If your ancestor is from Richmond, Virginia. Be sure to check the records surrounding the city of Richmond, Virginia and the County of Richmond, Virginia. The two locales are two separate locations and not near each other. Richmond County is located just north of the Rappahannock River in the area we Virginians call the "Northern Neck" of Virginia. I would also check records for Essex County and possibly Lancaster County to make a thorough search of that location. For Richmond City, there are separate records for the city so check those, but also check Henrico County and Chesterfield County records.