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Joseph Richardson

  • Born: 31 Mar 1678
  • Marriage: Sarah Thomas
  • Died: 18 Aug 1748, VA at age 70

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Seeking parents of Joshua Richardson B Bedford Co. Va 1762
M (2) Pitts Co. Va Mary Burnett Dau of James burnett and Mary Morrison
Richardson family:Va>Ky>Macoupin co Ill
The 1783 tax list of Bedford County, VA shows Joseph Richardson with 2 tithes. The 1785 tax list shows Joseph Richardson (Son Joshua over 21) 2 tithes. I would say that Joseph is the father of your Joshua.
Title: Alice Gedge , RootsWeb
Text: ! (1) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "Register of West River Friends," by J.J. Brinkley, "Maryland Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 14,15. (b) "Quakers in the Founding o
f Ann Arundel County, MD," by J.R. Kelly. (c) "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland," by Henry C. Peden.

! Birth: (1) 19 1st mo. 1720, s/o Joseph RICHARDSON/Sarah THOMAS.
Marriage to __ WILLIAMSON: (1)
Title: Alice Gedge , RootsWeb
Text: ! (1) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "Register of West River Friends," by J.J. Brinkley, "Maryland Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 14,15. (b) "Quakers in the Founding o
f Ann Arundel County, MD," by J.R. Kelly. (c) "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland," by Henry C. Peden.
(2) "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789" (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.678.
(3) "Maryland Marriages 1634-1777," compiled by Robert Barnes (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1975) p.150. Cites: (a) West River Monthly Meeting, published serially "Bulletin of the Maryland Geneal ogical Soc.," beginning Vol. XIV, No.2.
(4) "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.175.

! Birth: (1) 3 2nd mo. 1678. (1c) 13 3mo 1671. [NOTE: 2 sons of the same name?] (1,2) s/o William RICHARDSON/Elizabeth EWEN. (2,4) 1678. (3,4) s/o William RICHARDSON/Elizabeth.
Marriage to Sarah THOMAS: (1,3) 25 8th mo. 1705. (2) 1705. (3) West River Monthly Meeting, MD. (4)
Death: (1) 18 6th mo. 1748. (2) 1748.
I think we're missing a generation in here...Joshua might be the son of Joseph the son of Joseph Richardson and Sarah Thomas

I found your post on I believe we are researching the same line. My great-great grandfather was Byrd Mae Richardson. He was a descendant of Jonathan Richardson and his first wife, Elizabeth Taylor. They were married in 1745 and from the research my great-great aunt just sent me their children were: William Richardson b. 1755 Loudon, VA d. 1835 KY (my line)
Joseph Richardson b. 1745 Loudoum, VA d. 1817, Rockingham, NC
Mary Richardson b. 1755, Fairfax, VA, married Absolom Melton

Jonathan married his second wife, Anne Massey Oct. 2, 1759 in St. John's Maryland. Their children were: Jesse Richardson b. 1760 Loudoum, VA d. Oct. 26, 1839, McCrackin, KY Thomas Richardson b. 1762, Loudoum, VA d. Jan. 15, 1840, Warrick, IN Amos Richardson, b. Sept. 18, 1764, oudoum, VA d. Jan. 15, 1840, Warrick, IN Mary Richardson b. 1766, Loudoum, VA (don't know for sure about this daughter, she is listed under both wives), married Absolom Melton
Nancy Richardson b. 1768, VA, married Benjamin Shrewberry, Jan. 9, 1792, VA

I also have the wills of Jonathan and his wife Anne on these forms, plus some notes on William that showed where William collected clothing for the Kentucky volunteers during the winter campaign of 1812-1813.

The info I have icludes Willaim's line down to my great-great aunts and uncles. If anything would help you in your research please let me know. I would be happy to forward it. I am hoping to find the parents of
Jonathan. Thanks and good luck!

April Fraze
Found your note about Jonathan Richardson and his two wifes, Elizabeth Taylor and Anne Massey. I was not aware of a 2nd wife as when Jonathan Richardson died in Franklin Co. VA his wife Elizabeth was still alive. She and the oldest son Canada were named as executors. He died in 1811.I would be happy to type in the Will and its source if that will help your research.

Unless this is another Jonathan Richardson and Elizabeth Taylor and NOT from Bedford/Franklin Co. VA. If so I would like to add them to my database so I will not get the two lines mixed up.

I have a list that was passed along to me. I assume it was out of a genealogy book, named The Richardson Generations in America. I have not had time to run this down and do not know who wrote it. THE RICHARDSON GENERATIONS IN AMERICA

Children of John Sr. Generation I and Letitia Richardson (parentage unknown)
Generation II
(1) Thomas (2) William (3) Johnathan (4) John Jr. (5)Lewis
(6) Joshua 1740-1745

Children of Joshua and Mary Richardson: Generation III
(1) Christopher (2) Johnathan 1765-1768

Children of Jonathan and Hannah Ogle Richardson: Generation IV
(1) Joshua 1791 (2) Johnathan (3) Hannah (4) Rebecca

Children of Joshua and Anne Myers Richardson: Generation V
(1)Samuel (2) Johnathan 1826 (3) Lorenzo Dow (4) Mary (Polly) (5) Nancy (6) Lewis (7) Floyd (8) *James H.(married Mary Ann Barlow)

Children of Jonathan and Charlotte Chrisley Richardson: Generation VI
(1) Lewis 1858 (2) Letita (3) James (4) Elizabeth Ann (5)
Lucy (6) Charley (7) Joshua L. (8) Lee Johnson (9) Lawrence (10) Mary

Children of Lewis and Loretta Smith Richardson: Generation VII
(1) Willie S. (2) Lula Delvin (3) James L. (4) Laura G. (5) Lorenzo Dow 1892 (6)Elsie Woodsey (7) Ethel Virginia (8) Harlen (9) Oris (10) John (11) Eldon

Children of Lorenzo Dow and Ella Cooley Richardson: Generation VIII
(1)William Cooley (2) Lou Ethel (3) Lorenzo Dow (4) James Lewis (5) Bonita (married a Parker I think) (6) Dorene (7) Meda Mae (8) Emanuel (9) Darrell (10) Charles Ramon

bullet  Research Notes:

In 1758, Beford County, VA militia consisted of these Richardsons:
1. John Richardson,
2. Joshua Richardson,
3. Jonathan Richardson,
4. Daniel Richardson,
5. Joseph Richardson, and
6. Nathan Richardson.

Does Anyone know anything about these men, like who their wife's and chldren were? Where they went to?

I bevlieve Jonathan Richardson died in the year 1773...Here are his wife and children mention in his will.
wife: Anne
Children: Amos, Joseph, Mary, Nancy, Aimy, and Thomas

There is an Amos Richardson Born abt.: 1728 who died in Befored County, VA abt. 1773 I think he was the father of Daniel Richardson, who was part of the
Beford Milita 1758.

In the year 1763 John Richardson sold 50 acres of property to John Arthur
Did he leave town, and where too?

In the year 1764 Nathan Richardson sold 100 acres of land to Joseph Underwood. Did he leave town, and where did he go?

Here are some children that were born in Beford County, VA:

1. George Richardson born: 1758 Bedford Co. Died 1837 Cumberland Co, Ky

2. I have John Richardson born: 12 Nov 1762 Bedford Co, VA.

3. Amos Richardson Born: May 2, 1760 or 1762 Bedford Co, VA

4. Joshua Richardson Born: December 19, 1762 (this is my Richardson married first Mary Snow moves to Shelby County KY, then on to IL where he dies) Revolutionary Soldier

Who were these children's parents?

I also believe that there were probably at least three different Amos Richardson from the men mentioned above. Not all Amos Richardsons were were born in
Beford, Co. But I do know, that Amos Richardson that was born around May 2, 1760 was born in Bedford County, VA, because of his pension file. Anyway, one
of the Amos Richardsons ended up in Georga, another, in Kentucy who was possibly the son of Daniel Richardson from the Bedford County Milita, and the other
Amos, born May 2, ended up in Tennessee.

I would love to hear from any of you who are working on these lines. I have many questions about these men.

Cathi Gross
Richardson, Joseph.
Note Place of residence: Bedford County. Note Court booklet(s): p. 8.
Note Lists: I, p. 15.
Summary The certificates issued by the commissioners of the provision law include date, a description of the item impressed including its value, and the name of the owner of the item. Court booklets and lists compiled by the county courts contain excerpts from the court proceedings and lists of authenticated certificates. The commissionerís books recorded the date payment was authorized, the name of the claimant, and a description of the property.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Court Booklets and Lists (reels 1-4) (arranged by county).
Biog./Hist. Note During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. The governor appointed commissioners of the provision law in each locality to carry out the terms of the act. The commissioner, when he impressed property, gave the owner a certificate describing what was taken. Between 1781 and 1783 county courts held special sessions at which certificates were presented and authenticated, and booklets listing authenticated certificates were compiled and sent to Richmond for settlement. Two commissioners appointed to settle the claims recorded those for which they authorized payment, and warrants were issued by the auditor of public accounts.
Related Work These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia.


Joseph married Sarah Thomas.

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