I have no idea what "R" stands for.This is the first time I have found R Richardson.(Ancestry 1885 State census).I don't have any family for Amanda's husband, and was hoping this person was a Richardson ancestor."R Richardson is to common of a name to research. I looked on the 1880 census with no luck.
Amanda and her children are shown next to this name.Amanda's husband, Beniah, aka Benjamin or Ben is not shown.He was living with the family on the Missouri 1880 census, and again found on records Iowa 1890-94 time period.He may have placed his family here while he was off somewhere.
There were many typos on the records that I researched that day, I may have to order the State 1885 film and look it over myself.They had typed "Berry" for Perry and a 11 year old named "Alrnerchin", can't figure this one out.
Are there many Richardson's living in this area during 1883-1889 time?Were there any cemeteries nearby?
Your help is greatly appreciated.