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James Richey was born 13 August 1821 in Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama to William Richey (1796-1879) and Margaret Ann Adair (1804-1852) and died 7 August 1890 Fort Wingate, McKinley, New Mexico of unspecified causes. He married Lucinda Mangum (1826-1903) 28 March 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.

Biography

Buttahatchie Branch

James Richey was born in Dixie Alabama. In the early 1840's Mormon missionaries preached to their family and they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Noxubee County, Mississippi their family joined the Buttahatchie 1845 LDS Branch of the young LDS Church.

James and his brother Benjamin heard many rumors about the Mormons and went to Nauvoo, Illinois to investigate. There they attended a meeting where Joseph Smith was campaigning for President of the United States (early 1844). They went back to Alabama and helped their families to migrate to Illinois and later to Salt Lake City.

Minutes of the Mississippi and Alabama Conferences, held in Cipsy, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on the 12th of April 1844...Resolved, The Brothers Benjamin Matthews, James Ritchie, Jonathan Averett and Augustus Skinner, be ordained elders...[1]


James Richey and his family lived in Salt Lake, St George and Manti area. James Richey was a counselor to Welcome Chapman (1805-1893), the first president of the newly formed LDS Manti Stake. His oldest son married a grand-daughter of Welcome.

James Richey kept a journal during his years in Manti.

Dixie Cottom Mission 1857

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In 1857, a group of about 38 southerner families were called by Brigham Young (1801-1877) on to settle the Virgin River area of Southwest Utah and to crow cotton, to decrease the saints reliance on expensive product from back east. Other pioneer families joined them in 1861 but this ambitious endeavor came to an end after the close of the Civil War and cotton prices collapsed.

St. George Pioneers of 1861-62

This person was is listed on the Encampment Mall Memorial - a list of over 300 LDS Pioneer Families that helped to settle St. George, Utah in 1861. They were part of the "Dixie Cotton Mission" called by President Brigham Young to raise cotton and other southern crops in the warmer climate of Washington County, Utah.




Children



Offspring of James Richey and Lucinda Mangum (1826-1903)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Moroni Richey (1848-1930) 16 April 1848 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 12 February 1930 St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States Mary Ann Chapman (1872-1973)
Lovina Richey (1849-1851) 1849 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States 1851 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Lucinda Charlotte Richey (1851-1940) 28 October 1851 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States 13 January 1940 St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States William Hubbell Sherwood (1844-1896)
John William Richey (1854-1854) 26 March 1854 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah 28 October 1854 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah
Joseph Benjamin Richey (1855-1926) 8 September 1855 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah 9 January 1926 St Johns, Apache County, Arizona Naomi Eugenia Pace (1861-1886) Alice Lydia Platt (1866-1903) Naomi Eugenia Pace (1861-1886) Alice Lydia Platt (1866-1903) Eliza Jane Prather (1872-1956)
Ruth Rebecca Richey (1857-1930) 19 October 1857 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States 15 August 1930 St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States John Franklin Sherwood (1852-1937)
Margaret Emily Richey (1860-1942) 22 September 1860 Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States 24 August 1942 Holbrook, Navajo County, Arizona, United States Joseph Bowman Patterson (1853-1933)
Erastus Richey (1862-1862) 21 January 1862 St. George, Washington County, Utah 23 September 1862 St. George, Washington County, Utah
Elenor Jane Richey (1864-1898) 8 November 1864 Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States 28 August 1898 St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States John Thomas Patterson (1860-1942)
Jemima Susana Richey (1867-1945) 29 April 1867 Toquerville, Washington County, Utah, United States 28 November 1945 San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States William Arthur Tenney (1862-1918)











Siblings

#g1: Offspring of William Richey (1796-1879) and Nancy Ridge (1801-1817)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hester Richey (1817-1817) September 1818 Georgia, United States May 1819 Georgia, United States
#g2: Offspring of William Richey (1796-1879) and Margaret Ann Adair (1804-1852)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Richey (1821-1890) 13 August 1821 Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama 7 August 1890 Fort Wingate, McKinley, New Mexico Lucinda Mangum (1826-1903)
Benjamin Richey (1823-1849) 10 August 1823 Pickens County, Alabama, United States 1849 California, United States
Joseph Richey (1825-1827) 10 November 1825 Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama January 1827 Pickens County, Alabama
Rebecca Sarah Richey (1828-1845) 7 December 1828 Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama 16 April 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Emily Melissa Richey (1830-1857) 12 March 1830 Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama 26 April 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory Solomon Cowles Case (1825-1874)
Levi Ward Hancock (1803-1882)
John Belton Richey (1833-1851) 17 February 1833 Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States 30 July 1851 Payson, Utah County, Utah, United States
Martha Richey (1837-1845) 30 December 1837 Noxubee County, Mississippi February 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Eliza Jane Richey (1837-1908) 30 December 1837 Noxubee County, Mississippi 13 May 1908 Barclay, Lincoln County, Nevada John Milton Adair (1833-1899)
William Belton Richey (1840-1911) 17 May 1840 Noxubee County, Mississippi 9 May 1911 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Johanna Marie Rasmussen Hougaard (1846-1925)
Robert Richey (1842-1845) 5 October 1842 Noxubee County, Mississippi February 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois



Vital Records

1850 US Federal Census

Taken in 1850 for San Pete Co, Utah. (Household #18)

This census also shows living adjacent to several prominent Mormon Pioneers of San Pete Co - Isaac Morley, James Richey (1821-1890), Charles Shumway, James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905) (Mormon Battalion Veteran).

  • James Richey - m/29 - b:AL - ocp: Farmer - 150 Acres
  • Lucinda Richey - f/20 - b:AL -
  • James M Richey - m/3 - b:Deseret -
  • Livonia Richey - f/8 mos - b:Deseret -

1860 US Census

Washington County, Utah/1860 U.S. Census - : Household #1287 in Washington Utah - neighbor to several other Mangum & Adair families.

  • James Richey 38-M-Farmer
  • Lucinda 34-F
  • Ja M 12-M
  • Lucinda C 8-F
  • Jos B 5-M
  • Rebecca 3-F

1880 US Census

1880 US Census - St. Johns, Arizona. Several years before the big Mormon pioneer wagon train of 1884.

  • Household 315 :
    • Richey, James (M-58 / Self / Farmer) (Alabama / So Carolina / Unknown)
    • Richey, Lucinda (F-54 / Wife) (Alabama/ Virg. / Penn.)
    • Richey, James Morina (M-32 / Son) (Utah / Alabama / Alabama)
    • Richey, Charlotte (F-29 / Daughter)
    • Richey, J.B. (M-24 / Son)
    • Richey, Ruth R (F-22 / Daughter)
    • Richey, Emily (F-19) / Daughter)
    • Richey, Ellan Jane (F-15 / Daughter)
    • Richey, Susan (F-13 / Daughter)
  • Household 316 : John Sherwood (Son-in-Law)
    • Sherwood, John (M-27/ Self / Engineer) (Illinois/ Penn. / Illinois)
    • Sherwood, Maud Ruth (F-3/Daughter) (Nev / Ill / Ill )
    • Sherwood, Lucinda Estela (F-2 / Daughter) (Utah / Ill / Ill )
  • Household 317 : W H Sherwood (Son-in-Law)
    • Sherwood, W.H. (M-36 / Self / Sayner) (Illinois/ Penn. / Vermont)
    • Sherwood, Charlotte (F-4 / Daughter) (Nevada / Illinois / Utah)
    • Sherwood, Lucinda (F-2/ Daughter) (Nevada / Illinois / Utah)
    • Sherwood, W M (M-0 / Son) (Ariz / Ill / Utah)
  • Household 318 : Richey (Daughter)
    • Richey, Eugenia Ruth (F-18 / Self / Housekeeping)
  • Household 319 : Adair (Cousin)
    • Adair, Wesley (M-59 / Self / Farmer)
    • Adair, Rebecca (F-65 / Wife)
  • Household 320 : Staynor (md to Rebecca Francis Adair, Cousin)
    • Staynor, Jeremiah (M-32 / Self / Farmer ) (Illinois / Unknown / Unkown)
    • Staynor, Francis (F-28 / Wife )
    • Staynor, Catherine (F-11 / Daughter)
    • Staynor, Joseph (M-7 / Son)
  • Household 321 : Arnond Tenney.
  • Household 322 : A.S. Farnsworth


See Also

References

  1. ^ Times and Seasons, Vol V, pg 573, July 1, 1844.

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