Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 RITCHERSON was born 1795 in Tennessee. He married RHODA.
Children of THOMAS RITCHERSON and RHODA are:
2. i. HIRAM2 RICHARDSON, b. 1822, Tennessee; d. Pettis County, Missouri.
3. ii. JOHN PALINE RITCHESON, b. May 06, 1836, Rhea County, Tennessee; d. January 19, 1908, Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
iii. NANCY RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1838, of Kentucky.
Generation No. 2
2. HIRAM2 RICHARDSON (THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born 1822 in Tennessee, and died in Pettis County, Missouri. He married CATHARINE.
Notes for HIRAM RICHARDSON:
All his descendants used the RICHARDSON spelling.
Hiram, Catherine, and Adam are buried in the Old Bethelhem Cemetery on Anderson School House Road south of Sedalia. (turn left, cemetery on right side of the road). His father is buried there also, stone almost unreadable in 1998.
Children of HIRAM RICHARDSON and CATHARINE are:
i. WILLIAM M.3 RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1846, Pettis County, Missouri.
Notes for WILLIAM M. RICHARDSON:
William moved to the Noble/Norman, OK area and was a merchant.
ii. ADAM RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1849, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Pettis County, Missouri.
3. JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON (THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born May 06, 1836 in Rhea County, Tennessee, and died January 19, 1908 in Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. He married ELIZA ELLEN BOTTOM, daughter of JOHN BOTTOM.
Notes for JOHN PALINE RITCHESON:
The descendants of John Paline used all spellings of Ritcherson/Ritcheson, Richerson/Ritchardson/Richardson.
John P. Ritcheson (and other spellings) tore out the pages of the family Bible to prove how his name was spelled so he could draw his pension. John Paline (his name in the pension papers) and Eliza Ellen are buried in the Wanette Cemetery, Wanette, OK. Her remains were shipped by rail from Ft. Cobb.
Children of JOHN RITCHESON and ELIZA BOTTOM are:
i. ALETHA3 RITCHESON, m. TOM HENDERSON.
Notes for TOM HENDERSON:
Aletha and Tom Henderson lived Fort Cobb, OK. He lived to be very old. A story about the family was written in Chronicles of Oklahoma, XXXIV Spring 1956 No. 1, Oklahoma Historical Society pp 72, 99, 100-106 , and XXXVI page 71
Tom operated a gin and seed cleaning plant in Fort Cobb for many years. He later became the postmaster.
"The Fort Cobb Grocery operated by Christy and Ritcheson boasted, 'A child may come to this store and get good and full measure weights the same as their parents".
ii. THOMAS MONROE RITCHARDSON, b. March 10, 1857, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri; d. June 08, 1941, Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma; m. MARY E. FROST, Missouri.Thomas owned a general store at Little Axe, Cleveland Co, OK and at Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, OK. His son Frank Earl Ritchardson (married Sarah Ann Woodring, dau of David Charles Woodring and Amanda Summey, of Needmore, OK area, mill owner, chimney builder, and carpenter) descendants lived in nearby counties of Pottawatomie Co, OK south of the river, near Lawton, OK, and in the Imperial Valley, CA areas.
iii. JAMES R. RITCHARDSON, b. October 08, 1858, Pettis County, Missouri; d. 1951.
iv. MARGARET A. RITCHESON, b. November 06, 1861, Pettis County, Missouri; d. January 10, 1862, Pettis County, Missouri.
v. JOHN T. RITCHESON, b. October 16, 1863, Pettis County, Missouri.
vi. WILLIAM FRANKLIN RITCHESON, b. June 10, 1865, Missouri; d. 1868, Missouri.
vii. LAURA J. RITCHESON, b. 1870, Bates County, Missouri; d. Aft. 1898; m. JIM RAINES.
viii. HARRIET RITCHESON, b. June 20, 1872, Bates County, Missouri; d. October 02, 1962, California; m. NOAH ARTHUR WOODRING, September 08, 1893. The Woodring's settled near the extant Needmore, Cleveland Co, OK area east of Noble, OK. They had a blacksmith shop and mill. The Woodring's are from Jackson Co, NC-many are buried in the Fairview Cem. east of Noble, OK.
ix. ROBERT S. J. RITCHESON, b. Bef. 1900.
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