Which District or County did John Richardson live in South Carolina?
There is a DAR application of a John Houston (Ancestor #A057724) who made a Pension Application in 1832, where he states he fought a battle with the Tories on John Richardson’s plantation located on Bush River in June 1782. 
Of the 3 known battles in South Carolina in the month of June 1782. The one that fits Mr. Houston’s statement is ‘The Battle of Amelia Township’ on June 1. Amelia Township was part of the much larger Orangeburgh District until 1791. In the early 1800s, the town of St. Matthews (see Parish Church on John son, Arthur’s profile) was founded and it managed to survive and is still an active county seat for Calhoun County.
Bush River (only 30 miles long), starts in Lauren county and travels to Newberry County before it joins up with the Saluda River, then that River joins the Congaree River, then it joins the Santee River to the Ocean.
Also, St Matthews Parish is the entrance to the High Hills of Santee in Sumter County, and Sumter was formed from Camden District in 1798.
Neither one of these places are near each other. So, where did John live? In Orangeburg Dist.? Calhoun County? Sumter County? Does anyone have any PROOF of where he lived?
There is a John Richason living in Princess Anne co. Va whose probate dated 20 Aug 1714/ 4 Oct 1714: daughter Ann Morse wife of Francis; son Thomas; son John; grandsons John Jackson & Richard Morse.
A John Richardson appears in the Court records for Lower Norfolk county 2 Nov 1640. A John Richardson, age 20 gave a disposition. 
A John Richardson appears in the Court records for Lower Norfolk county 15 Nov 1650: Francis Land to be satisfied out of the estate of John Richardson being deported out of this Colony 370lbs of tobacco leaf and court charges .Don't know if he left for good or went to England on a trading trip??? 
Alternative Theory of this family on RootswebDead Link and here at this website. There is more research to be done for this theory.
RICHARDSON , Amos 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
RICHARDSON , Amos 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
RICHARDSON , Daniel 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
RICHARDSON , John 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
RICHARDSON , Peter 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
RICHARDSON , William 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT}
Will of John Richardson 1798 Newberry County, SC 
I John Richardson of the State of South Carolinah Newberry County being at this
time weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and sound Reason, have thought
fit to make Ordain and Constitute and do hereby make Ordain and Constitute this my
last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth that is to say.
Item first of all it my Will all I hereby order that my funeral Expences and all
my Just debts be timely and punctually paid out of my Estate before any Division or
distribution be made thereof.
2. I leave unto my Youngest son John Richardson all
my lands and plantation to him his heirs forever;
3. I further give & bequeath to
my Daughter Mary Ann Richardson a feather bed furniture and a Cow and Calf that
she now claims.
4. It is also my will that all my moveable property be sold and Equally divided
amongst all my Children it is also my Will that the plantation be rented till the
heir be of age and that the Rents ariseing from it to go to the Clotheing boarding
and Schooling the said John Richardson Junior it is also my Will that my son John be
put to some Trade Suitable to his ability at the discretion of my Executors.
I also Constitute Ordain and appoint Thomas Coppock, and Benjamin Johnson to be the
Executors of this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof, I have here unto
set my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of March One thousand seven, seven hundred
and Ninety Eight. Signed Sealed published pronounced and delivered by the said
John Richardson to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his
presence and in the presence of each other have here unto, Subscribed our Names
Samuel Miles John Richardson (SEAL)
Sara X Ann Cole
Recorded in Will Book "B" Page 277
Proved October 15-1798
Recorded Feb. 4-1799
Fred Nanse Clk. Ct.
(Original Will Not In Files of Probate Judge)
↑ Anne Maling, Princess Anne County, Virginia, Land and Probate Records: Abstracted from Deed Books One to Seven, 1691-1755 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1992), DB 3, folio 8, Page 33
↑ Alice Granbery. Walter and Alice Granbery. Walter, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Court Records: Book "A", 1637-1646 & Book "B", 1646-1651/2 (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 2002), Page 41.
↑ Alice Granbery. Walter and Alice Granbery. Walter, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Court Records: Book "A", 1637-1646 & Book "B", 1646-1651/2 (Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 2002), Page 149.
↑ Sarrett, Robert R., Jr. "Alphabetized by Last Name For: Colony of South Carolina Records of 1716 to 1783."  USGenWeb Archives - Census Wills Deeds Genealogy. December 21, 1995. Accessed July 18, 2019.
↑ Stark, Syndi. "Newberry Co, SC Will of John Richardson." USGenWeb Archives - Census Wills Deeds Genealogy. November 13, 1999. http://files.usgwarchives.net/sc/newberry/wills/r2630002.txt
South Carolina Archives Microcopy Number 9
South Carolina Will Transcripts 1782-1868
SC-Ar-M/9-18 AD 541 Roll 18
Wills of Marlboro County, Volume 1, 1787-1853
Wills of Newberry County, Volume 1, 1776-1814
Volume 1, Book B, Page 52.
Source: S262 Abbreviation: USA, Sons of the American Revolution, Application Files Title: Application files. Digital images. Author: Sons of the American Revolution. Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc. Ancestry.com . http://www.ancestry.com : 2011
Memoirs of Francis Dubose Richardson, P. 1, Francis D. Richardson, December 1, 1895.
Wilkinson, Marseilles McCowe. Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families. Shelby , MS: Shelby Book Store , 1949.
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