Welcome Descendants of Robert Richardson (1635 Scotland- 1682 Maryland)
This web page is dedicated to the two descendants of Robert
and Susanna Smith Richardson whose life long efforts make it possible
for us to create this page: William "Bill" R. Bishop, Jr. and Samuel
"Sam" F. Daugherty. On March 5, 2002 Sam left this planet behind
and joined the ancestors to
whom he was both lovingly devoted and about whom he shared so
All of us who knew Sam gratefully acknowledge the gift he gave so
of himself. We have now learned of the passing of Dr. Bishop on
January 1, 2007. He was truly instrumental in researching the
complicated family histories that we have attempted to show here.
His gift of scholarship combined with his great generosity of spirit
enriched all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him either
through correspondence, the spoken word or actual face time. His
contributions will be greatly missed.
Purposes: This Web Page is to discover the ancestors of Robert
Richardson and his wife Susanna (d/o Richard Smith) Richardson, and to
gather genealogical information on the lines of the descendants of
and Susanna Richardson.
Mount Ephraim (photo by John H. Coats)
Click on thumbnail pictures to see
full size photos.
The original house was constructed of wood and has long since
disappeared along with Robert Richardson's wooden grave marker. The
present Mount Ephraim (which now refers only
to the house) was built near the site of the original wooden house and
dates from around 1770. The interior of Mount
Ephraim was completely remodeled in the 1950s. The house is located
in Worcester Co., MD near the public Landing where Rt. 365 from Snow
Hill, MD intersects Chincoteague Bay (click here for
Besides the surname Richardson, descendants of Robert and Susanna
Richardson , there are surnames: Baker, Bishop, Bratten, Cade,
Daugherty, Finney, Holston, Johanson, Judd, Martin, Reale, Rilling,
Robinson, Rowley and Wright, to name only some (click on the hot links,
below to go directly to these surnames). We have been able expand this
list of named cousins via site web site.