Robert C Richardson1

(27 March 1826 - June 1909)
FatherJames Richardson5,4,6,7 (cir. Apr 1775 - Jan 1841)
MotherChristian Outterson2,3,4,5,6,7 (cir. 1796 - Dec 1888)

BMDB data

     Robert C Richardson was born on 27 Mar 1826 Morebattle, ROX, SCT, (28th given in his entry in the "Personal Sketch" published 1889.)1,8,4,5,7 He was baptized on 21 May 1826 at the Gateshaw Session, Morebattle, ROX, SCT; entry reads: Robert son to James Richardson and Christian Outerstone by the Revd Robert Cranston
(I interpreted the bap. date as 21st May, FamSearch as b. 27th Mar, bap. 6th May, must be more than one film/set of surviving records as the entry I saw had no birth date. Unfortunately my notes don't have any others around this date to judge if I've simply made a typo?)5,4

     Robert C Richardson married Charity Minckler on 16 Aug 1849 WI, USA, Personal sketch states "... August 16, 1849, he married Charity Minckler, daughter of David and Rachel Minckler, both of German descent ..."3,9 Robert C Richardson and Charity Minckler were divorced bet. 1870 - 1880.10
     Robert C Richardson married Eunice L Williams on 14 Aug 1883 Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, Indexed as Robert C. s/o Richardson & Christiana Ottasus; b. Scotland; Eunece L. Williunes, d/o B. W. Lamb & Alvira Park, b. Allegany Co., N. Y.2 Robert C Richardson and Eunice L Williams were divorced bet. 1883 - 1887; (assumption, given Robert's remarriage, and Eunice being alive and well in Ohio in 1900.)11,12
     R C Richardson married Emma Elizabeth Belling on 25 May 1887 Chicago, Cook Co., IL, USA, indexed as R.C. s/o James & Christian Richardson, b. Scotland; Emma Elizabeth Belling d/o Seth B. & Maria Dustin, b. Philadelphia.1,8,6
     Robert C Richardson was assumed to have died in Jun 1909 as there's a R C RICHARDSON whose obit is indexed for the Omro Journal in 10 Jun 1909.13
     ROBERT C. RICHARDSON, one of the old settlers of the town of Omro, was born March 28, 1826, son of James and Christiana (Otterson) Richardson, both of Scotch descent.
He was born in Scotland, and when he was six years of age, in 1832, his father removed from Scotland to Canada, and in 1844, Robert emigrated and settled in Livingston county, N. Y., where he remained two years, then coming to Wisconsin and settling in Walworth county, where he remained about six months, thence to Fond du Lac about six months, thence to the town of Omro, and laid claim to 160 acres of Fox river land.
He remained eighteen months and sold his claim, and then, the next day after the treaty with the Indians, on October 16, 1848, he came across Fox river and laid claim and settled on the farm on which he now lives.
He served in the Patriot war of Canada, at sixteen to seventeen years of age.
August 16, 1849, he married Charity Minckler, daughter of David and Rachel Minckler, both of German descent; they had eight children: Alice, born June, 1850; Arthur W., July, 1852; Luella, June, 1854; Carrie F., August, 1856; David F., October, 1858; Calvin R., November, 1861; Coryell, February, 1864, and Nettie M., May, 1870. The mother of these children was born February 25, 1830.
In politics he was formerly a republican, but now adheres to the union labor party.
He now owns a nice little farm of thirty-four acres of fine land in Omro, with good and substantial buildings, and two-thirds interest in 160 acres of land in the town of Winneconne.7

Migration

     Robert C Richardson immigrated in 1832 to CAN with James Richardson and Christian Outterson; (assumed to be to Lower Canada, aka Quebec given that's where the earliest information for their children is to be found) Also in 1832, John & Isabella (ANDERSON) RICHARDSON & family emigrated, to Montreal, this John possibly being a son of James from a first marriage to Margaret MABON?14,15

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Robert C Richardson lived bet. 1844 - 1846 Livingston Co., NY, USA.16
     Robert C Richardson appeared on the census of 14 Sep 1850 Winneconne, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, with Charity Richardson, enumerated as RICHARDSON: Robert 25 b Canada (sic); Charity 20 b ?NY?; Jane 0 b USA.17 Robert C Richardson appeared on the census of 12 Jul 1860 Omro, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, as neighbour of George Richardson and Margaret Richardson.18
     Robert C Richardson appeared on the census of 12 Jul 1860 Omro, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, with Charity Richardson, enumerated as RICHARDSON: R C 34 farmer b SCT $1152/$350; assumed wife Charity 30 b NY; Assumed children: Alice 10, Arthur 8, Sarah 6, Carrie 4, David 2 all b WI; Assumed mother Christie 64 b SCT; (three pages earlier in the census is Robert's assumed stepbrother George and family.)3
     Robert C Richardson appeared on the census of 30 Jul 1870 Omro, Winnebago Co., WI, with Charity Richardson, enumerated as RICHARDSON: R C 44 farmer b SCT $6000 real $1000 personal estate; Charity 40 b NY; Arthur W 18, Sarah L 16, Carrie 13, David (indexed as Dana) F 11, Robert O 9, Corey L 6; infant (F) Richardson 10/12 b Oct, all b WI.19
     Robert C Richardson appeared on the census of 3 Jun 1880 Omro, Winnebago Co., WI, enumerated as RICHARDSON: Rob. 59, farmer, divorced, b SCT F/M b SCT; son Frank 20 student, b WI F b SCT M b NY.10
     Robert C Richardson appeared on the census of Jun 1900 on Cherry Ave, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, with Emma Elizabeth Richardson, enumerated as RICHARDSON: Robert C 74 b Mar 1826 SCT F/M b SCT emig 1841; wife Emma C 65 b Apr 1835 PA F b Mass M b Conn. Marr 12 yrs 1 child, living; Lodgers...8
     Robert C Richardson was shown as the head of the household in the census of Mar 1905 Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, with Emma enumerated as RICHARDSON: Robert C 79 landlord b SCT parents b SCT; Emma E 70 b Penn parents Conn. Both marr., own home, farm.1

Military

     Robert C Richardson was in military service bet. 1842 - 1843 CAN in the Patriot War of Canada (cf assumed cousin John's remembrances which said they were relatively unaffected by the war.)20,15 He was in military service on 1 Jul 1863 Omro, Winnebago Co., WI, USA, Robert appears on a list of "all persons of Class II subject to do military duty in the Fifth Congressional District", age on 1 Jul 1863 shown as 37, b. Scotland, occ. farmer.21

Family 1

Charity Minckler (Feb 1830 - Jun 1897)
Children
  • Alice Richardson7 (Jun 1850 - )
  • Arthur W Richardson19 (Jul 1852 - )
  • Sarah Luella Richardson7 (Jun 1854 - )
  • Carrie F Richardson7 (Aug 1856 - )
  • David Frank Richardson3 (Oct 1858 - )
  • Robert O Richardson19 (cir. 1861 - )
  • Calvin R Richardson7 (Nov 1861 - )
  • Coryell Richardson7 (Feb 1864 - )
  • Nettie M Richardson7 (May 1869 - )

Family 2

Eunice L Lamb (May 1834 - Dec 1913)

Family 3

Emma Elizabeth Dustin (cir. 1835 - aft. 1905)
ChartsTimeline for the Morebattle RICHARDSONs
James & Christian (OUTERSON) RICHARDSON of Morebattle
Last Edited20 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. Census images, USA, Assorted state census records, Mar 1905 Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI, hsehold of Robert C & Emma E RICHARDSON, from Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, extracted Aug 2012.
  2. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 14 Aug 1883 Robert C s/o RICHARDSON & Christiana "OTTASUS"; "Eunece L. Williunes" d/o B W LAMB & Alvira PARK, from Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930 batch M00333-4 film 1275613, extracted from index Aug 2012.
  3. 1860 Census images, USA, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1437; Page: 520; Image: 226; Family History Library Film: 805437, hsehold of R C & Charity RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  4. Morebattle, ROX: Gateshaw Associate Session & Free Church Records: Item 4 (Gateshaw 1775-1907) & 8 (Free Church 1847-52), Bap. 21 May 1826 Robert s/o James RICHARDSON & Christian OUTERSTONE, by the Rev Robert CRANSTON, extracted Jun 2008.
  5. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 27 Mar Bap. 6 May 1826 Robert s/o James RICHARDSON & Christian OUTTERSON, Morebattle, ROX, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11801-4 film 1067950, extracted Aug 2012.
  6. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 25 May 1887 R C s/o James & Christian RICHARDSON; Emma Elizabeth BELLING d/o Seth B & Maria DUSTIN, from Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930 batch M00333-5 film 1275614, extracted from index Aug 2012.
  7. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, Personal Sketches: Robert C RICHARDSON, of Omro & Winneconne, 1826- , from Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin : containing outline map of the county, map of each township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of the world, United States and state of Wisconsin, together with other valuable information (1889)
    (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx), extracted Aug 2012.
  8. 1900 Census images, USA, Oshkosh Ward 5, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: 1824; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 137; FHL microfilm: 1241824, hsehold of Robert C & Emma E RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  9. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, Marr. 16 Aug 1849 Robert C s/o James RICHARDSON & Christiana OTTERSON; Charity d/o David & Rachel MINKCLER, Wisconsin, Personal Sketches: Robert C RICHARDSON, of Omro & Winneconne, 1826- , from Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin : containing outline map of the county, map of each township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of the world, United States and state of Wisconsin, together with other valuable information (1889)
    (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx), extracted Aug 2012.
  10. 1880 Census images, USA, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: 1453; Family History Film: 1255453; Page: 169D; Enumeration District: 209, hsehold of Rob. RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  11. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2012.
  12. Ancestry.com - Family Trees online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 3 May 1834 (NY) Dth 11 Dec 1913 (Nth Madison, Lake Co., OH) Eunice L d/o Bushrod Washington LAMB & Almira PARKS, from Matthews Family Tree of clm1117, online at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/23514962/person/1545653259, extracted Aug 2012.
  13. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, Obit 10 Jun 1909 R C RICHARDSON, Omro Journal, index online at http://sql.winnefox.org/winnefox/feature/, extracted Aug 2012.
  14. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, 1832 James & Christiana (OTTERSON) RICHARDSON, emigration to Canada, from Personal Sketches: Robert C RICHARDSON, of Omro & Winneconne, 1826- , from Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin : containing outline map of the county, map of each township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of the world, United States and state of Wisconsin, together with other valuable information (1889)
    (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx), extracted Aug 2012.
  15. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, "Letter to my children", from John RICHARDSON, from the Valetta Presbyterian Sesquentennial Book, posted online by Meg Statton (Lawrenceville, GA) at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/a/…, last updated Oct 2000, extracted Aug 2012.
  16. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, 1844-1846 Robert RICHARDSON, Livingston Co., NY, from Personal Sketches: Robert C RICHARDSON, of Omro & Winneconne, 1826- , from Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin : containing outline map of the county, map of each township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of the world, United States and state of Wisconsin, together with other valuable information (1889)
    (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx), extracted Aug 2012.
  17. 1850 Census images, USA, Winneconne, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1009; Page: 585A; Image: 695, hsehold of Robert & Charity RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  18. 1860 Census images, USA, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1437; Page: 517; Image: 223; Family History Library Film: 805437, hsehold of Geo & Margaret RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  19. 1870 Census images, USA, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1745; Page: 168A; Image: 341; Family History Library Film: 553244, hsehold of R C & Charity RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  20. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, 1842-1843 Robert RICHARDSON, served Patriot War of Canada, from Personal Sketches: Robert C RICHARDSON, of Omro & Winneconne, 1826- , from Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin : containing outline map of the county, map of each township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of the world, United States and state of Wisconsin, together with other valuable information (1889)
    (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx), extracted Aug 2012.
  21. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, 1 Jul 1863 Robert C RICHARDSON, Omro, WI, from (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 3, extracted Aug 2012.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.