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  • ID: I25436
  • Name: Elizabeth * LEFFLER
  • Given Name: Elizabeth *
  • Surname: Leffler
  • Suffix: [Rizor]
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: B718B8D7C9EC4BA7BC02F12236289FD8ABD4
  • Change Date: 20 SEP 2017
  • Note:
    <1>BIRTH-SPOUSE-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN(5): FamilySearch? Ancestral File v4.19.
    "Jacob Rizor (AFN:1VKH-3FT), b Abt 1749 PA, d Bef 20 Oct 1825, Donegal Twp, Washington Co, PA; m 1774-1775 to ***ELIZABETH LEFLER (AFN:1VKH-3G2), b Abt 1753 PA, d Aft 1850.
    1. John Rizor (AFN:1VKH-3JG), b Abt 1776 PA, d Aft 1835
    2. Abraham Rizor (AFN:1VKH-3KN), b 1775, Washington Co, PA, d 1821 IA
    3. Jacob Rizor (AFN:1VKH-3H8), b 1786 PA, d 1862, Boweling Green, Marrion Co, OH
    4. Henry L. Rizor (AFN:1VKH-3LV), b Feb 1790, Dutch Fork, Donegal Twp, Washington Co, PA, d 16 Feb 1881, Donegal Twp, Washington Co, PA
    5. George Rizor (AFN:8LCG-7R), b 12 Apr 1787 PA, d 20 Jan 1856, Jefferson Co, IA"

    <2>BIRTH-PARENT-SIBLINGS(3)-SPOUSE-CHILDREN(5)-DEATH: e-mail From: <>; To: <>; dtd: 27 Jan 2013; Re: Elizabeth Leffler [b Abt 1755].?
    "I saw your post on rootsweb. The question you have about where Elizabeth Leffler fits in can be answered. The Jacob Leffler who married Elizabeth Hewett Schilder is Elizabeth Leffler's brother.
    1. Jacob[1] Leffler was born Abt. 1715.
    Children of Jacob Leffler are:
    2. i. Jacob[2] Leffler, b. 09 Jun 1740; d. 1784, Dutch Fork Settlement, Washington Co., PA.
    3. ii. George[3] Leffler, b. Abt. 1751, Berks Co., PA; d. 08 Mar 1831, Harrison Co., IN.
    4. iii. Mary Leffler[4], b. Abt. 1753, Berks Co., PA; d. Abt. 1802, Washington Co., PA.
    5. iv. ***ELIZABETH LEFFLER[5], b. Abt. 1755; d. Abt. 1812, OH.
    5. ***ELIZABETH[2] LEFFLER (Jacob1) was born Abt. 1755, and died Abt 1812 in OH. She married Jacob Rizor.
    Children of ELIZABETH LEFFLER and Jacob Rizor are:
    i. John[3] Rizor.
    ii. Abraham Rizor.
    iii. Jacob Rizor.
    iv. George Rizor.
    v. Henry Rizor, b 19 Feb 1790, Dutch Fork, Washington Co, PA."

    <3>PARENTS-SPOUSE-SPOUSES(2)-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN(5)-DEATH: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; ROOTS, BRANCHES, LIMBS AND TWIGS OF THE BLYTHE-KELLY FAMILY TREE; Entries: 6289; Updated: 15 Apr 2009, Contact: Susan Templin <>
    "Jacob Rizor, b abt 1750, PA, d 20 Oct 1825, Donegal Twp, Washington, PA; m abt 1775 to ***ELIZABETH LEFFLER, b [Abt 1755] in Dutch Fork Creek, Westmoreland Co, PA, d 1831, d/o [ERROR: should be SISTER OF] John Jacob Leffler (b Abt 1741 in Hagerstown, Prince Georges Co, MD) and Elizabeth Hewett Schilder (b 1745); SHE m/2 3 Sep 1822 OH to Samuel Woods.
    1. George Christopher Rizor, b 12 Apr 1787 in PA
    2. Abraham Rizor, b 1775 in Washington Co., PA
    3. John Rizor, b abt 1786 in PA
    4. Jacob Rizor, b abt 1786
    5. Henry L. Rizor, b 28 Feb 1790 in Washington Co, PA.
    Note: CRUMRINE's says that Jacob Rizor was the son-in-law of Jacob Leffler [b Abt 1750], but was he the son-in-law of the older Jacob, and brother-in-law of the Jacob who was married to Elizabeth Hewett????. . .
    THE DUTCH FORK SETTLEMENT of Donegal Township, Washington Co., Pennsylvania by Raymond Martin Bell states that ***ELIZABETH LEFFLER was married to Henry Rice and that they died and are buried in Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana. The years of death, 1825 and 1831, seem to match with the marriage of Jacob and Elizabeth, as do some of the children's names. Henry Rice/Jacob Rizor?
    From CRUMRINE's The tract of four hundred acres named "Sylvia's Plain" in the survey, which was made Feb. 17, 1785, was granted to Jacob Lefler by a Virginia certificate, in which it was described as being adjoining lands of Jacob Rice (Reis) and Christopher Wygand, "in the county of Ohio, on Buffalo Creek, to include his [Lefler's] actual settlement made in the year 1774." And Jacob Rice's (Reis') tract of four hundred acres, surveyed to him by William Hoge, Sept. 21, 1785, as "Turkey's Nest," was taken up by him on a Virginia certificate granted in January, 1780. This tract has before been mentioned as adjoining the tract on which Jacob Lefler made a settlement in 1774.
    If this is true, who was the wife (and for that matter, the father) of our Jacob Rizor?? (The name Rizor is not mentioned in the Leffler portion of the Bell book. I understand that there is a section of the Bell Anthology on Jacob Rizor (Raysor), but I have not been able to get access to that chapter.) And I am unable to locate the source of the information that Jacob married ELIZABETH LEFFLER in my records. I just know that the information has been a part of my genealogy records for many years. Anyone with verification of the marriage of Jacob and Elizabeth, please contact me.
    From "Forts Of The Northern Panhandle of (W)VA": FORT RICE, Brooke Co, VA/WV
    This was a rectangular stockade having a block-house at one of its corners and several cabins within the enclosure. It was situated on Buffalo Creek,by the course of the stream twelve or fifteen miles from its mouth, near where Bethany College now stands in Brooke County. It was erected by Abraham and Daniel Rice, and it afforded protection to twelve families in times of hostilities. In September, 1782, a desperate attack was made upon it by one hundred Indians, who were dispatched to attack it after the siege of Fort Henry had been raised. This action at Fort Rice is among the most remarkable of the border wars. The reds attempted to storm the fort, and while there were but six people in the fort, they killed three Indians and wounded other the first fire. The siege lasted twelve house, then the Indians departed. George Felebaum [Philabaum] was killed in the beginning of the battle; the other five members of the heroic band were unhurt; They were Jacob Miller, George Lefler, Peter Fullenweider, Daniel Rice and JACOB LEFLER, JR. (husband of ELIZABETH LEFFLER).
    About 1774 Philip Hewitt with wife Eva Mong, Peter Hewitt with wife Mary Leffler, and Elizabeth Hewitt with husband Jacob Leffler came to Washington County. Philip and Peter settled in Amwell Township, Jacob in Donegal Township. They had lived earlier in Berks County, Pennsylvania and Washington (then Frederick) County. Maryland.
    The two brothers and their brother-in-law got farms and raised families. Peter died in Amwell in 1802, Philip in Canton Township in 1823, and Elizabeth died at Corydon, Indiana a few months after Philip. ***ELIZABETH's second husband was Rev. (John) Casper Simler, a Reformed minister, who had migrated from Switzerland. On November 5-1791 he preached the first sermon to the newly organized congregation of Bethlehem Church. In 1795 Philip Hewitt was an elder of the church, Peter a deacon.
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church (originally Reformed and Lutheran) is located on a hilltop in North Bethlehem Township. It is south of Glyde and about 7 miles southeast of Washington. The congregation was organized in 1791 with the appointment of John Stauch as pastor. Confirmation records begin in 1791 (May), baptisms in 1792 (February). Adjoining the church is a cemetery dating back to the 1790s. The inscriptions, older ones in German, have been published in DUTCH GLORY. The deed for the church was made March 29-1788. A combined school and church house was erected. The first log church was completed in 1797. Another minister associated with Bethlehem Church was (John) George Pfrimmer, born in Alsace 1762, died in Corydon, Indiana 1825. He lived in South Strabane Township 1801-05. His son George was baptized at Dutch Glory August 2-1802. George, Sr., who later became a United Brethren minister, borrowed money from Peter Hewitt and bought items at the estate sale. Peter Hewitt's estate papers show that he had 2 farms and extensive personal property. His inventory tells how a farmer lived at the end of the 18th century."

    <4>PARENTS-SIBLINGS(3): RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, JG, Entries: 1420, Updated: 21 Feb 2005, Janet Grobstein.
    "***ELIZABETH LEFFLER, d/o Jacob Leffler (b 1715 in Switzerland) and Spouse Unknown"

    <5>PARENTS-SPOUSE-CHILDREN(5): RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; REED FAMILY GEDCOM; Entries: 3621; Contact: Dennis Reed <>
    "Jacob Rizor, d abt 10 Oct 1825 in Donegal Twp, Washington Co, PA; m ***ELIZABETH LEFFLER, d/o [ERROR: SISTER OF] Jacob Leffler and Elizabeth Schilder.
    1. John Rizor, b abt 1776 in Funkstown, MD or PA
    2. Abraham Rizor, b 1776 in Washington Co, PA
    3. Jacob Rizor, b 26 Jun 1786 in PA
    4. George Christopher Rizor, b 12 Apr 1787 in PA
    5. Henry L. Rizor, b 24 Feb 1790 in Dutch Fork, Donegal Twp, Washington Co, PA"

    "Jacob Ryzor/Rizor, b 1750, d 1820 in Donegal Twp,Washington Co, PA; m 1775 ***ELIZABETH LEFFLER.
    1. John Ryzor Rizor, b 1776 in PA
    2. Abraham Ryzor Rizor, b 1780 in Holmes Co.,OH
    3. Jacob Ryzor Rizor, b 1783
    4. George Ryzor Rizor, b 12 Apr 1787 in PA
    5. Henry Ryzor Rizor, b 28 Feb 1790 in PA
    Note: Per Beecham and Bell record: ELIZABETH living in 1820. According to Roberta Trapp's "Yocum-Rizor Families," Elizabeth's last name was Lefler, she is listed as the only wife of Jacob.

    <7>BIRTH-SPOUSE-CHILD-DEATH: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; KIRK-DE VORE Family Tree; Entries: 2922; Updated: 26 Feb 2003; Contact: Maggie Kirk <>
    "Jacob (Reyesser) Rizor, b 1750 PA, d 1825 in Washington Co, PA, s/o Abraham Risser (b 1725 in Friedelsheim, Germany) and Anna Lehman; m ***ELIZABETH LEFFLER, b 1744, d 1850.
    Child: Jacob Rizor, b 1786 PA"

    <8>PARENT: Message from MAGNET on Jacob Lefler/ Elizabeth Lefler/ Jacob Rizor
    Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:29 PM
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    "Jacob Lefler/ Elizabeth Lefler/ Jacob Rizor
    I recently found a 2017 post on Roots Web regarding the connection between Jacob Rizor's wife ***ELIZABETH and Jacob Lefler. I would like very much to have a better understanding of this relationship. I have not been able to view the land records of Washington Co PA on-line and those deeds and land transfers may very well have some clues. Following the death of Jacob Lefler in 1783/4, his estate was settled over the next 10 years. Jacob Raysor received some payments for work from that estate. I have not been able to view the land records of 1823 and 1825 when following the death of Jacob Rizor, his land was conveyed to his widow [Elizabeth] with the stipulation that it would go to their children upon her death. The sons Abraham and George conveyed their interest in the said land to their brother who were in Washington Co PA. I would love to see the original records and read the actual court records associated with these transfers.
    If you have digital copies, could you share those. I am going to try to contact the Washington Co Court house and request copies, but I don't know how successful I will be. I was able to download a copy of Boyd Crumrine's History of Washington County Pennsylvania. He wrote the account in 1882 and actually interviewed Henry Rizor, the surviving child of Elizabeth Lefler and Jacob Rizor. I would assume that Henry would have known the name of his maternal grandfather. WHICH JACOB LEFLER IS THE FATHER OF ELIZABETH LEFLER RIZOR, I am not sure. I think I have enough evidence to establish Jacob Rizor as a Revolutionary War Patriot, but I would like to include the correct maiden name of his wife. I have found no evidence that Jacob Rizor's wife was an Elizabeth Rice. Any help is appreciated. Virginia Rizor Bean"
    * * *
    Reply: 19 Sep 2017 from
    The only information I have is posted on RootsWeb. I do not have copies of land records. I wish I could be more helpful. Best wishes in finding the information you are seeking.
    Dominique Delphine, Suquamish, WA"
  • Birth: ABT 1755 in , , PA
  • Death: ABT 1831 in , , OH
  • Ancestral File #: 1VKH-3G2

    Father: Jacob * LEFFLER b: ABT 1715 in <, , , Switzerland>
    Mother: Mrs-Jacob [LEFFLER] b: ABT 1715 OR 1722 in <, , , Switzerland>

    Marriage 1 Jacob * RIZOR\RISSER b: 1750 in , , PA
    • Married: 1775
    1. Has Children Jacob A. * RIZOR b: 26 JUN 1786 in , , PA
    2. Has No Children George Christopher RIZOR\RISSER b: 12 APR 1787 in , , PA
    3. Has No Children Henry L. RIZOR b: 28 FEB 1790 in Dutch Fork\Donegal Twp, Washington, PA
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