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Leonard Houghton Richards

Male 1836 - 1916  (80 years)


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  • Name Leonard Houghton Richards  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 11 April 1836  Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 3 October 1850  Ellery, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1850 United States Federal Census
      the town of Ellery in the County of Chautauqua State
      of New York enumerated by me, on the 3rd day of Oct 1850

      John M Richards     62  M    Farm   $500         N.Y.
      Fanny Richards 48 F Unreadable
      Alpheus Richards 19 M N.Y.
      Lyman Richards 16 M N.Y.
      Leonard H Richards 14 M N.Y.
      Mariette Richards 12 F N.Y.
      Lucinda Richards 10 F N.Y.
      Albert W Richards 5 M N.Y.
      John M Richards 3 M N.Y.


      The previous family on the page is Adam Rappole with wife, and several children, including Electa Rappole aged 24. There is also a John Rappole with wife and 2 children on the same page.
    Submitter 1074 
    Died 11 September 1916  Leon Corners, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Originally entered as “Leon, Whiteside, IL” - can’t find any place called “Leon” - Roger 5 July 2004
    Buried after 11 September 1916  Leon Methodist Cemetery, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I34337  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 December 2008 

    Father John March Richards,   b. 10 September 1788, Boscawen, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 November 1867, Leon Corners, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Fanny Moffit,   b. 27 August 1802, Concord, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 June 1866, Leon Corners, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F12002  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hirtensia T. Sabin 
    Married 26 September 1861  [1
    Family ID F12030  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1850 Federal Census of United States
    1850 Federal Census for Ellery Twp., Chautauqua Co., New York, USA
    Census image shows John Richards, with wife Fanny (Moffitt) and several of their children. Nearby families include 2 families named Rappole, including one with 24 year old daughter Elota Rappole - probably the person who became the wife of Orsemus Richards a week after the census was taken.

  • Notes 
    • BURIAL: In Leon Methodist Cemetery, sec 34 Prophetstown Township, Whiteside County, IL. Taken from Morrison Chapter N.S.D.A.R. Cemetery Records. A copy is in the possession of Dorothy Dunbar Lahmeyer.
      CENSUS: 1910 US Census Soundex Film #1370175 his hage was 74 years old. He was living in Yorktown Township, Henry County, IL, with his wife Hortense and his son Otis W. RIchards and his daughter in law, Neva M. Richards.
      CENSUS: 1900 US Census Soundex Film #1243321 his age is 64 yrs old. He was living in Yorkstown Township, Henry County, Il, with his wife Hortensia, son Otis Richards 33 yrs old; daughter Stella Richards 27 yrs old; Emiel Pterson sister in law 24 yrs old, born Aug 1874 in Sweden; Almera Gudell 21 yrs old Aug 1879 born in IL. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1901] 1850 Federal Census of United States.


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