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John Ritchie

Born: Jul 17, 1817

Death: Aug 31, 1887

Nationality: United States

John Ritchie

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1817
Date of Death : Aug 31, 1887

John Ritchie was an abolitionist who moved from Franklin, Indiana to Topeka, Kansas Territory, in early spring of 1855 in search of cheap land and to help Kansas enter the country as a "free" state. His wife, Mary Jane Shelledy Ritchie, was the fifth woman to settle in Topeka and their young son, Hale was the third child.

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