Joseph Richardson
Born 1748? Loudoun Co. VA
Died Dec 23, 1817 Rockingham Co. NC

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Sarah (Sally) Compton

m. Jan 12, 1769
Loudon Co. VA
b. 1752/3
Loudoun Co. VA
d. 1847
Rockingham Co. NC

b. 1770
Loudoun Co. VA
d. 1839?
Rockingham Co. NC

b. 1772
Loudoun Co. VA
d. VA
Sarah (Sallie)

b. 1774/5
Loudoun Co. VA
d. 1860?

b. 1775
Loudoun Co. VA
d. Oct 23, 1835
Rockingham Co. NC
Joseph Jr.

b. 1777
Loudoun Co. VA


b. 1779
Loudoun Co. VA


b. 1780?
Loudoun Co. VA


b. 1783
Loudoun Co. VA
d. 1914

b. 1787
Loudoun Co. VA


b. 1788?
Loudoun Co. VA

Theodocia (Doshia)

b. 1792
Loudoun Co. VA
d. 1861
Mazzie Mariah

b. 1794?
?Botetourt, Bedford Co. VA
d. Feb 24, 1864
Ayersville NC
Joseph Richardson, after returning to Virginia after an expedition against the Indians in Cherokee Territory in 1776 under Capt. Morgan, enlisted in the Continental army under Capt. Rawlins at Battecourt Co. VA, starting as a sargeant. By July 1777 he was 2nd Lieutenant. He enlisted for a three year term in the North Carolina 6th Battalion, and was a lieutenant under Capt. Gillespie, killed at Guilford Courthouse NC.
Rockingham County was formed in 1785 from Guilford County, NC. Map of North Carolina Counties in 1780, showing Guilford County in the western wilderness. Map in 1800, showing location of Rockingham County. Also, the website History of Rockingham County, NC.
Joseph & Sarah moved about 1795, with most of their children to Western Rockingham Co., NC, settling on the North Beaver Island Creek on or near the Stokes County line. Daughter Nancy stayed in VA. In Feb 1795, eldest son William married Sarah Watson (1774?-1838?), a native of Guilford County. Daughters Elizabeth (Mrs. Samuel Ayers), Theodocia (Mrs. Thomas Martin), and Sarah were all in Rockingham County in 1810 because they all appear with father Joseph on Page 22 of the Census of that year.
Daughter Sarah married Abraham Walker Martin (1774?-1872?). Abe and Sarah were also grandparents of Kettie Martin, the second wife of Nicholas Martin (1833-1904).
Daughter Elizabeth married Samuel Ayers (1772-1835) Oct 27, 1794 in Bedford Co. VA. Their daughter Mary (1801?-1825) was the first wife of Richard J. Martin (1804-1873), son of Richard Martin (1758-1841?).
Daughter Theodocia married Thomas Martin (1780?-1860), possibly the son of Abraham Martin (1730-1805, and brother of Abraham Walker Martin (1774?-1872?), who married her sister Sarah.
Hunter, Robert, "Family: Martin/Ayers", website, Hunter-McCutcheon:Our Family History.
Joyce, Martin L., "Martin Ancestry", typewritten summary edited by Lisabeth M. Holloway.
"John W. Richardson", Stokes County Heritage, entry #619, pp. 377-378.
"William & Sarah (Watson) Richardson", Stokes County Heritage, entry #621, p. 378.
Martin, Dr. J. Kenneth, "Andrew Martin", Heritage of Rockingham County, NC., entry 669, pp. 384-385.
Martin, Dr. J. Kenneth, "Children of Andrew and Mazzie Mariah Martin", Heritage of Rockingham County, NC., entry 670, pp. 385-386.
Martin, Dr. J. Kenneth, "The Ayersville Martins", printed from personal website.
Minter, Emma Sue Hensley, "My Martin Family", Heritage of Rockingham County, NC., entry 667, pp. 383-384.
NSDAR, James Hunter Chapter, Madison NC, "Joseph Richardson" in Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service, Madison NC, 1977, p. 97-98.
Rockingham County NC, 1810 Census, USGenWeb Rockingham NC Census 1810, p.22, showing daughter Sarah (age 26-45) as head of household with 3 male children under 10 and one female age 10-15 (Sarah).
Webster Irene B., "Will of Andrew Martin", Will Abstracts of Rockingham County, v. 1, 1785-1865, drawn Nov 6, 1847, probated Aug 1858 in Rockingham Co. NC.