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THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO: MY DAD, HINKLE RIDINGS. I LOVE YOU DADDY!

WITH THIS PAGE I HOPE TO GO BACK FURTHER IN THE RIDINGS LINEAGE AND MAKE INFO AVAILABLE FOR OTHER RIDINGS.

There has been much confusion about the Ridings family and a lot of misinformation is out there. The biggest confusion seems to be amongst the names James, John and William.

As best as it can be traced at this point in time, it appears that William b. ca 1798, James b. ca 1792, and Thomas b. 1800-1810 were brothers. We know that there was a sister Mary who married Joseph Wilson who cared for her mother Charity Ridings. Charity is listed in the 1850 census in the household of Mary. In previous years, an older female(who would have been in the correct age range)lived with Thomas. After 1840 Thomas and his family disappear in the Tennessee census and the Charity appears with Mary.

Much of the confusion surrounds the fact that each of the above named their children James, John and William. James b. 1792 had a son James and a son John. William had the same and all four were born in the same time frame. Therefore, wives and children have been listed with the wrong James or the wrong John. Both of these men were married twice, creating even more problems.

At this point, I am only going to concentrate on William b. 1798 and his descendants. Perhaps at a later point in time I will also add information about James b. ca 1792 and his descendants.

William Ridings b. 1798, I believe(as do others I have corresponded with)to be the father of Mary Catherine b. 1822, John b. 1837, Mary/Polly "Aunt Pop" b. 1838 and James b. 1840. For many years, it was oral history that John's father was also named John. His death certificate even states that. However, all indications from census records and other available information lead to the conclusion that the above William was the father. At this point I am not ruling out any possibilities because it is possible that John was a part of William's name. It is with that thought in mind, that all lineage is based on William until proven to be incorrect.

PLEASE, should there be anyone out there who has any connections with the Ridings family and in particular information connected to the first 4 generations, please e-mail me at the address below. Thank you.

I. WILLIAM RIDINGS b. abt 1798. Census records state he was born in N.C. There was 1 known marriage to SARAH(SALLY)SHIELDS abt. 1845. However, William was probably married at least three times. The 1830 census shows William with no wife but a female child between ages 5 and 10. By 1840 there was a female between 20 and 30(most likely the second wife) a female between 5 and 10 and a female under 5(it is my guess that this was Mary/Polly who later became known as Aunt Pop), 2 males under 5(these two are probably John and James), 1 male between 5 and 10. By 1850, the female between 5 and 10, the male between 5 and 10 and the female between 20 and 30 are gone. I tend to believe that the female listed between 5 and 10 was actually older and was probably Mary Catherine. I have no idea who the woman between 20 and 30 and the male between 5 and 10 actually were.

When William and Sarah were married there were already 3 children born prior to 1845. Thus far WILLIAM is as far back as I can go documentally. It is believed however that he was the son of James and Charity(see above).

It is my hope that some one out there has some more information on this man that will prove his parentage. I can find no record of birth or death or another wife.

WILLIAM & SARAH each brought children into the marriage. WILLIAM brought: JOHN b. 1837(my great, great grandfather) MARY b. abt 1838 who was called Polly & JAMES b. abt. 1840. SARAH brought: BARBARY SHIELDS & JACOB HOOVER SHIELDS. (From SHIELDS family history by Christine Brown). Thus we have the beginning of the information on the Ridings at this point. Should anyone have further information on WILLIAM or any of his children, please contact me at the e-mail address below.

CHILDREN OF(I.) WILLIAM RIDINGS:

A.MARY CATHERINE b. Apr. 15, 1822 or 1825 Sevier Co. Tn. d. Dec 19, 1900(buried Old Liberty Cemetary-Bollinger Co., Mo.) m. JOHN STARKEY Oct. 15, 1848. 7 children born to marriage. There is no "real" proof that I can find that Mary was the daughter of William and an unknown first wife. However, family tradition has it that she was JOHN RIDINGS sister(as stated in the book "Stories My Mother Told Me" by Octa Roseann Rhodes Upchurch)and that she sent the waybill from Missouri to John in Tennessee.

B. JOHN b. June 18, 1837 Sevier Co. Tn. d. Apr 8, 1925 Leachville, Ar. m. 1st RHODA WILLIAMS date unknown probably around 1857 m. 2nd. MARY J. MILLER MCMAHAN.

C. MARY/POLLY "AUNT POP" b. between 1838 & 1840 based on available census from 1850-1880, Sevier Co. Tn. She had a daughter she named MARGORETTE prior to her marriage to ANDREW VANCE: 3 children born to marriage. Margorette then took on the name of Vance. Actually we see her with both the name Ridings and Vance through out.

D. JAMES b. abt 1840 Sevier Co. Tn. d.sometime after 1900, as he appears in the 1900 census. Most likely he died shortly after that. He first married NAOMA MOORE about 1860 and they were divorced in 1877. JAMES then married AMANDA RAMSEY April 11, 1878.

It is at this point I will not try to make any clarifications as to the different James'and John's and their wives, but will do another page to discuss spouses and children of the above.

CHILDREN OF(A.)MARY CATHERINE(RIDINGS) & JOHN(JACK)STARKEY:

I.A.1. WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER b. July 3, 1849 m. MINERVA E. DAVIS - 6 children born to marriage

I.A.2. JOSEPH L. b. June 6,1852 m.(I.B.1)ANNA MARY RIDINGS(see below)

I.A.3.SARAH ELIZABETH b.SEPTEMBER 17,1854 d. Jan 14, 1916 m.1st. BROWNLOW HARTSELL - 3 children born to marriage. m. 2nd THOMAS MONROE STANFIELD DEC 27, 1903

I.A.4.DAVID J. b. January 22, 1857 it is believed he may have married Harriet Scholds in 1877.

I.A.5. MARY b. about 1859

I.A.6. GEORGE WASHINGTON b. May 29, 1861 d. December 12, 1934 m. Amanda E. Lawon May 5, 1881, divorced 1888.

I.A.7. CYNTHIA b. about 1863.

All of John and Catherines children were born in Bollinger County, Missouri.

CHILDREN OF(B.)JOHN & RHODA RIDINGS

I.B.1. ANNA MARY b. Nov 19, 1858 Sevier Co. Tn. d. June 6, 1934 m. JOSEPH L. STARKEY(first cousin)Aug 13, 1874. 3 Children born to marriage.

I.B.2. JAMES COLLINS(my great grandfather) b. Jan 16, 1860 Sevier Co. Tn. d. Sept 6, 1916 m. MARTHA ELIZABETH(LYDIA BELL) WHITE-11 children born to marriage.

I.B.3. WILLIAM SAUNDERS b. about 1864 based on the 1870 census when he was listed as being 6 years old, Sevier Co. Tn m. MARY DALTON-no children born to marriage.

I.B.4. CATHERINE b. Feb 17, 1865 Sevier Co. Tn. d. Sept 1942 m. ROBERT ALEXANDER. 2 Children born to marriage

I.B.JOHN m.2nd. MARY MILLER MCMAHAN Feb 23, 1870. Mary had 4 children by GEORGE ARCHIBOLD MCMAHAN:

I.B.5. ARCHIBOLD MCMAHAN

I.B.6. MARTHA MCMAHAN

I.B.7. SARAH ELIZABETH"SALLY"MCMAHAN-Mother of OCTA ROSE ANN RHODES UPCHURCH (author of "Stories My Mother Told Me")

I.B.8. JANE MCMAHAN

CHILDREN OF(B.)JOHN & MARY MILLER MCMAHAN:

I.B.9. JACOB DANIEL b. Feb 19, 1871 Sevier Co. Tn. d. Aug 3, 1946 m. PERMELIA HAWN March 21, 1895. No children were born to this marriage but there were 4 foster children.

I.B.10. JOHN O'KELLY b. Mar 21, 1873 Bollinger Co. Mo. d. Apr 14, 1955 m. SARAH ELIZABETH SHELL July 1, 1891-10 children born to marriage.

CHILDREN OF (I.B.1.)ANNA MARY AND JOSEPH STARKEY

I.B.1.1. ELISHA A.

I.B.1.2. JAMES W.

I.B.1.3. SUSANNE

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2) JAMES COLLINS RIDINGS & MARTHA ELIZABETH (LYDIA BELL WHITE)RIDINGS:

I.B.2.1. ANNA CATHERINE b. Dec 12, 1882 m. DANIEL JONATHAN LIMBAUGH d. 1952

I.B.2.2. RHODA ORA b. Dec 6, 1886 m. LOUIS M. UPCHURCH d. Jan 15, 1974. 4 children born to marriage:

I.B.2.3. NANCY MARY(MOLLIE)b. Mar 21, 1889 m. PETER SAMUEL PATTON d. Jan 22, 1969. One child born to marriage.

I.B.2.4. LULA BELL b. Mar 31, 189l m.1st. PATTON. 3 Children born to marriage. 2nd. HORN, 3rd. MAPLES

I.B.2.5. IVA MAY m. AARON WELKER. 1 Child born to marriage.

I.B.2.6.EVERETT WILLIAM(MY GRANDFATHER) b. Feb 25, 1895 m. CLARA ELLEN WILLIAMS Oct 21, 1917-8 children born to marriage

I.B.2.7. PERMILLIA b. Jan 21, 1898 d. Apr 10, 1970 m. LUTHER FARRELL. 4 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.8. ARTHUR b. July 21, 1900 d. Dec 10, 1975. I have information of this family, but I'm not sure how correct it is, therefore I am not including any.

I.B.2.9. ELZIE L. b. Sept 9, 1902 d. Oct 9, 1951 m. OPRA RHODES

I.B.2.10. ETHEL VIOLA b. Jan 27, 1905 d. May 3, 1984 m. SHERMAN MOXLEY. 3 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE

I.B.2.11. EARSLEY JACOB b. May 27, 1907 d. Nov 2, 1964 m. 1st LILLIE MYRTLE GARLAND: 5 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE. m.2nd ETOULIS LANIUS

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.1.)ANNA CATHERINE AND DANIEL JONATHAN LIMBAUGH:

I.B.2.1.1. ARVEL S.

I.B.2.1.2. LELA

I.B.2.1.3. DELLA V.

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.2.)RHODA ORA AND LOUIS UPCHURCH:

I.B.2.2.1. ORA

I.B.2.2.2. C.V.

I.B.2.2.3. MYRTLE m. ANDREW JACK DOWD. 6 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.2.4. BIRTA

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.2.3.)MYRTLE AND ANDREW JACK DOWD

I.B.2.2.3.1. WILMA m. WILLIAM PERCY BREWINGTON. 6 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE

I.B.2.2.3.2. LOIS m.WEBB GRIFFIN. 3 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE

I.B.2.2.3.3 JUANITA m. JUNIOR PARSONS. 9 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.2.3.4. DALE m.BETTY. 1 CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.2.3.5. JOYCE m. BILL LONG. 8 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE

I.B.2.2.3.6. JERRY

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.2.3.1.)WILMA AND WILLIAM PERCY BREWINGTON:

I.B.2.2.3.1.1. LINDELL THEODORE

I.B.2.2.2.1.2. LINDA KAY

I.B.2.2.3.1.3. MICHAEL GLENWOOD

I.B.2.2.3.1.4. MELISSA ANN

I.B.2.2.3.1.5. REBECCA GALE

I.B.2.2.3.1.6. WILLIAM ROGER

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.2.3.2.)LOIS AND WEBB GRIFFIN:

I.B.2.2.3.2.1. BRIAN

I.B.2.2.3.2.2. BRUCE

I.B.2.2.3.2.3. BEVERLY

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.2.3.3.)JUANITA AND JUNIOR PARSONS:

I.B.2.2.3.3.1 BUTCH

I.B.2.2.3.3.2 DEB

I.B.2.2.3.3.3 JONATHON

I.B.2.2.3.3.4. SHARON

I.B.2.2.3.3.5. STEVE

I.B.2.2.3.3.6. MARY

I.B.2.2.3.3.7. SHEILA

I.B.2.2.3.3.8. TED

I.B.2.2.3.3.7.9 LEWIS

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.2.3.4.)DALE AND BETTY:

I.B.2.3.4.1. DIANE

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.2.3.5.)JOYCE AND BILL LONG:

I.B.2.2.3.5.1.ADAM

I.B.2.2.3.5.2. MONICA

I.B.2.2.3.5.3. PAUL

I.B.2.2.3.5.4.JOHN

I.B.2.2.3.5.5.BARBARA

I.B.2.2.3.5.6. ROBERT

I.B.2.2.3.5.7. BRENDA

I.B.2.2.3.5.8. TIMOTHY

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.3.)NANCY MARY AND PETER SAMUEL PATTON:

I.B.2.3.1. MAZIE PAULINE m. MARION RHODES. ONE CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE:

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.3.1.)MAZIE PAULINE AND MARION RHODES

I.B.2.3.1.1. ALICE FAY m. RICHARD HARDIN

CHILDREN OF LULA BELL AND ? PATTON:

I.B.2.4.1. DELPHIA m. SILAS RHODES.

I.B.2.4.2. STELLA G. m. CHARLES ROBERT FILER. 4 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.4.3. NORMA m. WILLIAM DAVENPORT.

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.4.2.)STELLA G. AND CHARLES ROBERT FILER:

I.B.2.4.2.1.BUFORD CHARLES

I.B.2.4.2.2.WANDA

I.B.2.4.2.3. WILDA

I.B.2.4.2.4. JOHN MICHAEL.

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.5.)IVA MAY AND AARON WELKER:

I.B.2.5.1. WINFORD

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.6.)EVERETT WILLIAM & CLARA ELLEN(WILLIAMS)RIDINGS:

I.B.2.6.1. VENETA VANGEL b&d Aug 15, 1918

I.B.2.6.2. RUSBY WILLIAM b. June 12, 1919 m. IMOGENE BOLLINGER Dec 8, 1951 d. July 18, 1992-2 children born to marriage:

I.B.2.6.2.1.BRENDA FAY

I.B.2.6.2.1.

KEITH RIDINGS

I.B.2.6.3. VIRGINIA ARMILDA b. Dec 8, 1920 d. Jan 2, 1997 m. MILTON SHRUM-2 children born to marriage:

I.B.2.6.3.1. DONALD

I.B.2.6.3.1. KENNETH

I.B.2.6.4. RALPH COLLINS b. Aug 8, 1922 d. Dec 8, 1996 m. ANNA MAE SITES-no children born to marriage.

I.B.2.6.5. ARDEL ARVEL b. Jan 31, 1926 m. VIOLA ADELL LINCOLN-2 children born to marriage:

I.B.2.6.5.1. THELMA LOUISE

I.B.2.6.5.2.CALVIN.

I.B.2.6.6. HINKLE COLLANTHA(MY DAD) m. MYRLA HELEN THOMASON WELKER-2 children born to marriage:

I.B.2.6.6.1. LINDA MARIE(ME)

I.B.2.6.6.2. DEBRA RUTH

I.B.2.6.7. MERCELETTE MADELINE m. PAUL GAITHER-1 child born to marriage:

I.B.2.6.7.1. DENNIS

I.B.2.6.8. GENETIE ITHOLENE b. Jan 21, 1935 m. ARTHUR STAGNER-3 children born to marriage.

I.B.2.6.8.1. PAMELA JEAN m. MIKE VEGA. 1 CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.6.8.2. TAMRA

I.B.2.6.8.3. VANESSA LEEANN m. RICHARD SCOTT MCKEEVER. 2 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE.

CHILDREN OF I.B.2.6.2)RUSBY AND IMOGENE:

I.B.2.6.2.1. BRENDA FAY m. RICKY GRUBBS. 1 CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE:

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.6.2.1) BRENDA FAY AND RICKY GRUBBS:

I.B.2.6.2.1.1. KATRINA

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.6.6.)HINKLE COLLANTHA & MYRLA HELEN(THOMASON)WELKER RIDINGS:

I.B.2.6.6.1.LINDA MARIE m. ROBERT LOUIS BORDEAU JR 2 children born to marriage:

I.B.2.6.6.2.DEBRA RUTH m. 1st. STEVE ZSCHILLE-2 children born to marriage. m. 2nd. Bob Brown

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.6.6.1.)LINDA MARIE AND ROBERT LOUIS BORDEAU III.

I.B.2.6.6.1.1. ROBERT L. BORDEAU III

I.B.2.6.6.1.2. LESLIE MAURICE BORDEAU

CHILDREN OFI.B.2.6.6.1.1.)ROBERT L. BORDEAU III & HEATHER LUCILLE GARCIA

I.B.2.6.6.1.1.l. KYLE FRANCIS

I.B.2.6.6.1.l.2. DUSTYN TAYLOR

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.6.6.2.2.2)LESLIE MAURICE BORDEAU & MARGIE ELAINE REYES:

I.B.2.6.6.1.2.1. DEVON WALTER

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.5.6.2.)DEBRA RUTH AND STEVE ZSCHILLE

I.B.2.6.6.2.1. ANNA CHRISTINA

I.B.2.6.6.2.2. STEPHEN MATTHEW

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.6.8.)CHILDREN OF GENETIE ITHOLENE AND ARTHUR(SHORTY)STAGNER:

I.B.2.6.8.1 PAMELA JEAN m. MIKE VEGA. 1 CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.6.8.2. TAMRA

I.B.2.6.8.3. VANESSA LEEANN m. RICHARD SCOTT MCKEEVER. 2 CHILDREN BORN TO MARRIAGE.

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.6.8.1.)PAMELA JEAN AND MIKE VEGA:

I.B.2.6.8.1.1. SHAWN m. APRIL DAWN CUBBAGE

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.6.8.3.) VANESSA LEEANN AND RICHARD SCOTT MCKEEVER:

I.B.2.6.8.3.1. ARIKA JEAN

I.B.2.6.8.3.2.ALEXIS ANN

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.7.)PERMILLIA AND LUTHER FARRELL:

I.B.2.7.1. FREDA m. HAWKINS

I.B.2.7.2. THELMA m. VAN AMBURG

I.B.2.7.3. VENEDA m. STEWART

I.B.2.7.4. MELBA m. BEARD

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.10) ETHEL VIOLA AND SHERMAN MOXLEY:

I.B.2.10.1. COLLINS m. PAULINE MOORE. 1 CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE.

I.B.2.10.2. JAMES

I.B.2.10.3. BETTY m. RICHARD ALCORN. 1 CHILD BORN TO MARRIAGE.

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.10.1)COLLINS AND PAULINE:

I.B.2.10.1.1. CHARLES

CHILDREN OF (I.B.2.10.3)BETTY AND RICHARD ALCORN:

I.B.2.10.3.1. REGGIE

CHILDREN OF(I.B.2.11)EARSLEY JACOB AND ETOULIS LANIUS:

I.B.2.11.1. DONALD

I.B.2.11.2. CHARLES

I.B.2.11.3 PAINTON

I.B.2.11.4. WAYNE

I.B.2.11.5 NORMA LEE m. BLANKENSHIP

CHILDREN OF(I.B.4.)CATHERINE AND ROBERT ALEXANDER:

I.B.4.1.WILLIAM EVERETT b.2/8/1884 d. 10/67

I.B.4.2.HERSHELL b.12/7/1901 d. 10/1973

FOSTER CHILDREN OF(I.B.9.)JACOB & PERMELIA(HAWN)RIDINGS.

1. HADLEY E. ROBBINS

2. EARSLEY SYLVESTER ROBBINS

3.ODELL THOMAS ROBBINS

4.MAY ROBBINS

CHILDREN OF(I.B.10.)JOHN O'KELLY & SARAH ELIZABETH(LIZZIE SHELL)RIDINGS:

I.B.10.1. GUS HILL b. July 21, 1892 d. Nov 28, 1971 m. EDITH CLARA MASTERS

I.B.10.2. JACOB EDWARD b. Jan 9, 1895

I.B.10.3. OLLIE MAE b. Feb 4, 1897 d. Aug 1958 m. RICHARD WRIGHT

I.B.10.4. WILLIAM DEWEY b. Mar 23, 1899 d. Oct 1971 m. WILLIE SHANDS

I.B.10.5. JOHN MARVIN b. Jan 1, 1902 m FLORENCE BUCK

I.B.10.6. ELDORA(DORA)b. May 18, 1904 d. Nov 6, 1965 m. ERNEST BRIDGES

I.B.10.7. CHARLES MILES b. Sept 8, 1907 m. LOIS BROWN

I.B.10.8. VERNON BURETTE b. Apr 16, 1909 m. MARY BUCK I.B.10.9. PAUL b & d abt 1913

I.B.10.10. ANDERSON "IVANHOE" b. Aug 10, 1917 m. 1st. MILDRED ? 2nd. JOYCE ?

CHILDREN OF(I.B.10.1)GUS HILL & EDITH CLARA(MASTERS)RIDINGS:

I.B.10.1.1. GUS RAY b. Nov 22, 1918 d. Dec 26, 1991 m. MARY ELLEN WHITE Dec 28, 194l

I.B.10.1.2. EDITH WENONA b. Feb 20, 1920 m. DALLAS HAYDN HARRISON June 19, 1949

I.B.10.1.3. HAROLD DEWEY(HAL)b. May 29, 1921 m. MADGE RITA JENKINS Oct 20, 1947.

I.B.10.1.4. CHARLES LUTHER b. Sept 5. 1930 m. NORNA JEAN SHELTON Dec 22, 1953.

I.B.10.1.5. DONALD JEROME b. Jul 15, 1937 d. June 17, 1997 m. DOROTHY LYLE SATTES Sept 8, 1962

CHILDREN OF(C.) MARY "POP" RIDINGS VANCE:

I.C.1.MARGARET B. 1863 BIOLOGICAL FATHER MICHAEL TEAGUE. MARGARET married Phillip Parton.

CHILDREN OF(C.)MARY "POP" RIDINGS VANCE AND ANDREW VANCE:

I.C.2 ANDREW b. abt 1873

I.C.3 ROBERT b. abt 1875

I.C.4.SARAH b. abt 1877

Notes for MARGARET VANCE:

The following if from a letter written in October 1997 and in the possession of Jay S. Webb. "Granny Margaret told me several times (when I was small and in later years) that during the war between the north and the south, there was a young soldier who come from New Jersey who was separated from his unit. Her mother hid him under the house when rebel scouts came looking for him of when neighbors came visiting. You could not trust many people in those times. This went on for months until the young man had a chance to make it back to his own lines. His name was MICHAEL TEAGUE. The couple fell in love, the results of was that Mary "Pop" became pregnant with Granny Margaret. In time the young man left and went back to his own army. Several years later his father and sister came to granny's mother on Copeland Creek, Sevier County and asked her to let Margaret go home with them. They promised the best of schooling, a good home with the best of food and clothing, with lots of love. They were very well off, but granny Mary said she would raise her daughter herself." The letter is signed 'Helen Lucille Parton Phillips'

CHILDREN OF(D)JAMES RIDINGS AND NAOMA(OMA/OMI also known as Minerva)MOORE:

I.D.1. LIDDA M(ARGARET)appears to have married William Hurst first. Second, she married Benjamin Parton. No children were born to Lidda M(argaret)

I.D.2. BARBARY(BARBARA)married first: TILMAN REAGAN. 4 children born to marriage, 1 child adopted. Second: JEROME RUSSELL. 2 children born to marriage. Third: Unknown. Fourth: JOHN W. CARDWELL. 3 children born to marriage.

I.D.3.WILLIS married SARAH. 2 children born to marriage.

I.D.4. JAMES LAWSON married first: NARCISSIS (CIS) COOK. 4 children born to marriage. Married second ETTA MATTHEWS. No known children born to marriage. Married third, ELIZA MCCARTER. No known children born to marriage.

I.D.5. NAOMA C(ORDELIA)it is believed she married first PERRY JENNINGS, no known children born to couple. Married second ANDY SHULTS.

I.D.6. SARAH married COL. PRESTON WHALEY. 6 children born to marriage.

I.D.7. BERTHA b. ca. 1877

I.D.8. ELIZA A. b. ca. 1877 (Eliza is believed to be Dora who married DAN PARTON. BERTHA and ELIZA appear to be twins. It is uncertain at this point whether BERTHA AND ELIZA A. were the children JAMES RIDINGS. James and Naoma were divorced in 1877. The grounds for divorce were that Naoma had committed adultry.

CHILDREN OF (D.)JAMES RIDINGS & AMANDA(RAMSEY) RIDINGS:

I.D.9. MATILDA b. Jul 1880 m. HARRISON CARDWELL May 15, 1898

I.D.10. HARRIET E. b. Oct 1882 m. ISAAC WHALEY Aug 30, 1889

I.D.11. LURE b. 1884 m. ROBERT EVANS-son of CATHERINE EVANS-2 Children born to marriage: FILMIER & JESSIE.

I.D.12. WEALTHY b. Feb 1885 m. ISAAC NORRIS

I.D.13. EMELINE E. b. Mar 1887 m. STEVE OGLE

I.D.14. LUCINDA b. Oct 1888 m. CHARLES PLEMONS Oct 24, 1906

I.D.15. WILLIAM SAMUEL b. Oct 1890 m. ALICE LOVEDAY

I.D.16. RICHARD b. Nov 1896 m. BETTY LOVEDAY

CHILDREN OF(I.D.14.)LUCINDA(RIDINGS)& CHARLES PLEMONS:

I.D.14.1. GRACE b. 1908 d. May 14, 1973 m. FLOYD MCNEAL-no children born to marriage.

I.C.14.2. ROBERT T. died as infant

I.D.14.3. OSCAR b.? died at age 28 of Muscular Dystrophy

I.D.14.4. CLAUDE b.? died at age 32 of Muscular Dystrophy

I.D.15.5. JAMES died as infant

I.D.14.6. ALICE b.? died as infant

I.D.14.7. HAZEL JANE b. Sept 20, 1915 m. 1st John Kidwell-2 children born to marriage m.2nd HOMER MIRACLE Sept 20, 1941-5 children born to marriage.

I.D.14.8. MADDIE EDNA b. June 10, 1917 d. May 1996 m. NICKEL TESTO son of GEORGIO & ROSA TESTO who came to America from Sicilia. 4 children born to marriage.

CHILDREN OF(I.D.14.7.)HAZEL(PLEMONS)& JOHN KIDWELL:

I.D.14.7.1. FRANKIE JEAN KIDWELL b. Apr 28, 1933 m. THORNTON LAVON HOOKS-2 children born to marriage

I.D.14.7.2. WILLIAM ROBERT b. Sept 2, 1935 m. ETTA BERNICE WIDNER-2 children born to marriage

CHILDREN OF(I.D.14.7.)HAZEL(PLEMONS,KIDWELL)AND HOMER LAZARUS MIRACLE:

I.D.14.7.3. ANITA b. Feb 17, 1943 m. WILLIAM TETER m. Mar 28, 1964-2 children born to marriag

I.D.14.7.4. RHONDA LOU b. Oct 6, 1945 d. Oct 9, 1945

I.D.14.7.5. JAMES KINNMAN b. Feb 20, 1947

I.D.14.7.6. THOMAS JEFFERSON b. Dec 13, 1948 m. PATSY JEAN WIDNER-1 child born to marriage

I.D.6.14.7. JANICE SUE

This page has not been a solo effort. Had it not been for so many wonderful people sharing their information and giving me encouragement, I probably would not have gotten very far. It is for that reason I want to thank each of you for your help. My thanks go to: Octa RoseAnn Rhodes Upchurch for having put so much in writing about our family, C. Ron Ridings,who once told me never to give up,my sister Debi, Sharon Steele,Janice Miracle, Denise Muskopf, Melissa Sims, Richard and Alice Hardin,Rick Green, Aileen Bennett, Kathy Williams,Jay Webb,David Beckwith, Ken Parker& Cliff Statler, and Steve Vance. Thank you all!!

Here are some of my favorite websites:

RootsWeb.com

Ancestry.com

FamilySearch

Ken Parker Family Page

Homepage for The Ridings Boys


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