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Smith Risinger

Smith Risinger

Smith Risinger, born 1841.

This photo was taken in Washington DC during Civil War. Smith fought with 9th PA Reserves and his name is on the monument in Gettysburg.

His family, according to 1850 census, lists Catherine as head of household with children John, Caroline, Angeline, Catherine, Eliza, Smith, & Josephine. Catherine married Martin Carroll 1867; Josephine married Samuel C. Thomas 1869; Smith married Margaret W. Dobbs, daughter of Rev. George Dobbs, 1877.


Smith Risinger - possible relative in Bracketville, Texas?

I knew a Wesley Risinger from Bracketville, Texas in 1986 (he was probably 15-16 years at that time)...this photo of Smith Risinger looks so much like Wesley, so much that it makes me wonder if this is a distant relative. Thanks for sharing the picture!

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