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15 January 1915 Obit for his son, Richard Nathaniel Riddle states that "his father, Thomas Riddle, who lived to be 105, was a drummer boy under General Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans."



Descendants of Thomas Wiley Riddle
Great Grandfather of Ethel Price Stratman


Much of the research for this Riddle family was done by Bobby Rakestraw, Vic and Peggy Newton. Thank you for generously sharing your hard work.

Generation No. 1


THOMAS WILEY3 RIDDLE was born 1803 in Virginia. He married(1) REBECCA. We have no information on Rebecca. He married(2) MORGANA (MARYANNA). She was born 1805 in North Carolina.


Notes for THOMAS WILEY RIDDLE: Thomas Wiley Riddle, listed on Martha's death certificate as "Wiley Ridle". He has been very difficult to locate but the following fits all the criteria, age,location and the known children.

1850 Census Williamson County, Illinois
Riddle, Thomas 47 m VA
Morgana 45 f NC
Henry 18 m IL
Jane 17 f IL
Thomas 13 m TN
George 13 m TN
Martha 11 f TN
Mary 9 f KY
Amanda 7 f IL


Martha Riddle, the daughter of Thomas Riddle and the grandmother of Ethel Price Stratman, was an heir of James Rakestraw of Webster County, Kentucy who died in 1909. Researhers of the Rakestraw family tell the following story:
John and James Rakestraw arrived in Webster County area of Kentucky when it was still apart of Hopkins County. It is recorded that John was born in 1822 in Tennessee and James M. was born in 1824 also in Tennessee. They arrived in the area with their mother and father probably in the late 1820s. The story is their father returned to "North Carolina" for additional supplies and the family stayed with Thomas Wiley Riddle. Upon return, Mrs. Maryann Rakestraw (maiden name unknown) refused to leave and decided to stay with Mr. Riddle. The identity of Mr. Rakestraw is also undetermined.
(Story provided by Bobby Rakestraw.)

This story has been told for generations in the Rakestraw family and appears to be supported by the available data though several questions are unanswered.

The Rakestraw sons, James and John both recieved several land grants in the Webster County area while the first definite record of Thomas Riddle and his new wife, Maryanna (or Morgana) is in the 1850 Williamson County, Illinois census.

The Rakestraw boys apparently remained close to their mother. James even marrys the Riddle's next door neighbor in Williamson County Illinois, Mary Jane Pate. John's oldest daughter is found married and living in Franklin Co., Ill. and one of her sisters is living with her in 1870. Nancy Riddle, their half sister, is living with James Riddle and his wife in the 1850 census. (There is some confusion here as she is also listed in 1850 with her family in Illinois.) James Rakestraw was the best man at Henry's wedding,his half brother.


Were James and John raised by Thomas Riddle after their mother left Mr. Rakestraw or did they stay with their father who has not been located?

There is also every indication that Thomas Wiley Riddle was also married before to Rebecca (maiden name unknown). The following births have been found in Illinois records:

Thomas Riddle b. abt 1831, Franklin Co., Ill.
parents- Thomas & Rebecca

William Riddle b. abt 1827, Franklin Co., Ill.
parents- Thomas & Rebecca

John Riddle b. 1825, Franklin Co., Ill.
parents- Thomas & Rebecca

Nathaniel Riddle b. abt 1829- Franklin Co., Ill.
parents- Thomas & Rebecca



Several of the children of Maryanna and Thomas were reportedly born in Giles Co., Tennessee. Perhaps the original farm of Thomas Riddle was in Tennessee and not Kentucky though I have not been able to locate him their.

Henry, Jane, Martha and Amanda are all half sisters and brothers of James and John Rakestraw as they and their descendants shared in his estate after his death in 1909. Their other children; Thomas, George, Mary and Caroline are not mentioned.

1880 Williamson Co., Il. census:
Williams, Parris 45 (1842)
Caroline (Riddle) 35 Il. Tn. Tn.
Vincent 19
Samuel M. 18
Lorance D. 13
John H. 11
Huldah C. 9
William L. 8
Charles 3
Thomas M. 14
Riddle, Thomas 89 Wd. Living in Family Va. Va. Va.

Household #50/50, Cave Township
RIDDLE, William, m, 21, works in saw mill IL TN TN
Mary, f, 17, wife IL TN IL
RIDELL, Thomas, m, 95, grandpa-widowed VA VA VA


I believe Thomas Riddle 89 in the Williamson Co., Il. census is the same Thomas Riddle 95 in the Franklin Co., Il. census. He was probably living part time in both households.)
Vic

From Obits and Tidbits 1915-1919
15 January 1915 the obituary for his son, Richard Nathaniel RIDDLE, states that " His father, Thomas RIDDLE, who lived to be 105, was a drummer boy under General Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans.

1880 Federal Census Franklin Co., Ill.
Household #50/50, Cave Township
RIDDLE, William, m, 21, works in saw mill IL TN TN
Mary, f, 17, wife IL TN IL
RIDELL, Thomas, m, 95, grandpa-widowed VA VA VA
(Son Of Nathan, grandson of Thomas)

1880 Williamson Co., Il. census:
Williams, Parris 45 (1842)
Caroline (Riddle) 35 Il. Tn. Tn.
Vincent 19
Samuel M. 18
Lorance D. 13
John H. 11
Huldah C. 9
William L. 8
Charles 3
Thomas M. 14
Riddle, Thomas 89 Wd. Living in Family Va. Va. Va.


Caroline Riddle states that her father is Thomas Riddle.

If she is the child of Thomas Riddle's son, Thomas, it would explain her not being mentioned in the James Rakestraw will.

Children of THOMAS RIDDLE and REBECCA are:
ix. JOHN4 RIDDLE, b. 1825.

x. WILLIAM RIDDLE, b. 1827.

xi. RICHARD NATHANIEL RIDDLE, b. July 09, 1820, Giles Co, Tennessee; d. January 15, 1915, Illinois.

xii. THOMAS RIDDLE, b. 1831; m. VANDALIA GILL, September 11, 1866, Williamson County, Illinois.

Children of THOMAS RIDDLE and MORGANA (MARYANNA) are:
i. HENRY F.4 RIDDLE, b. April 20, 1832, Illinois; d. January 28, 1906, Slaughters, Kentucky.

ii. NANCY JANE RIDDLE, b. 1833, Tennessee.

iii. AMANDA RIDDLE, b. 1836, Illinois.

iv. GEORGE RIDDLE, b. 1837.

v. THOMAS RIDDLE, b. 1837.

vi. MARTHA J. RIDDLE, b. June 22, 1840, Tennessee; d. March 31, 1933, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois.

vii. MARY RIDDLE, b. 1841.

viii. CAROLINE RIDDLE, b. 1845.


Generation No. 2


RICHARD NATHANIEL RIDDLE (THOMAS and REBECCA1) was born July 09, 1820 in Giles Co, Tennessee, and died January 15, 1915 in Illinois. He married MORGANA DEW (DUNN?) March 24, 1843. She was born in Tennessee.

Notes for RICHARD NATHANIEL RIDDLE:
Franklin Co Ill 1860 census
Riddle, Newton 38 (incorrect should be Nathan)
Margaret 25
Matilda 14
Susan 11
John 9
Elijah 4
William 1


1880 Federal Census Franklin Co., Ill.
Household #49/49, Cave Township
RIDELL Nathaniel, m, 57, farmer, TN VA VA
Morgany, f, wife, TN TN TN
Elijah, m, 24, son-works saw mill IL TN TN
Wiley, m, 19, son, IL TN TN
Henry, m, 17, son, IL TN TN
Florence, f, 15, daughter, IL TN TN
Mary, f, 10, daugher IL TN TN
From Obits and Tidbits 1915-1919
15 January 1915
Richard Nathaniel RIDDLE aged 100 years and 6 months, died at the home of his son in Creal Springs last Saturday. He had been feeling bad for several days and on the day before his death walked up to the business section unaccompanied. On the afternoon of his death, he insisted the barber be sent for so that he might be shaved, saying that he was going to die, and did not want to be shaved after his death. He made all other arrangements for his death, his friends all the time insisting that he was mistaken. At 10 o'clock however, he died suddenly and without a struggle. Burial took place at East Fork cemetery, Franklin County, IL.

Mr. RIDDLE was born in Giles Co., Tenn., 9 July 1814; came to Illinois when 23 years of age, settling in Gallatin County, moving to Franklin County about a year later. He married Miss Morgana DEW in 1843. She lived to the age of 84. He has nine children living and two deceased. The children in the order of their ages are:

Thomas (deceased);
Tilda Ann ARMES;
Susan, wife of Rev. Laban ESTES;
John; Elijah; William;
Wylie, Henry, Jarrett,
Florena PARKER,
and Mary SMITH (deceased).

His father, Thomas RIDDLE, who lived to be 105, was a drummer boy under General Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans.

Mr. Riddle came to Illinois at age 23 in 1837 and settled in Gallatin Co. At age 24 relocated to Franklin Co. He married Morgana Dew in 1843 at age 29. He was a solider in the Civil War serving in 15th Ill Calvary.Occupation was merchant/miller.

Children of RICHARD RIDDLE and MORGANA (DUNN?) are:
i. ELIJAH RIDDLE b. Illinois.

ii. JOHN RIDDLE

iii. SUSAN RIDDLE m. REV LABAN ESTES.

iv. THOMAS RIDDLE d. Bef. 1915.

v. MATILDA ANN RIDDLE b. February 1845, Franklin Co, Illinois; d. 1933, Franklin Co, Illinois.

vi. WILLIAM RIDDLE b. 1859.

vii. WILEY RIDDLE b. 1862, Illinois.

viii. HENRY RIDDLE b. 1863, Illinois.

ix. JARRET RIDDLE

x. FLORENCE RIDDLE b. 1865, Illinois; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKER, February 01, 1883, Williamson County, Illinois.

xi. MARY RIDDLE b. 1870, Illinois; d. Bef. 1915.


JOHN4 RIDDLE (THOMAS and REBECCA1)was born in 1825

WILLIAM RIDDLE
(THOMAS and REBECCA1)was born in 1827

THOMAS RIDDLE
(THOMAS and REBECCA1)was born in 1831

HENRY F. RIDDLE (THOMAS and MARYANNA1) was born April 20, 1832 in Illinois, and died January 28, 1906 in Slaughters, Kentucky. He married HULDAH WILLIAMS August 05, 1852 in Hopkins Co, Kentucky. She was born May 11, 1837 in Hopkins Co, Kentucky, and died July 25, 1906 in Slaughters, Kentucky.

Notes for HENRY F. RIDDLE:
Settled in Hopkins Co which became Webster Co in 1860

Children of HENRY RIDDLE and HULDAH WILLIAMS are:
i. JAMES M.5 RIDDLE b. November 11, 1853.

ii. MARTHA J. RIDDLE b. November 08, 1855, Webster Co, Kentucky; m. J.R. HOWELL; b. November 25, 1853; d. September 05, 1916.

iii. AMANDA RIDDLE b. February 02, 1857, Hopkins Co, Kentucky; d. August 06, 1921, Hopkins Co, Kentucky; m. ABNER TAPP, January 19, 1876, Webster Co, Kentucky.

Marriage Notes for AMANDA RIDDLE and ABNER TAPP:
Hopkins Co,KY: RIDDLE, Amanda C Abner TAPP 19 Jan 1876

iv. ROBERT KENDRICK RIDDLE b. August 24, 1859, Hopkins Co, Kentucky; d. March 17, 1924, Webster Co, Kentucky; m. ELLEN "MONT" SPRINGFIELD, December 22, 1886, Webster Co, Kentucky.

v. GEORGE W. RIDDLE b. October 1861, Webster Co, Kentucky; d. October 12, 1917, Union Co, Kentucky; m. ARABELLE MOORE, June 30, 1887, Webster Co, Kentucky.

vi. MARY C. (MOLLIE) RIDDLE b. October 1861; m. AMBROSE TURPIN, January 23, 1884, Webster Co, Kentucky.

vii. THOMAS P. RIDDLE b. July 25, 1865, Webster Co, Kentucky; d. January 21, 1928, Slaughters, Kentucky.

viii. EDWARD R. RIDDLE b. October 28, 1867, Webster Co, Kentucky; d. June 22, 1939, Webster Co, Kentucky; m. SARAH J. FRASER, November 07, 1888, Webster Co, Kentucky.

ix. ELIZABETH RIDDLE b. 1871, Webster Co, Kentucky.

x. JOSEPH ARNOLD RIDDLE b. February 1872; m. LIZZIE WHEELER, January 04, 1891, Webster Co, Kentucky.

xi. IDA RIDDLE b. 1873; m. WILLIAM HOBGOOD, December 07, 1892, Webster Co, Kentucky.

xii. HETTIE RIDDLE, b. 1876, Webster Co, Kentucky; d. February 12, 1946, Webster Co, Kentucky; m. J.Y. WINSTEAD, February 16, 1898, Webster Co, Kentucky.

xiii. EMMA R. RIDDLE b. January 19, 1879, Webster Co, Kentucky; d. October 29, 1949; m. JOHN RAMSEY, 1898; d. March 15, 1963.



NANCY JANE4 RIDDLE (THOMAS and MARYANNA1) was born 1833 in Tennessee. She married JOSEPH H. PARKER. He was born 1828 in Tennessee.

Notes for NANCY JANE RIDDLE:
Jim Rakestraw and Mary Jane are in Hopkins Co Ky in 1850 and Nancy Jane Riddle is part of their household.She is also listed in the family home of Thomas Riddle in Williamson Co, Illinois.

1880 Williamson Co., Il. census:
Household #88/88
PARKER, Joseph, m, 52, farmer TN VA VA
Jane, f, 46, wife TN TN TN
Henry, m, 28, son IL TN TN
Mary, f, 26, widow-daughter IL TN TN
Martha, f, 26, daughter IL TN TN
James, m, 23, son IL TN TN
Edward, m, 20, son IL TN TN
Sebern, m, 17, son IL TN TN
Charles, m, 15, son IL TN TN
George W., m, 8, son IL TN TN
As per Parker researcher, they came to Williamson County from Tennessee, probably in the early-1850s, and then moved on to Franklin County sometime between the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

Children of NANCY RIDDLE and JOSEPH PARKER are: i. HENRY F. PARKER b. 1852, Williamson Co, Illinois; m. ELVIRA PERRYMAN, March 30, 1884, Franklin Co, Illinois; b. Franklin Co, Illinois.

ii. MARTHA A. PARKER b. 1854; m. TILGHAM HOUSMAN, March 15, 1881, Franklin Co, Illinois.

iii. MARY PARKER b. 1854; m. W.F. WALLER.

iv. JAMES PARKER b. 1857.

v. EDWARD PARKER b. 1860.

vi. SEBERN PARKER b. 1863; m. BELL.

vii. CHARLEY PARKER b. 1865, Franklin Co, Illinois; m. SARA ETTA MILLER, June 22, 1887; b. Franklin Co, Illinois.

viii. GEORGE PARKER b. 1872.


AMANDA4 RIDDLE (THOMAS1 and MARYANNA) was born 1836 in Illinois.


Child of AMANDA RIDDLE is:
i. MARY J.5 RIDDLE m. JOHN W. HINKLER; b. Cartage, Jasper Co, Missouri.


GEORGE.4 RIDDLE (THOMAS1 and MARYANNA)was born in 1837

THOMAS.4 RIDDLE (THOMAS1 and MARYANNA)was born in 1837

MARTHA J.4 RIDDLE (THOMAS1 and MARYANNA) was born June 22, 1840 in Tennessee, and died March 31, 1933 in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois (Source: Benton Evening Newspaper, March 31, 1933Death Certificate Regist # 27Buried in Paducah, McCracken Co, KY Oak Grove CemeteryLocated across from 14th and Flourndy Streets.New Section 1, Lot 3Site has no headstone and has Smith on curb. Three other unmarkedgrave sites are in same Smith plat.). She married JAMES A.FLETCHER November 11, 1857 in Williamson County, Illinois, son of FLETCHER. He was born 1836 in Kentucky (Source: 1880 Franklin Co, Ill. Census.), and died Aft. 1882 (Source: A field stone for James Fletcher is located in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah, KY the same cemetery which his wife, Martha is buried. There is no date. The grave site is located in the Old Section 1 Lot 10. (5 rows from street) and approx. 500 yds from Marthas grave. Cannot prove identity to be our James Fletcher.).

Notes for MARTHA J. RIDDLE:
1880 Franklin Co census Household # 348/350
FLETCHER, James, m, 44, farmer KY TN TN
Martha, f, 40, wife TN TN TN
William, m, 20, son, IL KY TN
Amanda J., f, 19, daughter, IL KY TN
George P., m, 15, son IL KY TN
Elijah R., m, 12, son, IL KY TN
Elen, f, 9, daughter IL IL KY
Mary, f, 7, daughter, KY KY TN

The only surviving half sister of James M. Rakestraw in 1909.

Martha Riddle was reportedly born in Giles Co Tenn (as per descendants in Franklin Co Ill) Cannot locate either a Thomas or Wiley Riddle in Giles Tenn site records. however a William Riddle is listed in 1809, Could be Martha's grandfather, father of Thomas Wiley, who was born around that time. He is living on Cherokee Indian lands. http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngiles/goodspd/settlers.htm More research is required.

Benton Evening Newspaper 31 March 1933:
Mrs Martha Fletcher 92, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Dave Price, in Benton, Illinois. Her body will be returned to Paducah, Kentucky for burial.

Martha's daughter Mary refers to her mother's home as Paducah KY in McCracken Co., Kentucky. She is buried there in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The indenture/deed at the time of James Rakestraw's death indicaties she is a resident of Webster Co, Kentucky. The connection to Paducah in McCracken County has never been determined for the Rakestraws or Martha Riddle. Could her husband, James Fletcher, have been from there? She is buried in the Smith Family Plat. Do not know who the Smith family is.

Notes for JAMES A.FLETCHER:
Martha Riddle & James A. Fletcher were the parents of William H. Fletcher (born Kentucky), who married on 2/8/1882 in Franklin Co., IL. to Rosha Cunningham Shipley, daughter of John Harwood Cunningham & Amy Carter. They are not listed in the 1860 or 1870 Federal census records; however they are in the 1880 census, listed as following:

1880 Franklin Co, Illinois
Fletcher, James m 44 farmer Ky TN TN*
Martha F 40 wife TN TN TN
William m 20 son IL Ky TN
Amanda J. F 19 dau IL Ky TN
George P. m 15 son IL Ky TN
Elijah R. m 12 son IL Ky TN
Elen F 9 dau IL Ky TN
Mary F 7 dau Ky Ky Ky
(*, birth place, birthplace of father, birthplace of mother)

Children of MARTHA RIDDLE and JAMES A.FLETCHER are:
i. WILLIAM5 FLETCHER (Source: 1880 Franklin Co, Ill. Census.), b. 1860, Kentucky; m. ROSHA CUNNINGHAM SHIPLEY (Source: Marraige Index from Judy Couey .), February 08, 1882, Franklin Co, Illinois (Source: Marraige Index from Judy Couey .); b. Franklin Co, Illinois.


Marriage Notes for WILLIAM FLETCHER and ROSHA SHIPLEY:
Martha Riddle & James A. Fletcher were the parents of William H. Fletcher (born Kentucky), who married on 2/8/1882 in Franklin Co., Il. to Rosha Cunningham Shipley, daughter of John Harwood Cunningham & Amy Carter

ii. AMANDA FLETCHER (Source: 1880 Franklin Co, Ill. Census.), b. 1861.
Notes for AMANDA FLETCHER:
possibles:
DOOLIN, WILLIAM A FLETCHER, AMANDA FRANKLIN 11/11/1880 00C/0174

iii. GEORGE P. FLETCHER (Source: 1880 Franklin Co, Ill. Census.), b. 1865.

iv. >ELIJAH R. FLETCHER (Source: 1880 Franklin Co, Ill. Census.), b. 1868.

v. ELEN FLETCHER (Source: 1880 Franklin Co, Ill. Census.), b. 1871.

vi. MARY ISABEL FLETCHER b. May 17, 1873, Williamson County, Illinois; d. June 18, 1937, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois.


MARY RIDDLE (THOMAS1) was born 1841.


CAROLINE4 RIDDLE (THOMAS1 and MARYANNA) was born 1845. She married PARRIS WILLIAMS. He was born 1842.

Notes for CAROLINE RIDDLE: Caroline states her father is Thomas Riddle. As she is not mentioned in Rakestraw estate she could be the daughter of Thomas Riddle son of Thomas and his first Rebecca. She is being listed here until further evidence is obtained.

In 1850 Williamson County census, she appears to be living next door to the family. I do not know who Benjamine is.:

Stewart, Rachel S. 60 f Pa.
James H. 22 Il.
Sidney S. 19 Il.
Corbett, Sarah S. 71 Md.
Corbett, Amelia S. 26 Pa.
Riddle, Caroline 8 Il.
Benjamine F. 5 Il.
1880 Williamson County

Williams, Parris 45 (1842)
Caroline (Riddle) 35 Il. Tn. Tn.
Vincent 19
Samuel M. 18
Lorance D. 13
John H. 11
Huldah C. 9
William L. 8
Charles 3
Thomas M. 14
Riddle, Thomas 89 Wd. Living in Family Va. Va. Va.

Caroline Riddle states that her father is Thomas Riddle. I believe the above Thomas living with them is her Grandfather. Caroline born 1842, right between Mary 1841 and Amanda 1843. I believe her father to be Thomas Riddle born 1803. The one listed in the 1850, 1860 census.

Children of CAROLINE RIDDLE and PARRIS WILLIAMS are:
i. VINCENT5 WILLIAMS b. 1861; m. VIOLA KNIGHT, November 30, 1888, Franklin Co, Illinois.

ii. SAMUEL WILLIAMS b. 1862.

iii. THOMAS M. WILLIAMS b. 1866.

iv. LORANCE WILLIAMS b. 1867; m. MOLLIE GARRISON, December 05, 1893, Franklin Co, Illinois.

v. JOHN WILLIAMS b. 1869; m. NELLY LOUVENIA ROBERSON.

vi. HULDAH C. WILLIAMS b. 1871.

vii. WILLIAM L. WILLIAMS b. 1872.

viii. CHARLES WILLIAMS b. 1877.

Generation No. 3


8. THOMAS P. RIDDLE (HENRY F., THOMAS1) was born July 25, 1865 in Webster Co, Kentucky, and died January 21, 1928 in Slaughters, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH WOODS December 14, 1887 in Webster Co, Kentucky. She was born November 02, 1861 in Webster Co, Kentucky, and died January 28, 1912 in Webster Co, Kentucky. Children of THOMAS RIDDLE and ELIZABETH WOODS are: i. ANNIE6 RIDDLE b. January 1890.

ii. JOHN E. RIDDLE b. April 1892.

iii. FINIS RIDDLE b. January 1893.

iv. GUY RIDDLE b. July 16, 1895, Slaughters, Kentucky; d. April 10, 1967.

v. MYRTLE RIDDLE b. March 1899.

MARY ISABEL FLETCHER (MARTHA J.RIDDLE,THOMAS1) was born May 17, 1873 in Williamson County, Illinois (Source: Franklin County, Ill death certificate), and died June 18, 1937 in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois (Source: (1) Franklin County, Ill death certificateburied M&O Cemetary, Benton, Illinois, (2) Benton Evening Newspaper.). She married (1) PRICE. She married (2) DAVID ZION PRICE (Source: 1900 Illinois Soundex for Price, Vol 143 ED 83 sheet 1 line 47.) May 08, 1894 in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois (Source: State of Illinois, Saline County marriage licenseand parental consent for marriage of a minor.), son of DAVID PRICE and MARYJANE RAWLINGS. He was born December 19, 1875 in Saline County, Illinois, and died June 26, 1959 in Springfield , Illinois (Source: Courtney Funeral Home Records pg77).

Notes for MARY ISABEL FLETCHER:
June 1937
West Frankfort Newspaper-Obituary
MRS. MARY PRICE, 64, FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT, DIES


"Mrs. Mary Price, 64 wife of Dave Price of Benton, Illinois formerly of West Frankfort, die early last night in the family home in Benton following a long illness. Complicattions resulting from varicose veins was attributed to the cause of death. Mrs Price had been a a patient in Union Hospital for the past few weeks before being moved to her home in Benton on Thursday. The Price family lived in the city until 5 years ago when they moved to Benton. The husbnad is employed the Peabody Coal Company Mine here. Mrs. Price was a member of the Chuch of God in Benton.

Besides her husband, six daughters and two sons survive. They are Mrs. Willils Joiner, Mrs. Harry Stratman, Mrs. Thomas Peek, all of Kincaid; Mrs Arlie Stagner, Ray Price of West Frankfort, Mrs. Omer Cook of Wasson; Mrs. William Sullens and Everett Price of Benton. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. The body will be removed early this afternoon from the Union Funeral Home here to the family home in Benton at 529 East Taylor, where it will lay in state until the funeral hour. Funeral rites will be held Monday at 11 AM at the Church of God in Benton."

Probate Records / Index to Estate Papers:
Mary Mae PRICE (67-P-12) box #474
(These can be searched through the Franklin County Courthouse
upon request - given the box #)

Member of the Church of God in Benton, Ill.
1910 Ill Soundex lists her birthplace as Kentucky.


Marriage Notes for MARY FLETCHER and PRICE:
I have no information and for many months was unsure if Mary Fletcher was married before her marriage to David Price.

As per her marriage license, her marriage to David Z. Price was a second marriage. this is also confirmed on the marriage register from Saline Co Illinois page 252. It is stated that is also a second marriage for David Z. Price.

Notes for DAVID ZION PRICE:
Delayed Certificate of Birth for David Zion Price filed 18 Oct 1944. Birth date 19 Dec 1875. Place of birth Cottage Twp. Saline Co., Father David Price age at time of birth 58, birth place KY. Mother Mary J. Rawlins age at time of birth 30, birth place Ohio. Birth is verified by sister Emily Ingram.

David Z Price marriage Mary E.(Fletcher) Price 8 May 1894 Vol A -1 Page 252 Saline Co.
PRICE, DAVID Z PRICE, MARY E (BK C PG 334) SALINE 05/08/1894 A 1/ 252
David Z Price marriage Mary E.(Fletcher) Price 8 May 1894 Vol A -1 Page 252 Saline Co.
Children of MARY FLETCHER and DAVID PRICE are:
i. RAY JOHN6 PRICE b. February 03, 1894; d. May 18, 1955, Galatia, Illinois.

ii. BUELAH PRICE (Source: Courtney Funeral Homes Records/Galatia, Illinois.), b. October 01, 1897; d. April 11, 1961, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois (Source: (1) Courtney Funeral Home Records pg.97, (2) Courtney Funeral Homes Records/Galatia, Illinois.); m. ARLIE STAGNER, Bef. 1937. iii. NELLIE PRICE b. January 15, 1900; d. April 14, 1966, McHenry, Illinois. iv. BLANCHE PRICE b. May 15, 1902, Saline Co, Illinois. v. ETHEL MARIE PRICE b. January 05, 1905, Harrisburg, Illinois; d. October 11, 1972, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. vi. AGNES PRICE b. 1908; d. Aft. 1972; m. (1) HARRELL; m. (2) WILLILAM SULLENS, Bef. 1937. vii. LORRAINE PRICE b. 1910. viii. EVERETT PRICE b. October 20, 1913; d. February 12, 1975.


MATILDA ANN RIDDLE (RICHARD NATHANIEL2, THOMAS 1) was born February 1845 in Franklin Co, Illinois, and died 1933 in Franklin Co, Illinois. She married MOSES ARMES December 29, 1864, son of MOSES ARMES and ELIZABETH HAMMER. He was born Abt. 1829 in Perry Co, Tennessee, and died 1899 in Franklin Co, Ill (Source: Pat Scheele Meade, Nebraska-great grandaughter.).


Children of MATILDA RIDDLE and MOSES ARMES are:
i. CORA6 ARMES, b. 1876; m. WILLIAM FREEMAN, December 15, 1892, Franklin Co, Illinois.

ii. SALLY ARMES, b. May 1880.

iii. MARY ARMES, b. October 1885.

iv. GRACE ARMES, b. May 1887.

v. ALTA JANE ARMES, b. January 05, 1866, West Frankfort, Franklin Co, Illlinois; d. November 01, 1950, Madison Co, Illinois; m. CHARLES WILLIAM HORRELL, June 17, 1882, West Frankfort, Franklin Co, Illinois.


WILLIAM RIDDLE (RICHARD NATHANIEL2, THOMAS1) was born 1859. He married (1) MARY AMES November 24, 1878 in Williamson County, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.www.cyberdriveillinois). He married (2) SUSAN DOOLIN FITTS November 23, 1884 in Franklin Co, Illinois.

Notes for WILLIAM RIDDLE:
1880 Federal Census Franklin Co., Ill. Household #50/50, Cave Township RIDDLE, William, m, 21, works in saw mill IL TN TN Mary, f, 17, wife IL TN IL RIDELL, Thomas, m, 95, grandpa-widowed VA VA VA


Marriage Notes for WILLIAM RIDDLE and MARY AMES:
RIDDLE, WILLIAM AMES, MARY E WILLIAMSON 11/24/1878 E /477

Generation No. 4


RAY JOHN PRICE (MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, MARTHA J. RIDDLE, THOMAS1) was born February 03, 1894, and died May 18, 1955 in Galatia, Illinois. He married EFFIE J-LENA?..

Notes for RAY JOHN PRICE: PRICE, Ray, b 3 Feb 1894, lived Logan, IL, d 18 May 1955, bur. Mason-Oddfellow Cem., Benton, IL, spouse-Lena, F-Dave Price, M-Mary Fletcher
Member of the Church of God in Benton ILL Buried Mason Oddfellow Cemetery, Benton, Illinois.
Courtney Funeral Home Records, 1928 - 1968, Galatia, IL pg. 77

Children of RAY PRICE and EFFIE J-LENA?.
i. LORNA MAE7 PRICE.

ii. MARY FRANCIS PRICE.

iii. CHARLES PRICE.

NELLIE PRICE (MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, MARTHA J RIDDLE, THOMAS 1) was born January 15, 1900, and died April 14, 1966 in McHenry, Illinois. She married (1) MAYBERRY. She married (2) WILLIS JOINER Bef. 1937.
Children of NELLIE PRICE and WILLIS JOINER are:
i. WANDA7 JOINER, m. (1) BEHL; m. (2) BURRUSS.

ii. BURNADEAN JOINER, m. DAN O NEIL.

iii. RUTH ELLA JOINER, m. (1) WILLIAM COVEY; m. (2) VALDENE STEPHENS; m. (3) NEIBECH.

BLANCHE PRICE (MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, MARTHA J. RIDDLE, THOMAS 1) was born May 15, 1902 in Saline Co, Illinois (Source: LDS Family History Center, Salince County Birth Records 1866-1916.). She married OMER COOK Bef. 1937.

Children of BLANCHE PRICE and OMER COOK are:
i. EDDIE LEE7 COOKE.

ii. GENE COOKE.

ETHEL MARIE PRICE (MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, MARTHA J.RIDDLE, THOMAS 1) was born January 05, 1905 in Harrisburg, Illinois, and died October 11, 1972 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. She married (1) BEN BALLARD November 16, 1919 in Franklin Co, Illinois. He was born in Wasson, Saline Co. Illinois. She married (2) ERICH (HARRY) AUGUST STRATMAN November 30, 1923 in Benton, Franklin Co, Illinois, son of FRIEDRICK STRATMANN and WIHLAMENIA KLEIN. He was born July 12, 1903 in Distlin, Germany, and died November 10, 1987 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Notes for ETHEL MARIE PRICE:
Buried Sunset Memorial Park, Albuq. New Mexico
Next to her husband and daughter.

Ethel Marie Stratman was born in southern Illinois. What I remember most about my grandmother is her total devotion to children and grandchildren.

Ethel had 5 sisters and two brothers and was very close to her family.
Marriage Notes for ETHEL PRICE and BEN BALLARD:
Ethel Price's Marriage to Ben Ballard
Nov 16, 1919
Shorlty after their marriage, they received a letter from the County Clerk stating they were not legally married because they were in the wrong county and would need to be remarried. She had a son who died while and infant.

Notes for ERICH (HARRY) AUGUST STRATMAN:
Was born Kreis Racklinghausen near Dortmuch in Germany on July 12, 1903. He came to United States around 1906 with mother and sisters through Ellis Island in New York. See notes on parents.
He died Noovmeber 1987 from "black lung"for years of working in the coal mines. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Child of ETHEL PRICE and BEN BALLARD is:
i. LELAND DAYTON7 BALLARD, b. October 14, 1920, Illinois; d. August 01, 1921, Saline Co, Illinois (Source: State of Illinois Certificate of Death, on file in Saline County. Baby died in Raleigh, Saline Co Ill at 3 PM 8-1-1921 Place of burial appears to be Wolf Creek.)

Notes for LELAND DAYTON BALLARD:
Grandma Ethels first baby born when she was on 15 yrs. Old. Died at 10 months old. Her father Dave Price paid for the funeral expenses. The funeral home Old Colonial? in Eldorado, Illinois. He was bureid at Wolf Creek Cemetery in the same town.

Children of ETHEL PRICE and ERICH STRATMAN are:
ii. DINA FAY STRATMAN, b. November 07, 1924, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois; d. August 13, 1987, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico.

iii. BETTY MAXINE STRATMAN, b. August 31, 1926, West Frankfort, Illinois.

LORRAINE PRICE (MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, MARTHA J. RIDDLE, THOMAS 1) was born 1910.She married (1) KIMMEL.She married (2) MADDOX. She married (3) THOMAS PEEK Bef. 1937. She married (4) VANNO Bef. 1959.

Child of LORRAINE PRICE and MADDOX is:
i. LEE EDWARD7 MADDOX.
Children of LORRAINE PRICE and THOMAS PEEK are:
ii. RICHARD PEEK.

iii. VIOLENT JUNE PEEK.

EVERETT PRICE (MARY ISABEL FLETCHER, MARTHA J. RIDDLE, THOMAS 1) was born October 20, 1913, and died February 12, 1975. He married LUDENE GILL.
Children of EVERETT PRICE and LUDENE GILL are:
i. LANNIE RAY7 PRICE, b. 1937, Springfield, Illinois; d. June 08, 1974. ii. LINDA PRICE, m. WILLARD GONTERMAN.


Descendants of Thomas Wiley Riddle

1 Thomas Wiley Riddle b: 1803
. +Morgana (Maryanna) b: 1805
2 Henry F. Riddle b: April 20, 1832 d: January 28, 1906
.... +Huldah Williams b: May 11, 1837 d: July 25, 1906
... 3 James M. Riddle b: November 11, 1853
... 3 Martha J. Riddle b: November 08, 1855
....... +J.R. Howell b: November 25, 1853 d: September 05, 1916
... 3 Amanda Riddle b: February 02, 1857 d: August 06, 1921
....... +Abner Tapp
... 3 Robert Kendrick Riddle b: August 24, 1859 d: March 17, 1924
....... +Ellen "Mont" Springfield
... 3 George W. Riddle b: October 1861 d: October 12, 1917
....... +Arabelle Moore
... 3 Mary C. (Mollie) Riddle b: October 1861
....... +Ambrose Turpin
... 3 Thomas P. Riddle b: July 25, 1865 d: January 21, 1928
....... +Elizabeth Woods b: November 02, 1861 d: January 28, 1912
...... 4 Annie Riddle b: January 1890
...... 4 John E. Riddle b: April 1892
...... 4 Finis Riddle b: January 1893
...... 4 Guy Riddle b: July 16, 1895 d: April 10, 1967
...... 4 Myrtle Riddle b: March 1899
... 3 Edward R. Riddle b: October 28, 1867 d: June 22, 1939
....... +Sarah J. Fraser
... 3 Elizabeth Riddle b: 1871
... 3 Joseph Arnold Riddle b: February 1872
....... +Lizzie Wheeler
... 3 Ida Riddle b: 1873
....... +William Hobgood
... 3 Hettie Riddle b: 1876 d: February 12, 1946
....... +J.Y. Winstead
... 3 Emma R. Riddle b: January 19, 1879 d: October 29, 1949
....... +John Ramsey d: March 15, 1963
2 Nancy Jane Riddle b: 1833
.... +Joseph H. Parker b: 1828
... 3 Henry F. Parker b: 1852
....... +Elvira Perryman
... 3 Martha A. Parker b: 1854
....... +Tilgham Housman
... 3 Mary Parker b: 1854
....... +W.F. Waller
... 3 James Parker b: 1857
... 3 Edward Parker b: 1860
... 3 Sebern Parker b: 1863
....... +Bell
... 3 Charley Parker b: 1865
....... +Sara Etta Miller
... 3 George Parker b: 1872
2 Amanda Riddle b: 1836
... 3 Mary J. Riddle
....... +John W. Hinkler
2 George Riddle b: 1837
2 Thomas Riddle b: 1837
2 Martha J. Riddle b: June 22, 1840 d: March 31, 1933
.... +James A.Fletcher b: 1836 d: Aft. 1882
... 3 William Fletcher b: 1860
....... +Rosha Cunningham Shipley
... 3 Amanda Fletcher b: 1861
... 3 George P. Fletcher b: 1865
... 3 Elijah R. Fletcher b: 1868
... 3 Elen Fletcher b: 1871
... 3 Mary Isabel Fletcher b: May 17, 1873 d: June 18, 1937
....... +Price
... *2nd Husband of Mary Isabel Fletcher:
....... +David Zion Price b: December 19, 1875 d: June 26, 1959
...... 4 Ray John Price b: February 03, 1894 d: May 18, 1955
.......... +Effie J-Lena?.
........ 5 Lorna Mae Price
........ 5 Mary Francis Price
........ 5 Charles Price
...... 4 Buelah Price b: October 01, 1897 d: April 11, 1961
.......... +Arlie Stagner
...... 4 Nellie Price b: January 15, 1900 d: April 14, 1966
.......... +Mayberry
...... *2nd Husband of Nellie Price:
.......... +Willis Joiner
........ 5 Wanda Joiner
............ +Behl
........ *2nd Husband of Wanda Joiner:
............ +Burruss
........ 5 Burnadean Joiner
............ +Dan O Neil
........ 5 Ruth Ella Joiner
............ +William Covey
........ *2nd Husband of Ruth Ella Joiner:
............ +Valdene Stephens
........ *3rd Husband of Ruth Ella Joiner:
............ +Neibech
...... 4 Blanche Price b: May 15, 1902
.......... +Omer Cook
........ 5 Eddie Lee Cooke
........ 5 Gene Cooke
...... 4 Ethel Marie Price b: January 05, 1905 d: October 11, 1972
.......... +Ben Ballard
........ 5 Leland Dayton Ballard b: October 14, 1920 d: August 01, 1921
...... *2nd Husband of Ethel Marie Price:
.......... +Erich (Harry) August Stratman b: July 12, 1903 d: November 10, 1987
........ 5 Dina Fay Stratman b: November 07, 1924 d: August 13, 1987
............ +Harold William Groves b: July 22, 1920 d: January 20, 1997
...... 4 Agnes Price b: 1908 d: Aft. 1972
.......... +Harrell
...... *2nd Husband of Agnes Price:
.......... +Willilam Sullens
...... 4 Lorraine Price b: 1910
.......... +Kimmel
...... *2nd Husband of Lorraine Price:
.......... +Maddox
........ 5 Lee Edward Maddox
...... *3rd Husband of Lorraine Price:
.......... +Thomas Peek
........ 5 Richard Peek
........ 5 Violent June Peek
...... *4th Husband of Lorraine Price:
.......... +Vanno
...... 4 Everett Price b: October 20, 1913 d: February 12, 1975
.......... +Ludene Gill
........ 5 Lannie Ray Price b: 1937 d: June 08, 1974
............ +Gail Townsend
........ 5 Linda Price
............ +Willard Gonterman
2 Mary Riddle b: 1841
2 Caroline Riddle b: 1845
.... +Parris Williams b: 1842
... 3 Vincent Williams b: 1861
....... +Viola Knight
... 3 Samuel Williams b: 1862
... 3 Thomas M. Williams b: 1866
... 3 Lorance Williams b: 1867
....... +Mollie Garrison
... 3 John Williams b: 1869
....... +Nelly Louvenia Roberson
... 3 Huldah C. Williams b: 1871
... 3 William L. Williams b: 1872
... 3 Charles Williams b: 1877
*2nd Wife of Thomas Wiley Riddle:
. +Rebecca
2 Richard Nathaniel Riddle b: July 09, 1820 d: January 15, 1915
.... +Morgana Dew (Dunn?)
... 3 Elijah Riddle
... 3 John Riddle
... 3 Susan Riddle
....... +Laban Estes
... 3 Thomas Riddle d: Bef. 1915
... 3 Matilda Ann Riddle b: February 1845 d: 1933
....... +Moses Armes b: Abt. 1829 d: 1899
...... 4 Cora Armes b: 1876
.......... +William Freeman
...... 4 Sally Armes b: May 1880
...... 4 Mary Armes b: October 1885
...... 4 Grace Armes b: May 1887
...... 4 Alta Jane Armes b: January 05, 1866 d: November 01, 1950
.......... +Charles William Horrell
... 3 William Riddle b: 1859
....... +Mary Ames
... *2nd Wife of William Riddle:
....... +Susan Doolin Fitts
...... 4 Riddle
... 3 Wiley Riddle b: 1862
... 3 Henry Riddle b: 1863
... 3 Jarret Riddle
... 3 Florence Riddle b: 1865
....... +George Washington Parker
... 3 Mary Riddle b: 1870 d: Bef. 1915
2 John Riddle b: 1825
2 William Riddle b: 1827
2 Thomas Riddle b: 1831
.... +Vandalia Gill


Endnotes

1. 1850 US Census, Saline County, IL - as listed on his sons' parents
place of birth..
2. Gaskins Furneral Home Records, Harrisburg, Saline County, IL, Volume
II.
3. Saline County Illinois Soldiers of the Civil War, by Don Boyd, 1997,
Page 2-47, Price, James, Saline County, Private, 6th Cavalry Company F,
buried at Big Ridge Cemetery - 11 Feb 1833 - 31 May 1889. He is buried
near his brothers David and Loftin Price.
4. Book A, Page 39, Saline County Marriage Record Book, married by
Thomas P. Moore M.G.
5. Book C, Page 162, Saline County Marriage Record Book, married by B.
H. Rice.
6. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois and other sources., Page
884.
7. 1860 Census of Illinois, Saline Co. on Page 884Census taken June 19,
1860.
8. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois, Page 884.
9. Book D, Page 40, Saline Co IL Records of Marriages. He was 49, she
was 29.
10. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois.
11. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois, on Page 884
12. Early Chancery Records, Saline Co., IL. Vol. I, 1847 - 1886, and
actual marriage book in Harrisburg Courthouse.
13. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois, Page 884.
14. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois, on Page 884
15. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois, Page 884.
16. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois, on Page 884
17. Book D, Page 382, Saline Co IL Records of Marriages. He was 18, she
was 16, BF David Price, GF Phillip Feasel. Both residence of Saline
County, Illinois.
18. Information from "Sandra Burdridge" on PRICE-
L@rootsweb.com on 7/13/1999..
19. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois and other sources., See
Notes.
20. 1850, 1860 & 1870 US Censuses, Saline County, IL, this family is
on Page 4 of the 1870 Census.
21. Pension General Affidavid, dated Sept 6, 1893, by Mariah Bishop,
widow of Loftin Smith., She states she was with his at the time of his
death. His doctor, Louis W. Parish, was also with his at the time of
his death as a result of malarial poisoning.
22. 1850 US Census, Saline County, IL - as listed on his sons' parents
place of birth..
23. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois.
24. Gaskins Furneral Home Records, Harrisburg, Saline County, IL,
Volume II.
25. Saline County, Illinois Marriage Book 1, Page 5..
26. 1870 US Census, Saline County, IL.
27. Saline County Court Marriage Records of Harrisburg, IL, Book C,
Page 130. Married by B. H. Rice, MG.
28. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois.
29. 1860 US Census, Saline County, Illinois. This family

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