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Ephraim Adams (b. abt 1789 in PA)/Elizabeth Ann Riley (b. abt 1793 in Westmoreland, PA)

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Ephraim Adams (b. abt 1789 in PA)/Elizabeth Ann Riley (b. abt 1793 in Westmoreland, PA)

Posted: 1231263802000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1377638702000
Ephraim Adams and Elizabeth Ann Riley (aka: "Reilly") were married 2 Sep 1813 in Nicholas County, Kentucky. I believe Elizabeth was one of two children born of John Riley Jr. (b. abt 1760/d. 22 Apr 1838) and Mary Straham (b. abt 1765/d. Jan 1816) (m. 1785 in Berks County PA) and had 10 children, one of whom was my GGG Grandfather: Ephraim Whitney (6 Oct 1825).

The family left Nicholas County, Kentucky abt 1839 and settled in Hampton, Rock Island County, Illinois.

Ephraim stayed in Hampton for awhile (1850 & 1860 Census) but I can find no death or burial info and can find no subsequent info on him after the 1860 Census. I have seen a date of death for Elizabeth as 8 May 1858 in Rock Island County, IL, but I cannot confirm...however, she is not present with Ephraim in the 1860 Census.

My two big question(s) (right now...) are:
1.) Might anyone have any further info on Ephraim, such as siblings, his death, and/or burial info?

2. Can anyone confirm the parents of Ephraim? I've seen info about an Elijah (b. 1722/d. 21 Jan 1799) and a Hannah Blair (b.1725/d. 1788), both of Bedford County, PA, as Ephraim's parents but that info would put Elijah at abt 67 years of age when Ephraim was born and Hannah would have died a year prior to Ephraim's birth. So, I'm thinking there's a generation in-between?

Any help, info, or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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