Amasa Richardson

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Amasa Richardson


Born in the northern part of Massachusetts in 1810. When a small boy his father moved to Kennebec Co., Maine, where he received his education and engaged in farming until his removal to Anoka Co. in 1870. He lived on a farm with his son C.G. Richardson until his death in 1900. He was married about 1835 to Sophronia Sanbourn, who was born in Freedom, Maine, about 1815. They had but one child, Charles G.


Charles G. Richardson


Son of Amasa Richardson was born at Vassalboro, Kennebec Co., Maine, May 26, 1840. He attended the common school and afterward Vassalboro Academy. Worked first on his father’s farm. At the age of nineteen he went out with a peddler’s cart and followed the vocation of peddler for some nine years. Then he began the wholesaling of notions and fancy goods, dealing with country stores and millinery stores. He came to Minnesota in 1869, locating first in Goodhue Co., and a year later move to the town of Ramsey, Anoka Co. For twenty years he dealt extensively in cattle, sheep and horses. He was county commissioner four years and has been assessor and town supervisor for many years. He was married Nov. 22, 1870, to Georgia A. Trask, who was a native of the same county in Maine as himself.


source: History of Anoka County by Albert M. Goodrich – published 1905