Gilbert Cobb Richardson1

b. 1809, d. 22 June 1862
Gilbert Cobb Richardson|b. 1809\nd. 22 Jun 1862|p3183.htm|Samuel Garthon Richardson|b. 1787|p3181.htm|Celah Hackney|b. 15 Aug 1792\nd. Sep 1860|p3182.htm|Applewhite Richardson|b. 1753\nd. 1801|p3247.htm|Nancy (—?—) (Richardson)||p3308.htm|William Hackney|d. 5 Apr 1797|p3542.htm|Martha Cobb|b. c 1765\nd. 4 Oct 1835|p3260.htm|

Granduncle of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
2nd great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
     Gilbert Cobb Richardson was born in 1809 in Johnston County, North Carolina.1 He was the son of Samuel Garthon Richardson and Celah Hackney. He married Lucy Caroline Cosper on 14 December 1833 in Greene County, Alabama.2 He died on 22 June 1862 in Robertson County, Texas.3 Gilbert Cobb Richardson's probate was filed on 18 July 1862 in Robertson County, Texas.4 He was buried in Owensville Cemetery, Robertson County.3
     The year of his birth according to the online cemetery transcription was 1797. This is probably either a transcription error, or an error on the gravestone. To support that it is an error, census records are consistent, showing his age as 41 in 1850 and 51 in 1860.

Additional Data
Gilbert C. and Caroline L. Richardson appeared on the 1 June 1850 Federal Census of Greene County, Alabama, enumerated 20 September 1850. Their children Frances M., Caroline A., Julia H., Gilbert H. and Virginia T. were listed as living with them.5 Click to view image

Gilbert C. and Caroline Richardson appeared on the 1 June 1860 Federal Census of Owensville, Robertson County, Texas, enumerated 27 June 1860. Their children Frances, Caroline, Julia, Gilbert, James Melton and Nora were listed as living with them.6 Click to view image

Children of Gilbert Cobb Richardson and Lucy Caroline Cosper


  1. [S542] Clois Burton Richardson, online <…>, Richardson (9824 Bancroft Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76126-3205), downloaded 2004.
  2. [S569] Greene County, AL Marriages 1823-1860, online <>.
  3. [S573] Owensville Cemetery, online <>.
  4. [S571] Index to Probate Cases No. 198, Robertson County Courthouse, Franklin, TX, April 30, 1838 - September 1, 1939, online <>, Case #0548. Prepared by The State-wide Records Indexing and Inventory Program Division of Community Service Programs Works Projects Administration; The University of Texas, Official Sponsor; Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences, The University of Texas, State-wide Co-Sponsor, San Antonio, Texas; The State-wide Records Indexing and Inventory Program September 1941.
  5. [S547] Gilbert C. Richardson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Greene County, Alabama, population schedule, page 245, dwelling 22, family 22; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 6.
  6. [S541] Gilbert C. Richardson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Robertson County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 5, Owensville, page 32, dwelling 230, family 230; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 1303.
  7. [S1237] J.M. Richardson, death certificate 54501 (20 Dec 1932), Texas Department of Public Health, Austin.