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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...in person and like all of his family noted for his courage and great force of character; his residence is on the same lot of land where he was born. He has had a shock of paralysis, and writes with difficulty. He informs me that his grandfather came to Virginia from Scotland about 1763, and his grandmother from Ireland; which statement is undoubtedly correct. Jackson Riddle" (1), second son of Jeremiah1 (1), was born at Morganficld, Union County, Ky., about 1811; married Mary Finnie, of said County, and settled on a farm. He is said to have been a man who won many friends and was long called "Uncle Jack." He was killed by a mule, June 11, 1878. Issue, four children. Benjamin-Franklin Riddle2 (1), third son of Jeremiah1 (1), was born at Morganfield, Union County, Ky., July 18, 1814; married Anna F., daughter of Major Rowley, who migrated from near Wheeling, Va., at an early day, and resides on a beautiful farm near Uniontown, lying along the Ohio River, where he has been settled since early manhood. He received a medium education in his native County, and has been engaged in agricultural pursuits; has been very successful, and is now in good circumstances. He is a very handsome man; weighs about two hundred and forty pounds, and like his father and brothers is a perfect giant in This family is supposed to have been descended from those Riddell ancestors who came to Virginia in their own vessels, bringing their farm-stock, implements, furniture, plate, and servants with them. They were accompanied by families named Byrd, or Bird, now well known and highly respected in Virginia, and still allied with the Riddle family. See "Riddles of Loudoun County, Virginia," for antecedents. physical strength, and has great courage. He is in every r...
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