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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 18 Feb 2018 

    Father John Riddle, Sr.,   b. 1680, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 19 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 Chart

    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 1760, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
     2. George Riddle,   b. Jan 1735, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Loudoun Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. Samuel Riddle,   b. 7 May 1737, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 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, Queen Anne Parish, 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 18 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F3666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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 18 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F12006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.
      1743-1746 Land Records of Prince George's County MD
      Page 456_ Oct 1, 1745 from John Prather Sr of PG, planter, to John Riddle Jr of PG, for 2300 lbs tobacco, a tract of land belonging to me, called Poplar Thickett, lying in PC, bounded by the land taken up by Hugh Rily, containing 50 acres. Royal mines are excepted. Signed - John (1 his mark) Prather Sr. - Jo Belt Jr*, F.5 Waring*. Mary Ann, wife of the afd John Prather, relinquished her right of dower to the
      within mentioned land. Recorded Oct 3, 1745

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

      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 266. At the request of John Riddell the following Deed of Gift was recorded June 29, 1768
      June 28, 1768; this is to certify that I give to my daughter Elizabeth Beck wife of Anthony Beck 1 Negro boy named Robin to be and remain her property forever, neither to be bought nor sold but to her and her heirs forever, to be delivered the last day of October next ensuing. John Riddell.
      Test; Daniel Clarke

      3/29/1775 - Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1774-1780; Liber CC 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 127. At the request of Solomon Groves the following Deed was recorded March 29, 1775
      Indenture made this October 21, 1775; John Riddell, Sr., planter of PGCo and Lucy Riddle, of Frederick County, Maryland, widow to the late deceased Samuel Riddell of John in consideration of 49 pounds current money paid by Solomon Groves, planter of PGCo has sold a tract called "Poplar Thickett" containing 49 acres and beginning at two bounded poplar's standing on the south side of the main branch of the northeast fork of the Eastern Branch of Potomac River it being the beginning tree of "Friendship" formerly surveyed for Messrs. John Addison and William Hutchinson and also the beginning of a tract called the "Addition to the Hope Enlarged". Signed John Riddell, Lucy Riddle in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Richard Henderson

      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.

      12/19/1785 - Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 20. At the request of Zachariah Riddle the following Bill of Sale was enrolled November 19, 1785
      John Riddle in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and do bear to my son Zachariah Riddle of Loudoun County, Virginia for his better maintenance and support and for other other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving has given by these presents Negro Jack. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seak this November 8, 1785, John Riddle in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Henderson

      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, Jr. and Elizabeth Lentall Children
      John Riddle, Jr. Elizabeth Lentall February 9, 1729 James Magill
      John Riddle Born November 16, 1734
      George Riddle Born January (no year given)
      Child Riddle Born August 15, 173?
      Child Riddle Born December 10, 174?
      Elizabeth Riddle Born No date given (1740-50?)
      Child Riddle Born No date given
      Basil Riddle Born Between 1750-1760?
      Jeremiah Riddle Born Between 1750-1760?

      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, 14]

  • Sources 
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    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. [S2892] Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia’s Northern Neck Counties.

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