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Re: Riser/ Reiser Family of Germany and South Carolina
Posted by: Elizabeth Shouse Pitts (ID *****8418) Date: August 25, 2002 at 15:27:08
In Reply to: Riser/ Reiser Family of Germany and South Carolina by Katherine of 252

Source: Morning Paper, August 30, 1979, Page 20, Ruston, La. by C. Coleman Crosby. "Adam Riser was born in Newberry District, S.C. on 16 Dec., 1809, the seventh child of Martin and Christena (Rickard) Riser. He was a grandson of George and Francena (Kounts) Riser and a great-grandson of Martin Luther Riser, an immigrant from Germany. This immigrant came to Virginia with eight sons. Family legend is that all were soldiers in the American Revolution or were acknowledged as patriots. There have been a number of variations in the spelling of their name, including Reiser, Rizer, and Riser...."
I have wondered if anyone has uncovered any further info or records of this family in Virginia, or names where he immigrated with his 8 sons. There does not seem to be a wife mentioned, but I have not seen the article. A family member forwarded me the above quoted article from the newspaper. I attempted to contact the Thomas W. Riser in Portland, Or some time back, but had no reply, so perhaps he has joined out ancestors.

Katherine, in one place, George signed his name in German as John George. I can find no proof that this George (to whom some are referring to as the immigrant) was ever named George Martin Riser, although many are referring to him as such. The only George Martin I have seen referred to is in a Will where the George Riser who lived in Edgefield County called his son by Elizabeth Long, George Martin (born Feb. 4, 1820). I do have quite a bit of Riser info as these are my maternal ancestors, so if you think I might have something you would like to view, I will be glad to share. Please note the change in e-mail.

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