RILEY M. RICHARDSON
5 thTENNESSEE CAVALRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: about 1838 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 22 February 1864 near Johnson's Mill, White County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: Barnett and Arena "Riddy" (? Bowman ?) Richardson

Married: Arminta H. Elmore on 28 January 1858 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 28 June 1835 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 8 March 1911 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Elmore-Richardson Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: George and Sarah (Bussell) Elmore
Re-married: Hiser V. Richardson on 22 August 1866 in Putnam County, Tennessee
NOTE: At the time of Riley Richardson's death, Arminta was about three months pregnant with Washington Richardson.

Children:

  1. Washington R. M. Richardson born 21 August 1864 in Putnam County, Tennessee

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-Law: Lindsey P. Vickers - 5th Tennessee Cavalry

MILITARY INFORMATION

5 th Tennessee Cavalry
Company A & I
USA

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Sergeant. Last rank was a Private.
  • Enlisted 24 Nov 1862 at Nashville.
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6'
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Dark
  • Born: Jackson County
  • 22 Feb 1863: Sergeant
  • 30 Jan 1863: Deserted from forage train near Murfreesboro, TN with government pistol.
  • 22 Feb 1864: Killed in action near Johnson's Mill in White Co., TN
  • Jan 1863: Absent. Sick in Hospital.
  • At his death, he left no effects.
  • Service records include enlistment papers.

US PENSION APPLICATION

  • Widow's Pension Application: 104705; Certificate: 173612. Minor's Pension Application: 223149, Certificate: 173613.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 248
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 46