Riley, James, 1777-1840

Sea captain, born in Middletown, Connecticut, and became a sailor at the age of fifteen. Following the wreck of his brig Commerce in 1815 and his subsequent captivity in in North Africa, he resettled in Van Wert County, Ohio, in 1821, but resumed a seafaring life in 1831. Died at sea in 1840.

From the description of Riley's narrative : manuscript, [1817]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58775180


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