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Noah Giesler, Sr
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Birth: 1818
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
Death: 1872
Phelps County
Missouri, USA

Noah Giesler SR was the husband of Sarah Eliza Harrison. Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler was a sibling of William, Lewis, and Tyree Harrison. Their parents are unknown, other than "Widow" Harrison who came from Tennessee. The Harrison family are believed to have roots in TN, NC and VA and that they came into Missouri circa 1823-1830 by way of Kentucky, probably in a large group of several other families. Noah Giesler Sr Came from Tennesee to Missouri with his family circa 1837-1838; possibly by way of then Kentucky territory. The Gieslers are said to have come in wagon trains led by Daniel Boone, probably via river keel boats part of the way. The Giesler and Harrison families may have known each other in Tennessee prior to coming to Missouri, but Noah and Sarah married in Crawford Co, Missouri in 1839.

FAMILY ROOTS/ INFO: Noah Giesler's father was John Henry Giesler SR 1782-1846 and first wife Maria, maiden name unknown (and not to be confused with Matilda who married Jacob Giesler). John Henry Giesler Sr was born in Pennsylvania, but seems to have gone to Sullivan County, Tennessee around 1810. In 1815 Noah's father John Henry Giesler Sr bought land in Sullivan Co, TN from Samuel Stephens. In 1817 John Henry Giesler recieved land from his father Adam Giesler, (grandfather of Noah Giesler Sr)who was still living. In 1820 John Henry Giesler Sr was living in Piney Flats, Sullivan County, Tennessee. In 1821, John Henry Giesler Sr's father Adam Giesler died in Sullivan Co, TN. In 1830 the John Henry Giesler Sr family was still living in Sullivan County, Tennessee per census records. John Henry Giesler Sr took a second wife in Carter County, TN in 1833; Nancy McCarrel Berry. All of John Henry Giesler Sr's children appear to be from his first marriage, including Noah Giesler Sr. In 1837 John Henry Giesler Sr sold his land in Sullivan County, TN to Josiah Hodge and Robert Stuart and moved to Missouri. He arrived in what was then Gasconade County, Missouri by 1838 and settled in an area that later became part of Crawford County. (**It is significant to note that an Andrew Hodge is one of the people who later gave a deposition on behalf of John Milton Harrison's Civil War Pension application in Maries County, Missouri; thus it is likely that some of the Giesler, Harrison, and Hodge families knew each other in TN prior to emigrating into Missouri. John Milton Harrison was a nephew of Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler; a son of her brother William Harrison).

ADDITONAL NOTES ON ADAM GIESLER, GRANDFATHER OF NOAH GIESLER SR: Johann (John) Adam Giesler lived in PA and first entered a land deed in TN about 1793, but did not move his family to TN until several years later. It is possible he obtained the land in TN on behalf of his sons. Bequeathed his TN plantation to 2 sons, Samuel and Jacob Giesler, (uncles of Noah). Will written in Sullivan Co, TN in 1818. Died in 1821. Will probated in Adams Co.,PA Probate Court Records Book E, pg. 142-143, Will #2433(film #020678) Will was ALSO probated in Sullivan Co, TN. *It is possible John Adam Giesler never lived in TN himself and simply willed his TN land to his sons, though most trees on Ancestry show him and his wife as dying in TN- burial locations are unknown.

It is not known for certain where Noah and Sarah (Harrison) Giesler are buried, however it is likely they are buried at Rock Spring Cemetery since many of his Giesler siblings and their spouses and children are buried there. Several Harrison kin are buried there as well. Rock Spring Cemetery was once part of a land deed owned by Sarah's brother Lewis Harrison, who deeded a section of his property to be used as a community cemetery. It is believed that Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler's widowed mother and possibly her father are also buried there. There are many now unmarked graves in this old country cemetery, and some graves were marked only with field stones with no permanent inscriptions.

Noah Giesler Sr's siblings include John Henry Giesler Jr (1810-1872) (married Elvira Loudermilk Hibler); Nancy Anna Giesler (married Martin Gray); Elizabeth A Giesler (1815-1870) (married James Rolen and William H Hayes); Eli Giesler (1817-1896)(married Charlotte Skaggs); Susannah "Susan" Giesler 1834-1900; and Mary A. Giesler.

The above-mentioned sibling of Noah Giesler Sr, Eli Giesler, was life-long friends with John Milton Harrison (nephew of Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler) and gave a signed sworn deposition on John's behalf, which appears in John M Harrison's Civil War Pension application file.

MARRIAGE: Noah Gielser Sr married Sarah Eliza Harrison on 14 Oct 1839 in Crawford County, Missouri. Their marriage is recorded in Book A, page 55, Crawford Co Marriages, MO. Noah and Sarah (Harrison) Giesler were the parents of several children.

The children of Noah Giesler Sr and Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler include Margaret "Mary" Jane Giesler 1845-1873 (married James C Beezely), William H Giesler born about 1844, Elizabeth A Gielser born about 1846, Lavina C Giesler born about 1849, James Columbus Giesler 1851-1923 (married Mary Alice Rose), John William Giesler 1853- 1919 (married Eliza Rosanna Barnwell), and Francis Marion Giesler 1855-1942 (married Margaret Ann Hayes).

Note: The Noah Giesler born 1838 in Maries County, Missouri is the nephew of this Noah Giesler Sr. Many trees seem to confuse the two individuals. Noah born 1838 was the son of John Henry Giesler Jr, a brother of the elder Noah Giesler Sr. It may be helpful to refer to the younger Noah Giesler as Jr or II in trees to avoid this confusion.

If and when an actual gravesite/ burial location is verified for Noah Giesler Sr and Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler, their memorial pages will be updated to reflect new information.

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  Sarah Eliza Harrison Giesler (1819 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Spring Cemetery
Maries County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Feb 05, 2012
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