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George W. Riffle b.1823 son of John & Mary (Beedle) Riffle
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: December 29, 2003 at 06:54:46
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 404, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana

"GEORGE W. RIFFLE was born in Miami County, Ohio, October 19, 1823, and is one of five children born to JOHN and MARY (BEEDLE) RIFFLE, which children were named ELIZA, JANE, GEORGE, SARAH, and JOHN. ELIZA and JOHN are dead. The father was born in Pennsylvania, in August, 1795. spent his entire life in farming, and died in Fountain County, Indiana, in June 1872. GEORGE was but four years of age when he went to Fountain County, Indiana, where he lived until 1851, and then went to Champaign County, Illinois; ten years later, he returned to Fountain County, Indiana, and in 1876, moved to Montgomery County, Indiana, where he resided three years, and then in March, 1879, came to his present place. He was married, November 21, 1844, to REBECCA WRIGHT, who has borne him eight children - BYRON, JOHN, EVA, MARGARET, ALBERT, ADA, DORA and FRANK. His present residence is five miles northeast of Monticello, and he is owner of a well-cultivated farm of 240 acres, on which is a large and comfortable two-story frame dwelling. He has spent six years of his life at blacksmithing, three years as a merchant, four as a shipper of live stock, but his chief attention has been given to farming. In April, 1882, he was elected School Trustee; he has been a member of the Masonic fraternity about twenty-eight years, and he is a strong Prohibitionist."


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