I am in great need of some kind person to do a little "digging" for me in Prince George's County. My 3rd great grandfather is proported to be Zadock Riston b. ca. 1756 to Unknown and Rachel. Zadock married Elizabeth Bartley (Bartly) on 7 Jan 1786 and they had:
1. Benjamin b. ca 1787
2. Cassandra Ann b. ca 1802 + Thomas King
3. Zad(d)ock II b. 13 Oct. 1794 + Mary King
4. (James) Henry Bartley b. ca 1792 + Rebecca White
5. Elizabeth b. ca. 1790 + Archibald Hughes
6. Dennis b. ca 1797
7. William B. unkn dates
The question is about the children of Zad(d)ock II and (James)Henry Bartley Riston. I would appreciate it greatly if someone could go to St. John's Parish (also known as St. Johns' at Broad Creek) 9801 Livingston Rd., Ft. Washington, MD (off 210) and look at the baptismal or whatever records of birth, marriage, and death they may have on the family of Zadock Riston. The real concern is who were the children of Zad(d)ock II and (James)Henry.
My great great grandfather was John Henry Riston b.4 Aug. 1817 in MD and married Rachel Williams in Washington, DC 26 Nov 1839. They had 9 children with Virginia Riston b. 31 Aug. 1843 in Alexandria, VA. being my great grandmother.
I need to find out who John Henry's father really was. Was it (James) Henry Bartley Riston? I think it was. I would happily pay any expense one may incur.
This is really important to me and any help will be so appreciated. I'm in another state (where many Ristons lived) and can't get there. My heartfelt thank yous in advance and I'll even send cookies if I can get some verification. Thanks.
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