Name: Joseph LISTON
Birth: ABT 1725 in New Castle County, Delaware
Death: 1805 in Green River, Kentucky
Reference Number: 3380
Father: Edmund E. LISTON b: 13 JUL 1694 in Duck Creek, New Castle County, Delaware
Mother: Sarah RICHARDSON b: 1696 in New Castle County, Delaware
Marriage 1 Mary BLACKSHEAR b: ABT 1730 in Delaware
Married: 1760 1
Eve LISTON b: in New Castle County, Delaware
Edmund LISTON b: 1763 in New Castle County, Delaware
Title: Listons of America: 1665 - 1987
Author: Gail Ann Stanley, Roger Liston
Publication: Liston Publishing, Scotts Valley, Ca
Note: Liston Publishing
467 Nelson Rd.
Scotts Valley, Ca 95066
408-335-2899 <= Roger Liston
Note: Santa Clara Public Library, Genealogy Section
Name: Edmund LISTON
Birth: 1763 in New Castle County, Delaware
Death: BEF 1840
Fact 1: fought in the Revolutionary War
Reference Number: 3368
Obtained from 'Vigo County, Indiana Biographies and Index"
ELIZABETH KESTER, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (LACOCK) Kester, was probably born in New Jersey, about 1763, died in 1840 and is buried in the Second Prairie Creek Cemetery, in Vigo Co., Indiana. After her marriage she "Settled under the Laurel Hills on George's Creek" southwest of Cumberland, Maryland, and 1786 moved to Kentucky, by way of the Ohio River, on a flat boat, arriving in Louisville in April of that year. She lived first in Nelson County, Kentucky, then moved to Jefferson County in 1789, to Spencer County in 1791, to Butler Co. Ohio, in 1801, to Knox County, near Vincennes, Indiana, in 1808, and to Vigo County, near Prairie Creek, Indiana, in 1814, where she remained until her death. She was known for her skills as a "Doctor Woman" and nurse.
'The following sketch, kindly furnished by Mr. Marvin B. CRIST, is as dictated to him in 1863 by his grandfather, Joseph LISTON, son of Edmund and Elizabeth (KESTER) LISTON:
"EDMUND LISTON and family immigrated from Maryland to Kentucky in 1786. They traveled overland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they "took water" on a flat boat in company with another boat belonging to two brothers by the name of COX, who were immigrating to the same locality. There were ten men in the party, five to each boat.
"During the voyage down river Edmund LISTON concluded to go ashore and procure game, and a negro called Gabe (who was with the company in addition to the white men) and the two COXES rowed him ashore. Indian signs were so plain that it was evident the woods were full of them and Edmund returned to the boat. COX and his brother, however, called on Gabe to see them over and they insisted he complied. As they neared shore the Indians fired, killing Joseph COX, the older of the two, and wounding Benjamin COX by a shot through the shoulder. William CHENOETH, who accompanied them, jumped out of the canoe and dived as far as he could, while Gabe wheeled the canoe and made for the boat, and Benjamin COX, who in falling out of the canoe caught by it's side, was using his endeavors to aid Gabe by kicking and paddling to get out of the reach of the Indian guns. Those in the boat were using their utmost to persuade Gabe to lie down in the canoe as COX seemed able to guide it at the same time keep it between himself and the Indians, but the negro did not heed and was soon shot dead by the Indians. CHENOETH was seen to raise his head behind some willows, but soon disappeared, he again made a dive, and every time his appeared the water would foam around it, caused by the bullets from the indian's guns. So desperate was his struggle that he gave out, COX having overtaken him with the canoe in time, crippled as he was. Thomas POUND, who was one of the members on the boat, made a well directed shot, killing one of the Indians, which caused them to cease shooting. This occurred just below Limestone Creek above Cincinnati, where the boats soon landed, and which then consisted only of a fort and a few log huts. John Cleves SYMMES, afterwards William Henry HARRISON'S father-in-law, lived there at that time and was founder of the settlement.
"The party pushed on down river to where Louisville now stands, arriving on the fourth day of April, 1786, to find only a few log cabins. Edmund LISTON started the next day to Nelson Co. and obtained pack horses and moved his family near his father, within four miles of Bardstown at a fort called Fort Rogers. Here they lived, buying land and having it taken away by what was said to be an older title. In 1789 they moved to Jefferson County, where they remained two years, and then moved to Spencer Co. and bought land. In 1801 they sold out and moved to Butler County, Ohio."
'This party of five probably consisted of William KESTER, his two sons, Paul and William, and two sons-in-law, Edmund LISTON and Thomas POUND, and their families - John KESTER, son of William, at that time but sixteen years old, probably not being counted as one of the five.
'Prior to moving to Vigo County, Indiana, the family of Edmund LISTON, who married Elizabeth KESTER, resided in Knox Co., near the fort at Vincennes, Indiana. They lived in a cabin and tilled the fields nearby, but stayed in the fort at night. The Indians were numerous in the vicinity and, as history shows, were at times friendly, at others of a warlike mood. Some of the Indians were in the habit of visiting the LISTON home and practicing archery with the boys. The daughters at home then were Delilah and Elizabeth, and to the latter, a beautiful girl, one of the younger Indians took a fancy and would often aim his bow and arrow at the girl purposely to scare her. But no one among the LISTON family was at the time aware of his attachment. One day a squaw called on the LISTONS and said her son (meaning the young Indian above mentioned) was "sick at heart" and wanted the girl "Lizzie" LISTON for his squaw. Her request being promptly refused she went away, but on the following day two Indians came and walked straightway into the cabin and threw some silver money on the table and seizing Lizzie LISTON ran off with her between them as fast as they could. The screams of the girl and also her sister were heard by a brother who was in a field cultivating corn about one-half mile away, and he threw off the "hame string" from his horse and made chase after the Indians, and soon overtaking them released his sister. On their return to the cabin they found the silver money the Indians had left was gone.----As told by Nancy Ann (REED) HUNT.
'Margaret H. LISTON, wife of John POUND, "Has often told some of the thrilling experiences she had with the Indians. Among other things she related that her husband had a deep hole under the floor large enough for her and the five children to get into when they heard the Indians coming. She would raise the plank in the floor and after all the children got in she would follow and the frightened chicks would crouch quiet as the grave, when the Indians would enter the cabin and take what they wanted and go away. She also related that when the corn was tall enough they would escape into the cornfield. On one occasion one of the little boys was forgotten and left in the house. The mother realized the awful fact and when she crept back in the forlorn hope of saving the child's life and got to where she could see, to her horror she beheld the boy laughing and chatting and turning the grindstone for an Indian to grind his tomahawk. She looked on in mute horror, but the Indian finally left and did the boy no harm."
THE POUND AND KESTER FAMILIES
John Hunt - 1904
Father: Joseph LISTON b: ABT 1725 in New Castle County, Delaware
Mother: Mary BLACKSHEAR b: ABT 1730 in Delaware
Marriage 1 Elizabeth KESTER b: 1763 in Cumberland, Alleghany County, Maryland
Married: 1781 in Cumberland, Maryland
Joseph LISTON b: 23 JAN 1782 in Cumberland, Alleghany, Maryland
Sarah LISTON b: 1784
Elizabeth LISTON b: 11 JAN 1787
William LISTON b: 1789
Delilah LISTON b: 2 MAY 1791
George Washington LISTON b: 4 JUL 1796
Edmund LISTON b: 1799
Athel LISTON b: 10 FEB 1802 in Ohio
Name: Joseph Liston
Birth: 1725 in New Castle, DE
Death: 1805 in Green River, Kentucky
Note: Joseph Liston, son of Edmund E. Liston and Sarah Richardson was born in New Castle County, Delaware. In 1778 he left Delaware with two of his brothers. He migrated to Kentucky and in 1779, settled within four miles of Bardstown at Fort Rogers in what is now Washington County. Later he moved to Green River, Kentucky where he remained until his death.
Father: Edmund E. Liston b: 13 JUL 1694 in Duck Creek, New Castle County Delaware
Mother: Sarah Richardson b: 1694 in New Castle Co. Delaware
Marriage 1 Mary Blackshear
Eva Liston b: BET. 1761 - 1768
Edmond Liston b: 1763
John Liston b: 1765
Polly Liston b: 1767
George Liston b: BET. 1769 - 1772
In a list of taxables living within the jurisdiction of New Castle, Delaware, in November, 1677, contained in records of the court at New Castle, Delaware, preserved in the Prothonatory's Office at New Castle, is "Morris Liston and two servants" (see Penn Magazine, Vol. III, p. 352).And to Marvin B. Christ (who acquired information from his grandfather, Joseph Liston, son of Edmund and Elizabeth (Kester) Liston, we are indebted for the following:With Morris Liston began the genalogy of the Liston family in America.Morris Liston emigrated from Yorkshire, England, and settled in Delaware among the first English settlers of that State.He had five children.Joseph, Ebenzer, Eve, George and Jonathan, all living in Delaware in 1778, when three of them immigrated.Ebenezer went west and settled in Corydon, Indiana.Jonathan located on the Big St. Joseph River in Michigan, and Joseph moved to a fort in Kentucky in what is now called Washington County, in the year 1779.Joseph afterward moved to Green River, Kentucky, when he died in 1805.Joseph's children were all born in Delaware, namely, John Edmund, Eve, Polly and George.Eve was the only married one at the time they immigrated from Delaware.Her husband, Jacob Castleman, was killed by the Indians in Tennessee, where they had moved from Kentucky, he having left the fort in company with three others to procure food, the others returning after killing the Indians.John married and settled in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and his wife died in 1800.Polly died when young.George married a Miss Chandler in Washington County, Kentucky, and moved to Green River at the same time Joseph did.He and three of his children died shortly afterwards, the remaining two, a boy and a girl, settled in Lebanon, Kentucky, the boy, Joseph, to learn the saddler trade.Edmund went to Maryland and in 1781 married Elizabeth Kester, daughter of William Kester, and settled on George's Creek, under the Laurel Hills, where their son was born.From there they immigrated to Kentucky in 1786.
Morris Liston Family History, page 1, Crawford County, Illinois
This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by:
B J Brown
Descendants of Morris Liston