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Hamilton Wade Richards
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Birth: 1834
Death: 1862

Hamilton was born the son of Christopher Richards Sr. and Nancy Adeline Moore in Franklin County Virginia.

According to census records he lived in the Pigg River Post Office district in Franklin County VA.

Hamilton married Mary Jane King on December 16 1852 in Floyd County VA.

1860 census
Hamilton W Richards farmer
residence: Franklin, Virginia
ward: South West District
age: 27 years

Children:
1. Mary Alice [1859] +Noah H. Williams
[Mary and Noah were married 03 Jan 1878]

Richards, Hamilton W. Private served with Company B of the 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment: Under Stonewall Jackson's command.
Pvt. H. Richards KIA Cedar Run 08/09/1862 [44, 1862/08/26] [42Va: 17B5] [42Va: 35c].

Died of wound received 1862/08/09, Cedar Run, and buried there [42Va: 2c4]. This source is a postwar Muster Roll, B/42Va, dated 18 July 1884, Floyd C.H., Va., prepared by J.L. Tompkins, late Capt., B/42Va

Franklin Co. death register indicated he died 08/13/1862 at Fredericksburg, age 28, "killed in battle" [42Va: 26a]

Wife Mary Jane applied for a pension based on Hamilton's Civil War service on May 29 1888. At that time Mary lived in Christiansburg, Montgomery County VA. She did not remarry.

LINEAGE:
Christopher Richards Sr. [1802] Franklin Co VA
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:
  Christopher Richards (1802 - 1892)
 
 Siblings:
  Hamilton Wade Richards (1834 - 1862)
  Christopher 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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Harold G. Richards
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93133762
 

I am a decedant of Mary Jane King and Hamilton Wade. I have a photo of him i would love to share Also, in Mary's old age she stayed with a family. A member of that family told a person on ancestry.com a story of how she said good night to him every night...(Read more)
- Bonnie McCarty
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012

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