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Looking for anyone who has information on the following Ridenours
Posted by: electra (ID *****8049) Date: January 27, 2007 at 09:07:37
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Ive Been trying to find info pertaining to my Gr. Grandmother. Info: Is sketchy-would like to talk with
anyone that falls into this line:
And I cant find hardly any info Pertaing to them:

My GrandMother: Melinda F. Ridenour
(B)Abt 1887 said birth Place: Boston Rural,Madison Co.,AR
(D)Unknown Place
(M1ST)Willam Lewis Belding(that had lived in Zinc AR)
found with his 2nd wife: Pearlie I Kelly "Pearl"
(M2nd)James H. Thomason

She was found listed on 1920 Oliver,Taney Co.,MO Census
Thomason James H. (Head of House)Age:50 (B)MO
Thomason Melinda F. Ridenour Age:31 (B)AR
Belding ,Arthur W.(My Grandpa)Age:11 (B)OK
Belding,Ethel A. Age:8 (B)Unknown
Living in the house with them: George M age:23
Grace E age:18(Surnames-Ridenour)
James W. age:29
Della A. age: 20(Surnames-Reynolds)
Both Men were from: AR and Both Woman from: MO.

1900 US federal census(MO<McDonald<Richwood)
List Melinda's Parents and family:
Rider George W.(George Washington Ridenour)
(B)Aug 1852 KY,M,24,Farmer
Elmira/Almeria/Almyra M.(B)May 1860,KY(Wife)M,24,13 Children/Living
(Belive this to be Elmira M. Harrison)
Note: they are suppost to of been married:March 10,1878
Van Buren,Crawford Co.,AR
There Children:
1.Willam J. Ridenour (B)abt.Aug- 1878 age: 21 AR (Son)
2.Jacob E. Ridenour (B)abt.May-1880 age: 20 AR (son)
3.Samuel F. Ridenour (B)abt.Aug-1881 (son)
Samuel Fredric Ridenour?
4.Charles Ridenour(B)abt. Jan 1885, AR (son)
5.Malinda F.Ridenour(B)abt.May 1887,AR (daughter)
6.Susan C. Ridenour (B)abt.Jan 1889,AR (daughter)
7.Myrtle L. Ridenour (B)abt.Sept 1890 AR (daughter)
8.John H. Ridenour (B)abt. Jan.1892 AR (Son)
9.Cora E. Ridenour (B)abt. Sept.1893 Ar.(daughter)
10.Della A Ridenour (B)abt. Sept 1894 AR,(daughter)
Della Asalea Ridenour?
11.George M Ridenour (B)abt. June 1895 Ar,(Son)
12.Thomas H.Ridenour (B)Jan,1898 MO. (Son)
Thomas Hobart Ridenour?

Supposedly the father of George Washington Ridenour
is suppost to be: Samuel Ridenour and Sela?/Elizabeth McFarlad? (I cant find anything to Prove or disapprove

Then find where: Samuel's father was suppost to be:
Henery Ridenour(The only info i found listed so far)
Henery M. Ridenour Listed: Age:60 Birth Place: TN
Father was listed as W.Ridenhour (B)TN and Mother:
Listed as: Susan Cox from TN.(death Records indicated)
Informant: Knox.Co. TN listed as being buried: 1925Co.,TN
Knoxville National Cemetary.
(found on Knox Co.,TN Records 1921-1925)

Would like to talk with anyone researching this line.
Or is related,that has further information.

Thanks Electra

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