Ridgely, Vincent (Ridgley)

Alternate name: Ridgley

A son of Nicholas H. Ridgely, Vincent spent his early years in Sangamon County, Illinois. In April 1847, Ridgely formed a partnership with Zimri A. Enos, offering their services to veterans of the Mexican War to obtain land warrants or sell the warrants for cash. Enos & Ridgely was in business until August 1847. During the Civil War, Ridgely served as captain of Company E of the Twelfth Illinois Infantry. He later moved to Adams County, Illinois.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 616-17; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 371; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 29 April 1847, 2:4, 3:3; 19 August 1847, 3:7.