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III. CORA, m. Henry Rhiner, and they have issue:

I. Mary Rhiner.

IV. MARY, m. Frank Linell, of Oquawka, and they have issue:

I. Frank Linell.
II. May Linell.
VI. MAUD, m. Fred Fernell, and they have four children. No further information.

223. LEVI RYERSON," (Isaac,^ John,* Lucas,^ J oris,'' Martin'), son of Isaac
and Susanna (Buscark) Ryerson, was b. May 30, 1834, and d. May 30, 1900.
He was always known as Levi "Ryason. " He resided at Oquawka, 111.
He m. Susan Sultz. Their children were:

I. MARY, b. Feb. 27, 1858; ni. George Goff. They resided on a farm east of
Keithsburg, lU. They had six children:
I. Charles Goff.
II. Clyde Goff. •

III. Vernon Goff.

IV. Gladys Goff.

V. Clarence Goff.
VI. Albert Goff.
356. II. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 19, 185Q; m. Ella Mitchell.

III. LOLA, m. Floyd Pence. Residence, Quincy, 111. They have children:

I. Leota Pence.
II. James Pence.
III. Chester Pence.

IV. NORA, d. about 1897; m. Clyde Sharpe. Issue:

I. Harold Sharpe.

224. RESON SPAULDING RYERSON," {Isaac,'' John,* Lucas,' Joris,^
Martin'), son of Isaac and Susanna (Buscark) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 15, 1848.
He resided in California. He signed his name "Ryason." He m. first,
Jane Guy. Issue:

III. ALICE, m. Bud Ditto, and they reside at Oquawka, 111.

Reson Spaulding Ryerson married a second wife.


225. ELIJAH F. RYERSON/ (Rev. Reson F.,'' Joint,* Lucas,^ Joris? Martin'),
son of Rev. Reson F. and Anna (Brown) Ryerson, was born in Ohio in 1835
and died in 1891, aged 56. He was a school teacher. He m. Elizabeth
Ziegler. They resided in Pickaway Co., Ohio. Children:

I. MARY, d. y.
II. SARAH, m. Abraham Borror.

III. JOSEPH, m. Belle Strawser. Residence, Columbus, Ohio.

IV. ELLA, m. George Sullivan.
V. IDA, m. Alexander Fullen.

VI. WILLIAM, m. LUlian Martin and they have two children:
I. Jesse Ryerson.
II. Worle Ryerson.

Residence, Columbus, Ohio.
VII. GEORGE, d. y.

VIII. CURTIS, m. Alma Smith. Residence, Columbus, Ohio.
IX. ALICE, m. Lewis Borror, brother of Abraham Borror, who m. her sister Sarah.
X. H.^RRY, b. Jan. 11, 1S77; m. Norah Borror, of Borror's Corners, Ohio, cousin
of Abraham and Lewis, aforesaid. Residence, Columbus, Ohio. They have
one child.

226. JUDGE JACOB BROWN RYERSON/ {Rev. Reson F.,^ John,' Lucas,'
J oris, "^ Martin'), son of Rev. Reson F., and Anna (Brown) Ryerson, was
born in Gibisonville, Ohio, April, 1838. He started his career as a school
teacher. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1879, elected
Judge of the Probate Court in 1896. served two terms, and retired on
account of ill-health. Judge Ryerson married, first, Eliza Wolf and had
issue a child who died in infancy; he married, second, Nancy, dau. of Peter
and Deborah (Wliite) Fox, of Hocking County, Ohio. Cliildren:

I. ANNIE I., m. David Karshner. Issue:

I. Harley L. K.-iRSHNER, m. Jessie Honnel.
II. Ethel Karshner, m. Forest Rose.
II. ALLIE I., m. Andrew Drum. Residence, Laurelville, Ohio. Issue:
I. Charles R. Drum, b. Emma DeHaven. Issue:

/. Genevieve Drum.
II. Beaman Drum.
III. Nellie Drum.
III. CURTIS L., d. y.

227. JOSEPH WILLIAM RYERSON," {Rev. George,' Col. Joseph,* Lucas,'
J oris, "^ Martin'), eldest son of Rev. George and Frances (Rolph) Ryerson,
was b. Jan. i, 1824; d. 1906. He resided in various parts of the U. S. and
served in the Civil War, it is said in the Ohio Artillery. He finally settled
in Columbus, Ohio, where his widow resided in 1910. He m. Mary Eliza-


beth, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Grimes) Evings, of Alexandria, Va.
Their children were:

I. WILLIAM, m. Ella Thomas. Resided in the country near Columbus, Ohio.
Their children were:
I. Cora Ryerson.
II. Margaret Ryerson.

III. Mary Ryerson.

IV. Maud Ryerson.
V. Helen Ryerson.

II. STELLA, m. Charles Holt. Residence, Columbus, Ohio, and they have a son:
I. Everett Holt.

III. ARTHUR, m. Minnie Clark. Residence, about 15 miles from Portsmouth,
Ohio. Their children were:

I. Irene Ryerson.
II. Earl Ryerson.

III. May Fay Ryerson.

IV. William Ryerson.
V. Marie Ryerson.

IV. MEHETABLE, m. Zenas White. Residence, Linden, Ohio. They have

I. Stanley White.

II. Edith White.

m. Arthur White.

IV. Flora White.

V. Hugh White.
VI. Eldred White.

V. SARAH, m. Thomas Renton. She is a widow residing with her mother in
Columbus, Ohio. Issue:
I. Harry Renton.
VI. LILLIAN, m. Hugh Barton. Residence, Toledo, Ohio. Their children were:
I. Grace Barton.
II. Melvin Barton.
III. James Barton.
VII. GEORGE EGERTON, b. July 10, 1882. Residence, Columbus, Ohio.

Joseph,^ Lucas? J oris, "^ Martin^), son of Rev. George and Isabella D. (Ster-
ling) Ryerson was b. in Toronto, Ontario, Jan. 21, 1855.

In 187 1 he began to study medicine in New York, later returning to
Trinity College at Toronto, from which institution he received his degree
in 1875. Dr. Ryerson immediately went abroad and studied under some
of the most noted of European physicians and surgeons. He was made a
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh, in
1876. He returned to Canada in 1879 and established himself at Toronto.
In 1881 he was appointed surgeon of the Royal Grenadiers, and proceeded


with his corps to the Northwest on the breaking out of the rebellion in
1885, receiving in recognition of his ser\aces in this campaign the promotion
to Surgeon-lNIajor, the Imperial Medal, and the decoration of the Order of
St. John. In 1895 he was made Deputy Surgeon- General. He received the
decoration of Knight of the Order of St. John in recognition of service
during the South African War, 1899-1902.

He was one of the founders of the Toronto CUnical Society, and its
President in 1894. He was elected to Parliament as a member for East
Toronto, 1892-98. He was founder of the Canadian Red Cross Society.
He served as Red Cross Commissioner with Lord Roberts in South Africa.
He was also founder of the Canadian branch of the St. John Ambulance
Association, of which he is general secretary for Canada. In 1898 Dr.
Ryerson declined nomination as a candidate for re-election and retired from
Parliamentary hfe, devoting his time to his immense practice. He was
author of "The Aftermath of the Revolution" (1896). Dr. Ryerson m.
on Nov. 14, 1882, Mary Amelia, dau. of James Crowther, barrister, of
Toronto. Their children were:

I. GEORGE CROWTHER, b. Oct. 21, 18S3.
II. YORIS STERLING, b. AprU 26, 1886.

III. ERIC EGERTON, b. -Sept. 17, 1888.

IV. ARTHUR CONNAUGHT, b. June 28, 1890.
V. LAURA MARY, b. Mar. 14, 1892.

229, CAPT. HENRY EGERTON RYERSON,« {Samuel,' Col. Joseph,* Lucas,^
Joris,- Martin^), son of Samuel and Eliza (McMichael) Ryerson, was b. in
Toronto, Ont., and d. in Liverpool, N. S. He was a shipmaster, and was
engaged in whahng about 1840. He married Mrs. Maria (Burke) Kennedy,
widow, of P. Kennedy. The children of Capt. Ryerson were:

I. WALTER. He was drowned in a gale from a ship plying between Halifax and

Cape Breton; unin.
II. HENRY S. He was 9 years old when his father died. He m. Kate McCush,
and resided in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. He served in the British .\rmy, during
the Egyptian War, and attained distinction as the champion swordsman of

230. REV. JOSEPH EDWAY RYERSON, D. D.," {Rev. William.' Col. Joseph,''
Lucas, ^ J oris, "^ Marlin>), son of the Rev. William and Mary (Grif&n) Ryerson,
d: Oct. 20, 1863. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1850. His first
pastoral charge was at St. Catherines. Ont. He next accepted a call to
Augusta, Ga., where he remained seven years, but on the breaking out of
the Civil War he returned to Canada and became pastor of the Baptist
Church at Simcoe, Ont. He subsequently accepted a call to a church in


Elmira, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 20, 1863. He m. in 1850, Mary, dau. of
Benjamin Shaw, of Simcoe, Ont., and their children were:

I. REV. HERBERT, b. at St. Catherines, Ont., in 1851. He was ordained a
minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 30 years. Held various
pastoral charges in Michigan until 1894, when he became an Episcopal clergy-
man, and was pastor at Pontiac and Lapeer, Mich., and Virginia City, Minn.,
also at North East, Pa. Retired to the homestead farm in 1903. He married
in 1886, Delia . Issue:

I. May Ryerson.
II. Edway Ryerson.

II. EVA, b. at St. Catherines, Ont., in 1853; m. Charles De Field. Residence,
Windsor, Ont. Issue:

I. Clarence De Field. Asst. Chief Fire Dept. at Windsor.

II. Ted De Field.

III. FRANK L., b. in Augusta, Ga., in 1857. Educated at Simcoe, Ont. Taught
school a number of years. In 1903 managed the homestead farm near Simcoe,
Ont.; m. Emma, dau. of John Bell, of Avon. Issue:

I. John Herbert Ryerson, b. Aug. 15, 18S1. Residence, Rockford, 111.

II. Talula Bell Ryerson.

III. Clinton Paul Ryerson.

IV. Marion Ryerson.

IV. MINNIE TALULA (called Lulu), b. in Augusta, Ga., in 1859; m. George Heath,
of Simcoe, Ont. They resided on a farm near Simcoe. Issue:

I. William Heath.
V. REV. JOSEPH EDWAY, b. in Simcoe, Ont., Nov. 7, 1863. Graduated from
Simcoe Collegiate Institute. Taught school three years in Canada. In 1S87
he united with the Methodist Episcopal Conference, Detroit, Mich., of which
he has since been a member. Pastor of the Methodist Church, at Fowlerville,
Mich., for a long period. He is a lecturer of some note. Went to Europe in
1903 to finish his education, and has since toured the U. S. as a lecturer. He m.
Alice, dau. of William Heath, of Simcoe, in 1885. She has been an invalid for
some years. Issue:

I. Frank L. Ryerson.

II. Dr. William Wellington Ryerson. He is a physician of Port Huron,

231. WILLIAM RYERSON,« {Rev. William,'' Col. Joseph,* Lucas,'' Joris,^
Martin^), son of Rev. William and Mary (Grifiin) Ryerson, was b. Feb.,
1837; and d. in 1886. He was a farmer. He m. Eliza, dau. of Thomas
Thorn. The widow survived and resided at Brantford, Ont. Issue:

I. FREDERICK W., b. May 10, 1861; m. Feb. 28. 1898, Mary M. Hume. Issue:
I. Hume Ryerson, b. Jan. 5, 1899.

II. James Gordon Ryerson, b. Nov. 7, 1901.

Mr. Frederick W. Ryerson is a senior member of the firm of Ryerson
Bros., wholesale dealers and commission merchants in the fruit business at
Brantford, Ont.


II. IDA, b. May 21, 1S63; m. June 30, 1S93, Samuel Waldron. Residence, Paris,
Ont. Issue:
I. Fred Waldron.
n. YuLA Waldron.
III. ROBERT EDWx\Y, b. Aug. 17, 1865; m. Elizabeth Bowling. Issue:
I. Harvey Ryerson.
II. Annabel Ryerson.

Mr. Robert E. Rj-erson is a member of the firm of Ryerson Bros., above
lY THOMAS EGERTON, b. July 17, 1867; m. Elizabeth Mclntyre. Issue:
I. William Ryerson.

Mr. Thomas E. Ryerson is engaged in an extensive fruit commission
business, in Brantford, Ont., being senior member of the firm of T. E.
Ryerson & Co.
V. REUBEN J., b. Dec. i, 1870; m. Annie Turner. Residence, Brantford, Ont.
Traveling salesman for the firm of Ryerson Bros. Issue:
I. Hazel Ryerson.
II. Egerton Ryerson.
VT GEORGE, b. Aug. 19, 1878; m. .Alice McEwen. Residence, Brantford, Ont.

232. HENRY RYERSON.^ {Jacob," John J.,' Jacob,' Ryer,^ Martin'), eldest
son of Jacob and Sarah (Beam) Ryerson was b. Oct. 9, 1802, and d. 1879 at
Monroe Works, Rockland Co., N. Y. Resided in the early part of his life
near Preakness, N. J. He m., first, Hannah Jane Wilson; second, Lorinda
Sindle, a widow. Issue:

357. I. JOHN JACOB, b. about 1826; m. Elizabeth Lewis.
II. SARAH (Sally), m. WUliam Slawson.
III. MARY ANN, m. William Bailey. Children:
I. Elizabeth B.\iley, m. Edwin Swim.
n. Georgianna Bailey, m. Thomas Coxe.

III. Martha Bailey, m. Harry Swim.

IV. Rhoada Bailey.

lY ELIZABETH, m. Augustus Mead.
V. NANCY, m. Washington Springsted.
VI. ELIZA, m. Isaac OdeU. They had sons:
I. Isaac Odell.
II. Daniel Odell.
m. David Odell.

They resided in, and around. Highland Falls, N. Y. There were, sup-
posedly, four daughters whose names the author was not able to ascertain.

233. ABRAHAM RYERSON,^ (Jacob," John /.,« Jacob,^ Rycr,"" Martin"), son
of Jacob and Sarah (Beam) Ryerson, was b. Nov. 20, 1814; d. Mar. 21, 1899.
He m. Feb. 5, 1837, Catherine Smith, who d. Aug. 20, 1891, aged 74 years.
Issue :


I. SARAH CATHERINE, b. Dec. 7, 1837; m., first, James Edwards. Issue:

I. Edward J. Edwards, d. without issue.
II. Joseph J. Edwards.

III. Catherine Matilda Edwards, m. Henry Randall. Residence, Spring
\'alley, N. Y.

IV. Aaron W. Edwards, m. Catherine .

V. Augustus Edwards, m. Margaret Hopper.

VI. Charles A. Edwards, m. Jennie Tompkins. Residence, Morristown,

VII. Elizabeth Edwards.

v^II. Lulu Edwards, m. John Todd, of Hackensack.
IX. Hannah Jane Edwards, m. Tunis Fredericks.
X. John Edwards, d. y.

The widow married second, Silas Utter, and resided at Ramsey's, N. J.
II. JOHN JACOB, b. Dec. 23, 1839; d. unm. Mar. 28, 1862, in the CivO War. He
was in Co. E., 5th N. J. Vols.

358. III. PETER SMITH, b. May 10, 1841; m. Mary Ellen Nolan.

359. IV. ALBERT BERDAN, b. Dec. 15, 1842; m. Hannah Cavin Montrose.

V. CORDELIA ANN, b. April 5, 1845; d. 1906; m. Samuel Smith. Residence,
Paterson, N. J. Issue:

I. John W. Smith, b. Jan. iS, 1S69.

II. Catharine A. Smith, b. Oct. 27. 1870.

III. Abraham Ryerson Smith, b. Aug. n, 1872.

IV. Charles A. Smith, b. Aug. 4, 1875.
V. Samuel T. Smith, b. April 5, 1877.

VI. Charity Smith, b. Mar. 30, 1879.

VII. Sarah L. Smith, b. July 11, 18S1; d. y.
VIII. Sarah E. Smith, b. Nov. 21, 1883; d. y.

IX. Mildred C. Smith, b. June 14, 1885; d. y.
X. Peter J. Smith, b. Aug. 30, 1887.
VI. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 14, 1847; m. William Dixon, of Ramsey's, N. J.
VII. HANNAH, b. June 6, 1849; m. John Sisco, of Ramsey's, N. J. Issue:
I. Charles Sisco, m. Susan Hatsel.
u. Martha Sisco, m. Elijah Wanamaker.

ni. Calvin Sisco, m. Anna Wanamaker, dau. of Jacob Wanamaker.
IV. Darwin Augustus Sisco; unm.
V. Asenath Victoria Sisco, m. Joseph Sloat.

VI. John Willard Sisco, m. Rose Landers.
VIII. DAVID H., b. May 11, 1852; d. Aug., 1852.

IX. GEORGE H., b. Mar. 12, 1854; m. Julia Bowen. Children:
I. Alvin Ryerson.

II. Rose Ryerson.

X. DAVID, b. July 5, 1858; m., first, his cousin Emma Morse, granddaughter of
Joseph and Kaziah (Ryerson) Morse. Children:
I. William Henry Ryerson, b. May, 1878; m. Lizzie IMullen, dau. of Bernard
and Catherine (Rupel) Mullen.

II. Jennie Ryerson, m, William Houghes (or Hughes).

III. Everett Ryerson.


The mother died and David Ryerson m., second, Lena , and they

had issue:

IV. Harry Ryerson.
V. Elsie Ryerson.

234. JACOB RYERSON/ {Jacob,' John /.,< Jacob,^ Rycr,'' Martin'), youngest
son of Jacob and Sarah (Beam) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 9, 1823. He resided
at Greenwood Lake, N. Y., where he spent the greater portion of his life.

. He m. Letitia Van Tassel, dau. of Abraham and Catherine (Morgan)
Van Tassel. She d. about 1884. Children:

I. JOHN, b. 1844. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and d. in

Andersonville Prison.
II. ROBERT, d. in service during the Civil War.

360. III. ABRAHAM, m. three times.

361. IV. ALBERT, m. Mary Barret.

V. CHARLES, m. Johanna Bray. Residence, Greenwood Lake, N. Y.

362. VL JACOB, b. Jan. 17, 1S54; m. Anne Barret.

363. VII. SAMUEL, m. Rachel Dowlan.

VTII. CATHERINE, m. Samuel Clark. Residence, Arden, N. J.

235. WILLIAM F. RYERSON,« (Francis," William,* William,^ Ryer,'- Martin'),
son of Francis and Margaret (Doremus) Ryerson, was b. July 25, 1813;
m. Feb. 8, 1834, Cornelia Osborn, b. Oct. 12, 181 7; d. 1884. They resided
on their farm on the Mountain east of Mountain View. Issue :

L FRANCIS W., b. Mar. 18, 1836; d. Feb. 5, 1853.
II. MARGARET E., b. June 5, 1838; d. Dec. 3, 1867; m. Oct. 30. 1864. George Clay.

Residence, Orange.
III. ANNA AUGUSTA, b. Sept. 14, 1841; m. June 8, 1862, Richard Husk (brother of
Mark Husk, the husband of her cousin Lavina Ryerson). They resided at Clinton.

364. IV. CORNELIUS VAN HOUTEN, b. Sept. 14, 1844; m. Ellen Doremus.

V. OSBORN, b. April 3, 1S46; m. Mar. 18, 1868, Olive Freeman. Residence,
Pompton Plains, N. J.
VI. HENRIETTA, b. July 12, 1848; d. Jan. 31, 1852.

VII. MARY CATHERINE, b. Mar. 5, 1851; m. July 3, 1866, Peter F. Keasted, of
Mountain View.

365. VIII. RALPH SPEAR, b. Sept. 27, 1853; m. three times.

IX. CHRISTOPHER, b. Feb. 4, 1856. Residence, OaUand, N. J.
X. JOHN HENRY, b. Aug. 30, 185S; d. Aug. 17, 1S60.
XI. EMMA F., b. Oct. 29, 1862; m. 1879, Henry Sauter, a Swiss. Residence,
Mountain View.

236. THOMAS F. RYERSON,^ {Francis.' William.* William.^ Ryer,^ Martin'),
son of Francis and Margaret (Doremus) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 13, 181 5, and
d. Nov. 13, 1882. He was killed on a R.R. crossing, by a train, only a short
distance from his home. He m. June 19, 1847, Catherine Doremus, b.
Oct. 30, 1822. Children:


366. I. MORRIS EDEN, b. July 6, 1848; m. Caroline Plumley.

II. MARGARET ANN, b. Oct. 8, 1849; m. John Cooper, and resided at Livingston.

III. ELIZA JOSEPHINE, b. Nov. 10, 1851; m. John Bradevelt, and resided at
Beavertown (Lincoln Park), N. J.

367. IV. CORNELIUS HENRY, b. Nov. 30, 1854; m. Lizzie R. Brown.

V. MARY ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 11, 1856; d. in 1862.

237. PETER F. RYERSON,« (Francis,^ William,^ William,^ Ryer? Martin^),
son of Francis and Margaret (Doremus) Ryerson, was b. in New Jersey,
Nov. 4, 1817; d. in Corbin, Carolina Co., Va., Aug. 17, 1885.

He was a farmer, and removed from New Jersey to Virginia, in 1877,
where, on a large plantation, he remained until his death. He m., first,
Aug. 31, 1839, Eliza Dodd, b. July 13, 1820, dau. of John and Maria
(Van Houten) Dodd. His first wife died and he m., second, Mrs. Hester
(Van Ness) Jacobus, widow of James O. Jacobus, of New Jersey. She sur-
\ived him and was Postmistress at Corbin, Carolina Co., Va. The
children by his first wife, Eliza Dodd, were:

I. JOHN DODD, b. Nov. 3, 1840; m. a widow and lives in Logan, la.
II. FRANCIS, b. Jan. 29, 1843. Residence, Logan, la.

368. III. JAMES NEWTON, b. Feb. 9, 1845; m. Abbie Wheaton.

IV. LAVINIA, b. Feb. 25, 1847; m. Mark Husk. Residence, Newark. Children:

I. Peter Husk.
n. William Husk.
III. Florence Husk.

369. V. HENRY, b. Nov. 17, 1849; m. Abby Cadmus. Residence, Franklin, N. J.

VI. GEORGE C, b. Sept. 4, 1851; d. Nov. 16, 1892; m., first, in 1887, Matilda Hill.
She d. in 1883. Issue:
I. Lulu Ryerson.

He m., second, Mary , who is also dead. No issue. Therefore this

family is extinct.
VII. CHRISTIANNA a. (called Annie), b. Mar. 25, 1855; m. in May, 1874, Styles
Van Ness. Residence, Fairfield, N. J. Children:
I. Lloyd Van Ness.
II. Zelda Van Ness.
VIII. ELLEN JANE, b. June 20, 1857; m. Peter Cadmus, Nov., 1880.
IX. WILBUR COOLEY, b. Sept. 25, 1859. Residence, Newark.

By the second wife, Mrs. Hester Jacobus, he had issue:

X. ADA B., b. Mar. 7, 1873; m. Horace May. Residence, Fredericksburg, Va.
I. ErFiE May. -

II. Clara May.

III. Abner May.

IV. Raymond May.
V. Frederick May.


XI. HERBERT P., b. April 24, 1S74; m. Lucy Kay, b. 1876. Residence, Corbin,
Va. Issue:
I. Ethel Ryerson.
XII. ERNEST v., b. Jan. is, 1S78, at Corbin.

XIII. FLORETTIE MAY, b. 1876; m. SOas Sales. Residence, Corbin, Va., and has
I. EsTELLE Sales.
n. MiNTON J. Sales.
ni. Ernest Sales.

238. WILLIAM NICHOLAS RYERSON, (called Nicholas), « {Bernard,^
William* William,^ Ryer,"^ Martin^), son of Bernard and Mary (Van Duyne)
Ryerson, was b. Aug. 17, 1834, and d. Feb. 26, 1891. He was a wholesale
butter and cheese merchant of Newark, N. J. He m., first, in May, 1856,
Anna E. Francisco, and had issue:

370. I. FRED B., b. May 24, 1857; d. Aug., 1891; m. Mary Ryan.
II. THOMAS CHESTER, b. Oct. 13, 1862; d. July 12, 1874.

He m., second, in 1882, Anna M. Brown, a descendant of Major Brown
of Revolutionary fame.

239. ABRAHAM RYERSON," {Gilliam,'' Ryer* Johannis,^ Ryer," Martin}),
son of GilHam and Margaret (Manning) Ryerson, was b. Feb. 14, 1798; d.
Sept. 13, 1829; m. Rachel Van Houten, b. May 26, 1801, d. Nov. 9, 1868.
They had one child:

371. I. MARTIN, b. Aug. 7, 1826; d. Mar. 30, 1892; m. Mary Ann Christie Ramsey.

240. JOHN RYERSON," {Gilliam,'' Ryer,"' Johannis? Rycr^ Martin'), son of
Gilliam and Margaret (Manning) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 15, 1800, and d.
May 16, 1863. He m. twice; first, Dec. 15, 1824, Effie or Eva, Garrison;
second, Jan. 13, 1835, Catherine Storms. Their children were:

I. JACOB, b. Aug. 25, 1826; m. Kate Arnold.
II. MARY ELIZABETH, m. Benjamin Ostrander.

III. LAVINIA, m. Abraham V. B. Zabriskie.

241. LEVI RYERSON," {Gilliam,'' Ryer,* Johannis,^ Ryer,^ Martin'), son of
Gilliam and Margaret (Manning) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 8, 1805. He m.
Dec. 30, 1830, Elizabeth Ackerman. They had five children:

I. CORNELIUS, b. 1833; m. Ellen Hildreth.
II. ABRAH.\M, b. June 3, 1834; d. June 22, 1871; unm.
in. CATHERINE, b. Dec. 3, 1836; d. May g, 1857, unm.

IV. .GILLIAM, m. Isabell .

V. ELIZABETH, m. George Nickerson.


242. HON. MARTIN JOHN RYERSON," {John M.,' Martin J.* Johannis,^
Ryer,' Martin^), the only son of John M. and Clarissa (Van Winkle) Ryerson,
was b. at Ringwood, N. J., Oct. 31, 1814, and d. July 30, 1889. He inherited
a large property from his grandfather, and he, like his father and grandfather,
was for a long time engaged in the manufacturing of wrought, or charcoal,
iron. In 1848 he was elected State Senator. Mr. Ryerson was twice m.;
first, on Sept. 26, 1843, to Mary Ann Conklin, b. Sept. 4, 1821, d. Sept. 18,
i860. She was a great-granddaughter of Parson Johnes, who preached
at Morristown during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Ryerson m., second,
on Oct. 2, 1862, Anne E. Woodward, b. Nov. 7, 1833. There were ,iive
children by the first wife.

372. I. ANDREW ZABRISKIE, b. July 24, 1844; m. Georgiana M. Linen.
II. JOHN JACOB, b. Sept. 2, 1847; d. April 26, 1849.

373. III. LOUIS JOHNES, b. Mar. 19, 1850; m. Janie Ryerson Roome.
IV. CLARA, b. Mar. 14, 1854; d. Sept. 23, 1855.

V. ELLA MARY, b. Jan. 23, 1856; d. at Springfield, Ohio, July 9, 1899; m. at Bloom-
ingdale, N. J., Oct. 5, 1S93, James G. Rodgers, of Springfield, Ohio. Their
children were:
I. Francis Ryerson Rodgers, b. Sept. 7, 1894.
II. Elinor Ryerson Rodgers, b. Aug. 20, 1896.

By the second wife, Martin J. Ryerson had 3 children:

VI. JOSEPHINE WOODWARD, b. Feb. 24, 1865; d. Nov. i, 1865.
VII. CATHERINE WOODWARD, b. Jan. 21, 1867; d. Sept. 3, 1868.
VIII. MARTIN JOHN, b. July 15, 1870; d. Aug. 2, 1870.

243. HON. MARTIN J. RYERSON," (Jacob M.,' Martin J.,* Johannis? Ryer?
Martin^), son of Jacob M. and Harriet (Colfax) Ryerson, was b. Oct. 19,
1810, and d. Aug. 29, 1854. He resided at Ringwood, N. J. He was an
attorney-at-law, and at one time a member of the New Jersey Legislature.
He m. Marianna Falls, and they had three children:

I. WILLIAM FALLS, b. April 25, 1845; m. Mary Martina Ryerson, dau. of Peter
M. Ryerson. Residence, Newark, N. J. Member of firm of Ryerson & Hall.

374. II. ROBERT COLFAX, b. Sept. 26, 1847; m. Kate H. Smith.

HI. SARAH ANN, m. Kennard J. Ross, of Pittston, Pa. They had two children:
I. Marianna Ross.
II. Jessie Ross, m. Percival Gibbie.

244. DAVID AUSTEN RYERSON," (Peter M.,' Martin J.,* Johannis,^ Ryer,-"
Martin'^), was the son of Peter M, and Mary A. (WiUiams) Ryerson. He
resided in Newark, N. J., where he was engaged in the practice of law. He
was admitted as an attorney in June, 1861, and counselor-at-Iaw in June,
187 1. He served with distinction during the Civil War. Upon learning of


his father's death in the army he immediately went to Williamsburg, found
his father's body and returned to Newark with it, and after the burial
raised a company of soldiers of which he became Captain. He fought his
first battle at Antietam, became afterwards connected with Sherman, and
joined the famous "March to the Sea." In the battle of Gettysburg he
was Major of his regiment, having been promoted. On the last day of
this memorable battle he was badly wounded. He was invahded, and
resigned. He m. Mary Mcllvaine Brown. They have one child:


245. GEORGE DEBEVOISE RYERSON,« (Jeromus,' Jacob,' Martin,' Jacobus,^
Martin^), son of Jeromus and Sarah (Debevoise) Ryerson, was b. Aug. 21,
1789. Resided at Bushwick. He married Jane Simonson. Issue:

375. I. JEROME, b. Jan. 22, 1817; d. about 1856; m. Amanda Post.
II. SARAH P.. m. Edward Cruikshank. Children:

I. William C. Cruikshank, b. 1854; d. 1894; m. Mary A. Morley. Children:

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