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Christopher C. Richards, Sr

Christopher was born the son of Waitman Richards and Sarah "Sally" Hodges. Waitman's family lived about 6 miles south east of Rocky Mount in Franklin County Virginia [between Sydnorsville and Sontag]. Waitman's father had established a large plantation there in 1758.

Christopher married Nancy Adeline Moore, daughter of Jacob Moore and Frances Shuffield; on February 9 1826 in Franklin County, and raised their family there.

Children I know of:
1. Clarissa Betty [1827] +James Henry Williams
2. Hamilton Wade [1834] +Mary Jane King
3. Robert E. [1835] +Sarah Jane Shilling
4. Christopher Jr. [1836] +Hannah Adeline Gearhart
5. Aly Anne +James B. Maxey
6. William [1838] +Sarah Jane Moore
7. Samuel M. [1840]
8. Sarah F. [1844]
9. Louisa Abigail [1846] +Bruce Everett Maxey
10. Octavia [1846] +Robert Jackson
11. Lewis P. [1850]
12. Mary H. [1858]

1860 census South West Dist, Franklin Co VA
Christo Richards M 59
Nancy Richards F 50
William Richards M 21
Samuel Richards M 20
Sarah Richards F 18
Louisa Richards F 14
Octavia Richards F 13
Lewis P Richards M 10

Christopher had 5 sons serve and give their lives in the Civil War.
Company "B", 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Roster
RICHARDS: Christopher Jr., Hamilton Wade, Robert E., Samuel M., and William.

1880 census Maggodee Dist, Franklin Co VA
Chris Richards 80
wife Nancy Richards 68
grandson Sam Mcd Richards 13
grandson Wm. C. Richards 15

Waitman RICHARDS [1765] Franklin Co VA
Edward RICHARDS [1731] MD/ Franklin Co VA
Benjamin RICHARDS [1710] MD/old Lunenburg & Franklin Co VA
Edward RICHARDS [1678] Manchester, Lancashire England/MD





  • Created by: Harold G. Richards
  • Added: 6 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93128960
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher C. Richards, Sr (1802–1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93128960, citing Adney Gap Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Harold G. Richards (contributor 47091261) .