Family Group Record for Charles William Riley

Husband Charles William Riley

           Born: 14 Dec 1843 - West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

           Died: 22 Nov 1888 - Miller Grove, Hopkins, Texas
         Buried:  - Miller Grove Cemetery - Miller Grove, Hopkins, Texas

         Father: George S. Riley (          -          )
         Mother: Jane ? (          -          )

       Marriage: 18 Aug 1865 - Abbington, Washington County, Virginia


1. He immigrated in 1862 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ?. (Passenger List has a Charles Riley for 1862)

Wife Susan Melvina McDaniel

           Born: 21 Aug 1847 - Abingdon, Washington, Virginia
           Died: 1 Jun 1906 - Nelta, Hopkins, Texas
           Cause of Death: Heart Failure
           Buried:  - Tira Cementery, Hopkins, Texas

   Other Spouse: Christopher Columbus Darrow (1843-1929) - 11 Jul 1896 - Hopkins County, Texas (Divorced)

1 M Paul George Riley

           Born: 22 Nov 1866 - Virginia
           Died: 30 Dec 1931 - Quannah, Hardeman County, Texas
           Buried:  - Quanah, Hardeman, Texas
           Spouse: Nelson Mattie Anderson (1870-          )
           Marr: 16 Nov 1884 - Hopkins County, Texas
           Spouse: Lottie Elizabeth Baker (1886-          )

2 F Sarah Catherine Virginia Riley

           Born: 15 May 1869 - Washington County, Virginia
           Died: 23 May 1920 - Cookville, Titus, Texas
           Buried:  - Concord Cemetery, Omaha, Morris, Texas
           Spouse: Claiborne Randall Johnson (1862-1932)
           Marr: 17 Dec 1888 - Hopkins County, Texas

3 F Susan Frances Riley

           Born: 31 Aug 1871 - Kings Mills, Abbingdon, Washington, Virginia
           Died: 7 Nov 1946 - Montclair, Essex, New Jersey
           Buried: Nov 1946 - Forest Park Cemetery - Greenville, Hunt, Texas
           Spouse: William Baker White (1866-1931)
           Marr: 4 Sep 1892 - Miller Grove, Hopkins, Texas

4 M Rev. James Charles Riley

           Born: 7 May 1873 - Virginia
           Died: 9 Dec 1955 - Cass County, Texas
           Buried: Unknown
           Spouse: Catherine Mary Darrow (1874-          )
           Marr: 8 Jan 1893 - Hopkins County, Texas
          Spouse#2: Myrtle Hughes (1884-1918)
                        Marr: 1908?
         		Spouse#3: Betty E. Unknown (1881-          )
           		Marr: 1920 ?

5 M William M. Riley

           Born: Aug 1874 (from information in family bible.)
           Died: Bef.1880 
           Buried: Unknown

6 M * Joseph Marvin Riley

           Born: 4 Apr 1875 - Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
           Died: 16 Jan 1946 - Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas
           Buried:  - Grapevine Cemetery, Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas
           Spouse: Laura Lye Bullard (1878-1910)
           Marr: 24 Dec 1899 - Rains County, Texas
           Spouse #2: Missouri Elizabeth King (1869-1932)
           Marr: 28 Aug 1910 - Smith County, Texas
           Spouse #3: Fannie Unknown (          -          )

General Notes: Husband -

In 1886, Charles was listed on the Hopkins County, Texas Tax Rolls. He was assessed for;
78 acres valued at $400.00 (abstract #144, original grantee was A. Caro) 1 horse valued at $30.00 2 cattle valued at $16.00 3 hogs valued at $3.00 For a total value of $449.00
Assessed a County tax of $2.05 Assessed a State tax of $3.18 For a total of $5.23

Inscription in Charle's bible - "A tribute to thee I pay,
That you may read when I am away.
May 30, 1868, is date in bible as entered by Charles William.

Tombstone reads, " Riley, C.W. Husband of S.M. Riley (husband and father) 14 Dec. 1843 - 22 Nov. 1888. Miller Grove Cemetery, Miller Grove, Hopkins,Texas.

Eulogy written by E.B. D. Johnson, circuit Methodist Minister in East Texas. E.B.'s son Claiborne married Charles's first daughter Sally.

"C.W. Riley, the subject of this notice was born in England, Dec. 14th, 1843 and died Nov. 22, 1888. He embraced religion at the age of fourteen, traveled on the sea five years came to the United States and married by Rev. George R. Barr to Miss Susan M. McDaniel of Abingdon, Virginia. and soon after joined the M.P. Church and moved to Texas; was one of the pillars in the church at Millers Grove, Hopkins county, Texas in which he lived a constant Christian till his death. Brother Riley seemed to be always confident in the promis that 'All things work together for the good to them that love God.' Was much devoted to his church, to his family and friends. He was ever in his neighborhood sowing seeds of kindness and spreading sunshine wherever he went. We miss him sadly in all our church work, in Sunday School, in prayer-meeting and in the general intrests of the community. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn their loss, but the sorrow not as those who have no hope, believing that their loss is his eternal gain, and that his battle in life ended in truiumph and victory, his labors in eternal rest, apt that while they sail over life's tempemtous sea that he has made the voyage safely and now with the blood washed swells the anthem he is redeemed in glory."

Research Notes: Husband -

Miller Grove Cemetery is located in SW Hopkins County, North of FM 1567 and West of FM 275 at Miller Grove, Texas.

General Notes: Wife -

Research Notes: Wife -

Tira Cemetery is located in North Central Hopkins County near the Delta County line. North of FM 1536, and East of Hiway 154 (FM19).

From Brandon Darrow 2-15-2004 -
Susan Melvina Riley married Christopher Columbus Darrow on July 11, 1896 in Hopkins County, TX. They divorced Aug. 24, 1903 in Hopkins Co. I have a copy of their divorce papers that I found in the Hopkins Co. District Clerk's office.

Here they are on the 1900 Census together:

1900 Hopkins County, Texas Census, Household 297
Darrow, Christopher head Oct 1843 56 AL MA SC
Darrow, Susan M. wife Aug 1847 52 VA VA VA
Darrow, Jamie M. dau Feb 1886 14 TX AL AL
Darrow, John D.M. son Apr 1883 17 TX AL AL
Taylor, Laura L. dau Jul 1876 23 TX AL AL
Sorrow, William E. brdr. Jan 1878 22 GA GA GA
Susan has 6 children, 5 living. Susan & Christopher have been married for 4

Medical Notes: Wife -

Death record in Hopkins County, Texas Courthouse states; Mrs S.M. Riley 58 years 9 months Date of death: June 1, 1906 1 P.M. Place: Tira Cause: Heart Failure Physician: B.F. Chapman - Tira Texas Book1, Pg. 137