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Robert W RICHARDSON was born in 1820 in Washington Parish Louisiana. He was born about 1820 in Washington Parish Louisiana. He died in 1850 in Jasper County Texas. He died in NOV 1850 in Evadale Jasper County Texas. [SHELDR~1.ftw]
BIRTH: Based on age given in 1835 census of Texas.
Probably married in Jasper County, Tx; records prior to late 1849
were lost in courthouse fire in that year.
DEATH: Shown on tax rolls in 1850 for Jasper County, but in petition filed
in November 1850 Rebecca Richardson says he is deceased. He does not appear
in the 1850 census which had effective date of June 1, but not taken until
1846 tax list of Jasper County Texas. Robert Richardson; 1 horse at $75; 15
head of cattle at $60; miscellaneous property at $33; Total value of $168.
$1.00 poll tax; $1.33 state tax; $.66 county tax.
1847. Tax list. 320 acres at $65 (original grantee Martha Crockett). Total
value $65. $.14 state, $.07 county and $1.00 poll tax.
1848. Tax List. 320 acres at $80; 80 acres at $40 (Robert Richardson)
Total value $$720? $1.00 poll, $1.24 state and $.62 county taxes.
1849. Tax List. 320 acres at $80, 80 acres at $120, total value $200.
$1.00 poll, $1.40 state and $.70 county taxes.
1850. Tax List. 80 acres at $120, 320 acres at $90 (from 640 hdrgt of Martha
Crockett), Total value $210. $.50 poll, $.82 state and $.44 county taxes.
9 Jun 1851-James Richardson appointed guardian of Lafayette and Allen Franklin
Richardson, minor heirs of Robert Richardson (in the estate of Benjamin
Richardson. Probate Court minutes book B pp.24-25
Aug Term 1857-Andrew Crockett is appointed guardian of the person and estate of
Lafayette and Allen Richardson, heir of Robert Richardson
Dec Term 1857-Richard Richardson, Byrd Williams and Joe Easton are appointed
appraisers of the estate of minors of Robert Richardson.
Notes for ROBERT W. RICHARDSON:
Notes from William Richardson, Channelview, Texas 24 January 1998:
I place his death about 1850 as he appears in the tax rolls of Jasper County for that year, but does not appear in the census and Rebecca says he is deceased in November of 1850.
Parents: Benjamin II RICHARDSON and Nancy HENDRIX.
He was married to Clarissa "Claracy" RICHARDSON about 1845 in Jasper County Texas. He was married to Clarissa "Claracy" RICHARDSON in 1846. Children were: General LaFayette RICHARDSON, Allen F RICHARDSON
Clarissa Richardson was born December 18, 1829 in Mississippi. She died June 5, 1922 in Atwell, Callahan County, Texas. She was married three times. She married (1) Robert Richardson, her second cousin, about 1845 in Jasper County, Texas. Robert died during an epidemic around 1849 that claimed the lives of his father, Benjamin II and brother, Ketcham. Robert and Clarissa had General Lafayette and Allen Franklin Richardson. She married (2) Andrew Crockett on August 7, 1851 in Jasper County, Texas. Andrew was the nephew of the famed Davy Crockett who died at the Alamo in 1836, and the son of Martha Durden Crockett, a Charter Member of the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church established in 1841 in Buna, Jasper County, Texas. They had 7 children. Andrew died, according to reports, as he was returning from service following the Civil War. Then on November 22, 1866, Clarissa married (3) Wiley Wood Foster, born December 31, 1844 in Jasper County, who was 16 years younger than Clarissa. They had 5 additional children, one of which (Emory) a twin to Emmett, died at birth. Wiley was a brother of Barbara Allen Foster and Nancy G. Foster, the wives of her sons, Lafayette and Allen.
The Fosters were also pioneers who came to Texas in the 1820's as part of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300, and received a land grant of 3 Leagues and 3 Labors of Land in Fort Bend County, Texas (approximately 15,000 acres).
WILEY WOOD FOSTER
December 31, 1844 - October 27, 1946
At 101 years and 10 months, Wiley Wood Foster of Atwell, Texas, was among the last score of Lone Star Boys in Gray.
Wiley was born in Jasper County, Texas, one of John Claiborn Foster's nineteen children, of whom eleven reached maturity. Wiley Wood's grandfather, John Foster, and his relatives (some of whom served in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina) came to the Natches District of Mississippi in the 1780's. This same grandfather was the first white settler in Amite County, Mississippi. In his later years, he joined Stephen Fuller Austin along with his own two oldest sons in coming to the Texas Territory as members of the "Old Three Hundred", the first colony of white settlers to come to Texas and receive Spanish Land Grants in 1824. Wiley Wood's parents came to Texas with their older children in 1832 and eventually settled in virgin timber land in East Texas (Newton and Jasper Counties) on the Neches and Sabine Rivers. So, settling new land and fighting to keep it was bred into Wiley Woodand his brothers by the father and grandfather.
Before the Civil War, Wiley lived in Llano County and then in Bell County. It was here at Belton at age seventeen that he enlisted in the Confederate Army and became a member of Capt. N. W. Dammer's Company D, of Col. Darnell's 18th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry. In the Old Soldier's own words, just as he used to tell it to his grandchildren, we may listen to him mention certain key memories that stuck with him to the last.
"I took part in some of the warmest battles of the war. I was in the Battle of Arkansas Pass, where I was captured and sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois. Later I was exchanged and fought under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. I was wounded at Shiloh and, when Gen. John B. Hood succeeded Johnston, I fought in Hood's Army. Later, I was captured in the fighting around Atlanta and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, where they kept me almost eight months until paroled. While going home on my parole I walked much of the way, always dodging Yankees. Occasionally I caught a ride in a passing wagon. I crossed the Mississippi by wading, swimming and floating on rafts. I reach Jasper County March 15, 1865. My two older brothers, John C. and George Rodney, and my younger brother, Ambrose, also served in the Confederate Army."
In October 1866, Wiley, then twenty-one, married Mrs. Clarissa Crockett in Jasper County, Texas. She had first married Robert Richardson to whom she gave two sons, General Lafayette and Allen. After his death, she married Andrew Crockett, having five boys and two girls. It was shortly after the death of Mr. Crockett that she married her third husband.
The Fosters had five boys, one of whom died in infancy. Clarissa died in 1922 at ninety-two. The July following their wedding they united with the Primitive Baptist Church. After a few farming years they moved to Limestone County, where they farmed a few more years near the Navasota River Bottoms. These post-bellum years were hard. Cornbread and coffee made from parched cornmeal bran made a breakfast, and the suppers were the same as the breakfasts. But the Fosters were hardy folks and equal to the frontier challenges and adversities aggravated by Northern Scalawags. A few turkeys and deer helped the larder. Wiley W. was ordained as a Deacon in the Antioch Church in 1872, which post he faithfully served many years. From 1901 on, after settling on their 130 acres cotton farm two miles southwest of Atwell near Cross Plains, the Fosters were members of the Lebanon Church at Atwell, where their son, Elder John Claiborn Foster, and a nephew, D. C. Foster, became joint pastors. Prior to this move, they had also lived in Atascosa County.
About 1905, Wiley W. and two of his sons bought the old Clark Store in Atwell and operated it as the Atwell Grocery Store. Here they sold groceries, dry goods and farm equipment until all was lost by fire in 1917. In August 1911, he applied (Form A) to the State of Texas for a Confederate pension which was granted as of June 1912. After Clarissa's death he made his home with two sons, Ambrose G. and John C. Foster. In late June 1938, Wiley W. Foster joined 129 other Texas Civil War comrades to attend the Diamond Battle Reunion of the Blue and Gray at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Of this grand encampment, which pleased him immensely, he often quipped, "We buried the hatchet forever."
From his eighty-sixth birthday on, the family reunion got larger each year.
Children of ROBERT RICHARDSON and CLARISSA RICHARDSON are:
58. i.GENERAL LAFAYETTE4 RICHARDSON, b. 28 September 1847, Jasper County, Texas; d. 26 November 1943, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas.
59. ii.ALLEN FRANKLIN RICHARDSON, b. 1851, Jasper County, Texas.