Posted By:Janie Ridley Bice
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Subject:Re: RIDLEYS OF DAVIDSON, RUTHERFORD, WILLIAMSON, HENRY, CARROLL
Post Date:May 24, 1998 at 15:41:13
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tn/messages/684.html
Forum:Tennessee Genealogy Forum
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Hi Mary,
Did you mean Granville Co. VA or Granville, NC? I sent Jack a copy of a Granville, NC early tax list that had Moses Ridley's name on it - I have to agree that they could have been related somehow - but William and George were popular names at that time also. Don't know about Moses. Yes, I've seen the Draper Manuscript - spent about 2 hrs at Dallas Library trying to decipher the horrible handwriting on microfilm. Who knows about the "oscure parentage" dilemma? I've found no real proof of George's ancestry as yet. Remember, this person wrote this letter ten years after George's death - and perhaps could have gotten him confused with another old pioneer...Would like to continue sharing info- I don't check this often, could you email me direct and also this forum? How do you tie in on the Ridleys or is it Riddles?

Janie