Page prepared by Donald
Richardson (information listed approved by the people on this page):
Donald Charles Richardson, BAS, MScEng, MEd, MS, PhD
Science and Applied Math
My Richardson Family Tree
Left: Sonya 1984 - Right: Bryan, Linda, Chris,
Kara, Donald, and Derek 2004.
Photos from Donald Richardson collection.
Donald Charles Richardson (6/6/1937
Glendale, LA, CA - ) [SAR #150659]*
(1) Judith Ann Ockerman (8/5/1943 Pottstown, PA - ) m 1961 LA, CA -
1969 Monterey, CA
Margaret Richardson (11/16/1964 Panorama City, LA, CA - ) m 5/20/1989 Santa
John Philip Wrigley Sider [s/o Dr. John William and Anna Marilyn
(Showell) Sider] (8/25/1964 Canada - )
(2) Linda Marie Tholin (10/20/1943
Aurora, IL - ) m 1969 San Francisco, CA - 1984 NY
Charles Richardson (12/14/1970
Petaluma, Sonoma, CA- )
DiAnne (Mac Glauclin) Silverio
acknowledged by father] (3/17/1970-)
Charles Richardson (4/13/2000, San Rafael, Marin, CA - )
Hannah Emily Richardson (12/24/2002,
Burlington, Chittenden, VT- )
Russell Richardson (8/18/1972
Welland, ON, Canada - ) m 6/15/2003 San Ramon, CA
Amy Wan-Chi Lai (10/4/1972 Taiwan - )
Dean Kai Richardson (4/6/2007 Fremont, Alameda, CA- )
Richardson (6/8/1974 Toronto,
ON, Canada - ) m 10/2/2004 Waitsfield, Vermont
Christopher Paul Whitely (9/29/1973
South Korea - )
Anna Sophia Whitely (2/9/2008 Summit, NJ - )
* Sons of the American Revolution National Society number for 6 patriot
ancestors on both sides of the family (so far): Two direct line Richardson patriots: John Richardson (1728-1781) and
Pvt. Robert Richardson (1753 - 1803) of the Snow Hill
Battalion, Maryland [John Richardson was also in the Maryland Militia during the
French and Indian War]; Sgt/Ensign Daniel
Linder of General
George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment (Battle of
Piqua); Pvt/Sgt Jerad Farrand
of the Green
Battles of Ticonderoga, Hubbardton[VT],Bennington and Saratoga.
Wounded at the Battle of Saratoga, but witnessed British General Burgoyne's
surrender - Jared's father Thomas Farrand, Jr., during the French and Indian
War, was captured by the French when Fort William Henry fell (August 1757) and
was taken to Canada and then to France, where he died in 1758; Pvt Clem.
Gillihan 13th, 9th, and 7th Virginia Regt.(Clem did not change units, it was
renumbered twice! Wounded in the hip at Brandywine, he served most of his time
at Fort Pitt) 1777-1783; and Maj John Hardin supplied boats for George Roger
Clark's Battle of Vincennes. The last gentleman was also in the French and
Indian War as Capt. John Hardin of the VA Militia, under Col. George Washington.
By the way, two out of three of my French and Indian War veteran ancestors were of French Huguenot
While I am mentioning my warrior ancestors my ggg-grandfather John
Richardson (1791-1841) was a Sgt in the War of 1812 (Battle of Thames [Canada]
1813 - where Tecumseh was killed); my gg-grandfather Daniel
Richardson was the First Sgt of CO I in the 10th KY Vol. Inf. (US) during the Civil
War (Battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga, ..., Atlanta). Daniel L.
bother-in-law Cpl. Levi Funk
1st KY Cav. (US) died at Andersonville [GA] (CSA POW Camp) Levi's father William
Funk was in the Mexican War (1846-1848) and his grandfather LT. Joseph Funk was
at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. My ggg-grandfather Pvt John Noblit of the
1st PA Rifle Battalion (Sharpshooters) helped defend
Baltimore, MD in the War of 1812. Also, my father served in World War II in the Pacific
Theater with the US Merchant Marine and my grandfather served in the US Navy
during the Spanish American War. I served in the US Army (1954-1957) and I am
considered a Korean War vet plus I also served in the
US Navy (1965-1969) Vietnam. So my family
has served in all Wars since the French and Indian War, except World War I (so
far as I know), up
to my generation.
These ancestors had another side, John Richardson (1791-1841) started a
Methodist church which is still in use today on the original site. Daniel L.
Richardson became a Methodist minister after the War of the Rebellion. I had to
hang up my swim fins and go back to school due to my 100% disability rating from
my Vietnam War service. I would like to thank my son Bryan for
coming down with Gulf War I Syndrome! The US Army said that his illness was due
to his genes, after his service with the 160th Special Operations Air Regt. - I
traced my family line back to when they first moved to
Scotland in the 1424 for
19+ generations, just to prove them
wrong! Bryan is now 50% disabled from that War. As a check on my work, for my
Richardson line: 20 generations over 600 years is 30 years per generation. This fits the averages, based upon the ways
of calculation in
Long Is a Generation?
By Donn Devine, CG, CGI.
Lastly, let me not leave the impression that I did all of my genealogy by
myself. Parts of my line are well researched, so I only had to find the
connections to them. Credit is given to those who helped me on each page of this
MEMBERSHIPS and OFFICES (currently held)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Military Order of the Purple Heart (Life Member).
Sigma Xi, The Honorary Scientific Research Society (Life Member).
The Jamestowne Society (Life member).
Order of First Families of Maryland (Life Member).
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Florida (Deputy
Secretary, Historian, and Webmaster).
Florida Brevard Chapter,
Sons of the American Revolution (Executive Committee).
Florida Camp #4, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (Patriotic
Florida Camp, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans (Camp President; National