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John Richardson
1751 - 1837

FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 1751, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MARRIED: Grace MILLS
DIED: 22 OCT 1837
         Alleghany County, Virginia


John Richardson was born in the city of Philadelphia, the son of Quaker parents. He Joined the Pennsylvania Militia in the 1770s, rising to the rank of Sergeant, which probably resulted in his parents disowning him for taking up arms.

John married a woman whose maiden name was Mills in New Jersey. Their first son was born in 1779 and soon after, John moved his family to Virginia. John would sire two more children with his first wife.

John married a second time, this time to a woman whose maiden name was Wells, sometime before 1790. John would have six additional children from this marriage.

John lived much of his adult life in Alleghany County, Virginia, near the town of Falling Springs. It is not clear whether he moved directly there when he left Pennslyvania or lived elsewhere in Virginia (possibly Amherst County) for a time before buying property in Alleghany. He began receiving a pension for his military service on April 17th, 1834, when he was 82 years old.

John Richardson died on October 22nd, 1837 in Alleghany County and is buried at the Mt. Zion Church Cemetary in Falling Springs, Virginia.


WIVES of John RICHARDSON:
   1. Grace MILLS

   2. WELLS

PARENTS of John RICHARDSON:
    David RICHARDSON

     1729-1811
Rachel
     1729-1808

CHILDREN of John RICHARDSON and Grace MILLS:
   1. John RICHARDSON

        1779-1821
   2. Mary Margaret (GLASSBURN)
        1781-1809
   3. Benjamin RICHARDSON

CHILDREN of John RICHARDSON and WELLS:
   1. Arnold RICHARDSON

        Abt 1790-
   2. William RICHARDSON
        Bef 1792-
   3. Thomas Wilson RICHARDSON
        1792-1857
   4. Hannah (KNOX)
        1784-
   5. Abigail (THOMPSON)
        1796-
   6. John D. RICHARDSON
        1810-



RICHARDSON FAMILY HOMEPAGE