Jane Richardson

#5225, b. circa 1824, d. 23 August 1878
Father*Caleb Richardson b. 1799, d. 28 Sep 1870
Mother*Celia Humphries b. 8 Mar 1802, d. 28 Jul 1893
     Jane Richardson was born circa 1824 Indiana. She was the daughter of Caleb Richardson and Celia Humphries. Jane and William Nelson Caldwell were married 2 May 1824 Boone County, Indiana.1 Jane Richardson died 23 August 1878 , Tipton County, Indiana was buried Richardson Cemetery, Tipton County, Indiana.2
     Her married name was Caldwell (Richardson).

Jane's mother, Celia, is found living with widower William Caldwell in the 1880 census of Tipton County, Indiana. She is listed as his "mother." In the household at the time are son Nelson, 30, Celia, 25, and Effie, 15.

Further searching of the previous censuses produces this family, through 1870, 60, in Tipton County, and in Boone County, 1850.

The family is 1850 was:

William N Caldwell 33 OH
Jane 25 IN
Andrew M 5 IN
Caleb R 3 IN
Baby 3/12 IN

1860 has:
Wm N Caldwell 42 OH
Jane 36 IN
Andrew 15 IN
Wm N 10 IN
Celia 6 IN
no name 2/12 IN

1870 has:
Caldwell, William, 52 OH
Jane 46 IN
Nelson 20 IN
Celia 17 IN
McClellan 8 IN
Effa 5 IN

It appears that "baby" in 1850 was William N in 1860, while Caleb R has died. "No Name" in 1860 apparently died before 1870, however, it may be McClellen, as the ages don't match from census to census for Celia (the younger) either.

Children of Jane and William

Last Edited=10 Jan 2020


  1. [S395] Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861, Jane Richardson, Wm N Caldwell.
  2. [S268] Richardson Cemetery, Tipton County, online at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2214727&CScnty=871&CSsr=21&. The website includes photos of most of the graves in this restored cemetery. The cemetery census can be found in Inscriptions on Pioneer Gravestones in Tipton County, Indiana Including Portions of Border Counties. Copied from Pictorial History Atlas and Plat Book of Tipton County, Indiana. (n.a., n.p.) p 33-34. Found at https://archive.org/stream/inscriptionsonpi00np#page/n0/mode/2up