NOTE: I have no connection and no further information.Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Monroe County.
WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON was born May 3, 1813, in Fentress County, Tenn., where he grew up. At the age of twenty-five years he removed to Monroe County, Ky., where he has since resided. His father, John H. Richardson, was born about 1787, in Virginia. He was a son of Williamson Richardson, who was born of English parents. John H. Richardson married Abigail, daughter of Geoffry Hildreth, of Virginia. From this union sprang twelve children, of whom William H. is the seventh. He married, September 3, 1841, Julia A., daughter of William and Tabitha (Wallace) Kirkpatrick, of Monroe County. To them have been born Carrol H., Tabitha (Shives), Ellen T. (Coe), William K., Geoffry H. (deceased), Lucy (Smith), Robert, Belle (Smith), and Thomas. Williamson H. Richardson commenced life entirely on his own resources, with no capital but his own hands and brain, first as a farmer and trader and finally as a merchant, in connection with and subservient to his farming industry. He is the owner of a well stocked store on the banks of the Cumberland River, besides over 1,000 acres of well improved and productive land in fine state of cultivation. He lost sixteen slaves by the war. He is a member of the Christian Church, and in politics is a Democrat.