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Martha (Gaulden) Richardson (1763 - 1833)

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Martha "Patsy" Richardson formerly Gaulden
Born in Sumter County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Woodville, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Gaulden-32 created 27 Jan 2014 | Last modified
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Martha, Patsy [1] was born in 1763. She was the daughter of John Gaulden and Susannah Broomfield. She married Francis Richardson in 1784 [2]. In 1810 This family migrated to Wilkinson County Mississippi [3]. She passed away in 1833.

In her Will (Wilkinson County, MS), January 23, 1832, She mentions her brother Dempsey, son, John G., son James B., son Jared N., son-in-law Hiram Singleton, son W. H., son Francis R., grandaughter Martha Gibson, grandaughter Mary E. Richardson, grandaughter Margaret Richardson (as youngest daughter of John G.) grandaughter Martha Richardson (as daughter of Francis) and cousin Polly Richardson as widow of Richard Richardson.

In Francis Richardson's Will (Wilkinson City, January 29, 1821) he does not mention son James B. Francis Richardson's Tombstone: "...was the father of 6 sons and 3 daughters".[4]

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  • Find A Grave Memorial# 84893316, Martha Gaulden, Richardson Family Cemetery, Wilkinson (Wilkinson County), Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA. [4]
  • "Mississippi County Court Records, from the May Wilson McBee Papers," originally published in 1958, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, 1999, 2008.


  1. The History Of The Gaulden Family, p. 2, by Laura Gaulden Bailey, 1929, Washington Memorial Library, Washington, DC. [1]
  2. Memoirs of Francis Dubose Richardson, Francis D. Richardson, December 1, 1895.[2] M. Gaulden
  3. The History Of The Gaulden Family, by Laura Gaulden Bailey, P. 2, 1929, Washington Memorial Library, Washington, DC. [3]Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  4. Descendants of Martha Gaulden, Compiled by Gayle Morgan, Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden

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