Lucy Caroline Cosper1

b. circa 1813, d. December 1869
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
     Lucy Caroline Cosper was born circa 1813 in South Carolina.2 She married Gilbert Cobb Richardson, son of Samuel Garthon Richardson and Celah Hackney, on 14 December 1833 in Greene County, Alabama.3 She died in December 1869.4 She was buried in Owensville Cemetery, Robertson County, Texas.4 Lucy C. Richardson's probate was filed on 29 April 1871 in Robertson County.5
     The year of her birth according to the online cemetery transcription was 1804. 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 her age as 37 in 1850 and 47 in 1860.

Additional Data
Caroline L. and Gilbert C. 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.6 Click to view image

Caroline and Gilbert C. 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.2 Click to view image

Children of Lucy Caroline Cosper and Gilbert Cobb Richardson


  1. [S542] Clois Burton Richardson, online <…>, Richardson (9824 Bancroft Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76126-3205), downloaded 2004.
  2. [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.
  3. [S569] Greene County, AL Marriages 1823-1860, online <>.
  4. [S573] Owensville Cemetery, online <>.
  5. [S571] Index to Probate Cases No. 198, Robertson County Courthouse, Franklin, TX, April 30, 1838 - September 1, 1939, online <>, Case #0597. 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.
  6. [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.