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Risen/Gravitt/ McCarty/Henson-a link?
Posted by: Betty Date: November 11, 2001 at 19:40:53
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Can anyone link these families or these particular Risen/Risons?
Josiah Risen m.Nancy Jones in 1852 in Clark Co., KY
Mary Ellen Rison m. Thomas Gravitt (cousin of Nancy Jones, above) in 1833 in Clark Co., KY. They had a son named James Henson Gravitt b.1834
William Rison m. Jemima McCarty in 1831 in Estill Co., KY
Thomas Rison, Henson Risen and other Risen/Risons of that time and area.
Nancy Jones and Thomas Gravitt, above, are the grandchildren of John and Ellen Gravitt, Nancy the daughter of Peggy and Thomas the son of George.
John Gravitt is the son of George Gravitt and Catherine McCarty of Stafford Co., VA, married in 1756. There is also a John Rison m. Hannah Chinn in 1750 in Stafford Co., VA.
The Hensons were a prominent family in Stafford Co., VA and Charles Co., MD. There were also many Risen/Risons in Charles Co. MD one as early as 1733.
It seems likely that the Risen/Risons, McCartys, Gravitts and Hensons, and possibly the Ellerys were families that all knew each other in those counties, which are across the river from each other and traveled together to KY.
Does anyone have evidence of their connections and the relationship of any of these Risen/Risons?
Maybe we can piece it all together! Thanks, Betty



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