Joanna Richardson born Feb 1831

Joanna Richardson was born in February 1831, in Maine, the first of five children of Daniel and Joanna (Quint) Richardson.  I have not located her family in 1850.

Joanna married Timothy T Prince on 4 July 1852, in Massachusetts.  The town name seems to be Millbury. This was her first marriage, and his second.  He was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut.  Her marriage record says that she was born in Chelmsford MA, although other resources say she was born in Maine.  This record says that Timothy was a baker, although all other records refer to him as a painter.

Timothy and Joanna are listed in the 1860 census at Bradford VT.  Timothy’s daughters Lucy and Julia, from his first marriage, are in the household.   By 1870, the family had moved to Lowell MA, where Timothy worked as a painter.  Joanna listed her birthplace as Maine.  He was listed in the 1872 Lowell city directory living on Burns street.  In 1880, the family moved to Newbury, VT.  His occupation is painter.  Joanna listed her place of birth as Maine.  Timothy and Joanna returned to Lowell, and he is listed as a painter, living at #8 Pearl, and then at #22 Church.  In 1889, they lived on #8 Pearl in Lowell. 

Timothy died in 1892 in Lowell, MA.  Joanna is listed in the 1900 census living in the household of Julia H and Edwin Marsh, her step-daughter and family.  The census says that Julia is widowed, and had no children.  In 1910, Joanna is living with Helen J Marsh, the same person as Julia H Marsh, in Marlboro, MA.  This census confirms that Joanna is Helen’s stepmother. 

I have not located a death record for Joanna.  The Richardsons had roots and family in the Lowell MA area.  Timothy’s daughter Lucy died in Newbury VT.  If their daughter and her family lived in Vermont, that might account for them moving back and forth between Vermont and Massachusetts.  Another Richardson researcher told me that Joanna is buried in Edson cemetery in Lowell MA,  with her brother Daniel, and his wife Mary E and their thee children who died young.  The graves are not believed to be marked.

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