Howard Standridge was born in 1861, the son of Lemuel Owen Standridge and Sarah Margaret Blevins. He married three times; first, to Melinda Cavin; second, to Sarilda Young; and third to Mary Humphrey.
Howard Standridge @ Rootsweb
Howard Standridge was a true mountain man. He hunted, fished, trapped, farmed, and made moonshine as a money crop. Granny Ada Renfroe helped with the corn crop knowing the money from selling the whiskey would be used to support the family. Etta Rhea was crippled. Howard told the Pope County Judge that he would stop making the corn liqour if he could find another way to care for his family. Granny could remember him going to prison. He was allowed to go in the winter months so he could plant and get in his crop.