William Town Richardson

Male 1802 - 1876  (74 years)


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  • Name William Town Richardson 
    Born 23 Feb 1802  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1876  Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Graves Cemetery, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49965  Wyman
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2021 

    Father Timothy Richardson Click to preview: Timothy Richardson,   b. 3 Dec 1768, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1831, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Sarah Towne Click to preview: Sarah Towne,   b. Bef 14 Oct 1770, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1830, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1796  Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • In the book Towne Family in Early Masachusetts pg. 67 under Town Marriages: "Sally and Timothy Richardson 3rd, April 5, 1796."

      Sarah's sister married Timothy's brother Isaac. On pg. 67 there is a statement, "Thankful and Isaac Richardson of waterford, Vt. Feb. 4, 1802. So this adds the town Waterford, Vermont. But other information has Timothy Richardson, III, born in Adelboro, Massachusetts. So there are several towns to look at.
    Family ID F17932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Wyman Click to preview: Nancy Wyman,   b. Abt Oct 1804,   d. 29 Jun 1880, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1825  Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • MARRIAGE RECORD FOR WILLIAM TOWN RICHARDSON
      AND NANCY WYMAN
      CONCORD, ESSEX COUNTY, VERMONT
      (Need Book Name and Page Number from Concord Town Clerk-I have page scanned.)

      "State of Vermont Essex County
      Be it remembered that on the 11th Day of August AD 1825 in Concord County and State aforesaid Wm (William Town) Richardson of Lunenberg and Nancy Wyman of Concord County and State aforesaid were duly joined in marriage by me S.R. Hall Min. Gos. (Minister of the Gospel)
      Attest Andrew Spaulding Town Clerk (Concord, Essex County, Vermont)"
      In parentheses are my additions. The Wm Richardson is an abbreviation for William Town Richardson. The Concord County and State aforesaid means Concord, in the County and State aforesaid which is the County of Essex and the State of Vermont which heads this record.

      Note: William T. Richardson is the brother of Luther Richardson in my direct line. Here in this marriage the record indicates that William Richardson is from Lunenberg. That is in the same county and the next community North East of Concord. I am wondering if William went to Lunenberg by himself or if his whole family including his brother Luther were in Lunenberg, Vermont as well. I am trying to locate the marriage of William Richardson's brother Luther Richardson to Sally. And I am trying to find out Sally's maiden name, birth location and ancestry. I went to the town clerk at Lunenberg. The town clerk there does not let anyone look at the original records. She indicated the information would be in a card file. I did not find anything in the card file. I did not look for land records for William, Luther or their parents Timothy and Sally Richardson.

      I have these scanned from Concord, Essex County, Vermont.
    Children 
     1. Adaline W. Richardson Click to preview: Adaline W. Richardson,   b. 27 May 1826,   d. 11 Feb 1886  (Age 59 years)
     2. George W. Richardson Click to preview: George W. Richardson,   b. 21 Nov 1827, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1900, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Nancy Monica Richardson Click to preview: Nancy Monica Richardson,   b. 18 Dec 1829, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1831, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F17951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1825 - Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1876 - Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Graves Cemetery, Concord, Essex, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • 1.) Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT. 1764-1887.
      Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child. Syracuse, N.Y.: The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders. May 1887. Page 428, Town of Concord.

      "Timothy Richardson married Sally Town, and reared three sons and two daughters. He located in Waterford in 1800, and came to Concord in 1813. His son William was born in 1802, learned the blacksmith trade, married Nancy Wyman, and reared one son and two daughters, as follows: Adaline W. (Mrs. G. W. Spaulding), Nancy M., who died at the age of three years, and George W. The latter was born in 1826, and learned the blacksmith trade. He married, first, Lydia A. Outbank, who bore him one son, Willie, deceased, and died in 1855. He married for his second wife Mary J. Carleton, in 1864, who has borne him three sons and three daughters, viz.: William T., Lydia A., who died at the age of five years, George W., Nancy M., who died at the age of three years, Frank H. and Mary E. Mr. Richardson resides at Concord Corner."

      On Page 23 of the Vermont Town records. William T. Richardson is listed as William Town Richardson. This means he is named after his grandfather. Sally Towne Richardson's father was William Towne. Note spelling in this record is Town.

      In the "Supplement to the Richardson Memorial" Prepared by Isaac Richardson and Franklin Richardson of Cleveland, Ohio, Published in Portland, Maine by the Thurston Print 1898. On page 20: "William T. Richardson, son of Timothy Richardson and brother of the preceding (Luther Richardson), born in Waterford, Feb. 13, 1802; married, Aug. 11, 1825, Nancy Wyman. He died in Concord, Vt., Oct. 10, 1876. He was a farmer and blacksmith, a man of good character, and was highly respected." His children are listed with vital records.

      The Congregational Church of Concord was founded in 1807. Both Luther Richardson and his brother William T. Richardson are listed in a record for that church in 1830. There signatures appear on a sheet in support of Rev. Samuel R. Hull to preach the Gospel at that church. So this places both of these brothers in Concord in 1830. The US Census for 1830 does as well.

      The Concord Historical Society have maps of Concord Corner. There is a number 8 listed for a home on an existing map that once belonged to William Richardson. It is now (2006) owned by Robert Cross. "The Robert Cross house is a 1 1/2 story, timber-framed, clapboarded house. It was built around 1837 by William Richardson, a local blacksmith. The house is in poor condition.

      William Richardson, wife Nancy Wyman and other family are buried in the Graves Cemetery in Concord, Essex County, Vermont. I have photos of their gravestones.

  • Sources 
    1. [S470] Supplement to the Richardson Memorial, Isaac & Franklin Richardson, (Name: The Thurston Print 1898 Portland Maine;), Page 16 & Page 20 (Reliability: 3).
      "William T., b. in Waterford, Feb. 23, 1802; m. Nancy Wyman."

    2. [S478] Vital Records Waterford Town Clerk First Book or Book 1 Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Page 231 (Reliability: 3).
      William Richardson Son to Timothy Richardson by Sally his Wife was born February 23, 1802.
      Waterford Town Clerk "First Book or Book 1 Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages", Page 231, William Richardson Son to Timothy Richardson by Sally his Wife was born February 23, 1802. Page 231 in the first book is the original copy. Page 23 is a copy of this. I have both pages scanned.

    3. [S479] Vital Records Waterford Town Clerk Births, Deaths, Marriages Vol. 2, 1724-1860, Page 23 (Reliability: 3).
      William Town Richardson son to Timothy Richardson by Sally his wife was born February 23rd. 1802."
      Waterford Town Clerk "Births, Deaths, Marriages Vol. 2, 1724-1860", Page 23, William Town Richardson son to Timothy Richardson by Sally his wife was born February 23rd. 1802." Page 23 is a copy of the original in book 1 page 231. They both have the same inforamtion and I have scanned both copies.

    4. [S473] Catalog of Concord, Vermont Cemeteries, Richard A. Colburn, Sr., Page 16 (Reliability: 3).
      "William T. Richardson D. Oct. 10, 1876 Age 74 years. 7 mons. Asleep in Jesus"
      Graves Cemetery Section 1 Row 12

    5. [S470] Supplement to the Richardson Memorial, Isaac & Franklin Richardson, (Name: The Thurston Print 1898 Portland Maine;), Page 20 (Reliability: 3).
      William T. Richardson...died in concord, Vt., Oct. 10, 1876.

    6. [S476] Towne Family in Early Massachusetts, compiled by Evelyn C. Lane, (Name: 1890 Gloucester, Massachusetts;), Pg. 67 (Reliability: 3).
      Under Marriages and under name Town, "Sally and Timothy Richardson 3d, April 5, 1796.

    7. [S471] Vital Records Royalston, Massachusetts to the year 1849, (Name: Worcester, MA Published by Franklin P. Rice. 1906;), Pg. 49, 64 and 141and 149 (Reliability: 3).
      Page 141 RICHARDSON: "Timothy 3d and Sally Town, April 5, 1796."
      Page 149 TOWN: "Sally and Timothy Richardson 3d, April 5, 1796."

    8. [S470] Supplement to the Richardson Memorial, Isaac & Franklin Richardson, (Name: The Thurston Print 1898 Portland Maine;), Page 15 (Reliability: 3).
      Tomtohy m. Sally, who died Aug. 19, 1830.

    9. [S470] Supplement to the Richardson Memorial, Isaac & Franklin Richardson, (Name: The Thurston Print 1898 Portland Maine;), Page 20 (Reliability: 3).
      William T. Richardson...married aug. 11, 1825, Nancy Wyman.

    10. [S477] Vital Records Concord, Essex County, Vermont 1784-1856, FHL US/CAN film 27993. (Reliability: 3).
      Be it remembered that on the 11th Day of August AD 1825 in Concord County and State aforesaid Wm (William Town) Richardson of Lunenberg and Nancy Wyman of Concord County and State aforesaid were duly joined in marriage by me S.R. Hall Min. Gos. (Minister of the Gospel)
      Attest Andrew Spaulding Town Clerk (Concord, Essex County, Vermont)"