John Bittick & Hanah Blunt

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Family Group Record                0123
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                    Revolutionary War Service 1778-1780
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Husband's Name   John Bittick
 Born:                   Place: 
 Died:    09 Jan 1837    Place: Yancey County, North Carolina
 Married:        1780    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
 Father:         ....... Bittick
 Mother:         
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Wife's Name      Hanah (Hannah-Hanny) Blunt (Blount)
 Born:           1754    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
 Died:           1852/3  Place: Grassy Creek, Yancy, North Carolina
 Father:         Benjamin Blount
 Mother:         Afraca (Affie) Smithwick
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                    Married 30th or 31st December 1780
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Children
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 1. Sex Name
     F  Sarah Bittick
        Born:    25 Oct 1781    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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 2. Sex Name
     F  Mary Bittick
        Born:    10 Dec 1782    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
        Died:    16 Nov 1798    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
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 3. Sex Name
     M  John Bittick
        Born:    14 May 1784    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: McDowell County, North Carolina
        Married: 09 Dec 1809    Place: Burke County, North Carolina
        Spouse:  Nancy Endsley
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 4. Sex Name
     F  Hannah Bittick (twin)
        Born:    05 Dec 1786    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Samuel Finley
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 5. Sex Name
     F  Elizabeth (Patsy) Bittick (twin)
        Born:    05 Dec 1786    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  David Scott
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 6. Sex Name
     F  Nancy Jane Bittick
        Born:    23 Feb 1788    Place: Orange County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married: 26 Feb 1831    Place: North Carolina
        Spouse:  John Riddle
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 7. Sex Name
     M  Francis Bittick
        Born:    27 Feb 1790    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
        Died:           1821    Place: Burke County, North Carolina
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Sarah Hensley
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 8. Sex Name
     M  Wellmet Bittick
        Born:    07 Apr 1791    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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 9. Sex Name
     M  Jonathan Bittick
        Born:    26 Oct 1792    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
        Died:       Jan 1861    Place: McDowell County, North Carolina
        Married: 25 Nov 1822    Place: Burke County, North Carolina
        Spouse:  Radica (Dicy) Bird
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10. Sex Name
     F  Ann Bittick
        Born:    28 Oct 1794    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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11. Sex Name
     M  Isaiah Bittick
        Born:           1796    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Nancy .......
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12. Sex Name
     F  Rachel Bittick
        Born:    13 Feb 1798    Place: Surry County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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13. Sex Name
     M  Jesse Bittick
        Born:    23 Jan 1801/2  Place: Randolph County, North Carolina
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Mary Buchanan
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                Family descendants spell the surname Biddix
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Sources of Information: Family Record of John Bittick and Hannah Blunt,
Revolutionary War Pension Application File R874, National Archives, GSA,
Washington, DC; 27,000 Individuals From Western NC and East TN, page 38-39,
William R. Navey, Holly Ridge, North Carolina, navey@hotmail.com.
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John Bittick (    -1837) resided near Hillsborough, Orange County, North
Carolina in 1778 until 1788 when he bought land on Seven Island Creek of
the Yadkin River in Salisbury District, Surry County, North Carolina. He
married Hanah (Hannah) Blunt or Blount on December 30 or 31, 1780 in Orange
County, North Carolina. They had thirteen children: Sarah, Mary, John,
Hannah, Elizabeth, Jan(e), Francis, Wellmut, Jonathan, Ann, Isaiah, Rachel,
and Jesse. John Bittick deeds land in 1799 to Edward Bond and Jonathan
Yorke and resides in Randolph County, North Carolina in 1800 according to
the census. Hanah (Hannah) Bittick (1754-    ), now the widow of John
Bittick, was living at Grassy Creek in Yancy formerly Surry County, North
Carolina, 1850 census, age 96 with her son Jesse Bittick, and applied this
same year for a pension based on her late husband's Revolutionary War
service.
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              Revolutionary War Pension Application File R874
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                          John & Hanah Bittick(s)

                                 No. 14163

State of North Carolina,
Yancy County.

Before a Justice of the Court of Record for the County of Yancy, on this
the 25th day of May in the year A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty,
personally appeared before me, one of the Justices of the court of record
in and for the County, aforesaid, Hanah Bittick, a resident of Grassy Creek
in the County of Yancy, aged ninety six years, who being first duly sworn
according to Law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order
to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed
July the 7th in the year 1832 entitled an Act granting half pay and
pensions to certain widows; that she is the widow of John Bittick who was a
first sergeant in the Continental Dragoons who came into service under a
regulation of the army, permitting all who would acquip (equip) themselves
with a good horse &c. to enter the Dragoons corps for the service of the
United States or the thirteen confederated Colonies. He belonged to Captain
Greenwood's Company of [the declarant her (she) is not positive whether the
Captain's name was Greenwood or not, but swears to the best of her
recollection that the Captain's name was William Greenwood, but Captain
Greenwood being wounded and disabled from performing his duty, she does not
recollect the Captain's name who taken (took) the command, but thinks it
was William Duncan] volunteered Dragoons, belonging to Colonel Oneal's
Regiment of mounted volunteers. She thinks he entered the service about the
15th or middle of April in the year 1778 and served two tours, the first,
one year, and the other, nine months, and had but a few weeks rest between
the two periods of service, both periods of service being rendered under
the above mentioned officers, Captain Greenwood, and Colonel Oneal, and in
both cases was a first Sergeant (a volunteer) and belonged to the Dragoon
corps; and finally left the service, she believes, some time in the month
of December in the year A.D. 1780, though she can not swear in positive
terms as to this.

His place of residence at the time when he entered the army was near
Hillsborough, Orange County and State of North Carolina. He was engaged in
the battle of Hillsborough or the battle fought near that place, and
several others of a smaller character which if they had name(s) at all, she
does not now remember them. He was marched from Orange County through the
country lying between that place and Guilford Court house, but is not
certain whether or not he was engaged or fought in the battle of Guilford
Court house or through what vicinities he passed. She also deposeth on oath
that she has no Documentary evidence of the service of her deceased
husband.

She further declares she was married to the said John Bittick(s) in the
month of December, she thinks the last (or 30 day) in the year A.D. one
thousand and seventeen hundred and eighty in Orange County (North Carolina)
under the old english Rule of publication being made at the parish church
door, and that her husband, the aforementioned John Bittick(s) did not
procure a license from any authority, and for the reason that it was not
the custom at that day and time, in that County or settlement; that her
husband, the aforesaid John Bittick(s) died on the ninth day of January in
the year A.D. one thousand eighteen hundred and thirty seven; that she was
married to him about the time he left the service, but the marriage took
place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four,
viz., at the time heretofore mentioned.

                       Hanah (her x mark) Bitticks

Sworn to and subscribed on the 23d day of May in the year A.D. 1850 before 
me, David Byrd, a Justice of the court of record in and for the county of 
Yancy and the State, aforesaid.

                           David Byrd, Justice

I, Hanah Bittick(s) do solemnly swear, that the record of the birth of mine
and John Bittick(s) children which accompany's this declaration is in the 
hand writing of my husband John Bittick(s), and has been in my possession 
ever since the death of my husband.

                       Hanah (her x mark) Bitticks

I, David Byrd, a Justice for the County, aforesaid, do declare that Hanah 
Bittick(s) the wife of John Bittick(s) who was a revolutionary soldier is a 
woman of good character and to believe when upon oath.

                           David Byrd, Justice

I, Jesse Bittick(s), son of John and Hanah Bittick(s), do swear and depose 
on my oath before Almighty God, that the record of the birth of their 
children was in the handwriting of John Bittick(s) and was in his 
possession till the year A.D. 1837 when he died; since then has been in the
possession of Hanah Bittick(s) the wife of John Bittick(s), and now the 
widow; as she has lived with me ever since the death of said John 
Bitticks(s).

                              Jesse Bittick

I, Nancy Riddle, do say and depose on my oath, that the aforementioned 
record of the birth of the thirteen children begotten and born between John 
and Hanah Bittick and which now accompany's this declaration made and sworn 
is in the hand writing of the before mentioned John Bittick, and that it 
was in his possession until the year A.D. 1837 when the said John Bittick 
died on the 9th day of January and year before mentioned; that since then 
it has been in the possession of said Hanah Bittick and to which she has 
sworn to be true and genuine.

                        Nancy (her x mark) Riddle

I, David Byrd, a Justice in and for the aforementioned county, have duly 
sworn the persons whose names are heretofore attached, and believe that 
they have stated the truth to the best of their knowledge. I further state 
in my official capacity that Hanah Bittick, the author of the above 
declaration is, from physical disability, entirely unable to attend at the 
place of holding the courts of this County. I further state that I have 
been acquainted with John and Hanah Bittick for a number of years, and 
always heard that the said John (Bittick) was a revolutionary soldier, and 
that he was the husband of the said Hanah Bittick.

                           David Byrd, Justice
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State of North Carolina,
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County of Yancy.

On this the 25 day of June in the year 1850 personally came before me the 
undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County & State above 
mentioned, Polly Scott aged ninety eight years, who being first duly sworn 
according to law, says on her oath, that she was at the wedding when John 
Bittick and Hannah Blunt were married, and that they were married in 
accordance with a rule that was then followed, of publication being made 
for three sabbath(s) in succession previous to the final celebration; when 
they were considered as lawful man and wife; that this marriage took place 
about the end of the year 1780, but the day she can not specify from the 
loss of memory. She also declares on her oath that the said John Bittick 
served a tour of 6 months in the war of the revolution to her certain
knowledge as he entered the service at her house under one Colonel Oneal, 
and she does not know the Captain's name, but that there was one Greenwood 
who took down his name and that he was gone about two months when he came 
home and stayed two days, and again left; he was gone she thinks about one 
month when he returned home, and remained about two weeks, then left and 
was gone, she thinks, near or quit(e) three months, that she heard him, the 
said John Bittick after his return home speak of one Captain Greenwood who 
was wounded in a battle fought some where below where she then lived, and 
who the said John (Bittick) carried on a horse before him; she can not say 
though that this Greenwood was the Captain. She further says that she is 
confident that the said John Bittick was under Col. Oneal as she was well 
acquainted with him, the said Oneal, before and after the war; and that she 
has heard Col. Oneal speak of John Bittick helping him kill the tories.

She further testifies that she was born and resided in Orange County and 
State of N.C. and lived there till the year 1834 when she moved to this 
county.

                     Polly (her x mark) Scott (seal)

Sworn to and subscribed before me (the) day and year above written.

                             M. Harris, J.P.
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State of N. Carolina,
Yancy County.

I, M. Harris, one of the acting Justices of the Peace in said County, do 
hereby certify that Polly Scott, who has made the above affidavit, is and 
has been for the last ten years, personally known to me, and I have never 
heard any thing said against her character. I further state that full 
credit is to be given to her word. In testimony of which, I have set my 
hand and seal on this the 25 day of June in the year 1850.

                          M. Harris, J.P. (Seal)
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State of North Carolina,
Buncombe County.

On this the 23d day of August A.D. 1850, personally appeared before me, 
the undersigned, one of the Justices of the Court of Record in said county, 
Benjamin Kelly, who being first duly sworn according to Law, says on his 
oath: that, he was well acquainted with one John Bittick a Revolutionary 
soldier in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight and nine: 
That, the said John Bittick was a first Sergeant in Capt. Greenwood's 
company, belonging (at that time) to Col. or Maj. Oneal's Regiment (the
Deponent says that he is not certain whether Oneal was a Major or Colonel, 
but, that he commanded several companies of men and that he was sometimes 
called Colonel and sometimes Major Oneal). He further says, that, of the 
precise time when John Bittick entered the service, whether drafted as a 
volunteer, he does not know, but is of opinion that he was a volunteer and 
thinks that he belonged to the state troops, as he was gone from Orange 
County, his place of residence, six and nine months at a time. Deponent
further says on his oath: that, he saw him in said company acting as first 
sergeant twice in the year 1778 & once in the year 1779 (as well as he can 
remember): That, he heard the soldiers call him orderly Sergeant time after 
time, which places it beyond all doubt in deponent's mind, the the said 
Bittick was first Sergeant in said Company.

Deponent further says, that, he does not know precisely how long the said 
John Bittick served, nor does he know the lengths of his servitudes for 
which he entered, but his opinion is that he served very near or quite two 
years, as he saw him in company and Regiment at the above mentioned times, 
and was also acquainted with him before and after the Revolutionary War.

Deponent further says, that if the said Bittick was under any other 
officers, he knows nothing of it. He further says that he is eighty nine 
years of age.

                    Benjamin (his x mark) Kelly (Seal)

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written.
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State of N. Carolina,
Buncombe County.

I, William Morgan, an acting Justice in said county, do hereby certify, 
that I have duly qualified Ben' Kelley to the forgoing affidavit, and that 
he subscribed the same as the Law directs. Also, I do hereby certify that 
he is a man of good standing in this county, and the full credit may be 
placed on his testimony. In testimony of which I have hereunot set my hand 
and seal on this the 23d day of August A.D. 1850.

                         Wm. Morgan, J.C.B. (Seal)
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State of North Carolina,
Buncome County.

County Court Office the 28th August A.D. 1850. I Robert B. Vance, Clerk of 
the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (a Court of Record), certify that 
William Morgan, Esqr., whose proper signature appears to the foregoing, is 
a Justice of our said Court, duly commissioned and qualified according to 
law.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of 
our said Court, at Office, in the Town of (?), day and date above.

                             R.B. Vance, Clk.
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A Count of the
Children Born to
John and Hanny Bittick

Sarah Bittick was Born the
25 Day of October in the year
1781

Mary Bittick was Born the 10 Day
of December in the year 178(2)
and Decesed the 26 of October 1798

John Bittick was Born the 14 Day
of May in the year 1784

Hannah & Elizabeth Bittick was
Born the 5 Day of December 1786

Jan(e) Bittick was Born the 23 Day
of February in the year 1788

Francis Bittick was Born the 27 Day
of February in the year 1790

Wellmet Bittick was Born the 7 Day
of April in the year 1791

Jonathan Bittick was Born the 26 Day
of October in the year 1792

Ann Bittick was Born the 28 Day
of October in the year 1794

A fragment of this page containing
the entry for 1796 (Isaiah Bittick)
is missing from the original record

Rachel Bittick was Born the 13 Day
of February in the year 1798

Jesse Bittick was Born the 23 Day
of January in the year 1801/2
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Revolutionary War Pension Application File R874, Hanah Bittick(s), National
Archives, GSA, Washington, D.C.
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                  Yancy County North Carolina Census 1850
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                 Enumerator lists males first then females.
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in (blank) in the County of Yancy, State of
North Carolina, enumerated by me on the 31 day of July, 1850. Lorenzo D.
Poteet, Ass't Marshal.

158       Isaiah Biddix              54  m w   Farmer        North Carolina
          Nancy Biddix               46  f w                 North Carolina
          Caroline Bailey            20  f w                 North Carolina
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in (blank) in the County of Yancy, State of
North Carolina, enumerated by me on the 7 day of September, 1850. Lorenzo
D. Poteet, Ass't Marshal.

565       John Biddix                67  m w   Farmer        North Carolina
          Merrit C. Biddix           19  m w   Laborer       North Carolina
          Nancy Biddix               61  f w                 North Carolina
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in (blank) in the County of Yancy, State of
North Carolina, enumerated by me on the 10 day of September, 1850. Lorenzo
D. Poteet, Ass't Marshal.

575       Jesse Biddix               48  m w   Farmer        North Carolina
          William Biddix             18  m w   Laborer       North Carolina
          Mary Biddix                46  f w                 North Carolina
          Sarah M. Biddix            16  f w                 North Carolina
          Hannah Biddix              96  f w                 North Carolina
          Nancy Riddle               40  f w                 North Carolina
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                McDowell County North Carolina Census 1850
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in (blank) in the County of McDowell, State of
North Carolina, enumerated by me on the 16 day of August, 1850. Elisha C.
Neal, Ass't Marshal.

292       Jonathan Biddix            53  m     Farmer        North Carolina
          Malinda Biddix             15  f                   North Carolina
          Susan Biddix               13  f                   North Carolina
          Adaline Biddix             11  f                   North Carolina
          Margaret Biddix            10  f                   North Carolina
          Salina Biddix               7  f                   North Carolina
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in (blank) in the County of McDowell, State of
North Carolina, enumerated by me on the 5 day of September, 1850. Elisha C.
Neal, Ass't Marshal.

528       Francis Bittick            59  m     Farmer        North Carolina
          Sarah Biddix               55  f                   North Carolina
          Matilda Biddix             30  f                   North Carolina
          Sarah M. Biddix            22  f                   North Carolina
          Marinda Biddix             19  f                   North Carolina
          John W. Biddix             17  m                   North Carolina
          Cynthia Biddix             13  f                   North Carolina

529       James Biddix               24  m                   North Carolina
          Elizabeth Biddix           22  f                   North Carolina
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                        RootsWeb GenConnect Queries
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McDowell Co. NC Query Forum 
BIDDIX 
Posted by Jane Howard (Mzjane@aol.com) on Sun, 03 Jan 1999
Surname: BIDDIX, BITTICK, BITTICKS, ALLISON, KOONE, STROUPE

Seeking BIDDIX researchers in the McDowell, Mitchell, Buncome and Yancey
Counties. I am descended from Jonathan BIDDIX and Radica BIRD who resided
in the Old Fort area of McDowell.

Jonathan and Dicy had the following known children: William b. abt 1825;
Hannah b. abt 1833; Laura Malinda b. abt 1834 m. Aaron KOONE; ... Susan
Saphronia b. 15 Sep 1836, never married; Marinda Aline m. Elijah HALL;
Margaret Rebecca b. 31 Oct 1840 m. John Benjamin ALLISON; Letta Salina b.
abt 1842 m. Moses S. STROUPE.

There are probably other children who disappeared before the 1850 census
but I don't have their names.
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North Carolina in the Revolutionary War Queries
John Biddix (Biddicks) and the Orange County Dragoons
Posted by David Biddix (davidb@m-y.net) on Sat, 13 Mar 1999
Surname: Biddix, Biddicks

I am seeking information on John Biddix (Biddicks) who served in the Orange
County Dragoons, a mounted calvary that may have fought at the Battle of
Guilford Courthouse. He married Hannah Blount in Hillsborough and moved
with her to what was then Burke County (now Mitchell County) North Carolina
around 1796. I do not know his rank in the Dragoons. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.
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McDowell Co. NC Query Forum 
Biddix in McDowell Co., NC 
Posted by Pam Parry (pparry@flash.net) on Sun, 30 Apr 2000, in response to
BIDDIX, posted by Jane Howard on Sun, 03 Jan 1999
Surname: Biddix, Hensley, Finley

I am descended from Francis Biddix and Sarah Hensley. Their children: Mary
Biddix b. 1817 d. 1890 m. H.W. Gillespie; Matilda Biddix b. 1820 d. 1880
m. David Hall on May 1, 1851; James Biddix b. 1828 d. bef 1870 m. Elizabeth
Hall; Malinda/Aline Biddix b. 1831 d. 1867-68 m. Elijah Hall Mar 31 1855;
John William Biddix b. July 13, 1833 d. April 10, 1921 m. Esther Elizabeth
Finley; Cynthia Purline Biddix b. 1837 d. 1880. I have more information if
anyone is interested.
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John RIDDLE was born about 1765. He died on 18 Mar 1844 in Pensacola,
Yancey Co., NC ... Based on a recent discovery of a Bible believed to have
belonged to either (son) Benjamin Tyree Riddle or to his son James Riddle,
the following is recorded: "John Riddle died the 18th of March 1844". This
John Riddle is believed to be the brother of Tyre and Randolph Riddle, who
lived in Stokes (Surry) County, NC during the period 1780-1803. John sold
his land in Stokes County in 1803 (Stokes Co. Deed Bk. #4, pg. 228) to
Thomas Silvey of Rowan County for $225.00. The land was located on Mill
Creek Branch of Snows Creek TWP., Stokes County, NC. He moved to Yancey
County (Buncombe) in 1803-1805. John (Riddle) purchased land on the Cainey
River from George Wilson in January, 1805 (Buncombe County Deed Book 3,
page 55). This John (Riddle) is shown in the 1790 and 1800 Stokes County,
NC Census with Tyre and Randolph. John (Riddle) is not shown in the 1810
Stokes County Census, but is shown as the only Riddle in the Yancey
(Buncombe) County, NC Census. John (Riddle's) first wife is unknown. After
his children were grown he married Nancy Biddix. From: "Account of BIDDIX
Family in W.N.C.", Nancy Jane BIDDIX is shown as the daughter of John
BIDDIX and Hannah BLUNT, married Dec. 1780 in Orange Co., NC, near
Hillsboro, N.C. John BIDDIX lived and died in Graveyard Creek, Yancey
(Mitchell) County, NC. He served with the Orange Co. Dragoons in the Amer.
Rev. War. As reported in the "N.C. Spectator", Rutherford Co., Nancy Biddix
(age 43) married John Riddle (age 70) on Feb. 26, 1831, both were from
Buncombe County.
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