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About the Brister surname

Bristow was the original spelling of Brister. First direct ancestor in America was John Bristow, son of Robert Bristow, Jr. John was born in England in 1649, came to America, Virginia colony in 1663 age 14, served indenture until age 21. Became quite prosperous and a reader in the Church in Middlesex County. Owned property and raised tobacco. Children moved to South Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas. Other states also. Most of the Brister families seemed to have lived in Mississippi. Some names were spelled Bristoe and Bristol but do show relationship to relatives of Bristow/Brister. Other relatives were/are in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and India. Lopts more on Rich and Famous, Members of Parliament, Senators and Representatives of the U.S., Secretary of the U.S. Treasury