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Re: Priscella, Curtis, and Louis Trisler
Posted by: Connie Shotts Date: June 17, 2001 at 12:57:35
In Reply to: Priscella, Curtis, and Louis Trisler by curtis of 211

In "Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia - vol. 3" by Wesley E. Pippenger, on page 80 is the following information about Priscilla, Peter and Louis Trisler. This may be part of the northern Virgnia Trislers you are looking for.
[Copy of page 80:]
"Trisler Family Cemetery (ante 1884)
A cemetery was once located under where the present highway ramp is from eastbound Duke Street to southbound Telegraph Road. It was to be found just northeast of where the Bloxham family had their cemetery. A nine-acre parcel which included a cemetery is referenced in the will of Peter Trisler.* Arrangements were made February 21, 1866 for Trisler's estate to be appraised by John A Fairfax, Matthew O'Brien, Richard Windsor, John Bloxom [sic] or Alfred Riker.^ In 1866, Lewis Trisler conveyed his interest in the estate of Peter Trisler to David G. Watkins**, but continued to reside on a portion thereof. The Trisler and Bloxham families were neighbors.

"By 1881, Priscilla Jane Trisler found it necessary to bring suit against Lewis Trisler, to stop him from cutting or selling any wood or timber or in any manner further trespassing upon the estate of Peter Trisler.^^ The existence of a cemetery on this property is documented in the suit Peter H. Watkins vs. Winfield B. Watkins, et. als., which was heard November 11, 1901.*** A survey by Joseph Berry on July 1, 1901, gives measurements of a graveyard at this site as 32 by 37.5 feet. The survey also indicated that the property had been improved with construction of a two-story, seven-room brick house, a stable and a barn.

"The graves of Lewis Trisler and Priscilla Trisler were removed from this location in the early 1970s by John Everly of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, to Union Cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, now called the Washington Street Union Methodist Church.

"TRISLER, Lewis. In memory of/ LEWIS TRISLER/ who departed this life/ December 15th, 1844/ aged 67 years. (Lot W103)
TRISLER, Priscilla. In memory of/PRISCILLA TRISLER/ affectionate wife of/ PETER TRISLER/ who departed this life/ March 12th 1848/ aged 54 years. (Lot W103, footstone 'P.T./1848'

"These tombstones are now located in Lot W103 of Union Cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, at the end of Hamilton Lane and off Wilkes Street.

*Fairfax County Wills, Bk. Z NMo. 1, p. 435, dated 20 JUL 1860, prov. in Richmond 3 DEC 1864, makes interesting references to the time of war, recorded 19 FEB 1866 in Fairfax County.
^Fairfax County Minutes, Bk. 1863-67, p. 334.
**Fairfax County Minutes, Bk. 1863-67, 17 SEP 1866.
^^Fairfax County Chancery, file #94s, Priscilla J. Trisler vs. A. D. Osgood (1881); see also Fairfax County Deeds, Bk. S No. 4, p. 390.
***Fairfax County Chancery, file CCF #1091, folder 1."

Hope this is the group of Trislers you are looking for. I'm interested in Trislers in the 1700s in PA & MD to KY in the late 1700s and then to IN in the early 1800s so these people aren't mine.

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