Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday and Birthday Observances, John H. Riddle

John H. Riddle was born November 17, 1788 in Brocks Gap, Rockingham County, Virginia to John Ruddle and his wife Mary Lair or Lehrer.

On March 15, 1827 in Rockingham County Virginia, John married Sarah Byrd.  The only child I currently have recorded in my database for this couple is Cynthia Riddle who married Benjamin Trumbo. 

John died February 14, 1871 in Brocks Gap, Rockingham County, Virginia and is buried in the Trumbo Family Cemetery, Fulks Run, Rockingham County, Virginia.

John's memorial at Find A Grave is here, and has a fabulous photo of John's headstone.  stars&bars did a great job with the memorial and photo.

February 2015 update, John's memorial was removed sometime recently.  The contributor seems to have disappeared from Find A Grave.  All the photos from this contributor also seem to have been removed from the site.   I created a new memorial for John at Find A Gravel, which is now found here.  I added some photos from my own collection, including a grayscale version of the photo above.  It was a great loss to many to have had the prior set of photos removed from Find A Grave, as that contributor did a fabulous job with them.

*John was my 4th great grandfather. Not that the lineage is totally proved mind you. And, believe me, it is not for a lack of trying by Moi and any number of other great researchers.  Ahhhh, the tangled webs we weave.

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