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1. GENERAL JACKSON RILEY (HENRY1)
born December 18, 1858 in Georgia
died February 05, 1910 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married (1) MARY REYNOLDS November 23, 1879 in Dyer Co., Tn.
He married (2) FERONA VIOLET BETHSHARES October 06, 1891 in Crockett Co., Tn.
daughter of J.L. BETHSHARES and ELLEN WYRICK.

Notes for GENERAL JACKSON RILEY:

Jack Riley's parent's are possibly Henry/James Riley and Frances Wyrick... Aunt Mervie had told Dottie Baker that Jack's father was Henry..other sibling are possibly named : Thomas, J.E. and a Henry...

Supposedly Jack and his family were on their way to California, with 14 wagons and a load of slaves, had a lay over in Tennessee and decided to stay... There is supposed to be a write up in the newspaper somewhere in the Alamo Library in Crockett Co.

Jack was a farmer and lived in the 10th district of Crockett Co.. he gave some land for Lebanon Church to be built on.. census records states that he was born in Georgia.. but family members tell me he was born in North Carolina.. at this time I believe the census records.. (1999)

Jack died of Lagrippe (flu.)

Ferona was found on 1880 Crockett Co., Tenn. census: Chestnut Bluff.. Vol. 5, E.D. 10 sheet 21 line l.

Her father was listed as a farmer in 1880. Both parents born in Tenn. Have also found the name J.L. Bethshears with various occupations: clerk, miller, druggist and a bondsman... Aunt Mervie told Dottie Baker the name was Beshears..

Ellen found in 1900 Census living with Jack and Ronnie.. her son Ben living with them.. The name Bethshares was botched badly.. was listed as Masheries.. She never remarried after J.L. 's death..

Benjamin died of cancer of the eye.. Never married... was told he was the sweetest man.. really loved his nieces and nephews..

Ronnie was listed as born June 1, 1873 when found with her parents.. When found in 1900 census with Jack, birthdate was listed as June 1, 1864... She went blind in her old age...

Apparently after Jack died she married a Chester George Baker.. born 1864 in Tenn.. was told he was mean to her, so she left him and took back the Riley name... don't know if she actually filed for divorce...<

Notes for FERONA VIOLET BETHSHARES:

One census has Ronnie born June 1, 1872, another one has her born in 1864. Don't know what is right.

Information from Dottie baker, who got it form Mervie Riley states that her father was Paul K. Beshers and mother is Ellen Wyerx/Wyrick. Have always found her father under J.L. Bethshares.

 
Children of GENERAL RILEY and MARY REYNOLDS are:
  2. WILLIAM RICHARD RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born November 25, 1885 in Crockett Co., Tn., and died April 01, 1966 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married MINNIE LEE GILLILAND 1905 in Crockett Co., Tn.
daughter of WILLIAM GILLILAND and NANCY LITTLES.
   See Gilliland Family Genealogy      See Littles Family Genealogy   

Children of WILLIAM RILEY and MINNIE GILLILAND are:

3. LEARA ARDELLA RILEY (WILLIAM RICHARD3, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born 1908 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died 1992 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married HERSHEL LEVI PRIVETTE.  

Children of LEARA RILEY and HERSHEL PRIVETTE are   Private

 

3. WILLIAM RUSSELL RILEY (WILLIAM RICHARD3, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born October 16, 1912 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died May 09, 1973 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married HAZEL BUSHART.

Children of WILLIAM RILEY and HAZEL BUSHART are: Private

 

3. JAMES BERNICE RILEY (WILLIAM RICHARD3, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born November 06, 1914 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died October 20, 1977 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married IRENE JONES.

Children of JAMES RILEY and IRENE JONES are: Private

 

3. GLADYS GERTRUDE RILEY (WILLIAM RICHARD3, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born March 10, 1916 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married LEVOID BUSHART.

Children of GLADYS RILEY and LEVOID BUSHART are:  Private

 

3. MINNIE JEAN RILEY (WILLIAM RICHARD3, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born April 28, 1927 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married WILLIE JUNIOR BEAIRD June 01, 1946 in Crockett Co., Tn.
Son of LYNN BEAIRD and OLLIE PRATT.
See Beaird Family Genealogy

Children of MINNIE RILEY and WILLIE BEAIRD are: Private

 

  2. ETTA RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born April 11, 1887 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died February 11, 1922 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married JOHN FINCHER 1905 in Tennessee.

Children of ETTA RILEY and JOHN FINCHER are:

3. GEORGE ELLIC FINCHER (ETTA3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born July 03, 1909 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died October 14, 1991 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married MINNIE HELEN GILLILAND
Daughter of JOHN GILLILAND and JENNIE ARCHER.
  See Archer Family Genealogy

Children of GEORGE FINCHER and MINNIE GILLILAND are: Private

 

3. O. D. FINCHER (ETTA3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born October 11, 1918 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died September 27, 1990 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married ELSIE MARIE ARCHIBALD.

Children of O. D. FINCHER and ELSIE ARCHIBALD are: Private

 

3. ORA FINCHER (ETTA3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born May 16, 1907 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died May 03, 1987 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married CURTIS LENTS.

Children of ORA FINCHER and CURTIS LENTS are: Private

 

 

2. BERTHA MAE RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
was born October 02, 1889 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died December 03, 1970 in Blytheville, Arkansas.
She married MARION JESSE BAKER March 10, 1907
Son of JEFFERSON BAKER and MARGARET GOSSETT.

Children of BERTHA RILEY and MARION BAKER are:

3. FINIS JEFFERSON BAKER (BERTHA MAE3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born March 06, 1908 in Tennessee
died December 13, 1979 in Tennessee.
He married ESTER IRENE LENTS January 15, 1932 in Tennessee.

Children of FINIS BAKER and ESTER LENTS are:   Private

3. ELLA MAY BAKER, b. January 03, 1910, Crockett Co., Tn.; d. June 1916, Tennessee.
3. HESTER LOUISE BAKER (BERTHA MAE3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2 , HENRY1) was born May 21, 1912 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married ROWLAND ELBERT LUCAS February 08, 1932.

Child of HESTER BAKER and ROWLAND LUCAS is:   Private

 

3. JESSIE OLEAN BAKER, b. October 13, 1914, Tennessee; d. July 1971, Cooter, Missouri.

3. RAYMOND DELOYCE BAKER (BERTHA MAE3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born July 09, 1917 in Tennessee.
He married EVIE PEARL BROWN September 10, 1938 in Missouri

Child of RAYMOND BAKER and EVIE BROWN is: Private

 

3. vi. CHARLES DAVIS BAKER, b. April 16, 1928; d. June 1930.
3. DOLLIE BEATRICE BAKER (BERTHA MAE3 RILEY, GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1) was born August 05, 1920 in Missouri.
She married HENRY LOYCE GESTRING November 16, 1940.

Child of DOLLIE BAKER and HENRY GESTRING is   Private

 

  2. DONNA J. RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born 1881 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died 1936.
She married WILLIAM LEE April 03, 1901.

Children of DONNA RILEY and WILLIAM LEE are:   Private

 

Children of GENERAL RILEY and FERONA BETHSHARES are:
  2. DAVID LEROY RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born November 24, 1892 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died December 11, 1977 in Dyer Co., Tn.
He married WILLIE IRENE REECE8 October 03, 1911 in Tennessee
Daughter of WILLIAM REECE and DORA BURNETT.

Children of DAVID RILEY and WILLIE REECE are: Private

 

  2. KATIE ELLEN RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
was born August 06, 1895, and died July 08, 1924 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married ISAAC NEAL PALMORE October 23, 1912 in Crockett Co., Tn.
Son of BENJAMIN PALMORE and LUCY GILLILAND.

Notes for KATIE ELLEN RILEY:

Mervie Riley told Dottie Baker that Katie Ellen died Sept. 21, 1924

3. Children of KATIE RILEY and ISAAC PALMORE are:  Private

 

  2. ERNEST JAMES RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born July 30, 1898 in Crockett Co., Tn., and died July 15, 1980 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married LUCILLE JORDAN September 11, 1918 in Crockett Co., Tn.

Children of ERNEST RILEY and LUCILLE JORDAN are:  Private

 

  2. ERMAN JACKSON RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born October 17, 1899 in Crockett Co., Tn.
died August 1982 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married ZULA MAE REECE December 26, 1917 in Crockett Co., Tn.
daughter of WILLIAM REECE and DORA BURNETT.

Notes for ERMAN JACKSON RILEY:

Mervie Riley says Erman was born in 1900

Children of ERMAN RILEY and ZULA REECE are: Private

 

  2. GERTIE EVA RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born October 04, 1903 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married JOHN REECE February 08, 1919 in Crockett Co., Tn.
Son of WILLIAM REECE and DORA BURNETT.

Children of GERTIE RILEY and JOHN REECE are: Private

  2. HENRY WILSON RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born June 21, 1905 in Crockett Co., Tn., and died October 1981 in Crockett Co., Tn.
He married OPHELIA CATES October 24, 1925 in Crockett Co., Tn.
daughter of UNKNOWN CATES and ROSA GILLILAND.

Notes for HENRY WILSON RILEY:

Mervie Riley has Henry born in 1906
Children of HENRY RILEY and OPHELIA CATES are: Private

 

  2. MERVIE RILEY (GENERAL JACKSON2, HENRY1)
born December 20, 1908 in Crockett Co., Tn.
She married WILLIAM CLARENCE LENTS August 25, 1923 in Crockett Co., Tn..

Notes for WILLIAM CLARENCE LENTS:

Clarence Lents is Esther Irene (Lents) Baker's half brother.

Children of MERVIE RILEY and WILLIAM LENTS are:  Private

 

Family Information submitted by:
Jackie Karpinski
karpinsk@crown.net

Jenni Littles

Jeanne Garrett

Robbie Harrell

Linda (Riley) Sellers

Jean (Vaughn) Hendricks

Jeff Reece

 


 


 

 

 

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