Vernon County, MO death records of 1883-1904 listed Ellender C. Richardson (male) who died 6 Feb. 1884, age 38 years 4 months 20 days. He was a farmer born in Goldsborrough, NC who died in Moundville Twp of consumption of lungs & loss of blood. He was buried at Moundville, MO 8 Feb. 1884. (Record #88). [Ellender, Robert's wife was dead by 1/7/1896 *2]
Note: The graves of Robert S. Richardson and Ellender C. Richardson have not been found. The McMullan Cemetery (AKA Khulman Cemetery) is where Robert's brother William S. Richardson (1825 - 1871) was buried. The McMullan Cemetery appears to have been located on R.S. Richardson land according to the 1886 Hall and Babbs map of Vernon County.
"... The young man who did the Cemetery Directory said he found the landowners in the process of destorying(sic) it [the McMullin Cemetery] to make a fence line, and they were very upset at being discovered. So just what state the cemetery is now in I can't say." and again on 3/24/1998 he writes: "...there is no sign of it [the McMullin Cemetery], though a lot of clues cedar trees, yucca plants running wild), and the land is bristling with no trespassing signs."
(The author has complained to the Missouri Department of Health, Jefferson City, MO about the desecration of this cemetery!)
*2 probate court of Vernon County, Missouri document dated 1/7/1896. [Robert S. Richardson died intestate]
*3 Letter from Richard Levi Richardson dated 9/16/1924 "Mattie" was living in Los Angeles and "Dan" was a "cotton raiser" in the Imperial Valley of California. It is interesting to find Richard Levi Richardson as the next door neighbor to his uncle Robert S. Richardson in the Vernon Co., MO 1880 census. More information on Richard Levi Richardson, click here.
*4 1900 Vernon Co., MO census.
*5 11/27/1917 California Marriage Certificate list "Dan" as 39 and Sophia as 36.
*6 1900 Bates Co., MO census living with aunt Mary E. Morrison.
*7 1920 Vernon Co., MO census .
*8 California Death Records search done by Mary Schondelmaier.
*9 Onatraio CA "Park Record" Oct. 6, 1926 "...Mrs. J.E. Williams a cousin of Mr. [Jacob F.] Richardson."
*10 A social security
death index computer search found 5 women (and 1 man) born in "1884" and
a first name "Ell*", of these: a white caucasian widow named Ellen Scullin,
born 2/2/1884 who died in LA, California at age 102 on 12/18/1986 showed
all of her references to ancestors and places as "unknown" on her CA death