Robert Trimble Richey, my 4th gr. grandfather, was married to Evaline Kennedy in Sumner County in 1819. Their bondsmen were Daniel Kennedy and Cullin Gardner.

Robert T. Richey was born in North Carolina, May 24, 1798 and died January 04, 1879 in Waco, TX. He was the son of Thomas Richey and Rosanna Trimble.

Thomas Richey married four times. The first marriage was to Rebecca Kennedy. He and Rebecca had William, John and Mary Richey.

His second marriage was to Rosanna Trimble, daughter of Capt. John Trimble and Susannah Woods. They had Alexander, Susanna Woods and Robert T. Richey.

His third marriage was to Jenney Greenaway, no children.

His fourth marriage was to his daughter Susanna's sister-in-law, Elizabeth Brittain. He and Elizabeth had four daughters. They were Elizabeth, who married Joel Joines, Giles Co., Tennessee Richey, who married John Woods, Sarah K., who married James Burrell Rhea, and Rebecca who married William B. Hamlin.

Robert T. Richey was listed on the 1836 Giles County Tax Listing, District 10. He owned 37 acres of land, no slaves. Robert lived next-door to Elizabeth Brittain Richey, his stepmother, who owned 190 acres of land, two slaves.

"Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church History" by W. Thomas Carden, discusses church camp meetings and stated: Robert Richey was an influential camper. His son, the Rev. James Harvey Richey, joined the Tennessee Conference and traveled for some time and moved to Texas."

1849: John Hannah appointed overseer of the road from the second crossing of Big Creek to the Public Square in the town of Campbellsville in room of Hugh Yokley, resigned and that he had hands of John B. Compton, ROBERT RICHEY, Hugh Yokley, James Hannah, Milton E. Alexander, William C. McCutcheon and Joseph Gibson.

Marriage of Susanna Woods Richey to John Wilson Brittain - child: Franklin Cooper Brittain, who married Sarah Catherine Brown (Franklin Cooper Brittain listed on 1850 tax records in Giles County, TN). Living in home of Benjamin Franklin Richey and his wife, Mary Doggett Brown (Catherine Brown's sister). Marriages of Robert Trimble Richey and Evaline Kennedy Richey's children: Benjamin Franklin Richey b 1819 m. 1st Mary Doggett Brown, 2nd Mary Catherine Abernathy, 3rd Mary McGaughey Kennedy (widow of Thomas N.A. Kennedy, relative of the Gordons). Mary was the daughter of David McGaughey and Jane Wilson.

Benjamin Franklin was the county treasurer in Giles, and a Justice of the Peace, and attorney. Benjamin Franklin was founder of the Cornersville Club. He and his brother, Thomas Coke (my 3rd gr. grandfather) made regular trips back to Giles County for camp meetings and reunions with their friends.

Angeline Richey b 1822 m. James Stovall (Giles Co)

William Alexander Richey b 1827 Giles Co., m. Drusilla Young Abernathy, daughter of >John Abernathy and Matilda Alexander. Court Records in Giles County and in Waco, TX., indicate their daugher 'Willie' Richey, who died at 21 years in Waco, TX., had transfer of guardianship from her uncle, M. E. Alexander to Benjamin Franklin Richey and Robert T. Richey, her grandfather. Benjamin buried in Waco, TX. M.E. Alexander was married to Charity Elizabeth Yokley. Drusilla Young Abernathy is buried in the Yokely Cemetery. Do not know where William A. Richey is buried or when and how he died.

James Harvey Richey, Rev., Methodist Minister (horseback) married to 1. Mattie T.?,. 2nd. Elizabeth Snodgrass. James H. born in Giles County, buried in Waco, TX

Margaret K. Richey, b. 1830 never married. buried in Waco, TX born Cornersville.

Emiley E. "Millie" Richey b 1833 m. John Fry Abernathy born Cornersville

Thomas Coke Richey b. 1837, Cornersville, married Fannie E. C. Ledbetter, 2nd. married Martha Wallace Stanford.

John E. Richey b. 1840 (no information)

Giles County Court Records: 1824 Elizabeth Richey to Francis Beard - Book F Page 232 Land 10 acres.
1839 Robert T. Richey to H. R. and W. C. Hill Book C Page 396 1 ct. 12
1843 Richey and Massey to Isaac Luker - Book R, Page 383- 50 acres
1843 R. T. Richey to Issac Luker - Book S, Page 67 - 40 acres
    Richey, Robert, 429, 431.
1851: B. F. Richey to N.R. Fowler, Book V, Page 540, l ct. 12
1850: B. F. Richey to T. S. Kennedy, Book X Page 490 (100-22 1/2/160)
1850: B. F. Richey to Roy Stacey and Co., Book X 536, l ct. 18

Other court Records concerning Elizabeth Richey.

This is most of what I have regarding the relationships in Cornersville. They were life-long for the Richey family, regardless of the move to Waco, TX. The Richey brothers, Benjamin, Thomas, James, fought for the Confederacy from Texas, Company K., 15th Infantry under Speight. James also fought in the Mexican Wars.

Submitted by Janet Piccola