William is the son of Samuel Rist Sr. (a Revolutionary War vet) and his wife, Rebeckah Carpenter. He was born March 12, 1790 in Reading, Windsor Co., VT, married Nancy Perham before 1825 in Johnsburg, Warren County, NY and died in Johnsburg on April 17, 1875. William was married once before Nancy to Sarah Blood (married Nov. 29, 1819). Sarah died about 1824 - no children. Contact me with questions if you like.