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Eliphaz Riley (1688 - 1760)

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Eliphaz Riley
Born in Prince George's Co., Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Prince George's Co., province of Marylandmap
Riley-445 created 14 Jan 2011 | Last modified
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The "Harris Family Tree but Mostly the Rileys" says:[1]

ID: I11398
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1688 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA
PROP: purchased Hop yard tract
Will: 08 DEC 1759
Note: "Will of Eliphaz Riley[2]
Written: 8 Dec. 1759; proven: 30 May 1760. "To son-in-law Capt. Robert Douglas, and dau. Mary, his wife, 30 A. of land being part of tract called "the Hop-Yard," including the houses where Peregrine McNess did lately live. To daus. Rachel and Ann, remaining pt. of Hop-Yard, inclusive of 30 A. to be equally divided between them; if they die without hrs., to fall to James Riley (son of Jeremiah Riley), my grand-son. To dau. Rachel, slaves. To dau. Ann, slaves and furniture. To grand-sons James Riley, son of John Riley, and James Riley above- mentioned son of Jeremiah Riley, cattle.
To son John Riley, 5 lbs. EX: Son John Riley
WIT: Edward Willett, Wm. Young, Walter Evans"

:Occupation: tavern owner[3]

Religion: Episcopalian
Event 1750: requested license for an ordinary or tavern[4]
Event: Ancestor of the Alabama Rileys[5]
Event: Rock Creek Episcopal Church, St. Paul's Parish Membership
Death: 20 MAY 1760 in Prince George's, Maryland
Event: signed petition for new county from Prince George's & Frederick's (Montgomery Co)[6]
Event: Reformed Church of England Membership[7]
Father: HUGH RILEY b: 1653 in Piscataway, Prince George's, Maryland
Mother: MARGARET PLUMMER b: 1655 in Prince George's, Maryland
Marriage - ELIZABETH BURKETT b: 1688 in Scotland [sic=1694 in Calvert Co., Maryland]
Married: 1713 in Prince George's, Maryland, USA[8]
  1. JEREMIAH RILEY b: 1730 in Prince George's, Maryland
  2. John M. RILEY Sr b: ABT 1716 in Prince George's, Maryland
  3. Samuel RILEY Sr b: ABT 1720 in Prince George's, Maryland
  4. Ninian RILEY Sr b: 18 MAR 1726 in Prince George's, Maryland
  5. Eleanor RILEY b: 05 JAN 1715 in Prince George's, Maryland
  6. James RILEY b: BET 1724 AND 1728 in Prince George's, Maryland
  7. Mary RILEY b: 1718 in Prince George's, Maryland
  8. Ann RILEY b: ABT 1724 in Prince George's, Maryland
  9. Rachel RILEY b: 1728 in Prince George's, Maryland
  10. Christian Burkett RILEY b: ABT 1726 in Prince George's, Maryland
  11. George RILEY b: ABT 1734
  12. Hugh RILEY b: ABT 1736
  13. Joseph RILEY b: ABT 1738

Burial: May, 1760, at George Washington Cemetery, Adelphi, Prince George's County, Maryland


  1. Harris Family Tree but Mostly the Rileys - Eliphaz Riley
  2. html Swanson-McVay Family Tree - Michael McVay
  3. See preceding Note.
  4. See preceding Note.
  5. /descplummer.pdf Descendants of Walter Plummer Tree
  6. See Note 2
  7. See Note 2
  8. David Talbot Sr., "Ancestors of Maolmordha "Miles" Riley" (1873); 18737.htm Talbot Family History on Freepages
  9. See preceding note. # L23T-1CR for burial site. ​


  • WikiTree profile Riley-445 was created through the import of Kelley Family Tree.ged by James Kelley on Jan. 14, 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Riley-1221 was created through the import of larson.ged on Jan 27, 2012 by Erik Larson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Erik and others.
  • A WikiTree profile for this person was created by James Kirkland, firsthand knowledge, Dec 17, 2012 . Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by James and others.

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On 3 Aug 2015 at 19:55 GMT Corinne (Aubel) McCarty wrote:

Riley-1221 and Riley-445 appear to represent the same person because: Riley-1221 and Riley-445 appear to represent the same person because they have the same name, birth date, birth location

On 31 Mar 2014 at 16:39 GMT Holly (Knight) Battle wrote:

Riley-1771 and Riley-445 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be duplicate of son. Please review for merge

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