Cathy, We had talked before about John Rison. I believe Eliza and Mary Jane Rison are sisters to John Rison Jr. In the 1880 census it list a Smithy Rison and I believe he was John Jr. The birth dates would be the same. This is the first I have heard of about Eliza. But it don't mean it didn't happen. So Mary Jane Rison died out west?