On a marriage lisc. for my ggg-grandfather Philip TRAVIS, it states that he married Polly RIANS, Feb., 1824, in Jefferson Co., TN. The marriage bond was additionally signed by a John Lackey and a Robert Hamilton.
Polly (May have been Mary (Polly)?) No proof of that though. Polly & Philip had several children together. She may have died or they divorced, as Philip TRAVIS, married a second time, in 1836, to Sarah MORRIS, in Jefferson Co., TN.
As the word February was also mispelled on this bond it is possible that this surname should have been spelled differently. I DO find some RIANS in the area but I also find a William RYANS or RYONS, living next door to my Philip on the 1830 Census. But no Polly anywhere!
On the 1849 Jefferson Co., TN. census I find a Rebecca RYONS, without a husband and with several small children.
If anyone has any information on any of these people please let me know. Many thanks!