Re: Are we all related?
If you grew up in Calif, you might be interested in my father's records on the Ridenour family. He was an attorney and before he died did some geneological research.
Samuel Ridenour, a Luthern minister married Phoebe Murphy Samuel lived for a time in Iowa and when he sold his place at Dutch Ridge, in the autumn of 1875, he moved to California, where his second wife Augusta bent Ridenour died.
After this, he moved back to Dutch Ridge and marriedMary Nedrow. They had two children: Samuel who died in early infancy and Mary Ridenour Simpson, born on Dutch Ridge.The daughter later moved to Oaksdale, Calif.