Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Virginia: Wise County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: sherwood barker ringley family
Posted by: Michael Johnson Date: July 30, 2001 at 13:50:28
In Reply to: sherwood barker ringley family by debbie shaffer wright of 1659

In talking with my mother-in-law, Dorothy Ritchie, a great-granddaughter of Sherwood Barker Ringley, the Indian story seems to have come from her grandmother, Margaret Ellen (Ringley) Ritchie, who had always told her children and grandchildren that her father, Sherwood was a Cherokee Indian who lived in the woods and only came home once in a while to see his family. He lived off the land and was also a moonshiner. I am beginning to disbelieve the Indian story, as another researcher had given me Sherwood's parents as John Ringley Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Barker, and his grandparents as John Ringley Sr and Amelia Pitts, and Sherwood Millard Barker and Rachel Lark.

Hope this helps.
Cheers, Michael



Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/wise/messages/721.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network