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Lucretia Goding (F)
b. 1 January 1815, d. 14 July 1843
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     Lucretia was born on 1 January 1815.1 She was the daughter of Jonathan Goding and Catharine Gowell. She married Albion Walker on 25 January 1842. No children.1 Lucretia died on 14 July 1843 at age 28.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family, p.40.

Albion Walker (M)

     Albion died. He married Lucretia Goding on 25 January 1842. No children.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family, p.40.

Albert Frank Goding (M)
b. 31 March 1862
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     Albert died. Albert was born on 31 March 1862.1 He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. He married Hattie M. Spalding on 2 February 1889.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of Albert Frank Goding and Hattie M. Spalding:
Perley Thomas Goding   b. 24 Sep 1890
Walter Sewell Goding   b. 21 May 1893
Clyde Lester Goding   b. 25 May 1896
Floyd Carl Goding   b. 12 Oct 1901

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Hattie M. Spalding (F)

     Hattie died. She married Albert Frank Goding on 2 February 1889.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of Hattie M. Spalding and Albert Frank Goding:
Perley Thomas Goding   b. 24 Sep 1890
Walter Sewell Goding   b. 21 May 1893
Clyde Lester Goding   b. 25 May 1896
Floyd Carl Goding   b. 12 Oct 1901

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Mary Prisbee Goding (F)
b. 11 April 1864, d. 18 December 1864
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     Mary was born on 11 April 1864.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. Mary died on 18 December 1864 at age 0.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Lurette Sarah Goding (F)
b. 24 April 1866
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     Lurette died. Lurette was born on 24 April 1866.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. She married George W. Berry on 2 May 1896.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of Lurette Sarah Goding and George W. Berry:
Inez Goding Berry   b. 11 Mar 1899
Carl Maitland Berry   b. 9 Mar 1900
Lura May Berry   b. 29 May 1902

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

George W. Berry (M)

     George died. He married Lurette Sarah Goding on 2 May 1896.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of George W. Berry and Lurette Sarah Goding:
Inez Goding Berry   b. 11 Mar 1899
Carl Maitland Berry   b. 9 Mar 1900
Lura May Berry   b. 29 May 1902

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Fred Ellis Goding (M)
b. 24 July 1868
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     Fred died. Fred was born on 24 July 1868.1 He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. He married Mabel Stevens on 11 August 1889.1

     Last Edited=28 Jan 2002

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Mabel Stevens (F)

     Mabel died. She married Fred Ellis Goding on 11 August 1889.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Eva May Goding (F)
b. 25 July 1873
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     Eva died. Eva was born on 25 July 1873.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. She married Frank Noyes on 12 February 1896.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Child of Eva May Goding and Frank Noyes:
Rossie Loula Noyes   b. 31 Oct 1905

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Frank Noyes (M)

     Frank died. Owned the Riverside Stock Farm. He married Eva May Goding on 12 February 1896.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Child of Frank Noyes and Eva May Goding:
Rossie Loula Noyes   b. 31 Oct 1905

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Ada Lillian Goding (F)
b. 9 August 1875
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     Ada died. Ada was born on 9 August 1875.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. She married Lincoln Cummings on 31 August 1894.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of Ada Lillian Goding and Lincoln Cummings:
Leon Frank Cummings   b. 28 Jul 1895
Maud Lillian Cummings   b. 14 Jun 1897
Eva May Cummings   b. 17 Jul 1901

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Lincoln Cummings (M)

     Lincoln died. He married Ada Lillian Goding on 31 August 1894.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of Lincoln Cummings and Ada Lillian Goding:
Leon Frank Cummings   b. 28 Jul 1895
Maud Lillian Cummings   b. 14 Jun 1897
Eva May Cummings   b. 17 Jul 1901

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Sadie Elizabeth Goding (F)
b. 26 November 1882
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     Sadie died. Sadie was born on 26 November 1882.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goding and Sarah E. Sturtevant. She married Appleton Hodge on 7 July 1903.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Appleton Hodge (M)

     Appleton died. He married Sadie Elizabeth Goding on 7 July 1903.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Perley Thomas Goding (M)
b. 24 September 1890
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     Perley died. Perley was born on 24 September 1890.1 He was the son of Albert Frank Goding and Hattie M. Spalding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Walter Sewell Goding (M)
b. 21 May 1893
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     Walter died. Walter was born on 21 May 1893.1 He was the son of Albert Frank Goding and Hattie M. Spalding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Clyde Lester Goding (M)
b. 25 May 1896
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     Clyde died. Clyde was born on 25 May 1896.1 He was the son of Albert Frank Goding and Hattie M. Spalding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Floyd Carl Goding (M)
b. 12 October 1901
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     Floyd died. Floyd was born on 12 October 1901.1 He was the son of Albert Frank Goding and Hattie M. Spalding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Inez Goding Berry (F)
b. 11 March 1899
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     Inez died. Inez was born at Winthrop, Kennebec, ME, on 11 March 1899.1 She was the daughter of George W. Berry and Lurette Sarah Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Carl Maitland Berry (M)
b. 9 March 1900
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     Carl died. Carl was born at Winthrop, Kennebec, ME, on 9 March 1900.1 He was the son of George W. Berry and Lurette Sarah Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Lura May Berry (F)
b. 29 May 1902
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     Lura died. Lura was born on 29 May 1902.1 She was the daughter of George W. Berry and Lurette Sarah Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Rossie Loula Noyes (F)
b. 31 October 1905
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     Rossie died. Rossie was born on 31 October 1905.1 She was the daughter of Frank Noyes and Eva May Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Leon Frank Cummings (M)
b. 28 July 1895
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     Leon died. Leon was born on 28 July 1895.1 He was the son of Lincoln Cummings and Ada Lillian Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Maud Lillian Cummings (F)
b. 14 June 1897
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     Maud died. Maud was born on 14 June 1897.1 She was the daughter of Lincoln Cummings and Ada Lillian Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Eva May Cummings (F)
b. 17 July 1901
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     Eva died. Eva was born on 17 July 1901.1 She was the daughter of Lincoln Cummings and Ada Lillian Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Lottie Ida Leach (F)
b. 8 November 1874
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     Lottie died. Lottie was born on 8 November 1874.1 She was the daughter of Clavin R. Leach and Abbie Ruth Goding. She married W. H. Norton on 25 November 1893.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

W. H. Norton (M)

     W. died. He married Lottie Ida Leach on 25 November 1893.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Alice Leone Leach (F)
b. 29 May 1876
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     Alice died. Alice was born on 29 May 1876.1 She was the daughter of Clavin R. Leach and Abbie Ruth Goding.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Bertha Mildred Goding (F)
b. 16 October 1893
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     Bertha died. Bertha was born on 16 October 1893.1 She was the daughter of Charles Adna Goding and Angie Young.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Carroll Goding (F)
b. 14 September 1895
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     Carroll died. Carroll was born on 14 September 1895.1 She was the daughter of Charles Adna Goding and Angie Young.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S61] Frederic W. Goding, The Goding Family.

Maud A. Blaisdell (F)

     Maud died. As of 8 September 1888,her married name was West.1 She married C. Scott West at Andover, Oxford, ME, on 8 September 1888.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S64] Rev. Donald L. McAllister & Lucille E. Naas, Oxford Marriages, p.235.

Tristram Richards (M)
b. 1761, d. 8 June 1845
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     Morse says: "Tristram ... was a 'natural mechanic, and learned the cooper's trade, but labored a part of his time in a flouring mill; was esteemed a very industrious and upright man,' honorable in all his dealings, and endowed with an uncommon share of common sense."1 Tristram was born at Rochester, Strafford, NH, in 1761.2 He was the son of John Richards and Abigail (Myers) Miles. Tristram was inducted into the Army in at Worcester, Worcester, MA, on 9 July 1780.3 He was released from active duty on 26 October 1780.3 He married Abigail York in 1784.4,5 In 1827 he resided at Oxford, Oxford, ME, with his son Samuel Richards on at Fore Road.4,5 Tristram Richards was census 1830 in 1830 at Oxford, Oxford, ME; Head of household. Male >60, 1 Female >60, 1.6 Tristram died on 8 June 1845 at Oxford, Oxford, ME.7,5 He was buried after 8 June 1845 at Fore Rd. Cemetery, Oxford, Oxford, ME.8

     Last Edited=20 May 2002

     Children of Tristram Richards and Abigail York:
David Richards+   b. 26 Mar 1786, d. c 1836
Rhoda Richards+   b. 20 Dec 1787, d. Jun 1871
Stephen Richards+   b. 25 Jun 1791, d. 13 Mar 1848
John Richards+   b. 18 Jan 1794, d. a 1861
Benjamin Richards+   b. 23 Oct 1796
Tristram Richards   b. 2 Jun 1798
Joseph Richards   b. 1800
Samuel Richards+   b. 2 Jun 1805, d. 10 Oct 1880
Isaac Richards+   b. 22 Nov 1808, d. a 1870

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Vol. III, p.188.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Vol. III, p.186.
  3. [S67] Rolls and Documents Relating to Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, p. 119.
  4. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Vol. III, p.188.
  5. [S69] Wm. B. Lapham and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine from Its Settlement to 1880 with a History of the Grants of 1736 & 1771, p. 709.
  6. [S439] , Oxford, ME p.152.
  7. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans.
  8. [S133] Tristram Richards, Headstone.

Abigail York (F)
b. 1756, d. 3 June 1856

     Abigail was born in 1756.1 She married Tristram Richards in 1784.2,3 Abigail died on 3 June 1856 at Oxford, Oxford, ME.1,4

     Last Edited=26 Sep 2002

     Children of Abigail York and Tristram Richards:
David Richards+   b. 26 Mar 1786, d. c 1836
Rhoda Richards+   b. 20 Dec 1787, d. Jun 1871
Stephen Richards+   b. 25 Jun 1791, d. 13 Mar 1848
John Richards+   b. 18 Jan 1794, d. a 1861
Benjamin Richards+   b. 23 Oct 1796
Tristram Richards   b. 2 Jun 1798
Joseph Richards   b. 1800
Samuel Richards+   b. 2 Jun 1805, d. 10 Oct 1880
Isaac Richards+   b. 22 Nov 1808, d. a 1870

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Vol. III, p.188.
  3. [S69] Wm. B. Lapham and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine from Its Settlement to 1880 with a History of the Grants of 1736 & 1771, p. 709.
  4. [S69] Wm. B. Lapham and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine from Its Settlement to 1880 with a History of the Grants of 1736 & 1771.

John Richards1,2 (M)
b. 1722, d. 1792
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     3According to Morse, pp. 185-6:

      John figures in the history of the Indian wars; but every account published of him is not correct. The most reliable one seems to have been derived from his son Tristram, who used often to relate it in the hearing of his grandson, Samuel Richards, Jr. of S. Paris, Me., who has obligingly forwarded the following sketch, adding that the same, in substance, has been handed down among other descendants of this ancestor. "As he, and some of his neighbors, were at work in a field, at Rochester, N.H., they were suddenly surprised by a party of Indians, who ran towards them with terrific yells and whoops. Richards and his neighbors ran for his house, which was near by. Richards, however, concluded, as he neared the house, not to go in; and as his wife was at a garrison, at some distance, he directed his flight for her, but was soon brought down by a bullet. An Indian soon stood over him, with upraised tomahawk, and would soon have killed him, had he not called for quarter. The Indian, finding that he was not dangerously wounded, and that he could travel, spared his life, and took him, with another young man, as a prisoner to Canada. The men who ran inot Richards' house were all killed; their bodies being found by some of their friends soon after; and a web, which Mrs. Richards left in the loom unfinished, was found stained with the blood of her neighbors. Richards, and the other young man, having arrived in Canada, and appearing to be contented, were permitted to go out hunting with the Indians; and as they did not try to escape, were after about a year, allowed to go out alone. They then planned a way to escape. They found a large hollow log in the forest, and prepared it to hide in. as they passed that way they stowed a part of their provision there, and one evening crawled inot the log out of sight. The Indians, finding that Richards and his mate did not come home at dark, as usual, were soon searching for them, making the woods ring with their calls and answers, and many times passed over the log. after 24 hours search the Indians gave them up, and retired to their wigwams. Richards and his mate, hearing no more of the Indians, then crpet from their hiding and started for Rochester. Their scanty allowance was soon gone, and they began to suffer from hunger and fatigue. Richards' mate now gave himself up to die, as he could go no farther. Richards, being loth to leave him, carried him some distance, but finding his own strength failing also, and the young man begging Richards no to die with him, but to save his own life if possible, he reluctantly consented to do so. They found here the entrails fo a deer, which some hunter had left, and striking a fire, broiled it on the coals. This, said Richards, was the sweetest meat that I ever ate. He now left his companion, but had proceeded but a little way when he heard dogs barking behind him, and returnin, discovered that some hunters had found his friend. They were from Rochester, and carried Richards and his friend home." Of his sufferings and emotions in this events, fancy can paint but an imperfect sketch. Previous to his captivity, he m. at R., Abigail "Myers" or "Miles;" built his house by a living spring on the bank of the river, at Norway Plains in R., where he lived the rest of his days.



4According to McDuffee, p. 22-24:

"A thrill of horror ran through the settlement when on the twenty-seventh day of June, 1746, by an artfully contrived and boldly executed plot, four men were murdered within sight of a garrison, and a fifth was wounded and taken prisoner. Their names were Gershom Downs, Joseph Heard, John Richards, and Joseph Richards. They were on the way to their work in the field, carrying guns and traveling in company for mutual protection. A band of Indians, having first sent one of their number forward to station himself behind a tree at a convenient distance on the opposite side of the road, had concealed themselves near where these men must pass. Having thus prepared a snare with the noted cunning of the race, they awaited the approach of their victims. When the workmen arrived at the ambush the solitary decoy suddenly stepped forth in full view and fired upon the company. "Face your enemies; fire!" was the instant order of Joseph Richards who acted as captain. All immediately discharged their pieces at the savage, who having thus drawn their fire, instantly disappeared and escaped unharmed. The remaining Indians springing from their ambush in the rear, immediately rushed forward with terrific whoops and yells. All the guns on both sides having been discharged, an exciting race ensued. The men fled down the road toward a deserted house owned by John Richards. The Indians followed with caution, lest some of the guns might still remain loaded. The flying party, except John Richards, who was wounded succeeded in reaching the house. Closing the door behind them, they planted themselves firmly against it and hastened to reload their guns. But before they could accomplish this, the Indians mounted to the roof, tore off the poles of which it was constructed, and falling upon the now defenseless men, dispatched them in the most brutal manner. The guns of the murdered men were afterwards found half-loaded; and an unfinished web which Mrs. Richards had left in the loom, was stained with the blood of her neighbors. John Richards, instead of following the others, directed his flight towards the garrison where his wife was dwelling; but before he could reach it, an Indian overtook him, and with uplifted tomahawk was about to take his life. Richards called for quarter and was spared. His wound not being dangerous, and being able to travel, he was carried prisoner to Canada. This massacre occurred near the spot where a schoolhouse now stands, on the main road. The ambush was a short distance this side, near where Bidfield Meserve now resides. Taking the wounded Richards with them, the Indians, to escape pursuit, struck hastily into Whitehall swamp. After killing some cattle and cutting out their tongues and a few tidbits, they came out on the Salmon Falls road near Adams's Corner. Here a party of men were at work in the field, on of who had stationed his son, Jonathan Dore, a boy of twelve years, on the fence to keep a sharp lookout and give the alarm if any Indians appeared. As in youthful innocence he sat whistling on the fence, the Indians suddenly came in sight. He gave the alarm and the men all escaped; but before he could get down from the fence the Indians had seized him. The father from his hiding-place saw his son captured and carried away, but knew that all attempts at rescue were hopeless.

"The foregoing account of the capture of Richards and the slaughter of his companions is founded upon a few lines in Belknap's History. In order to form a more minute and connected narrative, incidents and particulars are derived from tradition and other sources have been here added. The correctness of Belknap's history of the affair has been unjustly questioned by a great-grandson of Richards, who received a different version from his father Tristram. His account was published in a history of the Richards family by Rev. Abner Morse. The following is the account as given in Mr. Morse's book, and is, to say the least, interesting: - " (see Morse, pp. 185-6)

"Not to dwell upon the improbability that hunters from Rochester should have been, in time of war, at such a dangerous distance in the wilderness in the enemy's country, it is well known that Dore did not escape as related. After careful investigation there is no doubt the following accounts are substantially correct. Belknap's general accuracy as a historian is unquestioned. He derived his information of this particular event from the Rev. Joseph Haven, at a period when many persons were still living who dwelt here when these events took place. Even Richards himself lived in the village after Mr. Haven's settlement here. The account also agrees with the tradition preserved and credited by the people in the locality of the tragedy.

"Richards was kindly used by the Indians, and under their skillful treatment his wound was soon healed. After remaining a year and a half in Canada, he was sent by a flag of truce to Boston, and thence returned to his friends at Rochester. He bought the place now owned by a son of Hon. Jacob H. Ela, and here lived till 1792, when he died at the age of seventy. His son of the same name inherited the place, and for years was a miller in the Horne and Hurd mill, opposite where Dea. Barker's grist-mill now stands."

5Belknap's narrative, pp. 290-1:

      "Whilst the upper settlements were thus suffering, the lower did not escape. A party of Indians came down to Rochester, within twenty miles of Portsmouth. Five men were at work in a field, having their arms at hand. The Indians concealed themselves. One of them fired, with a view to induce the men to discharge their pieces, which they did. The enemy then rushed upon them before they could load again. They retreated to a small deserted house and fastened the door. The Indians tore off the roof, and with their guns and tomahawks despatched Joseph Heard, Joseph Richards, John Wentworth and Gershom Downs. They wounded and took John Richards; and crossing over to another road, came upon some men who were at work in a field, all of whom escaped; but they took Jonathan Door, a boy, as he was sitting on a fence. Richards was kindly used, his wounds were healed, and after eighteen months, he was sent to Boston in a flag of truce. Door lived with the Indians and acquired their manners and habits; but, after the conquest of Canada, returned to his native place."6











He resided at Boston and Newbury, MA,.7 He married Abigail (Myers) Miles.1,8 John was born in 1722.6,2 He was the son of Joseph Richards and Mary Roberts. John died in 1792.

     Last Edited=31 Jan 2004

     Children of John Richards and Abigail (Myers) Miles:
Molly Richards   b. b 1754
John Richards+   b. 1754
David Richards   b. a 1754
Joseph Richards   b. a 1754
Samuel Richards Capt.+   b. b 1761
Tristram Richards+   b. 1761, d. 8 Jun 1845
Jonathan Richards+   b. 1763, d. 3 Jun 1847

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Vol. III p. 186.
  2. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  3. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, p. 185-6.
  4. [S178] McDuffee, Hist. of Rochester.
  5. [S229] D.D. Jeremy Belknap, The History of New Hampshire, p. 290-1.
  6. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans.
  7. [S69] Wm. B. Lapham and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine from Its Settlement to 1880 with a History of the Grants of 1736 & 1771, p. 709.
  8. [S103] The Early Marriages of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1630-1850, p. 434.

Abigail (Myers) Miles1,2 (F)

     Abigail died. She married John Richards.3,4

     Last Edited=8 Feb 2002

     Children of Abigail (Myers) Miles and John Richards:
Molly Richards   b. b 1754
John Richards+   b. 1754
David Richards   b. a 1754
Joseph Richards   b. a 1754
Samuel Richards Capt.+   b. b 1761
Tristram Richards+   b. 1761, d. 8 Jun 1845
Jonathan Richards+   b. 1763, d. 3 Jun 1847

  1. [S69] Wm. B. Lapham and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine from Its Settlement to 1880 with a History of the Grants of 1736 & 1771, p. 709.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Voll. III p. 186.
  3. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, Vol. III p. 186.
  4. [S103] The Early Marriages of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1630-1850, p. 434.

John Richards1,2 (M)
b. 1 April 1669, d. before April 1755
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     According to Morse, p. 184; "He did not remian many years at Newbury, but after 1703 probably followed others from Newbury to Piscataqua river, and finally settled about nine miles west of Dover, in N.H., on the present road to Rochester. Here he or his sons erected a substantial garrison-house, which may be ascertained about one mile east of the village of Rochester, and marks a spot rendered classical, not only by the tragedy there enacted, but from its being the geographical centre of a numerous race. Here he and his wife are supposed to have died, but no record or headstone inofrms us how or when. His first location in Newbury is said to have been near Plumb Island."

Holman refutes this saying; "The statement made my Morse, in 1861, that this John Richards settled in Rochester, N.H., has been copied by many, but, unless he went there to live in his old age - over seventy - with a son or grandson - he did not go there, and certainly not in 1715 as has been stated. The deeds call him, carpenter, wheelwright and yeoman. There is no record of him in the N.H. sources - deeds, probate, vital records, etc. He was of full age, 1 Apr. 1690, and, 15 June 1691, was a memeber of the Newbury Watch, as see the Coffin Papers. (Coll. Essex Inst. 35:140.) This same source shows that he appeared in the town rate of Nerwbury in 1711. (ibid., 35:137).

John was born at Boston, Suffolk, MA, on 1 April 1669.1 He was the son of Humphrey Richards and Mehitable Ruggles. He married Hannah Goodrich at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 22 March 1694.3,1 He married Sarah Cheney at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 16 July 1696.3,1 On on 28 May 1700 he exchanged property with Thomas Rogers at bounded by Amesbury Rd., Newbury, Essex, MA. He transferred 6 acres along the Amesbury Rd. to the Newbury Saddle tree maker for land in the woods.4.1 On on 10 July 1700 John sold the woods land he purchased from Thomas Rogers in May to Richard Bartlett at Newbury, Essex, MA. .1 On on 20 June 1703 he bought property from John Kent at Newbury, Essex, MA. The deed states that Kent "... for ... forty pound ... confirme unto John Richards of ye towne ... aforesaid [Newbury] Wheelwright ... a certain house with Two ... Tracts of Land ..." one piece bounded s. and w. by Silvanus Plummer, n. by common and e. by Joshua Plummer; the other piece bounded e. by Abner Dole, s. and w. by Joshua Plummer, n. by common; the whole being about 4 acres..1 On on 15 July 1706 he sold five acres to Daniel Noyes at meadow in the Great Marshes, Newbury, Essex, MA, for eighteen pounds. .1 On on 14 April 1715 John bought a tenament and land and two-ninths right to a woodlot from James Cheney at two-ninths of Daniel Cheney esta, Newbury, Essex, MA, for 110 pounds. .1 He sold property to John Hale Jr. at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 15 April 1715.1 On on 20 November 1721 he bought ten acres of land for 60 pounds from Charles Pierce at marsh near Pine Island, Newbury, Essex, MA. .1 On on 24 June 1724 John bought property at on Thatch Island, Newbury, Essex, MA, from the Town of Newbury. .1 On on 2 October 1729 he sold ten acres to John Cheney at Thatch Island, Newbury, Essex, MA, for three pounds. .1 On on 23 July 1730 John bought a two-fifths part of some property at 18th lot 1st division, Newbury, Essex, MA, for ten pounds. .1 On on 28 May 1733 John bought land and buildings at Newbury, Essex, MA, from Joseph Garrish for 250 pounds. .1 On on 12 December 1733 John sold five acres of arable land and orchard to William Dole at bounded s.e. by John Dole, Newbury, Essex, MA, for 270 pounds . .1 On on 31 January 1734 he deeded property at home "in which I now dwell", Newbury, Essex, MA, to his son Humphrey Richards . "I, John Richards of Newbury ... Wheelwright ... for ... Love ... which I do bear towards my beloved Son Humphrey Richards of Newbury, Cordwainer," give to him a messuage there, "in which I now dwell", on and one half acres, and the south end of the house and the barn: I also give him my woodlot in Newbury 1st division #8, and my right in old Town Hill Pasture or Pine Island Pasture, and all other rights to land in Newbury".1 On on 5 September 1736 John deeded to his son John Richards the north half of the family home and associated property at the home "in which I now dwell", Newbury, Essex, MA. .1 He and his son Humphrey sold a small parcel of land at a pasture, Newbury, Essex, MA, on 20 May 1741 to Joseph Knight for twelve pounds.

.1 On on 1 October 1741 John and his son Humphrey sold to John Knight three acres of pasture at lot 1, 2d division, Newbury, Essex, MA, for twenty-two pounds . .1 John died before April 1755 at Newbury, Essex, MA.1

     Last Edited=8 Feb 2002

     Children of John Richards and Sarah Cheney:
Sarah Richards+   b. 13 Sep 1697
John Richards   b. 13 Sep 1697
Mehitable Richards+   b. 25 Jun 1699, d. 10 Jul 1774
Benjamin Richards+   b. 24 Apr 1701, d. 15 Dec 1796
Humphrey Richards+   b. May 1704
Joseph Richards+   b. c 1706, d. 27 Jun 1746
Mary Richards   b. 25 Aug 1706
James Richards+   b. c 1709, d. 1789
Daniel Richards   b. 25 Jan 1711, d. Apr 1755

  1. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, p. 184.
  3. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  4. 28:20)

Sarah Cheney (F)
b. 11 September 1666, d. before April 1755
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     Sarah was born at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 11 September 1666.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Cheney and Sarah Bailey. She married John Richards at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 16 July 1696.2,1 She resided at Newbury, Essex, MA, in January 1743.1 Sarah died before April 1755 at Newbury, Essex, MA.1

     Last Edited=8 Feb 2002

     Children of Sarah Cheney and John Richards:
Sarah Richards+   b. 13 Sep 1697
John Richards   b. 13 Sep 1697
Mehitable Richards+   b. 25 Jun 1699, d. 10 Jul 1774
Benjamin Richards+   b. 24 Apr 1701, d. 15 Dec 1796
Humphrey Richards+   b. May 1704
Joseph Richards+   b. c 1706, d. 27 Jun 1746
Mary Richards   b. 25 Aug 1706
James Richards+   b. c 1709, d. 1789
Daniel Richards   b. 25 Jan 1711, d. Apr 1755

  1. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.

Hannah Goodrich (F)
b. 17 July 1665, d. 24 January 1696

     Hannah was born at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 17 July 1665.1 She married John Richards at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 22 March 1694.2,1 Hannah died on 24 January 1696 at Newbury, Essex, MA, at age 30.2,1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.

Sarah Richards (F)
b. 13 September 1697
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     Sarah died. Sarah was born at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 13 September 1697.1 She was the daughter of John Richards and Sarah Cheney. Conflicting evidence states that Sarah was born at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 10 February 1702.2,3 She married Timothy Noyes at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 9 June 1735.2

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Child of Sarah Richards and Timothy Noyes:
John Noyes

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  2. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  3. [S232] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the end of 1849, p. 436.

Mehitable Richards (F)
b. 25 June 1699, d. 10 July 1774
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     Mehitable was born at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 25 June 1699.1,2,3 She was the daughter of John Richards and Sarah Cheney. She married George Hensley at Boston, Suffolk, MA, on 18 March 1719.1,2 She had marriage banns published at Boston, Suffolk, MA, on 10 February 1724. The marriage banns have her as "Mehitable Hinchley"..2 She married James Ridgeway at Boston, Suffolk, MA, after 10 February 1724.2 Mehitable died on 10 July 1774 at Boston, Suffolk, MA, at age 75.2

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Child of Mehitable Richards and George Hensley:
George Hensley   b. b 4 Jun 1720, d. 21 Jun 1725

     Children of Mehitable Richards and James Ridgeway:
James Ridgeway+   b. 4 Jan 1726, d. c 1767
Mehitable Ridgeway   b. 30 Dec 1727
John Ridgeway   b. 12 Mar 1730, d. Dec 1796
Mary Ridgeway   b. 24 Jun 1731
George Ridgeway   b. b 11 Feb 1733
Joseph Ridgeway   b. 4 Apr 1735, d. 24 Apr 1815
Sarah Ridgeway   b. b 20 Aug 1738, d. 12 Jul 1814

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  2. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  3. [S232] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the end of 1849, p. 436.

George Hensley (M)
d. before 1724

     He married Mehitable Richards at Boston, Suffolk, MA, on 18 March 1719.1,2 George died before 1724 at Boston, Suffolk, MA.2

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Child of George Hensley and Mehitable Richards:
George Hensley   b. b 4 Jun 1720, d. 21 Jun 1725

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  2. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.

Benjamin Richards (M)
b. 24 April 1701, d. 15 December 1796
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     According to Morse, p. 184:

Benjamin, by trade a carpenter, "came from Rochester, N.H., to Haverhil, and in 1723 purchased a tract of land in the north part of the town now Atkinson." "In 1727 he there made the first settlement." When the Congregational church of A. was formed, he became one of the original members, and tradition has brought down a high character of him for humility and devotion. Like others of his family he was endowed with remarkable physical vigor and tenacity of life. At the age of 87 years he was seen to mount his horse without a stirrup, with a broad axe in his hand. He attained, however, no rare longevity for his race, for he died Dec. 15, 1796, aged 96, while he has remote relatives as old now living in health. Occupation: Carpenter.1 Benjamin was born at Newbury, Essex, MA, on 24 April 1701.2,1 He was the son of John Richards and Sarah Cheney. He married Mary Staples on 2 March 1723.2,1 He resided at Haverhill, Essex, MA, in 1723.1 He married Abigail Bradley on 29 December 1726.2,1 He resided in 1727.1 Benjamin died on 15 December 1796 at age 95.1

     Last Edited=20 Jan 2002

     Child of Benjamin Richards and Mary Staples:
Mary Richards   b. 26 Aug 1724

     Children of Benjamin Richards and Abigail Bradley:
Jesse Richards+
Abigail Richards   b. 29 Aug 1727
Samuel Richards   b. 6 Mar 1733
Benjamin Richards Jr.+   b. 15 Aug 1737
Daniel Richards+   b. 29 Feb 1740
Sarah Richards   b. 27 Mar 1745
Joseph Richards   b. 21 Jul 1747
Bradley Richards+   b. 27 Apr 1750, d. 12 Jun 1821

  1. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.

Joseph Richards (M)
b. circa 1706, d. 27 June 1746
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     Joseph was born circa 1706.1,2,3 He was the son of John Richards and Sarah Cheney. He married Mary Roberts before 1722.2 Joseph died on 27 June 1746 at Rochester, Strafford, NH. He was killed by Indians on the road to his fields.. His son, John, was taken captive in the same incident..4

     Last Edited=13 Nov 2003

     Children of Joseph Richards and Mary Roberts:
Rebecca Richards   b. b 1722, d. a 1722
Jane Richards   b. b 1722
John Richards+   b. 1722, d. 1792
Jonathan Richards+   b. 16 Apr 1744

  1. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans.
  3. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  4. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, p. 184.

James Richards (M)
b. circa 1709, d. 1789
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     James Richards was birth2 in 1703 at Newbury, Essex, MA.1 James was born circa 1709.2 He was the son of John Richards and Sarah Cheney. He married Sarah Foss at Dover, Strafford, NH, in 1739.1 He resided at Dover, Strafford, NH, before 1774.3 He resided in 1774.3 James died in 1789 at Camden, Knox, ME.2,1

     Last Edited=1 Feb 2004

     Children of James Richards and Sarah Foss:
Sarah Richards   b. 1741, d. 15 Jan 1828
James Richards+   b. 1743, d. 27 Oct 1821
Dodiphar Richards   b. 1745, d. c 1823
Joseph Richards   b. 1747

  1. [S458] Colbath Database @ Rootsweb.
  2. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  3. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 185.

Sarah Foss (F)
b. 1713, d. after 1747
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     Sarah Foss was born in 1713 at Dover, Strafford, NH.1 She was the daughter of William Foss and Sarah Buswell.1 As of 1739,her married name was Richards.1 She married James Richards at Dover, Strafford, NH, in 1739.1 Sarah died after 1747 at Camden, Knox, ME.1

     Last Edited=1 Feb 2004

     Children of Sarah Foss and James Richards:
Sarah Richards   b. 1741, d. 15 Jan 1828
James Richards+   b. 1743, d. 27 Oct 1821
Dodiphar Richards   b. 1745, d. c 1823
Joseph Richards   b. 1747

  1. [S458] Colbath Database @ Rootsweb.

Mary Staples (F)
d. 30 October 1725

     She married Benjamin Richards on 2 March 1723.1,2 Mary died on 30 October 1725.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Child of Mary Staples and Benjamin Richards:
Mary Richards   b. 26 Aug 1724

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  2. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.

Abigail Bradley (F)
d. 21 April 1789

     She married Benjamin Richards on 29 December 1726.1,2 Abigail died on 21 April 1789.1

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

     Children of Abigail Bradley and Benjamin Richards:
Jesse Richards+
Abigail Richards   b. 29 Aug 1727
Samuel Richards   b. 6 Mar 1733
Benjamin Richards Jr.+   b. 15 Aug 1737
Daniel Richards+   b. 29 Feb 1740
Sarah Richards   b. 27 Mar 1745
Joseph Richards   b. 21 Jul 1747
Bradley Richards+   b. 27 Apr 1750, d. 12 Jun 1821

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 184.
  2. [S107] Humphrey and John Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.

Mary Richards (F)
b. 26 August 1724
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     Mary died. She married Moses Page. Mary was born on 26 August 1724.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Richards and Mary Staples.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 185.

Moses Page (M)

     Moses died. He resided.1 He married Mary Richards.

     Last Edited=19 Jun 2001

  1. [S65] Rev. Abner, A.M. Morse, A Geneological Registry of the Descendants of Several Ancestral Puritans, V. III, p. 185.


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