RICHARDSON, DANIEL LONG
RICHARDSON, DANIEL LONG (ca. 1793–1849). Daniel Long Richardson, early settler, was born about 1793 and came to Sabine County, Texas, from Hancock County, Georgia, probably in 1833. He settled with his family in the area where Sabinetown was later located. He lived with his family on a large plantation and held at various times between fifty and 100 slaves. He was married to Mary J. Ponce, also of Georgia, and they had three daughters, one of whom married David Spangler Kaufman and another of whom married Franklin Barlow Sexton. Richardson served in the Texas army from March 17 to December 19, 1836, first in Capt. Henry Teal's company and then with Jacob Snively. He received a bounty warrant for his service. Of unique interest is Richardson's purchase from George Campbell Childress on January 27 and 28, 1838, at Milam, Texas, the latter's headright certificate for a league and a labor of land for "one thousand dollars in hand paid." Richardson died in Sabine County in early 1849 and was buried in the cemetery at Sabinetown. The inventory of his estate included thousands of acres of land in as many as twenty-one counties, fifty-two slaves, a dwelling, a gin house, a blacksmith shop, a gristmill, a kitchen, stables, corn cribs, farm goods, cattle, oxen, wagons, and other implements. Cash divided among four heirs amounted to approximately $120,000.
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