Captain William Riddle

15 April 1771–4 August 1817 (Age 46)
Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When Captain William Riddle was born on 15 April 1771, in Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Riddell, was 22 and his mother, Judith Coleman, was 19. He married Eliza Betsey Hussey on 21 June 1792, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 August 1817, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46.

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Captain William Riddle
Eliza Betsey Hussey
Marriage: 21 June 1792
Josiah Hussey Riddell
Alexander Riddle
George W Riddle
William Riddell
Eliza Riddell
Charles W Riddell
Alexander Riddell
Margaret "Peggy" Hussey Riddell
Frederic Riddell
Susan Coffin Riddell
Lindsey Adams Riddell
Edward Coffin Riddell
George Hussey Riddell
Jethro Hussey Riddell
Thomas Riddell

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  • Marriage
    21 June 1792Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 5
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 15
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name probably chiefly from Ryedale, a river valley in North Yorkshire. The placename derives from the river name Rye (of uncertain etymology) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. There are, however, other places called Rydale (in Westmorland for example) which could have given rise to hereditary surnames.of Norman origin, from an Old French personal name Ridel, perhaps a pet form of ancient Germanic names such as Ridbald and Ridhari(us).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (13)

    • William Riddell in entry for Eliza Riddel, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
    • William Riddell in entry for Alexander Riddell, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • William Riddell, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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