The Ringo Family History reflects a Ringo-Spence connection with Lyda Elizabeth Ringold (Ringo) marriage to John Spence in 1944 probably in Mississippi. They had one son Joseph Oliver Spence. Lyda Ringo was in the same family line as John Peters Ringo. Her Grand father was William Marion Ringo, later changed to Ringold, who lived in Yalobusha Co, Ms, b. 4-28-1834 and served as a sergeant in the confederate army and is buried in the JAMES Family Cemetery in Grenada Co, MS. Some members of this Ringo family line were in Abilene, TX during and after the Civil War. This line of Johnny Ringo's family changed their name from Ringo to Ringold after the Civil War. Things were complicated during and after the war.
Steve, What's the earliest known reference you know of that mentions that Ringo and Spence knew each other, if at all? Was Spence around during the Mason County War or NM? I'm trying to establish a... more
I was going through some of my dad's stuff and found pictures of John Ringo and alos his bible. I know I am related. My uncle spelled our last name Ringold but we spelled it Rhinegold which was the... more
Some members of the Ringo family changed their name spelling to Ringold and Ringgold. There is a Ringgold family that settled in Maryland, from England in 1750. There are 70 different spellings of... more
Troy, Off the top of my head I can't think of any connection between Ringo and Spence before the Tombstone years. And there's not much evidence, if any, that Spence interacted with Ringo while he was ... more