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Joseph Henry Richardson
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Birth: Aug., 1828
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1911
Sonoma County
California, USA

~ apparently remained unmarried.

Birth: 5th of seven known children in Loudoun county, Virginia.

His correct name may (?) have been; Joseph Henry Richardson, junior.

In depth research of Richardson family.

Census: 1830, age 1-4 Hillsboro, Loudoun county, Virginia with parents & eight siblings.

Its written that in 1837, his parents, Joseph (1790VA-1838MO) and Emily Susannah (Overfield) Richardson (1799VA-1858MO), with their children, plus a few other people, removed from Loudoun county, Virginia a thousand miles west to a home-site on Spring river in Vineyard, after 1860 Spring River township,, into what, until 1825, was Osage Indian territory, first Crawford till 1833, then Greene until 1835, then Barry, now Lawrence county, southwest Missouri, included with them was their first born, daughter Elizabeth Ann, her hubby Elwood B James (1807VA-1860MO) (first county clerk of Jasper county selected February 1841 at 1st meeting in George Hornback's log home) with their infant son, Montalbon (1836VA-1909MO) ("M M" James, Carthage's first city clerk, 1873), and possibly a Hannibal James (1810VA-1898TX), they continuing on several miles to Centerville, created 1831, (Chief Sarcoxie's Delaware Indian campground) now Sarcoxie, to settle and open store. Father Joseph passed away October 1838 (Barry County Probate Letters of Administration, 1835-1853, pages 34-37), his will attested 25 OCT 1838 with son-in-law, Elwood B James an executor.

Census: 1840, age 5-9 Vineyard, after 1860 Spring River township, Barry, later Lawrence county, Missouri with widowed mother & five siblings.

January 1841 Jasper county was unattached from Newton which had been a part of Barry till 1838, where third son John (1820VA-1889MO) had taught school and afore mentioned, Elwood became first county clerk, recorder & circuit court recorder till 1859, serving new county among others, Judge Thomas G Walton (1807TN-1864MO) and sheriff Norris C Hood (1811SC-1870MO) during his terms as first county clerk, removing family and business to Carthage, deeded a lot to Methodist Episcopal Church South, near what now are 4th & Howard streets, overseeing daily construction of the 1851 new brick two story courthouse built at center of town's square.

Following the Mexican-American War of 1846-1847, California was purchased in 1848 for $15,000,000 under James Knox Polk (1795NC-1849TN), our eleventh president, then 18 October 1850 became our 31st state, so shortly thereafter, second born known child, son Achilles Chiller Richardson (1818VA-1867CA), with possibly (?) younger brother, fifth born, Joseph Henry Richardson (1828VA-1911CA), struck out some 1,800 miles for California, possibly (?) during the California Gold Rush days of the 1850's.

Joseph, who if not with them, may (?) have gone before his brother, is found listed on California voter lists for years, 1866, 1879, 1888, 1892 and 1896, some giving his height as 5-3-1/2, light complexion, gray eyes and in later years hair, as, 1st a druggist, later clerk and labor.

Southwestern Flag, 7 Sep 1850: Letter to editor [John M. Richardson] from his brother J. H. J. Richardson of Platte Crossing on road to California describes crossing river.

Living in California when his mother met her maker in 1858.

Census: 1880, age 52 Santa Rosa, Sonoma county, California, single.

Census: 1900, age 72 Santa Rosa, Sonoma county, California, single, 424 Second street, grocer clerk.

Census: 1910, age 82 Santa Rosa, Somona county, Californa, single, 418 Third street ["Alas, 418 Third Street is long gone, covered by a large downtown building.", 09/18/12, Harry B Richardson, jr] own income with Lillian, a twin of brother Achilles Chiller in household, possibly keeping house for aging Joseph. (Interesting is, a Mrs H R Thompson of 418 3rd street provided some sort of info, that being last known home of Joseph).

City of Santa Rosa was created nearly forty-four (44) years before Joseph's death, to wit: "Santa Rosa was incorporated as a City on April 15th, 1867. Although City Government has played a key role in the City of Santa Rosa's development, the true wealth of this City resides with the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of its pioneering citizens."

Death: in Sonoma county, California.

Father: Joseph Richardson b: about 1790 Virginia.
Mother: Emily Susannah Overfield b: about 1799 Loudoun county, Virginia.

As afore stated, apparently remained unmarried thus NO known spouse nor children to speak of, reportedly lived with brother's family after Archilles' 1867 demise.

Bio information in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Joseph Richardson (1790 - 1838)
  Emily Susannah Overfield Richardson (1799 - 1858)
  Elizabeth Ann Richardson James (1817 - 1878)*
  Achilles Chiller Richardson (1818 - 1867)*
  John M. Richardson (1820 - 1889)*
  Bushrod William Washington Richardson (1823 - 1897)*
  Joseph Henry Richardson (1828 - 1911)
  Edward Harris Richardson (1833 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Inf: Mrs. H. R. Thompson, 418 3rd Street, S. R.
Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA
Plot: Main Circle 152
Maintained by: Harry B. Richardson, Jr.
Originally Created by: Pamela Fowler Sweeney
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42804483
Joseph Henry Richardson
Added by: Bill
Joseph Henry Richardson
Added by: Billie MacCarthy
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- Jeanie Leete
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- Jeanie Leete
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