From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Riley, Clay

(born: 1862  -  died: 1898) 

Clay Riley was a jockey from Kentucky. He died in Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 1898 [source: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Death Certificates Index and Return of a Death in the City of Philadelphia, Physician's Certificate #5710]. Riley was married and lived at 224 Randolph Street. He was buried at the Alms House Cemetery in Philadelphia. Riley may have been from Bourbon County; he lived at the home of A. W. Bedford in 1880 and was employed as a servant [source: U. S. Census].

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