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ships granted his ancestors in County Monaghan ; married and had issue.

SECOND GENERATION.

John Riddell 2 (1), a son of Gordon 1 (1), was born in County Mona-
ghan, township of Annamacneal ; married and had issue.

John Riddell" (2), a son of Hugh 1 (1), was born in County Mona-
ghan, Ireland; married Elizabeth Bridge, a wealthy farmer's daughter,
and had issue three sons and eight daughters, of whom hereafter; Mr.
Riddell was a farmer.

Hugh Riddell' 2 (2), a son of Hugh 1 (1), died unmarried.

THIRD GENERATION.

Hugh Riddell 3 (3), a son of John' 2 (1), resides on a part of one of
four townships granted his ancestors, called Annamacneal in the parish
of Tullycorbit, County Monaghan, — the place where he was born, — con-
sisting of about ten acres freeland.



Robert Riddell 3 (1), grandson of Gordon 1 (1), resides at Annamac-
neal, Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland, on twelve acres of freeland.

Gordon Riddell 3 (2), grandson of Gordon 1 (1), resides on a freeland
at Ballybay* that came to him from his remote ancestors, consisting of
twelve acres ; I do not know the name of the father.

Rev. Hugh Riddell 3 (4), son of John 2 (2) and his wife, Elizabeth
Bridge, was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, and is now a Presbyte-
rian minister in Glasgow, Scotland.

William Riddell 3 (1), a son of John- (2), is now living in County
Fermanaugh, Ireland; farmer ; has a family.

John Riddell 3 (3), a son of John- (2), was born in County Monaghan,
and came to Canada when a lad. He married for his first wife, Matilda
Dane (or Done), who died June 8, 1879, — "an amiable Christian woman."
He married secondly, Ellen B. Tate, of English extraction ; she was born
at Brewster, Mass., Jan. 20, 1848. Mr. Riddell moved to Michigan about
1868, and settled on a large farm at Georgetown, Ottawa County, where
he now lives and has "all that heart can wish." He has issue two
children, of whom hereafter.

Mary-Ann Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John- (2) ; dead.

Jane Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John- (2) ; dead.

Margaret Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John 2 (2), was married to

MacKelvie, and lives at Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland.

Eliza Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John 2 (2) ; deceased.

Esther Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John 2 (2), is living, 1883.

Sarah Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John 2 (2) ; deceased.

Matilda Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John 2 (2) ; deceased.

Lettie Riddell 3 (1), a daughter of John 2 (2), living in 1883.

FOURTH GENERATION.

William Riddell 4 (2), son of John 3 (3) by first wife.
Freddie-T. Riddell 4 (1), son of John 3 (3) by second wife.

* Archibald Riddell lives in Glanish, Dunraymond ; George Riddell in Creeragh,
Ballybay ; and Gordon Riddell in Edenatirkin, Ballybay, — all in County Monaghan,
— and are supposed to be connected with the families before mentioned. All occupy
land, and are probably small farmers.

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210 RIDDLES OF YOBK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.



RIDDLES OF YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

[Donegal Branch.]

John Riddell 1 (1), a resident of Donegal County, in the province of
Ulster, Ireland, was descended from one of several brothers who were in
the array of William III, and who, for their services, were rewarded with
confiscated lands in Ulster. These ancestors were Presbyterians from
Scotland. (See "Riddells of Ray, Ireland.")

SECOND GENERATION.

James Riddle" (1), a son of John 1 (1), supposed to have been born in
Ireland; married in the year 16 — , to Janette, daughter of Tristram Jones,
of Donegal County, Ireland, and had issue six children, of whom here-
after.

THIRD GENERATION.

Mary Riddle 3 (1), a daughter of James- (1), was born in Donegal,
Ireland; was married to Walter McFarland, and had issue six children,
four sons and two daughters.

John Riddle 3 (2), eldest son of James' 2 (1), was born in the County
Donegal, Ireland ; married Sarah Ewing, and died without issue.

Tristram-Jones Riddle 3 (1), second son of James- (1), was born in
Donegal, Ireland, and died unmarried.

Catherine Riddle'' (1), second daughter of James 2 (1), was born in
Donegal, Ireland ; was married to William Young, and had issue eight
children, five sons and three daughters.

James Riddle 3 (2), third son of James' 2 (1), w r as born in Donegal,
Ireland; emigrated to America, and settled in York County, Penn., as a
farmer. His wife's name has not reached me; they had issue nine chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. There may have been daughters.

Jane Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of James' 2 (1), was born in Donegal,
Ireland ; was married and had issue seven children, five sons and two
daughters.

FOURTH GENERATION.

John Riddle 4 (3), eldest son of James 3 (2), was bom in York County,
Penn. (probably), Jan. 24, 1752; married April 16, 1778, to Ann McKee
(aged 18 years), and by her had issue several children, of whom hereafter.
He was a nail-manufacturer in early life, working on the old hand-ma-
chines at Hagerstown, Md.; afterwards principal of an academy at
Chambersburgl), and then at Pittsburgh, Penn., where he died in 1818.
Mr. Riddle seems to have been a prominent man in his day, and filled
many positions of trust, one being that of magistrate. He was lame
from white swelling, and on that account received a better education than
it was usual for farmers' sons to have in those days. He had a commis-
sion from Governor Mifflin, dated 16th of February, 1792, appointing
him notary public for Franklin County, Penn. ; also a commission dated
July 5, 1792, from the same governor, appointing him Justice of the
Peace for the said County.

Robert Riddle 4 (1), second son of James 8 (2), was born June 14, 1753;
probably died young and unmarried, as no other mention is found con-
cerning him.

Judge James Riddle 4 (3), third son of James 8 (2), was born in Adams
County, Penn., Jan. 20, 1755; married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and



RIDDLES OP YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 211

Agnes McPherson, of Gettysburgh, and had issue seven children, of whom
hereafter. He graduated with great distinction at Princeton College, and
subsequently read law at York. He was for many years tutor of lan-
guages in Princeton College; was admitted to the Chambersburgh bar in
1784. His legal abilities were very respectable, though he was not con-
sidered a great lawyer; he was well read in science, literature, and laws;
was a good advocate, and very influential with the jury. He was ap-
pointed president judge in 1794, by Governor Mifflin, and continued in
this position till 1804, when he resigned in consequence of the strong
partisan feeling existing against him, — he being a great Federalist, —
and returned to the practice of law. He was again successful and amassed
a large fortune, which was impaired by payments of endorsements made
for his friends. He was a soldier of the Revolution. Judge Riddle mar-
ried for a second wife, Arianna, daughter of Dr. Stewart, of Blagdens-
burgh, and by her had/?ue children. He was a gentleman of great dignity
and suavity of manners ; a fine specimen of old-school politeness. He
died in the year 1837.

David Riddle 4 (1), fourth son of James 3 (2), was born March 29, 1757,
probably in York County, Penn. ; married Sarah McCune (she was prob-
ably of Harrisburg, Penn.), and settled as farmer in Amberson's valley,
in eastern Pennsylvania, and died at Harrisburg. His brother George
lived with him. Their old farm is now owned by Jacob B. Stewart.

William Riddle 4 (1), fifth son of James 3 (2), was born Aug. 20, 1759 ;
married Susanna Nounce, of English parentage, and settled in Martins-
burgh, Va. He was a teacher and elder of the Presbyterian Church,
" with as warm and true a Scotch-Irish heart, creed, and preferences as
any in his day" ; these words were spoken by his son, the Rev. David H.
Riddle, d. d., in an historical address. He died about the year 1812,
having had issue eleven children, ten sons and one daughter, of whom
hereafter.

Joseph Riddle 4 (1), sixth son of James 3 (2), was born in York Coun-
ty, Penn., April 5, 1763 ; married Sarah-Morrow Kearsley, second daugh-
ter of John and Nancy Kearsley, of Shepherdstown, Va., on Saturday,
Sept. 12, 1789, and had issue nine children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Rid-
dle was a merchant in Alexandria and Richmond, Va., many years; sub-
sequently removed to Woodville, Miss., where he was postmaster, and
where he died in 1844. His wife died in Alexandria, April 24, 1810. Mr.
Riddle was quite tall and well formed, had dark gray or blue eyes, and
brown hair which he wore in a cue. He was of gentlemanly and refined
appearance, — very good-looking.

Joshua Riddle 4 (1), seventh son of James 3 (2), was born Aug. 15,
1766 ; married a Miss Harper, and was a merchant in Alexandria, Va.

Samuel Riddle 4 (1), eighth son of James 3 (2), was born Feb. 1, 1771 ;
married a Miss Stewart, settled in Huntingdon County, Penn., and be-
came an eminent lawyer. He studied law with his brother James, and
was admitted to the bar in 1790. After his admission he removed to
Huntingdon, and subsequently to Bedford, where he remained until the
spring of 1794, when he went to Chambersburgh, and occupied his
brother's office, succeeding to a great share of the practice held by
him before he was appointed judge. He was very industrious and pains-
taking, and having been introduced to the people by so distinguished
a lawyer as his brother, he was successful in business and acquired a for-
tune. He was a man of very speculative turn of mind, and wasted his



212 RIDDLES OF YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

large fortune by injudicious investments and improvements. When liv-
ing at Bedford, lie built a very large brick house, much too large for the
wants of any family. He also, at a subsequent period, planted a peach-
orchard, on the top of " Parnel's Knob," a high peak of the Kittanning
mountain, about ten miles west of Chambersburgh, and built a still-house
for the manufacture of peach-brandy at the same elevated locality. He
also erected a chopping-mill and saw-mill at the same place, and thus gave
it the name of "Riddle's Folly." Mr. Riddle was an ardent Federalist,
and upon the establishment of a Democratic paper at Chambersburgh, in
1790, he took umbrage at some item published in its columns, and made
an attempt to cowhide the editors in their sanctum, but got the worst of
the battle ; hence there was one Democratic victory in Franklin County
that year. In person, Mr. Riddle was tall and spare, and had a very
prominent arched nose. He was social and engaging in his manners, and
a general favorite among those who were acquainted with him. He died
in 1820, leaving a large family of children, of whom hereafter.

George Riddle 4 (1), ninth son of James 8 (2), was born in Adams
County, Penn., Dec. 1, 1772; settled in the eastern part of his native
State as a farmer, and lived with his brother David, before mentioned, till
a great age.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Margaret Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of John 4 (3). was born May
20, 1779, and died May 7, 1781.

Rebecca Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of John 4 (3), was born Feb. 16,
1781 ; was married to Willoughby Lane, of Charleston, Va., and had issue
several children.

James-McKee Riddle 5 (4), eldest son of John 4 (3), was born July 24,
1785 ; married Elizabeth Weaver, of Adams County, Penn., Nov. 21,
1811 ; studied law with his uncle, Samuel Riddle, at Huntingdon, Penn.,
settled at Somerset and practised his profession there for several years.
He removed to the city of Pittsburgh, about 1814. He had a commission
from Governor Findlay, dated Aug. 1, 1814, as colonel of a Pennsylvania
militia regiment; one from the same Governor, dated March 3, 1818, as
clerk of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ; one from Governor Wolf,
dated Dec. 8, 1830, as Justice of the Peace for the town (now city) of
Allegheny, to which place he removed in 1829, and where he died March
20, 1832. His widow died at same place, March 27, 1857; they had
issue, of whom hereafter.

Joseph Riddle 5 (2), a son of John 4 (3), died unmarried.



James Riddle 5 (5), eldest son of James 4 (3), was born in Franklin
County, Penn., about the year 1784, and died young.

Eliza Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of James 4 (3), was born in Frank-
lin County, Penn., (say) 1784, and died unmarried. She was one of the
most pious and intellectual of young women ; cultured, refined, and of
delicate modesty.

Jollll-Stewart Riddle 5 (4), second son of James 4 (3), was born in 1803;

married to Miss Bemis, of Meadville, Penn., and had issue several

children, of whom hereafter. He died in 1851. Mr. Riddle was a gradu-
ate of Union College, New York; studied law and removed to Meadville,
where he was one of the most prominent men at the bar. He was a
gentleman of prejiossessing personal appearance; courteous and genial-



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hearted, and highly respected by all who came within the circle of his
acquaintance ; his death was deeply lamented.

Margaret Riddle 5 (2), second daughter of James 4 (3), was born Dec.
21, 1805 ; was married June 30, 1836, to the Rev. B. S. Schneck, pastor
of the German Reformed Church, at Chambersburgh, Penn., and for
many years editor of the Messenger, the organ of the German Reformed
Church. He died in 1874, in his 69th year.

William Riddle 5 (2), third son of James 4 (3), was born in 1805 ;
married Miss Margaret McDowell, of Franklin County, Penn. He died
at Chambersburgh in 1838, while preparing himself for the gospel minis-
try ; a young man of remarkable natural gifts, an excellent scholar, and
of charming personal address.

Horace-Ross Riddle 5 (1), fourth son of James 4 (3), was born in 1810;
married Miss Sallie Hunter, of Virginia, and had issue three daughters.
Mr. Riddle is now a merchant in Baltimore, Md. ; is said to be " a very
eccentric old gentleman "; has never replied to my inquiries.

Dr. Edward Riddle 5 (1), fifth son of James 4 (3), was born in 1813;
studied medicine ; went to California to practise his profession, and died
in San Francisco in 1848, unmarried.



James-N. Riddle 5 (6), eldest son of William 4 (1), was born at Mar-
tinsburgh, Va., Jan. 25, 1796 ; married and had issue six children ; he
died May 10, 1863.

William-N. Riddle 5 (3), second son of William 4 (1), was born in
Martinsburgh, Va., April 10, 1800; married , and is now (1884) liv-
ing in Martinsburgh, a widower, aged 84 ; no children.

John Riddle 5 (5), third son of William 4 (1), was born at Martins-
burgh, Va,, Jan. 25, 1803 ; married to Susan Tabb, March 6, 1828 ; moved
from Martinsburgh to Ely, Ralls County, Mo., in the year 1836, as a
farmer. When he entered upon his new land "the wild grass was grow-
ing rank and tall upon the broad prairie, and the red deer fed unscared
by the presence of man." He was an ordained elder of the church at
West Ely ; assisted in the building of the house of worship there, and
his name rests under the corner-stone. He died April 14, 1845, leaving a
widow and eight children, of whom hereafter.

Rev. David-H. Riddle 5 (2), d. d., ll. d., fourth son of William 4 (1),
was born in Martinsburgh, Va. (now Western Virginia), April 14, 1805;
married November, 1828, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Matthew Brown,
d. c, who was president of Jefferson College from 1823 to 1845, and by her
(who died Dec. 3, 1858) had issue nine children, of whom hereafter.
Mr. Riddle entered Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1821 ; was grad-
uated in 1823, valedictorian of a class numbering thirty-three, eighteen
of whom became ministers. Pie studied theology at Princeton Seminary
from 1825 to 1828 ; was licensed to preach in 1827 ; ordained and installed
as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Va., Dec. 28, 1828.
He removed to Pittsburgh, Penn., to become pastor of the Third Presby-
terian Church there in the fall of 1833, and remained until the spring of
1857, when he became pastor of the First Reformed Dutch Church, of Jer-
sey City, N. J., where he continued until the close of the year 1862, at
which time he was elected president of Jefferson College. At the union
of Washington and Jefferson Colleges, in 1865, he became professor of
moral science. In 1868 he removed to Martinsburgh, to take the pastoral
care of the Presbyterian church there, where he still is (1884). He was



214 RIDDLES OF YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1852. Dr. Riddle is
a man of great learning and elevated character ; has been a writer
of marked ability, and has delivered many able lectures. Few men have
been more highly honored in their profession, or won the esteem of so
wide a circle of friends.

Catherine Riddle 5 (2), the only daughter of William 4 (1), was mar-
ried to William Stone, a planter, of McLennan County, Tex., and died in
1868, without issue.

Nancy Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of Joseph 4 (1), was born in Mar-
tinsburgh, Va., Dec. 26, 1791 ; was married to Dr. George Watson, of
Richmond, Va., May 16, , and died Jan. 15, 1882.

Maria Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of Joseph 4 (1), was born in Shep-
herdstown, Va., Sept. 3, 1793 ; died Jan. 6, 1794, in Alexandria.

James-Dahl Riddle 5 (7), eldest son of Joseph 4 (1), was born in
Alexandria, Va., Jan. 17, 1796, and died in Charlestown, Va., in 1825.

Eliza-Mitchell Riddle 5 (2), third daughter of Joseph 4 (1), was born
in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 2, 1799, and died at Ionia (the country residence
of Dr. George Watson), Louisa County, July 22, 1879. Never married.

John-Adams Riddle 5 (6), second son of Joseph 4 (1), was born in
Alexandria, Va., July 3, 1800 ; married to Miss Susan Tabb, of Matthews
County, July 8, 1823, and resided at Gloucester City, Va. He died July
29, 1823, twenty-one days after his marriage.

Jnlia-Maria Riddle 5 (1), fourth daughter of Joseph 4 (1), was born in
Alexandria, Va., July 27, 1802; was married to Dr. Thomas Nelson, of
Richmond, and died May 16, 1870, in Baltimore, Md.

Joseph Riddle 5 (3), third son of Joseph 4 (1), was born in Alexandria,
Va., Jan. 24, 1804, and died Feb. 11, 1808.

Jane Riddle 5 (2), fourth daughter of Joseph 4 (1), was born in Alex-
andria, Va., Aug. 8, 1805 ; was married to William Ried ; secondly to
Payne, and is living at Luna Landing, Ark. She has issue.

Robert Riddle 5 (2), fourth son of Joseph 4 (1), was born in Alexan-
dria, Va., Nov. 1, 1806; lived in Vicksburg, Miss.; married a lady of
that place, and had one son, of whom hereafter. Died April 14, 1841.

Sarah-Arianna Riddle 5 (1), fifth daughter of Joseph 4 (1), was born
in Alexandria, Va., July 27, 1808 ; was married to Dr. William A. Sel-
don, of Charles City County, May 16, 18 — , and had issue.

Joseph Riddle 5 (4), fifth son of Joseph 4 (1), was born in Alexandria,
Va., April 8, 1810, and was killed in Mississippi by falling from his horse.

SIXTH GENERATION.

George-Ross Riddle 6 (2), eldest son of James 5 (4), was born at Som-
erset, Penn., Sept. 12, 1812; was married to Mary-Ann Williams, May
19, 1836, and has issue eight children, of whom hereafter. Mrs. Riddle's
parents, Henry and Elizabeth (Jones) Williams, were natives of Wales.
Mr. Riddle moved to Pittsburgh, Penn., with his father in 1814, and in
1819 to Allegheny, in which city and neighborhood he has resided ever
since. He was commissioned town-clerk of Allegheny City in 1834, and
held the position till 1839; was principal deputy (acting sheriff) under
three sheriffs, for Allegheny County : was elected chief clerk of the civil
courts of the same County from 1843 to 1846; had a commission (having
been elected) from Governor Bigler, dated Feb. 4, 1854, as alderman of
the city of Allegheny; also, another commission (having been elected)



MIDDLES OF YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 215

from Governor Hartranft, dated April 25, 1876, as Justice of the Peace
for Spring Dale Township, which he resigned when he returned to Alle-
gheny City. He was for twenty-five years the senior partner of a firm
largely engaged in shipping coal, which business was discontinued in
1877. Mr. Riddle had learned the business of a conveyancer, and since
his return from his residence at Spring Dale to Allegheny City, he has
opened an office on Ohio Street for the transaction of that business. He
is an excellent penman. Has kindly furnished much information for this
book that could not have been otherwise obtained.

Mary-Allll-Lane Kiddle 6 (2), eldest daughter of James 5 (4), was born
at Somerset, Penn., Aug. 6, 1814; was married to Robert H. Stewart, of
Lincoln Station, Spring Dale post-office. No issue.

Ariaillia-Rebecea Riddle 6 (1), second daughter of James 5 (4), was
born at Pittsburgh, Penn., Jan. 28, 1816; was married to Dr. Robert B.
Mowrey, of Allegheny City, and has issue several children, one of whom
is the Rev. Philip H. Mowrey, of Chester, Penn.

John-Weaver Riddle 6 (7), second son of James 5 (4), was born at
Pittsburgh, Penn., Jan. 15, 1818; married to Eliza Adams, of Milford,
Eng., Sept. 24, 1841, and had issue eleven children, of whom hereafter.
Mr. Riddle is a banker; was cashier of the Allegheny Savings Bank, but
since its suspension he moved to Quincy, 111., where he now (1879) resides.

Joseph-Ken Riddle 6 (5), third son of James 5 (4), was born at Pitts-
burgh, Penn., May 18, 1825; went to California, and died at New Wil-
mington, British Columbia; unmarried.

William Riddle 6 (4), third son of James 5 (4), was born in Pittsburgh,
Penn. (presumably), and died in infancy.

Albert Riddle 6 (1), fourth son of James 5 (4), was born in Pittsburgh,
Perfn. (presumably), and died in infancy.



Arianna-S. Riddle 6 (2), a daughter of John 5 (5), was born (presum-
ably) at Meadville, Penn. (where her father was in law-practice), and was
married to Thomas B. Kennedy, Esq., a lawyer of prominence, and pres-
ident of the Cumberland Valley and other railroad companies. They re-
side at Chambersburgh, Penn.

Slisan-Nonne Riddle 6 (1), eldest daughter of James 5 (6), was born in
Martinsburgh, Va., in 1834 (?).

Elizabeth Riddle 6 (1), second daughter of James 5 (6), was born in
Martinsburgh, Va., in 1836; was married to Cornelius K. Stribling, and
has four children ; now a widow in Martinsburgh.

Charles-Stuart Riddle 6 (1), son of James 5 (6), was born in Martins-
burgh, Va., in 1839, and died in Jefferson College, Nov. 16, 1857.

Mary-Brown Riddle 6 (3), third daughter of James 5 (6), was born in
Martinsburgh, Va. ; was married ; deceased.

Jane Riddle 6 (3), fourth daughter of James 5 (6), was born in Martins-
burgh, Va.; was married to Armstrong, and is now (1884) a widow

living in her native city.

Riddle 6 (0), youngest son of James 5 (6), was born in Martins-
burgh, Va. ; served with distinction in the Confederate army, and was
killed in September, 1864.

Martha-Susan Riddle 6 (1), eldest daughter of John 5 (5), was born in
Martinsburgh, Va., Dec. 15, 1828; was married to Samuel M. Elliott,
April 8, 1854.



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Williain-Tabb Riddle 6 (5), eldest son of John 5 (5), was born in Mar-
tinsburgh, Va., Dec. 20, 1830; married, Feb. 8, 1853, to Sarah E. Wilkin-
son, and lias issue (1873) seven children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Kiddle
resides at Rensselaer, Ralls County, Mo.

Catherine-]?. Riddle"' (3), second daughter of John 5 (5), was born in
Martinsburgh, Va., Dec. 9, 1832.

Josenll-N. Riddle 6 (6), second son of John 5 (5), was born in Martins-
burgh, Va., Nov. 23, 1834.

Mary-M. Riddle 6 (4), third daughter of John 5 (5), was born near
West Ely, Mo., April 3, 1837.

Elizabetli-F. Riddle 6 (2), fourth daughter of John 5 (5), was born in
Ralls County, Mo., March 18, 1839.

Lovillia-Anderson Riddle 6 (1), fifth daughter of John 5 (5), was born
in Ralls County, Mo., Feb. 19, 1841 ; she has been a teacher in the public
schools; was living with her mother in 1873, unmarried. In a communi-
cation forwarded to me in 1873, Miss Riddle says: "I am the only one in
our family inclined to a profession. I have taught for many years ; have
found much pleasure in my avocation, but like all earthly things rind it an
empty bubble. I am stopping at home with my mother now, and have a
very good opportunity to study botany, geology, etc., besides the delight-
ful pleasure of green fields to rest my eyes upon. 1 love every voice of
nature, even to the chirp of the little cricket that my mother searches for
with so much energy to demolish from her carpets and woolens." Her
composition is elegant.

David-Hoge Riddle 6 (3), third son of John 5 (5), was born in Ralls
County, Mo., Dec. 18, 1843 ; dead.



Mary-Brown Riddle 6 (5), eldest daughter of David 5 (2), was born in
Winchester, Va. (now West Virginia) ; died in infancy.



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