Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 1850, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. William Richardson is age 46, wheelwright. Living with him are Palestine (40, female), Sarah (15), Rebecca (12), Jane (9), Elizabeth (7), James M (4), and Sophia (2), all born NC (Montgomery Co, 527/529)
2. Occupation: Wheelwright.
William married Palestine GREEN, daughter of William GREEN and Rebecca UNKNOWN. (Palestine GREEN was born about 1810 in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States.)