The Rev. Henry Harrison Ridings, a Methodist Episcopal minister, b. 23 April 1841, Carroll Co., TN; d. 29 Aug 1935, Vandervoort, Polk Co., AR; bu. Cecil Chapel Cemetery, west of Vandervoort; m. 1 7 Nov 1866, Sevier Co., AR, Flora Luther, b. 23 March 1838, NC; d. 9 Jan 1897, Gillham, Sevier Co., AR; bu. Gillham Cemetery; m. 2 3 June 1898, Polk Co., AR, Mrs. Mary L. Thomas Duley, b. 21 June 1866, TX; d. 26 Feb 1915, Sevier.
Son of Absalom Ridings and Sarah (Sally) Gately, Henry migrated to Sevier Co., AR by 1861, when he enlisted in the 12th Arkansas Infantry, CSA, there. He later served as a Justice of the Peace and was the postmaster in Mineral, AR in 1909.
Census records suggest that his children, all b. in Sevier, were Eugene, cFeb 1870; Jacob, c1872; Frederick, c1874, m. 18 Oct 1903, Polk Co., AR, Janie Lindsay; Sarah, c1878; plus B.A., c1881, d. after 1935, m. 10 June 1906, Sevier, Nellie M. Waldron, b. 3 May 1893, d. 24 July 1978, Sevier, bu. Mineral Cemetery, as was William Ben Ridings, 13 July 1875-25 Aug 1965.
Was Mrs. Mary L.T. Duley Ridings the mother of Minnie Callahan, who m. 29 Nov 1903, Sevier, Charles R. Stinnett, b. 24 Feb 1885? Were they the parents of Henry Stinnett, 2, listed in the Henry H. Ridings household in 1910? Who was the Emma Redings, 15, in his household in 1900?
Appreciate information about Henry, his wives and their descendants.