1st Lt. David Richard Reynolds Camp #2270, SCV, Mount Pleasant, Texas

 

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John Richey
Private
Co. C, 1st Palmetto Sharp Shooters

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John Richey, Anderson, South Carolina resident, was born March 18, 1833, the son of Reuben and Margaret Richey. He was their only son. He was married to Margaret Jane Parker. To them were born six(?) children: Margaret Jane Russell, R. L. (Bob) Richey, James (Jim) Reuben Richey, William Paschal Richey, John Richey and Cora Day (born 1868). He was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness, Wilderness, V A. May 6, 1864 at the age of thirty-one. He was a volunteer (1861) and served in the Palmetto Sharpshooters or Rifleman. He was one of thirty four killed in battle. Fifty-five of this group of one hundred fifty-five men were living in 1903.

About 1872, John Richey's widow, children and at least six other family members including his father, Reuben Richey came by wagon from Anderson, South Carolina to Cass County--Marietta and Bryans Mill area. He also had two brothers-in-law killed in the confederate service near the close of the war.

Note on his widow---Margaret Jane Parker Richey was reared in Illinois before moving to Anderson, South Carolina. After arriving in the Marietta-Bryans Mill area, she became the oldest charter member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, still in existence on Highway 77, Marietta. She knew Abraham Lincoln as a young girl in Illinois, according to her granddaughter, Atha Richey Barnes-----a surprising, surviving memory since the War of Northern Aggression had affected her family so directly.

Private John Richey