I have some info. on the Ridout/Rideout family of Virginia from whom Elijah Rideout hails. He was born around 1768, the son of either William and Mary Rideout or John and Mable Rideout. William and John were brothers, they being the sons of Giles and Frances Rideout of Yorktown, Va. I have a book on the descendents of Elijah written by a relative in Missouri. Let me know if I can be of any help.