Ridley, Joseph James, Dd
Ridley, Joseph James, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born in North Carolina in 1810. He was confirmed in 1835; made deacon in 1843., and presbyter in 1844; became rector in Oxford, N.C., in 1853, and the following year in Clarksville, Tennessee. While in this parish he received the degree of M.D., after having pursued a course of study in medicine. In 1860 he removed to Knoxville, as president of East Tennessee University; the following year returned to Clarksville, as rector of Trinity Church; in 1866 was rector of St. Paul's Church, Louisburg, N.C.; in 1867 of St. Thomas's Church, Somerville, Tennessee; about 1870 of Zion's Church, Brownsville, where he died, March 10, 1878.