Richardson Family History & Genealogy
Biographies & Family Trees
Find records of Richardsons by their first name:
- Aa Richardson to Averlean Richardson
- Avery Richardson to Chanel Richardson
- Chaney Richardson to Derrick Richardson
- Derrier Richardson to Etterina Richardson
- Ettie Richardson to Halton Richardson
- Hamilton Richardson to Jicie Richardson
- Jiley Richardson to Leota Richardson
- Leotha Richardson to Marsiline Richardson
- Marston Richardson to Octa Richardson
- Octave Richardson to Rietta Richardson
- Rigdon Richardson to Suzanne Richardson
- Suzetta Richardson to Walden Richardson
- Waldo Richardson to Zylpha Richardson
Most Common First Names
- William 3.2%
- John 3.0%
- James 2.9%
- Robert 2.0%
- Mary 1.9%
- George 1.6%
- Charles 1.5%
- Thomas 1.2%
- Joseph 0.8%
- Henry 0.8%
Richardson Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Richardson family.
- Keith Albert Richardson born 982
- Hannah Green Richardson born 1646
- Elizabeth Richardson Allen born 1658
- Penelope Richardson born 1707
- Sarah Richardson Pierpoint born 1719
- Mary Richardson Bigelow born 1727
- Isabella Calmes Richardson born 1729
- Elizabeth Richardson Gould born 1755
- Sarah Richardson Paine born 1757
- Jemima Paine Richardson born 1766
Richardson Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 98,114 people with the last name Richardson that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Richardson family on AncientFaces.
- Sharon Richardson lived 115 years
- Walter C Richardson lived 113 years
- Clell Richardson lived 113 years
- Hughland Richardson lived 112 years
- Lucinda Richardson lived 113 years
- James Richardson lived 112 years
- Hilda M Richardson lived 111 years
- Price Richardson lived 108 years
- Tom Richardson lived 108 years
- Violet Richardson lived 108 years
1 c. crushed pineapple slightly drained
1 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. pineapple juice
1/2 c. chopped nut meats (your favorite)
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
Melt butter or margarine in the top of a double boiler. Beat eggs, add sugar and continue beating. Add to the mixture butter or margarine and continue cooking until mixture is smooth and thickened. Cool; add pineapple and nut meats, Blend.
Spread a layer of graham crackers crumbs in the bottom of a well-greased loaf pan, a layer of pineapple mixture, a layer of graham cracker crumbs, alternate until all has been used. Sprinkle crumbs over top. Pour pineapple juice over top. Place in refrigerator for 12 hours. Serves 6
found this recipe in a old book dated in 1950 by people in Jonesboro Indiana..and this one was my great grandmother's recipe..her name was..
Mrs. Elbert B. Richardson..also known as Elsie Enyart Richardson..
information is appreciated.
Lorenzo traveled the 12 miles from St. James to New Madrid, Missouri, where Confederate forces had landed, along with six other young men from his county to join Cpt. Bankhead's Tennessee Flying Artillery on 31 July 1861. Two of the boys who joined that day were his close neighbors Andrew and Marion OLIVER, whose brother in law he would later become.
He was with the battery when it moved to Columbus, KY and is shown on the muster roll of 31 December 1861. He was almost certainly present during the fighting at New Madrid, MO in February-March 1862.
The family stories about Lorenzo state that he was wounded and this probably took place during the Shiloh campaign. On his Texas Confederate Pension Application he states "I was captured by the enemy at Corinth, Mississippi. As I now remember in 1863 (this would have to have been in 1862). I was in hospital there at the time of capture. Held by the enemy for many months, was turned out of prison at Alton, IL but never recovered."
L.R. Richardson along with Andrew OLIVER and many others are listed in the report ob absentees without leave from 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Mississippi dated 24 June 1862.
Lorenzo's claim to have been captured while in hospital and to have eventually been sent to Alton, IL can not, at this time, be substantiated by U.S. government prisoner of war records. These records are incomplete and the record of his incarceration may have been lost.
In an affidavit for his pension, a prewar friend, James E. GULLION of Co. E, 1st Missouri Infantry Regiment states that he and Lorenzo were released in 1864 on the Mississippi River. They were reunited in Red River County, Texas sometime after the turn of the century.
Lorenzo's exact date of return to Mississippi County is uncertain. He made a claim for 4 months labor 1863-64 in William A. SWEANEY's probate record which would have put him back in the county about September 1863.
After his release he, and his friend James GULLION were inducted into the Enrolled Missouri Militia Co. H, 79th Regiment. This was mandatory service and they had no choice except to go back to prison or go into hiding. The E.M.M. was a state organization not recognized by the Federal government and not considered Federal service. It was non unlike the "minutemen" in that they remained at home until needed. They were called up in August 1864 for the emergency arising from General Sterling Price's raid into Missouri and relieved of duty 28 November 1864
For almost 20 years after the war Lorenzo continued to live in Mississippi County. He married Andrew OLIVER's sister Elizabeth on 18 February 1869. They had three children, Charlotte (Lottie)who would marry John S. HILL, James, and Lewellen Tennessee Voila (Dora) who would marry Robert S. WEDDLE.
The family removed to Red River County, Texas in 1883 and settled near Midway. The county tax records for the period show him for the first time in 1884 with virtually no property worth taxing. He continued to be quite poor in all the tax records that I have located. His grand-daughter Julia Weddle SZENASI claimed that he was addicted to opium as a result of his wound.
Elizabeth died 15 March 1894.
R.L. Richardson is listed as one of the founding members of United Confederate Veterans Camp #656 John C. Burks in Clarksville, TX. He received a pension from the state #32774.
Paap or Grandpaap, as he was known to his family, died of Brights Disease on 8 May 1918 while living with his daughter Lottie and her husband in Detroit, TX. He was buried in Bluff Cemetery near that town next to his wife, his son in law Robert S. WEDDLE was buried to his left in the 1920's.