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Richardsons of Ohio, West Virginia, and All Points Beyond

CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE==STILL WORK IN PROGRESS Unfortunately, calamities abounded for these brave Scottish pioneers, and after suffering financial woes, much disease, and death, the fledgling group soon scattered. George Richardson sold his store and merchandise in 1828 and moved his family across the river to Wheeling, West Virginia. The lives and fortunes of George and Eliza's children and their descendants were ever after dependent upon and shaped by the vibrant industrial life of Wheeling and the active mercantile steamboat industry on the Ohio River.

George Richardson left us a sizeable footprint in recorded history. We have his 1826 naturalizaton declaration, in the Ohio court records,
numerous land records from Meigs County, Ohio, and Mason and Ohio County, West Virginia.

and best of all, snippets in the history books.
From all these records we get a snapshot of an adventurous, articulate and capable man.