Sherman B. Risley

Male18 July 1805–11 April 1866

Brief Life History of Sherman B.

When Sherman B. Risley was born on 18 July 1805, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Elizur Risley, was 25 and his mother, Amelia Matson, was 24. He married Susan A. about 1825, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ronald Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 April 1866, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman B. Risley
Susan A.
Marriage: about 1825
Ellen Risley

Sources (5)

  • Sherman Risley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sherman Risley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sherman Risley in household of Alanson B Mosher, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825New York, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1806: Madison, New York, United States


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 20

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Risley in Winwick (Lancashire), Risley (Derbyshire), Riseley (Bedfordshire), or Riseley Farm in Swallowfield (Berkshire). The placenames derive from Old English hrīs ‘brushwood’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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