My George W. Richie was born in S.C. in 1847, so this would not be him....as he was born in TN and his father is from NC.
Thanks for the help. I believe I've found him and his family in the 1850 census in dist. 13, Jefferson Co., TN..east of Knoxville. His parents are Joseph and Alethia Jane Richie.
His siblings were:
Lettie A, Wm H, Thomas H, D.A and S.E. Richie.
He would have been of age to fight in the Civil War by it's end and if he did, he would have fought for the South.