↑ Riddle-1257 was created by Morgan Jackson through the import of Morgan.ged on Nov 8, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
Note N36771774, 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 1802, Feb -- Will of James Riddle, Moore County, NC Heirs: Temperance (wife), Mary, Sarah and two unnamed sons 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."
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: