Beniah (Ben, Benjamin) Richardson,
born in Ohio, married 1850 in Indiana, after the civil war moved to Iowa 1870, Missouri 1880, Otoe & Keya Paha, Nebraska 1885 by 1890 living in Harrison County, Iowa, died in 1894. (civil war records)
They raised their family and then adopted several children, gave them the Richardson name. (or they were Richardson nephews and nieces, not proven) Ben was a blacksmith.I'll send you my address.