I am trying to help my 90 year old mother to finish her mission in life, to find her grandfather's parents.
The one thing we know is at 19 John Riley enlisted at Galvaston, Tx in Mann Rgmt Texas Cavalry and on the enlistment papers, he listed he was from Colorado County, Tx. This would make him born about 1842. He was captured in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After his release, he married Mary Magdalene Kesterson in 1866 and was living in Pike Co, Ar. He later moved to Hempstead Co, Ar.
Anyone with information to share would be appreciated.