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As a boy, Benjamin Franklin Richcreek,
came with his family from Coshocton, Ohio to live on a farm
near Paris, Illinois. When he was thirteen years of age, the
Civil War being in progress, he ran away from home and tried
to enlist at the Army Training Camp, near Paris, Ill.
Grand Mother, knowing his wish to enlist, went to camp and brought him home. He attended school in the winter and worked on the farm in the summer. When he was nearing eighteen years of age, having heard that the Union Pacific Railroad had started building the Railroad, he went to Bloomington, Ill. to find work.
He found work at once and started working on the grading of the road. Being an apt young man, he soon learned to survey, and was made overseer of two hundred men, who were employed by the company.
For almost five years his work was with the building of the Union Pacific Railroad. It was in Bloomington, Ill. that he met his future wife, Mary Jane Wilkinson, a girl of fourteen, whom he married April I5th, I869. They were the parents of sixteen children. The first three George, Allen and James, were born on the prairie, near Springfield, Ill. In February I876, he brought his family to live in Remington, Indiana, where the rest of the children were born.
He was a man skilled in many ways, a man of strong domestic ties. His sense of justice was unequaled. He was a Patriotic citizen in every sense of the word. His friends said of him "his word was as good as his bond" His church was the Universal Brotherhood of man.
Dedicated to the sacred memory of all that could be lost in a Husband, A Father, and a Friend.
_Thomas RICHCREEK _ _George Washington RICHCREEK _| | |___________________ | |--Benjamin Franklin RICHCREEK | | ___________________ |_Elizabeth MANSFIELD _________| |___________________
_Benjamin Franklin RICHCREEK _ _Walter Bernard RICHCREEK _| | |_Mary Jane WILKINSON _________ | |--Corinne Mary RICHCREEK | | ______________________________ |_Corinne Mildred STARK ____| |______________________________
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GEORGE WASHINGTON RICHCREEK, was born in
Jefferson County, Virginia. (now West Va. ) in I814. He was
a son of Thomas (his mother's name not known) and a grand
son of DAVID and MARY PENN RICHCREEK. To Thomas and his
wife (name not known) were born eight children, namely--
David W. Nancy, Maria, Susan~ James, Casander, George W. and
When he was quite young, the family moved from Jefferson to Harrison County, Virginia. Here they remained a few years, after which they emigrated to Ohio, following the Wallending Canal, finally settling in Muskingum and Coshocton Counties. Some of the towns were Coshocton, Tyrone, Zanesville and Wills Creek. It was here he met and married Elizabeth Mansfield. She was born in I82I in Coshocton County, Ohio and died in I882.
George and Elizabeth were married in I838, and to this union were born eleven children namely--Absolom born in I839, Mahala born in I84I. Emily born in I843 and died in 1909. Jared C. born in I845 and died in I929.Edward A. born in I8A7, and died in I930. Benjamin Franklin born in ISZq and died in I917. Seth M. Born in I85I. Anna L. born in 1854 and died in I892, Jesse born in I857, and died in I938, Howard born in I86I, and died in I9AI. Hiram born in I86I, and died in I9A3. All of whom were born in Coshocton and Muskingum Counties, Ohio.
About I860, the family emigrated to the west some to Indiana, others to Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
George finally settled in Newman, Ill. where he passed his remaining days at the home of his daughter Emily Richcreek Roller. It was here he died in I896, and his interment was at Bloomington, Ill.
At the time of the compiling of this history in I954, about two thirds of the known Richcreeks are descendants of George Washington and Elizabeth Mansfield Richcreek.
_David RICHCREEK _ _Thomas RICHCREEK _| | |_Mary PENN _______ | |--George Washington RICHCREEK | | __________________ |___________________| |__________________
_David RICHCREEK _ _Thomas RICHCREEK _| | |_Mary PENN _______ | |--James RICHCREEK | | __________________ |___________________| |__________________
_Benjamin Franklin RICHCREEK _____________ _Walter Bernard RICHCREEK _| | |_Mary Jane WILKINSON _____________________ | |--Patricia Wilhoite RICHCREEK | | _William Harry BRADLEY ___________________ |_Maxine LaRue BRADLEY _____| |_Marguerite (Daisy Belle) Moore WILHOITE _
_James RICHCREEK _ _Thomas Jefferson RICHCREEK _| | |_ ELECTA _________ | |--Thomas RICHCREEK | | __________________ |_Rebecca Ellen HART _________| |__________________
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