The following data is extracted from Historical Collections of Georgia.
John Ridge, A Cherokee Chief, was the son of Major Ridge, and the second of five children. He was first put to school to the Rev. Mr. Gambold and lady, Moravian missionaries at Spring Place; afterwards he was sent to Brainard, then to Knoxville, Tennessee, and finally to the Foreign Mission School in Connecticut, where he acquired the essential parts Of ,a good education. After an engagement of two years, he married Miss Northrop.
On his return home, he commenced his career as a public man. At this time the Cherokees were attempting to form an independent government, and to the promotion of this object, Mr. Ridge employed all his energies. He accompanied various delegations to Washington, and acted as interpreter, secretary, agent, &c. The particulars of his death are given on a previous page.
Source: Historical Collections of Georgia