Generation No. 2
6. MARTHA2 NICHOLS (MASON1) was born Jun 1845 in Michigan and died Apr 1903 near Marcellus, Cass Co., MI. She is the daughter of Mason Nichols and Elizabeth Ward. She married JAMES W RILEY, August 13, 1865. He was born Aug 1843 in Pennsylvania and died in 1918.
More About MARTHA NICHOLS:
Age at death: About 58 years
Cause of death: Dropsy
Census 1: 03 Oct 1850, Volina Twp., Cass Co., Mi., #369, age 5
Census 2: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus Twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #68, age 34
Census 3: 1910, Volinia Twp., Cass Co., Mi., age 51, married 5 yrs.
More About JAMES W RILEY:
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Volinia Twp., Cass Co., MI
Census: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #68, HH age 36
Notes for JAMES W RILEY:
DEPOSITION of James W. Riley
Page 27, Deposition F
Case of Charles N. Nichols,
Claim: Pension for an Invalid, Certificate #387762
Date: April 28, 1900
I am 56 years of age; my post-office address is Marcellus, Michigan. I am a farmer. I served in Co. E. 42nd Mi., Infantry. I enlisted in August 1861, and was discharged June 28, 1865.
I have known Charles N. Nichols ever since I was a boy. We all lived in this same neighborhood and I married his sister August 13, 1865.
Oh yes, I saw Nichols a good many times in the Army. We were not brigaded together but were in the same Army. I will never forget about him being wounded in the Army at Stone River. It was a scalp wound and I went over where he was, as I knew him. He was bleeding pretty freely. Further than that I do not know of any disability he suffered from while he was in the Army.
When I first came home from the army, I lived in this town of Volina, with my sister, about five or six miles west of here. After I was married, I lived with my sister until spring and then we went to housekeeping about one and one half miles west of here, I lived there for one and one half years. And then we moved to Dowagiac, Mich. and stayed less than a year. Then we came back to Volina about six miles southwest of here and lived there two or three years. Then we moved to Fish Lake near Wakelee, and lived there a year. Then we moved into Marcellus Township, near Elijah Hike's. Nichols lived on Elijah Hike's farm all the time after the war, until he went up north to Fife Lake ...
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April, 1900, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to the deponent before signing.
Signed: H.L. Roethe, Special Examiner
Children of MARTHA NICHOLS and JAMES RILEY are:
21. i.EMMA3 RILEY, b. Abt. 1867 in Michigan.
More About EMMA RILEY:
Census: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #68, age 13
22.ii.GEORGE E RILEY, b. 30 Aug 1868, Volinia Twp., Cass Co., MI. He married Maud Wyman.
More About GEORGE RILEY:
Census: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #68, age 11
Children of George and Maud Riley: Donald Wyman, b. 24 Dec 1895, MI; Erma O, b. Aug 1899, MI, George H, b. abt 1902
23. iii. JAMES EDWARD RILEY, b. 28 May 1871; d. 08 Nov 1871
24. iv. IDA L RILEY, b. 02 Oct 1872, Volinia, Cass Co., MI
25.v. ADA RILEY, b. Abt. 1873.
More About ADA RILEY:
Census: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #68, age 7
26. vi.FRED J RILEY, b. 8 Jul 1875, Michigan; d. 1952, Michigan. He married Eva O unknown.
More About FRED RILEY:
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Volinia Twp., MI
Census 1: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED#68, age 4
Census 2: 1910, Porter Twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #170, Sh#8, HH (age 34)
Children of Fred and Eva Riley: Doris M, b. abt 1903; Bert R, b 20 Aug 1904 MI d. 14 Aug 1965; Pauline b. abt 1907.
27 vii.ERMA O RILEY, b. 23 Jun 1878, Marcellus, Cass Co., MI
More About ERMA RILEY:
Census 1: 07 Jun 1880, Marcellus twp., Cass Co., Mi., ED #68, age 2
Census 2: 1900, Volinia, Cass Co., Mi., (age 21) single
28. viii. CHARLES ALBERT RILEY, b. 09 Dec 1880, Marcellus, Cass Co., MI
More About CHARLES A RILEY:
Census: 1900, Volinia, Cass Co., Mi., (age 19) single
29. viiii. ELSIE C RILEY, b. 09 Dec 1883, Marcellus Twp., Cass Co., MI; d. 19 Nov 1884, Cass Co., MI
More About ELSIE RILEY:
Age at death: 11 mos. 8 days
Burial: Nov 1884, Rosehill Cemetery, Volinia Twp., Cass Co., MI
30. x. MINNIE RILEY, b. Sep 1887, Michigan