Second Generation


8. Thomas RICHARDSON was born in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 12 Jul 1812. Thomas died 13 Jan 1891 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. (photo)

He married twice.

He married Jannet WILSON in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 3 Feb 1837. Jannet was born at Bush, a farm near Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 21 Nov 1812, the daughter of James WILSON and Jean FROOD. Jannet died 12 Apr 1886 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. (photo)

The following excerpts and paraphrasings are from a John Wilson letter and autobiography (Jannet's brother). Click here for the complete text -

Jannet was married to Thomas Richardson who was a landscape gardner. A few months after they were married he went to America. Janet remained at home for one year then went to her husband in New Haven Connecticut where he was engaged as a gardner to a Mr. Baldwin. After living there a few years he engaged with Col. Mathers to go to Springfield, Illinois and take charge of his garden and grounds. James, Jannet's father, corresponded regularly with them. Their letters from Springfield contained such flattering accounts of Sangamon County and of Illinois that John Wright felt it would be better for his family for him to sell his property and immigrate to Illinois. He consulted with James, his father-in-law, about the matter and they concluded that the Carthat, a farm, was not paying more than expenses. James would give up his lease and John would sell his property and the family would immigrate to Illinois.

Thomas married Dora PEDDICORD Jones 1888. Dora was born 16 Apr 1840. Dora died 13 Feb 1901 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

Thomas RICHARDSON and Jannet WILSON had the following children (photo):

 
16. i. William RICHARDSON was born in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT 11 May 1839. William died 7 Sep 1913 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. He married Mary 'Alice' Ann KNOX 24 Dec 1867. Mary was born in Clear Lake Twp, Sangamon Co, IL 7 May 1842, the daughter of Thomas J. KNOX and Mary DANLEY Myers. Mary died 21 Aug 1896 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. William's occupation: Farmer. William and Alice had three children.
 
17. ii. James Wilson RICHARDSON Sr. was born in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT 22 Apr 1841. James died 8 Feb 1922 in Rochester, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred 10 Feb 1922 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL He married twice. He married Margaret Reid NESBITT 3 Jan 1867. Margaret was born in Decatur, Macon Co, IL 28 Feb 1840, the daughter of Samuel G. NESBITT and Mary B. TURNER. Margaret died 11 Mar 1893 in Rochester, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. He married Emma SMITH. James' occupation: Farmer. During the Civil War, James was a private with the 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry Company "I". He was mustered in 18 Sep 1862 and transferred to Signal Corps, 28 Mar 1864. At the time of his death, James and Emma were divorced. James and Margaret had six children.
 
18. iii. Jean Frood RICHARDSON was born in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL 14 Jul 1843. Jean died 9 Jan 1926 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO. Her body was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO. She married John Wesley BEAUMONT in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, 8 Feb 1865. John was born in Kentucky 3 Jun 1837. John died 14 Mar 1905 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO. His body was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO. Jean and John had two children.
 
19. iv. Elizabeth Ann RICHARDSON was born in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL 22 Feb 1846. Elizabeth died 19 Mar 1908 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. She married Irwin JOHNSON in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, October 1867. Irwin was born in Somerset Co, PA 15 Jan 1836. Irwin died 4 Apr 1912 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Elizabeth and Irwin had four children.
 
20. v.  Mary Helen RICHARDSON was born in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL 16 Aug 1848. Mary died 22 Aug 1927 in Edinburg, Christian Co, IL . Her body was interred in Edinburg Cemetery, Buckhart Twp, Christian Co, IL. She married John W. NORRED. John was born in Sangamon Co, IL 17 Jun 1847, the son of William NORRED and Mary Ann DANEIL. John died 1 Oct 1928 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL. His body was interred in Edinburg Cemetery, Buckhart Twp, Christian Co, IL. Mary and John had four children.
 
21. vi. Thomas Baldwin RICHARDSON was born in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL 14 Jan 1851. Thomas died 25 Jul 1939 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. He married Laura Bell DICKERSON 14 Apr 1884. Laura was born in Rochester, Sangamon Co, IL 8 Feb 1864, the daughter of John DICKERSON. Laura died 14 May 1937 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. Thomas operated and owned a livery stable in Riverton, IL. Thomas and Laura had seven children.
 
22. vii. John D. RICHARDSON was born in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL 14 Apr 1853. John died 24 Aug 1925 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. He married Mary Elizabeth DOENGES in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, 23 Aug 1883. Mary was born in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL 10 Jan 1860, the daughter of Adam DOENGES and Mary Elizabeth MENTEMEYER. Mary died 29 Feb 1948 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. John's occupation: Farmer. John D. and Mary had ten children.
 
23. viii. George Rai RICHARDSON was born in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL 12 Aug 1856. George died 28 Sep 1946 in Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. He married Mary E. HOYLAND in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL 1 Mar 1886. Mary was born in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH 12 Apr 1867, the daughter of David P. HOYLAND and Caroline ROACH. Mary died 24 Dec 1957 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Alton, Madison Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. George's occupation: Farmer. George and Mary had no children.
 

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