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Harriett Richardson m1829 Orison-wid ?
Posted by: Jeff Hix Date: April 29, 2001 at 01:45:17
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Harriett Richardson - Was her maiden name Kimbal?
If yes or don't know - please read:
(Some Land Records would be nice about now.)
I have a *_Theory_* but not much more. Certainly nothing to back it up enough to stick.

Married to Orison Richardson May 14, 1829 ?
IF Yes - See Darborn co, IN
Marriage Record Book 1 Page 293
Enter Richardson in the top Spouse box _and_ Dearborn in the County box

Facts from 1850 census only:
IN Dearborn Laughery Township 1850 Roll 141 Pg 434 (bottom of page 867 in the real Census Book)
lists Harriet Richardson age 39 engaged in farming about $1,500 of ground. She was born in Penn.
Then we turn the page and it gets real interesting:
Oldest child: James M Richardson age 18 - acouple of years after the above marriage.
indexed: IN Dearborn Laughery Township 1850 141 435
since he is the top of the page, that is correct procedure.
Child 2 - Benjamin age 12 - Same name as Orison's youngest brother
Child 3 (twin) Amen age 10 or 11
Child 4 (twin) Orson age10 or ll
Indexed: IN Dearborn Laughery Township 1850 Roll 141 Pg 435 - why indexed? the twin was not. Orson is listed below 3 others on that page.

BIG QUESTION - _Pure_Speculation:
Could the Censustaker have written Orson when the child was named after his father Orison ???
_IF_ Yes - Then my theory fits and I know the family she married into -- Orison Richard's
Names of his parents and siblings and a lot of puzzle pieces fit.

Chlld 5 - Mary is age 8 or 9 (hard to read).
Child 6 - Eliza age 5
Child 7 - Frances age 3

ALL the above childern are listed as born in Indiana.

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