Searching for husband of May C Richey, born 1817, South Carolina

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In 1880, May was a widow living in Pine Log, Bartow, Georgia with her son Robert A. Richey, MD and his family.  I believe they originated in Abbeyville, S.C. before the Civil War.

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This will take some further proof, but ...  It appears (by tracing his brother James) that mother  Mary is Mary Carson and the father is Robert Richey.  James death cert lists his birth date as 27 Jan 1844 Birthplace: Abbeville, SC  - maybe you  could locate a birth cert to confirm this for either James or Robert as Robert might have been born same place a year or so later? 

United States Census, 1880

Self  Robert A. Richey  M 34 SC  abt 1846

Wife  Jane W. Richey F 26 SC abt 1854

Son  William B. Richey M 6 GA  

Dau Minnie Lee Richey F 4 GA,  

Son  Dutton A. Richey M 0 GA

mother-in-law  Eliza R. Brown F 47 SC

Mother  May C. Richey F 63 SC abt 1817


U S Census, 1870  Subdivision 144, Bartow, GA

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J A Richey M 26y SC

 Mary C Richey  F 55y SC

 Rose Carson F 45y SC

 Lewis Carson M 16y SC

 Rose Carson F 9y GA

U S Census, 1870  Subdivision 144, Bartow, GA

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Robert Richey  M 24y SC

 Sarah J Floyd F 22y GA


United States Census, 1860  Cass, GA   Page: 52 Family Number: 363

Mary A Richey F 45 abt 1815 sc

Jame A Richey M  16  abt 1844 SC

Robert A Richey M 14 abt 1846 SC


United States Census, 1850 Abbeville, SC

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James Carson M 68 SC

 Emeline E Carson F 21 SC

 Mary E Richey F 31 SC abt 1819

 James A Richey M 6 SC

 Robert A Richey  M 5 SC

 James M Carson M 30 SC

 Mary T Carson F 22 SC

 Sarah C Carson F 2 SC


Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976

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Name: James A Richey

Death 13 Dec 1933  Austin, Travis, TX

Male  Widowed

Retired Confederate Veteran

Age 89 yrs 10 mos 16 days

Birth Date: 27 Jan 1844 Birthplace: Abbeville, SC  

Father Robert Richey  Birthplace SC

Mother  Mary C Carson  Birthplace SC

Informant Eula Roe, Austin, TX

Burial Dec. 14, 1933 State ., Austin, TX 

Undertaker C B Cook

Certificate Number: 57732


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