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Andrew RILEY (REILLY)

Male Abt 1815 - Abt 1858  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Andrew RILEY (REILLY)  [1
    Born Abt 1815  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Source: 1850 census of Sandy, Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio.
    Gender Male 
    Burial The publication “A History of Cass County,” Volume I, by Dr. Jehu Z. Powell, gives a history of William Riley. The publication states that he was left an orphan in early boyhood,(age 7) and was cared for by an older brother who joined the the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War. This, presumably, was either Henry or Thomas George Riley. Young William “drifted around for a while” and was taken in by an uncle; who raised William, and whom William lived with until the age of 27 years. [Based upon census records, this uncle was Isaac Huber (Hoover).]

    [William was born in 1851. This, and the fact that Powell states Andrew died when William was 7 years old, indicates Andrew died in about 1858.]

    Book says Andrew “took up land in Cass County as a young man” 
    Burial A letter was received from Mary (Riley) Doyle regarding family history. Information was taken from Velma Walter’s family Bible, funeral cards, and elsewhere. Below is a discussion of this material. Comments and thoughs are placed in square brackets [].
    “Grandpa Riley-Thomas G. Riley died at Marion, Indiana on May 26, 1902. Born in Stark County, Ohio”. In a later entry in the letter Mary states “I went through some things of Velma’s in a box and found Thomas G. Riley was born in Stark County, Ohio.”===[No census records or other data have shown definitively where Thomas was born. The 1880 Lake township, Allen County, Indiana census indicates Ohio. Probate record establishing the birth of Joseph Leo Riley, son of Thomas--states Thomas was born in Indiana. Until further information is discovered, no place of birth can be accurately described. It does appear likely that it be one of the two locations shown.
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    The 1920 federal census shows William Riley, as family head and two children. States he was born in Ohio, and his father was born in Ireland. Further states his mother was born in Indiana.
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    The publication “A History of Cass County,” Volume I, by Dr. Jehu Z. Powell, gives a history of William Riley. The publication states that he was left an orphan in early boyhood,(age 7) and was cared for by an older brother who joined the the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War. This, presumably, was either Henry or Thomas George Riley. Young William “drifted around for a while” and was taken in by an uncle; who raised William, and whom William lived with until the age of 27 years. [Based upon census records, this uncle was Isaac Huber (Hoover).]

    [William was born in 1851. This, and the fact that Powell states Andrew died when William was 7 years old, indicates Andrew died in about 1858.]

    Book says Andrew “took up land in Cass County as a young man”
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    Stark County, Ohio Naturalization Records
    Volume T, page 228
    Common Pleas Journal
    Document states that "...Andrew Reilly, alien and subject of Great Britain, having made (a) declaration to be come citizens of the United States, according to law, at least two years before this application, that they have been residents of the United States for at least five years last past, one year of which within this state, that during that time they have behaved as men of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Oath of Allegiance be administered to the applicants and that certificates of naturalization issue to them, in due form of law..."

    Family knowledge states that Thomas George Riley, son of Andrew, was born in Stark County, Ohio in 1845. Andrew and his family are found in the 1850 Stark County census for Lake Township. No actual proof that this is the correct Andrew has been located; but given the circumstances, including name, place and time, it is likely that this is the Andrew Reilly we are searching for. A copy of the actual document from the Journal of Common Pleas was obtained from the Stark County Public Library, and is located within the Snowden Family genealogical files.

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    Naturalization 4 Jun 1851  , Stark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source: Wednesday, June 4, 185 Common Pleas Journal, volume T, page 228
    Occupation Marble cutter, railroad contractor 
    Died Abt 1858 
    Notes 
    • Letter from Mary Doyle says “Colletta Welborn says Grandpa Riley was born in Ireland; so I don‘t know it is all in Columbia City, Indiana and Look Out Mt. Tenn. (Hamilton Co.). When I was there I tried to find it and could not.” [It appears that ‘Grandpa Riley” is referencing Thomas George Riley. What Mary was talking about is uncertain.]
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      [One possible explanation for the Lookout Mountain reference could be that Henry Riley--reportedly a Chaplain in the Union Army, died there. Civil War Enlistment Records list a Thomas and a Henry Riley enlisting at the same time, in the same units (Company D, 5th Cavalry, Indiana Volunteers).
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      May 2007: Visit to Columbia City, Indiana. Talked with Bill Oberdeer, who was a neighbour of Dewitt Riley. DeWitt claimed to be a descendant of the family of James Whitcomb Riley. His farm was located near Riley Road, and the Riley School.. His father was Johnson Riley, born about 1824 in Ohio. There must be a reason why Thomas Riley chose to live in the Whitley County, Indiana area--and family is a likely consideration. This could be an uncle--the brother of Andrew.
    Person ID I33  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2010 

    Mother UNNAMED 
    _UID 7FDCF6B463A9441E816C6EC8D29EC36D3696 
    Family ID F7983  Group Sheet

    Family Catharine HOOVER,   b. Abt 1819, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Apr 1866  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1844  , Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Source: Marriages, 1831-1870, Fayette County, Indiana records, Book E, OS Page 157
      Part I, Grooms, Part II, Brides.
      Compiled by Ruth M. Sie
      Book E, Page 157
    _UID E912AB18DDD44B609BCA449EDFA11A4F4AE4 
    Children 
     1. Henry RILEY "REILEY",   b. Abt 1840, , , Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1863, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Thomas George RILEY,   b. Dec 1845, , Stark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1902, Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Bridget RILEY,   b. Abt 1848, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William A. RILEY,   b. 15 Jun 1851, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1923, , Cass County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Patrick RILEY,   b. Abt 1856, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Deed of Conveyance
Andrew and Catharine Reilly
Issued in 1855--Allen County property
    Deed of Conveyance Andrew and Catharine Reilly Issued in 1855--Allen County property
    Deed of Conveyance--November 31, 1855\
    Andrew Reilly and Catharine Reilly to George W. Chapman

    Catharine Riley and Andrew Riley her husband of Huntington County, in the state of Indiana Conveys and Warrants to George W. Chapman of Huntington County in the state of Indiana for the sum of fifteen hundred dollars the following Real Estate in Allen County in the state of Indiana to wit. a part of the section of land granted by the United States to Ann Hackley by Treaty with the Miami Nation of Indians AD 1826 and designated as follows. Beginning at the North corner of a tract of land owned by John (Yesks ?) in 1854 in said records in Said County of Allen running thence South Sixty five degrees and fifteen minutes East nineteen chains & twenty three links to the centre of the State road leading from Fort Wayne to (Seo ?) thence on the line of Said Road north forty Two degrees and forty five minutes East Twenty Two chains and fifty Eight Links to the corner thence north thirty seven degrees thirty minutes West thirty five chains and eight links to a corner on the land of the Saint Joseph River thence down the banks of said River by the meanderings of the River to a point opposite the place of beginning thence south sixty five degrees fifteen inutes East to the exact place of beginning Conlaining one hundred and Ten Acres of land more or less. In testimony whench the said Catharine Reilly and Andrew Reilly have hereunto set their hand and seals this 21st day of November 1855.

    Catharine X Reilly (Seal)
    (her mark)
    Andrew Reilly (Seal)


    State of Indiana )
    Huntington County)

    Before me Sarah J. Ginn an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County this 20th day of November 1855 Catharine Reilly and Andrew Reilly her husband acknowledge the execution of the annexed Deed witness my hand and nub.
    \
    Sarah S. Ginn
    Justice of the Peace
    (Seal)
    Satellite image of Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana
    Satellite image of Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana
    This map shows a current view of the property purchased by Catharine and described in the Roanoke Deed.
    Sandy Township Plat Map
Sandy Township, Stark County, Ohio in 1930
    Sandy Township Plat Map Sandy Township, Stark County, Ohio in 1930
    Deed of Conveyance:  
  Lot 18, Town of Magnolia, Stark County, Ohio
  3 December 1849
    Deed of Conveyance: Lot 18, Town of Magnolia, Stark County, Ohio 3 December 1849
    To all to whom their presents shall come, greeting: Know y that I William Harkness of Carroll County, Ohio for the consideration of four hundred dollars, received to my full satisfaction of Andrew Reiley, of Stark County, do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto him the said Andrew Reiley and to his heirs one lot of ground in the town of Magnolia in Stark County aforesaid which said lot is distinguished on the maps of said town, as recorded in the Recorder's Office for said County, by the number eighteen with the ~~~~~ \
    \
    To have and to hold the said lot of ground with the privileges and appurtenances , to him the said Andrew Reiley, his heirs and assigns forever to him and their own, proper use and ( ). And also him the said William Harness, does for himself heirs, Executors and administrators, covenants with the said Andrew Reiley, his heirs and assigns that at, and until the unsealing of these presents, was well ( ) of the premises, as a good and indefensible estate in fee simple, and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner an form as is above written and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore, he the s aid William Harkness, do by these presents find himself and his heirs forever to warrant and defend the above bargainee and grantee premises to him the said Andrew Reiley his heirs and assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever. In witness where of I hereunto set my hand and seals the twenty fourth day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
    Signed, sealed and delivered
    Witness
    ( ) Jas. M Lang
    A. Hamilton William Harkness, (seal)

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    State of Ohio
    Stark County Before me a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid personally comes William Harkness, and acknowledges the above deed of conveyance to be his voluntary act and deed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of May one thousand eight hundred and forty nine..
    This Dec 3, 1849, and recorded the b.
    Andrew Hamilton (seal)
    George H___kd Recorder (_______ _________)
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Deed of conveyance to Andrew Riley,29 November 1848:  Stark County, Ohio
    Deed of conveyance to Andrew Riley,29 November 1848: Stark County, Ohio
    Deed likely conveys land to Andrew Riley in 1848--4 years after his marriage to Catharine Hoover. Andrew and his family are found in the 1850 Stark County census. Further investigation is warranted to ensure that the land deeded corresponds to the locale specified within the census return.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] 1850 Federal Census, Sandy, Lake Twp, Stark County, Ohio, USA.

    2. [S89] Indiana Marriages, 1800-1941, Indiana, WPA.