John Riddick & Jean Riddick

Sally’s great-great great-great-great Grandparents:

John Riddick ca 1708 – bef 1752 | his parents
& Jean Riddick will 1752 | her parents
of Nansemond County, Virginia


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


This John Riddick is thought to be the son of Abraham Riddick.

Jean Riddick was the daughter of John Riddick “of the White marsh;”
she has a brother Moses Riddick who she names executor of her will.
This John was on the 1704 quit rent with 350 acres in Nansemond Co.

Children of John Riddick and Jean Riddick:
1. John Riddick died 1802
married Mary ?
2. Rosanna Riddick died bef Nov ct 1800
married ? Parker died bef 1793
3. Seth Riddick
married Leah Costen
a. Julia Riddick 23 June 1774 – 28 June 1808 Gates Co NC
married Gates Co 13 Nov 1794 Daniel J Southall
9 Aug 1768 Amelia Co VA – 15 Oct 1830 Washington DC
son of James Southall and wife Elizabeth of Amelia County VA
“Methodist preacher and a merchant and a wealthy planter”

i. Sophia Riddick Southall 31 Aug 1795 11 o’clock am –
ii. John Wesley Southall 28 July 1797 – July 1873
married 1 Nov 1825 Julia Munro Johnston 31 Oct 1808 – 11 Sept 1835
married 4 March 1842 Mary A Pipkin [Wynns] ca 1811 – 22 March 1900
iii. Ann Rebecca Southall 25 Nov 1799 –
married Thomas Maney

iv. Seth Riddick Southall 13 Dec 1801 –
v. Emma Hunter Southall 9 Dec 1803 –
vi. James Hunter Southall 29 March 1806 – 1862
married 7 June 1837 Sarah Clifton Wheeler 1819 – 1861
at Mulberry Grove, G C Moore’s Hertford Co NC
vii. Sarah Eliza Southall 13 Jan 1808 –
Daniel married 2nd Halifax NC 2 Sept 1810 Patience W Branch
sister of Gov. John Branch
i. Joseph J Branch Southall 2 Mar 1812 -15 May 1853 ts
married Mary McGavocw 4 Sept 1817 – 22 Oct 1862 ts
1. Randall McGavocw Southall 17 July 1837 – 2 Oct 1865 ts

2. Josephine P Branch Southall 12 Feb 1839 – 27 Jan 1859 ts

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Southall stones in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville TN

  1. Daniel Riddick died 1799 Nansemond Co, VA
    married Esther ?
    a. Benjamin Riddick dsp
    b. Archibald Riddick
    married Priscilla Bridger 1780 – 1860
    she married 2nd James Goodman
    i. Benjamin Riddick 1809 – 1892 of Mossy Swamp Farm & Suffolk
    married 1830 Eliza J Porter
    5. Isabell Riddick
    6. Amos Riddick
    7. Hezekiah Riddick died 1795 Nansemond Co, VA
    married Mary ?
    a. Moses Riddick
    b. Abraham Riddick d. 1803
    c. Robert Riddick d. 1816
    married Frances Campbell 1782 – 1858
    d. Hezekiah Riddick
    8. Rev. Micajah Riddick 1744 – 1814
    married Mary Powell
    married Ruth Parker 1747 –
    daughter of Daniel Parker

Note: there were two Seth Riddick’s who married Leah’s in Gates Co
Robert Riddick who married a daughter of Thomas Docton named a son Seth B Riddick ca 1747 – 1824 who married Leah Hunter daughter of Jacob Hunter and Sarah Pugh Hill. [he stated in a deposition that he was 73 years old in 1820.]

Tax Lists of Perquimans County NC
1735 Quit Rent arrears Robt. and Jos. Riddick 300 acres
1740 John Riddick
1740 jury List for Perq. Robt. Riddick and John Riddick
1745 Tax List
Joseph Ridderc and three sunns Wiliam, James & John
Robert Riddick
John Riddick 2 taxes
1750
Henry Riddick, David Riddick, Joseph Riddick
1753 Jury List
John Riddick, David Riddick, Joseph Riddick
1754 Militia Capt. Jos. Riddick’s Company
John Riddick, serg., Thos. Riddick, David Riddick, Abraham Riddick and John Riddick
1754 Tax List Joseph Riddick, Esq. 2 taxables, Robert Riddick, Esq. 7 taxables
David Riddick 3 taxables; Jno. Reddick 3 taxables
1760 Tax List Hannah Riddick, Robert Riddick,
1764 Tax List Job Riddick,
1765 Tax List Joseph Riddick, Joseph Riddick, Job Riddick, Jon. Riddick
David Riddick and son
1775 Tax List
Robert Riddick sen & son Robert
David Riddick & son Solomon
Josiah Riddick
Joseph Riddick & brother Isaac
Mills Riddick & Aaron Lasiter
1783 Tax List Robert Riddick, Seth Riddick, Jacob Riddick, Josiah Riddick, Solomon Riddick
Ruth Riddick,

Tax Receipts in William Murfree Tax Receipt book Hertford Co NC 1768 – 1770
Christopher Riddick 1769 – 3 taxes; 1770 – 4 taxes
Elizabeth Riddick 1768 – 6 taxes
James Riddick 1768 – 6 taxes; 1769 – 5 taxes; 1770 – 6 taxes
James Riddick Esq 1769 – 5 taxes; 1770 5 taxes
Micajah Riddick 1768 – 2 taxes; 1770 – 2 taxes

Hopkins’ Some Wills from the burned Counties: Nansemond Co
Jean Riddick Nans. 29 Jan 1752/—-
Son John Riddick land where my father, John Riddick, formerly lived.
Son Hezekiah Riddick (under age)
Son Seth Riddick
Daughters Rosanna Riddick and Isabell Riddick
Son Amos Riddick
Five youngest sons viz Micajah Riddick, Hezekiah Riddick, Amos Riddick, Daniel Riddick, and Seth Riddick.
Exors: Brother Moses Riddick and son Micajah Riddick
Wit: Solomon Riddick, Moses Riddick, Mills Riddick.

Gates Co Deeds Vol A 7
10 Aug 1778 John Riddick of Nancemond Co, VA to Micajah Riddick of Hartford County – 50 sh. – 100 ac – whereon said Micajah now liveth and given by John Riddick, their father in his will; plantation is in Hartford Co on N side of Middle Swamp. John Riddick, Mary(+) Riddick.
Wit: Edward Doughtie, William Doughtie, Margaret (+) Doughtie

Grandchildren of John Riddick and Jean Riddick:

Children of John Riddick Jun. & Mary ?: Gates County, NC
1. Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Riddick 1783 -15 Dec. 1849
married 1st 5 Feb 1803 Humphrey Diggs Hudgins ca 1774 – ca Feb 1805
married 2nd 9 Feb 1808 Josiah Johnson Hudgins ca 1778 – ca Nov 1826
2. John Riddick ca 1784 –
married 26 Oct 1811 Salley Costen
3. Amelia Riddick ca 1787 –
married 7 April 1812 Willis Cross
4. Ann (Nancy) Riddick ca 1790 – ca 1816
married ca 1809 Abram Cross died 1830
Abram married 2nd Mrs. Penina Goodman Darden
Abram married 3rd Mrs. Mary M. Copeland

Children of Rosanna Riddick and ? Parker:
1. James Parker dec 1793/1800
? a. Simion Parker
2. Sarah Parker
married William Brinkley
3. Mary (Polly) Parker
ancestor of Rhonda
married Gates Co 1786 John West

Children of Micajah Riddick and Ruth Parker:
1. Robert Riddick 1766-1845
married Elizabeth Meroney 1770 – 1836
dau of Henry Meroney and Martha Alston
a. Henry Riddick 1797 – 1875
married Mary Brewer 1803 – 1871
i. [Rev] C B Riddick, DD of Ione, CA
ii. [Rev] Jos H Riddick of VA
iii. another son
b. Benjamin F. Riddick died ca 1836
c. Emily Riddick ca 1796 – ca 1872
married 1813 James McGuire ca 1792 – 1833
d. James Andrew Riddick 1810 -1899
married 1842 Judith Ann Gregory died 1881
e. Louisa Riddick ca 1815 –
married Isaac R Hunter
f. Jos. Alston Riddick
married twice
g. Elizabeth Riddick
married Benjamin B Ballard
h. another child
2. Micajah Riddick 1768 – 1822 [3] Gates Co, NC
married 1791 Elizabeth Sumner Riddick 14 Feb 1772 – 14 Feb 1836
buried in the burying ground at Middle Swamp next to her husband
dau of James Riddick son of Col. Willis F. Riddick of Suffolk
a. James M Riddick d 28 Dec 1823
married Anna Wynn
b. Emily Baker Riddick 14 Dec 1796 – Oct 1879
married 7 Jan 1817 Isaac Riddick Hunter 14 Jan 1791 – 1835 age 44
i. Jacob Edward Hunter 18 July 1818 – 27 Dec 1846
ii. Richard Micajah Hunter 5 July 1820 – 5 Aug 1837
iii. Sophia Riddick Hunter 22 June 1822 – 16 Mar 1896
iv. Mary Susan Hunter 3 March 1824 – 22 June 1844
v. James Joseph Hunter 22 Jan 1827 – 5 June 1842
vi. Isaac Riddick Hunter 13 Dec 1829 – 1 Oct 1864
married 1 Jan 1862 Mary Eliza Gatling died 20 April 1895
dau of Dr. John Gatling and Mary Eliza Riddick
1. Percy Isaac Hunter 3 Oct 1862 rem to Texas
married Mary Lyon
2. Sarah Elizabeth Hunter 11 Jan 1864 – Sept 1866
vii. Fletcher Harris Hunter 30 Sept 1830 – 24 April 1839
viii. Emily Mariah Hunter 30 Dec 1832 – 20 Mar 1901
ix. Cornelia Artemisa Hunter 9 Dec 1834 – 18 Sept 1909
married 1st 22 Feb 1861 Joseph Mullen
widower of her first cousin
married 2nd 19 Feb 1884 Capt. Timothy S. Meara, CSA

c. Willis Faulke Riddick Esq. 1811 – 28 Feb 1871
married 1st 2 Dec 1829 Sarah Edna Adeline Hunter 1814 – 1843
daughter of Isaac R Hunter and 3rd wife Mary Gordon
“after drinking a glass of lemonade prepared by her husband
she became violently ill and within a few hours was dead”

i. Mary Elizabeth Riddick 6 April 1831 –
married 1st 8 Feb 1859 E J H McCampbell
married 2nd 10 June 1863 Orren Randolph Smith
1. Jessica Randolph Smith
married 2nd 9 Sept 1847 Sarah Ann Hunter ca 1830 – 21 Dec 1848
i. Emily Mariah Riddick 20 Sept 1848 – 16 Dec 1848
married 3rd Nov 1866 Adeline Burr Currier
i. a daughter
d. Elizabeth B [Barnes]
e. Anna Maria Riddick 1802 – 1878
married Wm. Sumner Riddick M.D. 1796 – 1848
f. Mary Parker Riddick 1805 – 1878
married James Murdaugh 1799 – 1870
* g. Emmeline Riddick 1812 – 1884
married Richard Henry Parker M.D. 1780 – 1855
line of Tao Blake
h. Martha Sumner Riddick
married 1809 Edward Riddick Hunter Aug 1788 – 1857 Gates Co – farmer
i. Mary Eliza Hunter 1811 – 1862
was an invalid having fallen from a horse when she was a girl
ii. Edward Riddick Hunter
(another man by the same name married several times twice (recorded in Gates Co)
married Carmi Watts
1. Samuel Watts Hunter
2. Mary Eliza Frances Hunter
3. Martha Jane Hunter
4. Edward Moore White Hunter
iii. William I Hunter died 10 Sept 1870
married Sarah B Roberts
1. Willie Hunter [married late in life]
iv. Willis Micajah Hunter
1. Edward Hunter [his aunt’s will]
v. Henry Holmes Hunter
vi. James Beverly Hunter editor of Durham paper
married Martha (Mattie) Hayes of Warren Co
vii. Sophia Caroline Hunter
married Dr. Thomas Hines
1. Irene Hines dsp
2. Mattie Hines dsp
viii. Artemisia Maria Hunter [Mullen] died 1854
married 15 March 1841 Joseph Mullen
1. Henry Hunter Mullen 1844 –
2. Joseph Mullen 1847 –
i. Ruth Riddick
j. Thomas Edward Riddick
married Anne Braxton Carter
k. Jane Rebecca Riddick
married William F. Bennett
3. Jethro Riddick
? married Elizabeth Sumner
4. David Riddick 1766 – 1848
married Mary [Mart] Horton
a. Elbert Horton Riddick 1809 – 1839
married Mary S Harrell
i. David Elton Riddick
married Lavenia Felton
married 2nd Cornelia Speight
married 3rd Henrietta P Speight
5. Elizabeth Riddick dec bef 1804
married Aaron Pierce
a. Riddick Pearce
b. Nancy Pearce
c. Micajah Pearce
d. Jane Pearce
e. Robert Pearce
f. Elizabeth Pearce
6. Jane Riddick 1771 – 1850 Gates Co
married 1788 Noah Felton 1764 – 1816 Gates Co NC
a. Elizabeth Felton 1789 – bef 1839
married William Harrell 1766 – 1834
i. William Harrell bef 1835 –
ii. James Harrell bef 1835 –
b. Ann Felton 1792 –
married David Welch
c. William Felton 1796 Gates Co NC – 13 Dec 1863 Macon Co GA
went to Georgia in 1820
married Macon Co GA 1825 Evilina Rushin 5 Feb 1805 – 1828 Macon Co GA
i. Leroy Monroe Felton 1826 Macon Co GA –
ii. William Hamilton Felton 1828 Macon Co GA –
married 2nd ca 1830 Matilda Rushin 15 Jan 1797 – 1861 Macon Co GA
sister of his first wife
d. John R. Felton 1798 – 1856
e. Louisa Felton 1800 –
married Jesse L Hare
f. Micajah Felton 1804 – 1885
g. David Fisher Felton 1805 – 27 March 1865 Gates Co testate
married Sarah Duke 1804 – 8 Oct 1852
i. Eliza Ann Felton 1831 –
married 26 July 1853 Miles Gatling
ii. Noah B. Felton 1 May 1832 – 28 Mar 1905
married 10 Nov 1853 Jane Figg 31 Jan 1835 – 12 May 1890
1. Sallie P Felton 28 Oct 1854 – 7 Dec 1931 Los Angeles, CA
married 21 July 1897 in Brazil, W. D. Smart
2. Priscilla Felton 2 Oct 1856 – 11 May 1858
3. John D. Felton 26 Sept 1858 – 18 Aug 1888 Auburn, AL
4. Lavinia Felton 5 May 1860 – 12 June 1949
married 9 Nov 1893 William Hayes Parker 1866 – 1941Sarem Gates Co NC
5. Noah Felton 20 Dec 1861 –
6. Minnie Felton 20 April 1865 – 7 March 1947
married 18 Jan 1899 Robert Parker [or Barker]
7. Wilson [Willie] Felton 26 April 1867 – 18 Mar 1885
8. Robert L Felton 15 Sept 1873 –
9. James H Felton 31 July 1877 – 10 June 1967
iii. John M. Felton 1834 – Sept 1863
killed in the battle of Sharpsburg Sept 1863
1. Lula H Riddick
married Downs
h. Shadrack R Felton 1806 – 1852
married Caroline Rushin 1808 – 1846
i. Louis Joshua Felton 4 March 1852 – 2 May 1936
married 2nd Lavania Young 1827 – 1885
i. Noah Felton 1808 – 1889
married AL 27 Sept 1839 Lucinda Gibson 1820 – 1860
j. Elisha Felton 1810 – 1830
k. Samuel H [F] Felton 1815 – 1874
married Mary
7. Ann Riddick
married Abraham Morgan
8. Ruth Riddick
married 1st Edward Riddick
married 2nd 1816 Rueben Riddick est 1768 – by 1817
married 3rd Lemuel Riddick

Will of Micajah Riddick Sr 11 Nov 1804 – probate -Nov. Court Gates Co NC 1814
Item I give unto my son Micajah Riddick one negro boy Jacob to him and his heirs and assigns,
Item I give unto my son Robert Riddick one negro boy Ben and one girl Letty and their increase to him and his heirs assigns forever.
Item I give unto my son Jethro Riddick one negro man Bob and one garl Annechey and their increase to him his heirs or assigns forever.
Item I give unto my son David Riddick the mannor plantation whereon I now live and all the land thereunto belonging also one negro woman Phillis and her children Bet and Solomon, and one negro boy Sam and their increase, one feather bed and furniture his choice after my deceased and all my cuper tules, to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item I lend unto Aaron Pearce during his natural life one negro woman Rachel and her four children Amey, Philis, Ben and Subiner and their increase, and after his death to be equally divided amongst my Grandchildren (to wit) Riddick Pearce, Nancy Pearce, Micajah Pearce, Jane Pearce, Robert Pearce and Elizabeth Pearce to them and their heirs or assigns forever.
Item I give unto my daughter Jane Felton two negro grals, Chloe and Sarah and their increase to her and her heris or assigns forever.
Item I give unto my daughter Ann Morgan two negro garls Agathy and Liddy and their increase to her and her heirs or assigns forever.
Item I give unto my daughter Ruth Riddick two negroe garls Perciller and Hanner and their increase to her and her heirs or assigns forever.
Item I give all the remainder of my estate of every kind to be equally divided amongst all my children (to wit) Micajah Riddick, Robert Riddick, Jethro Riddick, David Riddick, Jane Felton, Ann Morgan, Ruth Riddick also my daughter Elizabeth Pearce deceased to have her equal share and for that to be equally divided amongst her children Riddick Pearce, Nancy Pearce, Micajah Pearce, Jane Pearce, Robert Pearce, and Elizabeth Pearce to them their heirs or assigns forever.
I do appoint my two sons Micajah Riddick and David Riddick executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Micajah Riddick SR have to this my last will and testament, set my hand and seal, this day and year above written.

Nov 1814 – the last will and testament of Micajah Riddick senr. decd. was exhibited into ct by Micajah Riddick and David Riddick the Executors therein appointed and was approved by the Oaths of Humphry Hudgins & Hillory Willey — Haun’s abstract of Gates Co Ct Records

Sources include: “The Hunter Family” by William T Cross, 1973, Gatesville, NC
Bible Records of Gates County, NC Vol 1, pub by the Gates County Historical Society


 

Sally’s great-great great-great-great-great Grandparents:

John Riddick | his parents
& Ann ? | her parents
of “the White Marsh,” Nansemond County, Virginia


 

This John was on the 1704 quit rent with 350 acres in Nansemond Co.

John Riddick of Nansemond [1704 quit rents list]
1. Jean Riddick will 29 Jan 1752 Nansemond Co VA
married John Riddick
2. Moses Riddick 1715 – 13 Sept 1799
a. Jethro Riddick ca 1741 – 1799
married Elizabeth Sumner dau of Jacob
per Fillmore Norfleet]
i. Edward Riddick 1765 – 1849
married Ann [Nancy] Goodman 1782 – 1855
three children including
1. Mary Riddick 1800 – 1884
married 1st 1816 Job Rawls Saunders ca 1794 – 1836
married 2nd Solomon J Holland
2. Margaret Ann Cunningham Riddick
married Josiah Duke 1801 – 1858
3. Jethro Riddick 1803 – 1874
CAPT. JETHRO RIDDICK 1803 – 17 Jan 1874
ELIZABETH RIDDICK 1806 – 1880
married Elizabeth Vaughan 1806 – 1880
a. Jethro Ballentine Riddick 1839 – 1887
married Mary Catherine Copeland 1840 – 1935
b. and eight others
ii. Abraham Riddick died 1820 [of Jethro]
1. Emily Riddick
married Henry Sears
iii. James Riddick died 1824
married ca 1807 Catherine Goodman 1793 – 1861
she married 2nd David Duke
1. Edward C Riddick 1808 – 1886
married 1829 Eunice C Pierce 1811 – 1885
13 children
2. Maria Riddick 1820 – 1858

married Henry Skinner 1822 – 1858
3. Mary Ann Riddick
iv. Elizabeth Riddick
b. Jason Riddick died Nov 1782 of “Green Hill”
“Capt Jason Riddick of Nansemond Co, formerly an officer in the Continental Army, died [VGWeA 30 Nov 82]
married Euphan Fiveash
i. Thomas Fiveash Riddick 1781 – 1830 of St. Louis
married 1812 Eliza Minor Carr of KY
(In a suit, Thomas Fiveash Riddick states that his grandfather, Moses Riddick, died in 1799 and in his will dated 12 Aug 1799 left to his grandson Thomas F Riddick and Jethro Riddick and Moses Riddick. Jethro has since died and Edward Riddick is his executor.
Riddick personal papers.
c. Moses Riddick ca 1746 – 1801
married Judith ?
i. Dempsey Riddick ca 1780 – 1812 of “Culloden”
married Mary Curtis died 1804
married 2nd ? [following Fillmore Norfleet]
1. Ann Riddick 1804 – 1869
married Albridgton Browne MD ca 1800 –
2. Richard Henry Riddick Jr Esq. 1810 – 1862
married 1832 Marianna S Prentis 1812 – 1847
3. Emmeline F Riddick ca 1815 – 1875
married William B Whitehead 1807 – 1877
ii. Ann Riddick 1783 – 1849
married Owen Flynn ca 1775 – 1820
3. Samuel Riddick ca 1705 – aft 1752
bought 112 ac land in Nansemond Co 1750
married Ruth Giles d 1752
a. Robert Moore Riddick 1744 -1804 of “Jericho”
married 1st Theresa Riddick 25 Mar 1754 – 1784/87 dau of Willis and Mary
i.. Mary [Polly] Riddick 1781 – 1860
married Matthias Jones
ii. Ann Riddick 1784 – 1846
married Thomas Swepson
married 2nd Elizabeth Riddick 22 Nov 1747 – 1793 dau of Willis and Mary
iii. Susan Caroline Riddick 1791 Suffolk VA – 1862
married Joseph Prentis II
married 3rd Mary 1779 – 1805
iv. Robert Moore Riddick 1801 –
v. Richard M Riddick 1802 – 1853
married Media Ann Harrell
vi. Elizabeth G Riddick 1805 –

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