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Richardsons in the American Revolutionary War
Massachusetts Militia. Applied for a pension 23 Apr 1818 at Hubbardston, Worcester Co., Ma. at age 75 when he had a wife and "a girl" in the home, with no children to assist him.
Massachusetts Militia. B. ca 1759 in Townsend, Middlesex Co., Ma. He applied for a pension 10 Apr 1818 in Lincoln Co., Me. In 1820, he had a wife Lydia (aged 62). He mar Lydia Babb 19 Dec 1785 and they had 8 ch: (not named). He died in Litchfield, NH.
North Carolina Militia. Born 2 Nov 1760 in Bedford Co., Va.; moved at age 6 to Rowan Co., NC where he was living when he enlisted in the NC Militia. He later moved to Montgomery Co., Va. for a few years and then moved to Sullivan Co., Tn. where he lived 20 yrs then moved to Overton Co., Tn. and in 1809 moved Cumberland Co. Ky. (to part which later became Clinton Co.), within one-half mile from where he had lived in Tn. He died 5 Dec 1836 there, leaving a widow, Betsey.
North Carolina Militia. John served as a Private in the NC Militia. Applied for a veteran's pension 6 Mar 1833 at age 74. while living in Overton Co., Tn.: annual allowance $20.00; Amount Received 6 Mar 1833 Pension Started age 74 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)
North Carolina Militia. John died 10 Sep 1839, leaving son Levi Richardson as his only heir. Levi applied for a pension 7 Nov 1846 in Johnston Co., NC at age 60.
Virginia Militia. Born 12 Nov 1762 in Bedford Co., Va. and was living there when he enlisted in the Militia. He served as Captain of a Company of Militia in 1781. In 1804, he moved to Iredell Co., NC where he lived for 17 years, when he moved to Highland Co., Oh. He applied for a veteran's pension in 1833.
Virginia Militia. From Gloucester Co. Listed as "Richeson".
Connecticut Militia. John served as Private in a Company of Militia from Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. who volunteered for Continental service during the War. He was one of several members of the family from Coventry who served during the War.
Connecticut Militia. He mar Judith Borroughs 7 Feb 1792 at Stafford, Tolland Co., Ct. He died there 29 Apr 1839. His widow applied for a pension 30 Jun 1859 at Stafford, aged 83 on 8 Oct 1858. Their oldest ch Warren Richardson made an affidavit at Stafford Ct. on 1 Jul 1859, aged 63 (in Nov 1858).
JOHN RICHARDSON Sr.
Massachusetts Militia. John Sr. served as a Captain of a Company of Massachusetts Militia. His son John Jr. also served in the war. John Sr. died 4 Nov 1819 at age 83.
JOHN RICHARDSON Sr.
Massachusetts Militia. B 7 Sep 1751 (old style) at Methuen, Essex Co., Ma. and always lived there. He applied for a pension 25 Sep 1832. He mar Sarah Stevens 6 Mar 1785 and they had at least 7 ch: Anna Richardson, Phineas Richardson, Abigail Richardson, John Richardson Jr., Eliphalet Richardson, Benjamin ("Ben") Richardson and Elizabeth Richardson). He died 15 May 1843 at Metheun.
JOHN RICHARDSON Jr.
Massachusetts Militia. B 12 May 1758 in Ma., a son of Captain John Richardson Sr. He mar Sarah Wilder 18 May 1785 at Templeton, Ma. They had ch: Charlotte C. Richardson, John Richardson Jr., Joshua Richardson, James Richardson, Thomas Richardson, Caleb Richardson and Charles Richardson, the youngest, who was aged 37 and lived at Waterford, Vt. in 1844. John's widow applied for a pension 6 Mar 1844 at Waterford, aged 80. John's half brother Joshua Richardson, aged 69 in 1844 lived at Templeton.
Maryland State Militia. Johnathan served as a Private in Capt. Walter Alexander's Company, 30th Battalion, Maryland Militia, from Cecil Co., Md. Jonathan Richardson swore his oath of allegiance to Justice Stephen Hyland on March 2, 1778. After the war, he moved to Montgomery Co., Ky. where he died about 1797. His widow applied for a pension 7 Jun 1843. She could not read and write so the family name was corrupted by the person who wrote the application for her into "Richison". Her application:
In order to obtain the benefit of third section of the act of Congress, July 4, 1836, State of Kentucky, County of Harrison.
Be it known that on this seventh day of June Eighteen Hundred and Forty-Three personally appeared before me the undersign, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, Mary Richerson a resident of the County of Harrison State of Kentucky age eighty four years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed July 4, 1836, that she is the widow of Jonathan Richison who was a regular Soldier on the Virginia or Maryland line during the war of the Revolution and was in the Service at least two years and six months or three years. In consequence of her great age and loss of memory she is unable to state time he entered and left the Services, but she is of the impression that he served Colonel Jacob Harland and Captain Harmon Arance and was stationed at a Fort call Little York. She is unable to state the counties and country through which he marched. She well recollects of hearing him speak of being in several battles, one Little York and Brandywine and several of others in which she cannot recollect from loss of memory. She is at this time unable to state all the particulars. She states that she lived in the state of Maryland in county of Bohemia then called near the river of Elk about eight miles below the head. The time they were married she states that they (were) married by the Reverend Hawkins. Her house with all papers was burnt up about thirty years ago. She states that her mind and memory has almost extremely failed. She is unable to state the years in which she was married to the said Johnathan Richeson, though before the commencement of the revolution. Her husband, the aforesaid Johnathan Richison, died in Montgomery County, State of Kentucky. He died about the year seventeen hundred and ninety seven and that she had remained a widow ever since that period. (Last line unreadable
Mary (X her mark) Richeson
Pension was denied due to insufficient information.
Connecticut Militia. Served as Private in a Company of Militia from Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. who volunteered for Continental service during the War. He was one of at seven members of the family from Coventry who served during the War.
Virginia Militia. Lived in Loudoun Co., Va. when he married. He later moved to Rockingham Co., NC where he died about 1817.
Maryland Militia. Joseph served as Captain of the First Caroline Company of the Eastern Shore (14th) Battalion, Maryland Militia in 1777, under his father, Colonel William Richardson. They were both from Caroline County. Charles Richardson served as a Private in his company. Joseph
Massachusetts, Continental Service. Joseph Richardson served as a Captain from Massachusetts in the Continental Service. A Company enlisted in Worcester Co., Ma. in 1779 under Joseph, who in turn was under the command of Col. Samuel Denny and went to Claverack on the Hudson River for three months service. Included in the company was Elijah Richardson.
New Hampshire Militia. Applied for a pension 12 Sep 1832 at Moultonboro, NH at age 88. He mar 26 Feb 1784 Abigail Drake of North Hampton, NH. Joseph died 21 May 1838. His widow applied for a pension 12 Sep 1838 when living in Strafford Co., Vt. at age 88. In 1843, she was living in Sandwich, Carroll Co., NH.
Pennsylvania Militia. B. 1760 in Philadelphia Co., Pa. abt one mi fromGermantown, Pa. Lived in Bucks Co., Pa. when he enlisted in the Militia. In 1792, he moved to Northumberland Co., Pa. where he applied for a pension 7 Aug 1833.
Virginia Militia. Born 19 Dec., 1762 in Bedford Co., Va. Later moved to Pittsylvania Co., Va.; later moved to Kentucky and in 1806, moved to Shelby Co., Ky. Applied for a veteran's pension there in 1832. In 1837, he moved to Macoupin Co., IL. where he moved to live with his children. He died there 14 Mar 1844.
Massachusetts Militia. Enlisted in the Militia in Middlesex Co., Ma. He moved from Ma. to Maine and then to Ohio. Applied for a pension 5 Jun 1818 in Clermont Co., Oh. at age 58. In 1820, he and wife Betsy, aged 60 had ch: Betsy Richardson (age 20), Polly Richardson (17) and Isabella Richardson (9). He died 14 Jan 1837.
New Hampshire Militia. Joshua mar Betsey Walsworth 25 Mar 1792 at Canaan, Grafton Co., NH. He applied for a pension 23 Nov 1819 there at age 61. In 1830 he stated he had sold property 27 Jan 1828 to George Richardson (who d in Mar 1829); and sold property on 28 Apr 1830 to Charlotte Richardson. He referred to his wife, aged 65 in 1830. Joshua died 2 Mar 1841 at Canaan. His widow applied for a pension 19 Sep 1843 in Coos Co., NH at age 79. Betsey died 26 Jul 1850 at Canaan. An affidavit by their son Joshua W. on 4 Jan 1851 stated Joshua's only surviving ch were: Charles W. Richardson, Joshua W. Richardson and Charlotte Richardson. Joshua W. was aged 21 on 20 Jan 1825 and Charles W. was 21 in Jun 1822.
Massachusetts Militia and Continental service. He applied for a pension 8 May 1818 in Middlesex Co., ma. In 1820 he had a wife, aged 60 and a dau aged 15 and a grandchild aged 16 months (whose mother had died), all living with him. He owed money to William Richardson and Jonathan Richardson.
LEMUEL RICHARDSON Sr.
New Hampshire Militia. Enlisted at Charleston, NH. Received BLW 10 Oct 1796. He applied for pension 25 Apr 1818 in Genesee Co., NY at age 52 while a resident of Ontario Co. In 1820, he had a wife age 44 and ch: Hiram Richardson (age 20), Samuel Richardson (age 18), David Richardson (15), Hosea Richardson (13), Lemuel Richardson Jr. (10), Sophia Richardson (8), Sally Richardson (6), Delia Richardson (4) and an infant dau, aged 2 weeks.
Massachusetts Militia. Lysander lived at New Salem, Ma. when he enlisted in the Militia. He mar 8 May 1787 Lois ??? He died 3 Apr 1813 at Woodstock, Vt. His widow applied for pension 16 Jun 1840 at Riga, Monroe Co., NY, aged 75. Their ch: Fanna Richardson (1 Jul 1788), Hannah Richardson (10 Jul 1790), Chauncey Richardson (20 Feb 1793), Lois Richardson (25 Apr 1795), Marcy Ricahrdson (13 Feb 1800), Susannah (11 Apr 1802), Augustus Richardson (21 Mar 1804) and Eliza Richardson (14 Dec 1810). On 26 Oct 1839, Chauncey Richardson, lived at Woodstock, aged 46. He stated in an affidavit that his father Lysander had served as a waiter for his father, Captain Israel Richardson.
Pennsylvania Militia. Malachi enlisted in the 6th Company, Pa. Militia on 19 Aug 1775. Malachi lifed in Butler Co., Pa.
MATHIAS RICHARDSON Sr.
South Carolina Militia. Enlisted in Anderson Co. in the South Carolina Militia.
Massachusetts Militia and Navy Service. B 19 Feb 1748 at Woburn, Ma. and later moved to Watertown, Ma. with his father. His brother Richard Richardson of Ashby, Middlesex Co., Ma. stated in an affidavit 17 Aug 1832 that his father and five sons were in the Battle of Concord, Ma.
New Hampshire Militia. He received a BLW. Nathaniel was a son of Daniel Richardson. He lived at Raymond, Rockingham Co., NY when he enlisted in the Militia. He mar Mary Wadleigh 7 May 1784. He died 17 Sep 1799. His widow applied for a pensin 18 Aug 1838 at Raymond, aged 76. Their ch: Abigail Richardson (b 8 Dec 1784), Wadleigh Richardson (6 Jul 1786), Rebeckah Richardson (23 Sep 1788), Newel (or Newall) Richardson (14 Dec 1790), Mary Richardson (24 Apr 1794), Keziah Richardson (24 Aug 1796) and Nancey Richardson (May 1798). Also shown was Polly Clifford (b Dec 1795), no relation given.
Connecticut Militia. Nathaniel served as Private in a Company of Militia from Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. who volunteered for Continental service during the War. He was one of several members of the family from Coventry who served during the War.
Massachusetts Militia. He was b 28 Jun 1759 at Newton, Ma.; moved in 1768 to Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Ma. where he enlisted in the Militia. In 1810, he moved to Madison, NY and in 1835, returned to Schuyler, NY. In May 1836, he returned to Cheshire. His father moved to Cheshire with a family of 10 children. Nehemiah's brother Jonathan Richardson of Cheshire made an affidavit 12 Dec 1836. In 1837, the soldier lived at Schuyler, NY with a son Warren Richardson.
Pennsylvania Militia. Received a BLW 11 Jun 1793 and assigned it to Casper Iserloan.
Virginia Militia. He was b in Sussex Co., Va. He applied for a pension 7 Feb 1833 there at age 73.
Massachusetts Militia. Enlisted at Dracut, Middlesex Co., Ma. and applied there for a pension 12 Sep 1832 at age 69.
South Carolina Militia. Served as Colonel under Gen. Francis Marion. Lived in the Charleston area in 1794 when he appeared on a list of invalid soldiers. He appeared on a list of applicants for invalid pension returned by SC to the House of Representatives on 25 Apr 1794, when he was living in the Charleston area.
Virginia Militia. Born in Bedford Co., Va. and enlisted in the Militia there. He applied for a pension 4 Sep 1832 in Franklin Co., Va. at age 80.
Virginia Militia. Born 20 July 1755 in Louisa Co., Va. and was still living there when he applied for a veteran's pension in 1832.
Massachusetts Militia. B 22 Sep 1751 at Cambridge, Ma. and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia. In 1809 he moved to Ashley, Middlesex Co., Ma. where he applied for a pension 17 Aug 1832.
New Hampshire Militia.
Virginia Militia. Born about 1758. He applied for a pension 26 May 1818, when living in Cumberland Co., Va. at age at age 60. On 24 Oct 1820, he gave his age as about 65 with a wife Betsey aged 65 and his wife's children: Polly Bradley (age 22), Patsey Bradley (21) and Isham Bradley (19), who labored for themselves. In 1826, he referred to his wife Patsey. He died 2 Feb 1836.
Massachusetts Militia. He received a BLW. He applied for a pension at Amherst, Hampshire Co., Ma. In 1820, he was aged 87, with a wife aged 85 and dau Mary aged 48 ("crazy"). On 7 Jan 1831, a grandson Stillman made affidavit in Hampshire Co. as an heir of the deceased soldier; other heirs were referred to but not named.
Massachusetts Militia and Continental service. He was b Sep 1761. He mar Ruth Holden 24 Feb 1785 at Barre, Worcester Co., Ma. He applied for a pension at Lenox, Madison Co., NY 22 May 1818. He died 16 Sep 1841 at Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY. His widow applied there 27 Jul 1843 at age 82. In 1843, a dau Sally Richardson Fillmore (aged 56) lived at Ellisburgh and in 1853, a son Rufus H. Richardson (aged 57) lived in Buffalo, NY.
Connecticut Militia. Listed as Russel or Rossel. He applied for a pension 8 Apr1818 in Genesee Co., NY at age 59 with a wife Anna aged 57 and a son with a family who lived nearby.
Maryland Militia. He enlisted at Hagerstown, Md. He applied for a pension 26 Jun 1818 in Warren Co., Oh. at age 65. In 1820, he stated he had not had any family for 25 yrs.
Maryland Militia. His brother and only heir William T. Richardson assigned rights to a BLW to Joseph Watson 20 Aug 1831 in Highland Co., Oh. He died 6 Jan 1822 at Roxbury, Vt.
Connecticut Militia. He mar Susannah Pinney 23 Mar 1774 at Stafford, Tolland Co., Ct. His widow applied for a pension 4 Apr 1837 in Washington Co., Vt. at age 87. His niece Eunice Powers of Greenwich, Ma. made affidavit in 1833 at age 72. Samuel's ch: Sarah Richardson Batchellor, Lydia Richardson Cotton (or Colton), Merriam Richardson (aged 53), Hannah Staples (aged 56) and Susannah Richardson (aged 66), all of Roxbury Ma. made affidavits in 1838; a dau Susan Richardson was b 9 Apr 1779.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON Sr.
Service unknown. Samuel Richardson was b about 1755 probably in Vermont. He died about 1807 in Dearborn Co., Indiana. He mar Elizabeth ???; their ch: Samuel Richardson Jr. (b 8 Aug 1786 mar 13 Jun 1807 Elizabeth Marsh); Gershom Richardson (10 Mar 1784 mar Experience ???); William.
SANFORD RICHARDSON Sr.
Connecticut Militia. He lived at Ellington, Ct. when he enlisted in the Militia. He mar Roxy Burroughs 28 Feb or 1 Mar 1780. He moved from Royalton, Vt. to Bethel, Vt. where he died 7 Jun 1818, aged 56. Their ch: Margaret Richardson (b 15 Feb 1781), Roxy Richardson (11 Aug 1783--died abt 1790), Harper Richardson (1 Oct 1786), Eunice Richardson (3 Jan 1789--died abt 1790), Sanford Richardson Jr. (7 May 1791), Roxy (2nd) Richardson (10 Jun 1793; mar Isaac Pinney Jr.) and Eunice (24 Sep 1797; mar Daniel Johnonnot who was aged 54 in 1845). His widow died at Bethel 12 Mar 1837.
SETH RICHARDSON Sr.
Massachusetts Militia. He mar Hannah Waters 19 Sep 1783, both from Danvers, Essex Co., Ma. He applied there for a pension in 1818 at age 58. In 1820, he had wife aged 58 and son Seth Richardson Jr. (16) who was then at sea. He died 27 Feb 1831. His widow applied for a pension 21 Aug 1838 when living in New York City at age 77. Son Edward Richardson lived in New York City 23 Aug 1838.
Massachusetts Militia. He mar Abigail Thayer 26 Nov 1789, both from Hardwick, Worcester Co., Ma. He died there 1 Feb 1829, aged 67. His widow applied for a pensionin Dec 1855 at age 84. She applied for a BLW 23 Oct 1856.
Connecticut Militia and Vermont Militia. He was b 10 Jan 1755 and mar Abigail ??? 24 Feb 1780. He died 2 Aug 1822. A dau, Anna Richardson Sheldon (b 5 Jan 1795) of Northfield, Vt. made affidavit 30 Jul 1844 stating his wife Ann Doubleday was b 29 May 1760. Their ch: Nathaniel Richardson (9 May 1781), Sarah Richardson (25 Dec 1783-- d 27 Mar 1785), Samuel Richardson (26 Apr 1786), Ezra Tyler Richardson (24 Apr 1789), John Richardson (24 Jul 1791), twins Anna Richardson and Sally Richardson (5 Jun 1795), Sylvanus Richardson (Aug 1797), Horace Richardson (2 May 1800 -- d 21 May 1801), Prudence Richardson (b & d Sep 1801) and Nancey Richardson (10 Oct 1802). Rhoda Richardson (b 27 Jun 180?), dau of Nathaniel and Polly Dearborn, was given to Stanton and his wife on 10 Oct 1809. (Pension R8764)
Connecticut Militia. Stephen was b 24 Sep 1759 at Abington, Ct. He served as a Private and later as Sergeant in the Connecticut Militia; from Conventry, Tolland Co. He was one of several members of the family from Coventry to serve in the War. After the War, he moved to Bennington, Vt. and in 1792, moved to Middletown, Rutland Co., Vt. Stephen mar Hahhan Rudd 21 Dec 1786 at Lisbon, New London Co., Ct. He applied in Rutland Co. for a pension 24 Jul 1832. He received the pension 15 Apr 1833 while living in Rutland, Vt. with an annual allowance of $33.33 and received $83.32. Stephen died 3 Jan 1834 and his widow applied for a pension 6 Dec 1842 at age 75. A dau, Clarissa Richardson Burnam of Middletown Ct. made affidavit in 1842, stating her mother lived with her. A son Harvey Richardson of Middletown made affidavit in 1843.
STEPHEN RICHARDSON Jr.
Massachusetts Militia. Stephen was b 4 Sep 1744 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Ma., a son of Stephen Richardson Sr. and Mary Sawyer. He served as a Lieutenant in the Ma. Militia. Stephen Jr. mar Martha Wyman 9 Jul 1770. He died in 18 Jul 1783, aged 39 and was buried in the First Burial Grounds at Woburn, Middlesex, Ma.
Massachusetts Militia. Stephen served in the Ma. Militia. He died in 1787 and was buried in the First Burial Grounds at Woburn, Middlesex, Ma. (one of two Stephens buried here)
New Hampshire Militia. He applied for a pension 17 Apr 1818 when living at Northwood, Rockingham Co., NH. He died there 15 Jul 1820, aged abt 64, according to affidavit of Jeremiah Johnson filed 18 Jul 1820. (Pension S45104)