Some children of Joel Ridings (b. 1770-1775, probably NC; d. by 4 Aug 1845, White Oak Creek, Humphreys Co., TN) and Penelope May (6 Dec 1780; d. Apr 1842-May 1843, White Oak Creek, Humphreys Co., TN, daughter of John May)migrated to Hancock Co., IL in the 1840s and 1850s. Joel and Penelope were issued a marriage bond 8 Aug 1799 in Wake Co., NC, with George Ridings as surety; they were on the 1800 census in Orange Co., NC.
William Ridings, b. 18 May 1800, Orange? Co., NC; d. 13 Jan 1857, Woodstock Twp., Schuyler Co., IL; bu. Palm Cemetery, Woodstock Twp.; m. by 1825, Humphreys, Sarah (Sally) Eubanks, b. 21 Sep 1808, NC; d. 24 Mar 1857, Woodstock Twp.; bu. Palm Cemetery. They were in Adams Co., IL by 1840.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Ridings, b. 9 Feb 1802, Orange? Co., NC; d. 22 Dec 1891, Augusta, Hancock Co., IL; m. 14 July 1825, Humphreys Co., TN, Wilson Chambers, b. 11 Oct 1804, Montgomery Co., NC; d. 15 Oct 1886, Augusta, son of John Chambers. Citizens of Augusta Previous to the Civil War, in Augusta's Story, 100, said Wilson migrated to Augusta in 1844.
Absalom M. Ridings, b. 2 Mar 1803, Orange? Co., NC; d. after 1860, Henderson Co., TN?; m. 6 May 1826 Sarah (Sally), b. c1805, TN; d. after 1860, Henderson?
George Ridings, b. c1805, Orange? Co., NC; d. 18 Jan 1860, Humphreys Co., TN; bu. Ridings Cemetery, White Oak Creek, Humphreys; m. c1828, TN, Elizabeth Turner, b. 20 Dec 1808, NC? Dickson Co., TN?; d. 28 July 1878, Humphreys; bu. Ridings Cemetery.
Emily Ridings, b. 27 Jan 1809/6, Orange? Co., NC; d. 22 March 1895, Augusta, Hancock Co., IL; bu. Pulaski Cemetery, Hancock; m. 1 30 Aug 1831, Humphreys, Daniel Tomlinson, b. 10 Oct 1806, Lancaster Co., SC or Stewart Co., TN, d. 20 Oct 1859, Augusta; bu. Pulaski, son of William Tomlinson, Jr. and Catharine (Stratton?); m. 2 7 May 1866, Hancock Co., IL, John Griffith, b. 1807, AR; d. 17 July 1877, Augusta. (Buried where?)The Tomlinson and Bridges migrated to IL together, settling first in Jackson Co., IL, then Augusta.
James Rober(t)son Ridings, b. 29 Dec 1811, Humphreys?; d. 21 Oct 1880, Humphreys; bu. Ridings Cemetery; m. by 1845, Humphreys, Mary Eliza Cowan, b. 5 May 1827, Bertie Co., NC; d. 21 Apr 1896, White Oak Creek, Humphreys; bu. Ridings Cemetery; daughter of Perry Cowan and Nicy White (who m.2 Joel Ridings).
Louisa Neel Ridings, b. 18 Jan 1814, Humphreys; d. 18 Oct 1871, Augusta; bu. Pulaski Cemetery, Augusta; m. 1 by 1838, Humphreys, William Alexander Bridges, b. by 1810, TN; d. 18 Jan 1844 near Huntington, Carroll Co., TN; m. 2 1844-1845, probably Carroll Co., TN, Jacob Hicks, d. May 1854, Jackson Co., IL; m. 3 21 Jan 1858, Hancock Co., IL Thomas A. Smart, b. 1816, KY; d. 15 Jan 1886, St. Mary's Twp., Hancock; bu. Providence Cemetery, Hancock. Louisa, her second husband and three Bridges sons migrated to Illinois with the Tomlinsons.
Matilda Ridings, b. c1817, Humphreys; d. after 1860, Humphreys?; m. 1845-1847, Humphreys, John Carter, b. c1816, NC; d. 1850-1860?, Humphreys?
Martha Stinson Ridings, b. c1819, Humphreys; d. after 1895, Hancock Co., IL; never married. (When and where did she die? Is she buried at Pulaski?)She migrated with the Tomlinsons and Louisa's family.
Joel Ridings m. 2 by 18 May 1843,Humphreys Co., TN, Mrs. Nicy White Cowan, b. c1803, Bertie Co., NC; d. by 4 April 1855, Humphreys, daughter of William White and Eady and widow of Perry Cowan.
Rebecca Ann Ridings, b. c1845, Humphreys; m. 6 March 1872, Humphreys, James Thornton.
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