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)
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)
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- )
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
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
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 ?
Born: Aug 1874 (from information in family bible.) Died: Bef.1880 Buried: Unknown
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 ( - )
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."
Miller Grove Cemetery is located in SW Hopkins County, North of FM 1567 and West of FM 275 at Miller Grove, Texas.
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
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