Susan, I believe I am friends with your cousin.Her dad was Benjamin Franklin Ryman, who had a sister named Madonna.There were 7 children in the family, grandmother Hattie Mae. Birth dates agree with this posting. She is pretty sure she is related to the Ryman's who built Ryman auditorium. Ben Ryman, her dad, only had one child, this daughter, who is in her 80's now.She doesn't do internet.She said her dad didn't talk about the family much and she doesn't know much, but wanted me to start in New Orleans and Tenn. I ran across your reply to J. Johnson and thought I would write.Since this is from 2001, I don't know if I will get a reply, but will copy your note and give it to your cousin. I hope to hear from you. My name is Janice.