RIDDICK, L.M. (Mrs.) – (d. 1900)

The remains of Mrs. L.M. RIDDICK, postmistress of Gatesville, N.C., who died of a surgical shock in a Columbus (Ohio) hospital, arrived in Suffolk last night and were today shipped to Gatesville via Gates station for burial.  Mrs. RIDDICK had something like a tumor and went to Columbus for attention.  The operation killed her.  The deceased was the widow of the late Patrick RIDDICK, former sheriff of Gates county, and was a daughter of the late Mills EURE.  She was a sister of Mrs. William Jesse SAVAGE, Wiggins Cross Roads, N.C. and of Mrs. PARKER, Plymouth, NC. Several children survive her.

Source:  Virginian-pilot. (Norfolk, Va.), 29 Nov. 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071779/1900-11-29/ed-1/seq-8/>

PARKER, Josiah & Omy to James PARKER (1794)

Josiah & Omy Parker to James Parker  
Contributed by Raymond Parker Fouts

Feb 15, 1794

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 3; pgs. 119-120
This Indenture made this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and ninety four Between Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife of the County of Gates in the Province of North Carolina of the One part & James PARKER of the Said County of the Other Part Witnesseth that the Sd. Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife for & in Consideration of the sum of Twenty five pound Currency of North Carolina allready in hand paid them by the Sd. James PARKER the Receipt of which the Sum [sic] the Said Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife doth hereby Acknowledge themselve [sic] there of fully Satisfied hath Bargained and Sold Aliend & Enforsed and confirmed and by these Presents doth bargain and Sell alien Enforsed and for ever Confirm Unto the Said James PARKER his Heirs or assigns for ever A Certain Tract or? Parcel of Land Lying & being Situate in the County of Gates the province of North Carolina on the South Side of MILLS’s Swamp Begining at a Live Oak being a Corner tree on James RIDDICK’s Line and so Runing along the Sd RIDDICK’s Line untill it comes on SHEPHARDs Line & so runing along the Said SHEPHERDs [sic] line untill it Comes to a Corner tree being a Red Oak a new line made by the Sd. Josiah & James PARKER and So runing along the new line down to the Swamp & So down the Swamp be the same more or Less thirty seven & a half acres more or Less with all Houses Orchards Gardens woods waters ways mines minerals & all Other Profits Commodities there to belonging or in anywise Appertaining With the Reversion and Reversions Remainder & Remanders [sic] unto Issues and profits there of and of Every part and parsel thereof to have and to hold the sd. Bargained Premises unto the Sd. James PARKER his Heirs & assigns for ever fully and Clearly acquited and discharged of and from all former Gifts Dowers jointers & of & from all Manner of incomberances whatsoever and the Sd. Josiah PARKER Oma his Wife doth Quit claim and to the Sd. Land and Premises Unto the Sd. James PARKER his Heirs & assigns for ever & the Sd. Josiah PARKER and Omy his Wife Doth Each of them their Heirs Executors Administrators & assigns will warrent & forever defend against the Lawfull Claim of all and every Other Person and Persons whatever In Witness whereof the Sd. Josiah PARKER and Omy his Wife here unto Set their hands & seals the day and year first above Written. Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presents of Christopher GAYLE Robt. PARKER Samuel SMITH.
/s/ Josiah [his x mark] Parker

State of North Carolina}
Gates County } ss February Term 1794
The within Deed was in open Court acknowledged in due form of Law and on Motion was Ordered to be Registered.
Test Law BAKER C C

PARKER, Josiah to Stephen SHEPARD (1786)

Josiah Parker to Stephen Shepard

Contributed by Jim Sizemore

Aug. 14, 1786

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 1; pg. 223
This Indenture made this 14th Day of August 1786 between Josiah PARKER of Gates County of the State of North Carolina of the One part and Stephen SHEPHERD of the Other part witnes_seth that ye Sd. Josiah PARKER for & in Consideration of ten pound_ Current Money of the State aforsaid to him in hand paid before the Sealling and Delivering of this Conveyance the Recept where of he hereby acknowledgeses [sic] himself therewith fully Satisfied Contented & paid hath Bargained and Sold and by these Presents doth bargain Sell alienate enfeoff grant and Confirm Unto the Sd. Stephen SHEPHERD all that Mesage [sic] tenement tract and parsill of Land Containing twenty five acres be the Same More or Less Situate in Gates County aforsd being part of pattent granted Thomas PILAND for four Hundred acres baring Date 20th Day of November 1738 and is bounded as follow_ Viz begining at a white Oake where Thomas PILAND Corners at MILLES patent line thence along MILLES Line to a Red Oake and Corners thence running Near a west Course Joining the Sd. Josiah PARKER by a line of Marked trees to a post Oke and Red oke Corner Trees from thence Running Near a South Course to Thomas PILANDs Line to a white Oke thence along the Sd. PILANDs line to the first Station and the reversion & Reversions Remainders & Remainders of all & Singular The primises and Every part & parsill Thereof and the Rents iss__ and profitts to the same belonging or anywise appertaining To have and to hold the message land Tenants and heriditemen/ts/ with all and Every the Primises whatsoever hereby sold bargained or Mentioned to be bargained and Sold with all and Every O?ther priviledges and appurtinances unto the Sd. Stephen SHEPHERD his heirs and assigns for Ever and also all the Estate and Estates Right title use intrust possion [sic] property? benifit trust Clame and Demand Whatsoever of him the Said Josiah PARKER to the only use and behoof of the Sd. Stephen SHEPHARD _is hiers and assigns obsolutely without any Manner of Condition Redemp_ion or Revocation in any wise and the Sd. Josiah PARKER for him Self his heirs Executors administrators and for Every of them Doth Covnant promise grant and agree to and with the Sd. Stephen SHEPHER_ his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the Said Stephen [p. 224] SHEPHERD heirs and assigns and his and their farmers and Tenants Shall or Lawfully May from time to time and all and Every time and times hereafter forever freely Quietly and peaceably have Possess Enjoy all and Singular the Close? Message and primesses with all and Singular their appertenances and all and Every the Rights issues profits and Commodities thereof and of Every Part and parcill there of have and take Without any Manner of Let Suits Trobles vexation eviction Disturbance or other Molestation whatsoever of I him [sic] the Said Josiah PARKER his heirs and assigns or Any Other person or persons whatsoever having any Lawfull Claim intrust or demand in or out of the Primises or any part or parcill of the Same and the Said Josiah PARKER and his heirs the Sd. Tenement tract and percill of Land With the Appurtenances unto the Said Stephen SHEPHERD his heirs And assigns against him the Said Josiah PARKER and his heirs Shall and will Warrent and for Ever defend by these present_ In witness Where of the Said Josiah PARKER hereunto Set his hand And Seal the day and Year first Above Writen.
/s/ Josiah [his J Mark] PARKER
Sealed and Delivered in}
the Presence of us }
Israel BEEMAN }
Abraham BEEMAN}

State of North Carolina} ss August Inferior Court of Pleas
Gates County} &c 1786

The within Deed of Sale was in Open Court Duly proved by the Oath of Israel BEEMAN One of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and on Motion was Ordered to be Registered
Christr. RIDDICK P. Registr. Test Law BAKER C G C

[Note: The mark of Josiah PARKER is represented here as a “J.” It appears in the deed book, in the stylized form of a vertical line crossed at the top, center and bottom. Missing words and letters are denoted by “____.” A question mark “?” denotes lack of clarity in the handwriting, and “/the/” denotes interlining.]

RIDDICK, Susan – Celebrates Her 100th Birthday (2002)

SUFFOLK, Va. – Mrs. Susie B. Riddick, formerly of Corapeake and now living with her daughter and son-in-law, Jimmy and Rebecca Bradshaw of Suffolk celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 29, 2002 with about 85 friend and relatives who attended an Open House in her honor.

Over 100 cards, 21 floral arrangements and numerous other gifts helped to make her day special.

Of particular interest was a letter from President Bush, written from his Crawford, TX ranch congratulating Riddick on a remarkable life. He wrote, “We join your family and friends in wishing you a wonderful day of celebration. May you be surrounded by the warmth of happy memories and secure in the knowledge that you have made the world a better place. God bless you. Sincerely, George Bush.”

Closer from home came a letter from Mrs. Margaret Felton Rountree, a 92-year-old former pupil at the Old Gates High School, wishing her 100-year-old teacher a happy birthday. She wrote, “I am enclosing a little check representing a dime a year for something to cheer you a wee bit.”

Mrs. Riddick on Saturday was joined by her immediate family, who gathered at the Bradshaw home for a cookout.

A photo accompanied this article which said: Mrs. Susie Riddick, (center) was recently honored with a 100th birthday celebration at the home of Jimmy and Rebecca Bradshaw. Pictured with Mrs. Riddick are her children, (clockwise) Clyde Lee Riddick, Rebecca R. Bradshaw and Jesse Benton Riddick.

Submitted by Elsie Richardson – Nov. 30, 2004