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Richard WOODSON (M)
b. 21 September 1787, d. 3 July 1822
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     Richard WOODSON was born on 21 September 1787 at Prince Edward County, Virginia. He was the son of Jacob WOODSON and Elizabeth MORTON. Richard WOODSON married Rachel P. ROBERTSON on 16 April 1812. Richard WOODSON died on 3 July 1822 at Chariton County, Missouri, at age 34.
     Richard WOODSON Richard, born September 21, 1787, in Prince Edward county, Virginia, was married on May 16, 1812, to Rachel P. Robertson, a lady of Scotch and English ancestry, a descendent of John Rolfe, and was considered a very beautiful woman, distinguished for her religious zeal (Americans of Gentle Birth, vol. I, p 362). After their marriage they remained some five years in Virginia, and in the year 1817 moved to Chariton county, in the territory of Missouri, where he engaged in farming, in addition to his profession as civil engineer. He did much of the work running the township and section lines throughout the state. Being one of the early setllers in the territory, and a man of sturdy character, he contributed largely to the development of social, religious, and interests in the new state of Missouri, which was admitted into the union in 1821. He died July 3, 1822, at his home in Chariton county. His widow, some years afterward, was married to Col. John Bell, judge of the supreme court of Missouri. By this second marriage she had two children: Mary Bell, who died young; and John P. Bell, who married Miss Piney Wilson of Saline county, Missouri. No issue.1 He was Farmer, Civil Engineer.

Children of Richard WOODSON and Rachel P. ROBERTSON
William Cowper WOODSON+ b. 14 Feb 1813, d. 25 May 1890
James WOODSON b. c 1814
Elizabeth Morton WOODSON b. 29 Apr 1815, d. 1895
Martha WOODSON b. c 1819
Richard WOODSON Jr.+ b. 24 Nov 1822, d. 17 Apr 1891


  1. [S38] Henry Morton Woodson, Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, pg 94.


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