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Richardson Family of Marion

Richardson Family of Marion

Diane Richardson Bryant (View posts)
Posted: 966254400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: RICHARDSON
Appreciate any info abt. William Richardson b. March 9 1762 who came to Brittons Neck area--Marion County--with brother John from Roanoke Va just after the Revolutionary War. Have Seller's book, need Virginia info.

Gleason Family of Marion County SC

Eric Gleason (View posts)
Posted: 984312000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Richardson, Gleason, Glisson, Lane
My great grandmother (Venia) was a Richardson from Brittons Neck. She married William Francis Gleason (may have been spelled Glisson) and they had a son William Chili Gleason (my grandfather). He married Nannie Isla Lane and they had several children one of which was a son (my father) William Frank Gleason. All of whom reside/resided in Marion County SC. You can e-mail me at ejgleason@home.com

Re: Richardson Family of Marion

Jack Barry (View posts)
Posted: 1022253681000
Classification: Query
Surnames: RICHARDSON
Hello. I am a descendant of William Richardson's brother "King" John Richardson through his son Andrew Jackson Richardson. Have been searching for years trying to find some info about William and John in Virginia, with no luck I might add. Am also familiar with Sellers' book. I have found it to be a useful resource but is filled with many inaccuracies. I've learned to take any info in it with a grain of salt until independantly varified from other sources.

Sorry I can't provide any help on William and John prior to their coming to Marion Co., SC.

Re: Richardson Family of Marion

Posted: 1022336166000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1073054839000
Surnames: Richardson, Floyd, Lane, Dozier
Before you spend your time looking in Roanoke, VA you might want to know a little Roanoke Valley History. The boys were in SC before there was a Roanoke in the mountains( not until 1881), and I doubt if they would call it by anything other than the name they grew up with. And it would appear Roanoke wasn't called anything until 1834.
There was also a Roanoke Township in Charlotte County. If Sellers "assumed" Roanoke meant VA and added the state by thought instead of fact then we might need to search around the Roanoke Island and Roanoke Rapids area of NC.




The History Of Roanoke
Known as the "Capital of the Blue Ridge," and a crossroads for commerce, the city of Roanoke's history began in the 1740s. Mark Evans and Tasker Tosh came from Pennslyvania and took up land near the salt licks where Indian and animal trails crossed in the center of the valley.

For generations, those salt marshes, or licks as they were called, had been a gathering place for buffalo, elk and deer, as well as for the Indians who hunted them. The salt marshes were to lend their name to the first village in the Roanoke Valley which started on the east-west path as Gainsborough in 1834; the town soon came to be known as Big Lick.

Roanoke County was formed out of Botetourt County in 1838, with a county population of approximately 5,000. There was an unknown, but certainly not a large, number of slaves in the area. The town of Salem became the county seat and boasted a population of about 200, with Big Lick numbering about 50 residents. The even smaller community of Vinton was to the east of Big Lick connected by a narrow brick road.

The railroad came to the valley in 1852, but missed Big Lick. So the little Town moved to the tracks, taking its name with it. The original town became Old Lick. In 1874, the new center was chartered as the town of Big Lick.

Seven years later, with the coming of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, Big Lick was renamed Roanoke for the river and the county. Roanoke was derived from the Indian word "Rawrenock," a name for the shell beads worn by the Indians and used as trade goods.

Re: Richardson Family of Marion

jack barry (View posts)
Posted: 1022359902000
Classification: Query
Surnames: RICHARDSON
An interesting thought...that the "Roanoke" mentioned in Sellers might actually have related to one of the NC locations. Bears consideration. Have you ever run across any Richardson in either of these places?

On the other hand if Roanoke Co., VA was established in 1838 out of Botetourt and Montgomery counties, it's possible that when Sellers (or his source) referred to Roanoke in VA he was referring to the COUNTY not the CITY. Though I don't have exact birth dates for William and "King" John, they both would likely been born after 1838 when Roanoke Co., VA was established.

Re: Richardson Family of Marion

Diane (View posts)
Posted: 1022433738000
Classification: Query
Surnames: RICHARDSON, PEAVY, HOLT, BRYANT, SESSIONS, LEWIS, BOYETT
Jack, we are all in the same boat when it comes to researching these Richardson brothers in VA. All of us have come up empty. But as Jo says, a lot of us are looking into the NC possibility because of the dates and because of name Roanoke being in both places. If you would, I'd appreciate your contacting me at vdrbryant@msn.com for further discussion on these Richardsons. Thanks, Diane

Re: Richardson Family of Marion

Posted: 1030039639000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1073054839000
Surnames: Richardson
Jack, missed your response somehow.
I was always under the impression that William and John went to SC just after the Revolutionary War.William stayed in Horry until about 1815 then moved to Brittons Neck for the remainder of his life. This may not be the same William and John that Sellers was refering to but I took them to be one and the same. Since William was 14 in 1777 and in NC then he probably wouldn't have had any knowledge of the Roanoke, VA in the mountains. I just don't see him getting VA newpapers in Brittons Neck to know of the name change and Brittons Neck does not seem to be a major thoroughfare for travelers that would pass on information. Assumptions are always a killer to new leads but I just can't see him saying he was from Roanoke and meaning the one in the mountains if it was called Big Lick or anything else when he lived there, but then stranger things have happened.

Re: Richardson Family of Marion

Posted: 1088576389000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1088646390000
Hi, My name is Glenda. My g grandfather was Andrew Richardson from Marion, SC. He married Fannie Mae Holden. That is all I know about him. Could your Andrew Richardson and mine be the same?
I've really been stumped on this branch of my tree.

Glenda
glenda_c_sutt@yahoo.com

Re: Gleason/Glisson Family of Marion County SC

Posted: 1127577356000
Classification: Query
I have very a Venia Richardson who was possibly married to a W. F. Glisson. Had 3 children one of whom named Willie C. Glisson, born abt. Feb. 1893? If you think this matches email me personally at Gale729@aol.com with Richardson or Glisson in the subject line, so I do not accidently delete you mail

Re: Richardson Family of Marion, SC

Posted: 1190740307000
Classification: Query
New email address for Diane Richardson Bryant is vdrbryant@cableone.net

Please use the above new address if now using one of the following:

vdrbryant@msn.com, drbryant2000@yahoo.com, vdrbryant@netscape.net, vdrbryant@bellsouth.net

Thanks,
Diane
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