Person:Matson Riley (1)

Matson Riley
d.18 September 1868 Jackson County, Ohio
  • HMatson Riley1779 - 1868
  • WMary DyeBef 1784 - Bef 1840
m. 1801
  1. Mary Riley
  2. Margaret Riley1803 - 1828
  3. Joshua Thomas Riley, Baptist Minister1805 - 1864
  4. Robert R. Riley1812 - 1899
  5. Amos Dye Riley1814 - 1868
  6. Mary "Hannah" Riley1815 - 1902
  7. Caroline B. Riley1818 - 1844
  8. George Shively Riley1821 - 1905
  9. David H. Riley1824 - 1908
m. 1840
Facts and Events
Name Matson Riley
Gender Male
Birth[2] 15 September 1779 Prince William County, Virginia
Marriage 1801 Wood County, Virginia[became part of West Virginia in 1863]
to Mary Dye
Marriage 1840 Virginiato Jane McFadden
Death[2] 18 September 1868 Jackson County, Ohio
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    Matson Riley came across the Virginia Mountains (Loudoun County) to the Little Kanawha Valley, in what is now Wood County. His father and mother were both of Irish descent. One member of the family expresses it thus - The "Rileys came from North Ireland, where Rileys were so thick you couldn't throw up a potato without it hitting a Riley when it fell". He is presumed to be a descendant of either John or Robert Riley, two brothers who came to America, and probably located first in Virginia.

    Matson Riley was a farmer, a blacksmith, and a member of the Baptist Church. He died in Jackson County, Ohio, at the age of ninety three years. He married Mary Dye, and they raised a large family. Their children were:

    Joshua Riley, a Baptist minister.
    John Riley.
    Robert R. Riley, the founder of the Riley family.
    Amos Riley.
    George Riley.
    Margaret Riley married George Bennett, moved to Ohio.
    Mary Riley married Samuel King.
    Hannah Riley married Zachariah Hickman.
    Caroline Riley married Calvin Staats.

    Robert R. Riley, with John and Amos, are the members of the family who came to Jackson County. He was born March 21st, 1812, and died in 1899. He came to Jackson county in 1830. He married Elizabeth Cleek, who died at the age of fifty eight years.
    They raised a large family of children, among them were:
    James Riley.
    John H. Riley.
    Mary E. Riley married George Rankin.
    W. W. (Wirt) Riley. Attended a University, where he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1873. He married Laura V, daughter of J. L. Armstrong.
    Hester A. Riley married George McCoy.
    R. R. Riley.
    Emma P. Riley married D. B. Dawkins.
    Peter M. Riley.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave.

    Matson Riley
    Birth 15 Sep 1779
    Prince William County, Virginia, USA
    Death 18 Sep 1868 (aged 89)
    Jackson County, Ohio, USA
    Burial: Hickman Cemetery
    Limerick, Jackson County, Ohio, USA

    b. VA--lived Wood Co. VA(WVA today)farmer, owned small farm on Little Kanawha River..m. Mary Dye/Madison 1801, Wood Co. WVA, Mary d. abt 1840, Matson married: Jane McFadden(Farrow) abt 1840..Matson&Mary had 10 Children: Margaret, Robert R. George Shively, Joshua Thomas, Amos Dye, David H., Mary C., Hannah, Rev. John Dye, Caroline B.