Surnames: Ridley, Thompson
Hello. I am trying to find infomation about my ggrandmother, Francis Ridley's, (b. abt.1864.) people.
Her father was Nat Ridley b. abt 1822, and her mother was Louisa, b. abt. 1824. I'm not sure whether Louisa's maiden name was Peet or possibly Blunt. AFAIK, they all were from Boykins Depot, Southampton Co., VA.
According to the 1870 Federal Census for Boykins Depot, Nat & Louisa's childrens names were Selvia, Dink, Sarah, Solomon, Nat, Alex, and Frances. There were 3 very young un-named children in Nat's household.
Frances married my ggrandfather, Junius Lee Thompson.
They had 3 children, sons... my grandfather, Herbert Ridley Thompson b. 1899, Junius Lee, and James H.
Frances' parents may have been been slaves on the Ridley plantation. I would like to find out which Ridley owned them.
Junius Lee Thompson's father, Junius Lee (the first Junius), may have been a slave of the Thompson family, from Woodville, Bertie Co., NC, or he may have been freeman. Junius Lee Thompson and Frances Ridley lived in Portsmouth, VA.
If anyone has any information about the Ridleys and their plantations, please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have some information on the Thompson family.
I appreciate any help that you give me.
Gladys M. Brown