Person Page 1,760

Green Mercer Richards1,2,3,4,5,6,7

born 7 September 1798, died 7 October 1878
  • Father: James Richards (born about 1776, died after 15 December 1850)
  • Mother: Love Mercer (born about 1781, died after 21 July 1861)

Family: Sarah 'Sally' Rice (born 9 January 1807, died 13 November 1871)

Facts and Notes

  • Marriage: Between 1785 and 1857; Sarah 'Sally' Rice; South Carolina, USABGO8
  • Birth: 7 September 1798; Georgia, USABGO9,10,11,6,7
  • Military: Between 1812 and 1815; War of 1812. Pvt serving in Georgia Militia under Cpt Samual Clay and Cpt Green Brantley2
  • Possessions: 28 April 1824; W half of NE quarter, Section 14, Township 17, Range 11 W, Huntsville Meridian, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USABG; Sale of 80 Acres of public land1
  • Marriage: 25 November 1824; Sarah 'Sally' Rice; Fayette County, Alabama, USABGO12,3,6
  • Residence: 1830; Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USABGO13
  • Residence: 1840; Fayette County, Alabama, USABGO14
  • Residence: 7 October 1847; Davis Creek, Fayette County, Alabama, USABG5
  • Residence: 1850; Division 15, Fayette County, Alabama, USABG; Age: 529
  • Residence: 1860; Eastern Division, Fayette County, Alabama, USABG10
  • Residence: 1866; Fayette County, Alabama, USABGO4
  • Residence: 1870; Township 16 Range 13, Fayette County, Alabama, USABG; Age: 70; Census Post Office: Fayette11
  • Death: 7 October 1878; Lamar County, Alabama, USABGO6,7
  • Burial: After 7 October 1878; Old Harmony Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama, USABG; South of Vernon on property of Mr. Charles Hudgens, 5544 Mud Creek Road (CR-10), Millport, Alabama 35576 (33.6084480N, 88.2372561W).7


  1. [S385], U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007., Record for Green M Richards
  2. [S528], War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815, War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group Number 15., Record for Green M Richards
  3. [S674], Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1942, Record for Green M. Richards
  4. [S529], U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, Records of the Internal Revenue Service. Record Group 58. The National Archives at Washington, DC., Record for Green M Richards
  5. [S530], U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971, Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971. NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls. Records of the Post Office Department, Record Group Number 28. Washington, D.C.: National Archives., Record for Green M Richards
  6. [S778] Louis Moore, Personal Family Tree, Provided by Martha Cobb, 2013. Descendants of William Richards. A paper copy of the genealogy was given to Robert Reyes and is the basis for this information.
  7. [S779] Steve Richards, Personal Family Tree, Provided by Steve Richards, 3 December 2014. Early Richards Line Details. Attached to an e-mail sent to Robert Reyes.
  8. [S665] Hunting For Bears, comp., South Carolina Marriage Index, 1641-1965, South Carolina marriage information taken from various sources. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library., Record for Green Mercer Richards
  9. [S398], 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 15, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M432_5; Page: 73A; Image: 342, Record for Gean M Richards
  10. [S415], 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Eastern Division, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M653_9; Page: 350; Image: 354; Family History Library Film: 803009, Record for Gran M Richards
  11. [S354], 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 16 Range 13, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M593_16; Page: 425A; Image: 376; Family History Library Film: 545515, Record for G M Richards
  12. [S688], Alabama, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1825, Dodd, Jordan R, et. al.. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx., Record for Sally Rice
  13. [S371], 1830 United States Federal Census, Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C., 1830; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 3; Page: 325; Family History Library Film: 0002330, Record for Green M Richards
  14. [S469], 1840 United States Federal Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: Fayette, Alabama; Roll: 4; Page: 190; Image: 1059; Family History Library Film: 0002332, Record for Grun M Richards