of soldiers who defended their town and their country. Abel and his brother, James Rider, are included. I believe Abel’s first wife was Susannah Cross and here’s why: - their son William Henry’s death certificate names his mother as S. Cross, however it lists Daniel Rider as his father and I believe Daniel was his grandfather. -Abel Rider and his wife Susannah Rider (no maiden name on the stone) are buried in the Downs Cemetery, in Clinton Co., NY. She died Apr.2, 1842 at age 41. On the census of 1820 Abel is married and living on his own with one child. On the 1840 census he has seven children, four boys and three girls. Only five of these are known. On the 1850 census he lists his occupation as blacksmith. By this time Susannah has died and he is married to Betsey/Elizabeth Churchill. Abel died on Oct.14, 1860 and is buried in the Downs Cemetery in Clinton Co., NY. His widow, Elizabeth, then married her brother-in-law, James Downs.20
Abel and Susannah Cross Rider were parents of: 7.William Henry b.Nov.27, 1816-1820 d.KS 7.Edward b.Oct 7, 1821 m.Zylpha Hall d.MN 21 d.NY 7.George b.1824 m.Catherine Wiley
MA Vital Records to 1850, Conway Deaths “Compendium of American Genealogy 1600s-1800s", Vol. VII, p.308 19 MA Vital Records to 1850, Conway Births 20 Jim Downs, descendant 21 Bill Johnson, descendant; 1860 Clinton Co., NY census
7.Calista S. b.1838 m.Peter Wm. Mott22 7.Cornelia b.1841 Abel and Elizabeth Churchill Rider were parents of:23 7.Samuel D. b.Mar.2, 1849 m.Fidelia Hobart 7.Caroline24 b.Mar.26, 1851 m.Prosper Pennick 7.Elizabeth Amelia b.Apr.2, 185325 m.Timothy Chilton26
d.MN d.MI d.MN
Census: 1860 Age 40 married to Abel/Champlain, Clinton, New York
Census: 1850 Age 42 married to Abel - her mother may be Elizabeth Church
1Census - Plattsburg, Clinton Co, NY 1860.
2Harris, Edward D. "Descendents of Adam Mott".
3Harris, Edward D. "Descendents of Adam Mott".
4Illinois - IRAD Database of Deaths.