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George and Lucinda Riley Family

Eldridge Riley was born in Davidson County, NC in 1832, the son of George and Lucinda Riley. In 1840 his family is living in Randolph County and by 1850 they are found in Montgomery County, NC where Eldridge met and married Nancy Caroline Wallace. Eldridge Riley served, along with Judson Riley, in Company H of the 54th North Carolina Infantry of the Confederacy. In 1879 Eldridge, along with his family, left Yadkin County, NC and moved to Marshall County, KY.
First Generation

Children of George and Lucinda Riley
Eldridge Riley (1832-1885) m. Nancy Caroline Wallace,
d/o William Wallace and Chaney Berry Cranford
Sarah Riley m. unknown Casper
Peter Riley (1830) (parentage not proven)
William Riley (1833) (parentage not proven)
Stephen Riley (1835-1863) (wounded at Gettysburg)
Judson Riley (1844-1865, Civil War, Elmira, NY)
Rebeca Riley (1846-bef.1860)
Lucinda Riley (1848-bef. 1860)

Second Generation

Children of Eldridge Riley and Nancy Caroline Wallace
Nelson Frank Riley (1857-1931, KY)
Florence Latisha Riley (1859-1934,KY) m. Bryant Wesley Jarvis (1854-1933)
George W. Riley (1862-1902) m. Ada Boas
Joseph Commodore Riley (1868-1941) m. Mattie May Edwards (1874-1948)
Dallas Lee Riley (1870-1940) m. 1) Melissa Onora Baker (1874-1921), 2) Gertie Eula Sparks East (1887-1975)
Peter Clark Riley (1873-1955, TX) m. 1) Mary Arlie Davis (?-1912), 2) Mary Bland Holsapple (1889-1930)

Third Generation

Children of Joseph Commodore Riley and Mattie May Edwards
Lexie Galon Riley (1893-1992) m. Oma Perna Johnson (1894-1945)
Donie Riley (1894-1972) m. John Clarence Johnston (1888-1950)
Rudy John Riley (1896) m. 1) Nellie Gladys Daws (1899-1961) m. 2) Vera Thelma Riley Youngblood)
Lena Riley (1897-d. 1991) m. Jeff Thomas Arant (1895)
Hudson Riley (1900-1978) m. 1) Myrtle Stagner m. 2) Erby Jennings
Euna Riley (1902-1982) m. Johnnie D. Copeland
Hobert McKinley Riley (1904-1959) m. Emma Helen Coleman (1906-1949)
Mary Nell Riley (1910-1979)
George Woodrow Riley (1913-1993) m. Agnes Henrietta Zink
Joseph Martin Riley (1914-1984) m. Virginia Inez Spann
Hazel Marie Riley (1905-1997)
Guy Roscoe Riley (1907-1996)
1 other child, still living


Children of Dallas Lee Riley and 1) Melissa Onora Baker
Dolphus Nelson Riley (1892-1939)
Bethel Gordie Riley (1894-1964)
Terrell Riley (1896-1897)
Vera Thelma Riley (1898-1989)
one Son (1906) still living


Children of Peter Clark Riley and Mary Arlie Davis
Ruby Riley (1899-1990)
Reba Ann Riley (1904-1997)
Peter Elmer Riley (1909-1965)
Fred Thomas Riley (1912-1993)


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