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Marvel Riddle[1]

Male 1825 - 1916  (90 years)


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  • Name Marvel Riddle 
    Born 15 Mar 1825  Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1916  Barnardsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I142321  My Genealogy

    Father William Riddle,   b. 1793, Stokes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Priscilla Renfroe,   b. 1793, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1811  Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Austin,   b. 26 Jul 1819, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1928  (Age 109 years) 
    Married 1839  [1
    Children 
     1. Eliza Riddle,   b. 1843, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1937, Crabtree Twp, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. William Marvel Riddle,   b. 1847, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1888  (Age 41 years)
     3. Pollie A.,   b. 1848, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 72 years)
     4. James Riddle,   b. 1850, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1930, Weaverville, Madison Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Nancy L. Riddle,   b. 1853, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888  (Age 35 years)
     6. Mary E. Riddle,   b. 1854, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Amanda Riddle,   b. 1855,   d. Oct 1929  (Age 74 years)
     8. Thomas C. Riddle,   b. 1856, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1948, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     9. Lucinda Riddle,   b. 16 Mar 1859, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1956, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     10. Hirram B. Riddle,   b. 1860, Madison Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. John W. Riddle,   b. 1863
     12. Harriett Riddle,   b. 1866,   d. 1943  (Age 77 years)
     13. Marvel Riddle,   b. 1868,   d. 1871, Barnardsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • As reported by Norma Dilingham Morgan, of Weaverville, NC, the death record from Buncombe County says that Marvel was the son of William Riddle and Pressil Renfoe. The only William Riddle in Buncombe (Yancey, 1833) County in 1825 was William Riddle, son of John W. Riddle, Sr. Thanks to the efforts of Mary Cathryn Riddle Watts the mystery of the ancestry of Marvel Riddle has been solved. The identity of Marvel's father has eluded many Riddle family researchers for several years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Census, 1860 Madison Co., NC, Page 608 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S49] Census, 1850 Yancey Co., NC, (25 Jul 1850).