Person:Adam Richardson (2)

m. 29 APR 1820
  1. David Richardson1821 - BET 1885 AND 1900
  2. Andrew Richardson1822 - 1905
  3. Henry Richardson1824 -
  4. Robert C Richardson1826 - 1909
  5. Janet Richardson1828 -
  6. Samuel Richardson1829 -
  7. Christopher Richardson1830 -
  8. Archibald Moffat Richardson1832 -
  9. Adam Brown Richardson1835 - 1929
m. Abt 1856
  1. William Adam RichardsonAbt 1857 - 1859
  2. Francis James RichardsonAbt 1859 - 1859
  3. Frank Ingersoll Richardson1861 - Abt 1954
  4. William Mead Richardson1862 - 1944
  5. Thomas A. RichardsonAbt 1865 - 1931
  6. George B. RichardsonAbt 1867 - 1941
Facts and Events
Name Adam Brown Richardson
Gender Male
Birth? 8 Feb 1835 New York City, New York, United Statesfrom obit
Alt Birth[1][2] 10 Feb 1835 Beauharnois, Québec, Canada
Christening[1][2] 22 Feb 1836 Beauharnois, Québec, Canada
Marriage Abt 1856 to Elizabeth Phipps
Death? 26 Sep 1929 Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United Statesfrom obit


[From Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, Sept. 27, 1929, p. 2]

Last Founder of Church Dies Here Thursday

Adam Brown Richardson, 94, After Long Illness; Was Pioneer Sailor and Farmer

A long illness yesterday morning claimed the life of one of the oldest residents of Manitowoc county when Adam Brown Richardson, 94 years 7 months and 8 days, died at the Holy Family hospital. Mr. Richardson was a pioneer sailor and farmer and was the last of the original founders of the St. James Episcopal church in this city.

Born in New York city on February 8, 1835, Mr. Richardson at the early age of nine went to sea and for many years traveled the seven seas to visit every port of importance in the world. He later came to the Great Lakes region, becomning a member of the St. James Church here nearly 77 years ago. The life history of Mr. Richardson is one of intriguing adventure as he was shipwrecked several times and was aboard ships catching fire off the Atlantic seaboard as well as having been in many gales which swept unprotected waters of oceans and lakes.

In 1856 he married Elizabeth Phipps, of Leamington, England, and they were the parents of four children, all of them living outside of Manitowoc. Mrs. Richardson died in 1909 and since then he lived a retired life on a farm immediately north of the city limits.

Four sons survive. They are F. I. Richardson of Appleton, Wm. M. of Kaukauna, T.A. of Tipler, Wis., and George B. of Tacoma, Wash.

Although in failing health for some time, Mr. Richardson objected to being removed to a hospital and was under constant care of a housekeeper and more lately under the careof a trained nurse. The housekeeper, now well over 80 years of age, was removed to the hospital early this week, she and her employer being taken at the same time.

Funeral services are to be held from the Frazier Mortuary, Ninth and Chicago streets, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will take place at Evergreen.


1860 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.D., age 25, sailor, NY Richardson, Elizabeth, age 25, England

1870 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, Edward, age 35, Farmer, born in NY Richardson, Elisabeth, age 34, born in England Richardson, Frank, age 9, born in WI Richardson, Mead, age 7 Richardson, Thomas, age 6 Richardson, George, age 3

1880 US Census Manitowoc, WI Edward Richardson, age 46, Farmer, NY/Scotland/Scotland Elizabeth Richardson, age 46, Keeping House, England/England/England Frank Richardson, age 19, Farm Laborer, WI/NY/England William Richardson, age 17, Farm Laborer, WI/NY/England Thomas Richardson, age 14, -, WI/NY/England George Richardson, age 13, -, WI/NY/England

1900 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, Adam, age 64/Feb 1836, Farmer, NY/Scotland/Scotland, married 44 years Richardson, Elizabeth, age 63/Oct 1836, -, England/England/England, emigrated 1856 Runge, Mary (servant), age 50, May 1850, servant, Germany/Germany/Germany, emigrated 1876

1905 State Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.B., age=70, NY/Scotland, Farmer Richardson, Elizabeth, age=70, Eng/Eng

1910 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.B., age=75, Scotland/Scotland/Scotland [sic], Runge, Mary, age=50, WI/Germany/Germany, housekeeper

1920 US Census, Manitowoc, WI Richardson, A.B., age=84, NY/Scotland/Scotland, Runge, Mary, age=58, WI/Germany/Germany, housekeeper

  1. 1.0 1.1 ID=43058, in Protestant Church Registers of Huntingdon County and the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois, [1].

    Event: Baptism
    Given: Adam Brown
    Surname: Richardson
    Father: James
    Occupation: tailor
    Mother: Utterson, Christiana
    Residence: Williamstown
    Birth: 1835-02-10
    Baptism: 1836-02-22
    Witnesses: Richardson, James; Utterson, Christiana (x); Hargrave, John; McCrea, Hugh;
    Church: United Congregations of Beauharnois and Chateauguay-Basin in Communion with the Established Church of Scotland
    Minister: Walter Roach

  2. 2.0 2.1 Québec, Canada. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. (

    Baptism A. B. Richardson
    James Richardson, Tailor. Williamstown. Seignory of Beauharnois and Christiana Utterson his wife had a Son born on the tenth of February last year, and baptized on this the twenty Seventh February One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty Six named Adam Brown by Walter Roach Min.
    Signed: James Richardson, Christiana [her mark] Utterson parents, John Hargrave, Hugh McCrea