Selected Families and Individuals


Andrew James RILEY [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1824 in South Carolina. Andrew married 1, 3 Mary Ann MAINES 1, 4 on 27 Aug 1850 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

1850: Ashley Co., Arkansas Marriage Records:  A. J. Riley, aged 27 and Mary Ann Maines, aged 22, md 27 Aug 1850.

Mary Ann MAINES [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1827 in Louisiana. Mary married 1, 4 Andrew James RILEY 1 on 27 Aug 1850 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Mary's father, Jesse Maines died around 1839 and custody of Mary and her siblings was passed to her uncle, Samuel Maines and wife Lucy [Julia Benoit, from Bill Maines].  In 1850, Mary's uncle and aunt, Samuel and Lucy, are residing near Andrew and Mary.  It is noted from the 1860 census that Mary's aunt and uncle moved to Montague Co., Texas.  They left Arkansas after 1851 and arrived in Texas before 1859 (based upon the birth locations of children).  However, there is no sign of Mary and Andrew residing near them.


Robert Harvey RILEY [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4, 5 on 1 Nov 1836 in Laurens Co., South Carolina. He died 2 on 3 Jul 1911. He was buried 2 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Robert married 6 Mattie E. UNKNOWN 6, 7 before 1860.

Other marriages:
RANDOLPH, Frances E.
BOWDEN, Mary Elizabeth

Jul 1874:  joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church by "Experience" (Mt. Olive records, p. 37)
Sep 1876:  called for letters of dismission for himself and wife Frances from Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas (Mt. Olive records, p. 42).
 From the July 6, 1911 edition of the Ashley County Eagle:
"Mr. Robert Riley, an old citizen of the Berea neighborhood, dropped dead from heart failure about three o’clock Monday afternoon, July 3rd, 1911, while on his way to visit his son in Drew County. He was travelling in a buggy with two of his granddaughters, about three miles from home when he suddenly fell dead withour uttering a word. He was about 75 years of age, served in the Confederate Army, and enjoyed the last meeting with his comrades at the late Reunion in Little Rock. He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends."


Mattie E. UNKNOWN 1, 2 was born 2 about 1835 in Mississippi. Mattie married 2 Robert Harvey RILEY 3 before 1860.


William A. MURPHY 1 was born 2 about 1834 in Mississippi. William married 1 Louisa I. RILEY 3, 4, 5 on 19 Dec 1858 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Louisa I. RILEY [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 3, 4 about 1838 in South Carolina. She died 4 after 1860. Louisa married 5 William A. MURPHY 5 on 19 Dec 1858 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.


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John Thomas POWELL Jr. [Parents] 1, 2 was born 2, 3 on 18 Aug 1863 in Arkansas. He was baptized in Sep 1884 4 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. He died 3, 5 on 7 Oct 1937 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. John married 2 Mary Tralucia SLOCUM 2, 6 about 1893.

Other marriages:
RILEY, Louisa Jane

Mary Tralucia SLOCUM [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1 on 24 Oct 1874 2 in Arkansas. She died 2 on 4 Apr 1924. Mary married 1 John Thomas POWELL Jr. 1, 3 about 1893.

From the August 22, 1907, "Ashley County Eagle":
"Mr. and Mrs. John Powell of Milo, are visiting Mrs. Powell’s mother, Mrs. D.A. Slocum."


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