don't appear. It is believed that they were still in Henrietta Township at the same farm.
In the Census of 1870, daughters Chloe, a daughter, age 17 was in school as was 14 year old Edith and 10 year old Helen.
By the 1880 Census, Charles was still working as a farmer at the age of 72, still on the farm in Henrietta Township. Diana at age 61 was housekeeping, son Alfred, age 33 was a laborer, daughter Helen was 20 years old and still at home and his grandchild Alice, age 8, who was in school and was probably Alfreds daughter, were all living in the same house.
"His father, Charles Ripley, was a native of New York, as was his mother, who bore the maiden name of Diana Walroth. These parents were married near Cleveland, Ohio, and later, about the year 1837, moved to Jackson County, Michigan, settling in the township of Grass Lake, where Mr. Ripley entered 40 acres of land. He built his small log dwelling in the woods and being a skillful hunter, spent much of his time in quest of the game with which the country at that time abounded. For several years his chief means of support was his unerring gun, meanwhile when so disposed working on his land until the greater part of his little farm was cleared and in cultivation. In 1852 (actually believed before 1850) he sold his original purchase and bought forty-seven acres of wild land in Section 6, Henrietta township, which he spent the remainder of his days, dying December 20, 1880, his wife surviving him ten years. Charles Ripley was an estimable man and in a quiet, unobtrusive way exercised a wholesome moral influence among the people of his neighborhood. He early became interested in the cause of education and was untiring in his efforts to introduce the public school system into this part of the state, laboring long and earnestly in its behalf. For many years he was an ardent Republican, but later in life refused to be bound by party ties in local affairs, voting for the best qualified candidate regardless of political affiliation. He was a devout member of the United Brethren church, as was also his wife, both living lives of faith and dying in the full assurance of a better life in the world beyond....."
Thus with a simple statement the marriage of Charles and Diana was recorded in the records of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The only problem was that Diana's last name was recorded as Walworth instead of Walroth.