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Boone County, Ky., Jan. 2, 1831 ; was married to Morgan Rice, April 10,
1846. Residence, Boone County.

Fountain Riddell 5 (2), third son of John 4 (2), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Jan. 9, 1833; married Louisa, daughter of Nathaniel E. and
Jemima (Bradford) Haws, of Virginia, March 10, 1869, and ha6 issue, of
whom hereafter. Mr. Riddell is an attorney at law, in Burlington, Ky.
He was educated at the Morgan Academy; taught school about one year,
then commenced the study of law; has«been in the practice of his profes-
sion about twenty years; was representative to the State Legislature in
the session of 1861-2, — a time that tried men's souls, — and has not been
a candidate for political preferment since. He is a Democrat in politics ;
in religion, nondescript. Mr. Riddell has manifested considerable interest
in this work, and has rendered much assistance in providing materials.

Sarah-Lucinda Riddell 5 (2), eldest daughter of John 4 (2), was born
in Boone County, Ky., April 1, 1835, and died Dec. 25, 1842.

Eliza-Jane Riddell 5 (1), second daughter of John 4 (2), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Sept. 12, 1837 ; was married Dec. 27, 1858, to Lafay-
ette Gardner, and resides in Hamilton County, Ky.

Melicent Riddell 5 (2), third daughter of John 4 (2), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Nov. 29, 1839; died April 19, 1842.

Roxanna Riddell 5 (1), fourth daughter of John 4 (2), was born in Boone
County, Ky., March 22, 1841 ; died Aug. 17, 1842.

William-Lewis Riddell 5 (6), fourth son of John 4 (2), was born in
Boone County, Ky., July 25, 1848. He has been in the grocery trade; is
now (1879) an editor; unmarried.

Calvin-Garnett Riddell 5 (1), fifth son of John 4 (2), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Feb. 14, 1851 ; a teacher.



William-Waler Riddell 5 (7), eldest son of Fountain 4 (1), was born
in Boone County, Ky., Aug. 26, 1828; married July 11, 1858, to Vanelia-
Victoria Rooker, of Clinton County, Mo. He resides near Rothville,
Chariton County, Mo. ; is a farmer and stock-dealer. Ten children.

Joyce- Ann Riddell 5 (3), eldest daughter of Fountain 4 (1), was born
in Boone County, Ky., Aug. 4, 1832; was married to James S. Rogers,
Oct. 5, 1848, and resides near Union, Boone County, Ky.

John-Lewis Riddell 5 (4:), second son of Fountain 4 (1), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Nov. 18, 1837; married Mary-Susan, daughter of Wil-
liam G. and Elizabeth Rooker, of Chariton County, Mo., March 6, 1862.
Farmer and stock-raiser. Wife born Oct. 28, 1841. Four children. Res-
idence, Chariton, Putnam County, Mo.

Ophelia-Winsula Riddell 5 (1), second daughter of Fountain 4 (1), was
born in Boone County, Ky., Jan. 15, 1840; was married Oct. 15, 1857,
to John J. Pratt, by Rev. P. Vawter, at the residence of her parents.



382 RIDDELLS OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

His first wife was her cousin. Thev reside at East Bend, Boone Coun-
ty, Ky.

James-M. Riddell (8), third son of Fountain 4 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky., June 15, 1842; married Oct.' 19, 1865, to Jennie, daughter
of Jeremiah and Louisa Glinn, of Boone County, Ky. ', moved to Roth-
ville, Chariton County, Mo., in March, 1874, where he is now (1879) en-
gaged in farming and stock-dealing. His wife was born July 25, 1845.
They have issue five children, of whom hereafter.

Eliza-Madeline Riddell 6 (2), third daughter of Fountain 4 (1), was
born in Boone County, Ky., April 3, 1846; was married Jan. 15, 1867, to
Charles-Edward Allen; now resides near Rothville, Chariton County, Mo.

roimtain-Zachariah Riddell 5 (3), fourth son of Fountain 4 (1), was
born in Boone County, Ky., March 13, 1851; married Oct. 11, 1876, to
Ida-Hazeltine, daughter of James M. and Sally Akers, of Chariton Coun-
ty, Mo., and has one child, of whom hereafter. He has attended several
schools, and was at one time in the Kentucky Western University. He
cultivated his land in Kentucky a part of the time, and alternated between
his old home in that State and Missouri, where his brothers lived, till
1873, when he sold his property in Kentucky, and located on a quarter-
section of land in Missouri, where he now resides.

Clara-Lotta Riddell 5 (1), fourth daughter of Fountain 4 (1), was born
in Boone County, Ky., Aug. 18, 1830; deceased.

Artimesa Riddell 5 (1), fifth daughter of Fountain 4 (1), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Nov. 4, 1834; deceased.

Columbus Riddell 5 (1), fifth son of Fountain 4 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Dec. 3, 1844; deceased.

Mary-Elizabeth Riddell 5 (3), sixth daughter of Fountain 4 (1), was
born in Boone County, Ky., April 6, 1849; deceased.



GllUieorall Riddell 5 (1), eldest son of Madison 4 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Dec. 31, 1833; married L. W. T. Lodge, July 7, 1853, and
still lives in his native shire.

William-B. Riddell 5 (8), second son of Madison 4 (1), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Oct. 17, 1835; married Lucy M. Berkshire, July 1,
1862, and died May 12, 1872, leaving two children, of whom hereafter.

Louisa Riddell 5 (2), eldest daughter of Madison 4 (1), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Oct. 29, 1837, and died Feb. 23, 1843.

Edward-F. Riddell 5 (1), third son of Madison 4 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Jan. 13, 1839, and died in the Confederate service during
the late war, in 1862.

Martha-F. Riddell 5 (1), second daughter of Madison 4 (1), was born
in Boone County, Ky., June 6, 1841 ; died June 14, 1845.

Robert-H. Riddell 5 (1), fourth son of Madison 4 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky., July 26, 1843.

Aunie-C. Riddell 5 (1), third daughter of Madison 4 (1), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Dec. 1, 1845; was married to S. B. Huley, and re-
sides in Trimble County, Ky.

SIXTH GENERATION.

Charles Riddle 6 (4), a son of James 6 (5), was born in Orange County,
Va., about 1827; married Rhoda Riddle, daughter of Talver Riddle (or
Riddell), of Virginia, his cousin, and has issue nine children, of whom
hereafter. He resides in the State of Illinois.



BIDDELLS OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIBGINIA. 383

David Riddle (1), eldest son of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia about
1829; married Sarah Steats, and has issue seven children, of whom here-
after. He is in Illinois.

James Riddle (9), third son of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about 1831 ; married Eliza Swynk, and has issue eight children, of whom
hereafter. He lives in Illinois.

Andrew Riddle (1), fourth son of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about -1834; married Elizabeth Fair, and was killed in battle in the late
war, in 1861. No issue known.

Gelulau Riddle 6 (1), fifth son of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about 1837 ; married Amanda J. Prescott, and has issue, of whom here-
after. Lives in Illinois.

Jolill Riddle (5), sixth son of James 5 (5), was born in the State of
Virginia about 1840 ; married Ellen Lee, and has issue, of whom hereafter.
Was living in Illinois in 1876.

Martha-Jane Riddle 6 (2), eldest daughter of James 5 (5), was born in
Virginia, and died at the age of 30.

Mary-E. Riddle 6 (4), a daughter of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about 1825, and was married to Franklin Sheaks. She resides in Indiana.

Matilda Riddle 6 (1), a daughter of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about 1831; was married to Joseph Woods, and lives in Virginia.

Juriak Riddle (1), a daughter of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about 1839; was married to Peter Bacheller, and resides in Tazewell
County, 111.

Elleil Riddle 6 (1), a daughter of James 5 (5), was born in Virginia
about 1841; was married to Jacob Stumlaw, and resides in Illinois.



Lewis Riddle 6 (6), a son of Tavner 6 (2), was born in Augusta County,
Va., and resides in Rockbridge County. Presumably married and has
family.

Fielding Riddle 6 (2), a son of Tavner 5 (2), was born in Augusta
County, Va., and was killed in late war.

Rhoda Riddle 6 (1), a daughter of Tavner 5 (2), was born in Augusta
County, Va., and married to Charles Riddle, or Riddell, her cousin ; re-
sides in Illinois.

Elizabeth Riddle 6 (5), a daughter of Tavner 6 (2), was born in Au-
gusta County, Va., and was married to George Calhoun, of Rockingham
County, Va.

Hattie Riddle 6 (3), a daughter of Tavner 5 (2), was born in Augusta

County, Va., and was married to Arrmentrout (?), of Rockingham

County, Va.

Frances Riddle 6 (2), a daughter of Tavner 5 (2), was born in Augusta
County, Va., and was married to Peter Whitesell, who lives in Indiana.

Amelia Riddle 6 (1), a daughter of Tavner 5 (2), was born in Augusta
County, Va., and is now living at home with her father, unmarried.



James Riddell 6 (10), eldest son of Cyrus 6 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky. ; married to a daughter of J. R. Smith.

Salley Riddell 6 (3), a daughter of Cyrus 5 (1), was born in Boone Coun-
ty, Ky. ; was married to a Mr. Rigg.

Elizabeth Riddell 6 (6), a daughter of Cyrus 6 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky.



384 RIDDELLS OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

Catherine Riddell 6 (2), a daughter of Cyrus 5 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky. ; was married to Terrell, and is now a widow at Au-
rora, Dearborn County, Ind.



James-AddisOll Riddell 6 (11), only son of Marcellu's 5 (1), was born
at Petersburgh, Ky., May 3, 1846; never married.

Marceliue Riddell 6 (1), only daughter of Marcellus 6 (1), was born at
Petersburgh, Ky., April 20, 1850; unmarried.



Cyrus-TVirt Riddell 6 (2), eldest son of James 5 (6) that survived in-
fancy, was born in Boone County, Ky., Feb. 17, 1846, and died June 21,
1856. Several of this family died in infancy, and their names do not ap-
pear.

Sarah-Francis Riddell 6 (2), eldest daughter of James 5 (6), was born
in Boone County, Ky., Oct. 10, 1847; was married June 2, 1867, to Jacob
McKay, farmer, and resides in Kenton County, Ky. Post-office, Ludlow.

Charles-M. Riddell 6 (5), second son of James 5 (6), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Sept. 4, 1849. Unmarried. Farmer at Ludlow, Kenton
County, Ky.

Mary Riddell 6 (5), second daughter of James 5 (6), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Feb. 20, 1852, and died Aug. 6, 1853.

Addison Riddell 6 (1), third son of James 5 (6), was born in Boone
County, Ky., May 16, 1854; married Mary Phinney, Feb. 15, 1872. A
farmer near Union, Boone County, Ky. Has one child, of whom hereafter.



Charles Riddell 6 (6), eldest son of James 5 (7), was born at Burling-
ton, Boone County, Ky., in 1848, and is a saddler by trade. Presumably
married. Lives at Williamstown, Grant County, Ky.

Horatio-B. Riddell 6 (1), second son of James 5 (7), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Feb. 27, 1850. Has been in a saddler's store in Cincinnati,
O., where I formed his acquaintance in 1870, and was kindly guided about
the city by him. Now (1878) resides at Covington, Ky.

Permelia Riddell 6 (2), eldest daughter of James 5 (7), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Nov. 13, 1852.

Hattie Riddell 6 (4), second daughter of James 5 (7), was born in
Boone County, Ky., Jan. 9, 1855.

Neal Riddell 6 (2), youngest son of James 5 (7), was born in Boone
County, Ky., July 29, 1863. Deceased.



Stanley Riddell 6 (1), eldest son of William 5 (5), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Jan. 17, 1851 ; died Oct. 11, 1851.

Ralph Riddell 6 (1), second son of William 5 (5), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Aug. 9, 1854; book-keeper in Cincinnati, O., for the firm of
Richard Woolley & Sons.

Mary-K. Riddell 6 (6), eldest daughter of William 5 (5), was born in
Boone County, Ky., July 8, 1856 ; single in 1879.

Benjamin-Franklin Riddell 6 (1), third son of William 5 (5), was
born in Boone County, Ky., Sept. 29, 1859 ; is employed by a grocery firm
in Cincinnati, O.

William-Anderson Riddell 6 (9), fourth son of William 5 (5), was
born in Boone County, Ky., Sept. 11, 1861; now (1878) assistant book-
keeper for the I. C. & L. grain elevator, in Cincinnati, O.



RIDDELLS of orange COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 385

James-McClellan Riddell 6 (12), fifth son of William 5 (5), was born
in Boone County, Ky., Feb. 1, 1864; at school.

Jane-Busk Riddell 6 (1), twin daughter of William 5 (5), was born in
Aurora, Ind., July 15, 1868; still at school.

Laura-Bemeilt Riddell 6 (1), twin daughter of William 5 (5), was born
at Aurora, Ind., July, 15 1868; died Oct. 9, 1869.

Alllia-Percival Riddell 6 (1), youngest daughter of William 5 (5), was
born at Aurora, Ind., Jan. 21, 1870, and died Feb. 5, 1879. None of these
children are married.



Mary Riddell 6 (7), a daughter of John 5 (3), was born in Falmouth, Ky.
Hattie Riddell 6 (5), a daughter of John 5 (5), was born in Falmouth, Ky.
Lizzie Riddell 6 (7), a daughter of John 5 (5), was born at Falmouth, Ky.



Lewis Riddell 6 (7), only son of George 5 (1), was born at Boone Coun-
ty, Ky. =======

Mary Riddell 6 (8), a daughter of Fountain 5 (2), was born at Burling-
ton, Boone County, Ky., Jan. 22, 1871 ; died June 27, 1871.

Nathailiel-E. Riddell 6 (1), a son of Fountain 5 (2), was born at Bur-
lington, Boone County, July 17, 1872.



Carry-B. Riddell 6 (1), a daughter of Joseph 5 (1), was born in Boone
County, Ky., in August, 1866.



Mary- Waller Riddell 6 (9), a daughter of William 5 (7), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., April 16, 1859.

Cyrus-Hutchesoil Riddell 6 (3), eldest son of William 5 (7), was born
in Chariton County, Mo., Jan. 12, 1861.

William-Fountain Riddell 6 (10), second son of William 5 (7), was
born in Chariton County, Mo., March 13, 1863.

Clauda-Ann Riddell 6 (1), second daughter of William 5 (7), was born
in Chariton County, Mo., March 25, 1865.

Eliza-Elizabeth Riddell 6 (3), third daughter of William 5 (7), was
born in Chariton County, Mo., May 6, 1867.

Johll-Piatt Riddell 6 (6), third son of William 5 (7), was born in Char-
iton County, Mo., Dec. 17, 1871.

Charles- Allen Riddell 6 (7), fourth son of William 5 (7), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., May 11, 1873.

James-Louis Riddell 6 (13), fifth son of William 5 (7), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., April 28, 1875 ; died Jan. 24, 1877.

Vanelia Riddell 6 (1), fourth daughter of William 5 (7), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., Feb. 28, 1878 (?).



James-ColumDUS Riddell 6 (14), eldest son of John 5 (4), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., Feb. 16, 1864.

William-Rooker Riddell 6 (11), second son of John 5 (4), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., Aug. 17, 1866.

Eliza-Dell Riddell 6 (4), eldest daughter of John 5 (4), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., Dec. 23, 1868.

Annie-Lee Riddell 6 (2), second daughter of John 5 (4), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., May 18, 1871.
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386 BUDDELLS OF ROANOKE COUNTY,' VIRGINIA.

Anna-Louisa Riddell 6 (3), eldest daughter of James 5 (8), was born
in Boone County, Ky., Feb. 16, 1867.

Louis-Dudley Riddell 6 (1), eldest son of James 5 (8), was born in
Boone County, Ky., June 3, 1869.

Mary-Ophelia Riddell 6 (8), second daughter of James 5 (8), was born
in Boone County, Ky., March 9, 1872; died Nov. 27, 1874.

Nova-Piatt Riddell 6 (1), second son of James 5 (8), was born in Char-
iton County, Mo., March 4, 1875.

Jesse-Herildon Riddell 6 (1), third son of James 5 (8), was born in
Chariton County, Mo., Nov. 5, 1878.



Clara-Leota Riddell 6 (3), eldest daughter of Fountain 5 (3), was born
in Chariton County, Mo., June 11, 1878.



Edward Riddell 6 (2), eldest son of William 5 (8), was born in Boone
County, Ky., Dec. 11, 1862; died the same year.

Annie Riddell 6 (4), eldest daughter of William 5 (8), was born in Boone
County, Ky., April 24, 1866.

SEVENTH GENERATION.

Arthur Riddell 7 (1), eldest son of Addison 6 (1), was born in Kenton
County, Ky., Oct. 30, 1872.



RUDDELLS OF ROANOKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

Cornelius Ruddell 1 (1), supposed to have come from some part of
England or Ireland,* was an early settler in Virginia. He married and
had issue a numerous family, of whom hereafter. On an old deed from
King George the surname is spelled Ruddle, and it may be presumed with
plausibility that the "Ruddles of Ruddle's Station, Kentucky," are of
the same family. It may be worth mention that the name Cornelius is a
Christian name in the family designated "Riddells of Laurel Hill"; also,
that the family of Byrd intermarried with both branches.

SECOND GENERATION.

Andrew Ruddell 2 (1), a son of Cornelius 1 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va. ; married Katie Rader, and had issue a number of children,
of whom hereafter. He was a land-owner, slave-holder, and planter.

Michael Ruddell 2 (1), a son of Cornelius 1 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va. ; inherited valuable land from his father, but dying without
a family (never married), he willed his property to his nephew.

THIRD GENERATION.

John Ruddell 8 (1), eldest son of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va. ; married Ann Hershberger, and had issue. He has deceased.
Was a farmer. His widow and her family live at High Point, la.

* There are several families of Ruddell now living in Ireland, and their represen-
tative uses the same crest as the Riddells of Riddell, namely, a " demi-greyhound."
Walter T. R. Riddell, Esq., now of Termoyra House, Lurgan, Ireland, is a gentle-
man of intelligence and means.



BUDDELLS OF ROANOKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 387

Betsey Ruddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roa-
noke County, Va., and was married to Combs.

Debbie Ruddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va., and became the M r ife of John Mibblin, and had issue. Both
deceased.

Mary Ruddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va., and was married to John Rader. Her address is New Gene-
va, Jackson County, W. Va.

James Rllddell 3 (1), a son of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va. ; married Martha-Harris Fox (or Foss), daughter of Richard
Fox, and had issue, of whom hereafter. He settled in his native County
as a planter and slave-owner. Now living with his son, aged 81 years.

Andrew Ruddell 3 (2), a son of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va., and is now living at Secor, Woodford County, 111.; car-
penter.

Cornelius Rllddell 3 (2), a son of Andrew 2 (1), was born in Roanoke
County, Va., and married, firstly, Elizabeth McGerge ; secondly, Sarah
Barnes, widow. He has deceased.

Igebo Rllddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew 2 (1), died young.

Catherine- Ann Rllddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew 2 (1); maiden.

Malinda Rllddell 3 (1), a daughter of Andrew 2 (1), was married to
George Routt, and has three daughters, all married. Mr. Routt is a car-
penter by trade. Mrs. Routt has the family Bible containing full records.

FOURTH GENERATION.

James-Henry Ruddell 4 (2), son of James 3 (1), resides at East Bend,
Ford County, 111.

Sarah-Jane Rllddell 4 (1), only surviving daughter of James 3 (1), was
married to George Gish, Roanoke, Woodford County, 111.

John-Byrd Ruddell 4 (2), second surviving son of James 3 (1), was
born in Roanoke County, Va. ; married Amanda-Helen Fox, and had issue
thirteen children, of whom hereafter. He inherited property from his
uncle, Michael Ruddell, which was a part of his grandfather's estate, and
lives on it, having named it "Mountain View Farm." Carpenter by
trade. Now (1884) 55 years of age.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Emma Ruddell 5 (1).
Janette Ruddell 6 (1).
Catherine-Ann Ruddell 5 (2).
William Ruddell 5 (1).
Adelaide Ruddell 5 (1).
Florence Ruddell 5 (1).
George-Preston Ruddell 5 (1).
Martha-Elizabeth Ruddell 5 (1).
Irene Ruddell 5 (1).
Frederick Ruddell 5 (1).
Byrd Ruddell 5 (1).



Children of John-Byrd 4 (2).



388 RIDDLES OF UNION COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

RIDDLES OF UNION COUNTY, KENTUCKY.*

[Virginias Branch.]

Jeremiah Kiddle 1 (1), son of a Mr. Riddle whose name is unknown,
and his wife, whose maiden-name was Herindon, was born in Loudoun
Couuty, Ya., 1765; married Polly, daughter of Capt. Frank Berry, of
Revolutionary fame (she was born in Loudoun County, Va., in 1795, and
died in her seventy-seventh year), settled on land owned by "Old Daniel
Morgan, the old war-horse of Revolutionary fame," in 1802, and when
the County of Union was laid off, the spot of land he had cleared was
selected for the County seat ; this was in 1811. Mr. Riddle was a farmer;
a man of high standing, and his house was always a home for preachers.
He had issue nine children, of whom hereafter.

SECOND GENERATION.

Hon. George-YT. Riddle -2 (I), eldest son of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born
in Henderson Couuty (now Union), Ky., July 18, 1807 ; married Eliza B.,
daughter of Enoch Hunt and his wife Judith, daughter of Charles Hamp-
ton (she was born in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 18, 1809; descended from
Daniel Boone, the noted hunter and pioneer of Kentucky, and allied to
the family of Bryant, known in pioneer history), July 2, 1826, and had
issue nine children, of whom hereafter. Mr. Riddle was born when
the country around him was a vast wilderness, and had but few educa-
tional advantages ; but possessing a studious mind, he acquired a practical
education and has been in the lower house of the Kentucky Legislature
two or more sessions, besides filling many other positions of responsibility
in his County. He is commanding in person and like all of his family
noted for his courage and great force of character; his residence is on the
same lot of land where he was born. He has had a shock of paralysis, and
writes with difficulty. He informs me that his grandfather came to Vir-
ginia from Scotland about 1763, and his grandmother from Ireland ; which
statement is undoubtedly correct.

JacksOll Riddle' 2 (1), second son of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born at Mor-
ganfield, Union County, Ky., about 1811; married Mary Finnie, of said
County, and settled on a farm. He is said to have been a man who won
many friends and was long called " Uncle Jack." He was killed by a
mule, June 11, 1878. Issue, four children.

Beiljaillill-Frailklill Riddle' 2 (1), third son of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born
at Morganfield, Union County, Ky., July 18, 1814; married Anna F.,
daughter of Major Rowley, who migrated from near Wheeling, Va., at
an early day, and resides on a beautiful farm near Uniontown, lying along
the Ohio River, where he has been settled since early manhood. He re-
ceived a medium education in his native County, and has been engaged
in agricultural pursuits ; has been very successful, and is now in good cir-
cumstances. He is a very handsome man ; weighs about two hundred
and forty pounds, and like his father and brothers is a perfect giant in

* This family is supposed to have been descended from those Riddell ancestors
who came to Virginia in their own vessels, bringing their farm-stock, implements,
furniture, plate, and servants with them. They were accompanied by families
named Byrd, or Bird, now well known and highly respected in Virginia, and still
allied with the Riddle family. See "Riddles of Loudoun County, Virginia," for
antecedents.



RIDDLES OF UNION COUNTY, KENTUCKY. 389

physical strength, and has great courage. He is in every respect a wor-
thy citizen, highly esteemed for his truthfulness and sterling honesty, and
equally feared by all wrong-doers who may come in his way. He has suf-
fered from paralysis. Mrs. Ann, his first wife, who died Aug. 7, 1862, was
well educated at Wheeling and Fredericksburgh, Va. By his first mar-
riage there were six children born, of whom hereafter. He married, sec-
ondly, Lucy A. Hundley, but has no children by this union.

Charles-H. Riddle 2 (1), fourth son of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born about
1816, in Union County, Ky. ; married, and had issue seven children, of
whom hereafter. He served in the Texas war under General Houston ;
settled in Hamilton County, 111., and is now living at Moore's Prairie,
111., a widower. Occupation, farmer.

William Riddle" (1), fifth son of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born at Morgan-
field, Union County, Ky., about 1818; married Mary Bauldwin, of Hen-
derson, and emigrated to California in 1849. He was in the war of the
Rebellion ; was killed by a fall from a house on which he was at work.
Do not know of any children.

Henry-B. Riddell 2 (1), sixth son of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born at Mor-
ganfield, Union County, Ky., July 22, 1826; married Julia A. Waggoner,
Sept. 6, 1849, and had issue six children, of whom hereafter. His first
wife died June 10, 1852, and he married, secondly, Elizabeth-Holland
Smith, daughter of Moses and Fannie Smith (she was born Dec. 28, 1828,
in Daviess County, Ky.), Dec. 5, 1854, and by her had K flve children. Mr.
Riddell, — as the family spell their name, — was a farmer in Kentucky.

Sedney-C. Riddle 2 (1), eldest daughter of Jeremiah 1 (1), was born in
Morganfield, Union County, Ky., in 1809; was married to William Ben-
thall, and lived within sight of the place of her birth all her life. She
lived a devoted Christian, and died at the age of 65 years, greatly lamented



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