Isaac Riley

Isaac Riley

Birth
Death 5 Jul 1850 (aged 75)
Burial Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 65567780 · View Source
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Married Matilda (Middleton) Riley on December 10, 1818, while acting as guardian of Matilda's younger brother. Isaac was 44 and Matilda was 18 at the time.

Isaac owned a plantation (currently located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD) on which a slave named Josiah Henson lived. Josiah wrote an autobiography about his life during slavery. His life story became the basis of the book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe called "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Josiah fled to Canada with the Underground Railroad and is buried in Dresden, Ontario, Canada.

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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 12 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 65567780
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Riley (Aug 1774–5 Jul 1850), Find a Grave Memorial no. 65567780, citing Mount Zion Cemetery, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .