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Looking for my Great-Great-Grandfather's family back in Tennessee. I have found where they were in Texas at the time he died and that my Great-Grandmother, Emma Bell, was keeping house for her two brothers Icham and Finis. Emma bell married Warren Ridley and her brother Finis married Warren's sister Margaret Jane Ridley. Icham married shortly afterwards and I need to find his wife, Theodosia's parents and family.
The William H Ridley family and the Finch siblings were shown in the District 1, Denton County Texas 1880 Census to be practically neighbors since they are shown to be on the same page.
There are two volumes of the book, "Spanning the River". This is a set that the Dewey County (Oklahoma) genealogy/history club put out with stories about families that settled there - before and after statehood in 1907. We got to know that the wife of a dear customer of ours (Dad and I were auto mechanics and Dad had worked on their cars for years!) was a distant cousin! Well, we ordered the two books through Mrs. Day and I started reading. We thought someone had Dad's aunt mixed up with his Grandmother, but they weren't - and we found out the real name of the Grandfather for Dad's two cousins! It all fell into place. Stories I had heard were confirmed. Stories of different families were validating the other. Even a letter from one of the editors revealed some more history of our family. Now I just need to get a hold of the 1900, 1910 censuses to get a household picture . . .
I need to find:
What is Thomas V 'Pune' Addington's wife's name ?
Where is Effie Mae (Ridley) Addington buried ? (burial records search)
Where were Henry Bascom Ridley and family ?
Was 'Aunt' Annie Dodson at the Shanahan Ranch ?
Now if I could get something like that trickling down from Oregon or Washington state to place more of the family . . .
Seems there is little history of my husband's family I have not been able to find out.
His parents were William Harrison Blackburn (1896 - 1954) and Grace Herren ( ? - ? )
Hubby even mentions an 'Uncle Opie and Aunt Marie'.
Any help would be appreciated !
This William Ridley is my 5 times Great Grandfather,
He was born sometime during 1739 in England and died during 1825 in North Carolina.
He was married to Jane Pursley 1747 - 1790.
My line goes:
William - Pursley
Matthew - Feggins (? Feagans)
William - Giles
William H - Dodson (Dotson)
Warren - Finch
Gratie J - Moore
David W. - Louvier
(Last two Ridleys and their spouses are deceased if not marked on records you have)
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