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James Riddle (1739 - 1816)

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James Riddle
Born in Georgetown, Prince George's County, Marylandmap
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Husband of — married in Frederick County, Marylandmap
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Died in Lewis County, Virginia (now Gilmer County, West Virginia, USAmap
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He is buried at the mouth of Leading Creek, Gilmer County, WV (in an unmarked grave) - per his grandson Rev. Joseph H. Goff's 1869 Bible Concordance.


Date: 1739-08-15
Place: Georgetown, Prince George's, Maryland, USA

Imported only 1739 from Birth Date.


Date: 1816-02-26
Place: ,Lewis, Virginia, USA

Imported only 1816 from Death Date.

Prince Georges County, MD land records (Liber HH, Folio 98) show that on April 22, 1785 (recorded April 18, 1786) John Riddle of Prince Georges County, planter, made a deed of gift to his son James of Prince Georges County and his wife Ann of a negro girl named Dark and after the decease of James & Ann the negro girl to go to granddaughter Dorcas Riddle, daughter of James. Prince Georges Co., MD land records (Liber JRM, Number 4, Folio 383) also show that on March 19, 1796 (recorded May 20, 1796) James Riddel of Washington, MD (now DC) made a deed of gift to his son Benjamin Riddel also of Washington, MD (now DC) of a negro girl named Dorcas (apparently the same slave as the 1785 deed). This deed also mentions James’ wife Anne and wife’s daughter Dorcas Harding. (Harding should probably be Hardman as Dorcas Riddle and Joseph Hardman were married before this deed was made.)[1]


  1. Researched by Roy L. Lockhart at the Maryland State Archives to expand original Riddle research by Dr. David Riddel, DDS, of Ft. Worth, TX.


This person was created through the import of Lynch-Tree.ged on 06 August 2010.

  • WikiTree profile Riddle-477 created through the import of Riddle Family Tree.ged on Dec 3, 2012 by Jim Riddle. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jim and others.

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