Genealogy of the Cherokee Riley Family

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11 Samuel Riley. Gu-lu-sti-yu and Ni-go-di-ge-yu        |A55
1112 Nannie Riley. John McNary
2 Richard Riley. Diana Campbell
3 Mary Riley. Samuel Keys
4 Elizabeth Riley. Isaac Keys
5 John Riley. Susan Walker
6 Nellie Riley. Charles Coody
7 Sallie Riley. William Keys
8 Lucy Riley. Owen Brady
9 Louisa Riley. Dennis Biggs
10 Loony Riley. Rachel Stuart
11 Rachel Riley. Daniel Milton and James McDaniel
12 James Riley. Jennie Shields and
13 Catherine Riley. Andrew Lacey
14 Martha Riley. John Hall
15 Madison Riley*
16 Nelson Riley. Elizabeth Thompson and Mary Cordell nee
111213 Margaret McNary. James Thompson
112213 Jennie Riley. David Carter                                       |A45
OK 2 Elizabeth Riley. Wright Romine and Jacob Bushyhead
113213 Anariah Keys. Benjamin Price
2 Richard Keys. Mary A. Hayes
OK 5 Evaline Keys. Theodore McCoy
4 Samuel Riley Keys. Mary Easter Hanna
5 James Madison Keys. Mary Etta Smith
6 Mary Keys. Stephen Bruner
114213 Nannie Keys. Thomas Bertholf
2 Riley Keys. Eliza Gunter, Esther Lee and Minerva Nave
3 Leroy Keys. Jennie Gunter and Nannie Melton
4 Letitia Keys. Edward Gunter and Jackson Tyner
5 Lydia Keys* John King


6 George Washington Keys*


7 Thomas Jefferson Keys*

A55. Samuel Riley, a White man, married Gu-lu-sti-yu and Ni-go-di-geyu. They were sisters and belonged to the Long Hair clan.

A45. David Carter born in 1807. Married Jennie Riley, born in 1817. He was elected Judge of Tahlequah District in 1 841. Elected Senator from the same district in 1842. He was a Justice of the Supreme Court and also Superintendent of Education from 1836 to 1845. Resigned these to become Editor of the Cherokee Advocate, was Chief Justice of the Cherokee Nation from 1851 to 1854 and was later a Justice of the Supreme Court. He died on February 1, 1867 and his wife died on March 1, 1867.

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MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2012

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