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Female Catherine Rizer Click to view Catherine Rizer in the family tree Click to view Catherine Rizer in the family tree

Catherine was born on March 17th, 1795 in Frederick County, Virginia.1   Catherine's father was George W. Rizer and her mother was Margaret "Peggy" Ambrose.  Her maternal grandfather was William Henry Ambrose and her maternal grandmother is Sarah. She had five brothers and four sisters, named Jacob, George, William, Benjamin, Philip, Anne, Sophia, Hetty and Maria.  She was the third oldest of the ten children.  She died before 1870 in Wisconsin.

Catherine's family with Rezin Barnes

‌Catherine and Rezin were married in a religious ceremony on May 21st, 1815 in Allegany County, Maryland.1  They had six sons and two daughters, named George, James, Benjamin, Rezin, William, Jacob, Rebecca and Sophia.

1 Bible Record of the family of Rezin BARNES and Catharine RIZER (National Genealogical Society, March 1995)
2 U.S. Federal Census