My great-great grandmother, Zannastacia "Zannah" Richardson, born 6 May 1824 in Brkesville, Cumberland Co., KY,
was the second wife of Abram Goodpasture (married 29 Jul 1857). Zannah was the daughter of
Shaderach & Mary Elizabeth Garrett Richardson. She died 7 Apr 1897 near Concord, Morgan County, Illinois.
Her grandfather George Richardson went to Kentucky with Daniel Boone in 1783.
Daniel Boone gave George a gift which included a Kentucky rifle, a shot pouch and
a powder horn which he had made. The items were then handed down to Zannah's
father who carried it in the Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812. The items were
later handed down to Shadrach's son, Solomon Richardson, who took them across the plains
when he settled first in Benjamin, Utah and later in Washington County, Oregon. Solomon
carried his grandfather's rife and pouch with the powder horn into the gold fields of
California. The relics still belong to the California branch of the Richardson family today.
Zannah traveled to Concord by covered wagon. She was a dressmaker and nurse - becoming
the mother of five of Abram Goodpasture's children and helping to raise five
older children from his first marriage. Zannah died 7 Apr 1897 and is buried in Smith Cemetery,
Morgan County, Illinois.
Submitted by Roena Henne