John Riddle, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1708 - 1794  (85 years)


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  • Name John Riddle 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 25 Jul 1708  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6, 7
    • “ Prince George’s County Maryland Index of Church Registers 1686-1885”, Helen W. Brown, 1988, Volume I, page 190 (Queen Anne Parish) shows that John Riddle, Jr. (father of James) was born Jul. 25, 1708, son of John [Sr.] & Elizabeth Riddle, his first wife, and that he had a brother, George, born Sep. 10, 1710.
    Gender Male 
    Died 1794  Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I10498  Family
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 

    Father John Riddle, Sr.,   b. 1680, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 17 Aug 1745 and 20 May 1746, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bowman,   b. Abt 1683, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1720, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1700  Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Family ID F3660  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Linton,   b. 1710, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1760, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1729  St. Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • by Rev. Was Magill
    Notes 
    • Marriage
      Date: 09 FEB 1729
      Place: St. Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland, , [7, 9]
    Children 
     1. John Riddle,   b. 16 Nov 1734, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1795, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years)
     2. George Riddle,   b. Jan 1735, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1768, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Samuel Riddle,   b. 7 May 1737, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Basil Riddle,   b. 20 Sep 1737, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Zachariah Riddle, Sr.,   b. 20 Sep 1737, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Richard Jacob Riddle, Sr.,   b. 15 Aug 1739, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. James Clinton Riddle,   b. 10 Dec 1740, Georgetown, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1816, Cheat River, Tucker, Lewis Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Elizabeth Riddle,   b. 1741, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah Riddle,   b. 1743, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F3666  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Hawker,   b. 14 Dec 1701, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1761  Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Elizabeth’s husband Samuel Prueitt died in 1860.
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F12006  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Prince George’s County Maryland Index of Church Registers 1686-1885, Helen W. Brown, 1988, Volume I, page 190 (Queen Anne Parish) shows that John Riddle, Jr. and Elizabeth Lentall were married Feb. 9, 1729 and had these children born to them: John, Nov. 16, 1734; George (no date); Samuel, May 7, 1737; a child, Aug. 15, 1739; a child, Dec. 10, 1740; Basil (no date); Jeremiah (no date), Elizabeth (no date) & (Susan)nah (no date). (The child born in 1740 is likely James.)

      Prince George’s County Maryland Index of Church Registers 1686-1885, Helen W. Brown, 1988, Volume I, page 190 (Queen Anne Parish) shows that John Riddle, Jr. (father of James) was born Jul. 25, 1708, son of John & Elizabeth Riddle, his first wife, and that he had a brother, George, born Sep. 10, 1710.

      Also from this reference we learn that John Riddle’s second wife was named Margaret and they had a daughter Elizabeth born Dec. 13, 1721; and that his third wife was Eleanor Lee who he married May 31, 1735. Eleanor’s maiden name may have been Thompson as “Maryland Marriage Records”, Annie Walker Burns, undated, shows John Riddle to Elenor Thompson, daughter of Christopher & Grace Thompson, Prince George's County Maryland and Chris. Thompson to Grace Williams, widow of James Williams, Prince Georges Co.

      The 1776 census of Maryland, Bettie Stirling Carothers, 1992, page 124, Prince George's County. (St. John’s & Prince George Parishes) lists John Riddell age 72, Elizabeth 70, 1 female 17 & 7 negroes.


      Owned Poplar Thickett consisting of approximately 53 1/2 acres of land. Also owned 73 1/2 acres part of Hope Enlarged.
      8/9/1796 Note John Jr. owned both tracts of this land & son Zachariah administrator sold both tracts on 8/9/1796 to John Thompson.

      10/01/1745 John Riddle Jr. bought 50 acres called "Original Poplar Thickett" from John Prather Sr. & wife Mary Ann.

      11/10/1745 John Riddle deeded son Zachariah of Loudoun Co., Va slave Jack.

      07/05/1782 & 2/19/1793 John Riddle deed to granddaughter Sarah Riddell negro girl Richel.

      04/07/1784 John Riddle dec'd long list of Inv. of goods. 4 slaves named, Ned 25, Rachel 21, Pnips? 45, Phillis 23. Signed Josiah Jones, R. Jacob Riddel, James Riddel.

      04/18/1788 John Riddle gifted to son James & wife Ann their life time negro Dark.

      12/24/1791 John Riddle deeded to son Jacob negro boy Richard 4 yrs old.

      12/24/1791 ­­to grandson John Riddle,Jr. negro girl Delilah 3 months old.

      02/13/1794 John Riddle, Prince Georges Co., Md. His Administrative Bond: Son Zachariah of Loudoun Co., VA. Executers were his sons Jacob & James of Prince Georges Co., MD. Signed Zachariah Riddel, Jacob (mark) Riddle, James Riddel. Note spelling of name. ,

      John Riddle's (1708-1794) children & grandchildren from the Riddle Petition
      George Riddle - Loudoun Co.
      George
      Samuel
      Jeremiah
      Mary wife of Benj. Hutchinson
      Elizabeth wife of Joseph Walker
      Ann Riddle
      John
      Randall
      John
      Jacob Riddle
      James Riddle
      Zachariah Riddle
      Basil Riddle
      Sally Nicholson
      Francis Nicholson
      Samuel Riddle
      John
      Sarah
      Elizabeth wife of John Beck
      John Beck
      Anthony Beck
      Jeremiah Beck both minors under 21
      James Beck

      Index to The Tithable's of Louden County, Virginia and to Slaveholders and Slaves 1758-1786 "Margaret Lail Hopkins, 1991, page 66, and includes year they were in tithable."
      Bazell, 1772
      Benjamin, 1785
      George, 1763, 1765-66, 1768, 1770, 1771-85,
      George, Jr. 1779
      John, 1770, 1772-1777
      Samuel, 1780-85
      In seventeenth and eighteenth century Virginia, the term “tithable” referred to a person who paid (or for whom someone else paid) one of the taxes imposed by the General Assembly for the support of civil government in the colony. In colonial Virginia, a poll tax or capitation tax was assessed on free white males, African American slaves, and Native American servants (both male and female), all age sixteen or older. Owners and masters paid the taxes levied on their slaves and servants.
      Stella Cotrill, [5, 11, 12, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S544] Mary Hill E-mail - mary.hill@maryhill.com, Mary Hill.

    2. [S1012] Paula Rosselle E-mail, Paula Rosselle, Midlothian, VA - mailto:mrouss@verizon.net.

    3. [S34] Maryland Marriages 1634-1777, Robert Barnes, (Genealogical Publishing, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD, 1978).

    4. [S538] Saint Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland births or christenings 1689-1777, , (Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977, 1689-1777).

    5. [S540] John Riddle Petition 1794, Name Of Person: John Riddle, (March 1794).

    6. [S271] Judi Parker E-mail, Judi Parker - Geniesleuth@aol.com.

    7. [S1013] Census, 1776 Prince George's Co., Maryland - John Riddell, (1776).

    8. [S669] American Genealogical-Biographical Index, (US Bureau of Census 1907).

    9. [S272] David Lusby E-mail, David Lusby - silvatone@earthlink.net, Computer printout of Queen Ann Parish, St. Barnabas Church, Pr Geo., Mar, y, Stmnt.Resp. extracted for the controlled extraction program and publishe, d by the Genealogical Dept. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S, aints, Notes Batch .

    10. [S2123] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 - John Riddle & Ellizabeth Hooker Hawker.

    11. [S2824] Census, 1776 Prince George’s Co., Maryland - John Riddle, (Maryland, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890).

    12. [S554] FamilyHistory.com, Subject: Riddle Family, Listserve: Ancestry.com, Paula Rousselle - mrouss@verizon.net.

    13. [S1054] Index to The Tithables of Louden County, Virginia, Margaret Lail Hopkins, (Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, MD, 1991).