My great, great grandparents were John Ryder and Felicity Paul...I think. There is some big thing that went on that no one talks about. Felicity's maiden name wasn't Paul and I believe she had my great great grandfather Ebenezer Paul out of wedlock because his last name was Paul, though I'm not totally sure about that either! It's fairly twisted, but I do know that I am somehow descended from John Ryder born in Castlepollard, County Westmeath, Ireland...it's on his gravestone in Paul Cemetery in Deville, LA.
Any information about him or his family would be greatly appreciated!