Descendants of Thomas Ritcherson
Generation No. 1
1.THOMAS1 RITCHERSON was born October 24, 1796 in TN, and died December 28, 1867.He married RHODA.She was born 1800 in TN. They are buried in the Old Bethlehem Cemetery near Sedelia, Pettis Co, MO.
Children of THOMAS RITCHERSON and RHODA are:
2. i. HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2 RICHARDSON, SR., b. November 24, 1821, TN; d. June 08, 1871, Pettis Co, MO.
3. ii. JOHN PALINE RITCHESON, b. May 06, 1836, Rhea Co, TN; d. January 19, 1908, Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, OK.
4. iii. NANCY RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1838, of KY.
Generation No. 2
2.HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2 RICHARDSON, SR. (THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born November 24, 1821 in TN, and died June 08, 1871 in Pettis Co, MO.He married CATHARINE HALL.She was born December 21, 1821 in AL, and died November 09, 1886 in Pettis Co, MO. They are buried in the Old Bethlehem Cemetery near Sedelia, MO.
All their descendants spelled their surname Richardson.
Children of HIRAM RICHARDSON and CATHARINE HALL are:
5. i. WILLIAM M.3 RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1846, Pettis Co, MO.
6. ii. ADAM HOUSTIN RICHARDSON, b. Abt. 1849, Pettis Co, MO; d. Pettis Co, MO. Buried Old Bethlehem Cemetery near Sedelia, MO.
iii. BELLE RICHARDSON, b. Aft. 1849; m. PORTER WILLIAMS.
7. iv. HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE RICHARDSON, JR., b. 1858; d. 1934.
v. EDWARD M. RICHARDSON, b. 1863; m. JENNIE D. SHEMWELL, Pettis Co, MO; b. September 23, 1863; d. November 26, 1947.
Edward Richardson had a general store located at Twelve Corners, Cleveland Co, OK.David Woodring, mill owner, carpenter and chimney builder, built the Twelve Corners school with short wood, giving the school with twelve corners and the community its name. David Woodring's daughter Sarah Ann Woodring, married Thomas Ritchardson's son, Frank "Franky, F.E." Ritchardson. They moved to California when Harvey was a young boy in a new Model T.
3.JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON (THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born May 06, 1836 in Rhea Co, TN, and died January 19, 1908 in Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, OK.He married ELIZA ELLEN BOTTOM, daughter of JOHN BOTTOM.She was born September 22, 1834 in Mercer Co, Ky, and died July 10, 1928 in Ft. Cobb, Caddo Co, OK.
I sent for the Civil war records of John P. Ritcheson (joined Union, Pettis Co, MO, army spelled his name Richardson.) and he tore out two pages of the Bible to prove how his name was spelled.The pages were still in the National Archives under his name. The Ritcheson's and Richardsons moved to Cleveland Co, Oklahoma about the time of the land rush, by rail from Richardson, Texas, formerly of Pettis Co, MO.
Children of JOHN RITCHESON and ELIZA BOTTOM are:
8. i. ALETHA "ALLIE"3 RITCHESON.
9. ii. THOMAS MONROE RITCHARDSON, b. March 10, 1857, Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO; d. June 08, 1941, Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, MO.
iii. JAMES ROBERT RITCHARDSON, b. October 08, 1858, Pettis Co, MO; d. 1951.
iv. MARGARET A. RITCHESON, b. November 06, 1861, Pettis Co, MO; d. January 10, 1862, Pettis Co, MO.
v. JOHN T. RITCHESON, b. October 16, 1863, Pettis Co, MO.
vi. WILLIAM FRANKLIN RITCHESON, b. June 10, 1865, MO; d. 1868, MO.
vii. LAURA J. RITCHESON, b. 1870, Bates Co, MO; d. Aft. 1898; m. JIM RAINES.
viii. ROBERT S. J. RITCHESON, b. Bef. 1900.
10. ix. HETTIE E. RITCHERSON, b. June 20, 1872, Bates Co, MO; d. CA.
4.NANCY2 RICHARDSON (THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born Abt. 1838 in of KY.She married HENRY BOTTOM September 03, 1857 in Pettis Co, MO, son of JAMES BOTTOM and MARY NICHOLS.He was born September 01, 1836 in Mercer Co, KY.
Children of NANCY RICHARDSON and HENRY BOTTOM are:
i. SERILDA F.3 BOTTOM, m. CHARLES SHELL.
ii. THOMAS M. BOTTOM.
iii. WILLIAM T. BOTTOM.
iv. RHODA A. BOTTOM.
v. H. GRANT BOTTOM.
vi. LISSEY E. BOTTOM.
vii. CHILD BOTTOM.
viii. CHILD BOTTOM.
Generation No. 3
5.WILLIAM M.3 RICHARDSON (HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born Abt. 1846 in Pettis Co, MO.He married SARAH F. WILLIAMS.
More About WILLIAM M. RICHARDSON:
Burial: Maguire-Fairview Cem, Noble, Cleveland Co, OK
More About SARAH F. WILLIAMS:
Burial: Maguire-Fairview Cem, Noble, Cleveland Co, OK
Child of WILLIAM RICHARDSON and SARAH WILLIAMS is:
11. i. HARRIET4 RICHARDSON, b. April 07, 1879.
6.ADAM HOUSTIN3 RICHARDSON (HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born Abt. 1849 in Pettis Co, MO, and died in Pettis Co, MO.He married ALLIE SHEMWELL.
More About ADAM HOUSTIN RICHARDSON:
Burial: Old Bethlehem Cem, Sedalia, Pettis Co,MO
Child of ADAM RICHARDSON and ALLIE SHEMWELL is:
i. FRANK? H.?4 RICHARDSON, b. July 06, 1876; d. February 07, 1891.
7.HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE3 RICHARDSON, JR. (HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born 1858, and died 1934.He married NANCY E. SHEMWELL, daughter of B. SHEMWELL and MARY HALL.She was born 1857, and died 1942 in Saluda, Polk Twp, NC.
Child of HIRAM RICHARDSON and NANCY SHEMWELL is:
12. i. GEORGE4 RICHARDSON.
8.ALETHA "ALLIE"3 RITCHESON (JOHN PALINE2, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON)She married TOM HENDERSON. They moved to Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma.
Children of ALETHA RITCHESON and TOM HENDERSON are:
i. CHESTER4 HENDERSON.
ii. MAUDIE HENDERSON.
9.THOMAS MONROE3 RITCHARDSON (JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born March 10, 1857 in Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO, and died June 08, 1941 in Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, MO.He married MARY ELIZABETH FROST 1878 in Bates Co, MO, daughter of JEDDIAH FROST and SARAH MCCLAIN.She was born February 07, 1860 in MO, and died 1936 in Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, MO.
More About THOMAS MONROE RITCHARDSON: He always spelled his name Ritchardson.Thomas was very tall and his son Frank's family were at least six feet tall including his daughter's. Harvey who had health issues, was the shortest one in the family at five feet ten inches.
Burial: Wanette Cem, Wanette, OK.Thomas Ritchardson first had a general store at Little Axe, OK and he may have had a store at Hall, Cleveland Co, OK.He later had a store in Wanette, OK. His parents and himself and wife are buried in the Old cemetery near Wanette.
More About MARY ELIZABETH FROST:
Burial: Wanette Cem, Wanette, OK
Children of THOMAS RITCHARDSON and MARY FROST are:
13. i. FRANK EARL4 "FRANKY, F.E." RITCHERSON, b. November 01, 1879, Carthage, Jasper Co, MO; d. May 31, 1960, El Centro, CA.
ii. WALTER PIERCE RITCHARDSON, b. April 1882, MO.
iii. THOMAS MONROE RITCHARDSON, b. 1885; d. March 16, 1885.
iv. JOHN DEWITT RITCHARDSON, b. April 17, 1886, MO; d. December 12, 1910, OK.
v. OTHIE H. RITCHARDSON, b. October 1889, TX; d. 1937.
vi. GRACE ELLEN "GRACIE" RITCHARDSON, b. May 1892, OK; d. 1919, OK.
vii. TROY RITCHARDSON, b. October 1893, OK.
viii. MARY E. RITCHARDSON, b. January 1897, OK.
ix. THEODORE "TEDDY" RITCHARDSON, b. 1900.
14. x. ROBERT JAMES RITCHARDSON, b. July 27, 1902, Lexington, OK; d. July 14, 1980, Buckeye, AZ.
10.HETTIE E.3 RITCHERSON (JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born June 20, 1872 in Bates Co, MO, and died in CA.She married (1) NOAH ARTHUR WOODRING in Cleveland Co, OK, son of JOSEPH WOODRING and SARAH SLATON.He was born December 06, 1877 in Jackson Co, NC, and died October 20, 1962 in Holtville, CA.She married (2) BEN F. BROWN March 04, 1893 in Cleveland Co, OK.He was born March 28, 1866, and died August 18, 1895.
More About BEN F. BROWN:
Burial: Fairview/Maguire Cem, near Noble, OK
Children of HETTIE RITCHERSON and NOAH WOODRING are:
15. i. JESSIE B.4 WOODRING, b. 1900; d. April 25, 1952, CA.
ii. ERNEST VICTOR WOODRING, b. 1904.
iii. MYRTLE C. WOODRING, b. 1906; m. BEATY.
iv. DOYLE WOODRING.
v. LEON FRED WOODRING.
vi. JAMES WOODRING.
vii. GERALD WOODRING.
viii. MELVIN WOODRING.
ix. JUNE WOODRING, m. HESSLER.
x. CLETA LOIS WOODRING.
xi. PATTIE WOODRING.
xii. IONA FAY WOODRING.
Generation No. 4
11.HARRIET4 RICHARDSON (WILLIAM M.3, HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born April 07, 1879.She married (1) TOM TODD.She married (2) SIDNEY SAUNDERS JENNINGS September 08, 1893, son of JOHN JENNINGS and MARTHA MCKINNEY.He was born September 06, 1876.
Children of HARRIET RICHARDSON and TOM TODD are:
i. RICHARD5 TODD, m. ??? ???.
ii. MYRTLE TODD, m. TONY CARGILL.
iii. ROSS TODD.
Children of HARRIET RICHARDSON and SIDNEY JENNINGS are:
iv. RALPH ELBERT5 JENNINGS, b. September 02, 1896; d. October 22, 1929; m. BEULAH TURNER.
v. ROY JENNINGS, b. March 07, 1898.
vi. FRANCES JENNINGS, b. August 14, 1902; d. August 05, 1903.
vii. FELIX BENTON "GOOBE"JENNINGS.
viii. SIDNEY JENNINGS.
12.GEORGE4 RICHARDSON (HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE3, HIRAM BRECKENRIDGE2, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON)
Child of GEORGE RICHARDSON is:
i. KENNETH RAY5 RICHARDSON.
13.FRANK EARL4 "FRANKY, F.E." RITCHERSON (THOMAS MONROE3 RITCHARDSON, JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born November 01, 1879 in Carthage, Jasper Co, MO, and died May 31, 1960 in El Centro, CA.He married SARAH ANN WOODRING June 25, 1899 in Needmore, Cleveland Co, OK, daughter of DAVID CHARLES "D.C." WOODRING and AMANDA C. SUMMEY.She was born February 14, 1880 in Jackson Co, NC, and died May 25, 1969 in Brawley, Imperial Co, CA. Amanda died in Jackson Co, NC and he raised their family himself. He died near Noble, Cleveland Co, OK.
"F.E." was a dairy farmer all his life.He owned one farm in Oklahoma but after he moved to California he rented or leased pasture for his cows, never owning any other land.
Children of FRANK "FRANKY and SARAH WOODRING are:
i. MARY EMMA5 RITCHERSON, b. April 08, 1900, Noble, Cleveland Co, OK; d. December 04, 1958, Lawton, Comanche Co, OK; m. ANDREW MALTESE, August 31, 1918, Lawton, Comanche Co, OK.
ii. THOMAS FRANKLIN "TOM" RICHARDSON, b. January 03, 1902, Comanche Co, OK; d. October 19, 1974, Long View, TX; m. (1) KITTY COX; m. (2) LUCY TOWNLEY, 1920, OK; m. (3) CATHERINE MILLER, Aft. 1921.
iii. DAVID MONROE "DAVE" RICHARDSON, b. October 31, 1904, Comanche Co, OK; d. October 06, 1963, Holtville, CA. Never married.
iv. INFANT RITCHERSON, b. Abt. 1906; d. Comanche Co, OK.
v. GRACIE MAE RITCHERSON, b. February 25, 1908, Comanche Co, OK; d. September 12, 1986, Burlson, TX; m. (1) STANLEY OSTERWASKI, Chicago, Illinois; m. (2) OTIS CORBIN, Chicago, Illinois.
vi. KATE RICHARDSON, b. November 10, 1910, Comanche Co, OK; d. December 20, 1976, Imperial, Imperial Co,; m. JOSEPH JONES; d. Aft. 1969.
vii. JOHN D. RICHARDSON, b. May 22, 1912, Comanche Co, OK; d. November 08, 1956, Norwalk, CA; m. WILLIE DEE AMOS.
viii. PEARL ESTHER RITCHERSON, b. May 09, 1914, Lawton, Comanche Co, OK; d. September 18, 1987, Oroville, Butte Co, CA; m. EDGAR ARVELL SUTTON; b. 1909, Hamilton, OH; d. Belle Gardens, CA.
ix. SARAH ETTA RITCHERSON, b. May 25, 1917, Comanche Co, OK; m. (1) BOB CAYTON; m. (2) CLYDE WILLIAMS; m. (3) MAURICE MORGAN.
x. JESSIE RITCHERSON, b. July 03, 1920, Comanche Co, OK; m. RUSSELL ALONZO RAY, February 07, 1935, Yuma, Arizona; b. TX; d. July 14, 1992, Brawley, Imperial Co, CA.
xi. HARVEY MELVIN RITCHARDSON, b. September 06, 1922, Lawton, Comanche Co, OK (delayed birth certificate); d. September 25, 2002, Rogers, Benton Co, AR; m. (1) ??? ???, Yuma, AZ; m. (2) GLORIA ARLEEN WELLS, October 02, 1943, Downey, California; b. April 04, 1926, Baxter Springs, Ok; d. April 13, 1982, Los Angeles, CA. Md Mildred Seburn. Divorced.
More About HARVEY MELVIN RITCHARDSON:
Burial: Bentonville Cem, Bentonville, Benton Co, AR
14.ROBERT JAMES4 RITCHARDSON (THOMAS MONROE3, JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born July 27, 1902 in Lexington, OK, and died July 14, 1980 in Buckeye, AZ.He married LOLA CAMBRON November 02, 1927 in Wanette, Pottwatomie Co, OK.She was born November 02, 1907 in Wanette, Pottawatomie Co, MO, and died May 04, 1983 in Glendale, AZ.
Children of ROBERT RITCHARDSON and LOLA CAMBRON are:
i. MARY CATHERINE5 RITCHARDSON
ii. ALLIE EVELYN RITCHARDSON
iii. ALENE JOYCE RITCHARDSON
iv. ROBERT JAMES BOBBY RITCHARDSON v. RUTHIE MYRTLE RITCHARDSON.
vi. OTHIE MONROE RITCHARDSON,
vii. BILLY CHARLES RITCHARDSON
15.JESSIE B.4 WOODRING (HETTIE E.3 RITCHERSON, JOHN PALINE2 RITCHESON, THOMAS1 RITCHERSON) was born 1900, and died April 25, 1952 in CA.She married JIM MCNEIL in California.He died April 1969.
Children of JESSIE WOODRING and JIM MCNEIL are:
i. DOYLE5 MCNEIL.
ii. ELLIS VICTOR MCNEIL.
iii. LEON FRED MCNEIL.
iv. JAMES MCNEIL.
v. GERALD MCNEIL.
vi. MELVIN MCNEIL.
vii. CLETA LOIS MCNEIL.
viii. JUNE MCNEIL.
ix. PATTIE? MCNEIL.
x. IONA FAY MCNEIL.
There is more in the book.
Harvey Ritchardson, inherited the photos of the family but they received rain damage and he had lost most of them. I donated "The Thomas Ritcherson's" by Mildred I. Clark Dotterer to the Oklahoma Historical Society, Library Resources Division, July 20, 1998. I also donated"Woodring's of North Carolina", by Harvey and Mildred Ritchardson to them.-Mildred Clark