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Full text of "The Risley family history, including records of some of the early English Risleys' a geneaology of the descendants of Richard Risley, of Newtown (Cambridge), Massachusetts (1633), and of Hartford, Connecticut (1636); an account of the family reunion at Hartford, August 3, 1904, and a list of the founders of the commonwealth of Connectucut;"

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RISLEY FAMILY HISTORY 




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Richard (W) Risley ■ 




Erected i;\ the Citizens of Hartfuku, 

Conn., in Memorn' of the Founders 

OF THE Commonwealth of 

Connecticut, 1836. 



THE 



RISLEY FAMILY HISTORY 



INCLUDING RECORDS OF SOME OF THE EARLY 
ENGLISH RISLEYS; A GENEALOGY OF THE DE- 
SCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY, OF NEWTOWN 
(CAMBRIDGE), MASSACHUSETTS (1633), AND OF 
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (1636); AN ACCOUNT 
OF THE FAMILY REUNION AT HARTFORD, AU- 
GUST 3, 1904, AND A LIST OF THE FOUNDERS 
OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF CONNECTICUT 



BY 



EDWIN H. RISLEY 

OF UTICA, NEW YORK 





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THE GRAFTON PRESS 

GENEALOGICAL PUBLISHERS 



NEW YORK 



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COPYRIGHT, 1909, 

By EDWIN H. RISLEY 



All Rights Reserved 



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This Book is respectfully dedicated to the 
memory of the Bisleys who endured much 
both in England and America, and who 
have bequeathed to us a heritage of which 
we are justly proud and which should be 
an inspiration in the coming years to our 
descendants. 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

Preface xi 

The English Risleys 1 

The Risleys of Buckinghamshire 2 

Risley of Chetwood 2 

Temple of Stowe 7 

Risley of Risleys, Lancastershire 8 

Other Risleys of Lancastershire 17 

Risleys of Middlesexshire 26 

Risleys of Northamptonshire 29 

The Descendants of Richard Risley 31 

First Generation 33 

Second Generation 38 

Third Generation 43 

Fourth Generation 61 

Fifth Generation 67 

Sixth Generation 79 

Seventh Generation 97 

Eighth Generation 126 

Ninth Generation 162 

Tenth Generation 182 

Names of the Founders of the Commonwealth or 

Connecticut 189 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

The Risley Reunion 195 

The Family Reunion 197 

The Story of the Reunion 199 

Address of Hon, John E. Risley 200 

Address of Edwin H. Risley 201 

Address of Adna Wood Risley 222 

Address of Henry L. Love 236 

Address of Leslie L. Brewer 250 

Address of Mrs. Zada Risley Smith .... 254 

Appendix 259 

Letter from Hon. Hansom A. Risley .... 261 

Index 271 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Monument erected by the citizens of Hartford, Connecti- 
cut ; in memory of the Founders of the Common- 
wealth of Connecticut, 1836 .... Frontispiece ^ 

PAGE 

Arms of Temple of Stowe 8 

Arms of Risley of Risley 9 

Seal of Richard Risley of Risley 12 

Inscription on monument of John Risley of Risley . 14 

Arms 15 

Arms of Culchit 18 

Chetwood Risley Chapel 27 

Church at Tilton and Warfield, England; where Hooker 

was baptized Facing 190-^ 

First Church of East Hartford, Connecticut ; as it ap- 
peared in 1904 Facing 198 ^ 

Plan of Seats in East Hartford Church; organized in 

1710 221 

First Church of Hartford, Connecticut, established by 

Rev. Thomas Hooker in 1633 . . . Facing 236 ^ 

Map of Hartford, Connecticut, in 1640 250 5 



PREFACE 

It is not claimed that the record contained in this work is 
complete. 

We have aimed to continue at least one line of descent from 
each of the 3rd generation from Richard Rislej (1.) 

We do not wish to be held responsible for the accuracy of 
names, dates of births, marriages and deaths. It has been our 
endeavor to collect and tabulate accurately, so far as we 
could learn, the dates contained in this work. 

Those in the family who have erroneously spelled the name 
" Wrisley," we have corrected by using the original spelling 
" Risley." The erroneous spelling of this name began with 
one of Samuel Risley's^ sons, while the father and remaining 
sons spelled the name " Risley " as originally used. 

Those wishing to connect themselves with the family lines 
should correspond with Mrs. Alfred C. Clapp, East Windsor 
Hill, Conn., as she is corresponding secretary of the Associa- 
tion of " The Descendants of Richard Risley, (Inc.)" 

We wish to recognize the able assistance given by Mr. Albert 
E. Risley, Hartford, Conn. ; Mrs. Zada Risley Smith, Hamil- 
ton, N. Y. ; Mrs. Edwin H. Risley and Mrs. Everett E. Risley. 

Utica, N. Y., 1908. Edwin H. Risley. 



THE 
ENGLISH RISLEYS 



The Descendants of Richard Risley 



THE 
ENGLISH RISLEYS 

THE RISLEYS OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 

From " The Visitation of the County of Buckingham " by 
William Harvey, Clarencentx Rex Armorum A 8 Eliz., 1566 
(Harl M. S., 5867). Edited by Walter E. Metcalfe. Fellow 
of the Society of Antiquaries. 

RISLEY OF CHETWOOD 

Armes: Quarterly of 12, 1, argent, a fess azure between 
three crescents Gules ; 2, ermine on a chief sable a talbat passant 
argent (Modern) ; 3, chequy argent and Gules, on a bend sable, 
three mullets of the first (Bekering) ; 4, argent, a lion ram- 
pant, tail forked Gules ; 5, azure two bars and a chief argent 
(Newbold) ; 6, argent, three pellets (De La Lune) ; 7, argent 
on a bend cotised sable three mullets or (Hawten) ; 8, quar- 
terly ermine and azure, over all a cross engrailed or (Osborne) ; 

9, argent, a bend cotised sable three mullets or (Derehurst) ; 

10, argent three eagles displayed Gules a label azure (Newn- 
ham) ; 11, argent three torbeaux (Halipberk) ; 12, azure ten 
billets, four, three, two, one and a canton or charged with a 
raven proper (Blondell). 

Crest: A talbat statant Ermine colored Azure charged 
with bezants supporting with the dester pan an eschucheon. 

ROBERT RYSLEY of Hillesdon, County of Buckingham, 
Esq., mar . . . , eldest da, and one of the heirs of John Haw- 
ten of Pytsford County Northampton, Gent., and by her hath 
issue, William his eldest son and heir ; and John, second son. 



4 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

JOHN RYSLEY of Wyttleberye, County Northampton, 
Esq., second son to Robert, mar. Johan, da. of Richard Osborne 
of Kelmarsh, County Northampton; esq. late wife of Thomas 
Clarell of Lyttlestone (Lillingstone) Lovell County Oxon., 
esq., and by her hath issue. . . William his eldest son ; Marye, 
Margarett, and Jane. 

WILLIAM RYSLEY of Chetwood, County Buckingham, 
esq., son and heir to John, mar. Alyce, da. of and heir of John 
Newham of Staunton, County Northampton ; esq., and by 
her hath issue . . . William his eldest son and heir apparent, 
Margarett, mar. to Christopher Catelyn of Harrowlde, County 
Bed., Esq. 

WILLIAM RYSLEY of Chetwood, Esq., eldest son and 
heir to William mar. Johan, da. of Foulke Buttery of Lawrence 
Marston, County Northampton; Gent., and by her hath issue 
. . . Powle his eldest son and heir apparent; George, second 
son ; Elizabeth ; Mabel ; and Anne ; all three unmarried. 

RISLEY OF CHETWOOD 

(Apparently an addition to the M. S.) 

SIR RAULFE RISLEY, Kt. lived in the 32 yeare (i. e. 
1247 A. D.) of the reign of King Henry HI from 1216 to 
1273 and had issue .... Henry. 

HENRY RISLEY, son and heir to Sir Raulfe, mar. and had 
issue . . . Sir Henry. 

SIR HENRY RISLEY Kt. hved in Edward the Second's 
tyme and some part of Edward the Third's tyme (from 1307 to 
1327, and from 1327 to 1377.) .... and had issue .... 
Raulfe. 

RAULFE RISLEY, son and heir to Sir Henry, mar. the da. 

of Meryfelds (Argent a chevron sable between three 

Cornish choughs) and had issue . . . Thomas. 

THOMAS RISLEY, son and heir to Raulfe, mar. the da. 



THE ENGLISH RISLEYS O 

of Langley (poly of six Argent and Vert.) and had 

issue . . . John. 

JOHN RISLEY, son and heir to Thomas, mar. Julyan, da. 
and heir of Richard Morden. 

ROBERT RISLEY, son and heir of John, mar. Margaret 
da. and heir to Thomas Beckeringe and of Mary his wife da. 
of Richard Langforde (poly of six Or and Gules a bend Ar- 
gent), who was son and heir of Raulfe Bekeringe and of his 
wife, da. of John Cawton (Gules two bars and in chief as many 
mullets Argent), which Raulfe Bekeringe was son and heir to 
John Bekeringe and of Maude his wife, da. and one of the 
heirs of Raulfe Haveringe, and of Julyan his wife, da. and heir 
of Henry Newbolde: which Raulfe was son and heir to John 
Haveringe who was the son and heir unto Robert Haveringe, 
son and heir to Sir John Haveringe, Kt. ; which John Bekeringe 
aforesaid was son and heir to Sir Thomas Bekeringe, Kt., and 

of his wife, da. of Emeford; which Sir Thomas was 

son and heir to Sir John Bekeringe of Norton County, Noting- 
ham, Kt. : who was son and heir of Sir Thomas Bekeringe Kt., 
that lived in Edward the First's tyme; Bekeringe (chequy Ar- 
gent and Gules a bend sable for the younger house upon the 
bend three mullets argent ; Emeford beareth Or three bars 
sable, a border Ermines). Note that Raulfe Bekeringe afore- 
said had an elder brother whose name was Sir Thomas 
Bekeringe who mar. the da. and heir of Sir John Lowdham, 
Kt. (argent, a bend azure Crusily Or) which Sir Thomas 
Bekeringe had issue . . . Alyce his da. and heir mar. to Sir 
Thomas Rempston, Kt. of whom Sir Richard Stapleton is 
descended: Rempton (Argent a chevron and cinquefoil sable; 
Haveringe Argent a lion rampant the tail forked. Gules armed 
and languid azure.) 

JOHN RISLEY, son and heir of Robert Risley aforesaid, 

mar. Jane, da. and heir of DeLaLune, and had issue 

.... John, his eldest son, and Robert, second son. 

SIR JOHN RISLEY, Kt., died without issue male. 



6 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

ROBERT RISLEY, second son of John and brother and 
heir male to Sir John Risley, mar. Eleanor, da. and one of the 
heirs of Hawten, lord of Pytsford County, Northamp- 
ton, and had issue .... William, his eldest son ; John, sec- 
ond son. 

WILLIAM RISLEY, son and heir to Robert, mar. Agnes, 
dafl. to Thomas Bradshaw (argent two bars sable), and had 
issue .... Margarett, mar. to John Chauncye of Edgecolt 
County, Northampton, esq. Jane, second da., mar. to John 
Gatton. Note that Chauncye quartereth hereby, Risley, Mor- 
don, Bekeringe, Haveringe, Newbolde, Delabome, and Haw- 
ten, besides others. 

JOHN RISLEY, second son to Robert, and brother and 
heir male to the said William Risley, mar. Johan, da. of Rich- 
ard Osborne and one of the heirs of her mother, and had issue 
.... William, his eldest son, which Richard Osborne was of 
Klmesley County, Northmpton, esq., who mar. Jane, the da. 

and heir of Thomas Derehurst, who mar. Jane, da. of 

Coryle (azure, a lion rampant Argent over all a bend Gules), 
who was the son and heir of John Derehurst of Hoylecourt, 
County Gloucester, esq. 

WILLIAM RISLEY, of Chetwood, County Buckingham, 
esq,, son and heir to John, mar. Alyce, da. and one of the heirs 
of John Newnham of Staunton, County Northampton, esq., 
and of Mabel his wife, da, and heir of Robert Halisberke and 
of Alyce his wife, da. of Martin Ellys (on a cross sable, fire 
crescents Argent), which Robert was son and heir to Thomas 

Hallesberke and of his wife, the da. and heir of Oding- 

selles (Argent a fess and in chief two mullets Gules), son and 
heir to Richard Hallesberke and of Katherine his wife, the da. 
and heir to Hengher Blondell, son and heir to Henry Halles- 
berke and of his wife, the da. of Sherdelowe, son and heir 

to Thomas Hallesberke and of his wife, the da. of I^^g" 

worthe, son and heir of William Hallesberke, who mar. and 
had issue .... 



THE ENGLISH RISLEYS I 

William, his eldest son, died sans issue. 

Henry, second son, was a man of religion. 

Thomas was a Knight of the Rodes. 

John, Dean of Wells and brother to the said Richard. 

Which William Hallesberke was the son and heir. ' 

WILLIAM HALLESBERKE, that lived in the reign of 
King Edward the III (from 1327 to 1377). Note also that 
Anne, the second da. and one of the heirs of John Newnham, 
mar. to Thomas Malorye and had issue .... Robert Mal- 
orye. 

WILLIAM RISLEY of Chetwood, County Buckingham, 
esq., son and heir to William aforesaid, mar, Johan, da. of 
Foulke Buttery, alias Matanye, of County Northampton, 
gent., and had issue .... Pawle, his eldest son; George, sec- 
ond son ; Thomas, third son ; Elizabeth mar. to Thopye Chaun- 
cye of Edgecolt, County of Northampton, esq. ; Isabell, mar. to 
Thomas Heath of Shellesworth, County Oxford, esq. ; Anne, 
Frances, and Jane unmarried. 

PAUL RISLEY of Chetwoode, mar. Dorothy Temple, da. 
of John Temple of Stowe. 

TEMPLE OF STOWE. 

Apparently an addition to M. S. 

ROBERT TEMPLE of Temple Hall, in the parish of Sybs- 
den, near Wellesborough, County Leicester, lived in the reign 
of Henry III (from 1216 to 1273), and had issue .... 
William. 

After several generations : 

JOHN TEMPLE of Stowe, County Buckingham, esq., son 
and heir to Peter, mar. Susan, da. of and heir to Thomas 
Spencer of Everton, County Northampton, esq., and by her 
had issue .... Thomas, his eldest son; George, second son, 
died young ; John, third son ; Alexander, fourth son ; William, 



8 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



fifth son ; Peter, sixth son ; 
Myljcent, mar. to Edward 
Saunders of Brycksworth, 
County Northampton, esq. ; 
Dorothy, mar. to Pawle Ryse- 
ley of Chetwood, County 
Buckingham, esq. ; Catherine, 
mar. to Sir Nicholas Parker 
of Ratton, County Sussex, 
Kt. ; Suzan, mar. to Thomas 
Denton of Hillesdon, County 
Buckingham, esq. ; Mary, mar. 
to John Farmer of Marlow, 
County Buckingham, esq. 

Authority : The " Gene- 
alogist," Vol. VII, pp. 116, 
245, 250, 251, edited by 
Ge.orge W. Marshall, LL. D., Fellow of the Society of Anti- 
quaries. Publishers : George Bell and Sons, York Street, Co- 
vent Garden. London, 1883. 




RISLEY OF RISLEY, COUNTY LANCASTER 

CoTurmmicated by J. Paul Rylands, Esq., F. S. A. 

Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4, Argent an eagle sable preying 
upon an infant swaddled, Gules, banded Argent 2 and 3 [Ar- 
gent] three birds volant [Gules]. 

Crest: An oak tree sable, thereon a raven perched proper. 

Motto: Fato Prudentia Major. (Translation: "Fate is 
greater than Prudence.") 

In the visitation of Lancaster, 1665, 
Sir William Dugdale gives for arms : 
" Arg. a tree sa. with a raven perched 
thereon." 

This was the crest. 

ROBERT FITZ HUGH DE HIND- 
LEY, called also RoberiJ de Rysley, 
mar. Ellen, one of the da.'s and co- 
heirs of Gilbert de Culcheth by his wife. Lady Cecilia de 
Lathom. She had the Risley estates as her dowry. 

HENRY DE RYSLEY, eldest son of Robert de Rysley, liv- 
ing 1326, mar. Margery. 

RICHARD DE RYSLEY, second son of Robert de Rysley, 
mar. . 

JOHN FITZ RICHARD DE RISLEY (1321), son of 
Richard de Rysley. ^ 

ROBERT DE RYSLEY (son of Henry de Rysley), 1346. 
Heir to the estates of Rysley. 

HENRY DE RISLEY, son of Robert de Risley, died 1397. 
Mar. Margaret, a widow, in 1397. 




10 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

WILLIAM FITZ HENRY DE RYSLEY, eldest son of 
Henry de Rysley. In 1397 he released to his brother Nicholas 
and his heirs, all his rights to his father's lands in Risley, Cul- 
cheth, Kenyon, Croft, Lawton, Weryngton, and Penketh, ex- 
cept a messuage and 20 acres of land in Culcheth. His father 
was then living. 

NICHOLAS FITZ HENRY DE RISLEY, second son and 
heir of Henry de Risley. In 1397, his father being dead, he 
assigned to Margaret, his father's widow, as her dower, one 
third of all his lands. 

ELLEN, daughter of Henry de Risley, married to Thurstan 
de Penketh. 

KATHERINE RISLEY, daughter of William Fitz Henry 
de Risley, released to her uncle Nicholas all her right to the 
above lands. She seals with a double headed eagle displayed. 

GYBONE or GILBERT DE RISLEY, son and heir of 
Nicholas, 1454, married daughter of Richard Bold. 

(Perkin Warbeck in his proclamation against Henry VII, 
(1485) stigmatises a " Risley " as one of the King's creatures.) 

RICHARD RISLEY, son and heir of Gilbert, 1463, dead in 
1494. Married Alice, daughter of John Byrom. She remar- 
ried to Sotheworth before 1494. 

MARGARET, daughter of Gilbert, wife of John Mascy of 
Sale. 

HENRY RISLEY of Risley, oldest son and heir of Rich- 
ard Risley, 1463 to 1509. Married Margery, daughter of 
Hamon Mascy of Rixton. 

NICHOLAS, second son of Richard Risley, 1494 to 1536. 

GRACE, daughter of Richard Risley, 1480. Married to 
John Rotour. 

. ROBERT RISLEY of Risley, oldest son and heir of Henry 



THE EN GUSH RISLEYS 11 

Risley, 1494. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Hol- 
land of Denton. 

RANDAL, second son of Henry Risley, a clerk 1494 to 
1536. 

ALICE, daughter of Henry Risley, married to John, son 
of John Boydell of Lymm, County Chester. This marriage 
was confirmed by Robert Cliff, official to the Archdeacon of 
Chester, 15 February, 1504. At the time of the marriage the 
parties were aged respectively 7 and 8 years. 

RICHARD RISLEY of Risley, oldest son and heir of Rob- 
ert Risley. His guardian, Sir Thomas Botcher, granted the 
guardianship to Sir John Ireland, 20 May, 9, Henry VIII. 
Richard married Alicia, daughter and heir of Sir John Ire- 
land. She was divorced 17 June, 1536, having herself bought 
the divorce on the plea that she had married Risley during the 
lifetime of her husband, Thomas Stanley. 

JOHN RISLEY, second son of Robert Risley, brother and 
heir to Richard, died 24 April, 14 Jac. 1.: buried at Eccles. 
Married Margaret, daughter and heir to Robert Radcliffe. 
She remarried to Richard Byrom, who with her was sued by 
John, son and heir of John Risley of Eliz. 

THOMAS RISLEY, oldest son of Richard Risley, 4 Feb- 
ruary, 34 Henry VIII. 

Letters Patent of Inspexiums under the duchy seal, reciting 
that upon a trial in court it was found that John Risley, 
brother and heir to Richard Risley, and cousin and heir male 
of the Lady of Nicholas, son of Henry Risley, was the right- 
ful owner of the family estates, and that Thomas Risley was 
base born. 

JOHN RISLEY, oldest son of John Risley of Risley, heir 
to the estates, married Magdalene, daughter of John Grims- 
ditch, before 1571. 

RICHARD, second son of John Risley. Daughters : Lucy, 
Anne, Margaret, Frances and Alice. 



12 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

RICHARD RISLEY of Risley, oldest son of John Risley, 
married at Stockport, 11 September, 1593, to Anne, daughter 
of Robert Hyde of Norbury, County Chester. Died about 
1637. 

HENRY, second son of John Risley, baptized at Wimoick, 
Nov. 18, 1577; buried at Wimoick, 11 Dec, 1623. 

GEORGE, third son of John Risley. 

MARY, eldest daughter of John Risley. Married to Ed- 
ward Swansey. 

ELIZABETH, second daughter of John Risley. Married 
to John Valentine of BentclifFe. 

JOHN RISLEY of Risley, son of Richard Risley, married 

1st Elizabeth, daughter of Scrimshire of Norbury, 

County Stafford, 2d wife Eleanor, daughter of Humphreys, 
County Derby. " Mrs. Risley " buried at Wimoick, Feb. 1, 
1661-2. 

BEATRIX, oldest daughter of Richard Risley, married to 
Robert Browne of Inskip. 

MARY, second daughter of Richard Risley, married to 
Richard Whitehead of Astley. 

RICHARD, only son of John Risley and 
1st wife Elizabeth, " or infans." (Seal with 
edge cracked.) 

JOHN RISLEY of Risley, esq., son of John Risley and 
second wife Eleanor, aged 35 in 1665. Buried in linen at Wi- 
moick, July 19, 1682, as " John Risley, esq." Married Mar- 
garet, daughter of John Holcroft of Holcroft, at Newchurch, 
May 15, 1647 ; buried at Wimoick, March 23, 1675-6. 

JANE, oldest daughter of John Risley and wife Eleanor. 

ELEANOR, second daughter of John Risley and wife Elea- 
nor, baptized at Newchurch, July 7, 1631. 




THE ENGLISH RISUEYS 13 

MARTHA, third daughter of John Risley and wife Elea- 
nor, baptized at Newchurch, Jan. 22, IGS'l-S, ob. infans. 

JOHN RISLEY of Risley, esq., son of John Risley, bap- 
tized at Newchurch, Feb. 7, 1648, aged 8, at visitation in 1665 
[ :18] ; buried at Wimoick, March 30, 1676 (vitapatris), as 

" John, son of John Risley, esq." Married . Remarried 

to a daughter of Ashton, esq., before 1702. ^ 

CAPTAIN JOHN RISLEY of Risley, oldest son of John 
Risley and first wife. Baptized at Knowsley, October 26, 
1675. Died at Ormskirk, Nov. 1, and buried at Wimoick, 
Nov. 13, 1702, aged 27. O. S. P. His funeral sermon, 
preached by the Rev. Zach. Taylor, was printed in 1703, and 
is dedicated to " The Virtuous Madam Ashton, Mother to the 
late Worshipped John Risley of Risley, esq." 

MARGARET, oldest daughter of John Risley and first 
wife. Baptized at Newchurch, Apr. 11, 1673. 

SHARLOTTA or SHERLOCK, second daughter of John 
Risley and first wife. Baptized at Newchurch, March 17, 
1674. Buried at Wimoick, Jan. 15, 1674-5. 

RICHARD, second son of John Risley and second wife, 
baptized at Newchurch, Feb. 18, 1651. 

JAMES, third son of John Risley and second wife. Bap- 
tized at Newchurch, Mar. 2, 1653. Buried at Wimoick, Jan. 
16, 1654-5. 

JAMES, son of John Risley and second wife, buried at 
Wimoick, June 16, 1653. 

THOMAS, son of John Risley and second wife. Baptized 
at Newchurch, Mar. 4, 1652. " Thomas Risley of Culcheth, 
gent." Buried at Wimoick, May 21, 1716. 

ELIZABETH, daughter of John Risley and second wife. 
Married at Wimoick, May 23, 1678, to Hamlet Wood of 
Risley, gent. She died at Chester and was buried at Wimoick, 
May 26, 1736. 



14 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Children : Henry Wood (ob. infans) ; Thomas Wood, bom 
1686; Hamblet Wood, born 1688; Henry Wood, born 1690; 
Richard Risley, born 1692 ; Margaret, bom 1683. 

INSCRIPTION ON MONUMENT 




Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. An eagle preying upon a child. 
2 and 3. Three birds. 



THE ENGUSH KISLEYS 



15 



Crest: Upon an esquire's helmet a tree thereon a raven. 





THOMAS RISLEY, gentleman of Poulton Feamhead. 
Born 1588; buried at Warrington, Oct. 14, 1670, aged 82. 
[Possibly a son of Thomas, son of Richard Risley and Alicia 
Ireland.] Married Thomasin, daughter of Henry Lathom of 
Whiston, County Lancaster. Buried at Warrington, July 26, 
1681, aged 82. His tombstone reads: 

HERE LYETH THE 

BODY OF 

THOMAS RISLEY, 

WHO WAS BURIED THE 

14 DAY OF OCT. 

1670 AGED 82, 

AND OF 

THOMASIN HIS WIFE 

WHO WAS BURIED 

THE 26 DAY OF 

JULY. AGED 82 ; 

WANTING THREE 

WEEKS 

1631. 



16 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

JOHN RISLEY, oldest, son of Thomas Risley and Thom- 
asin Lathom. Born 1628, of Pembroke Coll. Oxon. Died Jan. 
14, 1661. 

THE REV. THOMAS RISLEY, A. M., second son of 
Thomas Risley and Thomasin. Born Aug. 27, 1630. Fel- 
low of Pembroke College, Oxford, Deacon and Priest, Nov. 10, 
1662. Compelled to surrender his fellowship on account of 
non-conformity, Aug. 24, 1662. Built Risley chapel about 
1707, and performed service there. Author of the " Cursed 
Family," founded upon Prov. iii :33 and Jer. 10: last verse. 
Died 1716. Buried at Risley Chapel. Married Catharine. 

THOMAS RISLEY, son and heir of the Rev. Thomas Ris- 
ley and wife Catharine. 

THE REV. JOHN RISLEY, M. A., of Glascow College, 
second son of the Rev. Thomas Risley and wife Catharine. 
Minister at Risley Chapel. Born Jan. 29, 1690. Died Sept. 

3, 1743. Buried at Risley Chapel. Married Hannah , 

who died May 29, 1730, aged 35. Buried at Risley Chapel. 

HANNAH, daughter of Rev. John Risley and wife Han- 
nah. Died Nov. 12, 1723. Buried at Risley Chapel. 

RISLEY MEMORANDA 

JOAN, widow of Sir John Risley, married Sir Chris. Ga- 
meys, Knt., before 1418. " Writ to sheriff of Landan to sum- 
mon John Rysley of Broseley in the parish of Wimoick, Gen- 
tleman, to render to Richard Broke, sergeant-at-law, John 
Roper, Edward O'Reren, Will Mariner, and John Browne, ex- 
ecutors of John Rysley, Knt., and Chris. Gameys, Knt., and 
Joan his wife, late the wife of the said Sir John Rysley, 100 
shilHngs. Sept. 12 [6 Henry V], ad 1418. 

SIR JOHN RISLEY, Knt., 7 Henry VII, 1491, was one 

of the King's feoffees in the trust of Duchy of Lancaster on 
his intending to go abroad; and in the Act of Resumption, 2 
Henry VII, chapt. 48, 1495, there is a promise that it should 



THE ENGLISH RISL£YS 17 

not prejudice Sir John Risley's grant from the King of part 
of the lands of John, Lord Zanche. 

ROBERT RISLEY of Wimoick, County Lancaster, men- 
tioned in a charter of Henry Risley " Late of " Risley, esq., 
Feb. 26, 1509. 

HENRY RISLEY, esq., of Tottenham, mentioned in one 
of the Lancaster Risley charters with reference to land in 
County Middlesex, 20 May, 1510, 25 July, M Henry VHL 
Bond from John Rysley of Warrington, Gent., and Walter 
Barnard of Est. Hatley, County Cambridge, to Symon Rys- 
ley, clerk, conditioned to be void on the surrendering a lease 
of the parsonage of Crawden which had been made to Symon's 
use. 

RICHARD RYSELEY, clerk, mentioned in a deed (3 and 
4 Ph. and M.) of John Risley of Risley, esq. 

1716 — 21 May. Thos. Risley, Culcheth, gent., buried at 
Wimoick. 

No date. John Risley of Risley gave 60 pounds to the 
poor of Colchete which no [no date] lyeth on the work house in 
Culcheth. 

John Risley of Risley left that an almshouse should be 
built for the poor of Risley Lordship, which was builded ac- 
cordingly. 

Vol. 2. New Series. Miscellane Oenealogica et Heraldica. J. J. Howard, 
page 27. 



OTHER RISLEYS OF LANCASTERSHIRE, ENGLAND 



From " Culcheth of Culcheth, County Lancaster." By J. 
Paul Rylands, F. S. A. 

Arms: 1 and 4, argent (or, or) an eagle sable preying 
upon an infant swaddled gules, banded or (Culcheth) 2 argent 
a griffin segreant azure (or sable) armed or (Culcheth) 3 
azure a hind statant (gy. lodged?) argent (Hindley). Some- 
times the griffin is borne in the 2d 
and 3d quarters. 

Crest: On a Cap of Maintenance 
a naked blackamoor standing, hold- 
ing in his dexter hand a dart all 
proper. Culcheth in Cheshire bore 
sable a griffin, saliant or, some- 
times argent (Edmondson). 

HENRY DE CULCHIT with 
Alan de Rixton and Simon de Bede- 
ford gave pledges to stand their 
trial for the murder of G. de 
Spondum, A. D. 1200 (Rot de 
Oblatis 98). 

NORMAN DE CULCHIT, son 
of Henry de Culchit. 

GILBERT DE CULCHIT, son 

of Henry de Culchit of Culchethe, 
County Lancaster, Military Tenant 
of Sir Wm. de Botiller, Baron of 
Warrington. Dead in 1275. His 
four daughters were married to the four sons of Hugh de 
Hindley and gave to their husbands the estates of Risley, Cul- 




Culcfjctf). 



THE ENGUSH RISLEYS 19 

chethe Holycroft and Peasfalong. Gilbert married Lady Ce- 
cilia de Lathom, living and a widow in 1275. It was from this 
marriage that the Culchethe, Risley and Holycroft families 
adopted the eagle and child as their arms, this quarter being 
common to all three families. 

Note: Saturday the morrow of the invention of the Holy Cross 1275, 
at Thornton. D'na Cecilia de Laton demises to Ric. de Culchit, her son- 
in-law ("generum summ" her one third of Culchit Mill which she held 
in dower for her life. And grants that her tenants should grind there 
as in Gilt, de Culchits life. Witnesses: Rot. de Presalmaric de 
Thornton, Will de Northmelis, Rott. de Yudelea, Ric. the clerk. Lord 
Rott. de Lartrom witnesses a grant from Rot. f. Rot. de Wirwlck to Ric. 
de Hindelegh (temp. Henry III or Ed.) of two borates in Lawton. The 
grantee to render homage and a pair of lion spurs or two pence. 

HUGH DE HINDLEY of Hindley, County Lancaster, had 
grants of lands in Hindley from Robt. Banastre, Lord of 
Makerfield, to whom he was military tenant ; from Wm. de 
Wythenbache, Ric. Fitz Wyon, Wm. Fitz Roger de Yues 
(Ince), and from Robt. I. Robt. de Wimoick. He married 

Beatrix . His four sons married the four daughters of 

Gilb. de Culcheth. 

Note: William de Botiller grants to Hugh de Hindley the marriage 
of the heirs of Gilbert de Culcheth. Witnesses: Lord Radulf, the chap- 
lain, Roger de Opton, Hen. Pincerua, Hen. de Lildeslay, Roger de 
Lonky, Thurston de Holland Adam de Holland, Gilt, de Sutheworth, 
John de Adsurgham, Robt. de Lawton and Robt. de Whitfield clerk. 

ROBERT FITZ HUGH DE HINDLEY, son of Hugh de 
Hindley, took the name and lands of Risley. Married Ellen 
daughter and co-heir of Gilbert de Culcheth. 

RICHARD FITZ HUGH DE HINDLEY, son of Hugh 
de Hindley, took the name and lands of Culcheth. Called 
" Ric. Culcheth the elder " in some charters. Married Mar- 
garet, daughter and co-heir of Gilbert de Culcheth. [Baine's 
Hist. Lane, says that Margaret was married to Wm. de Rad- 
cliff, who in her right was seized by Culcheth. 20 Ed. 1.] 

THOMAS FITZ HUGH DE HINDLEY, son of Hugh de 



20 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Hindley, took the name and lands of Holycroft. Married 
Joan, daughter and co-heir of Gilbert de Culcheth. 

ADAM FITZ HUGH DE HINDLEY, son of Hugh de 
Hindley, took the lands of Peasfalong, and is called Adam de 
Peasfalong in some charters. Married Beatrix, daughter and 
co-heir of Gilbert de Culcheth. 

RICHARD CULCHETH, the younger, son and heir of 
Richard Fitz Hugh de Hindley and Margaret Culcheth, mar- 
ried Cecilia, daughter of Hugh de Hindley. 21 Ed. 1. 

JOHN, son of Adam Fitz Hugh de Hindley, from whom 
whom descended as is supposed Hindley of Hindley. A seal 
of Hugh de Hindley, 6 Henry VII, exhibits a " Hind lodged " 
with foliage behind it. Married Beatrix, daughter of Adam 
Fitz Hugh de Hindley. 

GILBERT J. RIC. DE CULCHETH, son of Richard Cul- 
cheth and Cecilia de Hindley of Culcheth and Hindley. Dead 
m 1358. Married first Alice, daughter of Sir Geoff de War- 
burton, Count}' Chester. Married second, Cecilia, daughter 
of Ric. Brashaigh. Remarried to Hugh de Workesley before 
1358. Living 1369. 

RICHARD, son of Richard Culcheth and wife Cecilia, 1360. 

ROBERT J. RIC. DE CULCHETH, son of Richard Cul- 
cheth and wife Cecilia. Married Ellen, daughter of John de 
Sale, 1355. 

HUGH DE CULCHETH, son of Richard Culcheth and 
wife Cecilia. (A quo. Culcheth of Abram.'') 

GILBERT DE CULCHETH, son and heir of Gilbert and 
his wife Alice, married Joan, daughter of Adam de Ken^'on, 
1345. 

JOHN FITZ GILBERT, son of Gilbert and second wife 
Cecilia. 1345. 

WILLIAM J. GILBERT, son of Gilbert and CeciHa. 
1345. 



THE ENGLISH BISLEYS 21 

GILBERT J. GILBERT DE CULCHETH, son of Gilbert 
and Joan, aged 19 in 1365, when he publicly acknowledges his 
marriage in the church at Manchester. Dead in 1402. Mar- 
ried Katherine, daughter of Tho. de Bothe of Barton. Living 
1420. 

THURSTAN FITZ GILBERT DE CULCHETH, 1373, 
1420, son of Gilbert J. Gilbert de Culcheth and wife Kather- 
ine. Had lands in Culcheth from his father, 47 Ed. III. Mar- 
ried first Elizabeth, daughter of John de Holycroft ; marriage 
settlement dated 47 Ed. III. Married second wife, Kate, 
daughter of John Borth of Barton, his cousin. Living 3 
Henry IV, s. p. 

THOMAS FITZ GILBERT, son of Gilbert J. Gilbert de 
Culcheth and Katherine de Culcheth, 1420. Heir to his father. 
Married Alice, daughter of Adam Hulton, 8 Hen. V. He mar- 
ried secondly Katherine (Anderton), 9 Hen. VI. 

NICHOLAS, son of Gilbert, 1420. 

HENRY, son of Gilbert, 1420. 

NCHOLAS DE CULCHETH, Rector of Est. Bridge ford, 
1476, son of Thomas Fitz Gilbert de Culcheth and wife Alice. 

OLIVER CULCHETH, ESQ., brother and heir of Nich- 
olas and heir to his nephew Randolph. Died before 1512. 
Son of Thomas Fitz Gilbert and Alice de Culcheth. Married 
Douce, daughter of Gilbert Langton, esq. Afterwards mar- 
ried to James Strangewaies. Both living in 1531. 

GILBERT, son of Thos. de Culcheth. Dead in 1495. Mar- 
ried Agnes . Remarried to Ralph Langton before 1495. 

GEOFFREY CULCHETH, 1477, son of Thomas Fitz Gil- 
bert and Alice de Culcheth. Married Jennet, daughter of 
Robert Hindley. 

VIOLENTIA, daughter of Thomas Fitz Gilbert and Alice 
de Culcheth, 



^2 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

GILBERT CULCHETH, ESQ., son and heir of Oliver and 
Douce Culcheth, born circa. 1495. On Sept. 5, 1515, he gave 
bond with Robert Langley and Robert Lang-ton of Lowe Es- 
quires, to Sir Wm. Leyland, Knt., to perform the covenants 
of marriage in an indenture between himself and Sir William. 
Married first wife Margaret, daughter of John Holy croft. 
She was his wife in 1526. Married second wife Jane, daughter 
and co-heir of Guy Green of Naburn, County York. She was 
dead in 1533. By her he had lands in Naburn and in the city 
of York. She does not appear to have left issue by him. 

GEORGE, son of Oliver and Douce Culcheth, 1572. 

JOHN CULCHETH of Culcheth, gent. Dead in 1476. 
Son of Gilbert and Agnes de Culcheth. Married Parnell or 
Petronilla, daughter of Hammond Mascy of Rixton, County 
Lancaster. She remarried to Robert Kirkham. 

RANDOLPH CULCHETH, son of Gilbert and Agnes de 
Culcheth, heir to Oliver Anderton, 1476, ob. s. p., his uncle 
Oliver Culcheth succeeding as his heir. 

ELLEN, daughter of Geoffrey and Jennet and wife of Ed- 
ward Lever. 

ISABELLA, daughter of John and Parnell Culcheth. 

AGNES, 1499, daughter of John and Parnell Culcheth. 

JOHN CULCHETH of Culcheth, esq., son and heir of Gil- 
bert and Jane. Died 1594. Married Cecilia, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Southeworth of Samlesbury, Knt. Remarried to 
Thomas Chfton of Westby, esq. 

MARGARET, daughter of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret. 
Married to Geoffrey Zolybrande of Peele, gent. 

ELIZABETH, daughter of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret. 
Married to Roger Leber of Bolton, gent. 

HELEN, daughter of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret. 

ALICE, daughter of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret. 



THE ENGLISH RISLEYS 23 

ANNE, daughter of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret. 

CLEMENCE, daughter of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret. 

GILBERT, second son of Gilbert Culcheth and Margaret, 
The Wimoick reg. records in 1604 the burial of a wife of Mr. 
Gilbert Culcheth, and his own burial in 1605. 

JOHN CULCHETH of Culcheth, esq., son of John and 
Cecilia Culcheth. Died 24 Sept. 1 Car. I, 1624. Married 
Maude, daughter of John Poole of Poole, in Wirrall, County 
Chester, esq. 

THOMAS, son of John and Cecilia Culcheth. Ob. s. p. 

GILBERT, son of John and Ceciha Culcheth. Ob. s. p. 

MARY, daughter of John and Cecilia Culcheth. Married 
to John Wrineston of West Leigh, County Lancaster. He 
died 1632. 

JOHN CULCHETH of Culcheth, esq., son of John and 
Maude Culcheth. Baptized at Newchurch, Dec. 10, 1599. 
Died July 17, 1640. * Seized in tail male of the manors of 
Culcheth and Hindley and of lands there and in Ince. Ing. p. m. 
17, Cor. I. Married Jane or Christian, daughter of John 
Hawarden of Fennel St. in Farnworth, County Lancaster, in 
1618. Marriage agreement in which she is called Christian 
dated 8 Aug., 2 Jac. I. , 

JOHN CULCHETH, ESQ., son of John and Jane or Chris- 
tian, died of the wounds which he received in the wars fighting 
on the side of the King, 1647. 

THOMAS CULCHETH of Culcheth, esq., second son of 
John and Jane or Christian, baptized at Newchurch, May 5, 
1628. Aged 36 in 1664. Will dated Feb., 1683. Buried in 
his chapel at Wimoick in linen, Dec. 20, 1683. Married Anne, 

*"The family was much harrassed and severely fined by the Republican 
party during the Rebellion and for some years reduced to dependency 
upon their friends but recovered some of their property at the Restora- 
tion." 



24 THE DESCENDANTS OE RICHARD RISLEY 

daughter of James Bradshaigh of Haigh, esq., and sister of 
Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Knt. Buried at Wimoick, March 17, 
1707. 

CHARLES, third son of John and Jane or Christian Cul- 
cheth, a priest, baptized at Newchurch, April 11, 1631. 

GILBERT, fourth son of John and Jane or Christian Cul- 
cheth. Ob. infans. 

WILLIAJNl, fifth son of John and Jane or Christian Cul- 
cheth, a priest. 

MARY, daughter of John and Jane or Christian Culcheth, 
baptized at New Church, April 23, 1633. Died unmarried. 
Buried at Wimoick, Feb. 20, 1660. 

CATHERINE, daughter of John and Jane or Christian 
Culcheth, wife of Wm. Chorley of Chorley. He died, 1661. 

FRANCISCA, daughter of Thomas and Anne Culcheth, 
baptized at Wimoick, Jan, 12, 1657-8. "A Nun at Pontoise.'* 
Died, 1717, aged 59. 

ANNIE, second daughter of Thomas and Anne Culcheth. 
Baptized at Wimoick, April 6, 1661. Married to Richard 
Stanley of Eccleston, esq. 

CATHARINE, third daughter of Thomas and Anne Cul- 
cheth. Baptized at Wimock, Aug. 19, 1663. Married in 1688 
to John Trefford, of Croston, esq. She inherited the estate on 
the death of lier nephew, Thomas, and conveyed them to her 
husband. The estates are now the property of Thomas El- 
lames Withington, esq., having been purchased by his father. 

JOHN CULCHETH esq., oldest son of Thomas and Anne 
Culcheth. Baptized at Wimoick, Oct. 8, 1650, aged 13, in 
1664. Buried at Wimoick, Feb. 4, 1681-2. Married Mary, 
daughter of Hugh Dicconson of Wrightington, esq. Buried 
at Wimoick, Dec. 9, 1741. 

THOMAS, second son of Thomas and Anne Culcheth, a 
priest. Baptizd at Wimoick, April 15, 1654. 



THE ENGLISH RISLEYS 25 

JAMES, third son of Thomas and Anne Culcheth, a priest. 
Baptized at Wimoick, Dec. 3, 1665. 

JANE, daughter of Thomas and Anne Culcheth. Bap- 
tized at Wimoick, Oct. 26, 1652. 

MARY STANISBAW, daughter of Thomas and Anne 
Culcheth. Baptized at Wimoick, Dec. 8, 1654. A Nun at 
Pontoise. Died, 1704. 

THOMAS CULCHETH, ESQ., living 1725, son of John 
and Mary Culcheth. Died s. p. and buried at Wimoick, Oct. 8, 
1747, when the estate passed to his aunt, Catherine. His 
seal has upon it the arms. Quarterly 1 and 4, A. Griffin 
Segreant 2 and 3, an eagle preying upon a child. 

Married Mrs. Ann, wife of Mr. Thos. Culcheth, esq., of Cul- 
cheth. Buried July 16, 1747 (Wimoick register). 

JOHN, son of John and Mary Culcheth. 

ANNE, daughter of John and Mary Culcheth. 

MRS. MARY CULCHETH of Hindley, buried at Wimoick, 
April 7, 1659. 

GEOFFREY CULCHETH witnesses the signatures to a 
deed, Dec. 16, 1700. 

In the cemetery at Bruges is a grey marble monument hav- 
ing the following inscriptions : " This stone was erected by 
Mary Ann Culcheth as a tribute of respect and esteem to the 
memory of her late husband, John Culcheth, esq., late of Liver- 
pool, who departed this life at Bruges the 29th of January, 
1845, aged 44 years." 

This entry and several others of the Culcheth family are 
not entered as baptisms in the Wimoick re<^ister, but as 
" Births under the Newe Act." 

Vol. II. New Series. Miscellane Oenealogica et Heraldica. J. J. Howard, 
pages 209 to 213. 



RISLEYS OF MIDDLESEXSHIRE, 

ENGLAND 

From " Genealogical Gleanings in England " by Waters 
(Vol. I, p. 761): 

Will of John DeRisley of Stepney, Middlesex, Shipwright, 
2 June, 1634, proved 19 January, 1634. 

And my will and mind is that the assurance of my said free 
hold lands etc, which are to be made upon the said composition 
shall be taken in the names of my son. Ting, and of Mr. Syse 
and Gibbs and others according to a book and directions 
already drawn by my counsel to the uses specified in this, my 
will, I make the said Frances, my wife, sole executrix, and my 
friends, Thomas Wright of Ipswich and my brother, Robert 
Risley, overseer. 

From Vol. II, page 1428, of " Genealogical Gleanings in 
England " : 

Will of William Burrowes of High Holborne, Middlesex, 
Yoeman, 1 August, 1620, proved 27th January, 1620. 

Threescore pounds now remaining in the hands of Thomas 
Risley and Arthur Bromfield, esq., being steward to the Right 
Honorable Henry, Earl of Southampton. 

From a " History and Antiquities of the County of Buck- 
ingham," compiled by George Lipscourt in 1847, Vol. Ill: 

" In an inquest taken at Aylesbury, 2 Aug., 1603, it is 
Btated (page 1) that William Risley esq., died, seized of the 
manor of Barton Hartshorn, the Rectory of the church ; the 
Manor of Chetwood the advowson of Vicarage and the Rectory 
of the church of Chetwood and so forth; till these tenures 



THE ENGLISH RISLEYS 



27 



being holden of the King in Capite by the fourth part of a 
Kings fee." 

In another inquest at Aylsbury, 28 August, (4 Car I) it 
is stated that Paul Risley, esq., died seized of the Manor of 
Chetwood and Barton Hartshorn and the Rectory and advow- 




Chetwood Risley Chapel; erected 1100 a. d. 

son of the same which was holden by the King in Capite by 
the twentieth part of a King's fee. 

A RECORD OF MARRIAGES 

"Mr. Tobias Chancey and Mrs. Ehzabeth Risley, 1587." 

" William OfFey and Jane Risley, 1602." 

" Mr. George Pudsey and Ane Risley, 1624." 

" Ralph Holt esq., and Susan Risley, 1659." 

" Margaret, daughter of John and Christine Risley," 1662. 

" lonchet Chetwood esq., eldest son of John Chetwood and 

the Lady Mary, his wife, baptized at Wimoick, in Berks, 6th 

Aug., 1700." 

BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS 

" Ehzabeth, daughter of Mr. Ric. Chetwood, 11 Sept., 
1583. 

Ann, daughter of Paul Risley, 1598. 
Peter, son of Paul Risley, 1607. 
John, son of Mr. Rev. Chetwood, 1615. 
Thomas, son of Mr. Rev. Chetwood, 1620. 
John, son of Mr. Thomas Risley, 1636. 



28 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Knight, son of Mr, Valentine Chetwood and Mary, his wife, 
28th Oct., 1650." 

BURIALS 

" Jane, wife of WilHam Rislej, 1584. 

Mr. John Chetwood, 17 Aug., 1586. 

Mr. Wm. Risley, 4 Feb. 1602. 

The Lady Chetwood, M Feb., 1618. 

Mr. Paul Risley, 7 April, 1626. 

Mrs. Susan (Risley) Holt, 21 March, 1660. 

Thomas Risley, esq., 22 April, 1671. 

John Risley, esq., 27 March, 1672." 

The record states that in the " old church " the " South 
Cross Aisle " was "taken into the adjoining house of Mr. 
Risley the patron, 1582." 



RISLEYS OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, 

ENGLAND 

From " Bakers History of Northamptonshire," 1822 : 

On page 62 is a genealogy of " Risleys " as recorded in 
"Pitsford" in the Doomsday Book." (1083). 

It is stated that " Pitsford " is a Saxon word derived from 
" pitt " and " pong." The title is : 

"Hanton Risley and Shucksburg of Pitsford" (1345). 
The estate was divided in 1552 by act of Parliament YI Ed- 
ward 6." 

Arm: Hanton or on a bend sable: Cotized gules; three 
Mullets Argent : 

Arms: Risley Argent a fess azure between Crescent gules. 

Arms: Shucksburg sable, a Cheveron betAveen three Mul- 
lets Argent. 

" John Risley is first in this genealogical line " and " Will- 
iam Risley is the last in this line and is the William Risley in 
the Chetwood line in Buckinghamshire." 

For "Risley of Chetwood" see Volume VII of "The 
Genealogist " pp 245-246. 

" Miscellanea Genealogica Heraldica," by J. J. Howard, 
Vol. Ill New Series : 

" Risleys of Risley, Co. Lancaster, pp. 273 to 277. 

(" This list is very complete and shows a seal of " Richard " 
a minor. The Risleys belong to the Nobility in England. 
Every Knight was required to be a Lord.) 



THE 
DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



THE 
DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

FIRST GENERATION 

1 RICHARD RISLEY is believed to have descended from 
the Lancastershire, England, Risleys previously mentioned in 
this work. All the evidence now at hand indicates Norse 
origin of the name Risley. They were lords and knights in 
the 12th Century in England; the early name in English 
Genealogy of " Rolf " is a distinctive Norse name. They no 
doubt emigrated from Norway into Normandy, France, in 
the 8th century. The name " Risle " indicated a creek in 
Normandy, near where the Monastery of Bech was located; 
there the Normans established a great seat of learning, where 
the Duke of Normandy was first to be touched by the new 
faith. Every approach to the monastery was crowded with 
pilgrims ; monasteries multiplied in the forest glades. Kings 
sought shelter from the turmoil of the times in a little valley 
surrounded with woods of ash and elm through which a brook 
or brooklet runs down to the " Risle." By adding the final 
" y " to this name we have Risley, The appearance of 
the name Risley in the early years of the 12th century in 
England, in which titles of distinction were borne by members 
of the Risley family, is indisputable evidence that they found 
their way from Normandy, France, to England with, or fol- 
lowed William the Conqueror, who vacated and set aside nearly 
all landed titles granted by Saxon and Danish kings and gave 
their estates to his " Norman " followers. The Risleys are of 
Norman descent. 

In the Colonial records the name is erroneously spelled. Rest- 
ley, Rysley, Rissley, Rizley, Risla, Wisla, Wisley. These var- 
ious modes of spelling related to the same person whose name 
is spelled in the inventory of his estate, Risele}'^ and Risley, 



34 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

and the last spelling of this name was used by three generations 
of his descendants with a single exception. 

In lineage he was a Norman. In religion a Puritan. Born 
probably in Oxon, County Lancastershire, England, prior to 
1615, he emigrated to Massachussetts Bay Colony, Boston, 
sailing from Downs in the ship " Griffin " July 15th, 1633, in 
company with Rev. Thomas Hooker, Rev. Wm. Stone, Rev. 
John Cotton and the Hon. John Haynes. The latter Gov- 
ernor of Massachussetts Bay Colony in the years 163475, and 
of the Connecticut Colony in 1639-1641, 1643, 1645', 1649 
and 1653. The ship " Griffin " brought from England many 
of Hooker's church in Braintree, numbering more than a hun- 
dred persons. The vessel landed in Boston Harbor, Sept. 4, 
1633. Hooker and his associates located in Newtown (now 
Cambridge,) Mass., where a church had been previously erected 
to accomodate the new comers. Hooker was ordained pastor 
of the new church and Wm. Stone as teacher Oct. 25, 1633. 
The little colony thus planted was surrounded by the trouble- 
some conditions which seriously aflTected the entire population 
of Massachusetts Bay and Salem Colonies, there being a 
struggle between the church and Civil Magistrates and the 
people which resulted in the election of John Haynes as 
Governor, in 1634. 

Hooker and his parishioners seemed not to have taken part 
in the struggle; his followers obtained permission of the Gen- 
eral Court to remove to the Connecticut Valley in the winter 
of 1636. 

On May 31, 1636, the entire company turned their backs 
on the Massachusetts Bay Colony, leaving behind nothing to 
be desired and betook themselves through a trackless wilder- 
ness, on foot to the locality now occupied by the city of Hart- 
ford, reaching their destination in about a month. A treaty 
was consummated with the Indians for a tract of land em- 
braced in the present city of Hartford and the adjoining 
towns of East Manchester and East and West Hartford. The 
title of this land was taken by Mr. Samuel Stone and Mr. Wm. 
Goodwin as trustees for this Colony. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF KICHARD RISLEY 35 

Richard Risley, with the Hooker Company, was one of the 
original founders of the Commonwealth of Connecticut. Each 
male member of the Colony was given about two and one-half 
acres of the above tract of land and the balance was held in 
common. This division was made in what is now the center 
of Hartford city. By the terms of the division each man was 
required to build a house on his land within a year or forfeit his 
portion of the land to the colony. 

In the book of distribution of property in Hartford it is 
stated: " Samuel Wrislea, son of Richard Wrislea, bap. Nov. 
1, 1645. Richard Risla bap. Aug. 2, 1648." These baptisms 
occurred in the First Church of Hartford. Richard and Mary, 
his wife, lived on the east of the " Great River." 

October, 1648, Richard, sr., died at Hockanum, leaving his 
wife and three children surviving. December 7, 1648, an in- 
ventory of his estate, amounting to 135£ 5s. lOd., was filed 
in court. 

The land allotted to Richard Risley, on which he built a 
house, was located on the south side of the Little River, on 
the westerly side of a road running from George Steele's Mill 
on Little River south to the Great Swamp. This is supposed 
to be the street, which now runs through the park, east of the 
present Capitol of Connecticut and forms Lafayette Street, 
south of the Capitol grounds. At the first angle in that street 
is believed to be the location of Richard Risley's house and lot. 

In May, 1637, Richard with the other ablebodied men of the 
Colony, forty in number, under the command of Major John 
Mason of Windsor, accompanied by men from Wethersfield and 
Massachusetts Bay Colony, were forced to make war on the 
Pequot Indians at Groton, where the tribe was substantially 
annihilated. 

On January 14, 1638 (O. S.), Richard participated in the 
adoption of the " Fundamental Order," the first written Con- 
stitution known to history. 

He is known to have owned his share of the undivided lands 
of the Colony and also the following lands, which had been di- 
vided and set apart to him, viz : 



36 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

" One parcell, on which his dwelling house now standeth with 
yards and gardens beinge, contayninge by estimacon two acres 
and three rods (more or less) abbuttinge on the highway lead- 
inge from Georg Steels to the Great Swampe on the East and 
on Wm. Holtons land on the west and on Will. Andrews land on 
the south and on John Pierces land on the north. 

" One parcell of upland contayneing by estimacon two acres 
and three rods (more or less) abbuttinge on the highway lead- 
ing from Georg Steels to the Great Swampe on the east, and 
on the land now common called Rocky Hill on the west, and on 
the highway leading from the Towne over Rocky Hill toward 
the west, on the north and on Giles Smiths land on the south. 

" One parcell lyeing on the east side of the Great River con- 
tayneing by estimation four acres (more or less) abuttinge on 
the Great River on the west, and on Thomas Alcots land on 
the east and on Thomas Bunses land on the north and on John 
Moris' land on the south. 

(A parcell stricken out here Transcriber). 

" One parcell, which he received of William Holton, con- 
tayneing by estimation four acres be it more or less abutting 
on (sic) land belongeing to ye sayde Richard Rislea for a house 
lot on the east and on Wm. Blumfieldes land on the west and 
on the south and on John Bamides land on the north. 

" One parcell of upland contayneing by estimation two acres 
and one roode (be it more or less) which he received in ex- 
change for a psill contayneing by estimation two acres and 
three roodes which psill now so exchanged abutteth on Georg 
Steeles land on the east and on John Bayses land on the west 
and on the highway leadding frome the Towne to Rock Hill 
on the north." 

Richard Risley was married about 1640 to Mary , who 

was probably born in England. 

After the death of her husband, Richard, she became the 
second or third wife of Will Hill (Hills), who was also one of 
the landed proprietors of Hartford. He lived at Hockanum, 
on the east side of the " Great River," and was possessed of 
some military talent. On May 28, 1653, the General Court 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 37 

passed the following act, which constitutes the first corporate 
recognition of the territory east of the Great River. It reads 
as follows : 

" The inhabitants on the east side of the Great River are 
exempt from training with the towns on the west side this pres- 
ent time and are to meet on the east side as Will Hill (Hills) 
shall appoint, and train there together, and so continue on 
their training day until the court takes further order; and 
Will Hill (Hills) is to return the names of those who do not 
meet according appointment, as notice shall be given them." 

This act of the General Court was never repealed until the 
incorporation of the town of Glastonbury in 1690, and the 
town of East Hartford in 1794. 

The date of the death of Mary Risley Hill is probably prior 
to 1680. 

The proof of the marriage of Mary with Mr. Hill (Hills) 
is found in the inventory of Richard Risley's estate and the 
book of distribution in the Hartford clerk's office, p. 219, it 
is recorded that on Feb. 26, 1680, Thomas Bunse bought land 
of Wm. Hill in Podunk Swamp, which formerly belonged to 
Richard Risley and came to said Hill by right of his wife Mary, 
" relict of said Risley." The land was a part of the early 
undivided lands belonging to Richard Risley and others of 
Hartford. 

Richard and Mary Risley had three children: 



2 Sarah. 

3 Samuei.. 

4 Richard. 

Who after Richard's death were reared in the family of 
Wm. Hill, who married Mary Risley. 



SECOND GENERATION 

2 SARAH RISLEY (Richard^), born 1641. 

Nothing positive is known of Sarah. It is supposed, how- 
ever, that she married a Haynes of East Hartford. 

3 SAMUEL RISLEY (Richard'), born Nov. 1, 1645, died 
July 8, 1670. 

At the time of his death he was a resident of the northerly 
portion of Glastonbury known then, as now, as Naubuck. It 
is supposed that Samuel never married. The General Court 
made him a freeman in 1668. Inventory of his estate filed show- 
ing 29£. 4s. lOd. taken by Nathaniel Willet and Niccols Si- 
born. Court Records page 102, 1st Sept., 1670. Creditors 
to meet 2nd Wednesday in Nov. next. Nov. 9th, 1670, court 
granted Thomas Edwards administration on the estate and he 
was directed to pay debts so far as the estate would go. In 
the inventory it appears that Samuel owed his brother Richard 
a debt. No mention is made of a widow or children. The court 
granted Thomas Edwards a discharge. (See Court Records 
Hartford pages 102-104). 

4 RICHARD RISLEY (Richard'), born August 2, 1648. 
Married prior to 1668 probably when he and his wife were 
" admitted to full communion in the First Church of Hart- 
ford." In 1683 there is a record there, that three of their chil- 
dren were baptized in this church. Under date of May, 1687, 
it appears they had children baptized whose names are obli- 
terated. The following appears in the bapismal record: 
" Child to Richard Risley : Mary daughter to Richard Risley 
baptized April 23rd, 1693: Hannah (Anna or Anner), baptized 
April 12th, 1695." 

The defective church record and the interim of time between 
marriage and birth and baptism records may be explained by 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 39 

the fact that Richard and wife lived on the east side of the 
" Great River," south of the Hockanum river both of which 
rivers must be crossed by boats. The Highway between Hart- 
ford and East Hartford had not been constructed and the 
roadway parallel to the east side of the river was hardly opened. 

Richard was a man of some prominence in Hockanum for 
more than three quarters of a century, owing a large amount 
of real estate on which houses and farm buildings were erected. 
He was made a freeman by the General Court in 1669. He was 
elected " fence viewer " for the east side December 31st, 1687, 
again Dec. 21st, 1692; Dec. 27th, 1694; Dec. 26th, 1695, 
Dec. 23rd, 1697. 

In the Connecticut town records the name is spelled in various 
ways. 

Richard was a descendant of one of the original proprietors 
of the undivided lands east of the Great River. On July 5th, 
1731, the grant contained 4,428 acres; commissioners were 
chosen to make division of 1305 acres of this land. Richard 
was granted in this division lot No. 78 in the second tier of 
lots beginning at Windsor. Following are the bounds of this 
lot : " 77 to George Knight bounded * * * south upon Richai'd 
Risley." " 78 to Richard Risley, bounded north upon George 
Knight and south upon Arthur Smith." 

" 79 to Arthur Smith bounded north upon Richard Risley." 

The land records of Hartford show that Richard owned the 
following other real estate east of the River: 

" One parcell of land, which he bought of Mr. John Crow, 
being upland lyeing on the east side of Connecticut River and 
contains about 330 acres be it more or less. It being one mile 
and a half in length and 110 rods in breadth and is abutted 
east on the Comons, and west on the sd. Mr. Crowes land and 
north on land belonging to Mr. Wm. Westwoods heirs, and 
south on land belonging to Mr. Giles Hamlin as appears by his 
deed dated the 6th day of June, 1682, and the 14th of Janu- 
ary, 1683, acknowledged before John Allen. Assist." 

" One parcell of land, which he bought of Nathaniel Willet 
as administrator to the estate of Jeremy Adams lyeing on the 



40 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

east side of Connecticut river, which is all that piece or parcell 
of land, which did belong to the said Jeremy Adams, lyeing 
at a place comonlj called Hockanum (except 10 acres of the 
west end of the said land, which was by the sayd Jeremy Ad- 
ams engaged unto his late wife, Rebekah Adams, her natural 
life) and after her decease, during the reversion thereof to be 
and belong to the sayd Richard Risley, the whole containing 
by estimation 252 acres be it more or less abutting on Hoc- 
kanum meadow on the west, on the Comons on the east, and is 
three miles in length on Mr. Tho. Wells his land on the north 
and on land now belonging to Joseph Hills on the south, 
which formerly was Gregory Wintertons as appears by his 
deed dated 29th of Feb., 1683, and acknowledged the 8th of 
March, 1683-4, before John Tallcot, Assist." 

The two parcells above are recorded Jan. 14, 1684. 

" Whereas their hath been a controversy between Samuel 
Wells and Richard Risley both of Hartford in the Colony of 
Connecticut respecting a dividing line between the lands of 
said Wells and Risley on which their dwelling houses now stand 
at Hockanum in said Hartford." 

" One parcell of upland partt whereof he bought of Richard 
Wrislea and another part he bought of Wm. Holton and an- 
other part he bought of Ralph Keeler and another part of 
Hinnery Wackla containing by estimation 41 acres be it more 
or less abutting on John Halles land sinor. on the south and 
on George Hubberds land on the north and on the hyway on 
the east and on the west." 

" One parcell land of which he bought of Richard Rizley, 
lyeing on the east side of Connecticut River, containing by 
estimation 31 acres and 1 rod, and is 100 rod north and south 
and fifty rod east and west, and the east lyne runs north and 
south 100 rods from the east end of sayd Gaines cowyard or 
stak yard, and abuts on the sayd Rizleys land on the east, and 
on the south and on the west, and on land sometimes Mr. West- 
woods on the north as appears by his deed, dated Feb. 11th, 
1687, signed and sealed by said Richard Rizley and acknowl- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 41 

edged before John Allyn one of the Councill the same day, and 
recorded Feb. 14th, 1687." 

(Page 275). 

" One parcell Ijeing by Hockanum river, containing by esti- 
mation 30 acres, be it more or less, pt. whereof he bought of 
John Moda and another pt. of John Halles and another pt. of 
Richard Wrisla and another pt. of James Coll, abutting on a 
hyway on the east, and on Hockanum river on the west, and 
on the devident lyne between the south and north side on the 
north." 

" One certain piece or parcell of upland situate lying and 
being within the township of Hartford and on the east side 
of the Great River and is 6 acres by measure, which six acres 
of upland lyeth on the west side of a parcell of upland that the 
sayd John Bidwell bought of Edmund Oneal and joyneth to it 
and abutts east upon it and the abovesayd. Six acres of up- 
land abutts south on land of Phillip Smith, north upon land 
belonging to heirs of John Forbs, and west upon my own land 
and shall go so far west from the lands of John Bidwell that 
he bought of Edmund Oneal as shall make six acres and no 
more." 

" One measure or tract of land situate lyeing and being in 
Hartford on ye east side of Connecticut river butted and 
bounded as followeth : North on James Forbs, south on land 
belonging to Phillip Smith and John Dixsen, and partly on my 
own land, and east on land belonging to Thomas Spencer and 
Daniel Bigelow and west on Dan'l Gaines being 120 rods from 
west to east at least, and being 61 rods from north to south." 

" One certain piece or parcell of land lyeing and Being in 
the town of Hartford aforesayd being 13 Rodds in breadth 
from north to south and 11 on the east side of the Great River 
butting on Daniel Gaines his land west north and east, on sayd 
James Forbs own land and south on sayd Richard Risley's 
land for him the sayd James Forbs." 

Richard is named in the Will of Thomas Burnham Oct. 11th, 
1688, (Vol. v., p. 87-8). 



42 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Richard was named as one of the overseers in the will of 
Wilham Hills Dec, 1693, (Vol. V., p. 168-170). 

Richard was a witness to the will of Phillip Moore, sr., 16th 
of April, 1693, (Vol. V, p. 207-8). 

Richard gave a mortgage to Sarah Haynes, widow and gave 
a deed of the same property to Mary Haynes who was the wife 
of Deacon John Haynes of the First Church of East Hartford. 

Richard on March 16th, 1716, gave a deed to Jeremiah 
Risley, in which he describes himself as " senior." 

(Sec. 1 Hartford Probate Record (Mannwaring) p. 70- 
81). 

The name of Richard's wife has not been discovered. 

Their children were, dates and order of births being un- 
known. 

5. John. 

6. Samuel. 

7. Thomas ; d. in New Jersey ; no issue, sec. will. 

8. Nathaniel. 

9. Jonathan. 

10. Richard, Jr. 

11. Jeremiah. 

12. Charles; no children known. 

13. Mary; baptized April 23, 1693 (nothing known). 

14. Hannah (Anna or Anner), baptized April 12th, 

1695. 



THIRD GENERATION 

5 JOHN RISLEY {Richardr, Richard'), married Mary 
Arnold, who survived him. He was made a freeman and became 
a fence viewer in Hockanum in 1698 ; he was rate collector for 
the First Church of East Hartford for several years and oper- 
ated a ferry, which took members of the church, living east of 
the Hockanum river to the house of worship, for which the 
church at different intervals paid him sums of money. 

Richard^ deeded lands in East Hartford to his son John 
Risley as follows : " One certain piece of parcell of land situate 
lying and being in the limits of the town of Hartford aforesaid 
on the east side of the great river at a place commonly called 
Hoccanum and is sixteen rods in width next the highway and 
so to run east that width to the three mile End, which parcell 
of land is bounded east the undivided land west on a highway 
south on land belonging to the said Richard Risley north with 
land of Mr. Samuel Wells." 

(Entered Hartford Land Records Apr. 13th, 1713, Vol. 
2, p. 195). 

John died November, 1755, leaving a will, dated January, 
1753, which was admitted to Probate in Hartford September 
2nd, 1755. 

Timothy was appointed his father's executor. This will was 
witnessed by Jonathan Hills, his brother, Jonathan Risley, 
and Richard Risley, son of Samuel. 

In November, 1755, an inventory of this estate was recorded 
in Book 17, p. 198, of the Hartford Probate Records. The 
following is a copy of his will : 

" I, John Risley, of Hartford, in the County of Hartford, 
and Colony of Connecticut in New England, being well in 
health and of sound mind and memory, make and ordain this 
instrument to be my Last Will, Revoking all former Wills by 



44 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

me made. My will is that my just debts and funeral Expenses 
be well and truly paid and discharged by my Executor here- 
after mentioned. 

Item — I will give unto Mary my Well Beloved Wife the one 
third part of all my Moveable Estate to be her own forever and 
at her Dispose and the one Third Part of all my Real Estate 
during her life. 

Item — I give unto my Son John Risley the sum of Ten Pounds 
old Tennor Money to be Paid by my Executor. 
Item — I give unto my daughter Elizabeth the sum of Ten 
Pounds old Tennor Money to be paid by my Executor. 
Item — I give unto my Daughter Hannah the sum of Ten 
Pounds old Tennor Money to be paid by my Executor. 
Item — I give unto my daughter Mabel the sum of Ten Pounds 
old Tennor Money to be paid by my Executor. 
Item — I give unto my Daughter Thankful the sum of Ten 
Pounds old Tenor Money to be paid by my Executor. 
Item — I give unto my Daughter Martha the sum of Ten 
Pounds old Tennor Money to be paid by my Executor. 
Item — I give unto my Son Timothy all the remainder of my 
estate both Real and Personal wheresoever and whatsoever to be 
his own forever and at his own Dispose. I do hereby appoint 
my Son Timothy to be my Executor to this my last will. 

Dated in Hartford January the A. D. 1753. 

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared 
to be my Will : ' 

In the Presents of us 

Jonathan Hills, 

Jonathan Risley, John Risley (seal). 

Richard Risley. 

He left the following children : 

15 John, jr., m. Hannah Keeney. 

16 Elizabeth, m. McCleve. 

17 Hannah, m. Van Sant. 

18 Mabel, m. Webster. 

19 Thankful, m. Deming. 

20 Martha, m. Eelmore. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 45 

21 Timothy, died about 1777, and left his estate to his 
brother and sisters. 

e SAMUEL RISLEY {Richardr, Richard^), married Re- 
becca Gaines August 1, 1704 (Hartford Book of Distributions). 
Died 1756 in Glastonbury. His will was admitted to Probate 
April 6, 1756. He was made a " Freeman " prior to Decem- 
ber 23, 1703. He was chosen a Fenceviewer for the Hocka- 
num district of Hartford at the election of December 23, 1703 ; 
again on December 16, 1707, and again on December 16, 1712. 

In 1713 he moved into the town of Glastonbury where he 
lived and died. He deeded land in this town to his son Samuel. 
The Glastonbury historian says : " Risley," " Wrisley " this 
name is a contraction of " Wriothesley " a name in the English 
peerage also pronounced " Risley." 

Thomas was named as Executor of his father's will. 

Richard deeded lands to his " son Samuel " as follows : " Two 
pieces or parcells of land situate lying and being on the east 
side of Connecticut River in the town of Hartford aforesaid. 
One parcell of said land is lying at a place commonly called 
Hoccanum containing by estimation eleven acres be the 
land more or less founded east on the street or high- 
way west on the meadow north with the land of Mr. Samuel 
Wells south on my own land to be fifteen rods at the east end 
next to the street in width and so to continue that width to the 
west end of said lott with a dwelling house erected upon the 
said land also more, one parcell of land lying or being part of 
the land that I bought of John Crow deceased ; butted north on 
land of Jeremiah Risley as may apear by a deed from his 
father and to begin as far west as the said Jeremiah Risley's 
land and there butts west on my own land south on land of 
Thomas Spencer, east on common or undivided land." 

Deed dated March 3, 1716-7. Recorded March 28, 1719. 
Vol. 3, p. 228. 

Following is a copy of Samuel Risley's will : " In the name of 
God Amen this 9th day of May, 1752, I, Samuel Risley of 
Glastonbury being, of a disposing mind and memory (thro* 



46 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

God's Goodness) do make and ordain this to be my last will 
and Testament as follows: My mind and will is that my just 
debts and funeral charges be first paid out of my moveable 
Estate. 

I give and bequeath to my Beloved Wife Rebecca one hun- 
dred and fifty pounds out of my moveable Estate old Tennor 
and also ye free use and improvement of ye one half of my 
dwelling house and cellar and three acres of land by said house 
as long as she shall Remain my widow. 

I give and bequeaith to my son Samuel Risley ye sum of ten 
pounds old Tennor out of my moveable Estate. 

I give and bequeath to my 2nd son Richard Risley one hun- 
dred and fifty pounds old Tennor money. 

I give and bequeath to my 4th son Job Risley the sum of 
one hundred and fifty pounds old Tennor Money. 

I give and bequeath to my 3rd son David Risley his heirs 
and assigns forever the one half of the Lott of land whereon 
he now dwells in Hartford on the south side including in ye 
five acres of land and dwelling house, which I gave him before, 
the said David paying to my Executors hereafter mentioned 
ye sum of one hunderd and fifty pounds old Tennor. 

I give and bequeath to my son Oliver Risley his heirs and 
assigns forever the other half of my Lott of land, lying in 
Hartford aforesaid on the south side being about fifty acres, 
he paying to my said Executors ye sum of one hundred pounds 
old Tennor money. 

I give and bequeath to my youngest son Thomas Risley and 
to his heirs and assigns forever all that Lott of land and build- 
ings whereon I now dwell and all the rest of my Estate both 
real and personal whatsoever, he paying to my daughter Re- 
becca Loveland ye sum of fifty pounds old Tennor money and 
also to my daughter Ruth Hollister the sum of fifty pounds old 
Tennor money and also to my daughter Sarah Risley the sum 
of two hundred and fifty pounds old Tennor money, and also 
to my grand daughter Abigal Risley ye sum of fifty pounds 
old Tennor money. And I do ordain and appoint my said son 
Thomas Risley to be sole Executor to this my Last Will and 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 47 

Testament and do publish, pronounce and declare this instru- 
ment to be my Last Will and Testament. 

Samuel Risley (seal). 

In presence of X 

John Wells. His mark. 

Jonathan Wells. 

Mary Wells." 

Samuel and Rebecca's children were: 

22 Samuel, jr. 

23 Richard. 

24 David. 

25 Job, mar. 1st Mary, dau. of Ephraim Bidwell, Oct. 

17, 1741, d. April 15, 1742; mar. 2d Beriah, dau. 
of Jos. Fox, July 8, 1742, and had 11 children. 

26 Oliver. 

27 Thomas, mar. Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. Burnham, 

July 15, 1749; had 5 children. 

28 Rebecca, mar. Loveland. 

29 Ruth, mar. Hollister. 

30 Sarah. 

7 THOMAS RISLEY (Richard\ Richard^) 

Prior to December 19, 1710, he was made a " Freeman " at 
the same time he was chosen " Hay-ward " for Hoccanum 
Meadows, these meadows being common property and the hay 
was distributed to the land proprietors. He was also Col- 
lector for East Hartford Church 1706. (Established 1700.) 
Prior to 1726 he went with his brothers Richard, jr., and Jere- 
miah, to Gloucester Co., N. J. He purchased land with his 
brother Richard, jr., and others, June 9, 1726. 

On December 5, 1740, Thomas made a will which was ad- 
mitted to probate and recorded in the office of Secretary of 
State, New Jersey, June 4, 1746. No evidence of his marriage 
He willed to his " brother John Risley of Hartford in Xew 
England five shillings, current lawful money of America." He 
then bequeathed to his " Brother Richard Risley's son, Rich- 



^8 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

ard Risley," and to his " Brother Richard Risley's son Peter 
Risley." Particular attention is called to the remainder of 
the bequests in this will. 

The following is a copy of Thomas Risley's will: 
" I, Thomas Risley of Great Eggharbour, in the County of 
Gloucester, in the western division of the Province of New 
Jersey, yeoman, do make and declare this my last will and 
Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say touch- 
ing my worldly estate after my just debts and funeral expenses 
are paid out of my Personal estate, I Give and Bequeath to 
my Brother John Risley of Hartford in New England five 
shillings current lawful money of America. 

Item — I give and bequeath to my Brother Richard Risley's 
son Richard Risley and to his heirs and assigns forever all 
that part of my Tract of land that lyes between John Coven- 
hoven and my brother Richard Risley's land, to be bounded as 
follows : Beginning at John Covenhoven south eastermost 
comer by the Bay and to Run Thence by the Bay northeast- 
erly bounding on the Bay twenty one chains and then from 
the first mentioned John Covenhoven south eastermost corner 
by the Bay it runs then North Westerly Bounding on the said 
John Covenhoven's meadow and upland one hundred chains to 
a little creek called the Back Creek that runs into Absequan 
Creek, then it is bounded by the several courses of the said 
Back Creek North Easterly and on a strait line nine chains 
and then to run in a Strait line to the end of the Twenty one 
chains first extended by the Bay containing one hundred and 
fifty acres of land and meadow be the same more or less. 
Item — I give and bequeath to my Brother Richard Risley's son 
Peter Risley and to his heirs and assigns forever one moyety 
and half part of the Remaining part of my land and Meadow 
and is Situated and bounded as follows : 

Beginning at the end of the Twenty one chains from the 
said John Covenhoven South Eastermost Corner on the Bay 
which is the front of the Meadow that I give your Brother 
Richard Risley and from his Corner along the Bay north east- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 49 

erlj bounding on the Bay so far as then Running a Strait Line 
up to the Edge of the upland and then along the Edge of the 
upland to the land given to his Brother Richard Risley then 
Bounding by the Same to ye place of Beginning excluding 
half of the aforesaid remaining part of my meadow and the 
upland is lying on the north east side of the land that I give 
your brother Richard Risley and adjoining to it and Begin- 
ning where his line enters into the woods and then to bound 
by the same line up into the woods so far as then Running a 
strait line across that Part of my land to my Brother Richard 
Risleys land Then to Bound by the same down to the edge of 
the meadow and then along the edge of the meadow to the 
first place of Beginning to Enclude half of the aforesaid re- 
ra'xining part of my land. 

Item — I give and bequeath to my Brother Richard Risleys 
son Thomas Risley and to his heirs and assigns forever all the 
Residue of my aforesaid tract of land and my further Will 
and mind is that I doe hereby Give, order and appoint that 
my Brother Richard Risleys Sons Peter and Thomas Risley 
in Consideration of my said land so as aforesaid to them 
Given and Bequeathed shall each and every of them well and 
Truly pay or cause to be payed to my Brother Richard Ris- 
leys Daughter Sarah Risley the Sum of two pounds and ten 
shillings lawful current money of America and that at or be- 
fore such time as she shall attain to the age of twenty one 
years. 

Item — 1 give and Bequeath to my Brother Richard Risleys 
youngest Daughter Rebecca Risley my bed and furniture. 
Item — I Give and Bequeath to my aforesaid Brother Rich- 
ard Risley's son Richard Risley all the Residue of my estate 
and I do nominate and appoint my Brother Richard Risleys 
son Richard Risley Executor of this my Last Will and Tes- 
tament hereby revoking and making null and void all other 
wills and bequeaths heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming 
this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal 



50 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

this twenty-fifth day of December in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and Forty. 

Thomas Risley (seal). 

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the Testator in 
the presence of us 
Japhet Leeds 
Richard Philpotts 
Japhet Leeds Jr." 

Be it Remembered that on the fourth day of June Ano 
Dom. 1746 Before me John Ladd Surrogate of the County 
of Gloucester Japhet Leeds one of the witnesses to the within 
written Will who on his Solemn affirmation according to Law 
did declare and affirm that he Saw Thomas Risley the testator 
therein named Sign and Seal the same and heard him pro- 
nounce, publish and Declare the within written instrument to 
be his last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof 
the said Testator was of sound and Disposing Mind, Memory 
and understanding to the Best of his knowledge and Belief 
and that at the same time Richard Philpotts and Japhet 
Leeds Junr. the other Subscribing Witnesses were present and 
Subscribed their names as Witnesses to the within Will together 
with this Deponent in presence of the Said Testator. 

Japhet Leeds. 

Affirmed at Great Eggharbour in the County of Glouces- 
ter the day and year aforesaid Before me 

John Ladd Surrogate. 



'to" 



Be it Remembered that the Last Will and Testament of 
Thomas Risley being duly proved as abovesaid Probate and 
Letters Testamentary were granted by his Excellency Jona- 
than Belcher Esq. Governor of the Province of New Jersey 
Etc. unto Richard Risley the Executor in the said Will Named 
he being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty 
God well and Truly to Perform the Said Will and Exhibit a 
true and Perfect Inventory and Render a Just account when 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 51 

thereunto Lawfully required. Given under the Prerogative 
Seal of the said Province at Burlington the twenty seventh 
day of May A. D. 1748. 

Chas. Read Regr. 
Thomas apparently died without issue. 

8 NATHANIEL RISLEY, M. D. {Richardr, Richard^), 

married Elizabeth . 

Richard' deeded lands to his " son Nathaniel " as follows : 
" One piece of upland with a Dwelling House and Orchard 
and Abutts South and West on the lands of David Hills, 
north with land of Jonathan Risley, east upon ye Countrey 
Highway be it more or less as to number of acres, Also one 
piece of upland that Lyeth on ye east side of ye Countrey 
Highway over against ye school house and Abutts south upon 
land belonging to the heirs of the late Jonathan Hills dec'd. 
North with ye land of Jonathan Risley, west upon ye Coun- 
trey Highway east upon common or undivided lands be it 
more or less as to number of acres. Also one piece of 
upland and in part of a lotte that was formerly Mr. 
Crows and which I bought of him and Abutts west with Mr. 
Crows Land or ye land belonging to his heirs North upon 
Forbes his lands east with ye lands of John Bidwell and 
South with land belonging to ye heirs of Phillip Smith De- 
ceased, that is to say all my interest in ye last mentioned 
pieces of land that I have not disposed of also one Fourth 
part of my interest in the undivided lands." 

(Deed dated Oct. 19, 1728. Recorded Oct. 1, 1730. Book 
5, p. 246.) 

Richard' deeded lands to his " son Nathaniel " as follows : 
" One piece or parcell of land Situate lying and being on 
the east side of Connecticut River in the Township of Hart- 
ford aforesaid. Which parcell of land is lying at a place 
Commonly called Hoccanum. Bounded West on the mead- 
ows North on land of my Son John Risley South on my own 
land East on Common or undivided land to be 10 rods in 



52 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

width at the West End and to continue that width forty 
rods and then to be 15 rods in width and so to continue that 
width to the highway or country road and on the East Side 
of the highway to be fourteen rods and a half in width and 
so to continue that width to the East End of the Three Mile 
Lotts for him my Son Jonathan Risley." 
(Deed dated 21 November, 1732.) 

Richard Risley granter and Subscriber hereof personally 
appeared in Wethersfield Jan'y 12th day 1720-21 and ac- 
knowledged ye above written Instrument to be his free act 
and deed before me. 

David Goodwin, Justice Peace. 

Richard signed his name by a " X." 

(Recorded Nov. 23, 1741, Vol. 6, p. 448.) 

Nathaniel made a will dated Sept. 8, 1741, which was ad- 
mitted to Probate Dec. 1, 1741 (Book 13, p. 103 Probate 
Record). The witnesses to the will were Jonathan Hills, 
Joseph Bidwell and his brother Jonathan Risley. The Pro- 
bate records describe him as " Doctor." The Inventory shows 
he left a considerable estate to his wife and children. 

The following is a copy of Nathaniel Risley's M. D. will: 

" In the Name of God Amen this twenty eighth day of 
Sepetmber, 1741 — I, Nathaniel Risley of Hartford and Col- 
ony of Connecticut, New England being sick but through 
Gods goodness of sound mind and memory taking to mind 
that it is appointed for all men once to die — do make and 
ordain this my last Will and Testament: — 

Hereby Revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made — 
That is to Say I resine my Sole into the hands of God that 
gave it to me and my Body to the earth in Hopes of a Glo- 
rious Resurrection at the Last day through Merits of the 
Lord Jesus Christ My Redeemer and as Touching such 
worldly goods where with it hath pleased God to Bless me 
with in this my last Will I give and dispose of in the follow- 
ing manner: 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 53 

My Will is that my just debts and funeral expenses be well 
and Truly paid and Discharged by my Executor hereafter 
mentioned. 

I give unto my well beloved wife fifty pounds as money out 
of my monable estate at Inventory prisce to be her own for- 
ever and at her own dispose and all so the improvement of one 
third part of all my Real and personal estate so long as re- 
maining my widdo and in case my three daughters hereafter 
mentioned Depart this life before they arrive to the age of 
Eighteen years my Will is that my well Beloved Wife Eliza- 
beth Risley have the use and improvement of all my Estate 
both Real and personal so long as remaining my widdo. 

My Will is I leave in the hands of my well Beloved wife 
twenty pounds personal estate to be disposed of and to Eliza- 
beth Bigallow now living with me if she faithfully serves out 
her time and my said wife See cause to dispose of the same 
to her. 

My Will is that my Executor here after mentioned shall 
carefully dispose of fifty pounds of my Estate in Schooling 
my three daughters here after mentioned in instructing them 
in Reading and Righting. 

I give and confirm all my remaining Estate boath Real and 
personal to my three Daughters Elizabeth, Zervia, and De- 
borah to be Equally divided between them to be their own 
forever and at their own dispose and lastly I doe hereby ap- 
point and ordain my well beloved wife Elizabeth Risley to be 
my Executor to this my Last Will and Testament. 

In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal 
this day year above mentioned. 

Nathaniel Risley (seal). 

In the presence of us 
Jonathan Hills 
Jonathan Risley 
Joseph Bidwell." 

Their children were : 
31 Elizabeth. 



54? the descendants of richard risley 

32 Zervia. 

33 Deborah. 

9 JONATHAN RISLEY (Richard^ Richard^), married 

Dorothy , and died August, 1762. 

He was school commissioner several years. He died intes- 
tate. Administration Proceedings were taken in Probate 
Court. An Inventory of his estate was filed in Probate Court 
showing he left considerable property. 

(Book 19, p. 35, Probate Records.) 

" At a Court of Probate held at Hartford for the district 
of Hartford, January 21, 1763, on account of the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Jonathan Risley late of Hartford, 
deceased, was now exhibited in Court, Moses Risley adminis- 
trator by which account he had paid in debts and charges the 
sum of £8, 18s. which amount the Court allows Also that said 
Administrator now moves this Court for an order of distri- 
bution whereupon this Court appointed Sam'l Wells, David 
Hills and Jonathan Wells of Hartford or any two of them to 
make a disposition of said estate viz: Dorothy, widow of the 
said deceased, one third part of the estate when the debts and 
charges are subtracted therefrom, to be her own property and 
one third of the lands and buildings of the said deceased for 
her during life, and to Moses Risley, eldest son of the de- 
ceased, a double share of the remaining estate, and to Na- 
thaniel, Richard, Joshua and Rebecca Risley children of the 
said deceased to such of them as such estate allows after tak- 
ing what they have been already paid as part of their pro- 
portion and share of said estate and make returns thereof to 
this Court." (Book 19, p. 491.) 

Afterwards other proceedings were had in Probate Court, 
February 9, 1765. It was decreed as follows : 

" After amount of debts and charges the estate of Jona- 
than Risley late of Hartford deceased, exhibited by Moses and 
Nathaniel Risley, Administrators by which they had been 
paid £8, 8s, 3d. which is allowed: Also that said adminis- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 56 

trators now exhibit a description of said estate under the 
hands of David Hills, Samuel Wells and John Wells distrib- 
uted by this Court which distribution this Court agrees and 
orders is to be kept on file." (Book 19, p. 128.) 

Deeds of conveyance of the real estate were made between 
the mother and the children with the exception of Richard, 
who does not appear to have joined in the conveyances. Dor- 
othy may have been the second wife of Jonathan. In the 
East Hartford Cemetery (estabhshed in 1710) there is a 
headstone which states : " Abigail wife of Jonathan Risley 
died May 13th 1750 in her forty seventh year." (The ear- 
liest church records now extant in the First Church of East 
Hartford is 1745.) 

Their children were: 

34 MosEs. 

35 Nathaniel. 

36 Richard (a soldier of the Revolutionary War in 

Col. Jemson's Dragoons of N. Y., who captured 
Major Andre.) 

37 Joshua (or Jerusha). 

38 Rebecca (married Caleb Benjamin). 

10 RICHARD RISLEY, JR. {Richard-, Richard^), mar- 
ried Esther, of East Hartford. 

He emigrated from Hartford with his brothers Thomas 
and Jeremiah to the township of Eggharbour, County of 
Gloucester, on the Sound or Bay of Absecon Creek, N. J. 

John Rudd deeded lands in Gloucester Co., N. J., to Rich- 
ard and Thomas Risley and others as follows : 

" Whereas there is a certain tract or parcell of land Situ- 
ate in the county of Gloucester in New Jersey on the sea 
coast on a certain island called Absecon Beach surveyed by 
John Worlidge for Thomas Rudd and duly Returned and 
Recorded in the Surveyor Generals office by Thomas Gardi- 
ner Surveyor General being four hundred acres and something 
more as by draught and Certificate thereof appears and lyes 
on the north east end of said Beach by the sea the Sound and 



56 THE DESCENDAKTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Absecon Inlet and being about seven hundred perches in length 
more or less." 

" Richard Risley eleven eighty third parts, Thomas Risley 
six eighty third parts and two-third parts of one eighty-third 
part." 

" Note, Richard Risley hath eleven parts." (Recorded in 
office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, N. J., in Liber P. 
W. J. Deeds— p. 29.) 

He made his will dated May 2, 1737. He died prior to 
June 17, 1740. On that date his will was admitted to probate 
and is now on record in the Secretary of the State's office, 
Trenton, N. J. 

The following is a copy of Richard's will : 

" In the name of God amen, the second day of May, in 
the year of Our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and thirty- 
seven, I Richard Risley, senior, of the township of Egghar- 
bour, in the County of Gloucester, in the Province of New 
Jersey, Yoeman being of perfect mind and memory, thanks 
be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortahty 
of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testa- 
ment that is to say principally and first of all I give and 
recommend to God that give it, and my body I recommend 
to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial at the 
discretion of my executrix. Nothing doubting, but at the 
General Ressurrection I shall receive the same again by the 
Mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate 
wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with this life, I 
give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner 
and form. 

Imprimis — I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Peter 
Risley and Thomas Risley, the land whereon I now live con- 
taining three hundred acres of up land and meadow. Begin- 
ing at the line that divides my son Richard's plantation 
and so from thence down to the Sound or Bay of Absecon 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



57 



Creek to be equally divided between them, both the upland 
meadow shall be so equally divided that the one half shall be 
equal to the other half, both in quantity and value, only that 
my son, Thos. Risley, shall have that part joining to the 
house together with the dwelling house and other improve- 
ments about it as far as the Kings road and then as much 
of the remainder of that tract as will make it equal in value 
and quantity and each of the said divisions so made as afore- 
said, I do give unto them severally (viz) the one Equal to my 
son Peter Risley and the Equal half to my son Thomas Ris- 
ley by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed by them and 
their heirs forever. 

Item — I give and bequeath all the rest of my land such as 
Cedar Swamps and Beeches (except a piece of land con- 
taining about Ten acres lying at the head of Absecon Creek, 
which I give to my son, Peter, and to my son, Thomas, to be 
Equally divided between them and their heirs forever and all 
other out lands, I give and bequeath unto my three sons, 
Peter Risley and Thomas Risley to be equally divided among 
them to be freely possessed and enjoyed by them and their 
heirs forever. 

Item — I give and bequeath unto my five daughters, Mary, 
Jemimah, Esther, Sarah and Rebecca (viz) after all my just 
Debts are paid to be Equally divided among them two thirds 
of all my moveable estate Equally divided in value. 

Item — I give Will and Bequeath unto My Beloved Wife 
Esther Risley the use of all my movable estate during Widow 
Hood, but if she shall marry that then she shall have one 
third part of my movable estate to her own proper use and 
behoof and the other two thirds shall be equally divided 
amongst my Daughters as aforesaid and lastly I constitute, 
make and ordain My Dearl}^ Beloved Wife to be my Execu- 
trix of this my Last Will and Testament and hereby utterly 
disallow revoke and disannull all and every other Testaments, 



58 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Wills, Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any 
trays before named, Ratifying and Confirming this to be my 
last Will and Testament. 

In Witness Whereof I hereto set my hand and Seal this 
day and year above written. 

Richard Risley (Seal). 

Signed, Sealed published pronounced and declared by the 
said Richard Risley at his last Will and Testament in the 
presence of the Subscribers. 

Frederick Steelman, 

John Conover. 

David Lindsey." 

Be it Remembered that on the 17th June A. D., 1740, per- 
sonally came and appeared before me, Joseph Rose, Surro- 
gate, John Conover one of the Witnesses to the Within Written 
Will being sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God 
did depose that he was present and saw the Avithin named 
Richard Risley sign and seal and heard him publish, pro- 
nounce and declare the within written instrument to be his 
Last Will and Testament and that at the same time the 
Testator was of sound mind memory and understanding to 
the best of his knowledge and belief and that at the same 
time Frederick Steelman and David Lindsley the two other 
subscribing witnesses as witnesses to the same in the presence 
of the Testator. 

Sworn before me the day and year abovesaid. 

Joseph Rose, Surrogate. 

Be It Remembered that the last Will and Testament of 
Richard Risley deceased having been proved as aforesaid 
Probate and Letters Testamentary were granted by his Ex- 
cellency Lewis Morris esq. Governor of New Jersey etc. unto 
Esther Risley sole Executrix in the said Testament named 
being duly affirmed well and truly to perform the said Will, to 
exhibit a true and perfect inventory and render a just account 
when lawfully required. Given under the prerogative Seal of 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 59 

the said province at Burin the seventeenth day of June, A. D., 
1740." 

Archd. Horne, Regr. Ac. 

Their children were : 

39 Richard, Jr. 

40 Thomas. 

41 Peter. 

42 Mary. 

43 Jemima. 

44 Esther.' 

45 Sarah. 

46 Rebecca. 

11 JEREMIAH RISLEY (Richard', Bichard^) 

It is not certain that Jeremiah is a son of Richard. He 
may have been a son of Samuel Risley. 

Richard Risley" on March 16, 1716, executed a deed in 
which he described himself as " Richard Risley Senior " to 
Jeremiah Risley deeding lands as follows : — 

" One messuage or tract of land situate lying and being 
in Hartford, on the East Side of the Connecticut River, 
butted and bounded as follows, west on Richard Risley Senior, 
or the North Curt path that goes across Stony Brook and 
on James Forbes land North and East on the Common land 
and South on Richard Risley, being fortj^-three rods in 
width." 

(The Deed is dated Mar. 16, 1716-17 and signed " Rich- 
ard Wrisle." Recorded April 25, 1717, in Vol. 3, p. 107.) 

No mention is made in the deed of the relationship of these 
parties. Richard's name is signed to this deed " Wrisle," 
probably the copyists error in recording as the usual spelling 
is maintained through the body of the deed " Risley." 

Jeremiah emigrated to Gloucester Co., N. J., where he 
died prior to 1796. Sept. 3, 1796, letters of Administration 
were issued on his estate to Nathaniel Risley. These letters re- 
main on record in Secretary of State's office in Trenton, N. J. 



60 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

It would appear from the letters that they were issued some 
years after his death or he lived to a great age. 

It is probable that Nathaniel was his son. 

Between August 17, 1760 and 1772 lands were conveyed 
in Gloucester County, N. J., to Richard and Samuel. 

Grants of land were made between 1765 and 1774 by Peter, 
Richard and wife, Richard Jr., Richard Sr., Richard and wife 
and Samuel. 

These deeds remain of record in Trenton, N. J., 

The Risleys in New Jersey, Southern Pennsylvania and 
Maryland are descendants of Richard and Jeremiah. 

Possibly some of them descended from Samuel a later 
generation of Hartford Risleys. Jeremiah Risley m. Dinah 
Gale, of New Jersey. 

Their children: 

47 Samuel. 

48 Sarah, b. Mar. 3, 1734 ; m. Read, d. June 4, 1796. 

49 Jeremiah, Jr., b. Dec. 14; m. Margaret Doughty. 

12 CHARLES RISLEY {Richard\ Richard\) 

In the church records of East Hartford and in the History 
of East Hartford by Hon. J. O. Goodwin it is stated that 
Charles was Collector in 1710. If this is true he must have 
been a son of Richard or of Samuel. No grandson of Richard 
could have been of proper age for the office of Collector in 1710. 

Charles Risley took and gave title of lands in Glastonbury, 
in 1758. (Glastonbury Land Records, Vol. HI.) 

13 MARY RISLEY (Richard^ Richard\) 

Nothing definitely is known of her except her baptismal 
record in the First Church of Hartford. 

14 HANNAH RISLEY (Anna or Anner) {Richard-, Rich- 
ard^), baptized April 12, 1695; married Sargt. James Brainerd 
Dec. 23, 1717 ; died May 7, 1772, aged 77 years. 

Sargt. James Brainerd was a son of Deacon James Brain- 
erd and Deborah Dudley. He was born in Haddam, Conn., 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 61 

March, 1696-7. His wife's name is spelt " Anner Risley." 
There is little or no doubt that she was the daughter of Rich- 
ard Risley. Their children were: 

50 Benjamin, b. April 19, 1718. 

51 Jedediah, b. August 9, 1720. 

52 Rebecca, b. August 15, 1722. 

53 James, b. July 9, 1725. 

54 Hannah, b. Sept. 3, 1728. 

55 Dudley, b. Nov. 4, 1732. 

56 OziAs, b. Feb. 16, 1735 ; d. April 22, 1739. 

57 Jonathan, b. Dec. 16, 1736. 

58 OziAs, b. Feb. 22, 1739; d. Sept. 19, 1743. 
(See Brainerd Genealogy). 



FOURTH GENERATION 

15 JOHN RISLEY, JR. {John\ Richard\ Richard^), b. 

; d. ; m. Hannah Keeney, daughter of Joseph Keeney 

and wife Hannah, who was daughter of Joseph Hills, Glaston- 
bury. John Risley's will was presented for Probate Dec. 2, 
1777, dated Nov. 7, 1777, and mentioned wife (not named) 
and children. 

Children : 

59 John 3rd, m. Anna Burnham; d. Feb. 4, 1810 wife, 

April, 1806. 

60 Benjamin. 

61 Jonathan, m. Sarah McLeod; b. 1741; d. 1776. 

62 Sarah, m. Roberts. 

63 Mary, m. Abbey. 

64 Hannah, m. Deming. 

65 Joshua. 

16 ELIZABETH {John\ Richard\ Richard^), married 
McCleve. 

17 HANNAH {John^, Richard', Richard^), married Mr. 
Van Sant. 

18 MABEL {Jo}in\ Richard', Richard^), married Mr. Web- 
ster a descendant of John Webster, who was Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor and Governor in 1655, 1656, 1657. 

19 THANKFUL (John\ Richard-, Richard^), married Mr. 
Deming, a descendant of John Deming of Weathersfield. 

m MARTHA {John\ Richardr, Richard'), married Mr. 
Elmore. 

21 TIMOTHY {John% Richard-, Richard'), died 1777. 



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THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 63 

22 SAMUEL RISLEY (SamueP, Richard', Richard^), b. 
April 29, 1705; died Glastonbury; buried Eastbury; m. 

Children : 

66 Job. 

67 Thomas. 

68 Abigail, m. Edward Churchill. 

69 Sarah, m. Nathaniel Loomis. 

70 Jonathan (?) 

71 Charles (?) 

23 RICHARD RISLEY {Samuel\ Richard\ Richard^), 

b. Glastonbury, Ct. ; d. Bolton, Conn. ; m. Hannah 

Smith, Sept. 24, 1729, Glasonbury, Conn. 

Children : 

72 Gresham. 

73 Benjamin, b. Feb. 29, 1744; m. Sally Smith; 2nd 

Mrs. Eunice Grant Pomeroy. May have been other 
children. 

25 JOB RISLEY {Samuel\ Richard', Richard^), b. , 



1714, Glastonbury, Conn. ; d. , 1798 ; m. 1st, Mary Bid- 
well; d. Apr. 15', 1742; m. 2nd, Beriah Fox; b. , 1721; 

d. July 9, 1811. 

Children 2nd marriage: 

74 Job, jr., b. Mar. 3, 1743. 

75 Reuben, b. June 5, 1745. 

76 Benjamin, b. Sept. 26, 1747. 

77 Beriah, b. Nov. 21, 1749. 

78 Noah, b. Nov. 21, 1752. 

79 Mary, b. June 30, 1754. 

80 Esther, b. Mar. 5, 1756. 

81 Samuel, b. Oct. 21, 1759. 

82 George, b. Mar. 21, 1762. 

83 Joseph, b. July 30, 1765. 

84 Abigail, b. . 

Dates from Glastonbury book of births, marriages and 
deaths, page 37. For distribution of estate see Hartford Pro- 
bate records, 1797, Book 25, p. 202. 



64 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Job Risley was a soldier of the American Revolution 1777. 
Born, lived, died and was buried in Glastonbury, Conn. Job 
Rislej received deeds of land from his brother Thos. Risley, 
1758, Vol. VI, p. 177, Glastonbury Records. Job Risley 
deeded lands to I. Mosely 1758, Vol. VI, p. 112. Job Risley 
received deed of lands from Richard Chamberlain 1758, Vol. 
VI, p. 177. 

34 MOSES RISLEY (Jonathan^ Richarcf, Richard'), 

b. , 1727; d. April 1, 1748; m. Mary Fox (?), b. , 

1728; d. Nov. 14, 1808. 

Both buried in Hockanum Cemetery E. Hartford, Conn. 
Children : 

85 Mary, b. Feb. 5, 1749 ; m. Mr. Hills. 

86 Thankful, b. May 6, 1750; m. Joseph Smith. 

87 Moses, b. Dec. 28, 1751 ; died young. 

88 Moses 2nd, b. Nov. 26, 1752. 

89 Abigail, b. Jan. 19, 1755; m, Daniel Brewer. 

90 Elijah, b. Dec. 25, 1756. 

91 Elisha, b. Jan. 20, 1760. 

92 Allen, b. Feb. 6, 1763. 

93 MiNDWELL, b. Nov. 23, 1764; m. Eli Risley, living 

1739. 

94 David, b. Nov. 23, 1766. 

35 NATHANIEL RISLEY (Jonathan^ Richard-, Rich- 
ard'), b. , 1729(?) ; d. ; m. Dorothy. 

Children : 

95 Jonathan, b. Oct. 17, 1749. 

96 Nathaniel, b. Jan. 19, 1752. 

97 Unmarried son, b. Nov. 3, 1754. 

98 Ruth, b. Jan. 22, 1754. 

99 Jerusha, b. Apr. 27, 1760. 

100 HuLDAH, b. May 19, 1762. 

101 Ward, b. July 8, 1764. 

102 Jeremy, b. Nov. 30, 1766. 

103 George, b. May 28, 1769. 



THE DESCENDAKTS OF RICHARD RISLEIC 65 



36 RICHARD RISLEY (Jonathan^ Richard', Richard^), 
b. , 1731 ( ?) ; soldier of American Revolution ; m. . 

Children : 

104 Richard, jr., b. Aug. 4, 1754; soldier of Revolu- 

tion. 

105 Solomon (.?), b. July 27, 1779. 

37 JOSHUA RISLEY (Jonathan^ Richard\ Richard^), 
b. ; m. . 

Children, baptized in East Hartford church: 

106 Hannah, baptized Oct. 16, 1768. 

107 Comfort, baptized Dec. 10, 1769. 

108 Joshua, baptized Aug. 16, 1772. 

109 Timothy, baptized Aug. 3, 1777. 

110 Anne, baptized May 14, 1779. 

111 Mills, baptized May 25, 1784. 

112 Normand, baptized June 25, 1786. 

38 REBECCA RISLEY {Jonathan^ Richard-, Richard'), 
b. ; d. ; m. Caleb Benjamin. 

44 ESTHER RISLEY (Richard', Richard-, Richard'), m. 
John Somers Feb. 9, 1747; b. Dec. 30, 1723, Atlantic City, 
N. J. He was a Revolutionary soldier. 
Children : 

113 Thomas Somers, m. Alice. 

114 James Somers, b. Jan. 25, 1745; m. Hannah; d. 

, 1781. 

115 John Somers, b. Aug. 27, 1759; m. Hannah Mc- 

Lean, b. June 29, 1789, Phila. ; d. June 10, 1816. 

116 David Somers, m. 1st Judith Scull, 2nd Rebecca. 

117 Esther Somers, b. Oct. 23, 1770; d. Sept. 9, 1846, 

Ohio; m. John Roberts Sept. 25, 1789; b. May 5, 
1767. 

118 Abigail Somers, m. Samuel Risley. 

119 Polly Somers, m. March, 1779, Joseph Ireland. 

120 Druzella Somers, m. Apr. 4, 1784, Elijah Smith. 



66 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

49 JEREMIAH RISLEY {Jeremiah\ Richard\ Richard^), 

b. ; m. Margaret Doughty. Married, lived and died in 

New Jersey. 
Children : 

121 Nathaniel, b. Mar. 18, 1759; d. , 1796. 

122 MiLLicENT, b. , 1761 ; d. — — , 1769. 

123 Mary, b. , 1766 ; d. — — , 1766. 

124 Samuel, b. , 1764 ; d. , 1764. 

125 Edward, b. July 19, 1769; d. Sept. 22, 1841. 

126 Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1771 ; m. Thos. Stedman. 

127 (Probably) Joab, b. about 1779. 






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FIFTH GENERATION 

59 JOHN RISLEY (John% John\ Richard-, Richard'), 

b. ; d. Feb. 44, 1810; m. Anna Burnham March 8, 1751 

(?), daughter of Charles Burnham and wife, Dorothy, who was 

daughter of Joseph Keeney and wife, Hannah. His wife, -cA-^:' ff\-C^-.. 

Anna, was baptized Mar. 4, 1733, and died Apr., 1806. He ^^■ 

lived in East Hartford and the distribution of his estate was 
dated April 6, 1811. X ,-? r 

Children : 

128 Anne, baptized June 29, 1749( .'') ; m. Jones. 

129 Dorothy, baptized Oct. 17, 1749(?); m. Stephen 

Porter. /^ , , . iQ.,. .^-, _ ^y^.,/ 

130 John, baptized Mar. 2, 1752. / / 

131 AsAXD, baptized Sept. 15, 1754 ; m. ; had issue. 

132 Martha, baptized May 8, 1756; m. James Morris. 

133 Tryphena, baptized Aug. 12, 1758; m. Mathew or 

Matthias Treat. 

134 Violet, baptized Feb. 14, 1761 ; m. Daniel Dem- 

ing. 

135 Lucy, baptized May 20, 1764; m. Elijah Deming. 

136 Elizabeth, baptized June 11, 1767; m. Theophilus 

Crane. 

137 Comfort, baptized 1769 ; m. James Porter. 

138 Russell(?), baptized July 23, 1773. 

60 BENJAMIN RISLEY {John, jr.\ John\ Richard-, Rich- 
ard'), b. — — , East Hartford, Ct. ; m. . 

Children : 

139 Timothy 1st, baptized May 3, 1752. 

140 Mary, baptized May 8, 1757. 

141 Timothy 2nd, baptized Apr. 30, 1758. 

142 Levi, baptized July 19, 1760. 



68 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

143 Nehemiah, baptized Oct. S, 1762. 

144 Sarah, baptized Sept. 30, 1764. 

145 Chloe, baptized Jan. 18, 1767. 

146 Allen, baptized July 30, 1769. 

147 Michael, baptized Aug. 12, 1771. 

148 Theodore, baptized Oct. 10, 1773; d. Dec. 14, 

1855. 

67 THOMAS RISLEY {Samuel\ Samuel^ Richard-, Rich- 
ard^), b. , 1729(?) ; d. ; m. Elizabeth Burnham (dau. 

Wm. B. Hartford), July 15, 1749. 
Child : 

149 Thomas, jr. (Said to have had 5 children). It is 

also stated that he had in addition, Abigal, m. 
Churchill Edwards; Sarah m. Nathaniel Loomis» 
Jonathan and Charles (?). See "Glastonbury 
Centennial," 1853, p. 99-200. 
Thomas Risley was a soldier of the American Revolution 
m 1779. (Was it Thos., sr., or Thos., jr..?). 

Thomas Risley deeded lands to Job Risley 1758, Vol. VI, 
p. 177, Glastonbury records. 

Charles Risley (?) deeded land to I. Mosely 1758, Vol. VI, 
p. Ill ib. 

72 GRESHAM RISLEY (Richard', Samuel\ Richard', 

Richard^), b. , 1742, Glastonbury, Conn.; m. Esther 

Smith ; removed to Hanover, New Hampshire. 

Children : 

150 Asa. 

151 Hannah. 

152 Esther. 

153 Anne. 

154 Huldah. 

155 Elijah. 

156 Martha. 

73 BENJAMIN RISLEY (Richard', Samuel\ Richard\ 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 69 

Richard^), b. Feb. 29, 1744, Glastonbury, Conn.; d. May 12, 
1813. Buried in Oakwood Cem., Warren, Ohio, Pease lot; 
m. 1st Sally Smith, Glastonbury, Conn. 

Prior to 1800, Benjamin removed to Rutland, Vt., where he 
resided for a time. In 1801 he removed to Saratoga Springs, 
Here, in company with his son-in-law, Gideon Putnam, they 
developed Congress and other Springs and built Congress Hall. 
Later he removed to Warren, Ohio. 

Children of 1st wife: 

157 Sally, m. Wells. 

158 Doanda, m. Gideon Putnam. 

159 Endocia, m. Dr. Clement Blakesley. 

160 Polly, m. Isham Taylor. 

161 Betsey, m. Dr. John Cleveland. 

M. 2nd, Mrs. Eunice G. Pomeroy, widow of Daniel Pomeroy, 
b. April 5, 1754; d. Mar. 14, 1828. Buried in Oakwood Cem., 
Warren, Ohio. 

Children of 2nd wife: 

162 Phila, b. June 4, 1780; m. James Lyon, Dec. 25, 

1794; 11 children, 5 sons and 6 daughters. 

163 Laura Grant, b. Nov. 30, 1786, Rutland, Vt. 

164 Nancy Pomeroy, b. ; m. Dr. Wm. Lawrence; 

10 children. 

74 JOB RISLEY, jr. {Joh\ Samuel\ Richard^ Richard^), 
b. 1743 Glastonbury, Conn.; d. May 23, 1786; m. 1st, Miss 
Arnold; 2nd, Mary Webster; b. 1744; d. Dec. 7, 1784. 

Job, jr., was a soldier of the American Revolution. Lived, 
died in Glastonbury ; buried Hockanum, Ct. 

Children of Job Risley, jr., and Mary Webster: 

165 Russell. 

166 Jehiel ("Hiel"), Sea Captain. 

167 Elihu (Elisha), died in infancy. 

168 Honour (" Onner ") ; m. Elisha Beach, Hartford, 

Conn., Probate Book 25, p. 202. 

169 LucRETiA (" LusRETiA "), m. John Allyn (Allen). 

170 Betsey (m. Smith A. INIiller), m. Ebenezer Smith 



70 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

(See E. Hartford L. D. Rec. 1803, Vol. 11, p. 28). 

171 Polly ("Molly"), m. Benj. Roberts. 

172 Prudence, m. Elisha Sage ; mother of Russell Sage, 

N. Y. 

173 Ann, m. Vibberts. 

75 ^REUBEN RISLEY {Job\ Samuel^ Richard-, Richard'), 

b. June 5, 1745; d. , 1811; m. Mercy Miller Apr. 14, 

1768, b. , 1735 ; d. June 23, 1817 age 82. 

Children : 

174 Reuben, jr., b. 1769. 

175 Mercy, b. 1771 ; m. Mr. Turner. 

176 Susie, b. 1773. 

177 Waite, b. 1775. 

178 Jemima,- b. 1777. 

179 RoxiE, b. 1779. 

180 Noah, b. 1781. 

181 Roger E., b. 1784. 

182 Content, b. 1786. 

183 Truman (1), b. 1788; d. , 1790. 

184 Truman (2), b. 1790 Sept. 

Reuben Risley was a soldier of the American Revolution in 
1777; third corporal under Lieut. Andrus, 6th Co. Conn. 
Mihtia, 6th Regt. 

76 BENJAMIN RISLEY (Job\ Samuel, Richard\ Rich- 
ard'), b. Sept. 26, 1747; d. June 13, 1822; m. Ann Kil- 
born Nov. 16, 1768 ; d. Nov. 28, 1819. 

Children : 

185 Elisha, b. Sept. 24, 1770; d. Jan. 21, 1831. 

186 Isaac, b. Oct. 10, 1777. 

187 Chester, b. June 5, 1774. 

Benjamin Risley was a soldier of the American Revolution 
in 1777. 

77 BERIAH RISLEY {Job\ Samuel\ Richard', Richard'), 



THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD RISLEY 71 

b. Nov. 21, 171^9, Glastonbury, Conn. ; m. Nov. 3, 1772, Joshua 

Webster. 

78 NOAH RISLEY {Joh\ Samuel\ Richard-, Richard^), 

b. Nov. 21, 1752; d. Dec. 17, 1800; m. Mary, b. , 1754; 

d. Dec. 1, 1802, aged 48. 
Child : 

188 Lydia, b. , 1787 ; m. Horatio Fish, b. Dec. 26, 

1811. 

80 ESTHER RISLEY {Joh\ Samuel\ Richard', Richard"), 
b. March 5, 1756 ; m. Oct. 24, 1777, Samuel Price, jr. 

81 SAMUEL RISLEY {Joh\ Samuef, Richard^ Rich- 
ard"), b. Oct. 21, 1759, Glastonbury; d. April 24, 1837; m. 
Mary (Polly) Huxford May 13, 1781 ; d. May 6, 1832. 

Children : 

189 Florinda, b. Nov. 7, 1782. 

190 Job, b. May 10, 1784. 

191 Lydia, b. Feb. 1, 1786. 

192 Chester, b. Dec. 4, 1787. 

193 Samuel, b. Sept. 7, 1789. 

194 Peter Huxford, b. Dec. 29, 1793. 

195 HoPESTiLL, b. Dec. 17, 1795. 

196 PoELY, b. Sept. 20, 1797. 

197 Bathsheba Brewster, b. Sept. 20, 1799. 

The above data taken from an old bible in the possession of 
Napoleon Jerome " Wrisley " of Marlborough, Conn. ; the 
spelling of surname being " Wrisle." There is no authority 
for changing the spelling as above mentioned, or excuse for 
it. 

82 GEORGE RISLEY {Job\ Samuel, Richard', Richard'), 

b. Mar. 21, 1762; d. ; m. Anna, b. 1769; d. June 14, 

1793, aged 24. 

He was a representative in the lower house of the Legisla- 
ture of Conn, from Glastonbury in 1809, 1820, 1821. 



72 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

83 JOSEPH RISLEY {Joh\ Samuel\ Richard\ Richard^), 

b. July 30, 1765, Glastonbury; d. -; m. Anna Smith, 

1787. 

Children : 

198 Abigail, m. Seth Deming. (?) 

199 Joseph, Jr., m. Horatio's widow. 

200 Horatio, m. Miss Lathrop, died at sea, widow m. 

Joseph, Jr. 

201 Titus, unmarried. 

202 Beriah, unmarried. 

203 TiRZAH, m. Williams. 

204< Ann, m. Geo. Hale. 

85 MARY RISLEY {Moses\ Jonathan^ Richard\ Rich- 
ard^), b. Feb. 5, 1749; m. Mr. Hills, East Hartford, Conn. 
Children : 

205 Nancy, m, Williams. 

206 Leonard. 

207 William H. 

208 Abigail, m. Geo. Burnham. 

209 Caroline, m. Sylvester Havens. 

210 Hepzibah, m. Hosea Howard. 

211 Finela, m. Webster, d. — ; left dau. Finela, 

wife of Edrid B. Augustus, his son, Loren W. 
Augustus. 

88 MOSES RISLEY {Moses*, Jonathan\ Richard-, Rich- 
ard^), b. Nov. 26, 1752; d. Vienna, N. Y., 1837; m. Ruth 

, E. Hartford, Conn. ; d. Vienna, N. Y., 1804. 

Children : 

212 Ruth, m. John Abbey. 

213 Sally, m. David Loomis, b. Sept. 16, 1783, East 

Hartford, Conn. 

214 Elisha, b. Mar. 24, 1787. 

215 Phila, d. young. 

216 Mary, m. Simeon Fox, sailor, family not known. 

217 Anna. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 73 

Lands were deeded to Moses Risley In East Hartford by his 
brothers, Ehjah, Allen and David, in 1810. The land was a 
portion of land willed by Moses, sr., to his wife. The deed 
was acknowledged before Kellogg Hurlburt, Justice of the 
Peace, Whitestown, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1810. The deed recites 
the receipt of one hundred dollars from Moses Risley of East 
Hartford, Conn. It describes the grantors as formerly of 
East Hartford. The will of Moses Risley is dated June 26, 
1821, and witnessed by Allen and David Risley, his brothers. 
In this will he mentions the names of his " four beloved chil- 
dren " as given above. 

The deed and will were never recorded or probated. 

Moses Risley served in the Revolutionary War. He moved 
to Vienna, Oneida Co., N. Y., where he died. 

89 ABIGAIL RISLEY {Moses\ Jonathan^ Richard\ Rich- 
ard^) (sister of Elijah, Moses, David and Allen Risley), b. 
Jan. 19, 1755 ; m. Daniel Brewer, soldier of the Revolution ; 
lived and died East Hartford, Conn. 

Children : 

218 Samuel Brewer. 

219 Reuben Brewer. 

220 Abigail Brewer, m. James Hills, E. Hartford, 

Conn. 

221 Allen Brewer. 

222 Betsey Brewer, m. Russell Ta34or. 

223 Daniel Brewer, Jr. 

224 George Brewer. 

225 Emily Brewer, m. Alvin Vibbert. 

226 Lucy Brewer, m. Bethias Treat, 

227 Thankful Brewer, m. Joseph Smith, Sr. 

90 ELIJAH RISLEY {Moses\ Jonathan^ Richard-, Rich- 
ard'), b. Dec. 25, 1756; d. 1841; m. Phoebe Bills, b. July 
24, 1761, Hartford, Conn. 

Elijah was administrator of his father's, Moses, estate. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution and Sept. 28, 1819, he 



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74 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

was enrolled as pensioner, in the New York agency, at the 
rate of $8.00 per month to commence May 16, 1818. He re- 
moved from East Hartford to Whitestown, (now New Hart- 
ford, N. Y.,) in 1788. In the Federal census of 1790 the 
name of Elijah and Allen Risley, his brother, appear in this 
census in Whitestown, N. Y. 

Whitestown at this time embraced all territory west of a 
line drawn from Ogdensburg to Pennsylvania line passing 
through the fort at Fort Schuyler, now Utica. In this terri- 
tory the census showed 48 families. 

On July 11, 1793, Elijah Risley, Jedediah Sanger and 
Samuel Wells commenced the publication of the Whitestown 
Gazette; it being the first newspaper printed in New York 
State west of Albany. This paper has continued its publi- 
cation until the present time being now (1908) known as 
the Utica Herald Dispatch. The first issue was printed in 
a barn which stood back of the present Presbyterian Church 
in New Hartford, N. Y. A copy of this paper is in the pos- 
session of the Oneida Historical Society at Utica. 

Elijah Risley moved from New Hartford to Cazenovia, 
N. Y. He acquired a tract of land in Cox's patent. He 
erected a brick house in the forks of the road from Cazenovia 
to Morrisville, N. Y. He contracted to build the Cherry 
Valley turnpike from Cherry Valley to Cazenovia. Failure 
was the result of this enterprise due to a quick-sand swamp. 
From Cazenovia he moved to Fredonia, Chautauqua County, 
N. Y., where he died in 1841. 

Their children were : 

228 Betsey, m. Seth Risley. 

229 Horace, m. Harmony Root and moved to Illinois. 

230 Elijah, Jr. 

231 Philena, m. Thomas Warren, both deceased. 

232 Fanny, m. James Brigham, both deceased. 

233 Phoebe, m. Philip Fellows, both deceased. 

234 Sophia, m. Geo.' A. French, merchant, Dunkirk, 

both deceased. 

235 William. 



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THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 75 

236 Levi, m. Sophia A. Darling, moved to Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa. 

92 ALLEN RISLEY (Moses\ Jonathan^ Richard\ Rich- 
ard^), b. Jan. 20, 1760; d. Feb. 17, 1838; m. Lucy, d. April 
3, 1832. 

Allen immigrated from East Hartford, Conn., to Whits- 
town, N. Y. He was appointed lieutenant in New York State 
militia, March 25, 1797. He was a member of the first com- 
mon law jury impanelled in Oneida County, the Court being 
held in a barn at Fort Stanwix (now Rome.) He acquired 
title to a farm located on the Chuckery Road, New Hartford, 
N. Y. The land was deeded to him by George Washington. 
The deed is now in possession of the New York City Historical 
Society ; placed there by Samuel Kirkland. The law firm of 
Kirkland & Bacon partitioned this land after Allen's death. 
The decree in petition is now on file with the clerk of the 
Court of Appeals in Albany. Allen Risley died without issue. 
He was a brother of Moses Jr., David and Elijah, all of 
whom settled in New York State. 

93 MINDWELL RISLEY {Moses\ Jonathan^ Richard-, 
Richard^), b. Nov. 23, 1764; living Mar. 6, 1839; m. Eli 
Risley. 

They resided in Vienna, N. Y., in 1810. 

94 DAVID RISLEY (Moses*, Jonathan^ Richard-, Rich- 
ard\ b. Nov. 23, 1766 ; d. Aug. 24, 1834 ; m. Cynthia Gillette, 
b. , 1769 ; d. Aug. 26, 1845. 

Both are buried in the old New Hartford cemetery beside 
his brother, Allen and wife. 

David was appointed Ensign in State militia, April 8, 1795, 
and made Adjutant, April 14, 1800. Was promoted to 
captain, June 8, 1802. He was engaged as a merchant dur- 
ing life. He owned and used the first carriage in Oneida 
County, which caused his neighbors to prophesy disaster^ 
which never overtook him. 



76 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Their children were: 

237 Electa, m. David Randall. 

238 Cynthia, m. Peter Clark, New Jersey, eminent 

lawyer. No children. 

239 Lucy, m. James S. Foster, New Hartford, N. Y. 

240 Hamilton D., m. Mary Blakely. 

241 George, m. Sarah Dakin, dau. of Samuel Dakin, 

Utica, N. Y. 

95 JONATHAN RISLEY {Nathaniel', Jonathan^ Rich- 
ard\ Richard^), b. Oct. 17, 1749; d. April 4, 1813; m. Phoebe 
Deming, 1773; b. 1753; d. Oct. 10, 1833. 

Phoebe Deming was a lineal descendant of John Deming, 
who was one of the persons named in the Connecticut charter 
of Chas. n. of England. 

Jonathan and Phoebe and family emigrated from E. Hart- 
ford, Conn., and settled in the 19th township, now called 
Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., between 1792 and 1797. All 
of their children were baptized in the First Cong. Church of 
E. Hartford, Conn., except Sylvester, who was born in Brook- 
field, N. Y. 

Jonathan obtained title to a large tract of land from the 
state. At this time the land was located in an unbroken forest, 
25 miles from nearest grist-mill. Here he built a log house, 
which was soon afterwards replaced by a large frame house, 
which is now a barn still standing on the Winthrop Allen farm 
in the north-western portion of the town of Brookfield. The 
farm remained in the family for more than a century. Two 
brothers. Ward and Jerry, located in the immediate neigbor- 
hood of Jonathan. Ward erected a frame house, in which he 
lived a few years and then returned to Conn. 

Jeremiah lived and died in the township of Brookfield. 

Jonathan and Phoebe and their son Jonathan and dau. 
Louisa are buried in the Terrytown Cemetery, Sangerfield, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

242 Benjamin, b. Nov. 22, 1774, E. Hartford, Conn. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY T7 

243 Jonathan, b. Jan. 9, 1777, E. Hartford, Conn. 

244 Elisha, b. Dec. 22, 1779, E. Hartford, Conn. 

245 Elizur, b. Dec. 22, 1779, E. Hartford, Conn. 

246 Hannah, b. Apr. 5, 1783; m. John Chambers. 

247 Eleazur, b. Sept. 17, 1787, E. Hartford, Conn. 

248 LovisA, b. Nov. 11, 1789; d. Sept. 1, 1801. 

249 Chauncey, b. Sept. 3, 1792. 

250 Sylvester, b. Jan. 12, 1797, Brookfield, Mad. Co., 

N. Y. 

96 NATHANIEL RISLEY {Nathaniel*, Jonathan'', Rich- 
ard^, Richard^), b. Jan. 19, 1752; m. 1st, Hannah Cadwell, 
1779, b. Oct. 26, 1760; m. 2nd, Susannah Cadwell (sisters), 

, b. Sept. 1, , daughters of John and Anna Cadwell. 

Children 1st wife: 

251 Clarke, b. July 27, 1780. 

252 Nathaniel Hart, b. Aug. 20, 1783. 

253 Eunice, b. Jan. 15, 1788. 

254 Esther, b. July 8, 1791. 

255 Chester, b. Nov. 6, 1793. 

256 Susanna, b. Mar. 24, 1796. 

257 Carolina, b. July 20, 1798. 
2nd wife: 

258 Eliza, b. Mar. 23, 1810. 

104 RICHARD RISLEY, JR. (Richard', Jonathan^ Rich- 
ard', Richard^), b. Aug. 4, 1754 (soldier in the Revolution; 
m. . 

Children : 

259 Solomon, b. June 27, 1779. 

260 Jameson, b. Feb. 18, 1787. 

261 Charlotte, b. May 10, 1789. 

117 ESTHER SOMERS (Esther Risle?/, Richard^ Rich- 
ard', Richard'), h. Oct. 23, 1770; d. Sept. 9, 1846, Ohio; m. 
John Roberts, Sept. 25, 1789. 



78 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Children : 

262 John Somers Roberts, b. Mar. 8, 1796 ; m. Mar- 

tha Hooper Rhodes. 

125 EDWARD RISLEY (Jeremiah, Jr.\ Jeremiah^, Rich- 
ard', Richard^), b. July 19, 1769; m. 1st, Jemima; d. Feb. 16, 
1814 ; m. 2nd, Phoebe Price ; b. June 21, 1793 ; d. April 6, 1872. 
Children of first wife: 

263 Margaret Doughty, b. Sept. 18, 1801; d. , 

1801. 

264 Jeremiah, b. Oct. 6, 1804. 

265 Jonathan, b. Nov. 27, 1806; had children. 

266 Hannah, b. Aug. 26, 1809. 

267 John, b. Oct. 15, 1811 ; d. Aug. 27, 1813. 

268 Sophia, b. Jan. 22, 1814; d. Jan. 26, 1814. 
Children of 2nd wife, Phoebe Price : 

269 JosiAH P., b. Nov. 27, 1818; had 4 children; m. 

Mary J. Lake, d. Sept. 11, 1883. 

270 Rebecca, b. Mar. 3, 1821. 

271 Caroline, b. Sept. 19, 1823. 

272 Caleb, b. Mar. 5, 1829; had 1 child. 

273 Nathaniel, b. Mar. 22, 1826; had 9 children. 

274 Job, b. Feb. 3, 1832 ; had 8 children. 

275 Mary Ann, b. Sept. 15, 1834; had 5 children. 

276 John S. (eldest), b. May 12, 1812; d. Iowa. 

127 JOAB RISLEY (probably Jeremiah, Jr.\ Jeremiah^, 

Richard"^, Richard^), b. about 1779, probably at Abse- 

con. New Jersey ; m. , Elizabeth Sampson, 

He was a descendant of Richard or Jeremiah, both of whom 
emigrated from Hartford into New Jersey 1726. 



SIXTH GENERATION 

136 ELIZABETH RISLEY {John 3rd', John, Jr.\ John\ 

Richard', Richard^), b. ; bap. June 11, 1767; m. The- 

ophilus Crane, 

148 THEODORE RISLEY (Benjamin^ John, Jr.\ John% 
Richard', Richard^), bapt. Oct. 10, 1773, Manchester, Conn.; 
d. Dec. 14, 1855; m. Patience Carpenter, b. 1770; d. June 4, 
I860, Buckland Cemetery. 
Children : 

277 Adatia, m. Darda Bidwell, East Hartford, Conn. 

278 Theodore, Jr., m. Clarissa Johnson, Manchester, 

Conn. 

279 Harvey, b. March 18, 1792, (Coventry) ; m. 

Minerva Loomis, June 23, 1825, Windsor, Conn. 

280 Clarissa, d. young. 

281 Sanford, m. Sarah Kenney. 

282 Elijah, m. Nancy Cowles. 

283 Martin, m. Mary (Skinner) Goodale. 

284 Emmeline, b. Oct. 25, 1807 ; m. Symons Cody, 

1832. 

150 ASA RISLEY {Gresham^, Richard^, Samuel^, Richard', 

Richard^), b. , 1754, Glastonbury, Conn.; m. Ruth 

Badger, Coventry, Conn. Moved to Hanover, N. H., 1789. 
Children : 

285 Lewis, b. — — , Greenfield, Mass., 1777. 

286 Ruth, b. , Bolton, Conn., 1781. 

287 Lucy, b. , Bolton, Conn., 1786. 

288 Asa, b. , Hanover, N. H., 1790; m. Leviah 

Kendrick. 

158 DOANDA RISLEY {Benjamin^ Richard*, Samuel^ 

Richard'-, Richard^), b. ; m. Gideon Putnam, Saratoga 

Springs, N. Y., one of Putnam family, Conn. 



80 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

He was grandfather of Judge John Risley Putnam, one of 
the Justices of the Supreme Court of State of New York, and 
one of the Associate Judges of the Appellate division of the 
Supreme Court. He was a jurist of acknowledged ability. 
He died at sea, returning from a visit to his son at Manila, 
Phillipine Islands. He left three sons. 

Children of John Risley Putnam: 

289 John R., Jr., P. O. address : Imperial Customs 

Service, Hong Kong, China. 

290 Israel Putnam, P. O. address : Manila, P. I. 

291 Hon. R. M. S. Putnam, P. O. address : 206 Broad- 

way, N. Y. 

161 BETSEY RISLEY (Benjamin^ Richard*, Samuel\ 

Richard', Richard^), b. ; m. Dr. John Cleveland; b. Mar. 

3, 1779, Salem, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 3, 1854, Warren, Ohio. 

Child: 

292 Elizabeth, b. , 1816; m. Benj. Hoffman; d. 

, 1869. 

162 PHILA RISLEY (Benjamin^, Richard*, SamueP, Rich- 
ard-, Richard'), b. June 4, 1780; d. ; m. Dec. 27, 1794, 

James Lyon, son of Col. Matthew Lyon, soldier of Revolution 
(Col. M. L.). (See Appleton's Enclopedia and Harper's Ma- 
gazine, Dec. 1875, pp. 30-33. Also U. S. History by John 
B. McMasters 3 vols.). Buried in Eddyville, Lyon Co., Ken- 
tucky. 

James Lyon b. April 15, 1776; d. April 13, 1824, Cheraw, 
S. C. 

Children : 

293 Laura Matilda, b. , 1796 ; m. Wood Furman ; 

6 children ; d. , 1843. 

294 Mason Risley, b. — — , 1798 ; m. Margaret King ; 

11 children; d. , 1882. 

295 Eliza Jane, b. , 1801 ; m. 1st, E. J. Cotton, 

2nd, S. J. Mitchell; no offspring; still Hving. 

296 Phila Ann, b. — — , 1806 ; d. , 1807. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 81 

297 Jas. Lawrence, b. , 1808 ; d. , 1820. 

298 Matthew Bradley (twin), b. , 1810; d. in 

two months. 

299 Nancy Pomeroy (twin), b. — — , 1810; m. Rev. J. 

M. D. Cater. 

300 Matthew, b. , 1812; m. Susan M. Compere. 

301 Adolphus Grant (twin), b. , 1815; d. aged 

14 years. 

302 EuDociA Ellen (twin), b. , 1815; d. aged 7 

years. 

303 Mary, b. , 1817 ; d. , 1820. 

Additional details can be had from Mr. James Lyon Fur- 
man, New Orleans, a grandson of Phila (Risley) Lyon. 
He is well acquainted with the genealogical details. 

163 LAURA G. RISLEY (Benjamin^ Richard', Samuel^ 
Richard', Richard'), b. Nov. 30, 1786, Rutland, Vt. ; d. Apr. 
6, 1872, Warren, O. ; m. June 22, 1804, Hon. Calvin Pease, 
b. Suffield, Conn. ; d. Sept. 17 1839. 

He was one of the most eminent jurists on the Western 
Reserve and took a prominent part in shaping its legal and 
political affairs during its earliest years. Lived in Warren, 
Ohio (see " Magazine of Western History " for June, 1885 ; 
biographical sketch and portrait). While on the bench as 
Judge he held a statute passed by Legislature of Ohio to be 
unconstitutional, which very much offended the Legislature, 
which instituted impeachment proceedings. The Judge was 
acquitted. (See " Bryce's American Commonwealth," Vol. I, 
p. 533). 

Children : 

304 Calvin Pease, Jr., b. June 4, 1805, Warren, O. ; 

unm. ; d. April 28, 1880, Warren, O. 

305 Laura Maria, b. ; m. 1st, Geo. W. Tallmadge; 

2nd, Judge Van Rensselear Humphrey. 

306 Lawrence, b. , 1814; d. , 1815. 

307 Charles Pease, m. Mary Kirtland ; 4 children. 



82 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

308 Nancy Pease, m. John Erwin ; 10 children. 

309 Cornelia Granger, b. — — , 1820; m. Frederick 

Kinsman ; 5 sons ; d. — — , 1873. 

310 Benjamin R., b. , 1814; d. , 1815. 

Geo. W. Tallmadge, first husband of Laura Maria Pease, 
b. Sept. 13, 1800; d. Sept. 8, 1835, son of Benj. Talhnage, of 
Long Island, who was a distinguished Revolutionary Colonel 
and afterwards Congressman from Littlefield, Conn. (See 
Thompson's Hist., Long Island, 2nd Edition, Vol. II. pp. 482- 
487). 

164 NANCY P. RISLEY (Benjamin^ Richard\ Samuel\ 

Richard-, Richard^), b. , 17 — ; m. Dr. Wm. Lawrence. 

Children : 

311 Phila Ann, b. — — ; m. Stockley Donaldson. 

312 Mary Sophia, b. ; m. Robert Cain. 

313 Charles. 

314 Laura (twin), m. John Donaldson. 

315 Minerva (twin), m. Rev. Stevens. 

316 Benjamin, d. unmarried. 

317 RiSLEY, d. unmarried. 

318 John Marshall (M. D.), m. Rachael Jackson. 

319 William, m. — — Hays; son died very young. 
The descendants of these are living; in the southern states. 

170 BETSEY RISLEY {Job, Jr.\ Joh\ Saumel\ Richard', 

Richard^), b. ; d. ; m. Sept. 26, 1791, Ebenezer 

Smith. 

172 PRUDENCE RISLEY {Job, Jr.\ Job\ SamueV, Rich- 
ard', Richard^), b. Dec. 9, 1778, East Hartford, Conn.; d. 
Sept. 26, 1865, in Oneida, N. Y. ; m. Elisha Sage, Nov. 27, 
1802, b. Jan. 12, 1779; d. Apr. 28, 1854; buried in Durham- 
ville, N. Y. 
Children : 

320 Henry Risley Sage, b. E. Hartford, April 27, 

1805; d. in Troy, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1850. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 83 

321 Sally Sage, b. Jan. 26, 1807, E. Hartford, Conn. ; 

d. June 1, 1818, Lenox, N. Y. 

322 Fannie Sage, b. Feb. 14, 1809, E. Hartford ; d. Feb. 

29, 1904, Oneida, N. Y. 

323 Elisha Montague Sage, b. Apr. 13, 1812, Bruns- 

wick, N. Y.; d. , 187—, Troy, N. Y. 

324 Elizur Webster Sage, b. Apr. 13, 1812, Bruns- 

wick, N. Y. ; d. Clamahon, 111., Feb. 9, 1884. 

325 William Sage, b. July 25, 1814 ; d. Dec. — , 1888, 

Troy, N. Y. 

326 Russell Sage, b. Aug. 4, 1816, Verona, N. Y. ; d. 

July 22, 1906, New York. 

174 REUBEN RISLEY, JR. (Reuben', Job\ Samuel^ Rich- 
ard-, Richard^), b. , 1769; d. Dec. 17, 1850; m. Sabra 

Webster, Glastonbury, Conn. 

Children : 

327 Minerva, b. Dec. 19, 1795. 

328 Alvah, b. Oct. 26, 1800. 

329 Ruth, b. Oct. 25, 1804. 

175 MERCY RISLEY (Reuben', Job\ Samuel\ Richard', 

Richard^), b. , 1771, Glastonbury, Conn.; d. Mar. 26, 

1830; m. Capt. William H. Turner. 

Children : 

330 William H., b. July 22, 1788. 

331 James, b. . 

V, 332 Chauncey, b. -. 

333 Alanson, b. — ■—. 

334 Robert, b. July 22, 1803. 

335 Sanford, b. -. 

336 George, b. . 

337 Marcia, b. Sept. 5, 1824; m. Hezekiah Hale. 

338 Mary, b. , 1799; d. , 1818. 

Mercy Risley Turner was the grandmother of Hon. Henry 
E. Turner, Lowville, N. Y. H. E. Turner was a Union sol- 
dier in the Civil War; assistant Adjutant General of the Dept. 



84 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

of New York G. A. R. For more than twenty years County 
Judge of Lewis Co. One of the Regents of the University of 
the State of New York. 

176 SUSANNA (SUSIE) RISLEY (Reuben% Job\ Sam- 
uel', Richard-, Richard^), b. , 1773; d. , 1848; m. 

Jerijah Loomis. 

Children : 

339 Hannah. 

340 Sophronia, m. Judah Strong. 

341 Electa, 

342 TiRZA, m. De Loss Sanders. 

343 Mercy, m. Lyman. 

344 Jerijah. 

345 Fidelia. 

177 WAITE RISLEY (Reuben', Job\ Samuel', Richard\ 
Richard^), b. 1775; m. . 

Children : 

346 Reuben 3rd, b. , 1809; m. Harriet M. An- 

drews. 

347 Sabra, b. , 1825 ; m. De Witt M. Patrick. 

Possibly other children. 

178 JEMIMA RISLEY (Reuben', Job\ Samuel', Rich- 
ard^, Richard^), h. , 1777; d. , 1860; m. Jacob 

Loomis. (Not a brother of Jerijah). 

Children : 

348 Martha Ann, b. — — , 1812; d. , 1904; un- 

married. 

349 MiLo Monroe, b. , 1816; unm. ; killed R. R. 

accident Jan. 24, 1907. 

350 Nathaniel, b. . 

351 Mary Peters, b. ; m. Comstock. 

352 Norman, b. Aug. 1, 1812; m. Rose Bunce. 

353 OswiN Jacobs, b. . 

179 ROXANNA RISLEY (Reuben', Job\ Samuel', Rich- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 85 

ard\ Richard"), h. , 1779 ; d. , 1829 ; m. Simon Ather- 

ton, Nov. 25, 1798, Glastonbury, Conn. 
Children : 

354 Truman. 

355 Savina, m. Horton. 

356 Royal. 

357 Ad ALINE. 

358 Cornelius, m, Josephine Treat. 

359 Cornelia. 

360 Seabury. 

180 NOAH RISLEY^ {Reuhen\ Joh\ Samuel\ Richard\ 

Richard"), b. , 1781; d. Surinan, Dutch Guinea, Feb. 2, 

1805 ; m. Charlotte Russell. 

No record of children. 

181 ROGER E.(?) RISLEY (Reuben\ Job\ Samuel^ 

Richard-, Richard"), b. , 1784; d. , 1865; m. Elsie 

Bissell. 

Children : 

361 Alonzo B., b. , 1811. 

362 Wells N., b. Oct. 14, 1814. 

363 Franklin B., b. . 

364 Marl'^, b. , 1796. 

365 Eliza, b. Aug. , 1813 ; m. Francis Wilson ; 5 

children. 

182 CONTENT RISLEY (Reuben', Job\ Samuel, Rich- 
ard^, Richard"), b. — — , 1786; d. , 1871; m. Isaac 

Rowley. 

Children : 

366 Alvah, b. . 

367 Almira, b. . 

368 WlLLL^M, b. . 

369 Zervia, b. . 

370 Harriet, b. . 



371 Truman, b. . 



86 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

184 TRUMAN RISLEY* (Reuben\ Job\ Samuel\ Rich- 
ard-, Richard^), b. , 1790; m. Elizabeth Keeney, 1824(?). 

Cliildren : 

372 Alphonzo, b. , 1825 ; m. Mary J. Keeney, San 

Diego, Cal., 1908. 

373 Lorenzo, b. July 10, 1827 ; d. June 14, 1881 ; m. 

Abigail Beasley. 

374 Elizabeth, b. , 1829; m. Carlos Sadd, Jan. 13, 

1861 ; 5 children. 
Truman was a soldier of the War of 1812. Served under 
Capt. Strong from Aug. 1812 to Oct. 1814. 

185 ELISHA RISLEY (Benjamin^ Job\ Samuel', Rich- 
ard^, Richard^), b. Sept. 24, 1770; d. June 21, 1831; m. 
Dolly Ann Roberts 1790, b. May 24, 1769 ; d. Dec. 24, 1825. 

Elisha was born, lived and died in Glastonbury. 
Children : 

375 Chester, b. Oct. 15, 1793; d. Nov. 12, 1835. 

376 Shubal, b. Dec. 17, 1795. 

377 Ralph, b. Jan. 12, 1799; d. Nov. 3, 1849. 

378 Elisha, Jr., b. Feb. 21, 1803; d. Aug. 20, 1829. 

379 Luke, b. May 18, 1805 ; d. Oct. 6, 1849. 

212 RUTH RISLEY (Moses% Moses\ Jonathan^, Richard^, 

Richard^), b. ; m. John Abbey, Sangerfeld, N. Y. 

Children : 

380 Mary, m. David Loomis ; 7 children. 

381 Allen, m. Lovisa Loomis ; 2 children. 

382 Henry, m. Hubbard ; 4 children. 

383 Warren, deceased. 

384 Edwin, m. Susan Cowan ; 4 children. 

385 Ira, m. Rhoda Rhodes ; 7 children. 

386 Maria, b. May 17, 1819; m. Leander Terry; 3 

children. 

387 George, m. Jane Cowan ; 4 children. 

John Abbey was a farmer occupying a large farm in the 
western part of Sangerfield, Oneida Co., N. Y. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISIlEY 87 

He descended from the Abbeys of E. Windsor, Conn. 

213 SALLY RISLEY {Moses\ Moses\ Jonathan^ Richard^ 
Richard^), b. Sept. 17, 1783; d. Phoenix, N. Y., July 29, 
1878 ; m. Hiram Barney. Children unknown. 

214 ELISHA RISLEY {Moses\ Moses\ Jonathan^ Rich- 
ard', Richard^), b. Hartford, Conn., March 24, 1787; d. Vi- 
enna, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1853; m. Anna Ripley, b. Hartford, 
Conn., Feb. 6, 1789; d. Vienna, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1873; m. E. 
Hartford, Conn., Feb 16, 1806. 

Elisha Risley served in the war of 1812. 
Child: 

388 LuciNDA, m. Aug. 24, 1856; b. Jan. 22, 1825; d. 

Vienna, May 21, 1906. 

389 Jane, b. E. Hartford, Ct., Jan. 25, 1810; d. Apr. 

13, 1892, Vienna, N. Y. 

390 Edwin, b. Vienna, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1812; d. Apr. 13, 

1851, Vienna, N. Y. Left no family. 

391 William, b. Vienna, N. Y., May 4, 1814; d. Oct. 

13, 1871, Vienna, N. Y. 

392 Louisa, b. Vienna, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1818 ; d. Feb. 6, 

1900, Vienna, N. Y. 

393 Liman, b. Vienna, N. Y., May 17, 1820; d. May 13, 

1847, Vienna, N. Y. ; no family. 

394 JuLLv Ann, b. Vienna, N. Y., July 16, 1822; d. 

, 1839, Vienna, N. Y. ; no family. 

395 Philo and Phila, b. Vienna, N. Y., July 14, 1830; 

d. Philo, , 1837, Phila, , 1839, Vienna, 

N. Y. ; no family. 

396 Harriet, b. Vienna, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1833 ; d. , 

1839, Vienna N. Y. ; no family. 

216 IMARY RISLEY (Moses\ Moses\ Jonathan^ Rich- 
ard"^, Richard^), b. ; m. Simeon Fox, sailor. Family un- 
known. 



88 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

227 THANKFUL BREWER {Abigail R.\ Moses\ Jon- 
athan^, Richard', Richard^), b. ; m. Joseph Smith, sr., 

E. Hartford, Ct. 
Children : 

397 Harriet, m. Joseph Roberts. 

398 Freelove S., m. Ebenezer Bryant. 

399 Gordon. 

400 Delight, m. Wm. Stevens, North Brookfield, N. Y. 

401 Thankful, m. Sylvester Risley, North Brookfield, 

N. Y. 

402 Aurora ("Orra"), d. unmarried. 

403 Joseph, Jr. 

404 AuRELiA, m. L. J. Converse. 

405 Anna, husband or son, Reuben Smith. 

(There appears to be in Anna's line the following: Perry 
Liman, Andrew, d. leaving Anna, George, Andrew, Jr., Eliza 
and Martha. This is taken from a decree in chancery brought 
by Mrs. James S. Foster, jr., and Hamilton D. Risley in a 
partition suit in which the heirs-at-law of Allen Risley, de- 
ceased, were made defendants. Docketed in Oneida Co., Mar. 
6, 1839. Now on file in Clerk's Office of the Court of Appeals 
in Albany, N. Y.) 

230 ELIJAH RISLEY, JR. (Elijah\ Moses\ Jonathan^ 
Richard-, Richard^), b. May 7, 1887, East Hartford, Ct. ; d. 
Jan. 10, 1870; m. Nabby Brigham, Pomfret, Chatauqua Co., 
N. Y. 

He moved with his father from Cazenovia, N. Y., to Fredo- 
nia in 1807. 

A very interesting paper was written by his brother, Wil- 
liam Risley, and printed in Young's History of Chatauqua 
Co. in (Buffalo) 1875, p. 470-477. Elijah, sr., built the first 
bridge across the Canadaway Creek. Elijah, jr., was the 
first merchant in Chatauqua Co. He was elected supervisor 
of his town in 1835 ; was elected Sheriff^ in 1824 ; and member 
of Congress, 1848. He joined the State Militia and arose to 
rank of Major-general. He accompanied with his staif Gen. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 89 

La Fayette on his trip via Erie Canal to Buffalo. He was 
interested in the organization and operation of the Erie R. R. 
He began, with his brothers, the cultivation of garden seeds, 
which became a large business. 
Their children : 

406 Flarilla C, m. Chauncey Tucker, lawyer, Buf- 

falo, N. Y., both deceased. 

407 Hanson A., m. twice, now deceased. 

408 Sophronia, m. Chas. F. Matterson, Fredonia. She 

died 1875. 

409 Laurens G., m. Henrietta Houghton, Dunkirk, 

N. Y. 

410 Delia, m. Theo. P. Grosvenor, Buffalo, N. Y. 

411 Minerva, m. Frank Gushing, son of Zattu Gush- 

ing, Pomfret, N. Y. 

S35 WILLIAM RISLEY (Elijah\ Moses\ Jonathan^ 
Richard-, Richard^), b. Dec. 15, 1802, Cazenovia, N. Y. ; d. 
; m. Caroline Patrick, Jan. 28, 1828, Attica, N. Y. 

His business was milling, farming and horticulture. 

Children, five in number, three of whom unknown: 

412 Sarah C, m. Rev. Chas. Arey, former rector of 

St. John's Church, Buffalo, N. Y. 

413 Julia C, m. Edward H. Lord, banker. New York, 

N. Y. 

237 ELECTA RISLEY (David\ Moses\ Jonathan^ Rich- 

ard\ Richard^), b. , 1794; d. , 1869; buried old New 

Hartford cemetery ; m. David W. Randall, New Hartford, N. 

Y. ; d. , 1839, aged 61. 

Children : 

414 David Risley Randall, d. , 1843, aged 21. 

415 Eliza E., m. Chester Bartles, Flemington, N. J. 

240 HAMILTON D. RISLEY (David', Moses*, Jonathan^ 
Richard^, Richard^), b. , New Hartford, N, Y. ; m. Mary 

Blakely. 

241 GEORGE RISLEY {Da-vid\ Moses\ Jonathan^ Rich- 



90 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

ard^, Richard^), b. , Saquoit, N. Y., Farmer; m. Sarah 

Dakin, dau. Samuel Dakin, Utica, N. Y. 

He moved from Oneida Co. to Shenandoa Valley, Va., after- 
wards to Kansas, where he died. 

Children : 

416 Mary, m. Judge Randall. 

417 Willis F., m. Eliza McReady; no children. 

418 Cynthia, m. John Risley. 

419 Mary, b. , 1843 ; unmarried ; lives at New Hart- 

ford, N. Y. 

420 Sarah, m. Frank Calais. 

421 Sophia H., m. — — , Joliet, 111. 

422 Dakin S. m. -. 

242 BENJAMIN RISLEY (Jonathan^ Nathaniel^ Jona- 

than\ Richard-, Richard^), b. Nov. 22, 1774; d. , 1833; 

m. Ann Benton Mar. 12, 1795, b. 17 — ; d. . 

Benjamin was born in E. Hartford. Lived for many years 
in Glastonbury. 

Ann Benton, his wife, was the dau. of Ebenezer Benton, a 
soldier of the Revolution, and Ruth Talcott his wife. She 
was lineal descendant of Edward Benton of Wetherfield, John 
Talcott of Hartford, and Samuel Hale of Glastonbury, Conn. 
Her sister, Lucy, married Jonathan Risley, a brother of her 
husband. 

Benjamin was a ship carpenter and remained in Glastonbury 
when his father and brother moved into New York state. 

Children : 

423 AsHBELL, b. May 3, 1796. 

424 Benjamin, b. Oct. 16, 1797. 

425 Polly, b. Feb. 19, 1799; m. Shubal Smith, Glas- 

tonbury. 

426 Jared, b. Feb. 2, 1801. 

427 Elizur, b. Jan. 20, 1803. 

428 LovisA, b. Feb. 14, 1805; d. unmarried. 

429 William, b. April 19, 1808; m. Susan; d. without 

issue. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 91 

430 Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1810. 

431 Julia, b. Feb. 10, 1813; m. James Bulkley. 

432 Chauncey, b. Feb. 9, 1814. 

433 Sylvester, b. Apr. 15, 1818. 

243 JONATHAN RISLEY, JR. (Jonathan', Nathaniel^ 
Jonathan^, Richard-, Richard}), b. Jan. 9, 1777; d. Apr. 4, 
1827; m. Lucy Benton 1802, b. Glastonbury, sister of Ann, 
wife of his brother, Benjamin. 

They moved to Saquoit, N. Y., soon after marriage. He was 
buried in Tarrytown cemetery, Sangerfield, N. Y., in his fa- 
ther's lot. She was buried in the old cemetery at Saquoit, 
many years later. 

Children : 

434 Lucy, b. Apr. 6, 1803; d. May 28, 1830. 

435 Hiram, b. May 28, 1804; m. Betsey Greenleaf; d. 

Feb. 1, 1862, Columbus, N. Y. 

436 Phoebe, b. Oct. 28, 1805 ; m. John Wilcox ; 3 chil- 

dren ; d. Apr. 22, 1844. 

437 Mary, b. Dec. 28, 1806 ; d. Dec. 2, 1852. 

438 Ansel, b. May 17, 1809 ; d. Oct. 22, 1830. 

439 Caroline, b. Sept. 5, 1810; m. Samuel Dexter; d. 

Jan. 18, 1855. 

440 Malinda, b. July 3, 1812; m. , Whipple; d. 

Apr. 25, 1873. 

441 Diana, b. Apr. 26, 1815; m. Alonzo Abbey; no 

issue; d. July 13, 1886. 

442 Jonathan, b. May 4, 1818 ; m. Jan. 20, 1842 ; no 

issue; d. Nov. 5, 1860. 

443 Eliza, b. Aug. 14, 1822; d. May 14, 1851. 
Record in possession of Freeman D. Dexter, Earlville, N. Y. 

244 ELISHA RISLEY {Jonathan^ Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, 
Richard^ Richard^), b. Dec. 22, 1779, East Hartford, Ct. ; 
m. Betsey Smith, E. Hartford. 

They moved with Jonathan Risley, his fatlier, into Whites- 
town just prior to 1800, now known as Brookfield, Mad. Co., 



92 THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD RISL,EY 

N. Y. Both were buried in the northwest comer of the town- 
ship of Brookfield, N. Y., in the old cemetery, 

A portion of his father's farm came to him, as his share, 
after his father's death. 

Children : 

444 Abigail, b. ; m. Chester Crowfoot and moved 

to Chatauqua Co., Ellington, N. Y. 

445 William, b. , Chautauqua, Ellington, N. Y. 

446 Lyman, b. — — . 

447 Alzina, b. ; married Andrew Head; no issue. 

Moved to Michigan. 

448 Betsey, b. ; m. Andrew Head as 2nd wife. 

449 Elisha, Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1815. 

245 ELIZUR RISLEY {Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, 
Richard^ Richard^), b. Dec. 22, 1779, East Hartford, Conn.; 
d. Sept. 13, 1841 ; m. Amelia Mattison, Oct. 21, 1880, b. Jan. 
6, 1781 ; d. Mar. 17, 1868. 

EHzur followed his father, Jonathan, into Whitestown, now 
Brookfield. They settled on a farm in the south-eastern corner 
of the present township of Madison, N. Y. They were buried 
in the cemetery, which joined their farm. 

Children : 

450 Caroline L., b. Mar. 21, 1802; m. cousin EHzur 
■ Risley, son of Benj. 

451 Fanny E., b. Nov. 3, 1803; d. unmarried. 

452 Sherman B., b. July 18, 1805; m. Susan; no issue; 

d. at Buffalo. 

453 Susan A., b. Aug. 7, 1807 ; m. Chapman, Utah. 

454 Ruby S., b. June 3, 1809; m. Ebenezer Talcott; 

moved to lona, Mich. (See Talcott Genealogy.) 

455 Franklin, b. Oct. 5, 1811 ; d. Sept. 27, 1822. 

, 456 Allen, b. Sept. 4, 1813; m. Adeha Crowfoot. 

457 Clarinda C, b. April 27, 1816 ; m. Leonard Abbert. 

458 Harriet P., b. April 18, 1819; m. Samuel Niles. 

Moved to lona, Mich. 
' 459 Laura A., b. Mar. 12, 1821 ; unmarried. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISL.EY 93 

460 E. Goodrich, b. Oct. 4, 1822; d. July 3, 1823. 

461 Charles F., b. Sept. 26, 1824; m. Ann Eliza 

Thurston. 

■246 HANNAH RISLEY (Jonathan^ Nathaniel*, Jonathan^ 
Richard-, Richard^), b. April 5, 1783, East Hartford, Ct. ; d. 
Oct. 30, 1872, Madison, N. Y. Buried northwest corner of 

Brookfield; m. John Chambers, , 1800, of Jefferson Co., 

N. Y. 

Children : 

462 Chester, b. Aug. 9, 1802. 

463 Almira, b. Feb. 9, 1805 ; d. June 10, 1830. 

464 RoxANNA, b. Feb. 11, 1807; m. John Wallace. 

465 MiLEssA, b. Nov. 29, 1809 ; m. Oct. 22, 1836. 

466 Ira, b. July 31, 1810; d. Aug. 30, 1810. 

467 Washington, b. Aug. 13, 1812 ; d. Oct. 16, 1812. 

468 John M., b. Oct. 11, 1813; d. Feb. 18, 1838. 

469 Chauncey R., b. June 10, 1816 ; d. Sept., 1837. 

470 Margaret, b. Sept. 12, 1818 ; d. April 19, 1847. 

471 Charles, b. May 22, 1821; d. in California; no 

issue. 

472 Adelia G., b. Nov. 29, 1823; d. Aug. 22, 1842. 

473 Theodore D., b. Aug. 4, 1826; d. Nov. 19, 1852. 

Death due to consumption. 

247 ELEAZUR RISLEY (Jonathan^ Nathaniel', Jona- 
than^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Sept. 17, 1787, East Hartford, 
Conn. ; m. . Moved to Genesee Co., N. Y. 

248 LOVISA RISLEY (Jonathan^ Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, 
Richard-, Richard"), b. Nov. 11, 1789; d. Sept. 1, 1801; un- 
married. 

249 CHAUNCEY RISLEY (Jonathan^ Nathaniel*, Jona- 
than\ Richard-, Richard^), b. Sept. 3, 1792, East Hartford, 

Conn.; m. May, , 1812, Lucinda Fuller. She married 

again and died in Vernon, N. Y., May 12, 1879. 

Chauncey Risley was a soldier in War of 1812; buried near 
Stone school-house at Sackett's Harbor. 



94 THE DESCENDANTS OF KICHARD RISLEY 

Child: 

474* Hannah Almira, b. Aug. 3, 1813 ; m, Walter Todd, 
Vernon, N. Y. 

250 SYLVESTER RISLEY (Jonathan^ Nathaniel^ Jona- 
than^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Jan. 12, 1797, Brookfield, Mad. 
Co., N. Y.; d. Sept. 16, 1855; m. Thankful Smith Oct. 28^ 
1817, b. July 24, 1799; d. Apr. 18, 1885 
Children : 

475 Henry, b. Aug. 10, 1818; d. June 27, 1849. 

476 Julius Caesar, b. June 10, 1821 ; d. Sept. 12, 

1884. 

477 Perry Smith, b. Dec. 14, 1822; d. Jan. 18, 1904. 

478 Christopher Columbus, b. May 10, 1825. 

479 Louisa, b. Aug. 23, 1827. 

480 Gordon Fox, b. Sept. 28, 1829. 

481 Daniel Brewer (twin), b. July 6, 1831. 

482 Smith (twin), b. July 6, 1831; d. July 18, 1831. 

483 Chester Chambers, b. Feb. 1, 1834; d. Dec. 20, 

1882. 

484 Byron, b. June 27, 1836; d. Sept. 25, 1836. 

485 Marion Francis, b. Mar. 12, 1837; d. Jan. 23, 

1887. 

486 Mary Ann, b. Apr., 1842; d. Dec. 25, 1893. 

487 John Milton, b. June 16, 1845. 

Their children were all born in the old homestead of their 
grandparents Jonathan and Phoebe (Deming) Risley in the 
north west comer of the town of Brookfield, N. Y., one-half 
mile north of the crossing of swamp at N. Brookfield. 

262 JOHN SOMERS ROBERTS (Esther Somers\ Esther 
Risley^, Richard^, Richard', Richard^), b. Mar. 8, 1796; m. 
Feb., 1819, Martha H. Rhodes, b. Dec. 22, 1799; d. Oct. 18, 
1860. 

Children : 

488 Mary Ann Roberts, b. Oct. 24, 1820; d. Feb. 12, 

1863, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

489 Sarah. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 95 

264 JEREMIAH RISLEY (Edward^ Jeremiah", Jeremiah^ 
Richard', Richard^), b. Oct. 6, 1804, Gloucester Co., New 
Jersey ; m. 1st, Experience Jeffreys, Dec. 13, 1827. 
Children : 

490 Evan J., b. Nov. 9, 1838; m. Emily Frambes ; b'. 

Nov. 22, 1843. 

491 Conrad, b. , 1841 ; m. Mary Sampson ; 3 chil- 

dren. 

492 Jeremiah, b. Mar. 13, 1844; m. Mary Connelly; 

4 children. 

493 Edward, b. Sept. 19, 1846 ; m. Adeline Connelly, 

7 children. 

494 Allen, b. May 1, 1849; d. May 7, 1849. 

495 Jeremiah M. C, Sept. 12, 1852 ; m. Somers Steel- 

man ; no children. 

496 Experience, b. Jan. 1, 1854; m. Joseph South- 
' Avood; 5 children. 

497 AssoNNETTE, b. July 19, 1857; d. July 21, 1861. 
Child of 2nd wife: 

498 Mary Barnes, b. 1862 ; no children. 

269 JOSIAH P. RISLEY (Edward Rlsley\ Jeremiah, Jr.\ 
Jeremiah^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Nov. 27, 1818; m. April 
1, 1858, Mary J. Lake, b. Mar. 14, 1831 ; d. Nov. 28, 1889. 
Children : 

499 Isaac, b. Dec. 22, 1858; m. Nettie Lake; 3 children. 

500 Daniel L., b. June 25, 1860; m. 1st, Annie Eng- 

lish, who d. , 1904; 2nd, Annie L. Ober- 

tuefFer; 1 child. 

501 Sarah, b. June 23, 1862; unm. 

502 JosL^H E., b. Dec. 24, 1863; m. Millie Collins; 

no issue; d. May, 1895. 

503 Jessie L., b. June 25, 1866; unm. 

273 NATHANIEL RISLEY (Edward Risley\ Jeremiah\ 
Jeremiah^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Mar. 22, 1826; m. June 
22, 1854, Asenath C. Enghsh, b. Feb. 28, 1838. 



96 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHAED RISLEY 

Children : 

504 Melvetta, b. Sept. 6, 1855 ; m. John Rogers. 

505 Edgar L., b. Nov. 1, 1857. 

506 Flora E. (twin), b. Jan. 23, 1860; m. . 

507 Alvin p. (twin), b. Jan. 23, 1860; m. . 

508 Gideon A., b. Oct. 12, 1862; m. ; 2 children. 

509 TiLLEY M., b. Jan. 16, 1865 ; d. Sept. 14, 1865. 

510 Harriet W., b. Sept. 26, 1866; m. ; 1 child. 

511 Nathaniel Elton, b. April 6, 1871. 

512 Freeman H., b. Sept. 6, 1873; m. ; 1 child. 

S76 JOHN S. RISLEY {Joab\ Jeremiah*l?], Jeremiah\ 
Richard\ Richard^), b. May 12, 1812; d., Iowa, May 15, 1903; 
m. Feb. 22, 1833, Mary EHzabeth Parker, d. Iowa, Mar. 10, 
1892. 

Children : 

513 Julia Ann, b. Mar. 31, 1834. 

514 Charles P., b. Mar. 14, 1836. 

515 Joseph P., b. Aug. 28, 1838. 

516 Elizabeth A., b. Jan. 5, 1841 ; d. Nov. 6, 1842. 

517 Samuel D., b. Jan. 16, 1845. 

518 John P. and Mary E. (twins), b. Aug. 30, 1846. 

519 Parker, b. Sept. 30, 1849; d. Sept. 1, 1850. 

520 Absalom S., b. Sept. 20, 1851. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 

279 HARVEY RISLEY (Theodore^ Benjamin^ John, Jr.\ 
John^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. Mar. 18, 1792, Coventry, Conn.; 
d. Mar. 20, 1869 ; m. Minerva Loomis, June 23, 1825, Wind- 
sor, Conn. ; b. Mar. — , 1799 ; d. Apr. 14, 1852. 
Children : 

Unmarried infant, b. Mar. 5, 1827- 

521 Almira, b. June 9, 1829 ; m. G, Curtis Austin War- 

ren. 

522 Ann, b. Nov. 9, 1834; m. Seth Vinton. 



J 



288 ASA RISLEY {Asa\ Gresham\ Richard\ SamueV 

Richard-, Richard^), b. , 1790, at Hanover, N. H. ; m. 

Leviah Kendrick, Hanover, N. H., , 1820. 

Child: 

523 Lewis E., b. , 1824. 

292 ELIZABETH CLEVELAND (Betsey Risley^ Cleve- 
land, Benjamin^ Risley, Richard^, Samuel^, Richard-, Rich- 
ard^), b. , 1816; d. , 1869; m. Benjamin F. HofF- 

man, Pasadena, Cal. 
Children : 

524 John C, b. , 1839; d. , 1861. 

525 KiTTiE, b. , 1842; m. Henry L. Burnett, d. 

, 1864. Oakwood cem., Warren O. 

308 NANCY PEASE {Laura G." Risley, Benjamin^ Rich- 
ard*, Samuel^, Richard-, Richard^), m, , John Erwin. 

Children (ten in all) : 

526 Mary P. Erwin, b. Jan. 29, 1850, Cleveland, 0. ; 

m. Cyrus E. Johnston. 



98 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

322 FANNIE SAGE (Prudence Risley" Sage, Job, jr.\ Joh.^ 
Sam.uel\ Richard^, Richard^), b. Feb. 14, 1809, East Hart- 
ford, Conn; d. Feb. 29, 1904, Oneida, N. Y. ; m. 1830, Samuel 
Chapin, Oneida, N. Y. 
Children : 

527 Samuel Chapin, Jr., m. Carrie De Pledge; one 

son, Stewart Lyle. 

528 Earx, m. Celia Yale ; children : Charles, Frank, 

Fred, Fannie, Minnie. Fannie m. Skinner; dau. 
Ruth. 

529 Helen, unm. 

530 Dwight, m. Hannah Dyer ; children : May, Julia, 

Bouncy, 1 son Theodore, Samuel D. Wilkin ; dau. 
Esther. 

531 Angeline, m, Wm. Lyle; 1 dau., Jessie Lyle 

Faulkner. 

532 Jennie, m. Ivers Monroe ; no children. 

533 Henry, unm. 

534 Frank, m. Ada Hitchcock; an adopted dau. 

535 Charles, d. in infancy. 

536 Homer, m. Lilie Monroe; no children. 

537 Taylor, m. Flora Ella Coe; 1 dau. Flora Chapin- 

Rogers. 

538 Fremont, m. Ella Teller; no children. 

326 RUSSELL SAGE (Prudence Rislef Sage (m. Elisha 
Sage), Job, jr.^, Jgb^, Samuel^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Aug. 4, 
1816, Scanondoah, Verona township, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; d. 

July 22, 1906; m. 1st, Maria Winnie, , 1841, Troy, N. Y., 

dau. Moses J. Winnie. She died , 1867 ; m. 2nd, Margaret 

Olivia Slocum, Nov. 24, 1869. 

No children. 

Margaret O. Slocum, born Sept. 8, 1828, daughter of Jo- 
seph Slocum, Syracuse, N. Y. She survives in 1909. 

Mrs. Sage was descended on her father's side from Capt. 
Miles Standish; the Mayflower pilgrim. 

" Her father, Joseph Slocum, m. Margaret Pierson Jer- 



c c t 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 99 

main ; son of William Brown Slocum and Olivia Standish Jose- 
lyn, daughter of Stockbridge Joselyn and Olivia Standish, 
who was daughter of David Standish and Hannah Magonn, 
who was the son of Thomas Standish and Mary Carver; son 
of Alexander Standish and Desire (Doty) (Sherman) Holmes; 
son of Capt. Myles Standish and wife, Barbara." 

Mrs. Sage has presented to the Emma Willard Seminary, 
Troy, N. Y., where she was graduated, a handsome dormitory, 
called Russell Sage ]\Iemorial Hall. 

The marriage with Miss Slocum was a very happy one ; his 
friends declaring it was his best bargain and Russell's maxim 
was " The tender care of a good wife is the finest thing in the 
world." 

Sage line: Russell Sage, son of Elisha Sage and Prudence 
Risley; EHsha, jr., son of EHsha, 1755-1801, m. Martha Mon- 
tague; Elisha, sr., son of Amos 1722-1759, m. Rebecca Wilcox ; 
Amos, son of Timothy, 1678-1725, m. Margaret Holibert. 

Timothy, son of David Sage and 2nd wife, Mary Wilcox. 

David Sage came to America from Wales. An original set- 
tler in Middletown, Conn., 1852. 

Prudence Risley Sage, mother of Russell Sage, was born 
Dec. 9, 1778, daughter of Job Risley, jr., Hockanum, Conn., 
and Mary Webster, who was son of Job, sr. and Beriah Fox; 
son of Samuel Risley and Rebecca Gaines of Glastonbury; 
son of Richard, Jr. ; Richard, son of Richard Risley, Sr., East 
Hartford, Conn. Richard, Sr., was one of the Hooker party, 
which came from Mass., into Conn., and became one of the 
founders of the Commonwealth of Connecticut. The Risley 
line extends back into the English peerage: (See Risley 
English Genealogy). 

Prudence Risley's mother, Mary Webster, was a lineal des- 
cendant from John Webster of the Hooker party. John Web- 
ster was deputy governor of Conn., 1655-56, and Gov. from 
1656-57. She was a cousin, once removed, of Noah Webster, 
the lexicographer. 

Russell Sage left home at the age of 14 to engage in busi- 
ness ; realizing his need of education he studied evenings and 



100 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

attended night school. His industry being great he soon suc- 
ceeded in business and kept his mind nourished by much read- 
ing and study. Beginning in mercantile lines he soon became 
interested in transportation by water and railroad, succeed- 
ing so well that he abandoned mercantile pursuits in Troy. 

He took a prominent part in public affairs and became Al- 
derman in Troy, treasurer of Rensslaer County for seven years. 
In 1848 was a delegate to Whig National Convention. He was 
once defeated and twice elected to Congress ; held important 
places on committees and caused the appointment of a com- 
mittee which formed the Association of Mount Vernon and 
secured the purchase of the estate of Washington, which was 
made a memorial of the Father of his Country. 

Upon expiration of the second term in Congress, Russell 
Sage determined to forsake politics and devote himself to busi- 
ness alone. 

During the financial crisis of 1857 he was able to save him- 
self and others from ruin, and immediately engaged exten- 
sively in railroad transportation, becoming director of more 
than twenty corporations. 1863 he removed from Troy to 
New York in order to promote his own and other railroad in- 
terests and operate in stock. Here he became the greatest 
financial factor of his time, with a high standard for honorable, 
accurate and punctual service in his department. His great 
energy and faithfulness were his marked characteristics. 

" He stood firm and true for nearly half a century at the 
very center of trust in the financial world and in the fierce and 
sometimes unfriendly light of publicity." 

(See N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record, Oct., 
1906). 

Many of the distinctive characteristics of Russell Sage can 
be traced to his maternal ancestors. 

327 MINERVA RISLEY (Reuben\ Ruehen\ Job\ Sam^ 
uel\ Richard', Richard^), b. Dec. 19, 1795; d. June 10, 1850;. 
m. Joseph Harrington, 1815. 
Children : 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 101 

^39 Sabra, b. Oct. 20, 1816. 

540 Alvah, b. Mar. 19, 1822. 

541 Charles, b. May 15, . 

328 ALVAH RISLEY (Reuben\ Reuben\ Joh\ Samuel^ 
Richard-^ Richard^), b. Oct. 28, 1800, Bolton, Conn.; d. Nov. 
22, 1886, Truxton, N. Y. ; m. Dorinda Brown Dec. 31, 1838, 
Truxton, N. Y. 

Child : 

542 Mary D., b. Sept. 20, 1847, Truxton, N. Y. ; m. 

Peter D. Miiller, Truxton, N. Y. 

329 RUTH RISLEY (Reuben^ Reuben\ Job\ Samuel\ 
Richard-, Richard^), b. Oct. 25, 1804; d. Apr. 23, 1858; m. 
Feb. 5, 1826, Luke Stewart. 

Child 

543 Reuben R. Stewart, b. Mar. 31, 1832. 

334 ROBERT TURNER {Mercy Rislef Turner (m. Capt. 
Wm. H. Turner), Reuben^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), 
b. July 22, 1803, Glastonbury Conn.; d. May 20, 1893, Sagi- 
naw, Mich. ; m. Mar. 12, 1829, Caroline Ellis, Orange Mass. 
Children : 

544 Henry Ellis, b. Apr. 1, 1830; 4 children. 

545 Helen Mar, b. Sept. 15, 1831; m. W. W. Whe- 

don Sept. 10, 1851, Munsville. Now living Ann 
Arbor. 

546 Susannah Mercy, b. Oct. 11, 1835; m. 1st, Noah 

Richardson, 4 children ; 2nd E. A. Spence, 2 
children. 

547 Sarah Caroline, b. Jan. 21, 1842, West Vienna, 

N. Y. ; m. Chas. Holland, East Saginaw, Mich. ; 
4 children d. infancy. 

337 MARCIA M. TURNER (Wm. H. Turner' (m. INIercy 
Risley), Reuben Risley^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), 



102 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

b. Sept, 5, 1824, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Conn. ; m. Heze- 
kiah Hale, Jan. 19, 1856, Glastonbury, Conn. 
Children : 

548 William T. Hale, b. Nov. 4, 1856 ; m. Addie P. S., 

Oct. 27, 1880. 

549 Wallace L. Hale, b. Feb. 6, 1866; m. Grace G. 

Griswold, Apr. 17, 1901. 

346 REUBEN RISLEY 3rd {Waite\ Reuben\ Joh\ Sam- 
uel^ y Richard^, Richard^), b. , 1809, Glastonbury, Conn.; 

m. Harriet M. Andrews Nov. 30, 1837. 

Children : 

550 Esther Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1838. 

551 Emily Madora, b. Sept. 27, 1840. 

552 Henry A., b. May 30, 1841. 

553 Fannie R., b. Mar. 5, 1848. 

554 James Hollis, b. Feb. 12, 1855. 

347 SABRA RISLEY {Waite Risley\ Reuben\ Joh\ Sam- 
uel', Richard% Richard^), b. Mar. 20, 1825; m. De Witt M. 
Patrick, Mar. 27, 1844, Cortland, N. Y. 

Children : 

555 Alletta, b. May 20, 1851. 

556 Otis Dwight, b. Dec. 5, 1855. 



351 MARY P. LOOMIS (Jemima Risley^, Reuben\ Job 

Samuel', Richard', Richard^), b. ; m. Comstock. 

Children : 

557 Jane, b. ; m. Root. 

558 Addie, b. ; m. Hosea Covill. 

559 Helen, unm. 



361 ALONZO B. RISLEY (Roger E.' ( ?) Risley, Reuben', 

Job*, Samuel', Richard^, Richard^), b. , 1811; drowned 

June 26, 1864; m. Julia Parkhurst. 
Children : unknown. 



THE DESCENDANTS OP KICHARD K.IS1.EY 103 

362 WELLS N. RISLEY (Roger E." (?) Risley, Reuben\ 
Job*, SamuePy Richard^, Richard^), b. Oct. 14!, 1814; d. Dec. 
6, 1896 ; m. Lucy Lee Strong. 

Children : 

560 John Strong, b. June 19, 1860; m. Clara Car- 

penter. 

561 Mary E., m. Warren Thompson. 

562 Elsa L. 

363 FRANKLIN B. RISLEY (Roger E.« (?) Rislei/, Reu- 
ben^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), b. ; (living 

1908) ; m. Sarah Gray. 

Children : 

563 Sarah Maria, m. Robert Walker, Vernon, Conn. 

564 William F,, m. Nellie Talcott, Vernon, Conn. 

S64! MARIA RISLEY (Roger E.« (?) Risley, Reuben\ 

Job*, Samuel^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. , 1796; m. Edwin 

Foster. 
Children : 

565 Ellen M., 

566 Frank. 

365 ELIZA RISLEY (Roger E.^ ( ?) Risley, Reuben^ Job*, 
Samuel^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Aug. — , 1813; m. Francis 
Wilson. 

Children : 

567 John W., b. ; m. Frances Strong. 

568 Maria A., b. ; m. W. B. Sparks. 

569 Albert F. 

570 Frank B. 

571 Alice. 

372 ALPHONZO RISLEY (Truman\ Reuhen", Job*, Sam- 
uel^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Sept. — , 1825; m. Mary Jane 
Keeney. Living in San Diego, Cal., 1908. 



104 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Child: 

572 Adon Alphonzo, b. May 8, 1850. Unm. Living 

with parents. 

373 LORENZO RISLEY (Truman^ Reuben\ Joh\ Sam- 
uel\ Richard-, Richard}), b. July 10, 1827; d. Apr 8, 1900, 
Hartford, Conn. ; m. 1st, April 25, 1852, Abigail Beasley^ 
Ellington, Conn. ; m. 2nd, June 26, 1862, Amelia A. Allen, 
Melrose, Conn. 

Children, 1st mariage: 

573 Albert Earxe, b. Feb. 6, 1853. 
2nd marriage : 

574 George Lorenzo, b. Oct. 15, 1867. 

575 Edith Lidora, b. Feb. 7, 1875; m. Clement Hyde, 

July 9, 1908. 
Lorenzo Risley was a builder and contractor; lived and died 
in Hartford, Conn. 

374 ELIZABETH RISLEY {Truman\ Reuben\ Job\ Sam- 
ueP, Richard', Richard^), b. 1829; m. Carlos R. Sadd, Jan. 
13, 1861. Living in Ellington, Conn., 1908. 

Children : 

576 Alice Emma, b. Aug. 30, 1863 ; m. Daggett. 

577 Truman R., b. Dec. 24, 1864. 

578 Elizabeth, b. Feb. 15, 1867 ; m. Tomlinson, 

d. June 15, 1905. 

579 Clarence R., b. Apr. 11, 1870. 

580 Ellen May, b. May 14, 1874. 

375 CHESTER RISLEY {Elisha\ Benjamin^ Job\ Sam- 
uel^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Oct. 15, 1793, Glastonbury,. 
Conn.; d. Nov. 11, 1835; m. . 

Children : 

581 WiLLL^M H., b. Feb. 1, 1817. 

582 Benjamin. 

583 Chester. 

584 Henry. 



the descendants of kichard risley 105 

585 Chester. 

586 Dolly Ann (?), b. May 24, 1769; m. , 1790, 

Elisha R. ; d. Dec. 4, 1825. 

587 Isabella. 

876 SHUBAL RISLEY (Elisha% Benjamin^ Job, Sr.\ Sam- 
uel\ Richard-, Richard}), b. Dec. 17, 1795; d. Oct. 29, 1852, 
Glastonbury, Conn. ; m. Anna Hollister Feb. 2, 1819, b. Jan. 23, 
1801 ; d. Dec. 18, 1854. 

Both buried in Glastonbury. 
Children : 

588 WiLLM.M Hollister Risley, b. Sept. 8, 1823 ; d. 

Jan. 17, 1897. 

589 Abel, b. Nov. 24, 1819; d. Sept. 15, 1824. 

590 Oren Hollister, b. Oct. 22, 1820; d. Sept. 15, 

1847. 

591 Dolly, b. Oct. 31, 1825; d. Sept. 14, 1828. 

380 MARY ABBEY {Ruth Risley^ Abbey, Moses\ Moses\ 

Jonathan^, Richard^ Richard}), b. ; m. David Loomis, 

North Brookfield, N. Y. 

David Loomis and wife buried in Cole Hill cemetery north- 
west corner Brookfield, N. Y. 
Children : 

592 Lucy Ann, deceased. 

593 Russell, m. Lavema Lawson ; 6 children. 

594 David, m. Martha Chesbro ; 3 children. 

595 Warren, m. Mandana Dix ; 4 children. 

596 Phila, m. Chester C. Risley ; 3 children. 

597 Orange, m. Jennie Lawson ; 4 children. 

598 Hiram, m. 1st, Amelia Ferris ; 2nd, Lydia A. Ferris 

Knowles ; 8 children. 

381 ALLEN ABBEY {Ruth Risley^ Abbey, Moses\ Moses\ 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. ; m. Lovisa Loomis. 

Children : 

599 Moses, m. 1st, Charlotte Dennison ; 2nd, Amelia 

Barber. 

600 Israel, unm. 



106 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

382 HENRY ABBEY (Ruth Risley^ Ahhey, Moses\ Mo- 
ses^, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard}), b. , Sangerfield, 

N. Y. ; d. , Sangerfield ; m. , Hubbard. 

Children : 

601 Hubbard, m. ; 3 children. 

602 Martin (twin). 

603 Martha (twin). 

604 Lucy, deceased. « 

384 EDWIN ABBEY {Ruth Risley^ Ahhey, Moses\ Moses\ 
Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), h. ; m. Susan Cowan. 

Children : 

605 Mary, deceased; 1 son, m. ; 2 children. 

606 Maria, deceased. 

607 Caroline, m. Charles Goff; 5 sons. 

608 Edwin, m. ; 2 daughters, deceased. 

Edwin Abbey was a large farmer and hop grower and 
dealer, in Sangerfield. Died at Waterville; buried in that 
cemetery. 

385 IRA ABBEY (Ruth Risley^ Ahhey, Moses\ Moses\ 

Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. , Sangerfield, N. Y. ; 

m. , Rhoda Rhodes, North Brookfield, N. Y. Late in life 

moved to Battle Creek, Mich., where he died. Lived many 
years before in N. Brookfield. 

Children : 

609 LuciNDA Abbey, m. William Hall. 

610 Amelia Abbey, m. Nathan Wheeler; 3 children. 

611 Eleanor Abbey, m. Manthus Satterlee; 6 chil- 

dren. 

612 Samuel Abbey, m. Mary Smith ; 2 adopted chil- 

dren. 

613 RosETTA Abbey, m. J. Arthur Perry ; 3 children. 

614 LiLLiE Abbey, m. C. Walter Carruth ; 3 children. 

386 MARIA ABBEY (Ruth Risley'' Ahhey, Moses\ Moses\ 
Jonathan^, Richard^ , Richard^), b. May 17, 1819, Vienna, 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 107 

N. Y.; d. Sept. 29, 1891, Waterville, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 2, 1841, 
Leander Terry; b. Mar. 23, 1818, Sangerfield, N. Y. ; d. June 
6, 1862. 
Children : 

615 John Gilbert, b. June 10, 1843; m. June 8, 1868, 

Mason ; 1 son. 

616 Everett Lee, b. Feb. 25, 1846; m. E. Knapp, 

Feb. 13, 1868, Manlius, N. Y. ; children. 

617 Alice Marl^, b. Jan. 21, 1854, Waterville, N. Y. 

387 GEORGE ABBEY (Ruth Risley^ Ahhey, Moses\ Mo- 

ses^i Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. , Sangerfield, 

N. Y. ; m. Jane Cowan, Sangerfield, N. Y. 

Children : 

618 Isabella, m. Otis McCartney. 

619 Hattie, m. ; 1 daughter. 

620 George, m. Cory ; 2 children. 

621 Allen, m. Wheat ; 4 daughters. 

388 LUCINDA RISLEY (EUsha\ Moses\ Moses*, Jon- 
athan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Jan. 22, 1825; d. May 1, 
1906, Vienna, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 24, 1856, Isaac Kent of Schuy- 
ler, N. Y., b. May 16, 1835. Living in Vienna, N. Y., 1908. 

Children : 

622 Louisa Kent, b. Sept. 13, 1857 ; d. . 

623 Albert Kent, b. Aug. 10, 1861. 

624 Alice Kent, b. Aug. 10, 1861 ; d. Jan. 5, 1901. 

625 Julia Kent, b. Oct. 6, 1863. 

389 JANE RISLEY {Elisha\ Moses\ Moses\ Jonathan^ 
Richard'^, Richard^), b. Jan. 25, 1810, Vienna, N. Y. ; d. April 
13, 1892; m. Nov. 27, 1830, Lothrop Forbes. 

Children : 

626 Lucy, b. April 3, 1834; m. Horace Kent, Vienna, 

N. Y., May 30, 1860. 

627 George, b. Feb. — , 1836; d. Feb. 8, 1884. 

628 Andrew, b. Feb. — , 1832; d. Feb. 12, 1886. 



108 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

391 WILLIAM RISLEY {Elisha\ Moses', Moses\ Jona- 
than\ Richard^, Richard^), b. July 11, 1814; d. Oct. 13, 

1871; m. , 1854, Anna Bagan, b. Mar. 21, 1838; d. Jan. 

30, 1886. 

Children : 

629 Lucy, b. Aug. 27, 1855; m. Geo. Taylor, Oneida, 

N. Y., 1879; one son George. 

630 Martha, b. July 23, 1858; m. James Taylor, 

Oneida, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1877; one dau. Eva; m. 
H. West. 

631 Annie, b. Oct. 19, 1860; m. Peter Fox, Vienna, 

N. Y., Feb. 8, 1876; two children, dau. m. 1st 
Dixon, 2nd Rill. ; son. 

632 Edwin, b. April 15, 1863; ra. Nettie Kellie, Feb. 

9, 1904; son William. 

633 Jesse, b. Aug. 6, 1865. 

634 Mary, b. Mar. 14, 1868; m. David Bailey, Ta- 

berg, Jan. 10, 1889; one son Wm. Bailey, b. July 
17, 1890; d. April 20, 1899. 

392 LOUISA RISLEY {Elisha\ Moses\ Moses\ Jona- 
than^, Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 5, 1818, Vienna, N. Y. ; 
d. Feb. 5, 1900; m. Mar. 4, 1849, RoUin Brigham, Vienna, 
N. Y., b. , 1810; d. Jan. 2, 1855. 

Child: 

635 Harriet, b. Jan. 12, 1852; m. John Waffle, Feb. 

15, 1872, Camden, N. Y. 

398 FREELOVE SMITH {Thankful B. Snuth\ Abigail 
R.^, Hoses'^, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. July 27, 1795, 
East Hartford, Conn.; d. Dec. 9, 1869, East Hartford; m. 
May 9, 1816, East Hartford, Conn., Ebenezer Bryant. 
Children : 

636 William B. Bryant, b. ; d. July 2, 1867, 

East Hartford, Conn. 
(Other children.) 

407 HANSON A. RISLEY {Elijah, Jr.\ Elijah,^ Mo- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 109 

ses*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. June 16, 1814, Fre- 

donia, N. Y. ; d. , Colorado Springs ; m. 1st, Harriet 

Crosby, dau. of Dr. Oris Crosby, Fredonia, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 

28, 1868, Washington, D. C. ; m. 2nd, ; living (1908) at 

Colorado Springs. 

By profession, a lawyer; was appointed INIaster in Chancery 
by Gov. Wm. H. Seward. He was elected Clerk of Chautauqua 
Co. in 1854, and Clerk of the Assembly, N. Y., in 1861. He 
was appointed supervising special agent of U. S. Treasury 
dep't, by President Lincoln, and continued in the office during 
President Johnson's administration. He was one of the pro- 
moters and first treasurer of the Lake Shore R. R. 

Children : 

637 Olive F. 

638 Harriet D., m. Alfred Rodman, a contractor and 

banker of Boston, Mass. 

Both of whom accompanied Wm. H. Seward in his travels 
around the world. Olive was adopted as W. H. Seward's 
daughter, and was made co-executor of his estate. Died, 1908. 

Hanson Risley had three other children ; record unknown. 
(See Young's Hist. Chautauqua Co., p. 490-492.) 

415 ELIZA E. RANDALL (Electa'' Risley, David\ Moses\ 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. — — , New Hartford, 
N. Y.; d. March 19, 1877; m. Chester Bartles, Sept. 16, 
1846, of Flemington, New Jersey. 
Children : 

639 Joseph Bartles. 

640 Margaret R. Bartles. 

423 ASHBELL RISLEY {Benjamin", Jonathan^ Nathan- 
iel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. May 3, 1796; d. , 

E. Hartford, Ct. Buried Hockanum, Ct. ; m. Lucinda Good- 
ale, d. , 1891, E. Hartford, Ct. 

Children : 

641 Delia, m. Wm. Judson. 

642 WlLLL^M. 



110 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



643 


Philander. 


644 


Lyman (living E. Hartford, Ct., 1908) 


645 


Benton, m. — — . 


646 


Lucius. 


647 


Maria. 


648 


George. 


649 


Robert. 



424 BENJAMIN RISLEY (Benjamin^ Jonathan^ Nathan- 
iel, Jonathan^, Richard, jr.'^, Richard, sr}), b. October 16, 
1797, Glastonbury. Lived and died East Hartford, Ct. ; m. 
Penelope Cooley, Glastonbury, Conn. 

Children : 

650 Francis. 

651 Mary. 

652 Ann. 

653 Elizabeth. 

654 Leverett. 

655 Lorenzo. 

656 Andrew. 

657 Frederick ; moved to San Luis Obispo, Cal. 

658 DwiGHT. 

425 POLLY RISLEY (Benjamin", Jonathan^ Nathaniel*, 

Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^,), b. Feb. 19, 1799; d. ; m. 

, Shubal Smith, Glastonbury, Ct. 

Children : 

659 Eliztjr. 
(Others not known). 

426 JARED RISLEY (Benjamin\ Jonathan^ Nathaniel\ 
Jonathan^ Richard'', Richard^), b. Feb. 2, 1801; d. Nov. 23, 

1874; m. , Harriet Strickland, b. Sept. 3, 1802; d. Jan. 

23, 1880. 

Was a carpenter and builder. Lived and died E. Hartford, 
Conn. 

Children : 

660 Jared M., b. Feb. 13, 1827 ; d. May 9, 1835. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD MS LEY 111 

661 Harriet M., b. Jan. 10, 1831 ; d. Apr. 3, 1832. 

662 Marion C, b. Jan. 19, 1838; d. Apr 14, 1859 

unm. 

663 Henry, b. ; d. — — ; two children ; one dead. 

664! Selden, m. , East Hartford, Ct. 

427 ELIZUR RISLEY (Benjamin", Jonathan^ Nathaniel^ 
Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Jan. 20, 1803, Glaston- 
bury, Conn.; d. Jan. 11, 1872, Hubbardville, N. Y. ; m. 1st, 
Carolina Lovisa Risley, Nov. 18, 1823, b. Mar. 1, 1802; d. 
Jan. 19, 1845. 

Elizur Risley was fifth child of Benjamin and Ann Risley, 
Glastonbury, Conn., and brother of Chauncey, son of Ben- 
jamin. His wife was first cousin; dau. of Elizur Risley and 
Amelia Mattison. He imigrated from Glastonbury, Conn., to 
Hamilton township, Madison Co., N. Y., in 1823. He located 
one mile north of Hubbardville, where he lived and died. He 
was buried with his wives in the cemetery located in north-west 
comer of the town of Brookfield, N. Y. 

His occupation was carpenter, contractor and builder. 

He was a member of East Hamilton M. E. Church. 

He was a man of great probity, coupled with great energy 
and activity in business. 

Children : 

665 Cyrus, b. June 28, 1824; d. Nov. 17, 1842; un- 

married. 

666 George. 

667 Jerome, b. Apr. 30, 1828; d. Dec. 9, 1849; unm. 

668 James Monroe. 

669 Goodrich. 

670 Matilda. 

671 Albert. 

672 LuMAN, b. Apr. 28, 1823; d. Feb. 3, 1864; un- 

married. 
M. 2nd wife, Amanda P. Allen, Jan. 4, 1847, d. May 11, 
1884. 



112 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Children : 

673 James Allen. 

674 David Romaine. 

430 ANN RISLEY (Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^) , b. Aug. 15, 1810; d. Jan. 23, 
1863 ; m. Austin Hurlburt, Dec. 3, 1829, Glastonbury Ct. ; d. 
Nov. 9, 1869. 

By occupation a shoemaker. 
Children : 

675 Julia Ann, b. Mar. 26, 1831 ; m. George Clinton 

Brewer. 

676 Edward C, b. Aug. 8, 1833; m. — — ; no issue; 

d. . 

677 Charles E., b. Oct. 18, 1835; m. Sophia Brewer; 

no issue. 

678 Joseph Henry, b. Oct. 11, 1837. 

679 Mary, b. July 20, 1839 ; m. Philo Brewer, E. Hart- 

ford. 

680 Caroline, b. Sept. 27, 1841; d. Nov. 17, 1863; 

unmarried. 

681 Charlotte, b. Sept. 27, 1841 ; d. Jan. 15, 1843. 

682 Melissa, b. Jan. 3, 1847; m. 1st, Eugene Risley; 

m. 2nd, Robert Hills ; m. 3d, L. Lewis. 2 children. 

431 JULIA RISLEY (Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Feb. 10, 1813; d. — — ; 
m. James Bulkley, East Hartford, Ct. 

Children : 

683 Henry (or Edward), left children. 

684 Ralph. 

432 CHAUNCEY RISLEY {Benjamin\ Jonathan^ Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Feb. 9, 1814; d. 
April 11, 1893; m. Sophia Brewer, Sept. 8, 1833, b. July 11, 
1816; d. Nov. 6, 1906. 

She was a dau. of David and Fanny Hills Brewer, E. Hart- 
ford, Ct. They were married in the First Cong. Church, E. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 113 

Hartford. In 1833 Chauncey removed to Hamilton, Madison 
Co., N. Y. His wife and eldest dau., Ellen, followed a year 
later. Their residence for several years was Talcott Hill in 
the southeast comer of the township of Madison, N. Y. 

In 1849 they moved to the north-east corner of the town- 
ship of Hamilton, N. Y. In 1870 they moved to Clinton, N. 
Y., where both died and are buried in Clinton Rural Cemetery. 
Chauncey Risley began Hfe as carpenter and builder, subse- 
quently taking up farming in N. Y. state. Sophia Brewer 
was a descendant of Thos. Brewer, Glastonbury, and Wm. 
Hills of E. Hartford. 

Children : 

685 Ellen Elizabeth, b. June 28, 1834, Glastonbury, 

Conn. 

686 Fannie Ann, b. Aug. 9, 1836, Hamilton, N. Y. 

687 Chauncey, b. Jan. 24, 1838, Brookfield, N. Y. 

688 Jane Marlv, b. Nov. 2, 1839, Brookfield, N. Y. 

689 Edwin Hills, b. Feb. 5, 1842, Madison, N. Y. 

690 Sylvester, b. Jan. 8, 1844; died young. 

691 Sylvester, 2nd, b. Mar. 2, 1847, Madison, N. Y. 

692 Adelbert David, b. Aug. 22, 1848, Hamilton, N. Y. 

693 Orville Wallace, b. Oct. 9, 1850, Hamilton, N. Y. 

694 JuLL^ Ada, b. Apr. 12, 1853 ; " d. Nov.", 1893. 

695 AsHTON Fremont, b. Aug. 13, 1855, Hamilton, N. 

Y. ; unm., 1908. 

696 Leonetta, b. Sept. 17, 1858, Hamilton, N. Y. 

433 SYLVESTER RISLEY {Benjamin^ Jonathan^ Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Sept. 15, 1818; 
d. Aug. 29, 1847; m. Martha Allen, Dec. 1st, 1840, b. Dec. 
24, 1817. A descendant of Matthew Allen, a founder of 
Connecticut Colony, Hartford, Ct. 

Sylvester was a carpenter and builder. 

Both are buried near Windsorville, Ct. 

Children : 

697 Martha Elvira, m. Wm. McLean. 

698 Benj. Allen, b. Nov. 30, 1843; d. Apr. 4, 1844. 



114 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

699 Sylvester Wm., b. Jan. 15, 1846; d. Feb. 4, 1877. 

700 Ellena Anne, b. Sept. 22, 1847; m. J. Gardiner 

Haines, Trenton, N. J., June 26, 1879. 

435 HIRAM RISLEY {Jonathan^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. May 28, 1804; d. Feb. 1, 
1862; m. Betsey Greenleaf, Columbus, Chenango Co., N. Y. 

He was a fine mechanical engineer. He was foreman at 
Philo Curtiss' machine shop in Utica, N. Y., in 1840. He 
was employed in Remington's manufactory in Ilion, N. Y., 
and at Maydole Hammer Factory in Norwich, N. Y. In the 
latter years of his life he was a gun-maker, establishment in 
Oriskany Falls, N. Y., and later at his home in Columbus, 
N. Y. He died at Columbus and was buried beside his wife in 
the cemetery at Columbus Center, Chenango Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

701 Mary Ann, b. Aug. 7, 1829. 

702 Hiram G., b. April 18, 1833. 

703 Alvira (twin), m. Wm. T. Ferrell, Brookfield, N. Y. 

704 Alva (twin), d. in infancy. 

705 Caroline, unm. 

706 Joshua, enlisted Civil War, 76 Regt. N. Y. S. V. ; 

died Libby prison, Va. 

439 CAROLINE RISLEY (Jonathan^ Jonathan^ Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Sept. 5, 1810, 
Saquoit, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 18, 1855; m. Samuel Dexter of Utica, 
N. Y., Nov. 4, 1827, b. Aug. 13, 1806, Paris, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 
21, 1897, Delhi, N. Y. 

Children : 

708 Daniel, b. Dec. 23, 1832; moved to Covington, 

Gen. Co., N. Y. ; d. Jan. 27, 1855. 

709 Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 21, 1831 ; d. Jan. 1, 1839, Au- 

burn, N. Y. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 115 

710 Henry D., b. Mar. 24, 1837; d. , Clinton, 

N. Y. ; left children. 

711 Lucy Ann 2nd, b. Apr. 28, 1842; d. , Paris, 

N. Y. 

712 Emmett, b. Dec. 1845; d. Mar. 17, 1886. 

713 James, b. Nov. 15, 1847 ; d. Feb. 17, 1855. 

714 Freeman D., b. July 16, 1852. Living, Earlville, 

N. Y., 1908. 

449 ELISHA RISLEY, JR. {Elisha\ Jonathan^ Nathan- 
iel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^) , b. Aug. 15, 1815, Brook- 
field, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 30, 1861 ; m. Maria Arnold, Edmeston, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

715 George, b. Nov. 5, 1842; d. Sept. 1, 1843. 

716 Mortimer C, b. June 30, 1844. 

717 Harriet M., b. Sept. 1, 1845. / 

718 Theressa L., b. Aug. 19, 1847. 

719 Mary Alice, b. Dec. 6, 1848; d. Jan. — , 1852. 

720 Henry De Elton, b. June 28, 1851. 

' 721 Elwin L., b. Nov. 22, 1852 ; d. Dec. 25, 1899. 

722 Herbert J., b. June 4, 1854. 

723 Carl D., b. Nov. 11, 1855; d. , 1895. 

724 Pearl M., b. Jan. 24, 1858. 

725 Lilly May, b. May 24, 1859. 

726 Clifton, b. June 28, 1861. 

454 RUBY S. RISLEY {Elizur\ Jonathan^ Nathaniel^ 
Jonathan^, Richard", Richard^), b. Madison, N. Y., June 3, 
1809 ; d. Ronald, Mich., April 12, 1861 ; m. June 13, 1827, 
Ebenezer Talcott, son of Joseph Talcott and Anna Boardman 
of Wethersfield, Conn. He was bom July 20, 1804 ; died Oct. 
16, 1865, at Ronald, Mich. They emigrated from Madison, 
N. Y., to Ionia County, Michigan, with their family about 
1850. 

Ebenezer was a lineal descendant of John Talcott, one of the 



116 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Hooker party, who was a very forceful man in the Connecticut 
Colony. He was a graduate of Oxford University and prior 
to his emigration to America was in the employment of the 
Duke of Warwick ; he was treasurer of the Connecticut Colony 
from 1652 to 1678 covering a period of twenty-six years. 

Ebenezer was a descendant of Joseph Talcott, who was 
probate judge of Hartford; Lieutenant-Governor in 1724-25, 
and Governor of the Connecticut Colony in 1756-59, covering 
the period of the Indian wars which preceded the Revolution. 

John Talcott was a member of the Mass. General Court 
prior to his removal to Hartford. He was named one of seven- 
teen men who were granted the power of government in the 
charter of the Connecticut Colony granted by Charles the 
Second of England in 1662. This charter was hid in the 
famous Charter Oak of Hartford when attempt was made by 
the Crown to obtain possession of the same. 

When the effort was made to obtain this charter from the 
Colonies John Talcott and James Wadsworth produced it, 
when the candle was blown out and the charter was hidden in 
the Charter Oak. 

Children : 

727 Nelson John Talcott, b. May 12, 1833 ; d. Oct. 

19, 1865, Ronald, Mich. 

728 Cornelia Talcott, b. Feb. 25, 1835. 

729 Oscar Talcott, b. April 12, 1836. 

730 Chauncey Chambers Talcott, b. Feb. 9, 1838. 

731 Irving Ebenezer Talcott, b. Sept. 19, 1841 ; d. 

June 16, 1844. 

732 George Irving Talcott, b. Nov. 16, 1845. 

733 Ann Amelia Talcott, b. Aug. 22, 1850, at Ron- 

ald, Mich. 

4>56 ALLEN RISLEY {Elizur\ Jonathan^ Nathaniel", 
Jonathan^, Richardr, Richard^), b. Sept. 4, 1813, Madison, 

N. Y. ; d. Aug. 19, 1893; m. Adelia J. Crowfoot 1835, 

b. Oct. — , 1818 ; d. Aug. 5, 1893. 
Farmer and a man of fine character. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 117 

Children : 

734 Chester Chambers, b. May 18, 1836. Soldier in 

Civil War. 

735 Flora Ann, b. Feb. 21, 1841 ; m. Melvin Snow, N. 

Brookfield. 

457 CLARINDA RISLEY {Elizur\ Jonathan^ Nathaniel\ 

Jonathan^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. Apr. 27, 1816; d. , 

1888; m. Leonard Abbert , 1840, Hubbardville, N. Y. 

(Madison). 

Children : 

736 Elizabeth, b. , 1841 ; m. La Mott Stebbins. 

737 Martin B., b. , 1844. 

458 HARRIET P. RISLEY {Elizur\ Jonathan^ Nathan^ 
iel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. April 18, 1819, Ham- 
ilton, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 7, 1884; m. Samuel Niles, — 1834, 
b. Oct. 14, 1810. 

They emi^ated to Michigan, Ionia Co. 
Children : 

738 Andrew J. Niles, b. Nov. 19, 1835, Madison, N. 

Y. ; d. Sept. 25, 1899, Michigan. 

739 Phoebe J. Niles, b. Nov. 18, 1837, Madison, N. Y. 

740 Henry J. Niles, b. May 3, 1839, Madison, N. Y. 

741 Eliza J. Niles, b. Mar. 11, 1841, Madison, N. Y. 

742 Walter J. Niles, b. Aug. 3, 1842, Madison, N. Y. 

461 CHARLES F. RISLEY {EUzur\ Jonathan^ Nathan- 
iel^, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Sept. 26, 1824, d. 
Feb. 19, 1896; m. Dec. 7, 1844, EHza Ann Thurston, b. Sept. 
28, 1826; d. Jan. 11, 1902, Hamilton, N. Y. 
Children : 

743 Reuben Augustine, b. Sept. 26, 1845. 

744 Rosaltha Dett, b. Aug. 22, 1847. 

745 Viola Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1850; d. Dec. 15, 

1850. 

746 Ida Belle, b. July 18, 1854. 



118 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

462 CHESTER CHAMBERS (Hannah R.\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 9, 1802; 

d. , 1894(?), Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. Ann Risley (only 

child of Geo. Rislej, youngest son of Nathaniel*). 
Children : 

747 Melissa M., b. Jan. — , 1839; d. Feb. 14, 1841. 

748 Martha A., b. Oct. — , 1841 ; d. Oct. 7, 1842. 

464 ROXANNA CHAMBERS (Hannah Rislef C, Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Feb. 

11, 1807; d. Jan. 23, 1852; m. 1st, John Wallace, , 1825: 

d. , 1828; m. 2nd, Nathan Lampson. 

Children (Wallace) : 

749 Melissa, b. , 1826. 

750 Orville J., b. Aug., 1828. 
2nd marriage (Lampson) : 

751 Chauncey. 

752 Nathan, Jr. 

753 Martha. 

754 Marshall. 

755 Adelia. 

756 Res—. 

757 Margaret. 

758 Nelson. 

759 Bernia, m. Geo. Stevens ; no children. 

474 HANNAH A. RISLEY (Chauncey\ Jonathan^ Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 3, 1813. 

Lived and died Vernon, N. Y. ; m. Walter Todd , 1834, 

Vernon, N. Y. 

Children : 

760 D. Pulaski, b. Dec. 5, 1835. 

761 Chauncey R., b. Feb. 16, 1838. 

762 J. Ormond, b. Sept. 5, 1841. 

475 HENRY RISLEY (Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, 
Jonathan^ Richard', Richard'), b. Aug. 10, 1818; d. June 27, 
1849, Clinton, N. Y. ; m. Eleanor Cowles, Nov. 27, 1841. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 119 

Children : 

763 Rosalia. 

764 Byron Palmer. 

765 Henry D. 

476 JULIUS CAESAR RISLEY {Sylvester^ Jonathan^ 
NatJianieV, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 10, 1821; 
d. Dec. 12, 1884, Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y. ; m. Miss 
Dix, of Oriskany Falls. 

Children : 

766 Mercell De Ette. 

767 Emma. 

768 Katharine. 

769 Clarence. 

770 Clinton Eugene. 

477 PERRY SMITH RISLEY (Sylvester^ Jonathan', 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Dec. 14, 1822; 
d. Jan. 18, 1904, Waterville, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 16, 1849, Eliza 
Smith. 

Children : 

771 Henry Clayton, b. Feb. 17, 1850; d. Sept. 3, 

1870, Cornell University. 

772 WiLLETT Perry. 

773 Frank Eugene, M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; unm. 

774 Mary Eliza, unm., Brooklyn, N. Y., Am. Surety 

Co. 

478 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS RISLEY (Sylvester^ 
Jonathan', Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
May 10, 1825 ; d. May 30, 1895 ; m. 1st, Sarah Colson, Jan. 
17, 1840, granddaughter of soldier of American Revolution ; 
2nd, Delia Wightman, Oct. 26, 1851. 

Children : 

775 Gertrude (1st marriage). 

776 De Forest (2nd marriage) ; d. without issue. 

777 Arthur Wightman (2nd marriage), b. Apr. 18, 

1859; d. May 31, 1862. 



120 THE DESCENDANTS OE RICHARD RISLEY 

778 Charles Caroll (2nd marriage), b. Aug. 23, 1861 ; 

d. Mar. 4, 1894. 

779 Harriet Eliza (2nd marriage). 

479 LOUISA RISLEY {Sylvester^ Jonathan^ Nathaniel\ 
Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Aug. 23, 1827; m. Den- 
slow Welch, July 1, 1845. 

Children : 

780 Iantha Welch, b. Mar. — , 1846. 

781 Nettie Welch, b. July 8, 1851. 

782 Amos Welch, b. May 9, 1855. 

783 Mary Louisa Welch, b. July 25, 1858. 

784 Adolphus Welch, b. Dec. 11, 1861. 

785 Edith Thankful Welch, b. May 6, 1870. 

480 GORDON FOX RISLEY (Sylvester^ Jonathan^ Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard), b. Sept. 28, 1829; 
d. Aug. 11, 1893, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. Eve Ann Green, June 
26, 1852. 

Children : 

786 Orson C. 

787 Genevieve. 

788 Evangeline. 

789 Ernest Sylvester. 

483 CHESTER CHAMBERS RISLEY (Sylvester^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), h. Feb. 
1, 1834; d. Dec. 20, 1882; m. Phila Loomis, Nov. 9, 1876. 
Children : 

790 Mary Louise. 

791 NoRVA Chester. 

792 John Milton. 

485 MARION FRANCIS RISLEY (Sylvester^ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. Mar. 12, 
1837 ; d. Jan. 23, 1887 ; m. Helen M. Beebe Nov. 9, 1865. 
Children : 

793 Zada Marion. 



the descendants of richard risley 121 

794 Marguerite Beebe. 

Marion F. Risley was a large farmer and hop grower Madi- 
son, N. Y. 

486 MARY ANN RISLEY (Sylvester^ Jonathan^ Nath- 
anieV, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Apr. 30, 1842; 
d. Dec. 25, 1893; m. Alfred Thompson, Dec. 18, 1861, Madi- 
son, N. Y. 

487 JOHN MILTON RISLEY (Stjlvester\ Jonathan^ Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. June 1, 1845; 
m. Susan R. Proctor Oct. 16, 1873, Smyrna, N. Y. Have two 
adopted daughters Bertha and Edna. Is a prominent farmer 
at Cassville, N. Y. (1908). 

488 MARY ANN ROBERTS (John ^.« Roberts, Esther'' 
Somers, Esther* Risley, Richard^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Oct. 
24, 1820; d. Feb. 12, 1863; m. Alfred Dixon BrandrifF, Ohio, 
Sept. 13, 1842, b. Mar. 4, 1819; d. June 17, 1900, Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 

Children : 

795 Martha, b. Aug. 23, 1843. 

796 Mary, b. May 3, 1852. 

489 SARAH ROBERTS {John Somers'' Roberts, Esther 
Somers^ Roberts, Esther Risley* Somers, Richard^, Richard'^, 

Richard^), b. ; m. Sept. 16, 1867, Robert G. Rhodes, 

Battle Creek, Mich.; d. Nov. 15, 1907; b. St. Paris, Ohio. 

Children : 

797 Mary Eliza Rhodes, b. Cleveland, Minn. 

798 Jessie Virginia Rhodes, b. St. Peter, Minn. 

490 EVAN J. RISLEY {Jeremiah^ Edward^, Jeremiah*, 
Jeremiah^, Richard', Richard^), h. Nov. 9, 1838, Gloucester 
Co., New Jersey; m. Emily Frambes, 1860 (?). 

Children : 

799 AssoNNETTE, b. July 14, 1863; m. Preston B. 

Adams ; 2 children. 



122 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

800 Ida J., b. Jan. 6, 1861. 

801 Harry S., b. July 15, 1866; m. Sallie Barnstead; 

2 children. 

802 Kate H., b. Sept. 7, 1868; m. George Adams; 5 

children. 

803 Charles E., b. Feb. 8, 1871; m. Lillian Blake; 5 

children. 

804 Ida M., b. July 12, 1873; m. Howard Harris; 2 

children. 

805 Gertrude, b. June 3, 1876 ; m. Logan McConnell ;. 

1 child. 

806 Edna, b. Oct. 30, 1878; m. Clarence Nicholson. 

807 Minnie, b. Mar. 12, 1881 ; d. Sept. 12, 1881. 

808 Warner, b. May 18, 1883; m. Beulah Ferguson; 

1 child. 

809 Reynold, b. Mar. 8, 1886 ; m. Winnie Fahy. 

511 N. ELTON RISLEY {Nathaniel^ Risley, Edward^ Jer- 
emiah, jr.*, Jeremiah^, Richard-, Richard^), b. April 6, 1871, 
Pleasantville, N. J. Unmarried (1908). 

517 SAMUEL DOTY RISLEY {John S.\ Joah\ Jere- 
miah*(?), Jeremiah^, Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 16, 1845, 
Cincinnati, O. ; m. 1st, March 11, 1871, Emma D. Thompson, 
b. June — , 1845; d. Aug. 23, 1904; m. 2nd, Julia Louise 
Robinson, Jan. 16, 1907. 
Children : 

810 Arthur Doty, b. Dec. 14, 1871. 

811 Florence Gienlia, b. June — , 1873; d. Mar. 11, 

1896. 

812 Helen Irma, b. Oct. — , 1874. 

813 John Norman, b. April 9, 1876; m. Mary Hal- 

bert, Nov. 11, 1903; 1908, no issue. 

814 Rebekah Hildegarde, b. March — , 1883. 

The following is taken from " Universities and Their Sons, 
Vol. 1, p. 361: 



jy 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 123 

RisLEY, Samuel Doty, 1845, 

Professor of Ophthamology, and Manager University Hos- 
pital since 1896, was bom in Cincinnati, O., 1845 ; early edu- 
cation in schools of Ohio and Iowa ; served through Civil War 
with 20th Reg. Iowa Volunteers ; graduated M. D. Univ. of 
Pa., 1870; Chief of Eye Clinic, Univ. Hospital, 1872-90 ; Lect. 
on Ophthalmoscopy, and Asst. Ophthalmic Surgeon ; Prof. 
Astronomy at Wagner's Free Inst, of Science, 1871-74 ; Ph. 
D. Wagner's Inst., 1874 ; Visiting Surgeon Dispensary Staff of 
Protestant Episcopal, 1873-76; Out-Door Physician to North- 
ern Dispensary, 1871-74; Ophthalmologist and Otologist 
Protestant Episcopal Hospital, 1877-83; A. M. Univ. of 
Iowa, 1883; Prof. Ophthalmology Philadelphia Polyclinic and 
College for Graduates in Medicine and Alumni Manager Univ. 
Hospital since 1896; holds many professional offices. 

Samuel Doty Risley, A. M., M. D., Ph. D., was born in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, January 16, 1845, descended from a very 
old English family. Richard Risley arrived in America with 
Cotton and Hooker in 1633, locating in Newtown (now Cam- 
bridge), and moved into the Connecticut valley with Hooker's 
party, their names being commemorated on a shaft which 
stands in the Central Presbyterian Churchyard Cemetery in 
Hartford. (Rev.) Dr. Risley was educated in the public 
schools of Cincinnati and later at Davenport, Iowa, whither 
his parents had emigrated in 1857. When but seventeen years 
of age, stirred by patriotic impulses of the period, he enlisted 
with the Twentieth Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, serving his 
country until the close of the Civil War. In the autumn of 
1865 he entered the Iowa State University, at Iowa City, but 
broke off his College course in April, 1867, in order to take up 
medical studies in the office of Dr. Lucius French of Daven- 
port. Here he remained until the following year, matriculat- 
ing in 1868 in the Medical Department at the University of 
Pennsylvania. He graduated as Doctor of Medicine in 1870> 
and remained in Philadelphia, making himself a specialist on 
eye diseases. In 1871 he was appointed Clinical Assistant at 



124 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Wills Eye Hospital, and in the following year was made Chief 
of the Eye Clinic at the Hospital of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, a position which he held until 1890. He early be- 
came a Lecturer Ophthalmoscopy in the University and As- 
sistant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the University Hospital. At 
the present time he is an Alumni Manager of the University 
Hospital. Dr. Risley's outside interests as a medical practi- 
tioner have been very large. For three years he was Visiting 
Surgeon on the Dispensary Staff of the Protestant Episcopal 
Hospital, and later served as Ophthalmologist and Otologist 
to that Hospital. He is now Attending Surgeon at the Wills 
Eye Hospital, Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Training School 
for the Feeble Minded at Vineland, N. J., and Ophthalmolo- 
gist on the Medical Board of the Pennsylvania Training 
School for the Feeble Minded until elected to the Board of 
Managers in 1897. He is also Professor of Diseases of the 
Eye at the Philadelphia Polyclinic, and Fellow of the College 
of Physicians, and served for two years as chairman of the 
section on Diseases of the Eye. Dr. Risley has several times 
gone abroad for study and observation, and was a member 
of the International Ophthahnic Congress at Edinburgh in 
1894, and at Utrecht in 1899. He is a member of the Ameri- 
can Ophthalmological Society, and served as its President in 
1908, the Climatological Society, the American Academy of 
Medicine, of which he was elected President in 1900, and the 
American Medical Association, and was Chairman of the Sec- 
tion in Ophthalmology of the last named society in 1893. 
For a few years in his younger life Dr. Risley was Professor 
of Astronomy in Wagner's Free Institute of Science in Phila- 
delphia, this teaching body having conferred upon him the 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1874. In 1883 he received 
a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where 
he had been a student in his youth. From early life Dr. Ris- 
ley has been active in religious and philanthropic work, his 
interest in the Young Men's Christian Association having 
been continuous for many years. For a long time he was 
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Society 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 125 

of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 
and is at present Vice-President of the society, and he has 
been the Alumni Manager of the University Hospital from 
1896 to this date. Dr. Risley is a member of the Art Club, 
the Union League, and the University Club of Philadelphia. 
He was married in 1870 to Emma D. Thompson, and has 
his offices at 1728 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, having a 
country house at Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. For 
years Dr. Risley has been a frequent and industrious contrib- 
utor to the literature of his special branch of medical science. 
His pubhcations number upwards of two hundred papers and 
articles. The work upon which he personally sets the most 
value is that relating to the hygiene of vision in the schools. 
This is a subject to which he has given his uninterrupted 
study since 1878, and his investigations have been productive 
of much good in improving the hygienic conditions in our 
public and private schools. He was the first to point out the 
relation existing between certain congenital defects in the 
eyes of children and the increasing percentage of near sight 
in the schools — hence the necessity for an examination of the 
children's eyes as a preliminary to their admission to the 
schools. 

He is one of the directors of the Descendants of Richard 
Risley, Incorporated. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 

521 ALMIRA RISLEY {Harvey' Risley, T}ieodore\ Ben- 
jamin^, John, jr.'*', John^, Richard^, Richard^), b. June 9, 
1829; m. Nov. — , 1854, George Austin Warren, b. Oct. 27, 
1827; d. Sept. 6, 1898. 

Children : 

815 Ella Minerva, b. Mar. 17, 1856; m. Nov. 19, 

1879, H. I. Peary, Byron, Ga. 

816 Harvey Risley, b. Mar. 29, 1862; m. Harriet B. 

Latz, Jan. 14, 1892, Los Angeles, Cal. 

817 Louis Newton, b. Feb. 16, 1864; m. 1st, Annie 

M. Minor, Sept. 13, 1891; 2nd, Lillie E. Oliver,. 
Nov. 25, 1897, Silver Lane, Conn. 

818 Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 20, 1866. 

522 ANNE RISLEY {Harvey' Risley, Theodore\ Benja- 
min^, John, Jr.*, John^, Richard-, Richard^), b. Nov. 9, 1834,. 
Buckland, Conn. ; m. Seth Vinton, May 2, I860. 

Children : 

819 Anne Risley Vinton. 

820 Esther Minerva Vinton, m. Clinton Williams.- 

821 John Randolph Vinton, unm. 

822 Mary Brewster Vinton. 

823 Annie Louise Vinton, m. Edward P. Collins. 

523 LEWIS E. RISLEY {Asa\ Asa\ Gresham\ Richard\. 

Samuel^, Richard-, Richard^), b. , 1824, New Hampshire; 

m. Emily Evans, Piermont, N. H. 

Children : 

824 Robert Lewis, b. , 1851, Piermont, N. H. 

825 Charles Asa, b. , 1852, Hanover, N. H. 

526 MARY P. ERWIN {Nancy' Pease, Laura G.^ Risley, 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 127 

Benjamin^, Richard* {?), Samuel^, Richard", Richard^), b. Jan. 
29, 1850, Cleveland, O. ; m. Cyrus E. Johnston, Nov. 20, 1870, 
Cleveland, O., b. Nov. 22, 1841, Berlin, Vt. 

542 MARY D. RISLEY (Alvah' Risley, Reuben, Jr.\ Reu- 
hen\ Joh\ Samuel^, Richard", Richard^), b. Sept. 20, 1847, 
Truxton, Cortland Co., N. Y. ; m. Peter D. Miiller Feb. 15, 
1871, Truxton, N. Y., b. June 29, 1848. 
Children : 

826 Alvah Risley Muller, b. Dec. 6, 1871, Truxton, 

N. Y. ; m. J. G. Warrington, Syracuse, May 29, 
1894. 

827 Jennie Louise Muller, b. Sept. 12, 1875. 

544 HENRY E. TURNER {Roberf Turner, Mary Risley^ 
(Turner), Reuben^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard", Richard^), b. 

April 1, 1830; m. . He is a Union Veteran of the Civil 

War and late County Judge of Lewis Co., N. Y. ; lives at Low- 
ville, N. Y. Was a member of the Board of Regents of New 
York. 

Children : 

828 Wm. Henry Allison. 

829 Edith. 

830 Cornelia. 

831 Louise. 

545 HELEN MAR TURNER (Roberf Turner, Mercy Ris- 
ley^ (Turner), Reuben^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard", Richard^), 
b. Sept. 15, 1831, Claremont, N. H. ; m. Sept. 10, 1851, 
W. W. Whedon, Munsville, N. Y. Resides Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Children : 

832 Helen Margaret, b. Oct. 3, 1852, Ann Arbor; m. 

Rev. Wm. J. Wibb, Nov. 30, 1881. 

833 William Turner, b. July 20, 1859, Norwood, 

Mass., 1904; m. 1st, Mildred Knowlton, June 20, 
1889, d. Apr. 9, 1897 ; m. 2nd, Florence Loomis, 
June 23, 1898; 2 children 1st wife: Helen K. Whe- 
don, Florence Mildred. 



128 THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD UISLEY 

834 May, b. May 31, 1863, Chelsea, Mich.; m. Dr. T. 

C. Phillips, 352 Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.; 
1 child, Helen. 

835 SusA (twin), b. Jan. 18, 1868, Ann Arbor; unm. ; 

teaching in N. Y., 1904. 

836 Sara (twin), b. Jan. 18, 1868, Ann Arbor, unm.; 

living 314 N. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

837 Caroline Frances, b. Dec. , 1854; d. Mar. 

, 1860. 

546 SUSANNAH MERCY TURNER (Roberf Turner, 
Mercy Risley^ {Turner), Reuben^, Joh^, SamueV, Richard"^, 
Richard}), b. Oct. 11, 1835, Brewer, Maine; m. 1st, Noah 
Richardson; 4 children (one dead) ; m. 2nd, E. A. Spence; 2 
children; 531 Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Children, first marriage : 

838 Mrs. C. M. Hill, 523 Jefferson Ave., Saginaw, 

Mich, , 1904. 

839 Mrs. Cyrus Yankey, Wansan, Wis. 

840 Mrs. H. B. Wyeth, Evanston, 111. 

841 Jessie Richardson, Ann Arbor. 
Children, second marriage : 

842 Florence Spence, Morgantown, W. Va. 

843 Ross Spence, Morgantown, W. Va. 

548 WILLIAM T. HALE {Marcia M.' Turner, Mercy 
Risley^ Turner, Reuben^ Risley, Job^, Samuel^, Richard^, Rich- 
ard"), b. Nov. 4, 1856; m. Addie, Oct. 27, 1880. 

Child: 

844 Pearl Esther, b. Sept. 23, 1883. 

549 WALLACE L. HALE (Marcia MJ Turner, Mercy Ris- 
ley^ Turner, Reuben^ Risley, Job, Sr^, Samuel^, Richard', Rich- 
ard"), b. Feb. 6, 1866; m. Grace Gertrude Griswold, April 17, 
1901. 

Child: 



THE DESCENDANTS OP RICHARD RISLEY 129 

845 Wallace Griswold Hale, b. Feb. 24, 1902. 

552 HENRY A. RISLEY (Reuben\ Waite\ Reuben\ Joh\ 
Samuel^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. May 30, 1841; m. Laura A. 
Keeney, Dec. 24, 1873. Resides in Camden, Ind. 
Children : 

846 Hattie M., b. Oct. 30, 1878. 

847 Clyde H., b. Mar. 17, 1881. 

848 Ray Reuben, b. May 9, 1884. 

849 Clarice L., b. July 9, 1886. 

850 EsTELLA May, b. Dec. 27, 1889. 

554 JAMES HOLLIS RISLEY (Reuben', Waited Reuben', 
Job*, Samuef, Richard'-, Richard^), b. Feb. 12, 1855; m. Liz- 
zie Nixon, Sept. 3, 1874. Resides South Bend, Ind., 1908. 
Children : 

851 Blanche H., b. Sept. 3, 1875. 

852 Herbert R., b. Oct. 27, 1877. 

853 Hazel Grace, b. Dec. 12, 1894. 

560 JOHN STRONG RISLEY (Wells N.' Risley, Roger 
E.^, Reuben^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard', Richard}), b. July 19, 
1860. Resides Manchester Green, Conn. ; m. Clara Carpenter. 
(Dead). 
Children : 

854 John S., Jr., b. Aug. 18, 1894. 

855 Gladys, b. Dec. 5, 1896. 

562 ELSA L. RISLEY (Wells NJ Risley, Roger E.\ Reu- 
ben', Job*, Samuel^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. ; m. H. S. 

Keeney. 
Children : 

856 Mabel L. 

857 Ruby. 

573 ALBERT EARL RISLEY (Lorenzo\ Truman\ Reu- 
ben', Job, sr.*, Samuel^, Richard", Richard^), b. Feb. 6, 1853; 
m. Nellie Augusta Lombard, July 26, 1876. 



130 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Albert Earl Risley is paying teller in .^tna National Bank, 
Hartford, Conn. He is treasurer of the incorporation of 
"The Descendants of Richard Risley," and with great in- 
terest has devoted much time to its advancement. 

Children : 

858 Louis Albert, b. Dec. 14, 1877; d. Feb. 23, 1878. 

859 Mabel Earl, b. Oct. 3, 1879; d. Feb. 18, 1884. 

860 Nellie Allen, b. June 8, 1882. 

861 Augustus Lombard, b. Feb. 25', 1884. 

Albert E. Risley, born in Hartford, Conn., where his mother 
died in 1857, and he was taken to his grandparents in El- 
lington, Conn., until the second marriage of his father in 
1862, when he again returned to Hartford, his present resi- 
dence. He was educated in Edwin Hall's Classical School in 
Ellington and the Hartford Public High School. 

In 1871, at the age of 18, he entered the employment of 
the ^tna National Bank, Hartford, as junior clerk, having 
served continuously in that employment, he is serving as pay- 
ing teller since 1890. He married in 1876, Nellie Augusta 
Lombard, daughter of Augustus Lombard of Boston. He died 
when his daughter was very young, in Central America whither 
he had gone to purchase a coffee plantation. 

Mr. Risley, in connection with Mr. Edwin H. Risley of 
Utica and others, was largely instrumental in the promotion 
and incorporation of the " Descendants of Richard Risley of 
Hartford, Conn." 

He is a 32nd Degree Freemason. 



575 EDITH LIDORA RISLEY (Lorenzo' ^nd marriage, 
Truman^, Reuben^, Joh^, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Feb. 7, 1857; m. Clement C. Hyde, July 9, 1908. 

Edith L. Risley was educated in Hartford Public and High 
Schools ; New Britain Normal School, and graduated in 
Wesleyan College, Middletown, Conn. Afterwards taught in 
the New Britain Normal and the Public High School until her 
marriage. Mr. Hyde is a member of the High School Faculty. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 131 

581 WILLIAM H. RISLEY {Chester', Elisha% Benjamin^ 
Joh\ Samuel\ Richard^ Richard^), b. Feb. 1, 1817, Glaston- 
bury, Conn.; d. Feb. 23, 1870; m. Delia Ann Hills, b. Sept. 
15, 1817; d. Oct. 28, 1902. 
Children : 

862 Adela, b. Dec. 15, 1840 ; trustee Risley Incorpora- 

tion. 

863 Alice Hills, b. Sept. 3, 1842. 

864 William E., b. April 30, 1844. 

865 Edward. 

866 Augusta {?). 

588 WILLIAM HOLLISTER RISLEY {ShubaV, Elisha\ 
Benjamin^, Job, sr^, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), b. Sept. 8, 
1823; d. Jan. 17, 1897, Berlin, Ct. ; m. 1st, Mirinda Wilcox, 
Nov. 20, 1844; 2nd, Miss Hooker; 3rd, Frances E. Miles, 
Sept. 19, 1855. 

Mr. Risley was engaged in commercial pursuits in the town 
of Berlin. 

Child by 2nd marriage: 

867 Chester Hooker. 
Children by 3rd marriage : 

868 Jennie, m. Chaffee. 

869 Kate, b. . 

870 William Miles. 

871 Leonie, m. Eddy. 

Mr. Wm. M. is Vice-President ; Miss Kate is Recording Sec- 
retary of " The Descendants of Richard Risley." 

William H. represented the town of Berlin in the Legisla- 
ture for two terms and held many town offices at various 
times. 

593 RUSSELL LOOMIS {Mary Abbey' Loomis, Ruth Ris- 
ley^ Abbey, Moses^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), 

b. , North Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. Laverna Lawson, 

Smyrna, N. Y. Both buried in Cole Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, 
N. Y. 



132 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Children : 

872 Carrie, m. George Kelterer, Penn Yan, N. Y. ; 2 

daughters. 

873 Emogene, m. John Roshford, Waterville. N. Y. ; 2 

daughters. 

874 Minnie, unmarried. 

875 Eunice, m. Geo. Isaacs. 

594 DAVID LOOMIS (Mary Abbey' Loomis, Ruth Risley^ 
Abbey, Moses^ Uisley, Moses*', Jonathan^, Richard' , Rich- 
ard^), b. , North Brookfield, N. Y. ; d. same place; m. 

, Martha Chesbro. 

Children : 

876 Ella, m. Adalbert Rice, Hamilton, N. Y. 

877 Emma, m. Fay Sawdy, Earlville, N. Y. 

878 Calista, unmarried. 

David Loomis served in the 114th Regt., N. Y. S. V., for 
three years in the Civil War. Was a wagon maker. 

595 WARREN LOOMIS {Mary Abbey' Loomis, Ruth Ris- 
ley^ Abbey, Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. , North Brookfield, N. Y. ; m, , Mandana 

Dix. 

Children : 

879 Elmer, deceased. 

880 Lena, m. ; 1 daughter. 

881 Emerson, m. May Miller; 3 or 4 children. 

882 Mary, m. Gaylord Butler; 2 children, son, dau. 

596 PHILA LOOMIS (Mary' Abbey Loomis, Ruth Risley'' 
Abbey, Moses^ Risley, Moses*', Jonathan^ Richard\ Rich- 
ard^), b. , North Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. , Chester C. 

Risley. 

Children : 

(See descendants of Chester C Risley, No. 483.) 

697 ORANGE E. LOOMIS (Mary Abbey' Loomis, Ruth 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 133 

Risley^ Ahhey, Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard'), b. Nov. 14, 1840, North Brookfield, N. Y. ; d. June 
10, 1907, Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 17, 1868, Jennie 
Lawson, Smyrna, N. Y., d. Oct. 22, 1907. 
Children : 

883 Walter O., b. Oct. 21, 1870, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

884 Fred H., b. April 8, 1873, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

885 David S., b. Dec. 16, 1875', Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; 

d. Mar. 2, 1891. 

886 Jennie A., b. Dec. 28, 1885; teacher. 

887 Edwin L., b. July 2, 1882. 

Orange Loomis was a farmer, Hubbardsville, N. Y. Served 
three years in the Civil War with the 114th Regt., N. Y. S. V., 
Co. G. He was a man of great probity of character. 

598 HIRAM LOOMIS (Mary Abbey' Loomis, Ruth Risley^ 
Abbey, Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard^l Rich- 
ard'), b. Jan. 14, 1842, North Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. 1st., Ame- 
lia Ferris; 2nd, May 17, 1873, Lydia A. Ferris Knowles, 
Waterville, N. Y., b. July 7, 1850; d. May 12, 1902. 
Children, all born in North Brookfield, N. Y. : 

888 Jesse M., b. Nov. 2, 1874; m. Alma M. Austin, 

July 4, 1895, d. May 27, 1905. 

889 Frank H., b. July 15, 1876; deceased, Jan. 10, 

1889. 

890 L. May, b. May 7, 1878; m. Albert Ogden, Oct. 

25, 1894, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

891 Adna R., b. July 28, 1880. 

892 Hattie a., b. Feb. 5, 1882 ; m. Walter Bush, Feb. 

27, 1903. 

893 Willie F., b. May 7, 1883; m. Elsa Van De Boe 

July 21, 1903. 

894 Carrie, b. May 5, 1885; m. D. J. Ross, May 9, 

1903. 

895 Fannie, b. Oct. 22, 1886; unmarried. 

Hiram was a farmer and hotel-keeper at Nortli Brookfield 
R. R. Station. 



134 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

599 MOSES ABBEY (Allen'' Abbey, Ruth Rislef Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Hoses'^, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 

, Brookfield, Mad. Co., N. Y. ; m. 1st, Charlotte Denni- 

son ; m. 2nd, Amelia Barber. 

Children : None. 

Moses Abbey was twice married. When a young man he 
moved to Preston, Can., where he was a magistrate of the 
town several years. His death occurred at the Pan American 
Exhibition, 1902, at Buffalo, where he was drowned by acci- 
dentally falling into one of the lagoons in the evening. His 
only brother, Israel, lives at Eaton, Mad. Co., N. Y. 

610 AMELIA ABBEY (Ira' Abbey, Ruth Risley^ Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Moses^^ Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 

, North Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. , Nathan Wheeler, 

North Brookfield, N. Y. 

Children : 

896 Ira Wheeler, m. Emma Bond; 2 children, son 

and dau. 

897 Willie Wheeler. 

898 LiLLiE Wheeler. 

611 ELEANOR ABBEY (Ira' Abbey, Ruth Risley'' Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
; m. , Manthus Satterlee. 

Children : 

899 Mamie Satterlee, m. Herbert Babcock. 

900 Nelson Satterlee. 

901 Willie Satterlee. 

902 Buta Satterlee. 

903 Walter Satterlee. 

904 Edith Satterlee. 

612 SAMUEL ABBEY (Ira' Abbey, Ruth Risley"" Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
; m. , Mary Smith. 

Children, 2 adopted: ,|! 



the descendants of eichard bisley 135 

905 Mabel Abbey. 

906 Lynn Abbey. 

■613 ROSETTA ABBEY {Ira' Abbey, Ruth Risley'' Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richardr, Richard^), b. 

; m. , J. Arthur Perry. 

Children : 

907 Lulu Enoch Perry. 

908 LiLLA May Perry (twin). 

909 Rosa Maud Perry (twin). 

614 LILLIE ABBEY (/m^ Abbey, Ruth Risley'' Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 

; m. , C. Walter Carruth. 

Children : 

910 Irma Carruth. 

911 William Carruth. 

912 Ethel Rose Carruth. 

621 ALLEN ABBEY {George' Abbey, Ruth Risley^ Abbey, 
Moses^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 

; m. , Wheat. 

Children : 

913 Edith Abbey. 

914 Ada Abbey. 
Two more dau : 

Abbey. 

Abbey. 

m^ LOUISA KENT {Lucinda'; Elisha\ Moses\ Moses*, 

■Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Sept. 13, 1857; d. ; 

m. Silas Mott, West Camden, N. Y., Mteir. 17, 1881. 
Child : 

Elvira Mott (adopted), b. July 8, 1893. 

623 ALBERT KENT {Lucinda\ EUsha\ Moses\ Moses*, 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 10, 1861; m. Mary 
Abel, Vienna, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1884. 



136 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Children : 

915 Earl, b. Jan. 17, 1886. 

916 Vera, b. May 10, 1888. 

917 Leonard, b. June 30, 1890. 

918 LuMAN, b. July 19, 1893; d. Oct. — , 1896. 

6M ALICE KENT {Lucinda\ EUsha% Moses\ Moses\ 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 10, 1861; d. Jan. 
5, 1901; m. Oscar Vunk, Vienna, Nov. 12, 1885, d. July 2, 
1891. 

Children : 

919 IvA, b. Mar. 30, 1888 ? d. Oct. 19, 1903. 

920 Hattie, b. Mar. 5, 1890; m. Walter Chipman, 

Aug. 1, 1907, Cortland, N. Y. 
Oscar Vunk died July 2, 1891. 

Alice m. 2nd, Samuel Belknap, Camden, N. Y., Aug. 10, 
1§97. 
Child: 

921 Leonard K. B., b. Mar. 15, 1899. 

625 JULIA KENT (Lucinda\ Elisha\ Moses\ Moses\ 
Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Oct. 6, 1863; m. John 
Cook, Vienna, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1886. 

Children : 

922 Alta M., b. Nov. 30, 1886. 

923 RoLLiN J., b. Aug. 19, 1897; d. in infancy. 

626 LUCY FORBES RISLEY {Jane' Risley, Elisha\ Mo- 
ses^, Moses^, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard}), b. April 3, 
1834, Vienna, N. Y. ; m. May 30, 1860, Horace Kent, Vienna, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

924 Frank, b. Jan. 30, 1867; m. Georgia Dean Spald- 

ing. 

925 George, b. Jan. 16, 1874; m. Cora Fydinger, 

Clarence, N. Y., d. Sept. 1, 1901; 6 children. 

629 LUCY RISLEY (William' Risley, EUsha\ Moses\ Mo- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 137 

ses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard}), h. Aug. 27, 1855, Vi- 
enna, N. Y.; m. Dec. 11, 1877, George Taylor, Oneida, N. Y. 
Child: 

926 George, Jr., b. July 5, 1882. 

630 MARTHA RISLEY (William' Risleij, Elisha\ Moses\ 
Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. July 23, 1858, 
Vienna, N. Y. ; m. Mar. 13, 1877, James Taylor, Oneida, N. Y. 

Child: 

927 Eva, b. May 21, 1879; m. Herbert V^est, Nov. 

23, 1899. 

631 ANNIE RISLEY (William' Risley, Elisha% Moses\ 
Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Oct. 9, 1868, Vi- 
enna, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 8, 1876, Peter Fox, Vienna, N. Y. 

Children : 

928 Clara, b. Jan. 2, 1877. 

929 Fred, b. Aug. 3, 1875. 

632 EDWIN RISLEY (William' Risley, Elisha\ Moses\ 
Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. April 15, 1863; 
m. Feb. 9, 1904, Nettie Kellie. 

Child : 

930 William, b. July 11, 1905. 

635 HARRIET BRIGHAM (Louisa/ Risley, Elisha\ Mo- 
ses^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 12, 
1852, Vienna, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 15, 1872, John Waffle, Vienna, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

931 Carrie. 

932 Charlie. 

636 WILLIAM BRYANT (Freelove' Smith, Thankful^ 
Smith, Abigail^ Risley, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. Nov. 20, 1827, East Hartford, Conn.; d. May 9, 



138 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

1875, East Hartford, Conn.; m. May 14, 1850, Sarah E, 
Harding, b. Aug. 13, 1829, Manchester, Conn. 
Children : 

933 Hannah Ward, b. Nov. 18, 1852, East Hart- 

ford, Conn. 
(Other children unknown.) 

639 JOSEPH BARTLES {Eliza E.' Randall, Electa'' Ris- 

ley, David^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. , 

Flemington, N. J. ; d. ; m. . 

Children : 

934 Charles. 

935 Elizabeth, m. Dr. W. W. Hawbe; 2 children. 

936 Lucy. 

640 MARGARET R. BARTLES (Eliza E.' Randall, 
Electa^ Risley, David^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. , 332 Joinville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.; m. Ste- 
phen C. McCandless. 

Children : 

937 Sarah Collins McCandless, unmarried. 

938 Margaret Emerson McCandless, unmarried. 

939 Eliza Bartles McCandless, m. R. Nelson, 332 

Winebiddle Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 

644 LYMAN RISLEY {AshheV, Benjamin^ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Feb. 5, 1820, 
East Hartford, Conn.; m. July 11, 1841, Betsey M. Lewis, 
East Hartford, Conn., b. Aug. 17, 1820; d. Dec. 14, 1891. 

Lumber merchant, East Hartford, many years. 

Children : 

940 Elizabeth Ann, b. Nov. 29, 1842; d. Dec. 25, 

1842. 

941 Caroline Gertrude, b. Feb. 29, 1844. 

942 Irving Lewis, b. Mar. 25, 1846. 

650 FRANCIS RISLEY {Benjamin', Benjamin^ Jona- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 139 

than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. ; 

m. 1st, Sarah Tryon ; 2nd, Lois Thayer. 
Children 1st marriage: 

943 Elizabeth, d. . 

944 Charles H. 

945 Mary. 
2nd marriage : 

946 Frederick. 

947 Augusta. 

948 Cellv. 

949 John. 

950 Frank. 

951 Elizabeth. 

952 Eva. 

666 GEORGE RISLEY (EUsur\ Benjamin", Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. May 14,. 
1820; deaf mute; d. May 18, 1872; m. June 26, 1862, Elea- 
nor Foster, d. Sela, N. Y., , 1907. 

Children : 

953 Charles Seward, b. June 30, 1864 (mute)'; m;. 

. Living at Dalton, Mass. 

954 Clarissa Parker, b. June 17, 1879; m.. 

Davis, Butte, Mont. ; has children. 

668 JAMES MONROE RISLEY {Elizur\ Benjamin^ Jon- 
athan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. INIar. 
29, 1830; d. May 11, 1860; m. Oct. 5, 1853, Ellen Stev^is, 
b. ; d. May 26, 1903. 

Child : 

955 Ann Eliza, b. ; m. Cook ; children. 

669 GOODRICH RISLEY {Elizur\ Benjamin^ Jonathan^, 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 5, 1832 
(deaf mute) ; d. May 29, 1895 ; cremated at Waterville, N. 
Y. ; m. Feb. 27, 1861, Jane Simons (mute), resides Syracuse., 
N. Y. 



140 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Goodrich was carpenter, builder and inventor. Maintained 
himself and family with credit and was an upright citizen. 

956 Eunice Amanda, b. July 21, 1862; m., July 21, 

1881, Frank Cole, Syracuse, N. Y. 

957 Lincoln Simons, b. May 4, 1864; m.. May 4, 1891, 

Hart, New Britain, Conn. 

958 Goodrich Elizur, b. April 10, 1872; m., Oct. 15, 

1901. 

670 MATILDA RISLEY (Elizur\ Benjamin\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan/^, Richard', Richard^), b. July 8, 1833; 

d. July 12, 1898; m. June — , 1863, John Mattison, b. , 

South Hamilton, N. Y. 

Children : 

959 Amy. 

960 Ira, b. Nov. 3, 1868; unm. 1904. 

961 Nora. 

671 ALBERT RISLEY, {Elizur\ Benjamin\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. July 28, 

1842; d. , 1907, Brockport, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 29, 1869, 

Kate Horey, b. , Brockport, N. Y. 

Farmer and market gardener. 
Child: 

962 Eva Adell, m. , Brockport, N. Y. 

673 JAMES ALLEN RISLEY (Elizur\ Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Mar. 
14, 1848, Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 9, 1875, NeUie 
Keeney, dau. Edwin Keeney, Hamilton, N. Y. 

James lives at father's homestead, farmer, a man of probity, 
assessor of town of Hamilton, N. Y., for more than ten years, 
member of East Hamilton M. E. Church. 

Child: 

963 Allen Clark, b. Aug. 7, 1879, Hubbardsville, 

N. Y. ; m. Stella Stebbins, East Hamilton, N. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 141 

Y. ; cashier of American Express Co., Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., 1908. 

674 D. ROMAINE RISLEY (EUzur\ Benjamin", Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, f Jonathan^, Richardr, Richard^), b. Nov. 
22, 1857, Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 12, 1879, Ada Cran- 
dall, Brookfield, N. Y. 

Farmer and excellent citizen ; member of Board of Health, 
Hamilton, N. Y. Member of East Hamilton, N. Y., M. E. 
Church. 

Children : 

964 Clella S., b. Nov. 11, 1884, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

Teacher. 

965 Austin Clark, b. Aug. 11, 1887, Hubbardsville, 

N. Y. 

675 JULIA A. HURLBURT (Ann' Risley, Benjamin^ 
Jonathan^, NathanieV, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Mar. 26, 1831, East Hartford, Conn.; m. George Clinton 
Brewer, May 1, 1849. Both buried in Hockanum Cemetery. 

Children : 

966 Isabelle, b. Jan. 9, 1856; m. Zopher Hills, Hills- 

town, Conn. 

967 Louis, b. Mar. 2, 1861 ; d. Feb. 18, 1862. 

968 Carrie L., b. Mar. 22, 1863; m. John L. Jencks 

(2nd cousin). 

678 J. HENRY HURLBURT {Ann' Risley, Benjamin"), 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Oct. 11, 1837, East Hartford, Conn.; d. Dec. 2, 1873; m. Oct. 
27, 1856, Lucy M. Brewer, East Hartford, Conn., b. Apr. 26, 
1839. 

Merchant. 
Child: 

969 Ruby, b. July 25, 1870, East Hartford, Conn. 

679 MARY HURLBURT {Ann' Risley, Benjamin\ Jona- 
than^, Nathlaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. July 



142 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

20, 1839, Silver Lane, Conn.; m. Philo Brewer, Sept. 29^ 
1857, b. Jan. 27, 1836. 
Children : 

970 Fannie A., b. Sept. 16, 1859; d. Sept. 3, 1861. 

971 Herbert E., b. Aug. 27, 1861 ; d. June 8, 1862. 

972 Katb H., b. Apr. 16, 1863; d. Nov. 26, 1863. 

973 Minnie N., b. Apr. 10, 1865; d. Sept. 14, 1865. 

974 Everett P., b. Jan. 18, 1869. 

975 Ellena H., b. Sept. 29, 1874. 

976 Leslie L., b. Apr. 21, 1879. 

682 MELISSA HURLBURT {Ann' Risley, Benjamin\. 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Jan. 3, 1847, East Hartford, Conn.; m. 1st, Eugene Risley 

(Wrisley), Mar. — , 1865; d. , 1868; m. 2nd, Robert 

Hills, , 1870, Hillstown, Conn., d. , 1876; m. 3rd,. 

L. Lewis . 

Child, 1st marriage : 

977 Clarence Risley, b. May — , 1867. 
Child, 2nd marriage: 

978 Lulu, b. April 7, 1874. 
3rd marriage, no children. 

685 ELLEN E. RISLEY {Chauncei^\ Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. June 
28, 1834, Glastonbury, Conn.; d. Jan. 6, 1906; m. Isaac I. 
Olcott, Oct. 29, 1858, b. Sept. 11, 1831 ; d. July 20, 1899. 

Children : 

979 George Chauncey, b. June 6, 1863, Glastonbury, 

Conn. 

980 Elmer Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1871, Glastonbury, Conn. 

981 Herbert Ashton, b. Aug. 5, 1874, Glastonbury,, 

Conn. ; m. . 

686 FANNIE A. RISLEY {Chauncey\ Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, Richard"^, Richard^), b. Aug. 
9, 1836; d. ; m. 1st, Sullivan E. Sabin, Lebanon, N. Y.,, 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 14S 

Nov. 5, 1859; m. 2nd, De Forest Wilbur, Otselic, N. Y., Aug. 
28, 1878. 

Sabin children : 

982 Nellie Sabin, b. Oct. — , 1860; d. , 1864. 

983 Jennie Sabin, b. May 4, 1865; m. . 

984 Walter Sullivan Sabin, b. Sept. 29, 1868 ; m. 

985 Chauncey Risley Sabin, b. ; d. in infancy. 

688 JANE M. RISLEY {Chauncey\ Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^) ^ h. Nov. 2,. 
1839; d. Feb. 12, 1868; m. Oct. 29, 1866, Dwight E. Risley 
(first cousin), d. May 12, 1875. 

Child : 

986 Jennie Ellen, b. Feb. 5, 1868 ; d. Nov. 23, 1889. 

689 EDWIN HILLS RISLEY {Chauncey\ Benjamin\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard", Richard^), b. 
Feb. 5, 1842, Talcott Hill, Madison, Mad. Co. ; m. June 20, 
1866, Harriet A. Metcalf, Westmoreland, N. Y. ; b., Vernon, 
N. Y., Jan. 18, 1841. They now reside in Utica, N. Y. 

President of " The Richard Risley Association " ; a trustee 
of Colgate University, and a member of the Oneida County 
Court House Commission. 

Edwin H. Risley, admitted to practice law at Watertown, 
N. Y., October, 1864. 

Enlisted as a private soldier August 13, 1862. 

Mustered as first lieutenant August 21, 1862. 

Served in Co. D, 117th Regt., N. Y. V. 

Harriet A. Metcalf is a lineal descendant of Michael Met- 
calf of Dedham, Mass. First in America, 1636; also of James 
E. Fitch, first minister of Norwich, Conn. ; and Priscilla Ma- 
son, his wife, who was a daughter of Capt. John Mason of 
Pequot War fame, and Lieutenant Governor of the Common- 
wealth of Connecticut. She was likewise a descendant on her 
maternal side of Daniel Clark of Windsor, Conn., Secretary 
for nine years of the colonial government of Connecticut. 



144 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

John Mason and Daniel Clark were named in the Connecti- 
cut charter of Charles II of England in 1662. 
Children : 

987 Jessie Adelaide, b. June 20, 1869, Utica, N. Y. 

988 Everett Edwin, b. May 31, 1877, Utica, N. Y. 

691 SYLVESTER RISLEY, 2ND {Chauncey\ Benjamin^ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard-, Richard^), b. 
Mar. 2, 1847 ; living Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. 1st, Mary Ann 
Mawers, Sangerfield, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1868, d. Apr. — , 1893; 
m. 2nd, Mrs. Mary Wilcox, Utica, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1897, b. 

May 31, 1853, d. . 1903; m. 3rd, Jan. 2, 1907, Mrs. 

Symonds, Utica, N. Y. 

Mawers children: 

989 Minnie Blanch, b. Aug. 29, 1869, Hamilton, 

N. Y. ; m. Wm. Odell. 

990 Mina Julia, b. Oct. 3, 1870, Hamilton, N. Y. 

991 Florence Mabel, b. June 3, 1872, Hamilton, 

N. Y. 
Adopted son : 

Howard Sturdevant Risley. 

692 ADELBERT D. RISLEY (Chauncey\ Benjamin\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
Aug. 22, 1848; living at Clinton, N. Y., 1908; m. Sarah Jane 
De Grath, Henderson, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1884, b. Dec. 16, 1860. 

An attorney-at-law. 
Children : 

992 Don Chauncey, b. Apr. 12, 1886, N. Y. Mills, 

N. Y. Colgate, Class of 1908. 

993 Maud, b. May 15, 1891 ; d. , 1893. 

994 Ada Violet, b. June 2, 1895. 

995 Adelbert, jr., b. , 1902. 

693 ORVILLE W. RISLEY {Chawncey', Benjamin\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Oct. 
9, 1850, Hamilton, N. Y. ; living at N. Y. Mills 1908; m. Ada 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 145 

Belle Perkins, Otselic, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1874, b. Oct. 9, 1850. 
Children : 

996 Fennimore Cltrtiss, b. Oct. 1, 1875, New Hart- 

ford, N. Y. 

997 Walter Clifford, b. Dec. 29, 1879, New Hart- 

ford, N. Y. 

998 Floyd Fremont, b. June 5, 1884, New Hartford, 

N. Y. 

999 Ellena Sophia, b. Feb. 22, 1888, New Hartford, 

N. Y. 

694 JULIA A. RISLEY {Chauncey\ Benjamin\ Jona- 
than^, NathanieV, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. April 
12, 1853, Hamilton, N. Y. ; d. Nov. — , 1893; m. 1st, John 

Griffin, Apr. 16, 1873, Kirkland, N. Y., d. , 1886; 2nd, 

Andrew Williams, Aug. 29, 1889, CHnton, N. Y. 
Griffin children : 

1000 Herbert Risley Griffin, b. Mar. 29, 1874; 
d. , 1882. 

1001 'Robert Adair Griffin, b. June 9, 1884; d. Dec. 

4, 1907. Graduated Colgate University, 1907. 

1002 Isaac Maynard Willlvms, b. June 29, 1892, 
Clinton, N. Y. 

697 MARTHA E. RISLEY (Sylvester', Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Sept. 
17, 1858, Hamilton or Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. Edward H. 
Waters, Clinton, N. Y., Oct. 26, 1881. 
Child : 

1003 Leslie Amos, b. Nov. 26, 1891 ; d. May 24, 1900. 

697 MARTHA E. RISLEY (Sylvester', Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 6, 
1842; m. Wm. S. McLean, Union soldier in Civil War, b. 
June 7, 1843. Living in Andover, Conn. 
Children : 



146 the descendants of richard risley 

1004 Clarence Sylvester. 

1005 William Allen, b. May 1, 1875. Living New- 

Haven, Conn., 1908. 

1006 Ellena R., graduated Mt. Holyoke College, 

1905. Teacher. 

1007 Anna L., graduated Niormal College, 1907u 

Teacher, Conn. 

1008 Mary Elvira, b. Mar. 4, 1877 ; d. Dec. — , 1877. 

700 ELLENA A. RISLEY (Sylvester', Benjamin^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), h. Sept. 
:S2, 1847, Ellington, Conn. ; later home at Windsorville, Conn. ; 
m. June 26, 1879, J. Gardiner Haines, Trenton, N. J., b. 
Aug. 30, 1846, Camden, N. J. 

They took up a residence in Omaha, Neb. She was a 
teacher at Manchester, Conn., Canandaigua Seminary, and 
Trenton Normal School, New Jersey. Graduated at Mrs. 
Sigourney's Seminary at Hartford, Conn. 

Children : 

1009 Marion Elvira, b. Mar. 14, 1881 ; graduated from 

Vassar, 1905. 

1010 Gladys Priscilla, b. Feb. 19, 1885; graduated 

from Bryn Mawr, 1907. 

1011 RisLEY Gardiner, b. Jan. 16, 1887; Senior 1909, 

Harvard University. 

701 MARY ANN RISLEY (Hiram' Risley, Jona- 
than, jr.^, Jonathan^, NathanieP, Jonathan^, Richard, jr.^, 
Richard, sr.^), b. Aug. 7, 1829, Columbus, Chenango Co., 
N. Y. ; lives at Norwich, N. Y. ; m. Daniel House, Brookfield, 

N. Y., b. , 1815; d. July 6, 1898. A soldier in Civil 

War with 76th Regt., N. Y. S. V. 

Children : 

1012 Charles E. House, b. June 18, 1846. 

1013 Alvira E. House, b. July 30, 1847 ; m. Welling- 

ton Bingham ; 2 daughters. 

1014 Sarah C. House, b. June 26, 1849; m. Geo. Wa- 

ters ; 1 son, 3 daughters. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 147 

1015 Almeda E. House, b. Aug. 25, 1852; m. Matte- 

son Hart ; 2 sons, 1 daughter. 

1016 Mary E. House, b. Aug. 9, 1855; d. childhood. 

1017 LuELLA D. House, b. Feb. 16, 1861 ; d. Infancy. 

1018 Elmer A. House, b. Sept. 24, 1867; m. Deborah 

Frye, Shamokin, Pa. ; 2 daughters. 

702 HIRAM G. RISLEY (Hirani, Jonathan, jr.\ Jona- 
than^, NathanieV, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard}), b. April 
18, 1833, Sanquoit, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; m. Feb. 2, 1854, 
Julia Ette Van Swall, b. Aug. 30, 1840 ; d. July 7, 1862 ; m. 
2nd, ; no issue. 

Hiram G. Risley enlisted Aug., 1864, at Norwich, Chenango 
Co., N. Y., Co. H, 76th Regt., N. Y. S. V.. Transferred to 
147th Regt., Co. E. Transferred 191st Regt, Co. B, Albany, 
N. Y. Discharged from that Co. in August, 1865. 

Lives Rural Hill, JefFerson Co., N. Y., 1909. 

Children : 

1019 Mary E., b. Nov. 24, 1854. 

1020 John R., b. June 4, 1856. 

1021 Lucinda a., b. Feb. 18, 1860 ; m. Hume R. Currie, 

1879, Oriskany Falls, N. Y. 

714 FREEMAN D. -DEXTER {Caroline', Jonathan"", 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
July 16, 1852, Paris, N. Y. ; living at Earlville, N. Y., 1908; 
m. Susan A. Smith, Apr. 30, 1874, North Pharsalia, N. Y., 
b. Apr. 19, 1853; died March 25, 1906. 

Manufacturer of (church) pipe organs ; tuner of pianos. 

Children : 

1022 Inez May, b. Feb. 3, 1880 ; d. Aug., 1888. 

1023 Henry D., Jr., b. Nov 11, 1886: d. Aug. , 

1887. 

1024 Clara Belle, b. Mar. 7, 1888. 

1025 Mabel Ellen, b. Jan. 10, 1892. 

1026 Otto Freeman, b. May 30, 1895. 

Living with father at Earlville, N. Y., 1908. 



148 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

718 THERESSA L. RISLEY (EUsha, jr.\ EUsha\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 

19, 1847, Clayville, N. Y. ; m. E. D. Arnold, , 1866. 

Children : 

1027 Nettie Maria Arnold, b. , 1870. 

1028 Wilfred Arnold, b. — — , 1878. 

1029 Harriet Theresa Arnold, b. , 1880. 

1030 Marion Alice Arnold, b. , 1882. 

720 HENRY DE ELTON RISLEY (EUsha, Jr.\ Elisha\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan?, Richard-, Richard^), b. 
June 28, 1851 ; m. Mrs. Emma C. Talbot (widow of Henry 
Talbot). 

Children : 

1031 Ella C, b. — — \ m. De Forest Manchester, Earl- 

ville, N. Y. 

1032 Frank David, b. ; m. , Erieville, N. Y. 

1033 Emma M., b. — — ; unm., Burlington, N. Y. 

1034 Arthur D., b. ; m. . 

1035 Floyd De F., b. Mar. 20, 1884; soldier in Phillip- 

pines. 

1036 Alvin Henry, b. July 24, 1885; m. Eda Gibbsj 

Canada; now hving 204 Irving Ave., Syracuse, 
N. Y. Son: Cecil Alvin Risley, b. Dec. 30, 
1905. 

1037 Allen Robert, m. ; now living Randalls- 

ville, N. Y. ; no children. 

721 ELWIN RISLEY {EUsha, jr.\ EUsha\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Nov. 22, 
1852; d. Dec. 25, 1895; m. June 20, 1878, Wilhelmenia 
Brown, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

Children : 

1038 William, b. Sept. 16, 1879, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

1039 Frank M., b. July 7, 1881, South Brookfield, N. Y. 

1040 Hiram J., b. June 10, 1886, South Brookfield, N. Y. 

1041 Clifton C, b. Mar. 5, 1893, South Brookfield, 

N. Y. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 149 

723 CARL D. RISLEY (EUsha, jr.\ Elisha\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Nov. 11, 

1855, North Brookfield; d. , 1895; m. , Risley, 

daughter of Ansel Risley, Sanquoit, N. Y., now at Richfield 
Springs. 
Children : 



1042 


Arthur De Forest, 


1043 


Alice M. 


1044 


Rose. 


1045 


Clara E. 


1046 


Albert M. 



727 NELSON J. TALCOTT (Ruhij Risley' Talcott, Eli- 
zur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), 
b. May 12, 1833, Madison, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 19, 1865, Ronald, 
Mich. ; m. Feb. 7, 1858, Elizabeth Carpenter, b. Feb. 8, 1837. 

Children : 

1047 Alice Elizabeth Talcott, b. Feb. 22, 1859.. 

Ronald, Mich. 

1048 Delbert (twin), b. Aug. 22, 1863. 

1049 Herbert (twin), b. Aug. 22, 1863. 

728 CORNELIA TALCOTT (Rubi^ Risley' Talcott, Eli- 
zur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^),, 
h. Feb. 25, 1835, Madison, N. Y. ; m. May 14, 1857, Andrew 
Merrills Goodwin, Ronald, Mich. 

Children : 

1050 Charles Irving Goodwin, b. Feb. 3, 1859; m. S'.. 
U. Ferguson. 

1051 Ida May Goodwin, b. July 15, 1860; m. Roberta 
B. Colt. 

1052 Andrew Brace, b. Jan. 11, 1865. 

729 OSCAR TALCOTT (Ruby Risley' Talcott, Elizur^, 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard*), b. 
April 12, 1836, Madison, N. Y. ; m. Mar. 4, 1861, Mary 
Amanda Ackles, b. Tully, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1869. Died at. 
Woodstock, 111., Feb. 22, 1908. 



150 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Oscar Talcott resides at Woodstock, 111., Feb. 10, 1909. 
Children : 

1053 Ettie May Talcott, b. Apr. 11, 1863, Ronald, 

Mich. 

1054 Julia Harriet Talcott, b. Dec. 12, 1866, Ron- 

ald, Mich. 
j 1055 Bertha Belle Talcott, b. Jan. 4, 1869, Ron- 
ald, Mich. 

730 CHAUNCEY C. TALCOTT {RuUj Rislef Talcott, 
Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. Feb. 9, 1838, Madison, N. Y. ; m. July 12, 1865, 
Emily J. White, Lyons, Mich, b. May 7, 1843. 
Children : 

1056 ExiE Talcott, b. Nov. 11, 1866, Ronald, Mich. 

1057 Effie Adell, b. Sept. 11, 1868, Ronald, Mich. 

732 GEORGE IRVING TALCOTT {Ruhy Rislef Talcott, 
Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. Nov. 16, 1845, Madison, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 19, 1867, 
Ida M. Holmes, b. June 25, 1848. 

Children : 

1058 Minnie A. Talcott, b. Apr. 9, 1869, Ronald, 

Mich. 
George Irving Talcott died at Ionia, Mich., June 11, 1879. 
Mrs. Ida. M. Talcott and daughter Minnie A. Talcott 
reside at Grand Rapids, Mich., 1909. 

733 ANN AMELIA TALCOTT {Ruby Risky' Talcott, 
Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Rich- 
ard'), b. Aug. 22, 1850, Ronald, Mich.; m. Oct. 9, 1867, 
Charles Howard Burke, b. July 23, 1837. 

Children : 

1059 EsTELLA Burke, b. July 4, 1868; d. May 2, 

1890, Ronald, Mich. 

1060 Florence Edna Burke, b. May 24, 1870, Ron- 

ald, Mich. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 151 

1061 Maggie Burke, b. May 15, 1872 ; d. Oct. 3, 1872, 

Ronald, Mich. 

1062 Imogene Burke, b. Sept. 15, 1873. 

1063 Ruby Burke, b. Nov. 10, 1876. 

Charles Howard Burke and family reside at Greenville, 
Mich., 1909. 

734 CHESTER C. RISLEY {Allen\ Elizur\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. May 18, 1836, 
Madison, N. Y. ; d. June 13, 1866 ; m. Sarah Bennett, July 12, 
1857, N. Brookfield, N. Y., b. Aug. 11, 1838; d. May 8, 1867. 

He was a Union soldier in Civil War, 189 Regt., N. Y. S. V. 
Children : 

1064 Frank Chester, b. Dec. 20, 1863, Earlville, N. Y. 

1065 Eva, b. Dec. 21, 1866. 

1066 Nora, b. May 1, 1858; d. May 16, 1872. 

1067 Willie, b. Sept. — , 1860; d. Aug. — , 1862. 

735 FLORA A. RISLEY {Allen\ EUzur\ Jo7iathan\ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Feb. 11, 1841, 
Madison, N. Y. ; m. June 22, 1864, Melvin Snow, N. Brook- 
field, N. Y. 

Children : 

1068 Jay Allen, b. April 27, 1865; unm. 

1069 NoRVA Chester, b. Dec. 31, 1866; m. ; lives 

at Hubbardville, N. Y. 

1070 M. Eugene, b. Aug. 3, 1870. 

1071 L. Adelia, b. Mar. 23, 1872. 

1072 Lynn Risley, b. June 12, 1867. 

736 ELIZABETH ABBERT (Clarinda R.\ Elizur\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. -, 

1841 ; m. La Mott Stebbins, Poolville, N. Y. 

Children : 

1073 Fred L. Stebbins, Poolville, N. Y., Cornell U. 
1073a Mame 

737 MARTIN B. ABBERT {Clarinda RJ Abbert, Elizur\ 



152 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), h, 
, 1844; d. , 1907, HubbardviUe, N. Y. ; m. . 

1074 Pearl, b. , 1876; d. ; son. 

1075 Beatrice, b. — — , 1902. 

738 ANDREW J. NILES (Harriet P: Risley, Elizur\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^) ^ b. 
Nov. 19, 1835, Madison, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 25, 1899, Crosswell, 
Mich.; m. July 7, 1860, Crosswell, Mich. 
Children : 

1076 Ruby, b. Mar. 8, 1862; d. Dec. 19, 1865. 

1077 Irving S., b. . 

1078 Andrew J, Jr., b. . 

1079 Alla M., b. — — . 

1080 Allen Risley, b. . 

740 HENRY NILES (Harriet P. Risley' Niles, Elizur\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard"^, Richard^), b. 
May 3, 1839, Madison, N. Y. ; m. Jane Palmer, Mar. 14, 1868, 
Crosswell, Mich. ; d. Mar. 22, 1894. 

Children : 

1081 Harriet E., b. July 18, 1869. 

1082 Maud, b. July 29, 1873; m. Frank Nelson, Cross- 
well, Mich. 

1083 Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1881 ; m. Jennie Hutchinson 
Jan. — , 1903, Crosswell, Mich. 

741 ELIZA NILES (Harriet P. Risley' N., Elizur\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Mar. 
11, 1841, Madison, N. Y. ; m. Thomas Robb, Crosswell, Mich., 
Feb. 15, 1860. 

Children : 

1084 Charles, b. June 23, 1866, Buel, Mich. 

1085 Henry H., b. . 

1086 Elmer E., b. Mar. 2, 1870. 

1087 WiLLL^M, b. Dec. 5, 1871; d. Sept. 16, 1893, 

Crosswell, Mich. 

1088 Leonard, b. . 



THE DESCENDANTS OP RICHARD RISLEY 153 

742 WALTER NILES (Harriet P. Risley\ EUzur\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Aug. 
6, 1842, Madison, N. Y. ; m. 1st, Emily Harmon, Nov. 20, 
1870, Mich.; d. Jan. 18, 1872; m. 2nd, Martha Cash, May 4, 
1874. 

Children : 

1089 Albert Niles, b. July 19, 1875, Crosswell, Mich. 

1090 Mary H. Niles, b. Sept. 16, 1879, Crosswell, 

Mich. 

1091 Vernia L. Niles, b. July 13, 1887, Crosswell, 

Mich. 

1092 Raymond W. Niles, b. Aug. 20, 1893, Crosswell, 

Mich. 

743 REUBEN A. RISLEY {Charles F.\ Elizur\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Sept. 
^6, 1845 ; m. Oct. 16, 1867, Emma Wood, Plainfield, N. Y., 
b. Mar. 16, 1848. Mr. Risley was for many years employed 
in a large wagon-making establishment, Syracuse, N. Y., and 
Jackson, Mich. ; lives in Hamilton, N. Y. 

Children : 

1093 Adna Wood, b. Mar. 27, 1872, Hamilton, N. Y. 

1094 Rena Belle, b. June 4, 1876; d. May 8, 1878. 

744 ROSALTHA D. RISLEY {Charles F.\ Elizur\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 
^2, 1847; m. Prof. George B. Turnbull, A. M., Colgate Uni- 
versity. He died at Colorado Springs. 

Child : 

1095 Belle, Vassar College, Class 1904. 

746 IDA BELLE RISLEY {Charles', Elizur\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. July 18, 
1854, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 30, 1879, Frank W. Winter, 
Toronto, Can., b. Oct. 3. 1856. 

Engaged in mercantile business (pianos). 

Children : 



154 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

1096 Rose Anna, b. Nov. 14, 1880. 

1097 Rena Elleon, b. Sept. 7, 1884. 

1098 Ada Belle, b. Aug. 25, 1886. 

1099 Walter Risley, b. June 13, 1888. 

750 J. ORVILLE WALLACE (Roa^anna C Wallace, Han- 
nah Bisley^ Chambers, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, 
Richard-, Richard}), b. Aug. 22, 1828 (California, —49); m. 
Ellen Hunt, May 23, 1860, dau. of Sherebiali Hunt. 
Children : 

1100 Mary, b. , 1861, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

1101 Lew, b. , 1867, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

752 NATHAN LAMPSON, JR. (Roxanna' Chambers, Han- 
nah^ Risley, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 

Richard^), b. ; m. Laura Welverton. 

Children : 

1102 Lillian, b. . 

1103 Bertha M., b. . 



755 ADELIA LAMPSON {Roxanna' Chambers, Hannah^ 
Risley, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. ; m. John B. French, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

1104 Martha. 

1105 William. 

1106 Margaret, 

1107 Lavissa. 

1108 Frank. 

1109 Nicholas. 

1110 Minnie. 

1111 Abbey. 

1112 Charles. 

1113 John. 

1114 Orlando. 

This family belonged in Oswego Co., N. Y. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 155 

757 MARGARET LAMPSON {Roxanna' Chambers, Han- 
nah^ Risley, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, RicharcP, 

Richard})^ b. ; m. Franklin B. Ide. 

Children : 

1115 Arthur, b. — ^ — . 

1116 Alice, b. . 

760 D. PULASKI TODD {Hannah A.' Risley, Chauncey\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Dec. 5, 1835; m. Fannie Nichols, Madison, Ind., Dec. 19, I860. 

Children : 

1117 Emma J., b. Oct. 18, 1861, Binghamton, Ind. 

1118 Charles W., b. Mar. 19, 1862, Vernon, N. Y. 

761 CHAUNCEY R. TODD {Hannah A J Risley, Chaun- 
cey^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^) ^ 
b. Feb. 16, 1838 ; m. Feb. 4, 1862, Rebecca E. Loomis, Bing- 
hamton, Ind. ; d. May — , 1877, at Binghamton, Ind. 

Children : 

1119 WiLLARD v., b. Nov. 3, 1862. 

1120 Harry L., b. Dec. 8, 1871, Rochester, N. Y. 
M. 2nd, Mary Bishop, Dec. 25, 1878, Bridgeport, Conn. 

762 J. ORMOND TODD {Hannah A.' Risley, Chauncey\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
Sept. 5, 1841 ; d. Nov. , 1908, Vernon, N. Y. ; m. Jose- 
phine A. Wright Jan. 25, 1871. 

Children : 

1121 Edith W^., b. June 19, 1876, Vernon, N. Y. 

1122 Seth 0., b. May 11, 1878, Vernon, N. Y. 

1123 Ray A., b. Feb. 18, 1886, Vernon, N. Y. 

1124 Robert C, b. Oct. 7, 1889, Vernon, N. Y. 

763 ROSALIA RISLEY {Henry, sr.\ Sylvester", Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Sept. 
5, 1843, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. George Barker, Oct. 17, 1876, 
Madison, N. Y. 



156 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

764 BYRON P. RISLEY {Henry, srJ, Sylvester^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Apr. 
15, 1845, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. Lucy Field June 3, 1873, Ham- 
ilton, N. Y. 

Children : 

1125 John Thompson. 

1126 May J., m. John Carpenter, Avon, N, Y. 

1127 Field Alanson, Hamilton, N. Y. 

765 HENRY D. RISLEY {Henry\ Sylvester^ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Mar. 27, 1848, 
Clinton, N. Y. ; m. Elizabeth Woodman, Madison, N. Y., 
Apr. 13, 1880, Earlville, N. Y. 

Children : 

1128 Anna E. 

1129 Alice M. 

1130 Clara L. 

1131 Henrietta. 

766 MERCELLE DE ETTE RISLEY (Julius C.\ Syl- 
vester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. Dec. 25, 1844, Madison, N. Y. ; m. Gerritts Sim- 
mons, Nov. 24, 1863, Madison, N. Y., farmer in Madison, N. 
Y. Now living in Hamilton, N. Y. 

Children : 

1132 Arthur H. Simmons. 

1133 Walter Rose Simmons. 

1134 Lelia Ruth Simmons. 

1135 Gertrude R. Simmons. 

767 EMMA RISLEY (Julia C.\ Sylvester\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. May 1, 1846; 
d. Mar. 10, 1893; m. La Fount Stebbins, Madison, N. Y., 
farmer. 

Children : 

1136 Lizzie M. Stebbins. 

1137 Louis Stebbins. 

1138 Majorie Stebbins. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 157 

768 KATHERINE RISLEY (Julius C\ Sylvester^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Sept. 
10, 1848; d. Nov. 19, 1896; m. Rudolph Dunbar, Hubbard- 
ville, N. Y., farmer. 

Children : 

1139 Earl Dunbar, Waterville, N. Y. 

1140 Lysle Dunbar, Waterville, N. Y. 

769 CLARENCE RISLEY (Julius C.\ Sylvester^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Jan. 
15, 1850, Hamilton, N. Y. ; m. May Corey, Dec. 18, 1883. 

Children : 

1141 Clinton, b. ; Colgate University, 1909. 

772 WILLETT P. RISLEY (Perry S:, Sylvester^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard'. Richard^), b. Aug. 9, 
1851 ; m. Mary Munger, Waterville, N. Y. 
Children : 

1142 Clayton, Binghamton, N. Y. 

1143 Perry, died unm. 

1144 Sarah. 

775 GERTRUDE RISLEY (Christopher C\ Sylvester^ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 

Oct. 9, 1849; d. , 1907, N. Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. 1st, 

Samuel L. Ferguson, June 15, 1870, Sangerfield, N. Y. ; d. 

; m. 2nd, Will. Roberts, Nov. 13, 1878, Waterville, N. Y. 

Child, 1st marriage: 

1145 Herbert R. Ferguson, b. Jan. 13, 1873. 
Children, 2nd marriage: 

1146 William Roberts. Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1887. 

1147 Bertha F. Roberts, b. Sept. 2. 1883. 

778 CHARLES CARROLL RISLEY (Christopher C.\ Syh 
veister^. Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard-, Rich-' 
ard^), b. Aug. 3, 1861, Waterville, N. Y. ; m. Rena Terry 



158 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

June 25, 1883, daughter of Chas. Terry; she married 2nd, Mr, 
Squires, North Brookfield, N. Y. 
Children, first marriage : 

1148 Ray C, Harvard University 1906; m. ; lived 

in New Britain, Conn. 

1149 Polly, North Brookfield, N. Y. 

1150 Charles Carroll, North Brookfield, N. Y. 

779 HARRIET E. RISLEY (Christopher C.\ Sylvester\. 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*. Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Oct. 21, 1863, Waterville, N. Y. ; m. Rev. Henry L. Foote 
June 18, 1891, Episcopalian rector near Boston, Mass. 

Children : names unknown. 

780 lANTHA WELCH (Louisa' Risley, Sylvester\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*. Jonathan^, Richardr, Richard^), b. Mar. 

, 1846; d. Nov. 22, 1872; m. W. H. Tompkins, Jan. — , 

1867. 

781 NETTIE WELCH (Louisa' Risley, Sylvester^ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. July 
8, 1851 ; m. Thomas Davis, June 4, 1873. 

Children : 

1151 Fred Denslow. 

1152 Mary Louise. 

782 AMOS WELCH (Louisa' Risley, Sylvester", Jonathan", 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. May 9, 1855; 
m. Fannie , Feb. 18, 1878. 

Children : 

1153 Fayette J. Welch. 

1154 Denslow Welch. 

1155 Floyd E. Welch. 

784 ADOLPHUS WELCH (Louisa' Risley. S7jlvester\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Dec. 11, 1861; m. Kate All, Dec. 25, 1883. 



THt DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 159 



Children : 

1156 Ray Welch. 

1157 Clayton Welch. 

1158 GoLDiE Welch. 

1159 Grace Welch. 



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785 EDITH THANKFUL WELCH (Louisa', Sylvester' 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard})^ b 
May 6, 1870; m. Edwin Starkweather, Oct. 9, 1892. 
Children : 

1160 Ethel Luella Starkweather. 

1161 Earl Dewey Starkweather. 



786 ORSON C. RISLEY {Gordon F: Risley. Sylvester^. 
Jonathan^. Nathaniel^. Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
Sept. 29, 1860; m. Jennie Babcock, , 1884. 

Children : 

1162 Marlon Shirby, b. Nov. 1, 1886. 

1163 Evangeline, b. Feb. 3, 1888; d. Mar. 23, 1888. 

1164 Dana G., b. May 4, 1890. 

1165 Helen Evangeline, b. Apr. 29, 1892. 

1166 Gordon Bennett, b. May 9, 1894; d. Apr. 27^ 
1895. 

1167 Marjorie Genevieve, b. June 9, 1897. 

787 GENEVIEVE RISLEY (Gordon FJ Risley, Sylvester^. 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^. Richard', Richard^), b^ 
Jan. 24, 1862; m. Bonton Dorsey, Nov. 2, 1887. 

Children : names unknown, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 

789 ERNEST SYLVESTER RISLEY (Gordon F. Risley\ 
Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard 
Richard^), b. June 5, 1868; m. Olive Walker. 
Children : 

1168 Paul. 

1169 Ruth Elizabeth. 



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160 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

793 ZADA M. RISLEY (Marion F.\ Sylvester\ Jonathan^ 
Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richardr, Richard^), b. Mar. 19, 
1876, Hamilton, N. Y. ; m. Arthur Whipple Smith, July 1, 
1902, A. M. and Ph. D. of Chicago University, Professor 
Mathematics Colgate University. 

Child: 

1170 Marion Risley, b. May , 1906, Hamilton, 

N. Y. 

A paper was written and read by Mrs. Zada (Risley) 
Smith at the E. Hartford, Conn., re-union Aug. 3, 1904!. 

794 MARGUERITE B. RISLEY (Marion F.\ Sylvester^ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 

Jan. 21, 1881, Hamilton, N. Y. ; m. June , 1906, Barden, 

Penn Yan, N. Y. 

She graduated from Syracuse University. 

He was graduated from Colgate University, 1905. 

Child: 

1171 George Bruce Barden, b. April 8, 1907. 

795 MARTHA BRANDRIFF (Mary Ann' Roberts, John 
Somers^ Roberts, Esther Somers^ Roberts, Esther* Risley, 
Richard^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 25, 1843; m. Jan. 12, 
1865, Samuel Telford Hanna, b. Aug. 22, 1834; d. Nov. 8, 
1887, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Children : 

1172 Mary Hanna, b. Sept. 29, 1865; unm. 

1173 John Louie Hanna, b. Sept. 22, 1867; m. Edna 
Grimd. 

1174 , m. Oct. 25, 1894; no children (1908). 

1175 Margaret Clara Hanna, b. Sept. 5, 1870; m. J. 
Frederick Rensch, Ionia, Mich. 

796 MARY BRANDRIFF (Mary Ann' Roberts, John Som- 
ers^ Roberts, Esther^ Somers, Esther* Risley, Richard^, Rich- 
ard', Richard^), b. May 3, 1852; m. June 5, 1873, Alfred 
Thomas Lukens, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



THE DESCENDANTS OP RICHARD RISLEY 161 

Children : 

1176 Clara Maria Lukens, b. Apr. 13, 1874. 

1177 Alfred Brandriff Lukens, b. July 14, 1876. 

1178 Grace Emma Lukens, b. Feb. 23, 1879. 

1179 Edward French Lukens, b. June 3, 1884. 

1180 Lydia Moore Lukens, b. June 20, 1886. 

1181 Martha Lukens, b. Jan. 25, 1891. 
All unmarried (1908). 

810 ARTHUR DOTY RISLEY (Samuel d:, John S.\ 
Joab^, Jeremiah* (?), Jeremiah^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Dec. 14, 1871, Philadelphia, Penn. ; m. May 2, 1896, Emma 
Schimmel. 
Children : 

1182 Samuel Doty Risley, jr., b. Mar. 27, 1897. 

1183 Florence Caroline Risley, b. July 3, 1898; d. 

Sept. 20, 1898. 

1184 Raymond Schimmel Risley, b. Dec. 7, 1899. 

1185 Emma Carmalita Risley, b. Nov. 6, 1900. 

1186 Kenneth Risley, b. June 17, 1902; d. Sept. 5, 

1902. 

1187 Ernest Risley, b. May 22, 1905. 

812 HELEN IRMA RISLEY (Samuel D.\ John S.\ Joah\ 
Jeremiah*' (?), Jeremiah^, Richard', Richard^), b. Oct. — , 
1874, Philadelphia, Penn.; m. April 19, 1900, John Stokes 
Ensor. 
Children : 

1188 John S. Ensor, b. Nov. 2, 1901. 

1189 Albert R. Ensor, b. Sept. 21, 1904. 

814 REBEKAH HILDEGARDE RISLEY (Samuel D.\ 
John S.^, Joah^, Jeremiah* (?), Jeremiah^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), h. Mar. — , 1883, Philadelphia, Pa.; m. May 27, 1904, 
Westcott W, Price. 
Children : 

1190 Sterling Price, b. June — , 1905. 

1191 Priscilla Price, b. Oct. — , 1907. 



NINTH GENERATION 

825 CHARLES ASA RISLEY (Lezds E.\ Asa\ Asa\ 

Gresham^, Richard*, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), h. , 

1852, Hanover, N. H. ; m. Clara Thompson, Winchester, Mass. 

Children : 

1192 Charles Harold, b. , 1891. 

1193 Maurice Thompson, b. , 1894. 

826 ALVAH RISLEY MULLER (Manj D} Risley, Alvan' 
Risley, Reuben^, Reuben^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard', Richard^), 
b. Dec. 6, 1871, Truxton, Cortland Co., N. Y. ; m. Jennie 
Gray Warrington, May 29, 1894, Syracuse, N. Y., b. Feb. 
4, 1870. 

Children : 

1194 Risley Warrington Muller, b. Jan. 24, 1896. 

1195 Karl Peter Muller, b. Apr. 10, 1901. 

860 NELLIE A. RISLEY {Albert^ Earl, Lorenzo', Tru- 
man^, Reuben^, Job, sr.*, Samuel^, Richard^, Richard^), b. June 
8, 1882; m. George Nye Finlay, Apr. 25, 1906, Hartford, 
Conn. 
Child: 

1196 Allan Risley, b. May 6, 1907. 

864 WILLIAM E. RISLEY (William H.\ Chester', Eli- 
sha*^, Benjamin^, Job*, Samuel^, Richard'-, Richard^), h. Apr. 
30, 1844, Glastonbury, Conn.; m. Louise King, Silver Lane, 
Conn. 

Children : 

1197 Edward Howard, b. Oct. 15, 1878. 

1198 Arthur LeRoy, b. Oct. 3, 1883. 

925 GEORGE KENT (Lucy^ Forbes, Jane' Risley, Eli- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 163 

sha^, Moses^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard}), b. Jan. 
16, 1874; d. Sept. 1, 1901; m. July 25, 1893, Cora Fydinger, 
Clarence, N. Y. 
Children : 

1199 Edward, b. June 17, 1894. 

1200 Floyd, b. Oct. 28, 1895. 

1201 Howard, b. Mar. 11, 1896. 

1202 May, b. July 7, 1898. 

1203 Harold, b. Mar. 16, 1900. 

1204 Marguerite, b. Mar. — , 1902. After father's 

death, 

928 CLARA FOX (Annie^ Risley, William} Risley, Elisha\ 
Moses^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 2, 
1877; m. 1st, Frank Dixon, Sept. 17, 1894, d. Oct. 15, 1901; 
m. 2nd, Frank Rill, Dec. 24, 1904. 
Child 1st marriage: 

1205 Florence Dixon, b. Nov. 11, 1895. 

931 CARRIE WAFFLE {Harriet^ Brigham, Louisa' Ris- 
ley, Elisha^, Moses^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard"^, Richard^), 
b. May 30, 1876, Vienna, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 5, 1902, Vienna, N. Y. ; 
m. Aug. 15, 1897, Mark Stone, Vienna, N. Y. 

Children : 

1206 LiNDON, b. Apr. 1, 1900. 

1207 Anna, b. Dec. 9, 1901 ; d. Jan. 10, 1903. 

932 CHARLES WAFFLE {Harriet^ Brigham, Louisa'' 
Risley, Elisha^, Moses^, Moses*, Jonathan}, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. July 3, 1879, Vienna, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 4, 1901, Blanch 
Christian, Vienna, N. Y. 

Children : 

1208 Alfred, b. June 21, 1902. 

1209 RoLLiN, b. Dec. 14, 1906. 

934 CHARLES BARTLES (Joseph^ Bartles, Eliza E? 
Randall, Electa'' Risley, David\ Moses*, Jonathan^ Richardr, 



164 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Richard^), b. , Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. ; no chil- 
dren (1903). 

936 LUCY BARTLES {Joseph^ Bartles, Eliza E: Ran- 
dall, Electa^ Risley, David^, Moses*, Jonathan^, Richard^y 
Richard^), b. ; m. — — , Manton W. Sheppard, Hins- 
dale, Mont. 

Children: names unknown. 

941 CAROLINE G. RISLEY {Lyman\ AshheV, Benja- 
min^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, Richard^, Rich- 
ard^), b. Feb. 29, 1844, East Hartford, Conn.; m. 1st, John 
H. Jencks, Jan. 17, 1863; m. 2nd, Augustus W. Babcock, Aug. 
22, 1875; m. 3rd, George E. Strance. 

Children 1st marriage: 

1210 Charles Lyman Jencks, b. Aug. 18, 1864. 

1211 John L. Jencks, b. Aug. 2, 1866. 

1212 Carrie L. Jencks, b. Oct. 27, 1868. 
2nd marriage: 

1213 Florence May Babcock, b. June 23, 1876. 
3rd marriage: 

1214 Frank Strance, b. , 1900. 

All above children East Hartford, Conn. 

942 IRVING L. RISLEY {Lyman\ AshbeV, Benjamin\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard-, Richard^), b. 
Mar. 25, 1846, East Hartford, Conn. ; m. Georgiana Allen, 
May 13, 1876. 

Children : 

1215 Daisy May, b. Apr. 21, 1877. 

1216 Frederick Irving, b. July 3, 1878. 

944 CHARLES H. RISLEY (Francis^ Risley, Benjamin\ 
Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard-, Rich- 
ard^), b. ; m. Hattie Brewer, Bristol, Maine. 

Children : 

1217 Olive Nettie. 



the descendants of richard risley 165 

1218 Charles Henry. 

1219 Fred H. 

1220 Herbert W. 

1221 Edward Francis. 

953 CHARLES S. RISLEY (George\ Elizur\ Benjamin^ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard"^, Richard^), b. 
June 30, 1864; m. Nellie Loucks, Sept. 8, 1891, Dolgeville, 
N. Y., now lives Dalton, Mass. 

Children : names unknown. 

954 CLARISSA P. RISLEY (George', Elizur\ Benjamin", 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard", Richard^), b. 
June 17, 1869, Hamilton, N. Y. ; m. June 15, 1890, John A. 
Davis, Syracuse, N. Y. Reside No. 40 West Iron St., Butte, 
Mont. 

Children : 

1222 Mary Alice Juanita, b. Feb. 21, 1891, Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

1223 Anna Eleanor Margaret, b. Dec. 15, 1894, Salt 

Lake City, Utah. 

1224 John Durston, b. Oct. 13, 1896, Anaconda, 

Mont. 

955 ANN ELIZA RISLEY (J. Monroe', EUzur\ Benja- 
min'^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard'^, Richard^), 
b. Jan. 3, 1858, Brookfield N. Y. ; m. George Cook, Oct. 2, 
1876, b. Apr. 8, 1856, Brookfield, N. Y. 

Children : 

1225 Clarence, b. June 26, 1880. 

1226 Geneva, b. Jan. 12, 1883. 

1227 Myron, b. Oct. 16, 1886; d. Oct. 31, 1886. 

1228 Leon, b. June 5, 1888. 

1229 Floyd, b. Nov. 13, 1890. 

1230 Estelle, b. Sept. 21, 1893. 

956 EUNICE A. RISLEY (Goodrich', Elizur\ Benjamin\ 



166 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
July 21, 1862; m. Frank De Loss Cole, July 21, 1881, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 
Children : 

1231 Florence Barber, b. Mar. 30, 1883. 

1232 Raymond Risley, b. Aug. 14, 1885; m. Dec. 30, 

1907, Ida May Cooper, Lyons, N. Y. 

1233 Austin Allen, b. Dec. 22, 1893. 

1234 Irma Elizabeth, b. Mar. 7, 1901. 

1235 Mildred Risley, b. Dec. 3, 1895. 

957 LINCOLN S. RISLEY (Goodrich', EUzur\ Benjamin\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
May 4, 1864, Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. Florence Leonella 
Hart, May 4, 1891, New Britain, Conn. 

Lincoln S. Risley was educated in Waterville Hrgh School, 
1887. Went to New York and taught one year in New York 
Institution for Deaf and Dumb. Resigned position and went 
to New Britain, Conn., 1888, and entered the employ of N. Y. 
& N. E. R. R. Co., freight dept. In 1893 entered the employ- 
ment of the New Britain Electric Light Co., which later was 
consolidated with the New Britain Tramway Co., which after- 
wards became the " Connecticut Co.," which operates electric 
lighting and trolley system. Became sup't of electric lighting 
in 1893; became sup't of the lighting and trolley system 1904, 
where he is now (1908) employed. Has been a member of the 
City Council for six years, and the Republican Town Com- 
mittee. 

He is one of the Trustees of " The Descendants of Richard 
Risley, Inc." 

Mrs. Risley was a lineal descendant of Steven Hart, who 
came into Conn, with the Hooker party, 1636. 

958 GOODRICH E. RISLEY (Goodrich^ Elizur\ Benja- 
min^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), 
b. Apr. 10, 1872, Waterville, N. Y. ; m. Emma Fancett, Oct. 
15, 1901, Stamford, Conn. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 167 

He is assistant manager and electrician of the New Eng- 
land Engineering Co., 1908. 

959 AMY MATTISON (Matilda R.\ EUzur\ Benjamin^ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
Dec. 19, 1866, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. Chas. Eisinger, Hub- 
bardsville, N. Y., b. July — , 1867. 
Child: 

1236 Charles. 

961 NORA MATTISON (Matilda R.\ Elizur\ Benjamin\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Sept. 11, 1872, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. Chas. E. Stapleton, b. 
Apr. 11, 1868, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 
Children : 

1237 Nora E., b. Oct. 17, 1892. 

1238 Edith M., b. Feb. 22, 1897. 

966 ISABELLE BREWER (Julia A.^ Hurlhurt, Ann' Ris- 
ley, Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^y 
Richard^), b. Jan. 9, 1856, East Hartford, Conn.; m. Zopher 
F. Hills, Hillstown, Conn., May 2, 1876. 
Children : 

1239 George F., b. July 4, 1879; d. Dec. — , 1879. 

1240 Harry, b. Feb. 22, 1882. 

969 RUBY HURLBURT (J. Henry^ Hurlhurt, Ann' Ris- 
ley, Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard^), b. July 25, 1870, East Hartford, Conn.; m. Fred- 
erick Montague Hills, Hillstown, Conn. 
Children : names unknown. 

974 EVERETT P. BREWER (Mary^ Hurlhurt, Ann' Ris- 
ley, Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', 
Richard^), b. Jan. 18, 1869, Silver Lane, Conn.; m. Sept. 25, 
1896, Grace G. Burt, Longmeadow, Mass. 
Hardware merchant, Hartford, Conn. 



168 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Child: 

1241 Wendell Herbert, b. June 25, 1900. 

975 ELLENA H. BREWER {Mary^ Hurlburt, Ann' Ris- 
ley, Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, RicharcP,. 
Richard^), b. Sept. 29, 1874, Hartford, Conn. (Silver Lane,. 
Conn.) ; m. Albert A. Francis, Hartford, Conn. 

Children: names unknown. 

976 LESLIE L. BREWER {Mary Hurlburt^ Brewer, Ann^ 
Risley, Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard^, Richard^), b. April 21, 1879, Silver Lane, Conn. ; m. Oct. 
19, 1904, Ruth Brewster Foss, Norwich, Conn., b. Dec. 14,. 
1878, Bay City, IVIjch. 

Graduated from Yale Law, 1903, L.L. B. Admitted to the 
Bar, Sept., 1903. Located at Hartford, Conn. (1908). 
Elected Probate Judge of East Hartford district (now 
serving) . 

Trustee of the Richard Risley Association. 

Child: name unknown. 

977 CLARENCE RISLEY (WRISLEY) (Melissa^ Hurl- 
burt, Ann' Risley, Benjamin'^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jona- 
than^, Richard'^, Richard^), b. May — , 1867, East Hartford,, 
Conn. ; m. June 17, 1899, NelHe Whiting. 

Children : 

1242 Edith, b. Apr. 16, 1890. 

1243 Marion, b. Dec. 21, 1893. 

978 LULU HILLS {Melissa^ Hurlburt, Ann' Risley, Ben- 
jamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Rich- 
ard^), b. Apr. 7, 1874, East Hartford, Conn.; m. Clarence 
Hills, Feb. 20, 1900. 

Child: name unknown. 

979 GEORGE C. OLCOTT (Ellen R.\ Chauncey'', Benja- 
min^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Rich- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 169 

^rd^), b. June 6, 1863; m. Lulu A. Taber, June M, 1885, 
Richville, N. Y., b. June 5, 1853. 
Children : 

1244 Annie E., b. June 18, 1887, Glastonbury, Conn. 

1245 Grace A., b. Dec. 28, 1888 ; d. Mar. 8, 1890. 

1246 Gladys L., b. Apr. 5, 1894, Glastonbury, Conn. 

980 ELMER I. OLCOTT {Ellen R.% Chauncey\ Benja- 
miif, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. Oct. 7, 1871; in. 1st, Nellie E. Brewer, d. July 15, 
1899 ; m. 2nd, . 

983 JENNIE SABIN {Fannie A.\ Chauncey', Benjamin", 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
May 4, 1865; m. Elmer E. Tuttle, Otselic, N. Y., Mar. 24, 
1885, b. Apr. 26, 1864. 

Children : 

1247 Eldred Eugene, b. May 18, 1887; d. Feb. 20, 

1889. 

1248 Howard De Elton, b. Feb. 11, 1889. 

1249 IvAH May, b. Aug. 18, 1890, Otselic, N. Y. 

1250 Albert Ellsworth, b. June 10, 1893, Otselic, 

N. Y. 

1251 Babe, unnamed, b. Oct. 10, 1894, Otselic, N. Y.; 

d. Nov. 7, 1894. 

1252 Ruby Frances, b. Apr. 22, 1899. 

984 WALTER S. SABIN {Fannie A.\ Chauncef, Benja- 
min^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richardr^ Rich- 
ard"), b. Sept. 29, 1868; m. Lena May Wordley, May 30, 
1889, Lebanon, N. Y. ; b. Apr., 1874. 

Children : 

1253 Edwin Risley, b. July 23, 1891, Otselic, N .Y. 

1254 Eva May, b. July 11, 1890, Otselic, N. Y. 

1255 Ellena Ruth, b. Oct. 2, 1892, Otselic, N. Y. 

1256 Grover Cleveland, b. Oct. 23, 1893, Otselic, 

N. Y.; d. Apr. 3, 1894. 



170 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

1257 Ada May, b. May 1, 1895, Otselic, N. Y. 

1258 Walter Irving, b. Feb. 23, 1896, Otselic, .N. Y, 

1259 Minnie Blanch, b. July 17, 1898, Otselic, N. Y. 

987 JESSIE ADELAIDE RISLEY (Edwin H.\ Chaun- 
cey^, Benjamirf, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard^, Richard^), h. June 20, 1869, Utica, N. Y. ; m. Henry 
Morris Love, Dec. 29, 1891, b. Oct. 17, 1861, at Milwaukee; 
son of Rev. Wm. Deloss Love and Matilda Wallace his wife. 
Graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and en- 
tered Hamilton College; graduated in 1883; and from New 
York Law School, 1885. They resided in Utica in 1908. 

No children. 

Jessie A. Risley was educated in Utica schools and Packer 
Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. She Is a lineal descend- 
ant of the five following persons named in the charter of 
Charles II granting the power of government to the Com- 
monwealth of Conn. : 

John Deming, Wethersfield, Conn. 

Samuel Hale, Hartford, Conn. 

John Talcott, Hartford, Conn. 

John Mason, Windsor, Conn. 

Daniel Clark, Windsor, Conn. 

988 EVERETT EDWIN RISLEY (Edwin H.\ Chaun- 
cey\ Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard\ Richard'), b. May 31, 1877, Utica, N. Y. ; m. Winnlfred 
Fitch Sackett at Summit, New Jersey, Oct. 12, 1901, only 
daughter of Darius P. Sackett and Emma Chittenden Fitch 
his wife. 

Winnifred b. Jan. 5, 1876, Berkeley, Cal. 

Everett E. Risley was educated In Utica schools, PhllHps 
Academy, Andover, Mass., class '96; and graduated from Wil- 
liams College,,' 1900. Admitted to the practice of law at 
Rochester, N. Y., Oct., 1905. He Is a member of the firm of 
Risley & Love, Utica, N. Y. Resided at New Hartford, N. Y., 
in 1908. Appointed Deputy Attorney General for N. Y. 
State, Jan. 1, 1909. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISL.EY 171 

He Is a lineal descendant of five of the persons named 
in the charter of Charles II granting the power of govern- 
ment to the Commonwealth of Conn. 

Everett and Winnifred both descended from Rev. James E. 
Fitch and Priscilla Mason, Norwich, Conn. 

No children. 

989 MINNIE B. RISLEY (Sylvester, ^nd% Chauncey\ 
Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard', 
Richard^), b. Aug. 29, 1869, Madison, N. .Y ; m. WilHam Odell, 
Nov. 1, 1891, Otselic, N. Y. ; b. Mar. 19, 1872; no children; 
living in Utica, N. Y., 1908. 

990 MINA J. RISLEY {Sylvester^, Chauncey\ Benjamin\ 
Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. 
Oct. 3, 1870; m. Morris Odell, b. Mar. 19, 1870. 

Children : 

1260 Walter Sylvester, b. Apr. 19, 1897, East 
Hamilton, N. Y. 

1261 Earl Duane, b. Aug. 8, 1903. 
Above lived at Utica, N. Y., 1908. 

991 FLORENCE M. RISLEY (Sylvester^ Chauncey\ Ben- 
jamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard^), b. June 3, 1872; m. James Wratten, Feb. 22, 1888, 
Waterville, N. Y., b. Sept. 1, 1866, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 
Children : 

1262 Eva May, b. July 11, 1890. 

1263 Ellena Ruth, b. Oct. 2, 1891. 

1264 Mary Ann, b. June 23, 1894. 

1265 Minnie Blanch, b. July 17, 1899. 

1266 Sylvester Risley, b. , 1902. 

1267 Alice Marie, b. Jan. — , 1906. 
Other children. 

996 FENIMORE C. RISLEY (Orville W.\ Chaunceif,. 
Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard'y 



112 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Richard^), b. Oct. 1, 1875; m. Mary Frances Wellar, June 8, 
1898, N. Y. Mills. 

997 WALTER C. RISLEY (OrvUle\ Chauncey\ Benja- 
min^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richardr, Rich- 
ard^), b. Dec. 29, 1879; m. Marian K. Bayne, June 6, 1900, 
N. Y. Mills, N. Y. 

Child: 

1268 Roger Alexander, b. — — , 1904. 

1004 CLARENCE S. McLEAN (M. Elvira R.\ Sylvester', 
Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard^), b. Jan. 8, 1870, Westford, Conn.; m. April 16, 
1901, Zue Hunter Brockett, Washington, D. C, b. Feb. 7, 
1869. 

Teacher; now agent for Am. Book Co., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Children : 

1269 Carolyne, b. Jan. 6, 1902, Rochester, N. Y. ; d. 

May 30, 1903. 

1270 Ruth, b. May 29, 1903, New York, N. Y. 

1271 Dorothy Elvira, b. Jan. 20, 1906, Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

1005 WILLIAM A. McLEAN (M. Elvira R.\ Sylvester', 
Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard^), h. May 1, 1875; living in New Haven, Conn.; m. 
Oct. 12, 1904, Sarah Isabella Bassett, b. Oct. 16, 1875. 

Child: 

1272 Isabella B., b. June 26, 1907 ; d. June 26, 1907. 

1012 CHARLES E. HOUSE (Mary An/n^ Risley House, 
Hiram', Jonathan, jr.^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan', 
Richard', Richard^), b. June 18, 1846; living at Norwich, 
N. Y., 1908; m. 1st, Esther Palmer, Brookfield, N. Y. ; m. 
5nd, Mary Benedict, Norwich, N. Y. 
Children : 



THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD RISLEY 173 

1273 Hiram La]Mott House, d. in infancy. 

1274 Alvira House, b. ; m. Theodore Ferrell! 

served in the 114th Regt., N. Y. S. V. ; now de- 
ceased; no children. 

1275 Eva House, b. ; m. and moved to Nebraska; 

one daughter. 

1276 Ellen, m. Wm. M. Hart; 2 daughters. 

1014 SARAH C. HOUSE (Mary A.^ Risley House, Hiram\ 
Jonathan, jr.^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard"^, 
Richard}), b. June 26, 1849; m. , George Waters, Nor- 
wich, N. Y. 
Children : 

1277 Charles, 

1278 Mabel, m. Robert Hart, Norwich, N. Y. 

1019 MARY E. RISLEY {Hiram G.' Risley, Hiram' , Jon- 
athan, jr.^, Jonathan^, NathanieP, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard'), b. Nov. 24, 1854; m. Dec. 9, 1874, Lewis C. Porte, 

Children : 

1279 Eva M. Porte, b. Aug. 21, 1876; m. Martin 

Slachla, Nov. 2, 1898. 

1280 Fred L. Porte, b. June 16, 1880; m. Blanche 

Rhodes, June 12, 1907. 

1020 JOHN R. RISLEY (Hiram G.^ Risley, Hiram\ Jon- 
athan, jr.®, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonatharf, Richard^, 
Richard'), b. June 4, 1856; m. Jan. 26, 1887, Estella Klock. 

Child: 

1281 Laurence G., b. Apr. 12, 1889. 

*1027 NETTIE M. ARNOLD {Theressa L.^ Risley, Elisha, 
jrJ, Elisha^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', 

Richard'), b. , 1870; m. Joseph White, , 1889, Clay- 

ville, N. Y. 
Children : 

1282 LoRENA J., b. , 1893. 

1283 Marjorie M., b. — — , 1894. 

1284 Howard E. A., b. , 1900. 



174! THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

1028 WILFRED ARNOLD {Theressa L.' Risky, Elisha, 
jr.% Elisha^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, RicharcPy 
Richard}), b. , 1878; m. , Jones, Rome, N. Y. 

1029 HARRIET T. ARNOLD {Theressa L.' Risley, Elisha, 
jr.\ Elisha^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard^, 

Richard^), b. , 1880; m. William T. Croak; 226 Lansing 

St., Utica, N. Y. 

Child : 

1285 George A., b. , 1902. 

1050 CHARLES I. GOODWIN (Cornelia Talcotf Good- 
win, Ruhy S. R.^ Talcott, Elizur^ Risley, Jonathan^, Nathan- 
iel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Feb. 3, 1859, Ronald, 
Mich. ; m. Dec. 20, 1882, Sophia U. Ferguson, Orange, Ionia 
Co., Mich., b. Feb. 24, 1859. 

Children : 

1286 Mary Theo. Goodwin, b. Mar. 5, 1885 ; m. Jacob 

Moore, July 3, 1907. 

1287 LoRA Cornelia Goodwin. 

1288 OziAs Talcott Goodwin. 

Mr. C. I. Goodwin has been Supervisor five years and Regis- 
ter of Deeds for Ionia County four years. He is a farmer. 

1052 ANDREW B. GOODWIN (Cornelia Talcott^ Good- 
win, Ruby S. Risley"^ Talcott, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, 
Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard^), b. Jan. 11, 1865, Ronald, 
Ionia Co., Mich. ; m. Sept. 4, 1882, Nellie Rose Klotz, b. Jan. 
9, 1867, Orange, Ionia Co., Mich.; m. 2nd, Mar. 17, 1906, 
Addie L. Wheeler, Carson City, Mich. 

1053 ETTIE M. TALCOTT (Oscar' Talcott, Ruhy Risley' 
Talcott, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', 
Richard^), b. April 11, 1863, Ronald, Mich.; m. July 25, 
1883, Rev. Alexander T. Luther, b. Oct. 31, 1854, Wayne, 
Mich. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 175 

Children : 

1289 Mary Blanch Luther, b. Nov. 28, 1884, Evans- 

ton, 111. 

1290 Edward Talcott Luther, b. Dec. 8, 1886, 

Chicago, 111. 

1291 Earl O. Luther, b. Oct. 21, 1888, Lowell, Mich. 

1292 Clara Louise Luther, b. July 30, 1890, Lowell, 

Mich. 

1293 Olin Cady Luther, b. July 21, 1893, Lansing, 

Mich. 
Rev. Alexander T. Luther and family now reside at Lake 
Odessa, Mich., Feb., 1909. 

1054 JULIA H. TALCOTT (Oscar^ Talcott, Ruby Risley' 
Talcott, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', 
Richard^), b. Dec. 12, 1866, Ronald, Mich.; m. at Ionia, May 
16, 1888, A. Wellington Chandler, b. Oct. 12, 1860, Walnut, 
111. 

Child : 

1294 Elliot Talcott Chandler, b. Jan. 20, 1892, 

Compton, 111. 

1055 BERTHA BELLE TALCOTT {Oscar^ Talcott, Ruby 
Risleif Talcott, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, 
Richard', Richard^), b. Jan. 4, 1869, Ronald, Mich.; m. July 
15, 1896, at Lansing, Mich., Horace Hesper Goodwin, b. at 
Ronald, Mich., June 7, 1867. 

Children : 

1295 Dorothy Amanda Goodwin, b. Sept. 14, 1898, 

Walloon Lake, Mich. 

1296 Keith Eugene Goodwin, b. Jan. 26, 1902, Wal- 

loon Lake, Mich. 
Residence of family, Walloon Lake, Mich., 1909. 

1062 IMOGENS BURKE (Ann Amelia Talcott' Burl-e, 
Ruby Risley^ Talcott, Elizur^, Jonathan'^, Nathaniel*, Jona- 
than^, Richard-, Richard}), b, Sept. 15, 1873, Ronald, Mich.; 



176 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

m. Oct. 19, 1902, Albert Oversmith, b. Manchester, Mich., 
Feb. 11, 1870. Reside at MiUington, Mich., 1909. 
Children: names unknown. 

1063 RUBIE BURKE (Ann A. Talcott^ Burke, Ruby Ris- 
ley'^ Talcott, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard', Richard"), b. Nov. 10, 1876, Ronald, Mich.; d. April 8, 
1902; m. July 3, 1900, George Hearing, b. Nov. 2, 1874. 

Geo. Hoaring and daughter reside in Detroit, Mich. 

Child : 

1297 Vivian Hoaring, b. April 6, 1902. 

1065 EVA RISLEY (Chester C.^ Allen\ Elizur\ Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard"), b. Dec. 21, 
1866, Earlville, N. Y. ; m. Kirk A. Stetson, Aug. 23, 1894, 
Stockwell, N. Y., b. Nov. 27, 1867. 
Children : 

1298 Paul C. (twin), b. Dec. 6, 1896. 

1299 Leon A. (twin), b. Dec. 6, 1896. 

1078 ANDREW J. NILES, JR. (Andrew J.^ Niles, Harriet 
P.^ Risley, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard', Richard"), b. Oct. 14, 1872, Crosswell, Mich.; m. Sept. 
23, 1869, Carrie M. Cook, Crosswell, Mich. 

Children : 

1300 Vere Irene, b. Sept. 10, 1897, Crosswell, Mich. 

1301 Reva Lenora, b. Nov. 21, 1901, Crosswell, Mich. 

1079 ALLA M. NILES (Andrew J.^ Niles, Harriet P: Ris- 
ley, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', 
Richard"), b. Oct. 26, 1874, Crosswell, Mich.; d. Mar. 30, 
1902, Detroit Hospital; m. Gertrude M. Kerr, Carsonville, 
Mich., June 10, 1869. 

Children : names unknown. 

1080 ALLEN R. NILES (Andrew J.^ Niles, Harriet P.' Ris- 
ley, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 177 

Richard^), b. Oct. 26, 1874, Crosswell, Mich.; m. Muriel B. 
Kerr, Mar. 5, 1898, Carsonville, Mich. 
Children : names unknown. 

1085 HENRY H. ROBB {Eliza N.^ Robh, Harriet P: Ris- 
ley, Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richardr^ 
Richard'), b. Apr. 17, 1868, Crosswell, Mich.; m. Dec, 1896, 
Ida M. Coleman, Crosswell, Mich. 
Child : 

1302 Alda B., b. Feb. 21, 1898. 

1088 LEONARD ROBB (Eliza Niles^ Robh, Harriet P.\ 
Elizur*^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard'), h. Feb. 17, 1874, Crosswell, Mich.; m. Jan. 1, 1900,, 
Bertha Allen, Cass City, Mich. 
Child: 

1303 Irene S., b. , 1901. 

1096 ROSE ANNA WINTER (Ida B.' Risley, Charles F.\ 
Elizur^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Rich- 
ard'), b. Nov. 14, 1880, Toronto, Ontario, Can.; m. May 18, 
1904, David Alexander Bean, Berlin, Ontario, Can., editor 
and proprietor of Daily Telegraph, Berlin, Ont. 
Children : 

1304 Dorothy Beele, b. Feb. — , 1905 ; d. Apr. — , 

1905. 

1305 Frances Marion, b. Apr. 25, 1906. 

1100 MARY M. WALLACE (J. Orville^ Wallace, Roxanna 
Chambers^ Wallace, Hannah^ Risley, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, 

Jonathan^, Richard^, Richard'), h. , 1861, Hubbards- 

ville, N. Y. ; m. James Condon, 1884. 

Child: 

1306 Grace Lorena, b. , 1890. 

1101 LEW WALLACE (J. Orzrille^ Wallace, Roxanna' 
Chambers, Hannah^ Risley, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^y 



178 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Richard\ Richard^), b. , 1867, Hubbardsville, N. Y. ; m. 

Lorena Dart, 1891. 
Child: 

1307 Paul Dart, b. — — , 1894; d. , 1895. 

1119 WILLARD V. TODD {Chauncey R.^ Todd, Hannah 
A.^ Risley, Chauncey^ ^ Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, 
Richard"^, Richard^), b. Nov. 3, 1862; m. Louisa Kowhogen, 
Nov. 15, 1883, Rochester, N. Y. 
Child: 

1308 Walter Sidney, b. Aug. — , 1885. 

1132 ARTHUR H. SIMMONS (Mercelle D.« Risley, Julius 
CJ', Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard^), h. Sept. 23, 1866, Madison, N. Y. ; m. Lida Pres- 
ton, Oct. 10, 1891. 

Child: 

1309 Gerritt Wayne Simmons. 

1133 WALTER R. SIMMONS {Marcell D} Risley, Julius 
C^, Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard"), b. Feb. 14, 1869; m. Elizabeth Pullen, July 5, 
1890. 

Child : 

1310 Walter R. Simmons, Jr. 

1134 LELIA RUTH SIMMONS {Mercelle D.^ Risley, Jul- 
ius C.\ Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard^, Richard^), b. Dec. 24, 1876; m. Arthur J. Evans, Dec. 
24, 1902. 

1135 GERTRUDE R. SIMMONS (Mercelle D.^ Risley, Jul- 
ius C.^, Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ard', Richard"), b. Dec. 4, 1878. 

1136 LIZZIE M. STEBBINS (Emma^ Risley, Julius CJ, 
JSylvester^ , Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Rich- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD RISLEY 179 

ard^), b. May 1, 1846, Brookfield, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 21, 1891; 
m. Joseph Bostwick, Feb. 25, 1891, Hubbardsville, N. Y. 
Child: 

1311 Marjorie S. Bostwick, b. Nov. 26, 1898, Ham- 

ilton, N. Y. 

1145 HERBERT R. FERGUSON (Gertrude^ Risley, Chris- 
topher Columbus C\ Sylvester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jon- 
athan^, Richard?, Richard^), b. Jan. 13, 1873, Waterville, 
N. Y. ; m. Letta Morse, Feb. 26, 1895, Waterville, N. Y. 
Children : names unknown. 

1153 FAYETTE J. WELCH {Amos^ Welch, Louisa', Syl- 
vester^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, Rich- 
urd"), b. Dec. 30, 1878; m. Mary Abbey, July 30, 1902. 

1175 MARGARET CLARA HANNA {Martha B.^ Hanna, 
Mary Ann' Roberts Brandriff, John S.^ Roberts, Esther^ 
Somers, Esther* Risley, Richard^, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
Sept. 5, 1870 ; m. June 6, 1900, J. Frederick Rensch, Ionia, 
Mich. 
Child: 

1312 Elizabeth Lillian, b. Mar. 19, 1901. 

John Somers, emigrant ancestor, married Hannah Hodgkins. 
Their first child was born 1685. 

Their second son was Richard Somers and married Judith 
Setart. Their daughter, Judith Somers, b. Apr. 5, 1743; mar- 
ried Risley. 

John Somers, grandson of John and Hannah H. Somers, 
married Esther* Risley, Feb. 9, 1744 (4th generation). (The 
name is sometimes spelled Hester and often used, one for the 
other; Esther is the proper name; Hester, a nickname). 

Polly Somers, daughter of Isaac, married Risley. 

Frederick Somers married Sophia Risley. 

Abigail Somei's (sister of Esther R. Somers Roberts) mar- 
ried Samuel Risley. 

Mary Somers, married Baker Risley. 



180 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Joseph Risley Somers, b. Nov. 29, 1803. 

Sarah Somers b. Feb. 2, 1817, m. Samuel Risley, b. June 11, 
1817. ' 

The above are among Somers records (relation to each other 
not known). New Jersey. 

Following from N. J. marriages : 

Margaret Doughty and John Risley, m. May 4, 1758. 
James Holmes and Leah Risley, m. July 5*, 1744. 
George Haw^kins and Jemima Risley, m. July 31, 1758. 
Anna Parman and Peter Risley, m. Jan. 22, 1736. 
John Somers and Esther* Risley (see above), m. Feb. 9, 

1744. 
Edward Higbe and Jemima Risley, m. May 4, 1738. 
By a Somers record, John Somers m. Hannah McLean. 
They had a son, Joseph Risley McLean, b. Nov. 29, 1802. 
They had four children. (If you want the children of John* 
Somers (and Hannah McLean), son of John and Esther Ris- 
ley, refer to Mrs. Samuel T. Hanna, 1128 West Berry St., 
Fort Wayne, Indiana.) 

Among Quaker records. New Jersey, is frequently seen the 
name of Esther Haines, and as Esther R.(?) Somers was a 
Friend, it is strong evidence that Esther Risley's mother's 
name may have been Esther Haines. Miss Mary S. Allen, 
Deputy Custodian (1908) of Friends Records at Friends Li- 
brary at 142 North 16th St., Philadelphia, is very reasonable 
in her charges, and for a small fee, say one dollar, she will 
look up a name and send copy. 

Mrs. S. T. Hanna. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHAED RISLEY 181 

LINEAGE 

Mrs. S. T. Hanna 

Martha Brandriff married Samuel Telford Hanna. 

Martha BrandrifF Hanna, dau. of Alfred Dixon Brandriff, 
son of Jesse (and Rhoda Garrison) Brandriff, son of Timothy 
(and Elizabeth Hughes) Brandriff, son of Timothy Bran- 

dreth (name changed in spelling) and Sarah , of Cape 

May, N. J. 

Alfred D. Brandriff married Mary A. Roberts, dau. of 
John Somers Roberts, son of John Roberts, jr. (and Esther 
Somers, son of John Roberts, sr. (and Elizabeth Haines), son 
of John Roberts, the Huguenot immigrant. 

Esther Somers, dau. of John Somers (and Esther Risley, 
dau. of Richard^ Risley, son of Richard" Risley, son of Rich- 
ard^ Risley of Hartford, Conn., Founder of Commonwealth 
of Conn.), son of John Somers and Hannah Hodgkins of Wor- 
cester, England, and Somers Point, N. J. 

John Somers Roberts married Martha Hooper Rhodes, dau. 
of Stephen Rhodes, son of John Rhodes and Elizabeth Stuart, 
a lineal descendant of Robert Stuart, Steward of Scotland, 
and brother of the King. Stephen Rhodes married Elizabeth 
Hooper, dau. of Isaac Hooper, son of William Hooper and 
Margaret French, dau. of Thomas French. Isaac Hooper 
married Martha Tice, dau. of John Tice of Holland, and 
Elizabeth Pease of Somers, Conn., dau. of James Pease 
and Abigail Ford, dau. of Joseph Ford of Windham, James 
Pease, son of James Pease and Mary Abbe, dau. of 
Thomas and Sarah Fairfield Abbe, dau. of Ensigh Walter 
(and Sarah Skipper, dau, Wm. Skipper of Lynne) Fairfield, 
son of John Fairfield of Salem and Wenham, Mass. 



TENTH GENERATION 

1210 CHARLES L. JENCKS (Caroline^ Risley, Lyman E.\ 
AshheV , Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel^, Jonathan^, Rich- 
ards, Richard}), b. Aug. 18, 1864, East Hartford, Conn.; 
m. 1st, Carrie Rislej, dau. of Robert Risley, East Hartford; 
m. 2nd, Mary Mecklesen. 

Children 1st marriage: 

1313 Harold, b. Mar. 12, 1884. 

1314 Herbert, b. Oct. 7, 1886. 

1315 Marion, b. May 20, 1889. 

1316 Lillian, b. Apr. 6, 1894. 
2nd marriage: 

1317 Dorothy, b. Apr. 6, 1898. 

1318 Mildred, b. Feb. 26, 1900. 

1319 Charles, b. Dec. 27, 1903. 

1211 JOHN L. JENCKS {Caroline G.' Risley, Lyman\ Ash- 
heV, Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard^), h. Aug. 2, 1866, East Hartford, Conn.; m. Carrie 
L. Brewer (2nd cousin), Oct. 7, 1885, b. Mar. 22, 1863. 

Lumber merchant at Manchester and East Hartford. 
Children : 

1320 Ethel M., b. Sept. 9, 1888. 

1321 Percy, b. Oct. 13, 1889. 

1322 Glendon L., b. Nov. 14, 1901. 

1215 DAISY M. RISLEY (Irving L.\ Lyman\ AshheV, 
Benjamin^, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard^, 
Richard.^), b. Apr. 21, 1877, East Hartford, Conn.; m. Guy 

Bunce, , 1897, East Hartford, Conn. 

Child : 

1323 Raymond, b. . 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 183 

1240 HARRY HILLS {Isahelle'> Brewer, Julia A.^ Hurlbiirt, 
Anri' Risley, Benjamirf, Jonathan^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, 

Richard-, Richard'), h. Feb. 22, 1882; m. Apr. 15, 1903, 

South Manchester, Conn. 



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1276 ELLEN HOUSE HART (Chas. E.^ House, Mary A 
Risley House, Hirairi' Risley, Jonathan, Jr.^, Jonathan^, Na- 
thaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard*), b. ; m. — — , 

Wni. Matteson Hart. 
Children : 

1324 Rose, b.. ; m. Morris Hoke, Oswego, N. Y. 

1325 Burt, b. ; m. Mabel Waters, Norwich, N. Y. 

INCOMPLETE LIST. 

Although the unbroken line of descent from Richard^ is 
indicated in most of the following records, sufficient data as 
to some of the ancestors have been lacking to make it possible 
to place them in their proper generations and to give them 
distinctive numbers in the body of the book. When possible 
reference is made to the nearest ancestor who carries a number 
so that from that point back to Richard^ the records may be 
readily followed. 

STELLA ROBERTS (RANKIN) {Josiah A.' Roberts, John 
S.^ Roberts [No. 262], Esther Somers^ Roberts, Esther Ris- 
ley* Somers, Richard^ Risley, Richard', Richard*), h. Oct. 10, 
1860, Lytle, Warren Co., Ohio; m. Mar. 31, 1885, David A. 
Rankin, St. Peter, Minn. 
Children : 

Clifford A. Rankin, b. June 20, 1886; d. Sept. 24, 
1886. 

Maud A. Rankin, b. Aug. 31, 1888. 

Renneville S. Rankin, b. Sept. 19, 1891. 

Eva L. Rankin, b. Aug. 28, 1894. 

HELEN ROBERTS (LATIMER) (Josiah A J Roberts, John 
Somers^ Roberts [N. 262], Esther Somers^ Roberts, Esther 



184 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Risley* Somers, Richard^ Risley, Richard'^, Richard^), b. Feb. 
16, 1869, Kasotatown, Le Suen Co., Minn. ; m. 1st, Oct. 9, 
1895, Manton Campion, d. May 4, 1899; m. 2nd, Dec. 11, 
1901, Rev. Claire B. Latimer, St. Peter, Minn.; Graduate 
Princeton College, Presbyterian, b. Springfield, Ohio. 
Children, 1st marriage: 

LoRNA Ruth Campion, b. Dec. 19, 1896. 
2nd marriage: 

Donald Roberts Latimer, b. Oct. 29, 1902, Moorhead, 

Minn. 
Dorothy Latimer, b. Nov. 23, 1905, Moorhead, Minn. 
Paul Somers Latimer, b. Sept. 26, 1908, Moorhead, 
Minn. 

ALICE ROBERTS (STARK) (Josiah A J Roberts, John Som- 
ers^ Roberts [No. 262], Esther Somers^ Roberts, Esther Ris- 

ley^ Somers, Richard^, Richard", Richard^), b. , Waynes- 

ville, Ohio ; m. June 6, 1878, Hugo L. Stark, St. Peter, Minn. 
Children : names unknown. 

JOHN PERCY CONKLING {Julia Roberts' ConUing, John 
Somers^ Roberts [No. 262], Esther Somers^ Roberts, Esther 
Risley^ Somers, Richard Risley, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
March 2, 1887, Chicago, 111. ; m. . 

EDWARD LA GRANGE {Martha Roberts' La Grange, John 
Somers*"' Roberts [No. 262], Esther Som-ers^ Roberts, Esther 
Risley"^ Somers, Richard^ Risley, Richard', Richard^), b. May 
9, 1874, Dakota; m. April — , 1900. 
Children : names unknown. 

CLARENCE HOMER ROBERTS {Charles W^ Roberts, 
Joseph OJ Roberts, John Somers"^ Roberts [No. 262], Esther 
Somers^ Roberts, Esther Risley* Somers, Richard^ Risley, 
Richard^, Richard'^), b. May 19, 1882, Oskaloosa, Jefferson 
Co., Kan., now Perry, Kan.; m. . 

WILLIAM OSMAN ROBERTS {Charles W.^ Roberts, Jo- 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 185 

seph OJ Roberts, John Somers^ Roberts [No. 262], Esther 
Somers^ Roberts, Esther Risley* Somers, Richard^ Risley, 
Richard^, Richard^), b. Sept. 6, 1876, Gardner, Johnson Co., 
Kansas ; now Portland, Oregon ; m. July 16, 1905, Carrie 
Ward, Lewiston, Idaho. 
Children : names unknown. 

EMILY RISLEY {Daniel B.' [No. 481], Sylvester", Jona- 
than^, Nathaniel*, Jonathan^, Richard', Richard^), b. Aug. 
23, 1865, Deansboro, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 10, 1903 ; m. Rev. John 
Lang. 

Children : 
Carson. 

Donald ; live with grandfather, D. B. Risley, Hamilton, 
N. Y. 

HENRY STUART HOUSE (Wm. Watson^ House, William^ 
House, Elizabeth* Risley (m. House), John^ Risley [No. 5], 
Richard:", Richard^), b. Mar. 15, 1851, 138 Washington St., 
Hartford, Conn. ; m. June 25, 1879, Alice Jennett Whiting. 

Child: 

Henry Clarence, b. July 7, 1885. 

Both the father and mother of Henry S. House have Risley 
ancestors ; the record given below : 

Henry Stuart House (Elizabeth^ Abbey (House), (m. 
Wm. Watson), Tryphena^ Treat (m. Abby), Tryphena^ Ris- 
ley [No. 133] (m. Treat), John^ Risley (m. Burnham), John*^ 
Risley, jr. (m. Hannah Keeney), John^, Richard', Richard^). 

EMINIA SOPHIA FORBES {Giles^ Forbes, Elizabeth' Treat, 
Tryphena^ Risley [No. 133], John^, John*, John^, Richard^, 
Richard^), b. Feb. 23, 1840, East Hartford, Conn. 

One of the trustees of the association of " The Descendants 
of Richard Risley." 

CHARLES RICHARD RISLEY {Charles B.' Risley, Timo- 
thy", Joshua^ [No. 65], John*, John^, Richard', Richard^), 



186 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

b. Sept. 21, 1854, East Hartford, Conn.; m. Adaline Bum- 
ham, April 24, 1902, Hartford, Conn. ; b. East Hartford, Nov. 
2, 1845. 

One of the trustees of the association of " The Descendants 
of Richard Risley." 

BENNET TYLER RISLEY (Joshua' Risley, Timothy\ 
Joshua^ [No. 65], John, jr.*, John?, Richard^, Richard^), b. 
Sept. 23, 1855, South Windsor, Conn. 

EVELYN W. RISLEY (Joshua', Timothy\ Joshua"" [No. 
65], John, jr.\ John\ Richard^, Richard^), b. Aug. 5, 1849, 
South Windsor, Conn. 

MARY DUNHAM (TRACY) (Dunham', Mary^ Risley, Sam- 
uel^ [No. 81], Joh\ Samuel^, Richard^, Richard^), b. April 7, 
1832, Glastonbury; m. Selden H. Tracy, Oct. 13, 1873, b. 
Nov. 10, 1876; d. April 12, 1897. 
Child: 

Selden E. Tracy, b. Sept. 15, 1896, Bridgeport, Conn. 

JOHN HENRY HOUSE (Henry Risley House, Sophia Ris- 
ley, Cyprian House), b. Sept. 20, 1860, Turin, Lewis Co., 
N. Y. ; m. Wilhelminia Ameha Archdikin, Oct. 12, 1882, Mar- 
tinsburg, N. Y. (No connection known of previous genera- 
tions.) 
Children : 

Minnie Louise House, b. Nov. 17, 1883. 

Mary Beatrice House, b. Oct. 5, 1886. 

John Lansing House, b. Mar. 15, 1895. 



D. A. RISLEY, bom near Hartford, Ct., 1748. 

His son, Asa Risley (grandfather of A. T. Risley, Decatur, 
111.), born in 1775. Jesse Risley (son of Asa) born at Long 
Meadow, Mass., Dec. 28, 1797. 

This Asa Risley kept the Ferry on the Vermont side of Lake 
Champlain opposite Fort Ticonderoga. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 187 

A. T. Risley, Decatur, 111., bom at Canton, N. Y., St. Law- 
rence Co., Risleys in 111. 

Grant Risley, Decatur, 111., 124 E. Orchard St. 

G. V. Loring and wife (Risley) 801 E. Wood St. 

T. H. Terhune, Decatur, 111., 910 E. William St. 

Albert T. Risley, Streator, 111., 707 Shalbona St. 

Edwin Risley, Streator, 111., 707 Shalbona St. 

Eva Risley, Streator, 111., 707 Shalbona St. 

A. P. Risley, Greenville, 111. 

A. P. Risley and three grown sons, Mechanicsburg, Iowa. 

Albert A. Risley, Canton, N. Y. 

Cynthia Risley, Canton, N. Y. 

NINA GREGORY PROCTOR (Josephine S. Risley [m. Wm. 
Gregory Jones], Ezra B. Risley [m. Charlotte — — ], David, 
Samuel), b. March 6, 1843, Richmond, King William Co., 
Va.; m. Jan. 16, 1901, Charles E. Proctor, b. Dec. 16, 1865, 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

Children : names unknown. 



NAMES OF THE FOUNDERS OF 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF 

CONNECTICUT 




Church at Th/fon and Marfikld, England, Where Hooker 

Was r.Ai'iizED. 



THE NAMES OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE COM- 
MONWEALTH OF CONNECTICUT 

Following are the names of those male members composing 
the " Hooker Party " that in June, 1636, emigrated from 
Newtown (now Cambridge), Mass., to Connecticut and 
founded that Commonwealth. 



*Mr. Matthew Allyn 
*Mk. Wm. Andrews 
*Mr. John Ajinold 

Mr. Francis Andrews 
*Mr. Jeramy Addams 

*Mr. Wm. Butler 
*Mr. Richard Butler 
*Mr. Wm. Blumfield 
Mr. Andrew Bacon 
Mr. John Bernard 
Mr. Thomas Birchwood 
Mr. Thomas Bull 
Mr. Robert Bartlett 
Mr. John Baysey 

*Mr. John Clarke 
Mr. John Crow 
Mr. James Coale 
Mr. Nicholas Clarke 
Mr. Richard Church 

INIr. Robert Daye 

*Mr. James Ensigne 
*Mr. Joseph Easton 



Mr. Nathaniel Elly 
Mr. Edward Elmer 

Mr. Zachary Feild 

*Mr. Wm. Goodwine 
*Mr. Richard Goodman 
*Mr. Seth Grant 
Mr. Wm. Gibbons 
Mr. George Grave 

*Mr. John Haynes 
*Mr. Edward Hopkins 
*Mr. Thomas Hooker 
*Mr. Thomas Hofmer 
*Mr. Steven Heart 
*Mr. John Hopkins 
Mr. Wm. Heyden 
Mr. Thomas Hales 
Mr. Samuel Hales 
Mr. Wm. Hide 
Mr. Wm. Holton 
Mr. John Higginson 
Mr. Wm. Hill 

Mr. Jonathan Ince 



Names marked with a * were land owners in Newtown prior to their 
emigration into Connecticut. 



I 



19S 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



*Mr. Thomas Judd 

*Mr. Wm. Kelsey 

*Mr. Wm. Lewes 
Mr. Richard Lord 
Mr. Thomas Lord, Sen'r 
Mr. Richard Lyman 

*Mr. John Maynard 
*Mr. Joseph Mygatt 
Mr. John Moody 
Mr. Math. Marvih 
Mr. John Marsh 

*Mr. Thomas Olcot 
*Mr. James Olmsteed 
Mr. Richard Olmsteed 

*Mr. John Pratt 
*Mr. Steven Post 
*Mr. Wm. Parker 

Mr. Wm. Pantrey 

Mr. Wm. Pratt 

*Mr. Nathaniel Richard 
Mr. Wm. Ruscoe 
Mr. Thomas Roote 
Mr. Richard Risley 
(Wrisley) 

*Mr. John Steele 



*Mr. Wm. Spencer 
*Mr. Edward Stebbing 
*Mr. George Steele 
*Mr. George Stocking 
*Mr. Thomas Spencer 
Mr. Thomas Standley 
Mr. Thomas Stanton 
Mr. Thomas Selden 
Mr. Timothy Standley 
Mr. John Skinner 
Mr. Arthur Smith 
*Mr. Thomas Scott 
*Mr. Samuel Stone 

*Mr. John Tallcott 

*Mr. Thomas Wells 
*Mr. Andrew Warner 
*Mr. Wm. Westwood 

Mr. John White 
*Mr. Wm. Wadsworth 
Mr. George Willis 
Mr. John Webster 
Mr. Wm. Whittinge 
Mr. Nathaniel Warde 
Mr. Gregory Winterton 
Mr. Samuel Wakeman 
Mr. John Wilcox 
Mr. Richard Wrisley 
(Risley) 
*Mr. Richard Webb 



I 



Names marked with a * were land owners in Newtown prior to their 
emigration into Connecticut. 



Mr. Samuel Stone and Mr. Wm. Goodwin, two of the 
Hooker Company, in 1636 negotiated a treaty with and pur- 



FOUNDERS OF COMMONWEALTH OF CONNECTICUT 193 

chased lands from Snuckquasson, the Sachem ; and the sale of 
lands was confirmed by Joshua his successor, which included 
all lands on both sides of the Connecticut River within the 
boundry of the town of Hartford, between the towns of 
Wethersfield and Glastonbury and Windsor, extending easterly 
three miles and six miles westerly from the River. 

(Manwaring's Hartford Probate Records, Vol. 1, 65 to 68.) 



THE 
RISLEY REUNION 



THE FAMILY REUNION 

The following invitations were mailed to all known de- 
scendants of Richard Risley. 

The Risley Family Reunion. 

As a Descendant of Richard Risley Yourself and Family 

are Cordially Invited to attend the Two Hundred 

and Seventy-first Anniversary 

To be held August 3, 19Q4 

at the 

East Hartford, Connecticut, 

First Congregational Church. 

The programme of the occasion read as follows : 

ENTERTAINMENT 

Commencing at 10 a. m. 
Address of Welcome and Response. 
Music. 
" Our Kinsmen in England " 

Hon. John E. Risley, New York City 
Music. 
The Early Risleys in New England 

Edwin H. Risley, Utica, N. Y. 
Music. 

First Written Constitution 

Adna W. Risley, A. M., Ph.D., Denver, Col. 

LUNCHEON 



198 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

" The First Church " 

Henry M. Love, Utica, N. Y. 
Music. 

The Location of the Early Risleys in Hartford, 

Leslie L. Brewer, L.L.B., Hartford 
Music. 

The New Jersey Risleys 

Samuel D. Risley, M.D., Ph.D., Philadelphia 
Music. 

The Western New York Risleys 

Miss Olive Risley Seward, Washington, D. C. 
Music. 

The Central New York Risleys 

Mrs Whipple Smith, Hamilton, N. Y. 
Music. 

OFFICERS. 

President, Edwin H. Risley, Utica, N. Y. 
Vice-President, Albert E. Risley, Hartford, Conn. 
Vice-President, William M. Risley, Hartford, Conn. 
Treasurer, Albert E. Risley, Hartford, Conn. 
Secretary, Lincoln S. Risley, New Britian, Conn. 

J 

COMMITTEES. 

Arrangements Reception 

Chas. R. Risley Wm. M. Risley 

George Olcott Albert E. Risley 

L. L. Brewer L. V. Lester 

Miss Adela Risley Rollin Risley 

Miss Kate Risley Mrs. Alfred S. Clapp 

Miss Belle Burney Mrs. Elisha Risley 

Mrs. Leonie R. Eddy 

ENTERTAINMENT. 

Edwin H. Risley. 
On arrival at Union Station, Hartford, take any trolley 




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First Ciirkcii of East Hartfokd, Ciinn, 
Ai>i'I-:akki) in 1904. 



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THE RISLEY REUNION 199 

car for City Hall (take a transfer), change to any east side 
car, all of which pass the church. 

THE STORY OF THE REUNION 

August 3rd, 1904, in East Hartford, Conn., was an ideal 
day and the auditorium of the East Hartford Congregational 
Church was well filled at the opening of the morning meeting, 
representatives from sixteen states being present. The meet- 
ing was promptly called to order by Edwin H. Risley of 
Utica, N. Y., the President of the Risley association. 

Rev. Francis P. Bachelor, pastor of the Hockanum Con- 
gregational church, opened the meeting by invoking the Divine 
Blessing. 

C. Henry Olmsted of East Hartford delivered an ad- 
dress of welcome on behalf of the citizens of East Hart- 
ford and of the members of the Congregational church. He 
referred in his remarks to his ancester, James Olmsted, who 
left England and sailed to America in 1633 in company with 
Richard Risley, and extended the hospitality of the occasion 
in the name of his ancestor and his descendants. 

Edwin H. Risley responded to the address of welcome. 
He referred to the feeling of kinship which should bind to- 
gether the descendants of the noble band that sailed from 
England for America in the " Good Ship Griffin " in the sum- 
mer of 1633. Included among the number were such eminent 
divines as Rev. John Cotton, Rev. Thomas Hooker and Hon. 
John Haynes, afterward Governor of Massachusetts Bay 
Colony and the first Governor of the Colony of Connecticut. 

He stated that he felt at home in this church where his 
father and mother were married in 1833 and where hundreds 
of his kinsmen had been baptized, who had lived and died in 
the faith of the Gospel here proclaimed. From this church 
many of his ancestors have been borne to their last resting 
places. 

He expressed the hearty thanks of the members of the as- 
sociation to the generous people who had extended their hos- 
pitality to the gathering. 



200 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

The musical program, in charge of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. 
Cornish of Naubuc, Mrs. Holt and Mrs. E. Bowdin of Hart- 
ford, was greatly enjoyed by all. 

Hon. John E. Risley of New York, former United States 
minister to the Court of Denmark from 1893 to 1898, de- 
livered a short address on " Our Kinsmen in England." 

He referred to a personal acquaintance with Halford C. 
Risley, the present head of the Risley family in England, and 
the pleasant visit he had at his home in Didington, Oxford- 
shire. He is about 69 years of age and is a fellow of New 
College, Oxford University. 

The speaker described his visit to the old " Risley " chapel 
or church at Chetwood erected in the eleventh century — with 
the " Risley " coat of arms emblazoned on the walls of the 
building. He stated that the Risley family came into England 
from Normandy and that it was probable that they came into 
Normandy from the Juteland. 

He called attention to the structure of the Risley name. 
The word " Risle " in Norse language means creek or stream, 
and the English added the final " y " which formed our name. 
He referred in an interesting manner to the honorable history 
of the family in England during a period of more than eight 
hundred years and said we could be proud of our complete 
genealogy. 



ADDRESS OF EDWIN H. RISLEY 

Kinsmen and Friends : 

In the early days of June, 1636, the pioneers, less than one 
hundred in number, of different ages and of both sexes, rested 
at the end of a toilsome journey through a trackless wilderness 
on the elevated tongue of land formed by the junction of 
Little River with the Great River on the westerly bank of the 
Connecticut at a point which later bore the name of " Sentinel 
Hill " in the central portion of what is now the city of Hart- 
ford. Isolated from danger of attack by Indians, they lighted 
their camp-fires, pitched their tents, erected bark shanties, 
tethered their herds, posted sentinels and rested. 

This colony in the early days of May, 1636, sold their landed 
possessions in Newtown (now Cambridge) in the Massachu- 
setts Bay Colony to a new colony of settlers under the leader- 
ship of Rev. Mr. Shepard, and determined to make the journey 
into the Valley of Connecticut and to establish their future 
homes outside of the territory embraced within royal grants. 
They turned their backs on the old homes which had sheltered 
them for three or four years and turned their faces resolutely 
toward the Connecticut Valley, leaving behind them nothing 
to be desired, looking forward with high hopes to the establish- 
ment of new homes, a new church and new civil government. 
On this journey of over a hundred miles the sturdy men guarded 
their wives and families from the hostile attacks of the Indians, 
clearing a track in the forest for their passage, floundering 
through marshes and streams and crossing the Great River 
upon rafts. The obstacles and perplexities encountered were 
known only to the pioneers and totally unknown to the present 
generations. 

It is not easy for us to understand all of the causes that oper- 
ated upon the minds of the men and women composing this com- 
pany, which prompted them to leave their native land three 
thousand miles away and seek new homes in this Valley of the 



202 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Connecticut. They were all Englishmen and Puritans in re- 
ligious faith. The seeds of the Protestant Reformation sown 
in the reign Henry VIII had germinated and were bearing fruit. 

The Protestant Reformation in England substituted the 
ruling Monarch for the Pope as the head of the church, and 
a few changes in doctrines and forms of worship. Those who 
doubted or refused to conform to these changes subjected their 
property, liberty and lives to the peril of destruction. The 
leaven of unrest had entered the minds of thousands of home 
loving Englishmen. Some were not satisfied w'.ih tho doctrines, 
forms of worship and practices of the Church of England; 
others wished for greater simplicity; many disliked the formal- 
ism in worship ; a very large number wished to purify the whole 
ministration of the church, and correct the lives and habits of 
the clergy and the church communicants. This class came in 
time to be known as " Puritans." 

In 1567 a number of devout ministers of the English church 
despairing of securing the correction of the grievous errors 
then existing in the church, separated themselves from the 
church and held religious services in private houses. 

Robert Bonn, a clergyman of the English church in 1580, 
publicly advocated a separation from the church for those who 
felt they could not secure a proper hearing in the church. 
This body of men and women came in time to be known as 
" Separatists " : the former were Conservatists and the latter 
Radicals. The " Puritans " and " Separatists " were jailed, 
whipped, hung, quartered and drawn in a manner too shocking 
to be written about. Other people who were considered ob- 
jectionable to those in authority were falsely accused and 
visited with the severe penalties of the law; life, liberty and 
property were alike insecure in every part of the British Em- 
pire. For more than thirty years a reign of terror held the 
minds of Englishmen, not unlike the reign of terror during the 
French revolution. 

In Nottinghamshire, a small religious congregation listened 
to the preaching of John Robinson. They incurred the dis- 
pleasure of their neighbors and the officers of the law and 



THE RISLEY REUNION 203 

in 1608 they fled in a body to Holland to escape the venge- 
ance of their persecutors. They founded an English colony 
at Leyden and were joined from time to time by others. Hol- 
land for years had been engaged in a deadly struggle with 
Spain for liberty of thought and speech. In this struggle, 
modern historians say, more than eight millions of men and 
women suffered martyrdom for opinion's sake. The Dutch 
treated the English emigrants with respect and courtesy, but 
the English saw that their native tongue would be soon lost 
and that their children and grandchildren would be merged into 
the Dutch, which was somewhat deprecated by the English. 
They determined to emigrate from Leyden to America. After 
delays and difficulties they set sail from Southampton on the 
16th of September in the " Mayflower " and after a stormy 
passage came to anchor off* Plymouth, Massachusetts, Novem- 
ber 21st, 1620. The volition of the little band of Pilgrims at 
Leyden was not alone the determining factor that decided 
them to emigrate to America. 

In 1606 James (VI of Scotland) I of England granted 
a royal charter to a company of London merchants and cap- 
italists to a tract of land from Nova Scotia to Long Island, 
to a corporation afterwards known as the Plymouth Company. 
Lands from Cape Fear to the Potomac River to another band 
of capitalists afterwards known as the London Company. The 
grants were to run in strips across the continent from east to 
west in the same parallels. The strip of land between the 
Potomac and Long Island was open to both companies by the 
terms of their charters, with the restriction that if either com- 
pany planted a colony first, the other colony should not plant 
another colony within one hundred miles of the first one. 

The Pilgrims intended to locate on this middle strip and 
sailed under the auspices of the Plymouth Company and with 
their aid financially, promised to repay the Company with high 
usury in three ^^ears. They landed not at the point of destina- 
tion, but at Plymouth Rock on the Massachusetts coast. The 
London Company had established a colony at Jamestown in 
the year 1609. The most that can be said of these colonists 



204) THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

is that they were composed of the waifs of society brought by 
stress of great perplexities to America, to satisfy the greed of 
two commercial companies. James I was dead. In 1625 his 
son, Charles I, assumed the purple toga and wore the crown. 
The royal charters granted by his father were under one 
pretext or another revoked or annulled by the king's courts. 
King Charles hated an independent legislature. He was an 
imperialist with a sublime faith in the right of " Kings to 
Rule." The colonies, however, had different opinions, so they 
appointed their own governors and chose their own legislative 
bodies. This nettled and stirred the ire of Charles, so he sent 
governors of his own selection and issued his royal decrees and 
undertook to enforce them. He granted new charters under 
restricted governors. Beckley in Jamestown ruled the colony 
for more than a quarter of a century with a spirit of despot- 
ism unequaled in colonial history. 

When Charles I ascended the throne the Puritans had be- 
come very strong ; to check their growth and curb their haughty 
spirit Charles dismissed his parliament in March, 1629, and 
closed its doors until 1640 and undertook to rule England 
according to his royal will. In 1630 the Plymouth Colony 
numbered less than three hundred. Matters in England grew 
rapidly worse; Charles had an intense hatred of the Puritans 
and set out to curb and degrade them and to establish the 
supremacy of the church as interpreted by Bishops and Arch- 
bishops of his choice. 

As the acts of gross usurpation and tyranny grew, the emi- 
gration to New England increased. 

In 1628 John Endicott of Dorchester, England, took a com- 
pany to Salem (or Peace). The Plymouth Company, whose 
charter was supposed to have been annulled, granted a strip 
of land between the Charles and Merrimac rivers, stretching 
westward without limit, and Charles I incorporated the Com- 
pany by Royal grant under the name of " Massachusetts 
Bay." 

1629-1630 were the darkest days in history for the " Puri- 
tans " and " Separatists." The king had elevated a narrow 



THE RISLEY REUNION 205 

minded bigot (whose head came off later) to the office of 
Bishop and afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury ; to carry 
into effect the " boiling zeal " of this monarch against the 
*' Puritans " and " Separatists " he by royal sanction organ- 
ized a court composed of the tools of the King and Archbishop. 
They were granted power, or assumed it, to imprison, scourge, 
murder, hang, quarter and draw those who were accused right- 
fully or wrongfully with being either " non-conformist," " Puri- 
tan " or " Separatist " ; armed with this extraordinary power 
they proceeded to dispose of their hated victims. 

John Winthrop, a man of singularly refined nature, judge 
of a London court, becoming alarmed at the evil tendency of 
the times, in 1630 took a colony of about one thousand persons 
of both sexes — some domestic animals, money and provisions, 
to America ; they reached Massachusetts Bay and located in 
smaller groups in Watertown, Dorchester and Dedham. Win- 
trop was a man of fine character and habits with only one vice, 
which was a strong belief in the divine right of the " classes " 
to govern the " masses." 

The church established by this settlement was the center of 
all temporal and spiritual interests of the colony ; only those 
upon whom the pastor and governor saw fit to confer the rights 
of a " freeman " might participate in the conduct of its affairs 
which related to the whole body of citizens ; and those selected 
as magistrates and members of the General Court were those 
whom the governor and pastor approved. Those who aspired 
to either office could find favor only as they were willing to 
execute the wishes of these tyrants in their systems of restraint 
upon the individual liberty of thought and expressions of the 
citizens as effectually as it had been in England. 

CONNECTICUT COLONY 

The colony that lighted its camp fires on the summit of 
*' Sentinel Hill " in the Valley of the Connecticut, June, 1636, 
was not a part of the Salem or Bay Colonies, but was entirely 
distinct from either of them. 

This colony's great leader. Rev. Thomas Hooker, was a 



206 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHAED RISLEY 

graduate of and a teacher in Emanuel College, Cambridge. 
He was a moderate " Puritan " in faith and the greatest 
preacher and statesman of his time. In 1629-30 he was 
preaching in a private chapel in Exetershire at " Braintree " 
to throngs of people that flocked to his parish to hear him. 
He was a man marked by Charles I and Archbishop Laud 
for treatment at the hands of their Ecclesiastical Court. To 
avoid the blow aimed at his life he secretly went to Holland and 
taught and preached at Antwerp, where he was engaged to 
write the preface to a book written by Archbishop Ames of 
the Roman church. He did his work so well that Charles I, 
then in alliance with the Duke of Orange in resisting the claims 
of his Catholic Majesty, Phillip II of Spain, demanded that 
Hooker be extradited to England for trial before Laud's Ec- 
clesiastical Court for heresy. The Duke of Orange was re- 
luctantly compelled to grant Charles I's claim. 

Rev, Thomas Hooker, then in exile in Holland, voluntarily 
returned to England to prevent being extradited for trial ; he 
remained in concealment a short time, awaiting an opportunity 
to escape to America. 

In July, 1633, he took passage at Downs, on the ship " Grif- 
fin " for the New World. 

John Haynes, and Rev. John Cotton, the former afterwards 
governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1635 and deputy 
governor in 1636, and the latter the most forceful of the early 
New England divines, sailed for Boston, reaching there in 
September of that year. 

Rev. Thomas Hooker, while in exile in Holland, saw the 
impending blow which was preparing for him for some time 
prior to 1633 ; he had corresponded with many of his old parish- 
ioners and friends at " Braintree," and they had prepared to 
remove to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Prior to their departure they had sent a few trusted friends 
as advance agents to look up a site for their future homes, and 
to clear up portions of the land and erect a church preparatory 
to their arrival. The general court of the Bay Colony had 
granted them the land embraced in " Newtown " (now Cam- 



THE RISLEY REUNION 207 

bridge) ; here their agents had erected as early as 1632 a httle 
church, which later was furnished with a bell. Rev. Thomas 
Hooker, their future minister, in boarding the ship " Griffin " 
at Downs, was in disguise amongst his own people, about one 
hundred in number of both sexes. This band of emigrants 
were all from the thrifty middle classes of EngHsh society, 
above any of the previous colonists who had settled, in educa- 
tion and wealth and general acquirements. 

Hooker brought with him his college friend " William Stone." 
They were both installed, the first as pastor and the second as 
teacher in the Newtown church, on October 11th, 1633, and here 
in Newtown (Cambridge) the Colony cleared their lands, 
erected fortifications and stockades, built houses, established 
schools and carried forward the incipient steps of an organized 
town, by appointing constables, magistrates, fence viewers, 
and tax gatherers, and established pounds, organized militia, 
drilled and disciplined the organized military companies, estab- 
lished sentinels and mounted guards to defend the colonists. 

Thomas Hooker at once became a commanding personality 
in the New England plantations and divided honors with Rev. 
John Cotton of the Bay Colony and Rev. Roger Williams of 
the Salem Colony, all star men of equal magnitude in the con- 
stellation of the great men in New England. 

The Massachusetts Bay Colony under the paternal govern- 
ment of Winthrop and Dudley was bearing legitimate fruits; 
the whole colony was in a state bordering on anarchy ; rank busi- 
ness and religious dissenters had gone from bad to worse and 
every man's hand had been moved by hatred to clutch the throat 
of his neighbor if he differed in opinion with him: these dis- 
sensions were rife when Hooker's "Braintree " Company an'ived 
in Boston, and these evils rapidly grew worse till the spring 
of 1636. Rev. Roger Williams, a logically conservative man, 
who advocated the doctrine that no man should be obliged to 
pav taxes to support a ministry; held that magistrates had 
no right to punish Sabbath breaking or blasphemy, and that a 
man is responsible for his opinions only to God and his own 
conscience. He contended that the King could not grant them 



208 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

lands, because they were not his to grant ; revolutionary heresies 
like these were not to be tolerated by Winthrop. 

Williams was banished in mid-winter from the Colony and 
later founded the State of Rhode Island. Mrs. Anne Hutch- 
inson, a well educated, refined woman, was likewise banished 
from the Bay Colony in mid-winter. Her sins, if sins they were, 
seemed to be in placing too much emphasis on " grace " and 
" good works " and too little on " faith." 

Governor Dudley was in litigation with Governor Winthrop 
on a breach of an agreement to locate the government of the 
Colony in Newtown, where Dudley with his usual greed had 
bought up a large tract of land in order to get the increased 
value due to the location of the seat of government at New- 
town. The case was settled by Winthrop giving Dudley a 
" dressed pig." 

Charles I was moved to revoke the charter of the Bay Colony. 

In the early part of the year 1636 a request was made by 
the Newtown settlers of the Hooker Company for permission 
to move to the Connecticut Valley, on the plea that they needed 
more land for their stock; this application was refused by the 
general court. 

The disordered condition of the affairs of the Bay and Salem 
Colonies was such that the Newtown (Baintree) Company 
closed an agreement to sell all of their landed property in New- 
town to a new Colony which had lately landed under the lead- 
ership of Mr. Shepherd, who became shortly one of the founders 
of Harvard College. 

The Hooker party thus relieved by the sale of their lands, 
which included most, if not all, of the land in Newtown, were, 
as they thought, free to take up their journey into the Valley 
of the Connecticut beyond the territory embraced in the Royal 
grant to the Bay Company. 

This move had been secretly anticipated for some time prior 
to its occurrence. 

The trusted agents of the church and company, William 
Stone and William Goodwin, had previously negotiated and 



THE RISJLEY REUNION 209 

taken title to a strip of land from the Indians in the Valley of 
the Connecticut, which extended from Windsor to Wethers- 
field on both sides of the Great River, about eleven miles east 
and west in the valley. No efforts had been made to occupy 
any part of this land by the Hooker company prior to June, 
1636. 

This point of land at the junction of the Little with the 
Great River, where this band of settlers lighted their camp 
fires, was then in possession of " Dutch " traders from New 
Amsterdam (New York). This band of traders had erected a 
small fort and had a couple of small cannon and were on 
friendly terms with the minor tribes of Algonquin Indians of 
the Mohegan family then living in great numbers near the 
Dutch trading fort. 

A fort had been erected at the mouth of the Connecticut 
River by the Massachusetts Bay Colony which cut the Dutch 
traders off from intercourse with New Amsterdam, and shortly 
after the settlement of the English in the Connecticut Val- 
ley, the Dutch traders disappeared. 

The weary campers on " Sentinel Hill " in the early days 
of June, 1636, were impelled to take this heroic step for two 
main reasons : first, to escape the anarchy existing in the Bay 
Colony, in which they never participated, and second, to locate 
their homes outside of the jurisdiction of the Bay Colony's 
Royal Grant, 

The sound mind of Rev. Thomas Hooker under the guiding 
spirit of Divine Providence led this band of heroes into a 
better land than they knew. No body of emigrants to any 
country were ever blessed with an abler or wiser leader than 
Hooker, a scholar, preacher, orator and statesman who has 
failed to receive the full share of credit with those public bene- 
factors who conceived and put in practical form our democratic 
institutions. 

The final analysis of Anglo-Saxon history will we are sure 
accord to Thomas Hooker and Oliver Cromwell the first places 
in our history as the two men who in the arduous field of things 



210 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

accomplished, gave a new impetus to liberty and did most to 
enlarge the liberties of the English speaking race. Their lives 
and labors mark a new and distinct epoch in history. 

In this epoch is to be found the germ of democratic insti- 
tutions, when government was first wrested from the hands of 
the " classes " and, forever, we hope, placed in the keeping of 
the " masses." Here the subject grows, the fight is still on. 
Let no one rest with the idea that we are safe ; " Eternal Vigil- 
ance is the price of Liberty " and will be ever to the end of 
time. The band of sturdy warriors must ever be recruited 
from the worthy men and women who are prepared for the 
conflict. 

We have said this much in order that you might form a just 
conception of the inestimable value of the life and character 
of the men and women composing the Colony that lighted their 
campfires in the early days of June, 1636, on " Sentinel Hill " 
in Hartford, and who there formed the sturdy Commonwealth 
of Connecticut, and who gave not only to America, but to the 
world the first written form of federated constitutional govern- 
ment in history, and secured to their posterity the inestimable 
blessings of liberty under written laws, made by the people 
and for the people. 

RICHARD RISLEY 

Richard Risley was with this Hooker Company. We, his 
descendants, gather in this church to-day to do honor to his 
name and memory, and to inspire in the hearts of thousands of 
his descendants a just pride, and to kindle in their hearts a 
more just and lasting appreciation of the wealth of our in- 
heritance. We are thrice fortunate that through his efforts 
and self-denial we can justly claim to have our inheritance with 
those that created the germ of constitutional government, 
guided and controlled by laws made by the people and for the 
people, by which alone liberty can be secured and perpetuated 
to those who may come after. 

To Thomas Hooker without doubt belongs the credit of 
framing the first confederated constitutional form of govern- 



THE RISLEY REUNION 211 

ment known to history, and to this band of emigrants the first 
to adopt and practice its precepts. 

Richard Risley, of Hartford, the founder of the name in 
America, was a Hneal descendant from a long line of distin- 
guished men and women in England, most of whose descendants 
have continued to live in our beautiful home country, England. 
The early history of our English Ancestry is shrouded in more 
or less obscurity. Their early home, without doubt, was in 
Norway. They emigrated into Normandy, France, thence with 
" William the Conquerer " or at later time found their way 
with this warrior, statesman and prince, into England, where 
the Crown was wrested from " Harold," last of the Danish 
Monarchs, and placed on the head of this renowned prince, who 
became King of England. 

To those deeply interested in genealogical research, no field 
of investigation is more enticing or yields so much pleasure as 
that of looking up our family history in the Mother Country. 

The Risleys in England are numerous. The first record of 
the Risley name is in the eleventh century. At least one estate 
is now intact and in the possession of a Risley. 

The place and time where Richard was born is not known, 
nor has his connection with the English family been distinctly 
traced, but there is no doubt that he was a descendant of some 
one of several English families whose name he bore. The evi- 
dence seems to point to his connection with the Oxford or Lan- 
castershire families. It may be assumed, I think, that Richard 
had come under the influence of the preaching of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker in " Braintree " and formed a component part of the 
" Hooker Company " that sailed in the ship Griffin from Downs 
July, 1633. 

The coat of arms printed at the head of the invitations to 
this gathering belongs to the Oxford and Lancaster Risleys. 
That the different branches of the family in England all spring 
from one source, cannot, I think, be doubted. 

The name " Risley " has not been found in the Newtown 
records or in any Massachusetts early history. The first ap- 
pearance of the name in New England is found in the Hartford 



212 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



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town records on page twelve, under date of " September, 1639, 
where it is recorded " of ye owld townesmans years Restly be- 
hind for 2 rates 00 05 9." 

This entry shows that " Restly " had failed to pay his taxes 
to the town for the years 1637-1638. 

The second appearance of the name in the early Hartford 
records will be found on page 57 of the division of land amongst 
the early settlers composing the Hooker Company, entered 
under date of January 14, 1639, where the record enters the 
name " Richard Wrisley." On Porter's map of the allotment of 
lands in Hartford (city in 1640) " Richard Risley " was allot- 
ted about two acres, about the same quantity allotted to the 
other settlers, and is lot No. 131, on the road leading from 
" Steele's Mill " to the " Great Swamp." 

The land division between the settlers, the record of which 
appears in 1640, was located in the central portion of what is 
now the center of the City of Hartford. 

Richard was probably not married until about 1639-40 and 
the name of his wife is unknown. 

The colony after its settlement in Hartford erected a 
small church on Main Street in the vicinity of the present 
" First Church " of Hartford. Richard's home lot was located 
south of Little River, on the road from "Steele's Mill " to the 
" Great Swamp " where the highway makes an obtuse angle. 

The entire colony during the first few years was daily and 
nightly in deadly peril ; within a radius of a score of miles of 
their camp were several thousand Indians of the Algonquin 
nation who were then friendly to the settlers, because they 
were in fear of the fierce Iroquois to whom they were under 
tribute, which remained unpaid for some time ; the white men 
in their location were a buffer between these warring Indian 
nations and by being friendly with the whites they would se- 
cure their protection and aid. The friendly Algonquins were 
possessed of great curiosity and a malicious spirit, that under 
small provocation might lead them to go on the war path at any 
moment. The settlers had to guard their homes night and day 
and tether their herds at night. They carried their guns with 



THE RISUEY REUNION 213 

them everywhere, to church as well as into the fields and forests. 
They treated these Indian neighbors with scrupulous honor in 
every way, to avoid their enmity. The settlers reached the 
valley too late in the season to clear the forest land and plant 
and harvest a crop that season. They subsisted mainly on 
provisions brought with them or secured from the Indians in 
barter and by hunting and fishing. Their first effort was to 
erect log houses and prepare for the coming winter. 

PEQUOT WAR 

The spring of 1637 ushered in the horrors of an Indian war. 
The Pequots killed a number of white settlers in Wethersfied, 
carried two young women into captivit}^ killed the settlers' 
cattle and burned their log houses, inaugurating a reign of ter- 
ror in the colonies. Historians fail to account for this burst 
of savage rage, but the real cause of the outbreak was due 
to the disordered condition of public affairs in the Massachu- 
setts Bay Colony. The Valley colonies were not left free to 
settle these grievances, but were forced to take up arms against 
the Pequots. The Hartford Colony furnished forty-two sol- 
diers, Windsor thirty-six, Wethersfield eighteen ; this body of 
soldiers was joined by twenty more from the Massachusetts 
Bay Colony under command of Captain Underhill. The whole 
body of troops was placed under command of Major John 
Mason, a thorough soldier, who had fought in the English army 
in the lowlands of Holland under Lord Thomas Fairfax. The- 
troops were accompanied by a few cowardly Indians who ren- 
dered no assistance in the engagements which followed. The 
troops proceeded to the Pequot camp on the right bank of the 
Connecticut near its mouth, where they were entrenched by 
stockades. A fierce battle ensued which resulted in killino: six 
hundred men, women and children. Only five or six of the 
Pequot warriors escaped and these were followed into the 
Hudson River Valley where they were captured and killed. 
The colonial soldiers returned to their homes rejoicing that 
the war was over. This war prevented the planting and raising- 



214 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

of crops In the summer of 1637 to meet the needs of the coming 
winter. 

During the winter of 1637-38 starvation was in every 
household in the colony, the death rate was more than forty 
per cent, of the population ; hunger and disorder, then as now, 
went hand in hand; the strong took from the weak and the 
whole colony was brought to the verge of ruin and were only 
relieved by the friendly aid rendered by neighboring Indians 
and a shipment of corn from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

This deplorable condition of affairs made the colonists realize 
the necessity for some form of government. It was at this time 
Rev. Thomas Hooker preached the sermon from Deuteronomy 
1st chapter, 13th verse, which contained a true prophecy for 
the future and inspired the first written constitution known to 
history. 

This " fundamental order " was adopted by popular vote 
in Hooker's church January 14th, 1638 (O. S.). Our ancestor, 
Richard Risley, was of the voting age then and was a partici- 
pant in the adoption of this constitution. 

At some time prior to 1648, Richard established his home 
within the present bounds of East Hartford, east of the Great 
River. The exact location is unknown, but it was probably 
adjacent to the river below the ford across Hockanum river 
near the point where it enters the Connecticut. 

In October, 1648, Richard died in Hockanum, without a will, 
survived by a wife and three children. An inventory of his 
estate will be found in the Colonial Probate Records, where 
under date December 7th, 1648, his inventory was filed under 
the name " Richard Risley." According to this his estate 
amounted to £135 5s. 16d. 

In the decree settling his estate the following is recorded: 
*' There are three children, viz. One daughter by name Sarah 
Risley between 7 and 8 years, one sonne by name Samuel Risley 
about 2 years old, and one sonne by name Richard Risley about 
ihree months old." 

The Decree of Distribution of his estate entered in the Pro- 
bate records on December 7th, 1648, is as follows : " To the 



THE RISLEY REUNION 215 

children £16 apiece to be paid to the daughter at the age of 
18 years, and to the sonnes at the age of 21 years, Will. Hill 
bringing them up to write and read and giving security to the 
Court for the payment of the several childrens portions." 

If the record stopped here, it would indicate that Richard's 
wife died prior to his decease, but there is a record of a con- 
veyance of lands made in Farmington by William Hill (Hills) 
by virtue of his marital relation with the " relict " of " Richard 
Risley." 

The fact stated in the decree of distribution that Will. Hill 
gave bonds to bring up the children to " write and read " and 
gave security for the performance of these conditions would 
indicate that he married or expected to marry the widow very 
near the time this decree was entered. It is fair to assume that 
the three children were brought up in the family of Will. Hill 
and that the " relict " of Richard Risley became Hill's second 
wife. 

William Hill, sr. (second husband of Mrs. Risley), died July, 
1683, leaving an estate £274 60s. 2d. At the time of his death 
or at least at the time of the execution of the will, Feb. 22, 
1680-1, he describes himself as William Hills of Hockanum 
within the township of Hartford. By his will he makes Jona- 
than, his eldest son, his executor and imposed obligations upon 
his wife " Mary Hills " which indicates that Mary (Risley) 
Hills was living at the date of his death. The children men- 
tioned in his will are Jonathan, Mary, Hannah Hills Kilbourn, 
Benjamin, Joseph, William, jr., John, Sarah Hills Ward. 

William Hills, jr., died in Hockanum prior to the 8th of De- 
cember, 1693; his will was witnessed by Siborn Nickols, James 
Steele, sen., Tho. Dickerson. His children were Ebenezer, age 
17, John 14, Joseph 10, Mary 26, Files 24 (Phillis), Hannah 
21, Esther 12. The will of William Hills, jr., was estabhshed 
by the evidence of Thomas Kilbourn and " Richard Risley, jr., 
age 45 years." Administration was granted to the " widow." 
Richard Risley and Scrgt. Kilbourn to be overseers. 

Richard Risle}'^, jr., son of Richard, sr., lived to be very 
old. He was alive in 1732. He was bom and lived in East 



216 THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD EISLEY 

Hartford and had a numerous family. He left no will nor are 
there any proceedings in the Probate Records showing the dis- 
position of his property. 

I think it is safe to say from all evidence at hand that the 
children of Richard Risley, jr., were: John, Samuel, Thomas, 
Nathaniel, Jonathan, Richard, jr., Jeremiah, Mary and Han- 
nah (Anna or Anner.) The baptismal records of the First 
Church of Hartford show that Mary was baptised April 23, 
1693, and Hannah April 12, 1695. 

THE THIRD GENERATION 

The third generation of Risleys in Hartford became quite 
numerous ; John was made a freeman and became a fence viewer 
in Hockanum in 1698, he was rate collector for the First Church 
of East Hartford for several years and operated a ferry, which 
took members of the church living east of the Hockanum River 
to the house of worship, for which the church at different in- 
tervals paid him sums of money. His will was probated 1755 ; 
the witnesses were Jonathan Hills, Jonathan and Richard 
Risley; the children named in the will were John, jr., Elizabeth, 
Anna, Mabel, Thankful, Martha, and Timothy, the latter be- 
ing named executor. The name of his wife was Mary 

maiden name unknown. 

Samuel married Rebecca Gaines, August 1st, 1704 ; he was 
made a freeman December 23d, 1703, was also elected a fence 
viewer of Hockanum December 23d, 1703; December 16, 1707; 
December 16th, 1712. He died in Gl?stonbury and was 
interred in the old cemetery. He left a will dated the 
9th of May, 1752. In this will his children are named 
as follows: Samuel, jr., Richard, David, Job, Oliver, Thomas, 
Rebecca (married Loveland), Ruth (married Hollister), and 
Sarah. His son Thomas was named as executor. 

Thomas, sr., son of Richard, after living in East Hartford, 
emigrated to Egg Harbor, Glouster Co., New Jersey, with his 
brothers Richard, jr., and Jeremiah, and was in New Jersey 
June, 1726. He left a will dated December 5th, 1740, which was 
admitted to probate and recorded in the State Department at 



THE KISI.EY REUNION 217 

Trenton, New Jersey, June 4th, 1746. His property was willed 
to the children of his brother Richard, jr., (3). Thomas died 
unmarried. 

Nathaniel Risley, M. D., died in November, 1742, and was 
buried in East Hartford. He left a will dated December 8th, 
1741, which was probated December 1st, 1742; the witnesses 
were Jonathan Hills, Josiah Bidwell, and his brother Jonathan 
Risley. The children named in the will were : Elizabeth, Zerviah, 
Deborah, who was born 1742 and died December 23d, 1765, 
aged 23. The maiden name of his wife is unknown. 

Jonathan Risley (son of Richard jr.) died August, 1762. He 
was a freeman of Hartford and had charge of the schools there 
at different intervals. He left no will. Administration was 
granted upon his estate to his sons Moses and Nathaniel. The 
children named in the Probate Proceedings are Moses, Nathan- 
iel, Richard, Joshua and Rebecca (married Caleb Benjamin). 
Jonathan was twice married. 

Richard Risley, jr. (2), son of Richard, jr. (1), married 
a wife whose name was Esther. He emigrated from Hartford 
to Egg Harbor, Glouster Co., New Jersey. He left a will dated 
May 2d, 1736, which was probated June 26th, 1740, and is 
recorded in the state department of New Jersey. His children 
were Richard, jr. (3), Peter, Mary, Jemima, Esther, Sarah 
and Rebecca. 

Jeremiah Risley, born Dec. 14th, 1734 ; his children are 
stated to have been as follows : Nathaniel, Millicent, Samuel, 
Mary, Edward and Sarah. If this birth record is correct, it 
is believed that the Jeremiah here mentioned was a son of 
Richard, jr. (3), and not a son of Richard, jr. (2). This 
record should be taken with some degree of allowance. 

Mary Risley, daughter of Richard, jr., was baptised in the 
First Church August 23d, 1693. She is supposed to have mar- 
ried a great grandson of John Haynes, who was a member of 
the First Church of East Hartford, November 19th, 1702. 

Hannah (Anna or Anner), daughter of Richard, jr. (2), 
was baptised in the First Church of Hartford April 12, 1695; 
she married Sergt. James Brainerd, December 23d, 1717, and 



218 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

died May 7th, 1772, aged 77 years. Her children were Ben- 
jamin, Jedediah, Rebecca, James, Hannah, Dudley, Ozias, 
Jonathan and Ozias, 

Charles is supposed to be a son of Richard jr. (2). He was 
a freeman and collector of the First Church of East Hartford 
in 1710. No further record of him has been found. 

The Risleys may fairly lay claim to be among the first resi- 
dent settlers of East Hartford. Between the years 1749 and 
1851 the baptismal records of the first church of East Hartford 
show that there were baptised into this church 135 people 
bearing the name Risley. (See diagram of seats.) There were 
probably an equal number of children baptised whose mothers 
were Risleys. 

There was but little emigration out of Hartford county 
prior to the revolution ; the little that took place was into 
Ulster Co., New York, and Long Island, New Jersey, the east- 
em part of Pennsylvania and into Westmoreland Co. 

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 

The military records of the state of Connecticut show that 
the following named Risleys served either in the militia or 
troops of the line of the Commonwealth of Connecticut: Elijah, 
Eli, George, Job, Levi, Richard, jr., Stephen, Timothy, Reu- 
ben and Samuel. The following named Risleys served in the 
Naval service during the Revolution : James, Levi, Richard and 
Richard, jr. 

RISLEY EMIGRATION OUT OF CONNECTICUT 

In 1663 there was a William Risley and wife living in Dover, 
N. H. William's wife was ordered to leave the town, her of- 
fence beinff unknown. 

Benjamin Risley, son of Richard*, moved early to Han- 
over, N. H., afterwards to Vermont, from there to Saratoga 
Springs, where in company with his son-in-law, Gideon Putnam, 
he piped Congress, Washington and Hamilton Springs in the 
village of Saratoga, and afterwards erected Congress Hall 
and the Grand Union Hotels. Benjamin moved to Warren, 
Ohio, where he was buried. He left a number of descendants 
who are scattered through the Middle and Southwest West. 



THE RISIiEY REUNION 



219 



In 1788, Allen, David and Elijah Risley, sons of Moses, 
emigrated with their families to the territory embraced in the 
town of New Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y., and settled there. 

James settled in Jefferson Co., and another of the family 
went to St. Lawrence Co. My great-grandfather settled in 
Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., in 1792. 

There are very few States in the Union that have not among 
their citizens the name Risley. From the period of time 
immediately following the revolution to the present, they have 
been constantly and persistently emigrants crowding on the 
front verffe of civilization. 



RISLEY CHARACTERISTICS 



It has been my pleasure during the investigation of our 
family history, covering a period of more than thirty years, 
to have known several hundred Risleys and their direct and 
colateral descendants. With a very few exceptions they have 
been among the best citizens in whatever community they lived ; 
vigorous in their activities, aggressive in disposition, peace 
lovers and peacemakers, thrifty in their habits of life, devoted 
to their homes and families, temperate in habits and honorable 
in all things. 

My kinsmen of the eighth, ninth and tenth generations, you 
are the possessors of a royal heritage, equalled by few and 
surpassed by none. Your ancestors assisted in blazing the trail 
from Massachusetts Bay to Connecticut; they here assisted in 
establishing the first permanent form of constitutional gov- 
ernment ; they assisted in blazing the trails through the wilder- 
ness west, north and south, into every State within our great 
Republic; they were constructors of many of the highways, 
canals, railroads, and assisted in building churches, school 
houses, eleemosynary institutions, and have been lovers and 
promoters of all that is best in our civilization ; they stood with 
the colonies against the savage Indian warfares, fought with 
the colonies against the Crown of England from Bunker Hill 
to Yorktown ; they marshalled under the banner of our common 
country at Lundy's Lane and New Orleans. 



220 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

The ancestors of our honored guest and kinsman, John E. 
Risley, were among the pioneers who blazed the trail across 
the Allegheny into Kentucky and established their homes on 
the Wabash. 

Our kinsmen were on both sides of the great civil struggle 
from Bull's Run to Appomattox; they were in the conflict at 
Fredericksburg Heights ; they were in the charge at Devil's 
Den at Gettysburg; they stood with Hancock at the Bloody 
Angle at Spottsylvania ; they were humiliated at Cold Har- 
bor ; they assisted in battering down the walls of Sumter. 

Numbered among their members are some of the great finan- 
ciers and statesmen of the country, for who can say that it 
was not the Risley blood in Russell Sage that made him a 
potent factor in the active field of finance? They have held 
the scales of justice upon the bench and have advocated the 
claims of litigants in court ; they stand in the front ranks of 
the medical profession ; their voice is potent in the mechanical, 
industrial and educational world. 

There are no longer trails to be blazed through a new con- 
tinent ; the pent-up energy in the race will in the near future 
make its influence felt in the wider and more difl^cult fields of 
conquests. 

After two hundred and seventy-one years of residence in 
America, they have contributed in the many fields of endeavor 
to human progress and welfare. 

Elijah Risley, jr., was the promoter and active factor in 
the establishment of the great seed industry of this continent; 
the promoter in building the New York and Erie Railway 
across two states ; and his honored son continued this enter- 
prise by financing the construction of the Great Lake Shore 
System of railroads which open up the arteries of traffic be- 
tween the seaboard and the middle West, and their kinsman 
Russell Sage has continued this artery of traffic through to the 
Pacific Slope. 

The first English newspaper in Manila is under the control 
of the great-grandson of Benjamin Risley of Hartford, and 



THE BISLEY REUNION 



221 



the chief of the Revenue Service of Hong Kong is a descend- 
ant from the same source. 

We are entitled to congratulate ourselves upon the achieve- 
ments of our ancestors, and we shall be doubly fortunate if we 
bequeath to our posterity unimpaired the priceless heritage 
which we have received from the past. 

If this gathering is of any service, it must be a service to 
Inspire in the hearts and lives of our kinsmen a nobler purpose 
to do in their respective places that which shall be conducive 
to the welfare of the people. We are to love our neighbors 
as ourselves, and in this we fulfill in large measure the office of 
good citizenship. Those who may gather at the old fireside in 
East Hartford in the year 2175 to commemorate the 542d 
anniversary of the landing of Richard Risley in Newtown, will 
have reason to remember with pleasure this gathering at the 
old hearthstone and at the grave of the founder of the Risley 
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Names of Occupants of Pews in the "Old First" Church of 
East Hartford, Conn., 1740. 

1 John Risley. 4 Timothy Risley. 8 Elisha Risley. 

2 Nathaniel Risley. 5 George Risley. M John Risley, Jr. 

3 Moses Risley. 6 Noah Risley. 10 Joshua Risley. 

7 Jehiel Risley. 



ADDRESS BY PROFESSOR ADNA WOOD RISLEY 

The First Written Constitution. 
Professor of History in Colgate University, N. Y. 

Travelers neglect their own Niagara and the Yosemite for 
the Rhine and Alps of distant scene. Just so historians have 
studied foreign dynasties and customs to the neglect of local 
institutions and origins. But now there is a revival in history 
purely local and American. There have been two pioneers in 
this field, Francis Parkman and John Fiske, as unlike in style 
and treatment as in physical characteristics, yet alike in the 
prime respect, fidelity to things American. F. J. Turner and 
R. S. Thwaites of the middle west are later apostles of this 
same creed. 

To John Fiske is due that no knowledge of local government 
in this country is complete without recognition of the town 
meeting, and to this great pioneer in history may also be cred- 
ited the apotheosis of Massachusetts. For the Massachusetts 
town meeting is always used as a model. In his later works he 
gave tardy recognition to the worth of Connecticut as a model, 
and was directing his clear vision to the importance of the 
early institutions of that state. If we follow in his footsteps 
we cannot roam far afield. {Historical Essays, II, John Fiske.) 

It is a twice-told tale to relate that the New England colo- 
nies were settled by church congregations. It follows, there- 
fore, as day follows the dawn that the colonial minister, as 
director of the congregation, was not only spiritual adviser 
but the greatest man in the community, both social luminary 
and political genius, in short, adviser in chief to his majesty 
the American citizen in embryo. Hartford, Connecticut, was 
blessed with one of the greatest of these God-given directors. 
For Thomas Hooker, massive, stately, judicious, cast out of 
an English pulpit by Laud, after various vicissitudes, had 
assisted in founding Hartford and the self-governing common- 



THE RISLEY REUNION 223 

wealth of Connecticut, a community that seemed to the people 
of Boston so close to the western verge of the world that the 
last great conflict with anti-Christ would certainly take place 
there. Thomas Hooker so stamped Hartford and the Com- 
monwealth of Connecticut with his personality that it is a mat- 
ter of interest to know more about him. 

How did his contemporaries regard him? Edward Johnson 
knew him, says Moses Coit Tyler (American Literature, Moses 
Coit Tyler), and while in his history of New England he styled 
John Cotton as " the reverend and much desired " and speaks 
of the " rhetorical Mr. Stone " and also " the holy, heavenly, 
sweet aff^ecting, and soul nourishing minister Mr. Shepard," 
he reserved for Mr. Hooker his most temperate admiration, 
styling him " the grave, godly and judicious Hooker." In the 
living presence of Hooker there appears to have been some sin- 
gular personal force, an air both of saintliness and kingliness, 
that lofty and invincible moral genius which the Hebrew proph- 
ets had, and with which they captivated or smote down human 
resistance. Even during his lifetime and shortly afterward, 
there gathered about him the halo of spiritual mystery, a sort 
of supernatural prestige, anecdotes of weird achievement that 
in a darker age would have blossomed into frank and vivid 
legends of miraculous power. In his youth there was noticed in 
liim " a grandeur of mind " that marked him out for something 
uncommon. As he came into manhood his person and bearing 
partook of peculiar majesty; the imperial dignity of his office 
made him imperial : " He was a person," they said, " who 
when doing his Master's work would put a king into his 
pocket." People seeing how fiery was his temper, marvelled at 
his perfect command of it; he governed as a man governs a 
mastiff with a chain ; " he could let out his dog," they said, 
" and pull in his dog as he pleased." As he ruled himself, so 
he ruled other men, easily ; they felt his right to command 
them. In his school, a word or a look from him was all the 
discipline that was needed. His real throne was the pulpit. 

There he swayed men with a power that was more than regal. 
His face had authority and utterance in it ; his voice was rich, 



224 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

of great compass and flexibility ; every motion spoke. The 
impressiveness of his preaching began in his vivacity ; he flashed 
life into any subject no matter how dead before. He so grap- 
pled the minds of his hearers that they could not get away 
from him. While he preached at Chelmsford an ungodly per- 
son once said to his companion, " Come, let us go hear what 
the bawling Hooker will say to us." The mocker went, but 
he was no longer a mocker; Hooker had that to say to him 
which subdued him ; he became a penitent and devout man and 
followed his conqueror to America. Once Hooker was to 
preach in the great church at Leicester. A leading burgess of 
the town, hating the preacher and thinking to suppress him, 
hired fiddlers to stand near the church door and fiddle while 
Hooker should preach; but somehow Hooker's exhortations 
were mightier and more musical than the fiddlers' fiddling. 
The burgess, astonished at such power, then went nearer to 
the door to hear for himself what sort of talking that was 
which kept people from noticing his fiddlers ; soon even he was 
clutched by the magnetism of the orator, sucked in through 
the door in spite of himself, smitten down by stroke after stroke 
of eloquent truth, and converted. 

Such was the man who preached to the Hartford congre- 
gation. He had a copious and racy vocabulary, an aptitude 
for strong verbal combinations ; dramatic spirit ; the gift of 
translating arguments into pictures ; cumulative energy ; ora- 
torical verve. This orator is dead ; his words are living. Note 
simply a sentence from one of his famous sermons. I don't 
know how long this particular discourse was. John Winthrop 
mentions another sermon preached at Cambridge when Mr. 
Hooker was ill ; he at first proceeded for fifteen minutes, then 
stopped and rested half an hour, then resumed and preached 
two hours. Of course, this was not the best he could do, for he 
was ill at the time. This remarkable sermon we want to notice 
was a political tract and contained one sentence that must have 
rung in the ears of his hearers. After he had refuted John 
Cotton's idea that democracy had no Scriptural foundation, and 
that kings were natural rulers, he thundered out : " The foun- 



THE EISLEY EEUNION 225 

datlon of authority is laid in the consent of the people." It 
was this sermon whose spirit is breathed in this sentence that 
stirred his hearers to the formation of that first written consti- 
tution to form a real government; the Fundamental Orders of 
Connecticut. " It is on the banks of the Connecticut under 
the mighty preaching of Thomas Hooker, and in the consti- 
tution to which he gave life, if not form, that we draw the first 
breath of that atmosphere which is now so familiar to us. The 
birthplace of American democracy is Hartford." Ambassador 
Bryce, famous for his American Commonwealth and his com- 
prehensive essay on The Holy Roman Empire, says of the 
Fundamental Orders : " The first truly political written con- 
stitution." Certainly there was in this early Connecticut form 
of government no humble mention of King. Moreover, it pro- 
vided for a custom whose importance to American institutions 
developed later. Article eight of these Fundamental Orders 
reads : " It is ordered and decreed that Windsor, Hartford and 
Wethersfield, shall have power, each town to send four of their 
freeman as their deputies to every general Court; that what- 
soever other towns shall be hereafter added to this jurisdic- 
tion shall send a reasonable proportion of the number of free- 
man that are in said town." Note carefully that provision. 
While the document provides in another place for the election 
of Governor and magistrates by plurality vote of all inhabi- 
tants of all the towns, in this eighth article the importance of 
the three towns is completely recognized by allowing each town 
regarded as a community to send four deputies to represent it. 

This is not the first colonial instance of representation by 
towns. The Wtatertown Protest had secured it a half dozen 
years before in Massachusetts ; hence Connecticut, a dissenting 
fragment of the Bay State, used a means to which her people 
were fairly well accustomed. The novelty of it lay in its un- 
qualified acceptance by fixing it as a rigid institution in her 
written constitution. 

This event of 1639 is isolated in the world's history of that 
epoch. It stands by itself as a golden achievement of a people 
thrust back by hardship into the pioneer conditions of a prime- 



226 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

val ancestry ; reverting to the ideas of their Teutonic fore- 
bears, they raised into world prominence that democratic gov- 
ernment made familiar in German forests when the clang of 
spear and shield rang out the assent of a gathered community. 
Yet the formation of this first written consitution was not a 
reversion to a former type. It was another stride in the prog- 
ress of that democratic spirit, which has always marked the 
Teutonic race, whether in gloomy Gennan grove; in the shire- 
mote of Alfred, England's " morning star ; " in the shout of 
barons at Runnymede when Magna Charta was wrested from 
groaning and cursing John Lackland ; in England's model par- 
liament at the end of the thirteenth century; in the uprising 
of Wat Tyler and of Jack Cade ; in the hundred years' war 
when the sturdy yeoman with his long bow twanged at Crecy 
and at Poitiers the death knell of the feudal knight; in the 
struggle of the seventeenth century in England. 

But though its roots are grounded deep in the character of 
a people, the triumph of democracy in the Fundamental Orders 
was no less an isolated event. For what does 1639 mean in the 
world's history? Spain had already promenaded her weakness 
in the defeat of her so-called Invincible Armada. Italy was 
both the ambition and the grave of France and Germany. 
France was building that wonderful royal power, a centraliza- 
tion to concentrate in Louis XIV's masterful " I am the state." 
In France popular will was represented only in the States Gen- 
eral that met in 1614 and then rested till one hundred and 
seventy-five years had rolled away. While common consent was 
regulating government in Connecticut, France was erecting a 
magnificent royal structure on a volcano of popular disap- 
proval, that was to burst into destructive flame five generations 
later. Germany was determining to settle its religious question 
which Martin Luther had raised a century before, and not till 
ten years after the Fundamental Orders did the Peace of West- 
phalia produce a measure of toleration and give Germany a 
breathing space, with time to recuperate from the horrors of a 
Thirty Years' War, a war which had pushed her generations 
behind in achievement. Germany had been a camping ground 



THE RISLEY REUNION 227 

of nations for more than a score of years. That soldier of for- 
tune, Wallenstein, had preyed on her. Four years before our 
ancestors had listened to Thomas Hooker and had voted for 
Connecticut's and the world's first constitution, Gustavus Adol- 
phus had died at Lutzen and verily the " Snow King of the 
North" had melted on his southern journey. In the mother 
country, England, Charles I, aping his father, the first James, 
*' the wisest fool in Christendom," was testing to the uttermost 
the divine right of kings to rule. Ten years after the Funda- 
mental Orders, dynasties shuddered as Charles I's head rolled 
from the block and the experiment began under Cromwell, of 
the divine right of the people to rule. But both ideas were ex- 
treme. The Stuart Restoration followed in 1660 and the Merry 
Monarch who never said a foolish thing and never did a wise 
one, plunged England into twenty-five years of trouble. Spain, 
France, Germany, England make a sad background, but its 
melancholy brings out into glorious relief this deed of the Hart- 
ford pioneers. Even though we may not be intensely inter- 
ested in a review of the world's history at or about the time 
when the Fundamental Orders were adopted, yet it is of para- 
mount interest to us at present to know that when the Rev. 
Thomas Hooker was inspiring his audience with a desire for 
a government lodged in the consent of the people, amid the 
audience that listened breathlessly to his thunderings, sat our 
common ancestor, Richard Risley. No less interesting is it to 
note that in the list of those illustrious names that voted for 
the first constitution to make a government we find written 
" Richard Risley." 

This action of a few Connecticut pioneers has influenced our 
national government. There came a time when men were needed 
with just the training that Connecticut institutions gave. A 
National Convention had been called in order that some kind of 
organic law might be drafted. The pressure of events had 
gradually urged the colonists together until the need of union 
became apparent. This need had been felt before. As early 
as 1643 New England had her plan of confederacy. About a 
century later, Franklin proposed what was known as the Albany 



228 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

Plan of Union. The French and Indian war disclosed their 
separate weakness, a lesson well learned. Committees of cor- 
respondence had done their work. Patrick Henry's speech on 
the Parson's Cause had declared ideas common to many. But 
yet when Patrick Henry said later, " I am not a Virginian, I 
am an American," he was putting aside love for his own native 
state, and voicing national sentiment felt by few and absent 
from his own declining years. Even in the Federal Convention 
Gouvemeur Morris found that the states had many representa- 
tives on the floor ; few he feared were to be deemed the repre- 
sentatives of America. In fact the sentiment of particularism 
was much stronger than that of nationalism. Even the day 
before the important battle of Trenton a number of Washing- 
ton's troops marched away because their time of service had 
expired. It was natural enough ; that long narrow coast line 
hardly two hundred miles wide at its widest point, extending 
northeast and southwest along the Atlantic seaboard, with its 
defective means of communication and the consequent unfamil- 
iarity between sections was not conducive to a sentiment of 
union. In fact the reason for the calling of the convention of 
1787 was cormnercial jealousy between states. Called to rem- 
edy trouble between states, and composed of men from widely 
diff'erent sections of the country, it is not strange that this 
convention was marked by discussion and indecision. It seemed 
impossible to come to a conclusion even upon the simplest ques- 
tion. On Thursday, June 28, 1787, the venerable Dr. Benja- 
min Franklin rose feebly and said in part: "Mr. President, 
the small progress we have made, after four or five weeks of 
close attendance and continued reasoning with each other, is, 
methinks, a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the human 
understanding. Groping in the dark to find political truth and 
scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it 
happened, Sir, that we have not once thought of humbly ap- 
plying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understand- 
ings? I have lived a long time and the longer I live the more 
convincing proofs I see of this truth ' That God Governs in the 
affairs of Men.' " (EUofs Debates, V. Supplement, Madison 



THE RISLEY REUNION 229 

Papers, for reference here and later.) Therefore the good old 
diplomat moved that the clergy of the city be invited to open 
deliberations with prayer, Connecticut rose to the situation 
and the motion was seconded by Mr, Sherman, who together 
with Dr. Johnson and Oliver Ellsworth formed the Connecticut 
delegation. Was this motion carried unanimously and without 
discussion? Mr. Madison, in his notes on the Federal Conven- 
tion, gives a totally different idea, for Alexander Hamilton and 
several others express their apprehension that such a motion 
might be misunderstood by those outside the convention hall, 
and instead of agreeing to this harmless proposition of Dr. 
Franklin's the convention adjourned for the day without taking 
action upon it. This is not an example of the irreligion of the 
period, nor of the backsliding of these particular men of the 
convention. But this little side glimpse does make us wonder 
how any motion could be passed and particularly, how the con- 
vention could settle that question, to which it gave the great 
part of its consideration, namely, the adjustment of differences 
between the large and small states. This was the rock on which 
the convention almost split. If there ever was any need for 
prayer, for calm deliberation, for cool judgment and sane de- 
cision, it was whenever the thoughts of rivalry between large 
and small states filled the minds of the delegates, and this it 
must be said, was during no small part of the meeting. It was 
on the 28th of June that Dr. Franklin's motion failed of pass- 
age. What conferences had the Connecticut delegates held, 
what midnight sessions? From this time on, these three dele- 
gates worked together for common end — compromise between 
the large and small states. 

It was tacitly agreed that Congress should be composed of 
two houses, but membership in these houses was a problem ap- 
parently capable of many different solutions. On Friday, June 
29th, the day following Dr. Franklin's salutary motion, Dr. 
Johnson of Connecticut opened the convention with a statement 
of the compromise that covered the situation and ended by say- 
ing, " In one branch the people ought to be represented, in the 
other the States," (Eliot's Debates, V, p. 255.) How simple 



230 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

a solution ! Anyone could have said that. Why grant special 
praise to Connecticut or her institutions that brought up men 
with such an idea? Then forget that Alexander cut the Gor- 
dian Knot; it was so simple that anyone could have done it, a 
mere slash of the sword. Columbus stood the egg upright by 
lightly crushing one end. Solutions are always simple when 
you know how. The hardest thing to do is the simple right 
thing at the right time. And this was what Connecticut did. 
But she could not have suggested an easy road around an ap- 
parently insuperable obstacle, if she had not had behind her 
the Fundamental Orders and the training they gave in the 
compromise form of government. This is the importance of the 
eighth article of the Fundamental Orders. A people used to 
the double relation of people as a whole on the one hand, with 
towns as a community on the other, were trained rightly to 
suggest a compromise between the people of the nation on the 
one hand, and the states on the other. Thus the Federal idea, 
which in Connecticut was wisely mixed with the popular idea, 
was retained in the constitution. On this same day, Mr. Ells- 
worth of Connecticut moved that, " the rule of suffrage in the 
second branch be the same with that established by the articles 
of confederation" (Eliot's Debates, V, p. 260), which, inter- 
preted, means that there be equal state representation in the 
senate. Was there objection to this plan or did this wonderful 
compromise settle all difficulties? Gunning Bedford, of Dela- 
ware, a small state then, as always, contended that there was 
no middle way between a perfect consolidation and a mere con- 
federacy of states. In conclusion he says, " we have been told 
with a dictatorial air that this is the last moment for a fair 
trial in favor of a good government." It will be the last in- 
deed, if the propositions reported from the committee go forth 
to the people. He was under no apprehension. The large 
states dare not dissolve the Confederation. If they do, the 
small ones will find some foreign ally, of more honor and good 
faith, who will take them by the hand and do them justice." 
But Ellsworth rises and pours oil on the troubled waters. Not 
only had divers kinds of plans been proposed for membership 



THE RISLEY REUNION 231 

and qualifications in the two houses, but finally, when the Con- 
necticut idea obtained and the compromise bridge was built, 
Mr. Madison summed up the objections against the equaHty of 
votes in the senate, notwithstanding the proportional repre- 
sentation in the house of representatives. They are so purely 
theoretical and show so clearly the dangers imagined by these 
most astute men that I quote: 

" I. The minority could negative the will of the majority of 
the people. 

" II. They could extort measures by making them the con- 
sideration of their assent to other necessary measures. 

" III. They could obtrude measures on the majority, by vir- 
tue of the peculiar powers which would be vested in the senate. 

" IV. The evil instead of being cured by time, would increase 
with every new state that should be admitted, as they must all 
be admitted on the principle of equality. 

" V. The perpetuity it would give to the preponderance of 
the northern against the southern scale was a serious considera- 
tion." 

On the 16th of July, the famous compromise, the Connecticut 
Compromise now styled, bom of the Connecticut idea, was 
passed. It has lately become the style to omit the qualification 
*' Connecticut " from accounts of this compromise. Mr. Mc- 
Laughlin, in his Confederation and Constitution, does this, but 
includes the name in the index. I am not ready to abandon it. 
The name not only shows the origin in the early law of Con- 
necticut, and in the practice of its later state constitution, but 
it raises a fitting memorial to the labors of Connecticut's trio in 
the Federal Convention. The records of the proceedings of this 
Convention are meagre enough, and we are largely dependent 
for our knowledge on the account of Mr. Madison, an opponent 
to the compromise, but even here the influence of the Connec- 
ticut delegation is most apparent. 

Their work fairly shouts for recognition. Cleverly, tact- 
fully, a speech here, a motion there, they opposed the two giants 
of the Convention, Madison and Wilson, against their opposi- 
tion securing on motion by Mr. Sherman the reference of the 



232 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

whole matter to a grand committee. Neither of the two oppo- 
nents was on this committee, which reported the compromise 
that was adopted. No chronicler states in so many words the 
influence of the Connecticut statesmen, but the policy adopted 
was their policy, fought for in the open and gained in clear 
parliamentary battle. The influence of an obscure continental 
geographer is considered to be decisive respecting the name of 
America, but the progressive weight of a century and a half of 
state practice and of the state's delegates in the convention is 
calmly ignored to-day. The name of Connecticut should still 
be prefixed to the compromise. 

In conclusion, a few facts in later American development will 
show how strikingly important was the adoption of a state's 
rights compromise, for even, after the adoption of the Consti- 
tution in 1789, the idea of particularism, of state against state, 
of section against section, as opposed to the more lofty idea of 
nationalism or union, gives proof of its root in American soil. 
Nullification was breathed in both north and south ; in 1798 in 
the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions, in 1814 when the Hart- 
ford convention made itself ridiculous by objections that were, 
fortunately, too late to have any weight. The Webster-Hayne 
debate in 1830, opened on the question of land, but inevitably 
developed into a memorable discussion of states' rights. In 
fact it was a problem of such deadly importance, that no nulli- 
fication, no debate, no threats of secession could settle it, noth- 
ing short of the sorrow and reality of civil war. But surely the 
compromise was a clear-sighted step in the right direction. The 
question is now so far a dead issue that election of state sena- 
tors by the people has been suggested, is accomplished through 
primary laws, and has even been advocated as part of a politi- 
cal platform by one of the two great parties of the country. 
Notice that the main objection to such popular election is not 
that the states will lose representation ; in fact, when such argu- 
ment is presented, a complete historical preface is necessary in 
order that an audience may understand the argument. 

We have seen the importance of the principles of the Fun- 
damental Orders of Connecticut when applied to the solution of 



THE EISLEY REUNION 233 

national difficulties. Naturally, one wonders what value there 
is in a constitution drawn up in a period of such stress and 
strain. It is hard for a contemporary to judge the comparative 
value of its own institutions. I shall not attempt to decide what 
the adoption of the constitution means to us now. That it 
hved during the first ten years is, to my mind, the greatest 
proof of its powerful vitality. That a document drawn up for 
a few people, is fitted for an immense people, seems strange, but 
it is proving itself yearly, at the same time showing the wisdom 
of those illustrious framers of the constitution. 

The national troubles of to-day, are present, insistent, seri- 
ous. But in the solution of all such problems, the element of 
time is all important. The Constitutional Convention of 1787, 
with its compromise constitution, placed the United States 
nearly one hundred years of time ahead of other nations. What 
this means to our generation may be adduced from a slight con- 
sideration of the time element in countries other than our own. 
Among other nations the Spain of to-day is hardly a factor ; 
her course has been downward from 1588 and before, till the 
decisive defeat of ten years ago. Turkey is still sick ; 1856 
and 1878, Crimea and Berlin have not been potent remedies. 
China is a bone of contention. Russia is big and spectacular, 
from the dress reforms of Peter the Great to the chimerical 
dream of universal rule by Christian pretensions, voiced in the 
Holy Alliance of 1815, a dream that found its awakening in the 
reactionary policy of that evil genius, Mettemich ; Russia is an 
overgrown boy, huge with pretensions, delighting in emanci- 
pation of serf and Red Cross reform, as well as in that other 
later dream of universal disarmament. But the boy grinds 
down Finland, justifies himself in it, and has only lately de- 
stroyed the censor's blue pencil. We gave up this censorship 
of the press shortly after our alien and sedition laws of 1798. 
Russia's progress is too jerky to arrive in time. Japan, slow 
but adaptive, will bear watching. Italy cannes her future in 
her own hands, but it was not till 1870, when the French troops 
abandoned Rome, and the temporal sovereignty of the Pope, 
dating back as far as 754, was given up, that Italy could face 



234 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

the world with a united front. The reckless courage of a Gari- 
baldi and the prudent diplomacy of a Cavour are fair to look 
upon, but 1870 is a far cry from 1789. And 1870 is almost 
the common continental starting point. Not till then did the 
blood and iron of Bismarck unite Germany under the headship 
of Prussia and give to the two hundred and more sovereign 
states, ladened with the heavy legacy of the past, the coveted 
opportunity of a united Germany. Austria, thrust out of the 
union by the six weeks' defeat of 1866, has a vast task imposed 
on her by her composite, disjointed population and by the other 
half of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 1870 also witnessed the 
third attempt at a republic in France within a century. Events 
of the last few years show us that her army is a menace to the 
institutions of France. Only lately is the church question ar- 
riving at a doubtful settlement. What of England? We have 
always been fighting England's battles. In spite of the Town- 
shend and the Quebec Act and the Repressive Acts, the colonies 
stood firmly for representation, and thus fought for what Eng- 
land's better judgment approved and approves to this day. 
England's political progress during the nineteenth century has 
been along the line of representation for the masses, and not 
till 1884, after previous partial successes, was the whole desire 
of her people gratified. When we fought the battles of the 
Revolution we were fighting battles of England's better judg- 
ment against a king and a majority that did not represent 
her. Future years will reveal to us, who see dimly now, the 
paramount advantage of this start of a century in political 
practice. Do these facts become wearisome? Then why re- 
view them? Because I believe Benjamin Franklin was right 
when he said, " God rules in the aflfairs of men," and, further, 
that God's rule is not capricious. There is a line of progress 
discernible in every nation, and that line is constant. We be- 
gan early with the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut and are 
still pushing on. 

And just because I believe all this and because I am proud 
that Richard Risley sat in the assembly, which aided so greatly 
in giving us a right start, do I want other Risleys to con- 



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tribute to the sanity, and aid in the progress of our great 
Constitutional Government. 

THE NOON HOUR 

Under the efficient leadership of Charles R. Risley, of Silver 
Lane, and his able committee, at the noon hour a most bounti- 
ful repast was provided for the several hundred guests. The 
spacious dining room of the church was filled, and a long table 
was spread in the church yard under the shade of the New 
England elms. 






ADDRESS OF HENRY M. LOVE 

The New England Church of Utica, N. Y. 

The Church was the original New England community. Re- 
ligious freedom was the quest on which the fathers set sail, on 
an untried sea, for a land almost unknown. Nearly three hun- 
dred years have passed since the footstep of civilization was 
set on the New England shore and from the free church there 
established, free government has developed. So frequently is 
the attention called to the men and events of the Revolutionary 
period, that we perhaps overlook the history of times, earlier 
but none the less important because formative of principles 
which survive to this day. 

It is over one hundred and twenty-five years since our fathers 
bore arms for Independence, but it was much longer than that 
before the Revolution, that our father's fathers, persecuted in 
a holier cause, driven from their fatherland, planted the Church 
of God in this wilderness. Let us not forget that religious 
liberty was before civil liberty, and question whether the latter 
would have been possible, save for the spirit that descended, 
pure and virile, to the Revolutionary heroes through the gener- 
ations that had lived, wrought and died since the days of Ply- 
mouth Rock. 

It is meet that we, heirs of this blood, should, on this spot, 
and after the lapse of years, pay reverent tribute to them and 
to Him, who, through a quarter of a millenium, hath brought 
us hither. 

The causes of the establishment of the New England church 
are historic. Henry VIII, it will be remembered, severed all 
ties with the church of Rome, and made himself the head of the 
Church as well as the State. This was no betterment in the 
minds of the Reformers. Some of these, while willing to acknow- 
ledge and sustain the church of the King, desired changes in 
matter of creed and practice. There were others whose views 




First Church of Hartford. C'oxx. 
Establislicd by Rev. Thomas Hooker, in i')33. 



THE RISLEY REUNION 237 

could scarce be reconciled with any elements of the old system. 
About 1550, in the short reign of Edward VI conditions were 
bettered, but the improvement was as short lived as the King 
himself, who died before manhood. Then came Mary who mar- 
ried Philip II of Spain and who re-established Romanism, 
cloaked with many sombre vestments of the Inquisition. Of 
course, persecution was the lot of all who dared to protest, and 
many such hied themselves to foreign lands. 

In 1558 Elizabeth came to the throne. Whatever her way 
was, she was bound to have it. She was the head of the church, 
and there was to be but one church in all her realm. Many 
of her subjects, and whose number was growing, still believed 
that many reforms should be made, at least in the practices of 
the church. These were called Puritans. Again there were 
others who would have nothing of the established church, and 
such were called Separatists. They who were satisfied with the 
existing order of religious affairs were known as Conformists, 
and were the chosen of her Majesty Elizabeth. To make all 
men conform was her will and to accomplish this she bent her 
energies. She established a New Court where offenders in 
matters of religion were tried by commissioners of her own 
choosing, not by jury. The offences were for breach of re- 
quirements which are seemingly trivial but the principles were 
important. The wearing of vestments, the use of the ring in 
marriage, and the sign of the cross, for instance, were remnants 
of Popery and obnoxious to many. Punishment was given with- 
out stint to all who refused to observe the prescribed forms, 
and was particularly visited upon the clergy inclusive of many 
of the most intelligent and influential of these. In 1603, James 
became King and he also made both law and gospel to suit 
himself. Meanwhile hundreds and thousands fled the country 
to escape persecution. Naturally, such as worshipped together 
went together into exile, the pastor, teacher and congregation 
casting their all into a common lot. One such church people 
removed to Amsterdam, then to Leyden, and from that body, 
a number voyaged to the New World and landed at Plymouth 
Rock in 1620. Charles I came next to the throne but the same 



238 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

abuses continued, until they eventually culminated in the up- 
rising of Cromwell's day. 

In 1629 a royal charter was granted to the governor and 
company of Massachusetts Bay in New England which was an 
invitation for all the disaffected to seek a home across the sea. 
In 1633 a company of people from several towns in the county 
of Essex, England, located in America at Newtown or Cam- 
bridge. They were known as the Braintree Company. They 
had in England become attached to a certain prominent 
preacher and were willing to emigrate to the New World for 
the sake of having Mr, Hooker for their minister. The his- 
tory of this church has been set forth by one of its late Pastors, 
Rev. George L. Walker, and it will of course be understood 
that no results of original research are here recorded. So, too, 
the early history of our country is easily accessible. The re- 
lation of the New England church to the Civil goveimment of 
the time is, however, a subject of such interest that a few 
words may be given it. 

The early settlers of New England came to this country with 
their ties and affiliations already established. They were con- 
gregations of worshippers seeking a home where they could 
worship in freedom. The church organization was the center 
of their life and activity. They were not individual adven- 
turers, seeking such fortunes as they might wrest from a New 
World, . . . they were rather like the children of Israel 
making a hegira to serve their God in a promised land. They 
fled from a place where the church and the state were one. 
Yet the very conditions of their coming seems to have created 
just such a union. The church being their chief est concern, 
extended its control to all their affairs. Such a union was not 
tolerable to a congregation of Puritans whose power was ex- 
hausted by a protest, but no iniquity was seen when the church 
included all members of the community and all were under its 
rule. 

The theory that the religious community was paramount 
and the civil subservient, executive only of the will of God as 
given out by the church, seems to have been accepted as un- 



THE RISLEY REUNION 239 

written law. And so it was said that whatever John Cotton 
preached at Boston the General Council enacted into law. On 
the other hand, the churches were, like individuals, under the 
charter government from which sprang all civil rights, and 
the General Court or Assembly exercised a supervisory power 
in the temporalities of the church. The relationship is perhaps 
difficult to state exactly, but it arose because the church peo- 
ple were able to have their own exclusive way, for which indeed 
they migrated, and it ended only with their power to work 
their will. While it survived, the power was as tyrannous as 
any, made no allowance for variations of belief, and bowels of 
compassion it had none. But as the tide of immigration waxed 
great and religious and temporal interests became more diverse, 
the authority of the church fell into its own proper channel, 
k few instances will illustrate the relationship of which we 
have spoken. In 1634 Mr. Hooker, with others, was called on 
to reprove John Eliot for some pulpit utterances relating to 
the peace made with the Pequots. We have seen that Mr. 
Hooker's church applied to the General Court for leave to 
move from Newtown. Again, Mr. Hooker was appointed to 
deal with Roger Williams who, among other offences, had ad- 
vised his church to renounce communion with other churches. 
Arguments were ineffective, however, save the final one ad- 
vanced by the Court, ordering him to leave the jurisdiction. 
Mr. Endicott of Salem cut the cross out of the flag seeing it 
as an idolatrous symbol. Town Commissioners took up the 
matter and gave him a light sentence, as he did it " out of 
tenderness of conscience." Mr. Hooker was involved in the 
controversy. Other illustrations will come to mind and some 
be mentioned hereafter. 

This coincidence between the civil and the religious organi- 
zations suggests, however, what may have been the preponder- 
ating reason for the migration to Connecticut. The settlers 
came in communities each with its head. The New England 
clergy were quite generally men of strong character and 
marked ability. Each community was, in a sense, distinctive, 
with its peculiarities and ideals. It was natural that they 



240 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

should seek a field in which to develop in their own way, un- 
trammeled by close neighborhood to others who might, singly 
or in combinations, exert an undesirable influence or authority. 
Each church body was sufficient unto itself, for its concerns, 
and for all those of each of its members. And when we con- 
sider that the men of that day were vigorous in mind and body, 
were not without means, and were pioneers who had set their 
hearts on freedom, we see how natural it was that they should 
not pause in the shadow of the Boston churches but go fur- 
ther and in the wilderness seek freedom which was perfect. 

Thomas Hooker the first pastor was a man of great en- 
dowments and much learning. He had the benefit of a uni- 
versity education and of association with many prominent 
and learned men, by whom he was held in high esteem, both 
for his exalted Christian character and intellectual attain- 
ments. 

Shortl}^ before his exile from England he was invited to 
give a series of lectures in the church of St. Marys, at Chelms- 
ford, not far from London. Such lectures afforded an op- 
portunity for teaching Puritanism, and were attended by 
many of the best people of the time and neighborhood, among 
whom was the Earl of Warwick. 

These labors resulted in great betterment, rousing and con- 
solidating the interest of the people and also exciting anew 
the attention of Bishop Laud, who was determined to crush 
Hooker, of whom it was reported to Laud that he "surpasses 
them all for learning, and some other considerable parts, 
and gains more and far greater followers than all before him." 
The result was that Mr. Hooker was driven to Holland, after- 
ward barely escaping from England, whither he had come to 
take ship to America. 

The Rev. Samuel Stone, a man of fine education and many 
graces of mind and heart, was asociated with Mr. Hooker as 
Teacher of the church; with these two was associated Mr. 
William Goodwin, the Ruling Elder. The office of ruling 
elder was a nuisance and some of the brethern completely filled 
the office. The title and place soon fell into disuse, this church 



THE RISLEY REUNION 241 

having but the one such officer and he removed to Hadley in 
1660 with other aggrieved members. 

On arriving at Connecticut, land was purchased from the 
Indians, and village lots laid out and apportioned. One of 
the holders, as shown on the map of 1640, was Richard Risley, 
the name on the list of original proprietors being spelled with 
a W. His lot was near the southwesterly bound of the village. 

A meeting house was built on a tract of land including the 
present State House Square. This building was soon replaced 
by one on the Meeting House Yard and near the present 
comer of State St. A burial ground was first made in 
Meeting House Square, but was soon disused in favor of that 
adjacent to the church buildings on Main Street. 

While the Connecticut settlement had at first been under 
the rule of Commissioners appointed by the Massachusetts 
Court, in 1638 a General Court was constituted in the Colony. 
About the same time was the Hutchinson controversy, Mrs. 
Anne Hutchinson advancing certain doctrines which were dis- 
approved by the churches, and the outcome of which affair 
was her excommunication and banishment. This dissention 
particularly affected the churches of Boston and vicinity but 
it was treated in a Synod of the Churches in the entire Colony, 
of which Mr. Hooker was one of the moderators. That body 
formulated a statement, expressive of doctrines which it deemed 
erroneous. From time to time, by the wisdom of such repre- 
sentative bodies, questions of doctrine were clarified and the 
conclusions expressed in definite form. And such was the 
sincere piety, the exhaustive study and intellectual acumen 
with which these matters were addressed, that the fathers may 
well, even to this day, be deemed to have spoken with authority. 

The influence of Thomas Hooker being so great in the church 
and the civil interests being so intimately joined with those 
which pertained to religion, it would be surprising had he 
not made his genius felt in aff^airs of state. 

Connecticut claims the " first written constitution," pro- 
mulgated in Hooker's day. In May, 1638, he preached a 
sermon before the General Court, then recently organized to 



242 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

formulate a local government, in which he stated the doc- 
trines that choice of magistrates belongs to the people, 
by God's own allowance, that the privilege of election must be 
exercised under the will and law of God and that they who 
appoint officers must have the power to fix their bounds, all 
because the basis of authority is in the free consent of the 
people, by which they are the more inclined to obedience. 

It seems inconceivable that to that day, doctrines should 
have been unuttered, which to us seem so elementary and well 
set. 

There were before Hooker's day men of greater statesman- 
ship and genius. But Constitutions are results, not causes. 
These principles were not hewn freehand out of the solid rock 
of human thought, they were the product of experience. 

The church was practicaly the first form of local govern- 
ment. It was the expression of the will of God, by the com- 
munity of the members, through a common covenant, inclusive 
of all individuals and working out its own ends. Such was the 
organization with which Mr. Hooker was familiar and which, 
in fact, had the power of civil government until non-church 
members became so numerous as to have common interests and 
power too strong for the church to supervise and control. 
Too great a credit cannot be given to Mr. Hooker, but we must 
not overlook the fact that our present theory of government 
was very largely the evolution of the New England churches. 
As it was, years and years passed before the mixed relation- 
ship of the spiritual and the temporal power was finally solved. 
It is curious to note for instance, that in 1657, the General 
Court ordered that, being sensible of the dangers to the Com- 
monwealth, from heretics, Quakers, Adamites and the like, no 
town or person should harbor any such, under certain penalties. 
That was a great and present peril, the coming of settlers who 
were not in full harmony with the church and its rule, because 
thereby that rule must suffer. To preserve the integrity of 
Its sway, the church was obliged to assert and even enforce 
its dominion over all in the community. And it was not until 
later on that it was fully appreciated that Hooker's doctrines 



THE RISLEY REUNION ' 24i3 

were applicable to civil government entirely dissociated from 
the church rule, as they had been from the first the only basis 
of such sovereignty. 

July 7, 1647, at the age of 61 and after a pastorate of 
over 13 years, Thomas Hooker died and was buried in the 
church yard, a monument being placed in 1818 to mark the 
supposed tomb. Rev. Samuel Stone his former associate suc- 
ceeded to the charge. He died July 20, 1663, having served 13 
years and 9 months with Hooker, 13 years alone and about 
3 years with his associate and successor. Rev. John Whiting. 
Mr. Stone's time was largely spent in a church quarrel. Cotton 
Mather said that the cause of it was as obscure as the source 
of the Connecticut river. Its history is almost as long as the 
river and will not be traced. 

During the quarrel a number, including brother Goodwin, 
withdrew and, about 1659 made a settlement at Hadley, with- 
in the " pious and Godly government " of Massachusetts. 

Rev. John Whiting was associated with Mr. Stone in 1660 
and succeeded him in 1663, continuing till 1670 when he be- 
came pastor of the Second Church of Hartford. 

Shortly after Mr. Stone's death, Rev. Joseph Haynes be- 
came associated with Mr. Whiting, remaining associate pas- 
tor till 1670, and the sole pastor till his death, 1679. 

It was to be expected that the question as to who were en- 
titled to the full rights of church membership would soon de- 
mand attention. Distinct from full communicants were half- 
way covenanters, as they were termed, who subscribed to the 
doctrines of the church and were in form members and, in fact, 
supporters of it, but professed no such Christian experience 
as to entitle them to full Communion. It seems that originally 
only communicants had a voice, for instance, in choosing a 
pastor, though all were obligated to his support. 

It was like taxation without representation, to be obliged to 
support a church in which one had no voice. It was both a 
political question and one of church government. 

About 1664, William Pitkin and others of Hartford peti- 
tioned the General Court, requesting that for the future no law 



244* THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

may be " of any force to make us pay or contribute to the main- 
tenance of any minister or officer of the church that will ne- 
glect .... to take care of us as of such members of the church 
as are under his or their charge or care." 

A difference of opinion between the two pastors, Mr. Whiting 
and Mr. Haynes, as to the right to baptism brought the con- 
troversy of the day into the First Church. The idea of Hooker's 
day was that only visible saints were proper to compose the 
visible church and they only who could respond to certain 
tests of Christian experience were visible saints. Under the 
parish system across the seas, baptism of itself made one a 
member of the church. Mr. Whiting was for the limited mem- 
bership plan and Mr. Haynes for extending the right to bap- 
tism. Finally, in 1670, Mr. Whiting and his party, by the 
advice of a church council, and with the consent of the General 
Court, withdrew and formed the Second Church. 

About this time it became the law that where there should 
be more than one religious body in a town, they should severally 
fix a sum for maintenance of each, to one of which each person 
should contribute. Such charges were collectible as were other 
town rates. 

About 1680, Isaac Foster was ordained to the pastorate and 
died in 1682 at the age of 30. So early summoned to full day 
by the inexorable watch, his remains lie in the same hallowed 
precincts as do Hooker's, suggesting the wide difference in 
the two lives. The absence of church records forbids an ac- 
count of the young pastor's work. He was, however, highly 
esteemed by the prominent men of his time, and was eminent 
for piety. How bright his day might have been, who can tell. 

Next came Timothy Woodbridge who had charge of the 
church for about two years before he was ordained in 1685. 
He continued in the service in all about 49 years, next to the 
longest term of any of the ministers, dying in 1732. 

Throughout these many years he was a foremost figure in 
the Connecticut Colony, and there were several matters of pub- 
lic concern which invoked his good offices. 

The state of religion had languished for some years before 



THE RISLEY REUNION 245 

he began his ministry. The half way covenant was largely 
responsible for this. It was one of the untoward consequences 
of the organization of society, seeming a necessary expedient 
for including in the church those who professed no religious 
experience. It illustrates the vacuity of the idea that the church 
is benefitted by the mere accession of numbers and is not de- 
pendent solely upon the spiritual strength of its membership. 

This period also witnessed the re-establishment of the Eng- 
lish Monarchy and the attempted seizure of the original charter 
which was spirited away in the darkness. 

Yale College was founded about the beginning of the Cen- 
tury which dawned during this ministry, Mr. Woodbridge 
taking a prominent part in the work, and being very strenuous 
and persistent to secure its location at Hartford. 

The East Hartford Church was founded about this time. 
The consent of the Hartford societies was first had, with the 
proviso that all west side land and such on the east side as was 
owned by west-siders should contribute to the Hartford 
churches, but the court in 1702, ordered that all persons on 
the east side should pay to the society there. 

Mr. Woodbridge was followed by Daniel Wadsworth who 
served until his death in 1747. 

It was in his time that a new meeting house was built and 
the preaching of Rev. George Whitfield made him famous 
throughout New England. 

The building project was launched about 1727 and the edi- 
fice was dedicated December 30, 1739. The intervening time 
was largely spent in disputing about its location. The As- 
sembly was petitioned, giving approval to one and to another 
place, as pleased the majority of the church people, its final 
sanction being given in May, 1737 to a location covering part 
of the burial plot. 

The occupancy of the new church gave occasion for further 
dissatisfaction in the seating of members, which was done by 
committee without regard to the comparative dignity and 
importance of the several families. 

The work of Mr. Whitfield in 1740 had a deep effect. None 



246 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

can question that the personal and close attention that had 
been given to the subject of religion in the few preceeding 
years liad produced its natural beneficient result. There came 
a season known as the " Great Awakening " dating from about 
1735. 

Whitfield's success must have been enlarged by such a con- 
dition. But there were some other reasons for the attention he 
received. He was a young and elegant Episcopal clergyman 
of England, who had already become famous both at home and 
in the colonies. It may be that his fiery appeals were necessary 
to disturb the quiet of some souls, as it undoubtedly did. But 
his fanciful and extravagant utterances roused the emulation 
of many who were less enlightened and whose zeal carried them 
far beyond the limits of common sense and embroiled the people 
and churches. To quell this the Assembly made an effort, which 
was quite an extreme, and brought its attendant train of dis- 
cord. The Hartford Association, as did others, declined to 
open its pulpits to Mr. Whitfield on a second visit which was 
projected about 1745. 

Mr. Wadsworth died November 12, 1747, and was succeeded 
by Edward Dorr early in the following year, and whose pastor- 
ate extended until his death in 1772. From 1748 until 1795, 
has been called the period of the " Great Decline " in religion. 
Mr. Dorr's ministry was measurably successful, but there were 
many church people who were content to be of the covenant 
but not solicitious of a spiritual regeneration. Many influences 
conduced to this, as may be seen in the history of that time. 
Among the causes was the spirit of controversy, which still 
survived the Whitfield days, and also the fact that the French 
and English war demanded so much of time and cost. About 
1762 an attempt was made to estabhsh an Episcopal church 
in Hartford and the foundation of a building was laid. 

Episcopacy was the established religion of England and our 
fathers looked with concern upon the attempt to plant it in 
New England. It was feared as an encroachment which would 
in time imperil if not destroy religious and civil freedom in 
the colonies, being as it was the child of a foreign state owning 



THE RISLEY REUNION 247 

a monarch as its head. The fear was perhaps exaggerated 
as there were among the 4,881 people of Hartford in 1774, but 
111 Episcopahans. 

We now come to the pastorate of Nathan Strong from 1774 
to 1816 one of the most important in its influences for the cause 
of liberty and the spiritual growth of the church. Mr. Strong 
was graduated at Yale in the same class with Timothy Dwight 
and of equal class standing with him. Of him it was said by 
president Stiles that he was the most universal scholar that he 
ever knew. 

His varied and ample talents, gracing him as the vestments 
of a prince, made him a conspicuous figure among the men of 
his time. He was able, with ease and force, to occupy a sphere 
which was not limited by the duties of a pastorate. 

The formative period following the successful issue of the 
Revolution was perhaps as perilous as the war itself. Had the 
Federal Constitution not been adopted as it was, the several 
interests which were then united might have diverged further 
and further, each gaining force until a union had become, well- 
nigh impossible. But at this time he published a series of 
articles which, coming from a man of such influence, must 
have exerted a tremendous power for the adoption of the Con- 
stitution, which occurred in his church in 1788. 

He also published sermons and articles and with others 
prepared the Hartford Selection of Hymns, which had a wide 
circulation and extensive use. In 1797 he was active in form- 
ing a Missionary Society, which was merged in the Missionary 
Society of Connecticut, and in connection with which he estab- 
lished a magazine which was published for several years. 

He was for a time engaged in the distilling business with a 
man named Smith. In this he was unsuccessful and by the 
offices of the sheriff was relieved from further care in that di- 
rection. The work of the church most deeply concerns us now, 
and in that there was a great vintage. At Dr. Strong's ac- 
cession there were but 15 male communicants. In the early 
years of his ministry there was no great growth, but later on, 
under his kindly, earnest and judicious devotion, there were 



248 THE DESCENDANTS OF EICHARD EISLEY 

repeated awakenings and many were added to the church. A 
new edifice was erected in 1807 followed by an additional so- 
ciety building in 1814. 

This interesting and successful ministry ended with the death 
of Dr. Strong on Christmas day, 1816. 

He was followed by Joel Howes who was active pastor from 
1818 to 1864 and pastor emeritus until his death in 1867, con- 
cluding thus a term of over 49 years, the longest of any of the 
ministers of that church. His pastorate was not an incident 
of his career but his life itself. As his service stands out thus 
unique, so does the man. He is not to be likened to his pred- 
ecessors who were born and reared under auspicious influences. 
His life and work illustrates the possibilities of good timber 
and the figure is not inappropriate, for his early years, devoid 
of religious training and surroundings, were much spent in the 
pastimes of the forest and unconventional life. Quite sud- 
denly he came to his religious and intellectual awakening. His 
success proves that he had a mind and character of great 
native worth. He might well be taken as a type of rugged 
American manhood, the product of the Revolutionary days. 
He was a man of one purpose. Apparently void of the dis- 
coursive talents of his predecessor, all his efforts were given 
directly to the work of his pastorate. Yet his influence was not 
less than earlier pastors, but was deep, strong and lasting. 
Under his care the records of the church were more correctly 
kept and pains were taken in the matter of gospel discipline. 

Among the first efforts was the organization of Sunday 
School work and in 1819 came an important revival which was 
followed by many others throughout his life. He had a special 
interest in young men and delivered a series of lectures ad- 
dressed to them. These were published in successive editions. He 
published other writings each of which had the same definite 
purpose. The great upbuilding of the church under his min- 
istry enabled it to survive successive migrations at the found- 
ing of new churches. 

In 1824, about 100 left to organize the North Church; in 
1832 others went to form the Free or Fourth Church ; October, 



THE RISLEY REUNION 249 

1852, a party went to establish the Pearl Street Church and 
in 1865, some took part in starting the Asylum Hill Church. 

Rev. Wolcott Calkins was associated with Dr. Howes for 
about two years, until 1864. He was succeeded by Rev. George 
H. Gould, who continued after the death of Dr. Howes until 
1870. 

Rev. Elias H. Richardson was next, serving from 1872 until 
1879. After him came Rev. George Leon Walker whose work 
has included an extended history of the church, to which credit 
is due for the particulars here given. The details of recent 
years we leave to the chronicler of the future. Here ends our 
story of a venerable institution, the type of many another 
tabernacle set up by our fathers in the New England wilder- 
ness. They were men of faith, were our fathers. Their religion 
was a hardy growth touching every concern of life. It had 
peculiarities of color and form, natural and perhaps necessary 
in their day, and possibly unnecessary in our present mode. 
But all harshness is redeemed by their sincere piety. They 
were possessed of reverence for God, believed His word and 
acknowledged His rightful dominion. In their lives was a deep 
and vibrant undertone of spiritual vigor. They built a theo- 
logy deep and strong. Religion can not survive creeds, and 
well would it be for us to lay hold of the doctrines which made 
our fathers' lives what they were. By these the church survived 
its days of travail, even those of the half-way covenant. Reli- 
gion pure and undefiled, the men of the world respect and to 
such will they cleave, if to any. 

By such alone can the church do its work, nor will the tink- 
ling of cymbals, the herding of the curious, nor imitation 
fleshpots, nor costly attire avail it aught. 



ADDRESS OF LESLIE L. BREWER 

The Location of the Early Risleys in Hartford 

Relatives and Friends: 

I have been requested to say a few words about the location 
of the early Risleys in Hartford ; to tell you something about 
the kind and character of the men and women through 
whom you may trace your origin. I may say without seeming 
to boast that they are such that no one need feel ashamed: in^ 
deed! they have cause to feel justly proud. This statement is 
not my own personal opinion. History to-day lies an open 
book so that he who runs may read : in it you will find recorded 
the noble deeds performed by the bravest and most progressive 
men of all ages, and here you will find that the name of Risley 
is not wanting. 

Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg address said : " Four 
score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this 
continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to 
the principle that all men are created equal." 

About three centuries ago our common ancestor, Richard 
Risley and less than one hundred other brave souls under the 
leadership of Rev. Thomas Hooker emigrated from the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay Colony because of oppression: journeyed 
through the wilderness, enduring the greatest hardships : and 
finally settled in the Connecticut Valley at Hartford, forming 
the first permanent white settlement within the limits of the 
Commonwealth of Connecticut. Most of us to-day, in reading 
history and tracing the beginning and growth of our country, 
fall short of giving to the sturdy pioneer who settled this 
wilderness his just measure of credit. To us the early struggles, 
hardships and growth from settlements to colonies and thence 
to states, furnish interesting reading: to them the danger and 
privations were all too real. Starting in oppression they were 
obliged to encounter every species of danger, even to famine. 




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All for what? — Freedom to worship God and live their life 
according to their own ideals. Their eyes were fixed upon the 
blue vault of Heaven ; their trust in God. Side by side among 
the wanderers traveled the little prattling child and the more 
hardy adventurer. The chubby face and the haggard, angular 
visage were both turned toward the cloudless Heavens in heart- 
felt entreaty to the One Supreme Being for guidance and com- 
fort. Far away to the southward, there lay a fertile valley, 
trodden only by the wild beasts of the forests, inhabitated only 
by the Indians. Such was the scene that met the eyes of the 
weary wanderers. 

Richard RIsley, the founder of the name In America, was 
in lineage a Norman, In religion a Puritan. He was born prob- 
ably in Lancastershire or Oxfordshire, England, prior to 1615. 
At an early age he emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony 
in {he good ship Grifpn, sailing July 15th, 1633, in company 
with Rev. Thomas Hooker and his httle band of followers. 

The Griffin brought from England nearly the whole mem- 
bership of Hooker's church in Braintree numbering less than one 
hundred persons. They landed In Boston harbor In September 
of the same year and settled at Cambridge, where Rev. Thomas 
Hooker was made pastor of the new church In October. There 
existed at this time in the Massachusetts Bay and Salem Col- 
onies a struggle for power between the Church and Civil Magi- 
strates, in which Hooker's company did not participate ; and 
accordingly they secured permission of the General Court to 
remove to the Connecticut Valley, where Deacon Wm. Good- 
win and Rev. Wm. Stone, as trustees, had secured from the 
Indians a tract of land embracing the present city of Hart- 
ford with the adjoining towns of East Hartford, Manchester 
and West Hartford and Farmington. In the month of May 
1636 the entire Hooker Company set out for this destination, 
through the tractless wilderness, driving their cattle before 
them. A division of land was made In what is now the center 
of Hartford. Each male member of the Company was given 
two and one-half acres and was required to build a house on 
his land within one year or forfeit his portion to the Colony. 



252 



THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 



The land allotted to Richard Risley, on which he built a 
house was located on that part of Lafayette Street, running 
south of the Connecticut Capitol, the house being situated at 
the first angle in this street. This street was then known as 
Cooper Lane and the land mentioned must have been on what 
is now Ward Street. The present Ward and Webster Streets 
are a continuation of Cooper Lane. In the following year the 
Connecticut settlers were forced to unite for their defense 
against the Pequot Indians against whom Richard probably 
served. 

In 1638 Richard participated in the adoption of a document 
called the " Fundamental Order," the first written constitu- 
tion known to history. In or prior to 1640 Richard was mar- 
ried, the maiden name of his wife is unknown. They were 
blessed with three children, Sarah, Samuel and Richard, jr. 
These children were all baptized in the First Church of Hart- 
ford. Richard and his wife lived, prior to the birth of Richard, 
jr., at Hockanum on the east side of the great river, on the 
land now occupied by the Oasis Club-house. He was also owner 
of considerable land in Hartford and East Hartford as shown 
by the land records and various deeds. In October, 1648, 
Richard died at Hockanum. There was filed in Court that 
year the inventory of his estate, amounting in all to about 
seven hundred dollars. The various pieces of land deeded 
by Richard, jr. (2), to his children were located at Hockanum 
east of that river between Hockanum River and Pewter Pot 
brook, the division line between East Hartford and Glaston- 
bury. 

As I glance over this assemblage and my mind reverts to the 
first sturdy pioneer Richard, who was as it were the trunk and 
you the branches of the tree; the question naturally comes to 
us all, what spirit prompted our early ancestors to forego all 
the comforts of an advanced civilization? I will attempt to 
answer " It was the spirit of liberty that gave to America its 
Puritan Pilgrims who were willing to do, dare and suffer, in 
order that they might form the little republic of the Lords 
Free People, and who by their righteous and sturdy independ- 



THE EISLEY REUNION 253 

ence laid the foundation for that system which ripened into 
" the government of the people, by the people and for the 
people." 

Dr. Samuel Risley of Philadelphia was, at the last minute, 
unable to come to this meeting. 

Miss Olive Risley Seward, on account of illness was obliged 
to telegraph her regrets. 



ADDRESS OF MRS. ZADA RISLEY SMITH, OF 

HAMILTON, N. Y. 

In March 1788 one David Risley 3rd, son of Moses Risley 
of East Hartford, Connecticut, after a months travel in a 
westward direction, joined Hugh White the first settler in 
Oneida Co., New York; a friend from the home state. That 
spring, by the aid of his ox team, a clearing was made, crops 
were planted and a log cabin erected on a piece of land, south 
of the present village of New Hartford, N. Y. Here he died 
in 1838. His children were Electa Randall of New Hartford, 
Cynthia Clark, who lived in New Jersey, Lucy Foster of New 
Hartford, David Hamilton, who died in his country's service 
at sea, and George W. who emigrated to Virginia and from 
there to Illinois. The military records of New York State 
show that David Risley was an ensign in 1795, and later ad- 
jutant and captain. 

Encouraged by his brother's report of the boundless pos- 
sibilities of the new country, Elijah who was David's senior by 
ten years, followed him hither, sometime before 1790, but does 
not appear to have taken up lands within the present bound- 
aries of New Hartford, but located subsequently within the 
vicinity of Cazenovia, Madison County, N. Y., where he re- 
sided till 1806 when he again emigrated with his family this 
time to Fredonia, then Canadaway, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
where his descendants now live. Miss Olive Risley Seward who 
is expected to be present with us to-day being his great grand- 
child. 

It was Elijah Risley in company with Jedediah Sanger and 
Samuel Wells who, July 11th, 1793, began the publication of 
the first newspaper west of the Hudson Valley " The Whites- 
town Gazette." At this time the nearest paper mill was at 
Albany the paper from which, with the type, was brought 
from that city, a three weeks' journey. 



THE RISl-EY REUNION 255 

This journalistic enterprise judged by the standard of a 
modern metropohtan publication seems diminutive, but when 
viewed in the light of the then existing conditions, it was an 
effort worthy of all credit. The present Utica Herald Dis- 
patch is the fruit of the seed then planted. 

The paper was short lived, two copies are now in existence 
in Utica, N. Y. It was a two-page sheet, below the title of 
which it is stated that the printing was done opposite " to the 
meeting house " meaning the Presbyterian church in New Hart- 
ford, which was organized by a society meeting called accord- 
ing to law, held at a bam of Jedediah Sanger of Whitestown 
on the 6th of July, 1791, by the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, jr. 

There was no telegraphic or editorial news beyond expressing 
the importance of a public newspaper in a growing community. 
One Mr. Merrill advertises that unless certain debtors pay, they 
will be prosecuted. 

Allen Risley, the 2nd brother of David and 8th child of Moses 
of East Hartford, Connecticut, died in 1836 on the premises 
which he had cleared of the virgin forest and where he had built 
a log house in 1790. His home was south and east of the 
present village of New Hartford on what is known as the 
Chuckery Road. On March 25th, 1797, Allen Risley was ap- 
pointed Lieutenant from Herkimer Co. 

The fourth brother, Moses, a revolutionary soldier settled 
near Oneida Lake, N. Y., at Fish Creek between 1790—1800. 
He was original in speech and manner and it was related that 
one day in a spirit of peculiar hilarity he tied a brush-harrow 
to a bull's tail and set the animal loose in a field of growing 
wheat. His vigorous mirth was a measure of his mind and the 
mischief done a fair exponent of his deed. 

William Risley, who was undoubtedly a descendant of Rich- 
ard 1st of Hartford, Connecticut, is said to have been born at 
Patchogue, Long Island. He served throughout the entire 
revolution and was honorably discharged after the battle of 
Yorktown. In 1789 he emigrated to Sanquoit and for several 
years was employed as a miller. He moved into Herkimer Co. 
where he erected Risley's Mill, one of several which he after- 



256 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD BISLEY 

ward acquired and operated. He retained until his death the 
appellation of " Honest Bill," in recognition of the fact that he 
took honest toll from the grist brought to him to be ground. 
The old hero and soldier died suddenly in Litchfield, N. Y., in 
1854 at the age of 79. His oldest son Eli continued to run the 
mill until his own death, which was caused by a fall from the 
dam he was repairing. 

It it known that Richard Risley of East Hartford, Con- 
necticut, settled in Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y., about 1800. His 
military career is noteworthy because of his connection as 
sergeant with Col. Jemson's dragoons who had the honor of 
capturing Major Andre and exposing the conduct of Benedict 
Arnold. His oldest son was named Jemson in honor of his 
Colonel. Most of his descendants are in Genesee Co., N. Y. 

Jonathan Risley married Phoebe Deming. My great grand- 
father was the son of Nathaniel Risley of East Hartford. His 
family record was secured from this First Church of East Hart- 
ford. In 1792 he emigrated with a part of his family to N. Y. 
state and settled in the north west comer of Brookfield, Madi- 
son Co. It was here in a log house that their youngest child, 
Sylvester, my grandfather, was born, June 12th, 1797, on lot 
13 of the 19th township of the Twenty Towns, so called. The 
Twenty Towns were on the west side of the Unadilla River, 
Township No. 1 being at the junction of the Susquehanna and 
Chenango ; No. 20 in Sangerfield and Bridgewater. 

This land embraced in the Twenty Towns was ceded to the 
state by the Indians in a treaty negotiated by Governor Clin- 
ton at Fort Schuyler, now Utica, and opened to settlers in '89 
and '90. The lands embraced in townships 18 and 20 and all 
lands in Brookfield not then occupied were conveyed January 
1st, 1795, to Michael Meyers, Jedediah Sanger and John I. 
Morgan. My great grandfather must have acquired his land 
previous to this time, as the books of John Morgan show he 
never had a title to lot 13 in the 19th township. The same year 
that Jonathan settled in Brookfield, his eldest son, Jonathan, 
jr., with his wife, Lucy Benton, settled in the Sanquoit Valley. 
Jonathan was a man of the marked characteristics, which per- 



THE EISI^Y REUNION 257 

talned to the early Risley settlers. He possessed a strong and 
vigorous judgment, was quick to resent injustice, abhored op- 
pression in any form and showed great energy and persever- 
ance and an indomitable will. It took him five days to take a 
grist of 60 pounds from Madison County to Whitestown to 
be ground, twenty miles on an Indian trail. The nearest black- 
smith was at Clinton, a five days distance. For years he kept 
a hotel in the frame house, which succeeded the log house as a 
dwelling on lot 13. The frame of this house is now covered 
and used as a bam on the premises, owned many years by my 
grandfather and father and later by his brother until their 
death. In 1895 it passed out of the family. He died here in 
1813 and is now buried in the old Tarry town Cemetery near 
Sangerfield, N. Y., which through the efforts of Mr. Edwin 
Risley has recently been put into creditable condition. His 
sons, Eleazer, Elisha, Chauncey, and daughter, Hannah, who 
married John Chambers, settled near their father in Madison 
Co. and many of their descendants reside in that vicinity to-day. 
Chauncey died at Sackett's Harbor as a soldier of the war of 
1812 ; he left a daughter, the late Mrs. Walter Todd of Vernon, 
N. Y. Elizur, who died in Madison, was the grandfather of 
Mr. Reuben Risley and great grandfather of Prof. Adna Wood 
Risley. 

The youngest son of Jonathan, my grandfather Sylvester, 
always resided and died on the land of lot 13 of the 19th town- 
ship. He with his wife. Thankful Brewer, to whom he was mar- 
ried October 17th, 1817, are buried in Hamilton, N. Y. Their 
children were as follows: Henry, Julius Caesar, Perry Smith, 
Christopher Columbus, Louisa, Gordon Fox, Daniel Brewer, 
Smith, Byron, Marion Francis my father, Mary Ann, and John 
Milton. Only two of these children are now living, D. Brewer 
Risley of Hamilton, N. Y. and J. Milton of Cassville and of 
Sylvester's 100 odd descendants only 13 carry the Risley name. 

Jonathan oldest son, Benjamin, Mr. E. H. Risley's grand- 
father did not leave his native state, but his two sons, Elizur and 
Chauncey settled in Madison Co. in the years 1824 and 1834 
respectively. Other Risleys who settled in the central portions 



258 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

early in the 19th century were Stephen who settled at Madison, 
N. Y. Jerry, a brother of my great grandfather, settled in 
Brookfiekl. Beyond this fact I know little. There were other 
Risleys in Onondaga, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties in 
New York State. 

The characteristics of the early Risley settlers in central 
New York were well defined. They were the worthy descend- 
ants from a line of honorable ancestors. 

You and I are unable to comprehend the difficulties, which 
naturally surrounded the early pioneer. It is evident that they 
were men of constructive force. There was no lack of energy 
for they were indefatigable workers. In their dealings they 
were vigorous, uncompromising and transparent. Because our 
great grandfathers all tilled the soil and it yeilded them un- 
failing gi-atifications with most particular results, we their des- 
cendants, who now reside in town and country from which they 
cut down the first forest tree are charmed indefinably by rural 
landscapes. Fondness for country life is ingi-ained. The 
Risleys at present who are farmers are the best in their line: 
they are men with native sagacity who can appraise men and 
things at true value. As it is true of our agriculturists, it is 
the same with our financiers, lawyers, physicians, in fact, in 
all the walks of life, in which the Risleys are found, they seem 
clean, fair-minded, generous-hearted men. Our women as of 
old, possess gentleness and patience, are tender and full of effi- 
ciency. There are proportionately few professional women, 
but they may be considered representative, as Ruskin tells us, 
they have the " power to heal, to redeem, to guide and to 
guard." 

We, the rising generations, understand the good name borne 
by our ancestors, and if it be tarnished now, the blame is with 
us, not them. It is our duty to give heed to these elements, 
which wrought out such results and to see that a high sense of 
equity, justice and honor be thoroughly implanted and pre- 
served in the minds and hearts of our children. 

The assembly in conclusion, then sang " My old New England 
Home," led by the orchestra. 



APPENDIX 



APPENDIX 

LETTER FROM THE HONORABLE HANSON A. 

RISLEY 

Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 22, 1890. 

ROMAINE RiSLEY, EsQ., 

Corresponding Secretary, ^c, S^c. 
Dear Sir, — I have received with pleasure your invitation to 
attend the re-union of the Risley family at Madison Lake on 
the 31st instant. Few things would gratify me more than to be 
with you on that occasion and see face to face and take by the 
hand so many of my kindred, whom it has not been my privi- 
lege to know. Although strangers and widely separated we are 
of the same family stock. My grandfather, Elijah Risley, re- 
sided at Glastonbury, Connecticut, at the period of the war of 
the Revolution, volunteered as a private and received a pension 
for his services. I do not know when this was granted to him, 
but I have in my possession a certificate dated September 28, 
1819, signed J. C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, stating that 
" his name was inscribed on the Pension List Roll of the New 
York Agency at the rate of eight dollars per month, to com- 
mence the 16th day of May, 1818." After the war he moved 
to East Hartford, where my father, Elijah Risley, Jr., was 
bom May 7, 1787. About 1790, he again moved to Whites- 
town, now New Hartford, N. Y., where he engaged in business 
enterprises, among others the publication of a newspaper, one 
of the first published in the state west of Johnstown. Three 
brothers, David and Allen, settled in or near New Hartford, 
and Moses, who settled in Vienna, N. Y., about the same time. 
In my early boyhood my grandfather related to me an amus- 
ing incident illustrating his persistence of character and the 
difference in modes of travel and transportation between that 
and the present period. Goods and persons between Albany 



262 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

and Utica were then hauled by teams over the highway, ex- 
cept that in summer the Mohawk river was navigated by boats, 
locks and a canal having been constructed by private enter- 
prise around Little Falls, the ruins of which may still be seen 
In passing by railroad. He was journeying from Albany 
westward over the highway with a sleigh load of merchandise. 
The snow was deep and drifted in the valleys and there were 
deep cuts or passages sometimes many rods in length, where it 
was impossible for teams or sleighs to pass each other. In case 
of meetings of teams in such passages, by some rule of right 
understood by travelers, it was customary for one of the teams 
to back out — a difficult thing to do — and to allow the other to 
pass. A meeting occurred one morning between him and an 
eastern bound traveler in one of these deep cuts. The parties 
differed on the question of priority of right of way and both 
refused to back out. After some debate and warm words 
grandfather deliberately unhitched his team, unloosed the 
harness and fed the horses, arranged his seat, got out his 
lunch box and proceeded as if preparing for a long rest — as 
much as to say to his obstinate neighbor of the road, " I am 
here to stay." Presently he discovered the other party quietly 
fixing himself in his sleigh and rolling himself up in a robe as 
if to sleep. Two or three hours passed in unbroken silence. 
Grandfather, somewhat perplexed at the situation, bethought 
him of a large family Bible he had bought in Albany, and 
getting it out and setting himself comfortably, his back 
against the boxes, commenced at the first chapter of Genesis, 
read through the history of the creation and on through the 
account of the deluge, passing some hours in serious study and 
meditation, his neighbor hardly changing his position. At 
length he raised himself up on his elbow, encouraging the hope 
that he was weary and would soon give in, looked at grand- 
father intently as he continued reading and turning over the 
leaves, and at last addressed him in a serious tone. " My 
friend," said he, "you seem to have a very interesting book; 
when you have finished reading it, I will thank you if you will 
kindly allow me to read it." Grandfather was subdued. A 



APPENDIX 263 

compromise was effected, the question of priority amicably 
adjusted, and each went on his way rejoicing. 

At an early day a company was chartered to construct a 
highway, called, I believe. The Cherry Valley Turnpike, from 
Albany to Cazenovia in Madison County, and my grand- 
father became interested in the company, both as stockholder 
and contractor, constructing a long line of the road and im- 
pairing his fortune in the enterprise. He moved his family to 
Cazenovia and was one of the earliest settlers there. I first 
visited Cazenovia in 1835. Jacob TenEyck, a prominent citi- 
zen, drove me to the farm at the fork of the two turnpikes 
on which he said my grandfather settled, which was still called 
the Risley farm. He also drove me to a brick hotel on the 
main street, and said on the spot where it stood my grandfather 
built the first hotel, and I believe the first frame house in Caze- 
novia. He drove me also on to another street not far distant 
to a point where the old tavern or a part of it had been moved 
and there it then stood a dwelling house near which Mr. 
Litchfield, who had married Mary TenEyck, then lived. I am 
not informed what engaged my grandfather's attention in 
Cazenovia. He was at one time Clerk of the Town and then 
Justice of the Peace, and was called Squire Risley. In 1806 
he emigrated to Fredonia, then Canadaway, an Indian name, 
in the County of Chautauqua, and was one of the earliest of 
the frontier settlers. My father, Elijah, Jr., about twenty 
years old, accompanied him. In the last year of his life, he 
gave me a pathetic account of leaving Cazenovia. His father 
had been unfortunate in business, was without property, with 
a family of ten children and his resolution for once failed him. 
His spoke of his discouragements ; said he did not know what 
to do and shed tears. Father encouraged him, inquired if 
there was not some new country farther west where land was 
cheap, and he could go and retrieve his fortunes. He re- 
plied that there was such a country a great way off, beyond 
Buffalo, but he was growing old and had not courage to 
undertake it. Horace, his oldest son, had married and settled 
by himself. It was in the course of nature for the other chil- 



264 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

dren to do the same. Father told him he would go with and 
remain with him. Whatever occurred he would stand by him. 
His father's spirits and hope revived ; the next day they were 
on their journey to Fredonia, the rest of the family following 
in about a year, the journeys of both being made in mid- 
winter in sleighs. They took up from the Holland Land Com- 
pany a large tract of land west of the village and immediately 
commenced improvements. The country around for many 
miles was a dense wilderness and they encountered all the pri- 
vations and hardships of the pioneer life. Fredonia was situ- 
ated midway between Buffalo and Erie in Pennsylvania, a dis- 
tance of ninety miles. The mail between the east and the west, 
which it now takes at least twenty railroad cars to transport 
daily, was then carried back and forth once a week on horse- 
back by a woman — a Mrs. Richard Williams. Her husband, 
who had the contract, died, and she was allowed to carry out 
the contract. She was obliged to ford Cattaraugus creek 
and other streams on the way and to swim her horse across in 
times of high water. I distinctly remember to have seen her 
week after week pass my father's door, on her journey, after 
stopping to deliver packages or to obtain food. After a time 
my father became a merchant, establishing in Fredonia the 
first store in Chautauqua County, and my grandfather built 
the first flouring mill in the county. He also planted one 
of the first orchards. About that time, making a journey to 
Madison on horseback, he brought home some cuttings and 
grafted his young trees with the Rhode Island Greening, 
Seek-no-further, and Spitzenberg, and one very fine yellow fall 
apple, which became noted all over that section as the Risley 
apple, and is still growing on the place near by where my 
father lived. Grandfather was a man of energy, persever- 
ance and enterprise, always having credit and some means, 
was a member of the Episcopal Church, a good citizen and 
enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his neighbors up to the 
time of his death in 1841. He was buried in the old burying 
ground at Fredonia, now a part of Forest Hill Cemetery. 
My father, Elijah Risley, Jr., was actively engaged in 



APPENDIX 265 

various business enterprises in and about Fredonia, during his 
long life, notably in raising and distributing garden seeds in 
company with his brothers, William and Levi, under the firm 
name of E. Risley & Co. This grew into a large business. 
They employed from forty to fifty men in growing the seeds, 
twenty to thirty women in putting them into paper bags, and 
some twenty to thirty teams in distributing them through all 
the states, California included, and the Canadas. They often 
raised five hundred bushels of onion seed annually, and the 
same of cucumber seed. It was said they were the largest 
garden seed growers in the country. There were five sons in 
this branch of the Risley family ; one died in early life, the 
other four lived to past the age of eighty years. There were 
five daughters who lived to past the common allotment of life, 
some of them to advanced years. Neither of the sons nor 
daughters is now living. 

My father early became interested in military affairs, and 
from the ranks was promoted through the various offices of 
the line up to being the first Brigadier, and then Major-Gen- 
eral of the State Militia for the District, composed of Alle- 
gany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. He, as com- 
manding general, with his full staff, was present at the recep- 
tion of Lafayette in Fredonia, in 1824, and had prominent 
part in the orders and exercises of the day. He was at differ- 
ent periods Supervisor of the Town, Sheriff of the County and 
member of Congress. He was a director in the New York 
and Erie Railroad Company, and a promoter of other railroad 
enterprises and public corporations. In 1810 he married 
Abigail (called Nabby) Brigham, daughter of John Brigham, 
also a Revolutionary soldier, who came to Fredonia, from the 
Totcn of Madison, N. Y., in 1808 or 1809. It may interest 
you to know that I have now in my house an old bureau with 
brass trimmings standing on high scroll legs, which my grand- 
mother brought in a sleigh from Maiden, Mass., to Madison, 
and from there to Fredonia, both journeys being made in mid- 
winter. It is a little remarkable that the old piece of furni- 
ture, after a century's use in the family, should now be pre- 



^66 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

served a choice relic in a dwelling at the foot of the Rocky 
Mountains. My father and mother had six children, two sons, 
Laurens G. Risley, of Dunkirk, N. Y., and myself, and four 
daughters, all of whom married lawyers, the sons marrying 
doctors' daughters. Only three of the family survive, Lau- 
rens G., Minerva Risley Gushing,* and myself. My father 
died in January, 1870, and was buried in the old part of 
Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia. 

The relationship being remote and our respective places of 
residence distant from each other, I have had but little personal 
intercourse with the branch of the family in central New York. 
Hamilton Risley, I believe the eldest son of David, visited my 
father in Fredonia in about 1830. Not long after I was trav- 
elling east by the Erie canal, and leaving the boat a few miles 
west, walked to Salina, where Hamilton then lived, called and 
partook of breakfast with him and his family and he drove me 
to Syracuse and put me on the same boat to continue my jour- 
ney. If my memory serves me correctly Salina was then a 
larger place than Syracuse. I was a student in the Academy 
at Hamilton, Madison County, in 1831-2. I there made the 
acquaintance of James W. Nye, a law student who became 
distinguished as an orator, Governor of Nevada and United 
States Senator. I heard Theodore Weld and Gerrit Smith 
speak in a public meeting, and Hiram Denio, Samuel Beards- 
ley and Joshua A. Spencer, all eminent lawyers, speak in the 
Court House in Utica. 

On my way to Hamilton, I paid a visit of a few days to my 
great uncle, David Risley, at New Hartford or a little south 
of there, and saw his brother Allen, who lived on Paris Hill. 
Mr. Clark, a New Jersey lawyer, who was counsel in a famous 
lawsuit between different sects of Quakers, and had married 
Cynthia Risley, daughter of David, was there with his wife on 
a visit. Mr. Foster, who married a younger daughter and 
was living in the neighborhood, and a son-in-law, I think, who 
was living in New Hartford, were there almost daily, and 
* Lieutenant William B. Cushing, who sank the Confederate ironclad 
Albemarle in the Roanoke River October 27, 1863. was from this family. 



APPENDIX 267 

George Risley, the youngest son, was there and drove me 
round to Utica, York Mills and Whitestown. I have very 
pleasant memories of that visit made nearly sixty years ago. 
We were most hospitably entertained by that excellent family. 
We spent the evenings in social merriment. I recall with what 
touching pathos Mr. Clark sang: " There came to the beach a 
poor exile of Erin." And above all I remember that every 
night after the social pleasures were ended, the whole house- 
hold joined in family prayers, the venerable head with serious 
dignity leading the devotions. How many of those worthy 
kindred may join in your proposed re-union, or whether any 
of them survive, I do not know. I have only met two of them 
since — Mr. Foster in Albany in 1860-61, when I was clerk of 
the assembly, and George Risley once called at my house in 
Fredonia or Dunkirk — but I have ever felt grateful that I 
was connected even in a remote degree with a family so emi- 
nently worthy. 

I have never seen your lovely lake, but the town and coun- 
ty of Madison have for me many pleasant associations. It 
was always a delight to see Cazenovia. I have known many 
who have grown up or lived there. In my boyhood I was for 
three years clerk for Leroy Farnham in Dunkirk, N. Y., and 
his brothers, Orlando and Thomas, all Cazenovian boys, were 
more or less with me. I was well acquainted with General 
J. D. Ledyard and Jacob Ten Eyck, and have more than once 
been a guest at their princely homes. Walter Smith, Walter 
Chester and James Van Buren, once clerks for Mr. Ten Eyck, 
were my friends, and I was their legal adviser for years in 
Dunkirk. I knew very well Dr. Lyman's daughters, Mary, 
Henrietta, Delia and Martha. Henry Ten Eyck, too, was my 
friend, always cordial and true. It is sad to reflect how many, 
nearly all, have passed away. 

While a student in Hamilton, I once with a friend visited 
Utica in a sleigh, and on our return we stopped one night in 
Madison or Madison Center. It happened there was a ball 
at the hotel, and on invitation we joined it, and very likely T 
danced with some whose children will join your festivities. 



268 THE DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD RISLEY 

I fortunately found there Miss Harriet Jackson, whose ac- 
quaintance I made while she was visiting friends there, a 
family of McClures, who had migrated from Madison to 
Fredonia. 

When my term at Hamilton Academy was ended, and I was 
leaving for home, classmates gave me a horseback ride and 
supper at a noted hotel a mile or so west of Madison, kept, I 
think, by one Perceval. So my parting with loved associates 
must have been near where your reunion is to be celebrated. 
A family of Barkers — Hezekiah, William and Leverett — and 
other founders and citizens of Fredonia hailed from Madison, 
so that all my life long Madison has been a dear name and 
locality to me. 

Some ten to fifteen years ago I met in Broadway, New York, 
a former well-known citizen of Utica, Charles P. Kirkland, 
Esq. We had known each other well, but had not met in 
years. As he took me by the hand, he said : " This is a strange 
coincidence. I have not seen you in a long time, but you 
were in my mind this morning. I hold in my hand an instru- 
ment bearing your family name. You may not know that 
Washington was quite given to land speculation. While 
on the way at the close of the Revolution he had thought of 
the country west of Albany, and anticipated its early settle- 
ment. He purchased a tract of land and held it for a rise 
in value. At the date of this instrument (which date I do 
not remember), he sold the several parcels, one to a great uncle 
of yours, Allen, I believe, and this is the original deed, signed 
and executed by George Washington and Martha, his wife ; 
witnessed by Tobias Lear, who was his private secretary, and 
acknowledged before J. Kent, J. P.," the first knowledge I 
had that the renowned Chancellor had been a Justice of the 
Peace, and continued Mr. Kirkland, " I found the deed among 
old papers in my office, and am now on my way to deposit it 
in the office of the New York Historical Society, of which I 
am a member." 

Pardon my long recital of incidents that may not interest 
you, for your reunion will mostly be of those of a younger 



APPENDIX 269 

generation. I thank you most cordially for inquiring me out 
and inviting me to share your festivities, and assure you that 
I regard it an honor to bear the same name, and that kindred 
blood flows in our veins. 

Sincerely wishing that you may have a pleasant reunion, I 
am, with great respect, 

Very truly yours, 

HANSON A. RISLEY. 



All noble men, worthy of their sires; 

From whence we flow, as from the mountain spring, 

Their toils, their trials and their fames I sing. 

More wide in scope, more fresh, more fair and joyous. 

Than Plato dreamed, or than Homer sung. 



INDEX 



INDEX 



Abbe, Mary, 181 

Sarah (Fairfield), 181 

Thomas, 181 
Abbert, Beatrice (1075), 152 

Clarinda (Risley 457), 92, 117 

EUzabeth (736), 117, 151 

Leonard, 92, 117 

Martin B. (737), 117, 151 

Pearl (1074), 152 
Abbey. Ada (914), 135 

Allen (381), 86, 105 

Allen (621), 107, 135 

Alonzo, 91 

Amelia (610), 106, 134 

Caroline (607), 106 

Diana (Risley 441), 91 

Edith (913), 135 

Edwin (384), 86, 106 

Edwin (608), 106 

Eleanor (611), 106, 134 

Elizabeth, 185 

George (387), 86. 107 

George (620), 107 

Hattie (619), 107 

Henry (382). 86. 106 

Hubbard (601), 106 

Ira (385), 86, 106 

Isabella (618), 107 

Israel (600), 105 

Jane (Cowan), 86, 107 

John, 72, 86 

Llllie (614), 106, 135 

Lovisa (Loomis), 86, 105 

Lucinda (609), 106 

Lucy (604), 106 

Lynn (906), 135 

Mabel (905), 135 

Maria (386), 86, 106 

Maria (606), 106 

Martha (603), 106 

Martin (302), 106 

Mary, 179 

Mary (380), 86, 105 

Mary (605), 106 



Abbey — Confirmed 

Mary (Risley 63), 62 

Mary (Smith), 106, 134 

Moses (599). 105, 134 

Rhoda (Rhodes), 86, 106 

Rosetta (613), 106, 135 

Ruth (Risley 212) 72, 86 

Samuel (612), 106, 134 

Susan (Cowan), 86, 106 

Tryphena (Treat), 185 

Warren (383), 86 
Abel, Mary, 135 
Ackles, Mary Amanda, 149 
Adams, Assonette (Risley 799), 121 

George, 122 

Jeremy, 39 

Kate H. (Risley 802), 122 

Preston B.. 121 

Rebekah, 40 
Addams, Jeramy, 191 
Alcot, Thomas, 36 
All, Kate, 158 
Allen, Amanda P., Ill 

Amelia A., 104 

Bertha, 177 

Georgianna, 164 

John, 39 

Mary S., 180 
Allyn, John, 69 

Lucretia (Risley 169), 69 

Matthew, 191 
Anderton, Katherine, 21 

Oliver, 22 
Andrews, Francis, 191 

Harriet M., 84, 102 

William, 36, 191 
Archdikin, Wilhelminia Amelia. 186 
Arey. Charles, Rev., 89 

"Sarah C. (Risley 412), 89 
Arnold, E. D., 148 

Harriet, Theressa (1029), 148, 
174 

John, 191 

Maria, 115 

Marion Alice (1030), 148 

Mary, 43 



274. 



INDEX 



Arnold — Continued 

Miss , 69 

Nettie Maria (1037), 148, 173 

Theressa L. (Risley 718), 148 

Wilfred (1038), 148 174 
Atherton, Adaline (357), 85 

Cornelia (359), 85 

Cornelius (358), 85 

Josephine (Treat), 85 

Royal (356), 85 

Roxanna (Risley 179), 85 

Savina (355), 85 

Seabury (360), 85 

Simon, 85 

Truman (354). 85 
Augustus, Edrid B., 72 

Finela (Webster), 72 

Loren W., 72 
Austin, Alma M., 133 



B 



Babcock, Augustus W., 164 

Caroline G. (Risley 941), 164 

Florence May (1213), 164 

Jennie, 159 
Bacon, Andrew, 191 
Bachelor, Francis P., Rev., 199 
Badger, Ruth, 79 
Bagan, Anna, 108 
Bailey, David, 108 

Mary (Risley 634), 108 

William, 108 
Barber, Amelia, 105, 134 
Barden, George Bruce (1171), 160 

Marguerite (Risley 794), 160 
Barker, George, 155 

Rosalia (Risley 763), 155 
Barnard, Walter, 17 
Barney, Hiram, 87 

Sally (Risley 213), 87 
Barnide, John, 36 
Barnstead, Sallie, 122 
Bartles, Charles (934), 138, 163 

Chester, 89, 109 

Eliza E. (Randall 415), 89, 109 

Elizabeth (935), 138 

Joseph (639), 109, 138 

Lucy (936), 138, 164 

Margaret R. (640), 109, 138 
Bartlett, Robert, 191 
Bassett, Sarah Isabella, 172 



Bayne, Marian K., 172 
Bayse, John, 36 
Baysey, John, 191 
Beach, Elisha, 69 

Honour (Risley 168), 69 
Bean, David Alexander, 177 

Dorothy Belle (1304), 177 

Frances Marion (1305), 177 

Rose Anna (Winter 1096), 177 
Beardsley, Samuel, 266 
Beasley, Abigail, 86, 104 
Beckeringe, Margaret, 5 

Mary (Langforde), 5 

Thomas, 5 
Beebe, Helen N., 120 
Bekeringe, Alyce, 5 

John, 5 

Maude (Haveringe), 5 

Raulfe, 5 

Sir Thomas, 5 
Belcher, Jonathan, 50 
Belknap, Alice (Kent 624), 136 

Leonard K. (921), 136 

Samuel, 136 
Benedict, Mary, 172 
Benjamin, Caleb, 55, 65 

Rebecca (Risley 38), 55, 65 
Bennett, Sarah, 151 
Benton, Ann, 90 

Ebenezer, 90 

Edward, 90 

Lucy, 90, 91, 256 

Ruth (Talcott), 90 
Bernard, John, 191 
Bidwell, Adatia (Risley 277), 79 

Darda, 79 

Ephraim, 47 

John, 41, 51 

Joseph, 53 

Mary, 47, 63 
Bigallow, Elizabeth, 53 
Bigelow, Daniel, 41 
Bills, Phoebe, 73 
Birchwood, Thomas, 191 
Bingham, Alvira E. (House 1013), 
146 

Wellington, 146 
Bishop, Mary, 155 
Bissell, Elsie, 85 
Blake. Lillian, 122 
Blakely, Mary, 76, 89 
Blakesley, Clement, Dr., 69 

Endocia (Risley 159), 69 



INDEX 



275 



Blondell, Hengher, 6 

Katherine, 6 
Blumfield, William, 36, 191 
Boardman. Anna, 115 
Borth, John, 21 

Kate, 21 
Bostwick, Joseph, 179 

Lizzie M. (Stebbins 1136), 179 

Marjorie S. (1311), 179 
Botcher, Sir Thomas, 11 
Boydell, Alice (Risley), 11 

John, 11 
Bradshaigh, Anne, 23 

James, 24 

Sir Roger, 24 
Bradshaw, Agnes, 6 

Thomas, 6 
Brainerd, Benjamin (50), 61, 218 

Deborah (Dudley), 60 

Dudley (55), 61, 218 

Hannah (54), 61, 218 

Hannah (Risley 14), 60 

James, 60 

James (53), 61, 218 

Jedediah (51), 61, 218 

Jonathan (57), 61, 218 

Ozias (56), 61, 218 

Ozias (58), 61, 218 

Rebecca (52), 61, 218 

Seargt. James, 217 
Brandreth, Timothy, 181 

Sarah, 181 
Brandriff, Alfred Dixon, 121 

Elizabeth (Hughes), 181 

Martha (795), 121, 160, 181 

Mary (796), 121, 160 

Mary Ann (Roberts 488), 121, 
181 

Rhoda (Garrison), 181 

Timothy, 181 
Brashaigh, Ric, 20 
Brasshaigh, Cecilia, 20 
Brewer. Abigail (220), 73 

Abigail (Risley 89), 64, 73 

Allen (221), 73 

Betsey (222), 73 

Carrie L. (968), 141, 182 

Daniel, 64, 73 

Daniel, Jr. (223), 73 

David, 112 

Ellena H. (975), 142, 168 

Emily (225), 73 

Everett P. (974), 142, 167 



Brewer — Continued 

Fannie A. (970), 142 

Fanny Hills, 112 

George (224), 73 

George Clinton, 112, 141 

Grace G. (Burt), 167 

Hattie, 164 

Herbert E. (971), 142 

Isabelle (966), 141, 167 

Julia A. (Hurlburt 675). 112, 
141 

Kate H. (972), 142 

Leslie L. (976), 142, 168, 198, 
250 

Louis (967), 141 

Lucy (226), 73 

Lucy M., 141 

Mary (Hurlburt 679), 112. 141 

Minnie N. (973), 142 

Philo, 112. 142 

Reuben (219), 73 

Ruth Brewster (Foss), 168 

Samuel (218), 73 

Sophia. 112 

Thankful (227), 73, 88, 257 

Thomas. 113 

Wendell Herbert (1241), 168 
Brigham, Abigail, 265 

Fanny (Risley 232), 74 

Harriet (635), 108, 137 

James, 74 

John, 265 

Louisa (Risley 392), 108 

Nabby. 88 

Rollin, 108 
Brockett. Zue Hunter, 172 
Broke. Richard, 16 
Bromfield. Arthur, 26 
Brown, Dorinda, 101 

Wilhelmenia, 148 
Browne, Beatrix (Risley), 12 

John, 16 

Robert, 12 
Bryant, Ebenezer, 88, 108 

Freelove (Smith 398), 88. 108 

Hannah Ward (933), 138 

Sarah E. (Harding). 138 

William B. (636). 108, 137 
Bulkley. Henry (683), 112 

James. 91, 112 

Julia (Risley 431). 91, 112 

Ralph (684)", 112 
Bull, Thomas, 191 



276 



INDEX 



Bunce, Daisy M. (Risley 1215), 182 

Guy, 182 

Raymond (1323), 182 

Rose, 84 
Bunse, Thomas, 36 
Burke, Ann Amelia (Talcott 733), 
150 

Charles Howard, 150 

Estella (1059), 150 

Florence Edna (1060), 150 

Imogene (1062), 151, 175 

Maggie (1061), 151 

Ruby (1063), 151, 176 
Burnett, Henry L., 97 

Kittie (Hoffman 525), 97 
Burney, Belle, 198 
Burnham, Abigail (Hills 208), 72 

Adaline, 186 

Anna, 62, 67 

Charles. 67 

Dorothy (Keeney), 67 

Elizabeth, 47 

George, 72 

Thomas, 41 

William, 47 
Burrowes, William, 26 
Burt, Grace G., 167 
Bush, Hattie A. (Loomis 892), 133 

Walter, 133 
Butler, Gaylord, 132 

Mary (Loomis 882), 132 

Richard, 191 

William, 191 
Butlery, Foulke. 4, 7 

Johan, 4, 7 
Byrom, Alice, 10 

John, 10 

Margaret (Risley), 11 

Richard, 11 



Cadwell, Anna. 77 

Hannah, 77 

John, 77 

Susannah, 77 
Cain, Mary S. (Lawrence 312), 82 

Robert, 82 
Calais. Frank, 90 

Sarah (Risley 420), 90 
Calkins. Wolcott, Rev., 250 
Campion, Helen (Roberts), 184 

Lorna Ruth, 184 



Campion — Continued 

Manton, 184 
Carpenter, Clara, 103, 129 

Elizabeth, 149 

John, 156 

May J. (Risley 1126), 156 

Patience, 79 
Carruth, C. Walter, 106, 135 

Ethel Rose (912), 135 

Irma (910), 135 

Lillie (Abbey 614), 106, 135 

William (91*1), 135 
Carver, Mary, 99 
Cash, Martha, 153 
Catelyn, Christopher, 4 

Margarett (Rysley), 4 
Cater, J. M. D., Rev., 81 

Nancy P. (Lyon 299), 81 
Cawton, John, 5 

Chaffee, Jennie (Risley 868), 131 
Chamberlain, Richard, 64 
Chambers, Adelia G. (472), 93 

Almira (463), 93 ' 

Ann (Risley), 118 

Charles (471), 93 

Chauncey R. (469), 93 

Chester (462), 93, 118 

Hannah (Risley 246), 93, 257 

Ira (466), 93 

John. 93, 257 

John M. (468), 93 

Margaret (470), 93 

Martha (748), 118 

Milessa (465), 93 

Melissa M. (747), 118 

Roxanna (464), 93, 118 

Theodore D. (473), 93 

Washington (467), 93 
Chandler, A. Wellington, 175 

Elliot Talcott (1294), 175 

Julia H. (Talcott 1054), 175 
Chapin. Ada (Hitchcock), 98 

Bouncy, 98 

Carrie" (DePledge), 98 

Celia (Yale), 98 

Charles, 98 

Charles (535), 98 

Dwight (530). 98 

Earl (528), 98 

Ella (Teller), 98 

Fannie, 98 

Flora, 98 

Flora Ella (Coe), 98 



INDEX 



277 



Chapln — Continued 

Frank, 98 

Frank (534), 98 

Fred, 98 

Fremont (538), 98 

Hannah (Dyer). 98 

Helen (5:29), 98 

Henry (533), 98 

Homer (536), 98 

Jennie (533), 98 

Julia, 98 

Lilie (Monroe), 98 

May, 98 

Minnie, 98 

Samuel, 98 

Samuel, Jr. (527), 98 

Taylor (537), 98 
Chapman, Susan (Risley 453), 93 
Chaucey, Tobias, 27 
Chauncye, Elizabeth (Risley), 7 

John, 6 

Margarett (Risley), 6 

Thopye, 7 
Chesbro, Martha, 105, 132 
Chester, Walter, 267 
Chetwood, lonchet, 27 

John, 27 

Mary, 27 
Chipman, Hattie (Vunk 920), 136 

AValter, 136 
Chorle.v, Catherine (Culcheth), 24 

William, 24 
Christian, Blanch, 163 
Church. Richard, 191 
Churchill, Abigail (Risley 68), 63 

Edward, 63 
Clapp, Alfred S., Mrs., 198 
Clarell, Thomas, 4 
Clark, Cynthia (Risley 238), 76, 
254, 266 

Daniel, 143, 170 

Peter, 76 
Clarke, John, 191 

Nicholas, 191 
Cleveland, Betsey (Risley 161), 69, 
80 

Elizabeth (292), 80, 97 

John, Dr., 69, 80 
Clifton, Thomas, 22 
Coale, John, 191 
Cody. Emmeline (Risley 284), 79 

Symons, 79 
Coe, Flora Ella. 98 



Cole, Austin Allen (1233), 166 

Eunice A. (Risley 956), 140, 
166 

Florence Barber (1231), 166 

Frank, 166 

Irma Elizabeth (1234), 166 

Mildred Risley (1235), 166 

Raymond Risley (1232), 166 
Coleman, Ida M., 177 
Coll, James, 41 
Collins, Anne L. (Vinton 823), 126 

Millie, 95 
Colson, Sarah, 119 
Colt, Ida May (Goodwin 1051), 
149 

Robert B., 149 
Compere, Susan M., 81 
Comstock, Addie (558), 102 

Helen (559), 102 

Jane (557), 102 

Mary P. (Loomis 351), 84, 102 
Condon, Grace Lorena (1306), 177 

James, 177 

Mary M. (Wallace 1100), 177 
Conkling. John Percy, 184 
Connelly, Adeline, 95 
Conover, John, 58 
Converse, Aurelia (Smith 404), 88 

L. J., 88 
Cook, Alta M. (922), 136 

Ann Eliza (Risley 955). 139.. 
165 

Carrie M.. 176 

Clarence (1225). 165 

Estelle (1230), 165 

Floyd (1229), 165 

Geneva (1226), 165 

George, 139, 165 

John, 136 

Julia (Kent 625), 136 

Leon (1228), 165 

Myron (1227), 165 

Reva Lenora (1301). 176 

Rollin J. (923), 136 

Vera Irene (1300), 176 
Cooley, Penelope, 110 
Corey, May, 157 
Cornish, J." P.. 200 
Coryle, Jane, 6 
Cotton, E. J., 80 

Eliza J. (Lyon 295), 80 

John. Rev., 34, 199, 206, 207 
Covenhoven, John, 48 



278 



INDEX 



Covin, Addie (Comstock 558), 102 

Hosea, 102 
Cowan, Susan, 86, 106 

Jane, 86, 107 
Cowles, Eleanor, 118 

Nancy, 79 
Croak, George A. (1285), 174 

Harriet T. (Arnold 1029), 174 

William T., 174 
Crandall, Ada, 141 
Crane, Elizabeth (Risley 136), 67, 
79 

Theophiliis, 67, 79 
Crosby. Harriet, 109 

Oris, Dr., 109 
Crow, John, 39, 45, 191 
Crowfoot. Abigail (Risley 444), 92 

Adelia, 92, 116 

Chester, 92 
Culcheth, Agnes, '22 

Alice, 22 

Anne, 23, 25 

Anne (Bradshaigh), 23 

Annie, 24 

Catherine, 24 

Cecilia (Southeworth), 22 

Charles, 24 

Clemence, 23 

Elizabeth, 22 

Ellen, 22 

Francisa, 24 

Geoffrey, 21, 25 

George, 22 

Gilbert, 22, 23, 24 

Helen. 22 

Isabella, 22 

James, 25 

Jane, 25 

Jane (Ha warden), 23 

Jennet (Hindley), 21 

John, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 

Margaret, 22 

Margaret (Holycroft), 22 

Mary, 23, 24 

Mary Ann, 25 

Mary (Dicconson), 24 

Maude (Poole), 23 

Mary Stanisbaw, 25 

Parnell, 22 

Randolph, 22 

Richard. 20 

Thomas, 23, 24, 25 

William, 24 



Currie, Hume R., 147 

Lucinda A. (Risley 1021), 147 
Curtiss, Philo, 114 
Cushing, Frank, 89 

Minerva (Risley 411), 89, 266 

Zattu, 89 



D 



Daggett, Alice Emma (Sadd 576), 

104 
Dakin, Samuel, 76, 90 

Sarah, 76, 90 
Darling, Sophia A., 75 
Dart, Lorena, 178 

Paul (1307), 178 
Davis, Anna Eleanor Margaret 
(1223), 165 

Clarissa P. (Risley 954), 139, 
165 

Fred Denslow (1151), 158 

John A., 165 

John Durston (1224), 165 

Mary Alice Juanita (1222), 
165 

Mary Louise (1152), 158 

Nettie (Welch 781), 158 

Thomas, 158 
Daye, Robert, 191 
De Bothe, Katherine, 21 

Thomas, 21 
De Culcheth, Alice (Warburton), 
20 

Beatrix, 20 

Elizabeth (Holycroft), 21 

Ellen, 9 

Gilbert, 9, 19 

Gilbert J. Gilbert, 21 

Gilbert J. Ric, 20 

Henry, 21 

Hugh, 20 

Joan (Kenyon), 20 

Kate (Borth), 21 

Katherine (De Bothe), 21 

Nicholas, 21 

Oliver, 21 

Robert J. Ric, 20 

Thurstan Fitz Gilbert, 21 

Violentia, 21 
De Culchit, Gilbert, 18 

Henry, 18 

Norman, 18 
De Grath, Sarah Jane, 144 



INDEX 



279 



De Hinclley, Adam Fitz Hugh, 20 

Beatrix, 20 

Cecilia, 20 

Hugh, 19 

Joan (De Culcheth), 20 

Richard Fitz Hugh, 19 

Robert Fitz Hugh, 19 

Thomas Fitz Hugh, 19 
De La Lune, Jane, 5 
De Lathom, Lady Cecilia, 19 
Deming, Abigail (Risley 198), 72 

Daniel, 67 

Elijah, 67 

Hannah (Risley 64), 62 

John, 62, 76, 170 

Lacy (Risley 135), 67 

Phoebe (Risley), 76, 256 

Thankful (Risley 19), 44, 62 

Violet (Risley 134), 67 
Denio, Hiram, 266 
Dennison, Charlotte, 105, 134 
Denton, Susan (Temple), 8 

Thomas, 8 
De Penketh, Ellen (De Risley), 10 

Thurstan, 10 
De Pledge, Carrie, 98 
Derehurst, Jane, 6 

Jane (Caryle), 6 

John, 6 

Thomas, 6 
De Risley. Ellen, 10 

Gilbert, 10 

Gybone, 10 

John, 26 

John Fitz Richard, 9 

Margaret, 9 

Nicholas Fitz Henry, 10 
De Rysley, Ellen (De Culcheth), 9 

Henry, 9 

Margery, 9 

Richard, 9 

Robert, 9 

William Fitz Henry, 10 
De Sale, Ellen, 20 

John, 20 
Dexter, Caroline (Risley 439). 91, 
114 

Clara Belle (1024), 147 

Daniel (708), 114 

Emmett (712), 115 

Freeman D., 91, 115, 147 

Henry D. (710), 115 

Henry D., Jr. (1023), 147 



Dexter — Continued 

Inez May (1022), 147 

James (713), 115 

Lucy Ann (709), 115 

Lucy Ann, 2d (711), 115 

Mabel Ellen (1025), 147 

Otto Freeman (1026), 147 

Samuel, 91, 114 

Susan A. (Smith), 147 
Dicconson, Hugh, 24 

Mary, 24 
Dickerson, Thomas, 215 
Dix, Mandana, 105, 132 

Miss , 119 

Dixon, Clara (Fox 928), 163 

Florence (1205), 163 

Frank, 163 
Dixsen, John. 41 
Donaldson, John, 82 

Laura (Lawrence 314), 82 

Phila Ann (Lawrence 311), 82 

Stockley. 83 
Dorr, Edward, Rev., 246 
Dorsey, Ronton, 159 

Genevieve (Risley 787), 159 
Doughty. Margaret, 60, 66 
Dudley, Deborah, 60 
Dunbar, Earl (1139), 157 

Katherine (Risley 768), 157 

Lysle (1140), 157 

Rudolph, 157 
Dunham, Mary, 186 
Dyer, Hannah, 98 



E 



Easton, Joseph. 191 

Eddy, Leonie (Risley 871), 131, 

198 
Edwards, Abigail (Risley), 68 

Churchill, 68 

Thomas, 38 
Eelmore, Martha (Risley 20), 44, 

62 
Eisinger, Amy (Mattison 959), 167 

Charles, 167 

Charles (1236). 167 
Elmer, Edward, 191 
Ellis, Caroline, 101 
Elly, Nathaniel, 191 
EUys, Alyce, 6 

Thomas. 6 
Endicott, John, 204 



280 



INDEX 



English, Annie, 95 

Asenath C, 95 
Ensigne, James, 191 
Ensor, Albert R. (1189), 161 

Helen I. (Risley 812), 161 

John S. (1188), 161 

John Stokes, 161 
Erwin, John, S2, 97 

Mary P. (526), 97, 126 

Nancy (Pease 308), 82, 97 
Evans, Arthur J., 178 

Emily, 126 

Lelia R. (Simmons 1134), 178 



Fahy, Winnie, 122 

Fairfield, Ensign Walter, 181 

John, 181 

Sarah, 181 

Sarah (Skipper), 181 
Fancett, Emma, 166 
Farmer, John, 8 

Mary (Temple), 8 
Farnham, LeRoy, 267 

Orlando, 267 

Thomas, 267 
Faulkner, Jessie (Lyle), 98 
Fellows, Philip, 74 

Phoebe (Risley 233), 74 
Ferguson, Beulah, 122 

Gertrude (Risley 775), 157 

Herbert R. (1145), 157, 179 

Letta (Morse), 179 

Samuel L., 157 

Sophia U., 149, 174 
Ferrell, Alvira (House 1274), 173 

Alvira (Risley 703), H4 

Theodore. 173 

William T., 114 
Ferris, Amelia, 105, 133 
Field, Lucy, 156 

Zachary, 191 
Finlay, Allan Risley (1196), 162 

George Nye, 162 

Nellie A. (Risley 860), 162 
Fish, Horatio, 71 

Lydia (Risley 188), 71 
Fiske, John, 222 
Fitch, Emma Chittenden, 170 

James E., 143, 171 
Foote, Harriet E. (Risley 779), 158 

Henry L., Rev., 158 



Forbes, Andrew (628), 107 

Emma Sophia, 185 

George (627), 107 

James, 59 

Jane (Risley 389), 107 

Lothrop, 107 

Lucy (626), 107, 136 
Forbs, John, 41 
Ford, Abigail, 181 

Joseph, 181 
Foss, Ruth Brewster, 168 
Foster, Edwin, 103 

Eleanor. 139 

Ellen M. (565). 103 

Frank (566), 103 

Isaac, Rev., 244 

James S., 76, 266 

James S., Mrs., 88 

Lucv (Risley 239), 76, 254 

Maria (Risley 364), 103 
Fox, Annie (Risley 631), 108, 
137 

Beriah, 47, 63, 99 

Clara (928), 137, 163 

Dixon, 108 

Fred (929), 137 

Joseph, 47 

Mary, 64 

Mary (Risley 216), 72, 87 

Peter, 108, 137 

Rill, 108 

Simeon. 73, 87 
Frambes, Emily, 95,> 121 
Francis, Albert A., 168 

Ellena H. (Brewer 975), 168 
French, Abby (1111), 154 

Adelia (Lampson 755), 154 

Charles (1112), 154 

Frank (1108), 154 

George A., 74 

John (1113). 154 

John B.. 154 

Lavissa (1107), 154 

Lucius, Dr., 123 

Margaret, 181 

Margaret (1106), 154 

Martha (1104), 154 

Minnie (1110), 154 

Nicholas (1109), 154 

Orlando (1114), 154 

Sophia (Risley 234), 74 

Thomas, 181 

William (1105), 154 



INDEX 



281 



Frye, Deborah, 147 
Fuller, Lucinda, 93 
Furman, James Lyon. 81 

Laura M. (Lyon 293), 80 

Wood, 80 
Fydinger, Cora, 136, 163 



G 



Gaines, Daniel, 41 

Rebecca, 45, 99, 216 
Gale, Dinah, 60 
Gameys, Sir Christopher, 16 
Gardiner, Thomas, 55 
Garrison, Rhoda, 181 
Gatton, Jane (Risley). 6 

John, 6 
Gibbons, William, 191 
Gibbs, Eda, 148 
Gilbert, Alice (Hutton), 21 

John Fitz, 20 

Katherine (Anderton), 21 

Thomas Fitz, 21 

William J., 20 
Gillette, Cynthia, 75 
Goff, Caroline (Abbey 607), 106 

Charles, 106 
Goodale, Lucinda, 109 

Mary, 79 
Goodman, Richard, 191 
Goodwin, Addie L. (Wheeler), 174 

Andrew Brace (1052), 149, 174 

Andrew Merrills, 149 

Bertha B. (Talcott 1055), 175 

Charles Irving (1050), 149, 174 

Cornelia (Talcott 728), 149 

David, 52 

Dorothy Amanda (1295), 175 

Horace Hesper, 175 

Ida May (1051), 149 

J. O., 60 

Keith Eugene (1296), 175 

Lora Cornelia (1287), 174 

Mary Theo (1286), 174 

Nellie Rose (Klotz), 174 

Ozias Talcott (1288), 174 

Sophia U. (Ferguson), 149, 174 

William. 34, 191, 208, 251 
Grant, vSeth, 191 
Grave, George, 191 
Gray, Sarah, 103 
Greenleaf, Betsey, 91, 114 



Griffin, Herbert Risley (1000), 145 

John, 145 

Julia A. (Risley 694), 145 

Robert Adair (1001), 145 
Grimd, Edna, 160 
Grimsditch, John, 11 

Magdalene, 11 
Griswold, Grace, 102 

Grace G., 128 
Grosvenor, Delia (Risley 410), 89 

Theo, P., 89 



H 



Haines, Elizabeth, 181 

Ellena A. (Risley 700), 114, 
146 

Esther, 180 

Gladys Friscilla (1010), 146 

J. Gardiner, 114, 146 

Marion Elvira (1009), 146 

Risley Gardiner (1011), 146 
Halbert, Mary, 122 
Hale, Addie P. S., 102, 128 

Ann (Risley 204), 72 

George, 72 

Grace (Griswold), 102, 128 

Hezekiah, 83, 102 

Marcia (Turner 337), 83, 101 

Pearl Esther (844), 128 

Samuel, 90, 170 

Wallace Griswold (845), 129 

Wallace L. (549), 102, 128 

William T. (548), 102, 128 
Hales, Samuel, 191 

Thomas, 191 
Halisberke, Alyce (Eilys), 6 

Mabel, 6 

Robert, 6 
Hall, John, 40 

Lucinda (Abbey 609), 106 

William, 106 
Hallesberke, Henry, 6, 7 

John, 7 

Katherine (Blondell), 6 

Richard, 6 

Thomas, 6, 7 

William, 6, 7 
Hamlin, Giles. 39 
Hanna, Edna (Grimd), 160 

John Lourie (1173), 160 

Margaret Clara (1175), 160, 
179 



282 



INDEX 



Hanna — Continued 

Martha Brandriff, 181 

Martha (Brandriff 795), 160, 
180, 181 

Mary (1172) 160 

Samuel Telford, 160, 181 
Harding, Sarah E., 138 
Harmon, Emily, 153 
Harrington, Alvah (540), 101 

Charles (541), 101 

Joseph, 101 

Minerva (Risley 327), 100 

Sabra (539), 101 
Harris, Howard, 122 

Ida M. (Risley 804), 122 
Hart, Almeda E. (House 1015), 
147 

Burt (1325), 183 

Ellen (House 1276), 173, 183 

Florence Leonella, 166 

Mabel (Waters 1278), 173 

Matteson, 147 

Robert, 173 

Rose (1324), 183 

Stevens, 166 

William M., 173, 183 
Hartford, Wm. B., 68 
Havens, Caroline (Hills 209), 72 

Sylvester, 72 
Haveringe, John, 5 

Julyan (Newbolde), 5 

Maude, 5 

Raulfe, 5 

Robert, 5 

Sir John, 5 
Hawarden, Christian, 23 

Jane, 23 

John, 23 
Hawbe. Elizabeth (Bartles 935)," 
138 

W. W., Dr., 138 
Hawkins, George, 180 

Jemima (Risley), 180 
Hawten, John, 3 

Eleanor, 6 
Haynes, John, Rev., 34, 42, 191, 
199, 206, 207 

Mary, 42 

Sarah, 42 

Sarah (Risley. 4), 38 
Head, Alzina (Risley 447), 92 

Andrew, 92 

Betsey (Risley 448), 92 



Heart, Steven, 191 

Heath, Isabell (Risley), 7 

Thomas, 7 
Hevden, William, 191 
Hide, William, 191 
Higginson, John, 191 
Hill, C. M., Mrs. (838), 138 

William, 191 
Hills, Abigail (208), 72 

Abigail (Brewer 220), 73 

Benjamin, 215 

Caroline (209), 72 

Clarence, 168 

David, 51, 54 

Delia Ann, 131 

Ebenezer, 215 

Esther, 215 

Fanny, 112 

Files, 215 

Finela (211), 72 

Frederick Montague, 167 

George F. (1239), 167 

Hannah, 62, 215 

Harry (1240), 167, 183 

Hepzibah (210), 72 

Isabelle (Brewer 966), 141, 167 

James, 73 

John, 215 

Jonathan, 43, 51, 53, 215 

Joseph, 40, 63, 215 

Leonard (206), 72 

Lulu (978), 142, 168 

Mary, 215 

Mary (Risley 85), 36, 64, 72 

Melissa (Hurlburt 682), 112, 
142 

Nancy (205), 72 

Phillis, 215 

Robert, 112, 142 

Ruby (Hurlburt 969), 167 

Sarah, 215 

Will, 36 

William, 42, 113, 215 

William H. (207), 72 

Zopher F., 141, 167 
Hindley, Jennet, 21 

Robert, 21 

Robert Fitz Hugh de, 9 
Hitchcock, Ada, 98 
Hoaring, George, 176 

Ruby (Burke 1063), 176 

Vivian (1297), 176 
Hodgkins, Hannah, 179, 181 



INDEX 



283 



Hoffman, Benjamin F., 80, 97 

Elizabeth (Cleveland 292), 80, 
97 

John C. (524), 97 

Kittie (525), 97 
Hofmer, Thomas, 191 
Holcroft, John, 12 

Margaret, 12 
Holibert, Margaret, 99 
Holland, Charles, 101 

Elizabeth, 11 

Richard, 11 

Sarah C. (Turner 547), 101 
HoUister, Anna, 105 

Ruth (Risley 29), 47 
Holmes, Desire (Sherman), 99 

Ida M., 150 

James, 180 

Leah (Risley), 180 
Holt. Ralph. 27 

Susan (Risley), 28 
Holton, William, 36, 40, 191 
Holycroft, Elizabeth, 20 

John, 22 

John de, 21 

Margaret, 22 
Hooker, Miss , 131 

Thomas. Rev., 34, 191, 199, 
205, 209, 210, 211, 222-225, 
240-243 
Hooper, Elizabeth, 181 

Isaac, 181 

Margaret (French), 181 

Martha (Tice), 181 

William, 181 
Hopkins, Edward, 191 

John. 191 
Horey, Kate. 140 
Home, Archibald, 59 
Horton. Savina (Atherton 355), 85 
House, Alice Jennett (Whiting), 
185 

Almeda E. (1015), 147 

Alvira (1274), 173 

Alvira E. (1013), 146 

Charles E. (1012), 146. 172 

Daniel. 146 

Deborah (Frye), 147 

Elizabeth (Abbey), 185 

Ellen (1276). 173, 183 

Elmer A. (1018), 147 

Esther (Palmer), 172 

Eva (1275), 173 



House — Continued 

Henry Clarence, 185 

Henry Stuart, 185 

Hiram La Mott (1273), 173 

John Henry, 186 

John Lansing, 186 

Luella D. (1017), 147 

Mary Ann (Risley 701), 146 

Mary Beatrice, 186 

Mary Benedict. 172 

Mary E. (1016), 147 

Minnie Louise, 186 

Sarah C. (1014), 146, 173 

Wilhelminia Amelia (Arch- 
dikin), 186 
Howard, Hepzibah (Hills 210), 72 

Hosea, 72 
Howes, Joel, Rev., 248 

Hubbard, Miss , 86 

Hubberd, George, 40 
Hughes, Elizabeth, 181 
Hulton, Adam, 21 

Alice, 21 
Humphrey, Laura M. (Pease 305), 
81 

Van Rensslaer, Judge, 81 
Hunt, Ellen, 154 

Sherebiah, 154 
Hurlburt. Ann (Risley 430), 112 

Austin, 112 

Caroline (680), 112 

Charles E. (677), 112 

Charlotte (681), 112 

Edward C. (676), 112 

Joseph Henry (678), 112, 141 

Julia Ann (675). 112, 140 

Kellogg, 73 

Lucy M. (Brewer). 141 

Mary (679), 112. 141 

Melissa (682), 112, 142 

Ruby (969), 141, 167 

Sophia (Brewer), 112 
Hutchinson. Ann, 208 

Jennie, 152 
Huxford. Mary. 71 
Hyde, Anne, 12 

Clement, 104 

Clement C, 130 

Edith L. (Risley 575), 104, 
130 

Robert, 12 

I 
Ide, Alice (1113), 155 



284 



INDEX 



Ide — Continued 

Arthur (1115), 155 

Franklin B., 155 

Margaret (Lampson 757), 155 
Ince, Jonathan, 191 
Ireland, Joseph, 65 

Polly (Somers 119), 65 

Sir John, 11 
Isaacs, Eunice (Loomis 875), 132 

George, 132 

J 

Jackson, Harriet, 268 

Rachel, 82 
Jetfreys, Experience, 95 
Jencks, Caroline G. (Risley 941), 
164 

Carrie (Risley), 182 

Carrie L. (1212), 164 

Carrie L. (Brewer 968), 141, 
182 

Charles (1319), 182 

Charles Lyman (1210), 164, 
182 

Dorothy (1317), 182 

Ethel M. (13;:^"0), 182 

Glendon L. (1322), 182 

Harold (1313), 182 

Herbert (1314), 182 

John H., 164 

John L., 141 

John L. (1311), 164, 182 

IJllian (1316), 182 

Marion (1315), 183 

Mary (Mecklesen), 182 

Mildred (1318), 182 

Percy (1321), 182 
.Termain, Margaret Pierson, 98 
Johnson, Clarissa, 79 
Johnston, Cyrus E., 97, 127 

Mary P. (Erwin 526), 97 
Jones, Anne (Risley 128), 67 

Josephine (Risley), 187 

Miss , 174 

Wm. Gregory, 187 
Joselyn, Olivia (Standish), 99 

Olivia Standish, 99 

Stockbridge, 99 
Judd, Thomas, 192 
Judson, Delia (Risley 641), 109 

William, 109 

K 

Keeler, Ralph, 40 
Keeney, Dorothy, 67 



Keeney — Continued 

Edwin, 140 

Elizabeth, 86 

Elsa L. (Risley 562), 129 

H. S., 129 

Hannah, 44, 62, 67 

Hannah (Hills), 62 

Joseph, 62, 67 

Laura A., 129 

Mabel L. (856), 129 

Mary J., 86, 103 

Nellie, 140 

Ruby (857), 129 
Kellie, Nettie, 108. 137 
Kelsey, William, 192 
Kelterer, Carrie (Loomis 872), 132 

George, 132 
Kendrick, Leviah, 79, 97 
Kennev, Sarah, 79 
Kent, Albert (623), 107. 135 

Alice (624), 107, 136 

Cora (Fydinger), 136 

Earl (915), 136 

Edward (1199), 163 

Floyd (1200), 163 

Frank (924), 136 

George (925), 136, 162 

Georgia Dean (Spalding), 136 

Harold (1203), 163 

Horace, 107, 136 

Howard (1201), 163 

Isaac, 107 

Julia (625), 107, 136 

Leonard (917), 136 

Louisa (622), 107, 135 

Lucinda (Risley 388), 107 

Lucy (Forbes 626), 107, 136 

Luman (918), 136 

Marguerite (1204), 163 

Mary (Abel), 135 

May (1202), 163 

Vera (916), 136 
Kenyon, Adam de, 20 

Joan, 20 
Kerr, Gertrude M., 176 

Muriel B., 177 
Kilborn, Ann, 70 
Kilbourn, Hannah (Hills), 215 

Thomas, 215 
King, Louise, 162 

Margaret, 80 
Kinsman, Cornelia G. (Pease 309), 
82 

Frederick, 82 



INDEX 



285 



Kirkham, Robert, 22 
Kirkland, Charles P.. 268 

Samuel, 75 
Kirtland, Mary, 82 
Klock, Estella,' 173 
Klotz, Nellie Rose, 174 
Knapp. E., 107 
Knight, George, 39 
Knowles, Lydia A. Ferris, 105, 133 
Knowlton, Mildred, 127 
Kowhogen, Louisa, 178 



Ladd, John, 50 

La Grange, Edward, 184 

Lake, Mary J., 78, 95 

Nettie, 95 
Lampson. Adelia (755), 118, 154 

Bernia (759), 118 

Bertha M. (1103), 154 

Chauncey (751), 118 

Laura (Welverton), 154 

Lillian (1102), 154 

Margaret (757), 118, 155 

Marshall (754), 118 

Martha (753), 118 

Nathan, 118 

Nathan, Jr. (752), 118, 154 

Nelson (758), 118 

Res. (756), 118 

Roxanna (Wallace 464), 118 
Lang, Carson, 185 

Donald, 185 

Emily (Risley), 185 

John, Rev., 185 
Langforde, Mary, 5 

Richard, 5 
Langley, Robert, 22 
Langton, Douce, 21 

Gilbert, 21 

Ralph, 21 

Robert, 22 
Lathom, Henry. 15 

Lady Cecilia de, 9 

Thomasin, 15 
Latimer, Claire B., Rev., 184 

Donald Roberts, 184 

Dorothy, 184 

Helen (Roberts), 183, 184 

Paul Somers, 184 
Latz, Harriet B., 126 



Lawrence, Benjamin (316), 82 
Charles (313), 82 
John Marshall (318), 82 
Laura (314), 82 
Mary Sophia (312), 82 
Minerva (315), 82 
Nancy (Risley 164), 69, 82 
Phila Ann (311), 82 
Rachel (Jackson), 82 
Risley (317), 82 
William (319), 82 
William, Dr., 69, 82 
Lawson, Jennie, 105, 133 

Laverna, 105, 131 
Leber, Elizabeth (Culcheth), 2^ 

Roger, 22 
Ledyard, J. D., 267 
Leeds, Japhet. 50 

Japhet, Jr., 50 
Lester, L. V., 198 
Lever, Edward, 22 

Ellen (Culcheth), 22 
Lewes, William, 192 
Lewis. Betsey M., 138 
L., 112, 142 

Melissa (Hurlburt 682), 112, 
142 
Leyland, Sir William, 22 
Lindsey. David, 58 
Lombard, Nellie Augusta, 129 
Loomis, Calista (878), 132 
Alma M. (Austin). 133 
Adna R. (891), 133 
Amelia (Barber), 105, 134 
Amelia (Ferris), 105, 133 
Carrie (872), 132 
Carrie (894), 133 
Charlotte (Dennison), 105, 134 
David. 72, 86, 105 
David (594), 105, 132 
David S. (885), 133 
Edwin L. (887), 133 
Electa (341), 84 
Ella (876). 132 
Elmer (879), 132 
Elsa Van De Boe, 133 
Emma (877). 132 
Emerson (881), 132 
Emogene (873), 132 
Eunice (875), 132 
Fannie (895), 133 
Fidelia (345). 84 
Florence, 127 



286 



INDEX 



Loomis — Continued 

Frank H. (889), 133 

Fred H. (884), 133 

Hannah (339), 84 

Hattle A. (893), 133 

Hiram (598), 105, 133 

Israel (600), 134 

Jacob, 84 

Jemima (Risley 178), 84 

Jennie A. (886), 133 

Jennie (Lawson), 105, 133 

Jerijah (344), 84 

Jesse M. (888), 133 

L. May (890), 133 

Laverna (Lawson), 105, 131 

Lena (880), 132 

Lovisa, 86, 105 

Lucy Ann (592), 105 

Lydia A. F. (Knowles), 105, 
133 

Mandana (Dix), 105, 132 

Martha Ann (348), 84 

Martha (Chesbro), 105, 132 

Mary (883), 132 

Mary (Abbey 380), 86, 105 

Mary Peters (351), 84, 102 

May (Miller), 132 

Mercy (343), 84 

Minerva, 79, 97 

Minnie (874), 132 

Milo Monroe (349), 84 

Nathaniel, 63, 68 

Nathaniel (350), 84 

Norman (352), 84 

Orange (597), 105, 132 

Oswin Jacobs (353), 84 

Phila, 120 

Phila (596), 105, 132 

Russell (593), 105, 131 

Rebecca E., 155 

Rose (Bunce), 84 

Sally (Risley 213), 72 

Sarah (Risley 69), 63, 68 

Sophronia (340), 84 

Susie (Risley 176), 84 

Tirza (342), 84 

Walter O. (883). 133 

Warren (595), 105, 132 

Willie F. (893). 133 
Lord, Edward H., 89 

Julia C. (Risley 413), 89 

Richard, 192 

Thomas, 192 



Loring, G. V., 187 

Loucks, Nellie, 165 

Love, Henry Morris, 170, 198, 235 
Jessie Adelaide (Risley 987), 

170 
Matilda (Wallace), 170 
William Deloss, Rev., 170 

Loveland, Rebecca (Risley 28), 47 

Lowdham, Sir John, 5 

Lukens, Alfred Thomas, 160 

Alfred Brandrilf (1177). 161 
Clara Maria (1176), 161 
Edward French (1179). 161 
Grace Emma (1178), 161 
Lydia Moore (1180), 161 
Martha (1181), 161 
Mary (Brandriff 796), 160 

Luther, Alexander T., Rev., 174 
Clara Louise (1292), 175 
Earl O. (1291), 175 
Edward Talcott (1290), 175 
Ettie M. (Talcott 1053), 174 
Mary Blanch (1289), 175 
Olin Cady (1293), 175 

Lyle, Angeline (Chapin 531), 98 
Jessie, 98 
William, 98 

Lyman, Delia, 267 
Henrietta, 267 
Martha, 267 
Mary, 267 

Mercy (Loomis 343), 84 
Richard, 192 

Lyon, Adolphus Grant (301), 81 
Eliza Jane (295), 80 
Eudocia Ellen (302), 81 
James, 69, 80 
James Lawrence (297), 81 
Laura Matilda (293), 80 
Margaret (King), 80 
Mary (303), 81 
Mason (Risley (294), 80 
Matthew (300), 81 
Matthew, Col, 80 
Matthew Bradley (298), 81 
Nancy Pomeroy (299), 81 
Phila Ann (296), 80 
Phila (Risley 162), 69. 80 
Susan M. (Compere). 81 

M 

McCandless, Eliza Bartles (939), 
138 



INDEX 



287 



McCandless — Continued 

Margaret Emerson (938), 138 

Margaret R. (Bartles 640), 138 

Sarah Collins (937), 138 

Stephen C, 138 
McCartney, Isabella (Abbey 618), 
107 

Otis, 107 
McCleve, Elizabeth (Risley 16), 44, 

62 
McConnell, Gertrude (Risley 805), 
123 

Logan, 122 
McLean, Anna L. (1007), 146 

Carolyn (1269), 172 

Clarence Sylvester (1004), 146, 
172 

Dorothy Elvira (1271), 172 

EllenaR. (1006), 146 

Hannah. 65, 180 

Isabella B. (1372), 172 

Joseph Risley, 180 

Martha E. (Risley 697), 113, 
145 

Mary Elvira (1008), 146 

Ruth (1270), 172 

Sarah Isabella (Bassett), 172 

William, 113, 145 

William Allen (1005), 146. 172 

Zue Hunter (Brockett), 172 
McLeod, Sarah, 62 
McReady, Eliza, 90 
Magonn, Hannah. 99 
Malory e, Anne (Newnham), 7 

Robert. 7 

Thomas, 7 
Manchester, Ella C. (Risley 1031), 
148 

De Forest, 148 
Mariner. Will, 16 
Marsh. John. 192 
Marvill, Mathew, 192 
Mascy, Hammond, 22 

Hamon, 10 

John, 10 

Margaret (Risley), 10 

Margery, 10 

Petroniila, 22 
Mason, John, 170, 213 

John, Capt., 143 

John, Maj., 35 

Priscilla, 171 
Matterson, Charles F., 89 



Matterson — Continued 

Sophronia (Risley 408), 89 
Mattison, Amelia, 92 

Amy (959), 140, 167 

Ira (960), 140 

John, 140 

Matilda (Risley 670), 140 

Nora (961), 140, 167 
Mawers, Mary Ann, 144 
Maynard, John, 192 
Mecklesen, Mary, 182 
Metcalf, Harriet A., 143 

Michael, 143 
Meyers, Michael, 256 
Miles, Frances E., 131 
Miller, Betsey (Risley 170), 69 

May, 132 

Mercy, 70 

Smith A., 69 
Milton, J., 257 
Minor, Harriet M., 126 
Mitchell, Eliza J. (Lyon 295), 80 

S. J.. 80 
Moda, John, 41 
Monroe, Ivers, 98 

Jennie (Chapin 532), 98 

Lilie, 98 
Montague, Martha, 99 
Moody, John, 192 
Moore, Phillip, 42 
Morden, Julyan, 5 

Richard, 5 
Morgan, John I., 256 
Morris, James, 67 

John, 36 

Lewis, 58 

Martha (Risley 132), 67 
Morse, Letta, 179 
Mosely, I., 68 
Mott,' Elvira, 135 

Louisa (Kent mSl), 135 

Silas, 135 
Muller. Alvah Risley (826), 127- 
162 

Jennie Gray Warrington, 162 

Jennie Louise (827), 127 

Karl Peter (1195), 162 

Mary D. (Risley 542), 101, 
127 

Peter D., 101. 127 

Risley Warrington (1194), 162 
Hunger, Mary. 157 
Mygatt, Joseph, 192 



288 



INDEX 



N 



Nelson, Eliza B. (McCandless 939), 
138 

Frank, 152 

Maud (Niles 1082), 152 

R., 138 
Newbolde, Henry, 5 

Julyan, 5 
Newnham, Alyce, 4, 6 

Anne, 7 

John, 4, 6, 7 

Mabel (Halisberke), 6 
Nichols, Fannie, 155 

Siborn. 215 
Nicholson, Clarence, 122 

Edna (Risley 806), 122 
Niles, Albert (1089), 153 

Alia M. (1079), 152, 176 

Allen Risley (1080), 152, 176 

Andrew J." (738), 117, 152 

Andrew J., Jr. (1078), 152, 176 

Carrie M. (Cook), 176 

Eliza J. (741). 117, 152 

Emily (Harmon), 153 . 

Gertrude M. (Kerr), 176 

Harriet E. (1081), 152 

Harriet (Risley 458), 92, 117 

Henry (1083 J, 152 

Henry J. (740), 117, 152 

Irving S. (1077), 152 

Jane (Palmer), 152 

Jennie (Hutchinson), 152 

Martha (Cash), 153 

Mary H. (1090), 153 

Maud (1082), 152 

Muriel B. (Kerr), 177 

Phoebe J. (739), 117 

Raymond W. (1092). 153 

Ruby (1076), 152 

Samuel, 92, 117 

Vernia L. (1091), 153 

Walter J. (742), 117, 153 
Nixon, Lizzie, 129 
Nye, James W., 266 



O 



Obertueffer. Annie L.. 95 
Odell, Earl Duane (1261), 171 
Mina J. (Risley 990), 171 
Minnie B. (Risley 989), 171 
Morris, 171 



Odell — Continued 

Walter Sylvester (1260), 171 

WlUiam, 171 
Offey, George, 27 
Ogden, Albert, 133 

L. May (Loomis 890), 133 
Olcott, Annie E. (1244), 169 

Ellen E. (Risley 685), 142 

Elmer Isaac (980), 142, 169 

George, 198 

George Chauncey (979), 142, 
168 

Gladys L. (1246), 169 

Grace A. (1245), 169 

Herbert Ashton (981), 142 

Isaac I., 142 

Lulu A. (Taber), 169 

Nellie (Brewer), 169 

Thomas. 192 
Oliver, Lillie E., 126 
Olmsted, C. Henry, 199 

James. 199 
Olmsteed. James, 192 

Richard, 192 
O'Neal, Edmund, 41 
O'Reren, Edward, 16 
Osborne, Jane (Derehurst), 6 

Johan, 4, 6 

Richard, 6 
Oversmith, Albert, 176 

Imogene (Burke 1062), 176 



Palmer, Esther, 172 

Jane, 152 
Pantrey, William, 192 
Parker, Catherine (Temple), 8 

Mary Elizabeth. 96 

Sir Nicholas, 8 

William. 192 
Parkhurst. Julia, 102 
Parkman, Francis, 222 
Parman. Anna. 180 
Patrick, Alletta (555), 102 

Caroline, 89 

De Witt M., 84, 102 

Otis Dwight (556). 102 

Sabra (Risley 347), 84, 102 
Peary, Ella M. (Warren 815), 126 

H. I., 126 
Pease, Abigail (Ford), 181 

Benjamin R. (310), 82 



INDEX 



289 



Pease — Continued 

Calvin, 81 

Calvin, Jr. (304), 81 

Charles (307), 83 

Cornelia Granger (309), 82 

Elizabeth, 181 

James, 181 

Laura G. (Risley 163). 81 

Laura Maria (305), 81 

Lawrence (306), 81 

Mary (Abbe), 181 

Mary (Kirtland), 83 

Nancy (308), 83, 97 
Perkins, Ada Belle, 145 

Warbeck, 10 
Perry, J. Arthur. 106, 135 

Lilla May (908), 135 

Lulu Enoch (907), 135 

Rosa Maud (909), 135 

Rosetta (Abbey 613), 106, 135 
Phillips, Helen, 138 

May (Whedon 834), 138 

T. C, Dr., 138 
Philpotts, Richard, 50 
Pierce. John, 36 
Pitkin, William, 343 
Pomeroy, Daniel, 69 

Eunice Grant, 63, 69 
Poole, John, 33 

Maude, 33 
Porte. Blanche (Rhodes). 173 

Eva M. (1379), 173 

Fred L. (1380), 173 

Lewis C, 173 

Mary E. (Risley 1019), 173 
Porter, Comfort (Risley 137), 67 

Dorothy (Risley 139), 67 

James, 67 

Stephen, 67 
Post, Steven, 193 
Pratt. John. 193 

William, 193 
Preston, Lida, 178 
Price. Esther (Risley 80), 71 

Phoebe, 78 

Priscilla (1191), 161 

Rebekah H. (Risley 814), 161 

Samuel, 71 

Sterling (1190), 161 

Westcott W., 161 
Proctor, Charles E., 187 

Nina Gregory, 187 

Susan R., \2\ 



Pudsey, George, 27 
Pullen, Elizabeth, 178 
Putnam, Doanda (Risley 158), 69, 
79 

Gideon, 69, 79, 318 

Hon. R. M. S. (391), 80 

Israel (390), 80 

John R., Jr. (389), 80 



R 



Radcliffe, Margaret, 11 

Robert, 11 
Randall, David, 76 

David Risley (414), 89 

David W., 89 

Electa (Risley 337), 76, 89, 354 

Eliza E. (415), 89, 109 

Mary (Risley 416), 90 
Rankin, Clifford A., 183 

David A., 183 

Eva L., 183 

Maud A., 183 

Renneville. 183 

Stella (Roberts), 183 
Read, Charles, 51 

Sarah (Risley 48), 60 
Rempston, Alyce (Bekeringe). 5 

Sir Thomas, 5 
Rensch, Elizabeth Lillian (1313), 
179 

J. Frederick, 160, 179 

Margaret C. (Hanna 1175), 160, 
179 
Rhodes, Blanche, 173 

Elizabeth (Hooper), 181 

Elizabeth (Stuart), 181 

Jessie Virginia (798), 131 

John, 181 

Rhoda, 86, 106 

Robert G., 131 

Martha Hooper, 78, 94, 181 

Mary Eliza (797), 131 

Sarah (Roberts 489), 131 

Stephen, 181 
Rice, Adelbert, 132 

Ella (Loomis 876). 133 
Richard, Nathaniel, 193 
Richardson, Elias H., Rev., 249 

Jessie (841), 138 

Noah, 101, 138 

Susannah M. (Turner 546), 101, 
138 



290 



INDEX 



Rill, Clara (Fox 938), 163 

Frank, 163 
Ripley, Anna, 87 
Risley, A. P., 187 
A. T., 186, 187 
Abel (589), 105 

Abigail, 55, 68 

Abigail (68), 46, 63 

Abigail (84), 63 

Abigail (89). 64, 73 

Abigail (198), 72 

Abigail (444), 92 

Abigail (Beasley), 86, 104 

Abigail (Brigham), 265 

Abigail (Somers 118), 65, 179 

Absalom S. (520), 96 

Ada Belle (Perkins), 145 

Ada (Crandall), 141 

Ada Violet (994), 144 

Adaline (Biirnham), 186 

Adatia (277), 79 

Adela (862), 131, 198 

Adelbert (995), 144 

Adelbert David (692), 113 

Adelia (Crowfoot), 92, 116 

Adeline (Connelly), 95 

Adna Wood (1093), 153, 197, 
222 

Adon Alphonzo (572), 104 

Agnes (Bradshaw), 6 

Albert (671), 111, 140 

Albert A., 187 

Albert Earl (573), 104. 129, 
189 

Albert M. (1046), 149 

Albert T., 187 

Allen, 88 

Allen (92), 64, 73, 74, 75, 219, 
255, 261, 266 

Allen (146), 68 

Allen (456), 9^, 116 

Allen (494), 95 

Allen Clark (963), 140 

Allen Robert (1037), 148 

Alice, 11 

Alice (Byrom), 10 

Alice Hills (863), 131 

Alice M. (1043), 149 

Alice M. (1129), 156 

Alicia (Ireland), 11, 15 

Almira (521), 97, 126 

Alonzo B. (361), 85, 102 

Alphonzo (372), 86, 103 



Risley — Continued 
Alva (704), 114 
Alvah (328), 83, 101 
Alvin Henry (1036), 148 
Alvira (703), 114 
Alyce (Newnham), 6 
Alzina (447), 92 
Amanda P. (Allen), 111 
Amelia A. (Allen), 104 
Amelia (Mattison), 92 
Andrew (656), 110 
Ane, 27 
Ann, 118 
Ann (173), 70 
Ann (204), 72 
Ann (430), 91, 112 
Ann (522), 97, 126 
Ann (652), 110 
Ann (Benton), 90 
Ann Eliza (955), 139, 165 
Ann Eliza (Thurston), 93 
Ann (Kilborn), 70 
Anna, 71 
Anna (217), 72 
Anna (Bagan), 108 
Anna (Burnham), 62, 67 
Anna E. (1128), 156 
Anna (Hollister), 105 
Anna (Parman), 180 
Anna (Ripley), 87 
Anna (Smith), 72 
Anne, 7, 11 
Anne (110), 65 
Anne (128), 67 
Anne (153), 68 
Anne (Hyde), 12 
Annie (631), 108 
Annie (English), 95 
Annie L. (Obertueffer), 95 
Ansel (438), 91, 149 
Arthur D. (1034), 148 
Arthur De Forest (1042), 149 
Arthur Doty (810), 122, 160 
Arthur LeRoy (1198), 162 
Arthur Wightman (777), 119 
Asa, 186 
. Asa (150), 68, 79 
Asa (288), 79, 97 
Asald (131). 67 
Asenath C. (English), 95 
Aslibell (423), 90, 109 
Ashton Fremont (695), 113 
Assonette (799), 121 



INDEX 



291 



Risley — Continued 

Assonnette (497), 95 

Augusta (866), 131 

Augusta (947), 139 

Augustus Lombard (861), 130 

Austin Clark (965), 141 

Baker, 179 

Bathsheba Brewster (197), 71 

Beatrix, 12 

Benjamin (60), 62, 67 

Benjamin (73), 63. 68, 218 

Benjamin (76), 63, 70 

Benjamin (242), 76, 90, 111 

Benjamin (424), 90, 110 

Benjamin (582), 104 

Benjamin Allen (698), 113 

Bennet Tyler, 186 

Benton (645), 110 

Beriah (77), 63, 70 

Beriah (202), 72 

Beriah (Fox), 47, 63, 99 

Bertha, 121 

Betsey (228), 74 

Betsey (161), 69, 80 

Betsey (170), 69, 82 

Betsey (448), 92 

Betsey (Greenleaf), 91, 114 

Betsey M. (Lewis), 138 

Betsey (Smith), 91 

Beulah (Ferguson), 122 

Blanche H. (851), 129 

Byron (484), 94, 257 

Byron Palmer (764), 119, 156 

Caleb (272), 78 

Carl D. (723), 115, 149 

Carolina Lovisa, 111 

Caroline (271), 78 

Caroline (439), 91, 114 

Caroline (705), 114 

Caroline Gertrude (941), 138, 

164 
Caroline L. (450), 92 
Caroline (Patrick), 89 
Carrie, 182 
Catharine, 16 
Cecil Alvin, 148 
Celia (948), 139 
Charles, 68 

Charles (12), 42, 60, 216, 218 
Charles (71), 63 
Charles Asa (825), 126, 162 
Charles Carroll (778), 120, 157 
Charles Carroll, Jr. (1150), 158 



Risley — Continued 

Charles E. (803), 122 
Charles F. (461), 93, 117 
Charles H. (944), 139, 164 
Charles Harold (1192), 162 
Charles Henry (1218), 165 
Charles P. (514), 96 
Charles R., 198, 235 
Charles Richard, 185 
Charles Seward (953), 139, 165 
Charlotte (261), 77 
Charlotte (Russell), 85 
Chauncey (249), 77, 93, 257 
Chauncey (432), 91, 111, 112 
Chauncey (687), 113 
Chester "(187), 70 
Chester (192), 71 
Chester (255), 77 
Chester (375), 86, 104 
Chester (583), 104 
Chester (585), 105 
Chester Chambers (483). 94, 

105, 120, 132 
Chester Chambers (734), 117, 

151 
Chester Hooker (867), 131 
Chloe (145), 68 
Christine. 27 
Christopher Columbus (478), 

94, 119, 257 
Clara (Carpenter), 103, 129 
Clara E. (1045), 149 
Clara L. (1130), 156 
Clara (Thompson), 162 
Clarence (769). 119, 157 
Clarence (977). 142, 168 
Clarice L. (849). 129 
Clarinda C. (457), 92, 117 
Clarissa (280), 79 
Clarissa (Johnson), 79 
Clarissa Parker (954), 139, 165 
Clarke (251). 77 
Clayton (1142), 157 
Cleila S. (964), 141 
Clifton (726). 115 
Clifton C. (1041), 148 
Clinton (1141), 157 
Clinton Eugene (770), 119 
Clyde H. (847), 129 
Comfort (107), 65 
Comfort 0^7), 67 
Conrad (491), 95 
Content (182), 70, 85 



292 



INDEX 



Risley — Continued 

Cora (Fydinger), 163 
Cynthia, 187 
Cynthia (238), 76, 254 
Cynthia (418), 90 
Cynthia (Gillette), 75 
Cyrus (665), 111 
D. A., 186 

D. Brewer, 257 

Daisy May (1215), 164, 182 
Dakin S. (422), 90 
Dana G. (1164), 159 
Daniel Brewer (481), 94, 185, 

257 
Daniel L. (500), 95 
David (24), 46, 47, 216 
David (94), 64, 73, 75, 219, 

254, 261, 266 
David Romaine (674), 112, 

141 
Deborah (33), 52, 53, 217 
De Forrest (776), 119 
Delia (410), 89 
Delia (641), 109 
Delia Ann (Hills), 131 
Delia (Wightman), 119 
Diana (441), 91 
Dinah (Gale), 60 
Doanda (158), 69, 79 
Dolly (591), 105 
Dolly Ann (586), 105 
Dolly Ann (Roberts), 86 
Don Chauncey (992), 144 
Dorinda (Brown), 101 
Dorothy. 54, 64 
Dorothy (129), 67 
Dorothy (Temple), 7 
Dwight (658), 110 

E. Goodrich (460), 93 
Eda (Gibbs), 148 
Edgar L. (505), 96 
Edith (1242), 168 

Edith Lidora (575), 104, 130 
Edna, 121 
Edna (806), 122 
Edward (125), 66, 78 
Edward (493). 95 
Edward (865), 131 
Edward Francis (1221), 165 
Edward Howard (1197), 162 
Edwin, 187 
Edwin (390), 87 
Edwin (632), 108, 137 



Risley — Continued 

Edwin Hills (689), 113, 130» 

143, 197, 199, 201 
Eleanor, 12, 13 
Eleanor (Cowles), 118 
Eleanor (Foster), 139 
Eleanor (Hawten), 6 
Eleanor (Humphreys), 12 
Eleazer (247), 77, 93, 257 
Electa (237), 76, 89, 254 
Eli, 64, 75, 218 
Elihu (167), 69 
Elijah, 218 
Elijah (90), 64, 73, 74, 254, 

261 
Elijah (155), 68 
Elijah (282), 79 
Elijah, Jr. (230), 74, 88, 263 
Elisha (91), 64. 319, 255 
Elisha (185), 70, 86 
Elisha (214), 72, 87 
Elisha (244), 77, 91 
Elisha (449), 92, 115 
Elisha (378), 86 
Elisha, Jr., 220 
Elisha, Mrs., 198 
Eliza (258), 77 
Eliza (365), 85, 103 
Eliza (443), 91 
Eliza Ann (Thurston), 117 
Eliza (McReady), 90 
Ehza (Smith)," 119 
Elizabeth, 7, 12, 13, 27 

Elizabeth ( ), 51 

Elizabeth (16), 44, 62, 216 
Elizabeth (31), 53, 217 
Elizabeth (136), 67, 79 
Elizabeth (374), 86, 104 
Elizabeth (653), 110 
Elizabeth (943), 139 
Elizabeth (951), 139 
Elizabeth A. (516), 96 
Elizabeth Ann (940), 138 
Elizabeth (Burnham), 47, 68 
Elizabeth (Holland), 10 
Elizabeth (Keeney), 86 
Elizabeth (Sampson), 78 
Elizabeth (Scrimshire), 12 
Elizabeth (Woodman), 156 
Elizur (245), 77, 92, 257 
Elizur (427), 90, 92, 111 
EUa C. (1031), 148 
Ellen Elizabeth (685), 113, 142 



INDEX 



293 



Risley — Continued 

Ellen (Stevens). 139 

Ellena Anne (700), 114, 146 

Ellena Sophia (999), 145 

Elsa L. (56^), 103, 129 

Elsie (Bissell), 85 

Elwin L. (721), 115. 148 

Emily, 185 

Emily (Evans), 126 

Emily (Frambes). 95, 121 

Emily Madora (551), 102 

Emma (767). 119, 156 

Emma C. (Talbott), 148 

Emma Carmalita (1185), 161 

Emma D. (Thompson), 122 

Emma (Fancett), 166 

Emma M. (10.33), 148 

Emma (Schimmel), 161 

Emma (Wood). 1.53 

Emmeline (284), 79 

Endocia (159), 69 

Ernest (1187), 161 

Ernest Sylvester (789), 120, 

159 
Estella (Klock), 173 
Estella May (850). 129 
Esther, 55, 57, 48, 179, 1^0, 

181 
Esther (80), 63. 71 
Esther (44), 57, 59, 65, 217 
Esther (152), 68 
Esther (254). 77 
Esther Ann (550). 102 
Esther (Smith), 68 
Eugene. 112, 142 
Eunice (253), 77 
Eunice Amanda (956), 140, 165 
Eunice (Pomeroy), 63, 69 
Eva, 187 
Eva (952), 139 
Eva (1065), 151. 176 
Eva Adell (962), 140 
Evan J. (490), 95, 121 
Evangeline (788), 120 
Evangeline (1163). 159 
Evelyn W., 186 
Everett Edwin (988), 144, 170 
Experience (496), 95 
Experience (Jeffreys), 95 
Fannie Ann (686)". 113, 142 
Fannie R. (553), 102 
Fanny (232). 74 
Fanny E. (451), 92 



Risley — Continued 

Fenimore Curtiss (996), 145, 

171 
Field Alanson (1127), 156 
Flarilla C. (406), 89 
Flora Ann (735), 117, 151 
Flora E. (506). 96 
Florence Caroline (1183), 161 
Florence Gienlia (811), 122 
Florence Leonella (Hart), 166 
Florence Mabel (991), 144, 171 
Florlnda (189), 71 
Floyd De F. (1035), 148 
Floyd Fremont (998), 145 
Frances, 7, 11 
Frances E. (Miles), 131 
Francis (650). 110 
Frank (950), 139 
Frank Chester (1064), 151 
Frank David (1032), 148 
Frank Eugene (773). 119 
Frank M. (1039), 148 
Franklin (455). 92 
Franklin B. (363), 85. 103 
Fred H. (1219), 165 
Frederick (657). 110 
Frederick (946), 139 
Frederick Irving (1216), 164 
Freeman H. (512), 96 
Genevieve (787). 120. 159 
George, 7, 12. 218 
George (82). 6.3. 71 
George (103), 64, 118 
George (241). 76, 89, 254, 207 
George (648), 110 
George (666), 111, 139 
George (715). 115 
George I>orenzo (574), 104 
Georgianna (Allen), 164 
Gertrude (775), 119, 157 
Gertrude (805). 122 
Gideon A. (508), 96 
Gladys (855), 129 
Goodrich (669). 111. 139 
Goodrich Elizur (9,58), 140. 167 
Gordon Bennett (1166), 159 
Gordon Fox (480). 94, 120, 257 
Grace, 10 
Grant, 187 

Gresham (72), 63. 68 
Halford C, 200 
Hamilton D. (240), 76, 88, 89, 

254. 266 



294 



INDEX 



Risley — Continued 
Hannah, 16 

Hannah (14), 42, 60, 316, 217 
Hannah (17), 44, 62, 216 
Hannah (64), 62 
Hannah (106), 65 
Hannah (151), 68 
Hannah (246), 77, 93, 257 
Hannah (266), 78 
Hannah Ahnira (474), 94, 118 
Hannah (Cadwell), 77 
Hannah (Keeney), 44, 62 
Hannah (Smith), 63 
Hanson A. (407), 89, 108, 961 
Harmony (Root), 74 
Harriet (396). 87 
Harriet (Crosby), 109 
Harriet D. (638), 109 
Harriet Eliza (779), 120^ 158 
Harriet M. (661), 111 
Harriet M. (717). 115 
Harriet M. (Andrews), 84, 102 
Harriet (Metcalf), 143 
Harriet P. (458), 92, 117 
Harriet (Strickland). 110 
Harriet W. (510), 96 
Harry S. (801), 122 
Harvey (279), 79, 97 
Hattie (Brewer), 164 
Hattie M. (846), 129 
Hazel Grace (853), 129 
Helen Evangeline (1165), 159 
Helen Irma (812), 122, 161 
Helen M. (Beebe), 120 
Henrietta (1131). 156 
Henrietta (Houghton), 89 
Henry, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17 
Henry (475), 94, 118, 257 
Henry (584), 104 
Henry (663), 111 
Henry A. (552), 102, 129 
Henry Clayton (771), 119 
Henry D. (765), 119, 156 
Henry De Elton (720), 115, 

148 
Herbert J. (722), 115 
Herbert R. (852), 129 
Herbert W. (1220), 165 
Hiram (435), 91. 114 
Hiram G. (702), 114 
Hiram J. (1040). 148 
Honour (168), 69 
Hopestill (195), 71 



Risley — Continued 
Horace (229), 74 
Horatio (200), 72 
Howard Sturdevant, 144 
Huldah (100), 64 
Huldah (154), 68 
Ida Belle (746), 117, 153 
Ida J. (800), 122 
Ida M. (804), 122 
Irving Lewis (942), 138, 164 
Isaac (186), 70 
Isaac (499), 95 
Isabell, 7 

Isabella (587), 105 
James, 13. 218, 219 
James Allen (673), 112, 140 
James Hollis (554), 102, 129 
James Monroe (668). Ill, 139 
Jameson (260), 77 
Jane, 6, 7, 12, 27, 28 
Jane (389), 87 
Jane (De La Lune), 5 
Jane Maria (688), 113 
Jane (Simons), 139 
Jared (426), 90, 110 
Jared M. (660). 110 
Jehiel (166). 69 
Jemima, 78, 180 
Jemima (43), 57. 59. 217 
Jemima (178), 70, 84 
Jemson, 256 
Jennie (868), 131 
Jennie (Babcock), 159 
Jeremiah. 42 
Jeremiah (11), 42, 45. 47, 55, 

59, 60, 216, 217 
Jeremiah (49), 60, 66, 217 
Jeremiah (264), 78. 95 
Jeremiah (492), 95 
Jeremiah M. C. (495), 95 
Jeremy (102), 64, 76 
Jerome (667), 111 
Jerusha (99), 64 
Jesse, 186 
Jesse (633), 108 
Jesse L. (503), 95 
Jessie Adelaide (987), 144, 170 
Joab (127), 66, 78 
Joan. 16 
Job, 68, 218 

Job (25). 46, 47, 63. 64, 99, 216 
Job (66), 63 
Job (189), 71 



INDEX 



295 



Risley — Con tinned 
Job (274), 78 
Job, Jr. (74), 63, 69, 99 
Johan (Buttery), 7 
Johan (Osborne), 6 
John, 5, 6, 11. 13, 13, 16, 27, 

28, 90, 180 
John (5), 42. 43-44. 47,^216 
John (15), 44, 6-2, 216 
John (59), 62, 67 
John (130), 67 
John (267), 78 
John (949), 139 
John E., 197, 200, 220 
John Milton (487), 94, 121, 

257 
John Milton (793), 120 
John Norman (813), 122 
John P. (518), 96 
John R. (1020), 147, 173 
John S. (276), 78. 96 
John S. (854). 129 
John Strong- (560), 103, 129 
John Thompson (1125), 156 
Jonathan, 68, 256 
Jonathan (9), 42, 43, 51, 52, 53. 

54, 216. 217 
Jonathan (61), 62 
Jonathan (70), 63 
Jonathan (95), 64, 76, 91, 94, 

256 
Jonathan (243), 77, 91 
Jonathan (265), 78 
Jonathan (442), 91 
Joseph (83), 63, 72 
Joseph, Jr. (199). 72 
Joseph P. (515), 96 
Josephine C. S., 187 
Joshua (37), 54. 55, 65, 217 
Joshua (65), 62 
Joshua (108), 65 
Joshua (706), 114 
Josiah E. (502), 95 
Josiah P. (269), 78, 95 
Judith (Somers), 179 
Julia (431), 91, 112 
Julia Ada (694), 113, 145 
Julia Ann (394), 87 
Julia Ann (513). 96 
Julia C. (413). 89 
Julia Ette (Van Swall), 147 
Julia Louise (Robinson), 122 
Julia (Parkhurst), 102 



Risley — Contimied 

Julius CiEsar (476), 94, 119. 

257 
Julyan (Morden), 5 
Kate, 198 
Kate (869), 131 
Kate H. (802), 122 
Kate (Horey), 140 
Katharine (768), 119, 157 
Katherine, 10 
Kenneth (1186), 161 
L. (Kendrick), 79 
Laura A. (459), 92 
Laura A. (Keeney), 129 
Laura Grant (163), 69, 81 
Laurence G. (1281), 173 
Laurens G. (409), 89, 266 
Leah. 180 

Leonetta (696), 113, 145 
Leonie (871), 131 
Leverett (654), 110 
Levi, 218 
Levi (142), 67 
Levi (236), 75, 265 
Leviah (Kendrick), 97 
Lewis (285), 79 
Lewis E. (523), 97, 126 
Liman (393), 87 
Lincoln Simons (957), 140, 166, 

198 
Lillian (Blake), 122 
Lilly May (725), 115 
Lizzie (Nixon), 129 
Lorenzo (373), 86, 104 
Lorenzo (655), 110 
Louis Albert (858), 130 
Louisa (392), 87, 108 
Louisa (479). 94. 120, 257 
Louise (King), 162 
Lovisa (248), 77, 93 
Lovisa (428), 90 
Lucinda (388), 87, 107 
Lucinda A. (1021), 147 
Lucinda (Fuller), 93 
Lucinda (Goodale), 109 
Lucius (646), 110 
Lucretia (169), 69 
Lucy, 11. 75 
Lucy (135), 67 
Lucy (239), 76, 254 
Lucy (287), 79 
Lucy (434), 91 
Lucy (629), 108, 136 



296 



INDEX 



HI 



Risley — Continued 

Lucy (Benton), 91, 256 
Lucy (Field), 156 
Lucy Lee (Strong), 103 
Luke (379), 86 
Lu-ran (67-2), 111 
Lydia (188), 71 
Lydia (191), 71 
Lyman (644). 110, 138 
Mabel (18), 44, 62, 216 
Mabel Earl (859), 130 
Magdalene (Grimsditch), 11 
Malinda (440), 91 
^-Margaret, 6, 11, 13, 27 
Margaret (Beckeringe), 5 
Margaret (Doughty), 60, 66, 

180 
Margaret Doughty (263), 78 
Margaret (Holycroft), 12 
Margaret (Radcliffe), 11 
Margery (Mascy), 10 
Marguerite Beebe (794), 121, 

160 
Maria (364), 85, 103 
Maria (647), 110 
Maria (Arnold), 115 
Marian K. (Bayne), 172 
Marian Shirley (1162), 159 
Marion (1243), 168 
Marion C. (66-2), 111 
Marion Francis (485), 94, 120. 

257 
Marjorie Genevieve (1167). 159 
Martha, 13 

Martha (20), 44, 62, 216 
Martha (132), 67 
Martha (156), 68 
Martha (6.30), 108, 137 
Martha (Allen), 113 
Martha Elvira (697), 113, 145 
Martin (283), 79 
Mary, 12, 71 

Mary (13), 42, 60, 216, 217 
Mary (42), 57, 59, 217 
Mary (63), 62 
Mary (79), 63 
Mary (85), 64. 72 
Mary (123), 66 
Mary (140), 67 
Mary (216), 72, 87 
Mary (416), 90 
Mary (419), 90 
Mary (437), 91 



Risley — Continued 
Mary (634), 108 
Mary (651), 110 
Mary (945), 139 
Mary Alice (719), 115 
Mary Ann (275), 78 
Mary Ann (486), 94, 121, 257 
Mary Ann (701), 114, 146 
Mary Ann (Mawers). 144 
Mary (Arnold). 43 
Mary Barnes (498), 95 
Mary (Bidwell), 47, 63 
Mary (Blakely), 76, 89 
Mary D. (542), 101, 127 
Mary E. (518), 96 
Mary E. (561), 103 
Mary E. (1019), 147, 173 
Mary Eliza (774), 119 
Mary Elizabeth (Parker), 96 
Mary Frances (Wellar), 172 
Mary (Fox), 64 
Mary (Goodale), 79 
Mary (Halbert), 122 
Mary (Huxford), 71 
Mary J. (Lake), 78, 95 
Mary Jane (Keeney), 86, 103 
Mary Louise (790)" 120 
Mary (Munger), 157 
Mary (Sampson), 95 
Mary (Somers), 179 
Mary (Webster), 69, 99 
Mary (Wilcox), 144 
Matilda (670), 111, 140 
Maud (993), 144 
Maurice Thompson (1193), 162 
May (Corey), 157 
May J. (1126), 156 
Melissa (Hurlburt 682), 112, 

142 
Melvetta (504), 96 
Mercelle De Ette (766), 119, 

156 
Mercy (175), 70, 83 
Mercy (Miller), 70 
Michael (147), 68 
Millicent (122), 66. 217 
Millie (Collins), 95 
Mills (111), 65 
Mina Julia (990), 144, 171 
Mindwell (93), 64, 75 
Minerva (327), 83, 100 
Minerva (411), 89 
Minerva (Loomis), 79. 97 



INDEX 



297 



Risley — Continued 

Minnie (807), 122 
Minnie Blanch (989), 144, 171 
Mirinda (Wilcox), 131 
Mortimer C. (710). 115 
Moses (34), 54, 5a, G4, 73, 217, 

219 
Moses (87), 64 
Moses (88), 64, 72, 73, 261 
Nabby (Brigham), 88 
\ Nancy (Cowles), 79 
•--Nancy Pomeroy (164), 69, 82 
Nathaniel, 60, 217 
Nathaniel. Dr. (8), 42, 43, 51- 

54, 216 
Nathaniel (35), 54, 55, 64, 118, 

217 
Nathaniel (96), 64, 77 
Nathaniel (121), m 
Nathaniel (273), 78, 95 
Nathaniel Elton (511), 96, 

122 
Nathaniel Hart {252), 77 
Nehemiah (143), 68 
Nellie Allen (860), 130, 162 
Nellie Augusta (Lombard), 

129 
Nellie (Keeney), 140 
Nellie (Loucks), 165 
Nellie (Talcott), 103 
Nellie (Whiting), 168 
Nettie (Kellie), 108, 137 
Nettie (Lake), 95 
Nicholas, 10 
Noah (78), 63, 71 
Noah (180), 70, 85 
Nora (1066), 151 
Normand (112), Q5 
Norva Chester (791), 120 
Olive F. (637), 109 
Ohve Nettie (1217), 164 
Olive (Walker), 159 
Oliver {2G), 46, 47, 216 
Oren Hollister (590), 105 
Orson C. (786). 120, 159 
Orville Wallace (693), 113, 144 
Parker (519), 96 
Patience (Carpenter), 79 
Paul, 7, 27, 28 
Paul (1168), 159 
Pawle, 7 

Pearl M. (724). 115 
Penelope (Cooley), 110 



Risley — Continued 

Perry (1143), 157 

Perry Smith (477), 94, 119, 

257 
Peter, 27, 180 

Peter (41), 48, 5^, 57, 217 
Peter Huxford (194), 71 
Phila (162), 69. 80 
Phila (215), 72 
Phila (395), 87 
Phila (Loomis 596), 105, 120 
Philander (643), 110 
Phllena (231), 74 
Philo (395), 87 
Phoebe (233), 74 
Phoebe (436), 91 
Phoebe (Bills), 73 
Phoebe (Deming), 76 
Phoebe (Price), 78 
Pollv (160). 69 
Pollv (171), 70 
Polly (196), 71 
Polly (425), 90. 110 
Polly (1149), 158 
Polly (Somers), 179 
Prudence (172), 70, 82, 99 
Ralph (377), 86 
Randal, 11 
Raulfe, 4 

Ray C. (1148), 158 
Ray Reuben (848), 129 
Raymond Schimmel (1184"), 161 
Rebecca (28), 46. 47, 216 
Rebecca (38), 54, 55, 65. 217 
Rebecca (46), 49, 57, 59, 217 
Rebecca (270), 78 
Rebecca (Gaines), 45, 99, 216 
Rebekah Hildegarde (814), 

122, 161 
Rena Belle (1094), 153 
Rena (Terry), 157 
Reuben, 218 
Reuben (75), 63. 70 
Reuben, 3d (346), 84, 102 
Reuben Augustine (743), 117, 

153 
Reuben, Jr. (174). 70, 83 
Reynold (809), 122 
Richard (1), 33-37, 99, 181, 

210, 211, 214, 251 
Richard. 10, 11, 12. 1.3. 192, 256 
Richard (4), 37. 38-42, 51. 59, 

181 






298 



INDEX 



Risley — Continued 

Richard (10), 42, 47, 56-59, 

181, 216, 217 
Richard (23), 43, 46, 47, 63, 

216, 218 
Richard (36), 54, 55, 65, 217 
Richard (39), 47, 48, 49, 217 
Richard, Jr. (104), 65, 77, 218 
Robert, 5, 6, 10, 11, 17, 182 
Robert (649), 110 
Robert Lewis (824), 126 
Roger Alexander (1268), 172 
Roger E. (181), 70, 85 
Rollin, 198 

Rosalia (763), 119, 155 
Rosaltha Dett (744), 117, 153 
Rose (1044), 149 
Roxie (179), 70, 84 
Ruby S. (454), 92, 115 
Russell (138), 67 
Russell (165), 69 
Ruth, 72 

Ruth (29), 46, 47, 216 
Ruth (98), 64 
Ruth (212), 72, 86 
Ruth (286), 79 
Ruth (329), 83, 101 
Ruth (Badger), 79 
Ruth Elizabeth (1169), 159 
Sabra (347). 84, 102 
Sabra (Webster), 83 
Sallie (Barnstead), 122 
Sally (213), 72, 87 
Sally (157), 69 
Sally (Smith), 63, 69 
Samuel, 65. 179, 180, 218 
Samuel (3), 37, 38 
Samuel (6), 42, 44-47, 99, 216 
Samuel (22), 44, 45, 46, 47, 63, 

216 
Samuel (47), 60, 217 
Samuel (81), 63. 71 
Samuel (124), 65 
Samuel (193), 71 
Samuel Doty (517), 96, 122- 

125, 198 
Samuel Doty, Jr. (1182), 161 
Sanford (281), 79 
Sarah, 68 
Sarah (2), 37, 38 
Sarah (30), 46, 47, 216 
Sarah (45), 49, 57, 59, 217 
Sarah (48), 60, 217 



Risley — Continued 
Sarah (62), 62 
Sarah (69), 63 
Sarah (126), 66 
Sarah (144), 68 
Sarah (420), 90 
Sarah (501), 95 
Sarah (1144). 157 
Sarah (Bennett), 151 
Sarah C. (412), 89 
Sarah (Colson), 119 
Sarah (Dakin), 76, 90 
Sarah (Gray), 103 
Sarah Jane (De Grath), 144 
Sarah (Kenney), 79 
Sarah (McLeod), 62 
Sarah Maria (563), 103 
Sarah (Somers), 180 
Selden (664), 111 
Seth, 74 
Sharlotta, 13 
Sherman B. (452), 92 
Shubal (376), 86, 105 
Sir Henry, 4 
Sir John, 6 
Sir Raulfe, 4 
Smith (482). 94, 257 
Solomon (105), 65 
Solomon (259). 77 
Somers (Steelman), 95 
Sophia (234). 74 
Sophia (268), 78 
Sophia (Brewer), 112 
Sophia (Darling), 75 
Sophia H. (421), 90 
Sophronia (408), 89 
Stella (Steljbins), 140 
Stephen, 218 

Stewart, Reuben R. (543), 101 
Susan. 27, 90 
Susan A. (453), 92 
Susan R. (Proctor), 121 
Susanna (256), 77 
Susannah (Caldwell), 77 
Susie (176), 70, 84 
Thankful (19), 44, 62, 216 
Thankful (86), 64 
Thankful (Brewer), 257 
Thankful (Smith, 401), 88, 94 
Theodore (148), 68, 79 
Theodore, Jr. (278). 79 
Theressa L. (718). 115, 148 
Thomas (7), 42, 55, 216 



INDEX 



299 



Risley — Continmed 

Thomas, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 

26, 28 
Thomas (27), 45, 46, 47, 64, 

216 
Thomas (40), 49, 56, 57 
Thomas (67), 63, 68 
Thomas (149), 68 
Thomasin (Lathoin), 15 
Tilley M. (509), 96 
Timothy, 218 
Timothy (21), 43, 44, 45, 62, 

216 
Timothy (109), 65 
Timothy (139), 67 
Timothy (141), 67 
Tirzah (203), 72 
Titus (201), 72 
Truman (183), 70, 86 
Tryphena (133), 67, 185 
Viola Elizabeth (745), 117 
Violet (134), 67 
Waite (177), 70, 84 
Walter Clifford (997), 145, 172 
Ward (101), 64, 76 
Warner (808), 122 
Wells N. (362), 85, 103 
Wilhelmenia (Brown), 148 
Willett Perry (772), 119, 157 
William, 6, 7, 26, 28, 108, 218 
William (235), 74, 88, 89, 265 
William (391), 87, 108 
William (429), 90 . 
William (445), 92 
William (642), 109 
William (930), 137 
William (1038), 148 
William E. (864), 131, 162 
William F. (564). 103 
William H. (581), 104, 131 
William Hollister (588), 105, 

131 
William Miles (870), 131, 198 
Willie (1067), 151 
Willis F. (417), 90 
Winnie (Fahy). 122 
Winnifred Fitch (Sackett), 170 
Zada Marion (793), 120, 160 
Zervia (32), 52. 5.3. 217 
Robb, Alda B. (1302), 177 
Bertha (Allen), 177 
Charles (1084), 152 
Eliza (Niles, 741), 152 



Robb — Continued 

Elmer E. (1086), 152 

Henry H. (1085), 152, 177 

Ida M. (Coleman). 177 

Irene S. (1033), 177 

Leonard (1088), 152, 177 

Thomas, 152 

William (1087), 152 
Roberts, Alice, 184 

Benjamin, 70 

Bertha F. (1147), 157 

Carrie (Ward), 184 

Clarence Homer, 184 

Dolly Ann, 86 

Elizabeth (Haines), 181 

Esther (Somers 117), 65, 77, 
179, 181 

Gertrude (Risley 775). 157 

Harriet (Smith 397), 88 

Helen, 183. 184 

John. 65, 77, 181 

John Somers (262), 78, 94, 181 

Joseph, 88 

Martha (Rhodes), 78, 94, 181 

Mary Ann (488), 94, 121, 181 

Polly (Risley 171), 70 

Sarah (489), 94. 121 

Sarah (Risley 62), 62 

Stella, 183 

Will, 157 ' 

William (1146), 157 

William Osman, 184 ^ 

Robinson, John, 202 

Julia Louise, 122 
Rodman, Alfred, 109 

Harriet D. (Risley 638). 109 
Rogers, Flora (Chapin), 98 

John, 96 

Melvetta (Risley 504), 96 
Root, Harmony, 74 

Jane (Comstock 557), 102 
Roote, Thomas, 192 
Roper, John, 16 
Rose, Joseph, 58 

Roshford, Emogene (Loomis 973), 
132 

John. 132 
Ross. Carrie (Loomis 894), 133 

D. J.. 133 
Rotour, Grace (Risley), 10 

John, 10 
Rowley, Almira (367), 85 

Alvah (366), 85 



300 



INDEX 



Rowley — Cont inued 

Content (Risley 182), 85 

Harriet (370), 85 

Isaac, 85 

Truman (371), 85 

William (368), 85 

Zervia (369), 85 
Rudd, John, 55 

Thomas, 55 
Ruscoe, William, 193 
Russell, Charlotte, 85 
Ryseley, Richard, 17 
Rysley, Alyce (Newham), 4 

Anne, 4 

Dorothy (Temple), 8 

Elizabeth, 4 

George, 4 

Jane, 4 

Johan (Buttery), 4 

Johan (Osborne), 4 

John, 3, 4, 16, 17 

Mabel, 4 

Margarett, 4 

Ma rye, 4 

Pawle, 8 

Poule, 4 

Robert, 3, 4 

William, 3, 4 



Sabin, Ada May (1257), 170 
Chauncey Risley (985), 143 
Edwin Risley (1353), 169 
Ellena Ruth (1355), 169 
Eva May (1354), 169 
Fannie A. (Risley 686), 143 
Grover Cleveland (1356), 169 
Jennie (983), 143. 169 
Lena May (Wordley), 169 
Minnie Blanch (1259), 170 
Nellie (982), 143 
Sullivan E., 143 
Walter (984), 143, 169 
Walter Irving (1258), 170 

Sackett. Darius P., 170 

Emma Chittenden (Fitch), 170 
Winnifred Fitch, 170 

Sadd, Alice Emma (576), 104 
Carlos, 86 
Carlos R., 86, 104 
Clarence R. (579), 104 
Elizabeth (578), 104 



Sadd — Continued 

Elizabeth (Risley 374), 86, 104 

Ellen May (580), 104 

Truman R. (577), 104 
Sage, Amos, 99 

David, 99 

Elisha, 70, 83, 99 

Elisha Montague (333), 83 

Elizur Webster (334), 83 

Fanny (333), 83, 98 

Henry Risley (330), 83 

Margaret (Holibert), 99 

Margaret Olivia (Slocum), 98 

Maria (Winnie), 98 

Martha (Montague), 99 

Mary (Wilcox), 99 

Prudence (Risley 172), 70, 82, 
99 

Rebecca (Wilcox), 99 

Russell, 70, 83, 98-100 

Sally (321), 83 

Timothy, 99 

William (325), 83 
Sampson, Elizabeth, 78 

Mary, 95 
Sanders, DeLoss, 84 

Tirza (Loomis 342), 84 
Sanger, Jedediah, 74, 254, 256 
Satterlee, Buta (903), 134 

Edith (904), 134 

Eleanor (Abbey 611), 106, 134 

Mamie (899), i34 

Manthus, 106, 134 

Nelson (900), 134 

Walter (903), 134 

Willie (901), 134 
Saunders, Edward, 8 

Mylycent (Temple), 8 
Sawdy, Emma (Loomis 877), 133 

Fay, 133 
Schimmel, Emma, 161 
Scott, Thomas, 193 
Scull, Judith, 65 
Selden, Thomas, 192 
Setart, Judith, 179 
Seward, Olive Risley, 198 

William H., 109 
Sheppard, Lucy (Bartles 936), 164 

Manton W., 164 
Sherman, Desire, 99 
Siborn, Niccols, 38 
Simmons, Arthur H. (1132), 156, 
178 



INDEX 



301 



Simmons — Continued 

Elizabeth (Pullea), 178 

Gerritt Wayne (1309), 178 

Gerritts, 156 

Gertrude R. (1135). 156, 178 

Lelia Ruth (1134), 156, 178 

Lida (Preston), 178 

Mercelle De E. (Risley 766), 
156 

Walter R.. Jr. (1310), 178 

Walter Rose (1133), 156, 178 
Simons, Jane, 139 
Skinner, Fannie (Chapin), 98 

John, 199 

Ruth, 98 
Skipper. Sarah. 181 

William, 181 
Slachla, Eva M. (Porte 1279), 173 

Martin, 173 
Slocum. Joseph, 98 

Olivia Standish (Joselyn). 99 

Margaret Olivia, 98 

Margaret P. (Jermain). 98 

William Brown, 99 
Smith. Andrew, Jr., 88 

Anna, 72 

Anna (405), 88 

Arthur, 39, 192 

Arthur WTiipple, 160 

Aurelia (404). 88 

Aurora (402), 88 

Betsey, 91 

Betsey (Risley 170), 69 

Delight (400)", 88 

Druzella (Somers 120), 65 

Ebenezer, 69 

Elijah, 65 

Eliza, 88, 119 

Elizur (659), 110 

Esther. 68 

Freelove S. (398), 88, 108 

George, 88 

Gerrit. 266 

Giles, 36 

Gordon (399), 88 

Hannah. 63 

Harriet (.397). 88 

Joseph, 64, 88 

Joseph, Jr. (403), 88 

Joseph. Sr., 73 

Liman. 88 

Marion Risley (1170), 160 

Martha, 88 



Smith — Continued 

Mary, 106, 134 

Perry. 88 

Philip, 41, 51 

Polly (Risley 425), 90, 110 

Reuben. 88 

Sally. 63, 69 

Shuijal, 90, 110 

Susan A., 147 

Thankful, 94 

Thankful (401), 88 

Thankful (Brewer 227), 73, 88 

Thankful (Risley 86), 64 

Walter. 267 

Whipple. Mrs., 198 

Znda M. (Risley 793), 160, 
254 
Snow. Flora Ann (Risley 735), 
117, 151 

Jay Allen (1068), 151 

L.Adelia (1071), 151 

Lynn Risley (1072), 151 

M. Eugene (1070), 151 

Melvin, 117. 151 

Norva Chester (1069). 151 
Somers, Abigail (118), 65, 179 

Alice, 65 

David ai6), 65 

Druzella (120), 65 

Esther (117), 65, 77, 181 

Esther (Risley 44), 65, 179, 
180. 181 

Frederick. 179 

Hannah, 65 

Hannah (Hodgkins), 179. 181 

Hannah (McLean). 65, 180 

Isaac. 179 

James (114), 65 

John, 65. 179, 180, 181 

John (115), 65 

Joseph Risley, 180 

Judith. 179 

Judith (Scull), 65 

Judith (Setart), 179 

Mary, 179 

Polly (119). 65, 179 

Rebecca. 65 

Richard, 179 

Sarah, 180 

Sophia (Risley), 179 

Thomas (113)." 65 
Southeworth, Cecilia, 22 

Sir Thomas, 22 



302 



INDEX 



Southwood, Experience (Risley 
496), 95 

Joseph, 95 
Spalding, Georgia Dean, 136 
Sparks, Maria A. (Wilson 568), 
103 

W. B., 103 
Spence, E. A., 101, 128 

Florence (842), 128 

Ross (843), 128 

Susannah M. (Turner 546), 
101, 128 
Spencer, Joshua A., 266 

Susan. 8 

Thomas, 8. 41, 45, 192 

William, 192 
Squires, Rena (Risley), 158 
Standish, Alexander, 99 

Barbara, 99 

David, 99 

Desire (Holmes), 99 

Hannah (Magonn), 99 

Mary (Carver), 99 

Myles, 98, 99 

Olivia, 99 

Thomas, 99, 192 
Standley, Timothy, 192 
Stanley, Anne (Culcheth), 24 

Richard, 24 

Thomas, 11 
Stanton, Thomas, 192 
Stapleton, Charles E., 167 

Edith M. (1238), 167 

Nora (Mattison 961), 167 

Nora E. (1237), 167 

Sir Richard, 5 
Stark, Alice (Roberts), 184 

Hugo L., 184 
Starkweather, Edith T. (Welch 
785), 159 

Edwin, 159 

Ethel Luella (1160), 159 

Earl Dewey (1161), 159 
Stebbing, Edward. 192 
Stebbins, Elizabeth (Albert 736), 
117, 151 

Emma (Risley 767), 156 

Fred L. (1073), 151 

La Fount, 156 

La Mott, 117, 151 

Lizzie M. (1136). 156. 17S 

Louis (1137). 156 

Majorie (1138), 156 



Stebbins — Conthvued 

Mame (1073a), 151 

Stella, 140 
Stedman, Sarah (Risley 126), 66 

Thomas, 66 
Steel, George, 36 
Steele, George, 192 

James, 215 

John 192 
Steelman, Frederick, 58 

Somers, 95 
Stetson, Eva (Risley 1065), 176 

Kirk A., 176 

Leon A. (1299), 176 

Paul C. (1298), 176 
Stevens, Bernia (Lampson 759), 
118 

Delight (Smith 400), 88 

Ellen. 139 

George, 118 

Minerva (Lawrence 315), 82 

William, 88 
Stewart, Luke, 101 

Ruth (Risley 329), 101 
Stocking, George, 192 
Stone, Anna (1207), 163 

Carrie (Waffle 931), 163 

Lindon (1206), 163 

Mark, 163 

Samuel, 34, 192, 240 

William, Rev., 34, 207, 208, 251 
Strance, Caroline G. (Risley 941), 

164 

Frank (1214), 164 

George E., 164 
Strangwaies, James, 21 
Strickland, Harriet, 110 
Strong, Frances, 103 

Judah, 84 

Lucy Lee, 103 

Nathan, Rev., 247 

Sophronia (Loomis 340), 84 
Stuart, Elizabeth, 181 

Robert, 181 
Swansey, Edward, 12 

Mary (Risley), 12 
Symonds, Mrs. , 144 



Talbott, Emma C, 148 
Talcott. Alice Elizabeth (1047), 149 
Ann Amelia (733), 116, 150 



INDEX 



303 



Talcott — Continued 

Anna (Boardman), 115 

Bertha Belle (1055), 149, 175 

Chauncey Chambers (730), 116, 
150 

Cornelia (728), 116, 149 

Delbert (1048), 149 

Ebenezer, 92, 115 

Effie Adelle (1057), 150 

Elizabeth (Carpenter), 149 

Emily J. (White), 150 

Ettie May (1053), 150, 174 

Exie (1056), 150 

George Irving (732), 116, 150 

Herbert (1049), 149 

Ida M. (Holmes), 150 

Irving Ebenezer (731), 116 

John, 90, 115, 170 

Joseph, 115, 116 

Julia Harriet (1054), 150, 175 

Mary M. (Ackles), 149 

Minnie A. (1050), 150 

Nellie, 103 

Nelson John (727), 116, 149 

Oscar (729), 116, 149 

Ruby S. (Risley 454), 92, 115 

Ruth, 90 
Tallcot, John, 40, 192 
Tallmadge, Benj., 82 

George W., 81, 82 

Laura M. (Pease 305), 81. 82 
Taylor, Betsey (Brewer 222). 73 

Eva, 108 

Eva (927), 137 

George, 108, 137 

George, Jr. (926), 137 

Isham, 69 

James, 108, 1*^"; 

Lucy (Risley 629), 108, 137 

Martha (Risley 630), 108, 137 

Polly (Risley 160), 69 

Russell, 73 
Teller, Ella, 98 
Temple, Alexander, 8 

Catherine, 8 

Dorothy, 7, 8 

George, 8 

John, 7, 8 

Mary, 8 

Mylycent, 8 

Peter, 8 

Robert, 8 

Susan, 8 



Temple — Continued 

Susan (Spencer), 8 

Thomas, 8 

William, 8 
Ten Eyck, Henry, 267 

Jacob, 263, 267 

Mary, 263 
Terhune. T. H., 187 
Terry, Alice Maria (617), 107 

Charles, 158 

E. (Knapp), 107 

Everett Lee (616), 107 

John Gilbert (615), 107 

Leander, 86, 107 

Maria (Abbey 386), 86, 107 

Rena, 157 
Thompson, Alfred, 121 

Clara, 162 

Emma D., 122 

Mary Ann (Risley 186), 121 

Mary E. (Risley 561), 103 

Warren, 103 
Thurston, Ann Eliza, 93 

Eliza Ann, 117 
Thwalte, R. S., 222 
Tice, Elizabeth (Pease), 181 

John, 181 

Martha, 181 
Todd. Charles W. (1118), 155 

Chauncey R. (761), 118, 155 

D. Pulaski (760), 118, 155 

Edith W. (1121), 155 

Emma J. (1117), 155 

Fannie (Nichols). 155 

Hannah Almira (Risley 474). 
94, 118 

Harry L. (1120), 155 

J. Ormond (762), 118, 155 

Josephine A. (Wright). 155 

Louisa (Kovvhogen), 178 

Mary (Bishop), 155 

Ray A. (1123), 1,55 

Rebecca E. (Loomis), 155 

Robert C. (1124), 155 

Seth O. (1122). 155 

Walter. 94, 118 

Walter Sidney (1308). 178 

Willard V. (1119). 155, 178 
Tomlinson, Elizabeth (Sadd 578), 

104 
Tompkins, lantha (Welch 780), 
158 

W. H., 158 



304 



INDEX 



Tracy, Selden E., 186 

Selden H., 186 

Mary (Dunham), 187 
Treat. Bethias, 73 

Josephine, 85 

Lucy (Brewer 226), 73 

Mathew, 67 

Matthias, 67 

Tryphena, 185 

Tr'yphena (Treat 133), 185 

Tryphenia (Risley 133), 67 
Trefford, Catharine (Culcheth), 24 

John, 24 
Tucker. Chauncey, 89 

Flarilla (Risley 406), 89 
Turnbull, Belle (1095), 153 
George D., 153 

Rosaltha (Risley 744), 153 
Turner, Alanson (333), 83 
Caroline (Ellis), 101 
Chauncey (332). 83 
Cornelia (830), 127 
Edith (829), 127 
F. J., 222 
George (336), 83 
Henry E., 83 

Henry Ellis (544), 101, 127 
Helen Mar (545), 101, 127 
James (331), 83 
Louise (831), 127 
Marcia (337), 83, 101 
Mary (338). 83 
Mercy (Risley, 175), 70, 83 
Robert, (334), 83, 101 
San ford (335), 83 
Sarah Caroline (547), 101 
Susannah Mercy (546), 101, 

128 
William H., 70 
William H. (330), 83 
William H., Capt., 83 
Wm. Henry Allison (828), 127 
Tuttle, Albert Ellsworth (1250), 
169 
Eldred Eugene (1247), 169 
Elmer E., 169 

Howard De Elton (1248), 169 
Jennie (Sabin, 983), 169 
Ruby Frances (1252), 169 

V 

Valentine, Elizabeth (Risley), 12 
John, 12 



Van Buren, James, 267 

Van De Boe, Elsa. 133 

Van Sant, Hannah (Risley 17), 
44. 62 

Van Swall, Julia Ette, 147 

Vibbert, Alvin, 73 

Emily (Brewer 225), 73 

Vibberts, Ann (Risley 173), 70 

Vinton, Ann (Risley 522), 97, 126 
Anne Louise (823), 126 
Anne Risley (819), 126 
Esther Minerva (820), 126 
John Randolph (821), 126 
Mary Brewster (822), 126 
Seth, 97, 126 

Vunk, Alice (Kent 624), 136 
Hattie (920), 136 
Iva (919), 136 
Oscar, 136 



W 



Wackla, Hinner}r, 40 
Wadsworth. Daniel, Rev., 245 

James, 116 
William, 192 
Waffle. Alfred (1208), 163 

Blanch (Christian). 163 

Carrie (931), 137, 163 

Charles (932), 137, 163 

Harriet (Brigham 635), 108. 
137 

John, 108, 137 

Rollin (1209), 163 
Wakeman, Samuel, 192 
Walker. George Leon, Rev., 249 

Olive. 159 

Robert. 103 

Sarah Maria (Risley 563), 103 
Wallace, Ellen (Hunt), 154 

John, 93, 118 

Lew (1101), 154, 177 

Lorena (Dart), 178 

Mary (1100), 154, 177 

Matilda. 170 

Melissa (749). 118 

Orville J. (750). 118. 154 

Roxanna (Chambers 464), 93, 
118 
Warbeck, Perkins, 10 
Warburton, Alice, 20 

Sir Geoff de, 20 



INDEX 



305 



Ward. Carrie, 184 

Sarah (Hills), 315 
Warde, Nathaniel, 192 
Warner, Andrew, 193 
Warren, Almira (Risley 521), 97, 
126 

Annie M. (Minor), 126 

Ella Minerva (815), 126 

G. Curtis Austin, 97 

George Austin, 126 

Harriet B. (Latz), 126 

Harvey Risley (816), 126 

Lillie E. (Oliver). 126 

Louis Newton (817), 126 

Philena (Risley 231). 74 

Sarah Ann (818), 136 

Thomas, 74 
Warrington, J. G., 127 

Jennie Gray, 162 
Washington, George, 75 
Waters, Charles (1377), 173 

Edward H.. 145 

George. 146. 173 

Leonetta (Risley 696). 145 

Leslie Amos (1003), 145 

Mabel (1278), 173 

Sarah C. (House, 1014), 146, 
173 
Watson, AVilliam, 185 
Webb, Richard, 192 
Webster, Beriah (Risley 77), 70 

Finela, 72 

Finela (Hills, 211), 72 

John, 62. 99, 192 

Joshua, 71 

Mabel (Risley 18), 44, 62 

Mary, 69, 99 

Noaii, 99 

Sabra, 83 
Welch, Adolphus (784), 120. 158 

Amos (783), 120, 158 

Clayton (1157), 159 

Denslow, 120 

Den slow (1154), 158 

Edith Thankful (785), 120, 159 

Fannie, 158 

Fayette J. (1153), 158, 179 

Floyd E. (1155), 158 

Goldie (1158), 159 

Grace (1159), 1,59 

lantha (780), 120, 158 

Kate (All), 158 

Louisa (Risley 479), 120 



Welch — Continued 

Mary (Abbey), 179 

Mary Louisa (783), 120 

Nettie (781), 120, 158 

Ray (1156), 159 

Theodore, 266 
Wellar, Mary Frances, 172 
Wells, Jonathan, 47, 54 

John, 47 

Mary, 47 

Sally (Risley 157), 69 

Samuel, 40, 43, 54, 74, 254 

Thomas, 40. 192 
Welverton, Laura, 154 
West, Eva (Taylor), 108 

H., 108 
Westwood, William, 39, 193 
Whedon, Caroline Frances (837), 
128 

Florence (Loomis), 127 

Florence Mildred, 127 

Helen K., 127 

Helen Mar (Turner 545), 101, 
127 

Helen Margaret (832), 137 

May (834), 138 

Mildred (Knowlton), 127 

Sara (836), 138 

Susa (835), 128 

W. W., 101, 127 

William Turner (833), 127 
Wheeler, Addie L., 174 

Amelia (Abbey 610), 106, 134 

Ira (896). 134 

Lillie (898), 134 

Nathan, 106, 134 

Willie (897), 134 
Whipple, Malinda (Risley t40). 91 
White, Emily J.. 150 

Howard." E. A. (1384), 173 

Hugh. 354 

John, 193 

Joseph, 173 

Lorena J. (1382), 173 

Marjorie M. (1283), 173 

Nettie M. (Arnold 1027), 173 
Wliitehead. Mary (Risley), 12 

Richard. 12 
Whitfield. George, Rev.. 245 
Whiting, Alice Jennett. 185 

John. Rev.. 243 

Nellie. 168 
Whittinge, William. 192 



306 



INDEX 



Wibb, Helen M. (^Tiedon 832), 
127 

William J., Rev., 127 
Wightman, Delia. 119 
Wilbur, De Forrest, 143 

Fannie A. (Risley 686), 143 
Wilcox, John, 91, 192 

Mary, 99, 144 

Mirinda, 131 

Phoebe (Risley 436), 91 

Rebecca, 99 
Wilkin, Esther, 98 

Samuel D., 98 
Willet, Nathaniel, 38, 39 
Williams, Andrew, 145 

Clinton, 126 

Esther M. (Vinton 820), 126 

Isaac Maynard (1002), 145 

Julia A. (Risley 694), 145 

Nancy (Hills, 205), 72 

Roger, 207 

Tirzah (Risley 203), 72 
Willis, George, 192 
Wilson, Albert F. (569), 103 

Alice (571), 103 

Eliza (Risley 365), 85, 103 

Frances (Strong), 103 

Francis, 85, 103 

Frank B. (570), 103 

John W. (567), 103 

Maria A. (568), 103 
Winnie, Maria, 98 

Moses J., 98 
Winter, Ada Belle (1098), 154 

Frank W.. 153 

Ida B. (Risley, 746), 153 

Rena Elleon (1097), 154 

Rose Anna (1096), 154, 177 

Walter Risley (1099), 154 
Winterton, Gregory, 40, 192 



Winthrop, John, 205 
Withington, Thomas E., 24 
Wood, Elizabeth (Risley), 13 

Hamblet, 14 

Hamlet, 13 

Henry, 14 

Margaret, 14 

Richard Risley, 14 

Thomas, 14 
Woodbridge, Timothy, Rev., 244 
Woodman, Elizabeth, 156 
Wordley, Lena May, 169 
Worlidge, John, 55 
Wratten, Alice Marie (1267), 171 

EUena Ruth (1263), 171 

Eva May (1262), 171 

Florence M. (Risley 991), 171 

James, 171 

Mary Ann (1264), 171 

Minnie Blanch (1265), 171 

Sylvester Risley (1266), 171 
Wright, Josephine A., 155 
Wrineston, John, 23 

Mary (Culcheth), 23 
Wrislea, Richard (1), 35 

Samuel, 35 
Wrisley, Clarence, 142, 168 

Eugene, 142 

Napoleon Jerome, 71 

Richard, 192 
Wyeth, H. B., Mrs. (840), 128 



Yankey, Cyrus, Mrs. (839), 128 

Z 

Zolybrande, Geoffrey, 22 

Margaret (Culcheth), 22 



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