Christopher was born the son of Christopher Richards Sr. and Nancy Adeline Moore in Franklin County Virginia.
Christopher married Hannah Adeline Gearhart in 1856 in Floyd County VA.
1860 census, age 24, farmer, Franklin County.
Richards, Christopher Jr. Private served with Company B of the 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment: Stonewall Jackson's command.
These sons of Christopher Richards Sr. all served: Christopher Jr., Hamilton W., Robert E., Samuel M., and William.
1. Sarah P. Richards 
2. Mary Frances  +Benjamin Hamilton Reed
Christopher was listed as "wounded time and place not remembered".
RICHARDS, Christopher Jr.: Pvt., Co., B. Enlisted 25 May 1861 at Floyd C.H. (Church), Floyd County, age 25.
Variety Springs Hospital by 31 Dec 1861. Present 28 Feb 1862.
Hospitalized by 01 April 1862. Died: 14 April 1862, Harrisonburg, typhoid fever.
Burial Location: Section 5 (Civil War Cemetery) Section 5 Row 2. Headstone Notes: C. Richards Co. B 42nd Virginia.
Hannah petitioned and received a pension for Christopher's Civil War service on May 23 1888.
Christopher Richards Sr.  Franklin Co VA
Waitman Richards  Franklin Co VA
Edward Richards  MD/ Franklin Co VA
Benjamin Richards  MD/old Lunenburg & Franklin Co VA
Edward Richards  Manchester, Lancashire England/MD
Christopher C. Richards (1802 - 1892)
Hannah Adeline Gearhart Richards (1839 - ____)*
Mary Frances Richards Reed (1858 - 1922)*
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)*
Created by: Harold G. Richards
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93176118
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