JOSEPH RICHARDSON5 (Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Joseph4 and Hannah (Nelson) Richardson, of Bradford, Mass.; born Nov. 17, 1722; married DOROTHY MONROE, of Lexington.
He was a well-to-do yeoman, succeeding to and living on his father's property in Bradford, near the line of West Newbury, on the north side of the road, near the Merrimack River. It was in the east part of what is now the town of Groveland.
The inventory, presented to court Sept. 29, 1783, shows that he possessed about one hundred and ten acres of homestead land with the buildings thereon, valued at 1,095. 5. 0. He owned a pew in the second parish of Bradford, now the town of Groveland.
He must have died in August, 1783.
+8183. Joseph,6 m. Hannah (Smith) Noyes.
8184. Hannah,6 m. 1781, Daniel Hopkinson, of East Bradford.
8185. Sarah,6 m. Nathan Ames; settled in New Boston. He died
and she returned to East Bradford.
+8186. John,6 b. 1765; m. Nancy Pearce.
+8187. Daniel,6 b. 1767; m. first, Rebecca Nichols; second, Lydia
8188. Molly,6 b. April 27, 17--; unm.; d. aged 82.
8189. David,6 m. 1794, Betty Burbank, daughter of John Burbank;
settled in Ware, N. H., and had six children: Sophia, Mary,
Jane, Betsey, Rebecca, Daniel.
8190. Dorothy,6 b. 1771; m. William Sawyer, of Amesbury. Children:
Moses and William.
COL. BRADBURY RICHARDSON5 (Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Bradford, October, 1737, as it is said; and, if so, on the present territory of Groveland, near West Newbury; married, first, JUDITH BLAKE, of Hampton, N. H., who died in the spring of 1773 or 1774; second, ABIGAIL LADD, of Sandwich, N. H., a native of Exeter.
Tradition says that he went to live with Gen. Moulton, at Hampton, N. H., when he was seven years old, and that he continued in Hampton till after the birth of his third child. He and his brother Joseph were in the army about nine months, the last year of the war, it is said. He removed from Hampton to Moultonborough, N. H., about 1770, and became the owner of a large amount of land; sustained various offices, and was much respected.
He died there, October, 1814, aged 77. His wife Abigail died February, 1836, aged 84.
His children were,
By first wife, born in Hampton:
8191. A son, drowned at the age of five.
8192. Jonathan,6 b. April 15, 1767; m. Sarah Freeze; had Margaret
John W., Sarah A., George, Lewis, Dexter, Otis. He died in
1840, aged 73. She died at Center Harbor in 1863, aged 96.
8193. Abigail,6 b. 1770; m. John Wallace; had eight children, and she
died Sept. 27, 1853.
8194. Bradbury Moulton,6 b. 1772; m. Sarah Lee; had Sally, Bradbury,
Malachi, Jonathan Sayrles, Judith, Joseph, Lucy. He
died Sept. 18, 1848.
By second wife, born in Moultonborough:
8195. Anna,6 b. September, 1775; m. Jacob Hodgdon, and had three
children. She died February, 1859, aged 84.
8196. Josiah,6 b. October, 1777; m. Mary Burbank, 1812, and had
Susan, Ruth G., Josiah B., Mary, Martha A., Hollis. He died
April, 1842, aged 71. She died 1824, aged 35.
8197. Judith,6 b. May 20, 1780; m. John W. Clark, and had ten children.
She died 1846, aged 66.
8198. Eliphalet,6 b. July, 1785; m. Joanna Clark, and had Lucian,
Bradbury, Almira, Rockwell D., Malachi L, Alonzo, Francis
N., Bracket, Joshua. He died 1861, aged 75. She died 1865,
8199. Elizabeth,6 b. August, 1787; m. Nathaniel Glines, and had eight
children. She died January, 1863, aged 75.
8200. Joseph,6 b. February, 1790; m. Dolly Moulton, and had Alfred,
Nelson, Annie S., Martha, Maria J., Lydia, Joseph M. He
died 1855, aged 64. She died 1861, aged 69.
8201. Samuel,6 b. September, 1792; m. Rebecca E. Clark, and had
H., William H., George L., Caroline C., Rebecca E. M.
He died in Peabody, in 1872, aged 80.
8202. John,6 b. Feb. 3, 1795; m. Elizabeth Burbank, and had Horace,
Albert, Adaline, Harriet, Bradbury, John E., Lorenzo, Abigail,
who married Henry Tobey and settled in Lynn, Mass., where
she died April 21, 1875. She was very much interested, and
spent much time in procuring material for this volume.
I have made considerable effort to ascertain the line of descent of ALBERT FRANCIS RICHARDSON, a teacher in Bridgton, Me. He gives no clue to his pedigree, save that his grandfather was Joseph, and his father's name was Mark. The best light I can obtain leads me to the belief that he is descended from
I. WILLIAM RICHARDSON,1 born in England, about 1620; came to this country, and settled in Newbury, about 1640. He appears to have had but two sons, Joseph2 and Benjamin.2
II. JOSEPH RICHARDSON,2 his son, born May 18, 1655; married Margaret Godfrey, July 12, 1681. Their son:
III. JOSEPH RICHARDSON,3 born Dec. 31, 1686; married Ann Riggs, of Gloucester, Feb. 24, 1712. He lived, as did the preceding, in West Newbury. Their son:
IV. JOSEPH RICHARDSON,4 born 1714; married Hannah Nelson, of Rowley. He lived in the east parish of Bradford, which now constitutes the town of Groveland, but near the west line of Nowbury.
The record is now confused, and I have not time or means to clear it up. But it is pretty certain that Col. Bradbury Richardson, born in Bradford, October, 1737, was the son of Joseph Richardson, and that he had a brother Joseph. It is certain, also, that Col. Bradbury Richardson had a son Bradbury, born 1772. This younger Bradbury lived in Pownal, Me., and with Jane, his wife, sold, in 1824, a lot of one hundred and three acres in Pownal, whereon Joseph Richardson, deceased, formerly lived. [Cumb. Deeds, cv. 398.] This "Joseph Richardson, deceased," must have been a brother of the seller of this property; and, if so, then a son of Col. Bradbury Richardson, and born February, 1790.
A memorandum from Gen. Richardson, of Portland, Me., says: "A Benjamin Richardson, Joseph, Caleb, and Bradbury Richardson lived in New Gloucester and Pownal many years ago." New Gloucester and Pownal are adjacent towns. From abstracts of deeds in my possession I learn that Benjamin Allen Richardson, mariner, of Freeport, bought land of Aaron Lovekin [Lufkin] July 22, 1790, and Oct. 15, 1791, bought sixty acres in New Gloucester. In 1791, Feb. 19th, he sold back to Lufkin the land he bought of him as above. June 7, 1793, he was of New Gloucester, and sold land in that town to Benjamin Witham.
Aug. 6, 1796, Benjamin Allen Richardson was of Freeport, and sold land in Freeport.
In 1824, as we have seen, Bradbury Richardson was of Pownal, and sold land there.
October, 1812. Benjamin Allen Richardson, of Pownal, and wife Abigail sold to Joseph Richardson the lot where he then lived, in Pownal.
Sept. 29, 1802. Joseph Richardson, of Gorham, and Mehitable, his wife, sold to John Hanscom, of Gorham, fourteen and one-half acres in Gorham, being the same land that Mehitable had of her father, Andew Crocket, of Gorham, deceased. [Cumb. Deeds, xxxviii. 550.]
1826. Bradbury Richardson, of Pownal, sold land in Minot He gave and received many deeds.
April 5, 1819. Caleb Richardson, of Pownal, and wife Joanna sold to Simeon Jones, of Pownal, land in Pownal. [Cumb. Deeds, lxxxiv. 525.]
In 1824, "Orin, only heir of Joseph Richardson, of Pownal deceased, had by his guardian, J. Lufkin, sold land in Pownal." [Cumb. Deeds, cv. 396].
Thus we have all four of the Richardsons mentioned in the memorandum, and they were doubtless all related. Joseph Richardson, grandfather of the school teacher, is said to have come from the north part of Vermont.
The account given by the teacher in Bridgton, is that Joseph Richardson1 was born in Scotland, came to America and settled at Lyndesborough, N. H., and had five children, Charles, John, Joseph, Naomi and Eunice. His grandfather, Joseph Richardson,2 son of Joseph,1 was born in Lyndesborough, Nov. 1, 1761; married Mehitable Crockett, of Gorham, Me., and died in Standish, Me., Nov. 12, 1833, having had six children, Benjamin,8 Eben,8 Mark,8 Elliot,8 Emeline, and Eunice.
Benjamin,8 his first son, was born in Gorham, Me., Nov. 10, 1801, and married Ella Weeks, of Bartlett, N. H., Sept. 25, 1828. He had five children:
Josiah, who d. at the age of eleven.
Joseph, m. Francina Jordan, of Sweden, Me., killed in the battle of
Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Children: Anna B. and Grace H.
Eben, m. Lois Abbot, of Fryeburg, Me., has four children: Joseph,
, Laomi, and Fannie.
Angeline and Mary unmarried.
His second son, Eben,3 married Lydia Rand, of Standish, and had one child, Elmira.
Elliot with his sister Eunice reside in Standish and are unmarried.
Mark Richardson3 married Mary P. Poor, of Sebago, and resided there during his life. He died Sept. 19, 1872. [Mark Richardson, of Sebago, bought land in Sebago of Tyler P. and Leander Poor, of Sebago, 1840; doubtless his wife's brothers. Cumb. Deeds, clxvii. 297.]
Their children were:
8203. Albert Francis, b. July 2, 1841; m. Nov. 27, 1873, Emma F.
Tolman, daughter of P. Tolman, of Harrison, Me.
8204. Caroline M., b. Feb. 11, 1843; m. Royal Smith Watkins, of Casco,
where she now resides. She was several years a teacher in
Sebago, Naples, and Baldwin, Me.
8204.a Sarah E., b. June 17, 1845; unm.; has been a teacher in Sebago.
8204.b Martha O., b. April 23, 1847; m. Charles E. Tolman, of Harrison,
October, 1872; resides in Harrison; was a teacher in Sebago,
Naples, Otisfield, Denmark, Sweden, Harrison, and Monmouth.
8204.c Mary A., b. Feb. 19, 1849; m. Charles B. Richardson, of Naples,
in the autumn of 1873, and resides in Naples; was a teacher
in Sebago and Naples.
8204.d Alonzo L., b. Jan. 1, 1851; unm.; is a farmer, and resides in
Albert Francis Richardson, who furnished the foregoing account, was chosen, March 2, 1863, one of the school committee of Sebago, and served in that capacity three years. March 5, 1866, he was elected one of the selectmen of Sebago, and served two years. He entered Bowdoin College July 16, 1869; graduated there July, 1873. In June, 1871, while still a member of college, he was chosen one of the school committee of Sebago, and served two years; was principal of Monmouth Academy in the spring of 1872; took charge of the Bridgton High School, April 7, 1873. He has been a teacher in Sebago, Naples, Otisfield, Harrison, Bristol, Bethel Academy, Monmouth Academy, and Bridgton High School.
CAPT. PEARSON RICHARDSON5 (Thomas,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Thomas4 and Priscilla (Pearson) Richardson, of Chester, N. H.; born there, Feb. 21, 1742; married, first, 1761, MARTHA WEBSTER; second, widow SIMONDS.
He passed his life in his native town of Chester; was an innholder and an influential man. He was chosen, Jan. 23, 1775, one of a committee of twenty-five, called a Committee of Safety, empowered to act in reference to the critical state of the country at that time. He was a selectman of the town, 1779. He was placed, July 5, 1781, on a committee to procure soldiers for the war.
A Baptist Church was organized in 1819, consisting of sixteen members, of whom he was one of the more prominent. Until a meeting-house was built for them, in 1823, they worshiped in Capt. Richardson's hall. During the intermission he stood at his bar to serve customers; whether with cider or something stronger is not stated.
In the spring of 1776, he, with many others, signed what was called the Association Test, pledging the subscribers to resist to the utmost, even with arms, and at the risk of their lives and fortunes, the encroachments of the British ministry.
In 1782, he agreed to deliver to Rev. Ebenezer Flagg, minister of the town from 1736 to 1793, twenty cords of wood for $28.00.
He died Nov. 26, 1827, aged 84 years, 7 months. He had no children. His wife had a daughter, Mary Simonds, who lived with him, and married Nathan Webster, born April 9, 1780.
SUSANNA RICHARDSON5 (Thomas,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding; born in Chester, N. H., March 26, 1754; married, October, 1779, BENJAMIN HAZELTINE, born in Chester, Aug. 15, 1752, son of Thomas and Joanna (Hills) Hazeltine. Thomas was son of Richard Hazeltine, one of the grantees of Chester, 1722. The Hazeltines came from Bradford, Mass.
They removed to Orford, at what time does not appear. She died in 1843, aged 89.
Her children were:
8205. Pearson (Hazeltine).
8206. Amos (Hazeltine).
8207. Anna (Hazeltine).
8208. Benjamin (Hazeltine), b. Feb. 1, 1786.
8209. Susanna (Hazeltine).
8210. James (Hazeltine), b. Aug. 4, 1790.
8211. Priscilla (Hazeltine).
Mrs. Susanna (Richardson) Hazeltine has a grandson, James Hazeltine, a merchant in Concord, N. H., also a granddaughter, Mrs. Francis Davis, living on the old homestead in Orford, N. H., and a granddaughter, Mrs. E. A. Hutchinson, of Gorham, N. H. Mr. Hutchinson, husband of the last named, is a descendant of Secretary Rawson, of the colony of Massachusetts Bay.
DEA. MOSES RICHARDSON5 (Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Daniel4 and Lydia (Davis) Richardson; born in West Newbury, Mass., Nov. 12, 1752; married, 1778, SARAH CHASE, born Nov. 28, 1756, eldest child of Jacob4 and Prudence (Hill) Chase, of Chester, formerly of Newbury. Jacob Chase,4 Esq., her father, was a prominent man in that town, very frequently chosen moderator, and active in the Revolution. He was born Dec. 25, 1727, eldest son of Joseph,3 born 1703, who was son of Moses,2 born 1688, who was son of AQUILA CHASE,1 who came from Cornwall, Eng., to Hampton, 1639, and settled in Newbury in 1646.
Salmon Portland Chase,5 born in Cornish, N. H., Jan. 30, 1808, was a son of Ithamar,4 born 1762, who was a son of Samuel,3 born 1707, of Cornish, a judge in Cheshire County, who was a son of Moses,2 the eleventh child of Aquila Chase,1 already mentioned.(*)
Moses Richardson was a Christian man of high character. In 1791, after the birth of Sarah, the fifth child, he removed with his family to Protectworth, now Springfield, N. H., and became deacon in the Congregational Church in that place. In 1776, he signed the Association Test, as given under Capt. Pearson Richardson .
He died in Springfield, March 26, 1842, aged 90. His wife Sarah died Dec. 10, 1822, aged 66.
Their children were,
Born in Chester:
8213. Jacob Chase,6 b. Feb. 21, 1779; moved to western New York,
had a large family, and died about 1844.
+8214. Moses Davis,5 b. May 1, 1781; m. Sarah Collins.
8215. Prudence Hill,6 b. Oct. 12, 1783; unm.; d. Oct. 23, 1857.
8216. Amos,6 b. Sept. 24, 1786; d. Oct. 16, 1788.
8217. Sarah,6 b. Aug. 31, 1788; m. Theophilus Clough, of Springfield,
N. H. She died Oct. 22, 1863.
Born in Protectworth, now Springfield, N. H.:
8218. Elizabeth,6 or Betty, b. Aug. 2, 1791; m. John Morgan, of
Springfield, N. H. She died Jan. 10, 1857.
+8219. Daniel,5 b. Sept. 22, 1793; m. Mary Huntington.
8220. Lydia,6 b. Feb. 11, 1796; m. Asa Currier, of Raymond, N. H.,
son of Gideon and Anna (Richardson) Currier, Anna being
sister of Dea. Moses, father of Lydia R. . Mrs. Currier
was living at Raymond, 1873.
+8221. Joseph,6 b. Dec. 2, 1798.
8222. Anna,6 b. Aug. 6, 1801; d. Aug. 20, 1801.
Each of the married daughters in the above family became the mother of a numerous and highly respectable progeny.
CALEB RICHARDSON5 (Caleb,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Caleb4 and Catharine Richardson; born in Chester, N. H., about 1765 or 1770; married ABIGAIL KNEELAND, of Andover, Mass., Oct. 9, 1794.
They lived in Andover.
8223. Abigail,6 b. Oct. 16, 1795.
8224. Mary,6 b. June 14, 1797.
8225. Harriet,6 b. Aug. 1, 1801.
Several other Richardsons are found on the Andover town records, but whether of this family connection is not ascertained.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON5 (Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), second son of Christopher4 and Anna (Briggs) Richardson; born in Raymond, N. H., about 1755; married MARY FOLSOM, about 1780.
He was a farmer; owned land in Allentown, near Raymond, moved to Corinth, Vt., soon after the Revolutionary war, probably in 1783, and to Orange, Vt., in 1820. His mother, then a widow, lived with him in Corinth, and died there.
He died about 1837; his wife died a year or two later; both buried in their orchard at the old homestead near East Orange, Vermont.
His children were,
Born in Raymond, N. H.:
+8226. Andrew,6 b. Dec. 5, 1782; m. first, Mary A. Paine; second,
Born in Corinth, Vt.:
+8227. Samuel,6 b. 1784; m. Abigail Mansur, Sept. 17, 1807.
8228. Sarah,6 b. 1786; m. first, Jabez James; second, Eli Williams.
She died in Corinth, Vt., about 1855. Her husbands are both
+8229. Joshua,6 b. 1788; m. Miss Barry; removed to Lawrence, N. Y.,
many years ago; d. about 1860.
8230. Phoebe,6 b. 1791; m. Joseph Richardson. She died in Peacham,
Vt., Sept. 29, 1830.
+8231. Christopher,6 b. Jan. 4, 1793; m. Achsah Foster.
+8232. John,6 b. Jan. 11, 1797; m. Mary Barry.
8233. James,6 b. 1798; d. 1824.
+8234. Eleanor Folsom,5 b. March 19, 1800; m. John Balch Kinerson.
8235. Asa,6 b. 1804; m. (???); living, 1876, in Avon, Wisconsin. Children,
all born in Orange, Vt.:
8236. Ruth,7 b. Dec. 28, 1833; d. Oct. 14, 1848.
8237. Lucy H.,7 b. Sept. 20, 1836; m. April, 1858; d. Dec. 4, 1871.
8238. Helen,7 b. Sept. 7, 1839; m. October, 1862.
8239. James,7 b. May 18, 1842.
8240. Sarah,7 b. Dec. 18, 1845; m. July 4, 1864.
8241. Mary Jane,7 b. Nov. 6, 1850; m. May 1, 1869.
TIMOTHY RICHARDSON5 (Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), third son of Christopher4 and Anna (Riggs or Briggs) Richardson; born in Raymond, N. H., about 1758; married, first, ANNA MORGAN, of Raymond, N. H.; second, SARAH (BACHELDER) PHILBRICK, a widow, of Meredith, N. H.
He served his country during the war of the Revolution; how, or how long, is not known to the compiler. After the war, he married Mrs. Philbrook, as above; settled in Meredith, N. H., and died in Knox, Me., 1830. His wife died in 1839, in the family of her son Zadok, in East Montpelier, Vt.
By first wife, Anna:
8242. Abigail,6 m. Capt. Ebenezer Pitman, of Meredith, N. H., where
she died about 1857.
8243. Josiah,6 m. (???) Rogers, of Concord, and died there.
8244. Timothy,6 b. Sept. 15, 1784; m. May 4, 1812, Polly Sandborn, of
Knox, Me., b. Sept. 2, 1790. He died there, March 11, 1840.
She died Jan. 3, 1863. Their children were:
8245. John Sullivan,7 b. Oct. 24, 1813; d. in St. George, Me., Jan.
8246. Ebenezer P.,7 b. Jan. 11, 1815; m. July 3, 1853, Ruth Sargent,
of Montville. He lives in Knox, Me., and was State
Senator in 1875. Their children were: Helen, b. April 12,
1854; d. Jan. 5, 1857; Willis, b. Aug. 15, 1855; Althea, b.
Sept. 29, 1857.
8247. Hiram,7 b. Nov. 6, 1818, lives with his brother Ebenezer P.
8248. Aaron S.,7 b. Jan. 9, 1821; m. a California lady and lives
8249. William Mason,7 b. Dec. 23, 1822; m.; died in Libby prison
during the late war.
8250. Adaline,7 b. June 1, 182-.
8251. Anna P.,7 b. Dec. 10, 1826.
8252. Timothy,7 b. July 20, 1830, lost at sea.
By second wife, Sarah,
Born in Meredith, N. H.:
8253. Joseph,6 b. Oct. 28, 1795; m. Nov. 10, 1823, at Topsham, Vt.
Phebe Richardson, of Orange, Vt.; and lived in Groton and
Peachan, Vt., where they had three children. She died Oct.
3, 1830. Second, he married July 21, 1831, Lucy Dana, of
Peacham, Vt., and had one child. They removed to Algonac,
Michigan, in June, 1836. He died Oct. 5, 1856. His wife
Lucy died Feb. 3, 1867.
8254. Mary,7 b. in Groton, Oct. 29, 1825.
8255. Sceva Speer,7 b. in Groton, Jan. 26, 1827; m. Dec. 12, 1858,
Mary Stewart. He is a farmer and they reside in Algonac,
Michigan, and have four children, Phebe L., b. Nov.
10, 1859; Martin Crocker, b. March 5, 1861; John Stewart,
b. Aug. 28, 1865; Mary Jane, b. May 5, 1870.
8256. L. Dana,7 b. at Peacham, Vt., Sept. 28, 1829; m. Oct. 15,
1870, Anna A. Kendall; live at Algonac, and had two
children, Anna Jane, b. July 2, 1872; d. Dec. 15, 1872;
Willis Dana, b. July 12, 1875.
8257. Sarah Jane,7 b. at Peacham, Aug. 25, 1834; m. Dec. 19, 1862
Augustus W. Hassen, a farmer of Hassen's Island.
8258. Mary or Polly,6 m. in 1829 Moses French, of Knox, Me., and
8259. Timothy7 b. 1831; a farmer in Epworth, Iowa; m. 1867, Ann
D. Mitchell, formerly of Maine, no children; his mother,
ged 79, lives with him, 1876.
8260. Hannah B.,7 b. 1832; unm.; a school teacher.
8261. Francis B.,7 b. 1834; a soldier in the late war; d. in New
Orleans in 1863.
8262. Mary N.,7 b. 1836; m. 1861, Joseph Fogg, of South Montville,
Me., and lives in Epworth, Iowa. No children.
8263. Hannah,6 b. 1800; m. (???) Emery; d. in Michigan.
+8264. Zadoc,6 b. June 20, 1803; m. Hannah Foster; d. Aug. 29, 1875 at Newbury, Vt.
STEPHEN RICHARDSON5 (Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Stephen4 and Mary (Chase) Richardson, of Dracut; born Feb. 18, 1763; married SUSANNA GARDNER, at Dracut; published March 11, 1786; married April 13, 1786.
They lived in Dracut; but at this time, 1862, says my informant, the whole family are either dead or removed from the place.
The children of Stephen and Susanna Richardson, as by the town record of Dracut, were the following:
8270. Moses,6 b. Aug. 16, 1786; m. Esther Richardson, July 14, 1818.
8271. Stephen,6 b. Feb. 23, 1788.
8272. Susanna,6 b. June 11, 1789.
8273. Samuel,6 b. Oct. 29, 1792.
8274. Lydia,6 b. Sept. 10, 1794.
8275. Aquila,6 b. July 19, 1796
8276. John,6 b. April 10, 1797.
8277. Daniel,6 b. April 1, 1800; m. Maria Clough; published Aug. 11, 1821.
8278. Aaron,6 b. June 25, 1802.
8279. Anna,6 b. July 16, 1804; never married.
8280. Louisa,6 b. June 26, 1807; m. James Lewis.
JOHN BARNARD RICHARDSON5 (Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Methuen, Mass., about 1768; married MABEL WOLCOTT, daughter of Epaphras and Mabel (Burnham) Wolcott, and a lineal descendant of Henry Wolcott, who came from England, and settled in Windsor, Ct. She was born in East Windsor, Ct., March 17, 1770.
When a young man, he went to western Massachusetts, and followed his occupation of boot and shoe making, in Springfield, Wilbraham, and Chicopee.
He died at the house of his son William in Hadley, Mass., April 6, 1841, aged 72. His wife Mabel died near South Hadley Falls, supposed in the present town of Chicopee, Oct. 31, 1812.
Their children were,
Born in Wilbraham, Mass.:
8281. Chase,6 d. in infancy.
8282. Barnard,6 b. September, 1795; d. in Hadley, October, 1812
+8283. Stephen,6 b. July, 1797; m. first, Betsey Patten; second, Hannah
Born in Springfield, Mass.:
+8284. Henry,6|twins, born|m. Eunice F. Thurston.
8285. Harriet,6|Nov. 28, 1799;|d. in Hadley, Feb. 27, 1836, aged 36.
8286. Hannah,6 b. May, 1802; became insane and died in the asylum
at Worcester, Mass., Sept. 25, 1842, aged 40.
+8287. John,6 b. September, 1804; m. Hannah Hardy.
+8288. William,6 b. Oct. 12, 1806; m. first, Sarah Goodhue Clark; second,
Lucy Caldwell Clark.
Born in Chicopee, Mass.:
+8289. Mabel,6 b. May 18, 1809; m. Jedidiah H. Morrill.
8290. Mary,6 b. May, 1812; d. Nov. 5, 1812, aged 5 months.
MARY RICHARDSON5 (Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding, and daughter of Stephen4 and Mary Richardson; born probably in Methuen, or in Dracut; married, February, 1797, BEZALEEL CARLETON, of Bradford, Mass. She died May 31, 1826. He afterwards married, April 10, 1828, her sister Sarah Richardson.
Mr. Carleton died Sept. 26, 1840, aged 69. The second wife, Sarah, died March 18, 1858, aged 87, without offspring.
Children of Bezaleel and Mary Carleton:
8291. Joshua (Carleton), d. in infancy.
+8292. Hannah (Carleton), b. Dec. 14, 1798; m. Elijah Bradstreet.
+8293. Mary (Carleton), b. June 23, 1800; m. Isaac Carleton.
8294. Nathaniel (Carleton), b. March 23, 1803; m. first, Nov. 27, 1827,
Lydia W. Carleton, sister of Isaac Carleton, just mentioned;
second, Dec. 1, 1842, Priscilla Gage, daughter of Asa Gage,
of Bradford; third, June 21, 1864, Anstice M. Day, of Plaistown,
N. H. Lydia died March 23, 1841. Priscilla died June
28, 1853. He is a farmer, and with his third wife, is living in
Haverhill, Mass., 1876. No children by either marriage.
+8295. Alma Hall (Carleton), b. Feb. 9, 1807; m. John Robinson.
+8296. George (Carleton), b. Nov. 5, 1808; m. first, Nancy Day; second,
Hannah M. Wadleigh.
+8297. Martha Jane (Carleton), b. Feb. 2, 1815; m. Lorenzo Waldo.
AQUILA RICHARDSON5 (Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and youngest son of Stephen4 and Nancy Richardson; born probably in Methuen; married, about 1799, ABIGAIL CLOUGH, (published May 26, 1799), born in Dracut, May 21, 1769, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Clough, of Dracut.
He lived some years in Dracut, and the births of three children are recorded there. Perhaps he lived a year or two longer in Springfield afterwards. He was assisting in the construction of a bridge over Connecticut River, at Springfield, as it is said, when he fell into the stream and was drowned, in 1805.
His children, born in Dracut, were:
8298. Harriet,6 b. July 24, 1793.
8299. James,6 b. Dec. 18, 1799; m. Mary H. Carleton.
8300. Charlotte,6 b. Nov. 30, 1801.
POTTLE RICHARDSON5 (Francis,4 Thomas,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Francis4 and Mary (Ford) Richardson; born in Methuen, Sept. 3, 1773; married DEBORAH SWAN, daughter of James Swan, of Methuen.
He resided in Methuen, Chelmsford, Salem, and Newburyport.
8301. Pottle,6 d. young.
8302. Deborah,6 d. young.
+8303. Pottle,6 b. Nov. 23, 1808; m. Ann Rowell Clement.
AARON P. RICHARDSON5 (Samuel,4 Caleb,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Samuel4 and Lucy (Parker) Richardson; born in Methuen, July 22, 1791; married, June 26, 1823, BETSEY REED, born June 16, 1799, daughter of Hammond and Sarah (Chandler) Reed, of Lexington.
He came to Lexington to reside in April, 1820. His wife died April 24, 1856, aged 57.
Children, born in Lexington:
8304. Chandler Reed,6 b. April 10, 1825; m. Feb. 16, 1859, Elvira L.
Richards, of Pittsfield, b. May 5, 1832.
8305. Sarah E.,6 b. July 11, 1830; m. June 12, 1855, Freeborn F. Raymond,
b. at Athol, Mass., Oct. 19, 1812; a merchant in Boston,
but residing in Lexington, 1868.
[Hudson's Hist. of Lexington.]
REV. PHINEAS RICHARDSON5 (John,4 Caleb,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Capt. John4 and Sarah (Stevens) Richardson, of Methuen; born there, Feb. 2, 1787; married, May 5, 1814, SARAH PRATT, daughter of Jacob and Phebe (Jenkins) Pratt, of Malden.
Having pursued a brief course of study with Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, D. D., pastor of the Baptist Church in Danvers, he was, in 1818, ordained as a Baptist minister in Methuen, and was employed as an evangelist in New Hampshire by the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society. He was one of the original members of the New Hampshire Baptist Convention. In pastoral and missionary relations he continued a faithful laborer in the gospel ministry in that State about fifty years. He was pastor of the Baptist Church in Gilmanton from June 1818, eighteen years; was then employed by the New Hampshire Baptist Convention as a preacher in destitute places about two years; was then about twelve years pastor of a Baptist Church in Hollis, N. H., which had been gathered as the fruit of his labors; was about two years a preacher in Meredith, and the same length of time in New Hampton, N. H. At different times, also, he had been a minister in Chester, Bow, and Concord, all in N. H., and finally was chaplain of the County Jail in Lawrence, Mass., where he closed his earthly career, Jan. 25, 1860.
Their children were:
+8306. John Gano,6 b. March 18, 1815; m. Sarah G. Merrill.
8307. Sarah Pratt,6 b. May 12, 1817; unm. She was several years a
very acceptable teacher in the Female Department of the
Seminary at New Hampton, N. H., afterwards had charge of
a flourishing school for young ladies in Philadelphia, and
bade fair for extensive and lasting usefulness as a teacher,
when called away from this world, April 3, 1846, aged 29.
8308. Ann Maria,6 b. Oct. 26, 1818; m. William Hardy, Esq., April 6,
1843, son of Temple Hardy, of Salem, Mass. They now live
8309. Eliza Wheelock,6 b. Oct. 20, 1820; unm. Was a teacher twenty-two
years in one of the public schools in Lawrence, Mass.
Now resides in the family of her brother-in-law, Wm. Hardy,
Esq., Malden, 1875.
+8310. Samuel Pearce,6 b. July 14, 1827; m. Susan Rogers Bowker.
JOSEPH RICHARDSON6 (Joseph,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Joseph5 and Dorothy (Monroe) Richardson; born in East Bradford, now Groveland, Mass., 175-; married HANNAH (SMITH) NOYES, of West Newbury, widow of Wadley Noyes.
8311. Abigail,7 m. Paul Noyes, of West Newbury. Had no child that
came to maturity.
8312. Betsey,7 b. 1784; unm.; resided in West Newbury; d. June, 1851.
8313. Sally,7|twins;|d. young.
8314. Mary,7 | |m. James Robbins in East Haverhill. Children:
Sophronia, Hannah, Thomas, Martha Jane.
8315. Joseph,7 who went to parts unknown.
+8316. David,7|twins, b. March 3, 1791.
+8317. John,7 |
JOHN RICHARDSON6 (Joseph,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in East Bradford about 1765; married NANCY PEARCE, of Newburyport.
He was a cooper; lived in the east part of Bradford, or what is now the town of Groveland.
He died there in the summer of 1797, probably August, aged 32. His widow Anna or Nancy was appointed administratrix, Aug. 9, 1797. The inventory, Oct. 4, 1797, included five acres of land, one-fourth of a house, two-thirds of a barn, one-fourth of a pew. [Essex Prob. Records, lxv. 204.]
DANIEL RICHARDSON6 (Joseph,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in East Bradford, 1767; married, first, REBECCA NICHOLS, daughter of Dea. Phineas Nichols, of East Haverhill. Second, 1786, LYDIA MORSE, daughter of Stephen and Lydia (Turner) Morse.
They settled in Bradford.
8318. Rebecca,7 b. in West Newbury, Nov. 20, 1779; m. Follansbee
Noyes, who came to Groveland in 1831, and d. 1833, aged 54.
8319. Hannah,7 b. July 26, 1787; unm.; had a fever in 1841, and was
blind ever after. Died in Groveland.
8320. Ruth,7 d. young.
MOSES DAVIS RICHARDSON6 (Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), second son of Dea. Moses5 and Sarah (Chase) Richardson; born in Chester, N. H., May 1, 1781; married, 1809, SARAH COLLINS, born in Salisbury, July 18, 1787, daughter of and Sarah Flanders Collins.
In childhood he removed with his father to Springfield, N. H. They were married by Rev. Job Simmons in New London, N. H., Feb. 16, 1809, and lived together in Springfield, fifty-two years.
He died Feb. 26, 1861, aged 80. She died June 11, 1872, aged 85.
Children, born in Springfield:
8321. Laura,7 b. Nov. 3, 1810; m. David Flanders.
+8322. Amos,7 b. Aug. 28, 1812; m. Ruth Freeman.
+8323. Moses Charles,7 b. Sept. 24, 1814; m. first, Harriet M. Farnsworth;
second, Mary S. Wingate; third, Frances C. (Catlin)
8324. Levi,7 b. June 29, 1816; merchant at Franklin, N. H.
8325. Luoinda,7 b. May 5, 1818; m. C. Rathbun, Dallas Centre, Iowa.
8326. Sarah,7 b. April 11, 1824; unm.; d. Nov. 29, 1839.
+8327. Harriet,7 b. Nov. 20, 1826; m. Marcus Kimball Howser.
8328. David,7 b. July 2, 1820; machinist; m. first, Mary Hill, of Conway,
N. H.; second, Laura (Catlin) Bearden, of Knoxville,
Tenn. He died October 11, 1870, at Knoxville, Tenn.
8329. Martha,7 b. Sept. 15, 1828; m. John White, of Dallas Centre,
DANIEL RICHARDSON,6 ESQ. (Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and fourth son of Dea. Moses5 and Sarah (Chase) Richardson; born in Springfield, N. H. (then called Protectworth), Sept. 22, 1793; married, March 9, 1819, MARY HUNTINGTON, born in Norwich, Ct., daughter of Elias Huntington.
He removed from his native Springfield to West Lebanon, N. H., an adjoining town, in 1826. There he passed the remainder of his life, loved by the poor, respected by all. He was a man of rare intelligence and soundness of judgment, of deep and earnest religious convictions, of intense public spirit, and devoted patriotism. During the war of the rebellion, he furnished a substitute for the army. He was for many years superintendent of the Sabbath School in the church of which he was a member; and at one time or another enjoyed every civil office in the gift of the people of the town. By the evil minded, he was reckoned as an abstraction; but by every lover of what is true and righteous, he was greatly honored.
He died June 19, 1870, in his seventy-seventh year. He had made researches into the history of his family, and to him the present writer is considerably indebted.
His children have been,
Born in Springfield, N. H.:
8330. Mary Huntington,7 b. Feb. 14, 1821; m. Daniel Hinckley, Esq.,
of Lebanon, N. H. Has one son: George Frederic (Hinckley).
8331. Sarah Chase,7 b. Jan. 17, 1823; d. in infancy.
8332. Daniel Augustus,7 b. June 17, 1825; m. his cousin Sarah A.
Currier, daughter of Asa Currier, of Raymond, N. H., by wife
Lydia Richardson, daughter of Dea. Moses . He is
a successful flour manufacturer in Indianapolis. No children.
Born in Lebanon, N. H.:
+8333. Elias Huntington,7 b. Aug. 11, 1827; m. Jane Maria Stevens.
8334. Moses,7 b. July 4, 1829; d. in infancy.
JOSEPH RICHARDSON6 (Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Chester, N. H., Dec. 2, 1798; married (???).
A meeting-house was built in Chester in 1729, and divine service performed, and a minister, Rev. Moses Hale, settled, 1731, on the Congregational plan. A considerable number of the inhabitants were from Scotland and the north of Ireland, and preferred the Presbyterian order. They organized themselves into a parish, and built a meeting-house in 1741. March 4, 1818, twenty persons, of whom Joseph Richardson was one, signed a paper, expressive of a desire to leave the Presbyterian parish, and join the Congregationalists. The request was granted. [Chase's Hist. of Chester, N. H.]
He lives at Springfield, N. H.
Has two sons and one daughter, viz.:
8335. Willard,7 living at Nashua.
8336. A son,7 living at Springfield, N. H.
8337. C. Ann,7 m. (???) Adams, of Springfield, N. H.
ANDREW RICHARDSON6 (Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Samuel5 and Mary (Folsom) Richardson; born in Raymond, N. H., Dec. 5, 1782; married, first, in 1802, MARY A. PAINE, of Corinth, Vt.; she died in 1828. Second, MRS. MARY CURRIER.
In 1805 he settled on a farm in Orange, Vt., where he died in 1842. His second wife survived him several years.
Children, by first wife, were:
+8338. Richard Paine,7 b. Dec. 29, 1803; m. Mary Currier Dickey, 1826.
+8339. Samuel,7 b. July 5, 1805; m. Susan Currier.
8340. Lovina,7 b. July 10, 1807; living, 1876, at Barrä, Vt.
8341. Mary,7 b. 1810; deceased.
8342. Almira,7 b. 1812; living, 1876, at Montpelier, Vt.
8343. Andrew,7 b. June 24, 1814; d. 1858.
8344. Christopher,7 b. July 16, 1816; d. 1838.
+8345. Hiram,7 b. Aug. 24, 1818; m. Lucetta Thurston.
+8346. Cyrus N.,7 b. Sept. 4, 1820; m. March 11, 1844, Martha Ann
8347. Rosella,7 b. February, 1823; deceased.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON6 (Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Corinth, Vt., Feb. 27, 1785; married, in Dracut, Mass., Sept. 17, 1807, ABIGAIL MANSUR.
When seventeen or eighteen years of age, he left his parents in Corinth, and came to Dracut, where, it seems, there were relatives of the family, and spent the most of his life there. His younger brother Christopher visited him there in 1819. It is said that he worked on the first factory dams that were constructed at Lowell.
He died in Dracut April 26, 1827. His wife died Aug. 12, 1832.
Their children, all born in Dracut, were:
8348. Samuel,7 b. Oct. 5, 1808; m. Sept. 21, 1831, Mrs. Elizabeth M.
Mansur, b. July 17, 1798, and had one child:
8349. Augusta A., b. in Dracut, July 17, 1832; m. Sept. 20, 1850,
Geo. H. Foye, of Andover, Maine, b. in Boston, Jan. 14,
1828, and have two children; Emma A. (Foye), b. in
Methuen, Aug. 5, 1853, Iza A. A. (Foye), b. in Lawrence,
Feb. 26, 1862. Mr. Foye and family now reside in Methuen,
8350. Abigail,7 b. Dec. 25, 1810; m. first, Nov. 26, 1850, John Adams,
b. in Henniker, N. H., 1810. He died Nov. 11, 1855, leaving
no children. Second, July 20, 1856, Nathan Blanchard, b. at
Hinniker, N. H., Oct. 1, 1804; d. March 24, 1862. No children.
She lives, 1876, at Humboldt, Iowa, with S. G. Blanchard, a
son of her second husband by a former marriage.
8351. David M.,7 b. June 13, 1813; m. Mary S. Jones, of Hopkinton,
N. H., July 12, 1835. He lives at Dowagiace, Mich. Had two
8352. Varnum,8 b. Sept. 24, 1826.
8353. Abigail A.,8 b. Aug. 24, 1840.
8354. Joseph B. V.,7 b. March 19, 1816; d. at Oldtown, Me., Nov. 12,
8355. Joel,7 b. March 31, 1818; a widower; is a farmer residing, with
his five children, at Salem, N. H.
8356. Mary,7 b. May 15, 1820; lives at Methuen, Mass.
8357. James M.,7 b. April 6, 1824; m. Oct. 27, 1847, in Andover, Mass.,
Margaret O. Morse, b. in Methuen, March 19, 1830. Have
two children, born in Methuen.
8358. James Henry,8 b. Dec. 22, 1849; m. in Boston, March 5, 1874,
Cornelia F. Jackson, b. in Summersworth, N. H., July 3,
1857. Have one son, George Henry, b. Jan. 5, 1875, and
resides in Boston.
8359. Mary Augusta,8 b. Oct. 5, 1852.
JOSHUA RICHARDSON6 (Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Corinth, Vt., 1788; married, first, MISS BARRY; second, (???), and removed to Lawrence, N. Y., many years ago and died about 1860.
By first wife:
8360. Charlotte B.,7 b. in Orange, Vt., about 1811; m. in 1831, Benjamin
T. Harrison, of Lawrence, N. Y., and had seven children;
two died in infancy. The four oldest were born in
Lawrence, N. Y. He moved from there to Albion, N. Y., in
1841; lived a few years in Ohio and Michigan subsequent to
1852. She died at Gaines Basin, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1875, aged 64,
leaving five children:
8361. Emily M. (Harrison), b. Feb. 13, 1832; m. Jan. 31, 1861, F.
M. Smith, and live in Albion, N. Y.
8362. Almina (Harrison), b. Feb. 21, 1834, m. M. W. Dunning,
June, 1857, and live in Albion, N. Y.
8363. Edwin F. (Harrison), b. May 17, 1836; m. in 1856, Agnes
Work, live at Kalamazoo, Mich., and have three children:
Cora B., Frank, Lettie.
8364. Harriet A. (Harrison), b. Aug. 22, 1840; m. Nov. 18, 1864.
John Gillett; live at Sandy Creek, N. Y.
8365. Willard C. (Harrison), b. April 28, 1851; m. in 1874, Maggie
Mires, reside at Gaines Basin, N. Y., two children.
8366. Folsom,7 m. Harriet Bent; moved to Southern Illinois about
1852, and had three sons:
8367. Dwight,8 m. (???), and has five children.
8368. Howard,8 is dead.
8369. Willie B.,8 lives in Cleaveland, Ohio.
By second wife:
CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON6 (Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and son of Samuel5 and Mary (Folsom) Richardson; born in Corinth, Vt., Jan. 4, 1793; married, October, 1820, ACHSAH FOSTER, daughter of Lemuel Foster, of Orange. She was born in Corinth. Her father was from Croydon, N. H.
He removed from Corinth to Orange, Vt., about 1818 or 1820. He is still living, 1876, in Orange, Vt.
Children, all born at Orange:
8373. Orlana Walker,7 b. Jan. 4, 1822; m. Asa Morse Hamblett at
Orange, Jan. 1, 1850. She died at Orford, Wis., Sept. 15,
8374. William Clayton (Hamblett), b. May 12, 1851; d. at Avon,
Wis., Jan. 24, 1871.
8375. Eliza Delana (Hamblett), b. June 6, 1853; m. Homer Taylor.
8376. Delana,7 b. Nov. 16, 1823; d. at Orange, Vt., June 29, 1845.
+8377. Lemuel Foster,7 b. Dec. 25, 1825; m. Mary Jane Heath.
+8378. Fernando Cortes,7 b. June 9, 1828; m. Alma Arvilla Fish.
+8379. David Nelson,7 b. March 19, 1832; m. Jennette Darling.
8380. Philena Paddock,7 b. Sept. 10, 1835; d. Jan. 1, 1859.
+8381. Jonathan Jenness,7 b. March 22, 1839; m. Susan Anna Drew.
8382. Zelma Delana,7 b. Sept. 10, 1843; d. December, 1871.
JOHN RICHARDSON6 (Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Corinth, Vt., Jan. 11, 1797; married MARY BARRY, in Orange, Vt., November, 1820.
He died at Au Sable Forks, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1875, aged 80.
8383. Eleanor,7 b. March, 1823.
8384. Ruth,7 b. July 31, 1827; deceased.
8385. Mahala,7 b. Feb. 19, 1829.
8386. Lucina,7 b. Feb. 28, 1830.
8387. Thomas,7 b. April, 1833; m. first, Nov. 28, 1857, Mary Cooper, b.
8388. April 11, 1833; d. Nov. 28, 1858, leaving Hattie M.,8 b. Nov.
10, 1858. Second, Nov. 9, 1866, Lucinda Cooper, b. April
31, 1831, and they had:
8389. E. Marie,8 b. Dec. 8, 1867.
8390. Wm. Seymour,8 b. Oct. 6, 1869.
8391. Mary L., b. April 3, 1872.
He resides at Au Sable Forks, N. Y.
8392. Safford,7 b. 1835; deceased.
8393. Saluva,7 b. July 28, 1838.
8394. Elizabeth,7 b. Dec. 2, 1840.
ELEANOR FOLSOM RICHARDSON6 (Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding, and youngest daughter of Samuel and Mary (Folsom) Richardson; born in Corinth, Vt., March 19, 1800; married, in 1822, JOHN BALCH KINERSON.
She died in Peacham, Vt., June 4, 1868.
Their children were:
8395. James Richardson (Kinerson), b. May 7, 1824; m. March 4,
1847, Emma Jane Bickford, b. Feb. 16, 1821. He is a farmer,
deacon of Congregational church, and has three children:
8396. Jerome Harvey (Kinerson), b. June 24, 1849; resides in
8397. Russell (Kinerson), b. Jan. 25, 1857.
8398. Charles Folsom (Kinerson), b. Oct. 25, 1859.
8399. Josiah Shedd (Kinerson), b. Nov. 7, 1832; m. Feb. 1, 1854, Abbie
S. Leet, b. April 12, 1831. He lives in Barnet, Vt., and is
traveling agent for the Bradley Fertilizer Co., of Boston.
8400. Austin H. (Kinerson), b. Jan. 9, 1855; graduated at Dartmouth,
June, 1876, and is principal of McIndoe's Academy.
8401. Flora Estelle (Kinerson), b. March 19, 1874.
8402. Ellen Folsom (Kinerson), b. Jan. 1, 1840; m. Jan. 25, 1860,
Paul Forester Furguson, b. Aug. 15, 1838, at Clockmanonshire,
Scotland. He is a farmer, resides in Peacham, Vt., and
has two children:
8403. Elsie Merrill (Furguson), b. July 26, 1861.
8404. Burtie Alexander (Furguson), b. July 21, 1867.
ZADOK RICHARDSON6 (Timothy,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Timothy5 and Sarah Richardson; born at
Meredith, N. H., June 20, 1803; married, June 20, 1829, HANNAH FOSTER, of Orange, Vt., sister of Achsah Foster, wife of his cousin Christopher.
He was a farmer, lived in Barrä, E. Montpelier, and died in Newbury, Vt., Aug. 29, 1875. She lives with her daughter Lestina at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
8405. Alma Foster,7 b. in Barrä, Vt., April 15, 1830; d. May 7, 1847.
8406. Almon,7 b. in Barrä, April 15, 1833; m. Mary Boswell in St.
Louis, Mo., in 1858, and died there in 1859. No children.
8407. Lestina,7 b. May 6, 1836; m. April 10, 1866, Ariel Leighton; b. at
Hyde Park, Vt., Sept. 27, 1834; reside at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Children, all born at Fort Dodge:
8408. Carrie Bell (Leighton), b. April 9, 1868; d. Oct. 7, 1872.
8409. Della (Leighton), b. June 10, 1871; d. Oct. 17, 1872.
8410. Leland Lee (Leighton), b. Sept. 24, 1873.
8411. Ella (Leighton), b. Aug. 19, 1875; d. Sept. 11, 1876.
8412. Caroline Elizabeth,7 b. in Peacham, Vt., Dec. 5, 1842; m. Aug.
13, 1873, Garrett Gordon, and reside at Waterloo, Indiana.
Children, born at Waterloo, Indiana:
8413. Garrett (Gordon), b. Nov. 28, 1875; d. July 28, 1876.
8414. Carrie (Gordon), b. July 10, 1876.
8415. Chauncey Jerome,7 b. in Peacham, Vt., Aug. 17, 1848. Graduate
of Dartmouth, now at Theological School, New Haven.
STEPHEN RICHARDSON6 (John B.,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of John Barnard5 and Mabel (Wolcott) Richardson; born in Wilbraham, Mass., July, 1797; married, first, 1829, BETSEY PATTEN, of Westford, Mass. She died at Quincy, Illinois, Dec. 23, 1835. Second, HANNAH TALBOT, in 1838. She died in Springfield, Mass., in 1857.
He was a merchant tailor and lived in various places, as Quincy and Lowell.
He died in Lowell, Jan. 17, 1846, aged 48.
He had by first wife:
8416. Ellen Selina Pillsbury,7 b. in Lowell, April 4, 1833; m. Rawson
Hathaway, of Springfield, Mass., Jan. 1, 1854. Children:
8417. Alice Emerson (Hathaway), b. Oct. 26, 1854.
8418. Alfred Rawson (Hathaway), b. July 27, 1858.
8419. Harriet Ellen (Hathaway), b. Dec. 17, 1868.
REV. HENRY RICHARDSON6 (John B.,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and son of John Barnard5 and Mabel (Wolcott) Richardson; born in Springfield, Mass., Nov. 28, 1799; married, Sept. 3, 1833, EUNICE FARLEY THURSTON, born Nov. 19, 1812, daughter of Rev. David and Prudence (Brown) Thurston, of Winthrop, Me.
Rev. David Thurston was born at Georgetown, Mass., Feb. 6, 1779; graduated, Dartmouth College, 1804; studied divinity with that renowned theologian, Rev. Asa Burton, D. D., of Thetford, Vt.; was ordained, at Winthrop, Me., pastor, Feb. 18, 1807; dismissed Oct. 15, 1851, after more than forty-four years of eminently successful service; then supplied at Searsport, Me., and at Litchfield, Me., from Jan. 4, 1859, fulfilling all his duties faithfully to the last of an uncommonly protracted life; closing with a peaceful, happy death. He married, first, Dec. 26, 1808, Eunice Farley, daughter of Hon. John Farley, of Newcastle, Me. Second, Oct. 31, 1811, Prudence Brown, daughter of Benjamin Brown, of Chester, N. H., and sister of Rev. Francis Brown, then of Yarmouth, Me., afterwards president of Dartmouth College, from September, 1815 to July, 1820. Mrs. Prudence B. Thurston died in West Springfield, Mass., May 27, 1871, aged 85.
The present writer well knew Mr. Thurston, while in Maine as a minister; and remembers him with the highest veneration and esteem, as one of the best of men.
Henry Richardson entered Bradford Academy, Mass., in 1823, and studied there three years. During this time he taught school three winters, two of them in that town. In 1826, he entered the Theological Seminary in Bangor.
In 1829, a small Congregational Church was organized in Sidney, a town lying above Augusta, Me., on the Kennebec River, and Mr. Richardson was ordained its pastor Nov. 23, 1831. The people did not feel able to pay for preaching, and he was dismissed September 20, 1833.
Not long after, Mr. Richardson became pastor of the Congregational Church in Brownville, Me., in Piscataquis County. Neither the church or town had long been in existence. He was dismissed in the winter of 1838; went to Gilead, Oxford County, Me., the following spring, and preached there and in the adjoining town of Shelburne, N. H., eleven years. He left Gilead in the spring of 1849, and in March, 1850, became acting pastor of the church in Goshen, Sullivan County, N. H. He went back to Gilead, Sept. 1, 1861, and preached a time with failing health. He has been able to preach but little for the last fourteen years, 1862-1876. During the last eight years and more, he has been so disabled by rheumatism as to be unable to walk a step. He has a good home, he and his dear wife, he says, with their only daughter and her good husband, Mr. Peabody, in Gilead. They are entirely dependent on their children for support, and their wants are well supplied. Their children are dutiful and affectionate.
The present writer was acquainted with Rev. Mr. Richardson in Maine, more than forty years ago, and always regarded him as a very worthy man. He furnished for this volume a very full account of the branch of the Richardson family to which he belongs.
The children of Rev. Henry and Eunice F. Richardson are:
8420. John Francis,7 b. in Sidney, Me., Aug. 25, 1833; m. Emily Susan
Hutchins, of Boston. He is a designer and wood engraver,
of the firm of Russell & Richardson, 194 Washington St.,
Boston. Owns a pleasant cottage and lives in Belmont, a
few miles out of Boston, 1876. No children.
8421. Henry Brown,7 b. in Winthrop, Me., Aug. 23, 1837; m. June
18, 1867, Anna Howard Farrar, in St. Joseph, La. He is a
civil engineer, and has been employed on the Levee on the
Mississippi River, on railroads in Texas, and now, 1876, is
chief engineer in the construction of the Natchez railroad,
with his residence in Natchez, Miss. He was in the war of
the rebellion, wounded and taken prisoner at Gettysburg.
Their children, all born in St. Joseph, La., are:
8422. Thomas Farrar,8 b. Sept. 28, 1871.
8423. Mary Wolcott,8 b. Oct. 26, 1873.
8424. John,8 b. March 21, 1876.
8425. Mary Elizabeth,7 b. in Gilead, Me., May 2, 1841; m. Oct. 29,
1863, William Reade Peabody, b. in Gilead, Jan. 31, 1837, son
of Asa Peabody. They live in Gilead. Children:
8426. Mary Gertrude (Peabody), b. July 29, 1864.
8427. Ada Louise (Peabody), b. Aug. 10, 1865.
8428. Henry Asa (Peabody), b. Dec. 21, 1866; d. Aug. 20, 1868.
8429. William Wilcome (Peabody), b. Dec. 24, 1869.
8430. Francis Richardson (Peabody), b. April 9, 1871.
JOHN RICHARDSON6 (John B.,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and son of John Barnard and Mabel Richardson; born at Springfield, Mass., September, 1804; married, March, 1825, HANNAH HARDY, of Tewksbury, Mass.
He was a merchant tailor in Lowell, and died there, Jan. 13, 1837, aged 32.
Children, born in Lowell:
8431. Artemisia,7 b. Oct. 1826; m. Aug. 7, 1846, Moses Hanscom
of Lowell. He had been of Waterville, Me. She died in the
fall of 1849, leaving a daughter,
8432. Artie Ella (Hanscom), who fell from a precipice in Waterville,
Me., in 1864, and was killed instantly.
8433. Hannah Eliza,7 b. 1835; m. Gardiner Noyes, of Tyngsboro, Mass.
WILLIAM RICHARDSON6 (John B.,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Springfield, Mass., Oct. 12, 1806; married, first, April 27, 1828, SARAH GOODHUE CLARK, of Newburyport. She died Dec. 1, 1834. Second, Nov. 24, 1835, LUCY CALDWELL CLARK, sister of the first wife.
He is a farmer, and lives at Hadley, Mass.
Children, born at Hadley,
By first wife, Sarah Goodhue:
8434. Sarah Wolcott,7 b. March 8, 1829; m. Austin Spencer Pease, of
Springfield, Mass., April 18, 1849. Children:
8435. Artie Anna (Pease), b. at Springfield, April 10, 1850.
8436. Louis Austin (Pease), b. at Springfield, July 6, 1852.
8437. Clara Alice (Pease), b. at Springfield, April 19, 1856.
8438. Sarah Louisa (Pease), b. Jan. 1, 1862.
8439. Harriet Rebecca,7 b. June 17, 1831.
8440. Martha Jane,7 b. June 15, 1833; d. Sept. 26, 1835.
By second wife, Lucy Caldwell:
8441. Lucy Ann,7 b. Dec. 1, 1836.
8442. Mabel Louisa,7 b. Jan. 15, 1841.
8443. Abby Clark,7 b. Sept. 2, 1844; m. Charles Stiles Thayer. Lives
in Hadley, is a farmer, and has one child:
8444. Harry Richardson (Thayer), b. March 21, 1873.
8445. Mary Davis,7 b. at Easthampton, Mass., July 21, 1848; d. at
Hadley, Oct. 27, 1867.
MABEL RICHARDSON6 (John B.,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding, and daughter of John Barnard and Mabel Richardson; born at Chicopee, Mass., May 18, 1809; married at Brownville, Me., June 1, 1836, JEDIDIAH HALL MORRILL, a farmer, of Williamsburg, Me.
Their children, all born in Williamsburg, Me., were:
8446. Charles Henry (Morrill), b. March 3, 1837; d. December, 1840.
8447. Harriet Richardson (Morrill),|twins, b. |m. May, 1856, Albion C. Speare.
8448. Herbert Richardson (Morrill),|April 5, 1838;|
Herbert died April 7, 1838.
8449. William Chadbourne (Morrill), b. Feb. 5, 1841.
8450. Anna Maria (Morrill), b. June 17, 1843; m. George Leslie, in the
oil business in Pennsylvania. Two children.
8451. Sarah Thurston (Morrill), b. March 22, 1845; d. April 7, 1848.
8452. Henry (Morrill), b. July, 1847; d. young.
8453. Arthur Henry (Morrill), b. May 13, 1852.
HANNAH CARLETON (Mary Richardson,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), daughter of Mary Richardson by her husband Bezaleel Carleton, of Bradford, Mass., to whom she was married February, 1797.
Hannah was born Dec. 14, 1798; married ELIJAH BRADSTREET, of Pelham, N. H., April 7, 1824.
They lived in Pelham a while, afterwards in Lawrence Mass. She died in 1874.
8454. Laura Ann (Bradstreet), b. Jan. 17, 1825; d. March 4, 1825.
8455. Charles (Bradstreet), b. March 29, 1826; d. May 14, 1826.
8456. George (Bradstreet), b. Jan. 23, 1828; d. Oct. 2, 1849.
8457. Justin Edwards (Bradstreet), b. Oct. 21, 1830; m. Almira Ellis,
of Bradford, Mass., March 17, 1852.
8458. Sydney Harrison (Bradstrect), b. May 24, 1841; d. May, 1841.
MARY CARLETON (Mary Richardson,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding; born Jan. 23, 1800; married ISAAC CARLETON, of Bradford, a relative of her father, April 11, 1826. She died Dec. 3, 1870.
8459. Nathaniel Gilman (Carleton), b. Jan. 12, 1827; d. Nov. 26, 1830.
8460. George Walter (Carleton), b. Sept. 19, 1828; m. Sarah Jane
Richardson, of Salem, N. H., Nov. 10, 1853. No children.
8461. Isaac Newton (Carleton), b. June 10, 1832; m. Laura Tenney, of
Hartford, Vt., Aug. 8, 1860. He was a teacher in New Britain,
8462. Samuel Willard (Carleton), b. April 23, 1834. Merchant in
8463. Henry Martyn (Carleton), b. April 13, 1836; d. Jan. 22, 1840.
ALMA HALL CARLETON (Mary Richardson,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding, and daughter of Bezaleel and Mary (Richardson) Carleton; born Feb. 9, 1807; married JOHN ROBINSON, of Bradford, Mass., March 28, 1836.
He has been dead many years. She died Dec. 17, 1875.
8464. John Warren (Robinson), b. Jan. 9, 1837; d. May 31, 1863.
8465. Anthedora (Robinson), b. Jan. 9, 1838; d. Nov. 5, 1839.
8466. Henry Clay (Robinson), b. Jan. 5, 1841; d. Dec. 10, 187-.
8467. Albert Dana (Robinson), b. Dec. 30, 1848.
GEORGE CARLETON (Mary Richardson,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born Nov. 5, 1808; married, first, 1834, NANCY DAY, of Bradford; second, HANNAH M. WADLEIGH, of Amesbury, Mass., Oct. 15, 1846. He died May 9, 1869, in Bradford.
His children were,
By first wife, Nancy:
8468. Ellen Amanda (Carleton), b. Oct. 2, 1834; d. Oct. 31, 1861.
8469. Eugene Gilbert (Carleton), b. Sept. 11, 1836; d. July 3, 1838.
8470. Lucien George (Carleton), b. July 2, 1839.
8471. Mary Day (Carleton), b. Sept. 2, 1842.
By second wife, Hannah M.:
8472. Ida Maria (Carleton), b. Aug. 29, 1847.
8473. Anna Louisa (Carleton), b. April 12, 1849; d. Dec. 21, 1860.
8474. Henrietta (Carleton), b. May 23, 1851; d. Oct. 12, 1852.
8475. John Herbert (Carleton), b. Dec. 25, 1853; d. May 12, 1863.
8476. Bertha (Carleton), b. Dec. 23, 1860; d. Oct. 6, 1861.
MARTHA JANE CARLETON (Mary Richardson,5 Stephen,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding, and youngest child of Bezaleel and Mary (Richardson) Carleton; born Feb. 2, 1815; married, April 9, 1835, LORENZO WALDO, of Bradford, Mass.
8477. Antoinette (Waldo), b. May 22, 1835; d. June 19, 1842.
8478. Herbert Alden (Waldo), b. March 23, 1843.
8479. Harlan Page (Waldo), b. Aug. 20, 1844.
POTTLE RICHARDSON6 (Pottle,5 Francis,4 Thomas,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Pottle5 and Deborah (Swan) Richardson; born Nov. 23, 1808; married ANN ROWELL CLEMENT, born March 13, 1811, daughter of Joseph Clement, of Newburyport.
He resided most of his life on the homestead of his wife. He was a trader, and some of his children continue in the same occupation.
Children, all but Thomas born in Newburyport:
8480. Mary Ann.7
8481. Albina,7 b. July 25, 1832.
8482. David Nevins,7 b. Sept. 8, 1835.
8483. Harriet Maria,7 b. Sept. 16, 1836.
8484. Joseph Clement,7 b. Sept. 10, 1838.
8485. Wade Hampton,7 b. Oct. 16, 1843.
8486. Warren Albert,7 b. Aug. 2, 1846.
8487. Thomas C.,7 b. in E. Bradford, May 25, 1849.
8488. Charles H.,7 b. Dec. 17, 1853.
8489. George E.,7 b. June 13, 1855.
REV. JOHN GANO RICHARDSON6 (Phineas,5 John,4 Caleb,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Rev. Phineas5 and Sarah (Pratt) Richardson; born March 18, 1815; married, Oct. 4, 1841, SARAH GOODHUE MERRILL, daughter of Sherburne and Deborah (Collins) Merrill, then of Gilmanton, afterwards of Deerfield, N. H.
He was prepared for college at the Literary and Theological Institution at New Hampton, N. H.; graduated, Brown University, 1839; and after pursuing for a while Theological studies at the Theological Seminary at Newton, Mass., was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church in Milford, N. H., April, 1841. He has been pastor also of Baptist churches in South Danvers (now Peabody), Lawrence, and Newburyport, in Mass.; in Valley Falls and Providence, R. I., and since 1871, in Medford, Mass.
8490. David Collins,7 b. in Milford, N. H., Oct. 23, 1843; m. first, Kate
Thomas; second, Ada Sniffen.
8491. John Irving,7 b. in South Danvers, Sept. 20, 1846; d. Aug. 10,
8492. William Phineas,7 b. in Lawrence, May 10, 1848; married.
8493. Frank Gano,7 b. in Lawrence, May 20, 1852; d. Nov. 4, 1852.
Rev. John Gano Richardson, father of these children, received his name out of respect to Rev. John Gano, a chaplain in the Revolutionary army, an eminent Baptist minister in New York City, and father of Rev. Stephen Gano, who was a Baptist minister in Providence, R. I., many years.
SAMUEL PEARCE RICHARDSON6 (Phineas,5 John,4 Caleb,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born July 14, 1827; married SUSAN ROGERS BOWKER, Dec. 2, 1858, daughter of Joel Bowker, of Salem, deceased. She is said to be in the ninth generation a descendant from John Rogers the martyr.
Samuel P. Richardson lives in Salem. Now, and many years past, he has been a salesman in the store of Hovey & Co., Boston, the shawl department.
Children, all born in Salem:
8494. Sarah Pratt,7 b. Oct. 22, 1859; d. Nov. 3, 1859.
8495. Gertrude,7 b. June 15, 1863.
8496. Walter Pearce,7 b. March 2, 1866.
8497. Arthur Gano,7 b. Sept. 19, 1867.
8498. Lucretia Rogers,7 b. Oct. 23, 1870; d. Dec. 23, 1870.
DAVID RICHARDSON7 (Joseph,6 Joseph,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Joseph6 and Hannah (Smith) Richardson; born in West Newbury, March 3, 1791; twin brother with John, ; married, 1819, MARY HALE LITTLE, born 1801, daughter of Enoch Little, of West Newbury.
After living some time in West Newbury, he came back to the home of his ancestors in Groveland, close to the line of West Newbury. He was a shoemaker.
8499. Lydia Ann,8 b. May 28, 1820; m. William G. Eaton, b. 1820, son
of David, who was son of Amos Eaton, of West Newbury.
He is a shoemaker.
8500. Elvira Nancy,8 b. Feb. 25, 1822; m. John Townley, a native
of Dublin in Ireland, who came to this country in 1847.
8501. Ann M. (Townley).
8502. Hannah E. (Townley).
8503. Henry E. (Townley), b. June 15, 1856.
8504. Elbridge Allen,8 b. Jan. 13, 1829; m. in 1850, Asenath Jane
Cross, b. in Cornish, N. H., July 26, 1831, daughter of Rev.
Jesse Cross. She died in West Newbury, May 12, 1862. He
was in the army during the late civil war. Children:
8505. Apphia Ann,9 d. young.
8506. Apphia Jane,9 b. May 9, 1852.
8507. Elbridge M.,9 b. 1854.
8508. Nelson Monroe,9 b. May 17, 1855.
8509. William Eaton,9 b. June 15, 1856.
8510. Mary Elizabeth,8 b. April 6, 1839; m. July 27, 1856, Henry
Moody Bricket, son of Moody and Elizabeth (Titcomb)
Bricket. Both of his parents were cousins to her mother.
JOHN RICHARDSON7 (Joseph,6 Joseph,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), twin brother to the preceding; born in West Newbury, March 3, 1791; married, first, LAVINIA BAILEY, daughter of Stephen Bailey, of West Newbury; second, POLLY CURRIER, daughter of Jonathan Currier, of Methuen.
He was a shoemaker, living in Groveland.
By first wife, Lavinia:
8511. John,8 m. Rebecca H. Jaques, daughter of Moses Jaques, by
whom he had a son, Wm. Tenney. He (John) d. Jan. 3, 1852.
8512. Lavinia,8 d. young. Another Lavinia died young.
8513. Joseph,8 d. young.
8514. Sarah,8 b. Aug. 7, 1827; m. May, 1852, Daniel H. Emerson, of
Hampstead, N. H.
8515. Amos,8 d. young.
By second wife, Polly:
8516. Lavinia,8 d. young.
8517. Charles Henry,8 b. May 15, 1836; went to Topsfield, 1856.
8518. Gilman,8 b. Dec. 27, 1837.
8519. Lucinda Jane,8 b. June 22, 1839.
8520. Edward,8 b. April 30, 1843.
AMOS RICHARDSON7 (Moses D.,6 Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Moses Davis Richardson by Sarah Collins his wife; born in Springfield, N. H., Aug. 28, 1812; married RUTH FREEMAN, Aug. 25, 1840, daughter of Jonathan Freeman, of Hanover, N. H.
He graduated Dartmouth College, 1837; taught school at Fryeburg, Me., until 1845; then removed to Freehold, N. J., as principal of a Young Ladies' Seminary in that place, and remained there a number of years, though he became totally blind in 1855.
He was a man of good abilities, an accomplished and successful teacher for many years, and was possessed of a warm heart.
He was living at Freehold, N. J., in 1873.
"He had three children, two now alive," says his brother:
8521. "A son, Charles Freeman,8 graduated at Princeton, 1869; now
assisting his father;" in what he does not say.
DR. MOSES CHARLES RICHARDSON7 (Moses D.,6 Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born in Springfield, N. H., Sept. 24, 1814; married, first, Aug. 23, 1846, HARRIET MUSSEY FARNSWORTH, daughter of Dr. Samuel Farnsworth, a graduate of Dartmouth, class of 1813, and a practicing physician in North Bridgton, Me. He was son of Dr. Samuel Farnsworth, of Bridgton, Me., and brother of Rev. Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth, Dartmouth College, 1813, an eminent Baptist minister and educator, and editor for a time of the Christian Watchman in Boston. Second, Sept. 10, 1849, MARY SAVARY WINGATE, daughter of Francis Wingate, of Hallowell, a descendant of Rev. Paine Wingate, of Amesbury, Mass. His third wife was FRANCES C. TICKNOR; her maiden name Catlin, granddaughter of Rev. Jacob Catlin, D. D., of New Marlborough, Mass.
He graduated Dartmouth College, 1841; studied medicine with Dr. Israel Bailey Bradley at Fryeburg, Me., also at Harvard Medical School, and at the University of New York City; graduating M. D. at the last in 1845; a practicing physician twenty-four years at Hallowell, Me. Now, April, 1873, at New Marlborough, Mass.
His children are,
By first wife, Harriet Mussey:
8522. Harriet Mussey,8 b. May 26, 1848; now, 1873, teaching at Fort
By second wife, Mary Savary:
8523. Charles Francis,8 b. May 29, 1851; graduated Dartmouth College,
1871; now, 1873, office editor of New York Independent.
HARRIET RICHARDSON7 (Moses D.,6 Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,2 Joseph,2 William1), sister of the preceding and daughter of Moses D. and Sarah (Collins) Richardson; born in Springfield, N. H., Nov. 20, 1826; married, Nov. 26, 1846, MARCUS KIMBALL HOWSER, born in Cornwall, Orange County, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1822.
They have lived in various places; now, 1874, in North Boscawen, New Hampshire.
8524. George Collins (Howser), b. in Springfield, N. H., Aug. 26, 1848;
m. Arvilla E. Mead, of Hill, N. H., May 6, 1874.
8525. Mary Helen (Howser), b. in Brunswick, Me., July 29, 1850; m.
George F. Powell, of New Marlborough, Mass., Dec. 6, 1870.
8526. William Duncan (Howser), b. in Hartford, Vt., July 15, 1852.
8527. Lucy Martha (Howser), b. in West Lebanon, N. H., Oct. 12, 1853.
8528. Marcus Richardson (Howser), b. in Springfield, Nov. 18, 1857; d.
Sept. 7, 1862.
8529. Charles Marcus (Howser), b. in Springfield, N. H., March 27,
8530. Hattie Frances (Howser), b. in Springfield, N. H., July 7, 1865.
REV. ELIAS HUNTINGTON RICHARDSON7 (Daniel,6 Moses,5 Daniel,4 Joseph,3 Joseph,2 William1), son of Daniel6 and Mary (Huntington) Richardson, of West Lebanon, N. H.; born there, Aug. 11, 1827; married, May 15, 1854, JANE MARIA STEVENS, daughter of Benjamin Stevens, Esq., of Plainfield, N. H.
He graduated Dartmouth College, 1850; studied divinity at Andover Theological Seminary, graduating 1853; was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at Goffstown, N. H., May 18, 1854; dismissed in 1856; installed pastor of First Church, Dover, N. H., Dec. 10, 1856; dismissed 1863; installed pastor of Richmond Street Church, Providence, R. I., Dec. 30, 1863; dismissed 1867; installed pastor, Westfield, Mass., 1867.
Now, 1873, pastor of the Center Congregational Church, Hartford, Conn. He received the degree of D. D. in 1876.
Born in Dover:
8531. Elias Stevens,8 b. Jan. 8, 1858; d. in infancy.
8532. Arthur Edwards,8 b. Sept. 22, 1860.
Born in Providence:
8533. Daniel Augustus,8 b. March 3, 1865.
8534. Oliver Huntington,8 b. Dec. 10, 1866
RICHARD PAINE RICHARDSON7 (Andrew,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Andrew and Mary A. (Paine) Richardson; born in Orange, Vt., Dec. 29, 1803; married, April 27, 1826, MARY CURRIER DICKEY, born in Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 2, 1805.
He died in Topsham, Vt., July 5, 1855, and the widow married, July 1, 1868, Jacob Perley Sargeant, of East Orange, Vt., and died in Meredith, N. H., Aug. 22, 1871.
Their children were,
Born in Orange, Vt.:
8535. Clark Waters,8 b. Jan. 15, 1827; d. in Topsham, June 10, 1862.
8536. Mary Allen,8 b. Aug. 10, 1828; m. March 28, 1844
Bixby, settled in Topsham, Vt., and had:
8537. Alvesta Jennet (Bixby), b. Aug. 2, 1847; d. Dec. 31, 1863.
8538. Victor Richard (Bixby), b. Dec. 7, 1849.
N. F. Bixby resides at Meredith Village, N. H.
Born in West Topsham, Vt.:
8539. William Wallace,8 b. Nov. 3, 1832; m. in Topsham, Mary Maria
Nolen, May 14, 1857. He died Nov. 7, 1862.
8540. Selina Jennet,8 b. April 30, 1837; m. Jan. 10, 1860, Almon Currier.
They lived in Topsham, Vt. He died March 8, 1868. She
resides at Meredith Village, N. H. They had one son:
8541. Willie Wallace (Currier), b. April 19, 1864.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON7 (Andrew,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and son of Andrew and Mary A. (Paine) Richardson; born in Orange, Vt., July 5, 1805; married, Oct. 28, 1827, SUSAN CURRIER, born Jan. 27, 1809.
They reside in Barrä, Vt., 1876.
8542. Infant child,8 b. March 30, 1829; d. March 30, 1829.
8543. Phidelia D.,8 b. Feb. 8, 1830; d. March 16, 1834.
8544. Luthera,8 b. Sept. 8, 1833; d. Sept. 20, 1833.
8545. Caroline,8 b. Oct. 11, 1834; m. July 25, 1855, Lyman J. Phillips,
b. June 12, 1834; d. April 25, 1859; second, April 30, 1866,
James R. George, b. Feb. 10, 1833, and reside in Barrä, Vt.
8546. Betsey Celinda,8 b. March 14, 1838; m. Oct. 13, 1857, Dyar F.
8547. Infant, b. 1859; d. 1859.
8548. Darwin S. (Waterman), b. 1861.
8549. Estella (Waterman), b. 1863.
8550. Sabin C. (Waterman), b. 1865.
8551. Charles (Waterman), b. 1868.
8552. Elsie (Waterman), b. 1871.
8553. George D. (Waterman), b. 1873.
8554. Almira C.,8 b. Jan. 1, 1843, d. March 6, 1843.
8555. Warren Freeman,8 b. March 15, 1845; m. October, 1865, Alice
8556. Bertha,9 b. Oct. 12, 1868.
8557. Rose Mabel,9 b. July, 1875.
HIRAM RICHARDSON7 (Andrew,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding and son of Andrew and Mary A. (Paine) Richardson; born in Orange, Vt., Aug. 24, 1818; married, in Topsham, Vt., Feb. 2, 1842, LUCETTA THURSTON, born in Orange, July 27, 1819.
He went to Rockford, Ill., and was a manufacturer of bricks for thirty years; has retired from business, and is now, 1876, living at his splendid residence one mile from the city.
Their children were,
Born in Rockford, Ill.:
8558. Charles Augustus,8 b. May 22, 1843; m. in Rockford, Nov. 13,
1867, Hattie Martin, b. in Rockford, 1848. He is living with
his father in Rockford. Children:
8559. Flora May,9 b. Feb. 24, 1868.
8560. Edith Blanche,9 b. March 27, 1870.
8561. Gracie Maud,9 b. in Chicago, Ill., April 29, 1873.
8562. Calista Ann,8 b. Sept. 10, 1845; d. in Rockford, Jan. 4, 1846.
8563. Oramel Aurelius,8 b. Oct. 27, 1846; m. Sept. 27, 1870, Emma
Regan, b. July 5, 1851. He is dealing in lumber in Rockford.
8564. Mabel Gertrude,9 b. April 29, 1872.
8565. Harry Hiram,9 b. July 30, 1874.
Born in Orange, Vt.:
8566. Mary Calista,8 b. Aug. 11, 1849; d. in Rockford, Ill., Feb. 28,
CYRUS N. RICHARDSON7 (Andrew,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and son of Andrew and Mary A. (Paine) Richardson; born in Orange, Vt., Sept. 4, 1820; married, March 11, 1844, MARTHA ANN COWING, born Oct. 27, 1822.
He is a shoemaker, and resides in Albion, N. Y., 1876.
They have one child:
8567. Hiram,8 b. Oct. 30, 1846; m. Helen Bradford, Dec. 8, 1863, live
at Brockport, N. Y., and have one son:
8568. Oramel Edgar,9 b. May 2, 1870.
LEMUEL FOSTER RICHARDSON7 (Christopher,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), eldest son of Christopher and Achsah (Foster) Richardson, of Orange, Vt.; born there, Dec. 23, 1825; married, July 11, 1850, MARY JANE HEATH, of Groton, Vt., born there Sept. 10, 1830.
He was a farmer; died Dec. 22, 1865.
Their children, all born in Orange, were:
8569. Alonzo Frank,8 b. July 22, 1851; m. Mary Haley, in Davenport,
Iowa, Nov. 26, 1872. One child:
8570. Birdie,9 b. Sept. 2, 1873.
8571. Cora Jane,8 b. April 15, 1855; lives at Washington, Vt.
8572. Julia Ama,8 | twins, b. |
8573. Spaulding Foster,8| April 5, 1860; | lives at Davenport, Iowa.
FERNANDO CORTES RICHARDSON7 (Christopher,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding; born June 9, 1828; married, May 2, 1854, ALMA ARVILLA FISH, born Feb. 2, 1833.
He was a farmer, residing in Corinth, Vt. Now, 1876, is living on a farm in Dixon, Iowa, with the surviving members of his family.
Their children, all born in Corinth, Vt., were:
8574. Edwin David,8 b. March 5, 1855.
8575. Eva Flora,8 b. Oct. 26, 1857; d. May, 1867.
8576. Henry Lee,8 b. April 2, 1859.
8577. Clara Amy,8 b. Feb. 15, 1861; d. September, 1861.
8578. Elton Eugene,8 b. Aug. 8, 1863; d. September, 1867.
8579. Jenness,8 b. Sept. 23, 1867.
8580. Nelson,8 b. July 18, 1868.
8581. Jennette,8 b. March 7, 1871.
DAVID NELSON RICHARDSON7 (Christopher,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding, and son of Christopher and Achsah (Foster) Richardson; born in East Orange, Vt., March 19, 1832; married, in Groton, Vt., April 15, 1858, JENNETTE DARLING, daughter of Hon. John Darling, of Groton, Vt.
He was a young man of energy and enterprise, raised on a farm, and at the age of eighteen bought his time by working out, teaching, etc., and prepared for college at Franklin Academy, Malone, N. Y. Instead of going to college he went West in March, 1854, and was apprenticed to the printing business at Peoria, Ill., July, 1854, and remained fourteen months. He bought an old weekly paper in Davenport, Iowa, in September, 1855, and on the 15th of Oct., without a dollar, started the Daily and Weekly Democrat, and has been with it every moment since. He never would allow his name to be used as a candidate for any office, other than in school matters, masonry, or banking; but has thrown his entire energies into creating a lucrative business in his paper, and has had the pleasure of succeeding. He ranks among the oldest of the daily newspaper men of the State, and expects to spend many more years in the office of the Democrat.
In 1869 the Richardson Brothers erected a substantial brick building, French plate front, 23 by 100 feet, and fitted it up with elegance and every convenience. Since then they have added to their estate by purchasing what a contemporary styles a "$30,000 farm," with elegant buildings, for homes, and all farm purposes. The farm is said to be stocked with every kind of fruit and berries suitable for the climate, and adorned with great taste and skill, well befitting the large hearted souls who occupy it; and they say:
"At the spacious and hospitable homes of the Richardson Brothers, the members of the Richardson Family, who may come that way, will receive a hearty and cordial welcome."
All born in Davenport, Iowa, are:
8582. Jennette Darling,8 b. Aug. 25, 1859.
8583. Morris Nelson,8 b. Oct. 26, 1862.
8584. Anna Belle,8 b. Dec. 23, 1865.
8585. Jenness Brock,8 b. Oct. 6, 1868.
JONATHAN JENNESS RICHARDSON7 (Christopher,6 Samuel,5 Christopher,4 Daniel,3 Joseph,2 William1), brother of the preceding and son of Christopher and Achsah (Foster) Richardson; born in Orange, Vt., March 23, 1839; married, Nov. 9, 1864, SUSAN ANN DREW, daughter of John Drew, of Davenport, Iowa.
He had a common school education and went to Davenport in 1859, where he learned the printer's art in the office of his brother, and having superior qualities for the business, was taken into partnership with him in 1863. He is also engaged in banking. During the past thirteen years much of his time has been spent in soliciting business abroad for their paper, and in that time has made about forty round trips to the eastern seaboard and inland cities, besides many more short ones. Among newspaper men of the country he has the reputation of being the most successful newspaper solicitor in the United States, having repeatedly declined to accept positions on eastern newspapers and advertising concerns, at a salary of ten thousand dollars a year, preferring instead his own home and business.
8586. Minnie Belle,8 b. Oct. 3, 1868.