Family of John Benjamin Richardson and Cornelia A. ‘Nannie’ Pugh




John Benjamin Richardson was born 28 April 1833 in Athens, AL, and died 31 January 1906 at 1625 Prytania St., New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.  Burial was 1 February 1906 in Metairie Cemetery, Army of Northern Virginia Mausoleum, Vault 9 (later moved to Richardson Family Tomb in same cemetery).  [Link to Photo]


Wife Cornelia A. 'Nannie' Pugh was born 24 August 1845 in Gaston, Northampton, North Carolina, and died 5 November 1920 at 1212 Seventh St., New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana.  Burial was 6 November 1920 in Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb).  They were married 17 May 1865 in Guilford, North Carolina.  [Link to Photo]



Their children were:


1- Cora Louise Richardson  b: 9 July 1866 in Virginia; d: 13 July 1913 in state asylum, Jackson, LA; burial: 15 July 1913 Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb)   [Link to photo]


Notes for Cora Richardson:

- Times Picayune, Sunday, 11 October 1885:  Miss Cora Richardson will spend the early winter with friends in St. Louis.

- Times Picayune, Sunday, 27 December 1885:  Miss Cora Richardson, the lovely daughter of Col. J.B. Richardson, has just returned from a delightful trip through the North and West, and is looking as pretty as ever.

- Cora was Queen of Rex for the 1889 Mardi Gras.

- Louisiana Review, Wednesday, 24 February 1892:  Miss Linda Alford, of Dallas, Tex., is the guest of Misses Ada and Cora Richardson.

- Times Picayune, Sunday, 29 January 1893:  Mrs. John B. Richardson and Misses Ada and Cora Richardson are at home to their friends on Fridays.

- Times Picayune, Sunday, 5 May 1895:  Miss Cora Richardson leaves tomorrow (Monday) for a visit to Brown's Wells, Miss.

- Times Democrat, Sunday, 23 October 1898:  The friends of Miss Cora Richardson will regret to hear that she is confined to her home from a sprained ankle.

- New Orleans Item, Sunday, 24 November 1901:  Miss Cora Richardson will leave early in December for Jackson, Tenn., where she will go to act as bridesmaid at the marriage of Miss Phi Bond, of that place, to Mr. A.X. Campbell, of Evansville, Ind.

- Times Democrat, Sunday, 5 April 1903:  Miss Cora Richardson left last week for Richmond, Va.

- New Orleans Item, Sunday, 25 October 1903: Miss Cora Richardson returned yesterday from a visit of two months to Colorado Springs.

-  New Orleans Item, Sunday, 26 August 1906:  Miss Cora Richardson has returned from several weeks stay in Covington.

-  New Orleans Item, Sunday, 13 July 1907:  Miss Cora Richardson is rusticating at Brown's Wells, one of the most delightful of the pine wood resorts.

-  New Orleans Item, Saturday, 17 August 1907:  Miss Cora Richardson left Tuesday for a visit of several weeks to Hendersonville, N.C.

- Obituary, Tuesday, 15 July 1913, Times Picayune (N.O., LA):  Miss Cora Richardson - Former Carnival Queen, Leader in Philanthropy, passes away:  Miss Cora Richardson, for many years prominent in social circles and charity work in New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana, died Sunday, following a continued illness lasting through seven years.  She was the daughter of the late Colonel John B. Richardson, of the Washington Artillery, her mother formerly being Miss Pugh, of Virginia.  Miss Richardson became known prominently through her social affiliations and later through her charitable work.  Born and reared in the pleasant environment of New Orleans, she received a thorough education in the private and public schools of this city, later studying in the prominent colleges of the country.  After she completed her studies she returned to New Orleans, where she immediately became the pet of society, and owing to her hosts of friends and personal magnetism, she was crowned queen of the carnival in 1889.  Shortly afterward she practically gave up her social work for that of charity and was a prominent worker in the Sunshine Circle and in the missionary societies of the First Presbyterian Church.  She was also a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Daughters of the American Revolution and also of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, taking an active part in the affairs of the New Orleans Chapter.  Also at one time she was corresponding secretary of the Louisiana Division.  She was also a member of the King's Daughters.  She is survived by two brothers, Dr. W.C. Richardson and John S. Richardson, also her mother, Mrs. J.B. Richardson.

Tuesday, 15 July 1913, Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - Entered into rest, Monday, July 14, 1913, at 5:40 o'clock a.m., Cora L., daughter of Nannie Pugh and the late Colonel Jno. B. Richardson.  Funeral from residence, 1212 Seventh Street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Kindly omit flowers.  Interment private.                


2- Ada Therese Richardson  b: 15 January 1868 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 16 November 1909 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 17 November 1909 Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb)


Notes for Ada Therese Richardson:

- Times Picayune, Saturday, 19 June 1892:  Misses Cora and Ada Richardson are enjoying the hospitality of Mrs. Chester Bond in Jackson, Miss., and are the recipients of many social attentions.

- Weekly Shreveport Times, Wednesday, 15 February 1893:  Maid of Honor for Rex - Ada T. Richardson

- New Orleans Item, Sunday, 19 July 1903:  Miss Ada Richardson leaves on the Ss. Comus, on Wednesday, for New York, en route to New London, Conn., where she will be the guest for several weeks of Capt. and Mrs. Edward C. Chaytor and with them will witness the great International Yacht Race.  Later Miss Richardson will visit friends in Elizabeth, N.J.

- New Orleans Item, Sunday, 20 September 1903:  Miss Ada Richardson is expected home during the week from a tour of the west and a visit to relatives in Norfolk, Va.

Obituary, Times Picayune:  RICHARDSON - Entered into rest, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1909, at 9:35 o'clock a.m., Ada Therese, daughter of Nannie Pugh and the late Colonel John B. Richardson. Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at late residence, No. 1212 Seventh Street, This (Wednesday) Afternoon at 3 0'clock. Interment private. Please omit flowers. Petersburg, Richmond (Va.) and Memphis (Tenn.) papers please copy.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Wednesday, 17 November 1909:  Miss Ada Richardson - Death claimed Miss Ada T. Richardson, one of the most widely-known of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the Revolution in this city, yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock.  Miss Richardson's remains will be interred from the family residence, No. 1212 Seventh Street, at 3: 30 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Beverley Warner officiating.  Miss Richardson was born in this city, her father being the late Colonel John B. Richardson, commander of the Washington Artillery for a number of years.  She received her education in Hollis Institute, near Roanoke, Va., and after returning to the city, became quite a prominent society woman as well as an active member of the Episcopal Church.  Miss Richardson was known far and wide for her generosity, and was beloved by many, to whom her death, while expected, will come as a severe shock.  The lady had been sick for the past couple of years, and died peacefully.  She is survived by her mother, one sister, Miss Cora; two brothers, John S. and Dr. W.C. Richardson.


3- John G. Richardson  b: 2 April 1870 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 30 April 1870 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb)                


4- John Stephens Richardson  b: 28 April 1871 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 2 August 1921 at 1212 Seventh St., New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 3 August 1921 Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb)

            +Lew Johnson  b: 7 February 1871 in a house on Race St., near Annunciation St., New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 7 November 1894 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 10 November 1958 at 7911 Birch St., New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1 (Johnson Family Tomb)                   


5- William Coleman Richardson  b: 4 October 1873 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 7 February 1964 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 8 February 1964 Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb)   [Link to photo]

            +Sadie Rideau  b: 6 January 1875; m: 1938; d: 29 August 1957 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 30 August 1957 Metairie Cemetery (Richardson Family Tomb)


Notes for William Coleman Richardson:

- William was a dentist, graduated from Loyola.

- 1910 New Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St. (ED 179, W11, p. 118B):  William C. Richardson 37 dentist, widowed mother Nannie P. 65, sister Cora L. 43; married brother John S. 38 bookkeeper, niece Ethlyn 13, nephews Louis J. 11 & John B. 10; boarder Catherine Collongues 35.

- 1920 New Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St. (ED193, W11):  William Richardson 47 dentist; widowed mother Nannie 74; brother John S. 48; nephews Lewis J. 21 clerk & John B. 20; lodger Thomas Power 43 trained nurse - hospital.

- 1930 New Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St.:  John O. Richardson 57 (LA-AL-VA) [house value $8500] dentist, nephew John B. Richardson 30 ship repair engineer, nephew Louis Richardson 31; housekeeper Carrie Moore 40 (GA-GA-GA) divorced; dau. Marjorie M. Collins 22, theatrical bookkeeper.

- 30 August 1957, Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - On Thursday morning August 29, 1957, at 10:15 o'clock, Sadie Rideau, wife of Dr. W.C. Richardson.  The funeral will take place on Friday morning, Aug. 30, 1957, at 11 o'clock at the House of Bultman, St. Charles avenue, at Louisiana avenue.  Interment in Metairie cemetery.

Obituary, 9 February 1964, Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - On Friday, Feb. 7, 1964, at 9:15 o'clock p.m., William C. Richardson, D.D.S., in his 91st year, husband of the late Sadie Rideau, uncle of J.B. Richardson and Mrs. Ethlyn Leonard.  Funeral services took place at The House of Bultman, St. Charles ave., at Louisiana ave., on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8, 1964, at 1 o'clock.  Interment in Metairie cemetery.

- 9 February 1964, Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - Dr. Richardson Rites are held - Retired dentist, 90, dies after long illness - Dr. William Charles Richardson, 90, a retired dentist and member of a prominent N.O. family, was buried at private services Saturday in Metairie Cemetery.  Dr. Richardson, who resided at 2207 Palmer Ave., died Friday at 9:45 p.m. in Touro Infirmary following a long illness.  Services from House of Bultman, 3338 St. Charles, were conducted by the Rev. Walter D. Langtry, pastor of the Church of the Covenant (Presbyterian) on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Dr. Richardson was born here in 1873, attended local schools and was graduated from the Baltimore College of Dentistry, later made a department of the University of Maryland.  For many years he was associated in practice here with the late Dr. Samuel Grosjean and later with Dr. Sidney Soniat.  He was retired for 22 years.  The son of Nannie Pugh and the late Col. John B. Richardson, head of the Washington Artillery.  Dr. Richardson was married to the late Sadie Rideau.  He was for many years a member of several Carnival organizations and the Church of the Covenant.  Also he was a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana and American Dental Associations.  His survivors are a nephew, J.B. Richardson, and a niece, Ethlyn Leonard, both of N.O.  Active pallbearers were Drs. Emile Naef, Sidney Soniat, and Minor Huck and Wilfred Muller, R. H. Waldo and Elton Boudreau.


Notes for John Benjamin Richardson:

- 1860 New Orleans, LA census [W3, I268]:  J.B. Richardson 27 (AL) clerk, J.L. Richardson 19 (AL) clerk, J. Wyche 23 clrk, H.F. Turner 23 (MS) steward

- 1861 N.O. city directory - John B. Richardson (John F. Wyche & Co.), 124 Gravier

- 1867 N.O. city directory - John Richardson, 157 Constance

- 1870 N.O., LA:  J.B. Richardson 38 (AL) Sec Tex NR, N.C. Richardson 24 (NC) keeps house, C(ora) 4, Ada 2; Emily Fortune 20 domestic (black); Ellen Robinson 14 domestic (black).

- 1880 N.O., LA, 254 St. Andrew:  Jno. B. Richardson 47 (AL-VA-VA) secy. railroad, wife Nancy C. 34 (VA-VA-VA), Cora L. 14 (VA) at school, Ada T. 12 at school, Jno. S. 9 at school, Wm. C. 7 at school, Benjamin Phillis 35 servant (B).

- 1885 N.O. city directory - John B. Richardson, local treas., Southern Pacific RR, r. 247 Felicity

- 1890 N.O. city directory: John B. Richardson, Southern Pacific Co. (Atlantic system), local treasurer, 247 Felicity

- 1900 New Orleans, LA, 1625 Prytania (ED 5):  John B. Richardson 67 (Apr 1833; AL-AL-AL) treas. Pac. RR, wife of 35 years Nannie 54 (Aug 1845; NC-NC-NC) [4 of 5 children still living], Cora 33 (Jan 1866; VA), Ada 32 (Jan 1868), William 27 (Oct 1872) dentist; boarder Geo. W. Demack 28 (Jul 1872).   

- 1910 New Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St. (ED 179, W11, p. 118B):  William C. Richardson 37 dentist, widowed mother Nannie P. 65 (VA-NC-VA), sister Cora L. 43 (VA); married brother John S. 38 bookkeeper, niece Ethlyn 13, nephews Louis J. 11 & John B. 10; boarder Catherine Collongues 35 (TX-FR-LA).

- 1915 N.O. city directory:  Mrs. John B. Richardson, 1212 Seventh St.

- 1920 New Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St. (ED193, W11):  Widow Nannie Richardson 74 (VA-NC-VA), William 47 dentist; married son John S. 48 (LA-AL-VA), grandsons Lewis J. 21 clerk & John B. 20; lodger Thomas Power 43 trained nurse - hospital.


Link to Washington Artillery Plaque presented to Col. Richardson in 1885:


- 1894 unknown book/article:

   "Col. Jno. B. Richardson, The present commander of the Washington Artillery, is a well known citizen of New Orleans and is universally popular among all classes.  He is a native of Alabama and settled in New Orleans when comparatively young.  He seems to have inherited his fondness for military life from his ancestors, many of whom have been in service.  His father, Jno. M. Richardson, was a Virginian and moved to Tennessee, was a personal friend of Gen'l Andrew Jackson and wounded while serving under him during the Florida War.  Col. Richardson was identified with the cotton and sugar business in 1861 and a partner in the house of Jno. F. Wyche & Co.  He joined the Washington Artillery as a private Dec. 19th, 1859, and was elected First Lieutenant of the First Company of the battalion that left New Orleans in 1861 for Virginia, in May, and was sent from Richmond at once to Manassas.  He commanded a section of 3-inch rifles at the battle of Bull Run July 18th, 1861, under Gen'l Jubal A. Early and to his battery belongs the distinction of having fired the first guns of the Washington Artillery at Bull Run, which was the commencement of that historical artillery duel between the Washington Artillery and the United States regular batteries of Sherman, Ricketts and Sprague, all of which were silenced and captured.  Lieut. Richardson's horse was killed under him in the engagement by a cannon shot.  He was with the first battery at Bull Run, First Manassas, Hall Hill, Munson's Hill and front of Washington City.  He was promoted June 10th, 1862 to captain and transferred to command the 2nd battery of the battalion and commanded this battery at Mechanicsville, Rappahannock Station, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg defending the bridge over Antietam River, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Fort Stevens, Drury's Bluffs and also the seven days engagement around Richmond, Va., Chicahominy and the siege of Petersburg, Va.  He built Fort Mahone in front of Petersburg, and occupied that and Fort Wall--- until Petersburg was evacuated by Gen'l R.E. Lee, moved his battery with the army and was continually engaged on the retreat.  The night before the surrender at Appomattox, his battery brought up the rear and was engaged with the cavalry until 11 o'clock at night near Appomattox Station, his battery firing the last gun of the battalion at Appomattox.  Next morning when negotiations were going on to surrender the army, he refused to surrender his battery and buried his guns, (four Napoleons) April 9th, disbanded his battery and made his way to Greensboro, N.C., joining Gen'l Jos. E. Johnson's army and was paroled when they surrendered at Greensboro, N.C.  With the fortitude of a soldier, he returned to New Orleans to apply his energies once more to commercial life.  When the command was re-organized in 1876, he was elected Captain of Battery C.  He was subsequently elected major and served several years.  In 1880, he was advanced to the highest post in the command, Lieutenant Colonel, which responsible and trustworthy position he has filled for the past fourteen years.  It was under his administration that the present magnificent building, which serves as the present headquarters of the battalion was acquired and stands as one of the best proofs of its rare executive ability.  In 1868 he was appointed secretary and treasurer of the Opelousas Railroad Company and when the Morgan Railroad and Steamship Company was formed some years later, he was appointed to the same position in that company.  This position he has filled ever since as also local treasurer of the Southern Pacific Company since 1885, and now Secretary and treasurer of the Southern Bridge and Railway CompanyCol. Richardson is greatly esteemed in both railroad and military circles, and has a strong following who have been drawn to him by his unvarying amiability, firmness and his manly and strong personal qualities."


- The famous painting by Everett B.D. Julio in 1869 entitled 'The Last Meeting of Lee and Jackson' was purchased by Col. Richardson and exhibited at Washington Artillery Hall from 1879 to 1910.  It then was sold to James Butterfield Sinnott whose family loaned it to the Louisiana State Museum (1924-56).  For the next 30 years it was in the Sinnott family's possession.  It was sold in 1987 and went on public tour.  The NOMA curator called the painting 'as worthy an art object to bear the burden of representing the best in Southern art as any work painted between the Louisiana Purchase and the outbreak of the First World War.'  Its present location is, I believe, the Museum of the Confederacy at Richmond, Virginia.  My grandmother Ethlyn (born 1896) used to talk about the painting of the two famous men on their horses, but she remembered it (rightly or wrongly) as being in the family home.


Last Will & Testament of Col. John B. Richardson, filed 5 February 1906:  Dated 1 October 1903:  I John B. Richardson of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, being sound in mind and memory make this my last will and testament.  I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Ethlyn Johnson Richardson, one hundred dollars.  I will and bequeath to my grandson Lewis Johnson Richardson one hundred dollars.  I will and bequeath to my grandson John B. Richardson Jr. one hundred and twenty five dollars, and suggest that these amounts to be placed in some good savings bank for their benefit. 

I give and bequeath to my son Dr. Wm C. Richardson, my hansom dress sword, presented to me by the Battalion Washington Artillery.  I give and bequeath to my son John S. Richardson my gold badge presented to me by the Washington Artillery.  I give and bequeath to my wife Annie C. Richardson my household furniture and silver ware and articles of various kind for housekeeping purposes.

I give and bequeath all the balance of my property what I may own at my death such as real estate,  money, bonds, stock, notes and checks or any other security's to be divided according to the laws of the state of Louisiana.

I will five hundred dollars for a Tomb in the Metairie Cemetery.  I hereby appoint my wife Annie C. Richardson and Dr. Wm C. Richardson to administrators of my estate without bond.

"sg John B. Richardson

This New Orleans Louisiana October 1st 1903, the picture of Lee and Jackson, in the Armory of the Washington Artillery is my property and was purchased Nov 9th 1880 from JC Woafruch (?) as will be seen by the receipt in my bank box.

"sg J B Richardson

< Probate >

Be it remembered that on this 5th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six and the 130th of the Independence of the United States of America upon application of Mrs N C Pugh, widow of J B Richardson et al and pursuant to my decree bearing even date herewith

Before me John St. Paul Judge of the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans personally came and appeared Michel B. Bergeron and Gus Leefe witnesses, who being duly sworn were by me presented with an instrument of writing written on two sides of a double sheet of paper beginning with the following words, New Orleans, La, Oct 1st, 1903 and ending with the following This New Orleans Louisiana October 1st 1903 J B Richardson and purporting to be his olographic last will and testament which being by me exhibited to the aforesaid witnesses was by them recognized and declared to be entirely written dated and signed by the testator the said J B Richardson which they attest as having often seen him write and sign during his lifetime and the said appearers hereunto set their hands after due reading hereof on the day month and year first above written.  Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of February 1906 > sg M B Bergeron, Gus Leefe, John St Paul Judge

Whereupon I the said Judge do hereby declare the said olographic last will and testament to be truly proved and having read the said will in a loud and distinct voice to the aforesaid witnesses and in the presence of messrs E P Andree & Joe Garidel all present in court, and after having signed the said will we varietur at the beginning and end thereof do now order the same to be deposited and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans and that execution thereof take place according to law done in the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans this 5th day of February 1906

sg E P Andree, Joe Garidel, John St Paul Judge

A true copy New Orleans La February 5th 1906


- Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA), Thursday, 1 February 1906:  Col. J.B. Richardson dies in New Orleans - was well known in Richmond, with wide family connections here - News was received in Richmond yesterday by telegraph of the death in New Orleans, at noon yesterday, of Col. John B. Richardson, a prominent Confederate veteran and man of business in the Crescent City.  Colonel Richardson, who at the time of his death was seventy-three years old, was secretary and treasurer of the Southern Pacific Railway, a position he had held since the civil war, remaining an active man of business and in full possession of the vital interests of life, until the stroke of apoplexy came which ended his career.  He was the colonel commanding the famous Washington Artillery of New Orleans, having been its officer from the first battle of Bull Run to the surrender at Appomatox.  Colonel Richardson's marriage followed immediately upon the close of the war and took place in Petersburg.  His wife was Miss Pugh, the sister of Miss H. Cabell Tabb, Mrs. E.C. Walthall and Miss Dora Pugh, all of this city.  Mrs. Richardson, who is the president of the Louisiana Division, Daughters of the Confederacy, and regent of the New Orleans Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, survives her husband with four children - Misses Cora L. and Ada T. Richardson; Mr. John B. Richardson, Jr., and Dr. William Richardson.  The news of Colonel Richardson's death will be received with great regret in Richmond, where he and his family have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and have always been held in the highest esteem.  He was a gallant soldier, a genial, courtly gentleman, an excellent business man and an upright Christian.  His Confederate comrades will miss him from their ranks at the reunions, where he has always been foremost to welcome his fellow Confederates.



- 31 January 1906 Obituary of Col. John B. Richardson


- 1 February 1906 Obituary of Col. John B. Richardson


- 2 February 1906 Obituary of Col. John B. Richardson



Notes for Cornelia A. ‘Nannie’ Pugh:

-  Application for membership "Louisiana Society of United States Daughters 1776-1812:  Mrs. Nannie Pugh Richardson wife of John B. Richardson New Orleans; descendant of John B. Pugh of 1812 and Col. Samuel McDaniel of 1776 - Freeman Wainwright. (approved 24 July 1895)  I, Nannie Pugh Richardson being of the age of 18 years and upwards hereby apply for membership in this Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from John B. Pugh who was born in Halifax Co., Virginia 1787, lived in North Carolina and who served in the war of 1812. (under Gen. or Commodore Porter).  I was born in the town of Gaston, county of N. Hampton, State of North Carolina.  I am the daughter of C.C. Pugh and Martha C. Wainwright his wife, and granddaughter of John B. Pugh who was in the war 1812 and Ann Smith McDaniel his wife, and great-granddaughter of Samuel McDaniel and Ann Smith his wife; and he, the said John B. Pugh & Col. Samuel McDaniel are the ancestors who assisted in the War of 1776 and 1812, while acting in the capacity of Private & Col. of a Regt. of Militia.  [Signed Mrs. John B. Richardson]


- Ancestor's Service:  My grandfather John B. Pugh was in the War of 1812 under Genl. or Commodore Porter at Ceaney Island Va, got a discharge.  My grandmother drew a pension for his services for many years up to the time of her death.  My grandmother was Ann Smith McDaniel daughter of Col. Samuel McDaniel who commanded a Regt. of Militia in the Revolutionary War was under Gen'l. Nathaniel Green was engaged in the Battle of Guildford Court House.  My uncle John W. Pugh has a paste board on which Gen'l. Green thanks him (Col. McDaniel) for faithful performance of a special duty.  My grandfather Freeman Wainwright (my mother's father) also was in the War of 1812 was a member of Capt. Charles Thompson Jr. Company 83 Regt. Va Militia.


- Obituary, Times-Picayune (N. O., LA), 6 November 1920 (p. 2, c. 8), RICHARDSON - On Friday, November 5, 1920, at 7 o'clock p.m., Nannie Pugh, widow of Colonel John B. Richardson, aged 75 years, a native of Petersburg, Va., and a resident of this city for the past fifty-seven years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of 1776-1812, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place this (Saturday) afternoon, November 6, 1920, at 3 o'clock from the residence, No. 1212 Seventh Street.  Interment private.



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