David Richardson1

(25 December 1820 - 17 April 1898)
FatherJames Richardson1,2,3 (cir. Apr 1775 - Jan 1841)
MotherChristian Outterson1,3,2 (cir. 1796 - Dec 1888)

BMDB data

     David Richardson was born on 25 Dec 1820 Morebattle, ROX, SCT.4 He was baptized on 15 Jul 1821 Morebattle Shaw, ROX, SCT; entry shows ... was bap. David son to James Richardson and Christian Outerston by the Revd Mr Culbertson (also an Andrew at Morebattle Aug 4 "of Morebattle in said Parish".
The earlier (25th Jan 1821) established church baptism is on a page of mixed 1820-1822 dates, out of sequence, with the entry for David reading:
"James Richardson Tailor in Morebattle and Christian Outterston his spouse had a son born 25th day of December Eighteen hundred and twenty and Baptized on the 25 January following- named David" with the following entry being for David's brother Andrew, born 26 Jun, bap. 27th Jul 1822. An earlier entry on the page is for a George, son of Henry RICHARDSON, tenant in Woodside (and Ann PRESTON) b. 22 Sep 1822, bap. 24 Oct.1,4,2
     David Richardson married Catharine Cameron on 17 Feb 1848 NY?, USA.5,6
     David Richardson died on 17 Apr 1898 La Crescent, Houston Co., MN, USA, at age 77; indexed as aged 77, b. SCT, s/o James & Christian RICHARDSON who were both b. SCT.7,8,3
     Of particular interest is his 1850 NY census entry where he and Catherine are at Deerfield, Onedia Co., about 12 miles away from where his potential step brother Thomas ended up (Trenton, Oneida Co.) and that his daughter Ella had a middle name Meldrum, which is the surname of his presumed/assumed step brother George's wife Margaret.
A Minnesota history provides the following: David Richardson, one of the pioneers of town, is a native of Roxburgh, Scotland, born 25th of December, 1821. He came to (Canada assumed) with his parents in 1834, and five years after enlisted in the Queen's service, serving till the of the rebellion. He then came to the United States, and after a residence of a short time in Vermont, moved to New York and entered the Fairfield Academy, after which he taught school. On the 17th of February, 1848, he was married Miss Catharine B. Cameron. In 1853, they came to Wisconsin, locating in La Crosse, and the same year Mr Richardson took a claim in this place. The following year he, in company with Peter Cameron, put a stock of general merchandise in the house of the latter, which was the first "store" in the town. In 1854, Mr. Richardson brought his family here and in 1857 purchased his farm. He enlisted in the Third Minnesota Artillery in 1863 and after two years service was promoted to Second Lieutenant of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and honorably discharged at the close of the war.9,5,10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     David Richardson was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1850 Deerfield, Oneida Co., NY, USA, with Catharine enumerated as RICHARDSON: David 28 farmer b SCT; Catherine 27 b NY; Joshua STORRS 13 b NY (Possible step brother Thomas was at Trenton by 1860, 12 miles away.)5
     The census of 1860 showed David with his wife Catharine, their dtr Ella La Crescent, Houston Co., MN, USA, household enumerated as RICHARDSON: David 38 farmer $200/200 b SCT; Catharine B 36 house keeper b NY; Assumed children: Ella M 9 b NY, Irvin A 3 b MN.11
     David Richardson was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1870 La Crescent, Houston Co., MN, with Catharine enumerated as RICHARDSON: David 45 farmer $4000/1200 b SCT; Catharine B 36 house keeper b SCT; Assumed children: Ella A 18 b NY, Irvin 12 b NY both at school.12
     David Richardson was shown as the head of the household in the census of 7 Jun 1880 La Crescent, Houston Co., MN, with Catharine enumerated as RICHARDSON: David 56 farmer b SCT F/M b SCT; wife Catharine 55 b NY F/M b SCT; Children: Ella 28 b NY at home, Irving 22 works on farm b MN both F b SCT M b NY.13
     The census of 1885 showed David with his wife Catharine, their son Irving, their dtr-in-law Cora La Crescent, Houston Co., MN, USA, household enumerated as RICHARDSON: David 64 b SCT; Catharine 62 b NY; Irving 26 b MN; Cora 23 b WI.14

Family

Catharine Cameron (1822 - Mar 1915)
Children
  • Ella Meldrum Richardson11 (Mar 1851 - Jan 1943)
  • Irving A Richardson11 (cir. 1859 - aft. 1940)
ChartsTimeline for the Morebattle RICHARDSONs
James & Christian (OUTERSON) RICHARDSON of Morebattle
Last Edited22 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. Morebattle, ROX: Gateshaw Associate Session & Free Church Records: Item 4 (Gateshaw 1775-1907) & 8 (Free Church 1847-52), Bap. 15 Jul 1821 David s/o James RICHARDSON & Christian OUTTERSON, extracted Jul 2008.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 25 Dec 1820 Bap. 25 Jan 1821 David s/o James RICHARDSON, tailor, and Christian OUTTERSTON, Morebattle, ROX, 801/00 0020 0010, copy d/loaded Aug 2012.
  3. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Dth 17 Apr 1898 David s/o James & Christina RICHARDSON, La Crescent, Houston, MN, from Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990 batch B53042-3 film 1316884, extracted from index Aug 2012.
  4. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 25 Dec 1820 Bap. 25 Jan 1821 David s/o James RICHARDSON & Christian OUTTERSTON, Morebattle, ROX, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11801-4 film 1067950, extracted Aug 2012.
  5. 1850 Census images, USA, Deerfield, Oneida, New York; Roll: M432_566; Page: 301B; Image: 144, hsehold of David & Catherine RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  6. John RICHARDSON (59474), "EM RICHARDSON, Adam ex John R (DNA)," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 17 Feb 1848 David RICHARDSON & Catherine B CAMERON, (NY assumed), from History of Houston County (Minnesota, in the section on La Crescent Township) http://books.google.com/books?id=KwQwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA433, rcvd Aug 2012.
  7. 1900 Census images, USA, La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota; Roll: 765; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 71; FHL microfilm: 1240765, hsehold of George & Ella M DONALD, extracted Aug 2012.
  8. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, David RICHARDSON (1820-1898 - Vet 1861-5)), Catherine Cameron RICHARDSON (1822-1915), Fay Georgia Donald RICHARDSON, Donald Lark Lucille RICHARDSON, Prospect Cem., La Crescent, Houston Co. MN, from http://files.usgwarchives.net/mn/houston/cemeteries/…, extracted Aug 2012.
  9. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2012.
  10. John RICHARDSON (59474), "EM RICHARDSON, Adam ex John R (DNA)," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bio. David RICHARDSON b. 25 Jan 1821, Roxburgh, SCT, emig. 1834, to America 1838 ++, History of Houston County (Minnesota, in the section on La Crescent Township) http://books.google.com/books?id=KwQwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA433, rcvd Aug 2012.
  11. 1860 Census images, USA, La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota; Roll: M653_571; Page: 164; Image: 168; Family History Library Film: 803571, hsehold of David & Catherine RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  12. 1870 Census images, USA, La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota; Roll: T132_6; Page: 1142; Image: 237; Family History Library Film: 830426., hsehold of David & Catherine B RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  13. 1880 Census images, USA, La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota; Roll: 623; Family History Film: 1254623; Page: 232B; Enumeration District: 104; Image: 0468, hsehold of David & Catherine RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  14. Census images, USA, Assorted state census records, 1885 La Crescent, Houston, MN, from Minnesota, Territorial and State Census, 1849-1905, hsehold of David & Catharine RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.

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