Doddridge County Roots

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Sudna RICHARDS

Female 1776 -


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  • Name Sudna RICHARDS 
    Born 24 Mar 1776  Augusta Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • According to Don Norman and Stella & Elizabeth Cottrill's "Descendants of John Jacob Richards," following Arnold Richards' August 1782 death at the hand of Indians, his "daughters were bound in court to a Thomas McCann March 19, 1787, in Harrison County, VA. The girls chose Robert Lowther as their guardian." However, Harrison County Minute Book 1784-1792, p. 319, 20 May 1788 contains the following entry pertaining to his daughter Sudna: "Ordered That Sudney Richards be bound to Isaac Richards untill she arrive to full age, she being twelve years of age the 24th day of March last."

      Regarding the death of Sudna's father Arnold, the following is found in Corliss Fitz RandolphÂ’s "A History of the Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia":
      "Dr. Bee further states that he himself remembers an old lady by the name of Childers, nee Richards, of Meat House Fork, saying that she stood on a stump and saw the Indians scalp her father."
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household of son Joseph K. Childers and his family.
    Person ID I47021  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Father Arnold RICHARDS,   b. CA 1754, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1782, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Mother Martha ___ 
    Family ID F56124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William "Old Bill" CHILDERS, Jr.,   b. CA 1763,   d. 1839  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1793  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. William CHILDERS,   b. CA 1795,   d. Bef 1860  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Arnold CHILDERS,   b. CA 1796, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Martha "Patsy" CHILDERS,   b. 2 Nov 1799, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1876, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. John G. CHILDERS,   b. CA 1800, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1841  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +5. Nancy CHILDERS,   b. CA 1804, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1843  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +6. Joseph Kester CHILDERS,   b. 1808,   d. 20 Apr 1889, Meathouse Fork, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Margaret CHILDERS,   b. CA 1816,   d. CA 1849  (Age ~ 33 years)
    +8. Sydna CHILDERS,   b. CA 1818
    +9. Isaac Lee CHILDERS,   b. 10 Dec 1819, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1892, Sullivan Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F19207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2539] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    4. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=38856&Type=Marriage.