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ably) born in New York, March 5, 1837 ; married in San Francisco to
Elizabeth Hall, Jan. 16, 187'2, and has issue. Mr. Riddell is a book-keeper
and accountant in San Francisco, Cal.

Thomas-Barnard Riddell 5 (4), bod of George 4 (3), horn April 21,
1840; died May 15, 1840.

Alexander Riddell"' (3), son of George 4 (3), born April 21, 1840; died
May 17, 1840.

Mary-Coffin Riddell 5 (5), second daughter of George 4 (3), was born
at Nantucket, Mass., Sept. 13, 1841 ; married Lieut. James L. Corley, of
Barnwell, S. C, at Bcnicia, Cal., June 3, 1861. They now (1873) reside
at Norfolk, Va.

Eliza-Starbnck Riddell 5 (3), third daughter of George 4 (3), was horn
at Nantucket, Mass., July 20, 1845; married, Aug. 3, 1806, to Frank Bar-
nard (her cousin), and resides at San Francisco, Cal.

Henrietta-Herbert Riddell 5 (1), fourth daughter of George 4 (3), was
born at Benicia, Cal., Dec. IS, 1855; was unmarried in 1873. She is a
teacher.



Elisabeth-S. Riddell 5 (1), eldest daughter of Valentine 4 (1), was horn
at Nantucket, Mass., June 8, 1846. She is a teacher in the Coffin School
at Nantucket.

WiUiam-S. Riddell 5 (5), eldest son of Valentine 4 (1), was born at
Nantucket, Mass., March 3, 1850; married, in June, 1872, Martha A. Bas-
kernelle, in California, and has issue.

Valentine Riddell 5 (2), second son of Valentine 4 (1), was born at
Nantucket, Mass., Jan. 18, 1853, and died in California, unmarried, Jan.
18, 1871.

George-Washington Riddell 5 (6), third son of Valentine 4 (1), was
born at Nantucket, Mass., about February, 1859, and was unmarried in
1874. "

Charles-Whitney Riddell 5 (3), eldest son of Samuel 4 (6), was born
Aug. 16, 1860.

Emma Riddell 5 (1), eldest daughter of Samuel 4 (6), was born Sent.
17, 1864.

Annie-Eliza Riddell 5 (1), second daughter of Samuel 4 (6), was born
May 18, 1868.

Herbert Riddell 5 (1), second son of Samuel 4 (6), was born June 2,
1871.

SIXTH GENERATION.

John-Backman Riddell 1 ' (3), a son of Isaac 5 (1), was born about
1860, and lives in Savannah, Ga.



George-Lindsey Riddell 6 (7), a son of George 5 (5), was born in San
Francisco, Cal.

Alice Riddell (1), a daughter of William 5 (5), was born in 1873.



BIDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS. 277



RIDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS.

[Tvuone Branch.]

Thomas Ridel 1 (1), or Riddell, born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in
1739, was brought to New England when a child. He married Rebecca
Moulton, of Monson, Mass., and had issue seven'- children, of whom here-
after. He was a farmer. Some say he served in the Colonial Army dur-
ing the war of the Revolution. I find no mention of him on the pension
records at Washington, D. C. His surname, — with those of his children,
— on the town records of Mdhson, is spelled "Ridel," hence 1 believe his
real family name was "Riddell," and the contracted form an unauthor-
ized assumption of some scribe. I have not found a family tradition
amongst the descendants of Thomas Ridel by which the connection be-
tween him and any other American branch is assumed, or even suggested;
the prevailing traits, however, so conspicuous in all branches of the old
clan, are singularly prominent in this family, and they are undoubtedly of
the same extraction as the numerous other Scotch-Irish branches in the
United States. Mr. Ridel died in Monson, Mass., in 1809, aged 70 years.*

SECOND GENERATION.

John Riddle' 2 (1), eldest son of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Monson,
Mass., in the year 1761 ; married to Olive, daughter of Joshua Blodget,
of Stafford, M-ase., and settled in Randolph, Vt. He emigrated to Alex-
ander, Genesee County, N. Y., in 1806 or 1807, and was, consequently,
one of the pioneers on the well-known " Holland Purchase." He was a
farmer by vocation, but served as Justice of the Peace for many years,
and also represented his town as a supervisor for several years. Mr. Rid-
dle died in 1849, aged 88 years; had issue ten children, of whom here-
after. He was reliable and straightforward; a man of honor and high
respectability.

Joseph Riddle 2 (1), second son of Thomas 1 (1), was born at Monson,
Mass. (according to Pension Records at Washington), in the year 1763 ;

married to Mary or Polly , and had issue eight children, of whom

hereafter. He resided in Monson until 1808, when he emigrated to the
"Holland Purchase," in the State of New York, and settled as a farmer;
here he lived the remainder of his days. In the summer of 1775 he en-
listed under Capt. Isaac Cotton, in Col. David Brewster's regiment. In
1776 he enlisted under Capt. Joseph Munger, in the regiment of Col. Rob-
ert I. Woodbridge, "Massachusetts Line." July 1, 1777, he entered the
service for three years under Capt. Caleb Keep, and Col. William Shep-
herd, of the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment, General Glover's brigade,
as drum-major; and in July, 1780, was discharged by Capt. Simon Lar-
ned, who was in command of the regiment at " Robertson Farms " near
West Point. He was on a short tour in the militia, and at the surrender
of Burgoyne, but was not in the decisive battle preceding that event, in
consequence of guarding the road to Albany. He was in the battle of
Monmouth, N. J., June 28, 1778, and with General Sullivan, in Rhode
Island, in August, 1778. He was probably wounded, for the Pension Rec-
ords state that he was a cripple. Some say he did service in the war of
1812. I do not know the date of his death.

* There are traditions in other families whose Scotch-Irish ancestors settled in
the Middle States, that there were relatives in New England.



278 RIDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS.

Elijah Riddle 2 (1), third son of Thomas 1 (1) and his wife Rebecca,
was born in Monson, Mass., Jan. 27, 177*2 ; married to Clarissa Fuller
(she was born Jan. 20, 1775, died Sept. 6, 1834), and early emigrated to
New York State, and took up land on the "Holland Purchase," along
with his brothers before mentioned. He left New York and emigrated
West many years ago; died in Michigan, Oct. 10, 1842, having had issue
four children, of whom hereafter. He was in the war of the Revolution,
and fought in several engagements ; also, on board a man-of-war three
years.

Thomas Riddle 2 (2), fourth son of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Monson,
Mass., Sept. 27, 1781 ; married to Minerva Merrick (she was born in
Monson, Mass., Feb. 3, 1785), Dec. 22, 1805, and emigrated to Ohio early
in the summer of 1817. He was a farmer; died at Newbury, Geauga
County, O., in September, 1823, having had issue eight children, of whom
hereafter. His widow died at Paw Paw, Ind., Jan. 11, 1866. She was a
woman of remarkable intellectual powers, an excellent wife and mother.

Mary Riddle 2 (1), a daughter of Thomas 1 (1) (born probably in Mon-
son, Mass., though I find no records), was married to Benjamin Blodget,
of Randolph, Vt. ; probably died there many years ago.

Susan Riddle 2 (1), a daughter of Thomas 1 (1), was born (probably in
Monson, Mass.; no records) between 1772 and 1773; was married to John
Squires, a farmer, and died in Alexander, N. Y*., sixty years ago.

Salla Riddle 2 (1), fifth son of Thomas 1 (1) and Rebecca, his wife,
was born in Monson, Mass., Feb. 16, 1774. I have found no other account
of him, and presume he died when a child.

Sally Riddle 2 (1), a daughter of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Monson,
Mass., Feb. 16, 1778; was married to Levi Patterson, a farmer, and died
in Orangeville, N. Y.

THIRD GENERATION.

Lyman Riddle 8 (1), eldest son of John 2 (1), was born in Monson,
Mass., in 1786; married Jan. 23, 1818, to Polly, daughter of Royal Moul-
ton, and had issue six children, of whom hereafter. He was a farmer ;
died on his father's homestead in Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y., April
9, 1872, aged 84 years.

Hannah Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of John' 2 (1), was born at Mon-
son, Mass., in 1788; died in the town of Alexander, N. Y., in 1808, un-
married.

Sarah Riddle 8 (1), second daughter of John 2 (1), was born in Mon-
son, Mass., in 1790; died in the town of Alexander, N. Y., in 1847.

Susan Riddle 8 (2), third daughter of John 2 (1), was born at Monson,
Mass., in 1794; was married to Marshall Butterfield, and resides in Mich-



igan.



Olive Riddle 8 (1), fourth daughter of John 2 (1), was born at Monson,
Mass., in 1790; married Leverett Seward, and resides in Alexander, N. Y.

Betsey Riddle 8 (1), fifth daughter of John 2 (1), was born in Ran-
dolph, Vt., in 1799; was married to Harley Howe, and resides in Roches-
ter, X. Y.

John Riddle 8 (2), second son of John 2 (1), was born in Randolph, Vt.,
in 1802 ; died at Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y., in July, 1827.

Thomas Riddle 8 (3), third son of John 2 (1), was born in Randolph,
Vt., in 1804; married, in 1834, to Eloise A. Johnson, of LeRoy, N. Y. ;
resides in the town of Darien, Genesee County, N. Y., and is without



RIDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS. 279

issue. Mr. Riddle followed mercantile pursuits in his early days ; has
been postmaster, town-clerk, register of deeds, session justice, and Justice
of the Peace for twenty-eight consecutive years.

Norman Riddle 3 (1), fourth son of John 2 (1), was born in Alexander,
N. Y., in 1806; died there in 1810.

Hannah Riddle 3 (2), sixth daughter of John' 2 (1), was born in Alex-
ander, N. Y., in 1808; died there in 1812.

Salla Riddle 3 (2), eldest son of Elijah 2 (1), was born March 28, 1803,
in Monson, Mass., and died Feb. 17, 1803, aged 60 years. He married
Olive Nelson, March 27, 1825, and had issue seven children, two sons and
five daughters, of whom hereafter.

James-M. Riddle 3 (1), second son of Elijah 2 (1), was born April 23,
1810 (probably in Monson, Mass.), but I fail to learn particulars of his
family.

Harriet Riddle 3 (1), daughter of Elijah 2 (1), was born March 11,
1813, probably in Monson.

Laura Riddle 3 (1), daughter of Elijah 2 (1), was born July 7, 1819,
(probably in New York) ; married to Edwin Bennet.



Orrill Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of Joseph 2 (1), was born in Monson,
Mass., May 18, 1790; married Bertha Chaffe, and by her had issue four
children. He married, secondly, Harriet , by whom he had four chil-
dren. He settled in Genesee County, N. Y., as a farmer, where he died.
Wives both dead. For account of descendants see following pages.

Freeboril-Moiilton Riddle 3 (1), second son of Joseph 2 Jl), was born
in Monson, Mass., Sept. 18, 1793; married to Abigail Chaffe, of Alexan-
der, N. Y., and by her (who died March 15, 1829) had eight children.
He married, secondly, Sarah Smith, of Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y.,
by whom he had three children; thirdly, to Jemima Baston, by whom no
issue. He was a farmer; died March 12, 1877; his wife predeceased him
in the summer of 1874.

Rebecca Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of Joseph 2 (1), was born in
Monson, Mass., March 10, 1782 ; was married to Thomas Broadway, and
had issue. Dead.

Polly Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of Joseph 2 (1), was born in Mon-
son, Mass., Aug. 1, 1784 ; was married to Daniel Moulton, and had issue.
Dead.

Lina Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of Joseph 2 (1), was born in Monson,
Mass., June 1, 1786; was married to Maturin Allard, and had issue. Dead.

Charlotte Riddle 3 (1), fourth daughter of Joseph 2 (1), was born in
Monson, Mass., June 8, 1788; was married to James McKain ; died in
New York State.

Almon Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Monson,
Hampden County, Mass., Nov. 3, 1806; went to the "Western Reserve,"
Ohio, with his parents in the month of September, 1817, and settled in
Newbury, Geauga County. He learned the carpenter's trade with one Joel
Chapman. Purchased sixteen acres of wild land on Paw Paw Creek, Wa-
bash County, Ind.; married Caroline-Olivia Marsh, of Springfield, Mass.,
Aug. 1, 1837, and moved to Noble township, Wabash County, Ind., and
settled on the land he had previously purchased, in October, 1838. He
had issue three children, of whom hereafter.



280 RIDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS.

Jose-Merriek Riddle 3 (1), second son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in
Monson, Mass., July 27, 1808; married, Feb. 23, 1836, to Caroline Hay-
den, and by her had several children, of whom hereafter. He removed to
Thetford, Genesee County, Mich., in 1849, and died there Aug. 9, 1855, —
" a superior man."

Thomas-Elmer Kiddle 3 (4), third son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in
Monson, Mass., Aug. 4, 1810; died there March 26, 1813.

William-Henry Riddle 3 (1), fourth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in
Monson, Mass., April 13, 1812; went to Ohio with his parents, and be-
came a young lawyer of great promise; he died at Plainville, Hamilton
County, O., June 6, 1837, unmarried. He was the "Henry Ridgeley" in
the novel written by his brother, Albert G. Riddle, of Washington, ami
published by Nichols & Hall, of Boston, a few years ago ; it was entitled
" Bart Ridgeley."

Johll-Adams Riddle 3 (3), fifth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Mon-
son, Hampden County, Mass., April 23, 1814; married, in October, 1837,
to Lois Odell, of Manchester, Vt., and had issue. He married, secondly,
Theressa Ganson ; she was born in Massachusetts, and died at Chardon,
O. ; no issue. Mr. Riddle is now living with his youngest daughter ; a
carpenter.

Hon. Albert-Gallatin Riddle 3 (1), sixth son of Thomas 2 (2), was
born in Monson, Mass., May 28, 1816; married, Jan. 23, 1845, to Car-
oline, daughter of Judge Burton F. Avery, of Chardon, O., where he
resided until 1850. After the death of his father, Mr. Riddle cared for
himself, and has said, "I did it poorly." He studied law and was admit-
ted to the bar in 1841; was elected district attorney, and served six years;
was elected twice to the Ohio State Legislature ; removed to Cleveland in
1850; elected to Congress in 1860; went to Cuba as United States Con-
sul, in 1864, and to look after government interests at Nassau. On his
return, he removed to Washington, and resumed the practice of law.
where he still continues, having acquired an extensive patronage, and is
employed on cases involving great responsibility. He is Professor of
Law in the Howard University. He contributed his portrait in steel for
this work, and is one of the Publishing: Committee appointed at the fam-
ily meeting at Philadelphia, in 1876. Mr. Riddle has issue seven children,
of whom hereafter. He is the author of several popular novels.

Minerva Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 2 (2), born at New-
bury, O., April 16, 1818; was married Jan. 24, 1839, to Varnum N.
Clark, and in 1842 or '43, moved to Paw Paw, Ind. She has issue four
children.

Roswell Riddle 3 (1), seventh son of Thomas 2 (2), was born at New-
bury, O., Dec. 4, 1820; married Romelia Smith; secondly, to Alvira
Way, a widow. He served in the war of the Rebellion ; has lived on the
homestead. No children.

George-W. Riddle 3 (1), eighth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born at New-
bury, O., April 26, 1823; died at Paw Paw, Ind., March 23, 1843, — "as
handsome and noble a youth as ever bore the name."

FOURTH GENERATION.

Pallas-Lontta Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Lyman 3 (1) and Polly
(Moulton), his wife, was born at Alexander, (xenesee County, N. Y., Oct.
26, 1818 ; was married to John Dirstine, March 17, 1842, ami resides at
Alexander.



RID DELLS OF MO X SON, MASSACHUSETTS. 281

Grace- Anil Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Lyman 3 (1), was born at
Alexander, N. Y., in October, 1822; was married to Royal Newland, in
January, 1843, and died at Alexander, Sept. 13, 1844.

Jerome Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Lyman 3 (1), was born at Alexan-
der, Genesee County, N. Y., April 30, 1825; married to Adell Wright, in
1875. No children in 1878.

Elizabeth- Adell Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Lyman 3 (1), was born
at Alexander, N. Y., June 25, 1832 ; married to William W. Plato, Oct.
15, 1857 ; resides in Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y.

Thomas-Herbert Riddle 4 (5), second son of Lyman 3 (1), was born
at Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y., June 3, 1839 ; married in February,
1862, to Elvira Blodget, and has issue, of whom hereafter. Resides at
Alexander.

Albert Riddle 4 (2), eldest son of Salla 3 (1), was born in the town of
Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y., Dec. 13,1828; married Nov. 13, 1851,
to Eliza J. Holt, and has had issue five children, of whom hereafter. Mr.
Riddle has been a farmer, druggist, and engaged in the grocery business;
has held every office in the township except that of constable; was twice
elected county treasurer, and is now (1879) superintendent of the county
poor. He resides in Howell, Livingstone County, Mich. His height is
six feet three inches ; his weight two hundred and sixty-five pounds.
Mr. Riddle, judging from his portrait, is a fine-looking man.

Arvilla Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Salla 4 (1), was born Dec. 3,
1826; was married May 25, 1845, to Riley Kinney, and died June 20, 1866,

Jaiiett Riddle 4 (if second daughter of Salla 3 (1), was born April 14,
1831 ; was married Feb. 22, 1854, to Aaron V. Holt.

Alma-S. Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Salla 3 (1), was born Sept. 22,
1833; was married Dec. 22, 1858, to John G. Rooke.

Llicias-E. Riddle 4 (1), second son of Salla 3 (1), was born in Alexan-
der, Genesee County, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1834; married Dec. 14, 1859, to
Betsey, daughter of Henry and Lauretta Elliatte (or Elliott), of Piety
Hill, Livingstone County, Mich., — he was born in Canandaigua, Ontario
County, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1833, — and has issue three children, of whom
hereafter. Mr. Riddle is a farmer in good circumstances, and has held
various township offices. He resides at Oceola, Mich.

Caroline Riddle 4 (1~

Almira Riddle 4 (1). I Children of 0r rin« (1).
Lyman Riddle 4 (2). f v '

•Charles Riddle 4 (1). J



Josepll-Montraville Riddle 4 (2), eldest son of Freeborn 3 (1), was
born at Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y., June 5, 1814; married Oct.
15, 1840, to Lucy, daughter of Asa and Lucy (Bushnell) Andrus, of
Pollet, Rutland County, Vt. (she was born June 5, 1815), and by her
had issue five children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Riddle is a farmer, resid-
ing at Salamanca, N. Y.

George-Kirklill Riddle 4 (2), second son of Freeborn 3 (1), was born
at Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y., Oct. 6, 1816; married in the vil-
lage of Batavia, same county, April 1, 1838, to Maryette Wade (she was
born in Vermont, in 1816). He settled in Batavia, Genesee County, N.
Y. ; worked as a mechanic ; removed to Cattaraugus and engaged in



282 BTDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS.

farming; thence to Pembroke, and carried on a farm ; thence to Pemble-
ton as a mechanic; thence to Greenbush, Mich. (Clinton County), where
he now resides. He has issue eleven children, of whom hereafter.

Laura-Utley Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of Freeborn 3 (1), was born
at Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y.; married to Pliny Fox, a lawyer,
and lives at DeKalb, 111.

Charlotta-Temple Riddle 4 (2), second daughter of Freeborn 3 (1),
was born at Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y. ; married to Augustus Ma-
son, of Salamanca, N. Y., and has issue.

Rosalvo-King Riddle 4 (1), third son of Freeborn 3 (1), was born at
Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y., and is now living at Independence, Van
Buren County, Ind. ; is a merchant. He married Mary Wheeler, and has
issue, of whom hereafter.

Trumlmll-Cary Riddle 4 (1), fourth son of Freeborn 3 (1), was born at
Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1823 ; removed to Lockport, N.
Y., at the age of 15 ; married Aug. 22, 1847, to Sarah-Margaret Colt; was
superintendent of canal work on Erie Canal several years ; removed to
Grinned, Poweshiek County, la., in 1856. In 1859 moved to Chapin,
Franklin County, la. He was one of the early settlers in both counties,
and suffered many hardships ; his nearest market was sixty-four miles
away. He died respected, Jan. 24, 1877.

Marquis-de-Lafayette Riddle 4 (1), fifth son of Freeborn 3 (1), was
born at Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y. ; married Sarah Clickner, 1848;
secondly, Emily Utley, in 1878, and resides at Royalton, Niagara County,
N. Y., as a farmer.

James-Sllllivail Riddle 4 (2), sixth son of Freeborn 3 (1), was born at
Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y.; married Fluvia A. Herrighton in 1846,
and is now farming at Chapin, Franklin County, la.

Abigail Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Freeborn 3 (1), was born at
Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y. ; married to Morris Butterfield, a mer-
chant of Otto, Cattaraugus County, N. Y. She died in March, 1864.

Emily-Sophia Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Freeborn 3 (1), by his
secoud wife, was born at Alexander, Genesee County, N. Y. ; was married
to Sheltersburg, and resides in Girard, Penn.

Fraiiklin-Carlos Riddle 4 (1), son of Freeborn 8 (1), by his second
wife, was born at Alexander, N. Y. ; married to Emma Jenkins, and died
in October, 1861.

Francis-Marian Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Almon 8 (1), was born in
Wabash County, Ind., July 3, 1839; married Aug. 14, 1862, to An-
nette M. Stewart, and has issue five children, of whom hereafter, fie
learned the carpenter's trade of his father. Attended school winters
until twenty years old. Was a school-teacher. Cast his first vote for
President Abraham Lincoln, in the autumn of 1860; in the following
spring, while working at his trade for money to take him to college, he
heard of the firing on Fort Sumter, and of the call of President Lincoln
for volunteers to put down the Rebellion ; patriotism predominating over
every other sentiment, he responded at once to the call by enlisting in
Company H, Eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as a private;
was appointed first corporal in May, and was with his regiment at the
battle of Rich Mountain, Ya., July 11, 1861, after which, — Aug. 6, 1861,
— was honorably discharged. He was offered a commission at the re-
organization of the Eighth Regiment for three years, but declined doing



BIDDELLS OF MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS. 283

more infantry service. He re-enlisted, in the Third Indiana Battery,
Aug. 11, 1862, to serve three years ; was married on the 14th of the
same month, and went immediately to Missouri to serve under General
Curtis. In November, 1863, his battery was sent to Tennessee to serve
with Gen. A. J. Smith against General Forrest; after two months of
very severe winter campaign here, the battery was ordered to Vicksburg,
to join General Sherman in a great raid on the Mobile* & Ohio Railroad,
at Meridian, Miss.; returning, his battery embarked for Red River, to
assist General Banks in the capture of Shreveport; was engaged in the
battles at Fort De Russey, Pleasant Hill, Yellow Bayou, and several
skirmishes; returned to Memphis in July, 1864, and with Gen. A. J.
Smith retrieved the losses of Sturgis, at Guntown, in the battle of Lupello,
July 14th, and two days later at the battle of " Old Town Creek." In Sep-
tember he went to Missouri, under General Smith, to assist in repelling
the Price invasion. Assisted General Thomas at Nashville, Dec. 15th and
16th, in the overthrow of General Hood. In February, 1865, went to
New Orleans to assist General Canby in the reduction of Mobile; Avas
engaged in the siege of Fort Spanish, April 1st to 13th, 1865, and en-
gaged in the storming of Fort Blakely, Alabama, late in the evening of
April 9, 1865, the very last battle of the war. Although he was most of
the time on detached service as provost marshal's and adjutant-general's
clerk, he never missed an opportunity to stand with his comrades on the
bloody field. He returned to his. home, and to his wife, who had not
seen him since the wedding night, — Aug. 14, 1862. He followed the occu-
pation of a farmer for five years. In 1870 he and his family left Indiana
for Washington County, Kan., where he purchased three hundred and
twenty acres of land, which he cultivated till 1874, when he purchased
property in the city of Blue Rapids, Marshall County, Kan., in which city
he has since lived, devoting most of his time in teaching; and is now
recognized as a leading educator in Marshall County, one of the most
enterprising in the State. Mr. Riddle is a man of fine personal appearance.

Almaria-Melinda Kiddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Almon 3 (1), was
born in Wabash County, Ind., July 3, 1841; married Sept. 3, 1871, to
Charles-Frederick Hetmonsperger (German), and lives on her father's
farm.

DarillS-Almon Kiddle" (1), second son of Almon 3 (1),^ was born in
Wabash County, Ind., June 2, 1843. In June, 1862, he enlisted in Com-
pany F, Sixteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; was at the bat-
tle of Richmond, Ky., Haines' Bluff, Miss., and Arkansas Post, in Arkansas.
He died of typhoid pneumonia, at Point Pleasant on the Mississippi River,
April 8, 1863. A brave soldier and promising young man.



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