Richard Benjamin Fewell
- Born: 1 Sep 1827, Rockingham Co., N.C.
- Marriage: Nancy Ann Avery on 23 Sep 1850 in Henry Co., Missouri
- Died: 24 Feb 1880 at age 52
The 1860 Federal Census for Walls Store P. O., Jefferson Township, Johnson Co., Missouri page 1038 (315) dated Sept 15, 1860 records Richard B. (33 - NC) and Nancy (30 - Tenn) Fewell with children Orlando (9 - Missouri), Harriet (7 - Missouri), Henry (5 - Missouri), Richard (3 - Missouri), and Mason (9/12 - Missouri) living next door to the Garrett clan. Richard is rather wealthy with real estate valued at $12,000 and a personal estate of $15,800 including 15 slaves.
The 1870 Federal Census for Warrensburg P. O., Post Oak Township, Johnson Co., Missouri, page 577B records Richard (44) and Nancy (40) Fewel (sic) with children Orlando (19), Hetty (17), Henry (15), Mason (10), Mary (8 - Arkansas), Green (5 - Texas), and McCellan (3). It appears that Richard and family moved away from the area during the Civil War, probably to get away from the terrible upheaval and conflict that the people remaining in Missouri had to endure. Richard was a rather wealthy farmer with real estate valued at $19,500 and a personal estate at $4,500.
Richard married Nancy Ann Avery on 23 Sep 1850 in Henry Co., Missouri. (Nancy Ann Avery was born on 12 Mar 1830 in Morgan Co., Missouri, died on 17 Mar 1901 in Tebo Township, Henry Co., Missouri and was buried in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Missouri.)