Celia Humphries1

#1834, b. 8 March 1802, d. 28 July 1893
Father*George Humphries2 b. c 1770, d. a 1850
Mother*Charlotta (--?--)3 b. c 1775, d. a 1850
     Celia Humphries was born on 8 March 1802 Pulaski County, Kentucky.4 She was the daughter of George Humphries and Charlotta (--?--).2,3 A marriage bond was filed for Celia and Caleb Richardson dated on 2 February 1818 Pulaski County, Kentucky. The bond was signed by There is a marriage bond dated 2 Feb 1818 for Sealy Humphreys and Caleb Richardson (as transcribed), consent of his mother, Jane Richardson, and of her father, George Humphries. Boler Humphries surety for the bond (1).
A copy of a list of marriage returns, by marriage date has (handwritten) Cabel Richardson and Selay Musshras, 29 January 1818. (2.)5,6,7 Celia and Caleb Richardson, son of William Richardson and Jane Bobbitt, were married 29 January 1818 Pulaski County, Kentucky.7 Celia Humphries died 28 July 1893, in Colton, Whitman County, Washington at age 91 years, 4 months and 20 days2 and was buried Colton Cemetery, Colton, Washington.
     ( Umphries /Humphreys.) As of 2 February 1818, her married name was Richardson.5

From Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical

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Caleb Richardson and his wife Celia came from Boone County and pre-empted what is still known as the old Richardson homestead in 1845. Unto them were born sixteen children, fifteen of whom lived to have families of their own. Their names, although not in order of their ages were William, Charlotte, Jane, George, James, Stephen, Jackson, Strange, Caleb, Emeline, Cynthia, John, Joel, Mary Ann, Jonathan, and Francis Marion, the last dying when he was an infant. Mr. Richardson died several years ago, but Aunt Celia is still living. She is now about seventy-seven years old, and has seen all her children buried but five. Richardson was one of the first settlers in his neighborhood. His house was a home for the traveler and the land seeker. He was founder of Methodism in this part of the county. For several years his house was the place of meeting. He helped establish the Pleasant Grove Association, and with David and P. Hutto built the Pleasant Grove Meeting House. His infant child, Francis Marion, was the first child to be buried in the Richardson Graveyard. A remarkable fact connected with the history of this graveyard is that there were sixteen children buried in it before any grown person.

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the Methodist Episcopal Church oat Sharpsville was organized in the fall of 1852, by Rev. Hopkins, who was preacher in charge of the Normanda Circuit. The first class was composed of the following members: Madison Grishaw, America Grishaw, James Comer and wife, Washington Grishaw, Caleb Richardson and wife, George Richardson and wife, Callaway pierce and wife, V. C. Wisner, and a few others whose names cannot now be ascertained...

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..The oldest record that can be found at the courthouse shows that Richard Humphries was elected Justice of the Peace August 27, 1845, and qualified December 12, 1845, with the following sureties: Jesse Harding, David Humphrey, Willis Ball, and Caleb Richardson.8

Children of Celia and Caleb

Celia (Humphries) Richardson, a modern snapshot from a much earlier carte de visite, probably
Last Edited=19 Jun 2020


  1. [S164] Timothy M Parks, "Timothy M Parks Family Tree", 1999 (California). Unknown comments.
  2. [S165] Tombstone.
  3. [S6] 1850 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Census Place: Division 1, Pulaski, Kentucky; Roll: M432_217; Page: 31B; Image: 193.
  4. [S6] 1850 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Census Place: Prairie, Tipton, Indiana; Roll: M432_176; Page: 252B; Image: 37.
  5. [S40] Ruth Parks Durham, "George Ballard W. Parks", Celebrating Families of Whitman County: George Ballard W. Parks (ca 1988).
  6. [S352] Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, online Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850.
  7. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 for Cabel Richardson and Selay Maphras/Muphras.
  8. [S344] Editor Charles Blanchard, Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical (Chicago: F. A. Battey & Company, 1883).
  9. [S140] _____ Parks Family Bible owned by Caleb Parks or wife , Syntha Parks was born Aug 9th 1826 Listed as "Family Reckard of Geo. B. W. Parks Family." Was with family items in household of Carl Andrew Parks, Spokane, Washington, 2000.