Ruth Riddle

1762–4 May 1826 (Age 64)
Caroline, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Riddle was born in 1762, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, her father, William Julius Riddle, was 54 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth Minter, was 49. She married Enoch J Russell about 1791, in Caroline, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 May 1826, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Keystone Cemetery, Keystone, Jackson, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch J Russell
Ruth Riddle
Marriage: about 1791
Enoch Russell
Reuben Russell
Reuben Russell
Enoch Russell
Lucy Russell
Mary Polly Russell
Martha "Patsy" Russell
Isaac Russell
Randal Russell
Mary Russell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1791Caroline, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 14
    """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."""""""
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 18
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    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 (2)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Randall - death: 4 May 1826;
    • Ruth Riddle Russell, "Find A Grave Index"

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