Beverley R. Richardson, a prominent member of the legal fraternity, located at Versailles, Mo., has a complete abstract of titles to all lands in Morgan County, and his practice is largely in the line of real estate, having given that branch of the profession especial study. He is in partnership with a Mr. Taylor, the style of the firm being Richardson & Taylor, and the firm is doing an extensive and paying business, and has a well-established reputation for punctuality, honesty of purpose, and faithfulness in all transactions. Mr. Richardson was born in Niagara, Canada, October 30, 1829, his parents, Charles and Eliza (Clench) Richardson, being also natives of that country. The father was a lawyer by profession and was a member of the Provincial Parliament from the Niagara District, and a prominent citizen of Upper Canada, now the province of Ontario. The paternal grandfather, Dr. Robert Richardson, went through the Revolutionary War as surgeon of a distinguished Highland regiment, and after the war settled in Canada. Beverley R. Richardson, our subject, was educated in Upper Canada College, and after taking a full course, read law at Toronto and St. Catherines, being admitted to the bar in 1852. He then practiced his profession for four years in Canada and then came to the United States and engaged in railroading until 1870, when he came to Versailles, Mo., and resumed the practice of law. He has always taken an active interest in the progress of Versailles and Morgan County; was the first mayor of Versailles, and has filled the same position for one term since. He is a Republican in politics. In 1858 he wedded Miss E. N. Johnson. a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of Capt. Andrew Johnson. He and wife are members of the Episcopal Church, in which he is senior warden.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.