Does anyone know of two Riant/Ryant families that were living in Yuba Co in the 1800?
Hugh L. Riant (1828 ME-1885 CA) and his wife, Catherine [unk.] (1836 Ire-1860 CA), had two known children: Thomas (1856 CA-?) and Elizabeth (1857-?).Am assuming that Hugh had a 2nd wife, as he also had Anna (1865 CA) and Hugh E. (1869 CA-1940 CA).Hugh L. also may have had a criminal record: murder in the 1st degree in Yuba.
Isaac Riant (1837 ME-1898 CA) and Nancy "Nanny" G. HARRISON (1840 ?-1879 CA) had two known children: Elizabeth J.(?-?) and Olla "Olle" Elizabeth (1869 CA-1940 CA), who married August Jerome BATT (1869 ?-1918 CA).
Most of these folks are buried in Brownsville cemetery, Brownsville, Yuba Co, CA.Are any of these names familiar?