Can't get back beyond GGG Grandfather Alexander Leftridge Richardson. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

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in The Tree House by Larry Richardson G2G Rookie (190 points)

Is this your GGG Grandfather?

Name Alexander Richardson
Age 8
Birth Date Abt 1872
Birthplace North Carolina
Home in 1880 Gap Civil, Alleghany, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number 213
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Son
Marital Status Single
Father's Name Merideth Richardson
Father's Birthplace North Carolina
Mother's Name Cessie Richardson
Mother's Birthplace North Carolina
Attended School Yes
Household Members
Name Age
Merideth Richardson  
Cessie Richardson  
Floid Richardson  
Linville Richardson  
Alexander Richardson  
Ransey Richardson  
John Richardson  
The Alexander you've noted is the grandson. The Alexander Leftridge Richardson I'm researching was born 2-6-1805 in Ashe or Wilkes County, N.C. and died 2-1-1889 in Alleghany County, N.C.. His wife was Martha Patsy Cheek. Our current family tree indicates his father may have been an Elisha, but I can't verify that information. This Alexander L. Richardson was the father of Meredith (spelling?) and grandfather of Alexander that you have referenced. Thanks.

Thanks for clearing that up. There are a few Richardsons on the census of 1850 in Ashe county North Carolina.

One of note is James Richardson aged 79 and wife Ruth Richardson. They are on page 43 of the census. Could these be his parents?
That's something I will certainly look into. Thanks!!!
I have been trying to prove that my grgr grandmother Malinda or Lydia Richardson, Carpenter was a sister to this Alexander. I also have Elisha and Sarah Reed as his parents but no proof.

Nanalee (Caudill) Wrenn
Thanks for your help. Part of the problem is that there are at least two Alexander Richardsons. Alexander Richardson born 1872 is actually the grandson of Alexander Leftridge Richardson, born 1805. Alexander L (1805) was married to Martha Patsy Cheek. Her family can be traced back, however the only information for the parents of Alexander L is purely circumstantial at this point. I'm currently trying to follow a line of Leftridge surnames hoping that might be a clue.The Alex you found in the 1860 census is the correct one. That establishes the wife's parentage.
This is the grandson of the Alexander Leftridge whose parentage I am seeking.


3 Answers

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This could answer parents of Martha Cheek,1860 Census Alex Richardson

and Martha (Cheek),living next door,Richard Cheek and wife Jane,age 76 and 70,likely her parents.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (920k points)
Yep. That's her parents.
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This is a lead,1850 Census,Montgomery,North Carolina,John Richardson,and wife Jane,daughter Martha J,.John Montgomery age 70,

born abt 1780.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (920k points)
Worth researching. I'm also looking at a James Richardson in Ashe County on the 1850 census as well. Ashe is beside Alleghany where Alexander Leftridge Richardson died.
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Hi Larry

Is this information of any use to you?


Name John Richardson
Event Date 24 Jul 1930
Event Place Glade Creek, Alleghany, North Carolina
Gender Male
Race (Original) White
Race White
Age (Original) 79y 6m 7d
Birth Year (Estimated) 1851
Birthplace N.C.
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Peggie Moxley
Father's Name Alex Richardson
Father's Birthplace N.C.
Mother's Name Patsy Cheek
Mother's Birthplace N.C.
Occupation Farmer
Residence Place Glade Creek, Alleghany, North Carolina
Cemetery Crab Creek Cem.
Burial Date 26 Jul 1930
Informant's Name (Original) X

Citing this Record

"North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930," database with images, FamilySearch( : 17 July 2017), Alex Richardson in entry for John Richardson, 24 Jul 1930; citing Glade Creek, Alleghany, North Carolina, reference fn 1400 cn 29, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,021.


by Karen Butler G2G6 Pilot (148k points)

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