Allotment #41: Mary Richardville

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Mary Lindsey Richardville

Born: April 1839  Died: 25 January 1908

Born before the removal from Indiana, Martonah’s exact ancestry is unconfirmed, though it appears she was a relative of Charles Welch and that her family came from the Eel River village in Indiana. She received an allotment in Kansas when she was married to Marcus Lindsey. After Mr. Lindsey’s death in 1867, Martonah married Thomas Richardville in Paola, Kansas.  Together they had three children: Hannah, Catherine, and Charles.  About ten years her elder, Thomas outlived Mary by just three years; she was sixty-nine years old when she passed in 1908.