Finley McCollister Riley

Brief Life History of Finley McCollister

When Finley McCollister Riley was born on 25 April 1817, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Riley, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Orr, was 22. He married Adaline Malone on 29 April 1844, in Murray, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Murray, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 11 February 1854, in Whitfield, Georgia, United States, at the age of 36.

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Finley McCollister Riley
Adaline Malone
Marriage: 29 April 1844
Margaret L. Riley
Louisa Riley
Martha J Riley
Findley McCollister Riley

Sources (4)

  • F M C Riley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Finley M Riley, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Finley M. Riley, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name chiefly from High Ryley in Accrington (Lancashire) and Riley in Kirkburton, which was in the manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire). In some cases the name may derive from Riley Farm in Eyam (Derbyshire), Royley in Royton (Lancashire), or Rylah in Scarcliffe (Derbyshire). The placenames all come from Old English rȳge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Irish: from Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach. This is the name of a chieftain family in Cavan, related to the O'Rourkes. In Anglicized form it has also been confused with Ó Raithile found in Munster, usually Anglicized as O'Rahilly or Rahilly . See O'Reilly .

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

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