Edward Cardswell Richardson

Lincolnshire, England
Death 1816 (aged 60–61)
Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Probably Kent County, Ontario, Canada.
Memorial ID 55631555 View Source
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I've found a lot of conflicting information and several people have emailed me; I don't know what is accurate but am including the information here for people to evaluate themselves.

This is the newest info I have been sent (Jan 2017):

"The contributor has a Mary L. Richardson b. 1821 as Edward and Hester Doan Richardson's daughter, this is in error. Hester would have been 64 years old when that woman was born. Edward and Hester Doan Richardson family (my Mother's ancestors):

Edward Cardswell Richardson
BIRTH 1755 • Boston, Lincolnshire, England
DEATH 1816 • Detroit River, Michigan, Ontario,
Esther Hester Doane 1759–1847

Children, ALL born in Canada:
Edward Richardson 1782–1782
Hester Richardson 1784–
Mary Richardson 1786–1864
Joseph Austin Richardson 1790–1865
Sarah Ann Richardson 1796–1867
Isaac Mannasas Richardson 1803–1862

Possibly died in Detroit River, Canada/US.

Information provided by Mary Arnett:


II. Edward Richardson b. Pennsylvania 1766 d. Decatur/Mussel Shoals, Morgan Alabama 10 Apr 1843, m. Bucks County PA Abt 1799 Hester Doan

An Edward Richardson is mentioned in connection with Cayuga County, New York, in 1790. He is said to have "damned up the north spring and became the first proprietor of the mill property thereon." This would precede the arrival of his father, William, in Cayuga County, but Edward did not stay.

Hester was a younger sister of the Doan Boys of Bucks County PA, a Quaker group of five brothers and a cousin, active at the time of the American Revolution, whose activities some equated with those of Robin Hood, but others – including the government – equated with outlaws. The two of the six who were not captured and killed sought refuge in Canada, and members of their family, including Hester and Edward Richardson moved elsewhere. For Hester and Edward's children, their unfortunate family associations seem to have been forgotten, if indeed they were ever known, in Alabama.

i. Mary L Richardson b. PA 1821 d. Huntsville, Madison Alabama 4 Apr 1828, m. John Read b. VA 1785 d. Huntsville, Madison Alabama [a wealthy merchant of Huntsville]

Mary L. Read b. Huntsville, Madison Alabama 1818 d., m. Huntsville, Madison Alabama 4 Dec 1834 Jeremiah Clemens b. Huntsville Alabama 28 Dec 1814 d. Huntsville, 21 May 1865

Jeremiah Clemens was a second cousin of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). In 1840, Madison County voters elected him a State Senator. In 1849, the Alabama legislature elected the 35-year-old Clemens to the U.S. Senate to fill a vacancy, but he was not re-elected. He moved to Memphis, became editor of a local newspaper, and began writing historical novels: Bernard Lile (1856), Mustang Grey (1858), The Rivals (1860) about Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, Tobias Wilson (1865). After the Civil War, he was a leader in the effort to re-integrate Alabama into the Union.

Daughter Clemens b. Huntsville, Madison Alabama Abt 1838

ii. Robert W. Richardson b. PA d. nr Decatur AL 24 Apr 1843

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