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Re: First Families of Mississippi

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Name: John Gaulden Richardson
Sex: M
Birth: 28 FEB 1785 in Sumter CO, SC
Death: 19 JAN 1856 in New Iberia, St Mary Parish, LA
Note:

from MEMOIRS OF FRANCIS DU BOSE RICHARDSON (Written December 1, 1895)
He was chosen to lead the first trip by the Richardson family to the Mississippi Territory.
5 December 1808: ?First Monday in December 1808? he departed the family home; Accompanied by ?two slaves, Caesar and Pina.? ;?A two-horse covered wagon pulled by two mules;? carrying seed, farming and kitchen utensils. In Georgia, ?engaged two Choctaw Indian guides.?

January 1809: Reached a settlement of friends from Georgia near Woodville, Mississippi. Fourteen miles east of Woodville on the Woodville-Liberty road. Bought a quarter-section from a squatter named Clarke; this area is still known as Clarkesfield.
April 1809: Cleared land by burning the cane growing there and planted a cotton crop.
October 1809: Harvested the cotton, sold the crop for seed, returned to SC.
November 1809: Arrived at family home in SC.
?Last Monday in November 1809,? departed with family, including one brother, and 100 slaves to return to Mississippi.
January 1810: Reached Wilkinson County.
3 March 1813: War of 1812 had broken out. John G. Richardson was commissioned Captain in ?Mississippi troops? ? possibly state militia. Marched with his company to Pensacola where they were under command of General Andrew Jackson.Remained there ?until the end of the Florida War.?
8 January 1815: Joined Jackson?s forces at New Orleans, fought in Battle of New Orleans. Eventually promoted to Colonel. 1826: Built a new house on the Woodville ? Liberty Road, about one mile from the old house.

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