A picture of her gravestone was provided by Kenneth McAninch of Indianapolis, Indiana. The cemetery has since been bulldozed out of existence. Kenneth McAninch is a descendant of Elisha McAninch, an older brother of Enoch McAninch” [probably Kenneth Lee McAninch., 1903-1981, buried Stilesville Cemetery, Hendricks County /Frank McAninch, April 1998].

[small, hard to read picture, only one word is readable, the name “Isabelle”] [caption] “Gravestone of Isabelle Ridpath, first wife of Enoch G. McAninch, and daughter of J. and S. Ridpath. Died June 2, 1860, at the age of 27 years, 11 months, and 14 days. Buried in Hendricks County, Indiana.”



[1] Source: From Swans Creek to Lotts Creek, History of the Walter Family, published June 1, 1981, Ringgold County Historical Society, Mount Ayr, Iowa, page 50; copies sent by Rosalie Schack.

[2] Enoch G. McAninch, son of Daniel [O.?] and Polly (Skidmore) McA., born in Casey County, KY

[3] Enoch George McAninch, full name found in sister Elizabeth McA.’s will, 1890, Hendricks Co., IN

[4] Araunah Knighten McAninch, mar. March 21, 1862, Hendricks Co., IN (index Amanah Kinghton)

[5] Isabelle Ridpath, dau. of James and Sabrina (Stevens) Ridpath, who went to Iowa, Sept. 1851; born June 1832, in Indiana, mar. Jan. 1, 1851, by H. D. Cootman, Hendricks Co., died June 2, 1860, age 27 yrs 11 mo 14 days, buried Old Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Hendricks Co.

[6] 1856, Enoch G. McA. purchased 120 acres, Poe Twp., Ringgold Co., Iowa [need citation for this]

[7] Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, 1853-1857; name on Enoch McA.’s 1856 deed

[deeds signed by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, for the President (May 2003 /Frank)]

[8] first two children died young –

(1st) Mary Elizabeth McA., born May 5, 1863, (in Indiana? a Mary Elizabeth McA. was baptized 1863, Methodist Episcopal Church, Coatesville, Hendricks Co.); their Mary E. died 1866, buried Shaha Cem., Poe Twp., Ringgold Co., Iowa; and

(2nd) Clara McAninch, born Feb. 3, 1865, died Feb. 6, 1865, buried Old Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery, Hendricks Co.

[9] Howard, bur. Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery 1232, Romagnesous-Montfacon, Meuse, France


McAninch Family History NL, VI-2  April, 1998  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 1998-22




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