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Alvan Richardson Jr.

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Alvan Richardson Jr.

Birth
Unadilla, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death
22 Nov 1894 (aged 79)
Carlton, Orleans County, New York, USA
Burial
Richburg, Allegany County, New York, USA Add to Map
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NOTE: Date of death on stone is INCORRECT. Obits indicate that he died on Thursday, 22 Nov. 1894.

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RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. [The Bolivar Breeze; Fri. 11/23/1894, p1c2] – OBIT #1
“DEATH OF ALVAN RICHARDSON
Yesterday Death Claimed a Venerable Citizen Who Was Well Known in Bolivar and Vicinity.
News reached Bolivar yesterday noon of the death of Alvin Richardson of Friendship, in Orleans county, where he recently went to see his sister, who was on her death bed. His death was caused by pneumonia. For many years Mr. Richardson lived in Richburg, and he was well known to nearly every resident of the towns of Wirt, Bolivar, and Genesee. When the oil boom broke out in this field, Mr. Richardson was "land poor," but a few weeks later he disposed of land enough in the town of Wirt to make him a rich man. Shortly after he moved to Friendship where he has since resided. He was twice married and leaves three sons and two daughters. They are W. J. Richardson of Belmont; Wallace Richardson of Andover; Mrs. Marion Davis of Friendship; W. G. Richardson and Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg. The family of A. Richardson, Sr. moved from Otsego county to Richburg in 1820. The family were prominently identified with the early history of the town of Wirt. Mr. Richardson's father built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in Richburg. For many years he kept the only inn of which the town could boast. Alvin Richardson, Jr., is the last of this noted family. His last sister was buried in Orleans county on Monday of this week. Mr. Richardson was in his 80th year. The funeral will probably be held at Richburg.”
[NOTE: 11/21/1894 - per marker; 11/22/1894 via above obit]


RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle; Fri. 11/23/1894 p4c4 (via OFNYP) – OBIT #2
“Deacon Alvin Richardson of Friendship died at the residence of Simeon Ames, near Carlyon, early yesterday morning, in the 80th year of his age. Mr. Richardson and his wife came to the home of the Ames to care for his sister, Mrs. Emeline Mills, in her sickness. Mrs. Mills was buried Monday. Before his sister’s death Mr. Richardson took cold, which resulted in pneumonia, and caused his death. Mr. Richard leaves a wife and five children, namely: They are W. J. Richardson of Belmont; Wallace Richardson of Andover; Mrs. Marion Davis of Friendship; W. G. Richardson and Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg. The family of A. Richardson, Sr. moved from Otsego county to Richburg in 1820. The family were prominently identified with the early history of the town of Wirt. Mr. Richardson's father built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in Richburg. For many years he kept the only inn of which the town could boast. Alvin Richardson, Jr., is the last of this noted family. His last sister was buried in Orleans county on Monday of this week. Mr. Richardson was in his 80th year. The funeral will probably be held at Richburg.”
[NOTE: 11/21/1894 - per marker; 11/22/1894 via above obit]


RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – The Friendship Register; Th.. 11/29/1894 p<2> c2 (via OFNYP) – OBIT #3
“DEACON ALVIN [sic] RICHARDSON.
Death of a Venerable Alleganian Who Settled in Richburg in 1819.
… [TEAR IN PAGE OVER ABOUT 3 LINES OF TYPE]
Mr. Richardson was at ?Carl?yon, at the bed of a dying sister, when he contracted pneumonia of which he died. In 1819 Alvin [sic] Richardson, the father of the deceased, moved with his family from Otsego county to Richburg. It was in honor of him that the village was so named. He built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in the town of Wirt and for many years he kept the only tavern of which the town could boast. Alvan Richardson, Jr., was born in 1814. He was married May 15, 1839, to Rebecca H. Gray, of Franklin county, who died January 17, 1891. They had five children: Mrs. Marion Davis, of Friendship; Mrs. Crandall [sic] Lester, of Richburg, J. Wallace Richardson, of Andover; William J. Richardson, of Belmont, and Walter G. Richardson, or Richburg. January 7, 1892, Mr. Richardson was married to Mrs. Martha Farnham, of Manchester, N. H., who survives him.
For many years Mr. Richardson was a resident of Richburg, and identified with all its interests. The discovery of oil on his land made him a rich man. Several years ago he moved to Friendship, where he has since resided. The funeral was from his home in Friendship, Monday, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon. Rev. Bennett, of Belmont; Rev. Cherryman, of Hinsdale; Rev. Stone, of Richburg; and Rev. Reynolds, of Friendship, officiated and the remains repose in the family lot in Richburg Cemetery.
Deacon Richardson early in life joined the Baptist church at Richburg, then under the ministry of Rev. timothy fuller. This connection he never severed, but he was devoted to the Friendship church, and Sundays were few that found him absent from its ministrations. He was a man of unusually even temperament, modest and unobtrusive in character, and exemplifying in his walk and conversation his religious profession. A god man has gone to rest, leaving behind a long record of unblemished conduct.”

RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – Elmira Telegram, Elmira NY; Sun. 12/02/1894 p3c2 (via OFNYP) – OBIT #4
“DEACON ALVAN RICHARDSON.
Death of a Venerable Alleganian Who Settled in Richburg in 1819.
On Thursday, November 22, at Ridgeway, Orleans county, N. Y., Alvin Richardson, of Friendship, passed away at the age of eighty years. Mr. Richardson was at Ridgway, at the bed of a dying sister, when he contracted pneumonia of which he died. In 1819 Alvan Richardson, the father of the deceased, moved with his family from Otsego county to Richburg. It was in honor of him that the village was so named. He built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in the town of Wirt and for many years he kept the only tavern of which the town could boast. Alvan Richardson, Jr., was born in 1814. He was married in 1839 to Rebecca H. Gray, of Franklin county, who died January 17, 1891. They had five children: Mrs. Marion Davis, now of Friendship; Mrs. Crandall [sic] Lester, now of Richburg, J. Wallace Richardson, of Andover; William J. Richardson, of Belmont, and Walter G. Richardson, or Richburg. In January of 1892 Mr. Richarson [sic] married to Mrs. Martha Farnham, of Manchester, N. H., who survives him. For many years Mr. Richardson was a resident of Richburg, and identified with all its interests. The discovery of oil on his lands made him a rich man. Several years ago he moved to Friendship where he has since resided. The funeral was from his home in Friendship at 11 o’clock in the forenoon. Rev. Bennett, of Belmont, Rev. Cherryman, of Hinsdale, Rev. Stone, of Richburg, and Rev. Reynolds, of Friendship, officiated. The interment was at Richburg.”

RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – The Alfred Sun; Tues. evening 12/04/1894 p?c4 [1894 per other sources] (via OFNYP) – DEATH NOTICE
“Alvin [sic] Richardson, of Friendship, died in Orleans county where he had gone to visit a sister who was seriously ill and who has since died. His death was caused by pneumonia. He was in his 80th year. He leaves three sons and two daughters – Wm. J. Richardson of Belmont, W. R. Richardson of Andover, Mrs. Marion Davis of Friendship, and W. G. Richardson and Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg.”

RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – Bolivar Breeze; Fri. 11/30/1894 p1c3 (via OFNYP) – BURIAL NOTICE
“Alvin [sic] Richardson of Friendship, was buried here last Monday.”
NOTE: Date of death on stone is INCORRECT. Obits indicate that he died on Thursday, 22 Nov. 1894.

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RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. [The Bolivar Breeze; Fri. 11/23/1894, p1c2] – OBIT #1
“DEATH OF ALVAN RICHARDSON
Yesterday Death Claimed a Venerable Citizen Who Was Well Known in Bolivar and Vicinity.
News reached Bolivar yesterday noon of the death of Alvin Richardson of Friendship, in Orleans county, where he recently went to see his sister, who was on her death bed. His death was caused by pneumonia. For many years Mr. Richardson lived in Richburg, and he was well known to nearly every resident of the towns of Wirt, Bolivar, and Genesee. When the oil boom broke out in this field, Mr. Richardson was "land poor," but a few weeks later he disposed of land enough in the town of Wirt to make him a rich man. Shortly after he moved to Friendship where he has since resided. He was twice married and leaves three sons and two daughters. They are W. J. Richardson of Belmont; Wallace Richardson of Andover; Mrs. Marion Davis of Friendship; W. G. Richardson and Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg. The family of A. Richardson, Sr. moved from Otsego county to Richburg in 1820. The family were prominently identified with the early history of the town of Wirt. Mr. Richardson's father built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in Richburg. For many years he kept the only inn of which the town could boast. Alvin Richardson, Jr., is the last of this noted family. His last sister was buried in Orleans county on Monday of this week. Mr. Richardson was in his 80th year. The funeral will probably be held at Richburg.”
[NOTE: 11/21/1894 - per marker; 11/22/1894 via above obit]


RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle; Fri. 11/23/1894 p4c4 (via OFNYP) – OBIT #2
“Deacon Alvin Richardson of Friendship died at the residence of Simeon Ames, near Carlyon, early yesterday morning, in the 80th year of his age. Mr. Richardson and his wife came to the home of the Ames to care for his sister, Mrs. Emeline Mills, in her sickness. Mrs. Mills was buried Monday. Before his sister’s death Mr. Richardson took cold, which resulted in pneumonia, and caused his death. Mr. Richard leaves a wife and five children, namely: They are W. J. Richardson of Belmont; Wallace Richardson of Andover; Mrs. Marion Davis of Friendship; W. G. Richardson and Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg. The family of A. Richardson, Sr. moved from Otsego county to Richburg in 1820. The family were prominently identified with the early history of the town of Wirt. Mr. Richardson's father built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in Richburg. For many years he kept the only inn of which the town could boast. Alvin Richardson, Jr., is the last of this noted family. His last sister was buried in Orleans county on Monday of this week. Mr. Richardson was in his 80th year. The funeral will probably be held at Richburg.”
[NOTE: 11/21/1894 - per marker; 11/22/1894 via above obit]


RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – The Friendship Register; Th.. 11/29/1894 p<2> c2 (via OFNYP) – OBIT #3
“DEACON ALVIN [sic] RICHARDSON.
Death of a Venerable Alleganian Who Settled in Richburg in 1819.
… [TEAR IN PAGE OVER ABOUT 3 LINES OF TYPE]
Mr. Richardson was at ?Carl?yon, at the bed of a dying sister, when he contracted pneumonia of which he died. In 1819 Alvin [sic] Richardson, the father of the deceased, moved with his family from Otsego county to Richburg. It was in honor of him that the village was so named. He built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in the town of Wirt and for many years he kept the only tavern of which the town could boast. Alvan Richardson, Jr., was born in 1814. He was married May 15, 1839, to Rebecca H. Gray, of Franklin county, who died January 17, 1891. They had five children: Mrs. Marion Davis, of Friendship; Mrs. Crandall [sic] Lester, of Richburg, J. Wallace Richardson, of Andover; William J. Richardson, of Belmont, and Walter G. Richardson, or Richburg. January 7, 1892, Mr. Richardson was married to Mrs. Martha Farnham, of Manchester, N. H., who survives him.
For many years Mr. Richardson was a resident of Richburg, and identified with all its interests. The discovery of oil on his land made him a rich man. Several years ago he moved to Friendship, where he has since resided. The funeral was from his home in Friendship, Monday, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon. Rev. Bennett, of Belmont; Rev. Cherryman, of Hinsdale; Rev. Stone, of Richburg; and Rev. Reynolds, of Friendship, officiated and the remains repose in the family lot in Richburg Cemetery.
Deacon Richardson early in life joined the Baptist church at Richburg, then under the ministry of Rev. timothy fuller. This connection he never severed, but he was devoted to the Friendship church, and Sundays were few that found him absent from its ministrations. He was a man of unusually even temperament, modest and unobtrusive in character, and exemplifying in his walk and conversation his religious profession. A god man has gone to rest, leaving behind a long record of unblemished conduct.”

RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – Elmira Telegram, Elmira NY; Sun. 12/02/1894 p3c2 (via OFNYP) – OBIT #4
“DEACON ALVAN RICHARDSON.
Death of a Venerable Alleganian Who Settled in Richburg in 1819.
On Thursday, November 22, at Ridgeway, Orleans county, N. Y., Alvin Richardson, of Friendship, passed away at the age of eighty years. Mr. Richardson was at Ridgway, at the bed of a dying sister, when he contracted pneumonia of which he died. In 1819 Alvan Richardson, the father of the deceased, moved with his family from Otsego county to Richburg. It was in honor of him that the village was so named. He built the first grist mill and also the first saw mill established in the town of Wirt and for many years he kept the only tavern of which the town could boast. Alvan Richardson, Jr., was born in 1814. He was married in 1839 to Rebecca H. Gray, of Franklin county, who died January 17, 1891. They had five children: Mrs. Marion Davis, now of Friendship; Mrs. Crandall [sic] Lester, now of Richburg, J. Wallace Richardson, of Andover; William J. Richardson, of Belmont, and Walter G. Richardson, or Richburg. In January of 1892 Mr. Richarson [sic] married to Mrs. Martha Farnham, of Manchester, N. H., who survives him. For many years Mr. Richardson was a resident of Richburg, and identified with all its interests. The discovery of oil on his lands made him a rich man. Several years ago he moved to Friendship where he has since resided. The funeral was from his home in Friendship at 11 o’clock in the forenoon. Rev. Bennett, of Belmont, Rev. Cherryman, of Hinsdale, Rev. Stone, of Richburg, and Rev. Reynolds, of Friendship, officiated. The interment was at Richburg.”

RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – The Alfred Sun; Tues. evening 12/04/1894 p?c4 [1894 per other sources] (via OFNYP) – DEATH NOTICE
“Alvin [sic] Richardson, of Friendship, died in Orleans county where he had gone to visit a sister who was seriously ill and who has since died. His death was caused by pneumonia. He was in his 80th year. He leaves three sons and two daughters – Wm. J. Richardson of Belmont, W. R. Richardson of Andover, Mrs. Marion Davis of Friendship, and W. G. Richardson and Mrs. Crandall Lester of Richburg.”

RICHARDSON, Alvan Jr. – Bolivar Breeze; Fri. 11/30/1894 p1c3 (via OFNYP) – BURIAL NOTICE
“Alvin [sic] Richardson of Friendship, was buried here last Monday.”


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