I'm told by an now-deceased Erisman/Arisman researcher that my Arismans descend from Melchoir Arisman. I'm missing a couple of generations I believe. My gr grandmother's grandparents, John and Martha Ballard Arisman, moved to Ironton, Missouri in the fall of 1857 from Lexington, Virginia. I don't know when the spelling became Arisman instead of Erisman, but it appears that the Virginia and Missouri people used the Arisman spelling. Would you have any info on John's parents that might lead back to the generations I need?
My gr grandmother's parents were Joseph W. and Jane Shore Arisman. Joseph b. 6.23/1836 in Parker Co. VA and d. 1907 Malvern, Arkansas. Many thanks. Nancy Bullock