Bridget Murray

#5974, b. 17 Mar 1828, d. 3 Jan 1909
Last Edited:3 Apr 2014
FatherMichael Murray b. 1800, d. about 1840
MotherAlice Sharkey b. about 1805
RelationshipDaughter of Michael Murray

Children of Bridget Murray and Samuel L. Richardson

Outline of Life Events:

BirthBridget Murray was born on 17 Mar 1828 at County Louth, Ireland.1
Immigration, Imm-childrenShe arrived with her mother and siblings on 5 Oct 1842 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, on the ship Georgiana. The ship originated in Liverpool, England. The family traveled in the steerage section, and carried two boxes and a quantity of oatmeal.2,3,4
MarriageShe married Samuel L. Richardson about 1848.5,1
Census1850Bridget Richardson (given age 21) was enumerated on the 1850 Census with her husband, Samuel Richardson (given age 26), living in the household of Also living in their household was Ann Sharky, age 7, born in La. Samuel gave his occupation as a Mariner, with real estate valued at $500. Bridget's brother, Patrick Murray was living close by., at Livingston Parish, LA.6
Census1860Bridget Richardson (given age 31) was enumerated in the household of her husband, Saml. Richardson (given age 34), on the 1860 Census at Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA.7
Death, WidowShe was left a widow when her husband, Samuel L., died in 1869.5
Census1870On the 1870 census, Biddy Richardson (given age 45) was the head of a household, living in Amite City, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in this household was John Richardson (given age 20), George Richardson (given age 14), Charles Richardson (given age 12), Samuel Richardson (given age 10), Alice Richardson (given age 18), Anne Richardson (given age 11) and Hardy Richardson (given age 3). Her occupation was Farming. She had $500 in real estate and $350 in personal property..8
Census1880Bridget Richardson (given age 53) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Livingston Parish, LA, with son(s) Charles Richardson (given age 17), Samuel Richardson (given age 15) and Hardy Richardson (given age 12).9
Census1900, motherBridgett Richardson (given age 72) was enumerated as the mother of Hardy Richardson (given age 31) on the 1900 Census at Livingston Parish, LA.10
DeathBridget Richardson died at age 80 on 3 Jan 1909 in Livingston Parish, LA.1,11
BurialShe was buried at Carter's Cemetery in Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA.1


  1. [S345] U.S. Genweb, Livingston Parish, LA. Website. Online
  2. [S346] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S557] N.O. Passenger Lists, 1820-1945.
  5. [S366] S. A. Rankin website. Website. Online
  6. [S407] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S364] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. St. Helena Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S367] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S370] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S691] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S347] David Alan Murray website. Website. Online (no longer active).
  12. [S365] R. A. Rankin website. Website. Online