|My Richards ancestors|
01. Thomas Richards "was born in 1600 in England. He was about 35 when he arrived in Hartford about 1637. He died by 1639. He was a member of the First Church of Hartford which was organized in 1636 with the arrival of Reverend Hooker and party from Newtown. Thomas, father of Obediah was early in Hartford, in 1639, he had the privilege of getting wood and keeping cows on the common. He died early and his lands went into the possession of his widow who brought up the children. His widow was named as the administratrix of his estate. He left land plus a brass kettle and several pots, furniture and bedding, his clothes, land and acreage and some books. This means that he was most likely literate. There is some suggestion that he was the nephew of Thomas Richards Senior and cousin to Nathaniel of Hartford, William and John of Plymouth and Edward of Dedham." Source
Thomas married Pricilla Wakeman, daughter of Frances Wakeman and Anne Goode on Jan 23, 1630 in
02. John Richards son of Thomas was born in 1631. He was a tax collector. John Richards married Lydia Stocking, daughter of George Stocking and Anna in 1662. She covenanted Feb. 28, 1695-6, and was living July 12, 1712. What relation he sustained to the church in Hartford cannot be ascertained, owing to the loss of records of previous date. He seems to have settled on the homestead in Hartford, where be served as collector of a tax of 10 pounds, "appointed" by the town, 1655, for Mr. [Rev.] Davis; March 12, 1695-6, he gave his sons Thomas and Samuel 1.5 acres each, whereon their houses then stood, on the west side of the road to Farmington. In 1705 he gave them 30 acres in common, bounded west by Farmington line; and in 1712 he gave Samuel a lot adjoining this, on the West; and Thomas a lot bounded west by Rocky Hill, and north by Thomas's own land; reserving, during his life and that of their mother, the improvement of these lots. He mentions no other child in the settlement of his estate; his other son having, probably, been adopted by his brother, Deacon Thomas, of Newark, and in no want of a patrimony in Hartford.
Source: "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records," Hartford District, ed. by Charles W. Manwaring (Hartford, CT, 1904) Vol. 1, p.355.
The children of John and Lydia are:
03. Deacon Thomas Richards , son of John was born aft. April 10, 1666 in Hartford, CT. On October, 1691 he married Mary Parsons , daughter of Benjamin Parsons and Sarah Vore. Thomas was a deacon and also a lister, ratemaker and chimney viewer. He died on April 9, 1749 and was buried in the Olde Cemetery in downtown Harford, CT.
Inscription on tombstone: "Here lies Interr'd ye Body of Deac. Thomas Richards who departed this Life April the 9th 1759 in the 83rd Year of his Age"
The children of Thomas and Mary are:
04. Abigail Richards, daughter of Thomas and Mary was born on October 11, 1702 in Hartford, CT. On August 26, 1726 she married John Turner in Hartford, son of John Turner and Suzanne Merrill. She died after 1726.
|Migration pattern of my Richards family|
|England -- CT|
My Descent From The Richards Line
|13||Thomas Richards (1600-1639)||Priscilla Wakeman (1610-1659)|
|12||John Richards (1631-1712)||Lydia Stocking (1627-1712)|
|11||Thomas Richards (1666-1749)||Mary Parsons (1670-1758)|
|10||John Turner (1703-)||Abigail Richards (1702-)|
|9||Jedediah Turner (1733-1819)||Rachel Thompson (1737-1771)|
|8||Asa Turner (1765-1847)||Isabel Ketchum (1769-1842)|
|7||Miles Jones (1794-1885)||Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)|
|6||Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918)||Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)|
|5||Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944)||Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)|
|4||Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944)||Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)|
|3||William Edward Marshall (1901-1981)||Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)|
|2||William Edward Marshall|
|1||Tod Howard Marshall|
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