Posted By:William Brackett
Subject:John Richey Rose Hill Cem. 1856
Post Date:January 01, 2010 at 12:06:02
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Forum:Vigo County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Richey family bible:

Leather cover embossed, “Kentucky Aux. A. B. Society” (American Bible Society)

On pages between the old and new testaments:
(…) Richey Departed this life Jun the 6 1846

John Richey departed this Life 12 Dec 1856

Charle Frank Michelbury Born June 2 1860

Will Riley was born Nov 9 1861

William J Todd Born June 20 1862

When you see this remember me Mary Richey hand and pen April 12 1857

Sarilda Megan Richey was Born Sep 2 1843

Manervy Jane Richey born June the 10 1845

John Richey was married to Mary Wilson June the 29 1840

Sarah Ann Surgar Died the 16 May 1852 her Babe the 18 July 1852

John Richey March 2 1876

Mary Richey hand and pen good by

On inside back cover:
Mary Richey hand and pen this Jun 7 1843

This Bible belonged to John and Mary (Wilson) Richey who can be found in Fayette Township of Vigo County, Indiana in the 1850 census:
Richey, John, age 52, born in Kentucky
Richey, Mary, age 35, born in Kentucky
Richey, Sarah, age 21, born in Indiana
Richey, Zerelda, age 7, born in Illinois
Richey, Jane, age 5, born in Indiana

The 1860 census of this same township includes:
Richey, Mary, age 55, born in Kentucky
Richey, Manerva, age 15, born in Indiana

This Sarah Richey from the 1850 census may be one in the same as Sarah Ann Surgar who died in 1852. She was born before Mary Wilson and John Richey married so may be from a previous marriage.

John and Mary Richey are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in New Goshen, Vigo County, Indiana. His marker clearly gives his death date of 12 Dec 1856. His age at the time of death is given as 53 years, 6 months and 2 days. He would have been born on 10 Jun 1803. Mary Richey was 81 years old when she died on 21 Dec 1885 and would have been born in 1804. Since they did not marry until 1840 they may have been married before.

Genealogical records were found for Serelda M. Richey born 02 Sep 1843 (as noted in family Bible) who married on 22 Mar 1859 in Vigo County, Indiana to John H. Mickelberry. Their children were:
Charles F. Mickelberry born 02 Jun 1860 (noted in family Bible)
William Riley Mickelberry born 09 Nov 1861 (noted in family Bible without last name)
Martha Jane Micelberry born 02 Sep 1863
Mary Belle Mickelberry born 17 Apr 1865
John Wesley Mickelberry born 29 May 1867
George Mickelberry born 1869
Thomas Edward Mickelberry born 05 Jan 1871
Dora V. Mickelberry born 03 Mar 1873
Walter Richey Mickelberry born 03 Mar 1878
Lester Gordon Mickelberry born 05 Aug 1879.

Charles was born in Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana. William, Martha, Mary and John were born in Edgar County, Illinois. George, Thomas, Dora, Walter and Lester were born in Bogard Township, Henry County, Missouri. This family moved on to
Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana by 1900. Serelda (Richey) Mickelberry died in Bozeman, Montana on 20 May 1910 and John H. Mickelberry died there on 12 Dec 1916.

Genealogical records were found for Minerva Jane Richey born 10 Jun 1845 (as noted in family Bible) who married on 18 Jul 1861 in Vigo County, Indiana to John P. Todd. Their children born in Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana were:
William J. Todd b. 20 Jun 1862 (noted in family Bible)
Thomas J, Todd born 1864
Ed R. Todd born 1867
Dora E. Todd born 1872
Bertha A. Todd born Sep 1875
Fred C. Todd born 1879
Emma Todd born 1881
Claude E. Todd born 1887

I am not related to this family but had the priviledge or researching this old Bible.