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201 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I29)
 
202 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4434)
 
203 Early Life

An American Loyalist he moved to the Oblong, New York, when he was about four, fought on the Loyalist side during the American Revolutionary War, and died a United Empire Loyalist in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1784. Ebenezer was unlucky in the timing of his life; he just wanted to be left alone, but instead was swept up in the maelstrom of war.

Ebenezer's father, John Rider, had moved from the old homestead on Cape Cod in the late 1740s, crossing New England to settle on lot 9 of The Oblong, those choice "free" lots in the town of Southeast, Dutchess, now Putnam, County, near Brewster New York.

It was here that Ebenezer grew up, and when he came of age, purchased farm land of his own in the same area. The metes and bounds of his property ran from a "heap of stones," to a "chestnut tree marked," to " Abraham Kanuns House." These descriptions are too vague to determine the actual site. However, the property consisted of three rather small lots - 32, 16, and 7 acres - the last bordering his brother Christopher's and his father John's land, which touched the Croton River.

[Drawing of NY and Conn. - The Oblong]
The Oblong and Huntingdon Long Island, where Ebenezer lived before and during the Revolution.

[Order for Ferrying]
This Order of 9 July 1778 shows Ebenezer ferrying only a few staple goods.

Marriage to his cousin

He married about 1765 Bethia Ann Young, her name given in the Rider family Bible as "Bethia, daughter of Nathan Young, wife of Ebenezer Rider, born in Chatham Mass, 26 Aug 1746." Her mother was Mary Atwood, and Bethia was therefore Ebenezer's second cousin, their grandmothers having been sisters, Mehitable Crowell marrying John Rider, and Bethia Crowell marrying Joseph Atwood.

The Revolution hits hard

When the Revolutionary War broke out, life was to change forever for Ebenezer and his family. Dutchess County, which then included Putnam, was a hot-bed of loyalist sympathies, and the Rider family seems to have been divided in its allegiances. As we saw in the last chapter, two of John's sons, Ebenezer and Zadoc, were branded Loyalists; three sons, John, Reuben, and Christopher, served in the Revolutionary Army. Ebenezer became a Loyalist on the losing side, and that meant, first, losing his land. While revolutionary fervour swept the land, speculators were sweeping the same land, seeking out British sympathizers to dispossess, after which the properties were sold at enormous profits.

[Order]
By 1780 Ebenezer is ferrying enough goods to fill a small store.

Ebenezer became a victim of both the fervour and the speculators. It is said that he refused to fight on either side, but his name appears on a list dated 17 October 1776 taken from the Minutes of the first Commission for Detecting and Defeating conspiracies in the state of New York. Those on the list are characterized as "very instrumental in seducing the inhabitants of the said County (Dutchess) from the allegiance which they owe to this state." He was ordered with others "forthwith removed to Exeter [New Hampshire], there to remain at their own expense under such restrictions as shall be enjoined them." He appears similarly on a list dated October 20, 1776 of persons in Dutchess County ordered by the State Committee Appointed for Inquiring Into, Detecting, and Defeating All Conspiracies Which May be Found in the Said State Against the Liberties of America to "be forthwith dis-armed, apprehended, and secured." And (worse fate!) in 1777 he was even placed on a list of taxable tenants in Southeast Town. And in July of 1781 his estates were confiscated by the Commissioner of Sequestration, and sold.

But Ebenezer seems to have escaped both perils of taxation and imprisonment. Driven from his land, he took refuge behind the British lines on Long Island. The Venerable Raymond, who was with the group, records some of the feelings of the Loyalists at the time;

All were Loyalists, many of them so pronounced in their opposition to the seperation of the "Old Colonies" from the British Empire that they became very obnoxious to the leaders of the Revolutionary party. In consequence many of them were obliged to seek refuge from the malice of their enemies by abandoning their houses and crossing the sound to Long Island which was held by the King's Troop throughout the war. Many came also from the adjoining County of Dutchess in the Province of New York. They formed a loyal community on the north shore of Long Island at Eaton's Neck, Lloyd's Neck, Oyster Bay, and Huntingdon.

Raymond recorded the names of all of these Loyalists who later settled at Kingston, New Brunswick, including Seth Briant, Henry Kitchen, and George Webb Price, all later to be found at New Canaan, New Brunswick (see next chapter). Ebenezer was not a Kingston settler, but we can probably assume that he also spent the War in the Huntingdon-Oyster Bay Area of Long Island amongst these friends. At the beginning of the War, Ebenezer may well have wished simply to be left alone, but he, like thousands of other Loyalists, was gradually drawn into a semi-military participation on the British side. The historian Esther Wright tells us how their lives were changed:

The refugees who carried on their normal occupations, in a different place, were few in number compared with whose who were drawn, in one way or another, into employment in connection with hostilities. In the more or less regularly embodied corps of provincial troops - the British Legion, DeLancey's Brigade, Emmerick's Chausseurs, Ferguson's Corp, the Guides and Pioneers, Herlihy's Corp, the King's American Dragoons, the King's American Regiment, the King's Orange Rangers, the Loyal American Legion, The Loyal American Regiment, The Maryland Loyalists, the New Jersey Volunteers (Skinner's), the New York Volunteers, the Pennsylvania Loyalists, the Prince of Wales American Regiment, the Queen's Rangers - some 8000 officers and men served, many of them from the very beginning of the conflict. Thus Lieutenant-Colonel George Turnbull, on April 11, 1783, writing on behalf of the New York Volunteers, said that "this corp was embodied so early as 1775 and that we had a share in the dangers of the action of 27th August 1776 on Long Island." The First battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers was commissioned on July 1st, 1776, four more battalions in November of that year, and the sixth in December 1776. [These battalions] aided the British armies more or less spasmodically , and acted in a more or less voluntary capacity, that is without regular pay or provisions, sometime without any pay or subsistence. The Westchester Loyalists, for instance, were largely concerned with providing forage and provisions for the garrison in New York (wherefore they were known by the opposing forces as "cattle rustlers") and in repelling raids by American forces who were engaged in similar activities in the no-man's-land between the two armies.

Prosperity in the midst of war

Several orders still exist, permitting Ebenezer Rider to ferry goods between the mainland and Long Island. The first of these, reproduced here, and dated 13 June 1778, allows for a small amount of goods to be ferried. A later order, dated 1780 sees Ebenezer bringing back enough goods to fill a small store. Perhaps Ebenezer was merely the ferryman, or perhaps the goods were being brought back for sale in his own shop. Whatever the case, the orders suggest a certain degree of prosperity for Ebenezer amid the perils of war.

Exile to a new land

At the end of the War in 1783, some of those Loyalists who had remained in American-occupied hands, like Ebenezer's brother Zadoc, were able to make their peace with the new government. But for those like Ebenezer, who had served behind British lines, chances of reconciliation with the enemy were hopeless. Again, the Venerable Raymond describes some of the emotions motivating the decisions of the Loyalists on Long Island:

In April 1783 Roselle Sayre came to Acquaint the little community that the King had granted to all Loyalists who did not incline to return to their former places of abode, and who would go to Nova Scotia, 200 acres of land and two years provisions, provide also ships to convey them as near as can to the place of settlement. They decided unanimously to remove with other families into the wilderness of Nova Scotia. From Eaton's Neck they sailed to New York, [to become] voluntary exciles preferring even a wilderness to all the comforts of being in the land of their nativity amongst their friends and nearest connections under the power of a tyrannical republic.

The First and Second Fleets carrying the Loyalists to "freedom" or "exile" sailed in the Spring of 1783. Among the passengers of The Two Sisters were Ebenezer Rider and his five children.

The last unhappy years

The last years of Ebenezer's life were most unhappy and tragic. During the War he was stripped of his land in New York, and driven into sanctuary behind the lines of the British Army. On 9 Sep 1782 his last child, a son, died, only five weeks old. Less than two months later his wife, Bethiah, died aged only 36. And finally, in 1783 he lost even his country when, with his children aged 8 to 18, he became one of the 14,000 Loyalists who embarked for the part of Nova Scotia that was to become the Province of New Brunswick.

In the summer of 1783 Ebenezer settled in Maugerville, (pronounced "Major-ville") New Brunswick, to await a homestead grant. He died there a year later, 6 July 1784, still not having received the grant. He was only 38 years old. His place of burial is not known.

In an ironic postscript to his life, 28 days after his death, on 3 August 1784, Ebenezer received his grant to a homestead of 200 acres, as promised by the King. Even in that he was unlucky!

The fate of the orphaned family

The ordeal of this Ryder family was not quite over, and played itself out in the lives of the children in their first years in New Brunswick. With the death of Ebenezer, his children were orphaned, aged 17 to 9. Stephen, the eldest, became the "parent." Ebenezer's land grant - 200 acres at lot 37 Greenwich Parish about 12 miles up river from Saint John NB - was devised, a two-fifths share to Stephen, a two-fifths share to Ebenezer, the other one-fifth not now determined. But there is some question whether this land had much value, as little attempt was made to cultivate it. Instead the children are found in Parrtown - modern Saint John - where Stephen made futile attempts to secure a land grant himself. Over the next several years he made desperate petitions:

That your Excellency's petitioner came to this Province on the Second Fleet 1783 and hath often entered for a draught of land but ever drew blanks, and Since his Coming to this Province hath been unhappy in the Loss of this father and the care of a family is now under his immediate Direction. Do humbly pray that Your Excellency will please to Enter his name for land whenever it is convenient and in future shall make no further inquiry. Parr, 9th May 1785.

But two years later, his petition unfruitful, he wrote again:

That your Memorialist came to this Country about four years agoe as a Loyalist, in the first fleet from New York, being then a minor. That he is now about 22 years of age, has Rec. no Land in the Province. And observing a number of back Lots Laid out on the westerly side of the Long Reach, and Particularly the Lot No. One which is nearly opposite Catons Island and Lies Vacant, no person claiming the same, as your Memoriallist can find. Therefore Humbly prays that the said Lot No. One may be granted to him, and he is ready to begin a settlement theron immediately. And your Memoriallist as in Duty bound will Ever Pray. May 10 1787.

Some of the family return to the new Republic

But even of age, Stephen received no grant. And this apparently led to his discouragement with the Loyalist experience. At some point after his second petition, he took all of his brothers and sisters, except Ebenezer, and moved back across the United States lines, probably keeping very quiet about his Loyalist past. On 17 Aug 1789 he sold his two-fifths ownership of his father's grant at lot 37, Parish of Greenwich, he being described in the document as "Stephen Ryder of Dorset, County of Bennington and State of Vermont." There, in Vermont, Stephen and his brothers and sisters lived out the rest of their lives. Their experience as Loyalists were over, and their subsequent histories are far removed from the historical currents of the United Empire Loyalists, and for this reason are not included in this genealogy.

Ebenezer remains in Canada

Only young Ebenezer, aged about 18 in 1789, remained behind in New Brunswick. His is a Canadian story, the subject of the next generation of this history, the founder of the Ryder family of New Brunswick, and the source of the Genealogy of Part Two.

References: Stephen Ryder Family Bible, in the possession of Jean Ryder Smith, New Haven VT; Dutchess County Clerk's Office Poughkeepsie NY, Book Inventory, Deeds, Volume 8 (1780-1788), forfeitures and Sales-Act of 1779, Liber 8 p. 76; The Disposition of Loyalist Estates in the Southern District of the State of New York (BuffaloPL F123 Y682; Fremont Rider; Pelletreau p122, "Tax List of Philip Philipse Patent 1777"; Ven W.O.Raymond's "Notebook"; Wright The Loyalists of New Brunswick, 1955, pp5-6; New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Fredericton NB Land Grant Listing Vol 2 Grant #51, Vol 3 Grant #185; New Brunswick Crown Lands Branch Department of Natural Resources Fredericton, Petition of Stephen Rider; Dana Ryder; Land Resources Information Services, Saint John NB, Land Index Kings C1-80; D.G. Bell, Early Loyalist Saint John, p. 234; Mayflower Descendant Vol 17 1915, pp. 173-4

[Pictures]
The Loyalists Memorial, with its inscription, in Fredericton New Brunswick 
RIDER, EBENEZER U.E.L. (I196)
 
204 Early life and move to The Oblong

John lived the first years of his life in Chatham, presumably at the farm of his father, near Ryder's Cove. There he married Mary Paine, and it was in Chatham that their first child, Ebenezer, was born.

Then in the late 1740s, when he was in his mid-30s, John moved to the Oblong, Dutchess (now Putnam) County, New York, accompanied by his brother Simeon, and bought land along the Croton River, about three miles north-east of Brewster NY. The metes and bounds are described this way:

land situate and being upon the Oblong and part of lot 9, and bounded as follows: Viz, beginning at a stake and stones at the southeast corner of said Sackett home at the side of the road south of Nathan Greens Dwelling house, Then south as the road goes sixty rods and a half to a stake and stones, Then east on the line of said Sacketts land across Croton to a stake and stones standing by a basswood stump, Then up the middle of Croton as the river runs 80 rods or thereabouts to a black ash tree marked standing on a little island in the middle of the river.

The Oblong probably needs some explanations now. For more than a century the states of New York and Connecticut had disputed the position of their common border. Finally, in 1731 a settlement was reached, and the border was moved 580 rods to the east of the old line. This strip of land - one mile and three-quarters and 20 rods wide and running from Connecticut to the Massachusetts border - was called the Oblong because of its shape. It is not particularly good land, running along the spine of an old mountain range, "its land rolling and hilly, the soil sandy and gravelly loam." [Historical and Statistical Gazeteer of New York State] Nowadays much of the bottom land is underwater, forming part of the Croton River Reservoir system. But the Oblong was much more than just land - it was "free land " - land not subject to the great landed estates of New York, and could be purchased outright by prospective homesteaders. When land came open to purchase, a land rush resulted, and old Cape Cod names appear there, including those of John and Simeon Rider.

[Picture of Croton River]
The Croton River lies serene in a tranquil landscape, showing no signs of John Rider's mill which stood here. However, the area is still called Milltown, the bridge from which the picture was taken is Milltown Bridge, and the road is Milltown Road.

Landowner, miller, and moderator

John Rider's land was on the Croton River, on lot 9, and those visiting the area can see it where Milltown Road crosses the Croton about three miles north-east of Brewster NY, an area still called Milltown. There John established a mill and farmed, becoming "a landowner and a man of prominence in that community." In 1773 he was chosen moderator of the Town of Southeast. But before that, in 1760, he swore an oath to King George the Third which may, muc later, have caused his family much grief. The oath included these words:

I do Plainly and Sincerely Acknowledge [my true allegiance to King George the Third] according to the Express Words by me spoken, and According to the Plain and Common Sence and Understanding of the same Words, without any Equivocation, Mental Evasion, or Senester Reservations whatever.

The oath was meant to support King George against the Pretender of the day, but it may possibly have been interpreted years later as support of England against as independent America.

John Rider's will and inventory

When John was chosen Moderator in 1773, he must have been in good health. But fatal illness struck suddenly. His will dated 21 Feb 1774, was proved in New York County (Manhattan) 22 Mar 1774, and reads in abstract:

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Rider, of Dutchess County, N.Y., direct all debts be paid. I leave to my wife, Mary, one good cow, and a case of drawers, a table, two chairs, one iron pot, 1 warming pan, a bed, and 5 Pounds. I leave all the rest of my estate to my children, Ebenezer, Reuben, Zadoc, John, Christopher, Patience, Mary, Rebecca, Mehitabel, Hannah, and Zerviah. To my daughter, Patience, 11 Pounds. To my granddaughter, Eleanor Regan, 11 Pounds. To my granddaughter, Huldah Regan, 11 Pounds. To my grandson, Thomas Regan, 21 Pounds, 8s, 6d, when of age. I make my wife Mary, and my brother, Simeon Rider, and my son Ebenezer, executors. Witnesses, Charles Cullen, of the South East Precinct, merchant, Ebenezer Benedict, Stephen Rockwell. Proved March 22, 1774

The inventory of his estate lists land, buildings, and mill, "50 Pounds in cash, a pair of silver shoe buckles, a tub of pickles, a barrel of cider, a spinning wheel, sundry books, a loom, two beehives and a basket of beans, and nine geese."

John5 Rider died between February 21 when he wrote his will, and March 22, 1774, when the will was proved. He was just short of his sixtieth year. His wife, Mary Paine, outlived him by many years. She was still alive for the 1790 census, aged 71.

The effect of the Revolution on the family

This family was divided in its loyalties by the Revolution. Both Ebenezer and Zadoc were branded as Loyalists and both had their land confiscated. On the other hand, John, Reuben, and Christopher all served in the Revolutionary Army. Following the War, Ebenezer was driven into excile to Canada, and his story will be told below. Zadoc was permitted to remain in the new United States, but lost his land. All brothers gave up their land in Dutchess County. John settled in Danbury Connecticut, where he has descendants. In 1795 Zadoc, Reuben and Christopher removed to Litchfield, now Winfield, Herkimer County, N.Y. (about 15 miles south of Utica), where they all had descendants. Zadoc, for instance, had seven boys. Of Christopher it is said that "a large number of descendants trace their lineage to him." Descendants scattered widely; at least one line is known to have moved to Chautauqua Co. N.Y., and another to Brookfield, Missouri.

[Page from the Ryder family Bible]
A page from the Ryder family Bible. The column on the left records three generations - John5 Rider, his father, and his children. The column on the right records the family of Stephen6 Rider, who returned to the United States after the Revolution.

Mary Paine, Mayflower descendant

Mary Paine deserves some special mention beyond her own intrinsic worth. Her father, her grandfather, and her great-grandfather, all married descendants of the Mayflower voyagers, so Mary is truly a Mayflower descendants! And through her, all descendants of John and Mary Rider are also Mayflower descendants.

Her descent follows several lines. Two are given here.
William Brewster - Patience m. Governor Thomas Prence - Mercy m. John Freeman - Hannah m. John Mayo - Rebecca m. Ebenezer Paine - Mary Paine m. John5 Rider.
Stephen Hopkins - Constance m. Nicholas Snow - Mary m. Thomas Paine - Joseph - Ebenezer - Mary Paine m. John5 Rider

The Paines were one of the most prominent of early American families. One Paine was President of Harvard. One wrote the song, "Home Sweet Home." Another signed the American Declaration of Independence. Their genealogy can be found in several periodicals and family histories.

The descending child in our line is Ebenezer6 Rider.

References: Stephen Rider family Bible, in the possession of Jean Ryder Smith of New Haven VT; Clayton Ryder, The Ryders of Putnam County, Poughkeepsie NY 1911; Dutchess County Land Registry, Poughkeepsie, Liber 9-191; William S. Pelletreau A History of Putnam County, New York , Philadelphia 1886 New York City Courthouse, 31 Chamber St New York City, Liber 28 p 73, the abstract published in New York Historical Society, Will Books, Abstracts of Wills Liber 29; Kenneth Scott and James A. Owre, Genealogical Data From Inventories of New York Estates, 1666-1825, New York 1970, p. 125; 1790 Census for Southeast Town Dutchess County NY, a manuscript index in the Adriance Memorial Library Poughkeepsie NY; An undated unidentified four-page typed manuscript found in the Adriance Memorial Library Poughkeepsie NY, in the file Ryder Family, two pages deal with the children of John5 Rider and two with the children of Zadoc, the author presumed to be a descendant of Zadoc; Dutchess County Land Deed, Poughkeepsie NY, Liber 9-187; W.T and Adella (Weed) Collins 102 Robin Lane, Oak Ridge TN 37830, phone 1-615-483-1024; A Poughkeepsie newspaper article, date not saved, found under Ryder Family in the Adriance Memorial Library Poughkeepsie NY; Nellie Rider, Fremont Rider; Inscription Carmel NY Baptist Church Cemetery; Historical and Statistical Gazeteer of New York State, Interlaken NY 1980, reproduction of 1860
See also: New York Historical Resource Center, Guide to the Historical Resources in Putnam County, New York, Resource Center 1987; William J. Blake, The History of Putnam County [LDS 0529189 it 4-5]; Dana Boyer, An Introduction to the Availablity of the Historical and Genealogical Primary Sources in Eastern Putnam County [LDS Book 974.7 A1 No. 407]; Historical and Genealogical Record of Putnam County [LDS 1303018]
For Mary Paine, Mayflower Ancestral Index, Vol 1, compiled by Milton Terry and Ann Bording Harding, Genereal Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1981. 
RIDER, JOHN (I200)
 
205 Edward and his family lived on the old Carter homestead up Tweedie Brook Road. Edward being young took his family and moved to Greenville, Maine. Robert and Elsie being quite old moved down with their son Robert and wife Margaret Annie. But as time went by Robert and Elsie were very homesick and wanted Edward and Janie to come home. It was in 1906 when they returned and shortly after their son James died. E. Isabel (Carter) Ryder remembers going up to visit the folks as a little girl with her mother Margaret Annie. Elsie Caie passed away in 1918 and Robert passed away in 1923.

On October 18, 1924 Edward and his family moved down to South Portland, Maine, where they lived with Edwards sister Mariam. Mariam was having problems, so Edward and his family found rent across the street. Later on Edward moved in with his brother Ward until he found another rent on Broadway which was next to Carter St. in South Portland. They lived there until Edwards's daughter Charlotte and husband John "Walter" Flink bought a two family at 28 Carter Street on February 1, 1944 and lived upstairs. Edward worked at Rigby yard for Maine Central Railroad. Edward and family returned to the old farm for a few summers and in 1929 Edwards nephew Firth Carter bought the farm and raised his family there.

References: Dana C. Ryder; E. Isabel (Carter) Ryder; Helen (Carter) McLean. 
CARTER, EDWARD "NED" (I1913)
 
206 Edward lived on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He helped dredge the Cape Cod Canal. Edward divorced Mary and ran off with an Indian woman. DYER, EDWARD (I9020)
 
207 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4760)
 
208 Elder was the minister of Carmel Baptist Church Carmel, NY; their gravestones are prominent in the cemetery there. RIDER, MEHITABLE (I2620)
 
209 Elijah removed to Portland ME in 1907, where he worked for the Portland Terminal of the Maine Central Railroad. He started there in 1910, and in 1932 was promoted to Track Supervisor. He retired in 1955. RYDER, ELIJAH COLBY (I4099)
 
210 Elisha and Esta lived in Salem, NB, down what was known as the Long Road, where their four children were born. About 1898 they moved to the Libby Town district of Portland, ME. Elisha had several teams of horses and hauled goods.

This family is continued in Dana Ryder files. 
RYDER, ESTA ELMINA (I4092)
 
211 Elizabeth suffered brain damage due to a fall as an infant and had life-long violent seizures "Aunt Lizzie is having a spell." MCQUOID, ELIZABETH (LIZZY) AUGUSTA (I2433)
 
212 Elsie Isabel Carter went to Bethel, Maine in 1924 when she was 15 years old and attended the Bethel Academy. There she lived with her Uncle Wade Thurston. After school she moved to Portland. In 1930 she met Cleveland Ryder and two years later they were married. E. Isabel Carter and Cleveland L. Ryder were married at the home of her mother Mrs. Margaret Annie Carter in Kouchibouguac, NB by Rev. C.A.M. Earle.

On her birth certificate is has her middle name as Isabella. [Dana W Ryder] 
CARTER, ELSIE ISABEL (I27)
 
213 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2236)
 
214 Enlisted in Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940. Raymond was a pilot hero with squadron 414, also known as the Black Knight Squadron, flying a P-51 Mustang. Recommended for the French Croix de Guerre for heroic flying during disastrous attack at Dieppe August 19, 1942. Engaged to a Kennedy from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, but was killed over the English Channel on April 1, 1943. Raymond's name appears on his parents' headstone in St. Andrews Rural Cemetery.

1935 grad of CCGS, "Raymond was a very popular boy here with both young and old, and was one of the most brilliant players on the Senator hockey team." (from St. Croix Courier, April 8, 1943) 1936 Mt. Allison Yearbook (Sackville) signed by many attractive girls, lists Raymond as Academy's Hockey Team Captain "Raymond McQuoid assured us of numerous games with good clean sportsmanship." "Mac picked the most promising and soon had them whipped into fine shape" Also pictured in Academy Football Team. Diploma in Commerce 1936 in possession of CC Archives, along with his Mt. Allison 'Sprott's Writing Award' of the same year. Enlisted in Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940. Trained on Tiger Moths and Harvards, Lysanders, Tomahawks at Sea Island, Vancouver. First boat to Britain, 'Aurania' hit an iceberg, July 1941 and he had to travel on a second ship, 'Ascania'. Raymond was a pilot hero (first St. Andrews boy to get his pilot's wings) in Croydon with squadron 414 as of Oct 1941, also known as the Black Knight Squadron, flying a P-51 Mustang from June 17, 1942 onward. January 24, 1942, suffered an airscrew failure in mid-air, emergency landing at Gatwick Airport. Recommended for the French Croix de Guerre for heroic flying during disastrous attack at Dieppe August 19, 1942. "Intense light flak. Shot up and silenced German A.A. guns, damaged RDF station and caused several casualties. Hit in port wing, loss of hydraulics, attacked by four 190's, got back and landed on one wheel. Hit in left thigh by flak and spent 3 days in 14th Canadian Hospital." Engaged to a Kennedy from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, but was killed over the English Channel on April 1, 1943. Wrote a last letter home March 24th, 1943 in which he asks about Jean Kennedy and saying he was about to go on 4 days leave to London. Raymond's name appears on his parents' headstone in St. Andrews Rural Cemetery and on a brass plaque at Greenock Presbt., where they also fly the RCAF flag over the pews in his honor. Many Squadron and individual photos in possession of CC Archives. 
MCQUOID, RAYMOND CHARLES (I2420)
 
215 Erman "did carpenter work, made snow shoes and bows, and worked in the lumber woods and saw mills. He also wooded (framed) saw mills as well. After Erman's death, Ethel moved to Sussex NB after selling their home in Young's Cove."

References: Dana Ryder; Obituary Ethel I Ryder; Violet Parlee letter to Dana Ryder, dated December 1991. 
RYDER, ERMAN EZRA EVERETTE (I4222)
 
216 Ernest had four children with his first wife Alice and all died in infancy. SMYTH, ERNEST PERCIVAL (I1880)
 
217 Ernest was last seen by the family about 1923 in Winnipeg. He was in good health then, but he is not found in the Winnipeg City Directory for any year in the 1920s. He is recalled as a tall, good looking young man. He is listed here as a lost line. He was a twin to Thomas. RYDER, ALFRED ERNEST (I4005)
 
218 Esson went to Technical School, 1956-7, then worked for Modern Construction. He owned a store in Killams Mills for five years, before selling out to Elmer Ryder, his father. He worked for Government Highway scales for about ten years, then purchased the Havelock Mercantile Store from his sister Pat, and ran it until the store burned down on 29 Jan 1982. He worked for Hub Meat Parckers in Moncton, NB.

References: Dana Ryder; death announcement Mrs Phyllis Ryder. 
RYDER, ESSON MILLER (I4465)
 
219 Esther died after 1862, probably Wheaton Settlement NB. The will of Gideon Corey, dated 8 Aug 1823, recorded in Queens County, mentions his daughter Abigail Rider, and granddaughters Elizabeth and Esther Rider. Esther was not a current Rider name, but Gideon had a sister named Esther, and his grandmother was Esther White. Esther married two of her uncles: (1) Joseph Rider, and (2) Reuben Rider. It is consistent that Esther Rider was the daughter of Stephen Rider and Abigail Corey, and is therefore a Mayflower descendant through the line of William White. Esther's line is continued through the line of Reuben, family #11.

References: "The William White Family" Mayflower Society; Will of Gideon Corey 4 Feb 1823 (Queens Co.); See families of Joseph Rider and Reuben Rider. 
RYDER, ESTHER (I2664)
 
220 Eva and Reuben moved to Portland ME in 1909, and lived there for the next 56 years. Reuben was a carpenter by trade, originally from Nova Scotia. RYDER, EVA MILLICENT (I4100)
 
221 Eva was killed when hit by an automobile while crossing a street in Moncton. Brendon was a railroad worker. RYDER, EVA LOUISE (I4376)
 
222 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I5054)
 
223 Everett Carter worked as a salesman for Soule Glass and Paint Company. CARTER, EVERETT ALLEN (I9014)
 
224 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I5096)
 
225 Family came from England in 1873. Lived in St. Blazey in 1861 and Tywardreath in 1871. Family was Methodist (Wesleyan). Living in Backbay, N.B. in 1879. MITCHELL, EMMA (I2277)
 
226 Family history relates that Nathan "spent some time in Saint John and was known as a good fighter. No one would go up against him that knew him." By 1851 he was farming 14-1/2 acres of lot 8 in the Parish of Hampton. On 27 May 1858 Nathan (described as a "carpenter") sold this farm and by 1861 had moved to New Canaan, where he farmed with his nephews Ebenezer and Thomas Rider. In 1863 'Mary Catherine Rider' - presumably Nathan's wife - purchased lot 28 from Esther Rider [Fam#11]. His home, according to Wilmont Brown, was "next to where Reuben Rider lived, and was later known as the Bliss Corey place." According to the 1864 Historical Map, this was on the south side of Canaan River, on Perry Road.

In 1871 Nathan Ryder was chosen deacon of the newly founded Albert Baptist Church, Fredericton Road NB, his son Chipman elected a clerk. By 1874 "Nathan Ryder is spoken of as clerk" of the same church.

Nathan and Mary Ryder are buried in the Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, New Canaan NB, with several of their children. There is a most affecting line of homemade headstones to them and their children, the stones taken from the bottom of the Canaan River, where they had been smoothed and lossened. Descendants have raised a granite monument to them near the sandstone graves.

References: Dana Ryder; Nellie Rider; Fremont Rider; Rowland Corey ; NBStudholm census 1851, Havelock 1861, 1871, 1881; Inscriptions New Canaan Methodist Cemetery; NBHampton census 1851; NBSalisbury census 1861; LRIS Kings; Rev JW Brown, An Historical Sketch of the Early Settlement of New Canaan and the Histories of the New Canaan, Havelock, and Albert Baptist Churches, n.d; D.F. Johnson, Vital Statistics From New Brunswick Newspapers, B. Wood-Hall, Early Marriages Records of New Brunswick 1986; 1864 map of Havelock Parish. 
RIDER, NATHAN (I2700)
 
227 Family lived on Fox Street. HAHN, MARY JANE ALICE (I2355)
 
228 Family tradition says she "went away and never heard from again." RYDER, ELIZABETH (I2650)
 
229 Feb. 24, 1944 is the date that appears in the family bible record of her parents and three of their descendants. However, one of her children showed the death date as Feb. 22, 1945. SMYTH, MARTHA ANN E. (I44)
 
230 Fifth child of William and Mary. Five weeks old at time of death. WILSON, JANE (I12626)
 
231 Fireman of Company One, Saint Andrews in 1898-99. Living with sisters in 1891. MCQUOID, CHARLES ALEXANDER (I3860)
 
232 Florence was the baby of the family. Never married. Crossed into Houlton Oct. 10, 1916 to work s student nurse in Aroostook Hospital. Crossed again April 5, 1923 at Vanceboro, destination Portland. Took the place of Margaret taking care of Geraldine and her siblings after 1925. Moved back to St. Andrews at around the time of father's death in 1934.1 MCQUOID, FLORENCE ALEXANDRA (I2436)
 
233 For 52 years William jockeyed trains for the Maine Central Railroad and Portland Terminal Company . He retired in 1956. RYDER, WILLIAM ERNEST (I4095)
 
234 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4494)
 
235 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4593)
 
236 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4493)
 
237 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4368)
 
238 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4756)
 
239 Frank served in WWI as a sergeant. A newspaper report of his career states, "Mr. Ryder is well known in hotel circles in the Maritimes. Before the outbreak of the war he was on the staff of the American Hotel in Moncton. In 1914 he enlisted with the 1st Canadian Contingent, spent 38 months in France, and was wounded at Ypres. On his return from overseas, he took charge of the American Hotel until the property was sold. He then entered the employ of the CNR, remaining in the service until his purchase of the Park Hotel in 1932. Mr. Ryder is a member of the Hibernia Lodge, the Red Chevron Club, and the Canadian Legion at Saint John."

In 1937 Frank purchased and improved the New Windsor Hotel in Moncton, and "with the addition of 20 new rooms, 12 of which are equipped with bath and shower," the New Windsor became "one of the most modern and up-to-date hotels in eastern Canada."

Frank was a man of considerable wealth and presitage. In 1936 he visited Europe for the opening of the Vimy Ridge Memorial, and "Mr. Ryder placed on the Vimy Memorial the Red Chevron Club's wreath." At one time he owned his own winning race horses. He owned the Moncton Hawks Hockey team. He served as Chairman for the charity drive for the New Brunswick Protestant Orphan's Home. Later "a new chapter in the annals of Masonry in New Brunswick -- and possibly all North America -- was written when F.A.Ryder and his son Everett were installed as masters of their respective Lodges." Later still, Frank "received a high honor ... by being inducted a sovereign grand inspector-general of the 33rd degree which puts him at the top of the ladder!"

His obituary reads:

PROMINENT CITIZEN PASSES

The sudden death of Mr Frank A. Ryder at the age of 68 removes from Moncton and New Brunswick one of the leading hotel proprietors and a widely-popular citizen long active in a variety of interests. In his principal vocation the marked success he attained was due not only to business ability, enterprise and experience, which he had in large measure. It was also because of his fine personality. Mr Ryder was respected, admired, and liked by a wide circle of friends not only in his native province, but in all of eastern Canada.

A member of that innumerable company which finds enjoyment and pleasure in sports, Mr Ryder was an active and enthusiastic participant in numerous branches as well as a sponsor of hockey and other forms. And he was devoted in his interest in and support of his church, First Moncton Baptist.

Mr Ryder was a 33rd degree Mason, and active in other organizations of the Order. He was also a sterling citizen, aiding all worthwhile community efforts. He will be deeply mourned.

References: Dana Ryder; wedding announcement "Ryder-McCrae" nd; "Among Best in the East", Moncton newspaper report Apr 1937 on purchase of New Windsor Hotel; obituary of Frank A. Ryder, nd; "joint Masonic Ceremony Installing Father, Son May be First on Continent" nd. 
RYDER, FRANK ALWARD (I4067)
 
240 Frank worked as a lineman. It's been said that Isabella and her sister Mariam were lost in the woods for nine days. CARTER, ISABELLA A. (I8921)
 
241 Fred was the son of Norman Sutherland, but was raised by Alex and Mealie Ryder, who gave him the name Ryder, which he kept for life. Dana Ryder provided the following information: "Fred was a very kind man. I knew him ever since I could remember. He was a chef for the Elmwood Hotel in Waterville ME. During WWII he worked for the south Portland Shipbuilding Corp, and later helped build the Texas Towers in South Portland. He lived on Boothbay Ave, South Portland. His wife grew up on the next farm above me at hardship Acres in Cherryvale NB. [Dana Ryder] RYDER, FREDERICK DUANE (I4271)
 
242 Frederick and Estora lived in Portland ME, where Fred was a salesman and part-time farmer. The couple was divorced in the 1930s. Fred then moved to Brooklyn NY. Estora remarried and moved to California. She is recalled as "very sociable and a church-going Christian woman." After he left for Brooklyn, Fred seems to have dropped out of contact with his family. Roy and Geneva write, "Frederick Ryder, who was Roy's father, left Maine in the 1930s, to find work in New York City, and as far as we know lived there until he died. We presume he died in Brooklyn or surrounding areas probably in the late 1970s or early 1980s." [Geneva and Roy Ryder] RYDER, FREDERICK WILLIAM (I3979)
 
243 Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick?

Married at Fredericton Road, this couple later moved to Saint John, where in 1975 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. At that time, all of the children below were living in Saint John. At the time of his death he was survived by "his wife, two daughters, one son, 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one sister." Daughter Flora writes, "When Thomas was 14 years old he went for the cows one night a bear chased him up a tree. He said he had enough of farming so he went to Hartford, CT, went to school there, and became a stationary engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway and worked for them for 48 years. He also drove heavy equipment, and was the first man in New Brunswick to run a keystone shovel. He would get a leave of absence from the CPR and go out on construction work in the summer. He also ran the big cranes on the Saint John waterfront when they were consructing the big conveyors."

References: Dana Ryder; Wedding announcement of ryder-Herrington; "St John Couple Celebrates Diamond Wedding Anniversary" about 28 Apr 1975; obituary of Thomas Ryder; Linda Slipp. 
RYDER, THOMAS JUDSON (I4076)
 
244 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4649)
 
245 From Doubs, Franche-Comte, France. MASSON, JEAN (I13449)
 
246 Garfield worked in the Salem area, contracting work crews for lumbering operations. [Obituary of Garfield Ryder; Obituary of Bessie L. Martin] RYDER, GARFIELD (I4175)
 
247 Geraldine died at the age of six from a burst appendix. WOOD, GERALDINE KATHLEEN (I9234)
 
248 Germaine was the manager of the W.S. Loggie lobster plant at Point Sapin, New Brunswick.

References: Dana C. Ryder; E. Isabel (Carter) Ryder; Mary (McKulkin) Sticklen; Helen (Carter) McLean. 
CARTER, ISABELLA (I1914)
 
249 Gordon enlisted in the Canadian Army at the beginning of WWI, and was one of the first to enter Germany in 1918. He later worked for the CPR as a night agent in Harvey NB. RYDER, GORDON GRANT (I4137)
 
250 Had a family of 9 children in Petrolia, Enniskillen, Lambton County, Ontario. BEASLEY, JOHN M. (I12246)
 

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