|My grandfather, Thomas Jefferson RYDER, b. 1871 in GA d 1931 in Cullman Co., Ala., told so little about his background that all we know is that he lived for a time with Indians around Stone Mtn. and that his father went to California during the Gold Rush.The first time we find any paper trail is when he married his first wife Lillie BRIDGES in Cleburne Co. AL in 1893.After she died in childbirth in 1903, he moved to Cullman Co., AL. where he married Amanda (Dollie) CANANT.We are searching for information on his ancestors.|
We are also researching Amanda CANANT's family.She was the youngest daughter of William Canant (CONANT) b. 1843 in Miss. d. 1921 in Ala. and Amanda Missouri YEILDING b. 1845 d 1943.Amanda YEILDING was the daughter of Richard YEILDING, Jr., and Maria WILDS.
Other names we are researching are CHAMBERS, CHANCE, COCHRAN, SIMS and these names are from my mother's family.