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Anastatia (Thornton) Riley (abt. 1846 - 1902)

Anastatia (Anna) "Annie" Riley formerly Thornton
Born about in Beekmantown, Clinton, New York, United Statesmap
Daughter of and [uncertain]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (unknown - unknown)], , [private son (1870s - 1940s)], [private son (1870s - 1940s)], , [private daughter (1880s - 1970s)] and [private daughter (1880s - 1960s)]
Died at about age 56 in Clinton County, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2009
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Anastatia (Anna) Thornton was born about 1846 in Beekmantown, NY. She was the daughter of James Thornton and Bridget Maloney. Sister of Mary Thornton, Margaret (Thornton) Golden, James P. Thornton and John P Thornton

She was the wife of John Riley (1848–1933). They had about eight children together.

Anastasia “Annie” Thornton Riley passed away 5 Jan 1902 (aged 53–54) She was buried at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA.

Research notes

There is a question on who is the father of Anastatia. Profile has James Thornton born in 1820 as father. But FAG MEMORIAL ID 158440672 has Patrick Thornton (1818–1899). Also additional source given has a Patrick Thornton. Her mother Bridget Maloney Thornton (1821–1894), however is on both this profile and two sources given.

Other info found

"John Riley's wife Anasatia (Anna) died very young, of what would be called cancer today. She had her right arm amputated to no avail. The family was quite young, especially the twins, when he made a second, but disasterous marriage in so much as, the family never accepted the marriage in the right spirit, and made the stepmother's life miserable." [1] [2].


  1. From "The McCooey's and Their Footprints" by Anne McCooey Parkinson Genac. 1976,
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index 1600s-Current:

NAME Anastasia “Annie” Thornton Riley BIRTH 1848 DEATH 5 Jan 1902 (aged 53–54) BURIAL Mount Carmel Cemetery Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA MEMORIAL ID 158440672 · View Source URL:

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