There are at least two Waddle families in Ross and Fayette Counties in Southern Ohio. One family came directly from Belfast, Ireland. The other came from Maryland via Kentucky. A lot of Ross and Fayette residents arrived via the Ohio river. I have been researching Beard and Baird and there was a Francis Waddle who married a Mary Jane Beard. There is also a Samuel Waddle from Kentucky, who married a widow, Eliz. McLain. I have wondered if this was not a second marriage for him, since there was a Nellie Waddle who joined the Presbyterian church in Ross County and there was a Samuel Waddle who married an Eleanor Baird in Fleming County, KY. There is a David Beard who died in Fayette, Oh in 1820, leaving a son, Evan. Evan later settled in St. Clair, IL and gave his place of birth as Fleming, KY. There were a lot of Samuel Waddles in Ohio, so that is also a tough one!