A labor of love and dedication to better know and understand our ancestor. Dedicated to all those who are descendents of a true American. Novels are written, movies produced, but none come close to the actual history and trials endured by the people who inspired such tales of adventure.
Riley is my great grandfather. My Mothers, fathers, father. For most of my life I have wondered about him, what his life was like, where he went, and what he did. We all knew him as William R. Thomas and that is why the story was like tracking a ghost. It wasn't until records became more available through internet research that the truth started to come out. A story that can't be hidden and must be told.