Tuesday, January 15, 2019

John L. and Cornelia Riley

John L.
1847  -  1915
1848  -  1934

J.L. Riley married Cornelia Jane Adkins 12 March 1868 in Caldwell County, Kentucky. Giving consent for the bride was her father, Robert Atkins [sic]. The bride was age 18 and the bridegroom was 20.[1]

According to her death record,[2] Cornelia was born 10 June 1848 Lyon County, Kentucky and died 3 February 1934 Lola, Livingston County, Kentucky. The  informant was Sarah Harris of Lola.

John Lansden Riley was born 30 May 1847 Lyon County and died 15 August 1915 Crittenden County.[3] John L. Riley is listed in the household of James and Lydia Riley on the 1850 Caldwell County census. [4] His parents were both born in Tennessee.

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages 1866-1873, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 2002) 47. Also recorded in Caldwell County Marriage Book 8, p. 57.
[2] Kentucky Death Record #4539 (1934), Cornelia Jane Riley, Ancestry.com.
[3] Kentucky Death Record #20916 (1915), John Lansden Riley, Ancestry.com.
[4] 1850 Caldwell County, Kentucky census, Dist. 1, Roll M432_194, p. 325B, Ancestry.com.

Published 15 Jan 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/


bcooling47 said...

Those are my GG Grandparents from my Mom's Paternal side, John William "Willie" Riley's side.

Brenda Joyce Jerome said...

Bettie, This is another family that connects us. Reuben Riley of Jackson County, TN and Crittenden County was my 2nd great grandfather.