John Thomas Riddle

23 December 1803–12 April 1887 (Age 83)
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Riddle was born on 23 December 1803, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Isaac William Riddle, was 26 and his mother, Anna Grizzle, was 19. He married Elizabeth Wilson Stewart on 22 December 1822, in Boone, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Old Beaver, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. In 1827, at the age of 24, his occupation is listed as baptist minister. He died on 12 April 1887, in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States.

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John Thomas Riddle
Elizabeth Wilson Stewart
Marriage: 22 December 1822
Mary Ann Riddle
Elizabeth Riddle
Maria Jane Riddle
Margaret Ellen Riddle
Isaac Riddle
James Henry Riddle
Edith Eveline Riddle
Elam Dempsey Simpson Riddle
John Thomas Riddle
Lucinda Wilson Riddle
Joseph Wesley Riddle

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  • Marriage
    22 December 1822Boone, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 9
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    John Benjamin Garrard History

    by Norman Lee Garrard Ph.D. On January 14, 1834 John Benjamin Garrard was born in the ancient market town of Diss in Norfolkshire, England to Timothy Garrard III and Susannah Evered Quantrille. He wa …

    Sources (30)

    • John Riddle, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Riddle, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • John Riddle in entry for Julia Ann Reid, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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