Hi Sharon, I have a very tangled web to share with you.
I think the name Krisle has many variations including Crissell, Crysel, Christley, Chrisley, Crystal and Krisel.
In trying to research my CHRISTLEY line out of Williamson Co. TN, I thought there must be some connection with your group in nearby Robertson Co. TN but I had never seen anything to link them.The task is made more difficult since I do not know the given name of my Christley ancestor.His widow Nancy and his 7 children appear in 1820 Williamson Co. TN census records having moved from NC in the 1800-1810 period.They remained there and in adjacent Maury Co. TN for many decades.
I now think a link exists between our groups, but it has to be proven.This is why I think a link exists and I hope you can follow this tangled web.Much research remains to be done, needless to say.
Family tradition and census records show that Mr. Christley may have been German. (A German spelling seen on the LDS site is Krisel/Kreisel/Krisle.) A large group of Germans settled in Lincoln Co. NC where in 1790 I find one Andrew CRISSELL in the census there.Then in 1800 I find Andrew CRYSEL on a Logan Co. KY tax list.Logan Co. KY is adjacent to Robertson Co. TN! Much of the land was in dispute over the drawing of the KY/TN border.They may have thought they were in one state when they were really in another.
Anyway, in looking at the actual 1790 census record of Lincoln Co. NC, I find that Andrew Crissell had some interesting neighbors: Moses Coddle, Jno Barns and Jno Bumgarner.Moses Coddle (Caudle) and Jno Barnes may be related to men of the same name who ended up in Williamson Co. TN and whose families intermarried with my Christleys.Jno. Bumgarner may be related to the Bumgardners who intermarried with the Jeremiah Crysel/Crystal family of Wilkes Co. NC.Then in 1798 in Lincoln Co. NC there is a record in the IGI that I need to verify, but it has Andrew Crysel marrying Elizabeth Bumgarner!This may tie Andrew to Jeremiah Crysel/Crystal who was a Rev. War veteran and on whom more is known.
And lastly, there are two land grants to a Richard Cristle in KY: 200 acres in 1799 in Pulaski Co. KY and 50 acres in 1818 in Wayne Co. KY.At first this didn't seem like it meant anything, but then I noticed that the Cumberland River flows directly through Pulaski and Wayne Co. KY and straight down to Nashville TN and the general area where Robertson Co. and Williamson Co. lie.It sure would be a logical migration path.Will have to follow this to see if it really turns into anything.
I'd like to communicate directly with you and explore some of these possibilities. Lorien Gunsallus