Richardson & Moore -NE Ohio Genealogy & History



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Dust in the Wind



Dedicated to my family
...I love and miss you each and every day..


. . . A Few Notes . . .

This page is my attempt to give credit and thanks to my family and ancestors, for all their struggles and triumphs, for the part each played in shaping who we are today and who we will be tomorrow. .

My special thanks goes to my great-great grandfather, J.M. Richardson, who aside from being an exemplary person, outstanding member of the community, and learned scholar, stepped in and served as a loving grandfather and role model for my father and aunt..

My deepest appreciation goes to my parents who taught me through their daily actions love, empathy, understanding, respect and tolerance for all people. And to my son: words can not begin to express my love and respect for you. I lost, and the world lost, an exceptional and beautiful human being much too soon...

I was, perhaps, drawn to genealogy due to my love of history, and out of curiosity over family members I had never known and had only heard whispered stories about. Some of the mysteries have been solved. Others may never be. In the process, however, I learned that most were not that different from how we are today. People struggling to do the best they could in the short amount of time they had. Hence, this page ... for we are but dust in the wind...

. . . A Little Background . . .

Most of my ancestors settled early in the Ohio counties of Tuscarawas, Jefferson, Stark, Coshocton and Columbiana. They were Swiss, German, Scots-Irish, French, English, and from other backgrounds and countries. Some of the surnames I am researching include: RICHARDSON, WALTER, SHOWALTER, MILLER, HOCHSTETLER, MOORHEAD, BRICK, BURRELL, CORRELL, MOORE, CAMERON, HARRIS, BUSBY, CAMPBELL, HUNTER, BROWN, STACKHOUSE, GOUDY, POTTS, NEIGHBOR, PATTERSON, McFARLAND, WHITMER, ROSENFELER, LEIGHTER/LEITER, EVERAL, CORBIT, FULLER, MALCUIT, LAB and others -- as well as the numerous affiliated families associated with each. Some I have a fair amount of information on: others next to nothing. I welcome information, corrections, and connections.

. . . Family Researchers . . .

I've met some of the world's most wonderful people since I started doing genealogy. There have been strangers, not connected to my family, who have kindly provided critical information. And there are those who are related, some of whom I consider family research experts. They shared their information and spent countless hours searching for additional materials and details that I needed. I do not keep track of cousins-however-times-removed -- to me we are simply Family, and my heart-felt thanks goes out to each of you! You have contributed so much information,and this site would not be possible without you!

If you connect to our family, think you might, or if you have questions, you can visit the Family Researcher page for more information - or you can contact me. Some of the email addresses may be out of date, but I've kept them up for reference and sentimental purposes. ~Barbara Richardson.





By J. M. Richardson

photos from the past, poetry, biography, history

wills, marriages, deaths, teachers, tax lists

newspaper articles, notices


Updated 6-2022




"In this institution the hearthstone was the shrine and the family board the alter. From it has emanated all the social, political, industrial and religious life the world has ever known.
Surely the integrity of such a grand old institution should be maintained and perpetuated. The maintenance of such an institution is given to each and every father and mother in the world.
In the keeping of it there is a divine trust.

The influence of the home has been impoverished and weakened by our modern tendency to shift responsibility;
to turn over the matter of education wholly to the public schools, and the moral training and development to the church."
J. M. Richardson

"Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion;
the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property;
liberation from the shackles and restraint of government.
Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth;
an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life,
according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations."
--Emma Goldman

"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic.
He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us,
and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched.
He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair."
--H.L. Mencken

“Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world.”
--E. Guevara

Copyright 1999 - by Barbara Richardson. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this site, including this home page, any of the separate pages, or original data or images contained therein, may be used or reproduced by any commercial entity, individual, group or association in a profit seeking venture or publication without my express written permission.