Garrard Riley, Rev.

Garrard Riley, Rev.

Male 1766 - 1830  (64 years)

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  • Name Garrard Riley  [1
    Suffix Rev. 
    Born 20 May 1766  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1830  Edgar County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bloomfield Cemetery, Edgar County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I972  Treespot
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2019 

    Father Ninian Riley, Sr.,   b. 18 Mar 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1814, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Taylor,   b. 1729, Macon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married ~ 1746  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Wright,   b. 14 Feb 1769, Faquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1838, Bethel, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1786 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Riley,   b. 7 Dec 1786, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1857, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Ninian Riley,   b. 18 Dec 1787, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1843  (Age 55 years)
     3. John Wright Riley,   b. ~ 1789, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Zachariah W. Riley,   b. ~ 1791, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth Riley,   b. ~ 1793, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah "Sallie" Riley,   b. 25 Dec 1795, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1879, Grant County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. William Riley,   b. 5 Jan 1797, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1820  (Age 22 years)
     8. James Hickman Riley,   b. ~ 1798, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Willama Riley,   b. ~ 1800, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Permealey "Amelia" Riley,   b. ~ 1802, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Mary Wright Riley,   b. Apr 1805, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Garrard Riley, Jr.,   b. 1808, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2019 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Garrard Riley
    Garrard Riley
    Sarah "Sallie" Riley Carter's Father from Common Ancestor cell phone app from Ancestry.com
    12th U.S. President Zachary Taylor (March 1849-July 1850)
    12th U.S. President Zachary Taylor (March 1849-July 1850)
    He died after a five day illness after spending a hot day 5 July 1850 at a celebration at the George Washington Monument.
    Our ancestor, Garrard Riley, was Taylor's 2nd cousin.

    Documents
    Sons of the American Revolution Application for Thomas Leslie Riley
    Sons of the American Revolution Application for Thomas Leslie Riley
    Shows his lineage through the Riley family to John Wright, an American Revolutionary private in Smith's Co. 4 N. Carolina Regiment.
    History of Gerrard Riley Sr. and Frances Wright Riley
    History of Gerrard Riley Sr. and Frances Wright Riley
    Delightful story about when Frances first saw Garrard when they were early teenagers at the end of the American Revolution.
    Land Certificate for Garrard Riley Sr.  in Edgar County, Illinois signed 20 April 1833
    Land Certificate for Garrard Riley Sr. in Edgar County, Illinois signed 20 April 1833
    Description of land: "the West half of the Northeast quarter of section twelve in township fifteen north of range twelve west in the district of lands subject to sale at Palestine, Illinois containing eighty acres."

    Certificate by President Andrew Jackson

    Headstones
    Rev. Garrard Riley
    Rev. Garrard Riley
    b. 26 May 1766
    d. 20 Dec 1830
    Age 64

    Bloomfield Cemetery
    Edgar County, Illinois

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Sources
    1790 Census Record Surry, North Carolina
    1790 Census Record Surry, North Carolina
    Head of Household - Garrard Riley
    1 Free White Males 16+
    2 Free White Males < 16
    2 Free White Females
    0 Other Free Persons
    0 slaves

  • Notes 
    • (Research):15 Apr 2018 - Found on Common Ancestor App from Ancestry showing I am related to U.S. President Zachary Taylor 2nd cousin 7x removed and Thomas Paine 4th cousin 8x removed.

      18 Apr 2018 - Common Ancestor "We're Related" cell phone app shows I am related to Pres. George Washington through both my lines. Need to verify from Garrard Riley up. App shows I am Pre. George Washington's third cousin 8x removed.

      18 Apr 2018 - Discovered I am related to Pres. George Washington on both Sallie Riley's Father and Mother's side! See below

      Sallie and Pres. George Washington were 3rd cousins 1x removed and 2nd cousins 2x removed. See below:

      Sallie's Father's Side:
      (Augustine Warner Sr. - Pres. G.W. 2xGrt Grandfather
      Elizabeth Isabella Warner - Pres. G.W.'s 2x Grt Aunt
      Zackery Lewis - Pres. G.W.'s 1st cousin 2x removed
      Elizabeth McGrath Lewis - Pres. G.W.'s 2nd cousin 1x
      Elizabeth Taylor - Pres. G.W.'s 3rd cousin
      Garrard Riley - Sallie Riley's Father - 3rd cousin 1x rem
      Sarah "Sallie" Riley - Pres. G.W.'s 3rd cousin 2x rem.)

      Sallie's Mother's Side
      (Col John Washington - Pres. G.W. Grt Grandfather
      Ann Washington Wright - Pres. G.W.'s Great Aunt
      John I Wright - Pres. G.W.'s 1st cousin 1x removed
      John II Wright - Pres. G.W.s 2nd cousin
      John III Wright - Pres. G.W.s 2nd cousin 1x removed
      Frances Wright Riley - Sallie Riley's Mother 2nd 2x rem
      Sarah "Sallie" Riley - Pres. G.W.'s 2nd cousin 3x rem.)

      2 June 2019 - Wright-Washington Connection article page 287 "Frances (Wright) Riley, her husband Gerard Riley, their son Zachariah, had left their farm adjoining Isaac Elsberry's in Surry County, North Carolina in 1795 for Clark County, Kentucky.

      p. 292 "In 1806 Gerard Riley and family came over to Clermont county also, and settled in what is now called Saltair."

      3 June 2019 - https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/h/i/c/Truman-Hickerson/BOOK-0001/0002-0009.html "Gerard Riley became converted at the mammoth camp meeting at Cane Ridge, Kentucky, where twenty thougsand people assembled in 1799 or 1800. Both he and his uncle John Riley, who married Sarah Elsberry, daughter of Isaac and Agatha Wright Elsberry, became Baptist preachers."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Virginia and Les Howe Chart.


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