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The Rizley, Wells, Carlisle, Smith Families of Texas Updated November 9, 2000
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The Wells, Rizley, Carlisle, Smith Families have been in Texas since mid 1800s. The Wells, Smith, Carlisle families appeared to come into the state for the land that was offered in mid 1800s. They were farmers, ranchers, lawmen, general store operators, and soldiers. The Smith family appeared to be military as well as the Rizley. I am currently researching Wells, Carlisle and Smith line. I know don't laugh. Smiths are like finding needles in a haystack. Which is which?