Leo here in Omaha. Leo,Leo,George Grover,William Riley, Absulum. We are probablly related to John B Elledge who was from Joeseph 1777 Jacob 1743, Joeseph 1705, Joeseph 1680.He lived in Troy Doniphan Co KS the same time as Absolum.I assume Absolum was his nephew.Absolum was born I bet In TN not IN as in the census, probally a typo.This is in keeping with Mary Mcbrien wife of Absolum(most common spelling of E. TN McBriens) being born in E. TN as recorded in the census.
The name William Riley comes from a Applachian Folk song of that title from West NC.Google William Riley & you can actually hear the love song being sung.Wilkes Co NC is where are Eledges come from.This is in keeping with my Aunt Esther b 1912 telling me we were from the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.
Our line then migrated to E. TN where the Eledges and McBriens probabally knew each other.
Also my father Leo told me we had Cherokee blood.His Grandmother Deliah Harris he though was part Cherokee.I have a picture of her, she could be but more likely from the John B Elledge line since he was a soldier on the Trail of Tears migration of Cherokee to Oklahoma.Jane Baldwin and others married to Elledge are listed in C.Sniders book as being full blooded Cherokee, most notebally Thomas Elledge related to John B Elledge.
When I have time i will email Cynthia Snider.Go to page 568 Vol II of Elledges out front for John B Elledge entry.He owned a Liquor store/pool hall in Troy which ran in the family.John Riley worked in a saloon in Pacific Junction Ia in the 1880's.
Also many Biblical names from this line, Jacob, Isaac, Ezekiel, etc.which explains the name Absolum.
Did you ever find a Pension record for Absolum since he served in the Civil War?I have a lithograph of John B or William B Elledge( his sons) house in Troy KS.
I have tried to get a picture of Absolums unit Co. B Missouri Vol. Cavalary but no success,no success with a pension record either, both are not easy to find but may be out there I haven't been able to spend that much effort on it.
Cynthia record somtimes are not consistent. She lists Joeseph 1777 as John B father another place has a John Elledge in the same lineage as Joe Joe Jacob. John is rumored to be Absolums fathers name & this needs to be researched & nailed down.
I have a request out to get a picture of Mary McBrien mother Nancy Hatcher.