Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson

Male 1827 - 1897  (69 years)

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  • Name Robert Richardson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 31 Jul 1827  Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1897  , Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Center Grove Cemetery, Cambridge, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49902  Wyman
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2019 

    Father Luther Richardson Click to preview: Luther Richardson,   b. 30 Sep 1803, Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1879, Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Mowe Click to preview: Sarah Mowe,   b. 23 Feb 1804, , , Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1847, Fitchville, Huron, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 6 Dec 1825  Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Northstar Newspaper out of Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont has in Concord, Vermont Rev. Samuel Reed Hall marries Luther Richardson and Miss Sally Mowe. Date of newspaper is Dec. 6, 1825. Under heading marriage it has married Nov. 8, 1825 and lists a different couple. Then other couples listed. So most likely Luther and Sally married sometimes between Nov. 8 and Dec. 6, 1825.
    Family ID F17929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary E. Armstrong Click to preview: Mary E. Armstrong,   b. 8 Jan 1837, , , Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1915, , Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1853  Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Alice Richardson Click to preview: Mary Alice Richardson,   b. Abt 1856, Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1876, Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     2. Sarah Ellen Richardson Click to preview: Sarah Ellen Richardson,   b. 10 Jan 1858, Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1944, Edison, Furnas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Frank Blair Richardson Click to preview: Frank Blair Richardson,   b. 5 Mar 1860, Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1934, Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Harriet E. Richardson Click to preview: Harriet E. Richardson,   b. 23 Dec 1862, Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1899, Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     5. William Luther Richardson Click to preview: William Luther Richardson,   b. 30 Apr 1865, Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1934, Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Edgar C. Richardson Click to preview: Edgar C. Richardson,   b. 16 Sep 1867, Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1889, , Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     7. Charles Robert Richardson Click to preview: Charles Robert Richardson,   b. 16 Jan 1871, Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1950, Washington, Franklin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Elizabeth B. Richardson Click to preview: Elizabeth B. Richardson,   b. 25 Mar 1874, Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1959, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Effy Richardson Click to preview: Effy Richardson,   b. 18 Feb 1878, Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1962, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     10. Genevieive H. Richardson Click to preview: Genevieive H. Richardson,   b. 14 Mar 1881, Story City, Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1925, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F17926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1827 - Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Nov 1853 - Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 1897 - , Story, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Center Grove Cemetery, Cambridge, Story, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    W. Russ Perry with Edgar Ned Perry & Robert Richardson
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  • Notes 
    • Information from Charles Mercer Genealogy and from 1870 and 1880 Census.

      Information from 1850 Census has Robert Richardson as 23 b. VT occupation: Farmer. Living with father Luther Richardson and step mother Olive (Stevens) Richardson. His mother Sally had died in 1847. They are living in Fitchville, Huron County, Ohio.

      Robert is listed in suit between Luther and Robert Richardson et all. He is listed as a child of Sally and Luther Richardson in this June 4. 1849 suit. Luther Richardson had become ill and not expected to live, so the land owned by Luther Richardson was put in Sally Richardson's name. But in 1847 Sally died and Luther lived. Now that Sally had died a decision about the ownership of the land needed to be made. The oldest son, Robert had a suit along with his siblings requesting that the land go to them. Luther wanted the land put rightfully in his name since his wife had died. The suit ended with the land in dispute being changed from ownership by Sally Richardson to Luther Richardson. Had Robert won, the land would have been sold and the money split between the children. Robert was the only one of age at the time. He would have been 22 years old. Since the other children were younger and they were living on the land, it was appropriate for the land to be put in the father's name.

      The 1870 Census has Robert Richardson in Union Township, Story County, State of Iowa.
      Robert Richardson 43 farmer born in Vermont
      Mary E. 33 born in Illinois
      Mary Alice 14
      Sarah E.(Should be J.?) 12
      Frank B. 10
      Harriet 7
      William 5
      Edwin 2 (Edgar Is the correct name, corrected in 1880 census)
      Mary, Sarah and Frank born in Illinois.
      Harriet, Willima and Edwin born in Iowa.

      1880 Census Union Township, County of Story, State of Iowa, June 1880 NOTE: This comes up under Robet Richardson. (Robert misspelled Robet)
      Robet 52 born in Vermont Farmer Mother Father and himself born in Vermont
      Mary E. Wife 44 born in Illinois Keeps home
      Ella daughter 21 born in Illinois
      Frank son 19 born in Illinois works on farm
      Hattie (Harriet) daughter 17 born in Iowa
      William son 15 works on farm born in Iowa
      Edgar (spelled correctly in this census) son 12 born in Iowa at school
      Charles R. son 12 born in Iowa at school born in Iowa
      Bessey daughter 5 born in Iowa at school born in Iowa
      Effy daughter 2 born in Iowa. born in Iowa.

      Also note that in this Census Robert indicates his father, his mother and himself were all born in Vermont.

      Robert Richardson's sister is Adelia Richardson. She married Adam Hetzler. One of their daughter's (in my direct line) named Harriet Adelia Hetzler wrote an autobiographical sketch. In her sketch she indicates that the family visited Robert Richardson when they were moving: "We were bound for Story County, Iowa; after traveling some time in company with Uncle Ferd Linsay and family father got tired of them loitering along the way and drove on and reached the new place quite a while ahead of them...At Story County a brother of mothers was living (Uncle Robert Richardson) and I remembered living in one part of their house for awhile. I was getting old enough then to remember many things that happened. One was the drafting of Uncle John Richardson to go to war but it happened he didn't?t have to go a in the drafting only every other man's name was taken and he was one who was left. I remember how badly we felt to have him go away and how glad we all were when he came back from the place of drafting...It wasn't?t a great many months till father moved again in a covered wagon as before, this time to Taylor County, Iowa."

  • Sources 
    1. [S489] Gravestone Inscription.

    2. [S487] Grave Marker Inscriptions Story County, Iowa-Center Grove Cemetery, Union Twp, Story County Genealogical Society (Reliability: 3).
      Story County Genealogical Society, "Grave Marker Inscriptions, Story County, Iowa-Center Grove Cemetery, Union Twp.". In, VIII (; 6000 Douglas, P.O. Box 7735 Des Moines, IA 50322-7735: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1993

    3. [S481] Autobiographical Sketch by Harriet Adelia Johns, Harriet Adelia Hetzler Johns, (Name: December 1900;).

    4. [S1319] 1850 United States Federal Census Huron, Ohio, Ohio, Huron, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), M432, roll 697, Fitchburg, p. 429A, dwelling 1377, family 1404, accessed 16 Apr 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S491] Birth record from gravestone inscription.

    6. [S487] Grave Marker Inscriptions Story County, Iowa-Center Grove Cemetery, Union Twp, Story County Genealogical Society.

    7. [S544] Letter from Maxine Sandquist P.O. Box 249 Lyons, NE 68038, 30th May 1991 to Charles Mercaer.

    8. [S545] North Star Newspaper, Editor: Ebenezer Eaton, (Name: Published in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont;), Issue Tuesday Morning December 6, 1825 Vol. XIX No. 49 Whol e Number 984 Page 3 Bottom of Column 2 and top of Column 3. (Reliability: 3).
      Married In Concord, 8th Nov. Mr. J. D. Stoddard to Miss Jane Parks,--By Rev. S. R. Hall, Mr. Luther Richardson to Miss Sally Mowe.
      Editor: Ebenezer Eaton, "North Star Newspaper," Published in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont, Issue Tuesday Morning December 6, 1825 Vol. XIX No. 49 Whole Number 984 Page 3 Bottom of Column 2 and top of Column 3. Married In Concord, 8th Nov. Mr. J. D. Stoddard to Miss Jane Parks,--By Rev. S. R. Hall, Mr. Luther Richardson to Miss Sally Mowe. The minister is Samuel Reed Hall. 3 couples are listed as getting married in Concord, VT. The first couple has the date Nov. 8th. (Also a Tuesday) The date of the paper is Dec. 6th (A Tuesday). So the marriage could be Nov. 8th as well or any date up to Dec. 6th. The paper was a weekly paper.