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Researching the Richardson Family History in St. Helena, LA

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My maternal grandmother Josephine Richardson Harrell's grandfather Thomas Richardson was born a slave in 1853 on the plantation of Benjamin and Celia Bankston in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Thomas and his mother Carrie was sold in 1855 along with 24 other slaves on the plantation. The slaves valued at $18,900 dollars in 1855.

Thomas met and married Amanda Breland Richardson in 1880. They gave birth to five childen. Annie, Thomas, Golene, Sophia and John. All five children were born in St. Helena Parish. My great grandfather Thomas Richardson were born in 1886. 

After he became a man he met and married Emma Vining Richardson of St. Helena Parish. To their union four children were born;  Josephine, Alexander, Rosabell and Alma. 

Please join host Antoinette has she discuss tracing her materanal family roots in St. Helena Parish.