1748 - 1802 (54 years)
||James Riddle |
||Caroline County, VA
||Moore County, NC
|Patriarch & Matriarch
- 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 of taxable property in Captain Campbell's District
1787, Oct 10 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#113 James Riddle entered 127 acres on Bear Creek of upper Little River adjoining his own line.
1789, Mar 13 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#184 James Riddle entered 104 acres on Bear Creek of Upper Little River adjoining his 200 acres.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 157
1790, Mar 10 -- Land Grant #306, Moore County, NC
James Riddle received 127 acres located on Bear Creek of Upper Little River adjoining his own line. Angus McLeod and Duncan McIver were chain carriers.
1790, Mar 11 -- Land Grant #307, Moore County, NC
James Riddle received 104 acres located east of Bear Creek of Upper Little River adjoining his own line. Angus McLeod and Duncan McIver were chain carriers.
1792, May 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 350
James Riddle records his mark to be a crop and a slit in the right ear and the left ear entirely whole.
1794, Aug 8 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#862 James Riddle entered 150 acres adjoining John Shepherd Senr., McKay and Jacob Stuthern.
1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 61
(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 [all my land on Governors Creek and negro Isaac], son William, son John, daughter Mary and daughter Sarah. [also mentions 100 acres on Upper Little River to be sold by Charles McLeod to pay the debt]. Executor: John Worthy and Abraham Cole. Witnesses: James Campbell, Charles Runnalds and Elijah Jackson. Proven in Feb 1802.
1831, Feb 24 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 338
Administration of the estate of James Riddle Dec'd. was granted to Wm. Hancock with James Worthy as security.
1831, May 7 -- Record of Estates Book B Pages 249, Moore County, NC
Estate of James and Temperance Riddle Dec'd. by Administrator William Hancock
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."
||Moore County Wallaces
||20 Apr 2022 |
|| 18 DNA tests are associated with James Riddle |
||Temperance d. Bef 17 May 1830 |
| || 1. Elizabeth Riddle, b. 1770, Chatham County, NC d. 30 Oct 1842, Moore County, NC (Age 72 years)|
| || 2. Unknown Riddle, b. 1773|
|+|| 3. William Riddle, b. 1775, Cumberland County, NC d. Between 1850 and 1860, Chatham County, NC (Age 75 years)|
| || 4. James Riddle, Jr., b. 1777, Moore County, NC |
| || 5. Flora Riddle, b. 1780, Moore County, NC d. 1879, Moore County, NC (Age 99 years)|
|+|| 6. John Riddle, b. 1782, Moore County, NC d. Between 1850 and 1860, Moore County, NC (Age 68 years)|
| || 7. Mary Riddle, b. 1783, Moore County, NC |
| || 8. Sarah Riddle, b. 1784, Moore County, NC |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||1768 Petition, Cumberland and Orange Counties|
1768, Nov 11 -- Petition, Nov 1768 - Dec 1768 General Assembly Session Records
Petition of inhabitants of Orange and Cumberland counties to divide the counties and create a new county beginning at the intersection of Johnston, Orange and Cumberland county line running north 18 miles then west 42 miles, thence south 34 miles thence east 42 miles and north to the beginning. Signed by the following: [selected signers] James Riddle, Wm. Riddle, Christopher Yow, William Dickerson, Owen Dowd, William Barber, Nathaniel Powell, Joseph Fry, Howel Brewer, Geddin Gilbert, Joseph Gilbert, Warner Coleman, Lishey Lawley, Alexdr. Kennedy, Jeremiah Phillips, Lambert Reed, John Garner, Thomas Neddam, Enoch Spinks, John Larrance, John Needom, Thos. Kost, James Latham, Isom Melton, John Lawrence and Charles Golston. [Editor's Note: these were inhabitants of what would later become the counties of Moore, Chatham and Randolph – petition was rejected.]
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