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William, James & John

There has been so much confusion in the Ridings line with so many of the men being named with the names above, that I have decided to list all of those names and their respective wives and children that I have gathered over the past couple of years. It is my hope that this will untangle the knot of confusion that has formed as a result. This is simply what I have in my database and is by no means "written in stone". Should anyone have any information that is different, or needs to be included, please do not hesitate to let me know and I will change anything that is in error, or needs to be included.

Should anyone have any questions, or if the material is not presented in an understandable manner, please feel free to write me.

Following is a list of the men named William in the Ridings family that I have found thus far. They are:

l. William b. ca. 1798. It is thought that he was married at least 3 times. The names of the first two wives is unknown. The last marriage was to Sarah/Sallie Shields documented in 1845. He is believed to be the son of James and Charity Ridings.

2. William Robert b. 11/8/1827 (James b. 1792, James b. 1750). He married Sidney McBryant.

3. William Sanders b. 1862(John b. 1837, William b. 1798, James b. 1750). He married a Mary and it is believed her last name was Dalton.

4. William/Willis b. 1866(James b. 1840, William b. 1798, James b. 1750). He married Sally unknown.

5. William b. 1879(John Ridings b. 1861, William Robert b. 1827, James b. 1792, James b. 1750)

6. William J. b. 1/17/1889(Joel F.R. b. unknown, George b. 1805, Joel b. 1779, James b. 1750).

7. William Dewey b. 3/23/1899(John O'Kelly b. 1873, John b. 1837, William b. 1798, James b. 1750). He married Ollie Shands.

8. William b. 5/18/1800(Joel b, 1779, James b. 1750) He married Sarah"Sally" Elizabeth Eubanks.

9. William Webster b. abt 1840(William b. unknown, Joel b. 1779, James b. 1750) Married Margaret Tucker.

10. William b. unknown,(Joseph b. 1809 Joseph b. 1786, James b. 1750).

Here is the list of those named James:

1. James b. 1750 m. Charity, may also have been married to Susannah Griggs. It is believed by other researchers that I have talked with that this couple were the parents of John b. 1774, David b. 1777, Joel b. 1779, Joseph b. 1786, Mary b. 1790, James b. 1792, & William b. 1798. According to information I have read there were also 2 more daughters. At this point, those two daughters are yet unnamed.

2. James b. 1792(James b. 1750). Married Susannah unknown. The last time I can find them in the Tennessee census is in 1850. We know that their son William Robert stayed in Tennessee and there are records of him and his family. However, there is no further records, at least that I can find, on his brothers and sisters. If anyone should have information on any of them, please let me know.

3. James b. 1795 (David b. 1777, James b. 1750) Married Sarah unknown.

4. James Roberson b. 12/29/1811(Joel b. 1779 James b. 1750) Married unknown.

5. James Egbert b. 6/21/1825(William b. unknown, James b. 1792, James b. 1750). Married Elizabeth F. Bennett.

6. James b. 1838(James b. 1792, James 1750).

7. James b. 1840(William b. 1798, James b. 1750). He married Naoma(Oma/Omi)Moore and Amanda Ramsey. This particular James and James W. have both been identified with Sarah Houk as the spouse, however, as you will see in the next paragraph James W and Sarah Houk are buried together in Waldon Creek Cemetery together and listed as husband and wife. Some researchers also list a James as being married to Minerva Moore. From what I have been told, this was caused by an badly transcribed census and printed. Naoma and Minerva are the same person from all indications. Also Naoma is know to some as Naoma Penland but her maiden name was Moore, having been the daughter of Willis & Liddy Penland.

8. James W. b. 1851(William Robert b. 1827, James b. 1792, James b. 1750). Married Sarah E. Houk and Molley Helton. James and Sarah are buried in Waldon Creek Cemetery together and shown as husband and wife.

9. James Collins b. 1860(John b. 1837, William b. 1798, James b. 1750). Married Martha Elizabeth(Lydia Belle)White.

10. James Lawson b. 1867(James b. 1840, William b. 1798, James b. 1750). Married Narcisis(Cis)Cook, Etta Matthews and Eliza McCarter.

11. James b. 1884,(Thomas A. b. 1853,William Robert b. 1827,James b. 1792,James b. 1750).

12. James Clarence b. 1905(Alex J. b. 1883, Robert Pleasant b. 1862,William Robert b. 1827, James b. 1792, James b. 1750).

13. James Isaac b. unknown(Joseph b. 1809, Joseph b. 1786, James b. 1750)

Here is a list of all the John's:

1. John b. 1774 thought to be the son of James b. 1750. He married Sarah "Sallie" Blackwell.

2. John C. b. 1820(John b. 1774, James b. 1750) Married Lucinda Hall.

3. John b. 6/18/1837(William b. 1798, James b. 1750). He married Rhoda Williams and Mary Miller McMahan.

4. John b. 1840(James b. 1792) .

5. John b. 1861(Mitchell b. 1855,William Robert b. 1827, James b. 1792, James b. 1750)

6. John Gilbert b. 1869(Alfred Lafayette b. 1847, Charles Calvin b. 1806, John b. 1774, James b. 1750). Married Mabel Claire Adkisson.

7. John O'Kelly b. 3/21/1873(John b. 1837, William b. 1798, James b. 1750) Married Sarah Elizabeth Shell.

8. John Edward b. 1902(Alex J. b. 1883, Robert Pleasant b. 1862, William Robert b. 1827, James b. 1792, James b. 1750).

9.John May b. unknown(William b. unknown, Joel b. 1779, James b. 1750)

10. John Henry b. unknown(Joseph b. 1786 Joel b. 1779, James b. 1750)

11. John Marvin b. unknown(John O'Kelly 1873, John b. 1837, William b. 1798, James b. 1750). Married Florence Buck.

I would also like to say a thank you to everyone who has contributed information. They are as follows: Debi Brown, Ron Ridings, Sharon Steele,Octa RoseAnn Rhodes Upchurch for having put so much in writing about our family, Janice Miracle, Denise Muskopf, Melissa Sims, Richard and Alice Hardin,Rick Green, Aileen Bennett, Kathy Williams,Jay Webb,David Beckwith, Ken Parker,Cliff Statler,Steve Vance, Marcella Wark, Ryan Reeder and Bobby Loveday, Jim Shults, Billie Duncan, Carol Bearden,Dan Whitehead, Kathy Stadelbauer,Maebeth Guyton,Mary Hillman, Nancy McBride, Pam Eichler,Sissy Ostonal, Cindy Phelm, Joy Starkey Underwood, and more that I simply can't remember. Thank you all!!!!!

Here are some of my favorite websites:

Ancestry.com

Ken Parker Family Page

Homepage for Ridings

A First Family of Tennessee, The Webb's

Relatives of Ryan and Angela


This page belongs to: Lyn Bordeau Face5pence@aol.com.

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