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From: Latina Flowers
Subject: Riley's LA & MS.
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997

I'm researching my Ggrandfather, Isacc Riley he was born in Louisiana,
about May ,1835. I was told that Isacc Riley was a Herb Doctor and
traveled up and down the Mississippi River to Mississippi, with his

The family finally settled in Boleva County, Alligator MS. around
Clarksdale MS. Isacc died before his Last wife Liddy she is listed as
a widow on her death certificate in 1922. in Alligator MS. and the
informant for the certificate was Calvin Dunn . I am unable to locate
Isacc and Liddy after 1900. Below is a short description of what I
found on each census I was able to locate him on.

In the 1870 Census he was listed living with a woman named Winna in a
parish called East Filiciana, (ward 7) ( Post Office is Clinton, LA.)
outside of Baton Rough, Winna race was listed as black, her age is 30
years old ,and her place of birth was in Mississippi, there was a child
living with them named Emily age 12. her place of birth was Louisiana.
Isacc's age is 34, his race is listed as mulatto, occupation farm hand
and living next door to him is someone named West Riley age 27 mulatto,
and a woman named Isabella age 40 both were born in Louisiana, all this
information came from the 1870 Cencus

1880 Census has him living in the same location and with another person
named Malinda this census says she is his wife Malinda age is 38, born
in MS. a daughter named Ametia Woodside age 18, grand daughter named
Mary O. age 2, and grand son named William O. age 7 months. there
occupation was farmers, this census says his mother's born in LA. and
his father was born in MS. that is different from the rest.

1900 Census has him married with my great grand mother Liddy ( last name
unknown) in the same location. Liddy age is 35, he is 65, the census
says he had been married 48 years and she 16 years they had 4 children
at that time Mary age 13, Hugh age 9, Emmett age 4, William age 2, and
Aida a new born, and after that their were two more Tom and Jessie Lee,
a daughter.

thanks sincerely

Cleveland, Ohio

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