Doddridge County Roots

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Samuel RICHARDS

Male 1838 - 1909  (71 years)


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  • Name Samuel RICHARDS 
    Born 2 Jan 1838  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1860, in household of James M. & Mary (Williams) Robinson.
    Military From 23 Aug 1862 to 15 Sep 1865  [3
    Pvt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War 
    • Military records show that Samuel Richards enlisted in Co A, 14th W.Va. Infantry, on 28 July 1862 in West Union. His description was 5'8-1/4", fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, occupation farmer. He mustered in as a Private on 23 Aug 1862 in Wheeling. On 25 Apr 1863, he was captured by Rebels at Greenland Gap. On 1 Jan 1864, he was listed as sick in hospital in Grafton, WVa, and on 29 March 1864 he was given a 20-day furlough from that hospital. Not returning from furlough as scheduled, he was charged with desertion on 22 April 1864. On 15 Sep 1865, the charge of desertion was dropped from his record and he received an honorable discharge.
      Battle campaigns of the 14th W.Va. Infantry: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UWV0014RI
      The Battle of Greenland Gap was a part of the larger Jones-Imboden Raid on Smithburg and West Union, the only fighting that took place in Doddridge County during the Civil War. http://wikivisually.com/wiki/Battle_of_Greenland_Gap

      NOTE: As of February 2017, the Civil War medal issued for Samuel Richards had never been claimed and was in storage at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston.
      http://www.wvculture.org/history/archives/civilwarmedals/medals.html
    Census 1880, 1900  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer 
    Died 22 Oct 1909  Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I1706  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2017 

    Father James Tolbert RICHARDS,   b. CA 1809, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth CHILDERS,   b. CA 1807, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1833  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rulina A. GASTON,   b. 23 May 1851, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1905, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1876  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Anna Eliza RICHARDS,   b. 22 Jan 1877, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1964, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Daniel Tolbert RICHARDS,   b. 17 Jul 1878, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1957, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Nancy M. RICHARDS,   b. 7 Jul 1880, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1961, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Perry Samuel RICHARDS,   b. 30 Jul 1883,   d. 9 May 1915, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Charles E. RICHARDS,   b. 15 Aug 1889, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1893, Holbrook, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Family ID F580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR Bk 2, p. 135.

    2. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    3. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    4. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR Bk 2, p. 135.
      Identified as Samuel Richards, widower, d. Oct 22 1909 at Oxford, age 71y 9m 20d.

    5. [S1773] Doddridge County WV Deaths 1853-1969, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101).

    6. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR Bk 1-A, p. 212.
      Age of groom given as 38, bride as 24.

    7. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).