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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Capt. Samuel Richeson has devoted the greater portion of his life to the pursuit of agriculture, and as a natural result is acknowledged to be one of the foremost of the many prominent farmers of Washington County. He is an enterprising and successful tiller of the soil, and at the present time owns 360 acres of land, the improvements upon which are above the average, while everything about his place bears evidence of the thrift of the proprietor. Mr. Richeson came originally from Virginia, being a native of Amherst County, where he was born September 24, 1830. His father, Jesse Richeson, was also of Virginian nativity, and lived and died in his native State. His (Jesse’s) wife was formerly Catherine Sled. In a family of twenty-one children Samuel was the youngest child. He was reared in his native State, where he remained until his removal to Washington County, Mo., in 1869, which has since been his home, having devoted his entire attention to the cultivation of his farm. December 8, 1853, he married Miss L. E. Millner, a native of Virginia, whose parents were Lee and Mildred (Harris) Millner, of the same State. Mr. and Mrs. Richeson have eight children, viz.: Samuel T., James M., Virginia J., Robert L., Charles H., William R., Josie and Jesse. Politically, Mr. Richeson is a Democrat, and in his religious preference he is a Baptist.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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