Drury Richardson

Male 1740 - 1811


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  • Name Drury Richardson 
    Born c1740 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Apr and May 1811 
    Notes 
    • 1768, Oct -- Deed Book 3 Page 296, Cumberland County, NC
      William Richardson, Sr. deeded Drury Richardson 200 acres located on Buffalo Creek. Thomas Rutherford and Stephen Gilmore were witnesses.

      1769, Nov 21-- Land Grant #1061, Cumberland County, NC
      John May Junr. received 150 acres located north of Deep River on Fall Creek about 1.5 miles above the mouth. Drury Richeson and John Trapps Senr. were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: John and Elisabeth May deeded to David Stroud 1772]

      1772, Mar 7 -- Land Grant #1182, Cumberland County, NC
      Isaac Hill received 100 acres located on Long Meadow adjoining Robert Edwards. Drury Richardson and Henery Kagill were chain carriers.

      1773, Jan 27 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Drury Richardson was appointed overseer of the road from James Muse Esq.'s to Isaac Hill's.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Drury Richardson listed $337 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Drewry Richardson listed $464 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1779, Sep 18 -- Land Grant #1883, Cumberland County, NC
      Joseph Chason received 100 acres located on Morter Glade of Buffalo Creek adjoining Drury Richardson. Isaac Pennington and David Argo were chain carriers.

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Drury Richardson listed $70 in Captain John Cox's District

      1786, Feb 14 -- Land Grant #235, Moore County, NC
      William Hardin received 200 acres located south of Deep River on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining McNeill and England. William Richardson and Drury Richardson were chain carriers.

      1786, May 15-16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 94-95,97
      Deed from Solomon Morgan to John Caddle proven by Drury Richardson

      1787, Nov 25 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #116 Drury Richardson entered 50 acres southeast of Bear Creek below the Waggon Ford.

      1788, Feb 14 -- Land Grant #285, Moore County, NC
      William Richardson received 100 acres located on Holly Branch of Buffalo Creek. Robert Richardson and Drury Richardson were chain carriers.

      1788, Feb 15 -- Land Grant #246, Moore County, NC
      Drury Richardson received 50 acres located southwest of Bear Creek below the Waggon Ford adjoining Nall. William Richardson and Robert Richardson were chain carriers.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 203
      Ordered that a road be laid from near Saml. Person's to the courthouse in Carthage and the following hands to work: William Davis, Benj. Shields, Jas. Collins, Lenear Brewer, John Hargrove, James Brady, Henry Person, Saml. Person, John Blanchett, Joseph McGee, Joseph Duckworth, William Harden, Benj. Cooper, William Handcock, Saml. Dun, Joseph Dun, Jesse Muse, Saml. Perry, Peter Graves, Drury Richardson and William Richardson.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #142 Nicholas Nall entered 250 acres south of Bear Creek adjoining Drury Richardson.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #143 Drury Richardson entered 50 acres on Buffalow Creek adjoining his own line.

      1788, Nov 22 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #163 Drury Richardson entered 50 acres southeast of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line.

      1789, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #316, Moore County, NC
      Benjamin Cooper received 50 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining Maner and Naul. Benjn. Cooper Junr. and Drury Richardson were chain carriers.

      1789, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #321, Moore County, NC
      William Richardson received 50 acres located on Kings Street adjoining his own line. Robt. Richardson and Drury Richardson were chain carriers.

      1789, Oct 13 -- Land Grant #329, Moore County, NC
      Drury Richardson received 50 acres located west of Buffalo Creek adjoining William Richardson. Robt. Richardson and William Richardson were chain carriers.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 152
      Drury Richardson
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 1M
      3F

      1790, Feb 16,18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 256-257,263
      Drury Richardson records his mark to be 2 smooth crops and 2 crops underneath.

      1791, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 299
      Ordered that a road be laid out from the Widow Muses to the nearest course near Joseph Duckworths and son to the Island Ford and from thence to Chatham County line leading on a direct course towards Conner settlement and the following work on the road: Joseph Duckworth, Joseph McGee Senr., Joseph McGee Junr., Drury Richerson, Wm. Harden, John Blanchet, James Brady, Benj. Elkins, Saml. Perry, Wm. Cook, Near Brewer, Saml. Person, Benj. Cooper, Wm. Richerson, Wm. Teague, Robert Davis, Benj. Shields and John Goldston. [Editor's Note: this entire entry was stuck through in the original records]

      1791, Oct 7 -- Land Grant #384, Moore County, NC
      Drury Richardson received 50 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Zachariah Smith. Cayal Johnson and William Richardson were chain carriers.

      1793, Feb 7 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #580 Drury Richardson entered 50 acres north of Buffalo Creek adjoining William Richardson.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
      Drury Richardson signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]

      1796, Aug 14 -- Land Grant #2030, Moore County, NC
      Drury Richardson received 100 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line. Mikijor Brewer and Robert Richardson were chain carriers.

      1797, May 27 -- Land Grant #1292, Moore County, NC
      William Richardson received 50 acres located on Kings Street adjoining his own line and Joseph Geason/Chason. Drury Richardson and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1797, May 27 -- Land Grant #0108, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 50 acres located on both sides of Morter Glade adjoining Joseph Geason. Drury Richardson and Jno. Ritter were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1797, Jul 8 -- Land Grant #1440, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 50 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining Pennington, his own line (known as Juck's Place). Drury Richardson and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 19 -- Land Grant #1186, Moore County, NC
      Drury Richardson received 50 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line and John Ritter. Mikagor Brewer and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1798, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #1444, Moore County, NC
      William Richardson received 75 acres located on Kings Street south of Buffalo Creek adjoining Joseph McGee, his own line and Joseph Geason. Drury Richardson and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 73
      Drury Richardson
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1F
      (10-16) 1M

      1802, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #1634, Moore County, NC
      Joseph McGee received 200 acres located west of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line, Richardson and Ritter. D. Richardson and Mikajah Brewer were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 609
      Drewry Richardson
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-25) 1M
      (0-10) 1M 1F

      1811, Apr 15 -- Will Book A Page 271, Moore County, NC
      Will of Drury Richardson, dec'd.
      Heirs: Wife - Sally
      Daughter - Sally Writter
      Son - Edward Richardson
      Son - Robert Richardson
      Daughter - Letha Cooper
      Daughter - Eliza Writter
      Daughter - Oma Brewer
      Son - William Richardson (decd.)
      Son-in-law - John Writter
      Witnesses: Aaron Smith, B. Boroughs
      Proven Aug 1811 by Bryan Borough

      1811 -- Will Book A Page 332, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Drury Richardson, dec'd. by Administrator John Richardson
    Person ID I04119  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2020 

    DNA Tests  8 DNA tests are associated with Drury Richardson 

    Family Sally 
    Children 
     1. Robert Richardson
     2. Letha Richardson
    +3. Oma Richardson
    +4. Elizabeth H. Richardson,   b. 14 Feb 1760,   d. Mar 1841  (Age 81 years)
    +5. William B. Richardson,   b. 1763,   d. 1805  (Age 42 years)
    +6. Sarah Elizabeth "Sally' Richardson,   b. 1775
     7. Edward Richardson,   b. Between 1775-1784
    Histories
    Richardson Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Richardson Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Richardson references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Family ID F1381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1811 Will Book A Page 271, Moore County, NC - Will of Drury Richardson
    1811 Will Book A Page 271, Moore County, NC - Will of Drury Richardson
    1811 Will Book A Page 332, Moore County, NC - Estate of Drury Richardson
    1811 Will Book A Page 332, Moore County, NC - Estate of Drury Richardson
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1182 - Isaac Hill
    1772 Land Grant, Cumberland County, NC #1182 - Isaac Hill
    1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #246 - Drury Richardson
    1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #246 - Drury Richardson
    1789 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #329 - Drury Richardson
    1789 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #329 - Drury Richardson
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #384 - Drury Richardson
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #384 - Drury Richardson
    1796 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2030 - Drury Richardson
    1796 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2030 - Drury Richardson
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #186 - Drury Richardson
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #186 - Drury Richardson
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0108 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0108 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1440 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1440 - John Ritter
    1768 Deed Book 3 Page 296-297, Cumberland County, NC - William Richardson to Drury Richardson
    1768 Deed Book 3 Page 296-297, Cumberland County, NC - William Richardson to Drury Richardson

    Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams, Williamson and Wright
    1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793, Nov 25 -- Dec 1793-Jan 1794 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3

    Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.