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O., and studied medicine with Dr. S. S. Condon, of McLeansborough.
Doctor Riddle settled down to practice at Caledonia, where he was very
successful; he was a man of good ability, and extraordinary energy in
the accomplishment of any chosen purpose. He was one of the original
members of Caledonia Masonic lodge, and some weeks before his death,
united with the Presbyterian Church, on profession of faith. He died at
his residence, Oct. 15, 1871, — Sabbath evening.

Hester Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of James 2 (1) and his second
wife, was born at Covington, Ky., Sept. 5, 1826; married Henry Hughes,
had issue, and died Oct. 9, 1851.

Charles-Kilgore Riddle 3 (1), third son of James 2 (1) by his second
wife, was born at Covington, Ky., Jan. 25, 1828, and died at the age of
10 years.

Margaret Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of James 2 (1) by his second
wife, was born at Caledonia, 111., July 31, 1832, and died Sept. 12, 1^34.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Mary Riddle 4 (3), eldest daughter of Henry 3 (1), was born at Cale-
donia, 111., March 28, 1852; married July 4, 1872, to Benjamin Echols,
and has issue.

Henry-M. Riddle 4 (2), eldest son of Henry 3 (1), was born at Caledo-
nia, Jan. 3, 1855; a farmer, unmarried.



BID DELLS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIBGINIA. 341

Sarah-S. Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Henry 3 (1), was born at
Caledonia, Sept. 5, 1861 ; unmarried.

Minnie-M. Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Henry 3 (1), was born at
Caledonia, Feb. 19, 1866; unmarried.

Jennie-D. Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of Henry 3 (1), was born at
Caledonia, Dec. 23, 1869.



RIDDELLS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

[Scottish Branch.]

Thomas Riddell 1 (1), parents' names unknown, came from Scotland
or England to Virginia at an early day, — long previous to the American
Revolution, — and settled in Brunswick County, where he had grants of
land. He married Polly Dean, and had issue four sons (and probably
daughters), of whom hereafter. I believe this family connected with
other families whose pedigrees are found in this book, but I cannot prove
the relation.

Fountain Riddell 1 (1), a brother of the preceding, was a resident of
Scotland or England. I find this very peculiar Christian name in the fam-
ily in Kentucky, who trace their ancestry to an early settler of Virginia.

SECOND GENERATION.

Thomas Riddell 2 (2), a son of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Brunswick
County, Va., about 1755; married Polly, daughter of Col. Charles Wil-
liamson, of the same County, and had issue ten childreu, of whom here-
after. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and lived many years after-
wards.

Elisha Riddell 2 (1), a son of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Brunswick
County, Va., about 1757, and was a soldier of the Revolution. He lived
many years after the war, and had issue.

Reese Riddell 2 (1), a son of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Brunswick
County, Va., about 1759, and was killed in the Revolution.

Hardy Riddell 2 (1), a son of Thomas 1 (1), was born in Brunswick
County, Va., about 1760, and was killed in the Revolution.

THIRD GENERATION.

Thomas Riddle 3 (3), eldest son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Bruns-
wick County, Va., Oct. 16, 1780; married Rebecca Riddle, his second
cousin, and had issue four sons (possibly daughters), of whom hereafter.
He settled in the State of Illinois more than seventy years ago (1808,)
and is now (1879) living at Fitts Hill, Franklin County, at the great age
of ninety-nine years, and can ride horse-back almost as well as a young
man. His memory is growing weak, and he cannot recall all family names.

William Riddle 3 (1), second son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Bruns-
wick County, Va.

Henry Riddell 3 (1), third son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Brunswick
County, Va.

Roland Riddle 3 (1), fourth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Bruns-
wick County, Va.



342 BIDDELLS OF LAUBEL HILL, VIBGINIA.

John Riddle 3 (2), fifth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Brunswick
County, Va.

Reese Riddle 3 (2), sixth son of Thomas 2 (2), was born in Brunswick
County, Va.

Hardy Riddle 3 (2), seventh son of Thomas' 2 (2), was born in Bruns-
wick County. Va.

Rebecca i Riddle 3 (1). ) Daughters of Thomas 2 (2), born in Brunswick
Pe£?y Riddle 3 (1). \ g County Va

Polly Riddle 3 (1). ) county, v a.

FOURTH GENERATION.

John Riddle 4 (3), a son of Thomas 3 (3), was born in Franklin County,
111. ; deceased.

William Riddle 4 (2), second son of Thomas 3 (3), was born in Frank-
lin County, 111. ; living in Alabama.

Nathaniel Riddle 4 (1), third son of Thomas 3 (3), was born in Frank-
lin County, 111. ; resides at Fitts Hill.

Thomas Riddle 4 (4), fourth son of Thomas 3 (3), was born in Frank-
lin County, 111.; living in Cherokee County, Tex.



RIDDELLS OF LAUREL HILL, VIRGINIA.

[English Branch.]

Col. George Riddell 1 (1), parents' names unknown, was descended
from a family of Riddells who, with the Byrds, came over from England
in their own vessels, bringing their cattle, farm-implements, plate, furni-
ture, and servants with them. This family first landed at Philadelphia
(or near), on the Schuylkill River ; some of them afterwards settled in
Virginia, where they purchased a large tract of land and became wealthy
planters. The subject of this notice located in Shenandoah County, at
Laurel Hill, which property has been in the family ever since* They suf-
fered almost beyond comprehension from the Indians during early days,
and the women as well as the men were noted for their courage. A rirle
with which one of the mothers kept at bay a number of Indians, and saved
herself and children, is still in the Riddell family. Judge Byrd has never
seen on record that Laurel Hill has been owned by others. Colonel Rid-
dell resided at Red Banks at one time. A George Riddell received a grant
of three hundred and forty acres of land in Henrico County, Va., March
10, 1756. Colonel Riddell married a Miss Bird, and had issue, of whom
hereafter. He fought for freedom in the Revolution. Date of death un-
known.

Cornelius Riddell 1 (1), brother of Colonel George 1 (1), was a resident
of Shenandoah County, Va.

♦There was a Philip Riddell attending medical lectures in Washington, D. C.,
a very intelligent young man, who expressed deep interest in this family history,
and promised the author full data of the Laurel Hill Riddells, — he and mother,
Mrs. Rebecca Riddell, were then living on ihc old Riddell Farm, — but failed to do
so. There are numerous descendants on the female side, all well connected by
marriage with the old and respected Virginian families.



BIDDELLS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIBLilNIA. 343

SECOND GENERATION.

James Biddell 2 (1), son of George 1 (1), was born at Red Banks,

Shenandoah County ; married Rebecca , and had issue, of whom

hereafter.

Mary- Anil Biddell 2 (1), daughter of George 1 (1), was born at Red
Banks, Shenandoah County, Va., and lived with her uncle, Cornelius Rid-
dell, after the death of her parents, until her marriage with Francis
Sibert, of New Market, by whom she had seven children, four sons and
three daughters. This woman was christened about the year 1772, by
Peter Muhlenburg, the distinguished Lutheran divine, soldier, and states-
man, and while he was performing the solemn rite, she slapped him in the
face.



RIDDELLS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

Zachariall Riddell 1 (1) lived in Albemarle County, Va., but from
whence he came,whom he married, or when he deceased, is not known. His
Christian name is not in any known branch of the Southern families of
Riddell or Riddle. One correspondent writes by dictation of the late
Ephraim Riddle, of Warrenton, Mo., that this ancestor came from
Maryland to Virginia, and that he was a native of England or Ireland.
If Ephraim' s statement be correct, his grandfather lived in Loudoun
County, Va., where he and his father were born. He had three children,
and probably others whose names do not appear.

SECOND GENERATION.

John Riddle 2 (1), son of Zachariah 1 (1), was born in Loudoun County,
Va., and had three sons, of whom hereafter. No record of birth or death.

THIRD GENERATION.

James-A. Riddle 3 (1), eldest son of John 2 (1), was born in Pittsylva-
nia County, Va., in 1801 ; married Nancy A. , and had issue, of whom

hereafter. He was called one of Virginia's best citizens. Died in 1843.

Ephraim Riddle 3 (1), second son of John 2 (1), was born in Pittsyl-
vania County, Va., Feb. 7, 1803 ; married, Dec. 22, 1822, to Judith Grave-
ley, and had issue eight children, of whom hereafter. He removed to
Lincoln County, Mo., in 1838, where he lived one year, and then settled
on a farm at Warrenton, in Warren County, where he lived till his death,
April 15, 1874. He is represented as having been a true man in all the
relations of life, a loving husband, kind and indulgent father, a sturdy
and true friend and neighbor, carrying out in all he did the maxim,
" Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto
them."

John Riddle 3 (2), third sun of John 2 (1), was born in Pittsylvania Coun-
ty, Va., Feb. 14, 1804; married, and had issue four children. He married
secondly, Martha P. Myers, and by her, — who was burned to death with
one of her children in their house, Feb. 2, 1866, — had five children, of
whom (with the other children) hereafter. Mr. Riddle escaped from his
burning house in Carroll County, Va., where he resided, and died April
22, 1879, near Thorn Hill, Granger County, Tenn. He married a third



344 BIDDELLS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

wife named Mahaly Coke, by whom he had one son. Five sons were in
the Confederate army.

Polina Riddle 3 (1), only known daughter of John 2 (1), was the wife
of Washington Johnson. No particulars.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Y.-H. Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of James 3 (1), was born in Pittsylvania
County, Va., April 17, 1823; married Margaret Boolling (she was born in
Virginia, Dec. 2, 1834), in Georgia, Nov. 8, 1854, and had issue ten chil-
dren, of whom hereafter. He resides at Pine Log, Bartow County, Ga.,
whither he removed in 1853, and where he has a farm.

Jane Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of James 3 (1), was bom in Pittsyl-
vania County, Va., in 1826, and became Mrs. Tayler, of Fair Mount, Ga.;
has issue.

James-W. Riddle 4 (2), second son of James 8 (1), was born in Pittsyl-
vania County, Va., Nov. 28, 1828; married and has issue nine children,
of whom hereafter. He is a farmer living at Fair Mount, Ga.

John-H. Riddle 4 (3), a son of James 3 (1), was born in Pittsylvania
County, Va., and resides (post-office address) Callands, in said County.



Fraiices-A. Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Ephraim 3 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Sept. 23, 1827 ; was married Sept. 7, 1848, to
Henry Hutcherson, of Warren County, Mo. ; farmer, and had eleven chil-
dren. Husband died Feb. 19, 1881.

Elizabeth-Eleanor Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of Ephraim 3 (1),
was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., Oct. 12, 1829; was married April
4, 1850, to Levi J. Garrett, farmer, of Warren County, Mo. She died
Oct. 18, 1861, having had five children.

Jabez-Leftroicll Riddle 4 (1), eldest son of Ephraim 3 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Nov. 19, 1831; married in September, 1862, to
Nancy E. Buxton. No children. Farmer in Warren County, Mo.

Sallie-Jane Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Ephraim 3 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., April 29, 1835; was married Nov. 4, 1852, to
James Hutcherson, of Warren County, Mo., farmer, and has had nine chil-
dren.

William-Purkins Riddle 4 (1), second son of Ephraim 3 (1), was born
in Pittsylvania County, Va., Nov. 30, 1837; married in June, 1863, to
Carry Moore. No issue. He is a farmer in Warren County, Mo.

James-Harrison Riddle 4 (3), third son of Ephraim 3 (1), was born in
Warren County, Mo., Dec. 3, 1840; died July 19, 1878, unmarried; farmer.

Martha-Susanna Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of Ephraim 3 (1), was
born in Warren County, Mo., Feb. 16, 1843; was married Oct. 18, 1867,
to Thomas H. Hess, of Warren County, grocer. Two children. Died
April 7, 1873.

Judith- Virginia Riddle 4 (1), youngest daughter of Ephraim 3 (1), was
born in Warren County, Va., May 12, 1846; was married June 6, 1867,
to Adolph Tisserand, farmer, of Warren County, and has six children.



John-A. Riddle 4 (4), eldest son of John 3 (2), was born (presumably) in

Pittsylvania County, Va. ; married Crouch, in Franklin County, Va.,

and has four children. He resides in Macon County (Castalian Springs),
Tenn.



RIDDELLS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 345

Thomas Riddle 4 (1), second son of John 3 (2), was born in Virginia;
married America Hodges, of Pittsylvania County, and died in the Con-
federate army in 1862-3. His,widow and one daughter reside at Black
Oak ('?), Weakley County, Tenn.

Martha-Ann Riddle 4 (2), eldest daughter of John 3 (2), was married
to Christopher C. Fetters, of Giles County, Va., and has several children.

Susan-P. Riddle 4 (1), second daughter of John 3 (2), was born in Vir-
ginia, and is the wife of John Mayhan, of Pittsylvania County ; post-office
address, Mamon's Store (?).

James-Steven Riddle 4 (4), eldest son of John 3 (2) by second wife.
Died at Bristol, Tenn., in 1862.

E.-P. Riddle 4 (1), second son of John 3 (2) by second wife ; lives near
Thorn Hill, Granger County, Tenn. He married M. J. Prichard, daughter
of Boswell and Rebecca Prichard, of Oak Pudge, N. C, Nov. 30, 1866,
and has four children, of whom hereafter. His farm is on Clinch River
(both sides), partly in Granger County, and partly in Claiborne County,
Tenn. House situated on a beautiful elevation, and is surrounded by a
grove of large cedar trees.

George- W. Riddle 4 (1), third son of John 3 (2), was burned to death
with his mother, in Carroll County, Va., Feb. 2, 1866, at the burning of
his father's house.

William- Asher Riddle 4 (2), fourth son of John 3 (2) by second wife,
died young.

Walter-Hew Riddle 4 (1), fifth son of John 3 (2) by second wife, died
when small.

FIFTH GENERATION.

J.-L. Riddle 5 ('I), eldest son of V. H. 4 (1), was born in Bartow County
Ga., May 21, 1856, and is now (1880) living in Arkansas.

Henrietta Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of V. H. 4 (1), was born in
Bartow County, Ga., Feb. 8, 1858, and is married.

Nancy-A. Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of V. H. 4 (1), was born Feb.
11, 1860, in Georgia ; married.

Margaret- J. Riddle 5 (1), third daughter of V. H. 4 (1), was born in
Georgia, Dec. 23, 1862; single.

Joseph- Wheeler Riddle 5 (1), a son of V. H. 4 (1), was born in Geor-
gia, April 2, 1866, and died July 21, 1869.

Joseph Riddle 5 (2), second son of V. H. 4 (1), was born in Georgia,
July 21, 1868 ; single in 1880.

Allglista-B. Riddle 5 (1), fifth daughter of V. H. 4 (1), was born in
Georgia, July 7, 1870.

Slisan-F. Riddle 5 (2), sixth daughter of V. H. 4 (1), was born in
Georgia, Oct. 27, 1872.

Martha-L. Riddle 5 (3), seventh daughter of V. H. 4 (1), was born in
Georgia, Dec. 27, 1874.

Paul-P. Riddle 5 (1), a son of V. H. 4 (1), was born in Georgia, June
16, 1877.

J.-H. Riddle 5 (I), eldest son of James 4 (2), was born in Georgia,
March 19, 1855, and teaches school.

J. -A. Riddle 5 (?), second son of James 4 (2), was born in Georgia,
April 1, 1857 ; occupation, farming.

John-Cephas Riddle 5 (1), third son of James 4 (2), was born in Geor-
gia, April 19, 1859; farmer.



346 RIDDELLS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

Charles-Glover Riddle 5 (1), eldest son of E. P. 4 (1). ] All born

Arthur-Allen Riddle 5 '1 I, second son of E. P. 4 (1). in Granger

Mary-Alice Riddle 5 (1), eldest daughter of E. P. 4 (l). f County,

Lilley-Lee Riddle 5 (1), second daughter of E.P. 4 (1). J Tenn.



ANOTHER FAMILY.



Lewis Riddle 1 (1), from Loudoun County, Va., of Scottish descent,
whose parents are not known (probably connected with the Riddells of

Orange County. Va., as the name Lewis is of frequent occurrence among
them), came to Pittsylvania County, Va.,* and settled as a farmer. His
wife's maiden-name was Mary Frazier (or Frazure) ; she had several chil-
dren, of whom (some of them) hereafter. This pair died previous to 1828.

SECOND GENERATION.

Thomas Riddle 2 (1), eldest (?) son of Lewis 1 (1), was born (presum-
ably) in Loudoun County, Va. ; married Sally Blanks, of Pittsylvania
County, and had issue twelve children. He removed to Missouri when a
young man, and was subsequently sheriff of St. Charles Countv in that
State. Stone and brick mason by trade. A man of firm mind and great
force of character. He and family are supposed (by relatives in Virginia)
to be dead.

James Riddle' 2 (1), a son of Lewis 1 (1), was born in Pittsylvania
County, Va., and married three times ; firstly, Mary, daughter of John
and Xancv Yeatts; secondlv, Mary, daughter of John and Anna Giles,'
and thirdly, Susan-Christian, daughter of David and Winny McXealy,
all of Pittsylvania County. He had issue eight children, of whom here-
after. His widow was living in 1879 as the wife of Isaac Mitchell.

"William Riddle 2 (1), a son of Lewis 1 (1), was (presumably) born in
Pittsylvania County, Va. : married Mildred, daughter of Joseph and Sallie
Johnson, and had issue five children, of whom hereafter. He was a
farmer: died in 1*34 : his widow died in 1859.

Rebecca Riddle 2 (1), only daughter of Lewis 1 (1), died young.

THIRD GENERATION.

Jokll-Lewis Riddle 3 (1). eldest son of James' 2 (1), died young.

Benjamin-Frazure Riddle 3 (1), second son of James- (1), was born
in Pittsylvania County, Va.; married Susan F. Hardin, and died March "J.
1 X G7 (?), leaving tiro children, of whom hereafter.

Thomas Riddle 3 (2), third son of James' 2 (1), was born in Pittsylva-
nia County, Va., and died a voting man.

James-Henry Riddle 3 (3), fourth son of James 2 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., and died aged about 18.

* There are three Riddle brothers, — Edward. William, and Thomas, — living at
Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va.. whose grandfather came from Loudoun County
at the same time a> his brother, Lewi- Kiddle, whose name stands at the head of
the family whose record is above given, but they do not furnish genealogy.



BIDDELLS OF GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 347



Rachel Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of James 2 (1).

Ailsey Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of James 2 (1).

Lydia Riddle 3 (1), third daughter of James 2 (1). when young

Nancy Riddle 3 (1), fourth daughter of James 2 (1). J women.



All died with
consumption,



Mary-Frazure Riddle 3 (1), eldest daughter of William 2 (1), was born
in Pittsylvania County, Va., in 1826; was married in 1848 to John P.
Wo vail (?). Both dead.

Lewis-Adams Riddle 3 (2), eldest son of William 2 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., June 28, 1828; married Susan-Ann, daughter
of James and Susan Glasgow, and had issue seven children, of whom
hereafter. Mr. Riddle is a carpenter by trade, and followed that business
for twenty-seven years. He now carries on two farms, consisting of six
hundred and sixty-two acres, three miles apart, and employs twenty men;
post-office, Whittle's Depot, Pittsylvania County, Va.

William-Blair Riddle 3 (2), second son of William 2 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., in 1830; died aged 16.

Eliza-Ami Riddle 3 (1), second daughter of William 2 (1), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., in 1832 ; was married to Dudley Farthing, and
had issue ; deceased.

Christian-Dickson Riddle 3 (1), youngest son of William 2 (1), was
born in Pittsylvania County, Va., in 1834; died aged 15.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Frazure Riddle 4 (1), only son of Benjamin 3 (1).
Agnes Riddle 4 (1), only daughter of Benjamin 3 (1).



Jane-Aistrap Riddle 4 (1), eldest daughter of Lewis 3 (2), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Sept. 18, 1856 ; was married to Joseph H.
Stone, of Campbell County, Dec. 18, 1878.

Mary-Elizabeth Riddle 4 (2), second daughter of Lewis 3 (2), was
born in Pittsvlvania County, Va., Nov. 24, 1858; was married Aug. 11,
1875, to William P. Payne, and died Dec. 12, 1876.

James-David Riddle 4 (4), eldest son of Lewis 3 (2), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Oct. 6, 1860; single.

John-Lewis Riddle 4 (2), second son of Lewis 3 (2), was born in Pitt-
sylvania County, Va., Oct. 24, 1862 ; single.

Sally-Bell Riddle 4 (1), third daughter of Lewis 3 (2), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Oct. 15, 1864; single.

William-Thomas Riddle 4 (3), third son of Lewis 3 (2), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Feb. 12, 1868, and died Sept. 3, 1878.

Annis-Bela Riddle 4 (1), fourth daughter of Lewis 3 (2), was born in
Pittsylvania County, Va., Feb. 7, 1874, and died Feb. 10, 1876.



RIDDELLS OF GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

William Riddelle 1 (1), said to have been born in France, emigrated to
Virginia about 1730. Spelled his surname Riddelle. Settled in Hanover
County, but removed to Goochland County, where he died, aged about 80.
His wife's name does not appear; he left issue three sons, and probably



348 RIDDELLS OF GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

daughters. I am inclined to think this William was a relative of the other
families early settled in Virginia, but as there are no records extant, con-
nections are not proved.

SECOND GENERATION.

Robert Riddell 2 (1), a son of William 1 (1), was born in Goochland
County, Va. ; married Nancy Johnson, and had issue five children, two
sons and three daughters. Stone-mason and farmer. Died about 1860,
aged 88 years; his widow died in 1872, aged 94.

William Riddell 2 (2), a son of William 1 (1), was born in Goochland
County, Va., and settled in Shelby County, Tenn.

John Riddell" (1), a son of William 1 (1), was born in Goochland
County, Va., and served in the Avar of the Revolution under General
Lafayette, and was wounded at the battle of Brandywine. He returned
to his native County after the Avar, and followed farming. Is supposed to
have had a family.

THIRD GENERATION.

Robert Riddell 3 (2), a son of Robert 2 (1), was born in Goochland
County, Va., and died Avhen 17 years old.

Dolly Riddell 3 (1), eldest daughter of Robert 2 (1), was born in Gooch-
land County, Va., and died when young.

Sallie Riddell 3 (1), second daughter of Robert 2 (1), Avas born in Gooch-
land County, Va., in 1807; was married in 1824 to R. B. Woodbury (or
Woodbridge), who has deceased. She had eight children.

William Riddell 3 (3), second son of Robert 2 (1), was born in Gooch-
land County, Va., in 1809; married, in 1831, Eliza, daughter of Jeremiah
and Susanna (Farrar) Woodbridge, and has issue eight children, of Avhom
hereafter. Resides on a farm in his native County. House-carpenter by
trade.

John-M. Riddell 3 (2), third son of Robert 2 (1), was born in Gooch-
land County, Va., in 1810; married in 1838 to Mary I. N. Clough, of the
same County, and had issue eight children, of whom hereafter. He has
been a farmer and dealer in general merchandise. His Avife (avIio Avas
born Dec. 12, 1819), died in 1854. He had two sons and a daughter die
when young, whose names do not appear.

FOURTH GENERATION.

Matthew-M. Riddell 4 (1), eldest son of William 3 (3), was born in
Goochland County, Va.* April, 1835. He served in the Confederate army
two and a half years during the Rebellion, belonging to the celebrated
"Wise's Legion," of West Virginia, and died of disease contracted in the
service. He Avas not married.

William-R. Riddell 4 (4), second son of William 3 (3), was born in
Goochland County, Va., Feb. 11, 1837; married Eliza H., daughter of
Elisha Powers and his Avife, Avhose maiden-name Avas Childress, in the year
1859, and died in 1874, in his natiA'e County, leaving a AvidoAV and five
sons. Mrs. Riddell died in 1880. He served through the Avar of the Re-
bellion in the department of the Potomac, and was a prisoner at Point
Lookout eighteen months. He was a farmer.

Richard-J. Riddell 4 (1), third son of William 3 (3), was born in Gooch-
land County, Va., Feb. 11, 1839; married Sarah E. Holland, daughter of
Nathaniel and Mary-Ann (Perkins) Holland, of Louisa County, Feb. 23,
1865, and has nine children, of whom hereafter. He served one year in



RIDDELLS OF GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 349

the Fifty-sixth Virginia Regiment, Confederate Infantry, under General
Floyd, in the West. Occupation, farmer; residence, Louisa County, Va.

Jerry-C. Riddell 4 (1), fourth son of William 3 (3), was born in Gooch-
land County, Va., June 18, 1841 ; married Mary L., daughter of Talton F.
and his wife Martha (Powers) Bowles. He died Aug. 16, 1880, leaving
two sons and two daughters, of whom hereafter. He served in the Con-
federate army during the war, under General Floyd, in artillery, in the
department of the West. Was taken prisoner at the fall of Fort Donel-



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