Sharon Richardson
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Sharon Richardson

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Sharon L. Richardson aka Cosby
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)], , [private brother (1950s - unknown)], , and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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I was born in NW Alabama in 1950, but my parents relocated to the Cleveland, Ohio area so my dad could find suitable employment. I was the third of seven children, the oldest daughter. Our lives surrounded school, church, and family.

I knew early on that I wanted to be a teacher. When I was seventeen, I moved to Central Florida to receive my BA in Education. I became active in various ministries on campus. I sang and traveled one year with a Christian Folk Band. This was the time of The New Christy Minstrels, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Kingston Trio, just to name a few. Our band traveled the east coast of the United States but mostly sang in Florida on the beaches, at county fairs, in the prisons, and at churches.

Upon graduating, I married and began teaching at a Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida where I stayed for 15 years. Although I wanted to have children, it was only after ten years of marriage that I was blessed to have s son. A large family was never meant to be.

My mother passed in 1986. I realized then that I wanted to be closer to my remaining parent and my siblings. That realization motivated me to move back to NE Ohio. I returned to Ohio in 1987 and continued working in Christian education. I received my M.A. degree and a certificate to be a Christian counselor at church.

In 2002, I moved to Central Ohio to be with Dad in his senior years. We lived in a small lake community, and I worked at the local public school. This was the first time I taught in a public school, and I thoroughly enjoyed living in the same community that I worked.

I am presently retired. I am thrilled to research ancestry. It has brought new energy and purpose to my life. At first, I quickly believed all the connections with which I was made aware. WikiTree, however, has shown me the importance of validity. Now I hope to go back and make corrections. As I do so, please feel free to enlighten me. Accuracy is important to me!

GED Match- M205439 under the name Sharon Cosby

Paternal Hapologroup I-Z58

Maternal Haplogroup C4a1

  • British and Irish 60.8 %
  • Northwestern European 33.6 %
  • Southern European 2.3 %
  • Eastern European .8 %
  • Ashkenazi Jewish < .1 %
  • Broadly European 1.2 %
  • West African .8 %
  • Broadly Sub-Saharan African < .1 %
  • Native American .2 %
  • East Asian .! %
  • Broadly East Asian & Native American .2 %
  • Unassigned .1 %


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My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
Thank you Cousin Sharon. It really is nice to meet new cousins! If you ever want or need collaboration, let me know.
Thanks Sharon, Now I have to look up Richard Bryant. Good to hear from a cousin. ;-)
posted by Rayburn Clipper
Sharon and Colleen are 16th cousins once removed

Hi Sharon!

posted by [Living Rodgers]
I am the granddaughter of eugene beecher Stapleton who was the son of little John Henry Stapleton jr. They are all from the grayson Kentucky area.. although Eugene moved to Ohio when he was younger..he has 4 older children with his first wife and 4 younger children with my grandmother mary avanell stapleton... he was a wheeler and a dealer.. I am 31 and live in Ohio in the north west part...and have 2 children of my own..

Nice to meet you cousin

thank you for thanking me lol - Loren Fay
posted by Loren Fay
Comparing Kit A116764 (*BLitton) and M205439 (Sharon Cosby)

Chromosome 16 Start Location: 81,935,417 End Location: 84,662,583 (cM) 11.4 SNPS 763

Chromosome 16 Start Location: 84,677,526 End Location: 88,668,856 (cM) 8.4 SNPS 739

Largest segment = 11.4 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 19.8 cM 2 matching segments Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 4.8

Hi Sharon,

We're related through the Williamson family.

All my best, Virginia Kilgour

posted by Virginia Kilgour
Hi Sharon,

Wow--thanks for letting me know that we are cousins!! How cool! I, too, am loving the work of growing the WikiTree. I've already learned so much, and many things have fallen into place based on my research here. Gratified to see that we are both teachers--that might help explain it. Onward! Erika

posted by Erika Rundle
Hi! Nice to meet you! I absolutely love Wikitree!! Thanks for writing!
thanks for your note East cousin! very interesting....good to see the DNA connection as well!
posted by Cynthia Cloyd
Hi, 4th cousin.


posted by [Living Davis]

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