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David Love Riley, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1812
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1888
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA

Love was the son of Martin Q. Riley & Annie Hamm. Martin was born in County Antrim, Ireland and came to America at the age of 3. He was killed in the War of 1812, the year Love was born so they may have never met. Love & Colon had 10 children and 4 of those are also buried here in Liberty Cemetery;
Matilda Riley (Carter) 1835-1866
Nancy A. Riley (Cox) 1838-1909
Andrew Jackson Riley - 1840-1906
Martha J. Riley (Burrage) 1850-1891

His obituary from two local papers:
Wills Point Chronicle - December 12, 1888: Died - Dec. 8th, at 7 o'clock p.m. in the 77th year of his age, after a lingering illness, D.L. Riley, or commonly known as Uncle Love Riley. He was one of the oldest citizens of our county, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was the father of Mr. A.W. Riley, of this city. A proper obituary will appear at a proper time.

Canton Telephone - December 14, 1888: It grieves us to chronicle the death of grandpa Love Riley - one of our most honorable and oldest citizens. Just two weeks ago he lost his dwelling and its contents by fire. He was in his dotage and it is thought that the loss of his property was the cause of his sudden death. He was a good man, and did not have an enemy on earth that he knew of. The Telephone extends condolence to the heart
stricken relatives and friends. Our loss is his eternal gain in heaven.

Early Obituaries and Death Notices of Van Zandt County, Texas 1874-1900 Volume I
Family links: 
  Colon Sides Riley (1812 - 1883)
  Matilda Riley Carter (1835 - 1866)*
  Nancy A. Riley Cox (1838 - 1909)*
  Andrew Jackson Riley (1840 - 1906)*
  David Love Riley (1846 - 1921)*
  Martha J. Riley Burrage (1850 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Liberty Cemetery
Martins Mill
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row 11 Old Section
Created by: Tom McKinnon
Record added: Jul 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55048301
David Love Riley, Sr
Added by: Tom McKinnon
David Love Riley, Sr
Added by: Tom McKinnon
David Love Riley, Sr
Added by: Tom McKinnon
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