Posted By:Gary Newsom
Subject:Re: Sylvester Riley
Post Date:March 28, 2006 at 17:54:37
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Forum:Adair County, MO Genealogy Forum
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I was able to find the following information for your Sylvester Riley and Family. No knowing what you already have. I hope I have come up with something that will help. I checked and found this family in the 1880 census of Wilson township Adair county, Missouri. The 1870 census township 61 range 14 Adair County, Missouri. The 1860 census Chequest township, Van Buren County, Iowa and the 1850 census in the same Chequest,VanBuren, Iowa.

Sylvester Riley born 14 Dec 1822 Harrison County, Indiana, died 7 July 1883 and buried in the Gibbs Union Cemetary, Adair County, Missouri. His father was born in Maryland. His mother born in Kentucky.
He was married to Mary Margaret Anderson on 31 Oct. 1847 in Harrison Township, Harrison County, Missouri. Mary Margaret was born 1825 in Virginia and died Jan 8 1908 and is buried in the same Gibbs Union Cemetary. They had the following children. 1) Minerva J. Riley born 1849 in Indiana. 2) Bethsada Riley born 1851 in Iowa. 3) Fransis M. Riley born 1854 In Iowa. There is a Fransis Riley born 8 Aug. 1852 who died 7 May 1866 buried in the Gibbs Union Cemetary. This may be the same person even though the birth dates do not agree. 4) Alice Riley born 1858 in Iowa. 5) John Riley born 1860 in Iowa died 1832, buried in Gibbs Union Cemetary. and 6)Addie Louetta Riley born 5 April 1863 in Iowa.

Also buried in the Gibbs Union Cemetary are those listed below who are probably related to this family in some way. Fransis M. Riley 1894-1952. Jeanette Riley 1872-1926. Myrtle E. Riley 1893-1962. Vesta E. Riley 1894-1975. Victor D. Riley 1892-1954.

Dropping back to the 1840 census of Harrison county, Indiana I found these heads of households. John, L.C., Morris and William Riley who did not appear to have a male in the home of the appropriate age to be your Sylvester..Henry, John, John H., and T.B. Riley each had a male child of the age 15-20, who could be the potential parent of your Sylvester.