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John March Richards

Male 1788 - 1867  (79 years)


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  • Name John March Richards  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 10 September 1788  Boscawen, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire, 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 6 November 1867  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
    Person ID I39904  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 December 2008 

    Father Daniel Richards,   b. 8 September 1750, Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 August 1823, Newburyport, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Eunice Somersby,   b. 6 September 1754,   d. 7 November 1830  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F12120  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 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) 
    Married 3 March 1822  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Richards,   b. 25 November 1822, Sardinia, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 September 1824  (Age 1 years)
     2. Eunice Moffit Richards,   b. 28 September 1824, Sardinia, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 October 1910, Leon Corners, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Louisa Ann Richards,   b. 16 February 1827, Sardinia, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 March 1828  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Arsemus or Orsemus Richards,   b. 19 April 1829, Sardinia, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 October 1902, Marshalltown, Marshall Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Alpheus Richards,   b. 30 August 1831, Sardinia, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 July 1903, Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +6. Lyman Richards,   b. 14 February 1834, Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 February 1906, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Leonard Houghton Richards,   b. 11 April 1836, Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1916, Leon Corners, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Rhoda Fanny Mayette Richards,   b. 30 August 1838, Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855  (Age 16 years)
     9. Lucinda Richards,   b. 5 February 1841, Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868  (Age 26 years)
     10. Albert Whittemore Richards,   b. 31 October 1844, Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 January 1913, Arcadia, Crawford Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     11. John Moffit Richards,   b. 19 March 1847, Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 September 1913, Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F12002  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:
      About 1822 John and his family moved from Concord, Erie County, NY to Sardinia in the same county, and about 1832 moved to Napoli, Cattaraugus County, then about 1848 moved to Lake Pleasant, Erie County, PA. Then about three years later moved to Illinois, settling in Leon Twp. Whiteside County. Some of his children also settled in the vicinity of Leon and Prophetstown. Here he remained for the rest of his life.
      BIRTH: Taken from the Vital Records for Boscawen, NH on film #0015074, page 554.

      Other marriages: 29 Nov 1812 Mary FOY [1]

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

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


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