Sep. 9, 1810 Masonville Fairfax County Virginia, USA
pas43 added the following about William Withers Chrisman to the Ancestry.com website on 3 Nov 2012:
"When the family arrived in Oregon, William obtained a grant for some mediocre land up on a ridge, which he sold or traded almost immediately. He then ended up with the old Chrisman homestead, located about midway between Stayton and Scio, where Abner Chenault Chrisman and later George Nelson Chrisman lived as well. At one time there was a large house there, built by William or Abner, with a large spiral staircase, which no longer stands. There is simply a large field, under cultivation, in it's place.Sometime in the mid 1860s, after the death of Ava, William Withers headed for southern Oregon with the intentions of settling there. However, after leaving he was never heard from again. Little is known about his disappearance, whether he ever made it there (although no records have been found to indicate he ever did), or what became of him. His immediate family (children, siblings, etc) who were residing up in the Scio area, probably did not realize he was missing for many years, and apparently no one ever followed through at the time with any sort of investigation or attempt to find him. Descendants believe it is most likely that he never made it to southern Oregon. In those days, travel was plagued with many dangers, including bandits, Indians, animals, bad weather, or he may have simply had an accident with no one around to find and help him. Needless to say, his date of death is unknown and unlikely to be discovered."