Caleb Green (1832-1892) & Sarah Jane Green (1835-1913)

Caleb Green and Sarah Jane Green are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Elizabeth Anna Green.

Caleb Green was born February 1, 1832. He is the son of John Green and Talitha Cumi Adams.

Sarah Jane Green was born April 16, 1835. Many people list Sarah Jane’s last name as Sly. I can’t find any record of that. Her marriage record indicates that her last name was Green and that her mother Leah Green gave consent. I can’t find a Leah Sly in the area, but I do find a Leah Green. Leah would have been 46 when Sarah was born, so she could be her mother. On the 1840 US Census for the family of John Green and Leah Dunn, there are no girls under age 10, so perhaps they were actually her grandparents. I am going to consider them to be her parents for now. Sarah’s maiden and married last names were both Green. And, both her and Caleb’s fathers were John Green. But definitely different John Greens.

On the 1850 US Census, there was a 16 year old Sarah Green who lived with merchant Ephraim Griffith in Harrison County, Indiana. Emphraim’s wife was Mary Rusk, and there is a young man with the last name of Rusk living in the home too. I wonder if Sarah Green is a niece of this couple – Ephraim’s sister could have married a son of John and Leah Green, and died prior to 1850. It’s just a theory. This Sarah was 15 and living 100 miles away from John and Leah Green.

I can’t find Caleb on the 1850 US Census, but Caleb’s suspected mother Talitha Cunie, now married to Benjamin Sly, was in Harrison County, Indiana.

Caleb and Sarah married on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. Caleb was 21 and Sarah was 18. In 1854 they had a daughter and named her Talitha Leah, after both of their mothers.

On the 1860 US Census, Caleb was 28 and Sarah was 25. They were farming in Scott, Harrison County, Indiana. They had 3 children: Leah, age 5; Mary, age 4; Elizabeth, age 2.

From 1862 – 1865,  Caleb fought in the Civil War with Company D, 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment.

On the 1870 US Census, Caleb was 38 and Sarah was 35. They were farming in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 8 children in the home: Talitha, age 16; Mary, age 14; Elizabeth, age 12; Harriet, age 10; William, age 8; Jane, age 5; Martha, age 3; James, an infant.

On the 1880 US Census, Caleb was 48 and Sarah was 46. Caleb was a farmer and preacher, and the family lived in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 5 children at home: William, age 18; Irena, age 14; Martha, age 10; John, age 8; Fanny, age 4.

Caleb died on January 19, 1892. He was 59. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1900 US Census, Sarah was 65 and widowed. She lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with her widowed daughter Fannie Richey, Fannie’s son Walter, and another grandson, Floyd Julian. Sarah reported having had 11 children, with 7 of them living.

On the 1910 US Census, Sarah was 75 and lived in Greer, Warrick County, Indiana with son John W. Green, and his wife and children.

Sarah died on June 27, 1913 in Oakland City, Indiana. She was 78. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Caleb Green & Sarah Jane Green:

Talitha Leah Green – Talitha was born December 26, 1854 in Harrison County, Indiana. She married Josiah McGregor on February 25, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 10 children. Talitha died on December 8, 1932 in Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. She was 77. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary R. Green – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. She married Benjamin Franklin McCord on March 30, 1897 in Pike County, Indiana. He was widowed and had 2 children. Mary and Benjamin divorced, and married each other again on December 17, 1909. Both indicated their previous marriages had ended in divorce in April 1909.  On the 1910 US Census, Mary and Benjamin lived in Patoka, Pike County, Indiana with Benjamin’s son from his first marriage. They reported they had both been married twice, and had been married 13 years, and Mary had 1 child (unknown). Benjamin died in January of 1912. Mary married Oliver Ambrose Kelsey on December 21, 1912 in Pike County, Indiana. Their marriage record indicates that Oliver was widowed and that Mary had been married twice, once divorced and once widowed. She died in 1941. She was 84 or 85. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Anna Green – My 2x great grandmother Elizabeth was born June of 1859 in Indiana. She married Marcus McDonald Richardson on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Elizabeth died October 25, 1939 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

Harriet P. Green – Harriet was born in 1860 in Indiana. She married James R. Wilkerson on February 10, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 3 children. She died in 1904 in South Dakota. She was 43 or 44. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William E. Green – William was born in about 1862 in Indiana. He married Pauline J. Faries on January 30, 1884 in Indiana. That is the last record I have of him.

Arena Jane Green – Arena was born July 9, 1865. She married James Jackson Julian on March 27, 1887 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 2 children, one who had already died, and Arena may have died in childbirth. She died June 20, 1897. She was 31. Her only living child, Floyd, lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Green – Martha was born about 1867 in Indiana. I have no record of her past the 1880 US Census.

James Green – James was born in about April 1870, according to the 1870 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

John Green – John was born September 30, 1872 in Indiana. He married Laurinda Mason on June 6, 1896 in Indiana. They had 4 children. He died October 3, 1937. He was 65. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Fannie Mae Green – Fannie was born on July 7, 1876 in Indiana. She married James Butler Richie on August 7, 1894 and they had a son named Walter. She was widowed in 1898 and lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. On October 3, 1908 she married George Riley McMurty in Gibson County, Indiana. Both had been widowed. They had 2 children. Fannie died on June 8, 1946 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. She was 60. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Richardson (1821-1879) and Johanna May (1821-?)

George Wesley Richardson & Johanna May are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Marcus McDonald Richardson.

George Wesley Richardson was born January 31, 1821 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Potential fathers for George are John or Joseph Richardson, both heads of households in Randolph, North Carolina on the 1830 US Census.

Johanna May was born about 1821 in North Carolina. A potential father for Johanna is David May, head of a household in Guilford, North Carolina on the 1830 US Census.

George and Johanna married October 11, 1838 in Davie County, North Carolina.

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Washington, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 30 and Johanna was 29. The had 6 children: David, age 10; Rachel, age 8; William, age 5; Emily, age 3; Abison, age 1; George, an infant.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 40 and Johanna was 39. There were 9 children at home: David, age 21; William, age 16; Emily, age 13; George, age 11; Marcus, age 9; Nancy, age 7; Mary, age 5; John, age 4; Thomas, age 2.

George served in the Civil War for the Union, as a Private in Company A, 58th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry.

In 1865, George was listed on an IRS Tax Assessment List. He lived in Columbus and his occupation was Sawyer, someone who runs a saw mill. He paid $6.67.

On the 1870 US Census the family remained in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 49 and Johanna was 48. There were 6 children at home: George, age 20; Marcus, age 18; Isabel, age 16; Mary, age 14; John, age 12; Thomas, age 11.

George died on November 23, 1879 in Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, Johanna was 59 and widowed. She still lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. Sons John, age 23, and Thomas, age 22, lived in the home. Next door was son Wesley and his wife.

On the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Jackson, Dallas County, Missouri, Johanna is listed as widow of George W. Richardson. It is unknown when she died.

Children of George Wesley Richardson & Johanna May:

David Lawrence Richardson – David was born about 1839 in North Carolina. He married Missouri A. Dill on July 4, 1859 in Indiana. He served in the Civil War with Company F of Indiana 33rd Infantry Regiment. David and Missouri had a daughter, and Missouri died shortly after. David married Margaret Ellen OHaver on November 30, 1863. On the 1870 US Census, the daughter was living with her maternal grandparents in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. I can’t find David and Margaret in 1870. David died between 1879 when their youngest child was born & the 1880 US Census. In 1880 Margaret was a widow with 6 children in Washington, Gibson County, Indiana. She would soon marry David’s brother John.

Rachel Richardson – Rachel was born about 1842 in Tennessee according to the 1850 US Census, the only record I have of her.

William Wesley Richardson – William was born May 2, 1844 in Indiana. He married Jane Lance on September 27, 1866 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 1 child. He was a farmer, and then an insurance agent. He died October 6, 1903 in Oakland City, Gibson County, Indiana.

Emily Richardson – Emily was born 1847 in Indiana. She married Isaac Shewmaker on March 6, 1865 in Indiana. They had 11 children. She died December 9, 1913. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abison Richardson – Abison was born 1849 in Indiana, according to the 1850 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

George Washington Richardson – George was born January 25, 1851 in Indiana. He married Sarah Greene on February 1, 1872 in Dubois County, Indiana. They had 2 children. He married Mary Rice on August 29, 1885 in Phelps County, Missouri. They had 5 children. He died August 27, 1922 in Madison County, Illinois. He was 71.

Marcus McDonald Richardson – My 2x great grandfather Marcus was born August 12, 1851 in Pike County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Ann Greene on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Marcus died October 27, 1941 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 90. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here. Read more about him here.

Nancy A. Isabell Richardson – Nancy was born about 1853 in Indiana. My only records of her are the 1860 & 1870 US Census.

Mary A. Richardson – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. My only records of her are the 1860 & 1870 US Census.

John C. Richardson – John was born about 1856 in Indiana. On March 1, 1884, he married Margaret Ellen OHaver Richardson in Phelps County, Missouri. Margaret had been married to his brother David and had 6 children. She and John had a daughter. Margaret died in 1918 in Ridgely, Lake County, Tennessee, and her death certificate indicates that she was married, but I do not know when John died. Margaret’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas P. Richardson – Thomas was born May 6, 1858. He married Catherine J. Williams on August 5, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 8 children. He died on August 2, 1921. He was 63. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Union F. Richardson – Union was born April 23, 1861 and died June 1, 1861. He was 1 month and 8 days old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Christina M. Richardson – Christina was born May 9, 1863 and she died 9 days later. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Marcus McDonald Richardson (1851-1941) & Elizabeth Anna Green (1859-1939)

UPDATED JULY 2017

Marcus McDonald Richardson and Elizabeth Anna Green are my 2x great grandparents, the parents of my great grandmother Versa Grace Richardson.

RICHARDSON Marcus McDonald GREENE Elizabeth Anna RICHARDSON Vera HEDRICK Deward HEDRICK Rena HEDRICK Euvella HEDRICK Elizabeth black and whiteMarcus & Elizabeth Richardson with daughter Versa Richardson Hedrick, and her children Rena, Deward, Euvella and Elizabeth. I got this photo from my grandmother Euvella.

 

 

Marcus McDonald Richardson was born August 12, 1851 in Pike County, Indiana. He was the son of George Wesley Richardson and Johanna May. George served in the Civil War. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here.

Elizabeth Anna Green was born June of 1859 in Indiana. She was the daughter of Caleb Green and Sarah Jane Green. Caleb served in the Civil War. You can see Caleb’s Find A Grave memorial here and Sarah’s here.

On the 1860 US Census, Marcus was 9 and lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with his parents (farmers) and 8 siblings. Elizabeth was 2 and lived in Scott, Harrison County, Indiana with her parents (farmers) and 2 siblings.

On the 1870 US Census, Marcus was 18 and lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with his parents (farmers) and 5 siblings. Elizabeth was 12 and lived in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana with her parents (farmers) and 7 siblings.

Marcus and Elizabeth married on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. Marcus was 23 and Elizabeth was 15.

On the 1880 US Census, Marcus and Elizabeth were farming in Ninevah, Johnson County, Indiana. Both were marked as being 21 years old, but Marcus was 29. They had no children.

On the 1900 US Census, Marcus was 49 and Elizabeth was 41. They had been married 25 years, and had 6 children, all living. They lived in Finley, Christian County, Missouri. Marcus worked in the mines. Daughter Dolly, age 16, was born in Illinois, so maybe the family lived there between Indiana and Missouri. Their other children were born in Missouri: Sylvanus was 14, Letha was 9, and Gracie (Versa) was 2. Boarding with the family was Lizzie Wells, age 14, who worked as a typesetter.

On the 1910 US Census, the family lived in Little Chaney, Chautauqua County, Kansas. Marcus was 58 and Elizabeth was 52 and they were farmers. Versa was 12. Letha was 19, had been married 1 year (no husband listed) and had a 6 month old son. Dolly was 26 and had been married to A. C. Dozer, age 34, for 8 years. They had 3 children.

On the 1920 US Census, the family lived in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Marcus was 68 and a teacher of public school. Elizabeth was 62. Grandson Norval Camp, age 10, lived with them.

On the 1930 US Census, the couple farmed in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Marcus was 78 and Elizabeth was 71.

I don’t know where I got this photo, but it is labeled Elizabeth Richardson. It may be from my grandmother Euvella, but it’s also possible that it isn’t our Elizabeth Green Richardson.

Elizabeth died October 25, 1939 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

On the 1940 US Census, Marcus lived in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 88 and boarded with Vergie Delong and her family.

Marcus died October 27, 1941 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 90. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here.

The children of Marcus Richardson & Elizabeth Anna Green:

Dolly Richardson – Dollie was born August 13, 1880 in Illinois. She married Albert Charles Dozer and they had 3 children. She died October 23, 1912 at age 32. Her Find A Grave memorial here. (Her cause of death was new to me – pellagra. It is a deficiency disease caused by a lack of nicotinic acid or its precursor tryptophan in the diet. It is characterized by dermatitis, diarrhea, and mental disturbance, and is often linked to overdependence on corn as a staple food.)

Van Richardson and his daugther Anitra. I got this photo from my grandmother Euvella, daughter of Versa.

Sylvanus “Van” Richardson – Van was born October 4, 1885 in Walnut Shade, Taney County, Missouri. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates he was tall and slender with brown hair and brown eyes. He married Mabel Ridge in 1918 and they had one daughter who died at age 20. By 1920 they were living in Colorado. Van was a merchant in a pool room (1920), manager of a pool hall (1930) and manager of a liquor store (1940). Van died in August of 1974 in Colorado. He was 88. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here.

Letha Joan Richardson – Letha was born September 20, 1890. She married S. A. Camp on January 21, 1909 in Springfield, Missouri. They had one son. She married John S. Miller on August 19, 1918 in Joplin, Missouri. She married John F. Urueta prior to 1930 and they lived in California. John worked at a creamery (1930) and as a pipe layer/machinist at a construction company (1940). She died December 14, 1990 at age 100 in Los Angeles. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

Versa Grace Richardson – My great grandmother Versa was born August 12, 1897 in Missouri. On October 26, 1913, Versa married James Wesley Hedrick in Stone County, Missouri. They had 5 children. Versa died December 22, 1928 in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. She was 31. You can read more about her here.

James Wesley Hedrick (1887-1953) & Versa Grace Richardson (1897-1928)

UPDATED JULY 2017

James Wesley Hedrick and Versa Grace Richardson are my great grandparents, the parents of my grandmother Euvella Grace Hedrick.

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James “Jim” Wesley Hedrick was born October 7, 1887 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. His parents are Sigel Francis Hedrick and Mary Baker, and you can read about them here.

Versa Grace Richardson was born August 12, 1897 in Missouri. Her parents are Marcus McDonald Richardson & Elizabeth Anna Greene, and you can read about them here.

On October 26, 1913, Jim & Versa married in Stone County, Missouri. She was 16 and he was 26. Her parents gave consent because of her age.

In 1917 Jim filled out a draft registration card for World War I. It describes him to be of medium height and build,  with brown eyes and black hair. He was living in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri and had a wife and two children.

On the 1920 US Census, the family lived in Flat Creek, Stone County, Missouri. Jim was 32 and Versa was 22. Deward was 4, Rena was 2, and Euvella was 11 months old. They would have two more children, both born in Missouri.

Versa died December 22, 1928 in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. When I talked to Granny in 2012 she told me about her mother’s death at age 31. “The whole family had the flu, and the doctor had told her to stay in bed, but she had to wait on everybody. She did wash on a board in the cold, ice and snow,” she said. “Pneumonia set in and she died quick.”

The United States was on the brink of the Great Depression. and Jim at age 41 was determined to care for his 5 young children. They traveled from Missouri to California harvesting grapes for 4-5 months at a time.

On the 1930 US Census, Jim was 41, widowed, and lived with his 5 children in Stone County, Missouri.

On the 1940 US Census, Jim was 52 and living in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. A wife is listed, Mollie M Hedrick. There are two daughters living in the home: Dorothy, age 14 is Jim’s daughter from his first marriage; and Luella Hedrick, age 9. It indicates that they all lived in the same house in 1935.

This marriage was a surprise to me. I talked to a cousin who did know about this marriage, and she says that Jim’s wife’s name was Maudie Carver, not Mollie, and that Luella wasn’t Jim’s daughter. I can’t find a marriage record. I was able to find more information on Maudie Carver and Luella, and you can read about that here.

In 1942 Jim filled out a draft registration card for World War II. He was 53, 5’5″ tall, weighing 155 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and a ruddy complexion. He lived in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. The person he listed as someone who would always know where he lived was V. H. Gracey of Reeds Spring.

HEDRICK James HEDRICK Deward HAMMERS Alva HEDRICK Rena HOPPER Geo HEDRICK Euvella HEDRICK Dot ECKER Glenn HEDRICK Elizabeth MILLS Jim

Here is Jim with his adult children in 1950. All are pictured with their spouse, except for my Granny Euvella – her husband had recently died.

Front: Deward & Alva Hedrick, Jim Hedrick
Back: Rena & George Hopper, Dorothy & Glen Ecker, Euvella, Betty & James Mills.

Jim died of a stroke on July 24, 1953 at Baptist Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 65. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here. Jim and Versa are buried together in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri.

2012 – Granny Euvella, her daughter, and a portrait of her mother Versa

 

 

 

 

 

The children of James Wesley Hedrick & Versa Grace Richardson:

Deward Douglas Hedrick  – Deward was born February 28, 1915 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He married Alva Hammers on May 20, 1933, in Reeds Spring, and they had 5 children. Deward died on October 21, 2011 in Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado. He was 96. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

Rena Ladonna Hedrick – Rena was born February 5, 1917 in Missouri. She married George Stephens Hopper on November 4, 1933 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Rena died on June 25, 1997 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Euvella Grace Hedrick – My Grandmother Euvella was born January 30, 1919 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She married William Henry Hopper on March 23, 1938 in Carroll County, Arkansas. They had 3 children. She was widowed, and married three more times, having 1 more child. She died February 2, 2013 in Wentzville, St. Charles County, Missouri. She was 94. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. My blog post about her is here.

Mary Elizabeth Hedrick – Mary was born in 1921. She married James Madison Mills and they had 6 children. She died in January of 1968 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. she was 46 or 47. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Dorothy Levon Hedrick – Dorothy was born July 29, 1925 in Missouri. She married Glen Ecker on July 31, 1952 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas. They had 4 children. Dorothy died on December 24, 2000 in Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado. She was 75. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.