- He moved to Ohio in 1808, settling in what is now Champaign county in Mechanicsburg. He later died there. His son Thomas was born in Montgomery Co. before they moved, but must have been young when they moved. The family, or at least Thomas, moved back after Richard's death.
S199 has his birthdate as "abt. 1772." The findagrave.com record has 1771.
According to Hutton's notes, "Richard Lansdale and family moved to Miami Co., Ohio about 1815 from near Colesville, Montgomery Co., MD where Thomas Lansdale was born. Thomas Lansdale returning to Maryland when he was 13 years old helping to drive a heard [sic] of cattle, owned his horse which he sold for $80.= & was sent to school for two years by Richard Hyatt then apprenticed to S. T. Williams to learn machine making at Savage, Howard Co., MD."
See History of Champaign County, pages 597-598:
"As has been stated, with the advent of the first settlers came the preacher also, and, for want of better place preached in their cabins. The first house built for a preaching place, was built in Mechanicsburg in 1814. It was about that year that this first became an appointment on the Mad River Circuit of the Miami District of what was then the Ohio Conference ; David Quinn was the Presiding Elder, and Samuel Brown, Senior Preacher. The first preaching here, as an appointment, was in the house mentioned, being a log building put up by the labor of friends without pay, as there was no money in the society then to pay with. The building was used both as a church and schoolhouse, and was located on the brow of the high ground overlooking the prairie back of the present church. The building was of round logs, except, after being put up, the logs on the inside were hewn down some; it was heated by a huge fireplace built up as usual in those days."
The roll of members was small at the start. William Woods, Michael Conn, familiarly called Father Conn, Henry and Christopher Millice, Thomas and Richard Lansdale, John and Philip Wyant, and Alexander McCorkle, with their wives and a few others, made the membership."
I assume this means he was a Presbyterian, though his grandchildren were Episcopalian. [5, 6, 7, 8]