James Riddle

Male 1748 - 1802  (54 years)


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  • Name James Riddle 
    Born 1748  Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1802  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1774, Feb 17 -- Deed, Cumberland County, NC
      Henry Gastor and wife, Wilmouth deeded James Ridle 200 acre located on a branch of Little River called Bear Creek

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Riddle listed 268 acres in Captain Campbell's District

      1787, Oct 10 -- Land Entry #113, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle enters 127 acres located on Bear Creek of the Upper Little River

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 157
      James Riddle
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 3M
      (all ages) 6F

      1790, Mar 10 -- Land Grant #306, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle received a 127 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek

      1790, Mar 11 -- Land Grant #307, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle received a 104 acre Land Grant located East of Bear Creek

      1793, Jan 3 -- Land Entry #529, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle is listed as a neighbor on John Brantley's 300 acre Entry located on Millers Branch of Upper Little River

      1793, Feb 19 -- Land Entry #582, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle is listed as a neighbor on John Worthey's 100 acre Entry located on the Upper Little River

      1794, Jun 4 -- Land Entry #790, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle is listed as a neighbor on John Brantly's 100 acre Entry (no location given)

      1794, Aug 8 -- Land Entry #859, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle is listed as a neighbor on Duncan McIver's 20 acre Entry located on the Upper Little River

      1794, Aug 8 -- Land Entry #862, Moore County, NC
      James Riddle enters 150 acres (no location given)

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 61
      James Riddle
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 1F

      1801, Dec 25 -- Will Book A Page 219-220, Moore County, NC
      Will of James Riddle, dec'd.
      Heirs: wife Temperance, son William, son John, daughter Mary and daughter Sarah. Executor: John Worthy and Abraham Cole. Witnesses: James Campbell, Charles Runnalds and Elijah Jackson. Proven in Feb 1802.

      From Danny Davis' research located - http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/i/d/Danny-D-Riddle/index.html

      "James served in the Chatham County Militia in 1772 in Capt. Charles Matthews Company along with his brother Thomas Riddle. In 1771 James and Temperance along with James' mother Elizabeth Riddle sold for 140 pounds land and a plantation lying in the fork of Cape Fear River in Chatham County. In 1774, February 17 James bought 200 acres of land in Cumberland County, NC for 45 pounds from Henry Gastor located on a branch of Little River called Bear Creek, this would now be in Lee County. NC Land Grants show that James was granted 100 acres on both sides of Little River in Moore County in 1784. In 1790 he was granted 127 acres on Bear Creek and 104 acres on the East side of Bear Creek. James and his family lived on the Old Pee Dee Road between Upper Little River and Big Juniper Creek. Moore County Court Minutes show James being appointed to the road crews" beginning at Yeows Path and from there towards Murro's Bridge" in 1784. Also in 1784 "from the fork to Conner Dowd's road" and 1787 "from Little River Ford to the fork of Sheppard Road." In 1789 James was appointed as one of twelve men to draw off and lay off a road from the courthouse to Braswell' Ferry and 1790 he worked on the road known as the Tomlinson from where it crosses the Chatham County line. Also in 1790 he was appointed overseer of the road laid out where the Anderson's and Tomlinson's roads fork that lead near said Riddle's to the line of Cumberland County. In 1791 he was overseer of the new road from Andersons Road to Big Pond. In May 1792 he recorded his mark to be a crop and slit in the right ear and in the left ear entirely whole. In his will he stated if either of his two sons become idle or disobedient to their mother lands on Governors Creek willed to them shall be disinherited. He must have been true to his word for 1790 census shows that he had three sons. James Jr. must have been disobedient to his mother and was disinherited. Sons William and John waited 29 years after their fathers death to inherit his land. There was a Grissy Riddle who was one of the witnesses to the will of Elizabeth Robeson dated November 25, 1800 and probated in August 1801. This Grissy and Elizabeth may have been daughters of James and Temperance Riddle."
    Person ID I05030  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2015 

    DNA Tests  10 DNA tests are associated with James Riddle 

    Father William Julius Riddle,   b. 1708,   d. 1770, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Nancy Minter 
    Married 1740  Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Temperance,   d. Bef 17 May 1830 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Riddle,   b. 1770, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1842, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Unknown Riddle,   b. 1773
    +3. William Riddle,   b. 1775, Cumberland County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. James Riddle, Jr.,   b. 1777, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Flora Riddle,   b. 1780, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    +6. John Riddle,   b. 1782, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Mary Riddle,   b. 1783, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Riddle,   b. 1784, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1748 - Caroline County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1802 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1802 Will Book A Page 218/219, Moore County, NC - Will of James Riddle
    1802 Will Book A Page 218/219, Moore County, NC - Will of James Riddle
    1802 Will Book A Page 220/221, Moore County, NC - Will of James Riddle [second page]
    1802 Will Book A Page 220/221, Moore County, NC - Will of James Riddle [second page]