On the 1920 census there is a David L. Riley, 73 widowed, living next door to William E. Riley. If you track him back to 1880 census Van Zandt Co, TX, he has a daughter named Liddy right age to be the Lydia your asking about.
Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
David L. RILEY Self W Male W 33 AL Druggis SC NC
Mary M. RILEY Niece S Female W 19 TX Keeping Home AL AL
Belle RILEY Dau S Female W 12 TX Attending School AL TX
James F. RILEY Son S Male W 10 TX Attending School AL TX
Clandy F. RILEY Son S Male W 8 TX Attending School AL TX
Liddy RILEY Dau S Female W 6 TX AL TX
Jessee RILEY Dau S Female W 4 TX AL TX
Dazy RILEY Dau S Female W 2 TX AL TX
John RILEY Nephew S Male W 18 TX Attending School AL AL
TX Dth Idx 1890-1976 --
Name: D. L. Riley
Death date: 02 Oct 1921
Death place: Canton, Van Zandt, Texas
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: 75 years 2 months 6 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 27 Jul 1848
Birth place: Ala.
Marital status: Widowed
Father name: D. L. Riley
Father birth place: S. C.
Mother name: Sides
Mother birth place: S. C.
Burial place: Canton, Tex.
Burial date: 03 Oct 1921
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2074364
Digital GS number: 4166741
Image number: 29
Reference number: cn29347
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
You can track David L. Riley, father of David L. Riley in Van Zandt Co, TX. And, then if you go to Rootsweb's WorldConnect -- http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi -- type in David Riley, born 1812, died Texas, you'll find others working on this line, too. Maybe one of them can help you with your Jesse. The name Jesse pops up in several of these Riley families.
1870 census Tippah Co, MS:
Riley, J.M., 40, b AL - no land/personal 300
" Francis M., 30, b MS
" George, 10, b MS
" John, 3, b MS
" Ellen, 4/12, b MS
Riley, R.T., 33, (male), b AL - land 100/personal 200
" Drucilla, 60, b SC
" N.M., 22, (female, could be wife or sister of R.T.) b MS
1860 census Tippah Co, MS:
Riley, Jessee[sic] M., 30, b AL - no land/personal 250
" Mary F., 21, b AL
" Mariah S., 1, b MS
Riley, Nancy, 62, b GA - land 400/personal 200
" Francis, 56, b GA (female)
Just below Jessee:
Riley, John, 60, b TN - no land/personal150
" Drucilla, 54, b SC
" Nancy 13, b MS
" Luiza, 8, b MS
" William, 15, b MS
1850 census Tippah Co, MS:
Riley, John, 50, b GA
" Drucillar[sic], 44, b SC
" Jesse M., 20, b AL *************here is Jesse
" John, 18, b AL
" Richard, 14, b AL
" Franklin, 12, b AL
" Rachael F., 9, b AL
" William H., 7, b AL
" Nancy, 4, b MS
Riley, John, Sr., 94, b VA
" Nancy, 54, b GA
" Frances, 48, b GA
I suggest you check out the Tippah Co, MS GenWeb site -- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mstippah/ -- Click on look at what they offer. Under cemeteries there is a John Riley, bur Smith Cem, b Elbert Co, GA, 1748; d 1852, Pvt Rev War -- could be the John Sr on the 1850 census.
Check out Rootsweb's WorldConnect -- http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi -- Type in Riley, John, b Virginia, 1756 + or - 5 years. You'll find others working on this line, also.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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