| The Late John Riley, the Pioneer 1886
The Late John Riley, the Pioneer.
Mr. John Riley, the well and favorably known proprietor of the brick and stock yards in this city, met with an accident at his home on Friday evening that terminated in his death at 10 o'clock a.m. Saturday. . . . Mr. Riley ws born in Yorkshire, England, on the 24th day of February, 1805, and sailed from Liverpool, England, for this country in the month of February, 1830 and landed at Philadelphia in May, crossed the mountain in wagon to Pittsburg, and came from there to New Albany by boat, arriving June 20, 1830, since which time with the exception of a few years, he had resided in this city and vicinity.
. . . His wife [Rachel (Dalby)], . . . died several yeears ago, and he left surviving him seven children: B. D. Riley, of Paoli; T. B. Riley and James C. Riley, of Dakota; Mrs. John Stalcup, Mrs. Ed Clayton, Mrs. George Browning and Mrs. Thomas Hopkins, all of whom are highly esteemed and respected. . . .
--New Albany Daily Ledger Wed 7 Jul 1886