I have a 1925 application for the Daughters of the American Revolution by my Great-great grandmother, Clarinda Ellen Kiggins Gibson, for the Kirksville, Missouri chapter.
"apply for membership in the Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from Captain George Ruddle who was born in 1740 (came to Augusta Co. Va. 1747) and died in Bourbon Co., Kentucky on the ___day of___ 1805...
"I am the daughter of John Kiggins, born 1818, died 1895 and his wife ELIZABETH LYON born 12/20/1814 died 1894, married 1849.
The said Elizabeth Lyon was the dau of JOHN LYON born 1792 died 1871 and his wife, MARGARET SHARP born 1792 died 1881
The said Margaret Sharp was the dau of George Sharp born 1/1/1762 died 2/3/1846 and his wife ELIZABETH RUDDLE married 12 18 1786.
The said Elizabeth Ruddle was the dau of GEORGE RUDDLE bor 1740 died 1805 and his wife Elizabeth Preston born 1742 died 1809 married 2/2/1760.
And he, the said George Ruddle is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Captain of Rockingham Co. Virginia Militiaand in assisting his brother Captain Isaac Ruddle as private at Ruddle's and Martian's Stations, Kentucky.George Ruddle came to Augusta co, Virginia in 1747 with his father John Ruddle, a magistrate in 1751.
My ancestors services is assisting in the establishment of American independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows:
1. Captain of the Rockingham, Virginia Militia, Mar 22, 1779. 2. His brother, Captain Isaac Ruddle went toKentucky with Colonel George Rogers Clark and settled at an abandoned fort called Hinkson's station which afterward came to be called Ruddle's Fort or Station and to which George Ruddle migrated in 1780 and was there when said fort was attacked in 1780 by Colonel Byrd of the Brittish army assisted by 1000 Canadians and indians.Another brother, Stephen Ruddle, moved from Hamshire co, Va to Ruddle's Fort in 1785-6, as did another brother, Archibald.These four brothers built the Ruddle's Mills after the Revolution, which became a landmark in Kentucky history (Smith's History of Kentucky pp. 13 and 161)
[references]McCallisters Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. p 230 Collins' History of Kentucky, Vol I, p.13 Abstracts from the record of Augusta co. Virginia, Vol 2 pp.364, 368, 369. Rockingham Co. Records See national number 102119 [DAR number ?]"