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Eleanor Riley (Wallace)

Also Known As: "Nelly", "Nellie", "Ninian"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Wife of Samuel Riley
Mother of Elizabeth Riley; James Riley; David Moses Riley; Samuel Riley; Eliphaz Ninian Riley and 4 others

Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Eleanor Riley

N•ID: I70633 •Name: Samuel RILEY II •Surname: Riley •Given Name: Samuel •Suffix: II •Sex: M •Birth: ABT 1720 in of Prince George's, Maryland, USA •Death: AFT 1792 in of , Edgefield, North Carolina, USA •_UID: 7379036EE4A9C14DA9A5DAB78C2AD1FF5D02 •Note: Notes from Jewell Gammill

Samuel Riley & Nelly

As of 1993 there has not been concrete evidence that Samuel Riley came to America. William Womack Riley in his journal (this journal is housed at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah) wrote that Samuel Riley was his great grandfather and Nelly was his great grandmother. Hedid not state where they resided. The book, "Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina", records that atthe council meeting of 14 Jun 1764 the Petitions and Certificates wereread for Mary Reley, Samuel Reyley, John Reyley, and David Reyley. ThePetition read: setting forth that they were protestants and latelyarrived in this province on the Couragement of the Bounty given by theAct of the General Assembly passed 25 Jul 1761, and therefore humblypraying that they might be allowed the same. Ordered that the prayers oftheir several petition be granted. Samuel Riley was granted a citation to administer the estate andeffects of John Riley late of St. Pauls parish, South Carolina, a planterdeceased as nearest of Kin to be published in the Parish Church andreturned certifyed, 27 March 1767. 1767 Census for St. Paul's Parish, Charlestown County, SouthCarolina list a Samuel Riley. 1783 Census for St. Bartholomew Parish,Charlestown County, South Carolina list a Samuel Riley. Some Riley researchers believe that Samuel Riley was from Maryland.

Name: Jo Anne Mackby Email: jamackby@qx.net Note: Samuel II Riley b. abt 1720 prob Prince George's Co. MD; d. aft 1792 prob. Edgefield Co. NC [brother of Ninian Riley Sr who m. Elizabeth Taylor, sons of ELIPHAZ I (not Solomon) Riley b. abt 1688; WD 8 Dec 1759; WP 30 May 1760 Prince George's Co. MD m. (1) Elizabeth (Burkett?)]. Samuel Riley II m. (1) abt 1742 Prince George's Parish, Prince George's Co. MD Eleanor "Nelly" WALLACE. Samuel II and Eleanor Wallace had eight children:

1. Elizabeth Riley b. abt 1743; death date unknown. She accompanied her parents to South Carolina.

2. [David] Moses b. abt 1745; death date unknown. He accompanied his parents to South Carolina. He owned land in Warren Co. KY.

3. Samuel Riley III b. abt 1747 Prince George's Co. MD; d. 1817-19 in TN m. (1) Gu-lu-sti-yu in the Eastern Cherokee Nation, dau of Chief Doublehead; m. (2) Ni-go-di-ge-yu in the Eastern Cherokee Nation, dau of Chief Doublehead; Samuel Riley lived with his two wives sisters from the Long Hair Clan near South West Point on the Tennessee River, Roane Co. TN. Samuel was known as the "White Trader from Maryland" and was also an Interpretor for the Indians. By his 1st wife he had Nannie, Richard, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Eleanor (Nellie), Sallie, Lucy, Louisa, Loony and Rachel. By his 2nd wife he had James, Catherine, Martha, Madison and Nelson [more data available].

4. Eliphas Riley b. 27 Jan 1749 Prince George's Co. MD; d. 20 Oct 1834 m. Sarah McMahon or Mahan [dau of James McMahan and Sarah]. They had nine children: Martha, James, Eliphas, Jr., John, Sarah, Eleanor "Nelly," Samuel Wallace, Anna Helen, and Ninian. [addition data available].

5. Milcah "Milkey" Riley b. abt 1751; death date unknown. She accompanied her parents to SC in 1760s. She m. 1771 prob. in Laurens Co. SC Arthur Archibald II Coody b. 1760 in the Cherokee Nation, Chickamauga, Van, TN; d. Lookout Mountain Town, Hamilton, TN. [son of Arthur Archibald II Coody b. 1742 Scotland; d. 1782 m. Eu-chi-oote b. 1725 in the Eastern Cherokee Nation [Issue]. Milkey and her husband Archibald followed or accompanied Samuel Riley III to the Cherokee lands in Tennessee, where Samuel's dau. "Nelly" m. 18 Aug 1810 Roane Co. TN a Charles Coody. Archibald Coody and "Milkey" Riley had 9 children. [data available].

6. Margaret Riley b. abt 1753 Prince George's Co. MD; death date unknown. She accompanied her parents to SC in the 1760's. In 1774 Laurens Co. SC she m. John Maconethan. NFR.

7. Darby Riley b. abt 1755 Prince George's Co. MD; death date unknown. He accompanied his parents to SC in the 1760's. NFR.

8. Susanna "Sukey" Riley b. abt 1757 Prince George's Co. MD. Accompanied her parents to SC. In 1778 prob. Laurens Co. SC she m. Samuel Ward. NFR.

Samuel Riley II m. (2) abt 1758 prob. Prince George's Co. MD Martha. Possibly three more sons born to them.

Ref: The Colonial Riley Families of the Tidewater Frontier, Vol. I, by Robert Shean Riley.

Hi Terry or Whoever, If you are interested in the genealogy of the Maryland Riley Branch who went to South Carolina and then to Tennessee and elsewhere, please check out my Riley Page at the following Web Site. I have a lot on the South Carolina Rileys in my book.

I am descended from: Hugh Riley, Sr. (1653-1736); Eliphaz Riley (1688-1760); Ninian (the correct way to spell the name--Nickname is "Ning") Riley, (1726-1814); James Taylor Riley (1760-1838); Henry Riley (1807-1863); etc. Ninian Riley [I] and Family and kin migrated from Prince George's County, Maryland, first to Surry County, North Carolina, circa 1783, then to Fayette County, Kentucky, in the Fall of 1796. Ninian's older brothers John and Samuel (sons of Eliphaz Riley) and sons moved to South Carolina before the Revolutionary War. They lived primarily in Edgewater and Laurens Counties, South Carolina, before descendants moved to Tennessee and Alabama in the early 1800s. The name "Ninian" came into the Riley family, because Hugh Riley, Sr., was a friend and neighbor of Colonel Ninian Beall, a Scotsman, who was transported by the English as punishment for participating in a rebellion in Scotland. The Bealls and Rileys were residents of Prince George's County, Maryland. Hugh Riley, Sr., is believed to have been one of the four sons of Myles Riley, the Immigrant, who arrived in the Chesapeake Bay Area in 1635. Myles was a native of County Meath, Ireland, and died in Old Rappahannock County (abolished in the late 1600s), Virginia, circa 1669. Regards, Bob Riley

Name: Jo Anne Mackby Email: jamackby@qx.net URL: URL title: Note: Samuel II Riley b. abt 1720 prob. Prince George's Co. MD; removed to SC in the 1760's; d. aft 1792 prob. Edgefield Co. SC [brother of Ninian Riley Sr who m. Elizabeth Taylor, sons of ELIPHAZ I (not Solomon) Riley b. abt 1688; WD 8 Dec 1759; WP 30 May 1760 Prince George's Co. MD m. (1) Elizabeth (Burkett?)]. Samuel Riley II m. (1) abt 1742 Prince George's Parish, Prince George's Co. MD Eleanor "Nelly" WALLACE. Samuel II and Eleanor Wallace had nine children:

1. Elizabeth Riley b. abt 1743 MD; death date unknown. She accompanied her parents to South Carolina.

2. James Riley b. abt 1744 Prince George's Co. MD.

3. [David] Moses b. abt 1745; death date unknown. He accompanied his parents to South Carolina. He owned land in Warren Co. KY.

4. Samuel Riley III b. abt 1747 Prince George's Co. MD; removed to SC; d. 1817-19 in TN m. (1) Gu-lu-sti-yu in the Eastern Cherokee Nation, dau of Chief Doublehead; m. (2) Ni-go-di-ge-yu in the Eastern Cherokee Nation, dau of Chief Doublehead; Samuel Riley lived with his two wives, sisters from the Long Hair Clan near South West Point on the Tennessee River, Roane Co. TN. Samuel was known as the "White Trader from Maryland" and was also an Interpretor for the Indians. By his 1st wife he had Nannie, Richard, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Eleanor (Nellie), Sallie, Lucy, Louisa, Loony and Rachel. By his 2nd wife he had James, Catherine, Martha, Madison and Nelson [more data available].

5. Eliphas Riley b. 27 Jan 1749 Prince George's Co. MD; d. 20 Oct 1834 m. Sarah McMahon or Mahan [dau of James McMahan and Sarah]. They had nine children: Martha, James, Eliphas, Jr., John, Sarah, Eleanor "Nelly," Samuel Wallace, Anna Helen, and Ninian. [addition data available].

6. Milcah "Milkey" Riley b. abt 1751; She accompanied her parents to SC in 1760s; d. aft 1817 m. 1771 prob. in Laurens Co. SC Arthur Archibald III Coody born in the Cherokee Nation, Chickamauga, Van, TN, or in GA; d. Lookout Mountain Town, Hamilton, TN. [son of Arthur Archibald II Coody b. 1742 in Maryland; d. 24 Mar 1783 Horn's Creek, Granville, SC m. Eu-chi-oote b. 1725 in the Eastern Cherokee Nation [son of Arthur Archibald Coody I born in Scotland m. Eughtooie "Elizabeth" Tassel, dau of Kahyun Techea]. Milkey and her husband Archibald followed or accompanied Samuel Riley III to the Cherokee lands in Tennessee, where Samuel's dau. "Nelly" m. 18 Aug 1810 Roane Co. TN Charles Coody. Archibald Coody and "Milkey" Riley had 9 children. [data available].

7. Margaret Riley b. abt 1753 Prince George's Co. MD; death date unknown. She accompanied her parents to SC in the 1760's. In 1774 Laurens Co. SC she m. John Maconethan. NFR.

8. Darby Riley b. abt 1755 Prince George's Co. MD; death date unknown. He accompanied his parents to SC in the 1760's. NFR.

9. Susanna "Sukey" Riley b. abt 1757 Prince George's Co. MD. Accompanied her parents to SC. In 1778 prob. Laurens Co. SC she m. Samuel Ward. NFR.

Samuel Riley II m. (2) abt 1758 prob. Prince George's Co. MD Martha. Possibly three more sons born to them: Edward Riley b. abt 1759; George Riley b. abt 1761; James Riley b. abt 1763.

Ref: The Colonial Riley Families of the Tidewater Frontier, Vol. I, by Robert Shean Riley.

•ID: I11689 •Name: Samuel RILEY Sr 1 2 •Sex: M •Birth: ABT 1720 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA 1 2 •Immigration: received land grants authorized by Act of General Assembly of Province ABT 1760 Laurens, South Carolina, USA 2 •PROP: sold Cut Short* 11 JUL 1772 Prince George's, Maryland, USA •Note: Indenture [Liber BB3, Folio 93]. "This Indenture made 11 Jul 1772, bet Ninian Riley of Frederick [now Montgomery] Co. MD and Francis Freeland of Prince George’s Co. MD. 'Witnesseth that Ninian Riley by virtue of a Power of Attorney from his BROTHER Samuel Riley of the Province of South Carolina,' for the sum of 20£ common currency, sells a parcel of land called “Cut Short,” being part of the tract of “Freeman’s Choice” lying in Prince George’s County, containing 157 acres of land. Signed: Ninian Riley Wit: Jos. Beall m& Chris Lowndes. Rec’d & Acknowledged 11 Jul 1772…Francis Freeland. Recorded at the request of Francis Freeland, 10 Oct 1772" 2 •Event: administrator of John's estate Event 1767 2 •Death: ABT 1792 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA 1 2

Father: ELIPHAZ RILEY b: ABT 1688 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA Mother: ELIZABETH BURKETT b: 1688 in Scotland

Marriage 1 Eleanor WALLACE b: 1722 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA •Married: 1742 in Maryland, USA 2 Children 1. Elizabeth RILEY b: ABT 1743 2. David Moses RILEY b: ABT 1745 3. Samuel RILEY Jr b: 1747 in Maryland, USA 4. Milcah RILEY b: ABT 1751 in Tennessee, USA 5. Eliphas RILEY Sr b: 27 JAN 1749 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA 6. Margaret RILEY b: ABT 1753 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA 7. Darby RILEY b: ABT 1755 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA 8. Susannah RILEY

Marriage 2 Martha MNU Sameul RILEY Sr

Sources: 1.Author: David Talbot Sr Title: Ancestors of Maolmordha "Miles" Riley [18737] Publication: Name: Location: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~talbotfamilyhistory/ 18737.htm;; 2.Author: Michael McVay Title: Swanson-McVay Family Tree Publication: Name: Name: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/w/a/Mary-E-Swanson/index. html;; Page: One World Tree.com

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Eleanor Riley's Timeline

1722
1722
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
1743
1743
Age 21
1744
1744
Age 22
1745
1745
Age 23
1747
1747
Age 25
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
1749
January 27, 1749
Age 27
Prince George's, MD, USA
1751
1751
Age 29
1753
1753
Age 31
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
1755
1755
Age 33
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland