Eliphaz Riley 
- Born: 1688, , Prince George's, Maryland, USA
- Marriage: Elizabeth Burkett  in 1713 in , Prince George's, Maryland, USA
- Died: May 30, 1760 at age 72
Eliphaz ,the tavern owner
Eliphaz was born in 1689, son of Hugh and Margaret. He apparently lived in the Prince George's county area all his life. He married Elizabeth Burkett in 1714 and had ten children. He is on record as purchasing the above-mentioned Hop yard tract of land. He is on record requesting a license for an ordinary or tavern in 1750. Eliphaz is listed signing a petition for the erection of a new county from Prince George's and Frederick's, which would become known as Montgomery County. He was a member of the Reformed Church of England. In his will dated December 8, 1759, he left the Hop yard to the children of his sons James and Jeremiah. Other than these few records, there is very little known of Eliphaz.
Eliphaz, Riley b. 1689 d. 20th May, 1760 (3) Hugh Sr.(2) Miles(1)
AThe Tavern Owner@ Eliphaz, the fourth child of Hugh Sr. and Margaret, was a life-long resident of Prince George's County Maryland. His occupation, as was his fathers was that of a planter.
He is also on record as requesting a license for an a Ordinary@ or A Tavern@ in 1750. He is documented as signing a petition for the creation of a new county to be called Montgomery County@, and was known tobe a member of the Reformed Church of England. Eliphaz re-purchased the tract of land known as AThe Hop yard@, or Hog Yard@ that his father Hugh, Sr. had sold. He married Elizabeth Burkett in 1714 and had ten children: Ellinor, John, James, Mary, Samuel, Ann, Ninian , Rachel, Jeremiah, and Christian Burkett.
Following is the will of Eliphaz:
Will of Eliphaz Riley 8 Dec, 1759
30 May, 1760 To son-in-law Capt. Robert Douglas, and dau. Mary his wife, 30 A. of land being pt of tract called the Hop-Yard, including the houses where Peregrine McNess did lately live.
To daus. Rachel and Ann, remaining pt. of Hop-Yard, inclusive of 30 A. to be equallydivided between them; if they die without hrs., to fall to
James Riley (son of Jeremiah Riley), my grand-son.
To dau. Rachel, slaves.
To dau. Ann, slaves and furniture.
To grand-sons James Riley, son of John Riley, and James Riley above-
mentioned son of Jeremiah Riley, cattle.
To son John Riley, 5 lbs.
EX: Son John Riley
WIT: Edward Willett, Wm. Young, Walter Evans
One of the legatees Rachel Riley, on the 30th of May, 1760, came and said she would deliver into the hands of the ex. the above-named, all of the dec'd's. personal estate, which were in her possession.
have seen name spelled many different ways Ephious etc
Named as Ninian Riley's father in the Nancy Riley Clarke diary. THREE
VANDEREN SISTERS OF OWEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, by David C. McMurtry, 1990, cites a list of passengers of THE BON ADVENTURE, which left theport of London, England, on January 2, 1634. Passengers included a "GarrettRiley, 24," and a "Miles Riley , 20."
Eliphaz married Elizabeth Burkett  [MRIN: 6510] in 1713 in , Prince George's, Maryland, USA. (Elizabeth Burkett  was born in 1688 in , , , Scotland and died before 1759 in , , , USA.)