Mr. Brownlee, I can try to help you if I can. I live in Matagorda County and have all my life. I have searched my family tree for awhile but I am only a amatuer, but have traced my roots back to Rappach/ Ruppach Germany. If you could tell me anything more of J.N.Ryman I may could help.Let me know if you have anymore info. Also if you have ahy info on the Ryman family I would appreciate anything at this point, I am at a stand still.