Lewis Riley Sr.

10 November 1798–18 August 1861 (Age 62)
No Creek, Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Riley Sr. was born on 10 November 1798, in No Creek, Ohio, Kentucky, United States, his father, Michael Riley, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Jackson Crow Riley, was 33. He married Cassandra Peddicord on 11 August 1819, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 18 August 1861, in Heflin, Ohio, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in New Bethel Cemetery, Heflin, Ohio, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Riley Sr.
Cassandra Peddicord
Marriage: 11 August 1819
Benjamin Franklin Riley
Higerson Riley
Elijah Crow Riley
William Henry Harrison Riley
Paschal "Pac" Riley Sr
Delia G. Riley
Lewis Riley Jr

Spouse and Children


    Cassandra Peddicord


11 August 1819
Daviess, Kentucky, United States


    Benjamin Franklin Riley


    Higerson Riley


    Elijah Crow Riley


    William Henry Harrison Riley


    Paschal "Pac" Riley Sr


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    William Riley


    Martin Crowe Riley


    Mary Ann Riley


    Sophia Riley


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 3

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 20

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis Riley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis Riley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis Riley in entry for Mrs. Delia G. Monarch, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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