I am researching my maternal grandmother's family. I am the youngest of seven children (4 of us living) of Ina Riley Terry (1899-1989) and Joseph Harold Gehres (1902-1973).
Margaret (Maggie) Elizabeth Riley was our grandmother. She was born in Jackson OH 23 Sept. 1866, and died in Mt. Vernon OH in 1951. 14 Sept. 1897 she married John Collins Terry (1843-1911).
Maggie's parents were George Shively Riley (1821-1858) and Hannah Full (1831-1861). She had an older sister, Mary Hannah.
George's parents were Matson Riley of Prince William VA (1779-1868) and Mary Dye (1779-1840). George had 8 siblings.
Matson's father was Robert Riley, born in 1753 in Prince William VA.
And that's as far as I have been able to go!
This summer, my husband and I are going to Ireland. It is my hope and prayer that I will be able to find the origin of Robert Riley's family!
I would appreciate any information that anyone out there can provide!