Chris & Julie Petersen's Genealogy

Rebecca Sarah Richey

Female 1828 - 1845  (16 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Sarah Richey 
    Born 7 Dec 1828  , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Apr 1845  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Nauvoo Burial Ground, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2023  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2013 

    Father William Richey,   b. 1 Feb 1796, , Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1879, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ann Adair,   b. 7 Feb 1804, , Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1852, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1820  , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY:
      1. Major autobiography with lots of references to Mangums, Richeys, and Adairs and their history by James Richey [see his notes for transcription] speaks of his siblings:
      a. "The names of my brothers and sisters are (as) follows: Benjamin, Joseph 2, Rebecca, 3, Emily Melissa 4, John G. 5, Martha Ann and Eliza Jane 5, for they were both born at one birth, William B, 7, Robert 8, and I myself being the first born."
      b. "Rebecca Sarah- Born Pickens co, Alabama, December 7, 1928 [sic- 1828]; Died: Nauvoo, Illinois, 1845."
      c. "I lived in the State of Alabama until I was about 10 years old I then went with my fathers family to the State of Mississippi Berculee Co."
      d. "i took a steamer to the mouth of the ohio river an from their for east port on tenisee river an from their to ittenambe county whare i had left my horse an saddle i viseted here for sometime an preached to my friends an then returned home to my fathers house i continued to travel an preach for about one yeare when wee sold our possessions an mooved to the city of nauvoo a short time after wee arrived their i went in company with some others to senuk island for wood an when i retuer ed i found that my oaldest sister Rebecca had sickened an died of the lung fever this was a heavy blow an one that i did not get over for a long time..."

      DEATH:
      1. Nauvoo LDS Land and Records Office research file (copy in my possession as of 2 Jun 2007 and also partially viewable at www.earlylds.com). Includes family group sheet from Ancestral File: Also included is the following death and burial information:
      A. Nauvoo Sexton Records of Burials, 1839-1846: Rebecca Richey, d. 16 Apr 1845 of Lung Fever.
      B. Nauvoo Death and Burials, p. 28: Rebecca Richey, 16 Apr 1845, source: E1.
      C. Inventory of Markers and Graves, Etc., Old Nauvoo Burial Ground, 780 East 2300 North Sonora Township: Rebecca Sarah Richey, dau. of William Richey and Margaret Ann Adair, d. 16 Apr 1845, age 16, b. 7 Dec 1828.