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On Saturday, December 22, 1792, the family of William Richardson was killed by Indians. The victims were buried near the site of the massacre, and the graveyard is still known as the Richardson Graveyard.  The site is at the edge of a woodland and has never been cultivated. The unmarked stones identifying these graves are visible today:

Foster, Mrs.
Richardson, Mrs. William
Richardson, 2 Infant Children of William
Schull, Nancy

All stones are unmarked.  The identity of the individuals was obtained from William Richardson's Revolutionary War pension application No. R-8779; James Fancher's Revolutionary War pension application No. R-3738; Haywood's History of Tennessee (p. 281); the Knoxville Gazette newspaper, 29 Dec 1792; and an article by Sevier County Historian, Beulah Linn, in the News-Record, 15 July 1976.

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