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Jane (Johnson) Riley (1804 - 1858)

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Jane (Jenny) "Jenny" Riley formerly Johnson
Born in Grayson County, VAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Clay County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Breathitt County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Feb 2012 | Last significant change: 4 Feb 2018
16:47: Susannah Rolfes proposed a merge of Johnson-11691 and Johnson-42158 with a comment. [Thank Susannah for this]
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8 MAY 1820 Clay County, Kentucky[1]
Husband: John Riley
Child: James "Cottonhead Jim" Riley
Child: Sally Riley
Child: Samuel "Meatskin" Riley
Child: Margaret Riley
Child: Nancy Riley
Child: Loudema Riley
Child: Esquire Riley
Child: Granville "Lawyer Gran" Riley
Child: Elihu Riley


12 DEC 1858 Breathitt County, Kentucky[1]

She is listed as Jennie Johnson, wife of "Gentleman" John Riley, #77 on the pedigree chart in the book Morris Fork Kentucky: Family Stories and Genealogies from Breathitt County and Eastern Kentucky. This source gives her birth date as circa 1804 and her date of death as December 12, 1858 in Breathitt County, Kentucky. This source also confirms her parents' names.


  • O'Connor, William. Dozens of Cousins (1988)
  • Brøderbund Software, Inc. Census Microfilm Records: Kentucky 1850 National Archives of the United States. Brøderbund Software, Inc. (1998) CD# 303, Disk 1, Page 2019

Morris, Leon. Morris Fork Kentucky: Family Stories and Genealogies from Breathitt County and Eastern Kentucky. Elkhart, Indiana, 1995.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 O'Connor

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