Richard Risley b. 1709

Richard Risley 7th great grandpa on RootsMagic tree

Richard was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut July 24, 1709. On September 24, 1729 he married Hannah Smith. They had 8 or 9 children and lived in Bolton, Connecticut. Richard was a widow in 1785 then married Mary Smith. On the 1790 census Richard is head of house living, probably, with a son with 2nd wife Mary.

Richard died in 1792. There’s no record of his will. His probate was on 7 Aug. 1792 with Joseph Carver (no clues on who this person was) and Mary the widow as executors. The inventory of Richard’s estate included: One great coat, one bed with pillows and bolsters, 16 runs of linen yarn, a trunk, a chest of drawers, a tea kettle, pewter plates and cups, some livestock, 20 acres of land. An estate sale was held on April 18, 1793. Handwritten inventories of the 1600 and 1700s seemed to include every thing the person owned from buttons and seeds to land and livestock.

Risley, Richard estate papers page 4

One page, probate of Richard Risley estate

At Family Search. 1790 United States census database. Richard Risley, Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 131, NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 1

At Archive.org. The New England historical and genealogical register 1866 Volume 20. Volume 20 page 236, Richard and siblings births. Samuell Rizley son of Samuel Rizley and Rebeccah his wife was born April 29, 1705; Rebecca was born May 28, 1707; Richard was born July 24, 1709.

At American Ancestors. The American genealogist database Volume 25 page 237 Richard and Mary, 2nd wife

At Ancestry. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999