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Lawrence Albert Richardson

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Conni Nelson commented on Dec 01, 2002
1/2 c.butter or margarine 1 c. crushed pineapple slightly drained 1 c. granulated sugar 2 eggs 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..
Muhammad Abdullah commented on Sep 11, 2007
one day i went to see ayesha at work and she said akh[broter]have you read about alex haley in " reader's digest " ? i said no.she said he traced his family back to africa and they were muslims.ayesha said here take the book and read it and bring it back when you are finished.after reading alex haley's article on his roots back to africa i reflected on him teaming up with malcolm x on his autobiography.i then met amuslim from senegal who looked just like my grandmother's youngest brother.i then went to see my grandparents and ask them about their parents and where they came grandfather h.j.roberson knew his parents and only his mother's mother belle williams who he said was referred to as the big house cook.then i asked my grandmother mary richardson about her grandmother was an exception to the rule.she told me her parents were john richardson and everline oliver and were born in douglassville,texas in cass county and that she was born 4-23-1900 on o'neal's farm in atlanta,texas.her grandparents were miles richardson and fannie carey and her mother's parents were bonds[barnes]oliver and hagar campbell.i then asked her if she knew miles parents said she she could not remember.i said what about your mother's grandparents? she said andrew and becky campbell.i said where did they come from before coming to texas/ she said i do not know.alex haley's book " roots ' was being advertised for an upcoming mini series on abc-tv and then another article appeared in ' ebony " magazine and too me it was better than the one in " reader's digest " because it had photographs of alex haley with his family who descendended from kunta kinte who had been kidnapped and enslaved and brought to the thirteen colonies that would eventually be the united states of america.with al of the advertisement of roots for abc-tv i postponed going into the army.i began to read about genealogy and 3 years later i read " black genealogy ' by charles blcoson and he had listings of archive libraries and my grandparents said they came from texas so i wrote to the texas state day i asked my then wife saeeda what was this large envelope and she said it belongs to me? she said yes.i was surprised because i had my mail sent to my post office box.i then opened the envelope and could not figure out what it was.large papers which appeared to be very old and i read it it then dawned on me these names miles richardson and then further down a little boy john richardson and i screamed these my roots.then another sheet as this was the 1880 census and then here was the 1900 census and john richardson and everline were listed and then charlie,jamie d.,andrew and a girl mary it was my grandmother allah'u'akbar! my grandmother said her father john richardson was a sharecropper for hardy o'neal.i then began to trace the o'neal's and found francis 'oneal who married ketturah richardson 12-28-1826 in wilkinson county,misissippi.a researcher wrote me and told me to write the texas state archives and get the 1867 voter registration records.i then wrote the texas state archives and received the 1867 voter registration records and found miles,julius and asbury richardson.i asked my grandmother had she heard of julius and asbury richardson and she said yes.miles said he came to texas from georgia to texas in 1856.what county in georgia did they come from? i am still trying to find out? my gradmother's father bonds [barnes]oliver said he came from africa as a boy to gal'weston [galveston],texas.i am still tryng to corroborate this oral tradition as my mother still say's she remebers her great grandfather teling them he came from africa as a boy.he died in 1937.i am trying to duplicate alex haley in tracing my family back to africa insha-allah.
Melissa Basden commented on Aug 02, 2008
I'm looking for any relations to William Marion Richardson and Rebecca Floyd. These were my great grandparents. My grandfather was Russell Richardson, born in Ballinger, Texas, and he married Irene Brown of Graysville, Ga. They had 8 children, of which my father was the seventh child, William Arthur Richardson. All I know of William Marion is that he is buried in an unmarked grave in Lyerly, Ga., having died about 1906. His daughter Ruth also died about this time. Rebecca lived to know her grandchildren, and died in Graysville, Ga in the 1930s or 1940s. I know William Marion had relatives in Texas, I believe some sisters who were institutionalized in Millegeville, Ga. Russell had one sister, Willie who survived and died about 1956 or 1957. I would very much like to know about my Richardson relatives and any information is appreciated.
Jerry Herd commented on Mar 08, 2009
Known variously as R.L., L.R., Ranz., and Lorenzo D. Richardson he was born in Benton County, Tennessee on 30 April in 1840 or 44. The earliest record found of him is the 1860 Federal Census of St. James township, Mississippi County, Missouri. At this time he was living with William A. SWEANEY and his wife Lewellen. The names of his parents and his relationship to the Sweaneys is not known at this time, family lore has it that he was orphaned. 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.
Lisa Richardson commented on Oct 29, 2017
Paul RIchardson was my father.He was taking me and my sister Kim upto the farm in Cotgrave to visit auntie Jesse and uncle dick.He was reminiscing about his grandad.Lawrence Albert Richardson As he often did as he was very proud of him.He was a commanding officer in war he tell us.He was awarded victory for battle.A sergent Major. Corporol.Met the queenHe was a hero.He won this and awarded that.The list went on and I knew it to be fact because his mum.Winni Richardson.My Nan had all the medals and trophies and suits and sashes at home on display in Nottingham to prove it..She was also proud as punch.She walked with pride.She knitted for charities and jumble sales.She was a regular church goer.I believe my great grandfather was a reverent or paster.My Nan sang loud. Baked toffee and was a respected Lady.She read her live letters show me hus pictures and told me stories of my grandad.They were married 30+ yearsl .A short wile before she passed away.She declutted and it was all gone..The photos the medals.The letters.The singing.The stories all stopped.Then she passed away few years later in 1985.She was buried with my grandad Lawrecce who died 1969.There's been no memories or information or picture or anything ever since.lookin for any info.He may have changed his name and emergrated
Brandon Richardson commented on Mar 12
I'm James Brandon Lewis Richardson from Dublin Texas. Iv been doing everything I can to contact other family members. My branch has been away from the rest of the family since my great grandfather Walter Lewis Richardson moved his family, and mother from Trickham Texas to Dublin while my grandfather was in the south Pacific during WW2. From all that I have gathered. All the Richardson's that I research end up related. If y'all wouldn't mind. I'd like to talk more with yall
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