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James Ririe

James Ririe

Male 1827 - 1905  (78 years)

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  • Name James Ririe 
    Born 24 Jan 1827  Walkend, Cluny, Aberdeen c 26-1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jun 1905  Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12299  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father David Ririe,   b. 13 Jan 1779, Eciht, Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1830, Cluny, Aberdeen Kinnernie Cemetry Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabell Sherrifs,   b. 14 May 1789,   d. 1 May 1845  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Jun 1812  Cluny, Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Betsy Hendry,   b. 15 Dec 1831, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1902, Ogden City, Weber County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1867  Endowment House, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 11 Other Women 
    Married Multiple Marrgae see notes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ann Boyack,   b. Abt 1830 
    Married 23 Nov 1855  Springfield, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. James Boyak Ririe,   b. 22 Oct 1858, Springfield, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • 1853 (age 26), Ririe, James (Ten Pound Company)

      I, James Ririe, was born on the 24th day of January 1827 near Castle Fraser, Parish of Cluny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. My father had five sons and four daughters. I was the youngest. My oldest brother, Alexander, died the 18th of July 1829 at the age of 17 years. My youngest brother, William, died in infancy, the 30th of August 1823. My father, David Ririe, died the 20th of August 1830 at the age of 52 years. In the month of November, following my father's death, my mother moved about three miles east in the same parish. When I was five years old, I was sent to school. When I was eleven, I was sent to service, in the summer seasons, on the agriculture line. I was taken home in winters to school until I was thirteen years old. I then went to the milling of wheat and continued two and a half years.

      My mother died on the 1st of May 1845 in the 56th year of her age.

      [James joined the Mormon church, did missionary work, had a disagreement with one of his leaders and was excommunicated. A higher up authority heard his side of the story and rebaptized him.]

      Ten Pound Company (Cost of Immigration)
      By this time, I was making at the average of 11 shillings per week. I had commenced to save up to get away to the Valley. On the 24th of January 1852, I had put into the bank, two pounds and ten shillings as a commencement. I still continued to save all I could. On the 26th of January I agreed with President McNaughton to go to the Valley, and about the first of February 1852 gave President McNaughton 6 pounds to be my deposit money and to pay for my outfit on the plains in the Ten Pound Company.

      At that time only eleven made their way to Utah: Mrs. Mitchell and three daughters, Brother Robb and wife, Brother Brown and wife, Brother Noble and wife and myself. On the 24th of January 1853 I drew from the bank my money, 17 pounds, and on the 8th of February I left work to go. I left Aberdeen on the 12 of February 1853. Before leaving, I took farewell of my friends and relatives. Some of them were very opposed, also some of them in the Church. I also promised to do my best to take out Helen Mitchel the following season. Leaving Scotland, 1853

      Autobiography of James Ririe - Part 2
      From "Utah, Our Pioneer Heritage"
      Published by International Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1996
      By James Ririe

      There is much information about this family.

      James Ririe died at the age of seventy-nine, on the 17th of June 1905 at Eden, Utah, and was buried in the Ogden Cemetery. He was survived by his wife Ann, nine children and fifty-two grandchildren.

      Bishop David McKay presided at his funeral which was held in the 4th ward in Ogden, Utah. Addresses were given by old and intimate friends, Elders Ammon Green, John Carver, Angus McKay, Bishop Robert McFarland, David McKay and Presi¬dent C.F. Middleton. Each speaker eulogized the great worth and work of the deceased who was noted for his kindness to the poor, for his uprightness and in¬tegrity to the cause of God. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

      At the time of his death, he left a wife, nine children and fifty-two grand-children.

      While he lived in the valley for twenty years, most of his children were married. Two moved to Canada, one to Ririe, Idaho; the rest remained for some¬time in Eden and some later moved to Ogden. His four girls were married and made homes in Eden where they raised their families.

      In July, 1964, as this report is written, James and Ann Boyack Ririe's posterity number over 1060.

      Their children are:

      Margaret R. Hogge 1857 - 1931; M 1876
      James 1858 - 1933; M 1881; 1908
      David 1860 - 1919; M 1893.
      William Infant
      Alexander 1863 – 1924
      Elizabeth Farrell 1865 – 1941; M 1887
      George 21 Months
      Isabelle Stallings (Twin) 1870 -
      Mary (Twin) 1870 – 1870, Infant
      Joseph (Twin) 1872 – 1937; M 1898, M 1908
      Hyrum (Twin) 1872 – 1956; M 1898
      Agnes Burnett 1874 – 1944; M 1897

      Plural marriage:

      Taken from an account by James Ririe written March 11th, 1901 at the age of seventy-five, four years before his death.

      James Ririe married Betsy Hendry, daughter of Matthew Hendry, on October 9th, 1868. Brother Wells married them and Brother Brigham Young was one of the witnesses. Betsy Hendry was born in Dundee, Scotland. She died July 14th, 1902 and is buried in the Ririe family plot in Ogden City. There were no children of this marriage.