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George- Washington Riddle 3 (3), second son of John 2 (1), was born
at Allegheny City, Penn. ; married Mary A. McDonald, and had issue
three childi*en, of whom hereafter. He resides in Mercer County ; shoe-
maker.

Margaret-C. Riddle 3 (3), eldest daughter of John 2 (1), was born at
Allegheny City, Penn. ; was married to Charles E. Waugh, a farmer, at
Maquoketa, la.

Mary-H. Riddle 3 (4), second daughter of John 2 (1), was born at Al-
legheny City, Penn., March 20, 1844 ; was married to Henry K. Maitland,
Mercer, Penn., Sept. 26, 1866. Has issue.

Amanda- W. Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of John 2 (1), was born at
Allegheny City, Penn.

Zares-Coston Riddle 3 (1), third son of John 2 (1), was born at Al-
legheny City, Penn.

Homer-Clark Riddle 3 (1), fourth son of John 2 (1), was born at Alle-
gheny City, Penn.



324 RIDDLES OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.



Mary-Rebecca Riddle 3 (5), eldest daughter of George 2 (1), was born
in Mercer County, Penn.

James-Madison Riddle 3 (4), eldest son of George' 2 (1), was born in
Mercer County, Penn.

William-Scott Riddle 3 (4), second son of George' 2 (1), was born in
Mercer County, Penn.

AloilZO-Edward Riddle 3 (1), third son of George' 2 (1), was born in
Mercer Countv, Penn.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Alexander-Paucoust Riddle 4 (3), eldest son of John 3 (2), was born
at Harlansburgh, Penn., Aug. 16, 1846. He learned the printing-business
in the office of the Venango Spectator, in Franklin, Penn., and is now
(1876) editor of the Press, at Girard, Kan. Mr. Riddle has manifested a
deep interest in this family history, and contributed to its pages by pro-
viding statistics of the family of which he is a member.

CassillS-Kirk Riddle 4 (1), second son of John 3 (2), was born at Mid-
dlesex, Mercer County, Penn., April 15, 1848, and died at Utica, April 12,
1849.

Charles-MeigS Riddle 4 (1), third son of John 3 (2), was born in Mer-
cer County, Penn., Feb. 14, 1853, and lives on a farm in Utica, Penn.

Laura- Jane Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of John 3 (2), was born in
Mercer County, Penn., June 26, 1854; died in 1855.

Isabella-Catherine Riddle 4 (3), second daughter of John 3 (2), was
born in Mercer County, Penn., March 21, 1856.

George-S.-Kemble Riddle 4 (4), fourth son of John 8 (2), was born iii
Mercer County, Penn., June 24, 1858.

Margaretta Riddle 4 (4), third daughter of John 3 (2), was born in Mer-
cer County, Penn., March 14, 1861.

George- Washington Riddle 4 (5), eldest son of James 3 (3), was born
in Yreka, Cal.

Indiana-Belle Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of James 3 (3), was born
at Yreka, Cal.

Elistace-Rosecraus Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of George 3 (2), was born
in Mercer County, Penn.

Mary Riddle 4 (6). ) Children of John 8 (3), born in Mercer Coun-
Frances Riddle 4 (1). >■ A. y p pnn

Jane Riddle 4 (1). J tyrenn.

George-Edward Riddle 4 (6), a son of George 3 (3).
Ida-Maude Riddle 4 (1), a daughter of George 8 (3).



RIDDLES OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.

[Scotch-Irish Branch.]

John Riddle 1 (1), came from the north of Ireland, settled at Pitts-
burgh, Penn., before the Revolution, and served in the American army
during that war. He married Margaret Deverse, and had issue ten chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. I cannot find records or traditions that would



RIDDLES OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. 325



place this man in his proper connection in this book. His name may be
found elsewhere and identified by some of his descendants.

SECOND GENERATION.

Nancy Riddle' 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh,
Penn., and became the wife of John Akey.

Catherine Riddle' 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was born at Pitts-
burgh, Penn., and was the wife of John Weldy.

Margaret Riddle' 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was the wife of Philip
Smith.

Elizabeth Riddle 2 (1), a daughter of John 1 (1), was born at Pitts-
burgh, Penn.

Isaac Riddle 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh, Penn.;
married, and had issue five children.

Samuel Riddle' 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh,
Penn., and is said to have died single.

John Riddle' 2 (2), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh, Penn.,
and died unmarried.

Joseph Riddle 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh,
Penn., and died single.

David Riddle 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh, Penn.,
and died single.

James Riddle 2 (1), a son of John 1 (1), was born at Pittsburgh, Penn.,
June 15, 1792; married at Tiltonsville, O., May 5, 1816, to Elizabeth Gill,
and had issue seven children, of whom hereafter. He served under Capt.
George Steger, of the Ohio militia, from Sept. 4, 1812; also, as a substi-
tute from Nov. 30, 1812, to Jan. 9, 1813. Assisted in building a block-
house at Wooster, O. Discharged at Lower Sandusky. Removed to
Minnesota in 1854, and died at the age of eighty-five, leaving a large es-
tate. An extensive farmer.

THIRD GENERATION.

Mary Riddle 8 (1), eldest daughter of Isaac 2 (1), was the wife of Cer-
dilis Ward, — probably of Ohio.

Sarah Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of Isaac 2 (1), was not married.

Margaret Riddle 3 (2), third daughter of Isaac' 2 (1), was the wife of
John Gill, — probably of Ohio.

David Riddle 8 (2), a son of Isaac 2 (1), was not married.

John Riddle 3 (3), a son of Isaac 2 (1), never married.



Sarah Riddle 3 (2), eldest daughter of James' 2 (1), was born in Ohio,
— probably in Jefferson County, — and became the wife of Peter Thomas,
of Steuben ville, O.

Jane Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of James 2 (1), was born in Ohio,
and was married to Maj. J. Foster, and was living at Wykoff, Minn., in
1879.

William Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of James 2 (1), was born in Ohio, and
died unmarried.

John Riddle 8 (4), second son of James 2 (1), was born in Ohio about
1816; married Barbara Thomas, of Steubenville, O., and had issue four
children. He was a blacksmith.

Samuel Riddle 3 (2), third son of James 2 (1), was born in Ohio; mar-
ried Henrietta Eidam, and had issue five children, of whom hereafter. He
died June 14, 1871, aged 53. Farmer in Minnesota.



326 BIDDLES OF PITTSBUEGH, PENNSYLVANIA.

James-O. Riddle 3 (2), fourth son of James 2 (1), was born in Ohio ;
married Barbara Grailing, settled in Minnesota, and has two children.

Thomas Riddle 8 (1), fifth son of James 2 (1), was born in Ohio; mar-
ried Elizabeth Paxton, and had issue five children. Mr. Riddle is a farmer
at Forestville, Minn.

FOURTH GENERATION.

David Riddle 4 (3), eldest son of John 3 (4), was born in Ohio ; mar-
ried Martha Boyd, and had issue five children. He resided in Pennsyl-
vania, and later in Minnesota.

James-P. Riddle 4 (3), second son of John 3 (4), was born in Ohio,
April 3, 1842; married to Hannah Tedrow, and has issue three children.
Served three years in the Union army during the Rebellion. Farmer at
Forestville, Minn.*

Eliza-A. Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of John 3 (4), was born in Ohio,
and became the wife of John Gardner.

Elizabeth- J. Riddle 4 (2), second daughter of John 8 (4), was born in
Ohio, and was married to John Atchison.



James-W. Riddle 4 (4), eldest son of Samuel 3 (2), was born in Min-
nesota, in 1856. Cooper by trade.

Sllbina Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Samuel 3 (2). All

Rosa-H. Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Samuel 3 (2). ( bom



Louis Riddle 4 (1), second son of Samuel 3 (2).
>Iinnie-A. Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Samuel 3 (2).



in

Minnesota.



Elizabetll-J. Riddle 4 (3), a daughter of James 3 (2). ) Born in Minne-
Charles-N. Riddle 4 (1), a son of James 8 (2). ) sota,unmarried.



Emma-J. Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Thomas 3 (1), born in For-
estville, Minn., in 1860; unmarried.

James-C. Riddle 4 (5), eldest son of Thomas 3 (1), born in 1863.
Johll-E. Riddle 4 (5), second son of Thomas 3 (1), born in 1871.
Frailk-L. Riddle 4 (1), third son of Thomas 3 (1), born in 1873.
Laura-E. Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Thomas 3 (1), born in 1876.

FIFTH GENERATION.

George Riddle 6 (2), eldest son of James 4 (3), born in Ohio, June 17,
1867.

Clark Riddle 5 (1), second son of James 4 (3), born in Pennsvlvania,
Oct, 10, 1873.

Emmet Riddle 5 (1), third son of James 4 (3), born in Minnesota, April
17, 1875.

♦James P. Riddlk. of Forestville. Minn., writes that several sons of John Rid-
dle, of Steubenville, O., live in Wellsburgh, Va. He also says John Riddle, the
ancestor, lived some time in Virginia.



MIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 327

RIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

[Scotch-Irish Branch.]

[It is presumed that this branch of the Riddle family is an offshoot of
some other stock early settled in Pennsylvania; but no member of the
family with whom I have corresponded can prove the connection. Doubt-
less some man will be able, when this book shall fall into his hands, to
connect the several branch-families of Pennsylvania with one ancestry.]

FIRST GENERATION.

John Riddle 1 (1) is supposed to have been born somewhere in Mif"
rlin County, Penn., but the names of his parents have not reached me. I
<lo not find his name in the list of Revolutionary soldiers. His wife's
name was Mary; they were married April 5, 1768, and had issue thirteen
children, of whom hereafter. He was born in 1745.

SECOND GENERATION

Elizabeth Riddle 2 (1), eldest daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Penn-
sylvania, Jan. 12, 1769.

Margaret Riddle 2 (1), a twin to Elizabeth 2 (1), was born Jan. 12, 1769.

Agnes Riddle 2 (1), third daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Pennsyl-
vania, July 25, 1770; died April 13, 1776.

Susanna Riddle 2 (1), fourth daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Penn-
sylvania, March 6, 1774 ; married to James Mitchell.

Mary Riddle 2 (1), fifth daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Pennsyl-
vania, March 6, 1776; died Dec. 5, 1778.

John Riddle 2 (2), eldest son of John 1 (1), was born in the State of
Pennsylvania, April 13, 1778, and had issue five children, of whom more
hereafter. His wife's name not known.

David Riddle 2 (1), second son of John 1 (1), Avas born in Mifflin County,
Penn., April 20, 1780; married Mary Hamilton, of Ohio, and secondly, to
Elizabeth Crocker. He removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio when young,
and engaged in farming and stock-raising. In 1818 he emigrated to Illi-
nois, and settled near St. Louis, in Washington County ; from there, in
October, 1822, he removed to Sangamon County, near Springfield, where
he died Aug. 12, 1846, aged 66 years.

Mary Riddle 2 (2), sixth daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Pennsyl-
vania, Oct. 16, 1781; married to Daniel Ruttan, and died Jan. 16, 1841,
leaving issue.

Sarah Riddle 2 (1), seventh daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Penn-
sylvania, Dec. 1, 1783 ; married to John Smith, of Iowa.

Abner Riddle 2 (1), third son of John 1 (1), was born in the State of
Pennsylvania, March 2, 1786, and reared a large family. His wife's name
has not reached me.

Grace Riddle 2 (1), eighth daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Penn-
sylvania, Sept. 9, 1788 ; married to a Mr. Hurl, and died in September,
1817.

Jennie Riddle 2 (1), ninth daughter of John 1 (1), was born in Penn-
sylvania, Jan. 29, 1792 ; died in April, 1793.

William Riddle 2 (1), fourth son of John 1 (1), was born in Pennsylvania,
April 4, 1772; married in 1794 to Jane Davidson; removed to Kentucky
when young, and settled in Bourbon County. He removed thence to



328 MIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

Champaign County, 0., in October, 1807, and died in the year 1813, hav-
ing issue seven children.

THIRD GENERATION.

William Riddle 3 (2).
Mary Kiddle 8 (3).
Aimer Riddle 8 (2).
David Riddle 3 (2).
Sarah Riddle 8 (2). J



Children of John Riddle 2 (2).



John Riddle 8 (3), eldest son of David 2 (1), was born in the town of
Urbana, O., Jan. 8, 1809 ; married Sally-Han Clark, Oct. 2, 1834, and had
issue five children, of whom hereafter. He married, secondly, Jan. 2,
1852, Martha Archer, and in 1873 was resident at Barclay, 111., but in fee-
ble health. Mr. Riddle was a farmer by vocation. One child by second
wife.

James Riddle 8 (1), second son of David 2 (1), was born at Urbana, O.,
April 23, 1810; married to Susan Simpson; was a farmer by vocation ;
died March 4, 1848, leaving issue two sons, of whom hereafter.

Margaret Riddle 3 (2), eldest daughter of David 2 (1), was born at
Urbana, O., Sept. 12, 1812; married to Joseph Dement.

Aimer Riddle 3 (3), third son of David 2 (1), was born at Urbana, O.,
Oct. 6, 1814; married Mary-Ann Piekells, and by her had one child. He
married, secondly, Mary-Jane Clark, by whom there were ten children.
He resides in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan. ; farmer by vocation ; chair-
man of County Commissioners. A man of genial heart, strong mind, and
excellent business capacity.

Nancy Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of David 2 (1), was born in April,
1817; married to Abraham Bird, a farmer, and had issue. She died April
25, 1841.

Mary Riddle 3 (4), third daughter of David 2 (1), was born in Urbana,
O., May 12, 1819 ; married William H. Fawks, farmer.

Elizabeth Riddle 3 (2), fourth daughter of David 2 (1), was born in
July, 1822 ; married to Alexander Milles, a farmer.

Sarah Riddle 3 (3), fifth daughter of David 2 (1), was born in Novem-
ber, 1825; married to the Rev. Alexander Semple, a presiding elder, and
in 1873 lived at Decatur, 111.



John Riddle 8 (4), eldest son of William 2 (1), was born in Bourbon
County, Ky., in 1795 ; married Ellen McKennison, of Vera, Ind., and had
issue four children, of whom hereafter. Was a carpenter by trade. Died
at Urbana, Champaign County, O., in 182s.

James Riddle 3 (2), second son of William 2 (1), was born in Bourbon
County, Ky., Feb. 15, 1801 ; married in 1822 to Mary A. McColloch (she
was born Dec. 25, 1805, died Feb. 15, 1873), and by her had issue seven
children, of whom hereafter. He was a saddler by trade. Died at Mil-
ford Centre, Union County, O., Aug. 3, 1863.

William Riddle 3 (3), third son of William 2 (l),was born in Bourbon
County, Ky., near a place called "Riddle's Station," in 1805; married
Maximilia Bousman, July 13, 1826, and settled in Champaign County, O.,
where he continued to reside until 1839, when he removed to Sangamon
County, 111. He resided near Springfield until 1851, when he emigrated
to Douglas County, Ore. When he emigrated with his family, he had



RIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 329

a weary summer's march across the plains, moving slowly along with an
ox-team. He found but few settlers in the southern part of Oregon. He
went within one mile of the famous Lava Beds, and his train was com-
pletely surrounded by Modoc Indians, but finding the emigrants so well
defended they did not make an attack upon them. On his way Mr. Rid-
dle passed through the rich valley of Rogue's River, where there were no
settlements. He pitched his tent in a beautiful, fertile valley called " Ump-
qua," on Cow Creek. No white man had made a mark in this vallev
when Mr. Riddle staked off his claim, and he found himself possessed of
a valuable tract of land. Here he permanently settled, and reared a fam-
ilv. He was a blacksmith by trade : has been a hard worker, industrious
and frugal. His wife was well calculated to assist in a pioneer family;
she was tall, active, and armed with great fortitude and force of charac-
ter: she died in August. 1S68, leaving issue eleven children, of whom
more hereafter.

Ablier Riddle 3 (4), fourth son of William 3 (1), was born in Bourbon
County. Ky.. in 1808; married April 17. l v 31, to Clarissa Gooding; she
died in 1833, and he married, secondly, to Rebecca McGruder, and had
issue seven children, of whom hereafter. He is a banker at Bellefontaine,
O., and is said to be a man of fine personal appearance, and remarkable
business capacity.

Nancy Riddle' (2), eldest daughter of William' 2 (1), was born in
Bourbon County. Ky.. in 1803 ; married to a Mr. Robinson, and lives at
Lebanon. Boone County, Ind.

Polly Riddle 3 1 1 I, second daughter of William- 1 1 ). was born in Bour-
bon County, Ky.. in 1810 : 'lied in 1814.

Jaiie Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of William 9 (1), was born in Bour-
bon County. Ky.. in 1812; married to Samuel Sherwood in 1830, and died
in 1836. leaving issue.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Eliza Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of John 3 (S), was born in Illinois,
July 1. 1835: deceased.

Haiy-E. Riddle 4 (5), second daughter of John 3 ( 3 ■. was born in Illi-
nois. Dec. 9. 1 S 3 S : was married to John M. Tomlinson.

Hon. Francis-Asbury Riddle 4 1 1 >, eldest boh of John 3 (3), was born

in Barclay. 111.. March 19. 1S43: was married to Sarah Galleher, and re-
sides in Chicago. 111. Mr. Riddle is a lawyer by profession: has engaged
largely in real-estate speculation ; served in the Illinois Legislature in 1878.
A man of excellent legal ability, strong mind, and genial disposition.

Sarah-W. Riddle 4 (4), third .laughter of John* (3), was born in Illi-
nois. April 13, 1^45. and lives at home.

John Riddle 4 (5), second son of John 3 i 3 i. was born in Illinois. Feb.
"29. l v 49. and died young.

Naney-E. Riddle 4 (3), fourth daughter of John 3 (3), was born in Bar-
clav, 111., Feb. 20, 1853, and is at home.



Rev. John Riddle 4 (6), eldest son of dames' i 1 ). was born in 1845;
married.

David Riddle 4 (3), second son of James 3 (1), was bom in 1847.



Dr. Hamilton-Rush Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Abner 9 (3), was born
in Sangamon County. 111.. Dec. 9. 1^41 : married Sept. 2. 1868, to C. F.
Constant, and has three children, of whom hereafter. Doctor Riddle was



330 RIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

educated in the distinct school, with the exception of two terms in the
Illinois University, at Springfield, in the years 1862 and '65. He enlisted
in Company B, One Hundred and Thirtieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry,
in July, 1862, as a private ; was sent to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicks-
burgh, Miss., and through the siege ; from thence to the Gulf Depart-
ment, under Gen. N. P. Banks; taken prisoner in the fight on Red River,
and confined in prison at Tyler, Tex., fourteen months, being discharged
in June, 1865. He commenced the study of medicine in the summer of
1866; attended two courses of lectures at Rush Medical College, Chica-
go, and graduated Doctor of Medicine, in the winter of 1873. Com-
menced the practice of his profession at Mechanicsburgh, Sangamon
County, 111., April 1, 1873, and now resides there. See his portrait in
this work.

David- Allen Riddle 4 (4), second son of Abner 3 (3), was born in San-
gamon County, 111., Sept. 27, 1844; married to Hattie L. Rickey, Jan. 25,
1876 (she was born in Tioga, Tioga County, Penn., May 21, 1852), and
has issue, of whom hereafter. Farmer in Franklin County, Kan.

Mary-Jane Riddle 4 (6), eldest daughter of Abner 3 (3), was born in
Sangamon County, 111., Dec. 3, 1846; was married to Samuel McColloch,
and lives in Franklin County, Kan.

RllSSell-Oraniel Riddle 4 (1), third son of Abner 3 (3), was born in
Sangamon County, 111., in 1848; married to Sabra Constant, and has issue,
of whom hereafter. He is a farmer in his native County.

Henry-Clay Riddle 4 (1), fourth son of Abner 3 (3), was born in San-
gamon County, HI., in November, 1850, and lives at Denver, Col. A
miller by occupation.

Julia-Maria Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Abner 3 (3), was born in
March, 1852.

Martha-Ellen Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Abner 3 (3), was born
in April, 1854.

Emnia-Clark Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of Abner 3 (3), was born
in April, 1856.

Allll-Eliza Riddle 4 (1), fifth daughter of Abner 3 (3), was born in
June, 1858.

Willie-Lincoln Riddle 4 (1), fifth son of Abner 3 (3), was born Dec.
26, 1861.

Lizzie-Norton Riddle 4 (1), youngest daughter of Abner 3 (3), was
born Nov. 4, 1864.

James Riddle 4 (3), eldest son of John 3 (4), was born June 6, 1819;
married Nov. 24, 1840, to Jane Thompson, and settled at Chambersburgh,
Penn. A tinner by trade. Seven children.

William Riddle 4 (4), second son of John 8 (4), was born at Urbana,
O., Jan. 1, 1823; married July 24, 1842, to Louisa L, daughter of David
and Sophia Hall, of Woodstock, O., where they continued to reside dur-
ing their married life. He was a man of quiet, gentle manners and great
kindness of heart. He was a tailor by trade ; his education, common-
school. Mr. Riddle died at the early age of 27 years, in April, 1851, hav-
ing had issue three children, of whom hereafter.

Sarah Riddle 4 (5), eldest daughter of John 3 (4), was born at Urbana,
O., Oct. 11, 1824; married to a Mr. Darling, a carpenter by trade; has
issue, and lives at Mechanicsburgh, O.

John Riddle 4 (7), third son of John 3 (4), was born at Urbana, O.,



FIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 331

Dec. 8, 1826 ; married and died without issue in 1865. He was a tin-
smith by trade.

William-H. Riddle 4 (5), a son of James 3 (2), was born at Milford, O.,
Aug. 25, 1826; a saddler by trade ; died Sept. 15, 1865.

David Riddle 4 (5), a son of James 3 (2), was born at Milford, O ,
March 1, 1829; died Oct. 28, 1834.

Elizabeth Riddle 4 (3), a daughter of James 3 (2), was born at Milford,
O., Dec. 3, 1831 ; died Nov. 28, 1862.

Edith Riddle 4 (1), a daughter of James 3 (2), was born in Milford, O.
Aug. 3, 1836; died June 1, 1865.

Samuel Riddle 4 (1), a son of James 3 (2), was born in Milford Centre,
Union County, O., June 29, 1839 ; died Aug. 25, 1842.

James Riddle 4 (4), a son of James 3 (2), was born in Milford, ().,
April 12, 1842; married Oct. 25, 1865, to Mary A. Andrews, at Pleasant
Valley, O. A tinsmith by trade. Moved to Bates County, Mo., in 1868.
Four children, of whom hereafter. Now engaged in stove, hardware, and
grocery business, prosperously.

Henry Riddle 4 (2), a son of James 3 (2), was born in Milford, O.,
Aug. 26, 1846. A tinsmith by trade. Resided at Plain City, O., in
1879.



Jane Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of William 3 (3), was born in Cham-
paign County, O., April 14, 1828 ; married Jan. 15, 1850, to Thomas Wil-
son, a Scotchman, and lives near Dawson, Sangamon County, 111.

Artenecia Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of William 3 (3), was born in
Champaign County, O., Oct. 11, 1830 '; married Feb. 22, 1849, to James
Chapman, who died in the spring of 1851, just as they were ready to
start for Oregon. Mrs. Chapman emigrated with her father, and subse-
quently married to William H. Merriman, of Jacksonville, Ore., where
they resided in 1873, having a large family.

Isabella Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of William 3 (3), was born in
Champaign County, O., Feb. 18, 1834; married to J. B. Nichols, a farmer,
and has a large family. They live at Cow Creek, near Canyonville, Ore.

William Riddle 4 (6), eldest son of William 3 (3), was born in Cham-
paign County, O., March 7, 1837, and died in Oregon, July 10, 1857; un-
married.

Hon. George-W. Riddle 4 (1), second son of William 8 (3), was born
in Champaign County, O., Dec. 14, 1839; married April 20, 1865, to Anna
M., daughter of Harrison and Martha-Ann Rice (she was born in Illinois,
April 21, 1847, and died in Oregon, Sept. 19, 1876; an excellent woman),
and had issue three children, of whom hereafter. He is a farmer and wool-
grower. When only sixteen years old he was a volunteer Indian-fighter
and scout, and was in situations "that tried the courage of the strongest
men." He also acted as an interpreter in treating with the Indians. At
the opening of the Rebellion he and his brother enlisted with the expec-
tation of going South, but were employed on the frontier as scouts and
escorts. Mr. Riddle was with the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, W. P.
Huntington, at the first grand gathering of the blood-thirsty Modocs;
the party (four men) met about two hundred, old and young, decked in
hideous war-paint and ornaments; as fierce-looking as they could be.
The old chief, " Sconchin," — nearly a hundred years old, — was there and
made a speech, in which he expressed disappointment in not receiving



332 RIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

more blankets and tobacco from the "White Father." The party camped
with the Indians on the night after the meeting, but Huntington com-
plained that he could not sleep well. "Captain Jack," "Hookety Jim,"
and all the other chiefs that made themselves so famous in the "Lava
Beds " afterwards, were present, and made arrangements for a grand pow-
wow, to be held "two moons afterwards." He and brothers remained at
home during the bloody Indian war of 1855-6, and built a stockade
around their house; piercing the walls with loop-holes for muskets. He
was reared with the rifle, and with two of his brothers was so good a



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