Richardson Family in the American Revolutionary War

RICHARDSON
Soldiers in the
American Revolution

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Abbreviations:

B. = born
BLW = bounty land warrant (land grant for their military service)
Ch = children
Mar = married

Richardsons in the American Revolutionary War

ABIJAH RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Served in the Ma. Militia. He applied for a pension 7 Apr 1818 at Westford, Middlesex Co., Ma., at age 69. In 1820, he had a wife, aged 73 and ch: William Richardson (aged 38; "an idiot"), and Hannah Richardson (aged 34) and an orphaned grandchild, Elizabeth (aged 8) living with him.

ABIJAH RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Served as Surgeon in the Massachusetts Militia. He received a BLW 14 Mar 1794. He mar Mercy ??? 24 Nov 1772 at Medway, Ma.

ABIJAH RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. He was b 20 Mar 1761 at Woburn, Ma. and enlisted in the Militia there. He applied for a veteran's pension there 29 May 1833. He lived at Woburn for 14 yrs after the War ended, then moved to Dublin, Cheshire Co., NH until a short time before he applied. He died 9 May 1822 at Woburn. His widow applied for a pension 24 Aug 1836 at age 81.

ABNER RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Abner enlisted in the Ma. Militia at Lincoln, Ma. He applied for a pension 8 Apr 1818 when living at Argyle, Washington Co., NY. At age 55. He had a wife and 8 ch; 5 ch were living at home. Abner died 2 Feb 1855 at Luzerne, Warren Co., NY. His widow applied for a pension there 15 May 1855 at age 73. They had 11 ch: Sally Richardson (b 21 Sep 1798--Dec 1827?; mar --Fuller), Betsey Richardson (20 Nov 1800--28 Dec 1804), Maria Richardson (11 Nov 1802--18 Feb 1813), Lydia Richardson (9 Sep 1804), Betsey Colwell Richardson (21 Feb 1806), Anna (12 Dec 1807), Alexander Richardson (14 Apr 1810), Abigail M. Richardson (30 Apr 1814), Eunice Richardson (15 Feb 1817), Samuel Richardson (26 May 1820). Also listed in the records were Mary Ann Kelly (b 18 Aug 1823), Phinehas Moore (died 24 Nov 1827, aged 74 yrs), Nancy W. Richardson (b 30 Apr 181?--smudged). Also listed in the records (not dated) were "children of "bro Samuel Richardson's children": James Richardson (22), Mary Ann Richardson (20), William M. (19), Sarah E. (18), Milo Richardson (14), Charles C. (10) and Samuel Richardson Jr. (9).

ABRAM RICHARDSON
South Carolina Militia. Abram served in the SC Militia under Capt. Thomas Harvey Richardson (no relation given). He mar Winney ??? 5 Apr 1775. He died 14 Jul 1817. His widow applied for a pension 20 Oct 1837 in Edgefield District, SC at age 84. She died 31 Oct 1843. The only surviving child on 24 Dec 1851 was John H. Richardson of Edgefield Dist.

ABRAM RICHARDSON
South Carolina Militia. Abram mar Mary Vaughan. He died 1 Mar 1820 in Sumter Dist., SC. His widow later moved to Alabama where she died 12 Jan 1851, leaving children named in 1855 as: James W. Richardson, Seaborn Richardson and Epsy Richardson (widow of Manning D. Brunson). Son James W. applied for pension 3 Sep 1855 in Sumter Dist. William Vaughan filed an affidavit in 1855 when a resident of Sumter Dist. at age 90, stating Abram mar Mary Vaughan, a distant relative of William Vaughan (and Wm. had mar Feb 1790).

ADDISON RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. B. 3 Jul 1739 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Ma. Served as a Captain of a Company of Ma. Militia. He received a BLW 30 Jan 1797 (BLW #1805-300-30).

AMASA RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia and Continental service. B 29 Dec 1761 at Wrentham in the area which later became part of Franklin, Norfolk Co., Ma. and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia. He mar there Lydia ??? He applied for a pension there 22 Aug 1832. He died at Franklin 17 Mar 1838 (per town records--or 17 Aug as stated by his wid--or 7 Aug as stated by a son). His wid applied for pension 20 Aug 1838 at Franklin, aged 70. She died 30 Jul 1841 at Franklin, leaving ch: Eli M. Richardson, Erastus Richardson and Eleanor Richardson Miller. Son Eli M. made affidavit 12 Dec 1842, aged 40.

AMOS RICHARDSON
North Carolina Militia. Amos was born 1762 in Bedford Co., Va. He lived in Burke Co., NC when he enlisted as a Private in the North Carolina Militia. After the War, he moved to Tennessee and lived in Anderson Co. and Campbell Co. from 1832-1853. He applied for a veteran's pension 1 Sep 1832 when living in Campbell Co., Tn. at age 70. The children of Amos and his 1st wife were mentioned but not named. He mar Fanny Farmer 17 Dec 1840. He was awarded pension: $25.00 Annual Allowance $75.00 Amount Received 16 Apr 1833; Pension Started age 72 (on 1835 TN Pension Roll in Rhea Co, TN). He died 2 May 1853. His widow applied for a pension 3 Jan 1854 in Campbell Co., aged 65, stating she was his 2nd wife and that they had no children. Thomas RICHERSON [sic] signed the marriage bond with Amos. Amos "RICHERSON" was in Anderson Co, TN on 11 Dec 1840. (Pension #W8552)

AMOS RICHARDSON
North Carolina Militia. Amos was born 18 Sep 1764 in Loudon Co., Va. and lived "on the headwaters of the Holston River in North Carolina which is now in Tennessee and afterwards lived in Bedford County, Virginia for 1 year, then moved to Union Dist, SC, for 5 years, then to Elbert Ga. where he applied 19 Sep 1832. (Pension # S31932)

AMOS RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. Served as Captain of a Company of Massachusetts Militia from Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. He was one of several members of the family from Coventry who volunteered for Continental Army service during the War.

ASA RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. Asa (or Fidelio) applied for a pension 14 Apr 1818 when living at Montpelier, Vt. (Pension #S41097)

ASA RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Asa applied for a pension 13 Apr 1818 at Woburn, Middlesex Co., Ma. In 1820, he was 66 yrs old. He mar Jane Wyman of Woburn 11 Feb 1779. He died 30 Aug 1822. She applied for pension 21 Aug 1838 at Charlestown, Ma., aged 78. (W18809)

BENJAMIN RICHARDSON
North Carolina. Benjamin mar Mrs. Mary Bass 14 Feb 1783. He died 14 Jul 1809. Mary applied for a pension 11 Oct 1841 at age 90, stating she had mar Elijah Bass 14 Feb 1777 and that he was killed in action 8 Sep 1781 in the Battle of Eutaw Springs. An affidavit of 12 Mar 1853 in Halifax Co., NC statged she died in 1844, leaving ch: Hardy Richardson, Absalom Richardson, Jesse Richardson and Lucy (Richardson) Evans. In May 1855, an affidavit by Wm. Qualls stated that son Hardy had recently died. (Pension #4061)

BENJAMIN RICHARDSON Sr.
Massachusetts Militia. B 22 mar 1750(51 new style) at Attleboro, Ma. and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia; he later moved to Rehoboth and also enlisted there. He mar Bethiah Skinner of Mansfield, Ma. 25 Jul 1771 when he lived at Norton, Ma. He applied for a pension in 1818 and received pension (#1508). He reapplied 21 Aug 1832 at Dana, Ma. He died 20 Feb 1837. A son Benjamin Richardson Jr. lived at Dana when he made an affidavit 18 May 1837. The widow's brother Benjamin Skinner of Dana made affidavit 18 May 1837 at age 90. (Pension #W27857)

BRADBURY RICHARDSON
New Hampshire Militia. B oct 1737 in Bradford, on the present territory of Groveland, near West Newbury; Family tradition says he went to live with Gen. Moulton at Hampton, NH, when he was seven years old and lived in Hampton till after the birth of his third child. He and his brother Joseph Richardson were in the army about nine months during the last year of the war. He removed from Hampton to Moultonborough, NH about 1770 and became the owner of a large amount of land; He held several public offices after the War. He died there Oct 1814, aged 77. married, first, Judith Blake, of Hampton, NH, who died in the spring of 1773 or 1774; second, Abigail Ladd of Sandwich, NH, a native of Exeter. His wife Abigail died Feb 1836, aged 84.

CALEB RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Caleb was b 16 Dec 1762 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Ma. and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia. He mar Huldah Hatch 21 Jun 1787. He applied for a pension 10 Sep 1832 when living in Susquehanna Co., Pa. He died 30 Apr 1838 and his wid applied there 5 Fegb 1839, aged 75. (W8553)

CALEB RICHARDSON
New Hampshire Militia. Caleb was b 1756 at "Newburynewton in the Bay State" (Newbury, Essex Co., Ma.; his birth was recorded at Cape Ann). He lived at Old Chester, NH when he enlisted and lived there for 1 yr after the War. He then moved to Cornish, Vt. and in 1832, moved to Aurora, Erie Co., NY, where he applied for a pension 5 Nov 1832. He mar Martha Holmes 5 Oct 1783 at Machias, Ma. (now Maine). He died 5 Jun 1837. His wid applied for pension 26 Aug 1844 at Erie Co., NY, aged 80 (on 26 Aug 1844).

CHARLES RICHARDSON
Maryland Militia. b ca 1748 in Md. Charles enlisted in the Maryland State Militia at Snow Hill, Md. He served in Captain Joseph Richardson's First Caroline Company of the Eastern Shore Battalion, Maryland Militia under command of Colonel William Richardson. He mar Nancy Mathews 15 Mar 1788 in Somerset Co., Ma. Charles died 22 Jan 1820. His wid applied for a pension 19 May 1842 in Somerset Co., aged 80. She had received a Maryland State pension after his death. They had 3 ch: Jesse Richardson (b 13 Mar 1789 and in 1838 was living in Baltimore), Lydia Richardson (b abt 1792 and in 1842 was living in Somerset Co.) and Thomas Richardson (b abt 1794 and died abt 1827 in New York City). (W4320)

DANIEL RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia. Lived in Accomack Co., Va. when he applied for a bounty land warrant 22 Apr 1808, which he sold to Thos. D. Harris of Henrico Co., Va.

DANIEL RICHARDSON Sr.
New Hampshire Militia. He lived in Goffstown, NH when he enlisted 1777 in the Militia. He was in the Battle of Monmouth and under Sullivan in Rhode Island. Served for three yrs. Applied for a pension 5 Nov 1832 when living in Cuyahoga Co., Oh., aged 68. He mar Sarah Merchant and they had at least on ch: Daniel RICHARDSON Jr.(S4110)

DANIEL RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia. Served in the 9th Regiment, Va. Militia from Culpeper Co. After the War, he moved to Hancock Co., Ga. where he served as a Justice of the Peace. Mar Frances Long and they had at least 11 ch. He died 1796.

DANIEL RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia and Navy service. Died 17 Jan 1800 intestate at Fredericksburg, Va. His son R. H. Richardson died intesate in Washington, DC. On 19 Sep 1831, Elizabeth Richardson was the soldier's only heir, living at Alexandria, DC and again on 30 Jun 1837. On8 Jun 1850, a granddaughtger, Mrs. Sarah Ann Owens made inquiry from Norfolk, Va., stating Daniel died 17 Jan 1800 at Fredericksburg and his wife Ann had died 28 Nov 1774. Also listed was Thomas Thorpe Sr. died Nov 1773. Elizabeth Richardson was soldier's daughter.

DANIEL RICHARDSON
Maryland State Militia. Lived in Talbot Co., Md. when he enlisted in the Militia. Born abt 1753 or 1755. He lived there when he applied for a pension 19 May 1818, aged 65. On 5 Jun 1820, he gave his age as "63 ? & upwards," and had been blind near 8 yrs. He was mar and had 2 daus who were grown and a son. (S35047)

DANIEL RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. From Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. He was one of 7 Richardsons from there known to have served in the Militia during the War.

DAVID RICHARDSON
North Carolina State Militia. After the war, he lived in what became part of Moore Co., NC. He mar Sarah ???. Hee died there on 17 May, 1842. His widow applied for pension 27 Oct 1845 at age 85. She died 30 Oct 1847, leaving ch: John Richardson (lived in Moore Co. in 1855), Polly Richardson Cookman, Jenney Richardson Smith, Nancy Richardson, Vicy Richardson, Betsey Richardson Morgan, Angy Richardson Moore, Peggy Richardson and Malony Richardson Smith.

DAVID RICHARDSON
Maryland Militia. David enlisted in the Militia near Baltimore during the War. He also served in General Wayne's Indian War and in the War of 1812. He latre moved to Mercer Co., Ky. where he died 3 Dec 1838, leaving a widow, Amelia. She lived in Mo. in 1844

DAVID RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. David mar Sarah Hudson 15 Jun 1785, both from Somers, Tolland Co., Ct. He moved to Muskingum Co., Oh. in 1817 where he died 9 Sep 1824. His widow applied for a pension there 9 Jun 1845, aged 84. A son Philo Richardson made an affidavit 9 Jan 1850 in Hartford Co., Ct. as one of the children of the deceased widow. (W5711)

DAVID RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. He mar Ethiel Peck 18 Apr 1770, both lived at Attleborough, Ma. He died 25 Dec 1823. A dau, Nancy Richardson Grant, applied for pension 19 Dec 1844 at age 70 as the only surviving child of soldier and widow.

EBENEZER RICHARDSON Sr.
Massachusetts Militia and Continental service. Ebenezer was b 25 Nov 1751. He served in the Ma. Militia and the Continental service. He mar Jerusha Dodge 13 Apr 1789. He died 5 Jun 1810. His widow applied for a pension 7 Sep 1838 when living in Somerset Co., Me., aged 76. On 22 Jun 1839, Solomon Rowe of Madison, Me. made affidavit stating he mar Elizabeth Richardson, dau of Ebenezer and Jerusha. Soldier's ch: Elizabeth Richardson (b 22 Jan 1790), Sally Richardson (5 May 1791), Polly Richardson (16 Mar 1793), Ebenezer Richardson Jr. (18 Oct 1794--2 Jan 1827), Jerusha (3 Apr 1798), Patty Richardson (13 Sep 1800) and Daniel Richardson (11 Apr 1803). (W26389)

EDWARD RICHARDSON
South Carolina Militia. Served as a Captain of Militia in the army of Gen. Francis Marion.

EDWARD RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Edward applied for a pension 20 Sep 1832 when living in Oxford Co., Me. at age 84. (S31328)

ELIJAH RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Continental Service. Elijah enlisted in 1779 in a Worcester County Company in the Continental Service, under Captain Joseph Richardson. They marched to Claverack on the Hudson River for three months service. Included in the company was Elijah Richardson.

ELIPHALET RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Eliphalet was b 17 Dec 1756 at Newbury, Essex Co., Ma., son of William Richardson Sr. and Elizabeth Sawyer. He enlisted in the Ma. Militia. He mar 1st Rachel Roberts and they had 3 ch. She died in 1786 and he mar 2nd Abigail ("Abi") Plummer 6 Mar 1794. He died 3 Oct 1831 at Canaan, NH. After he died, Abi mar 2nd John Currier who died in 1826. Abi applied for a widow's pension 9 Aug 1849 at Canaan, aged 82. (W15245)

ELIPHALET RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. He was b 6 Jul 1759, a son of Caleb Richardson Sr. and Tiffen Bodwell. He mar Elizabth Chase 28 Oct 1784 at Royalston, Worcester Co., Ma. He died 11 May 1818. His widow applied for a pension 9 Aug 1838 at Royalston. (W15245)

ENOCH RICHARDSON Sr.
New Hampshire Militia. Enoch applied for a pension 8 Apr 1818 when living in Grafton Co., NH, aged 66. He died 26 Jul 1820. A son, Moses Richardson, made affidavit 3 Jul 1820 in Grafton Co. In 1820, Enoch had referred to his wife Phebe, aged 61 and to Mehitable Fran-- (aged 30) and Sally Richardson (aged 23), all lived with him. Enoch mar 1st Eunice Greenough and they had at least 7 ch: David Richardson, Moses Richardson, William Richardson, John Richardson, Betsey Richardson, Enoch Richardson Jr. and Sarah Richardson. Enoch's brother Joshua Richardson also of Canaan, NH, made an affidavit in 1819 on his behalf, stating he had served with Enoch in the War. His brother William Richardson Sr. of Canaan also made an affidavit in Enoch's behalf stating that he had served as a Lieutenant with his brother. (S45101)

EPHRIAM RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Ephriam was born 1745 in Dracut, Middlesex Co., Ma. He died in 1815. He and his wife Molly had at least one ch: Miriam Richardson (b 1779).

EZEKIEL RICHARDSON
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 several members of the family from Coventry who served during the War.

EZEKIEL RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. B 11 Mar 1760 at Brookfield, Worcester Co., Ma. He lived there when he enlisted in the Militia and when he applied for a pension 14 Aug 1832. He mar Sarah ("Sally") Rice 20 Dec 1780. They had at least 9 ch. He died 20 Jan 1851 at Brookfield. (S29420)

EZEKIEL RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. Ezekiel lived at Franklin, Ma. when he enlisted in the Militia. mar 23 Jul 1789 Lydia Miller, dau of Joseph Miller. Ezekiel died 14 Aug 1830, aged 85. His widow applied for a pension 15 Sep 1838 at Brookfield, aged 70. On 28 Jun 1855, the only surviving ch was Olive F. Richardson, aged 57, living at Chester, Middlesex Co., Ct. and Harriett A. Richardson was a witness to her affidavit.

GEORGE RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia. He was b. 1758 in Bedford Co., Va. where he lived until abt 1792, when he moved to Tennessee where he lived for 4 years and then moved to Cumberland Co., Ky. Applied for a veteran's pension there in 1832.

GERSHOM RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. B 17 Oct 1761 at Stafford, Ct. and lived there when he enlisted in the Connecticut Militia. He applied for a pension 4 Sep 1832 at New Haven, Oswego Co., NY. By 1835, he had moved to Cuyahoga Co., Oh. to live with children (not named).

GODFREY RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia and New Hampshire Militia. B 13 Sep 1759 at Little Cambridge (now Brighton), Ma.; lived at Rindge, NH when he enlisted. After the war, he moved to Wetheresfield, Vt. and later to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vt. where he applied for a pension 24 Aug 1832. He mar Martha ("Patty") Vinton 8 Apr 1832 at Braintree, Orange Co., Vt. He died 21 Apr 1854. His widow applied for a pension 15 Aug 1854 at Bethel, Vt., aged 53. She applied there for a BLW 23 Mar 1855. She was stilling living in 1895 and died befor 13 Mar 1896.

HEZEKIAH RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. From Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. He was one of 7 Richardsons from there known to have served in the Militia during the War.

HOLT RICHESON
Virginia Militia. Holt served as Colonel of the 7th Regiment, Virginia Militia.

HUMPHREY RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. From Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct. He was one of 7 Richardsons from there known to have served in the Militia during the War.

HUMPHREY RICHARDSON Jr.
Massachusetts Militia. B. 1757, a son of Humphrey Richardson Sr. and Mary Brown. Applied for a pension 22 Apr 1818 when living at Bennington, Vt., aged 62. In 1820, he had a wife aged 60 and a dau, aged 17 and a "little boy" aged 9 yrs, living with him.

ISAAC RICHARDSON
New York Militia. Isaac was b Apr1760 (or 1761) at Paulding, NY and lived at Pittstown, NY when he enlisted. After the War, he moved to Pittstown, Johnstown, Cambprige, Whitestown, Vernon, Rome and Westmoreland, NY. He applied for a pension 11 Sep 1832 when living at Oneida Co., NY. A son, Cornelius Richardson, made inquiry 12 Dec 1836 at Rome, NY and stated Isaac had died 11 Jun 1836, leaving no widow but the son referred to heirs (not named). (S14311)

ISRAEL RICHARDSON
Massashusetts Militia. Served as Captain of a Company of Ma. Militia. His son Lysander Richardson served with him.

JACOB RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. He mar Ruth Wright 25 May 1786 at Woburn, Middlesex Co., Ma. He died 17 Mar 1819. His widow applied for a pension 23 Apr 1839 at Woburn., aged 72.

JACOB RICHARDSON
Pennsylvania Militia. Jacob was b ca 1756. He applied for a pension 29 Jul 1818 at Cincinnati, Oh. In 1821, he was living near there and gave his age as 65, with wife Ruth aged 59 and dau lived at home; other ch were of age.

JAMES RICHARDSON
North Carolina Militia. Served as a Private in the NC Militia. Applied for a veteran's pension 2 Aug 1833 while living in Monroe Co., Tn. Awarded annual allowance of $20.00; received $60.00. (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

JAMES RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia; and North Carolina Militia. Born 25 Aug 1757 in Middlesex Co., Va. He lived in Pittsylvania Co., Va. at enlistment. He served under Captain Lemuel Smith, Colonel Peter Perkins' Regiment of Virginia Militia, Aug 1780. He also served under Captain Miner Smith, General Rutherford's command. He was in the Battles of Brick House and Georgetown. After the war, James lived in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1822, he moved to Montgomery Co. IL. where he applied for a veteran's pension in 1832. (S31323)

JAMES RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia. Virginia Continental. He applied for a pension 5 Jun 1818 in Adams Co., Oh. at age 65. He was mistakenly pensioned twice, under the name Richardson and Richards when living in Adams Co. He died there 16 Jan 1833 at age 80.

JAMES RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia. Served as Captain of a Company under Gen. John Sevier. He also fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain, SC. He later moved to Tennessee, where he operated the first ferry across Clinch River under an agreement with the Indian Agency (later operated by Thomas N. Clark). James was elected Sheriff of Greene County, Tn. and served from 1787 until 1792. Widow Nancy applied for pension from Tn. (no info in them). Pension papers were sent to J. H. Peyton 20 Mar 1844 but not returned.

JAMES RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. B ca 1754. He mar Molly Clinton 23 May 1780, both of Danvers, Ma. He aplied for a pension 11 Apr 1818 at Salem, Essex Co., Ma. In 1820, he was aged 66 and wife aged 59; and a dau also lived at home; other ch were of age (names not given). He died 6 May 1825. His widow applied for pension 10 Sep 1838 at Danvers, Ma.; Eliza Edmonds was witness to her affidavit.

JAMES RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia; also War of 1812 service. B 4 Sep 1762 at Tewksbury, Middlesex Co., Ma. When living at South Hadley, he mar Sarah Jackson Jun 1784 at Westminster, Worcester Co., Ma. She was b there 12 Apr 1762. He later moved to Irasburgh, Vt. and died 29 Jun 1813 at Burlington, Vt. while in service during the War of 1812. They had 10 ch of whom 7 were still living 18 Aug 1841, when his widow applied for a pension while living at Clarendon, Orleans Co., NY: Scripture F. Richardson (b 5 Oct 1786 and lived at Oneida, Eaton Co., Mi. in 1841), Sally Richardson (b 12 Apr 1789; mar Samuel Conant and lived at Irasburgh, Vt. in 1841), Electa Richardson (29 Mar 1792; mar Ezra Benham and lived at Byron, Genesee Co., NY in 1841), Horace B. Richardson (24 Dec 1796; lived at Clarendon, NY in 1841), Lucy Richardson (1 Dec 1801; mar John Kimball of Lowell Ma. and lived at Clarendon, NY in 1841), Clarissa Richardson (31 Aug 1804; lived in Clarendon, NY in 1841) and Betsey Richardson (9 Apr 1807; mar Willis Pendill of Lowell, Ma.). The 3 deceased ch were: John Richardson, Sophia Richardson and Oliver Jackson Richardson. The widow was living with her son Horace B. in 1841 who made affidavit 19 Apr 1853 in Orleans Co., NY stating his mother died 1 Jan 1844, leaving ch: Scripter F. Richardson, Sally Richardson Conant, Electa Richardson Benham, Clarissa Richardson, Lucy Richardson Kimball, Horace B. Richardson and Betsey Richardson Pendill, the youngest. (W22070)

JAMES RICHARDSON
Naval service. He died at Medford, Middlesex Co., Ma. in 1818, aged abt 66. He mar Lucy Wyman 26 Dec 1781. His widow applied for a pension 7 Jan 1845 at Medford. Anna Bradshaw of West Cambridge, Ma. made affidavit in Jan 1848 and stated she was a granddau of Rev. Samuel Cooke who d 4 Jun 1783 and his dau Mary Cooke (d 1 Feb 1824). (W15246)

JAMES RICHARDSON
New York Militia. B 1762 at Lebanon, Windham Co., Ct. and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia. In 1797, he moved to Bern, Albany Co., NY and in 1806 to S;pringfield, Otsego Co., NY, where he applied for a pension 16 Oct 1832. (S23875)

JASON RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. B 2 Feb 1756 at Wrentham, Norfolk Co., ma. and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia.

JEREMIAH RICHARDSON
Massachusetts Militia. B 25 Mar 1757 at Chester, Rockingham Co., NH and lived there when he enlisted in the Militia. He mar Hannah Wright 5 Oct 1778 at Hartland, Windsor Co., Vt. He lived there when he applied for a pension 25 Jul 1832. He died there 12 Sep 1834. His widow applied for a pension there 19 Nov 1836. That year, a son Amasa Richardson made an affidavit in her behalf and stated Jeremiah had served as a substitute for his brother Thomas Richardson. The widow died 15 Nov 1855.

JEREMIAH RICHARDSON
Massachusetts. He applied for a pension 26 Oct 1818 in Franklin Co., Ma. He had no family and lived with his son (not named).

JESSE RICHARDSON
Virginia Militia. Born 1760 in Loudoun Co., Va. and lived in Botetourt Co. when he enlisted in the Militia. During the war, he moved in 1782 to Lincoln Co., Ky., where he also enlisted in the Militia. After the war, he lived in Pulaski Co., Ky. for a few years before moving back to Lincoln Co.

JESSE RICHARDSON
Connecticut Militia. Jesse was b ca 1758 at Coventry, Tolland Co., Ct., a son of David Richardson and Rachel ??? He served in the Connecticut Militia. He later moved to Oh. and died there abt 1842. Buried in Highland Co., Oh.

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