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From: "Dave Kyle" <>
Subject: [BIDDLE] Descendants of Major John Biddle of Detroit
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 18:56:38 -0500


I have recently added a bunch of new people to my Descendants of Major John
Biddle following a trip to Detroit. Please let me know if you are part of
this family as I am very interested in sharing notes.

Dave




Descendants of Major John Biddle - 4 Jul 2000
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FIRST GENERATION

1. Major John Biddle was born on 2 Mar 1792 in Philadelphia, PA. He died
on 25 Aug 1859 in White Sulphur Springs, VA. He graduated in Princeton, NJ.
He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

He was married to Eliza Falconer Bradish (daughter of James Bradish Esq. and
Margaretta Thompson) in 1819. Eliza Falconer Bradish was born on 25 Feb
1795 in NY. She died on 2 Nov 1865 in Philadelphia, PA. She was buried on
8 Nov 1865 in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Major John Biddle
and Eliza Falconer Bradish had the following children:

2i.Charles James Biddle was born on 1 Oct 1820. He died on 13 Jan 1825
in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit,
Wayne Co., MI.
3ii.Thomas Biddle was born in 1821. He died in 1850 in Sacremento, CA.
4iii.William Stratford Biddle was born in Aug 1823. He died on 30 Aug
1823 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit,
Wayne Co., MI.
+5iv.Magaretta Falconer Biddle.
6v.George Johnson Biddle was born in Sep 1827. He died on 17 Jan 1829 in
Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne
Co., MI.
+7vi.William Shepard Biddle Esq..
+8vii.Major James Biddle.
+9viii.Edward John Biddle.



SECOND GENERATION

5. Magaretta Falconer Biddle was born on 6 Jul 1825 in Detroit, Wayne Co.,
MI. She died on 26 Aug 1913 in Washington D. C.. She was buried in Elmwood
Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

She was married to Brigadier General Andrew Porter (son of Governor George
Bryan Porter and Sarah Humes) in Feb 1853. Brigadier General Andrew Porter
was born on 10 Jul 1820 in Lancaster Co., PA. He died on 3 Jan 1872 in
Paris, France. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
Magaretta Falconer Biddle and Brigadier General Andrew Porter had the
following children:

+10i.John Biddle Porter.

7. William Shepard Biddle Esq. was born on 24 Apr 1830 in Detroit, Wayne
Co., MI. He died on 14 Nov 1901 in Grosse Ile, Wayne Co., MI. He was an
Attorney. He received a degree in Law in Harvard University. He was buried
in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

He was married to Susan Dayton Ogden (daughter of Elias Bailey Dayton Ogden
and Susan Dayton Beasley) in 1855 in Paterson, NJ. Susan Dayton Ogden was
born in 1831 in NJ. She died on 22 Feb 1878 in Grosse Ile, Wayne Co., MI.
She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. William Shepard
Biddle Esq. and Susan Dayton Ogden had the following children:

11i.Susan Dayton Biddle was born in Aug 1856 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
She died on 9 Nov 1915 in Baltimore, MD. She was buried in Elmwood
Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
+12ii.Eliza Bradish Biddle.
13iii.Major-General John S. Biddle was born on 2 Feb 1859. He died on 18
Jan 1936. He was buried in United States Military Academy West Point
Cemetery, West Point, NY.
+14iv.Stratford Bradish Biddle Sr..
+15v.Margaretta Porter Biddle.
+16vi.Dr. Andrew Porter Biddle M.D..
+17vii.Major William Shepard Biddle Jr..
+18viii.Ann Eliza Biddle.

8. Major James Biddle was born on 10 Jun 1833. He died on 18 Jul 1905 in
Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

He was married to Margaret Terry (daughter of Dr. Adrain R. Terry) on 21 Aug
1860 in St. Paul's Episcopal Chuch, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Margaret Terry
was born on 12 Mar 1830. Major James Biddle and Margaret Terry had the
following children:

19i.Louisa Biddle was born on 29 Sep 1862. She died on 16 Jun 1939.
+20ii.Katherine Biddle.

9. Edward John Biddle was born on 7 Sep 1836. He died on 3 Oct 1892 in St
. Louis, MO.

He was married to Frances Davison. Frances Davison was born in 1841. She
died in 1920. Edward John Biddle and Frances Davison had the following
children:

+21i.Beatrice Biddle.
22ii.Nicholas Biddle.
+23iii.Constance Biddle.
24iv.Violet Biddle.
25v.Guy Biddle was born in 1869. He died in 1898.



THIRD GENERATION

10. John Biddle Porter was born on 5 Sep 1858 in Paris, France. He died on
21 Jun 1915 in Fort Levenworth, KS. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery,
Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

He was married to Elizabeth Murray Rush.

12. Eliza Bradish Biddle was born on 28 Nov 1857. She was also known as
Lily and Lilly.

She was married to Bishop Gershom Mott Williams D. D. on 21 Feb 1879 in St.
James Church, Grosse Ile, MI. Bishop Gershom Mott Williams D. D. was born
on 11 Feb 1857. Eliza Bradish Biddle and Bishop Gershom Mott Williams D. D.
had the following children:

26i.Susan Dayton Williams was born in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
27ii.John Biddle Williams.

14. Stratford Bradish Biddle Sr. was born on 18 Apr 1860 in Philadelphia,
PA. He died on 22 Apr 1943 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA. He was a
Mining Engineer. He died from coronary thrombosis.

He was married to Minna Marguerite Heyerman (daughter of Commander Oscar
Frederick Heyerman and Rebecca Kearsley Webster) on 27 Jun 1900 in Dresden,
Gemany. Minna Marguerite Heyerman was born on 7 Jul 1880 in Beaufort, SC.
She died on 29 Dec 1954 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was also
known as Rita. Stratford Bradish Biddle Sr. and Minna Marguerite Heyerman
had the following children:

+28i.Marie Heyerman Biddle.
+29ii.Stratford Bradish Biddle Jr..

15. Margaretta Porter Biddle was born on 25 Feb 1862. She died on 20 Jan
1937. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

She was married to Benjamin Douglas (son of Judge Samuel T. Douglas and
Elizabeth Campbell) on 1 May 1890 in Grosse Ile, MI. Benjamin Douglas was
buried on 28 Dec 1811 in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He died
on 5 Nov 1911. Margaretta Porter Biddle and Benjamin Douglas had the
following children:

+30i.Benjamin Douglas.
+31ii.Stratford Bradish Douglas.
+32iii.Lois Campbell Douglas.
+33iv.Gilbert Denison Douglas.
+34v.Margaretta Porter Douglas.

16. Dr. Andrew Porter Biddle M.D. was born on 25 Feb 1862 in Detroit, Wayne
Co., MI. He died on 3 Aug 1944 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

He was married to Grace Wilkins on 21 Oct 1892. Dr. Andrew Porter Biddle
M.D. and Grace Wilkins had the following children:

35i.Beatrice Bradish Biddle was born in 1897. She died on 7 Aug 1923 in
Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. She died from Pneumonia.

17. Major William Shepard Biddle Jr. was born on 14 May 1863 in Detroit,
Wayne Co., MI. He died on 11 Jul 1938 in Sunnyside, OR. He was buried on
18 Jul 1938 in Arlington National Cemetery.

He was married to Margaret Alden Burrell in 1897. Major William Shepard
Biddle Jr. and Margaret Alden Burrell had the following children:

+36i.Margaret Biddle.
+37ii.Major General William Shepard Biddle III.
38iii.Martin Burrell Biddle.

18. Ann Eliza Biddle was born in 1868. She died in 1910.

She was married to Alexander W. Copland (son of A. W. Copland and Elizabeth
Lee) on 17 Jun 1891 in Grosse Ile, MI. Ann Eliza Biddle and Alexander W.
Copland had the following children:

+39i.Susan Dayton Copland.
40ii.Maria Rosella Copland was born on 21 Apr 1892.
41iii.Alexander William Copland was born in Nov 1893. He died on 6 Aug
1894.

20. Katherine Biddle was born in 1864.

She was married to Capt. John D. Barrette in 1894. Katherine Biddle and
Capt. John D. Barrette had the following children:

42i.Margaret Barrette.
43ii.Katherine Louisa Barrette.
44iii.Mary Lydia Barrette.
45iv.Elizabeth Biddle Barrette.

21. Beatrice Biddle.

She was married to Rene Bache.

23. Constance Biddle.

She was married to John A. Phoebus.



FOURTH GENERATION

28. Marie Heyerman Biddle was born on 8 May 1901 in Durban, South Africa.
She was baptized on 4 May 1902 in St. Thomas Berea Durban Colony of Natal
South East Africa. She was cremated in 1987. She died on 29 Oct 1987 in
Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA. She graduated in University of Michigan.
She was a Librarian. She was also known as "Water". She had Social
Security Number 556-80-XXXX. She died from cardiac arrest as a result of
severe aortic stenosis.

She was married to Dr. David Harold Fink M.D. (son of Myer S. Fink and Yetta
Rosen) on 28 May 1926 in Royal Oaks, Oakland Co., MI. She was divorced from
Dr. David Harold Fink M.D. about 1948 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.
Dr. David Harold Fink M.D. was born on 16 Nov 1894 in Detroit, Wayne Co.,
MI. He was cremated in 1968. He died on 20 Jul 1968 in Carmel, Monterey
Co., CA. He had Social Security Number 557-48-XXXX. He was a
Psychiatrist-MD. He was educated in University of Michigan. He died from
cancer. Marie Heyerman Biddle and Dr. David Harold Fink M.D. had the
following children:

46i.Devon Biddle Fink was born on 23 Jun 1927. He had Social Security
Number 546-38-XXXX.
+47ii.Doris Kearsley Fink.

29. Stratford Bradish Biddle Jr. was born on 13 Jun 1906 in Durban, South
Africa. He graduated in 1927 in US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. He died
on 17 Jan 1985 in Laguna Niguel, Orange Co., CA 92677. He had Social
Security Number 165-01-XXXX. He was also known as Strat.

He was married to Virginia Dempster (daughter of Don Acker Dempster and Opal
Haizlip) on 3 Aug 1929 in Hollywood, CA. Virginia Dempster was born on 20
Jul 1907 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. She died on 28 Dec 1977 in
Laguna Niguel, Orange Co., CA 92677. She had Social Security Number
538-34-XXXX. Stratford Bradish Biddle Jr. and Virginia Dempster had the
following children:

+48i.Nancy Biddle.
+49ii.John Stratford Biddle.
+50iii.Virginia Biddle.



30. Benjamin Douglas.

He was married to Kathleen Cosgrove. Benjamin Douglas and Kathleen Cosgrove
had the following children:

+51i.Kathleen Douglas.
52ii.Bruce Douglas.
+53iii.Jean Douglas.

31. Stratford Bradish Douglas was born on 6 Oct 1892. He died in 1968 in
Albany, NY.

Stratford Bradish Douglas and Ellen Earle Riggs had the following
children:

54i.Benjamin Douglas was born on 15 Jun 1921.
+55ii.Ellen Earle Douglas.
56iii.Mary Lisle Douglas.

32. Lois Campbell Douglas was born on 6 Oct 1892. She died on 17 Aug 1930
in Grosse Ile, MI. She died from cerebral hemorrhage.

She was married to Frank L. Weaver on 18 Sep 1915 in Grosse Ile, MI. Frank
L. Weaver died in Jan 1968 in Washington D. C.. Lois Campbell Douglas and
Frank L. Weaver had the following children:

57i.Frank Lloyd Weaver was born on 26 Sep 1917.
58ii.Charles Rogas Weaver was born on 5 Oct 1922.
59iii.Lois Weaver.

33. Gilbert Denison Douglas was born on 30 Jan 1894.

He was married to Ruth Babcock. Ruth Babcock died in 1968. Gilbert Denison
Douglas and Ruth Babcock had the following children:

+60i.Helen Louise Douglas.

34. Margaretta Porter Douglas was born about 1897. She died on 19 May
1936. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

She was married to P. S. Polius Ferwerda. Margaretta Porter Douglas and P.
S. Polius Ferwerda had the following children:

+61i.William Douglas.

36. Margaret Biddle.

She was married to Jamieson Parker.

37. Major General William Shepard Biddle III was born about 1901 in MI. He
died on 25 Jul 1981 in Alexandria, VA. He was buried in Arlington National
Cemetery.

He was married to Madelin Lang. Major General William Shepard Biddle III
and Madelin Lang had the following children:

62i.Susan Dayton Biddle.
63ii.Harmony Biddle.
+64iii.Christine Biddle.

39. Susan Dayton Copland.

She was married to William D. Crim.



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Dave Kyle
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