William Preston Richardon was not born in Ireland and neither was my great-grandfather, Squire Nathan "Nate" Richardson.William was born April 22, 1833 in Dixon, TN, and died December 11, 1900 in Spring Valley Township, Shannon County, MO.He married Phoebe Ann Martin, daughter of John Martin and Sarah A..She was born October 12, 1834 in Hopkins, KY, and died March 8, 1902 in Spring Valley Twp., Shannon County, MO.Both are buried in Bell Cemetary, Arroll, Texas County, MO.
Even though their tombstone denotes birth in Ireland (that is, William and Phoebe Ann's tombstone) there are two censuses (1860 and 1870) which show that William's birthplace was TN and Phoebe Ann's was KY.This information also appears on Squire Nathan's death certificate.
Squire Nathan Richardson, b. January 9, 1855, Texas County, MO.; d. December 13, 1933, Spring Valley Twp., Shannon County, MO.Buried December 16, 1933, Ramah (near Simla), CO.
If you will send me your address, I will send you a complete copy of my genealogy information.I'm getting ready for a trip and just don't have time right now to type more info.