Lineage of Patrick Riley and Nancy English


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2. John 'Gentleman John' Riley was born on 13 Jul 1803 in Russell Co, VA, died on 23 Jun 1887 in Breathitt Co, KY at age 83, and was buried in Old Riley Cemetery, Morris Fork, Breathitt Co, KY.

General Notes: John Riley was said to be a very proud man. He walked very erect a nd n ev er left home without a white shirt, black tie and shined shoes; h en ce t he name 'Gentleman'.

There seems to be some question concerning John's death date of Ju ne 2 3, 1 887, as recorded by Charles Riley in the Breathitt County Cemete ry In vento ry Book #3. Land deeds dated April 5, 1888 and signed by Jo hn and Sy thia R iley can be found in the Breathitt County Deed Books #5 a nd #6. Per ha ps a closer examination of John Riley's old tombstone, in t he posses si on of Charles Riley should be made... J R Abshear Marsh

Noted events in his life were:

Census: District 1, Pg 39, #314, 1850, Breathiitt Co, KY.

Census: Pg 598 A, 1880 ED, 14, Crockettsville, Breathitt Co, KY.

John married Jennie 'Jane' Johnson, daughter of Samuel Johnson and Sarah Pennington, on 8 May 1820 in Clay Co, KY. Jennie was born on 1 Apr 1805 in Grayson Co, VA, died on 15 Dec 1858 in Long's Creek, Breathitt Co, KY at age 53, and was buried in Old Riley Cemetery, Morris Fork, Breathitt Co, KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: District 1, Pg 39, #314, 1850, Breathitt Co, KY.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 M    i. James 'Cottonhead' Riley was born in 1822 in Clay Co, KY.

+ 8 F    ii. Sarah 'Sally' Riley was born in 1825 in Clay Co, KY.

+ 9 M    iii. Samuel 'Meatskin' Riley was born on 1 Jan 1827 in Clay Co, KY, died in Jul 1887 in Breathiitt Co, KY at age 60, and was buried in Riley Cemetery, Morris Fork, Breathitt Co, KY.

+ 10 F    iv. Margaret Riley was born on 18 Jan 1830 in Clay Co, KY, died on 4 Sep 1888 in Owsley Co, KY at age 58, and was buried in Cortland Cemetery, Buffalo Creek, Owsley Co, KY.

   11 F    v. Nancy Riley was born in 1834 in Long's Creek, Breathiitt Co, KY, died on 12 Jan 1856 in Long's Creek, Breathiitt Co, KY at age 22, and was buried in Jan 1856 in Old Riley Cemetery, Morris Fork, Breathitt Co, KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: District 1, Pg 39, #314, 1850, Breathiitt Co, KY.

Nancy married John D Bowling, son of William Bowling and Deborah Duff. John was born in 1830 in Middle Fork, Perry Co, KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 1830.

+ 12 F    vi. Loudemia Riley was born in 1835 in Clay Co, KY and died on 11 Oct 1886 at age 51.

   13 M    vii. Wiley Riley was born in 1840 in Breathitt Co, KY.

+ 14 M    viii. Esquire 'Squire' Riley was born on 15 Feb 1840 in Breathitt Co, KY and died on 19 Jul 1910 in Breathitt Co, KY at age 70.

+ 15 M    ix. Granville 'Lawyer Gran' Riley was born on 9 Mar 1843 in Breathitt Co, KY and died on 10 Nov 1914 in Jackson Co, KY at age 71.

+ 16 M    x. Elihue Riley was born on 28 Sep 1845 in Breathitt Co, KY, died on 30 Mar 1892 at age 46, and was buried in Cortland Cemetery, Owsley Co, KY.

   17 M    xi. John O Riley was born in Mar 1852 in Breathitt Co, KY.

John next married Cynthia 'Cythia' Davidson, daughter of Robert Davidson and Nancy Ann Combs, on 10 Aug 1859 in Breathitt Co, KY. Cynthia was born in 1832 in Perry Co, Ky and died in 1916 in Breathitt Co, KY at age 84. Another name for Cynthia was Cynthia 'Sytha' Davidson.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 11 Mar 1828.

Census: 1850.

Alt. Death: 5 Nov 1916.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 18 F    i. Ella Riley 1 was born on 9 Dec 1860 in Morris Fork, Breathitt Co, KY, died on 21 Oct 1936 in Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY at age 75, and was buried in Laurel Point Cemetery, Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY.

+ 19 M    ii. Allen Riley was born in Nov 1863 in KY.

+ 20 F    iii. Polly Ann Riley was born on 9 Jul 1867 in Long's Creek, Breathitt Co, KY and died on 10 Oct 1947 in Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY at age 80.

   21 M    iv. Harve Riley was born in Mar 1872.

Harve married Rebecca 'Becky' McIntosh, daughter of John McIntosh and Emily Gilbert. Rebecca was born in 1869 in Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY.


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