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The Elsie Sexton Richardson Family of Eastern VA and NC

Updated August 1, 2010

Elsie Sexton Richardson

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My name is Elsie Richardson from Virginia Beach, Virginia. My husband's name is Johnnie Douglass Richardson from Chesapeake, Virginia. We now live in Longwood, Florida.

I am researching the WILLIAM SEXTON and ELIAS SNELL families from Washington County, NC; the DANIEL STALLINGS family from Gates County, NC; and the WILLIAM ADKINS family from Edgecombe County, NC. My ADKINS family goes back to "Alfred The Great" who was King Alfred in England. My parents are Paul Edgar Sexton and Elsie Virginia Stallings. Paul's parents were Joseph Edgar Sexton and Viola Adelaide Snell. Joseph's parents were William Sexton and Mariah Belangia. Viola's parents were Elias Henderson Snell and Agnes Padgett. Elsie's parents were Ervin Thomas Stallings and Rosa Virginia Adkins. Ervin's parents were
Rhodolpha Stallings and Corrina Hortence Onley. Corrina's parents were Thomas Hollowell Onley and Mary Susan Riddick. Rosa's parents were Garrett Baker Adkins and Elizabeth Robert King. Garrett's parents were William Adkins and Charlotte Peal. Elizabeth's parents were Robert King and Martha Wells.

Johnnie is researching the JOHN RICHARDSON family from Tyrrell County, NC; the JESSE MCCLENNEY family from Nansemond County, VA; and the GEORGE LYNCH family from Henrico County, VA. Johnnie's parents are Lloyd Douglass (Lynch) Richardson and Virginia Maybelle McClenney. Lloyd's parents were Joseph Pierce Lynch and Nina Mae Madison Murray. Nina was from King William County, VA. Lloyd changed his name to Richardson after Nina later married Charles Douglass Richardson. Joseph's parents were George Lynch and Marchand Alice Miller. Nina's parents were John Murray and Levinia Cobb. Charles's parents were John Richardson and Nancy Simmons. Virginia's parents were Lemuel McClenney and Alma Baxter. Lemuel's parents were Jesse McClenny and Mary Jane Judkins. Alma's parents were Johnnie Filmore Baxter and Rosa Rountree.

If you are connected to these families in any way, please contact us at the above email link. Also, please check out our genealogy reports below.

Johnnie and I are also doing a survey of Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in South Norfolk, Virginia. If you have (or think you have) any family members buried in Riverside, please contact me and I will check to see if I have already documented their grave site. We have surveyed about 3/4 of the cemetery at this time and have photos of each grave.

Have a great day and we hope to hear from you real soon.

Family Photos

  • John Richardson, Sr. (40 KB)
    Photo taken of Johnnie on November 8, 2000.
  • Elsie Sexton Richardson (40 KB)
    Photo taken of Elsie November 8, 2000.
  • Joseph Edgar Sexton (74 KB)
    Photo of Ed Sexton (on right) taken March 1961 with his son-in-law, Cecil Williams (on left).
  • Viola Adelaide Sexton (27 KB)
    Wife of Joseph Edgar Sexton. My grandmother, Viola, was first married to Henry Swanner. They had three daughters, Hattie, Goldie and Tola. Viola's maiden name was Snell. She was the daughter of Elias Henderson Snell and Agnes Padgett.

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