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Subject: Re Rich Research
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 09:24:03 EDT
Searching for information my G grandparents James (RITCH) RICH and Lucretia
(RICHARDSON) RICH for whom marriage license was issued in Gibson County TN on
5 Jan l852. Indications are they had children born about a follows: Julius
1852, James 1855, Frances 1857, Margaret 1860,Daniel Newton 1862, Caldonia
1864, Mary Ann 1867 and Nancy 1869. James and Lucretia Rich with four oldest
children shown in 1860 census in 3rd District of Gibson County TN with Gibson
Wells post office, however this is last record that can be found of James or
Lucretia Rich. 1880 TN census shows James Rich in household L. E. McLemore in
Madison County, Daniel Rich in household Saluda Mobley in Crockett County,
Caldonia in household of Joseph Richardson in Gibson County, and Mary and
Nancy in household of William Crosby in Gibson County. Perhaps something
happened to parents as children apparently placed with brothers and sisters of
their mother. James (RITCH) RICH reported born in North Carolina ca 1823 and
Lucretia RICHARDSON in Tennessee ca 1831.
Have been unable to determine what happened to parents but have heard reports
of yellow fever epidemic in this area. Unable to find any record of land
ownership, wills executed, adoption or guardinship, church records, death
records, or tombstones.
Following records of marriages in Crockett County Tennessee found:
M. A. Rich to Thomas B, Wright, 28 January 1883, Bondsman J. H. Morgan.
M. A. Rich to Frank Gilbert (alias Tredo), 23 May 1885, Bondman T.J.
Nancy Rich to John C. Lee, 11 February 1887, Bondsman J. W. Murchison.
(Could these be Margaret, Mary Ann and Nancy of the children listed above)
Am interested in any information as to what happened to parents or children.
Also interested in contacting any descendant to any of these individuals or
anyone who may have researched this line.
J. A. Selph, Jr., 1456 Idlewild Lane, Homewood, Illinois 60430-4018, "email