Is anyone researching the families of Dalton and Simon Ridge? They signed the State of Franklin petition. I believe the State of Franklin encompassed the region of the Watauga Association. I wonder if one of the men was the father of my ancestress Mary Ann Ridge.
Where did you find the State of Franklin Petition? Do you have any other resources for records dealing with this time frame? Would really like to acquire a copy of the Petition. There seem to be very few documents from that time period avaiable. Many of my relatives records appear to have been created in that 'balck hole'.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide, Maureen
One transcription is available here: State of Franklin Petition I see Dalton and Simon's last name was actually written Ridgs. I wonder where I got Ridge from. Knowing my luck, they went by Riggs. I'll have to see.
I know about black holes, created by burned and missing church and town records and family bibles.