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In memory of John Ryder, my Maternal 6th Great-Grandfather on the REESE branch.


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John Ryder

Honorable Soldier of the War of 1812

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1784-1790 (est.)

Longswamp, Berks, Pennsylvania


1807/8 Jan 5

Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania



1868 (est.)

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Stone Heap Cemetery (Franklin Bethel)

Franklin, Lycoming, Pennsylvania

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John Ryder (or Rider) was the son of Samuel Reider. John was born between 1784 and 1790 in Longswamp, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died in 1868 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 84. He was married to Elizabeth Berkhart on the 5th of January, 1807 or 1808, in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, by Rev. J. H. Hellfrick. He moved first to Columbia County, and then to Montour County, before returning to Lycoming County in 1833, buying a farm at North Mountain, where he lived until his death. He rests at Stone Heap Cemetery in Franklin. 


John Ryder & Elizabeth Berkhart were the parents of my ancestor,

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