Biography of Abner A. Riddle
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





ABNER A. RIDDLE, farmer, P. 0. West Jefferson, is a son of Abner and Sarah Riddle, of Pleasant Township. They were the parents of nine children, of whom the subject of this memoir is the eighth; he was born in Pleasant Township October 16, 1833, and was reared to farm life, which he still practices. He received a common school education in the winter terms. He was left fatherless at an early age, and was reared by a widowed mother. On November 6, 1869, he married Elizabeth Gilliland, who was born August 4, 1849, in Madison County, Ohio. They have had born to them two children, viz., Ella J. and L. Gertrude. When Mr. Riddle started in life he commenced as a farm hand, at $6 per month, at which he worked for nine years at increased wages. By toil and personal energy. he has accumulated a handsome property of 292 acres of land, under good cultivation and improvement. He is one of the well to do farmers, willing to assist in all valuable improvements of the country and takes a special interest in the schools of his township, being now a member of the School Board of his district.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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