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John W. Riddle, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Abt 1760 - 1844  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name John W. Riddle 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1760  Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1844  Pensacola, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Based on a recent discovery of a Bible belived to have belonged to either Benjamin Tyree Riddle or to his son James Riddle, the following is recorded: 'John Riddle died the 18th of March 1844.'
    Person ID I144326  My Genealogy

    Father John Riddle,   b. 16 Nov 1734, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1795, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [5
    • Her name was found in land records.
    Family ID F59418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Lucinda Riddle,   b. Abt 1787,   d. Aug 1847  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. 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)
     3. Margaret Riddle,   b. Abt 1795, Stokes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1879  (Age ~ 84 years)
     4. John W. Riddle, Jr.,   b. 1800, Stokes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Deyton-Riddle Cemetery, Brush Creek, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benjamin Tyre Riddle,   b. 13 Mar 1800, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1875, Pensacola, Yancey Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Robert Riddle,   b. Abt 1801, Stokes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Riddle,   b. 1804,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Nathaniel Riddle,   b. 1805, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Jane Riddle,   b. 1805, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Jane Biddix,   b. 23 Feb 1788, Orange Or Surry Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Feb 1831  Rutherford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Riddle and Benjamin Hawkins were awarded a grant to 200 acres located on the waters of Mill Creek adjoining William Hawkins' land. They paid 10 pounds per 100 acres. John's land was located near Raccoon Creek and Hawkins Mill Creek, 36d28m, 80d07m. John and Randolph Riddle lived about one mile from each other in the northeast corner of what is now Stokes Co.
      John Riddle was ordered to be released from paying poll tax in 1784 due to being under age. [6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2492] Census, 1790 Stokes Co., NC, (1790), Ridle, John 179 12400
      LEGEND
      1 = FREE WHITE MALES OVER 16 [born before 1784]
      2 = FREE WHITE MALES UNDER 16 [born 1784-1790]
      3 = FREE WHITE FEMALES
      4 = OTHER FREE PERSONS
      5 = SLAVES (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S2493] Census, 1800 Stokes Co., NC, (1800), 586 21110-14010-00 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S2473] Census, 1830 Buncombe Co., NC, (1830), Bunc 281 NC (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S2475] Census, 1840 Yancey Co., NC, (1840), 257 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S641] Kay Ivens Blinebury, Kay Ivens Blinebury, (30 Nov. 2001).

    6. [S2497] Some More Riddles of NC, Richard Riddle, (Richard Riddle, 2725 London Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, 1994), Page II-15 - Stokes Co. Government Center, Danbury, NC.
      Land Grant entered. Land Grant Book 3, page 370, Grant #1478, shows that John Riddle and Benjamin Hawking were awarded a grant to 200 acres located on the waters of Mill Creek adjoining William Hawk (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S2521] Surry Co NC Court Minutes, Compiler: Mrs W O Absher, Pg. 68 (Reliability: 0).