Richard Zachariah Fewell
- Born: 9 Mar 1827, Rockingham Co., N.C.
- Marriage: Elizabeth H. Crawford on 3 Jul 1847 in Rockingham Co., N.C.
- Died: 9 May 1891, Henry Co., Missouri at age 64
source: 1883 History of Henry and St. Clair Counties Missouri , National Historical Co., pg: 638
--- R. Z. [Richard Zachariah] Fewell, the owner of a farm of 500 acres and an extensive stock breeder and feeder, was born March 9, 1827, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. His father, Wm. Fewell, was born in 1792, in Culpeper County, Virginia, and at the age of 21 years left his native state and located in Chillicothe, where for a year he was engaged in teaching. Returning to Rockingham County, he was elected clerk of the County Court for a term of four years. The mother of R. Z., formerly Elizabeth D. Wall, daughter of Richard and Susan Wall, of Rockingham County, North Carolina, was born about the year 1796. They were married near 1814, and had seven daughters and two sons, of whom three daughters and one son survive: Richard Z., Elvira A., the wife of William T. Wilson, of Henry County; Elizabeth D., now residing with William P. Millner, of this county, and M. Rebecca, wife of William P. Millner. Richard Z. Fewell married Miss Elizabeth H., daughter of Johnson and Amy R. Crawford, of Rockingham County, North Carolina. There have been born to them eleven children, of whom there are ten living: Robert H., born May 8, 1849; was assassinated at the age of 33 years in Sedalia, leaving a wife and two sons; Varona M., born December 11, 1854, and married Augustus E. Stone, of Henry County, September 14, 1871; Elizabeth A., born March 8, 1854; William C., born January 22, 1856, and married Miss Mahala Green, of Henry County; Eugene E., born April 16, 1858; Louisa B., born July 7, 1861; Richard P., born August 12, 1866; Luther J., born December 15, 1868; Annie C., born May 25, 1870; Lee H., born March 2, 1872, and Emma F., born January 22, 1874. Mrs. Wm. Fewell died September 28, 1844. In 1845 Mr. Fewell married Mrs. Sarah T. Lindsay, the widow of Reuben Lindsay, of North Carolina. In 1849 the family emigrated to Henry County, Missouri. Mr. F. had long owned a tract of land here, and upon coming to the site, he bought the Major J. W. Williams farm. To his son Richard Z. he gave the former, and with his family settled upon the latter. He was for 18 years a resident of this county, an extensive farmer and highly respected. He was for many years a member of the Sardis-Bethlehem Church. He died in 1868. R. Z. Fewell, since 1849, has been engaged in farming upon the farm he first settled. He has a large, commodious residence, erected 1859-60-61. In 1851 he was elected a major in the army, serving in that capacity until the opening of the war. He has made many distributions of land among his children, but has reserved a farm of 500 acres for himself. He is connected with the A. F. and A. M. order. Politically he is a Democrat.
The 1850 Federal Census for Tebo Township, Henry Co., Missouri, page 4B records Richard Z. (23 - NC) and Elizabeth H. (18 - NC) Fewell with son Robert H. (1 - NC).
The 1860 Federal Census for Calhoun P. O., Tebo Township, Henry Co., Missouri, page 140 records Richard Z. (33 - NC) and Elizabeth H. (28 - NC) Fewell with children Robert H. (11 - NC), Varonna M. (9 - Missouri), Elizabeth A. (6 - Missouri), William C. (4 - Missouri), and Eugene (2 - Missouri). Richard is rather wealthy with real estate valued at $7,720 and a personal estate at $11,878 including 9 slaves.
The 1870 Federal Census for Clinton P. O., Tebo Township, Henry Co., Missouri, page 76, taken Aug 6, 1870 records Richard Z. (43 - NC) and Elizabeth H. (38 - NC) Fewell with children Varina M. (18 - Missouri), Elizabeth (16 - Missouri), William C. (14 - Missouri), Eugene E. (12 - Missouri), Louisa B. (10 - Missouri), Richard P. (4 - Missouri), Luther J. (2), and baby (7/12) [the form records the age as 7/12 and the month of birth as what looks like May]. Richard is rather wealthy with real estate valued at $12,000 and a personal estate at $2,000.
The 1880 Federal Census for Tebo Township, Henry Co., Missouri, District 177, page 415B records Richard Z. (53 - NC) and Elizabeth (47 - NC) Fewell with children William (24 - Missouri), Ernest (22 - Missouri), Lula (18 - Missouri), Persa (13 - Missouri), Luther (12 - Missouri), Annie (10 - Missouri), Hereford (8 - Missouri), and Emma (6 - Missouri). Also in the household is grand mother, A. R. Crawford (73 - NC).
Richard married Elizabeth H. Crawford, daughter of Johnson Crawford and Amy R. Massey, on 3 Jul 1847 in Rockingham Co., N.C. (Elizabeth H. Crawford was born on 11 Jun 1832 in Rockingham Co., N.C. and died after 1870 in Tebo Township, Henry Co., Missouri.)
North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Richard Z. Fewel
Estimated birth year: 1847 [obviously wrong]
Spouse: Elizabeth H. Craffoard
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Estimated Birth Year : 1847 [obviously wrong]
Marriage Date: 3 Jul 1847
Marriage County: Rockingham
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives