RAYSOR FAMILY GATHERING
DESCENDANTS OF MICHAEL RAYSOR & ELEANOR RISHER
This page was created about 1998, and many lowcountry Raysor researchers have participated over the years. I am trying to update contact information and links, as well as make this site a little more mobile friendly. If you find a bad email address or broken link, please let me know! I believe the next challenges for Raysor researchers is to establish firm connections with the Raysors of Pennsylvania, and African American Raysors in lowcountry South Carolina.Pat Sabin, Webmaster
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Was Hannah Raysor the sister of Michael Raysor, Jr,
and daughter of Michael Raysor, Sr.?
2017: I have heard from a Raysor - Boyett researcher, Brenda Antal ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) , whose research indicates that a Hannah Raysor married Josiah Boyett around 1788. Hannah and Josiah Boyett had children in Barnwell County, South Carolina. Hannah Raysor is mentioned by a witness in a Barnwell County Court Case in 1855.
Raysor and Risher families are believed to have
migrated from New Bern, Craven County, North
Carolina, to the Red Bank area of Colleton County,
South Carolina. A Michael Razor appears in early
South Carolina documents as early as 1772 (There
also is a Michal Razor on an 1810 tax list for Lee
County, Virginia, so this may or may not be our
Michael "Raysor", Sr.)
there is little doubt that land plats in the
Colleton and Charleston Districts of South Carolina
as early as 1786 mention our Michael Raysor, also
spelled Rasor and Razor. It is very likely that the
S.C. Raysors are distantly related to the early Pennsylvania Raysors.
"Michel Razor" appears in the 1790 Census index for
Charleston District, St. Bartholomew's Parish, South
Carolina. Michael Raysor's tavern appears on
an 1824 map
of the area. Abstracts of some early
documents are on this page.
The names of
Michael and Eleanor Raysor's
children are linked below to a brief outline
of each family group. Please scroll
down the page for much more
information & photographs.
The children of Michael and Eleanor Raysor:
James M. Raysor
Descendants of Michael Raysor & Eleanor Risher
Last Updated 01-25-2013
Raysor & Related Families - Contact Information
Last Updated 10/06/15
CIVIL WAR RECORDS
Michael Razor, Sr. to Marion Hover, 1774
BIOGRAPHIES, OBITUARIES & LETTERS
Links to Other Related Information on the Web
October 2015 - FamilySearch.org (LDS) gives space for photographs, genealogies, and stories on its site. I found an interesting story submitted by a descendant of Peter Andrew Raysor of South Carolina (he migrated to Texas after the Civil War). Go to www.familysearch.org, and search for Thornhill_Raysor
I still host the Bamberg, Colleton, and Dorchester County SCGenWeb sites.
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