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Land Grant, Craven County, S.C. 1768

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Re: Land Grant, Craven County, S.C. 1768

Dana Risinger (View posts)
Posted: 29 Apr 2006 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Juli!

In my records, I have him as Johann Georg Reissinger. The George Risener, Risner, Ressinger, etc., was actually Johann Georg Reissinger. That's probably why you can't find him listed as Risener beyond the Catherine Setzler deed.

John George Reissinger came to the US from Wurttemberg Germany with his wife Rachel (name mentioned in a land transaction), son Tomfit age 10 (who we now know to be Thomas Vitus "Fite" Risinger), and daughters Mary and Margaret, both 8 years old. They arrived in Charles Town onboard the Snow Rowand on November 27, 1752. His land grant states:

Precepts on the November 29, 1752 to John George Resinger for 250 acres in the fork of the Broad River and the Saluda River and is bounded by vacant land, Ulrick SLEYS, Estate of Herman GEIGER deceased, John PEARSON DS.

Then in 1753, a plat was issued for this property:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 11-22-1753 - Plat: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES BETWEEN BROAD AND SALUDY RIVERS. Names Indexed: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE/SLEYS, ULRICK/GEIGER, HERMAN/HUNTER, GEORGE/PEARSON, JOHN/. Locations: BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER.

Also on the same day, he gains a neighbor - Frederick Schroeder:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 11-22-1753 - Plat: SCHROEDER, FREDERICK, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES BETWEEN BROAD AND SALUDY RIVERS. Names Indexed: SCHROEDER, FREDERICK/RESINGER, JOHN GEORGE/GEIGER, HERMAN/INFINGER, JOHN GEORGE/HUNTER, GEORGE/PEARSON, JOHN/. Locations: BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER.

In 1755, the land was finally granted to him:

(from SC Archives Index:) 3-8-1755 - Land grant: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE, LAND GRANT FOR 250 ACRES ON BROAD AND SALUDA RIVERS. Names Indexed: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE//
Locations: BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER.

In 1756, he gains another neighbor - Codlib (Gottlieb) Wies (Wise):

(from SC Archives Index:) 12-30-1756 - Plat: WIES, CODLEB, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES IN BERKLEY COUNTY. Names Indexed: WIES, CODLEB/MARTIN, GEORGE/RESINGER, GEORGE/DE BRAHM, WILLIAM/CURRY, JOSEPH/. Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY/BROAD RIVER

In 1763, John George obtained his memorial:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 4-4-1763 - Memorial: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE, MEMORIAL FOR 250 ACRES BETWEEN BROAD AND SALUDY RIVERS. Names Indexed: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE/SLEY, ULRICK/GEIGER, HERMAN/. Locations: BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER

In 1766, his son Fite obtains his first land:

(from SC Archives Index:) 10-21-1766 - Plat: RISING, FIGHT, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES ON ENOREE RIVER. Names Indexed: RISING, FIGHT/PEARSON, ENOCH/TROUP, JOHN/. Locations: ENOREE RIVER/.

1767 - John George gains another neighbor - Frederick Henry, who's first wife after being widowed, became Fite Risinger's second wife.

(from the SC Archives Index:) 5-22-1767 - Plat: HENRY, FREDERICK, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER. Names Indexed: HENRY, FREDERICK/RISSINGER, GEORGE/GARTMAN, JOHN/CURRY, JOSEPH/TROUP, JOHN/. Locations: BROAD RIVER/

1767 - Fite finally is awarded the land grant for the 150 acres mentioned above.

(from SC Archives Index:) 8-28-1767 - Land grant: RAISING, FIGHT, LAND GRANT FOR 150 ACRES IN BERKLEY COUNTY. Names Indexed: RAISING, FIGHT//. Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY/.

John George Reissinger gains another neighbor - Catherine Setzler. Her property adjoined his to the left and Frederick Henry was his neighbor on the right side of his property. This plat was drawn up because her husband died.

(from SC Archives Index:) 10-24-1767 - Plat: SETZLER, CATHERINE, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES IN BERKLEY COUNTY.
Names Indexed: SETZLER, CATHERINE/RISNER, GEORGE/SONS, JACOB/CAKLER, CHARLES/PEARSON, ENOCH/TROUP, JOHN/. Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY/SALUDA RIVER/BROAD RIVER.

1768 - First mention of Fite's wife, Susannah:

B, 46-47 and 52: August 31, 1768, Fight Reisinger of Second Creek in Berkly County, planter, and Susannah his wife, to William Davis of Second Creek, planter, by grant dated August 28, 1767 to Fight Reisinger, 150 acres on Second Creek in Berkly County, now conveyed for L150 (150 pounds) SC money. Feight Reisinger (Seal); Susanah Risinger (mark)(Seal), Wit: John GODFREY, George GRAYHAM. Proved in Berkly County by the oath of George Grayham before John FORD, J.P., December 15, 1768. Recorded April 27, 1792.

Also in 1768, Catherine Setzler receives her memorial:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 9-15-1768 - Memorial: SETZLER, CATHARINE, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON COWPEN CREEK, BERKLY COUNTY. Names Indexed: SETZLER, CATHARINE/RISNER, GEORGE/ION, JACOB/CEKLER, CHARLES/. Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY/BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER/COWPEN BRANCH.

In 1769, Frederick Henry receives his memorial:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 4-22-1769 - Memorial: HENRY, FREDERICK, MEMORIAL FOR 150 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER, CRAVEN COUNTY. Names Indexed: HENRY, FREDERICK/RESINGER, GEORGE/GARTMAN, JOHN/. Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/BROAD RIVER

In 1770, Frederick's brother William buys land:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 11-21-1770 - Plat: HENRY, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 136 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER. Names Indexed: BREMAR, JOHN/HENRY, WILLIAM/GEGOR, HARMON/RYSINGOR, GEORGE/HENRY, FREDERICK/ELLISON, ROBERT/. Locations: BROAD RIVER/.

In 1772, this Jacob guy (I believe it's Haglow - the same Jacob Haglow mentioned after this transaction) obtains the Gottlieb Wise property adjacent to John George Reissinger:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 2-19-1772 - Memorial: HOCKEIOES, JACOB, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER, BERKLEY COUNTY, SUMMARIZING A CHAIN OF TITLE TO A GRANT TO CODLIP WIES OF JUNE 4, 1759. Names Indexed: HOCKEIOES, JACOB/RESINGERS, GEORGE/MARTIN, GEORGE/WIES, CODLIP/GARTMAN, BARTHOLOMEW/. Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY/BROAD RIVER.

Also in 1772 - John George Reissinger gains another neighbor - Anthony Rets:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 3-12-1772 - Plat: RETS, ANTHONY, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY. Names Indexed: RETS, ANTHONY/RISSNER, JOHN GEORGE/HAGLOW, JACOB/BUNTRICK, NICHOLAS/STIGHTS, OLDRICK/KENNEDY, ALEXANDER/TROUP, JOHN/
Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER.

In 1773, William Henry obtains his memorial:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 5-21-1773 - Memorial: HENRY, WILLIAM, MEMORIAL FOR 136 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER. Names Indexed: HENRY, WILLIAM/GESOR, HERMAN/RYSINGER, GEORGE/HENRY, FREDERICK/. Locations: BROAD RIVER/.

In 1773, John George Reissinger gains another neighbor:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 6-2-1773 - Plat: ANDERSON, JOHN, PLAT FOR 87 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY. Names Indexed: ANDERSON, JOHN/REISNER, GEORGE/SEGLAR, CHARLES/WINN, W./BREMAR, JOHN/. Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER.

1773 - Anthony Rets obtains his memorial:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 7-29-1773 - Memorial: RETS, ANTHONY, MEMORIAL FOR 200 ACRES BETWEEN BROAD AND SALUDY RIVERS, CRAVEN COUNTY. Names Indexed: RETS, ANTHONY/RISSNER, JOHN GEORGE/HOGLOW, JACOB/BUNTRICK, NICHOLAS/SLIGHT, OLDRICKS/. Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/BROAD RIVER/SALUDA RIVER.

Also in 1773 - Anthony Rets sells property adjacent to John George Reissinger:

I-4, 287-291: Lease & release, November 22 & 23, 1773, Anthony RITS and Ietre RITS his wife to Hester KYSELL of Charles Town, widow and Innholder, for L200 (200 pounds) SC money, 200 acres in Craven County in the fork between Broad and Saludy River, adj. land granted to George RISENER, land granted to Jacob HOGLOW, Nicholas BUNTRICKS, land granted to Oldrick SLIGHT, which said 200 acres was granted on the Bounty February 6, 17_3. Anthony Rits (mark)(LS), Ietre Rits (mark)(LS). Wit: Robert COHEN, Emanuel ABRAHAMS. Proved February 8, 1774 before David RHIND, J.P., in Charles Town District by the oath of Emanuel Abrahams. Recorded June 29, 1774.

NOTICE that in the original land grant for John George Reissinger that Ulrich Sligh is mentioned. (His name also has numerous spellings.) Ulrich Sligh's land was adjacent to John George Reissinger's and he was George's first neighbor. Ulrich is also mentioned in the memorial for Anthony Rets' land, as well as the transaction above as Oldrick Slight. Also notice that Jacob Haglow is mentioned again.

In 1774, John George Reissinger sells part of his land to his son, Fite Reissinger.

Q-4, 260-264: Lease & release, 3 & 4 January 1774, John George RESSINGER of Ninety Six District, planter, to Fight Ressinger of same, planter, for 100 pounds SC money, 125 acres originally granted to said John George Ressinger March 8, 1775, it being half part of said 250 acres in the fork between Broad and Saludy River adj. Ulrick SLEYS, estate of Hermond GEIGER deceased. John George Ressinger (LS), Rachel Ressinger (LS), Wit. John BUCHANAN, William HUTCHINSON, Giles TINLEY. Proved in Ninety Six District by the oath of John BUCKANAN February 8, 1774 before Michael DICKERT, J.P. Recorded April 3, 1775.

NOTICE: Again we see Herman Geiger and Ulrich Sligh. This is the first mention of John George's wife, Rachel. This is also the first time that Fite and John George are mentioned in the same document.

1775 - the lease and release for the land mentioned above:

(from the SC Archives Index:) 1775 - Lease and release: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE TO FIGHT RESSINGER, LEASE AND RELEASE. Names Indexed: RESSINGER, JOHN GEORGE/RESSINGER, FIGHT/.

1776 - John George Reissinger's claim "growing out of the American Revolution".

(from the SC Archives Index:) 1776 or later - REISINGER, GEORGE, ACCOUNT AUDITED (FILE NO. 6335) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Names Indexed: REISINGER, GEORGE//.

John George Reissinger fought in the Cherokee War under Col. Chevilette. He fought in the same company with his son's (Jacob Mariah Risinger) future father-in-law, George Michael Ridlehoover.

1783 - George Jacob Son sells to Nimrod Morris 200 acres that he acquired from Frederick Schroeder (see plat mentioned above):

A, 73-74: July 3, 1783, George Jacob SON, of Ninety Six District, doctor, to Nimrod MORRIES of same, planter, by grant to Frederick SCRADER dated March 8, 1755, 200 acres in the fork of Broad and Saludy Rivers adj. land laid out to John George RESINGER, Herman GEIGER deceased, John George RESINGER, recorded in Book PP, page 409, and conveyed October 11 and 12, 1756 by said Frederick SCRADER to Jacob COONER and from said Jacob COONER and Sarah his wife to William HARRIS November 5 and 6, 1756 and by said William HARRIS to said Jacob SONS, now to Nimrod MORRIS for L72 (72 pounds) sterling. George Jacob SON (Seal), Wit: John BUCHANNAN, Sr., Michael DICKERT, "Dutch Name".

(I've skipped a lot here due to the fact that the documents mainly concerned Fite and his son Thomas. I've moved on to the next mention of a Risener, Rissner, etc.)

1790 - John George Reissinger's son, Jacob Mariah Risinger, obtains land on Hollow Creek - where the Risingers today all descend from. This is now in Leesville, Lexington County, SC.

Cert. to Jacob Risinner for 150 acres surveyed on the 13th of May 1790 in Orangeburg District, on waters of Saluda River and on a branch of Hollow Creek and is bounded by Robert ALLEN, vacant land, Joseph WILLIAMS, W. WRIGHT DS. Granted January 26, 1791.

By 1800, Jacob Mariah had moved his family to Bibb County, AL.

1792 - Jacob gains a neighbor:

Cert. to James DOUGHARTY for 28 acres surveyed on the 14th of August 1792 in 96 District and is adjacent to Jacob SLIGH, Martin SOUTER, Adam SETZLER, Jacob RISINGER, James DOUGHARTY, DS.

1795 - James Dougharty then sells this 28 acres:

D, 296-297: April 25, 1795, James DAUGHERTY of Newberry County to Martin SOUTER, planter, for L15 (15 pounds) sterling, 28 acres (originally granted to James DAUGHERTY September 3, 1792, recorded in Book F No. 5, page 160), adj. Martin SOUTER, Jacob SLIGH, Jacob RISINGER, Adam SETZLER, James DAUGHERTY (X)(Seal), Wit: Michael DICKERT, Sr., Peter DICKERT, Christopher DICKERT. Proved by the oath of Peter DICKERT March 30, 1796 before David RUFF, J.P. Recorded July 29, 1799.

And FINALLY - in 1802: John George Reissinger apparently had died by this time. His oldest son, Fite, had sailed to Jamaica around 1783 or 1784 due to the fact that he was a Loyalist with the British army during the Revolution and was asked to leave the country. He had sold his land to his son Thomas before the war. Therefore, his oldest grandson (Jacob Mariah) took over his property, while his youngest grandson (Thomas) maintained Fite's land.

Jacob Risinger, planter, sells to John LAKE 65 acres being a part of 250 acres granted to George Risinger on November 22, 1759 and is bounded by Nimrod MORRES, Thomas LAKE - which is land granted to Johanes SITZELER. Wit. David LAKE, John A. SUMMER, Jr., John A. HOUSEAL. Signed on May 8, 1802 by Jacob Risinger and Anna Mary Risinger, his wife. His wife signed her dower rights on June 5, 1802 with her mark. John HAMPTON, QU.

Notice above that the land that Thomas Lake owned once was land granted to Johanes Setzler - Catherine's deceased husband, which proves that the George Risener mentioned in her land transaction was indeed John George Reissinger.

SO - to answer your question - YES - the land grant for John George Reissinger is located at the SC Archives. There is no grant for a Risener, Rissner, etc.

I hope this helps!!! And I'll be more than happy to help you sort out this Risener, Rissner, Reissinger, etc. mystery! I live here in central South Carolina, so I have easy access to all of the available records. So, if I can help you in any way, just let me know!

Sincerely,
Dana Risinger











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