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destroyed, connections cannot be made. They spelled the name Riddell.
Mr. Riddell died in 1806, and his widow Feb. 1, 1816; they were buried
at Ballyblack.

Matthew Riddell 1 (1), brother of the preceding, was born at Bally-
black, County of Down, province of Ulster, Ireland, in 1743; came to the
County of Westmoreland, Penn. ; thence in 1796 to Venango County,
where he settled permanently. He married Elizabeth Gilkey, a native of
Ireland (she was born in 1753, and died Nov. 26, 1817), and had issue
four children, of whom hereafter. He died Nov. 26, 1830.

Ann Riddell 1 (1), sister of the preceding (parents' names unknown),
was born at Ballyblack, County of Down, Ireland, and is supposed to have
died there. Her name, with that of a sister, was found in a letter written
from Ireland by her brother's wife.

Mary Riddell 1 (1), sister of the preceding, was born at Ballyblack, Ire-
land, and is supposed to have lived and died there; probably her descend-
ants may be living there.

SECOND GENERATION.

Matthew Riddle' 2 (2), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Ballyblack,
County of Down, Ireland; married Sarah Findlay,* and had issue nine
children, of whom hereafter, — all born in Ireland. After the decease of
his wife he followed his kindred to the United States (1824), and settled
at Howard, Centre County, Penn., where he died in 1850.

William Riddle' 2 (1), son of John 1 (1), was born in Ballyblack, Coun-
ty of Down, Ireland ; married Sarah Brittan, and had issue seven children,
of whom hereafter. He came to America, and settled at Bellefonte, Cen-
tre County, Penn., previous to the Irish Rebellion (1796-8). He was a
stone-mason by trade.

Hugh Riddle' 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Ballyblack, Coun-
ty of Down, Ireland, Aug. 1, 1779; married Sept. 1, 1814, to Miss Re-
becca Lee, and had issue nine children, of whom hereafter. He came to
the United States about the time of the Irish Rebellion (1796-8), and
lived awhile with his brother, before mentioned, at Bellefont ; while there
he went to Wilmington, Del., after his baggage, and their being no public
conveyances, nor bridges across the streams at that time, he started for
the Susquehanna on horseback, and reached Clark's Ferry where the river
was a mile wide. Having recently crossed the ocean, the distance over
the Susquehanna seemed insignificant, and urging his horse forward he
entered the stream; the current was strong, and horse and rider were
swept down river, till, fortunately, the horse rested upon a large rock

* Her brother, William Findlay, lived in the County of Down, and his daughter
was wife of Rev. William Mitchell, the Presbyterian minister of Ballyblack
church, in 1878.



186 JIIDDELLS OF BALLYBLACK, IRELAND.

that was l>ut a few feet below the surface. After resting awhile he pushed
forward again, and by a desperate struggle succeeded in reaching the
shore, where he found several persons who had been watching him in his
perilous adventure, expecting to see him drowned. He was carried down
the river more than a mile. An account of this undertaking was pub-
lished in the newspapers at the time, and it has ever since been regarded
as a feat accomplished by no other man. He removed from Bellefonte to
Scrubgrass, in Venango County, where he remained nine years ; thence
returned to Centre County, where he was employed for many years as
superintendent of the iron-works of Roland Curtin, father of Governor
Curt in. He purchased land and followed farming in Centre County until
1 v -!4, when he removed to Clearfield County, where he died March '2'2,
1856. He was an exemplary citizen, and for many years a devoted mem-
ber of the Methodist church, highly respected for his sincere piety.

John Riddle' 2 (2), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Ballyblack, County
Down, Ireland, and died there when young.

James Riddle' 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Ballyblack, Ire-
land, and died there. Supposed to have been poisoned by a young woman.

Elizabeth Riddle' 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was born at Bally-
black, Ireland : was married to Samuel Ewart ; had eight children, and
died in her native country.*

Margaret Riddle' 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Bally-
black, County of Down, Ireland ; was married to James Conn, and lived
in Scotland, where her descendants reside.

Agnes Riddle' 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Ballyblack,
County of Down, Ireland; was married to Thomas Kenney, and her de-
scendants are living in Scotland and Ireland.



Ann Riddle' 2 (1), eldest daughter of Matthew 1 (1), was born in West-
moreland County, Penn., March 6, 1783 ; was married Jan. 23, 1810, to
James Pollock, a man of Scottish descent, and had issue six sons and one
daughter. She died Feb. 1, 1864, aged 79 years.

John Riddle' 2 (3), eldest' son of Matthew 1 (1), was born in Westmore-
land County, Perm., March 10, 1786; married July 20, 1813, to Esther
Crawford (she was born April 24, 1790, and died March 10, 1877), and
had issue six children, of whom hereafter. Farmer; died Feb. 9, 1826.

Elizabeth Riddle' 2 (2), second daughter of Matthew 1 (1), was born in
Westmoreland County, Penn., June 26, 1784, and died July 30, 1873, aged
89 years. Never married.

Robert Riddle' 2 (1), second son of Matthew 1 (1), was born in West-
moreland County, Penn., Feb. 21, 1788; married Feb. 4, 1*17, to Cathe-
rine Phipps, and had issue ten children, of whom hereafter. Farmer;
died Sept. 18, 1856, aged 68 years, leaving a widow who is still living.

THIRD GENERATION.

William Riddle 3 (2), eldest son of Matthew' 2 (2), was born at Bally-

* Her children were John, Samuel, Alexander, William, Margaret, Elizabeth,
Mary, and Susanna. John Ewart is still (1880) living in Ballyblack, Ireland, with-
out issue. Samuel died without issue. Susanna was married to Charles Robinson,
and left surviving children, Charles and Eliza-Jane (my correspondent i, who was
married to Mr. Mc Williams. Elizabeth was married to John McColloch, and is still
living, with issue. Margaret was married to John Montgomery, who after her
decease, went to America with his family. William (sometime dead) left issue
three sons and one daughter, still alive.



RIDDELLS OF BALLYBLACK, IRELAND. 187



black, County of Down, Ireland, March 6, 1797; married in 1829, to
Isabella T. Pemberton, of Pennsylvania, and had issue several children,
of whom hereafter. He died in June, 1861, aged 64 years ; his widow
died in 1865, aged 64 years, in the State of Pennsylvania.

J oil ii Riddle 3 (4), second son of Matthew' 2 (2), was born in Ballyblack,
County of Down, Ireland, about 1800 ; came to Pennsylvania with his
father in 1824, thence went to Texas with his brother Wilson, where, in
1842, he was taken prisoner and confined in Castle Perote, where he re-
mained ten months, but was finally released as a subject of Great Britain,
through Her Majesty's Minister, Peckenham. In 1846 he crossed into
Mexico on a trading expedition and was again made a prisoner, but
effected his escape two months subsequently. He suffered great depriva-
tion during his imprisonment, which seriously impaired his health ; he
died in June, 1858. Never married.

James Riddle 3 (2), a son of Matthew 2 (2), was born at Ballyblack,
County of Down, Ireland ; came to America in 1824, and died unmarried
when a young man.

Wilson Riddle 3 (1), a son of Matthew 2 (2), was born at Ballyblack,
County of Down, Ireland, in 1808 ; married in 1841, to Miss E. M.
Menesce, and had issue two children, of whom hereafter. He resided for
several years at Howard, Centre County, Penn., and from there removed
to Tennessee, and engaged in mercantile pursuits in the city of Nashville.
In 1839 he removed to, and established a mercantile house in San Antonia
de Bexas. As a merchant he was successful until the year 1842, when he
was robbed of his entire personal property by an invading force from the
Republic of Mexico, under command of General Vasquez. On the 11th
day of September, 1842, he was taken prisoner by the Mexican General
Wall, in the city of San Antonia, carried to Mexico, and confined (as also
his brother John) in Castle Perote, where he remained ten months, and
through the influence of the British Minister he was released as a subject
of Great Britain. His confinement, deprivations, and sufferings, endured
in prison, impaired his health, and terminated his life Sept. 12^ 1847.

Margaret Riddle 3 (4), daughter of Matthew 2 (2), was born at Bally-
black, Ireland ; was married to Thomas Beck, and after his death came
with her family to Pennsylvania, in 1844.

Anna Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of Matthew 2 (2), was born in
Ballyblack, Ireland ; married, and was living near Bellefonte, Penn., in
1879.

Mary Riddle 3 (3), third daughter of Matthew 2 (2), was born at Bally-
black, Ireland ; came to America in 1824 ; was married to Thomas Moore,
and lives in Centre County, Penn.

Sarah Riddle 3 (1), fourth daughter of Matthew 2 (2), was born at
Ballyblack, Ireland; came to America in 1824; was married to J. H.
McClure, and lived in Centre County, Penn.

Eliza Riddle 3 (1) fifth daughter of Matthew 2 (2), was born at Bally-
black, Ireland; came to America in 1824; was married to a Mr. Tipton,
and deceased previous to 1879.

Betsey Riddle 3 (1), a daughter of William 2 (1), was born at Bellefonte,
Centre County, Penn. ; was married to John Robinson.

Margaret Riddle 3 (2), a daughter of William 2 (1), was born at Belle-
fonte, Centre County, Penn. ; was married to Perry, and lives at Prai-
rie Home, 111.



188 BIDDELLS OF BALLYBLACK, IBELAND.



Hllgh-M. Riddle 3 (2), eldest son of William 2 (1), was born at Belle-
fonte, Centre County, Penn., and died young in 1831.

William Riddle' 3 (3), second son of William- (1), was born at Belle-
fonte, Centre County, Penn., Aug. 9, 1806 ; married Margaret Sweeny;
secondly, Agnes P. Taylor, and had issue three children, of whom here-
after. Resided in his native town. Farmer ; died Oct. 8, 1879.

Nancy Riddle 3 (1), a daughter of William- (1), was born at Bellefonte,
Centre County, Penn.; was married to John Neil ; both dead.

Johll-S. Riddle 3 (5), third son of William 2 (1), was born on the old
Riddle farm, at the foot of the Nittany mountains, in Centre County,
Penn., March 6, 1810, where he lived until three years after his marriage in
1836, to Jane Moony (she was born at Boulsburg, Centre County, Nov. 29,
1818), when he settled in Armstrong County, where he has lived ever
since ; the town is now called Strattonville. He is a farmer. Had issue
eight children, of whom hereafter.

Matthew Riddle 3 (3), second son of William 2 (1), was born at Belle-
fonte, Centre County, Penn., in 1813 ; married Eliza A. Baird,and had issue

children, of whom hereafter. He had removed to Illinois. Farmer ;

killed (accidentally) in Kansas, April 11, 1878; family living near Hutch
inson, Kansas.

Johll-M. Riddle 3 (6), eldest son of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Centre
County, Penn., June 27, 1815; married May 24, 1842, to Charlotte E.
Havens, and had issue nine children, of whom hereafter. He resides at
New Washington, in his native State. Presumably a farmer ; has fur-
nished materials for this book ; a man of sound mind and good business
capacity.

William Riddle 3 (4), second son of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Centre
County, Penn., March 7, 1817; emigrated to Illinois in 1841, and died
there of brain fever in 1844. Carpenter by trade; no issue.

Mary-L. Riddle 3 (2), eldest daughter of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Cen-
tre County, Penn., March 19, 1819; was married to John Rorabaugh,
and died June 24, 1871. She was a devoted member of the Methodist
church.

James Riddle 3 (3), third son of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Centre
County, Penn., July 11, 1821; married March 14, 1843, to Margaret Foul-
ton, and had issue seven children, of whom hereafter. He resides on a
farm at New Washington, Clearfield County, Penn.

Margaret Riddle 3 (3), second daughter of Hugh 2 (1), was born in
Centre County, Penn , in March, 1824, and died Jan. 8, 1831, of scarlet fever.

Wilson Riddle 3 (2), fourth son of Huglr(l), was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., in September, 1826, and died Jan. 5, 1831, of scarlet fever.

Harriet Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Clear-
field County, Penn., in June, 1828,' and died Jan. 9, 1831, of scarlet fever.

Hugh Riddle 3 (3), fifth son of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., Jan. 20, 1830; married in December, 1855, to Sarah J.
Filburv, and had issue two sons, of whom hereafter Carpenter; died
Feb. 14, 1865.

Elizabeth Riddle 3 (3), fourth daughter of Hugh 2 (1), was born in Clear-
field County, Penn., Aug. 4, 1834, and died April 16, 1850; unmarried.

Matthew Riddle 3 (4), eldest son of John 2 (3), was born in Venango
County, Penn., May 14, 1814; married Mary Moore, Sept. 5,1839 (she



BIDDELLS OF BALLYBLAGK, IBELAND. 189

was born June 5, 1820, and died Aug. 20, 1883), and had issue six chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. Farmer bv occupation ; resided at Clintonville,
Penn.; died Dec. 11, 1881.

Jollll-W. Riddle 3 (7), second son of John 2 (3), was born in Venango
County, Penn., Dec. 17, 1817; married Dec. 26, 1843, to Jane McCay
(she was born May 6, 1819, and died Oct. 18, 1870), and had issue five
children, of whom hereafter. He resides at Clintonville, Venango County,
Penn., and carries on a farm.

William-Clark Riddle 3 (5), third son of John 2 (3), was born in Ven-
ango county, Penn. ; married, and has issue children, of whom here-
after. He resides in his native county.

Elizabeth Riddle 3 (4), only daughter of John 2 (3), was born in Ven-
ango County, Penn.; was married to Moore, and lives at Big Bend,

in her native County.

Jolin-P. Riddle 3 (8), eldest son of Robert 2 (1), was born in Venango
County, Penn.

James-P. Riddle 3 (4), second son of Robert 2 (1), was born in Venango
County, Penn.

Elizabeth Riddle 3 (5), only daughter of Robert 2 (1), was born in
Venango County, Penn. ; was married to Calvert, and lives at Clin-
tonville, Penn.

Matthew Riddle 3 (5), third son of Robert 2 (1), was born in Venango
County, Penn.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Rev. Findlay-B. Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of William 3 (2), was born
in Centre County, Penn., Dec. 3, 1829 ; married Mary, daughter of Samuel
J. Paker, of Sunbury, and has issue five children, of whom hereafter.
He was educated at Dickinson College, where he laid the foundation of
his scholastic training, and then was a student at the Concord Biblical
Institute, where he received important advantages in his theological
studies. Entering the Baltimore Conference, in 1857, and becoming a
member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference at its organization in
1869, he has filled some of the most important appointments; among
them, at Shamokin, Berwick, Altoona, Danville and Huntingdon. He is
a rapid speaker, with a logical cast of mind, uses plain, practical lan-
guage, and few excel him in debate. These elements of character have
given him prominence in his conference. Recognizing his scholarly ac-
quirements, Dickinson College honored him with the degree of A. M.
See portrait in this book.

James-F. Riddle 4 (5), second son of William 3 (2), was born in Cen-
tre County, Penn., July 30, 1834; married Angeline Hughes, and is a
lawyer practising at Tyrone.

Nelsoil-P. Riddle 4 (1), third son of William 3 (2), was born in Centre
County, Penn., Nov. 15, 1836 ; married Angeline Hughes, and has one
child, of whom hereafter.

Francis-M. Riddle 4 (2), a daughter of William 3 (2), was born in Cen-
tre County, Penn., Sept. 5, 1841 ; unmarried.

Mary-E. Riddle 4 (6), eldest daughter of William 3 (2), was born in
Centre County, Penn., Aug. 25, 1831 ; unmarried.

Matthew-M. Riddle 4 (6), fourth son of William 3 (2), was born in Cen-
tre County, Penn., May 26, 1844; married Sarah C, daughter of George



190 EIDDELLS OF BALLYBLACK, IRELAND.

Long, and has issue two children, of whom hereafter. He served in the
Union army in the Rebellion.



Sarah-Elizabeth Riddle 4 (3), only daughter of Wilson 3 (1), was born
at San Antonia, Texas, Feb. 19, l x 4i!: was married Sept. 18, 1866, tu
Robert Eagar, of Nova Scotia, and has (with other issue) twin daughters;
resides at San Antonia.

JameS-Wil80il Riddle 4 (6), only son of Wilson 3 (1), was born at San
Antonia, Texas, April 21, l s 45, and was single in 1873. At the age of
sixteen he volunteered as a soldier in the Confederate army during the
Rebellion, and served through the war; now (1*73) a merchant at Eagle
Pass, Texas.

Frank Riddle 4 (1), a son of John 3 (5), was born at Strattonville, Cen-
tre County. Penn. ; married, and has two children, of whom hereafter ;
he is a farmer at Strattonville.

Sallie-E. Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of John 3 (5), was born at Strat-
tonville, Penn. ; was married to J. H. Martin, and lives at Limestone, Cen-
tre County.

Amanda Riddle 4 (1). second 'laughter of John 8 (.">). was born at
Strattonville, Penn. ; was married to S. K. Davis, undertaker, and resides
at Hubbard, O.

Lauretta Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of John 3 (5), was born at Strat-
tonville, Penn. ; was married to J. W. Mcllhattan, and lives in Edenburg,
Centre County, Post-office, Knox.

Asenath Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of John 8 (5), was born at Strat-
tonville, Penn.; was married to Earl D. Spear, and lives in Colorado.

Riddle 4 (?), second son of John 3 (5), was born at Strattonville,

Penn., and died young.

Mary-Jane Riddle 4 (4), fifth daughter of John 3 (5), was born at
Strattonville, Penn., and died April 8, 1883 ; she was a devoted Christian.



Martlia-Arminda Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of John 3 (6), was born
in Clearfield County, Penn., Dec. 22, l x 43, and died April 11. 1864.

Sarah-C. Riddle 4 (2), second daughter of John 3 (6), was born in
Clearfield County, Penn., May 1, 1846 ; was married Feb. 14, 1*66, to
John E. Rorabaugh, and has issue.

Hush Riddle" (5), eldest son of John 3 (6), was born in Clearfield
County. Penn., July 9, 1848 ; died Aug. 11, 1849.

Fillmore-vV. Riddle 4 (1), second son of John 3 (6i. was born in Clear-
field County, Penn., April 23, 1852, and in l v 73 was unmarried; farmer.

Thurzah-R. Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of John 3 (6b was bom in
Clearfield County, Penn.. Feb. 7, 1855, and was not married in 1873.

James-G. Riddle 4 (?)• third son of John 3 (6), was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., March 26, l v .> : -ingle in 187c].



William-Wilson Riddle 4 (6). eldest son of James 3 (3), was born in
Clearfield County, Penn., Jan. 20, 1845 ; enlisted in the Hundred-and-fifth
Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, in September, 1861, and served in
the Union army during the Rebellion, until May 31, 1862, when he was
killed at the battle of Fair Oaks, in Virginia.

Mary-E. Riddle 4 (5), second daughter of James 3 (3), was born in
Clearfield County, Penn., Dec. 29. 1^40. and was married Sept. 1, 1870,
to Charles C. Weaver.



RIDDELLS OF BALLYBLACK, IRELAND. 191

Hugh Riddle 4 (6), second son of James 3 (3), was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., April 18, 1849; single in 1873.

Rebecca Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of James 3 (3), was born in Clear-
field County, Penn., Feb. 10, 185*2 ; was married June 18, 1871, to David
G. Piper.

David-A. Riddle 4 (2), third son of James 3 (3), was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., June 4, 1855; single in 1873.

Two children died in infancy unnamed, born Jan. 1, 1844, and Dec. 20,
1857, respectively.

William Riddle 4 (7), eldest son of Hugh 3 (3), was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., Dec. 4, 1857 ; living.

Newton Riddle 4 (1), second son of Hugh 3 (3) was born in Clearfield
County, Penn., May, 1860, and died in 1865.



Jlllia-Anu Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of Matthew 3 (4), was born in
Clintonville, Penn., Oct. 17, 1840 ; was married to John Donaldson (car-
penter), and has floe children.

Josiah-Randolph Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Matthew 3 (4), born in
Clintonville, Penn., April 1, 1844; unmarried in 1880 ; artist, Topeka, Kan.

Livili Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Matthew 3 (4), was born in
Clintonville, Penn., Feb. 10, 1846; was married to Joshua Huffman, and
has four children.

John-KllOX Riddle 4 (9), second son of Matthew 3 (4), was born in
Clintonville, Penn., Jan. 29, 1848 ; single in 1880.

Rev. Clinton Riddle 4 (1), third son of Matthew 3 (4), was born in Clin-
tonville, Penn., Sept. 29, 1851 ; unmarried. He resided with his parents,
working on the farm and attending the common school, until 'the spring
of 1866. In the fall and winter of 1866 and 1867, he attended a select
school in Clintonville, walking, — sometimes riding, — about three miles,
aud returning home at noon to spend his afternoons in study and doing
chores. In September, 1868, he went to Westminster College, located in
Xew AVilmington, Lawrence County, Penn., and entering the second
preparatory class, remained in that institution until he graduated in June,
1873. During the summer of 1873, he was at home in charge of the
farm ; in the autumn, taught for some time in the Andes Collegiate In-
stitution, at Andes, Deleware County, N. Y. He entered the Theological
Seminary at Newburgh, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1874; in 1875 was licensed to
preach by the first United Presbyterian Presbytery of New York. He
preached during his vacations until 1876, when he left the seminary, and
after a period in Pennsylvania, went, in March, to Kansas, and spent two
years as missionary in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. On May 11, 1878,
an unaminous call was given him at Walton, Kan., which he accepted,
and received ordination the following September. Installed pastor of
the United Presbyterian Church at Walton in April, 1879, and has been
very successful, his congregation increasing rapidly.

Mary-Esther Riddle 4 (7), eldest daughter of John 3 (7), was born at
Clintonville, Penn., Oct. 18, 1844; was married Jan. 21, 1869, to Levi Wil-
liams, and died Oct. 11, 1872, leaving issue.

Charles-Milton Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of John 3 (7), was born at
Clintonville, Penn., Feb. 14, 1846; married Feb. 28, 1872, to Emma-
Florence Cross, and has issue two children, of whom hereafter; shoemaker
by occupation ; lives at Clintonville.



192 RIDDELLS OF DENMAMORA, IRELAND.

William-McCay Riddle 4 (8), second son of John 3 (7), was born at
Clintonville, Penn., May 15, 1849; married Jan. 20, 1874, to Jane-Adaline
Rosenburgh, and has hco children ; farmer.

Elizii-Allll Riddle 4 (2), second daughter of John 8 (7), was born in
Clintonville, Penn , July 13, 1851 ; unmarried in 1880.

Isabella-Jane Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of John 3 (7), was born in
Clintonville, Penn., July 31, 1854; was married July 31, 1879, to Robert
S. Thompson.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Jeilllie-P. Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of Findlay 3 (1), was born Sept.
1, 1862.

Mary-P. Riddle 5 (8), second daughter of Findlay 3 (1), was born Mav
27, 1865.

William-E. Riddle 5 (9), eldest son of Findlay 3 (1), was born Feb. 13,
1867.

Rachel-B. Riddle 5 (2), third daughter of Findlav 3 (1), was born July
3, 1869.

Julia-D. Riddle 5 (3), fourth daughter of Findlav 3 (1), was born Sept.
26, 1871.

Mary-Belle Riddle 5 (9), a daughter of Nelson 3 (1), was born Aug.

8. 1875.



Susail-I. Riddle 5 (3), a daughter of Matthew 4 (6), was born Feb. 4,

1872.

Mary-E. Riddle 5 (10), second daughter of Matthew 4 (6), was born
June 25, 1'875.

Lotta Riddle 5 (1), a daughter of Charles 4 (1). { At Clinton-

Bertha- Alice Riddle 5 (1), a daughter of Charles 4 (1). j ville, Penn.



Eva-Jane Riddle 5 (1), a daughter of William 4 (8). } At Clintonville,
Oliver-Herbert Riddle 5 (1), a son of William 4 (8). J Penn.



RIDDELLS OF DENMAMORA, IRELAND.

[United States Branch].

John Riddell 1 (1), parents unknown, emigrated from the County of
Denmamora, Ireland, in the year 1832 ; his wife, Mary Simpson, and some
of his children came with him. He was left without parents in Ireland,
when a small boy, and entrusted to the care of his grandmother named Ban.
He was the youngest son ; a paper-maker by trade ; had a brother Robert
who was a surgeon in the army, and who died at New Orleans. Two
brothers came to America, and were supposed to have lived in New York
under assumed names.*

* There were also two maiden-sisters in Philadelphia, whose names have not
reached me.



HIDDELLS OF BALLAYMEATH, IRELAND. 19



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SECOND GENERATION.

Rev. Walter Riddle' 2 (1), sometimes spelt Riddell, son of John 1 (1),
was born in the County of Denmamora, Ireland ; came to the United
States with his father in 1832. His birth was in 1822. He married in
1844, to Jane Cadmus. He was a cabinet-maker by trade, but owing to



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