Seth Richardson II

Seth RICHARDSON II (1755 – 1824) was Alex’s 6th Great Grandfather, one of 128 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Seth Richardson II was born 15 Sep 1755 in Attleborough, Bristol, MA.  His parents were Seth  RICHARDSON I and Abigail SKINNER . Seth served several enlistments in the Revolutionary War.  He married Sarah FRENCH 12 Jan 1778 in Attleborough, Mass.  Seth died 29 Jan  1824 in Attleborough (now Attleboro) ,MA.

Sarah French was born 6 Apr 1758 in Attleborough, Bristol, MA.  Her parents were Thomas FRENCH and Keziah PERRY.  Sarah died 18 Feb 1816 in Attleborough.

Children of Seth and Sarah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Seth RICHARDSON III 27 Aug 1778 Attleboro Susanna A. BALCOM (Olive’s first cousin)
29 Jul 1802 Attleboro
18 Aug 1856 Vassalboro, Maine
2. George Richardson 13 Mar 1780 Attleboro Mary “Polly” Fuller
16 Dec 1798 Attleboro
Aft. 1860 Census
3. Sarah Richardson 27 Mar 1782 Attleboro Thomas Braman
22 Dec 1798 Attleboro
26 Apr 1869 in Norton, Bristol Co., Mass
4. Roxanna “Roxey” Richardson 12 Nov 1784 Attleboro Joseph Parmenter
23 Sep 1802 Attleboro
28 Jun 1866 China, Kennebec, Maine
5. Lydia Richardson 31 Jan 1787 Attleboro Emerson Briggs
1 Jul 1804 Attleboro
21 July 1858 Norton, Bristol, MA
6. Anna (Nancy, Enora) Richardson 9 Apr 1789 Minor (Miner) Philips
29 Mar 1809 Attleboro
7. Silas Richardson 2 Apr 1791 Attleboro Olive Balcom (Susan’s first cousin)
5 Feb 1812 Attleboro
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Ruth Cutting
3 Jun 1821 Attleboro
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Mary Daggety
17 Apr 1854 Winslow, Maine
16 Jul 1878 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine
8. Phebe Richardson 23 Feb 1793 Attleboro Barnum Hodges
29 Apr 1811 Attleboro
22 July 1860 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine
9. Rhoda Richardson 2 Jul 1795 Attleboro Elkanah Wheeler
12 Sep 1830 Norton, Mass
10. Capt. French Richardson 10 Nov 1797 Attleboro Nancy Crossman

26 Oct 1820 Norton, Mass

1 Oct 1874
11. Ira Richardson 22 Jun 1801 Attleboro Evelina Fisher
22 Dec 1833 Mansfield, Mass
20 Aug 1881 in Mansfield, Bristol, MA of consumption

Seth and Sarah lived in Attleboro, and raised a family of eleven children, all of whom married and had families.

Attleboro is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Once known as “The Jewelry Capital of the World” for its many jewelry manufacturers, Attleboro had a population of 42,068 at the 2000 census

On April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord.  Seth marched on the alarm.

Seth Richardson II Son of the American Revolution Application by Bradford Monroe Lindsley

Seth Richardson American Revolution Membership Application by Rex Dodge

Seth Richard Revolutionary War Service  Elias, David and Daniel Bolkom were his wife’s cousins. Source: A sketch of the history of Attleborough: from its settlement to the division By John Daggett 1894

Joseph Read (March 6, 1732 – September 22, 1801) was a soldier and a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War.  He was a lieutenant colonel at the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19 1775. Note that Seth’s service started 8 days later on Apr 27.  Thereafter, until the end of 1776, Read served as colonel in command of several regiments of the Massachusetts Line.

The Massachusetts Line was a formation within the Continental Army. The term “Massachusetts Line” referred to the quota of numbered infantry regiments assigned to Massachusetts at various times by the Continental Congress. These, together with similar contingents from the other twelve states, formed the Continental Line. The concept was particularly important in relation to the promotion of commissioned officers. Officers of the Continental Army below the rank of brigadier general were ordinarily ineligible for promotion except in the line of their own state.

In the course of the war, 59 infantry regiments were assigned to the Massachusetts Line. This included the 27 provincial regiments of 1775, the 16 numbered Continental regiments of 1776, the 15 Massachusetts regiments of 1777, and Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment, which later became the 16th Massachusetts Regiment.

Seth Richardson Roxbury Campaignn Source: A sketch of the history of Attleborough: from its settlement to the division By John Daggett 1894

The 4th Massachusetts Bay Provincial Regiment was commanded by Colonel Theophilus Cotton, of Plymouth,  who served as colonel until the end of the year.  In August 1775, Cotton’s Regiment was designated “The 16th Regiment of Foot.” It served in the Siege of Boston until its disbandment.

Seth Richardson and his father-in-law Thomas French were on a Secret Mission in 1777  – Source: A sketch of the history of Attleborough: from its settlement to the division By John Daggett 1894

I haven’t been able to unravel much about this secret expedition except the company marched from Taunton Sept. 29, 1777

Children

1. Seth RICHARDSON III (See his page)

2. George Richardson

George’s wife Mary “Polly” Fuller was born 1777 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass. Another source states her maiden name was Wilson.

In the 1850 census, George was 80 years old and living with his son George’s family in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine.

Children of George and Polly:

i. Mary “Polly” Richardson b. 13 Aug 1799 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass.; d. 31 Jan 1888 Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota; m. 1 Sep 1822 in Vassalboro, Kennebec Co., Maine to Serenus A. Farrington (30 Sep 1799 Maine – 31 Jan 1888 Minneapolis Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota Plot: section 8 19D)

In the 1860 census, Mary and Serenus were farming in Otisco, Waseca, Minnesota.

Child’s History of Waseca Co., Mn, p. 410, published in 1905. – – Mr. Serenus Farrington was one of the early settlers of Otisco. He was born in Maine, September 30, 1799, and died at Minneapolis, Jan. 31, 1888. He settled in Otisco in 1857, where he lived thirteen years. He then moved with his wife to Owatonna, where they lived until December, when they went to Minneapolis to live with his son Frank. Mr. Farrington was in comparatively good health, and said grace at the supper table the night of his death, which occurred at 1 o’clock a.m. He left a widow, eighty-eight years of age, six children, sixty grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had been married about sixty-five years, and had been a member of the Baptist church for a much longer period.

In the 1860 census, Serenus and Mary were farming in Otisco, Waseca, Minnesota.

ii. Eliza Richardson b. 3 Sep 1801 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass.; m. 9 Mar 1826 – Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts to David Richards (b. 3 Aug 1804 Attleboro – ) His parents were David Richards and Eleanor Stanley.

iii. George Richardson b. 2 Jan 1806 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass.; d. 26 Feb 1885 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; m1. 30 Dec 1829 Hall, Maine to Lydia Atwell Robbins (b. 12 Aug 1806 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine – d. 3 Mar 1864 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine) George and Lydia had seven children born between 1830 and 1848.

m2. 1 Dec 1867 to Charlotte H Fox (b ~ 1820 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine – d. 21 Sep 1898 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine) Her parents were James Fox and Sally Whitcomb. Charlotte first married 17 Mar 1856 Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine to Amos Wyman (b. 30 Dec 1807 in Maine – d. 12 Feb 1862 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine)

In the 1870 census,George and Charlotte were living in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine. His wife was Charlotte [__?__]. (b. 1821 Maine)

3. Sarah Richardson

Sarah’s husband Thomas Braman was born 5 May 1776 in in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Thomas Braman and Hannah Skinner. Thomas died 21 Aug 1848 in Norton, Bristol Co., Mass

Thomas was a Sargent in Lt. Daniel Lane’s Guard stationed at Fairhaven, Bristol, Mass. August – November 1814.

In the 1860 census, Sarah was living in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass with her son Isaac and daughter-in-law and niece Cordelia (see below)

Children of Sarah and Thomas:

i.  Thomas Braman b. 27 Sep 1799; d. 23 Nov 1893 in Norton, Bristol Co., Mass. Burial: Norton Common Cemetery; m1. 21 Feb 1823 Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts to Sarah “Sally” Barnes Codding (b. 21 Jan 1802 – 2 Sep 1830 Norton, Mass.);

m2. 19 May 1833 Mansfield, Bristol Co., Mass. to Mandy “Mardy” S Lothrop (1800 – ) His son Isaac Thomas Braman (1829 – 1897) married Sarah’s nieces (daughters of her brother French Richardson) Mary J and Cordelia A Richardson (see below)

ii. Sally Braman b. 5 Dec 1802 in Norton, Bristol Co., Mass.; d. 13 Feb 1889 in Norton, Bristol Co., Mass.; m. 16 Apr 1820 Norton, Bristol Co., Mass to George Codding (20 Jun 1792 Norton Mass. – 15 Jan 1862 – Norton, Bristol, Mass.) His parents were Samuel Codding and Sarah Hill.

In the 1850 census, George and Sally were farming in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts

In the 1860 census, Sally and George were farming in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.

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4. Roxanna “Roxey” Richardson

Roxana’s husband Joseph Parmenter was born 29 Apr 1782 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Caleb Parmenter (1758 – 1851) and Elizabeth Rounds (1758-1806). Joseph died 5 Jan 1866 in China, Kennebec, Maine and is buried at Branch Mills Cemetery, China.

Joseph served during the War of 1812.

Joseph’s father Caleb was a captain in the American Revolution.

Caleb Parmenter Sons of American Revolution Application

In the 1850 census Joseph and Roxanna were living with their son Danford and his family in China, Kennebec, Maine.

Roxanna Richardson Parmenter Headstone – Branch Mills Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine

Children of Roxanna and Joseph:

i. Joseph Parmenter b. 1802 in China, Maine;d. Sep 1879 Lynn, Essex, Mass; m1. 13 May 1832 in China, Kennebec, Maine to Caroline Bragg (b. 17 May 1808 in Maine – d. 3 Jan 1846 in China, Kennebec, Maine);

m2. 1848 to Cynthia Hussey (b. 1812 in Maine – d. Massachusetts) In the 1870 census, Joseph was retired in Lynn Ward 6, Essex, Massachusetts.

ii. Danford Parmenter b. 1805 in Mass. d. 1879 Branch Mills Cemetery, Kennebec, Maine; m. Sally Creasy (1805 – 1872, China, Kennebec, Maine, Branch Mills Cemetery) Sally’s parents were Daniel Creasy and [__?__] Evans, but was she brought up by her aunt, Sally Balcom. Sally first married wife of Luna Balcom. Following the death of his first wife, Danford married Esther A. Austin former wife of Barnabas French, together they raised Frederick Parmenter, son of Constant

Two of Danford and Sally’s children married grandchildren of our ancestor Joseph COLEMAN.  Riley Wellington Parmenter  married 25 Mar 1855 China, Kennebec, Maine to Harriet Lizzie Dow.     Elizabeth R Parmenter married 19 Aug 1855 Kennebec, Maine to Dudley Coleman Dow.

In the 1860 census, Danford and Sally were farming in China, Kennebec, Maine with eight children at home and his parents Joseph and Roxey.

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iii. Roxanna Parmenter b. 1809 in Harlem, Lincoln, Maine; d. 5 Aug 1872 Maine; m1. 26 Nov 1829 in China, Kennebec, Maine to Deacon Hartwell Bragg (b. 1809 in Maine – d. 9 Dec 1863 in Maine) His parents were Nathaniel Bragg (1778 – 1838) and Elizabeth Norton (1777 – 1860); m2. 02 Sep 1865 in China, Kennebec, Maine to David Turner

In the 1850 census Hartwell and Roxanna were farming in China, Kennebec, Maine. There was another Hartwell Bragg, also born in 1809 who married Olive I Hubbard who was living at the same time in Vassalboro

iv. Sarah F Parmenter b. 1811; d. 6 Oct 1831 China, Kennebec, Maine

v. Caleb Parmenter  b. 4 Jul 1816; d. 11 Mar 1892 in Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin; m. Apr 1836 Kennebec, Maine to Hannah N Bragg (b. 25 Mar 1816 in Maine – d. 18 Jan 1897 Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin)

Caleb enlisted in Company A, Maine 26th Infantry Regiment on 11 Oct 1862. Mustered out on 19 Dec 1862. The 26th Maine Infantry was organized in Bangor, Maine and mustered in October 11, 1862 for nine months’ service under the command of Colonel Nathan H. Hubbard. The regiment left Maine for Washington, D.C., October 26. Duty in the defenses of that city until November 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Virginia, November 16, then sailed for New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2. Caleb mustered out 17 days later, maybe because he was 46 years old? See my post Maine Volunteers for more about this regiment and the other Maine regiments where our Maine ancestors sons and grandsons

Caleb and Hannah lived on Abraham Burill’s farm at the foot of Parmenter Hill and later in China Village. After their two eldest sons were married, he and his family went west to Stephen Point, Wisconsin in 1875, and later to Ashland, Wisconsin. Because of his size, it is said that it took six of his sons to lift his casket.

In the 1860 census, Caleb and Hannah were farming near East Thorndike, Jackson, Waldo, Maine with seven children at home ages 3 to 20.

Stevens Point newspaper for March 19, 1892, Saturday

At 7:15 o’clock last Friday morning, at his residence on Church street. Caleb Parmenter, an aged and respected resident of this city, laid down the burdens and cares of this life and passed to the other side. Mr. Parmenter had at times for many years been afflicted with erysipelas. This disease developed into gangrene and blood poisioning, and he had been confined to his house since the 6th of last December. Prior to this time he had never been confined to the house by sickness a single day during his long life of nearly 76 years. During his long illness he was tenderly cared for by his sons who live in this city, and at his request his sons, -six in number,- also acted as pall bearers at the burial. Mr. Parmenter came from sturdy Maine stock. He was little more than six feet and one inch in height, his average weight in his younger days being about 280 pounds, and he was regarded as one of the most powerful men of the county in which he resided. He was the father of six sons and four daughters, all of whom lived until the youngest was 22 years of age.

The mother and the other nine children are still living. He was born on what is known as Parmenter Hill on the town of China, Kennebeck county, Maine, July 4th 1816. In April 1836, he was married to Miss Hannah Bragg. Until about eighteen years ago, when they came to Stevens Point, they resided in the town of China, Jackson, and Unity in the counties of Kennebeck and Waldo, Maine, where Mr. Parmeter was engaged in farming and lumbering. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. A, 26th Maine, in which command he served nearly a year but had to be discharged on account of the disease which eventually caused his death. As said before, his wife and nine children, all of whom were present at the funeral, survive him. They are Allen, Seth H., Orrin, Walter, Mrs. A. P. Jackson and Mrs. Frank Chute of this city, Herbert and Alva M. of Ashland and Mrs. A. J. Withey of Schockopee, Minnesota. Deceased was of a quiet, unostentations nature, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was an honorable man in the highest sense of the word. After coming here for a couple of years he was street commissioner, in which capacity he served the people faithfully and well. The funeral was held from the Baptist church last Sunday afternoon, with interment in the Episcopal cemetery. Revs. Carr and Rankin conducted the services.

Hannah N. Bragg was born in China, Maine, March 25, 1816, and was married to Caleb Parmeter of that town April 20, 1836. they lived on a farm in Maine until the spring of 1875, when they came to Stevens Point and shortly afterwards built their home on Church street, where

Mr. Parmeter died March 11, 1892 and where Mrs. Parmeter has resided ever since. Ten children were born to them in Maine, six sons and four daughters, of whom eight survive the, two daughters having died after reaching womanhood. The children are Allen, formerly of this city, but now of East Fairfield, Maine, Mrs. Rowena Jackson, now in Chicago, Seth of Plainfield, Mrs. A. J. Withee of Shakopee, Minn., Orin and Walter of this city, and Herbert and Alva of Ashland. All will be present at the funeral, except Allen and perhaps Mrs. Jackson, who is in very poor health and may be unable to attend. Mrs. Parmeter, as well as her parents before her, was a Baptist and though for a number of years she has not been a regular church attendant on account of of physical disabilities, she was an earnest christian woman, possessing many endearing qualities. She will be sadly missed in her own family, by whom she was so much loved and appreciated. Her home, which will now be broken up, has long been a place where her children and many grand children loved to congregate.

v. Thomas Parmenter b.4 May 1818 in China, Kennebec, Maine; d. 22 May 1899 Albion, Kennebec. Maine; m. 1841 in China, Kennebec, Maine to Jane Greenough Webb (b. 19 Jul 1818 China, Kennebec, Maine – d. 17 Apr 1910 Albion, Kennebec, Maine)

Thomas took care of his parents and had the farm from 1839 to 1844. He then moved to Lot 95 where four of his six children were born. In 1852 he moved to Albion where the last two children were born.

Jane was born at the foot of Parmeter Hill on the Christospher Webb farm. Mr. Webb is said to have been a direct descendant of John Alden [said to be the first person from the Mayflower to set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620.] and Priscilla Alden.

In the 1860 census, Thomas and Jane were farming in Albion, Kennebec, Maine with five children at home ages 10 to 18.

vi. Seth Richardson Parmenter (b. Jun 1824 – d. 30 Aug 1826 China, Maine)

5. Lydia Richardson

Lydia’s husband Emerson Briggs was born 10 Dec 1784 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Jacob Briggs and Esther Skinner. Emerson died 16 Feb 1873 in Norton, Bristol, Mass.

Jacob Briggs was a private and corporal in the Revolutionary Army.

In the 1850 census, Emerson and Lydia were farming in Norton, Bristol, Mass

In the 1870 census, Emerson (age 85) was living with his son Edmund in Norton, Bristol, Mass.

Children of Lydia and Jacob:

i. Benjamin Skinner Briggs b. 11 May 1805 in Norton, Mass.; d. 11 Dec 1881; m. 1 Jun 1831 in New, Bedfordshire, England to Caroline Cowing (b. 19 Aug 1809 in Plymouth, Mass – d. 11 Jul 1878 in Norton, Mass) In the 1850 census, Benjamin was farming in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts

In the 1850 census, Benjamine and Caroline were farming in Norton, Bristol, Mass with five children at home ages 3 to 16.

ii. Abi “Abby” S Briggs b. 11 Jan 1807 Mansfield, Bristol County, Mass; d. 11 Apr 1901 in Mansfield, Bristol County, Mass; m. 7 May 1829 Mansfield, Bristol County, Mass to Stephen Sampson Sherman (b. 13 Jun 1806 in Foxboro, Norfolk County, Mass. – d. 1 Jan 1875 in Mansfield, Bristol County, Mass) His parents were Stephen Sherman (1778 – 1853) and Lucinda Skinner (1775 – 1851).

In the 1860 census, Stephen S and Abi S were farming in Easton, Bristol, Mass.

iii. Betsey Briggs b. 9 Jan 1809 in Norton, Bristol, Mass; d. 4 Dec 1878 Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Mass; m. 1834 in Mansfield, Mass to Seth Cowing Hiller (b. 4 Jan 1800 in Rochester, Plymouth, Mass. – d. 26 Oct 1844 in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Mass.) In the 1850 census, Betsey was a young widow in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts,

iv. Charlotte Briggs b. 31 Aug 1811; d. 7 Nov 1811

v. Louisa B. Briggs b. 19 May 1813 Mansfield, Norfolk, Mass; d. 10 Mar 1891 Fairhaven, Bristol, Mass; m. 5 Jan 1834 to Jonathan Cowan (b. 6 May 1811 in Rochester, Plymouth County, Mass.. – d. 8 Mar 1884 in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Mass) His parents were Jonathan Cowing (1770 – 1842) and Elizabeth Luce (1782 – 1860).

The family is listed in the census as Cowin or Cowen. Their son Edward Palmer was listed as Cowan in 1880 so all the vowels are covered except Cowon, Cowyn and Cowun. In the 1850 census, Jonathan and Loria were farming in Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts with three children at home ages 4 to 12.

vi. Lorretta Rosemond Briggs b. 7 Dec 1815 in Mansfield, Norfolk, Mass; d. 20 May 1907; m. 14 May 1846 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass to Stimpson Harvey (b. 22 Jan 1809 in Norton, Bristol, Mass. – d. Aft. 1880 census.) His parents were David Harvey and Hannah Lincoln.

Some genealogies state that Stimpson died 26 Jul 1850 – Bristol, Mass, but I don’t think this is correct. Stimpson and Lorita appear in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census in nearby Attleboro. They had one daughter named for her mother, born about 1848. Lorretta’s name was spelled Lauretta, Lousitta, Louretta and Loretta.

vii. Edmond Briggs b. 4 Jul 1818; d. 12 Oct 1883; m. 6 Oct 1839 to Achsah Ann Perry (b. 17 Sep 1817 Attleborough, Bristol, Mass. – Aft. 1880 census) Her parents were Stephen Perrey/Perry and Roana W Lincoln.

In the 1860 census, Edmond and Achsa A were farming in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts with four children at home ages 11 to 18. His father Emerson was living with his family as were two farm laborers, Albert Horton (age 24) and Barnum Lancelin (age 39).

viii. Alfred Briggs b. 19 Jul 1823 in Norton, Bristol, Mass; d. 18 Apr 1902 Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.; m. 10 Apr 1845 in Norton, Bristol, Mass to Polly Thrasher Shaw (b. 13 Dec 1820 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Mass. – d. 9 Nov 1909 in Old Attleborough Bristol, Mass.) Her parents were John Shaw and Polly Thrasher.

In the 1870 census, Alfred and Polly T. were farming in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. with six children at home ages 4 to 19.

ix. Lydia Adeline Briggs b. 18 Oct 1825 in Mansfield, Norfolk, Mass; d. 23 Apr 1891; m. 1841 in Mansfield Norfolk, Mass to Daniel Peter Whiting (b. 4 Mar 1807 in Franklin, Norfolk, Mass. – d. 5 Mar 1893 – Franklin, Norfolk, Mass) His parents were Joseph Whiting and Ruth Adams-Bacon.

In the 1870 census, Daniel was a box manufacturer in Franklin, Norfolk, Mass. with ten children at home ages 8 to 24.

x. Martha Cora Briggs b. 24 Sep 1828; d. 1 Sep 1887; m. William Henry Codding (b. 1827 Mass. – d. Aft 1900 census) In the 1870 census, Martha and William were farming in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass. with three children at home ages 6 to 15.

6. Anna (Nancy) Richardson

Nancy’s husband Minor (Miner) Philips was born 23 Feb 1786 – Norton, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Daniel Phillips and Rachel Lincoln.

In the 1860 census, he was living with his sister Julia and brother-in-law Abiather Thayer in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.

In the 1870 census, Miner (age 84) was still living with Abiathar Thayer, Jr in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.

Children of Miner and Nancy

i. Samuel Phillips b. 8 May 1818 in Fountain City, Fountain, Indiana; d. 17 Jan 1905 in Oakville, Louisa, Iowa; m. 1840 to Susannah Keever (24 Apr 1820 Indiana – d. 8 Jun 1886 in Louisa,Iowa) Her parents were Peter Keever (1771 – 1848) and Christina Rogers (1790 – 1835)

In the 1856 Iowa census, Samuel and Susannah were farming in Port Louisa, Louisa, Iowa with five children at home ages 2 to 15.

ii. Joseph P. Phillips b. Jan 1825 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 22 Jan 1917 in Vassalboro; m. 1853 to Julia A. [__?__] (b. May 1831 in Maine – d. Aft 1900 census Vassalboro) Joseph and Julia had five children (living in 1900 born between 1856 and 1870) and seven in all.

In the 1880 census Joseph and Julia lived in Vassalboro where Joseph worked in a woolen mill.

7. Silas Richardson

Silas’ first wife Olive Balcom was born 29 Jul 1787 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Elijah Bolkcom and Marcy Daggett. Her grandparents were our ancestors Jospeh BALCOM and Mary PARMINTER.  Olive died 17 Oct 1820 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass.

Silas’ second wife Ruth Cutting was born 18 Jul 1786 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Aaron Cutting and Margaret Claflin. Ruth died 19 May 1853 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine and is buried at Getchell # 4 Cemetery, Winslow, Maine.

Silas’ third wife Mary Daggety was born 10 Dec 1791 in Mass. She first married Nov 1808 to Walter Cain (1780 – 1834) and second to Benjamin Cleveland (1794 – 1853) before she married Silas 17 Apr 1854. Mary died of typhoid fever 23 Apr 1870 in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine.

In the 1850 census, Silas and Ruth were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine.

Silas (1791-1877), settled in Winslow about 1822. His wife was Ruth Cutting, of Attleboro. Their son, George M., married Achsah D., daughter of Richard, and granddaughter of Richard Handy, who came to Albion from Wareham, Mass. Their children are: Clara J., Ruth C. (Mrs. C. H. Morse, of Randolph), Lester, George D. and Everett.

Children of Silas and Olive

i. Silas Richardson Jr.  b. 3 Feb 1813 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass; d. age 50  30 Apr 1863 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; PVT US Army Interment Date: 30 Apr 1863 Baton Rouge National Cemetery Section 37 Site 2436 m. Abigail D. Barber (b. 1818 Maine)

In the 1850 census, Silas and Abigail and their oldest child , Olive B Richardson (b. 1840 Maine) were farming in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine.

Silas enlisted Company: B 26th Maine Volunteers. Two other of our cousins served in the 26th, but in companies A and F. For the story, see my post Maine Volunteers.

ii. Marcy (Mercy) Daggett Richardson b. 1813 in Attleboro Bristol, Mass.; m. 29 Nov 1840 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine to Matthew Hastings Smiley (b. 25 Mar 1817 in Winslow – d. 13 Jan 1859 in Winslow) In the 1850 census, Matthew was a butcher in Winslow  with three children at home ages 1 to 8.

iii. Elijah Bolkcom Richardson b. 17 Nov 1814 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass; d. 30 Aug 1893 Kennebec, Maine; m. Lois F. Blaisdell (b. 18 Apr 1819 in Rome, Kennebec, Maine – d. 11 Feb 1903 in Chelsea, Kennebec, Maine) Lois’ parents were Ivory Blaisdell (b. 1789 – ) and Sarah H Farnham (1793 – ).

In the 1870 census, Elijah and Louis F were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine.

iv. Seth M Richardson b. 29 Sep 1816 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass; d. 27 Jan 1899 Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon; burial Olney Cemetery, Plot: Block 14 Lot 75 Grave 1; m. 1838 in Vassalboro, Maine to Philena Dearborn (b. 19 Apr 1819 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine – d. 17 Jan 1901 in Pendleton, Oregon) Philena’s parents were Asa Dearborn and Irena Chase

In the 1880 census, Seth and Philena were living in Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon with six children at home ages 18 to 39. Seth was a stone mason, his son Gardner (age 39) was a carpenter, his son John (age 37) was a laborer, his son Seth (age 34) worked in a saddle shop, and his son Edward (age 23) was a stage driver

Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon

Eastern Oregonian Obit 1 Feb 1899 , Pendleton

A victim of paralysis at the age of Eighty-Three. Seth Richardson, Sr., was born at Norton, Mass, on September 20, 1816 and died at his home a short distance west of Pendleton on Friday, January 27, 1899, at 9am. He was stricken with paralysis three or four years ago. Six months ago he had an attack of la grippe, which followed more recently with paralysis of the back, combined to produce death. He live a life of peace ad usefulness and shortly before he died, as he realized that death was near, said to those surrounding his bedside: “I cannot stay much longer; my time is nearly up. I am ready to go.” He died in perfect peace, as though going to sleep. The funeral took place on Sunday forenoon from the late home of deceased, and was conducted by the Rev. FL Forbes, of Pendleton Academy. Interment was in Olney Cemetery.

Seth Richardson, Sr., married Philena Dearborn, at Augusta, Maine and was the father of 12 children. He removed to Oregon in 1877, arriving with father, mother, children, and grandchildren in Portland on May 13. He came to Pendleton the following August, arriving here on the 7th, where he has since resided almost continuously. Seth Richardson, of the Klondike Restaurant, is the oldest child of the deceased.

Sons of Seth Richardson – Alexander Albert (1842 – 1934), Gardiner Daggett (1840 – 1932), & Seth Murray Richardson Jr (1846 – 1924)

By 1900, Pendleton had a population of 4,406 and was the fourth-largest city in Oregon. Like many cities in Eastern Oregon, it had a flourishing Chinatown. The sector is supposed to have been underlain by a network of tunnels which are now a tourist attraction, although its authenticity as a tunnel system has been questioned

v. Sarah French Richardson b. 16 Jul 1819 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass; d. Aft. 1880 census; m. 15 Dec 1849 – Attleboro, Bristol, Mass. to Ezra B Heath (b. 2 Jul 1817 prob. Attleboro, Mass – Aft 1880 census) His parents were Samuel Heath and Hipsey Wilmart.

In the 1880 census, Ezra and Sarah were living in Attleboro, Mass with a servant Mary Walton (age 53) Ezra was a retired grocer. I don’t think Ezra and Sarah had any children.

Children of Silas and Ruth

vi. Margaret Childs Richardson b. 4 Feb 1822 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 18 Oct 1868 in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; m. Jul 1849 Winslow to Gustavus B Crowell (b. 18 Apr 1826 in China, Kennebec, Maine – d. 19 Apr 1877 in Kennebec, Maine) Gustavus’ parents were Ziba Crowell and Thankful Burgess. Margaret and Gustavus had four children born between 1851 and 1865. After Margaret died, Gustavus married Desire [__?__]. (b. 1836 Maine – d. Aft 1920 census)

In the 1870 census, Gustavus and Desire were living in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine where Gustavus had an Oyster Saloon.

vii. Ira A Richardson b. 9 Sep 1823 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 27 Dec 1866 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine. In the 1860 census, Ira was living with his brother Seth’s large family in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine.

viii. George Moses Richardson b. 1825 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 28 Sep 1908 Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine; m1. 29 Nov 1846 Albion, Kennebec, Maine to Achsah “Axey” “Apie” D Handy (b. 23 May 1825 in Albion, Kennebec, Maine – d. 10 Nov 1891 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine) Achsah’s father was Richard Handy; George and Axey had nine children born between 1848 and 1868.

m2. 22 Sep 1893 in Vassalboro, Maine to Albina Maria Tobin ( (b. 12 Feb 1830 in Hartford, Maine – d. 28 Jul 1920 in Jay, Maine) Albina’s parents were Joseph Tobin and Ada Fuller. Albina first married Ephraim Tilson Stetson (1831 – 1874),

In the 1880 census, George and Appie were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine with four children at home ages 8 to 23.

George and Appie’s daughter Ruth Cutting Richardson Portrait (1856 – 1919)

ix. Ruth Lane Richardson b. 20 Oct 1827 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 1900 in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine; m. 7 May 1861 in Winslow to Moses Rich Cain (b. Sep 1830 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine – d. 20 Feb 1904 in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine) Moses’ parents were Walter Cain (1780 – 1834) and Mary Daggety (1791 – 1870) Ruth and Moses had three children: Percy H. (1862 – 1864), Cora Alice (1862 – 1916) and Arthur Moses (1867 – 1923)

In the 1870 census, Moses and Ruth were farmng in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine. Ruth’s 79 year old father Silas Richardson was living with the family

8. Phoebe Richardson

Phoebe’s husband Barnum Hodges was born 22 Apr 1790 in Attelboro, Mass. Barnum died 13 Nov 1873 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine

Barnum Hodges (1790 – 1873)  or maybe his son Barnum Hodges Jr. (1813 – 1904)

In the 1850 census, Barnum and Phoebe were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine next to Silas Richardson and his family. The 1870 census lists Barnum (age 80) as insane and he was living with his son Edwin’s family.

Illustrated history of Kennebec County, Maine; 1625-1799-1892;.

[Phoebe’s husband] Barnum Hodges, a native of Attleboro, Mass., and a soldier of the war of 1812, came to Vassalboro in 1821. The following year he came to Winslow and settled in the southeastern part of the town on the farm where he died in 1873, at the age of eighty-three years. His wife, Phebe, a daughter of Seth Richardson, bore him eleven children: Phebe A., Barnum, Ira R., Edmund L., William H., Susan R. (deceased), Isaac (deceased), Charles, Olive (deceased), Albert and Edwin

Children of Phebe and Barnum

i. Phebe Ann Hodges b. 19 Jan 1812 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 15 Jan 1902 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; Burial: Hodges Cemetery; m. 28 Dec 1835 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine to Cyrus Columbus Sanborn (b. 21 May 1807 in Wakefield, New Hampshire – d. 18 Mar 1851 in Winslow, Maine Burial: Palmer Road)

In the 1850 census, Cyrus and Phebe were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine with seven children at home ages 0 to 13.

ii. Barnum Hodges Jr b. 9 Sep 1813 – Attleboro, Bristol, MA; d. 21 Jan 1904 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine of a hemorrhage of the nose; m. Betsey Wilson (b. 1807 Maine – d.15 May 1887) Betsey’s parents were Stephen Wilson and Sarah Abbott.

Barnum Hodges Jr Bio Source: Illustrated History of Kennebec County, Maine; 1625-1799-1892, Part 2 By Henry D. Kingsbury, Simeon L. Deyo 1892

In the 1860 census, Barnum and Betsy were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine with two children Sarah (age 17) and Florilla (age 7). There were also several seniors in the household, perhaps part of Barnum’s duties for the poor. Hannah Richardson – a distant relation (age 81), Moses Dow (age 80), Thomas Loman (age 70), Albion Hussey ( age 16) and Lovina Crosby (age 49).

iii. Ira Richardson Hodges b. 11 Mar 1816 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass; d. 1 Jan 1896 in Benton Falls, Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; m. Jane Libby (28 May 1818 Albion, Kennebec, Maine – d. 10 May 1872 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine) Her parents were John Libby (1790 – ) and Joanna Pike Baker (1794 – 1861).

Ira age 44 enlisted in Company D, Maine 21st Infantry Regiment on 13 Oct 1862. Mustered out on 25 Aug 1863 at Augusta, Maine

In the 1870 census, Ira R and Jane were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine with four children at home ages 10 to 18. Also in the household was Alden Dana age 10.

iv. Edmund Llewellyn Hodges b. 26 May 1818 in Attleboro, Mass.; d. 23 Mar 1896 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; m1. 19 Dec 1837 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine to Harriet G Hamlin (b. 16 Oct 1820 in China, Kennebec, Maine – d. 13 Nov 1857 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine) Harriet’s father was Jonas Hamlin; Edmund and Harriet had ten children born between 1840 and 1856.

m2. Susan N Robinson (b. 21 Apr 1829 in Benton, Kennebec, Maine – Aft. 1907 Winslow City Directory) Susan’s father was Henry Robinson. Edmund and Susan had two more children James A. (1859 – 1925) and Carrie May (1865 – 1867)

Edmund Hodges Bio Source: Illustrated History of Kennebec County, Maine; 1625-1799-1892, Part 2 By Henry D. Kingsbury, Simeon L. Deyo

In the 1880 census, Edmund L and Susan N were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine with eight children at home, ages 4 to 33.

v. William Henry Hodges b. 29 May 1821 Kennebec, Winslow, ME; d. 20 Mar 1898 Winslow, Kennebec, ME; m1. 25 Jul 1847 Winslow, Kennebec, ME to Mary Wentworth (b. 12 Jun 1828 in Embden, Somerset, Maine – d. 11 Apr 1864 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine) William and Mary had three children born between 1847 and 1853.

m2. 16 Oct 1864 Age: 43 Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine to Sarah Abbott (b. Aug 1837 in Maine – d. 24 Jun 1900 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine) Sarah’s parents were George Abbott and Lauretta [__?__]. Before she married Willia, Sarah had a son Frank L. Webber (b. 1863 in Winslow). William and Sarah had two children Della M. (1867 – 1944) and William James (1869 – 1892)

In the 1850 census, William H and Mary were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine with two young children Lewis and Emma. By the 1870 census, William H was married to Sarah [__?__] (b. 1838 Maine) and had four new children ages 1 to 16.

vi. Susan Richardson Hodges b. 27 Sep 1823 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 17 Oct 1847 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; m. Carlos Edwin Nelson (b. Jun 1824 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine – d. Aft. 1900 census Littleton, Middlesex, Mass)  Carlos Edwin’s sister Helen Mariah Nelson married Susan’s brother Charles.   Their parents were Moses Nelson (1790 – 1863 ) and Adelia (Delia) Abbott (1796 – 1859).   After Susan died, Carlos married Roxanna S Matthews (b. 1828 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine -d. bef. 1900 census)

In the 1880 census, Carlos and Roxanna were living in Lowell, Middlesex, Mass with two children. Carlos was a carpenter.

vii. Isaac Richardson Hodges b. 27 Feb 1826 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d,. 13 Nov 1851 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine

viii. Charles Hodges b. Oct 1829 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 5 Sep 1897 Clinton, Kennebec, Maine; m. 31 Aug 1856 Winslow to Helen Mariah Nelson (b. 30 Jul 1837, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine – d. Aft 1920 census) Helen’s brother  Carlos Edwin Nelson married Charles’ sister Susan Richardson Hodges.  Their parents were Moses Nelson (1790 – 1863 ) and Adelia (Delia) Abbott (1796 – 1859)

In the 1880 census, Charles was farming in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine.

ix. Olive Hodges b. 30 Jan 1832 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. Oct 1883; m. 31 Aug 1855 Winslow, Kennebec to Charles S Cain (b. 19 Feb 1833 in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine – d. 14 Oct 1916 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine) Olive and Charles had seven children born between 1857 and 1870.

Charles enlisted in Company F, Maine 29th Infantry Regiment on 13 Nov 1863 at the age of 30. Mustered out on 22 Aug 1865. See my post Maine Volunteers for the story of the regiment.

In the 1870 census, Charles and Olive were farming in Benton, Kennebec, Maine.

x. Albert Hodges b. Aug 1834 Maine; d. 22 Nov 1901 Winslow, Kennebec of cerebral meningitis; m1. 25 Nov 1858 to Almira Clark ( b. 1840 Maine – d. 23 Dec 1877) Her father was Jerome Clark of Sidney, Maine; m2. 28 May 1879 to Sarah (Sadie) L Nichols (b. 1856 Maine – Aft 1930 census)

In the 1900 census, Albert and Sarah were farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine next door to his nephew Llewellyn Hodges (b. 1840)

Albert Hodges Bio (Source: Illustrated History of Kennebec County, Maine; 1625-1799-1892, Part 2 By Henry D. Kingsbury, Simeon L. Deyo 1892)

xi. Edwin Hodges b. 8 Oct 1835 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 29 Mar 1910 Waterville, Kennebec, Maine of senile gangrene; m. 4 Jun 1861 Winslow to Sarah Zilpha Smiley. (b. 18 Jan 1842 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine – d. 27 Apr 1930 in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine) Sarah’s parents were Matthew Hastings Smiley (1817 – 1859) and Edwin’s first cousin (see above) Marcy Daggett Richardson (1819 – 1867)

In the 1880 census, Edwin was farming in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine. Edwin and Sarah were separated in the 1900 census, Edwin was a boarder and Sarah was living with her cousin.

9. Rhoda Richardson

Rhoda’s husband Elkanah Wheeler was born 19 Aug 1805 or 17 Jul 1807, – Dighton, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Walker Wheeler and Anna Goff. Elkanah died in 1860.

In the 1850 census, Rhoda and Elkanah were farming in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts,

Children of Rhoda and Elkanah

i. Elkanah Wheeler b. 1838 Massachusetts His only record I can find is the 1860 census. when he was living with his mother, his sister and his eight year old cousin (see below) Clara B Richardson.

ii. Rhoda A Wheeler b. 1838 Massachusetts; m. 23 Nov 1862 Taunton, Mass. to Charles Carpenter Hoar (Horr) (9 Nov 1837 – Aft. 1920 census) His parents were Able Hoar and Wealthy Harvey.

In the 1880 census, Charles and Rhoda were farming in Norton, Bristol, Mass.

10. Capt. French Richardson

French’s wife Nancy Crossman was born 24 Aug 1793 in Pawtucket, Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Elisha Crossman (1767 – 1840) and Betsy Balcom (1767 – 1806). Nancy died 22 Apr 1881 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass

In the 1850 census, French and Nancy were farming in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass. with five children at home, ages 12 to 27.

Children of French and Nancy:

i. Elisha French Richardson b. 16 Dec 1821 Kennebec, Maine; d. 4 May 1893 in Pawtucket, Bristol, Mass; m. 25 Jul 1849 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass (both of Pawtucket). to Huldah Cole Bliss (b. 23 Aug 1829 Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Mass – d. 26 Dec 1903) Her parents were Noah Bliss and Olive Medbury, Elisha and Huldah had ten children born between 1850 and 1872.

In the 1860 census, Elisha was a butcher in Pawtucket, Bristol, Mass. with five young children at home ages 1 to 8.

ii. William C Richardson b. Oct 1823 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; m. 7 Sep 1852 Age: 28 Seekonk, Mass. to Amy E Rounds (b. 1828 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. – d. 30 Aug 1858 in Attleboro, Bristol, Mass of consumption) Amy’s parents were E H Rounds and Adaline [__?__]. William and Amy had one daughter Emma A. Richardson (1858 – aft. 1930)

In the 1870 census William was a ship joiner in Attleboro, he had a 12 year old daughter Emma and his parents were living with him. Nancy (age 86) was still living with William and Emma in the 1880 census.

iii. Mary Jane Richardson b. 26 Nov 1827 Maine; d. 4 May 1856 Norton, Mass.; m. Isaac T Braman (1829 – 1897). After Mary died, Isaac married Mary’s sister Cordelia. Isaac’s father was Mary’s older cousin Thomas Braman (1799 – 1893 see above)

iv. Charles T. Richardson b. 19 Feb 1831 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine – d. 15 Nov 1900 in Visalia, Tulare, California Buried 22 Nov 1900 Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island; m. 5 Jun 1855 to Martha Cole Newman (b. 18 Apr 1833 in Seekonk, Bristol, Mass – ) Her parents were Sylvanus Newman (1775 – 1851) and Charlotte Ide Carpenter (1794 – 1871)

In the 1870 census, Charles and Martha were living in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island where Charles was a butcher. They did not have children.

v. Betsey B Richardson b. Dec 1835 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass; d. 30 Oct 1908 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass; m. 15 Apr 1857 Attleboro to George Asa Dean (b. 2 May 1835 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass – d. 4 Aug 1900 in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass. of angina pectoris) George’s parents were Asa Dean and Lucy Read.

In the 1880 census, George A. and Betsey B. were living in Attleborough, Bristol, Mass were George was a Jewelry Manufacturer.

vi. Cordelia A Richardson b. 6 Feb 1838 Mass.; d. 31 Dec 1922 Norton Common Cemetery  Norton, Bristol, Mass.; m. Isaac T. Braman (b. 1 Oct 1829 – d. 20 Jun 1897 Norton, Mass of cancer of the stomach) Isaac first married Cordelia’s sister Mary J Richardson Braman (1827 – 1856) Isaac’s father was Cordelia’s older cousin Thomas Braman (see above)

11. Ira Richardson

Ira’s wife Evelina Fisher was born 21 Mar 1810 in Mansfield, Mass. Her parents were Daniel Fisher and Hepzibah Fillebrown. Evelina died 14 Aug 1851 in Mansfield, Mass at the age of 41 from child birth. Her daughter Clara Brown Richardson (1851 – 1901) survived.

In the 1850 census, Ira and Evelina were farming in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass. with eight children at home ages 1 to 15.

Children of Ira and Evelina:

i. George Thompson Richardson b. 21 Oct 1834 Mansfield, Mass; d. 10 Apr 1897; m. 2 Jun 1857 Foxboro, Norfolk, Mass. to Sarah Clarke (b. 1835 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass. – d. 1 Mar 1899 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.) Her parents were John Clarke and Milly Randall.

In the 1880 census, George was a master railroad mechanic in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island.

ii. Mary Eveline Richardson b. 5 Oct 1836 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass; d. 27 Jul 1873; m. 25 Jan 1860 Easthampton, Mass. to John A Selee (not Seles) (b. 29 Mar 1823 Easthampton Mass – ) His parents were John Selee and Sebrina [__?__]

In the 1860 census, John A and Mary E were farming in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts. It looks like John’s brothers were living with the family. Richmond Selee (age 27) had students, Leonard Selee (age 25 was a school teacher and Edward Selee (age 29) was a lawyer.

iii. Caroline Chamberlain Richardson b. 30 Apr 1839 Mass; d. 26 Aug 1922 Mansfield, Bristol, Mass; m. 28 Oct 1872 to Jared (Jerry) Britton Dean (b. 1840 Mass – d. aft. 1920 census) His parents were William Dean (1790 – 1844) and Keziah Britton (1798 – 1882)

In 1866/67 Jared was a laborer living at 116 Jessie Street San Francisco.

In 1889, 1890 and 902 Jared resided at 218 Harrison St San Francisco and was working as a teamster.

I don’t know if Caroline accompanied Jared to San Francisco or if there were two Jared B Deans born in 1839 Massachusetts.

iv. Lloyd Garrison Richardson b. 9 Sep 1840; d. 31 Oct 1864 Mansfield, Mass. of typhoid fever; Lloyd died during the Civil War, but I can’t find a record.

v. Sarah Lodoyska Richardson b. 10 Jun 1842; d. 30 Dec 1883 in West Medford, Middlesex Co., Mass; m. 15 Feb 1866 Mansfield, Bristol Co., Mass. to Elijah Glover Morse (b. 6 May 1838 Sharon, Mass. – d. 27 Jul 1903 in West Medford, Middlesex Co., Mass) His parents were Willard Morse (1802 – 1878) and Eliza Glover (1801 – 1874). After Sarah died, Elijah married 2 Feb 1888 Salem, Essex Co., Mass to Clara H. Jelly (b. 16 Aug 1853 in Salem, Essex Co., Mass)

In the 1880 census, Elijah was a paper box manufacturer in Medford, Middlesex, Mass. with no children at home.

vi. Martha Abiah Richardson b. 11 Sep 1844; d. 16 Jan 1929; Unmarried.

In the 1910 and the 1920 census, Caroline and Jared Dean were living with her sister Martha in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.

vii. Emma Jane Richardson b. 8 Oct 1846 in Mansfield, Mass; d. 10 Oct 1892 417 Fourth Street Detroit, Michigan; m. 11 May 1874 in Mansfield, Mass. to Albinus Finney Frost (b. 11 May 1847 in Olivet, Michigan – d. 18 Apr 1905 in Cambridge, Mass.) Emma and Albinus had ten children born between 1875 and 1892.

In the 1880 census, Albinus was a clergyman in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. After Emma died, Albinus married in 1894 to Rosalia L Laible and had two more children. Their son Royal Harwood Frost (25 February 1879–11 May 1950) became an astronomer and is featured in a wikipedia article.

viii. Edward Alden Richardson b. 10 Jul 1848 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.; d. 13 Apr 1857 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass

ix. Clara Brown Richardson b. 14 Aug 1851 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.; d. 28 Feb 1901 in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass; m. 6 Apr 1869 to George Fiske (b. Nov 1845 Rhode Island- Aft 1920 census Mansfield, Bristol, Mass) Clara and George had five children born between 1870 and 1889.

In the 1900 census, George was a pressman in a jewelry factory in Mansfield, Bristol, Mass.

Sources:

http://www.geni.com/people/Seth-Richardson/6000000006802792995

The Richardson memorial: comprising a full history and genealogy of the … Pages 240 – 243 By John Adams Vinton

http://dunhamwilcox.net/ma/attleborough_m8.htm

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=21874156&st=1

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4105122/person/-1651147485

Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal …, Volume 2 By Ellery Bicknell Crane

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  14. Cody Nelson says:

    I realize this is a nearly 5 year old post, so I apologize if any of your information has changed. You referenced Moses and Adelia Nelson twice in this post,

    “vi. Susan Richardson Hodges b. 27 Sep 1823 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 17 Oct 1847 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; m. Carlos Edwin Nelson (b. Jun 1824 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine – d. Aft. 1900 census Littleton, Middlesex, Mass) His parents were Moses Nelson (1790 – ) and Adelia Abbott (1796 – 1859) After Susan died, Carlos married Roxanna S Matthews (b. 1828 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine -d. bef. 1900 census)

    In the 1880 census, Carlos and Roxanna were living in Lowell, Middlesex, Mass with two children ages xx and xx. Carlos was a carpenter.

    vii. Isaac Richardson Hodges b. 27 Feb 1826 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d,. 13 Nov 1851 in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine

    viii. Charles Hodges b. Oct 1829 Winslow, Kennebec, Maine; d. 5 Sep 1897 Clinton, Kennebec, Maine; m. 31 Aug 1856 Winslow to Helen Mariah Nelson (b. 30 Jul 1837, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine – d. Aft 1920 census) Helen’s parents were Moses Nelson ( – 1863) and Delia [__?__] ( – 1859)”

    Moses Nelson b.1789 d.1863 and Adelia Abbott b.1796 were my 4th great grandparents. My line doesn’t run through Carlos or Helen but rather Frank Eugene Nelson. Just thought I’d let you know that they are one in the same.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Cody,

      I keep these entries up to date. Thanks for the info on the sibling marriages. I updated Susan’s and Charles’ records to include the siblings.

      Kind Regards,

      Mark

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