12 October 2011
Two Stones-Two Dates of Birth
The stone with Riley and his wife (shown below) provides the same information, except that it indicates he was born in 1825.
Riley's "solo" stone could be considered primary information on his date of death, assuming that it was erected closely to the time he died. It could still be incorrect--remember that classification as either primary or secondary does not indicate that the information is accurate.
The "joint" stone, probably erected after Nancy's death, would contain primary information on her death, but not on Riley's as it was erected thirty years after his death.
Riley also has a military stone--giving him three stones in the same cemetery.
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