Reuben Rist was born July 20, 1782 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA. He was the son of Samuel Rist, a Rev. War vet (b. 1759) and Rebeckah Carpenter (b. 1758). Married Betsey Wyman (b. 1785 in MA) on Nov. 9, 1803 in VT. Reuben died abt. 1850 in Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY and Betsey died abt. 1855 in Minerva, Essex Co., NY. They had 18(!) children, beginnning with Rachel in 1804 and ending with Jacob in 1828. Contact me by e-mail if you want more info.