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Descendants of Joel Ridgell


3. SARAH "SALLY"2 RIDGELL (JOEL1, RICHARDA, JOHNB, WILLIAMC) was born Abt. 1786 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1805 in South Carolina. She married ELI C. MENDENHALL Abt. 1804 in Marion Co. South Carolina, son of STEPHEN MENDENHALL and ELIZABETH RICH. He was born April 23, 1787 in Guilford Co. North Carolina, and died Abt. 1854 in Wilcox Co. Alabama.

Notes for S
ARAH "SALLY" RIDGELL:
Filed 9 Feb. 1832. Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, Delight Griggs, Eli Mendenhall and his wife, Phillip Rodgers and Elizabeth his wife and Benjamin Nettles and Sarah his wife show that Joel Ridgell died leaving land, slaves, etc. and heirs: Frances Ridgell his widow and orators: Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, and oratrix ,Mary Mendenhall, is the wife of orator Eli Mendenhall. Elizabeth Rodgers wife of Philip Rodgers, Delight Griggs. Harriet Ridgell Leonora Ridgell, Mary Ridgell and Partheny Ridgell his children; and oratrix Sarah Nettles (wife of Benjamin Nettles) his grandchild and the only child of Sarah Mendenhall deceased who was the daughter of Joel Ridgell deceased-- his only heirs at law surviving him.

Notes for E
LI C. MENDENHALL:
" History Correspondence and Pedigrees of the Mendenhalls of
England, the United States and Africa" Author: William Mendenhall
Call Number: R929.2 qM5374

ELI, son of Stephen, went to Mississippi when a young man, then to
Alabama. Had two sons and three daughters. No further reports of this
family.

Eli Mendenhall lived in Wilcox Co. The Mendenhall's married with the family of Benjamin Cook who live in Monroe Co. Alabama until about 1840 - then migrated to Union Co., Arkansas. One of his son's was Lisbon Cook married one of Eli's daughters.


1850 Wilcox Co. Alabama census pg. 693

Elie Mendenhall.........60..m........N.C....Farmer...$8000
Ann Mendenhall..........38..f.........S.C. (age circa 1808-1812)
James Mendenhall.....25..m.......Ala.
Sarah Mendenhall......18..f.........Ala.
Charles Mendenhall...11..m.......Ala.
George Mendenhall.....4..m........Ala.

Note : This may be another Ann, wife of Eli Mendenhall, her age doesn't match up ,to Mary Ann Ridgell born much earlier, that had a married daughter, Sarah Nettles in 1828.

Petition of Joel Ridgell and Eli Mendenhall sheweth that some time in the month of December 1828 Joel Ridgell died intestate, having been seized and possessed at the time of his death of certain real estate, leavlng his wife Frances Ridgell (alias Bethea) Mary Ridgell, now and at that time the wife of the above named Eli Mendenhall, Elizabeth Rogers, wife of Philip Rogers, Delight Griggs, widow of John Griggs, Sarah Nettles daughter of Mary Mendenhall and grand daughter of the said decd. Richard Ridgell, John W. Ridgell, Swinney Ridgell, Harriet Ridgell, Leonora Ridgell, Mary Ridgell, Parthenine Ridgell, and Joel Ridgell, one of the petitioners, heirs at law and legal representatives of Joel Ridgell, deed. and entitled to a distributive share of estate. 28 Nov. 1829 signed Joel Ridgell and E. C. Mendenhall.

Note : Sarah Nettles mentioned above is actually the daughter of Mary Ridgell Mendenhall's sister, Sarah "Sally" Ridgell, but raised by Mary, 2nd Ridgell wife of Eli Mendenhall. Mary Ridgell Mendenhall did have a daughter named Sarah, who was born c1830-1832 in Alabama.

Filed 9 Feb. 1832. Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, Delight Griggs, Eli Mendenhall and his wife, Phillip Rodgers and Elizabeth his wife and Benjamin Nettles and Sarah his wife show that Joel Ridgell died leaving land, slaves, etc. and heirs: Frances Ridgell his widow and orators: Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, and oratrix ,Mary Mendenhall, is the wife of orator Eli Mendenhall. Elizabeth Rodgers wife of Philip Rodgers, Delight Griggs. Harriet Ridgell Leonora Ridgell, Mary Ridgell and Partheny Ridgell his children; and oratrix Sarah Nettles (wife of Benjamin Nettles) his grandchild and the only child of Sarah Mendenhall deceased who was the daughter of Joel Ridgell deceased--
     
Child of S
ARAH RIDGELL and ELI MENDENHALL is:
  i.   SARAH3 MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1805, South Carolina; m. BENJAMIN NETTLES; b. Abt. 1797, South Carolina.
  Notes for SARAH MENDENHALL:
Filed 9 Feb. 1832. Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, Delight Griggs, Eli Mendenhall and his wife, Phillip Rodgers and Elizabeth his wife and Benjamin Nettles and Sarah his wife show that Joel Ridgell died leaving land, slaves, etc. and heirs: Frances Ridgell his widow and orators: Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, and oratrix ,Mary Mendenhall, is the wife of orator Eli Mendenhall. Elizabeth Rodgers wife of Philip Rodgers, Delight Griggs. Harriet Ridgell Leonora Ridgell, Mary Ridgell and Partheny Ridgell his children; and oratrix Sarah Nettles (wife of Benjamin Nettles) his grandchild and the only child of Sarah Mendenhall deceased who was the daughter of Joel Ridgell deceased-- his only heirs at law surviving him. Soon after his death his widow obtained letters of adm. and sold a considerable portion of his estate and has since married Philip Bethea who has been granted guardianship of Harriet, Leonora, Mary and Partheny Ridgell. Partheny Ridgell has since died intestate, leaving only her mother Frances and the said Harriet, Leonora and Mary Ridgell her sisters of the whole blood, and complainants her brothers and sisters of the half blood. The respondend Frances and her children Harriet, Leonora and Mary Ridgell are entitled to the whole of the estate of Partheny share and share alike to the exclusion of the complainants. Note: Joel Ridgell owned land in both Marion and Marlboro Dists.


  Notes for BENJAMIN NETTLES:
WILLIAM JOSEPH7 NETTLES, SR. (GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 26 Apr 1741 in Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia, and died 10 Sep 1806 in Bigby River, Alabama. He married (1) ELIZABETH PERDUE 1765 in Florence,Darlington,Sc. She was born 1734 in
Florence,Darlington,Sc, and died 1798 in Sommerville, Dorchester, Sc. He married (2) SARAH SIMMONS 1801 in Nettles Family 22
South Carolina.
Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH NETTLES, SR.:
William Joseph Nettles received a land grant from the King of 100 acreas in 1768. He resided in West Wateree TWP on 25 Mile Creek where Richland, Fairfield join Kershaw (in 1790 this area was know as Lancaster-Camden District). Military records show that William served from 1 Mar 1780 to February 1782 in the PeeDee Regiment of General Francis Marion. There is a record dated 14 Mar 1810 showing where William Joseph Nettles of St. James Goose Creek, Charleston sold all his slaves to his nephew James Nettles for $1500.00. This sale was witnessed by Benjamin Nettles, his son and John Blackman. George and Elizabeth moved from Darlington County, South Carolina to Charleston County, South Carolina in 1775. Here Mrs. Elizabeth Nettles died in 1798 and William married again in 1801. He moved with his new wife Sarah, Malachi, Joseph, Zachariah
and Mary to Bigby River, Alabama in 1812.
Children of WILLIAM NETTLES and ELIZABETH PERDUE are:
i. STEPHEN8 NETTLES, b. 11 Dec 1767, South Carolina; d. 01 Aug 1829.
16. ii. MALACHI NETTLES, b. 1769, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. Monroe County, Alabama.
iii. BENJAMIN NETTLES, b. 1771, South Carolina.
iv. ZACHARIAH NETTLES, b. 1773, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
v. SARAH NETTLES, b. 1774, Sumpter District, , Sc.
17. vi. WILLIAM JOSEPH NETTLES, JR., b. 10 Aug 1776, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. 20 Dec 1849,
Scottish Ridge, Monroe County, Alabama.
vii. LUCY NETTLES, b. 1777, Sumpter District, , Sc.
viii. ELIZABETH NETTLES, b. 1779, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
ix. MARY POLLY NETTLES, b. 1781, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
x. JANE NETTLES, b. 1783, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
xi. REBECCA NETTLES, b. 1785, Florence, Darlington, Sc; d. 1865.
xii. SUSAN NETTLES, b. 1787, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
xiii. ESTER NETTLES, b. 1789, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
10. MARK7 NETTLES (GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 08 Feb
1746/47 in Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia. He married DELPHINE PONDS 16 Dec 1766. She
was born 1747.

MALACHI8 NETTLES (WILLIAM JOSEPH7, GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 1769 in Darlington District, South Carolina, and died in Monroe County, Alabama. He married ELIZABETH SINGLETON in South Carolina. She was born 1780 in South Carolina.

Children of MALACHI NETTLES and ELIZABETH SINGLETON are:
i. BENJAMIN9 NETTLES, b. 1802, South Carolina.
34. ii. MALACHI THEOPHILUS NETTLES, b. 1804, South Carolina.
35. iii. JOSEPH M. NETTLES, SR., b. 1807, South Carolina; d. 1880, Monroe County, Alabama.
36. iv. ANDREW JOSEPH NETTLES, SR., b. 1814, South Carolina; d. Alabama.
v. ZACHARIAH NETTLES, b. 1816, South Carolina.

Another possible Benajmin Nettles
Benjamin Nettles son of Zachariah Nettles of Camden then Fairfield, SC.
The earliest record I find on Benjamin Nettles in FL is that of the 1824 West Florida Land Claims where he is listed as having 10-12 acres of cultivated land.
By 1840, he is found in the census west of Escambia River, Escambia, FL. At this time he is listed with one son age 10-15 which I believe is Wyzrick Nettles, and one male age 60-70 which I think is off one category as he would have been abt 56 (working back from the 1850 census).
In 1844 he is referenced in the Pensacola Gazette in Oct & Nov under Election Inspectors.
In 1845 he can be found in the Escambia County Voters list in Precinct 4, J.A. Pringle's home.
In 1850 he is listed w/his wife, Mary who doesn't seem to quite fit in age. Perhaps she is a new wife??
Anyhow...she is age 53 and Benj is 66. Near them is son, Wyzrick Nettles and wife, Ann. Both Wyzrick and Ann are age 20, he was b. in FL and she was b. in AL.




4. MARY ANNE2 RIDGELL (JOEL1, RICHARDA, JOHNB, WILLIAMC) was born Abt. 1788 in South Carolina, and died in Wilcox Co. Alabama. She married (1) ELI C. MENDENHALL 1806 in South Carolina, son of STEPHEN MENDENHALL and ELIZABETH RICH. He was born April 23, 1787 in Guilford Co. North Carolina, and died Abt. 1854 in Wilcox Co. Alabama.

Notes for M
ARY ANNE RIDGELL:
Eli Mendenhall & Annie Ridgell Mendenhall lived on the Alabama River in Wilcox County, Alabama.

Notes for E
LI C. MENDENHALL:
" History Correspondence and Pedigrees of the Mendenhalls of
England, the United States and Africa" Author: William Mendenhall
Call Number: R929.2 qM5374

ELI, son of Stephen, went to Mississippi when a young man, then to
Alabama. Had two sons and three daughters. No further reports of this
family.

Eli Mendenhall lived in Wilcox Co. The Mendenhall's married with the family of Benjamin Cook who live in Monroe Co. Alabama until about 1840 - then migrated to Union Co., Arkansas. One of his son's was Lisbon Cook married one of Eli's daughters.


1850 Wilcox Co. Alabama census pg. 693

Elie Mendenhall.........60..m........N.C....Farmer...$8000
Ann Mendenhall..........38..f.........S.C. (age circa 1808-1812)
James Mendenhall.....25..m.......Ala.
Sarah Mendenhall......18..f.........Ala.
Charles Mendenhall...11..m.......Ala.
George Mendenhall.....4..m........Ala.

Note : This may be another Ann, wife of Eli Mendenhall, her age doesn't match up ,to Mary Ann Ridgell born much earlier, that had a married daughter, Sarah Nettles in 1828.

Petition of Joel Ridgell and Eli Mendenhall sheweth that some time in the month of December 1828 Joel Ridgell died intestate, having been seized and possessed at the time of his death of certain real estate, leavlng his wife Frances Ridgell (alias Bethea) Mary Ridgell, now and at that time the wife of the above named Eli Mendenhall, Elizabeth Rogers, wife of Philip Rogers, Delight Griggs, widow of John Griggs, Sarah Nettles daughter of Mary Mendenhall and grand daughter of the said decd. Richard Ridgell, John W. Ridgell, Swinney Ridgell, Harriet Ridgell, Leonora Ridgell, Mary Ridgell, Parthenine Ridgell, and Joel Ridgell, one of the petitioners, heirs at law and legal representatives of Joel Ridgell, deed. and entitled to a distributive share of estate. 28 Nov. 1829 signed Joel Ridgell and E. C. Mendenhall.

Note : Sarah Nettles mentioned above is actually the daughter of Mary Ridgell Mendenhall's sister, Sarah "Sally" Ridgell, but raised by Mary, 2nd Ridgell wife of Eli Mendenhall. Mary Ridgell Mendenhall did have a daughter named Sarah, who was born c1830-1832 in Alabama.

Filed 9 Feb. 1832. Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, Delight Griggs, Eli Mendenhall and his wife, Phillip Rodgers and Elizabeth his wife and Benjamin Nettles and Sarah his wife show that Joel Ridgell died leaving land, slaves, etc. and heirs: Frances Ridgell his widow and orators: Joel Ridgell, Richard Ridgell, Washington Ridgell, Sweeny Ridgell, and oratrix ,Mary Mendenhall, is the wife of orator Eli Mendenhall. Elizabeth Rodgers wife of Philip Rodgers, Delight Griggs. Harriet Ridgell Leonora Ridgell, Mary Ridgell and Partheny Ridgell his children; and oratrix Sarah Nettles (wife of Benjamin Nettles) his grandchild and the only child of Sarah Mendenhall deceased who was the daughter of Joel Ridgell deceased--
     
Children of M
ARY RIDGELL and ELI MENDENHALL are:
  i.   CHARLES3 MENDENHALL, b. Alabama.
21. ii.   ELIZABETH L. MENDENHALL, b. 1807, South Carolina; d. 1861, Union Co. Arkansas.
22. iii.   JOEL MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1810, Alabama; d. 1861, Union Co. Arkansas.
23. iv.   MARTHA MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1815, Alabama; d. 1847, Minn Co. Arkansas.
  v.   SARAH MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1819.
24. vi.   JAMES R. MENDENHALL, b. September 23, 1824, Conecuh Co. Alabama.


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