NameCharles Richardson
Birthca 1751, Ireland
Deathca 1823, Rutherford County, NC
BurialProbably at an Old ME Church Cem., off Jay White Rd., Rutherford Co., NC
Misc. Notes
The Richardson lived along the Broad River either adjacent to or very close to Laxton Lynch's land. The ME Church mentioned in Mary Richardson obituary which was published in the Charleston, SC paper was on probably either the Richardson or Lynch property. Laxton's daughter Martha and her husband Madison Kilpatrick are buried in the ME Church Cemetery. Based on the information I know, I feel there is a good probability that Charles and Mary are also buried in the ME Church Cemetery in unmarked graves. The ME Church was abandoned long past. The cemetery is named the Dickey/Lynch Cemetery in W.D. Floyds Cemetery posting.

WILL OF CHARLES RICHARDSON
Will Book One, Rutherford County, North Carolina

In the name of God Amen

I, Charles Richardson of the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina, being in health and sound mind and memory and considering that my dissolution is drawing nigh according to the course of nature, after Recommending my soul to God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God in the morning of the Resurrection, and as touching such worldly property as it has pleased God to Endow me with in this life, I do hereby will and bequest in manner following. And first my will is that all my just debts shall be paid out of my perishable property by my well beloved wife Mary Richardson to whom I bequeath 130 acres of land whereon I now live with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging together with two fifty acre tracts adjoining to it. I further bequeath to the said Mary all my stock of every kind together with all my household furniture of every kind, to use and to apply to her use as she may stand in need without molestation, and after her decease my further will is that the above described lands be exposed to sale and equally divided among my five sons (to wit) William, Charles, Hyman, Hiram and James. I further bequeath to my three daughters Isabella, Elizabeth and Mary each a feather bed, and all other property pertaining to my estate that may remain in my will is that it be equally divided into eight shares amongst my eight children as they may agree in respect of selling it off or divid-ing by consent. And I hereby revoke and disannul all other wills and testaments hitherto made by me, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of October, 1823. This will to be proved and Recorded in the said County Court first succeeding after my decease.

Charles Richardson (s)

N. B. I further appoint William Richardson and Jacob Michal my executors to this will.

Charles Richardson (s)

Signed sealed pronounced and Delivered in presence of us who in each others presence have hereunto subscribed our names.
William Hall Senr (Jurat)
William Hall Jnr (Jurat)
Spouses
Birth27 Jan 1760, Cabarrus Co. NC
Death29 Apr 1847, Rutherford County, NC
BurialProbably at an Old ME Church Cem., off Jay White Rd., Rutherford Co., NC
Misc. Notes
Some researchers believe Mary's maiden name was Kilpatrick.

This obituary of Mary Richardson is copied from The Southern Christian Advocate published in Charleston, South Carolina July 16, 1847.

Died, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, April 29th, Mrs. Mary Richardson in the 88th year of her age. She was born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, January 27, 1760.
She was brought up under Presbyterian influence, and attached herself to that church when quite young. In 1795 she joined the M.E. Church, and soon after experienced a change of heart, being one of the first that attached herself to the M.E. Church in this part of the country.
The writer of this notice conversed with her frequently for the last eight years, and though worn down by age and bodily infirmity, her mind retained its vigor, especially on her favorite subjects, religion and the Bible. She loved to hear three of her grandsons preach the doctrines that she so much loved, and without any special affliction, she ceased to live on earth, and we doubt not, now lives with the spirits of the just, made perfect in heaven.
Marriageca 1780, North Carolina
ChildrenIsabella (ca1780-)
 William (1781-1870)
 Elizabeth (1784-1880)
 Charles (ca1785-)
 Mary (Polly) (ca1787-<1870)
 Hirum Lewis (Twin) (ca1793-1863)
 Hyman H. (Twin) (ca1793-)
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