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The RISTON/WRISTON/WRISTEN Genealogy

 

The information here comes from many people, and many sources. I have "found" the RISTON surname, (not those with the "W"), in and from Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and England. I believe mine are those from England and perhaps Scotland. Of course, the spelling of the surname, from family to family, and throughout generations, has changed from RISTON, to WRISTON, and WRISTEN. There are other spellings, (i.e., Ristine, Reston, Ryston, Risten, Risteen, and others) that  are on census records and other sources. These variations are probably due to the fact that early on, the Ristons couldnít read or write and the county clerks, or church personnel probably spelled the surname as they saw fit. Regardless, my contention is that almost ALL surname spellings are probably related in one way or another.

Further research, of course, is necessary. The first part is from my own research and that which others have sent me. In particular, I want to thank Sophie F., Barbara E., Cecil W., Debbie M., and Charlie M.

If there are mistakes, AND I KNOW THERE ARE PLENTY (some deliberately just so people will "set me straight!!"), PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! I will correct them right away! :) If the typeset is too small, let me know and I'll change it. There is a lot of information on this surname. It covers 6 pages. Have a good time.

 FAMILY GROUP #1 Earliest known RISTON (to me)

                 1.  Jeffery RISTON  1666-1695..Virginia Land Grants and Abstracts, Vol.12 Nugent, Nell Marion, "Cavaliers and Pioneers and Abstracts of VA Land Grants and Patents." Indexed by Claudia Grundman. Richmond, VA. VA State Library, 1977. Page 23.

THERE IS A JOHN RISTON OF BALTIMORE CO. WHO HAD PROPERTY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PATAPSCO AND IS LISTED  THE 1692 TAXABLE "GROUP" AT THAT TIME.

 FAMILY GROUP #2  Earliest known in Maryland (from Charlie Morgan)

                1.  Edward RISTON  b. abt 1700 (perhaps earlier?)  d. abt. 24 March 1749/1750  Baltimore Co.,
                                MD (MD Wills Book 1 page 471. Will dated 10 Feb 1748-49)) He owned 200 acres of
                                Turkey Cock Hall in 1750. He left all his land to his daughter Anne.  We know he was
                                in Baltimore by 1712.
                        +  Johanna UNKNOWN buried 10 Jan 1723.  Edward and Johanna sold 100 acres, part of 
                                "Bettyís Adventure" to John Gardner at some point.
                        +  Eleanor NEAL  (unknown dates)  Married Feb. 1723
                        +  Rachel (Unknown)
                                2.  Sarah RISTON  b. 1 Dec 1724
                                2.  Henry RISTON  b. 18 Sept 1735
                                2.  Anne RISTON  b. 4 Sept. 1736  d.  24 Jan 1971 at Garrison Forest, Baltimore Co.,
                                        MS. (there is one source that said she died on 17 June 1882 in MD.) 
                                     + Thomas JOHNSON  b. abt. 1706 Baltimore, MD.  Married 1752  Baltimore Co.,
                                                 MD.  d. 24 Jan 1791 Garrison Forest, Baltimore. 
                                         3.  Rinaldo  JOHNSON  b. about 1753
                                         3.  Horatio  JOHNSON  b. 1756
                                         3.  Rachel  JOHNSON  b. 1758
                                                +  (Unknown) WOODS
                                         3.  Mary  JOHNSON  b. 1760   d. in Sept of 1821.  She had a "negro man" named
                                                        Carrollton, a "negro girl" named Mary, and a "negro woman" named 

                                                        Darkey.   They became "free" upon Mary Johnsonís death.  She is 
                                                        buried at Pleasant Green Cemetery "ďalongside her parents".  She also 
                                                        had a "friend" named Joseph JAMISON who, along with her son, 
                                                        Caecilius, was the Executor of her will.  
                                                +  Adam JAMISON  (1st Lt.) (Unknown dates)
                                                    4.  Caeciluis C. JAMISON  (unknown dates)
                                                          + (Unknown)
                                                                5.  Mason JAMISON  (unknown dates)
                                                +  Samuel GOLDWAITH(E)/GOLDTHWAIT
                                         3.  Elizabeth  JOHNSON  b. 1762
                                                +  John Hopkins FOX  Married 2 Dec 1794
                                                   4.  Ann Augusta FOX (unknown dates)
                                                        +  John SPERRY    Married in 1818
                                                            5.  Elizabeth Emily SPERRY (unknown dates)
                                         3.  Thomas  JOHNSON  b. 1764
                                         3.  William JOHNSON  b. 1766
                                         3.  Caecilius  JOHNSON b. 1768
                                         3.  Ann JOHNSON  b. 1770
                                                + (Unknown) OWINGS (Unknown dates)
                                         3.  John JOHNSON  b. 1772
                                2.  Zecariah/Zachariah RISTON  b. 10 Dec. 1744
                                     + (Unknown)
                                          3.  Zachariah RISTON  b. 1763  d. before 10 Sept 1819 (this MAY be the
                                                Zachariah who was an apprentice runaway at age 19)
                                              +  (Unknown)
                                                    4.  Ann RISTON
                                                         +  Samuel GARDINER  married 14 July 1818 Anne Arundel Co., MD
                                                    4.  Rebecca RISTON
                                                         +  Thomas REDMOND  married 2 March 1818 Anne Arundel Co., MD
                                                    4.  Rachel RISTON b. between 1800-1805  MD   d. 1872
                                                         +  John TYDINGS  b. 25 Mar 1798  d. 30 Jan 1843.  Married 28 Sept 1818
                                                                           
Anne Arundel Co., MD.  He is the son of Richard TYDINGS
                                                                            and Frances ATWELL    
                                                                5.  Ann Rebecca TYDINGS  b. abt 1819, Baltimore Co., MD.
                                                                     +  James STALLINGS  b. abt 1817  MD. Married 27 Sept 1839
                                                                                Anne Arundel Co., MD.
                                                                5.  Zachariah TYDINGS  b. abt 1820 MD  d. bef 1875
                                                                     +  Elizabeth DUVALL  b. abt 1846  Married 31 Aug 1860 Anne
                                                                                Arundel Co., MD.  
                                                                5.  Richard TYDINGS  b. 25 Dec 1822  d. 12 Jan 1866 Anne Arundel
                                                                                 Co., MD.  
                                                                5.  Henry V. TYDINGS  b. 24 Sept 1826  Anne Arundel Co., MD.
   
                                                           15 Dec 1911 Anne Arundel Co., MD. 
                                                                     +  Margaret A. STINCHCOMB  b. 1 Feb 1827  MD  d. 7 Oct 1878
                                                                                 
Married 1 Feb 1849 Anne Arundel Co., MD.   
                                                                     +  Eleanor Jane FOREMAN  b. 2 Feb 1838  d. 24 Feb 1906
                                                                                 
Married after 1873   
                                                                5.  Elizabeth TYDINGS  b. abt 1828
                                                                5.  Horatio TYDINGS  b. Sept 1828  MD  d. 15 Aug 1903  Baltimore,
                                                                                  Baltimore Co., MD.  
                                                                     +  Henrietta Rebecca STINCHCOMB  b. abt 1828  d. abt 1872
                                                                                 
Married 9 Sept 1850 Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.  
                                                                     +  Jenny G. WILLIAMS b. May 1858  MD  d. aft 1900 Baltimore,
                                                                                    Baltimore Co., MD  Married 20 Feb 1874 Anne Arundel
                                                                                    Co., MD   
                                                                5.  Thomas TYDINGS b. 9 Mar 1833 MD d. 16 Nov 1900 Baltimore,
                                                                                     Baltimore Co., MD  
                                                                     +  Theresa Rebecca SEFTON  b. 15 Dec 1838  d. 16 Sept 1883
                                                                                    
Married 13 Dec 1855 St. Margaretís, Anne Arundel
                                                                                     Co., MD    
                                                                     +  Emma A. DAME  b. 1850  d. 1926  Married 11 Oct 1884
                                                                5.  John Lewis TYDINGS  b. abt 1835 MD  d. abt 1899
                                                                     +  Laura C. ROBINSON  b. 1839  d. 1923 
                                                                5.  Elijah TYDINGS  b. abt 1838  MD
                                                          +  Richard TYDINGS  b. abt 1790  d. 19 Sept 1858  Anne Arundel Co.
                                                                            MD.  He is the son of Richard TYDINGS and Sarah
                                                                            UNKNOWN.  Married 7 Oct 1848     
                                                                5.  John K. TYDINGS  b. 1850
                                                                5.  Sally TYDINGS  b. betw 1851-1854  Anne Arundel Co., MD.
                                2.  Caturah RISTON  b. 10 Oct 1745 in Baltimore, MD
                           + Rinaldo MONK (Rachelís 2nd husband after Edwardís death)

A MARY RISTON MARRIED ISAAC SAMPSON 17 APRIL, 1747

 FAMILY GROUP #3:  An Edward RISTON came to Baltimore, MD from England in 1772.

FAMILY GROUP #4:  Brothers JAMES, JOHN, and JOSEPH RISTON came to South Carolina in 1769 from England

FAMILY GROUP #5:  Thomas RISTON  d. 1775  married Unknown and had daughters DIANH RISTON and CHOLE RISTON.  The only "Chole" I have ever seen was a Chloe Seenotes RISTON b. abt 1760, unknown death.  She married Joseph McCLUNG on 7 Oct 1783 in Baltimore, MD.  Joseph was born on 20 May 1763 in Ireland.  He died in 1825. His father was Robert McCLUNG who was born in Ireland and died aboard a ship. Robert married an unknown in Ireland and had Samuel, William, Thomas and, of course, Joseph. Robertís father was another Robert born in Scotland (mother unknown).  Chloe and Joseph had the following children:

                2.  Rebecca McCLUNG  b. 12 Aug 1784  d. 1856
                      +  James BILLINGSLEA  (unknown dates)
                      +  Lawson CUDDY (unknown dates)
                2.  Rachel McCLUNG  b. 15 May 1786 
                2.  Robert McCLUNG  b. 26 July 1787
                       +  Bell PAINE
                            3.  Ephraim PAINE (unknown dates)
                            3.  Webster PAINE  d. 1856
                2.  Joseph McCLUNG  b. 27 Apr 1789
                       +  Charity HARE  married 1815
                           3.  John McCLUNG (unknown dates)
                           3.  James McCLUNG  (unknown dates)
                2.  Mary McCLUNG  b. 1 July 1791 
                      +  James WILSON  (unknown dates)
                2.  Samuel Frances McCLUNG  b. 13 Apr 1793  in MD  d. 1860
                      +  Polly UNKNOWN (unknown dates)
                      +  Susan HARE  (unknown dates)
                          3.  Joseph McCLUNG  (all children unknown dates)
                          3.  Chole McCLUNG b. 4 Nov 1827  d. 19 Jan 1900
                                 +  Joseph McCLUNG  (unknown dates)  This is her cousin.  Married 15 June 1848.
                                     4.  Thomas McCLUNG (unknown dates)
                                     4.  William McCLUNG    (")
                                     4.  Mary McCLUNG        (")
                                     4.  Eddie McCLUNG     (")
                                     4.  Margaret McCLUNG   (")
                                     4.  George McCLUNG    (")
                                     4.  (Unknown name) Twin McCLUNG   (")
                                     4.  (Unknown name) Twin McCLUNG   (")
                                     4.  Jennie McCLUNG    (")
                          3.  Frances McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Rebecca McCLUNG (")
                          3.  John McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Mary McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Charity McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Elizabeth McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Libbie McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Rachel McCLUNG (")
                          3.  Sarah McCLUNG (")
                      +  Polly (Unknown)  (unknown dates)
                2.  Margaret McCLUNG  b. 8 Jun 1795
                2.  Thomas McCLUNG  b. 19 Oct 1799  d. 1832
                      +  Margaret POCOCK  (unknown dates)
                          3.  Elizabeth McCLUNG  (all children unknown dates)
                          3.  Mary McCLUNG
                          3.  Chole McCLUNG
                          3.  Joseph P. McCLUNG  b. 16 Nov 1823  d. 17 Apr 1900. This is the one who married
                                    Chole (Samuelís daughter above), his cousin. They married on 15 June 1848.  
                          3.  Daniel McCLUNG
                          3.  Robert McCLUNG
                2.  Elizabeth McCLUNG  b. 6 March 1801
                     +  (Unknown) HILL
 
FAMILY GROUP #6:  Abraham RISTON  b. 1760  d. 6 March 1818 MD.  Buried in the Riston Family Plot on a farm in Little Oxmead, White Hall P.O. Box. (Married Susannah HUGES? 29 Oct 1790 in Baltimore, MD?)

FAMILY GROUP #7:  Jesse RISTON  b. 1798  d. 8 March 1818 Baltimore,  MD. Buried in the Riston Family plot as above. (Is this the Jesse RISTON who married Sophia C. PAYNE on 20 May 1814 in Baltimore, MD?)

FAMILY GROUP #8:  Abraham RISTON  b. abt 1798  MD. (Son of Abraham RISTON who married Susannah HUGHES?)

FAMILY GROUP #9:  John RISTON  b. 1791  d. 27 Feb 1818 Baltimore, MD
                                                 +  Elizabeth PARRISH  (her father was Edward PARRISH)  MD.  Buried in
                                                            the Riston Family plot as above in  #7. 

FAMILY GROUP #10:  William M. RISTON (unknown dates)
                                                + Elizabeth FULLER  married 2 Aug 1821 Baltimore, MD.

FAMILY GROUP #11:  1.  John H. RISTON  b. 1798  d. 14 Dec 1858 Alexandria, Arlington Co.
                                                      + Unknown
                                                         2.  Octavia RISTON  b. 1827  d. 11 Sept 1855 Alexandria (I am confused
about this one as mother is listed as M.E. MEADE, and father as Thomas or Theodore MEADE.  She also had a sister named CECILIA who married a CHARLES COX).

FAMILY GROUP #12:  Granderson RISTON married an Angie HUDSON on 18 Dec 1883 in Washington, Mississippi.

FAMILY GROUP #13:  On 8 July 1885, a George LIPSCOMB (Col.) died in Rockbridge Co., VA.  He is listed as the son of  R.K. RISTON and E.RISTON. The term mining was used in the obit.  He was born in Fairfax Co., VA and married Laura V. WILLS b. in Rockbridge, the daughter of Willis and S. WILLS. V. W. Wheeler officiated the wedding.

FAMILY GROUP #14:  A John RISTON placed a newspaper item in the Maryland Gazatte (1727-1761) which states, "John Riston, of the North Side of Severn, says his wife, Mary Riston, left him, and he will not pay her debts".  26 Mar 1761

FAMILY GROUP #15:  There is an Edward RISTON who married a Suzannah LONG in 1722 at St. Johnís Church, Broad Creek, in the Piscataway area, Prince Georgeís Co., MD

FAMILY GROUP #16:  In the 1859 census record of Hancock Co., IL, there is a Clairborne WRISTON age 29 born in VA.  His wife was Elizabeth (unknown) age 27 born in VA.  Children were William A. WRISTON age 8 born VA, James E. WRISTON age 7 b. VA, Emmet C. WRISTON age 5 b. IL and John R. WRISTON age 3 b. IL.  (Is this THOMAS CLAIRBORNE WRISTON?)

FAMILY GROUP #17:  An Alexander RISTON?? (This could be actually Alexander RISTON CRIBBS, the son of Margaret RISTON and Marcellus CRIBBS.)

FAMILY GROUP #18:  A Phillip RISTEN, Private Charles Co., MD Muster Rolls.  There is also a Phillip RISTEN in the 1777 ďAĒ list of Capt. William Winterís Company of Militia. 

FAMILY GROUP #19:  There is a PRESTON RISTON who married a Mary (?) or Margaret (?) HODGE. At some point they lived or moved to Tennessee.  A daughter Martha RISTON was born in 1832 in TN. She died in KY in 1891. She may be the one who married a Dr. COOK.

FAMILY GROUP #20:  An Elizabeth (Betsy) KEATON RISTON married a James ALDERSON in West Virginia.  He was born about 1788 in Monroe Co., Alderson, WVA.  He died in 1870.  His father was Thomas ALDERSON and his mother was Sarah BOND (SMITHSON?).  Their children were:  
                          1.  Cassie ALDERSON  b. 1781 in Summers Co., Lick Creek, WVA, 
                                  2.  Sidney Elizabeth ALDERSON  b. 1783 Summers Co., Lick Creek, WVA.
                                        +  Curtis Gallatin ALDERSON  unknown dates
                                            Martha Jane ALDERSON  "
                                            Mary F. ALDERSON   "
                                            James C. ALDERSON  "
                                            Sarah M.  ALDERSON   "
                                            Thomas D. ALDERSON  "
                                            Elizabeth S. ALDERSON  "
                                            Charles L. ALDERSON  "
                                            Unknown ALDERSON  "
                                            William L. ALDERSON  "
                                            Virginia A. ALDERSON  " 
                                  3.  Elizabeth  (Betty)  ALDERSON  b. 1785 in Summers Co., Lick Creek, WVA.
                                 
4.  Franklin Bond ALDERSON  b. 1811 Monroe Co., Alderson, WVA
                                        +  Margaret M. WARREN unknown dates
                                            Adora Alice ALDERSON  "
                                            Margaret ALDERSON   "
                                            Franklin Bond ALDERSON  "
                                        +  Jane RAMBO  "
                                            Charles Harris ALDERSON   "
                                        +  Judy BRAGG     "
                                        +  Susan ROOKSTOOL     "
                                            Mary Jane ALDERSON   "
                                            Elisabeth F. ALDERSON   "
                                  5.  Ankey ALDERSON  b. 1813  Summers Co., Lick Creek, WVA
                                        +  Robert MILLER  unknown dates
                                            Alexander MILLER      "
                                            Luisa MILLER    "
                                            Robert MILLER   "
                                            Oliver MILLER   "
                                            John C. MILLER    "
                                            Martha MILLER   "
                                            Isabel MILLER  "
                                  6.  Sarah ALDERSON  b. 1821  Summers Co., Clayton, WVA
                                  7.  Margaret ALDERSON  b. 1823  Summers Co., Lick Creek, WVA
                                  8.  Thomas ALDERSON  unknown dates
                                  9.  James Harvey ALDERSON  unknown dates
                                       +  Mary Mansell TAYLOR  unknown dates
                                            Sarah Elizabeth ALDERSON   "
                                            Jesse James ALDERSON    "
                                            Lewis Allen ALDERSON    "
                                            George Franklin ALDERSON   "
                                            William M. ALDERSON    "
                                            Mary Margaret ALDERSON   "
                                            John Marshall ALDERSON   "
                                            Alfred Taylor ALDERSON  "
                                            Martha Jane ALDERSON   "

FAMILY GROUP #21:  (From the Index to Parish Register 1797-1878 of St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, MD.) 

A Dennis RISTON is listed as the father of Dennis Washington RISTON  b. 24 Sept 1819, baptised on 23 May 1820.  Is he a son of Zadock (1756-1839) and perhaps a brother to Zadock (1794-1818)???  There is also a Rachel RISTON listed in this index with a son James OTHO THOMPSON RISTON, b. 4 Oct 1905, baptised 25 May 1806.  His father was John THOMPSON.

   
                     
 
FAMILY GROUP #22:  THIS IS WHERE I BELIEVE MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BEGINS

 1.  John Henry Clifford (unknown birth)   d. 1767 in Maryland
    +  Rachel (Unknown)  married about 1754.  Sometime after 1767, she married a RISTON.
        2.  Zadock (Clifford) RISTON  b. 1754 Ė 1764 Prince Georgeís Co., MD.(LDS)  NOTE #1
                +  Elizabeth Bartley/Bartlett  b. abt 1756  d. 26 Mar 1839 married 7 Jan 1786 Prince Georgeís Co.
                    3.  Benjamin RISTON  b. 1787  d. 1852  moved to Fairfax Co., VA. 
                         +  Elizabeth MULLICAN (?)  married 29 Dec 1821
                                4.  Benjamin RISTON  b. abt 1827
                                     +  Ellen JAVINS (?) married 9 Jan 1845
                                         5.  Richard B. RISTON  b. abt 1850
                                         5.  James B. RISTON b. 1852  d. 3 Oct 1869
                                4.  John RISTON  b. abt 1829 in MD
                                4.  Bazile E. RISTON  b. abt 1835  MD (?)
                                4.  George W. RISTON  b. abt 1837 in MD
                                     +  Unknown
                                          5.  Mary Harriett RISTON (unknown dates)
                                               +  John DeLaVan BRYANT  b. abt. 1811 in Philadelphia, the son of Rev.
                                                         William Bryant and (Unknown) DeLaVan.  He died in 1877.  They
                                                          married 1857. He was a physician,  author, and editor.   
                                4.  James S. RISTON  (unknown dates)  buried on 12 Apr 1876 at Methodist
                                                Episcopal Cemetery, 2930 Frederick RD., MD
                                     +  Mary E. WHITEMORE (?)  married 13 Jan 1853 buried at above
                                          5.  Elizabeth C. RISTON  b. 1854  d. 1 Feb 1855 buried at above
                                          5.  Virginia RISTON  interred 23 Nov 1869 at above
                                          5.  Mary E. RISTON interred 10 Jan 1876 at above
                                          5.  Laura L. RISTON  interred 5 Jan 1876 at above

NOTES ON OTHER RISTONS BURIED AT METHODIST EPISCOPAL CEMETERY LINKED HERE (#2)

                                 4.  Mary Ann (?) RISTON
                                 4.  Zedock RISTON
                    3.  Mary Ann (Jane?) RISTON
                          +  Jacob GROVES  married 22 July 1813
                    3.  Cassandra RISTON b. 1788
                          +  Thomas KING  married 29 Mar 1823
                    3.  Zad(d)ock (Jr.) RISTON  b. 1789 or 13 Oct 1794 (?)  d. before 26 Mar 1839
                           +  Mary Ann KING  married 18 May 1818
                                4.  Basil RISTON  b. 14 Feb 1821
                                      +  Elizabeth BRADLEY
                                           5.  Bazil E. RISTON  b. 1834  d. 11 July 1852  Alexandria (?)
                                           5.  James S. RISTON  b. 1833  d. 13 Apr 1876
                                4.  10 other children (WHO ARE THE OTHER 10 CHILDREN?)
                     3.  Elizabeth RISTON  b. 1790-1792  d. before 1839
                           +  Archibald HUGHES  married 1 Feb 1811
                     3.  (James?) Henry Bartley RISTON  b. abt 1792 (The LDS has him ďChristenedĒ on 23 May
                                    1820 at St. Johnís Parish, Prince Georgeís Co., MD. Father is Zadock).  He writes
                                    that "an uncle Basil went to Upper Canada in 1812.  
                              +  Rebecca WHITE  d. before 1884
                                4.  William RISTON  b.  unknown  d. before 1884  (went through Norfolk in 1833..he
                                            was a shipís baker to Bermuda).  His name could have been William George.
                                            After he left for Norfolk, neither his mother nor brother heard from him. 
                                4.  Henry Bartley RISTON (Jr?) b. 29 Mar 1814  d. after 1884 (lived in
                                            Alexandria) (It makes more sense to think the LDS means that this is the
                                            person Christened on 23 May 1820 at St. Johnís Parish, Prince Georgeís Co.,
                                            MD not the one in #3)
                                4.  James RISTON  married a Rachel Unknown and lived in Spottswood, NJ.
                                4.  Dennis W. RISTON b.(approx) 1817 MD d. unk
                                     + Nancy J. (Unknown)
                                        5. Ester H. b. 1847 PA
                                        5. Agness J. b. 1850 PA
                                        5. Alexanania (Alexander? Marked as M in 1870 census) (?) b. 1852 PA
  
                                     5. Sarah b. 1857 PA
                                        5. Martha H. b. 1859 PA
                                        5. Mary b. 1861 PA
                                        5. Margret J. b. 1864 PA
                                        (5.  Dennis Washington RISTON) I do not know if this is a son of his or not!!
                                             + (Unknown) YOUNG (daughter of John YOUNG and E. BRADY of PA ???) 
                                4.  Mary Ann RISTON  (unknown dates)  lived on Knight, West of Davisí Grocery
                                          A man named YOUNG was a clerk at this store.
                                4.  Benjamin K. (?) RISTON  b. 181 (?)  d. before 1884
                                     +  Ellen JAVINS (?)  b. 1820   married 24 Dec 1847 in Arlington VA or  9 Jan 1845
                                         5.  James B. RISTON  b. 1852  d. 3 Oct 1869
                                         5.  Richard B. RISTON  b. 1850
   
                      4.   TWINS DELANEY RISTON and SOPHIA RISTON  b. about 1813. ?????  (Here?)
                                       They were baptised on 23 May 1820 along with (James) Henry Bartley RISTON.

NOTE #3  On the 1841 Alexandria Census
NOTE #4  On the 1850 Census with Benjamin RISTON and Benjamin K. RISTON
NOTE #5   On Obituaries in the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper

                             4.  JOHN HENRY RISTON (my great great grandfather)  b. 4 Aug 1817  in MD.  d. 21
                                                Mar 1900 in Chicago
                                     +  RACHEL ANNE WILLIAMS  (daughter of Thomas WILLIAMS of VA)  b. 22
                                                Mar 1822 in VA  d. 8 July 1897  in Chicago   Married 26 Nov 1839 in DC.
                                                  One source states that a John H. RISTON married a Miss YOUNG in East
                                                  Brady, PA.  This is not my family.  This same source indicates that
                                                  all of the family died in 1884 except a Henry and Dennis.  
                                         5.  Ann Rebecca RISTON  b. 18 Nov 1840  unknown death
                                         5.  VIRGINIA RISTON (my great grandmother)  d. 31 Aug 1843  in Alexandria
                                                   
d.  30 July 1908 in Chicago
                                             +  Peter LYNCH  b. 20 Jan 1828-1832 Mullingar, Ireland (came to America
                                                        sometime in 1843..to Baltimore, MD)  d.  24 Oct 1895  in Chicago
                                                       
Married 13 June 1861    SEE THE LYNCH GENEALOGY PAGE
                                                                8 children.
                                        5.  Dennis W. RISTON  b. 16 Nov 1845  d. 27 May 1863  age 17 years, 6 months,
                                                         and 11 days.  Son of John Henry and Rachel Anne RISTON.  (Buried at
                                                         Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery. Alexandria, downtown,
                                                         one of a cluster around the Alexandria National Cemetery.  I think it is
                                                         Alexandria VA ? now?)  
                                        5.  Aurelia (Amelia??) RISTON  b. 29 Oct 1848
                                               +  Charles LEAKE  (son of Nathan and Ann L. LEAKE)  He was a Corporal
                                                            with the 1st DC Volunteers.  They married on 11 Aug 1863.  He must
                                                            have died. She was only 15 years old.
                                               +  Dallas BIGGS  (unknown dates)  married 10 Sept 1867 (She was 19 years old)
                                        5.  Annie RISTON  b. 3 July 1851
                                               +  John JAVINS  married 9 July 1867 (She was 16 years old)
                                               +  Joseph E. CHAPMAN  married 22 Sept 1870 (She was 19 years old)
                                        5.  Winifred RISTON  b. 11 June 1854   d. in Chicago
                                               +  Charles G. BLUM  married 2 June 1873
                                                    2 sons (Frederick and George)
                                        5.  James Duncan RISTON  b. 21 Dec 1857 VA d. 13 Oct., 1935 Bremen, Cook Co., IL.
                                        5.  Ella RISTON  b. 18 Oct 1859   d. 13 Jan 1863
                                        5.  Charles RISTON  b. 18 Apr 1864  VA
                                                +  Mary OLSON  b. abt. 1865 married 13 Apr 1887 in Chicago, Illinois
                                                            (She has been shown on census records to have been born in
                                                             Norway.)         
                                                     6.  
William RISTON  b. 14 Sept 1889 IL   d.   Oct 1955  Chicago., IL
                                                           +  Marion MCLELLAN (MCCLELLAN)  b. 1892 (?)  d. 1934 
                                                                7.  William Charles RISTON  b. 30 Sept 1909  Chicago  d. abt. 1961
                                                                      +  Lillian MARSHALL  b. 5 May 1908  d.  9 Nov 1994 Sarasota
                                                                                    FLA. 
                                                                            8.  Unknown RISTON  (unknown dates)   
                                                                            8.  RISTON  private
                                                                        +  Unknown
                                                                            8.  RISTON  private
                                                              7.  Lawrence RISTON  b. 13 June 1915 Chicago, IL.  d. 29 Dec 1997
                                                                           He is listed in the 1920 Illinois census as Lawrence)
                                                                    +  Unknown
                                                                        8.  RISTON  (Unknown dates)  
                                                              7.  Evelyn RISTON  b. 19 Aug 1916 Chicago, IL  d. June 1995
                                                                    +  POKORNY  (unknown dates)  
                                                    6.  Harry (Henry) RISTON b. abt. 1892 IL  They lived at 2020 Erie in the
                                                                    1920 census for Chicago, IL.
                                                         +  Jessie (unknown)  b. abt 1894 in Michigan
                                                             7.  RISTON b. abt 1915
                                                             7.  RISTON  b. abt 1917
                                                             7.  RISTON  b. abt 1919 
                                                    6.  Fred RISTON b. 27 Feb 1896  IL  d. Nov 1969 Watseka, Iroquis Co., IL
                                                         +  Carrie WEINSATTLE (?)  
                                                             7.  Raymond RISTON  unknown birth / death
                                                                  +  Bettie LEPPARD  unknown birth / death
                                                                      8.  RISTON  private
                                                                      8.  RISTON  private
                                                                      8.  RISTON  private
                                                                      8.  RISTON  private
                                                                      8.  RISTON  private
                                                                            +  Private
                                                                      8. RISTON  private
                                                    6.  Walter RISTON  b. abt. 1897
                                                    6.  Myrtle RISTON  b. abt 1901  (her nickname was "Plummy")
                                                    6.  Viola RISTON  b. abt 1906   (In the 1920 census for Chicago, IL., Myrtle
                                                         and Viola were enumerated with Mary age 53 with one "roomer".  The
                                                         address was 3003 Madison.  Charles is NOT with her.
                  3.  Dennis RISTON  b. 1797  b. before 26 Mar 1839
                      +  Mary Ann KING  (unknown dates)
                          4.  Dennis Washington RISTON (Christening 23 May 1820 St. Johnís, Prince Georgeís
                                        Co., MD. LDS) ???
                          4.  James Thomas RISTON  (Christening 12 Dec 1822  St. Johnís Parish, Prince Georgeís
                                        Co., MD. LDS) ???
          2.  Elisha (Clifford) RISTON  b. abt 1755  d. Apr 1816 Pond River, Christian Co., KY. OR 6 Sept
                        1836 NOTE (#6)   (I do not believe that 1836 is the right year at all.)
           +  Aminta ALBEE/ALBEY/ALBYmarried 11 Jan 1779 St. Paulís Church at Baden, Prince Georgeís
                          Co., MD. (The Baltimore Co. Church Records/Norris Harris Register of St. Paulís Vol. #27 has Elisha married to                            Alminta ALBY on 12 Jan 1779 by Rev. Gantt in Prince Georges Co., MD.) A sister, Ann, married Thomas HIGDON on                            10 June 1797 and a brother, Walter, married an Elizabeth SMIOTH on 26 Feb 1783.
          
+  Sarah Ann MAYOH/MAYO  b. 1 July 1762 in Chatham, Surry Co., NC.(one record states she
                         was born in Anne Arundel Co., MD)  d. 23 Nov 1859 in Christian Co., KY married 6/9 Feb
                         1790 at St. Johnís Episcopal Parish, at Broadcreek (Oxon) Prince Georgeís Co., MD.
                         NOTE #7  The church is located near Fort Washington and across the Potomac River
                         from Mt. Vernon.  Sarah Ann is believed to be a niece of George Washington.  In a diary
                         of his, he mentions, "Mayo and daughter Miss Ann had spent the night".   Her death
                         certificate is from Hopkinsville, KY and lists her father as Joseph MAYO.


              

                   
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