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Rial Family Connections
Posted by: Phil C. Rial Date: April 14, 2001 at 08:36:01
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I have found information linking my particular branch of the Rial family to Pennsylvania. My family was involved in a large migration of Baptists, who left Pennsylvania between 1705 and 1850, for points south. The earliest Baptist Church in the American Colonies was “The Welsh Neck Baptist Church” in the Old Welsh area of Pennsylvania. The migrations followed with some variations (Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and then on to whatever assignment was made for that particular family group). I have provided following; internet links, to sites documenting some of the history and migration of the people associated with this organization, and I am able to provide additional information on request. Since this Church was the earliest Baptist Church in the American Colonies, then any Rial families with ties to the Baptist Faith (of any flavor) should be able to find genealogy information from some of these sources. In my own research, children were born along the migration trail, which involved a string of these Churches, from Pennsylvania to South Carolina. The migrations usually moved in groups (from Church to Church). The group ended up in Marlboro County South Carolina (Darlington area), where they were dispatched to all parts of the American Continent. When researching the census records for Rial families in the USA, I have noticed that many have family members that were born along this migration path. I still have some puzzles to solve, but this connection seems to connect, at least the Baptist descended members of the Rial family (in the USA) to one large common family.

Phil C. Rial


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