Cyntha Winningham

1826–1906 (Age 79)
Overton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Cyntha

When Cyntha Winningham was born on 5 December 1826, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Sampson Winningham, was 22 and her mother, Rachael Robbins, was 23. She married Amos Riley on 8 February 1844. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Carroll Township, Texas, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 May 1906, in Summersville, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Summersville, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Riley
Cyntha Winningham
Marriage: 8 February 1844
Adam Jasper Riley
Walter Riley
Nancy Riley
Sarah I Riley
Isaac Riley
James P. Riley
Mary Pearl Riley
Benjamin Franklin Riley

Spouse and Children

8 February 1844
Overton, Tennessee, USA


    Adam Jasper Riley


    Walter Riley


    Nancy Riley


    Sarah I Riley



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 36

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire): habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cyntha Riley in household of Amos Riley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cintha Rily in household of Amos Rily, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cynthia Riley in household of A Riley, "United States Census, 1860"

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