Becky, I just read your post. The only information I have on Rial before he came to MO is his marriage in Roane, TN to Celia Johnston 03 Nov 1831. Marriage bond posted by Rial Silvey and Valentine Cunningham. Also he acquired 50 acres of land from Peter Johnston in same county 30 Jan 1833. Was your great grandfather Joseph Herman Silvey the son of Martin Silvey and Nancy Evaline Roe and was he md. to Elizabeth Ritchie?
Laura McCabe (great granddaughter of Laura E. Silvey; 2nd great gr.dau of James Rial (Riley) Silvey;
3rd gr grand dau of Rial Silvey 1808)