RAYSOR FAMILY GATHERING
DESCENDANTS OF MICHAEL RAYSOR & ELEANOR RISHER
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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.
"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 were:
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
Note: I changed computers, updated pages, and then RootsWeb Freepages went down for several weeks in Feb-March 2016. I am checking and reloading files. For the time being, my Low Country Families site is down, and I have moved some things to the Raysor site. Pat Sabin. Last update 3/29/16.
I still host the Bamberg, Colleton, and Dorchester County SCGenWeb sites.
AFRICAN AMERICAN RAYSORS OF SOUTH CAROLINA