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John A. Richey and Amanda Minerva Applegate

John A. Richey was born in September 1836 in Indiana, parents unknown. He is probably connected to the Richeys in the Scott county, Indiana. By the late 1850s he moved to Pike county, Illinois. Amanda Minerva Applegate was born May 1841 in Scott co., Indiana, the daughter of James Monroe Applegate and Jerusha Stark.  John and Amanda were married on Oct. 24, 1858 in Pike co., IL.  About 1877 they migrated to Collin county, Texas bringing with them Amanda's mother Jerusha Applegate and sister Susanna Applegate, wife of John W. Richey.  Amanda died Jan, 4, 1910 in McKinney and was buried in Altoga cem., Collin co., TX (unmarked grave).  John died after 1910 and was presumably also buried in Altoga cem.   [notes]

Descendants of John and Amanda Richey:

  • Lydia "Lizzy" Richey was born Dec. 1859 Pike co., IL.  She was last known living in San Antonio, Texas in 1914.
      married Thomas Henry Topping, c. 1890.  Thomas died Jan. 29, 1912 and was buried in Highland cem., Durant, Bryan co., OK
    • Robert Morton Topping, born Jan.8, 1891, TX.  He died May 12, 1963 Higgins, TX.

  • Rhoda Janie Richey was born March 1865 Pike co., IL.; died Feb. 18, 1927 Emory, Rains co., TX and was buried in Turner cem.
      married David Elijah Johnson (1860-1941), Oct 31, 1880 Collin co., TX.
    • Viola Maude Johnson, born Dec. 17, 1881.
    • Ernest Cleveland Johnson, born Jan. 18, 1885.
    • Dora Alice Johnson, born March 12, 1888.
    • Johnnie P Johnson, born Feb. 1891.
    • Goldie Johnson, born March 10, 1896, died Oct. 28, 1985.

  • Flora A Richey was born July 1869 Pike co., IL.
      married Charles L. Henderson, Sep. 10, 1892, Collin co., TX.
    • son Henderson, born and died Jan. 22, 1904 McKinney, TX.
    • Charley L Henderson, born c. 1906.
    • Robert Howard Henderson, born c. 1909.

  • Lenora "Nora" J Richey was born c. 1875, Pike co., IL.; died Jan 2., 1923 Fort Worth, TX and was buried Greenleaf cem., Brownwood, TX.
      1) married John R. Brannon, July 4, 1897 Collin co., TX.   
      2) married Benjamin F. Langford, c. 1903
    • Arthur Ross Brannon, born Oct. 18, 1898 Connerville, OK  He died Oct. 19, 1918 in Vallejo, CA and was buried in Greenleaf cem., Brownwood, TX.

  • Eva Viola Richey was born Sep. 18, 1877/8, Collin co., TX.  She died April 22, 1952 Cordell, OK and was buried Lawnview cem., Cordell, OK.
      married William Matison Millican, Aug. 15, 1894 Collin co., TX.
    • Arthur Allen Millican, born Dec. 29, 1896 Collin co., TX.
    • Birtie Lee Millican, born Aug. 27, 1899 Altoga, Collin co., TX.
    • George Wesley Millican, born June 3 1901/2 TX.
    • Gladys Millican, born Jan. 18, 1905, Altoga, Collin co., TX.
    • Nolan Millican, born Jan. 25, 1908, Pontotoc co., OK.
    • Ora Millican, born Sep. 30, 1910, Francis, Pontotoc co., OK.
    • Eula Mae Millican, born May 21, 1914, Steedman, Pontotoc co., OK.
    • Dorothy Weneford Millican, born May 19, 1920, Coleman, Johnston co., OK.

  • George J. Richey was born Sep. 1881 TX; died April 13, 1901 McKinney, Collin co., TX

  • Andrew James Melvin "Mel" Richey was born March 1885 Collin co., TX; died July 24, 1953 Houston, TX.
      married Katie Marie Chastain, June 22, 1905 Collin co., TX. She died June 1, 1916 Wood co., TX.
      married Hilda E ?
    • Dick Clarence Richie, born April 11, 1906, McKinney, TX.
    • Austin Lewis Richie, born Jan. 5, 1908 McKinney, TX.
    • Ervin Richie, born May 24, 1911 McKinney, TX.
    • Claude Damon Richie, born June 17, 1914, Wood co., TX

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