Biography of Sidney J. Richardson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Richardson, Sidney J., p. o. Sheds, the oldest son of Austin and Laura (Dailey) Richardson, was born at Whitehall, Washington county. N. Y., October 11, 1832. His father was a native of the Green Mountain State and settled in Washington county in 1831. When Sidney J. was but four years of age his parents removed to Cattaraugus county, where his boyhood was spent in school and having acquired a good education at the early age of sixteen, he was engaged as a teacher, which occupation he followed until his enlistment in Co. C, 130th N. Y. Vol. Infantry, which was afterward the 1st N. Y. Dragoons. He enlisted as a private in August, 1862, and in September, 1863, was appointed bugler and served in that capacity until his discharge on June 30, 1865. At the close of the war he went to St. Louis, Mich., and engaged in the insurance business, where he remained for a time, then removed to Nebraska, and took up farming. After ten years residence in the west he returned to New York State and was engaged in farming in Madison county until June 15, 1891, when he was appointed agent for the Elmira, Cortland & Northern R. R. (now the Lehigh Valley) at Sheds, where he has since been employed. Mr Richardson is also agent for the U. S. Express Company and manager for the Western Union Telegraph Company. In January, 1866, he married Sarah Van Dyke, who bore him one daughter, Anna (now Mrs. Edwin Harris). Mrs. Richardson died in May, 1869, and in July, 1872, he married Arline, daughter of George and Eliza (Lamb) Soule, and they had four children: Fred, L. Mae, Minnie and Francis (deceased). Mr. Richardson is a member of W. E. Hunt Post, No. 376, G. A. It, and affiliates with the Republican party, the principles of which he warmly advocates and supports.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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