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Christopher Richards, Sr
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Birth: 1802
Death: 1892

Christopher was the son of Waitman Richards and Sarah "Sally" Hodges. Waitman's family lived about 6 miles south east of Rocky Mount in Franklin County Virginia [between Sydnorsville and Sontag]. Waitman's father had established a large plantation there in 1758.

Christopher married Nancy Adeline Moore, daughter of Jacob Moore and Frances Shuffield; on February 9 1826 in Franklin County, and raised their family there.

Children I know of:
1. Clarissa Betty [1827] +James Henry Williams
2. Hamilton Wade [1834] +Mary Jane King
3. Robert E. [1835] +Sarah Jane Shilling
4. Christopher Jr. [1836] +Hannah Adeline Gearhart
5. Aly Anne +James B. Maxey
6. William [1838] +Sarah Jane Moore
7. Samuel M. [1840]
8. Sarah F. [1844] died at age 14
9. Louisa Abigail [1846] +Bruce Everett Maxey
10. Octavia [1847] +Robert Jackson
11. Lewis P. [1850]
12. Mary H. [1858]

1860 census South West Dist, Franklin Co VA
Christo [sic]
no family listed

Christopher had 5 sons serve and give their lives in the Civil War.
Company "B", 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Roster
RICHARDS: Christopher Jr., Hamilton Wade, Robert E., Samuel M., and William.

1880 census Maggodee Dist, Franklin Co VA
Chris Richards 80
wife Nancy Richards 68
grandson Sam Mcd Richards 13
grandson Wm. C. Richards 15


LINEAGE:
Waitman RICHARDS [1765] Franklin Co VA
Edward RICHARDS [1731] MD/ Franklin Co VA
Benjamin RICHARDS [1710] MD/old Lunenburg & Franklin Co VA
Edward RICHARDS [1678] Manchester, Lancashire England/MD 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Waitman Richards (1765 - 1845)
  Sarah Hodges Richards (1775 - 1830)
 
 Children:
  Christopher Richards (1834 - 1862)*
  Hamilton Wade Richards (1834 - 1862)*
  Robert E. Richards (1835 - 1862)*
  William Richards (1838 - ____)*
  Samuel M. Richards (1840 - 1862)*
  Sarah F. Richards (1844 - 1858)*
  Louisa Abigail Richards Maxey (1845 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gabriel Richards (1800 - ____)*
  Christopher Richards (1802 - 1892)
  Pleasant Richards (1804 - ____)*
  Charles Edward Richards (1805 - 1855)*
  Robert Richards (1807 - 1885)*
  Susannah Harriet Richards McGhee (1809 - 1892)*
  Bolling Richards (1812 - ____)*
  Sarah Ann Richards Perkins (1815 - ____)*
  Nancy Richards Whitlow (1815 - ____)*
  Rachel Richards (1819 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Adney Gap Church of the Brethren Cemetery
Rocky Mount
Franklin County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Harold G. Richards
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93128960
 


- Harold G. Richards
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
 
 
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