Captain William Riddle

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

The Life 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
1771–1817
Eliza Betsey Hussey
1773–1846
Marriage: 21 June 1792
Josiah Hussey Riddell
1793–1832
Alexander Riddle
1799–
George W Riddle
1801–
William Riddell
1795–
Eliza Riddell
1798–
Charles N Riddell
1799–1846
Alexander Riddell
1801–1855
Margaret "Peggy" Hussey Riddell
1803–1839
Frederic Riddell
1804–1823
Susan Coffin Riddell
1806–
Lindsey Adams Riddell
1807–
Edward Coffin Riddell
1808–1844
George Hussey Riddell
1810–1886
Jethro Hussey Riddell
1812–
Thomas Riddell
1813–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1792
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
children

(15)

    Josiah Hussey Riddell

    Male1793–1832Male

    William Riddell

    Male1795–Male

    Eliza Riddell

    Female1798–Female

    Charles N Riddell

    Male1799–1846Male

    Alexander Riddle

    Male1799–Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Riddell

    Male1748–1823Male

    Judith Coleman

    Female1751–1822Female

siblings

(16)

    Henry Riddell

    Male1769–1840Male

    Male1771–1817Male

    Samuel Riddell

    Male1773–Male

    Susanna Riddell

    Female1775–1842Female

    Capt. Lindsey Riddell

    Male1777–1841Male

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

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

Scottish and northern English:1. habitational name from Ryedale in North Yorkshire, being the valley of the river Rye (a name of Celtic origin). 2. variant of Riddell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Riddell in entry for Eliza Riddell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Riddell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Riddell, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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