John L Richardson


Personal and Family Information

John was born on 21 OCT 1794 in North Carolina, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 18 OCT 1880 in Georgia.

His wife was Susanna Waters Simmons. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were Sophronia Antoinette (1827-1850) and Josephene Lavona (1829-1897).


Birth21 OCT 1794
Place: North Carolina
Address: Find A Grave Memorial# 87814617
Death18 OCT 1880
Place: Georgia
Address: Find A Grave Memorial# 87814617
Census11 OCT 1850
Place: Habershaw County, Georgia
Age: 55 born N. C.
Address: dwelling 104 family 104 Richardson, J.L, 55 m, NC, S.W. 53 m?, NC. J.L. 20 f, b Georgia, JJ 19 male b Georgia, S.A.F. 16 born Georgia, John M 41, m b NC, LC Simmons 8, female born Alabama
Census15 AUG 1860
Place: White County, Georgia
Age: 65
Address: dwelling 462, family 464 John L Richardson 65 m farmer, born NC, Susan 64 female born NC, Josephine 25 f, b Georgia, John G Lamerdon, 13 b Georgia, Lucinda Simmons 16 f born Alabama, Alma Simmons 14 f born Alabama, James F Simmons 13 born Alabama
Census6 AUG 1870
Place: White County, Georgia
Age: 75 b NC
Address: div 135 dwelling 491 family 491 Richardson John 75 mw farmer $2000, $665 NC, ___ Susan 75 fw keeping house NC, Johnson, Martha 20 fw house keeping NC, ___ Josephene 36 fw domestic servant GA, Lumsdon Jesse 21 mw farm hand Ga, ___ James 12 mw GA, Murdock, Hansel 19 mw farm hand Ga
Place: White County, Georgia
Age: 85 born NC
Address: John L Richardson with grandson Jesse R Lunesden and his family and daughter Josephine Richardson
BurialOCT 1880
Place: White County, Georgia
Address: Nacoochee Cemetery, Sautee, Georgia Find A Grave Memorial# 87814617
WillSEP 1856
Place: Rutherford, North Carolina
Address: North Carolina Archives Volume CR 086.314.1 Rutherford County, N.C. Equity orders and Decrees 1839-1838, pp 170-180 Charles Simmons Estate, abstracted by Miles Philbeck , Jr
Will- Simmons, Charles 1856 abstract of estate


Occupation1828Preacher, Owned gold mine in Nacaoches, Georgia
Address: John L. Richardson settled near Duke's creek and built his house which is still standing. Near this house the first gold was found that was discovered in Georgia in 1828. Early Genealogical & Historical Records, Habersham County, Georgia by Herbert B. Kimzey