The Larison Family Tree includes many people who made a mark on Hunterdon history. Andrew Larison, the first resident in today’s Hunterdon County, bought land in old Amwell Township in 1779. He came from Hopewell Township, and was the son of James Larison (born c.1695 Long Island, died 1792 in Hopewell Twp.) and Keziah Parke (1713-1788), daughter of Roger Parke, Jr.

Andrew Larison was the second of ten children. His brother Roger Larison, born c.1745, moved to Bethlehem Township and had eight children with wife Leanor. His youngest sister Catharine married Aaron Young in 1784, but I have no history for that family.

Larison or Larason. It all depends. There doesn’t seem to be too much of a hard and fast rule. And as often happens with other names having alternate spellings, the same person would sometimes use both spellings, or else a clerk would make his own choice of spelling. I tend to use the spelling most commonly used by each individual.

First Generation:

(1) Andrew Larison (1739 – 1800) & Lavinia Severns (1741 – 1821)

The Severns were also early settlers in old Amwell Township. Lavinia’s parents, Benjamin Severns and Sarah Green, were settled on land south of Sergeantsville by the late 1730s.

Second Generation:

|     (2) Sarah Larison (c.1760 – ?) & Robert Naylor (c.1760 – bef. 1822)
|     (2) Benjamin Larison (1761 – 1779)
|     (2) Mary Larison (c.1768 – 1850) & William Boss (c.1760 – 1834)
|     (2) James Larison (1765 – 1848) & Keziah Holcombe (1767 – 1854)
|     (2) George Larison (1770 – 1847) & Catharine Lambert (1774 – 1864)
|     (2) Hon. Andrew Larison (1776 – 1861) & Mary Wilson (1778 – 1856)
|     (2) Benjamin Larison (c.1780 – 1845) & Sarah Vansant (c.1785 – ?), no further information

Third Generation:

|     (2) Sarah Larison (c.1760 – ?) & Robert Naylor (c.1760 – bef. 1822)[#. Sarah Larison Naylor had many descendants, but my policy is to list only the children of females in a family tree. To find out who her descendants were, you must wait til I publish a Naylor tree.]
|     |     (3) Mary Naylor (1809 – 1857) & Theodore Titus (1812 – 1881)
|     |     (3) John M. Naylor (1812 – 1888)
|     |     |   m. 1) Deborah Leigh (1816 – 1886)
|     |     |   m. 2) Sarah Matthews (1810 – 1888)
|     |     (3) Isaac J. Naylor (1814 – 1896)
|     |     |   m. 1) Beulah Rockafellar (1813 – 1894)
|     |     |   m. 2) Ann (c.1816 – ?)
|     |     (3) William A. Naylor (c.1814 – 1896) & Amelia/Pamelia Barrick (c.1812 – 1887)
|     |     (3) Phoebe Naylor (c.1816 – ?)

|     (2) James Larison & Keziah Holcombe
|     |     (3) Lavinia Larison (1788 – after 1850) & Samuel Britton (1786 – 1841)
|     |     (3) Rachel Larison (1791 – ?) & John Vansyckle (c.1786 – ?)
|     |     (3) Kezia Larison (1811 – ?) & John Carhart (1804 – ?)

|     (2) George Larison & Catharine Lambert
|     |     (3) John Lambert Larason Sr. (c.1795 – 1866) & Sarah Dean (c.1798 – c.1865)
|     |     (3) Mary Maria Larison (c.1800 – ?) & Francis Tomlinson (c.1780 – c.1855)
|     |     (3) Lavinia Larison (1802 – 1827) & Samuel Carhart (1799 – 1851)
|     |     (3) James Larison (1807 – 1855) & Emma Sergeant (1803 – 1856)
|     |     (3) Gershom L. Larison (1812 – 1849) & Cornelia B. Sharp (c.1813 – ?)

|     (2) Hon. Andrew Larison & Mary Wilson
|     |     (3) Sarah Larison (1798 – 1883) & Aaron C. Wilson (1797 – 1864)
|     |     (3) Jane Larison (1800 – 1800)
|     |     (3) John Wilson Larison (1801 – 1889) & Maria L. Fisher (1803 – 1886)
|     |     (3) Andrew Larison (1803 – 1885) & Mary Ann Phillips (1816 – 1903)
|     |     (3) Benjamin Larison (1805 – 1892) & Hannah Ann Holcombe (1809 – 1869)
|     |     (3) Abraham D. Larison (1810 – 1815)
|     |     (3) Lavinia Levinia Larison (1811 – 1886) & Samuel R. Holcombe (1811 – 1875)

|     (2) Benjamin Larison & Sarah Vansant
|     |     (3) Mary Larison (c.1835 – ?) & John Matthews (c.1835 – ?)
|     |     (3) William Larison (c.1840 – ?) & Mary Jane Burrell (c.1840 – ?)
            No further information on this family.

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) James Larison & Keziah Holcombe
|     |     (3) Lavinia Larison & Samuel Britton
|     |     |     (4) J. L. Britton (c.1820 – ?) & Julian Ann (c.1820 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Frances Fanny Britton (1809 – 1851) & Samuel Carhart (1799 – 1851)

|     (2) George Larison & Catharine Lambert
|     |     (3) John Lambert Larason Sr. & Sarah Dean
|     |     |     (4) Catharine Larison (1822 – 1907) & Hon. Ambrose Barcroft (1817 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) Levina Larason (1825 – ?) & Fletcher Bray (1820 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Jane Larason (1830 – 1889) & Lewis C. Dilley (1825 – 1907)
|     |     |     (4) John L. Larason Jr. (c.1834 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Joseph D. Larason (c.1836 – ?) & Mary (c.1837 – ?)

|     |     (3) Mary Maria Larison & Francis Tomlinson
|     |     |     (4) Lavina Tomlinson
|     |     |     (4) Rachel Tomlinson (? – c.1855) & Spencer Lawshe (1826 – after 1910)
|     |     |     (4) Amy Ann Tomlinson (c.1825 – ?) & John Kugler Johnson (1818 – 1856)

|     |     (3) Lavinia Larison & Samuel Carhart
|     |     |     (4) Lavinia Carhart (1826 – after 1880)

|     |     (3) James Larison & Emma Sergeant (See the Sergeant Family)
|     |     |     (4) George Larison (c.1831 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Charles Larison
|     |     |     (4) Mary Larison
|     |     |     (4) Josephine Larison (1840 – 1864) & George Agnew (1836 – 1916)

|     |     (3) Gershom L. Larison & Cornelia B. Sharp
|     |     |     (4) Gershom M. Larison (1845 – 1856)

|     (2) Hon. Andrew Larison & Mary Wilson
|     |     (3) John Wilson Larison & Maria L. Fisher
|     |     |     (4) George Larison (1823 – 1892)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Sarah S. Holcombe (1828 – 1855)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Mary A. Paxson (1825 – 1910)
|     |     |     (4) Lucretia Ann Larison (1824 – 1886) & Augustus Blackwell (1822 – 1874)
|     |     |     (4) Jacob F. Larison (1828 – 1895) & Clarinda Dilts (1830 – 1915)
|     |     |     (4) Catharine Larison (1831 – 1831)
|     |     |     (4) Abraham W. Larison (c.1849 – 1850)

|     |     (3) Andrew Larison & Mary Ann Phillips
|     |     |     (4) John P. Larison (1839 – 1846)
|     |     |     (4) David W. Larison (1843 – 1934)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Sarah A. Wilson (1843 – 1895)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Rhoda Frances Drake (1841 – 1935)

|     |     (3) Benjamin Larison & Hannah Ann Holcombe
|     |     |     (4) George Holcombe Larison (1831 – 1892) & Sarah Quick Fisher (1837 – 1907)
|     |     |     (4) Lucilla Ann Larison (1833 – 1910)
|     |     |     (4) Cornelius Wilson Larison (1837 – 1910) & Mary Jane Howell Sergeant (1837 – 1917)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Catherine Larison (1839 – 1915) & Thomas Carr Johnson (1839 – 1901)
|     |     |     (4) Andrew B. Larison (1841 – 1872) & Katherine Bloomfield Brown (c.1840 – 1926)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah L. Larison (1844 – 1920) & Samuel Reading Bodine (1845 – 1920)
|     |     |     (4) John Deremer Larison (1846 – 1907) & Delia Catherine Bodine (1850 – 1930)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Ellen Larison (1849 – 1914)
|     |     |     (4) Cornelia Jane Larison (1852 – 1909) & Hawley Rittenhouse Crum (1885 – 1976)

|     |     (3) Lavinia Levinia Larison & Samuel R. Holcombe
|     |     |     (4) Sarah J. Holcombe (c.1836 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Holcombe (1837 – 1848)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel Holcombe (1843 – 1848)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Holcombe (c.1840 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Andrew L. Holcombe (c.1842 – ?)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2) George Larison & Catharine Lambert
|     |     (3) John Lambert Larason Sr. & Sarah Dean
|     |     |     (4) Catharine Larison & Hon. Ambrose Barcroft
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah L. Barcroft (1846 – 1905) & Asa Robbins Smith (1830 – 1901)

|     |     |     (4) Sarah Jane Larason & Lewis C. Dilley
|     |     |     |    (5) Sarah C. Dilley (c.1853 – 1936) & George Washington Arnett (1851 – 1921)
|     |     |     |     (5) Ellen Dilley (1857 – ?) & Samuel S. Vanhorn (1848 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth Dilley (c.1859 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Caroline Dilley (c.1864 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel Dilley (c.1868 – ?)

|     (2) Hon. Andrew Larison & Mary Wilson
|     |     (3) John Wilson Larison & Maria L. Fisher
|     |     |     (4) George Larison & Sarah S. Holcombe
|     |     |     |     (5) Cornelius B. Larison (c.1847 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Elwood Larison (1848 – ?) & Martha J. Snider (1855 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) James Larison (c.1850 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) John W. Larison (c.1852 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Maria Larison (c.1855 – c.1855)

|     |     |     (4) George Larison & Mary A. Paxson
|     |     |     |     (5) Thomas H. Larison (1857 – 1905) & Elizabeth Holcombe (1861 – 1938)
|     |     |     |     (5) George Larison (~1859 – ) & Etta Sanders
|     |     |     |     (5) Jacob S. Larison (1860 – 1939) & Mary Teufel (1864 – 1936)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Elizabeth Larison (1862 – 1928)
|     |     |     |     (5) Clara B. Larison (1864 – 1920) & George B. Fritts (1869 – 1909)
|     |     |     |     (5) Lucretia Ann Larison (1864 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah S. Larison (1866 – 1948) & John R. Holcombe (1863 – 1949)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane S. Larison (1869 – 1941) & Henri Guiletts

|     |     |     (4) Lucretia Ann Larison & Augustus Blackwell
|     |     |     |     (5) John W. Blackwell (1850 – 1851)
|     |     |     |     (5) William Frederick Blackwell (1852 – 1861)
|     |     |     |     (5) Charles Bloomfield Blackwell (1853 – 1915) & Sarah M. Fisher (1856 – 1951)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna M. Blackwell (1856 – 1928)

|     |     |     (4) Jacob F. Larison & Clarinda Dilts
|     |     |     |     (5) Clarinda Larison (1852 – 1852)

|     |     (3) Andrew Larison & Mary Ann Phillips
|     |     |     (4) David W. Larison & Sarah A. Wilson
|     |     |     |     (5) Mabel (Belle) Larison (c.1863 – after 1880)
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary C. Larison (1867 – 1964) & Charles Ellsworth Holcombe (1862 – 1945)
|     |     |     |     (5) John P. Larison (c.1869 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Cora May Larison (18732 – 1972) & John Clifton Lambert (1866 -c.1960)
|     |     |     |     (5) Howard W. Larison (1875 – 1958) & Martha W. Mathews (1875 – 1960)

|     |     (3) Benjamin Larison & Hannah Ann Holcombe
|     |     |     (4) George Holcombe Larison M.D. & Sarah Quick Fisher
|     |     |     |     (5) Helen Larison (1860 – 1860)
|     |     |     |     (5) Francis Wayland Larison (1860 – 1924)
|     |     |     |     |   m. 1) Nancy Cordelia Larison (1862 – 1901)
|     |     |     |     |   m. 2) Mabel I. Johnson (c.1874 – ?)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna F. Larison (1862 – 1869)
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah Maria Larison (1869 – 1869)

|     |     |     (4) Cornelius Wilson Larison & Mary Jane Howell Sergeant
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Polly Larison (1871 – 1954) & Harry S. Blackwell (1869 – 1945)
|     |     |     |     (5) Benjamin Larison (1876 – 1935)

|     |     |     (4) Mary Catherine Larison & Thomas Carr Johnson
|     |     |     |     (5) Osie Holcombe Johnson (1867 – 1940) & William J. Molleston (1865 – 1941)
|     |     |     |     (5) Benjamin L. Johnson (1871 – ) & Mary Elizabeth Spurling (~1873 – )

|     |     |     (4) Sarah L. Larison & Samuel Reading Bodine
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Hannah Bodine (1874 – 1943)
|     |     |     |     (5) Lucy L. Bodine (1876 – 1951)

|     |     |     (4) John Deremer Larison & Delia Catherine Bodine
|     |     |     |     (5) Andrew Butterfoss Larison (1873 – 1941) & Estella V. Moore (1877 – 1974)
|     |     |     |     (5) William Bodine Larison (1877 – 1954) & Mary H. Crum (1880 – 1976)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna M. Larison (1882 – 1962) & Edward Thomas Venable (1878 – 1970)
|     |     |     |     (5) Carmen Wilson Larison (1884 – 1942) & Anna Poulson (1890 – 1969)

Sixth Generation:

|     (2) Hon. Andrew Larison & Mary Wilson
|     |     (3) John Wilson Larison & Maria L. Fisher
|     |     |     (4) George Larison & Sarah S. Holcombe
|     |     |     |     (5) Elwood Larison & Martha J. Snider
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Adelle Larison (1876 – 1918) & George W. Risler (1873 – 1933)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Elwood Larison (c.1879 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Luella M. Larison (1891 – ?)

|     |     |     (4) George Larison & Mary A. Paxson
|     |     |     |     (5) Sarah S. Larison & John R. Holcombe
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Eva S. Holcombe (1886 – 1955) & John L. Whitlock (1885 – 1971)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Addison Cornell Holcombe (1894 – 1969) & Irene Harle (1898 – 1971)

|     |     (3) Andrew Larison & Mary Ann Phillips
|     |     |    (4) David W. Larison & Sarah A. Wilson
|     |     |    |     (5) Cora May Larison & John Clifton Lambert
|     |     |     |    |     (6) Edna May Lambert (1891 – 1972) & Grover C. Williamson (1888 – 1975)
|     |     |     |    |     (6) Louisa C. Lambert (1895 – 1988) & Harry B. Holcombe
|     |     |     |    |     (6) Gershom Lambert (1897 – 1897)
|     |     |     |    |     (6) Sarah Larason Lambert (1901 – 1995) & __ Secor
|     |     |     |    |     (6) John C. Lambert, Jr. (1903 – 2001) & Ethel Young (1906 – 1997)

|     |     (3) Benjamin Larison & Hannah Ann Holcombe
|     |     |     (4) George Holcombe Larison M.D. & Sarah Quick Fisher
|     |     |     |     (5) Francis Wayland Larison & Nancy Cordelia Larison
|     |     |     |     |     (6) George H. Larison (c.1895 – ?)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Hannah F. Larison (c.1897 – ?) & William Raymond Hill

|     |     |    (4) Cornelius Wilson Larison & Mary Jane Howell Sergeant
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary Polly Larison & Harry S. Blackwell
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Gershom V.S. Blackwell (1897 – 1942) & Elsie M. Smith (1903 – 1986)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Candace W. Blackwell (1898 – 1898)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) W. Edgar Blackwell (1908 – 1956) & Florence S. Servis (1913 – 2007)

|     |     |     (4) John Deremer Larison & Delia Catherine Bodine
|     |     |     |     (5) William Bodine Larison & Mary H. Crum
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Frank Wayland Larison (1899 – 1979)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Richard C. Larison (1905 – 1989)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary G. Larison (1909 – 1994)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Helen Larison (1919 – 1973)

|     |     |     |     (5) Carmen Wilson Larison & Anna Poulson
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Martha P. Larison (1914 – 1998) & George A. Vocke (1906 – 1995)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mary Larison (c.1915 – ?)

Footnotes: