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Descendants of James RICHARDSON-June 24, 2003

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 RICHARDSON was born 1785 in South Carolina, and died 1830 in Lauderdale Co, AL. He married (2) LUCINDA JONES 1817 in Spartanburg, Lexington District, SC (more children), daughter of GODFREY JONES and ANNA CLEMENT. She was born Bet. 1788 - 1798 in Spartanburg, Lexington District, SC, and died Aft. November 1850 in Tishomingo Co, MS.

Notes for J
A man named T. M. Richardson of Oklahoma City, OK, told C. D. Richardson that their grandfathers were brothers. (C. D.'s grandfather was James Richardson). He told C. D. that C. D.'s father had preached many times in his community and always put up with them, though they were all Baptists.

This T. M. Richardson, in 1933, had been dead for "several years."

C. D. recalls hearing his father say that his grandmother's people were Baptists.

T. M. Richardson had another brother in the grocery business in Oklahoma City. C. D. later supplies the name and address -- O. V. Richardson, whose grocery is at 1008 NW 10th Street.

C. D. further says he now believes it was not T. M., but P. O. Richardson who said their grandfathers were brothers. He could not locate an address for P. O. Richardson.

James Richardson seems to have born in South Carolina (prob. Spartanburg), lived in Lauderdale Co, AL, and Wayne County, TN. Census records showing the births of his grandchildren by daughter Vashti indicate that her family first lived in Tennessee, moving to Alabama sometime between 1838 and 1840.

Roberta Dukes Richardson's notes indicate that the marriage to Lucinda Jones was the second one for James Richardson. She does not list the first wife's name or details, but one child is known, Vashti/Vasthi.

She notes that Thomas Richardson had a warrant for 300 acres of land in Berkly Co, SC, 24 Dec 1707.

She also notes:

James Richardson appears on the 1790 US Census as male head of family over 16 years; plus 2 females. Camden District, Fairfield Co, SC (Roberta's notes indicate that there was a wife plus 2 females, plus a slave).

Also in South Carolina in 1790:

Samuel Richardson 1 male 16+; 4 females, 2 slaves. Camden District, Fairfield Co, SC

Thomas Richardson, 1 male 16+; 2 females, Camden District Fairfield Co, SC

Mathias Richardson - 96th District, Spartanburg, Pendleton Co, SC.
1 male 16+; 2 males -16; 5 females

1820 US Census, Lexington County, South Carolina
p. 45
Richardson, James
Males 3-0-0-0-1-0
Females 3-0-0-1-0

By 1830, James has apparently died as the US Census of 1830, Lauderdale County, Alabama,
shows on p. 241
Richardson, Lucinda
Males -0-0-1
Females 1-1-0-0-0-1

Don Chandler finds on the index to the state census of (he notes Alabama, but Tishomingo County is in Mississippi) in 1837, Tishomingo County:
Richardson, L.

In Old Tishomingo County (MS) Marriage Bonds, 1838 is found a marriage for Solomon Richardson and Sarah Tacket, 19 Oct 1853.

Mathias Richardson & wife Mary 27 Aug 1874 in Deed book 4, p. 109, Old Tishomingo Co, MS (this is the Mathias buried at Sardis Cemetery, also wife Mary).

Roberta notes that Mathias was later found in Alabama, and visited Richardsons in Mississippi.

A younger Mathias and several of his apparent family is buried at Sardis Cemetery in Alcorn County, Mississippi. This Mathias was born in 1822, and could be a junior, although there is an Isaac Richardson b. 1795 in the same cemetery, which would seem to hint that Isaac was the forefather of this bunch.

From these notes, it could be assumed that Thomas, Samuel, James and Mathias were brothers.

Vickie Clarke takes the reasoning a bit further, showing that James was born in South Carolina about 1785 and died before the 1830 US Census in Lauderdale County, Alabama, as Lucinda appears as head of household in that census.

Roberta further assumes that they are the sons of Capt. William Richardson b. 13 Jul 1743 in VA; d. 17 Feb 1786 Bloomhill Pct, SC; md 13 Oct 1768 Chastn SC to Ann Magdaline Guignard (1749 SC - 1810 SC).

William Richardson the son of Capt. Edward Richardson pb England, md. 1730 Elizabeth Poinsett pb France, pd Virginia.

Edward Richardson the son of Sir John Richardson of England.

In another location, she lists James as a descendant of Samuel Richardson from England to America on the ship Arabella with Gov. Winthrop and a founder of Charleston MA in 1860.

On the 1840 US Census in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, living rather near to William F. Richardson (234/626) and John Canfield (234/628) is the following:

Richardson John
Males -5 (1); 5-10 (1); 20-30 (1); 40-50
Females 5-10 (2); 10-15 (1); 30-40 (1)

This could either be a son of James or a son of Mathais Richardson, or perhaps neither. Tishomingo County Records of the Circuit Court 1842-1844 show Wm. F. Richardson as a juror. The same record shows a John Richardson as a party to a lawsuit.

A number of Richardson marriages are recorded in Lauderdale County, Alabama, Book 2, 1825-1833:

Richardson, Elisabeth & Albert Guest - 21 Feb 1832 by Joseph Guest, JP
Richardson, Elizabeth & William Thornton - 16 Apr 1827 by W. H. Nannery, JP
Richardson, Elinder & Thomas Richardson 25(?) Sep 1829 by J. H. Cornish, JP
Richardson, Polly & John Jones - 8 Mar 1832 by D. McNeil
Richardson, Susan & Allen Smith - 4 May 1827 by M. H. Nannery, JP
Richardson, Vasthy & William Obrient - 12 Apr 1832 by Jos. Young, JP (daughter of James)

Richardson, Littleton & Nancy Going - 25 Sep 1827 by John Cox, MG
Richardson, Ricley C. & Jane Trousdale - 2 Dec 1828 by Samuel Hawkins, JP
Richardson, Samuel H. & Mary Butler - 4 Feb 1830 by Samuel Herston, JP
Richardson, Washington & Betsy Kennedy - 7 Oct 1827 by L. McBride
Richardson, Wiley & Elizabeth M. Phillips - 15 Sep 1831 by David Lancaster, MG

One possible other Richardson child is Isham, who is shown in the Old Tishomingo School Records as a teacher:

p. 72, Isham Richardson, teacher
p. 88, Isham Richardson, teacher, July meeting 1858

Notes for L
Cecil Binford recalled that her Mother, Birdie Ellen Richardson, would say to her when she pouted, "OK! Granny Lou!" (Even though Cecil attributes this story to Lucinda Richardson Moser, it might also have been Lucinda Jones Richardson.) The point was that "Granny Lou" was known to have a temper.

My original notes say that Lucinda Jones Richardson Cochran was first buried in the family burying ground at the old home. This from a letter of C. D. Richardson who also says he "barely" remembers her death. I also have pencil notes which indicate Lucinda was buried at Box Chapel in Corinth, Mississippi. She died in Tishomingo County, MS (later Alcorn County). No evidence of a grave for Lucinda was found when I was in Corinth, Mississippi, in about 1995, and I was glad to receive from Rebecca Carrier the listings of the old Richardson Cemtery in Guys, Tennessee.

Rebecca Carrier sent data on the Richardson Cemetery in Guys, McNairy County, Tennessee, which shows "Lucinda Jones Richardson Cochran" with no dates given. This is apparently our Lucinda.

The 1830 US Census in Lauderdale County, Alabama:
p. 241
Richardson, Lucinda 001-110001
(1 male 10-15; 1 female -5; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 30-40)

Don Chandler adds, "We tracked Lucinda to Lauderdale (1830 Census-he notes that there are several other Richardson households, some of whom arrived there from South Carolina prior to the 1820 US Census) and Tishomingo (remarried in 1838), but could never positively identify any of her Richardson children since they had all aged out of her household by 1850..."

He shows Lucinda's birthplace as Edgefield District, South Carolina, and notes that the 1850 US Census shows her as age 52, which would make her birth year 1798. He says he has also seen entries that say she was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Lucinda moved to Tishomingo County, Mississippi along with her brother's and sister's families. It was here that she remarried to Chesley Cockran/Cochran.

Marriage Notes for J
Don Chandler shows the couple being married in Edgefield District, South Carolina "before 1818."

There are obviously more children, as the couple had on the 1820 US Census in Lexington County, South Carolina, 6 children (3 girls and 3 boys) born between 1810 and 1820.
Child of J
2. i.   VASHTI2 RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1813, South Carolina; d. Unknown.
3. ii.   WILLIAM FLUKER2 RICHARDSON, b. 28 November 1818, Spartanburg, Lexington District, SC; d. 10 January 1889, at home; McNairy Co, TN.
4. iii.   HARRIET MATILDA RICHARDSON, b. 1820, Lauderdale Co, AL; d. Aft. November 1850.
5. iv.   MARIAH LUCINDA RICHARDSON, b. Bet. 1827 - 1828, Alabama; d. Bet. 1870 - 1880.

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