By the Reverend Henry Halleck Ryland (1862-1937)
Transcribed by Walter Ryland, 2001
THE SYLVESTER RYLAND HAND-BOOK, Containing the Names of His Children - His Grandchildren - His Great Grandchildren - His Great Great Grandchildren
Prepared by The Rev. Henry Halleck Ryland, The John Ryland Historian
Price 15 Cents the Copy, Postpaid
The Life Line Publishing Company
From the Introduction:
So often your historian is asked, when the name of a Ryland descendant is mentioned, "Where does he come into the Ryland line?" This is most frequently asked when the person spoken of does not bear the surname Ryland. This Hand Book is to help you.
Use this Hand Book at our reunions. When you meet some cousin, look up his or her name in the Hand Book and mark it. Then on the blank place opposite write their address, if you want to keep it.
Transcriber's Note: This material does not appear in the format in which it was originally published. It has been transcribed into a searchable text file as a standard Genealogical Report.
Material in the original Hand Book consisted almost exclusively of names of individuals. Rev. Ryland listed many married women by their husband's names, according to etiquette of the time, occasionally by their given names; as a result, for many couples, one or the other partner's names were omitted.
Additional information has been added from various issues of "The Rylands," a newsletter published by the Rev. H. H. Ryland from 1932 to 1935. Other than these additions by Rev. Ryland himself, no attempt has been made to update or correct the entries. Many of the Herring family adopted the spelling Harring after the Civil War, but the original spelling is used throughout here. For further information, consult the standard genealogical search engines such as those at www.rootsweb.com
A biography of Rev. Ryland has been placed on the Ryland GenConnect Biographies Board, accessible via the link at the end of this posting. Many of the individuals listed herein also appear on the Biographies and Obituaries boards.
Generation No. 1
1. "LORD"1 RYLAND was a powerful man who lived in England. He has not been further identified.
Children of "LORD" RYLAND are:
2. i. PAUL2 RYLAND, d. 1789, Comru Twp, Berks, Pa..
ii. FREDUS RYLAND
3. iii. JOHN RYLAND, b. 1738, England; d. 1821, Pennsylvania.
Generation No. 2
2. PAUL2 RYLAND ("LORD"1) died 1789 in Comru Twp, Berks, Pa.. He married LOUISA.
Children of PAUL RYLAND and LOUISA (RYLAND) are:
i. JOHN3 RYLAND.
ii. REBECCA RYLAND, m. PETER FOULKE.
iii. JAMES RYLAND.
iv. WILLIAM RYLAND.
v. ANDREW RYLAND.
vi. MARY RYLAND.
vii. RACHEL RYLAND.
4. viii. SARAH RYLAND.
3. JOHN2 RYLAND ("LORD"1) was born 1738 in London, England, and died 1821 in Pennsylvania. He married RACHEL SYLVESTER 1758 in Berks Co., Pa.. She was born 1740, and died 1830.
John Ryland (1738-1821) served as private under Capts. Robert Wilson and William Lusk, Colonels Irvine and Broadhead, Pennsylvania Continental Line.
Children of JOHN RYLAND and RACHEL SYLVESTER are:
i. HENRY3 RYLAND.
ii. MARY RYLAND.
iii. REBECCA RYLAND.
iv. SARAH RYLAND.
v. WILLIAM RYLAND.
5. vi. SYLVESTER RYLAND, b. Feb 25, 1763, Tulpehocken, Berks., Pa.; d. Dec 4, 1824, Ryland Hill, near Selbyport, Md.
vii. JOHN RYLAND
6. viii. ANDREW RYLAND, b. Feb 22, 1767, Tulpehocken, Berks., Pa.; d. 1823.
7. ix. JAMES RYLAND.
x. PAUL RYLAND
xi. RACHEL RYLAND
Generation No. 3
4. SARAH3 RYLAND (PAUL2, "LORD"1) She married CHRISTIAN KEMESE.
Child of SARAH RYLAND and CHRISTIAN KEMESE is:
i. MARY4 KEMESE.
5. SYLVESTER3 RYLAND (JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Feb 25, 1763 in Tulpehocken, Berks., Pa., and died Dec 4, 1824 in Ryland Hill, near Selbyport, Md. He married ELEANOR HAGAN Abt. 1790 in Bedford, Pa., daughter of JOHN HAGAN and SARAH (HAGAN). She was born Jan 28, 1771 in Ireland, and died Bef. 1824.
More About SYLVESTER RYLAND:
Burial: Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.
Children of SYLVESTER RYLAND and ELEANOR HAGAN are:
8. i. JOHN4 RYLAND, b. Apr 9, 1791, Bedford Co., Pa..
ii. THOMAS RYLAND, b. Jan 11, 1795, Bedford Co., Pa.; d. Jul 9, 1850, Allegany Co., Md.; m. BARBARY HILEMAN; d. Aug 28, 1882. "They had no children but reared John Liston who married Harriet Ryland, the eldest daughter of Sylvester Ryland, Jr." Both buried in old part of Addison Cemetery.
9. iii. SYLVESTER RYLAND, b. Jun 15, 1797, Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.; d. Nov 6, 1874, Garrett Co., Md.
10. iv. ANDREW RYLAND, b. Jan 19, 1800, Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.; d. Mar 20, 1852.
11. v. REBECCA J. RYLAND, b. Jan 29, 1802, Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.; d. Aft. 1868.
vi. STEPHEN RYLAND, b. Dec 27, 1804; d. Bef. 1824. "No mention is made of Stephen in the distribution of the estate of old Sylvester Ryland. He must have died before his father."
12. vii. ROSEANNE RYLAND, b. May 29, 1806.
viii. JAMES RYLAND, b. Jun 16, 1809; d. St. Louis, Mo "So far, no trace has been found of the descendants of this man." Occupation: Cabinet maker
ix. POLLY RYLAND, b. Jan 28, 1811, Selbysport, Md; d. Bef. 1824. "Mrs. Cosby McCollum remembers hearing her mother speak of Polly. As her name is not mentioned in the division of the estate she must have passed away before her father."
13. x. NANCY RYLAND, b. Feb 14, 1814, Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.
6. ANDREW3 RYLAND (JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Feb 22, 1767 in Tulpehocken, Berks., Pa., and died 1823. He was a miller. He married PHOEBE BURKHART 1788, daughter of SAMUEL BURKHART. She was born May 7, 1769, and died 1851.
Children of ANDREW RYLAND and PHOEBE BURKHART are:
14. i. WILLIAM4 RILAND, b. Aug 19, 1793, near Barren Hill, Montgomery Co., Pa.; d. Mar 29, 1880.
15. ii. SAMUEL BURKHART RYLAND, b. Nov 15, 1795, near Barren Hill, Montgomery Co., Pa.; d. Jan 24, 1877, Schuykill Co., Pa..
16. iii. MARGARET RYLAND, b. Sep 2, 1798; d. Lancaster Co., Pa..
iv. MARY ANN RYLAND, m. JOSEPH ENGLISH.
17. v. ELIZABETH RYLAND.
18. vi. SARAH RYLAND, b. Sep 13, 1810; d. Barren Hill, Pa..
19. vii. CATHERINE RYLAND, b. 1796; d. 1869.
20. viii. RACHEL A. RYLAND, b. Jan 16, 1805.
7. JAMES3 RYLAND (JOHN2, "LORD"1) married REBECCA (RYLAND).
Child of JAMES RYLAND and REBECCA (RYLAND) is:
21. i. ANDREW4 RYLAND.
Generation No. 4
8. JOHN4 RYLAND (SYLVESTER3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Apr 9, 1791 in Bedford Co., Pa.. He was a miller. He married POLLY HERRING Mar 27, 1811. She died May 16, 1869.
Children of JOHN RYLAND and POLLY HERRING are:
22. i. ANDREW JACKSON5 RYLAND.
23. ii. ANNA RYLAND.
iii. JACOB RYLAND, d. Apr 17, 1894. A butcher, he died unmarried.
24. iv. SAMUEL RYLAND, b. Oct 7, 1809, near Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.; d. Jan 1864, Wheeling, W. Va..
25. v. THOMAS RYLAND, b. Abt. 1811, near Selbysport, Md.
vi. REV. STEPHEN RYLAND, b. May 24, 1814, Allegheny Co., Md.; d. Jan 16, 1888; m. ANNA STOLTZ, May 28, 1841; d. Aug 1887.
26. vii. ELIZABETH RYLAND, b. Jun 15, 1815.
viii. REV. JOHN HAGAN RYLAND, b. Abt. 1824; d. Aug 29, 1888, Baltimore, Md.; m. JENNIE (RYLAND).
27. ix. MARY ELLEN RYLAND, b. Mar 17, 1829.
9. SYLVESTER4 RYLAND (SYLVESTER3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Jun 15, 1797 in Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md., and died Nov 6, 1874 in Garrett Co., Md. He married HANNAH COLLIER 1825 in Garrett Co., Md., daughter of JOHN COLLIER and MARY SLAGLE. She was born 1803 in Somerset Co., Pa., and died Jun 23, 1865 in Garrett Co., Md.
Children of SYLVESTER RYLAND and HANNAH COLLIER are:
28. i. HARRIET5 RYLAND, b. Feb 14, 1826; d. 1913.
ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON RYLAND, b. Dec 19, 1827, Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md.; m. (1) NANCY A. LOGSDON, Sep 10, 1855; d. Nov 7, 1856; m. (2) ELVIRA HOLLOWAY, May 9, 1860; b. York, Livingston, N. Y.. He was a banker who served as lieutenant-governor of Wisconsin.
iii. PRISCILLA RYLAND, b. Jan 14, 1833; d. 1866.
29. iv. JOHN C. RYLAND, b. Dec 25, 1834.
30. v. MARY A. RYLAND, b. Dec 19, 1835.
vi. JAMES J. RYLAND, b. Dec 15, 1838; m. WIDOW COLLINS.
31. vii. MALINDA RYLAND, b. 1844; d. 1898.
32. viii. WILLIAM RYLAND, b. 1845; d. 1912.
33. ix. SYLVESTER H. RYLAND, b. 1846; d. 1919.
x. ELVIRA RYLAND, b. 1848; m. R. T. FRAZEE.
34. xi. MARIAH RYLAND, b. 1850; d. Feb 23, 1873.
35. xii. HANNAH RYLAND.
10. ANDREW4 RYLAND (SYLVESTER3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Jan 19, 1800 in Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md., and died Mar 20, 1852. He married (1) MARGARET FEARER Feb 1822. She was born Oct 26, 1804, and died Aug 24, 1831. He married (2) MARCY BARNARD.
Children of ANDREW RYLAND and MARGARET FEARER are:
i. LUCINDA5 RYLAND.
ii. HENRY HAGAN RYLAND.
36. iii. MARY ELEANOR RYLAND.
37. iv. JAMES RYLAND, b. Nov 24, 1828; d. Nov 23, 1908.
Children of ANDREW RYLAND and MARCY BARNARD are:
38. v. NATHANIEL5 RYLAND.
39. vi. JOHN ( MC)HENRY RYLAND.
vii. SARAH JANE RYLAND.
viii. WILLIAM REYNOLDS RYLAND.
40. ix. ALFRED ANDREW RYLAND.
x. LEROY ROSS RYLAND.
41. xi. GEORGE MARSHALL RYLAND.
xii. CHARLES NOTLEY RYLAND.
11. REBECCA J.4 RYLAND (SYLVESTER3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Jan 29, 1802 in Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md., and died Aft. 1868. She married JACOB HERRING Apr 14, 1820 in Selbysport, Garrett, Md. He was born 1798 in Maryland, and died May 10, 1864 in Selbysport, Md.
Children of REBECCA RYLAND and JACOB HERRING are:
42. i. SYLVESTER5 HERRING, b. Jan 1821, Maryland; d. Oct 9, 1891.
43. ii. WILLIAM HERRING, b. 1825, Maryland.
iii. JAMES R. HERRING, b. 1834, Maryland; d. Dec 18, 1864, Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md. "A Union soldier. Came home from the war and died."
44. iv. DANIEL HERRING, b. 1836, Friendsville, Md.; d. Oct 22, 1862, Annapolis, Md.
45. v. MARY VERLINDA HERRING, b. 1838, Maryland.
vi. AMANDA HERRING, m. AUGUST KING.
46. vii. FRANCES ELMIRA HERRING, b. Dec 1842, Friendsville, Md.; d. 1916.
12. ROSEANNE4 RYLAND (SYLVESTER3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born May 29, 1806. She married DAVID KELLEY.
Children of ROSEANNE RYLAND and DAVID KELLEY are:
47. i. LUCINDA5 KELLEY.
48. ii. SARAH KELLEY.
49. iii. MARIA KELLEY.
50. iv. ALFRED O. KELLEY.
v. ISABEL KELLEY, m. EDWARD FINLEY.
51. vi. THOMAS KELLEY.
13. NANCY4 RYLAND (SYLVESTER3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Feb 14, 1814 in Selbysport, Garrett Co., Md. She married JAMES MCCOLLUM in Monongalia Co., [West] Va.. He was born 1811, and died Abt. 1885.
Children of NANCY RYLAND and JAMES MCCOLLUM are:
i. ARYAN5 MCCOLLUM.
ii. COSBY MCCOLLUM, d. Aft. 1935.
iii. THOMAS MCCOLLUM.
52. iv. MARY JANE MCCOLLUM.
v. DANIEL MARSHALL MCCOLLUM.
vi. WAYNE MCCOLLUM.
14. WILLIAM4 RILAND (ANDREW3 RYLAND, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Aug 19, 1793 in near Barren Hill, Montgomery Co., Pa., and died Mar 29, 1880. He married ELIZABETH LIPPENCOTT May 10, 1817. She was born 1794, and died Oct 8, 1876.
Children of WILLIAM RILAND and ELIZABETH LIPPENCOTT are:
53. i. RACHEL ANN5 RILAND, b. Dec 21, 1817.
ii. LOUISA RILAND, b. Aug 7, 1819; d. Nov 6, 1822.
iii. ANN ELIZA RILAND, b. Mar 3, 1821; d. Aug 6, 1822.
iv. JEROME LIPPENCOTT RILAND, b. Feb 14, 1823.
54. v. JAMES MONROE RILAND, TWIN, b. Sep 14, 1825; d. 1888.
vi. PHOEBE RILAND, TWIN, b. Sep 14, 1825; d. Sep 15, 1825.
55. vii. HENRIETTA RILAND, b. Apr 8, 1827.
56. viii. PAUL JONES RILAND, REV., b. Apr 8, 1827.
ix. ELIZABETH C. RILAND, b. Aug 13, 1831; m. UNK M WEIR.
x. RICHARD RUSH RILAND, b. Jul 5, 1833.
57. xi. WILLIAM HORTON RILAND, b. Feb 24, 1835.
58. xii. MARY ANN RILAND, b. Dec 14, 1837.
15. SAMUEL BURKHART4 RYLAND (ANDREW3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Nov 15, 1795 in near Barren Hill, Montgomery Co., Pa., and died Jan 24, 1877 in Schuykill Co., Pa.. He married (1) SARAH SCHOCH 1821. She was born 1801, and died Sep 15, 1825. He married (2) ELIZABETH MULLEN Abt. 1828. She died Mar 21, 1856 in Schuykill Co., Pa..
Children of SAMUEL RYLAND and SARAH SCHOCH are:
59. i. ARABELLA5 RYLAND, b. Oct 28, 1822; d. 1901.
60. ii. ALBANUS SCHOCH RYLAND, b. Dec 22, 1824, Chestnut Hill, Pa.; d. 1921.
Children of SAMUEL RYLAND and ELIZABETH MULLEN are:
iii. ANDREW5 RYLAND, b. Dec 16, 1829; d. Feb 16, 1830.
61. iv. MARY ANN RYLAND, b. Feb 28, 1831.
62. v. ANN CATHERINE RYLAND, b. Mar 6, 1833; d. 1902.
63. vi. SARAH JANE RYLAND, b. Mar 6, 1836; d. 1867.
64. vii. SAMUEL BURKHART RYLAND, JR., b. Jul 3, 1839.
65. viii. PETER MULLEN RYLAND, b. Jan 16, 1843; d. 1919.
66. ix. CHARLES C. RYLAND, b. Dec 19, 1845; d. 1926.
16. MARGARET4 RYLAND (ANDREW3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Sep 2, 1798, and died in Lancaster Co., Pa.. She married JOHN SHOWAKER. He died in Lancaster Co., Pa..
Children of MARGARET RYLAND and JOHN SHOWAKER are:
i. CATHERINE ANN5 SHOWAKER, m. JAMES MARTIN.
ii. LAURA LORENA SHOWAKER, m. JAMES C. BROWN.
iii. ELIZABETH FRANCES SHOWAKER.
iv. JOHN WILLIAM SHOWAKER.
17. ELIZABETH4 RYLAND (ANDREW3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) She married CHARLES COX.
Children of ELIZABETH RYLAND and CHARLES COX are:
i. MARIA L.5 COX, m. UNK M BRONSON.
ii. CHARLES COX.
iii. ERASTUS COX.
iv. CYRUS COX.
18. SARAH4 RYLAND (ANDREW3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Sep 13, 1810, and died in Barren Hill, Pa.. She married ABRAHAM B. KULP.
Children of SARAH RYLAND and ABRAHAM KULP are:
i. ISAAC W.5 KULP.
ii. JOSEPH E. KULP.
iii. JOHN H. KULP.
67. iv. SARAH A. KULP.
19. CATHERINE4 RYLAND (ANDREW3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born 1796, and died 1869. She married JOHN COULSTON.
Children of CATHERINE RYLAND and JOHN COULSTON are:
68. i. SYLVESTER5 COULSTON.
ii. WILLIAM COULSTON.
iii. CHARLES COULSTON.
20. RACHEL A.4 RYLAND (ANDREW3, JOHN2, "LORD"1) was born Jan 16, 1805. She married HENRY SNYDER.
Children of RACHEL RYLAND and HENRY SNYDER are:
i. HENRY J.5 SNYDER.
ii. ANDREW RILAND SNYDER.
21. ANDREW4 RYLAND (JAMES3, JOHN2, "LORD"1)
Child of ANDREW RYLAND is:
69. i. REUBEN5 RILAND.
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