Jantha Bair

F, b. November 1844, d. 17 May 1928
     Jantha was born in November 1844 in Marcellus Township, Cass County, Michigan. She was the daughter of Joseph Bair and Elizabeth Ridgely. She married first Thaddeous L. Carrier on 22 October 1865 in Porter Township, Van Buren County. Jantha married 2nd Eli C. Ridgely, son of Westall Ridgely and Susannah Winbegler, on 10 June 1903 in Cass County, Michigan. This was a marriage of convenience - Eli was Jantha's half uncle and she his half niece thru her mother and his sister, Elizabeth.1 Jantha's husband, Eli, died on 17 August 1907 in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan, leaving her a widow.2 Jantha departed this life on Thursday, 17 May 1928 at age 83 years and 6 months. She was buried at Marcellus Township in Bly Cemetery.3


Eli C. Ridgely b. 16 May 1844, d. 17 Aug 1907


  1. [S334] Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, 10 Jne 1903 - Eli C. Ridgely, son of Westell Ridgely and Susan Winpigler, and Jantha Carrier, daughter of Joseph Bair and Elizabeth Ridgely. [Note: Eli and Jantha's mother Elizabeth are half siblings.- KLM]
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  3. [S953] Find a grave - www.findagrave.com.