Hello Dorothy, Can't help with parents of Richard sorry, I'm looking too. In the 1850 census it has Richard as 25 yrs old being born in Tenn. Mary K being 32 also born Tenn. 1 child Pharizina (love that spelling) In 1860 he's 34 Tenn M A R (presume Mary:) is 41 both born Tenn. They now have 5 children. In 1870 Richard is not there but Mary now 52 and children (5 then listed) are living with Mary B Nelms 75 yrs old then. Then in 1880 there is Richard Alderson as head at 23 born Tx with mother Mary K 60 born Tenn both of her parents listed as being born NC also are Robert as brother 20 Tx and Ellen sister in law 18 Tx (her parents born Ar) The boys father is listed as being born in Ky and mother in Tn. In the 1880 census Farazina's dad is listed as being born in Ky also along with her mom as also in the 1900 census. I haven't seen anything with Va though. If you don't have the census info I will send it to you if you'd like. Della, Springdale, Washington State.