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William Brantley Richardson
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1826
Moore County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1891
Moore County
North Carolina, USA

Son of Noah and Elizabeth (Cheek) Richardson

William Brantley Richardson aka the Colonel was a character and that's putting it nicely. The COL served as the commanding officer of the Moore Co, NC Militia during the CW, entering as a PVT into action in the waning days in the 6th Reg NC Senior Reserves. In addition to being a farmer he sold whiskey and was in the turpentine business. In 1870 he was the 3rd richest in the county and county tax collector. About 1850 he was a justice of the peace, and from 1866-1873 served in the Senate of the NC General Assembly as the representative from Moore Co.

On Feb 14, 1850 he married Margaret Ann Barrett. They had 6 daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Lucy, Virginia, and Lillian. Margaret died in child birth with daughter number 7.

After Margaret's death the COL took up with his 'housekeeper' Elizabeth (Lexie) Barber. Tradition is that they married after child #6. 7 children were born to this union; William, James, Thomas, Bebe, Betty, John, and Noah.
Family links: 
  Noah Richardson (1804 - 1867)
  Elizabeth Cheek Richardson (1802 - 1877)
  Margaret Ann Barrett Richardson (1829 - 1867)*
  Lucy Lee Richardson Grimm (1857 - 1942)*
  Lillian Brantley Richardson Husted (1864 - 1945)*
  William Brantley Richardson (1826 - 1891)
  Judson Joe Richardson (1835 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Richardson Family Cemetery
Moore County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: gleebigg
Record added: May 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37675788
William Brantley Richardson
Added by: gleebigg
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Remembering and Honoring A True Southern Hero, A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Nov. 22, 2009

- gleebigg
 Added: May. 29, 2009

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