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Mary Abby Randall

Female 1923 - 2012  (88 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Abby Randall was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California (daughter of George Burdett Randall and Hester Worth); died in 2012.

    Mary married John Dyer-Bennet on 14 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. John (son of Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet and Miriam Wolcott Clapp) was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. David Dyer-Bennet was born in 1954.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  George Burdett Randall was born on 20 Sep 1874 in Michigan (son of William M. Randall and Elnora Abbey); died on 20 Dec 1959 in Los Angeles County, California; was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1875, Michigan

    Notes:

    In Chico, Butte, California with his family, including his mother, in the 1920 census.

    In San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, a farmer, with his family, including his mother, in the 1930 census.

    In Pasadena, California, a farmer, in the 1940 census.

    George married Hester Worth on 20 Jun 1919 in Ashland, Jackson, Oregon. Hester (daughter of George Worth and Caroline B. Richardson) was born in 1884 in California; died in 1963; was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hester Worth was born in 1884 in California (daughter of George Worth and Caroline B. Richardson); died in 1963; was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1885
    • Alternate birth: 1886, California

    Notes:

    Or Hester. Or Warth.

    1940 census, Esther, 54, born in California.

    1930 census, not listed.

    1920 census, Hester, 35, born in California, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Missouri.

    The Los Angeles Times obituary for her daughter Margaret Lillian (Randall) (Briglio) Werndle indicates that Margaret had a daughter named Esther, which suggests that this was probably how Esther Worth generally spelled her name. She is recorded on several official documents as Hester, however.

    Children:
    1. 1. Mary Abby Randall was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California; died in 2012.
    2. Marguerite Lillian Randall was born on 16 Feb 1925 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California; died on 1 Jan 2002 in Camarillo, Ventura, California; was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William M. Randall was born about 1844.

    William married Elnora Abbey on 5 Sep 1873 in Fork, Mecosta, Michigan. Elnora was born about 1854 in Pennsylvania; died on 29 Apr 1936 in Los Angeles, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elnora Abbey was born about 1854 in Pennsylvania; died on 29 Apr 1936 in Los Angeles, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1854, Michigan
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1855
    • Alternate death: Between 1930 and 1940

    Notes:

    1930 census, "Eleanore," 76 years old, born in Pennsylvania, parents both born in Michigan.

    1920 census, "Elnora," 66 years old, born in Michigan, father born in New York, mother born in Michigan.

    Children:
    1. 2. George Burdett Randall was born on 20 Sep 1874 in Michigan; died on 20 Dec 1959 in Los Angeles County, California; was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California.

  3. 6.  George Worth was born on 3 Dec 1835 in Missouri; died on 3 Oct 1913 in Nelson, Butte, California; was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Dec 1834, Missouri
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1835, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    They were in Oregon, Butte County, California by the 1880 census. His age, 45; father and mother both born in Massachusetts. Her age, 33, father born in Ohio, mother in England. In the 1900 census, they were in Nelson, also in Butte County; her parents were still born in the same place, but his parents' birthplace had moved to Connecticut.

    In 1880, he was born in Massachusetts; in 1900, in Missouri; in 1910, his birthplace returned to Massachusetts.

    George married Caroline B. Richardson on 23 Mar 1869 in Butte County, California. Caroline (daughter of Henry Sisson Richardson and Elizabeth Lumley) was born on 1 Aug 1847 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; died on 7 Jan 1915 in Nelson, Butte, California; was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Caroline B. Richardson was born on 1 Aug 1847 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (daughter of Henry Sisson Richardson and Elizabeth Lumley); died on 7 Jan 1915 in Nelson, Butte, California; was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. 3. Hester Worth was born in 1884 in California; died in 1963; was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Henry Sisson RichardsonHenry Sisson Richardson was born on 13 Jan 1817 in Otsego, Muskingum, Ohio (son of Jesse Richardson and Sarah); died on 15 Apr 1880 in Collinsville, Grayson, Texas; was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas.

    Notes:

    At the 1860 census they were at Ophir township, Oroville, Butte County, California. Henry was 40, born in Ohio; Elizabeth, 38, born in England; Caroline 14, born in Illinois. With them was "Isabella Lumbley", 33, also born in England, presumably a sister or other kinperson to Elizabeth.

    Evidence that Henry Sisson Richardson was a son of Jesse Richardson:

    First, Henry and Elizabeth Richardson had a son named John Cuddeback Richardson, born 1842 in Hancock County, Illinois, died 1928 in Gridley, Butte, California. In the 1850 census of Hancock County, Jesse Richardson, 66, and his wife Sarah, 65, are shown living with "Peter Cudderback", age 9, born in Illinois. Peter Cuddeback (1842-1914) appears to have been a son of Henry's sister Sarah Ann Richardson (1815-1885) by her husband, thus Henry's brother-in-law, John Cuddeback (1812-1870).

    Second, a letter, 29 Sep 1931, from Artie Richardson Nugent to the War Department pension bureau, Washington, D.C.: "Dear Sirs — I am writing to get a record of my great grandfather, Jesse Richardson, who was the father of my grandfather Henry Sissons Richardson." Obviously the Revolutionary War soldier Jesse Richardson cannot have been Henry Sisson Richardson's father, but Artie Richardson's inadvertant conflation of the two Jesse Richardsons is understandable. It seems clear from the evidence that Henry Sisson Richardson was the soldier's grandson, through the soldier's namesake son.

    The Richardson and Cuddeback families' relationship to Mormonism:

    According to George C. Mansfield's History of Butte County, California (Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, 1918), page 922, in 1837 Henry Sisson Richardson's abovenamed brother-in-law John Cuddeback "removed to Hancock County, Illinois, where he was a pioneer farmer and helped to drive the Mormons out of Nauvoo." Five years later, Henry Sisson Richardson and his wife Elizabeth Lumley named a son after John Cuddeback. It would be a stretch to suppose that this was specifically because they approved of his acts as a persecutor of early Mormons, but it certainly doesn't appear that they disapproved.

    Henry Sisson Richardson's middle name may constitute a small historic irony. It's worth noting that the most recent common (known) ancestor of DDB and TNH is Christopher Champlin of Rhode Island (1656-1732). One of Christopher Champlin's great-great grandsons was TNH ancestor William Sisson Champlin (born 1792 in Vermont, died 1861 in Utah), whose family became Mormon in the 1830s and were as a consequence violently driven out of several parts of Missouri in which they attempted to settle in that decade. William Sisson Champlin got his middle name from his mother, a descendant of several generations of Sissons of Rhode Island. We know nothing about the origins, or even maiden name, of Henry Sisson Richardson's mother, but it would be poignant if, through her, he descended from some of the same Sissons.

    Further from the History of Butte County, California (citation details above):

    […] Henry S. and Elizabeth (Lumly) Richardson. The former came from Ohio and the latter from England. [In 1844, Henry Richardson] moved the family to St. Louis, Mo.; and in the early spring of 1849, he started across the great plains in wagons drawn by ox teams, with his wife and children, arriving in Placerville in July of the same year. He soon engaged in mining in El Dorado County, then, the same year, in Butte County, on Feather River, near Bidwell's Bar, and later ran a general store at Slate Creek. In 1852 Henry Richardson returned East and in 1853 drove a band of cattle across the plains to California. He also did teaming out of Marysville, grading, and hauling lumber, and he also ran a livery stable. He erected a building in Marysville in 1854, on E Street, part of which is now standing, and also built a stable on F Street, a couple of years later.

    In 1857, however, Mr. Richardson sold out and located in Oroville, and in the fall of 1860 he took up one hundred sixty acres on Dry Creek, near what is now Nelson. He bought land adjoining, both government and railroad land, until he owned seven hundred sixty acres. He farmed the same until 1872, when he sold out and moved to Oroville. In 1878, with his wife and some of his children, he drove a team across the plains to Grayson County, Texas, where he bought thirteen hundred acres. He was very successful in California, and carried with him to Texas, as the result of his long labors and investments here, a round sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. He died in Texas in 1880, honored both as a brave member of early vigilance committees and as an Odd Fellow.

    Henry married Elizabeth Lumley on 17 May 1838 in Hancock County, Illinois. Elizabeth (daughter of Henry Lumley and Elizabeth Geldard) was born on 5 Jan 1820 in Farlington, Yorkshire, England; died on 13 Jan 1887 in Collinsville, Grayson, Texas; was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  Elizabeth Lumley was born on 5 Jan 1820 in Farlington, Yorkshire, England (daughter of Henry Lumley and Elizabeth Geldard); died on 13 Jan 1887 in Collinsville, Grayson, Texas; was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Mar 1821, Farlington, Yorkshire, England

    Children:
    1. 7. Caroline B. Richardson was born on 1 Aug 1847 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; died on 7 Jan 1915 in Nelson, Butte, California; was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.