Belle Rickard Gage was born in Port Ewen, NY in 1856. She had had one brother, Ira Rickard (1859 - 1909 Jersey City). Her father was William Rickard and mother was Caroline Everson. William later moved to Jersey City and opened up a dry dock. Her mother, Caroline was the daughter of Morgan Everson, the shipbuilder and brick maker located in Sleightsburg, NY. William Rickard is my second great grandfather.