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Margaret Richey (Caldwell)

Also Known As: "Jeanie", "Ritchie"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: September 12, 1802 (73)
Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maj. William Findley Caldwell and Rebecca Caldwell
Wife of Pvt. James Henderson Richey, Sr.
Mother of Betty Eunice Smith; Alexander Ritchie; John Caldwell Richey, Sr.; Margaret Wilson; James Richey, Jr. and 6 others
Sister of Sarah Martin; Maj. John Caldwell; Martha Calhoun; Robert Caldwell, Sr.; Lucy Richardson and 15 others

Managed by: Karen Virginia Sanders
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About Margaret Richey

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Jeanne Caldwell Richey also left a will which was probated 16 August 1785 in Prince Edward County, VA. The appraisers of her estate were John Scott, Benjamin Thackston, and Andrew Wlliot. At the October Court 1785, Hugh Richey (probably son of Charles Richey, and her nephew) was appointed administrator. The heirs were a daughter, Suzanna Richey Crockett, and a granddaughter, Mary Crockett. Witnesses and executives: Hugh Richey and Richard Bibb.

This seems clearly to indicate that her sons and grandsons and almost all family members had already gone, joining the great trek about the close of the Revolution southward and westward, in search of new lands. We know that James Richey, who by Alexander Richey's will was to inherit the homeplace at his mother's death, did not arrive in South Carolina to live until about 1785. Perhaps he lingered in VA until after her death and went to South Carolina before her will was probated, or he may have gone before her death and did not return to settle the estate. Unlike many of the pioneer wives and mothers who followed their husbands and sons to the end of their days, Jeanne chose to remain at the place where Alexander died. Who can say which ones are more worthy of respect and honor: those who go on or those who stay? Perhaps she had grown weary of the search for the perfect place and decided that VA was good enough. She lived a long and useful life and is worthy of a place amon! g the honored pioneers. A memento of Jeanne's industry as a housewife is a flaxwheel which she and Alexander brought with them from Ireland. It was given to James Richey, Sr. who brought it to SC and gave it to his son, James Richey. Jr. who gave it to his daughter, Elizabeth Wyatt, who gave it to her daughter, Mary Jane Andrea, who gave it to her granddaughter, Miss Connie Lee Andrea, the daughter of Redmond Leonardo Andrea. This wheel was on exhibit at the 46th annual Wyatt Reunion at Greenville Presbyterian Church, Donalds, SC, June 15, 1952, and is still in existence today (1986).


GEDCOM Note

Margaret <i>Caldwell</i>  Richey </b>BIRTH 4 Jan 1729 Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA DEATH 12 Sep 1802 (aged 73) Donalds (or Donnalds), Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA BURIAL Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Donalds,  Abbeville County,  South Carolina,  USA MEMORIAL ID 23057343  ·   View Source Wife of James Richey, Sr. Margaret Caldwell Richey is the sister of Martha Caldwell Calhoun, mother of John Caldwell Calhoun, the illustrious statesman. <b>Family Members Parents </b>William Findley Caldwell 1704–1761 Rebecca <i>Park</i>  Caldwell 1710–1806 <b>Spouse </b>James Richey 1724–1808 <b>Siblings </b>John Caldwell 1728–1781 Eleanor <i>Caldwell</i>  Vernon 1746–1813 Rebecca <i>Caldwell</i>  East 1747 – unknown William Thomas Caldwell 1748–1814 Martha <i>Caldwell</i>  Calhoun 1750–1802 James Caldwell 1755–1813 Ann Elizabeth <i>Caldwell</i>  Gillam 1757–1851 David Caldwell 1759–1855 <b>Children </b>John Caldwell Richey 1750–1808 James Richey 1752–1833 Robert Richey 1754–1828 Ann Margaret <i>Richey</i>  Wilson 1758–1799 Nancy Agnes <i>Richey</i>  Purdy 1763–1847 William Richey 1775–1846

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U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current</i> (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012). , <I>U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current</i>. , Ancestry.com. <i>U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current</i>. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. <i>Find A Grave</i>. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi. 439 Author Ancestry.com Publisher Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. PubPlace Provo, UT, USA PubDate 2012 Title U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current @R449@ Page U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23057343

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U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current</i> (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012). , <I>U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current</i>. , Ancestry.com. <i>U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current</i>. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. <i>Find A Grave</i>. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi. 439 Author Ancestry.com Publisher Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. PubPlace Provo, UT, USA PubDate 2012 Title U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current @R449@ Page U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23057343


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Margaret Richey's Timeline

1729
January 4, 1729
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1743
1743
Norfolk, Virginia, Colonial America
1748
1748
Amelia, Virginia, United States
1750
1750
Amelia County, Virginia
1752
November 2, 1752
Amelia County, Province of Virginia
1752
Virginia, United States
1753
1753
VA
1754
1754
Amelia County, Virginia, United States
1758
January 2, 1758
Province of Georgia