Posted By:Sally Ryan Tomlinson
Post Date:January 28, 2001 at 16:25:20
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Forum:Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Joel Ridings was on the 1800 Orange Co., NC census.Joel Ridings and Penelope May were issued a marriage bond 8 Aug 1799 in Wake Co., NC, with George Ridings as surety. They were in Humphreys Co., TN by 1812. Joel Ridings, b. 1770-1775, probably in NC, d. in Humphreys by 4 Aug 1845; Penelope, b. 6 Dec 1780?, d. in Humphreys Apr 1842-May 1843, was a daughter of John May. Joel Ridings m. 2 by 18 May 1843, Humphreys, Mrs. Nicy White Cowan, b. c1803, Bertie Co., NC, d. by 4 Apr 1855, Humphreys, daughter of William White and Eady and widow of Perry Cowan.

Joel's children, by m. 1: William, Elizabeth, Absalom M., George, Emily, James Rober(t)son, Louisa Neel, Matilda and Martha Stinson Ridings, born 1800-1819; by m. 2: Rebecca Ann Ridings, b. c1845.William migrated to Adams Co, IL and d. in Schuyler Co., IL; Elizabeth, Emily, Louisa and Martha to Augusta, Hancock Co., IL. Absalom was on the 1860 census in Henderson Co., TN. George, James and probably Matilda remained in Humphreys Co., TN.

Appreciate information about these people, their ancestors and descendants.