Robert Wilson Riley

27 August 1780–1 April 1841 (Age 60)
Ireland

The Life of Robert Wilson

When Robert Wilson Riley was born on 27 August 1780, in Ireland, his father, William Riley, was 31 and his mother, Eleanor Carter, was 29. He married Nancy Heskett about 1819, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 April 1841, in Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Green Valley, Wayne Township, Knox, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wilson Riley
1780–1841
Nancy Heskett
1793–1866
Marriage: about 1819
Lewis Grayson Riley
1820–1901
Lucas Sullivan Riley
1824–1899
Luther Calvin Riley
1826–1910
Sarah A Riley
1833–1920
Lucius Robert Riley I
1837–1893
Lyman Hesket Riley
1841–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1819
Franklin, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 3

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1798

Age 18

Battle of Antrim.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Reilly .2 English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Riley, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Robert W. Riley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Robert in entry for L. G. Riley and Sarah Spracklin, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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