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Richardson, John C.

Born: 1819-03-26 Lexington, Kentucky

Died: 1860-09-21 Saint Louis, Missouri

Flourished: 1840-1850 Boonville, Missouri

A cousin of Mary Lincoln, Richardson studied law at Transylvania University. In 1840, he moved to Boonville, Missouri, where he practiced law until moving to St. Louis in 1850. In St. Louis, he served as city counselor from 1851 to 1852, and served as a justice on the Missouri Supreme Court from 1857 to 1859.

Parker v. Richardson et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; Howard L. Conard, ed., Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri (New York: Southern History, 1901), 5:344; W. V. N. Bay, Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar of Missouri (St. Louis: F. H. Thomas, 1878), 549-50; Gravestone, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.