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Lyman Richards[1]

Male 1834 - 1906  (72 years)


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  • Name Lyman Richards 
    Gender Male 
    Born 14 February 1834  Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 17 February 1906  Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34360  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 Sarah E. Latimer,   b. 17 July 1841, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 November 1920, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 September 1863 
    Children 
    +1. Bertha May Richards,   b. 4 February 1869, Yorktown, Henry Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 December 1926, Kewanee, Henry Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F12117  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 
    • BIO:
      As stated in the "The History of Henry County, Illinois and It's Voters and Taxpayers, Chicago, c1877". He is listed as being a farmer, Sec 10, Post Office Leon, Whiteside County, IL; Republican, Methodist, born in New York. He came to this county from New York in 1860. In the summer of 1862, Aughust 14th, he enlisted in the Civil War, in Co. D, 75th Ill. Vol. Inft.. he was in the hard fought battle of Perryville, and that, with the hard marching which followed, impaired his health so that on Feb 18 1863 he was discharged from the service on account of disability. On March 1892, they moved to Prophetstown and lived there until his death.
      BURIED: Prophetstown Cemetery.
      CENSUS: 1900 US Census Soundex Film #1243321 his age is 66 yrs old. He was living in Prophetstown Township, Whiteside, IL, with his wife Sarah age 58 yrs old along with his son Ora Richards 32 yers old, and his grandson Gordon Smith 18 years old born April 1882 in IL.

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

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


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