Jennie Eliza Riley, grandaughter of Ensign Mitchell & Mary Ann Riley
I'm researching my Gr-Grandmother, Jennie Eliza Riley, b. 04 Jun 1851 in Illinois.Jennie lost her parents when she was very young (~3 yrs. old) and was raised by Ensign Mitchell and her grandmother Mary Ann Riley.Jennie appears on the 1860 Fed. census with Ensign Mithchell's family as "Eliza J. Riley", aged 9, living in Edgar, Edgar, Illinois.
Jennie married my Gr-Grandfather in 1865, George Washington Miller, and ended up in Valentine, Nebraska.
Our family has no concrete information about Jennie's childhood, i.e., her parent's names (we're guessing Robert Riley and Elizabeth Gordon, but no official records are available).No photos of her.
I'm grasping at straws and asking if any Ensign Mitchell descendant would have any information about Jennie. E.g., her parents' names, any Mitchell family letters mentioning her, etc.
Any help and/or hints are much appreciated!