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Ritchey Missiouri, is named after the first white person born, approximately 1835, named James Ritchey. He is the son of Matthew Henry Ritchey, born 1813 in Overland County, Tennessee.
Matthew Ritchey built a house in 1845 in Newtonia, Missiouri, which still stands to this date. The house has it's own cemetery with family members buried there. Also, the house served as a field hospital for both the North and South armies in the Civil war. I am a direct descendant of Matthew Henry Ritchey, with the genealogical line as follows: Matthew Henry Ritchey born 1813
James Ritchey born1835
Henry Ritchey born 1860
Bruce Ritchey born 1880
Clark Ritchey born 1905
Clark R. Ritchey born 1927
myself Brad Ritchey born 1947
More information is available along with photographs of all of the Ritchey's including James Ritchey, the name sake of "Ritchey" Missouri E-mail: RitcheyPI@msn.com if you have any additional information or would like to know more about this genealogy.
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Ritchey and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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