Family: William Richardson/Jane Bobbitt (F1314)

m. Abt 1789


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    William Richardson

    Born  Abt 1765  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Aug 1816  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Soules Chapel Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Abt 1789   
    Father  John Richardson | F4261 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Letitia (Lettica - Lettice) Morgan | F4261 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Jane Bobbitt

    Born  Abt 1766  Pittsylvania, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Aug 1838  Rush, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Bethesda Cemetery, Milroy, Rush, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Living | F4260 
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    Father  William Levi Bobbitt | F4264 Group Sheet 
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    Lettice (Latice) Richardson

    Born  1789  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1866  Nancy, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Soules Chapel Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Matthew Barnes | F1206 
    Married  21 May 1812  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

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  • Notes  Married:
    • http://countyhistory.org/books/doc.boone/164.htm
      "Prominent among the representative men of Marion Township, Boone County, Indiana, is George Brown Richardson, a leading agriculturist and one of the honored old settlers. His grandfather was William Richardson, a Virginian, who married Mrs. Jane (Bobbett) Laws and became the father of the following children - Lettice, who married a Mr. Barnes; Nancy, whose first husband was Charles Rusk, and who afterward married a Mr. Leach; Joel, Jonathan, Caleb, Rebecca, Mary and James Richardson. William Richardson was a farmer by occupation and a life-long Democrat. The following incident is related by his descendants; At one time, in company with a neighbor by the name of Stephens, he went to procure a supply of salt from the salt works several miles from his home, and while on the way fell in company with a stranger who was sick, and of whom he at once took charge. At night they slept with the unknown stranger, and upon their return home discovered that his ailment was nothing less than the small-pox, of which dread disease Mr. Richardson subsequently died, but not until his whole family had been exposed and become infected."

      Shortly after 1830, a small settlement was established in Marion Township in Boone County that came to be called Big Springs-from num-erous large springs that furnished a never failing supply of pure wat-er for man and beast.

      Among early arrivals in this neighborhood were the Richardson brothers; Joel, Jonathan, Caleb, and James. These brothers were originally from Pulaski County, Kentucky. Their father was William Richardson and their mother, Mrs. Jane Bobbett Laws. Their patern-al grandparents were John and Mary Richardson of Grayson Co., Va. The grandfather died in the year 1798 and shortly afterward, Will-iam Richardson, accompanied by several brothers and sisters, came to Pulaski Co., Ky. There the younger children of William and Jane Richardson were born and William died at an early age. Family hist-ory tells of his having gone from his home, in the company of a neighbor, to the salt works, then a trip of several days. On the way they fell in with a stranger who was sick. William Richardson took on himself the task of caring for this sick man. All three man slept together. On the return home it was discovered that the sick man was afflicted with smallpox. William Richardson and his entire family contracted the disease and the husband and fath-er succumbed to it. This was about the year 1810.

      Jane Richardson finished raising her family and one by one they married, soma in Ky. and the rest in In. The children of William and Jane Richardson were Lettice, who married Matthew Barnes [Nancy, whose first husband was Charles Rusk, and who] and later a Mr. Leach; Joel; Jonathon; Caleb; Rebecca; Mary; and James Richardson.

      Jane Bobbett Laws, who had first married John Laws, had at least two children by him; a son William Laws who married Catherine

      Dulin, daughter of James and Mary Dulin and Elizabeth Laws who marri-ed James Dulin, a son of James and Mary Dulin.

      About 1820, the four sons, above mentioned came to Rush Co., In. There Jonathon was married in 1822 to Miss Anna Wheeler of Maine (Rush Co., History of, Edited by .A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas, Volume 1 1921) says they were married 1821 (Richland Twp.) It also, states, it is well noted that this pioneer couple raised thirteen children, an evidence, as an older chronicle notes, of their good citizenship. Shortly afterward they moved to Decatur Co., In. and in 1837 they moved to Marion Twp., Boone Co., In. Jonathon and Anna Richardson were the parents of fifteen children: John W., Mrs. Elizabeth J. Parr, Mrs. Hannah D. Wheeler, Benjamin M., Till-man H., Mrs. Rebecca E. Hooper, Jonathon, George B., Mrs. Mary A. Parr, James P., Mrs. Nancy E. Parr, William, Anne, Sarah, and Rach-el. All but three of these children lived to be grown.

      James Richardson was married in Rush Co. In. 18 Sept. 1829 to Martha M. Henry. Two children were born to them: James C. and Margaret Jane. James Richardson died in 1858 and left his broth-er, Caleb, to administer his estate. His widow, Martha, later married Jacob Hooten.

      Caleb Richardson who had married Celia Humphrey in Pulaski Co., Ky., in l818, and who came from Decatur Co. to Boone Co. in 1831 and from Boone in 1842. He settled in Tipton Co. and his fam-ily of seventeen children grew to maturity in that vicinity. They were: William, Charlotte, Jane, George, James, Stephen, Andrew Jackson, Strange, Caleb, Emeline, John, Joel, Mary Ann, Jonathon, Cynthia, Frances Marion, and Nancy.

      The fourth brother, Joel Richardson's marriage to Mary or Polly Evans, daughter of Andrew Evans, occured in Pulaski Co., Ky. in 1819 and who also, raised an usually large family spent his entire life in and near Big Springs. Their known chuldren were: Jane, who married Allen Pittman, William A., who married Elizabeth Rusk and lived in Tipton Co, Andrew E., Daniel A., Claeb, Martha, Joel, James, and a daughter, who died young.

      I am very sure these four brothers are brothers of Mary (Polly) Richardson, who married John Jones in Rush Co., In. In the Bible record I sent you was Jane Richardson died 3 Aug. 1838 buried Bath-seda Cemetery. In the Historical Society I found a card that stated where she was buried and the dates 1766-1838.

      Written by Virginia Timmons March 15, 1988 She is the wife of Edward Bruce Timmons. He is the son of Nora Mae Newman. She is the daughter of Harman E Newman. He is the son of Eleanor E Jones. She is the sister of Andrew J Jones and the daughter of Mary "Polly" Ann Richardson Jones.