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any info John Dryden wife Jane Ann 1881


Jim Scott (View posts)
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Please provide more specific info, birthdates, geographical area, wife's name, children's names, etc. I would be happy to look this up for you.

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Hi Jim
I am now looking for a William Dryden Wife Elizabeth from Gatshead Had a son Robert (19 9 1853)married to a Hannah (1853).
Also the book you talk about in other messages how much and where do I get it from?

Dryden Families

Jim Scott (View posts)
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Jack - what geographical area is gatshead located in? If it is Canada, I cna't help you at this time, as I have no information on the lines of Dryden that settled in Canada. It is possible that Ron Dryden ( may have some info for you.

If this is an american Dryden Family, the William name is so common in the Dryden Books, that I need more specific info: Full name including middle or initial. Approximate year of birth, a good guess is sufficient. As detailed info as possible will really help find the right William.

the Dryden Books that I have available begin in the late 1500's in Scotland and England and come forward to the early 1990's. They are written and researched by Leslie P. Dryden, formerly of Maryland. They represent 40 plus years of research and are very well documented and extremely informative. Book 1 sells for $40.00 plus $7.95 US priority postage and handling. Book 2 is $27.00 plus $5.95 US priority postage and handling. They are both available fom me, Jim Scott, 938 So Alamo Rd #1, Alamo, TX 78516-9521. My email is If I may be of service to you drop me a note and we can go from there. Thanks for your return note, and I look forward to being able to help you. Jim Scott

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Jerry Dryden (View posts)
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Hi Jim,

I Have found the DRYDEN books, vol 1 2 to be very interesting. The origins and the paths that they took to get here. I didn't any of my elusive Dryden's there. Those that came to the Wiregrass Country of the South East are hard to trace back any further than about 1771. A John Dryden owned property in Bladen Co. NC, had at least one son, William Dryden who Married a Elizabeth Johnson, they in turn had a bunch of children. I have a lot of information on many of the desendants of this line.


Jodie Dryden (View posts)
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I am looking for info on William Wallace Dryden, born in Kentucky in 1818.
His family went to Missouri during the Civil War. They went on to Idaho via the Oregon Trail in 1864.
Thank you.

Info on your GGgrandfather

Jennifer (View posts)
Posted: 962907857000
Ok, here's the scoop on William Wallace Dryden:
b mar 28, 1818 in Whitely Co. KY
d apr 21 1897 Nampa, Canyon Co., ID
buried in reynolds cemetery, owyhee co, ID
census: 1860 in linneus, linn co., MO
census: 1880 in reynolds, owyhee co., ID

William was a farmer and was listed on the 1850 census of Linn Co., MO. In 1870 he was listed in Ada Co., Idaho Territory with Diadamea Addison, aged 19 b. in MO and John E. Addison, aged 2 b. ID in his household. Diadamea may have been his daughter.

He married Martha Ellen Reynolds, sep 13, 1843 in linn co., mo b. circa 1828 in OH.
d. jan 20, 1884 in ID.

A number of children:
Mary F. Dryden
Lucy E. Dryden
Diadem Harriett Dryden
Howard E. Dryden
Marshall H. Dryden
William Dryden
Martha Eugenia Dryden
Thomas H. Dryden
Ida L. Dryden
Florence C. Dryden
Kate A. Dryden

William Wallace's parents were:
William Dryden b. oct 18, 1784
d. dec 21, 1858

Sarah Sharp Berry b. apr 6, 1788
d. oct 10, 1874

Anyway, I just figured out that your W.W. Dryden's grandfather is brother to my g-g-g-g-g-g grandfather Thomas Dryden. I'm not exactly sure what that makes us - probably some cousin to the nth removed. So, nice to meet you cuz!


my great-great-grandfather dryden

J. Dryden (View posts)
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Check out the pedigree for William Wallace Dryden of Whitley Co. it there is a John Dryden...could it be your John Dryden???
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My name is kenneth Allen.I think that your John might be mine..E-mail me at


Fritz Dryden (View posts)
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Strange to see the same Names out there - My father is also Named Jack Dryden Mother is Diane.
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