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16 John Webster  RICHISON

16 John Webster RICHISON

Male 1837 - 1908  (70 years)

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  • Name John Webster RICHISON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Title 16 
    Alt. birth date 23 Nov 1837  [8
    Calculated from age 70y 4m 27d at death on 20 Apr 1908. 
    Born 24 Nov 1837  , Darke, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
    • 1838 is the year given in the bio of his son, George A.
    Bible - Richison
    Bible - Richison
    Richison, John R. (1800-1880)
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 24 Nov 1838  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The date of 1838 for John Webster's birth came from a bio of George A. Richison, one of John's sons, written many years after John's birth. Much better sources, a family Bible record, and earlier census records all point to 1837 as being the more probable date.
    Census 5 Sep 1850  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    John Richardson household 
    • John W. Richardson, age 13, male, born Ohio.
    1850 U.S. Census - Richison
    1850 U.S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - John Richardson
    Census 20 Jul 1860  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    John Richison household 
    • John W. Richison, age 22, male, personal property $777, born Ohio., married within year
    1860 U.S. Census - Richison
    1860 U.S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - John Richison
    Military 10 Jun 1863  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    No record of him ever serving but he registered 
    Military - Richison
    Military - Richison
    U.S. Civil Ware Draft Registration - John Webster Richison
    Land Records 2 May 1865  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    bought 11 3/8 acres, Sec 30, T3, R9 from John Richison for $1000 
    Land Records 1 Sep 1869  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    sold 11 3/8 acres Sec.30, T3 R9 to James L. Dille for $1600 
    Census 20 Jul 1870  Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    John W. Richeson household 
    • Richeson, John W., age 32, male, white, farmer, real estate $1500, personal estate $650, born Ohio.
    1870 U.S. Census - Richison
    1870 U.S. Census - Richison
    Ohio. Clark Co. - John W. Richeson
    Census 22 Jun 1880  Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    John W. Richison household 
    • Richison, John W., white, male, age 42, teaching school, born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio.
    1880 U.S. Census - Richison
    1880 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. - John W. Richison
    Court records 7 Dec 1896  Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    deposition in pension file of Jasper Newton Richison, John's brother 
    Directory 1899-1900  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    407 W. Jackson 
    Residence 1899-1900  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    407 W. Jackson 
    City/County Directory - Richison
    City/County Directory - Richison
    Indiana. city of Muncie - John W. & Sarah Richison
    Residence 1905-1906  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    RFD 9, Sarah is listed but John is not. He is probably living here despite not being listed. 
    Residence 1907-1908  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    RFD 3, living with Silas and Margaret 
    Alt. Death Date 19 Apr 1908 
    RICHISON Family Record, page 1 
    Occupation north of Pennville, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    School teacher 
    Died 20 Apr 1908  Center Twp., Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 24
    Obituary - Richison
    Obituary - Richison
    John Webster Richison
    Funeral notice - Richison
    Funeral notice - Richison
    John Webster Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    John Webster Richison, 20 April 1908
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    John Webster Richison, 1908
    Buried 22 Apr 1908  Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7, 9, 10
    Grave marker - Richison
    Grave marker - Richison
    John Webster Richison, 1837-1908
    Notes 
    • In two places, John Webster's birth place is given as Darke Co., Ohio -- on the back of his death certificate (informant was Silas A. Richison and in his obituary (Silas A. a likely informant there as well). All his brothers and sisters are presumed to have been born in the Clark Co., Ohio area so without further clarification, Darke Co. will be listed as his birth place and Clark Co. will be noted as an alternate birth place.

      Starting with an index created by the DAR in Clark Co., Ohio, the marriage date of John and Sarah was reported as either 21 Nov 1859 or 15 Feb 1860 by many sources. When a copy of the record was obtained, it was finally determined that they were actually married on 24 Nov [John W's birthday) 1859. The 21st is the date their license was issued and 15 Feb 1860 is when the return was recorded by the clerk.

      John Webster was a school teacher north of Pennville, Indiana, according to Opal Irene (Richison) Keeley. It was also mentioned by his son George Andrew in his bio in Memoirs of Jay County, Indiana. The article below would seem to confirm it.

      The Portland Commercial, Vol.XIV, No. 26, p3, col.5, Portland, Ind.: Thursday, 13 Feb 1879, Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Portland, Ind.

      "Briant Items

      The schools of our township are progressing very well, and will close in about three weeks. Teachers are John Hart, F. Rayn, R.F. Lewis, C.E. Cartwright, Arthur Lalley, S.A. Butcher, J.W. RICHARDSON, Miss Bond, Miss Sallie Votaw and Miss Elmer Votaw."

      Also found is the following:

      The Portland Commercial, Vol.XIV, No. 25, p3, col.2, Portland, Ind.: Thursday, 6 Feb 1879, Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Portland, Ind.

      "John RICHARDSON, of Redkey, gave us a social call Wednesday."

      In the Treman book, John W. and Sarah Jane were said to reside at 407 W. Jackson St., Muncie. That would be very close to the downtown area of Muncie, and no other mention has put them inside the city limits of Muncie.

      Frank Vaughn Richison, a great grandson of John Webster said the following in a letter to me.

      "It is my understanding that John Webster Richison was the one that had the money, because he left each of his children $75,000 apiece, which at the time was a considerable amount. I also understood that my grandfather [Frankl Albert Richison] increased his inheritance by investing in real estate, stocks and bonds and the stock market, but lost a bundle in the stock market crash of 1929."

      In a deposition in support of claim for a widow's pension by Anna Richison, widow of Jasper Newton Richison, John describes the living arrangement in Ohio from 1856 through 1871-72 and his move to Indiana.

      1856 - John R. left the "home place" and purchased 11 acres in Pike Twp., 4 miles from "home place." Jasper was living with parents on the 11 acres.

      May 1864 - Jasper enlisted & John W. was married & living on "home place"

      1865 - Elizabeth (Cory) Richison died. Henry Brandenburg bought 3/4 of the "home place" and Newton bought 1/4 of it and John W. went to live on the 11 acres with John R.

      13 May 1869 - Newton married.

      late 1869-early 1870 - Newton sold his 1/4 of "home place" to Brandenburg and rented a farm between "home place" and the 11 acres

      1870 - Newton moved to DeGraff, Ohio.

      1871-72 but definitely before1873 when Carrie was born, John W. moved to Jay Co., Indiana.

      In Meeks [Mortuary] Book 4 which shows the fees charged for John W. Richison, it shows $20 for an interurban car. In the funeral notice, it says that "Friends of the family went to the home on a special funeral car on the traction line." It also says their home was north of the city.

      In John's obituary that appeared in The Muncie (Indiana) Evening Press, it wrongly states that he had "lived in Delaware county most of his life . . . " It also lists Frank Richison of Portland, Ind., as a survivor and goes on to list the other children. F. A. Richison of Muncie is listed but Silas A. Richison is not and Silas lived in Muncie while Frank did not. F. A. should have been listed as S.A. to be correct.

      An estate administration was set up in 1911, several year after John & Sarah died, for both John and Sarah by their sons William and Silas in order to clear up the title to some real estate. There is no mention of what real estate or where it might be located. The estate was in Delaware Co., Indiana, so it would seem probable that the real estate was in that county.

      There is a family plot of 12 graves at Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana where John W., wife Sarah, sons Micajah, William, Charles, and Silas, and daughter Margaret are buried. Charles' two wives and a daughter and William's wife and a daughter are also buried there.

      Cemetery records show that Micajah may not be buried there even though there is a headstone for him.

      All the grave markers look alike and several were probably placed there at the same time. Both William and Silas left what were fairly large estates with the proceeds going to the remaining siblings. It would seem likely that many of the stones were perhaps purchased as a group and placed on the family plot.

    Person ID I33  richison
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 

    Father John R. RICHISON,   b. 11 Jan 1800, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1880, prob , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth CORY,   b. 23 Apr 1799, Northwest Territory (now Hamilton Co., Ohio) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1865, prob Clark, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane AYARS,   b. 21 Aug 1840, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1906, , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Disproven marriage date 21 Aug 1859 
    • A copy of the actual marriage record reveals the marriage took place on 24 Nov 1859 in Clark County, Ohio.
    Marriage License 21 Nov 1859  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married 24 Nov 1859  , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Marriage affidavit and return - Richison
    Marriage affidavit and return - Richison
    Richison-Ayres marriage
    Children 
     1. George Andrew RICHISON,   b. 20 Oct 1860, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1940, Pennville, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Frank Albert RICHISON,   b. 17 May 1862, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1944, Penn Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     3. Silas Alva RICHISON,   b. 22 Dec 1863/4, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1917, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    +4. William Allen RICHISON,   b. 8 May 1866, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1936, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Charles Anthony RICHISON, Sr.,   b. 8 Oct 1868, New Carlisle, Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1944, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Carrie Alice RICHISON,   b. 23 Apr 1873, , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1944, Pennville, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     7. Margaret Ann RICHISON,   b. 9 Sep 1878, , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1965, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     8. Micajah Arthur RICHISON,   b. 7 Oct 1882,   d. 23 Jan 1886, Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 May 2015 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1837 - , Darke, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 24 Nov 1838 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Richardson household - 5 Sep 1850 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 21 Nov 1859 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1859 - , Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Richison household - 20 Jul 1860 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - No record of him ever serving but he registered - 10 Jun 1863 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Records - bought 11 3/8 acres, Sec 30, T3, R9 from John Richison for $1000 - 2 May 1865 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Records - sold 11 3/8 acres Sec.30, T3 R9 to James L. Dille for $1600 - 1 Sep 1869 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John W. Richeson household - 20 Jul 1870 - Pike Twp., Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 407 W. Jackson - 1899-1900 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 407 W. Jackson - 1899-1900 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - RFD 9, Sarah is listed but John is not. He is probably living here despite not being listed. - 1905-1906 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - RFD 3, living with Silas and Margaret - 1907-1908 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Webster Richison, ca 1906
    John Webster Richison
    3 Generations of Richison's
    3 Generations of Richison's
    Dallas Ray Richison, Frank Albert Richison, and (seated) John Webster Richison
    John Webster Richison and sons
    John Webster Richison and sons
    George Andrew, Frank Albert, Silas Alva, William Allen, and Charles Anthony, Richison, Sr.
    [not in any particular order and not in order for the picture]

    Documents
    Marriage register 1 - Richison
    Marriage register 1 - Richison
    Charles Anthony Richison, Sr. and Ardie Ellen Miles, 1896
    Marriage register 2 - Richison
    Marriage register 2 - Richison
    Charles Anthony Richison, Sr. and Ardie Ellen Miles, 1896
    Marriage register 3 - Richison
    Marriage register 3 - Richison
    Charles Anthony Richison, Sr. and Ardie Ellen Miles, 1896
    Obituary - Richison
    Obituary - Richison
    Micajah Arthur Richison, 1886
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Carrie Alice (Richison) Beard, 1944
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Charles Anthony Richison, Sr., 1944
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    George Andrew Richison, 1040
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Margaret Ann (Richison) Secrest, 1965
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Silas Alva Richison, 1917
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    William Allen Richison, 1936
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Sarah Jane (Ayars) Richison, 1906
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Frank Albert Richison, 1862-1944

  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Bible , 8 Aug 2009.
      John Richison Bible. (American Bible Society, New York, 1852); copies of family data pages contributed to the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) by Lynne Sears, 19 April 1998. Classified by OGS as from the St. Paris, Champaign Co., Ohio area. Richard E. Sears, Lynne's husband, descends from John Webster's brother, Jasper Newton Richison. The original Bible held by Sears, 4819 Camp Road, Jeromesville, Ohio, 2004.

    2. [S1901] Marriage, 29 Mar 2012.
      "Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950," digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 29 March 2012), marriage of John W. Richison/Richardson and Sarah J. Ayres, 24 Nov 1859, Clark County; citing FHL microfilm 466,400.

    3. [S1869] Deaths, 2 Nov 2007.
      "Meeks [Mortuary] Book 64, Apr. 1, 1908 To Jun. 1, 1908," digital image, Muncie/Delaware County Digital Resource Library, (http://www.munpl.org : accessed 19 Oct 2007), entry for John W. Richison.

    4. [S1421] Richison Family Record, 10 Jun 2012.
      Richison Family Record, 1793-1968, Margaret Ann (Richison) Secrest, comp., in possession of Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana, 2003. A carbon copy of six typewritten pages and a seventh sheet, handwritten on both sides of Acme Pattern Works letterhead, was mailed to Fields by Charles Anthony Richison Jr., postmarked 10 Jul 1970. A second copy of the first six pages was also provided to Fields by Opal Irene (Richison) Keeley around 1970. Both Richison and Keeley spoke with Fields on the telephone and both claimed the author of the six typewritten pages was Margaret A. (Richison) Secrest with whom they had had personal contact and that she was the person who had given them the copies they held. The fate of the orignal is unknown.

    5. [S1869] Deaths, 13 Mar 2013.
      Jay County, Indiana, Death Records, unnumbered record for George Richison, 1940, from book H-9:88; Jay County Health Department, Portland.

    6. [S1869] Deaths, 10 Apr 2013.
      "Beech Grove Cemetery Listing," database, Muncie Public Library (http://www.munciepubliclibrary.org : accessed 9 April 2013); interment for John W. Richison, 1908; citing Interment 3221, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana.

    7. [S1869] Deaths, 19 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 July 2016); John Webster Richison (20 April 1908), Certificate of Death no. 262 (penned), Delaware County; citing Death Certificates, 1900-2011, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    8. [S1869] Deaths, 10 Apr 2013.
      "Beech Grove Cemetery Listing," database, Muncie Public Library (http://www.munciepubliclibrary.org : accessed 9 April 2013); interment for Emma C. Richison, 1956; citing Interment 5014, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana.

    9. [S1869] Deaths, 13 Jul 1994.
      Delaware County Department of Health, certified copy of death record, register no. 08-13, John Webster Richison, 20 April 1908; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Muncie.

    10. [S1854] Obituary, 19 Feb 2004.
      John W. Richison, obituary, The Muncie (Indiana) Evening Press, Monday, 20 April 1908; citing microfilm of newspapers at the Indiana State Library.

    11. [S1869] Deaths, 27 Dec 2014.
      Indiana State Board of Health, standard certificate of death no. 467, local no. 262, John Webster Richison (1908), Division of Vital Statistics, Indianapolis.

    12. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census, 31 May 2011.
      1850 U.S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike Township, page 139, dwelling 1201, family 1210, John Richardson household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 December 2007), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 666.

    13. [S1836] 1860 U.S. Census, 2 D3c 2007.
      1860 U.S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike township, New Carlisle post office, page 124, dwelling 896, families 932 and 933, John Richison, digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 2 December 2007); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 943.

    14. [S1898] Military.
      "U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 Jul 2011), entry for John W. Richison, ae 25, married, farmer, born Ohio; citing Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. NM-65, entry 172, 620 volumes. Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    15. [S65] Land, 26 Jul 2012.
      Clark County, Ohio, Deed Book 44: 217-218, John Richison to John W. Richison; Recorder's Office, Springfield.

    16. [S65] Land, 26 Jul 2012.
      Clark County, Ohio, Deed Book 53: 281, John W. Richison to James L. Dille; Recorder's Office, Springfield.

    17. [S1835] 1870 U.S. Census, 15 Dec 2007.
      1870 U.S. census, Clark County, Ohio, population schedule, Pike township, post office Tremont Station, page 6, dwelling 41, family 41, John W. Richeson; digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 December 2007); citing NARA microfilm publication M593: 1180.

    18. [S1834] 1880 U.S. Census, 31 Jul 2011.
      1880 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Jackson Township, page 24 (penned), enumeration district (ED) 151, dwelling 228, family 230, John W. Richison household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 July 2011); imaged from NARA microfilm publication T9: 287.

    19. [S1898] Military, 12 Jun 2012.
      Deposition by John Richison, in support of Civil War Widows Pension Claim, application 539082, Anna (Carlo) Richison, widow of Jasper Newton Richison, 153 Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Co. F; National Archives and Records Administration, WC498944; photocopy held by Shirley Richison Fields, 253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, Indiana.

    20. [S1886] City/County Directories, 8 Apr 2014.
      "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 March 2014; entry for John W. and Sarah Richison; citing Emerson's Muncie Directory, 1899-1900: 553, image 253.

    21. [S1886] City/County Directories, 26 Sep 2012.
      Emerson. Chas. Emerson?s Muncie Directory, 1897-8, City Directories of the United State, 1889, 1897-1898, 1899-1900. Microfilm 132322, Muncie, Ind. Carnegie Library, Muncie.

    22. [S1886] City/County Directories, 26 Sep 2012.
      Emerson, Charles. Emerson?s Muncie Directory, 1905-1906. Muncie, Indiana: Central Printing Co.; microfilm, Emerson?s Muncie Directory, 1905 thru 1910, Carnegie Library, Muncie, Indiana.

    23. [S1886] City/County Directories, 26 Sep 2012.
      Emerson, Charles. Emerson's Muncie Directory, 1908-1909. Muncie, Indiana: Central Printing Co.; microfilm, Emerson's Muncie Directory, 1905 thru 1910, Carnegie Library, Muncie, Indiana.

    24. [S1865] Cemetery, 10 Apr 2013.
      "Beech Grove Cemetery Listing," database, Muncie Public Library (http://www.munciepubliclibrary.org : accessed 9 April 2013); interment for John W. Richison, 1908; citing Interment 3221, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana.