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[American Branch].

Andrew Riddell 1 (1), descended from Scottish ancestors (parents'
names not known), early settled in Ulster, in the north of Ireland, mar-
ried in the County of Monaghan,* and reared a numerous family, several
of whom came to the United States and Canada. He and his ancestors
spelled their names Riddell.

SECOND GENERATION.

John Riddle 2 (1), a son of Andrew 1 (1), was horn in the County of
Monaghan, town of Glanish, Ireland ; married Susan Henderson, daugh-
ter of John Henderson, who was a titled land-owner in Ireland, of Scot-
tish descent, and came to the United States in 1816, with several of his
children, of whom there were thirteen. He died in Philadelphia, Penn.,
in 1827; his widow died in Allegheny City, in 1844.

Hugh Riddle 2 (1), a son of Andrew 1 (1), was born in the town of
Glanish, County of Monaghan, Ireland, and came to Canada, British
North America, where it is presumed he lived and died. No particulars.

Joseph Riddle 2 (1), a son of Andrew 1 (1), was born in the township
of Glanish, County Monaghan, Ireland, and came to Canada, British
North America, where he is supposed to have reared a family and died.

THIRD GENERATION.

William Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of John- (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland ; came to the United States with his father's
family in 1816, and died at Pittsburgh, Penn., unmarried, when young.

James Riddle 3 (1), second son of John 2 (1), was born in the town of
Glanish, County Monaghan, Ireland ; came to the United States with
his parents in 1816, and died unmarried, when quite old.

Andrew Riddle 3 (2), third son of John 2 (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland; came to America with his parents in 1816,
and was killed in the war of 1812, in the service of the United States.

Elizabeth Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of John' 2 (1), was born in
Glanish, County Monaghan, Ireland ; came to the United States with her
parents, and died when a child.

Ann Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of John 2 (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland ; died in infancy.

Maxwell Riddle 3 (1), fourth son of John 2 (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland ; married to Ann Nesbit, daughter of George
and Isabella Nesbit, of Scotch descent, of Sligo, Ireland, and by her had
issue six children. He married secondly, to Jane Riddle (I think she was
his cousin"), by whom he had issue t /bw children. He came to the United
States in 1831, and settled near Byesville, Guernsey County, O., where he
died Jan. 11, 1869 ;• his widow Nov. 20, 1873.

* This branch of the Kiddell family is descended from Scottish, ancestors who
received a grant of four townlands, named Cornasoo, Glanish, Annamacneal, and
Mullacrank, County Monaghan, under Cromwell, and are all connected with other
families named in this book that were from Monaghan. But few kept a register,
and the degree of relationships is not made out ; possibly some venerable member
may, from reading this book, replace the missing link in the family chain. This
branch spell the surname Biddell in Ireland. Some have changed to Biddle in the
United States.



202 BIDDELLS OF GLANISH, IRELAND.

Elizabeth Riddle 3 (2), third daughter of John 2 (1), was born in
Glanish, County Monaghan, Ireland ; was married to James Gordon, of
Philadelphia, and died of old age, at Pittsburgh, Penn., in July, 1873.

Isaac Riddle 3 (1), fifth son of John- (1), was born in the town of
Glanish (or Glenish), County Monaghan, Ireland, and died in- Pittsburgh,
Penn., a young man.

John Riddle 3 (2), sixth son of John- (1), was born in Glanish, County
Monaghan, Ireland, and settled in Pittsburgh, Penn., where he married
Margaret Bell. He had issue two children, of whom hereafter ; deceased.

Mary Riddle 3 (1), fourth daughter of John' 2 (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland; came to America with her parents in 1816,
and was married to Henry Warner, of Pittsburgh, Penn.; died in 1876.

Hugh Kiddle 3 (2), seventh son of John 2 (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland ; came to America in 1816, and for a few years
lived with his parents in New York city ; subsequently lived in Philadel-
phia till his father's death in 1827, when he went with his mother and the
other children to Pittsburgh ; there he married, Oct. 10, 1833, Miss Eliza
Thomburgh, of Clinton, Penn., by whom he had six children, of whom
hereafter. He died in 1863 ; his widow died in 1873.

Allll Riddle 3 (2), fifth daughter of John 2 (1), was born in Glanish,
County Monaghan, Ireland ; died in infancy.



FOURTH GENERATION.



James Riddle 4 (2), eldest son of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in County
Monaghan, Ireland, and died there in infancy.

John Riddle 4 (3), second son of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in County
Monaghan, Ireland, and died at the age of 11 years, in Allegheny County,
Penn.

Hugh Riddle 4 (3), third son of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in County
Monaghan, Ireland ; came to America in 1832, and died in Allegheny
County, Penn.

Isabella Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in
County Monaghan, Ireland ; came to the United States with her father
in 1832 ; was married to Hugh Riddle, son of Robert and Jane Riddle,
and grandson of Hugh Riddle, who lived in Ireland, or Scotland. (See
" Riddells of Robinson Run.") Mrs. Riddle is the oldest member of the
family now living; she resides at Remington, Allegheny County, Penn.,
and has one daughter, of whom hereafter. Mrs. Riddle has provided much
valuable information for this book.

Susan Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in
County Monaghan, Ireland ; came to the United States with her father

in 1832; was married to Maxwell, and is now with her sister, Isabella,

before mentioned.

George-N. Riddle 4 (1), fourth son of Maxwell 8 (1), was born in County
Monaghan, Ireland, in 1828 ; came to the United States in 1832; removed
from Allegheny County, Penn., to Guernsey County, O., in 1855, and
was married to Rachel Wilson, of said County, in 1857. He has had is-
sue ten children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Riddle resides on a farm at
Ryesville, O.

John Riddle 4 (4), fifth son of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in Allegheny
County, Penn., and died young.

Maxwell Riddle 4 (2), sixth son of Maxwell 8 (1), was born in Alle-
gheny County, Penn., and died in youth.



BIDDELLS OF GLANISH, IBELAND. 203

Sarah Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in Alle-
gheny County, Penn.; was married to Martin Hickle, of Dyson, Point
Pleasant, O., and died Aug.'ft, 1878, leaving children.

Anne Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of Maxwell 3 (1), was born in Alle-
gheny County, Penn. ; was married to John Bradshaw, of County Mon-
aghan, Ireland, and has issue.



Susan Riddle 4 (2). \ D h f j h 8 (g)
Jane Riddle 4 (1). ) 5 v



Mary-Allll Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of Hugh 3 (2), was born in
Allegheny, Penn., Aug. 1, 1834 ; was married to Charles Merts, of Alle-
gheny, Oct. 1, 1855, and is now (1879) living at Ravenna, O. ; she has issue.

John-Henderson Riddle 4 (5), eldest son of Hugh 3 (2), was born in
Allegheny, Penn., Aug. 29, 1836; married March 26, 1862, to Nancy Mat-
tingly, and resides in Ravenna, O. ; he has issue five children, of whom
hereafter ; his wife was from Covington, Ky.

Henry-Warner Riddle 4 (1), second son of Hugh 8 (2), was born in
Allegheny, Penn., Feb. 8, 1838 ; married Jan. 22, 1866, to Emily H. Rob-
inson, of Ravenna, O., and is engaged extensively in manufacturing fine
carriages of every description, at Ravenna, O. He has three children, of
whom hereafter.

Susanna Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Hugh 3 (2), was born in Al-
legheny, Penn., Sept. 25, 1841 ; was married Dec. 17, 1863, to Ewal Pit-
man, and lives at Ravenna, O. She has issue.

Janies-Thornbnrg Riddle 4 (3), third son of Hugh 3 (2), was born in
Allegheny, Penn., March 14, 1843 ; married Nov. 24," 1864, to Emily Wel-
ton, and resides at Ravenna, O. He has three children, of whom here-
after.

Thomas-J. Riddle 4 (1), fourth son of Hugh 3 (2), was born in Alle-
gheny, Penn., June 5, 1845 ; married Nov. 29, 1877, to Helen Gowey, of
Ravenna, O.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Snsan-N. Riddle 5 (3), eldest daughter of George 4 (1), was born in
Guernsey County, O., March 22, 1859; died Aug. 13, 1859.

Thonias-A. Riddle 5 (2), twin son of George 4 (1), was born in Guern-
sey County, O., July 27, 1860; died Oct. 4, 1860.

Maxwell-A. Riddle 5 (3), twin to Thomas 5 (2), was born in Guernsey
County, O., July 27, 1860; is living at home.

Henry-H. Riddle 5 (2), third son of George 4 (1), was born in Guern-
sey County, O., Sept. 7, 1861; died Sept. 30, 1861.

LillCOln-0. Riddle 5 (1), fourth son of George 4 (1), was born in Guern-
sey County, O., Oct. 18, 1862, and lives at home.

George Riddle 5 (2), fifth son of George 4 (1), was born in Guernsey
County, O., Aug. 21, 1864; died Sept. 6, 1864.

Rachel Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of George 4 (1), was born in
Guernsey County, O., Aug. 21, 1864; died Sept. 6, 1864. '

Ellsworth Riddle 5 (1), sixth son of George 4 (1), was born in Guern-
sey County, O., Oct. 21, 1865 ; lives at home.

Elizabeth-J. Riddle 5 (1), third daughter of George 4 (1), was born in
Guernsey County, O., Nov. 10, 1866 ; lives at home.

Tracy-C. Riddle 5 (1), youngest child of George 4 (1), was born in
Guernsey County, O., April 12, 1868; died Oct. 13, 1878.



204 RIDDELLS OF CORNASOO, IRELAND.

Charles-R. Riddle 5 (1), eldest son of John 4 (5), was born in Coving-
ton, Ivy., Nov. 18, 1864.

Lida-B. Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of 'John 4 (5), was born in Cov-
ington, Ky., June 22, 1868.

Etta-J. Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of John 4 (5), was born in Cov-
ington, Ky., Sept. 26, 1870.

Mary-E. Riddle 5 (3), third daughter of John 4 (5), was born in Coving-
ton, Ky., Nov. 21, 1872.

Lizzie Riddle 5 (1), fourth daughter of John 4 (5), was born in Coving-
ton, Ky., April 23, 1874.



Bessie-Eleanor Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of Henry 4 (1), was born
in Ravenna, O., April 3, 1867.

Maxwell-Freeman Riddle 5 (4), eldest son of Henry 4 (1), was born
in Ravenna, O., Nov. 8, 1870.

Amy-Howard Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of Henry 4 (1), was born
in Ravenna, O., Dec. 12, 1875.



Mary-Thornbnrg Riddle 5 (4), eldest daughter of James 4 (3), was
born in Ravenna, O., March 8, 1868; died in infancy.

Charles-Welton Riddle 5 (2), eldest son of James 4 (3), was born in
Ravenna, O., July 26, 1871.

Harry-H. Riddle 5 (1), second son of James 4 (3), was born in Raven-
na, O., Feb. 8, 1874.



RIDDELLS OF CORNASOO, IRELAND.

[Pennsylvania Branch.]

John Riddell 1 (1), descended from Scottish ancestors who settled in
Ireland under Cromwell, resided at Cornasoo, or Mullacrank, County Mon-
aghan, Ireland; was land-owner ; had several sons and daughters; wife's
name unknown. He was closely related to Andrew, whose name stands
at the head of the preceding pedigree, but in what degree is not known.

SECOND GENERATION.

Hugh Riddell" (1), son of John 1 (1), was born in Glanish, County
Monaghan, Ireland; married to Jane C. Rodgers, and had issue six or
seven children, of whom hereafter.

Andrew Riddell' 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born in Glanish, Coun-
ty Monaghan, Ireland, and had issue several children, of whom hereafter ;*
he lived in Glanish.

Robert Riddell 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born in Glanish, County
Monaghan, Ireland, and had issue two sons, and perhaps daughters, of
whom hereafter; he lived at Glanish.

* Andrew Riddell, uncle of Rev. John Riddell, d. d.. of Robinson's Run, Penn.,
had a daughter who became the wife of a Mr. Bridge, whose daughter was married
to John Riddell, of Annamacneal.



RIDDELLS OF CORNASOO, IRELAND. 205



THIRD GENERATION.

Robert Riddell 8 (2), a son of Hugh- (1), was born in Glanish, County
Monaghan, Ireland ; married Miss Jane Graham ; emigrated to the United
States, and settled in Allegheny County, Penn. ; had issue nine children,
of whom hereafter. He and his wife died in the family of his son Hugh,
whose wife was Isabella Riddle ; see preceding pedigree.

Rev. John Riddell 3 (2), d. d., a son of Hugh- (1), was born in Cor-
nasoo, County Monaghan, Ireland, in the year 1758 ; married for his first
wife Miss Margaret Arnold, a native of Ireland, by whom he had issue
five children. His first wife died about eleven years after their arrival in
the United States. His second wife was a Mrs. Gabby, originally a Miss
Mitchell, of Washington County, Penn., by whom he had issue five chil-
dren, of whom (with the first family) hereafter. It is not certainly known
in what year Mr. Riddell commenced his college-course; his diploma,
however, shows that he graduated at the University of Glasgow, on the
10th of April, 1782; and from a comparison of dates it would seem that
as soon as he had finished his college-course he commenced and prosecu-
ted to a successful issue the study of theology. This he did under the
supervision and instruction of the celebrated John Brown, of Hadding-
ton. He was licensed to preach on the 14th of June, 1788 ; and on the
18th of November of the same year he was installed pastor of the con-
gregation in Donaghloney, County Down. In this connection he re-
mained till the spring of 1794', when he demitted his charge and came to
the United States. In August of the same year he was installed at Rob-
inson's Run, as pastor of the united congregations of Robinson's Run
and Union, in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penn. As these congregations
rapidly increased under his ministry, he was, in a few years, released from
the charge at Union and settled, agreeably to his own preference, and to
the entire satisfaction of the people, for the whole of his time at Robin-
son's Run. The whole period of his ministry in this congregation was
thirty-five years. His ministerial career extended through a period
of forty-one years. When he came to the United States he connected
himself with the Associate Reformed Church. He was a close student,
and prepared for the pulpit with great care ; he was an excellent pastor
and instructive teacher. That he was not and is not more extensively
known to the Christian world may be owing to the fact that none of the
productions of his pen were ever published. The last public business to
which he attended was the performance of the marriage ceremony. He
died Sept. 4, 1829, in the seventy-second year of his age. His remains
on the day after his decease were followed to the grave by a very large
number of people, many of whom felt that they had sustained a loss that
could not easily be made up, and amongst whom the general impression
was, that a star of no mean lustre had disappeared from the firmament of
the moral and ecclesiastical world.

Dr. Riddell was a man of medium size ; his visage was rather long and
sharp ; his eyes were dark and piercing ; his lips thin and slightly com-
pressed. He became naturalized soon after coming to the United States,
and ever after manifested a sober but steady interest in the welfare of his
adopted country.

Thomas Riddell 3 (1), youngest son of Hugh' 2 (1), was born in Glan-
ish, County Monaghan, Ireland ; married Sloan, and settled on land

in Mullacrank, Ballabay, which came to him through the Rodgers family,



206 BIDDELLS OF COBNASOO, IRELAND.

of whom his mother was a member. He had five daughters and four sons,
of whom hereafter.

Sarah Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of Hugh- (1), was born in Monaghan,
Ireland, and was married to Joseph Donaldson.

Jaiie Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of Hugh- (1), was born in Monaghan,
Ireland, and was married to Joseph Donaldson (?).

Eliza Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of Hugh' 2 (1), was born in Monaghan,
Ireland, and was married to a Mr. Armstrong.



Joseph Riddell 3 (1), a son of Andrew- (1), was born in Monaghan,
Ireland ; no other information.

Margaret Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew- (1), was born in Mon-
aghan, Ireland : was married to William Gipson.

Sarah Riddell 3 (2), a daughter of Andrew- (1), was born in Mona-
ghan, Ireland, and was married to a Mr. Craigh.



James Riddell 3 (1), a son of Robert- (1), was born in the County
Monaghan, Ireland, and died in America, issueless.

Dr. John Riddell 3 (3), a son of Robert- (1), was born in the County
Monaghan, Ireland, and died in America, issueless.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Hugh Riddell 4 (2), eldest son of Robert 3 (2), was born in the County
Monaghan ; emigrated to the United States with his father's family ; mar-
ried Isabella Riddell (or Riddle), daughter of Maxwell Riddle (see " Rid-
dells of Glanish, Ireland"), and had issue, of whom hereafter. He resided
in the town of Remington, Allegheny County, Penn., and cared for his
parents in old age ; farmer.

Margaret Riddell 4 (2), eldest daughter of Robert 3 (2), was born (pre-
sumably) in County Monaghan, Ireland, and died in Pennsylvania.

Sarah Riddell 4 (3), second daughter of Robert 3 (2), was born in Ire-
land (?); came to Pennsylvania with her parents in 1831 ; was married to
John Logan, and died at Greencastle, la., leaving issue there.

Jane Riddle 4 (2), third daughter of Robert 3 (2), born in the County
Monaghan, Ireland, was married to Maxwell Riddle, of Byesville, O., and
had issue; died Nov. 30, 1873; see "Riddells of Glanish, Ireland."

Esther Riddle 4 (1), fifth daughter of Robert 3 (2).

Eliza Riddle 4 (1), sixth daughter of Robert 3 (2), was married to Wil-
liam McClelland, and died in Allegheny County, Penn.

Rachel Riddle 4 (1), seventh daughter of Robert 3 (2).

John Riddle 4 (4), a son of Robert 3 (2).

Robert Riddle 4 (3), a son of Robert 8 (2).



Hugh Riddell 4 (3), eldest son of Rev. John 8 (2), was born in Pitts-
burgh, or Robinson's Run, Allegheny County, Penn.

John Riddell 4 (5), a son of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in Washington
or Allegheny County, Penn., about the year 1797 ; was educated at Jef-
ferson College ; studied law with Mr. Foster, of Greenburg, Westmore-
land County, Penn., and was admitted to the bar. He married, about

* The ancestors of this family are said to have come to Ireland with Cromwell,
and received grants of four townlaixK namely, Cornasoo, Glanish, Annamacneal,
and Mullacrank. One was William. All were farmers and linen manufacturers.



BIDDELLS OF COBNASOO, IBELAND. 207

1826, Miss Elizabeth Speer, second daughter of Rev. William Speer, d. d.;
settled at Meadville, Penn., but removed about 1828 to Erie in the same
State. He was a successful and distinguished lawyer ; was in the State
Legislature ; noted for eloquence and power as an advocate ; espoused ar-
dently the anti-masonic side in the bitter controversies of the period from
1830 to 1836; died of pulmonary disease, in Canonsburg, Washington
County, Penn., July 4, 1837, having had issue four sons and one daughter,
born between 1829 and 1836, of whom hereafter.

Nancy Riddell 4 (1), eldest daughter of Rev. John 3 (2).

Jane Riddell 4 (3), second daughter of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in
Allegheny County, Penn.; was married to Sturgeon, and has issue.

Margaret-Ann Riddell 4 (3), third daughter of Rev. John 3 (2), was
born in Pennsylvania; was married to John M. Allen, in 1837 ; had issue,
and died Feb. "28, 1856.

Dr. George Riddell 4 (1), third son of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in
Pennsylvania; married, and has a family of children;* is now a prac-
tising physician at Indianapolis, Ind.; considered a skilful practitioner,
and has a large patronage.

Robert Riddell 4 (4), fourth son of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in Penn-
sylvania, and is now living at Knoxville, Jefferson County, O. ; he does
not reply to my letters of inquiry.

Joseph Riddell 4 (2), fifth son of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in Penn-
sylvania; no other information.

Eliza Riddell 4 (2), fourth daughter of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in
Pennsylvania; no record of marriage.

Mary Riddell 4 (1), fifth daughter of Rev. John 3 (2), was born in Penn-
sylvania, and was married to Berry ; resides in Steuben ville, O.

James Riddell 4 (1), a son of Thomas 3 (1), was born in Glanish, County

Monaghan, Ireland ; married Riddell, a daughter of John, and has

seven children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Riddell lives on a large farm in
the township of Mullacrank, called a "freehold," which has come down
from his remote ancestors.

William Riddell 4 (1), a son of Thomas 3 (1), was born in the County
Monaghan, and is now in Victoria, Australia.

Riddell 4 (0), eldest daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was born in County

Monaghan, Ireland ; married to P. H. McPherson, and now resides in
Mendota, 111.

Elizabeth Riddell 4 (1), second daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was born in
County Monaghan, Ireland ; was married to a Mr. Killgour, and is now
living in wealth at Greymouth, New Zealand, Australia.

Mary- Ami Riddell 4 (2), third daughter of Thomas 3 (1), was born in

County Monaghan, Ireland ; married Wooland, and is now living at

Gipsland, Victoria, Australia.

Jane Riddell 4 (4), fourth daughter of Thomas 3 (1), born in County
Monaghan, Ireland, was married to a Mr. White, and is now in Australia.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Anilie-Nesbit Riddell 5 (1), only daughter of Hugh 4 (2) and his wife,

* Dr. J. C. Riddell, a son of Dr. Geo. W. Riddell, of Indianapolis, Ind., and
grandson of Rev. John Riddell, d. d., formerly of Robinson's Run, Penn., has an
" Opium Curative Institute " at Kansas City, Mo. I cannot prevail upon this fam-
ily to provide their history or record.



208 1UDDELLS OF ANXAMACXEAL, IRELAKD.

Isabella, who was a daughter of Maxwell Riddle, is a school-teacher, and
lives with her parents at Allegheny County, Penn. ; she was born June
26, 1854. "

Jollll-W. RiddelP (6), eldest son of John 4 (5), was born at Erie, Penn.,
about 1829. He took a partial course at Jefferson College, Penn. ; was ap-
pointed midshipman in the U. S. navy, about 1847, and served several years,
when he resigned. Studied law at Pittsburgh, Penn., with H. S. Magran,
Esq., and was there admitted to the bar, about 1854. Was several years
Assistant District Attorney of Allegheny County, Penn. Resided several
years in Pittsburgh, but a few years ago, 1878, went to Gilroy, Cal., where,
having retired from the practice of his profession, he now (1884) resides.
Wife's name not known ; has one daughter.

Speer Riddell 5 (1), second son of John 4 (5), was born at Erie, Penn.,
about 1830; received partial classical education at private academies ; was
a bank-clerk with General Larimer (?), of Pittsburgh, Penn., from 1848 to
1853 ; in the latter year he moved to California, and has been bank-teller
in San Francisco more than twenty-five years ; has recently resigned his
position, and is now the president of the San Bernardino Borax Mining-
Company. Has never married. Lives in San Francisco.

James Riddell 5 (2), third son of John 4 (5), was born at Erie, Penn.,
and is a druggist by profession, well acquainted with his business ; he was
at one time member of the large drug-importing firm of Crane & Brig-
ham, of San Francisco. He is a man of energetic character and popular
traits. Has retired in competent circumstances, and is living in the coun-
try near Gilroy, Cal., which State has been his place of residence since
1857 ; unmarried.

DeWitt-C. RiddelP (1), fourth son of John 4 (5), removed at an early
age from Erie, Penn., and resided for a few years with the family of his
uncle, Rev. O. A. Patterson, in New Lisbon, O. ; afterwards removed to
Pittsburgh, Penn., and entered the service of Alexander James, tea-mer-
chant. In 1855, he went to California, and has been in the employ of
banking and express companies till 1881, when he engaged in fruit-culture
near Gilroy, on a beautiful farm he has named " Glen-Riddell," for a fam-
ily seat in Scotland; see "Riddells of Glen-Riddell," in this book. Mr.
Riddell has a taste for farm life and sports of the field ; enjoys camping-
out and hunting adventures, and has roamed over mountain and plain.
He spent many years in the mining regions of California and Nevada,
when connected with Wells & Fargo's Express Company. Is married,
and has two children, of whom hereafter.

Harriet-E. RiddelP (1), only daughter of John 4 (5), was born in
Erie, Penn. ; was married to Col. Samuel C. Magill, formerly of Clinton,
la., but now of Fargo, Dak., and has Jive living children, of whom two
are married.



RIDDELLS OF ANNAMACNEAL, IRELAND.

Gordon Riddell 1 (1), descended from Scottish ancestors, said to have
settled in Ireland under Cromwell, lived and died in the parish of Tully-
corbit, County of Monaghan ; he had issue.



BID DELLS OF ANNAMACNEAL, IRELAND. 209

Hugh Riddell 1 (1), brother of the preceding, lived in one of the town-



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