Risdon/Risden in Virginia and Tenn.
By Ken Haas January 08, 2004 at 09:36:59
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John Goad of Bedford County, Virginia left a will there in 1771 in which he named a daughter as Ann Risden,
John's son Abraham born ca 1740 moved to Anderson (later Campbell and Scott) county, Tenn in ca 1804. Census records for trhat area enumerated an Abraham Risden or Risdon.
Has anyone knowledge of Risden/Ruisdon familes that passed through Virginia ca 1775 and on to Tenn ca 1805 ?
Abraham and Ann were siblings (likely "half" siblings) to Joannah (Goad) Sevier, mother of Gen./Gov. John Sevier.