Posted By:Rose
Subject:Re: Unionist in Ill.
Post Date:April 17, 2005 at 07:01:32
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I am writing for the families of Refugees of John Green Richards family Amanda South. I have found Four for Children of this man who died in MISS.

The first name is WRONG in the county history of Washington County,IL. This show that not every the younger
hildren really never knew the parents names or who gave the information was wrong.

Also the children of the parents that died getting to IL. died not know there was a fund to help the families, some of them were to young

The children after the youngest child and mother death may have been divide and place with other families to be cared for.

Found it in the 1979 History of Washington Co., IL.
James Green Richards moved his wife and five children from Florence, South Carolina to Alabama in the late 1850s. Being a Union sympathizer, in 1861 he
went north to join the 1st Alabama Calvary leaving his family behind. The family was forced to leave by rebel soldiers, and they joined James in
Mississippi. He was sick and died at Corinth. Family was sent to Tennessee with refugees and took a boat from Memphis to Cairo, IL. In 1862 they were
loaded into stock cars and sent to Richview, Ill in Washington County. The mother and baby brother soon died and the other four children grew up in the
Pleasant Grove and Beaucoup areas. James R. Richards, b. in Florence, South Carolina, in 1856, married Pauline Babb, born in 1857, to Eli S. Babb and
Nancy Johnson Babb. James and Pauline lived their entire lives in Washington County, where they raised seven children. P. 409-410

1860 Marion County, AL Western Dist, p 578 & 579
John G. Richards, age 35, b. SC
Amanda Richards, age 43, b. SC
Margaret Richards, age 13, b. SC
John Richards, age 12, b. SC
Benjamin Richards, age 8, b. SC
James Richards, age 7, b. SC
William Richards, no age given, b. AL

John G. Richards, Pvt Co's. K & A Age 43 years
Enlisted 5 Dec 1862, Glendale, MS Mustered in 31 Dec 1862, Corinth, MS Born in Lauren Co., SC Farmer
Died 3 May 1863 or 27 Apr 1863 at hospital in Corinth, MS
From Alabama

Name of Soldier: John G. Richards
Name of Dependent (Minor) James R. Richards, et al
Service: A, 1 Ala Cav
Date of Filing: Oct 31 1883
Class: Minor
Application #310117
Certificate #268708
State from which filed: Illinois

The children that lived were:
Margaret Richards Married SOGAN ?
John Daniel Richards Married WOODSIDE
Benjamin Franklin Richards Married PITCHFORD
James R. Richards Married BABB?

I am looking for facts on the families who married these lines