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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 in Fort Wingate, McKinley, New Mexico of unspecified causes. He married Lucinda Mangum (1826-1903) 28 March 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Ancestors are from the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom.


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.

Settlement of Utah Dixie

Two monuments erected in Washington, Washington, Utah / The Adair, Mangum and Richey family jointly played a prominent role settling here and later in Apache County Arizona: Adair Spring, The Birthplace of Utah's Dixie, Washington City, Utah - Erected by the citizens of Washington City & The Washington City Historical Society, 1996. In early 1857 Brigham Young called a group of Southerners on a cotton mission to Southern Utah to raise cotton. Samuel Newton Adair [this is a mistake; should be Samuel Jefferson Adair], the leader of ten families, arrived at this spot April 15, 1857, after leaving Payson, Utah on March 3. They camped here a short time and then moved down near the Virgin River on what became known as the Sand Plot. Apostle Amasa M. Lyman who was passing through the area recommended they move back to the spring area which they did. Robert Dockery Covington arrived here May 5 or 6, 1857, with 28 more Southern families. They left the Salt Lake area shortly after the LDS Spring Conference held around April 6. On May 6 or 7 a two day meeting was held at this site under the direction of Isaac C. Haight, President of the Parowan Stake. They sang songs, prayed and selected Robert D. Covington to be the President of the LDS branch, and Harrison Pearce and James B. Reagan as assistants. Wm. R. Slade and James D. McCullough were appointed Justices of the Peace, John Hawley and James Matthews as constables, G.R. Coley as stray pound keeper and Wm. R. Slade, Geo. Hawley and G.W.Spencer as school trustees. They named their city Washington. It was too late to plant wheat, so they prepared the ground for corn and went right to work making dams and ditches to water their crops. Their homes were their wagon boxes, willow and mud huts and dugouts dug in the bank east of this monument. Their new home soon was called 'Dixie'. Those who came in the spring of 1857 were: 43 names listed "and others; the following names are those related: Adair, George W.; Adair, John M.; Adair, Joseph; Adair, Newton (L.N.)[Samuel Newton]; Adair, Samuel Jefferson; Adair, Thomas; Mangum, John; Mangum, William; Price, John; Rickey [Richey], James.




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)
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


Offspring of William Richey and Nancy Ridge (1801-1817)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hester Richey (1817-1817) September 1818 Georgia, United States May 1819 Georgia, United States

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)
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 -

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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