I'm currently doing research on the Beulah Whitley Stout end of the family.
I read your post recently regarding your asking for help about the Surname Rickman. I'm currently having the same difficulties and wonder if you have since received any information on your end?
Maggie Rickman who was married to Ollie Whitley was my GG-Grandmother. Unfortunately, my trail stops with Maggie Rickman. Funny, I've always heard from my father who's now deceased that his mother's side could also be Native American.
I'm a former North Carolinian from Alamance Co. who currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
Has any one on your end heard of Maggie Rickman from the late 1800's? Her daughter Beulah Lee Whitley was born in 1902.
Thanks for any advise and response. Wanda Stout Thompson.