Elisha Richardson
1808 - 1858

FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 21 SEP 1808, Ohio (probably Gallia County)
MARRIED 1: Sarah "Polly" SOMERS
         30 AUG 1827
         Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio
         by John Cherrington, J.P.
MARRIED 2: Elizabeth SUMMERS
         24 FEB 1831
         Gallia County, Ohio
DIED: 10 JUL 1858
         Missouri (probably Cass County)


Elisha Richardson was the eldest of four children born to John and Elizabeth Richardson. His father, John, died in 1821 and Jordan Manring (his maternal grandfather) became the legal guardian of Elisha, his sister Mary, and his brothers William and John.

Elisha married Sarah Somers in 1827 but Sarah died less than four years into the marriage. Two of Elisha's children from this first marriage died in their infancy and it is likely that Sarah died during childbirth. Elisha married Elizabeth Summers only a few months after his first wife passed and he and Elizabeth had 9 more children.

Elisha farmed Gallia County, Ohio until the late 1840s when he moved his family to Missouri. Speculators were known to be paying good prices for land in Ohio at that time. Elisha appears on the 1850 Census for Cass County, Missouri along with his wife and four of his children.

Elisha died of cholera in Missouri on July 10th, 1858 - most likely in Cass County.


WIVES of Elisha RICHARDSON:
   1. Sarah "Polly" SOMERS

        1808-1830
   2. Elizabeth SUMMERS
        1806-

PARENTS of Elisha RICHARDSON:
    John RICHARDSON

     1779-1922
    Elizabeth MANRING
     1785-1895

CHILDREN of Elisha RICHARDSON and Sarah SOMERS:
   1. Lewis Kincade RICHARDSON

        1828-1997
   2. Francis Amy RICHARDSON
        1830-
   3. Elizabeth RICHARDSON
        1830-

CHILDREN of Elisha RICHARDSON and Elizabeth SUMMERS:
   1. William Davis RICHARDSON

        1831-
   2. Roman Perry RICHARDSON
        1833-
   3. Andrew Jackson RICHARDSON
        1836-
   4. Samuel Marion RICHARDSON
        1837-
   5. Elisha Martin Van Buren RICHARDSON
        1840-
   6. James Robert Beal Knox Polk RICHARDSON
        1844-
   7. Noah William RICHARDSON
        1846-
   8. John Jefferson RICHARDSON
        1846-
   9. Meurah Elizabeth RICHARDSON
        1848-



RICHARDSON FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
  1830 U.S. Federal Census for Raccoon Twp., Gallia Co., OH
  1840 U.S. Federal Census for Perry, Gallia Co., OH
  1850 U.S. Federal Census for District 16, Cass Co. MO