William Julius Riddle

Male 1708 - 1770  (62 years)


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  • Name William Julius Riddle 
    Born 1708 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1770  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Danny Davis' research located - http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/i/d/Danny-D-Riddle/index.html

      "William Julius Riddle was of Scottish Ancestry and was living in Caroline County, VA as early as 1732 where he married Elizabeth Nancy Minter about 1740 the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Minter of Caroline County, VA.
      William and Elizabeth moved to Lunenburg County, VA in 1752 where they purchased land in 1753 from Joseph Hickman. In 1759 they were joined in Lunenburg by William's brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Ann Riddle. When William Julius and Elizabeth Nancy sold their land in Lunenburg in 1762 and moved into NC they were joined there a year later by Thomas Riddle and his wife.
      William Julius Riddle was in Orange County, NC August of 1764 as on that date court minutes show where it was "ordered that a road from Hodges Ford to Copeland' Landing on Haw River to be opened and repaired by William Riddle, Thomas Holden, James Holden, Richard Kirk, Cary Minter, Richard Holden, James Brantley, John Sheppard, Benjamin Braswell, William Gamblin and George Wooten and that William Riddle be overseer thereof."
      Chatham County was formed from Orange County in 1770-71 and records of the sale of Riddle land are among the first records in Chatham County. It appears certain William Julius Riddle owned several hundred acres on both the North and South side of Deep River at Little Buffalo Creek and he also owned land located in the fork of the Cape Fear River. All of this land was located close to the Cumberland County line which later became Moore County and is today Lee County.
      William Julius Riddle bought 500 acres of land on the north side of Deep River about 1758 from John Brantly. In 1769 he sold this 500 acres to Jeremiah Minter who was a nephew to Elizabeth Nancy Riddle. In 1772 Jeremiah sold this same 500 acres to his uncle John Minter of Bedford County, VA.
      William died in Orange/Chatham County about 1770. On December 12, 1771 his son James Riddle as the eldest son and heir-at-law along with his wife Temperance Riddle and his mother Elizabeth Riddle sold 148 acres of land in the fork of Cape Fear River to Anthony Minter. Anthony was a brother to Elizabeth Nancy Riddle and John Minter.
      Out of the seven sons of William Julius and Elizabeth Nancy Riddle, three of them, William Riddle, Richard Riddle, and Julius Riddle lived in or near Pittsboro, NC. Cato Riddle lived on the North side of Deep River on George's Creek and John Riddle and Thomas Riddle settled on the South side of Deep River on Little Buffalo Creek in what is Lee County today.
      William Julius and Elizabeth Riddle may have had daughters, but no information has been found to support this.
      According to G. T. Ridlon in his book "The History of the Ancient Ryedales" published in 1884, William Julius Riddle and his sons were always telling anecdotes and fairy tales of Scotland. A tradition was passed down by some of their descendants. John Nathan Riddle the grandfather of Dorotha Riddle Marsh who has provided much of the information for this Family Tree based on her two books on the Riddle Families passed the story down that the first Riddle ancestor came over as a stow-away on a ship.
      The seven sons of William Julius and Elizabeth Nancy Riddle were of good average height and weighed from two to three hundred pounds and all had characteristics of the Scottish people. All seven served on the American side during the American Revolutionary War."
    Person ID I05039  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2009 

    DNA Tests  7 DNA tests are associated with William Julius Riddle 

    Family Elizabeth Nancy Minter 
    Married 1740  Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Riddle,   b. 13 Mar 1745/46, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1811, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. James Riddle,   b. 1748, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1802, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Richard Riddle,   b. 1749, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Thomas Riddle,   b. 1750, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. John Riddle,   b. 1751, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1821, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +6. Julius Riddle,   b. 1754, Caroline County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +7. Cato Riddle,   b. 10 Mar 1755, Lunenburg County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1823, Sandersville, Washington County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F1771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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