Margaret Adair was born 7 February 1804 in Laurens County, South Carolina to Thomas Adair (1774-1858) and Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) and died 10 February 1852 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah of unspecified causes. She married William Richey (1796-1879) 10 February 1820 in Pickens, Pickens County, Alabama.


In Noxubee County, Mississippi their family joined the Buttahatchie 1845 LDS Branch of the young LDS Church.

In April 18, 1845, she appeared before John Smith (1781-1854), 4th presiding patriarch of the church for her patriarchal blessing in Nauvoo, Illinois.

1848, part of the Willard Richards Wagon Train to Salt Lake City. By now she had some reputation for skill with medicine. The following entry appears in the diary of Caroline Crosby Barnes:

"Yesterday I invited sister Riettchie [Richey] a doctry women to come in and see me. She thought she co[uld] help me if she could find the roots she wanted but ap[peared] she could not."

Offspring of William Richey 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) 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



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