Gen. Robert V. Richardson

Gen. Robert V. Richardson

Male 1820 -

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  • Name Robert V. Richardson 
    Title Gen. 
    Born 4 Nov 1820  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3382  avefamily
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2008 

    Family Mary E. Avent,   b. 1822 
    Married 1845 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • from Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas
      Goodspeed Publishers, 1891

      Gen. Robert V. Richardson, was born in the Old Dominion, on November 4, 1820, and immigrated with his parents to Wilson County, Tenn., in 1834. He received his education in Clinton College, afterward taught school for about four years, and then commenced the study of law, opening an office at Brownsville, Tenn. Here he found the field too small for his capabilities, and later moved to Memphis, Tenn., where he became one of the prominent [p.724] legal lights in the profession. He continued his chosen calling up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1869. In 1845 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Avent, a daughter of James M. Avent, of Limestone County, Ala., and the fruits of this union were three children: James M., Bobert E. and Philip R., the two eldest of whom reside in Prairie County, Ark. Previous to the war Gen. Richardson was one of the largest land holders in the State of Arkansas, owning at one time 100,000 acres of land. He was the inspectorgeneral of the Tennessee Volunteers during the Mexican War, and was in service during the whole time. In 1861 he organized the Twelfth Tennessee Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry, and was assigned duty under Gen. N. B. Forrest, afterward receiving the commission of brigadier-general.