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Levina Van Scyoc Richart
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Birth: 1830
Death: Jan. 27, 1892

Tombstone inscription: 62 years, 11 days; wife of John H.

Levina was born in Indiana. She married John Howe Richart on 17 August 1854 in Shelby County, Indiana.

They had the following children:
James; William; Phebe; Isaac Newton; and Jesse M.

In 1866, her husband John was murdered right in front of her, as described in this news account of the time:

Richart, Mr. Richart

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 9, 1866



The Leader of the Grand Army of the Republic Shoots a Man in Cold Blood


One of the most cold-blooded murders that was ever perpetrated in this State happened in Shelby County, near the city of Shelbyville, Thursday night.

The particulars, as related to us, are about these:

A fellow by the name of Craycraft, a leader in the organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic, and a desperate character, who was prominent in the recent riot at Shelbyville, and has been loud mouthed and insulting in his treatment of Conservatives and Democrats, shot and instantly killed a man by the name Richart, a toll keeper. A warrant had been issued for the arrest of Craycraft for his participation in the riot of Saturday, and hearing of it he hired a horse and buggy, and in company with a woman, started out of town. When he came to the toll gate he offered the toll-keepers wife three cents at the gate, who refused to permit him to pass without paying full toll, when angry words ensued, and Craycraft attempted to force his horse past the pole. The husband of the woman at this juncture came up with an ax in his hand, and it is not known whether any words passed between Craycraft and the murdered man or not, but that Claycraft drew his revolver and fired twice; the ball passing through the heart, killing Richart instantly. At latest accounts Craycraft had not been arrested, although a large posse were out in search of him.
Family links: 
  John Howe Richart (1818 - 1866)
  James A Richart (1855 - 1919)*
  William A Richart (1856 - 1942)*
  Phebe J Richart Poorman (1859 - 1924)*
  Isaac Newton Richart (1862 - 1938)*
  Jesse M. Richart (1866 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Island Grove Cemetery
Clark County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Deena DeVane Richart
Originally Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Record added: May 22, 2010
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Levina <i>Van Scyoc</i> Richart
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Levina <i>Van Scyoc</i> Richart
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