1860's 2 Chauncey Porter Richardson CDV Photos, 2nd Nebraska Civil War
Photo type: This listing is for 2 original Victorian Civil War era CDV carte de visite Photographs. Photographer: The beautiful text "Crocker, Pub." can be seen printed on an architectural column to the right, in the studio setting of each photo. This is assumed to to refer to a photographer named Crocker, who published the 2 photographs, taken on the same day. After extensive research, we cannot find evidence of a Crocker photographer in the Brownville, Nebraska area. Any help on this is appreciated, email Debra here.
2 Richardson family CDV Photos:
1.) On reverse: "C. Porter Richardson, Brownsville, Nebraska" is handwritten in old period fancy pencil script.
2. "Mrs. C.P. Richardson, Brownsville, Nebraska" is handwritten in old period fancy pencil script by the same hand as above.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Chauncey Porter Richardson 1831–1907 was born 1831 Missouri, where his father Asa was stationed. His Mother: Sylvia Porter Richardson was born in England in 1807 to Siloma Porter, born 1786, and Chauncey Porter. Sylvia had one son with Asa Richardson in 1831 and sadly, he died in the army while in service in Missouri in 1835. Chauncey was then 4 years old.
About his Father: Asa Richardson born in Vermont in 1800, a 1823 West Point graduate. (His own father was Captain Asa Richardson 1762-1819 and his mother was mother Lucy Richardson 1764–1832. They are buried in the Elm Street Cemetery, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont.
Lieutenant Asa Richardson died in Missouri:
Asa Richardson, death Apr. 13, 1835
Grave Inscription: US ARMY LT
Buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri
George W. Cullum's Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, since its establishment in 1802: "Asa Richardson: Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 24, 1819, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieutenant, 6th Infantry, July 1, 1823. Served: on frontier duty, at Ft. Atkinson, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1823‑27; (First Lieut., 6th Infantry, May 1, 1827) In garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 1827‑30; on Recruiting service, 1830‑31; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1831‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians (Sauk), 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; and on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1832‑33, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 1833‑34, — and Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 1834‑35. Died, Apr. 18, 1835, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri: Aged 35."
Chauncey's wife in photo:
Rachael Elizabeth August 1837-1907, died age 69. She was born in Ringwood, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom UK. Her parents were John Meaning August 1814–1879, son of Jeremiah August, and her mother was Elizabeth Read August 1812–1868, born in Cranborne, Dorset County, England. Here parents both died in America in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.
His wife before emigrating to America:
Rachel August in England and Wales Census 1841
Event Place: Foulford, Hampshire County, England
Residence Note: Foulford Extra Parochial
Birth Year (Estimated): 1837
Household Age Birthplace:
Jeremiah August, M 53-57 Hampshire (her grandad)
Mary August, F 62-66 Hampshire (her grandmum)
John August, M 25-29 Hampshire (Her father John Meaning August)
Elizabeth August, F 25-29 Hampshire (Her mother)
John August, M 8 Hampshire
Henry August, M 6 Hampshire
Rachel August, F 4 Hampshire
Frederick August, M 2 Hampshire
Rosealiza August, M 2 Hampshire
Chauncy P Richardson in the 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Chauncy P Richardson
Birth Year: abt 1832
Home in 1850: Pittsford, Monroe County, New York
Household Members: Name Age
Siloma Porter 64 (born in England 1786, his grandmother)
Sylva Richardson 43 (Sylvia Porter Richardson, born England 1807, his mother, who was presumably a widow at this point)
Jane M Porter 32, born England
Mary C Porter 28, born England
Sarah L Porter 24, born England
James H Porter 22, born England
Chauncy P Richardson age 18, born Missouri
Lydia Huntington 13, born in NY
His Civil War records:
Chauncy P Richardson in the Nebraska Volunteers, 1861-69
Regiment or Battalion: 2nd Regt
Residence: Brownville, Nebraska
Chancey P Richardson US Union Soldiers Service Records, 1861-1865
Name: Chancey P Richardson
Birth Date: abt 1832
Enlistment Date: 1862
Military Unit: 2nd Second Nebraska Cavalry
Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlistment Date: 2 Oct 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Nebraska
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Nebraska 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 08 Dec 1862. Mustered out on 23 Dec 1863.
Birth Date: abt 1832
Sources: Report of Adjutant-General Report of the State of Nebraska
Chauncy Richardson in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Norway, mistakenly transcribed: Missouri is correct
Home in 1880: Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rachael Richardson
Occupation: Clerk In Hotel
Household Age Birthplace
Chauncy Richardson, 49
Rachael Richardson, 40
Bennett Richardson, 20
Chauncey Richardson, 17
Sylvia Richardson, 5
Maggie Richardson, 2
Sara August, 24
Chauncey & Rachel's Children:
Bennett Riley Richardson 1860-1940 born Nebraska, married Mina Karoline Kristiansdtr
Chauncey Porter Richardson II 1864-1925, born Nebraska
Sylvia Porter Richardson born 1875, Minnesota
Margaret Richardson, "Maggie" born 1877 Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Chauncey died June 20th 1907 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota and his wife Rachel died 5 days later in Hennepin County MN. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona County, Minnesota. Unfortunately, we could not find Rachel's grave.
This beautiful and historical set of photos was found in Freeville, Tompkins County, New York, 12 miles northeast of Ithaca NY. Rachel's photo has a slight crease, does not affect her image in any way.
Nemaha County, Nebraska was founded in 1855. Brownville was the Nehama county seat and the biggest city in Nebraska in the mid 19th century. Brownsville is also seen spelled as Brownville. This is a beautiful and clearly identified Richardson family set.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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