Biography of George S. Richardson
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George S. Richardson was born Sept. 8, 1805, in Cheshire Co., N. H. His father, Hon. Elkanah Richardson, was a native of the same State, born July 9, 1780. His grandfather was born in Attleboro, Mass., May 13, 1746. Mr. Richardson removed to Stow (now Summit Co.), Ohio, in 1819, with his parents, where his father died in 1836. He was engaged four years in the manufacture of paper, after which he devoted his energies to the pursuit of agriculture, which he followed nearly 50 years, and accumulated a fine property. In 1869 he settled in this tp., on sec. 9. In 1871 he sold his farm and fixed his residence in the village of Cascade. Politically he is a Democrat. His first vote for President was cast for John Quincy Adams; his second for AndrewJackson. In 1833 he was married to Mary Evert, of Ohio. They have three children living-Mary L., born Sept. 7, 1834; George S., jr., born in April, 1836, and Flora G., born in August, 1846.

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