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Eld. D. D. Richardson

Grand Saline, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

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ELD. D. D. RICHARDSON
Grand Saline, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

The family came from South Carolina. Levi Richardson moved from South Carolina to Georgia in an early day. He was a farmer and stock raiser. He became the father of James R., who was the father of our subject. James was born in Congers, Ga. In 1844(transcriber's note: this date is obviously in error due to the dates of the other events in this story). He grew up, a farmer and in due time married Miss Lucretia New. This occurred in 1839, they became the parents of 13 children of whom Dan was the 9th. He was born in December 11, 1859 in Congers, Ga. At the age of 10 his father moved with him to Van Zandt county. This was in 1869, so that practically all his life has been spent in the county. He attended the public schools, worked on the farm and grew up as a typical Texas youth. In September, 1884, the father died in his Van Zandt county home. October, 1890, the mother died in the same home. June 8, 1882 Young Richardson married Miss Emily Rose. Both survive and have been the parents of three children. Only one is living, little Gladys, seven years of age. Mr. Richardson was a farmer but engaged in the mill and gin business for 12 years. Six years ago he entered the Baptist ministry and along with some other interests now engaged in merchandising. He has succeeded well in all his efforts and stands well in his community as a man and a christian (sic) and in the commercial world is without a blemish. He is public spirited and stands for progress and development. He lives in Rhodesburg suburban to Grand Saline and is now using all his energies for new manufacturing establishment and a better school and church interest there and with growing prospects. He is the pastor of the church at small and is a good organizer. He is strong and vigorous and has in him much promise of usefulness.





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