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Descendants of John Riley Sr.

Generation No. 1


1.  JOHN2 RILEY, SR.  (EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1758 and died Abt. 1845 in Dale County , AL .  The location of his birth is unknown but it is thought that he lived early in his life in Harford County , Maryland , and later in Orange County , North Carolina .  He married MARY WHITAKER 30 Jun 1794 in Orange County , North Carolina , daughter of ABRAHAM WHITAKER and MARY PETTIT.  She was born Abt. 1770 in Orange County , NC , and died Abt. 1858 in Dale County , AL .

 John and many of his offspring moved to Darlington District , SC ca. 1809 - 1810.  The family then moved further south in about 1832 to southeast AL .  John died about 1845, and is buried at the cemetery at Old Center Methodist Church , in Henry County , AL - across the county line from Dale County .  Many of John, Sr.'s descendants and relatives are also buried there.  Detailed maps to the cemetery and photos of many of the headstones located there may be found elsewhere on this website.  NOTE: There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding exact birthdates and order of birth of many of the children of John and Mary due to lack of records in the colonial and early American periods.  The baseline genealogy data for John, Sr., and Mary Whitaker Riley was originally established by Robert Earl Woodham.

 Children of JOHN RILEY and MARY WHITAKER are:

2.                i.    NEEDHAM3 RILEY, b. Aft. 1794, North Carolina ; d. Aft. 1860, Washington County , FL.

                  ii.    JOHN RILEY JR., b. Aft. 1794, North Carolina .

3.              iii.    EDWARD RILEY, b. 22 Jun 1795, North Carolina ; d. 15 May 1875, Dale County , AL .

4.              iv.    ABRAHAM RILEY, b. 1798, North Carolina ; d. 1865, Dale County , AL .

5.               v.    WILLIAM RILEY, b. 1804, North Carolina .

                 vi.    MILLEDGE RILEY, b. 1807.

6.             vii.    DANIEL RILEY, b. 20 Jun 1809, North Carolina ; d. 29 Jun 1897, Dale County , AL .

               viii.    CARON H. RILEY, b. 1810, South Carolina ; d. 16 Mar 1873; m. ARIS WOODHAM JR..

7.               ix.    ELENDER RILEY, b. Jul 1813, North Carolina ; d. Jul 1895, Dale County , AL .

                   x.    JOANNA RILEY, b. 1814, South Carolina ; d. 03 Apr 1890; m. EDWARD CHRISTOPHER WOODHAM.

                  xi.    MARY RILEY, b. 1815, North Carolina .

8.              xii.    MOSES RILEY, b. Oct 1817, Darlington District , South Carolina ; d. 20 Jan 1902, Alabama .