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Jane (Johnson) Riley (abt. 1804 - 1858)

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Jane (Jenny) "Jenny" Riley formerly Johnson
Born about 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
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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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On 4 Feb 2018 at 21:47 GMT Susannah Rolfes wrote:

Johnson-11691 and Johnson-42158 appear to represent the same person because: Both profiles represent the same individual. There is a proposed merger between two profiles that represent her father, and I am about to propose mergers between her husband's two profiles and the two profiles of one of her sons. All the facts are the same and the profiles and sources are nearly identical. Please merge.

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