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RISTON GENEALOGY

CHILDREN OF ELISHA RISTON AND SARAH MAYO

  3.  John Henry (Clifford) or RISTON/ WRISTON  b.  25  Nov 1790 and died after 24 July
                         1860 in Cache Co., Utah., and was buried before 25 Dec 1860.  (Changed surname to
                         CLIFFORD in 1855. He said this was his fatherís correct surname.)  In 1817, John
                         RISTON bought 200 acres of land on the Pond River.  In 1819, he bought another 250 on
                         the west fork of the river.  He also owned many other parcels of land including 2 tracts in
                         the town called Fork of the Little River that is now known as North Fork.  Pond River is a
                         small stream that runs through the city of Hopkinsville.  These tracts were not bought
                         until 1835.  In 1839, he was no longer listed on tax records of Christian Co.  He moved the
                         family to Madison Co., IL to be near friends and relatives who were already there.  He
                         went to Nauvoo, IL first and then moved to Council Bluffs, IA.  He arrived there on 10
                         July 1846.  John and Elizabeth were "endowed" to the Mormon church on 29 Oct
                         1855.         
                    +  Elizabeth PRICE  b. 9 June 1795/6 in New Hope, Chatham Co., NC.  Married 10 Nov 1813
                                    in Christian Co., KY.  She died after 1 June 1870 in Providence, Cache, Utah. (She
                                    was the daughter of Archibald PRICE b. about 1770 in MD and Matilda BERRY.)
                                    Married on 9 Nov 1813 in Christian Co, KY (?) NOTES ON ELIZABETH'S
                                    SIBLINGS #8  She was baptized in the Mormon faith in Sept of 1844.  Archibald
                                    dies abt 1823 in Christian Co., KY.  She was born about 1777.  He was born abt
                                    1765 or sooner.       
                                    4.  Martha CLIFFORD or WRISTON b. 30 Nov 1814 in Pond River Farm, Christian
                                                Co., KY.  She died on 21 Oct 1897 in Weston, Oneida (Now Franklin)
                                                IDAHO.  She is buried in Weston, Onieda, ID.  She and her mother and 6 of
                                                the youngest children of John and Elizabeth were baptized in the Mormon
                                                faith in Feb of 1845.      
                                    +  William McGINNIS before 19 Aug 1835 in Christian, KY. He was born about
                                             1810 in Christian, KY.
   
                         +  Andrew REDD on 19 Aug 1835 in Christian, KY. (?)
                                    +  William Cox DEES b. 11 Dec 1821 Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL d. 21 Oct 1906
                                                     in Weston, Franklin Co., ID.  He was buried on 24 Oct 1906 in Weston, 
                                                     Franklin Co., ID. He was the son of Levi DEES and Mary VINYARD.
                                                    
Married 1 Apr 1837 Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY.
                                        5.  John Franklin DEES  b. 15 Jan 1847 Middelton, Holt Co., MO  d. 8 Dec 1919
                                             +  Ada Margaret CLIFFORD  (unknown dates)  Married 15 Jan 1873
                                                        Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY (?)
                                        5.  Levi Cox DEES  b. 30 Mar 1841 Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL  d. 8 Dec 1919.
                                        5.  Mary Elizabeth DEES  b. 22 Mar 1843  Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY.  Died
                                                        in Weston, Franklin Co., ID
   
                            5.  Marietta DEES  b. 1 June 1858 Payson, Sanpete Co., UT  d. 1927 Malad City,
                                                         Oneida Co., ID.  Married to unknown in 1875 in Westpreussen,
                                                         Franklin Co., ID. 
                                        5.  Sarah Jane DEES  b. 12 Jan 1854 (12 Apr 1855?)  Brigham City, Box Co., UT  d.
                                                          20 Apr 1876 in Westpreussen, Franklin Co., ID.  Married 1874 in
                                                          Brigham City, Box Co., UT
                                            +  David LAPRAY  unknown dates  Married 1874  Brigham City, Box Elder Co,
                                                            UT.
                                       5.  Martha Jane DEES  b. 17 Nov 1852 (or 18 Nov 1853?) Brigham City, Box Elder
                                                            Co., UT.  d. 12 July 1932 Westpreussen/Weston, Franklin Co., ID.
                                                           
Married  on 8 June 1870 in Bengley/ Yorks (?)  
                                             +  William COBURN  unknown dates
                                        5.  Nancy Adaline DEES  b. 24 Oct 1846  Atchinson, Hutchinson Co., MO  d. 23
                                                      Feb 1910  Manchester, ID
                                              +  Charles WRIGHT  unknown dates. Married 1862 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake
                                                            Co, UT.
                                        5.  Etta DEES  b. 1856  Brigham City, Box Elder Co., UT.
                                              +  Charles Loren MARSTON  unknown dates. Married 1878 in Brigham City, 
                                                                Box Elder Co., UT
                                         5.  Suzzie DEES  b. 1857 Brigham City, Box Elder Co., UT.
                                             +  Levi GARRETT  unknown dates  Married 1879 Brigham City, Box Elder Co.,
                                                        UT.
                                        5.  William DEES  b. 1851 Staunton, Macoupin Co., IL.
                              4.  Elihu WRISTON (CLIFFORD) b. 10 Dec 1815 in Pond River Farm, Christian Co., KY
                                                   
d. 22 Dec 1815 in Christian Co., KY.
                             4.  Elisha WRISTON (CLIFFORD)  b. 20 Oct 1816 in Pond River Farm, Christian Co.,
                                                     KY   d. 7 July 1850 in Crossing the, Plains (?) 
                                     +  Deborah CAMPBELL  b. 26 July 1830 in Hornby Twp., Steuben, NY.  She died 
                                                       26 Mar 1901 in Chester, Fremont Co., ID. She is buried on Wilford, 
                                                        Fremont  Co., ID. She was the daughter of Benoni CAMPBELL and 
                                                        Mary LEONARD.  Elisha and Deborah married about 1844.
                                           5.  Harriet Malissa CLIFFORD  b. 23 Dec 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL.  d. 24
                                                       July 1934 Teton, Fremont Co., ID.   Married to unknown on 22 March
                                                       1876.
                             4.  Tillman Berry CLIFFORD or WRISTON  b. 20 Feb 1820 in Pond River Farm,
                                                     Christian Co., KY  d. 4 Mar 1903 in Chester, Fremont Co., ID and buried 7
                                                     Mar 1903 in Wilford, Fremont Co., ID.
                                     + Hulda Henrietta CAMPBELL b. 16 July 1827-1835 in Hornby Twp., or Hector, 
                                                     NY. She died on 23 May 1911 in North Ogden, Weber Co., UTAH and
                                                     was buried  on 29 May 1911 in North Ogden City Cemetery,  Weber Co.,
                                                     UT. They married on 10 Sept 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. 
                                                    
They divorced.  She was the daughter of Benoni CAMPBELL and Mary
                                                     LEONARD.  Other sources state the he married BOTH Hulda and
                                                     Deborah on 29 Nov 1851.  In Feb 1855, both John Price and Tillman had
                                                     their wives "sealed" to them under the Clifford name.  On Oct 29, 1855,
                                                     John Price, Franklin G., and Leander had their parents and wives "sealed'
                                                     to them.  All the family members were baptized under the WRISTON
                                                     name but on 5 June, 1885, Tillman was baptized.  Census records show
                                                     them with the WRISTON surname, but in 1860 they used the CLIFFORD
                                                     surname.
                                        +  Deborah CAMPBELL (wife of Elisha above). They married on 20 Nov 1851.
                              4.  John Price Philip CLIFFORD or WRISTON b. 13 Apr 1823 in Pond River Farm,
                                             Christian CO., KY  d. 4 Mar 1899 in Mound Valley, Bannock (Now Franklin
                                             Co.) ID and was buried on  4 Mar 1899 in Mound Valley, Bannock (Now 
                                              Franklin  Co.) ID.  He joined the Mormon Battalion in 1846.  It was when he
                                              was married at the Endowment House in Salt Lake City that Brigham Young
                                              advised him to never use the name Riston again, as his real name was
                                              Clifford.  In the battalion, he was John P. CLIFFORD but the monument to
                                              the Mormon Battalion lists him as John WRISTON.  He is buried in Gentile
                                              Valley (Mound Fort), ID.  He joined the battalion in Council Bluffs, IA.  He
                                              and his brother, Isaac, went to Mexico on 20 July 1846.  They marched until
                                               Jan 1847.  John then went to Pueblo, CO., then back to Utah.  He grew
                                               potatoes in Utah but he was a surveyor by trade and practiced this in Utah
                                               and ID.  John was baptized on 16 Feb 1845 in IL by James Olive.  He was in
                                               Nauvoo in 1845 but left with most others in 1846.  He "wintered" in CO and
                                               arrived in the "Valley" in Capt. Brown's detachment on 29 July, 1847.  He
                                               lived among Native American people and spoke Shoshone, Blackfoot and
                                               Bannock acting as an interpreter.  He then was the President of the Indian
                                               Mission in the north in 1859.  He located in Cache Valley in 1859 and moved
                                               to Gentile Valley around 1880.  He was known as a Clifford but took the
                                               name, WRISTON though his real name was Clifford.  John and Mary Lois
                                              lived in Box Elder in 1853.  
 
                                     +  Mary Lois VAN LEUVEN  b. 25 May 1834 in Loughboro, Addington Co., (Now
                                                Franklin Co.) Ontario.  She died 10 Dec 1919 in Preston, Franklin Co., ID and
                                                was buried on 12 Dec 1919 in Treasureton, Franklin Co., ID.  They married
                                                on 25 May 1852 in Loughboro, Addington Co. (now Frontenac), Ontario,
                                                Canada. She was the daughter of Ransom VAN LEUVEN and Lucinda
                                                HARVEY.   Ransom was born on 25 Apr 1810 in Gananogue, Ontario, 
                                                Canada.  Lucinda was born on 12 Aug 1812 in Jefferson, Lorraine Co., NY.
                                                (The name of the area in Canada is spelled LaBorough.  I used the spelling
                                                 from the first source. Also, some sources have her death as 10 Dec 1919.)
                                                Her grandfather was John VAN LEUVEN who married a Mary Ann
                                                PULVER.
  
                                                Her father was John PULVER and her mother was Mary Ann SPENCER. 
                                                John's father was Benjamin VAN LEUVEN who had married Elizabeth
                                                KNICKERBOCKER.  Benjamin was born or christened on 15 Feb 1747 in
                                                Germantown, New York.  Mary Ann PULVER crossed the plains with her
                                                son and died on 7 Apr 1861.  She is buried in San Bernardino, CA.)
                                                Her family is descended from the BOGARTS and KNICKERBOCKERS who
                                                were "gentry" that settled in New York in the 1600s.  Marriage
                                                A record states that Mary Lois and John Price were married in North Ogden
                                                Utah.  She was blessed before the death of Joseph Smith by him and she
                                                John were "sealed" in the Endowment house by President Brigham Young
                                                on 8 Feb 1855.
                                                    5.  Mary ELLEN CLIFFORD  b. 7 June 1854 in Brigham City 
                                                    5.  John Price CLIFFORD, Jr.  b. 1 Sept 1856
                                                    5.  Rose CLIFFORD  unknown dates
                                                         +  Unknown SANT  unknown dates
                             4.  Isaac Newton CLIFFORD or WRISTON  b. 4 Jan 1825 in Pond River Farm, 
                                                 Christian  Co., KY  d. 6 July 1852 in Brigham City Fort, Box Elder Co., UT 
                                                 and was buried in Brigham City Fort, Box Elder Co., UT. (May have died in 
                                                 North Ogden, Weber Co., UT)   Joined the Mormon Battalion along with
                                                 his brother, John.  Their names are on a monument under the name of
                                                 WRISTON.  Isaac was killed in Brigham City, Utah, the result of a blow
                                                 to  head by a man who was angry at Isaac and another boy for having their
                                                 dogs fight ("harmlessly").  The stranger hit Isaac in the head with a stick.
                                                 Isaac was known as "Nute".    He is buried near the Fort out there.       
                            4.  Franklin Green CLIFFORD or WRISTON  b. 3 Nov 1827 in Pond River Farm,
                                                 Christian Co., KY  d. 6 Apr 1902 in North Ogden, Weber Co., UT and was
                                                 buried on 9 Apr 1902  in City Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber Co., UT.
                                      +  Jerusha CAMPBELL  b. 22 Feb 1831 in Catlin, Tioga Co., NY  d. 3 July 1850 in
                                                   Missouri.  They married on 10 May 1849 in Holt Co., MO. She was the
                                                   daughter of Joel CAMPBELL and Mercy Miranda HILL.   
                                     +  Rosetta CAMPBELL  b. 28 Jan 1832 in Harrisville, Tioga Co., NY  d. 19 Apr 1911
                                                     in North Ogden, Weber Co., UT and was buried in Apr 1911 in City
                                                    Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber Co., UT.  They married on 10 Oct 1850 in
                                                    Bountiful, Davis Co., UT. She was the daughter of Joel CAMPBELL and
                                                    Mercy Miranda HILL.   
                                     +  Leora Marge Ann Talmage CAMPBELL (Mrs.)  b. 5 Aug 1844 in Bainbridge,
                                                    Chenango Co., NY  d. 26 July 1910 in Ogden, Weber Co., UT and was
                                                    buried on 28 July 1910 in City Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber Co., UT.
                                                   
They married on 24 Apr 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. She was
                                                    the daughter of John Tunis TALMAGE/TALMADGE and Betsy Eva
                                                    COSS.
                           4.  Benjamin Rush CLIFFORD or WRISTON  b. 11 June 1832 in Pond River Farm,
                                                    Christian Co., KY  d. 25 Mar 1899 in Milleville, Cache Co., UT and was
                                                    buried on 28 Mar 1899 in Milleville, Cache Co., UT.  
                                     +  Henrietta LEMMON  b. 19 Sept 1851 in Parawan, Iron Co., UT. They married on
                                                    25 July 1868 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. She was the daughter of
                                                    James William LEMMON and Rosanna Vanclate AVERY.  
                                     +  Susannah Allen GRIFFIN  b. 4 Oct 1844 in Walsall, Stafford, England.  She was
                                                    christened on 27 Oct 1844 at St. Mathew, Walsall, Stafford, England. She
                                                    died on 5 Oct 1896 in Paradise, Cache Co., UT and was buried on 7 Oct
                                                    1896 in Millville, Cache Co., UT.  They married on 14 Sept 1875 in Salt
                                                    Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. She was the daughter of Henry GRIFFIN and
                                                    Maria ALLEN.      
                           4.  William Henry WRISTON  b. 11 Aug 1834 in Pond River Farm, Christian Co., KY
                                                   
d. about 1855 Chester, Fremont Co., ID.    
                                +  Susannah GRIFFIN  unknown dates. Married 14 Sept 1855 Salt Lake City, Salt
                                                    Lake Co., UT. (?)
                           4.  Leander Holeman CLIFFORD b. 4 Sept 1837 in Pond River Farm, Christian Co., KY
                                                   
d. 24 Feb 1875 in Malad, Oneida Co., ID and was buried on 27 Feb 1875 in
                                                         Mendon, Cache Co., UT.   
                                +  Adah MATHIAS  b. 12 Aug 1836 in Abergevily, Armrth, South Wales. She was
                                                    christened on 25 Sept 1836 and died on 2 Apr 1861 in Brigham City, Box
                                                    Elder Co., UT and buried on 5 Apr 1861 in Providence, Cache Co., UT.
                                                    They married on 29 Oct 1854 (may have been 14 Feb 1875 ?) in Old Fort
                                                    Brigham, Box Elder Co., UT. She was the daughter of Thomas MATHIAS
                                                    and Margaret WILLIAMS.  Her first name is also spelled Ada.  They were
                                                    first couple to marry at the "Old Fort" in the winter of 1853-1854

                                 +  Esther NEESLER b. 6 Oct 1843 in Alstetten, Zurich, Switzerland  d. 14 June 1889.
                                                   
They married in 1864. She was the daughter of Jacob NEESER and Reguli
                                                    LAUBI.   
                3.  Henrietta RISTON/ WRISTON  b. 4 June 1793 in Christian Co., KY (Some records say
                                    she was born in the District of Columbia.) d. 28 Feb 1860 in Christian Co., KY 
                                    and buried in the Davis Family Cemetery in Christian Co., KY.  
                     +  Clement DAVIS  b. 3 Mar 1778 in South Carolina  d. 3 Dec 1845 in Christian Co., KY and
                                    buried in the Davis Cemetery near Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY.  They married
                                    (22?)25 May 1823 in Christian Co., KY   
                          4.  Earle Washington DAVIS  b. 1825 Christian Co., KY.  d. in Christian Co., KY
                               +  Mary ADKINS  b. 1826 in KY  They married on 18 Jan 1844 in Hopkins, KY.
                         4.  Franklin Green DAVIS  b. 12 Mar 1827 in Christian Co., KY  d. 2 June 1908 in Christian
                                        Co., KY
                                +  Elvira ADKINS  b. 1829 in KY.  They married on 29 July 1845 in Hopkins, KY.
                                +  Margaret V. JOHNSON  (unknown dates)  Married on 25 Oct 1864 in Christian Co.,
                                         KY.
                          4.  Martin Clay DAVIS  b. 3 July 1829 Christian Co., KY  d. in Christian Co., KY.
                                +  Caroline TINSLEY  d. 13 Apr 1882. They married on 17 May 1855 in Christian Co.,
                                         KY.
                                +  Elizabeth CAMPBELL  (unknown dates) Married on 15 June 1884 in Christian Co.,
 .                                       KY
                          4.  Wade Hampton DAVIS  b. abt 1832  Christian Co., KY  d. in West Port, Lowndes Co.,
                                         Mississippi.
                                +  Mary Louisa YOUNG (unknown dates)  Married on 5 Oct 1858 in Christian Co., KY
                          4.  Leander Roberts DAVIS  b. abt 1834 in Christian Co., KY.  d. Christian Co., KY.
                                +  Elizabeth Ann MECHAM (unknown dates). They married on 30 Dec 1858 in
                                             Christian Co., KY.
                                +  Margaret A. CAMPBELL (unknown dates).  They married on 31 Oct 1882 in
                                             Christian Co., KY.
                          4.  (Unknown female) DAVIS  b. abt 1836 and d. 1836 in Christian Co., KY
                          4.  George L. Necomb  b. aft 1837  (adopted?) 
                                              
                                   
                                                    
                                                     
                                      

 

 

 

  

 

 

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