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shot that lie could hit an Indian's eye at one hundred paces. He resides
on the place where the family first sat down, in a valley among the moun-
tains, which travelers say rivals Italy in beauty. Mr. Riddle is over six
feet in height; has curly hair, and withal is a man of grand and formi-
dable personal appearance.* He has been in the Legislature, and in every
position to which he has been called by his country, or his constituency,
he has fully sustained the confidence reposed in him.

Abner kiddle 4 (5), third son of William 3 (3), was born in Sangamon
County, 111., near Springfield, Oct. 27, 1842; married Alice-Cary, daughter
of Harrison and Martha-Ann Rice, in 1865, and has issue four children, of
whom hereafter. He is a farmer; a man of industrious habits, and a mem-
ber of the Baptist Church. Early trained to frontier warfare and the use
of the rifle, he has rendered much useful service as a scout and Indian-
fighter. He served three years in the "Union army during the late Rebel-
lion, and was with Colonel Drew on his famous scout from Fort Klamath.

Johll-Bousmail Riddle 4 (8), fourth son of William 3 (3), was born in
Sangamon County, 111., near Springfield, Nov. 9,1844; married in 1864
to Jane Feathers, and has issue. His wife and child were drowned in the
Umpqua River (Mr. Riddle was nearly drowned at the same time), and
he subsequently married Mary-Frances Catchings, by whom he had (in
1873) three children; names unknown.

Anil-Maria Riddle 4 (2), fourth daughter of William 3 (3), was born in
Sangamon County, 111., near Springfield, April 13, 1847 ; was married to
R. V. Bealle, of Jackson County, Ore., and lives on a farm there. She
has issue.

Tobias-Stilley Riddle 4 (1), fifth son of William 3 (3), was born in
Sangamon County, 111., near Springfield, Aug. 30, 1849; married to Sarah
Smyth, and had issue (in 1873) two children. The wife's half of the old
"Donation Claim" was willed to Tobias, and after his mother's death he
sold out to his brother, George W. Riddle, and removed to Fort Henry,
Ore., where he is engaged in cattle-raising.

Clara-Allic Riddle 4 (1), youngest daughter of William 3 (3), was born
in Oregon, April 8, 1853; died Oct. 10, 1855.



Clara Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of Abner 8 (4), was born Feb. 25,
1832; married in September, 1850, to Ira W. Gorton ; he died in 1871, and
Mrs. Gorton married Oct. 10, 1872, to Judge William H. West.

Llewellyn Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Abner 3 (4), was born July 9, 1834,
and died March 16, 1856; unmarried. He was a saddler by trade.

John-M. Riddle 4 (9), second son of Abner 3 (4), was born May 29,
1836; married Jan. 1,1868, to Maggie-Johnson, daughter of Rev. Samuel

* All the sons of William are full six feet in height : George W. is six feet four
and a half inches.



RIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. 333

Wallace, of Piqua, 0., and has two children. Mr. Riddle is a banker at
Bellefontaine, O.

Elizabeth Riddle 4 (4), second daughter of Abner 3 (4), was born Sept.
2, 1838, and died March 12, 1857; unmarried.

Cynthia Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Abner 3 (4), was born Oct. 13,
1840 ; died Dec. 16, 1863 ; unmarried.

William Riddle 4 (7), third son of Abner 3 (4), was born Sept. 29, 1843,
and fell at the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19, 1863, in charge of a com-
pany of advance skirmishers.

Gueiill Riddle 4 (1), fourth son (?) of Abner 3 (4), was born Nov. 7,
1845, and died Dec. 3, 1867; unmarried.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Earl-Arthur Riddle 5 (1), eldest son of Hamilton 4 (1), was born at
Mechanicsburgh, III, July 18, 1869.

Lillie-May Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of Hamilton 4 (1), was born at
Mechanicsburgh, 111., May 15, 1872.

William-Elkill Riddle 5 (8), second son of Hamilton 4 (1), was born
at Mechanicsburgh, 111., March 7, 1874.



Rolland-Abiier Riddle 5 (1), son of David 4 (4), was born at Ottawa,
Kan., Nov. 7, 1876. '

Orlando-Thompson Riddle 5 (1), eldest son of James 4 (3), was born
at Chambersburgh, Penn., Oct. 20, 1840; died March 7, 1842.

Williain-Jeilisoil Riddle 5 (9), second son of James 4 (3), was born at
Chambersburgh, Penn., March 7, 1843; died June 7, 1843.

Stepheil-Wheeler Riddle 5 (1), third son of James 4 (3), was born at
Chambersburgh, Penn., Sept. 29, 1844, and resides in Springfield, O.
Tinsmith by trade.

Mary-Ellen Riddle 5 (7), eldest daughter of James 4 (3), was born at
Chambersburgh, Penn., June 30, 1848.

Charles-Miller Riddle 5 (1), fourth son of James 4 (3), was born at
Chambersburgh, Penn., Dec. 11, 1851; died same year.

John-Curtis Riddle 5 (10), fifth son of James 4 (3), was born at Cham-
bersburgh, Penn., March 26, 1852; died June 13, 1859.

Versalous-Orahani Riddle 5 (1), sixth son of James 4 (3), was born in
Chambersburgh, Penn., Nov. 13, 1858.



Ellen-S. Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of William 4 (4), was born at
Woodstock, O., July 9, 1843; was married March 24, 1859, to George W.
Standish, youngest son of Rev. Miles and Annie Standish, of New York
city.

George Riddle 5 (2), eldest son of William 4 (4), was born at Wood-
stock, O., Feb. 26, 1845; married April 21, 1869, to Ida Carlton, only
child of Rev. S. P. and Linnina Carlton, of Springfield, O., and has issue
two children, of whom hereafter. He spent the first seventeen years of
his life on a farm and at school. When eighteen years old joined the
Ninety-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company G, Aug. 3, 1862; mus-
tered into service Aug. 19, and engaged in battle of Richmond, Ky., Aug.
30, 1862; was severely wounded near the close of the battle, receiving
two wounds, one through the left arm and one through the body, the ball
entering the left side, passing directly through, and coming out a little to



334 RIDDLES OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

the left of the spine ; was taken prisoner, remaining in the hands of the
Rebels about three weeks, when he escaped, riding eighty-five miles in an
ambulance-wagon, and one hundred and fifty miles by boat to Cincinnati,
O. He remained at home about two years, then joined the One Hundred
and Thirty-fourth Regiment, serving three months in Virginia. Received
a commercial education, and fitted himself for the banking business, which
he has since followed. His wounds disabling him for work, lie received a
pension for life. Mr. Riddle is a man of good business capacity, and
served as Justice of the Peace for nine years. He is a member of the
Universalist Church, and is strictly temperate in his habits.

Deilllis-T. Riddle 5 (1), second son of William 4 (4), was born at Wood-
stock, O., July 3, 1849; married July 14, 187*2, to Etta, daughter of Oliver
and Sarah Ewing, of East Liberty, O., and has issue two children, of whom
hereafter.



Willie-A. Riddle 5 (2), eldest son of James 4 (4), was born at Pleasant
Valley, O., Aug. 20, 1866.

Cassius-E. Riddle 5 (1), second son of James 4 (4), was born at Pleasant
Valley, O., Jan. 15, 1868.

Editll-M. Riddle 5 (2), daughter of James 4 (4), was born at Butler,
Mo., Nov. 29, 1869.

Burtlett-S. Riddle 5 (1), third son of James 4 (4), was born at Butler,
Mo., Oct. 28, 1872.

Della-Evalyu Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of George 4 (1), was born
in Douglas County, Ore., Feb. 6, 1866.

George-Rice Riddle 5 (3), eldest son of George 4 (1), was born in
Douglas County, Ore., July 23, 1868.

Clara-Heleil Riddle 5 (3), second daughter of George 4 (1), was born
in Douglas County, Kan., April 4, 1871.



Eriiest-Doimald Riddle 5 (1), son of Abner 4 (5), was born in Douglas
County, Ore., Dec. 9, 1866.

Maude-Agues Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of Abner 4 (5), was born
in Douglas County, Ore., Oct. 31, 1868.

Grace-Isabella Riddle 5 (2), second daughter of Abner 4 (5), was
born in Douglas County, Ore., April 15, 1871.

Blauch-Eglautiue Riddle 5 (1), third daughter of Abner 4 (5), was
born in Douglas County, Ore., Aug. 22, 1873.



Carrie-Luciuda Riddle 5 (4), eldest daughter of Tobias 4 (1), was born
in Douglas County, Ore., in August, 1869.

AValter-Scott Riddle 5 (1), eldest son of Tobias 4 (1), was born in
Douglas County, Ore., in August, 1871.



William -Wallace Riddle 5 (10), eldest son of John 4 (9), was born at
Bellefontaine, O., Sept. 29, 1869.

Maggie-Gorton Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of John 4 (9), was born
at Bellefontaine, O., Dec. 9, 1870.



RIDDLES OF HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO. 335

RIDDLES OF HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO.

[Scotch-Irish Branch].

Alexander Riddle 1 (1), parents' names unknown, was born in the vil-
lage of Vallskill, parish of Calldoff, Barony of Eneshone, County of Don-
egal, Province of Ulster, Ireland; married Margaret Riddell (or Riddle),
daughter of Robert and Margaret Wilson (see " Riddells of Lycoming
County, Pennsylvania " ), and had issue, of whom hereafter. He died
about 1812.

SECOND GENERATION.

John Riddle 2 (1), a son of Alexander 1 (1), was born in Eneshone,
County Donegal, Ireland, June 10, 1775; married Oct. 28, 1808, to Jane
Steel, and had issue several children, of whom hereafter. He emigrated
from the city of Londonderry, Ireland, on the ship "Eagle," James Kill-
patrick, master, July 27, 1797, and landed at Philadelphia the following
October. He resided in the latter city, and superintended a department
of the work on the water-works there ; he subsequently removed to Pitts-
burgh, where he tarried a few years; thence went to Holmes County, O.,
and thence, in 1854, to Fulton County. He was a man of medium size,
strong constitution, active temperament, kind to friends, quick to resent
an insult, intelligent, and reliable. He died July 26, 1863, aged 88 years.

THIRD GENERATION.

Nathaniel Riddle 3 (1), twin son of John 2 (1), was born in Pitts-
burgh (?), Penn., Aug. 16, 1810; married Sarah Armstrong; secondly,
Rachel Clark. He resides near Wauseon, 0.; has issue seven children, of
whom hereafter. Farmer by occupation.

Alexander Riddle 3 (2), twin son of John 2 (1), was born in Pennsyl-
vania, Aug. 16, 1810, and died when about one year old.

Thomas Riddle 3 (1), third son of John 2 (1), was born in Pittsburgh,
Penn., in 1812, and died in 1813.

James Riddle 3 (1), fourth son of John 2 (1), was born in Pittsburgh,
Penn., June 29, 1813; married Nov. 21, 1833, to Matilda Siddons, and had
issue six children, of whom hereafter. He removed from Holmes County
to Fulton County, O., in 1845, and was one of the first settlers there; has
filled many positions of responsibility in town and county ; is a man of
sound mind and business capacity.

John Riddle 3 (2), fifth son of John 2 (1), was born somewhere in
Pennsylvania, Aug. 23, 1815; went to New Orleans in 1833, and was
never afterwards heard from.

Charles Riddle 3 (1), youngest son of John 2 (1), was born Aug. 24,
1823, and lives at Valparaiso, Penn.

Margaret Riddle 3 (1), twin sister of Charles 3 (1), was born Aug. 24,
1823 ; was married and has a family living.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Sarah Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in
Fulton County, O., July 4, 1848.

Mary Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in
Fulton County, O., Jan. 7, 1850 ; deceased.

Martin Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in Fulton
County, O., Aug. 30, 1851.



336 RIDDLES OF HOLMES COUXTY, OHIO.

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Mary Riddle 4 (2), third daughter of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in Ful-
ton County, O., Feb. 23, 1854.

John Riddle 4 (3), second son of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in Fulton
County, O., Nov. 30, 1855.

Nancy Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in
Fulton County, O., Oct. 23, 1857.

James Riddle 4 (2), third son of Nathaniel 3 (1), was born in Fulton
County, O., Nov. 29, 1859.

Johll-Q. Riddle 4 (4), eldest son of James 3 (1), was born in Holmes
County, O., Oct. 21, 1833 ; married Feb. 9, 1863, to Mary Seeple, and had
issue (1873) two children, of whom hereafter. He carries on an extensive
business in hardware, tin-ware, and agricultural machinery ; also, insurance
agent at Wauseon, O. Has been very successful. Manifested a deep in-
terest in this book ; has furnished records, and a fine portrait in steel,
which see. A man of active, public spirit, excellent business parts, and
genial nature. Has been in the State Legislature. Traveled extensively
in Europe.

Charles Riddle 4 (2), second son of James 3 (1), was born in Holmes
County, O., Jan. 14, 1838; married Phebe Ely, and has issue. He is a
merchant at Pioneer, O.

Thomas-H. Riddle 4 (2), third son of James 8 (1), was born in Holmes
County, O., May 24, 1840, and is now (1873) a merchant in the dry- and
fancy-goods business at Terre Haute, Ind. He was in the Union army
during the Rebellion ; was captured at Harper's Ferry, and released on
parole. An active, progressive man.

James Riddle 4 (3), fourth son of James 3 (1), was born in Fulton
County, O., Sept. 7, 1847; married in September, 1873, to Maude M. Joy,
and was in the insurance business at Wauseon, O., in 1873.

Mary Riddle 4 (3), a daughter of James 3 (1), was born in Holmes (or
Fulton) County, O., and was married to Charles Hibbard, a farmer ; resides
at Ledrow, O.

Louisa Riddle 4 (1), a daughter of James 3 (1), was born in Holmes (or
Fulton) County, O., and was married to Willard Letcher, a merchant of
Wauseon, O.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Ida Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of John 4 (4), was born at Wauseon,
O., in March, 1864.

Arthur Riddle 5 (1), eldest son of John 4 (4), was born at Wauseon,
O., in March, 1866.

Florence Riddle 5 (1), a daughter of Charles 4 (2), was born at Pio-
neer, O.



RIDDLES OF DAYTON, OHIO.

[Scotch-Irish Bkaxch.]

James Riddle 1 (1), parents and connection not known, was born (prob-
ably in Ohio) Jan. 14, 1789; married at Beaver Creek, O., Sept. 30, 1812,

to Isabella (she was born Jan. 17, 1795, and in January, 1873, was at

Dayton, O.), and had issue ten children, of whom hereafter. He served





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RIDDLES OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN. 337

from July 4, 1812, to April 13, 1813, under Capt. William Perry, in the

"Ohio Rangers"; also from Dec. 14, 1813, to Dec. 14, 1814, on the

Wabash River, in Indiana, being stationed at Vincennes. He died Aug.

14, 1854.

SECOND GENERATION.

Elizabeth Riddle' 2 (L), eldest daughter of James 1 (1), was born (pre-
sumably in Ohio) Feb. 8, 1813, and was married July 6, 1834, to William
Keller.

Eniily-Anu Riddle 2 (1), second daughter of James 1 (1), was born
June 27, 1816, and was mai-ried to William Henderson.

Isabella Riddle 2 (1), third daughter of James 1 (1), was born June
24, 1820, and was married Nov. 6, 1844, to Robert McConnell.

Abigail Riddle 2 (1), fourth daughter of James 1 (1), was born Nov. 21,
1822, and was married Feb. 25, 1840, to Jacob Criner.

James-W. Riddle 2 (2), eldest son of James 1 (1), was born Feb. 21,
1824. No other information available.

E.-B.-A. Riddle 2 (1), child of James 1 (1), was born July 11, 1827.

Jane Riddle 2 (1), fifth daughter of James 1 (1), was born Sept. 24,
1830; was married Dec. 28, 1852, to William Bennett.

Mary Riddle 2 (1), sixth daughter of James 1 (1), was born Nov. 19,
1832, and was married Nov. 18, 1852, to John Monasters.

Margaret Riddle 2 (1), supposed daughter of James 1 (1), was born
Feb. 8, 1818*

Ann-Martha Riddle 2 (1), supposed daughter of James 1 (1), was born
April 6, 1835.



RIDDLES OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

[Scottish Branch.]

Andrew Riddle 1 (1), parents' names unknown, emigrated from Scot-
land to the United States in 1836, with his family, and died in Michigan.
Have not learned the place of his nativity.!

SECOND GENERATION.

Elizabeth Riddle 2 (1), eldest daughter of Andrew 1 (1), was born in
Scotland, in 1811, and died in Michigan in 1874.

Isabella Riddle 2 (1), second daughter of Andrew 1 (1), was born in
Scotland, in 1813, and resides in the State of Iowa.

Andrew Riddle 2 (2), eldest son of Andrew 1 (l),was born in Scotland,
in 1815 ; settled in Michigan, and has issue, of whom hereafter. His
wife's name does not appear.

* The names of Margaret and Ann-Martha are copied from the bottom of the
same page of the Pension Records at Washington, on which the children of James
are found ; and as the dates of births correspond with spaces in the records of that
family, they undoubtedly were omitted from their proper place when the others
were recorded.

1 1 am informed that the eldest daughter of Andrew Riddle, Sr., married William
McPherson, a Scotchman ; a prominent merchant and banker of Howell, Mich.

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338 RIDDLES OF CALEDONIA, ILLINOIS.

William Riddle' 2 (1), second son of Andrew 1 (1), was born in Scot-
land, in 1818 ; married Mary D. King in 1845, and is now a fur-dealer in
Detroit, Mich.

Margaret Riddle' 2 (1), third daughter of Andrew 1 (1), was born in
Scotland, in 1821, and resides in Michigan.

Alexander Riddle 2 (1), third son of Andrew 1 (1), was born in Scot-
land, in 1824, and died in the service of the United States in 1865.

THIRD GENERATION.

William Riddle 3 (2), a son of Andrew' 2 (2), was born in 1835, resides
in Michigan, and has issue, of whom hereafter. His wife's name does not
appear.

Nelson Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of William 2 (1), was born in Michigan
in 1846; married Ella F. Dwyer in 1875, and has issue, of whom hereaf-
ter. He is a merchant in Detroit, Mich., — dealer in hats, caps, and furs.

William-E. Riddle 3 (3), second son of William' 2 (1), was born in Mich-
igan in 1853; merchant in Detroit, Mich.

Florence-S. Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of William' 2 (1), was born in
Michigan in 1854, and lives in Detroit.

Rose-I. Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of William' 2 (1), was born in
Michigan in 1856, and lives at home in Detroit.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Frederick-N. Riddle 4 (1), son of Nelson 3 (1), was born in Detroit,
Mich., in 1876.



RIDDLES OF CALEDONIA, ILLINOIS.

[Scotch-Irish Branch.]

[The ancestors of this family cannot be traced. The author has spent
more time and money in correspondence and advertising in search of rec-
ords of Capt. James Riddle's parents, than in ti*acing any other family of
the name. It seems a little singular that Mrs. Ormstead does not know
the names of her grandparents. The most plausible traditions point to
Judge James Riddle of Chambersburgh, Penn., as a relative, and Captain
Riddle may have been his cousin. The names James, John, and David
occur in so many families of Riddle, that great confusion is occasioned in
placing them. Rev. David H. Riddle, d. d., of Martinsburgh, Va., could
undoubtedly give the names of the parents of Captain Riddle, but he i^-
not disposed to impart information. An old gentleman in Covington, Kv.,
who knew Captain Riddle while engaged in business in Cincinnati, O.,
says the father's name was Hezekiah Riddle, born in Crawford County,
Va. ; that he settled in Columbia, Hamilton County, O., where he contin-
ued during life. Another writer says Capt. James Riddle was born at
Carlisle, Penn. I must leave the ancestral history of this family, — though
unwillingly, — in obscurity till some venerable relative shall read this book
ami supply the missing names and unknown alliances.]



BIDDLES OF CALEDONIA, ILLINOIS. 339

SECOND GENERATION.

Capt. James Riddle 2 (1), is said to have been born in Cumberland
County, Penn., April 27, 1769; he married Dec. 22, 1808, Lydia Cham-
berlain, in Hamilton County, O., the ceremony being performed by the
Eev. Joshua Wilson, m. a. He had issue by this woman. He married,
secondly, about 1819, Esther, daughter of Henry and Rebecca Daniels
(she was born Nov. 8, 1800) ; the ceremony was performed in Cincinnati,
O., by Rev. Dr. Wilson, of the Presbyterian Church. Captain Riddle set-
tled in Cincinnati as early as 1800, and was extensively engaged in busi-
ness there in 1803. In 1815 or 1816, he purchased a large farm in what
is now the northwest part of Covington, Ky., sold by the United States
Bank to satisfy a mortgage; built him a good house on his land, on what
is now Main Street, near the Ohio River; he afterwards erected a still-
house at Willow Run, on his farm ; this property was sold to Bake-
well. He run a steamboat between Cincinnati and New Orleans for many
years; was an owner in the packet called the "Kentucky," — probably
the first boat propelled by steam on the western rivers. He was some time
commander of steamer "Scioto Valley"; was member of an importing
firm at Cincinnati ; president of the Miami Exporting Company ; owned
barges and keel-boats, and valuable real-estate in Cincinnati. He was
owner of five hundred acres of land between Newport, Ky., and the ferry
between Newport and Cincinnati.

Captain Riddle had an idea that the best site for a large city was near
the mouth of the Ohio River, and consequently, with several other ad-
venturers, purchased extensive lands there, — an enterprise that proved
the great mistake of his life; for, although towns were laid out, roads
built, buildings erected, and for a time the prospect seemed flattering, the
settlement could not be sustained ; the property deteriorated in value,
and the whole undertaking proved disastrous to the owners. Captain
Riddle carried on business in Cincinnati up to 1829, and in 1830 moved
his family to a farm near Caledonia, Boone County, 111. He had pre-
viously sent down a house for a dwelling, ready framed, and a store-house
for the new town, where business was conducted by his partner and nephew,
John Skiles. Mr. Riddle died in the midst of undeveloped plans and im-
provements, leaving a great quantity of land, mostly unimproved. He
was a real specimen of the adventurer of early days; a man of great en-
ergy of character and remarkable business capacity; he was fine-looking,
portly, dignified, and commanding, and moreover very attractive and in-
fluential in business circles. His death occurred in 1832. The old Riddle
mansion-house is now owned by the Rev. E. B. Ormstead, who married a
daughter of Mr. Riddle, and is said to be a splendid place. There is a
beautiful cemetery on the homestead, where several members of the fam-
ily are buried. The profile of Captain Riddle was drawn by an artist,
while he (Mr. Riddle) was standing on a pavement in Cincinnati, talking
with a friend, in 1831.

David Riddle 2 (1), a brother of Captain James, before mentioned, is
not known to have had a family; indeed very little can be found concern-
ing him. His name is found on a receipt running to his brother James,
dated " Mercersburgh, April 10, 1795." This was for land in Chambers-
burgh, Penn. Some say David died single when quite young. His name
is not found in the Bible-records with his sisters'. I have patiently inves-
tigated the matter in Chambersburgh and Mercersburgh, but can find
nothing reliable about this David.



340 RIDDLES OF CALEDONIA, ILLINOIS.



Mary Riddle- (1), eldest sister of Captain James, before mentioned,
was born Dec. 17, 1767, and married James Skiles; their son, John Sidles,
was in business with his uncle, James Riddle. There was a daughter who

married King, of Mercersburgh, Penn., and one who married Doctor

Patta, and settled on land inherited from her brother, in Caledonia, Boone
County, 111.

Elizabeth Riddle' 2 (1), second sister of Captain James, before men-
tioned, was born Sept. 15, 1782, and married a Mr. Rutter, probably in
Mercersburgh, Penn. She visited her brother James, when he was living
at Covington, Ky. There were probably other children between Mary
and Elizabeth; or they may have had two mothers; there was fifteen
years' difference in their (the sisters') ages. Mrs. Rutter died without issue.

THIRD GENERATION.

John Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of Capt. James 2 (1) and his wife Lydia,
was born in Cincinnati, O., May 4, 1804, and was a man of splendid edu-
cation and ability. He was a professional steamboat-engineer, and was
much with his father on the Ohio River. He died away from home (prob-
ably at New Orleans) when young, unmarried.

Harriet Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of James 2 (1) and his first wife,
was born March 13, 1814, and died March 5, 1826.

Mary Riddle 3 (2), eldest daughter of James 2 (1) by his second wife, was
born in Cincinnati, O., Oct. 6, 1820; married July 10, 1839, to Rev.E.B.
Ormstead, and resides on her father's old homestead at Caledonia, 111.

James Riddle 3 (2), eldest son of James 2 (1) by his second wife, was
born at Cincinnati, O., March 16, 1822; married Elizabeth Moore, and
died without issue, Oct. 16, 1851.

Dr. Henry-D. Riddle 3 (1), second son of James 2 (1) by his second
wife, was born at Covington, Ky., Feb. 16, 1824; married Minerva, daugh-
ter of Jacob Musselman, of Metropolis, Oct. 24, 1849, and had issue, of
whom hereafter. He received his education at Cincinnati and Belleville,



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