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John Richardson Jr. (1704 - 1781)

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John Richardson Jr.
Born in Jamestown, James City, Colony of Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 18 Aug 2019 | Created 24 Jul 2011
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Wife: Amarenthia Smith Citation Needed
Marriage Date: c. 1729


Date: Feb 1780

Where did John live in South Carolina?

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. [1]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?

Research Notes

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. [2]

A John Richardson appears in the Court records for Lower Norfolk county 2 Nov 1640. A John Richardson, age 20 gave a disposition. [3]

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??? [4]

Alternative Theory of this family on Rootsweb Dead Link and here at this website. There is more research to be done for this theory.

List of Richardsons in South Carolina: [5]

  1. RICHARDSON , Amos 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
  2. RICHARDSON , Amos 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
  3. RICHARDSON , Daniel 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
  4. RICHARDSON , John 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
  5. RICHARDSON , Peter 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
  6. RICHARDSON , William 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT}

Will of John Richardson 1798 Newberry County, SC [6]

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) her Sara X Ann Cole mark John Abernathy

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)


  1. Poquette, Nancy. "Pension Application Of John Houston." USGenWeb Archives - Census Wills Deeds Genealogy. Accessed July 18, 2019.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Sarrett, Robert R., Jr. "Alphabetized by Last Name For: Colony of South Carolina Records of 1716 to 1783." [1] USGenWeb Archives - Census Wills Deeds Genealogy. December 21, 1995. Accessed July 18, 2019.
  6. Stark, Syndi. "Newberry Co, SC Will of John Richardson." USGenWeb Archives - Census Wills Deeds Genealogy. November 13, 1999. 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.

See Also

  • Source: S262 Abbreviation: USA, Sons of the American Revolution, Application Files Title: Application files. Digital images. Author: Sons of the American Revolution. Publication: Operations Inc. . : 2011
  • Memoirs of Francis Dubose Richardson, P. 1, Francis D. Richardson, December 1, 1895.[2]
  • Wilkinson, Marseilles McCowe. Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families. Shelby , MS: Shelby Book Store , 1949.


  • Thank you to Joanna Maby for creating WikiTree profile Richardson-6481 through the import of Crissie Ancestors All.ged on Dec 8, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Joanna and others.
  • Thanks to Paul Blalock for starting this profile.
  • Thanks to Rose Edwards
  • WikiTree profile Richardson-1881 created through the import of Talbott Gedcom.ged on Jul 23, 2011 by Lisa Talbott. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lisa and others.

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The bio actually appears to be for son Arthur Richardson-4505 . I cleaned up the children to make it more readable and the bio has two wives. Amarenthia Smith and Hannah Bell (Ball?) Mitchell. Hannah was the wife of Arthur. It appears the children listed here are the children of Arthur and Hannah. I made no changes other that adding "#"'s rather than ";" and ":" preceding the (grand) children's names.
posted by Allan Thomas
Based on Edward Curd's will and Mary Curd's will and the associated land transfers, Mary Curd (one of Edward Curd's two daughters named Mary) was married to a John Richardson (b. around 1700). He owned the land that eventually became known as Maple Rhoads in Charlotte County Virginia. That property passed to down through John (b1732) another John (b1756) on to Sarah (Richardson) Fore (b 1803) and ended up in her son in law's, and my ancestor's hands Richard Emerson Pettus. I have no idea where John Richardson (b. around 1700) died.
posted by Tom Pettus
So this John Died in SC? How? Why not Charlotte County. Also there are many missing children from this John and Mary's union. Many of these kids are listed in Mary (Curd) Richardson's Last WiLL. I'm fearful to link to this Richardson-1881
posted by Tom Pettus
Richardson-6481 and Richardson-1881 appear to represent the same person because: Hello Joanne and Lisa, These two profiles are about the same person, John Richardson. I have already done a clean-up on Richardson-6481 which should make the clean-up after the merge pretty easy. Thanks, M. Gaulden WikiTree Arborist.
posted by Mags Gaulden
Hey Paul, I have some updates for this profile as well, M. Gaulden
posted by Mags Gaulden

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