QUINBY

HENRY RIDGE

 

HENRY RIDGE QUINBY.  Solebury township numbers among its valued citizens Henry Ridge QUINBY, grandson of James and Margaret (GOOD) QUINBY, of Hunterdon county, New Jersey.  The latter was the daughter of Robert GOOD, a pioneer of Plumstead township.  James QUINBY, son of James and Margaret (GOOD) QUINBY, mentioned above, was born in 1818, in Hunderdon county, New Jersey, learned the millerís trade, and as a young man came to Bucks county.  In partnership with his brother Isaiah he leased and operated the Lumberton grist mills for a number of years, and then purchased a farm in Solebury township.  After spending twenty-one years in the cultivation of this estate he bought the farm which is now the home of his son Henry Ridge QUINBY, and for fifteen of sixteen years devoted himself to its management.  In 1903, he retired and moved to Carversville.  For a number of years he was supervisor of the township.  He is a Republican in politics and a member of the Society of Friends.  He married Grace RIDGE, and six of their seven children survive; Ella, who is the wife of William JAY, of Illinois; Elwood, who lives in Iowa; Joseph, who is a resident of New York city; George, who resides in Warrington; Mary, who is the widow of James WINDER, of Philadelphia; and Henry Ridge, mentioned at length hereinafter.  Mr. QUINBY, the father is now at his advanced age, reaping the fruits of an industrious and useful life.         Henry Ridge QUINBY, son of James and Grace (RIDGE) QUINBY, was born October 16, 1854, in Solebury township, and was educated in the common schools.  At the age of twenty he went to Illinois, where he spent a year on the farm of a brother-in-law, and on his return purchased a farm for himself near Centre Hill, Solebury township.  Four years later he purchased the Fleecy Dale mills, where he had learned the millerís trade, and operated them for seventeen years.  He then sold the property and removed to his fatherís farm, which he has since cultivated.  He is now serving his third term as supervisor and is also overseer of the poor.  In politics he is a stanch Republican.  Mr. QUINBY married, in 1877, Violet, daughter of Jesse Randall, a farmer and wheelwright of Centre Hill, and they are the parents of four children; Violet, who is the wife of Wilson Miller, of Carversville; Mary, who is married to Lewis Webster, of Solebury township; Mabel; and Harry.  The two last-named are at home with their parents.

 

Text taken from page 597 of: 

 

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed May 2007 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published May 2007 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/

 

 

 

 
     
     
     
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