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Subject: Re: [WVBERKEL] tombstone photos
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 09:17:13 EDT
Martha, here is a partial list of information gathered on our visit to the
Historical Society in Berkeley County. Don Wood, the historian, was
unbelievable in his aid and knowledge associated with this trip.
1. Marriage Records of Rileys including Isaac Houseworth m. Sarah Rainer,
Apr. 28, 1831 (Parents of Alexander W. Riley's wife, Nancy). We also found
their graves south of Winchester.
Marriage of Nancy and Alexander (two dates....1815, 1816).
John Riley m. Martha Blade June 14, 17966
2. Inventory of personal property of Isaac Houseworth dec. May 3, 1833. It
shows that Alexander W. purchased some property of Isaac.
3. Numerous letters to misc. people from Don Wood regarding the Houseworths,
Tates and Rileys
4. Sarah Houseworth Will.
5. Tax schedules (or reference letters) of John Riely and Magnus Tate,
6. Estate listing of Farrell Reiley and inventory of personal property (29
7. Will of Ferrill Reily 7 June 1757.
8. Wills of two John Reily (one may have moved to KY).
9. Orphan "document" of Alexander Riley (father, John) 27 June 1803.
10. Information on the Houseworths, collected by Howard Butts (descendant)
of Martinsburg, West Virginia. We met him by chance at the historical
I can mail, or fax (most of the documents we have). Some of the documents
are hard to read, but I am trying to get through them (slowly, ever so slowly).
Before we go back make a list of your questions and we'll look for data. As
an aside Alexander W. was captured at the third battle of Winchester (Sept.
19, 1864) and shipped off to the Libby prison in Richmond. He was ultimately
exchanged and did not fight in the last two battles of the 28th Iowa
Infantry. At the end of the war he was a fifth sergeant. His brother, John O.,
also was in Company E of the 28th. A Scott Houseworth (Capt.) was wounded on
the 19th and died four days later. I am still trying to identify his
relationship to the Rileys.
We will be going to Prince George's County (eventually) to study Hugh, the
gentleman. We will also be going back to Berkeley County to add to what we
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