Friday, September 28, 2007

Ann Jane Rands (Richardson/Chapin)

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great-great aunt (Martha Bignell’s sister)

Robert Rands and Elizabeth Holton Rands

Jan. 17, 1817, in Simpson (Simpson Parish), Buckinghamshire, England


g Samuel Richardson (b. to Richard Richards, who lived 1792-1871 and Hannah Beeby, who lived 1795 – 1820; from Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England; he drowns in July-August-September 1852) in 1844
g Levi McCourtie (Enlisted as a private in Co. K, 13th WI Inf. on Dec. 18, 1863; mustered out from that unit as a private on Nov. 24, 1865, at San Antonio, Texas; buried at Round Hill Cemetery, Pepin Co., Wis.) on March 5, 1860, in Pepein County, wis.
g Levi Chapin, in 1868 in Wisconsin

With Samuel Richardson:
g Thomas Richardson (moves to Willenhall in the West Midlands, near Birmingham, English where he became a locksmith and m. Susan Appleby; they have nine children, the youngest being Ida May Richardson, who m. Alfred Miles and they two children, Kenneth George and Edna May)
g Charles E. Richardson (b. Jan 15, 1844, in Silser, Bedfordshire, England; in 1852, drops out of school and becomes a gentleman's valet; m. Mary Carrington on Nov. 22, 1866; they have 12 children: Thomas I., Franklin H., Maggie A., Albert C., Jessie E., Kirtland B., William C., Etta M., Charles W., Mary L., Flora E., Roy C.; in 1867, purchased a farm with an Arkansaw, Wis., address, specializes in breeding of Poland China swine; from 1868 to 1891, an active Republican, serves as delegate to local conventions; serves as supervisor for townsmen for several years; member of soldiers’ Relief Commission for Pepin County; commander for several terms of Bernard Allen Post G.A.R. at Arkansaw; d. 1934)
g Susan Richardson (m. J.P. Holden)
g Elizabeth Martha Richardson (deceased by 1891, m. a Mr. Gray)

Interesting facts
g She came to Waterville, Pepin County, Wis., in 1853 with her children (other sources say 1858) where her parents had previously settled.
g She had no children with Levi Chapin
g Her son Charles served in the Civil War and became an early distinguished resident of Pepin County. A timeline of his Civil War experiences include:
n Nov. 6 - Volunteered and joined Co. G, 16th Regiment Inf. as a corporal in Eau Claire, Wis.
n Nov./Dec - Co. G, 16th Regiment Infantry is sent to Camp Randall, Wis., for training
n Jan. 31 - 16th Inf. joins with G.A.R.
n March 13 - 16th Inf. leaves for St. Louis
n March 14 - 16th Inf. arrives that night in East St. Louis, Ill., and assigned to General Grant
n March 16 - 16th Inf. embarks on steamers, taking Mississippi River south to Cairo, Ill., up Ohio River to Paducah, Ky., then up Tennessee River to Savannah, Tenn.; along four-day journey, regiment stops at historical spots (including Johnsonville and Ft. Henry, Tenn.)
n March 20 - 16th Inf. disembarks at Pittsburgh Landing, nine miles south of Savannah, camps near river
n April 4 - During an officer's review of troops, Confederate soldiers spotted 50 rods away
are chased off
n April 5 - 16th Inf., situated to the extreme front extreme left of Union forces, four miles off main road to Corinth, Miss., are attacked that evening by Confederate forces
n May 1 - 16th Inf. moves into Corinth
n June 6 - 16th Inf. makes camp south of Corinth
n Sept. 17 - 16th Inf., as part of Army of Tennessee under General Ord, attacks Confederates at Iuka
n Sept. 19 - 16th Inf. wins Iuka battle and under a forced march heads for Cornith (rumors had broke that Confederates were going to attack Corinth)
n Sept 20 - 16th Inf. Arrives in Corinth
n Oct. 2 - Confederates attack Corinth
n Oct. 2-3 - Wounded in right arm at defense of Corinth
n Nov. 2 - 16th Inf. moves toward Grand Junction and encamps three miles from town
n Nov. 4 - Co. G consolidated with Co. K due to high casualties (Co. K's officers are sent home)
n Nov. 28 - 16th Inf. advances southward under General Grant but withdraw following Grant's disaster at Holly Springs; regiment moves to Moscow, Tenn., and given guard duty of Memphis and Charleston Railroad
n Jan. 10 - Moved to Memphis and embarks for Vicksburg
n Dec. 1 – Re-enlists
n Through early 1865 - Serves under General Sherman in march to Atlanta, the sea, and then back to Washington; during this time, promoted to corporal, then sergeant, serves as color sergeant at battle of Kennesaw Mountain, takes part in grand review at Washington
n July 12 - Mustered out of service (during service time, took a 30-day furlough, otherwise always was with regiment; among 60 of 1,060 men in regiment to have survived entire war) at Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 27, 1896; buried in Round Hill Cemetery

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