John Ridout was my great grandfather. His first wife was Lucy Williams (married 26 Dec 1837). John was born 1815 in Virginia and died 1865 in DeValls Bluff, AR. Lucy was born abt 1820 and died 2 Nov 1850 in Fayette Co. TN. They had six children - Martha G.; Eliza Frances; William T.; Mary Ann; James Polk; and Amanda. John married Martha Sue Williams 19 Nov 1852 and they had four children - Catherine L.; Thomas J.; George Washington (my grandfather); and Harrett A. John's father was William Ridout (Jr.) born 1786 and died bef 1826 and his mother was Martha Butts (no data). William's father was William Ridout (Sr.) born 31 Aug 1740 in Brunswick Co, VA and his mother was Mary Gordon (no data). William Sr.'s father was Giles Ridout born abt 1710 and his mother was Frances (no data). I hope that this is some help.