Riley Altum

1815–1855 (Age 40)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Riley

When Riley Altum was born about 1815, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, James C Alltum, was 17 and his mother, Catharine "Caty" Reader, was 18. He married Mary Keesling on 27 November 1833, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Center, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 4 June 1855, in Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Riley Altum
Mary Keesling
Marriage: 27 November 1833
Mary Ann Elizabeth Alton
Jacob A Alton
John W Alton
Siney Alton
Thomas N Alton

Spouse & Children

27 November 1833
Greene, Tennessee, United States


  • Mary Ann Elizabeth Alton


  • Jacob A Alton


  • John W Alton


  • Siney Alton


  • Thomas N Alton


Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

See Altom .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rily Alton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Riley Altum, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Riley Altum, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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