|The Richardson siblings. Standing, from left: Henrietta, Amanda, Rose, Elizabeth, Mary Ann.|
Seated, from left: Millage, Lucetta, Sarah, Henry. The eldest sister, Lorinda, had died before the picture was taken.
Sarah Elvira Richardson, my 3rd great grandmother, was born on October 14, 1855 in Tennessee. Her parents were Henry Woodward Richardson and Angeline Hedgecock. She was one of ten children; eight were girls. By 1863 her family had moved to Illinois. Her grandfather, Willis Hedgecock, was a Union captain in the Civil War. In his wartime diary, Captain Hedgecock mentions visiting Sarah's family after he was discharged.
After Sarah and Caywood were married, they had eight children: Milton, William, Belle, Rose, Lawrence, Millage, Paris, and an infant who died. They raised their children on a farm in Illinois, but by 1914 they had moved to Vincennes, Indiana. Caywood started a furniture store with his oldest son, Milton.
|Sarah and Caywood Davis with two of their sons.|