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The RICHARDS Family's Ancestry.


Created 20 February 2010


Willard RICHARDS
and 1st
Jennetta RICHARDS
and 2nd
Sarah LONGSTROTH
and 3rd
Amelia Elizabeth PEIRSON
and 4th
Mary THOMPSON
and 5th
Jane HALL
and 6th
Ann REED
and 7th
Susannah LIPTROT
and 8th
Nannie Lynn LONGSTROTH
and 9th
Susanna BAYLISS
and 10th
Rhoda Harriett FOSS
and 11th
Ann Elizabeth FOX

Willard was born 24 June 1804 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and married first 24 September 1838 in Preston, Lancashire, England, Jennetta RICHARDS the daughter of John RICHARDS and Ellen CHARNOCK. She was born 21 August 1817 in Walkerfold, Lancashire, England and died 11 July 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

He married second 18 January 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Sarah LONGSTROTH, the daughter of Stephen LONGSTROTH/LANGSTROTH and Ann GILL. She was born 18 February in Arncliffe, Yorkshire, England and died 26 January 1858 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

He married third 22 December 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Amelia Elizabeth PEIRSON the daughter of William PEIRSON and Nancy RICHARDS. She was born 16 April 1825 Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, and died 23 April 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

He married fourth 27 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Mary THOMPSON the daughter of John THOMPSON and Phoebe ROBSON. She was born 21 Oct 1827 in Hudgill, Alaton, Cumbdrland, England and died 10 September 1905 in Riverside, Box Elder, Utah.

He married fifth 31 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Jane HALL the daughter of William E HALL and Alice VEEVERS. She was born 18 February 1826 in Downham Lancashire, England and died.

He married sixth 6 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois as her second husband, Ann REED the daughter of Henry REED and Martha CARRINGTON. She was born 5 March 1794 in , Bedfordshire, England and died 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Her had been married first in About 1812 to Thomas BRADDOCK and had 9 children by him not listed here.

He married seventh 6 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Susannah LIPTROT. She was born about 1806 in , , .

He married eighth 25 June 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Nannie Lynn LONGSTROTH, the daughter of Stephen LONGSTROTH/LANGSTROTH and Ann GILL. She was born 15 April 1828 in Arncliffe, Yorkshire, England and died 7 January 1911 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. After Willard's death she married second 6 March 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Franklin Dewey RICHARDS and had 3 children by him:

    1. MINERVA  EDMERESA  b: 11 May 1858; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                          d: 28 May 1936; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    2. GEORGE FRANKLIN    b: 23 Feb 1861; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
                         md:  9 Mar 1882; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                          Alice Almira ROBINSON
                         md: 20 Jul 1947; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                          Betsy HOLLINGS
                          d:  8 Aug 1950; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    3. FREDERICK WILLIAM  b: 27 Apr 1866; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
                          d:  7 Dec 1945; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

He married nineth 22 December 1847 in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, Susanna BAYLISS the daughter of John BAYLISS and Ann SOUTH. She was born 31 May 1812 in Leigh, Worcestershire, England and died 17 April 1891 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. After Willard's death she also married second 6 March 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Franklin Dewey RICHARDS and had no children by him.

He married tenth 30 November 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Rhoda Harriett FOSS the daughter of Calvin Ira FOSS and Sarah Brackett CARTER. She was born 19 April 1830 in Saco, York, Maine and died 19 November 1881 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. After Willard's death she also married second 6 March 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Franklin Dewey RICHARDS and had 4 children by him:

    1. HYRUM FRANKLIN     b: 14 Dec 1857; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
                          d: 15 Dec 1877; , Davis, Utah.
    2. IRA CARTER         b: 27 Jul 1860; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
                          d:  9 Jun 1864; , Davis, Utah.
    3. EZRA FOSS          b: 27 Jul 1860; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
                          d:  1 Feb 1930; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
    4. SARAH ELIZABETH    b: 31 Oct 1862; Farmington, Davis, Utah.
                          d:  5 Aug 1925; Bountiful, Davis, Utah.

He married eleventh in , , , Ann Elizabeth FOX. She was born 17 February 1815 in Stanley, Gloucestershire, England and died. Willard died 11 March 1854 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Willard Richards
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Willard RICHARDS

Willard Richards (June 24, 1804 March 11, 1854) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and served as Second Counselor in the First Presidency to church president Brigham Young in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death.

Willard Richards was born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Joseph and Rhoda Howe Richards on June 24, 1804. At the age of four he injured his head in a fall and was left with some residual muscle tremor and paralysis. As the injury limited his physical activity, he focused his attention on education and obtained a teacher's certificate at age sixteen. He taught school in Chatham, New York, and in Lanesborn, Massachusetts. He pursued additional studies in physical mechanics, science, and studied the clarinet. At the age of thirty, after the death of his sister Susan, Richards decided to become a physician. He studied at the Thomson Infirmary in Boston focusing on medication and herbal preparations. He then settled in Holliston, Massachusetts, where he practiced medicine. From a 21st century perspective, he would probably be considered a pharmacist.

In 1836, Richards was introduced to the newly published Book of Mormon by his cousins, Joseph and Brigham Young. He read the book twice within ten days and, after making the necessary preparations, left for Kirtland, Ohio to join the Church and be with the Saints. Richards was baptized there on December 31, 1836, by Brigham Young and ordained an Elder roughly two months later, in February 1837.

Church service

Shortly following his ordination, Richards was called on a brief three-month mission to the Eastern United States. Immediately upon his return, he was called on a more extended mission to Great Britain. Richards met his wife, Jennetta Richards, while on this mission. They had one surviving son.

Richards was ordained an Apostle[1] on April 14, 1840 by Brigham Young. In 1841, he moved to Nauvoo, Illinois to be with the body of the Church and became the private secretary to Joseph Smith, Jr. In December 1842, he was called to be the LDS Church Historian and Recorder, a position he held until his death. In these two capacities, he maintained the Mormon prophet's schedule and recorded most of his activities. As church historian, he subsequently wrote a total of 1,884 pages on the history of Joseph Smith. This work was later incorporated into The History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B.H. Roberts.

Richards was incarcerated in Carthage Jail with Joseph Smith, Jr., Hyrum Smith and John Taylor on the 27th of June 1844 when the jail was attacked by a mob and the LDS prophet and his brother were murdered. Taylor was shot four times and severely injured, but survived the attack. Richards was unhurt and so supervised the removal of Taylor and the bodies. His first-hand account of the event was published in the "Times and Seasons," Vol.5, No.14, (1. Aug. 1844), titled, "Two Minutes in Jail."

Richards and his family left Nauvoo in February 1846 and spent the year at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. He traveled with Brigham Young and the first group into the Salt Lake Valley, returning to Winter Quarters that fall to gather his family for the trip west. He was called as Second Counselor in the First Presidency under Brigham Young on December 27, 1847 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After moving to Utah, Richards was involved in establishing the Deseret News. He served as the first editor of the news.[2]

He died in Salt Lake City on March 11, 1854.

Notes

  1   The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles had not had twelve members since 1837-09-03, when Luke S. Johnson, John F. Boynton, and Lyman E. Johnson were disfellowshipped and removed from the Quorum. Since that time, William E. M'Lellin and Thomas B. Marsh had been excommunicated and removed from the Quorum; David W. Patten had been killed; and John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, and George A. Smith had been added to the Quorum. Richards's addition to the Quorum brought the membership in the Quorum of the Twelve to eleven members.

  2   Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Chist of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941) p. 187

Willard Richards
June 24, 1804 - March 11, 1854
Secretary of State of Provisional Utah (Deseret) Government 1849 Brother of Phineas Howe Richards Brother of Rhonda Richards Uncle of Franklin D. Richards Uncle of Samuel Whitney Richards Great-uncle of George Franklin Richards 2nd great uncle of Jesse Snyder Richards 1st cousin of Brigham Young 1st cousin once removed of Brigham Young, Jr. 1st cousin once removed of Joseph Angell Young 1st cousin twice removed of Richard Whitehead Young

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Jennetta RICHARDS

    1. HEBER JOHN             b: 17 Jul 1839; Preston, Lancashire, England.
                              d: 28 Dec 1839; Preston, Lancashire, England.
    2. HEBER JOHN             b: 11 Oct 1840; Manchester, Lancashire, England.
                              d: 12 May 1919; Provo, Utah, Utah.
    3. RHODA ANN JENNETTA     b: 15 Sep 1843; Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.
                              d:  3 May 1882; Farmington, Davis, Utah.

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Sarah LONGSTROTH

    1. WILLARD BRIGHAM        b: 25 Jan 1847; Winter Quarters,  Douglas, Nebraska.
                              d: 30 May 1942; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    2. JOSEPH SMITH           b:  4 Oct 1848; Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming.
                              d: 30 Oct 1914; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    3. SARAH ELLEN            b: 25 Aug 1850; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                             md:  1 Mar 1868; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                              Joseph Fielding SMITH Sr.
                              d: 22 Mar 1815; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    4. PAULINE                b: 11 May 1853; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                              d: 21 Sep 1847; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                      

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Amelia Elizabeth PEIRSON

    1. NONE KNOWN             b:            ; , , .

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Mary THOMPSON

    1. PHOEBE AMELIA          b:  7 Jun 1851; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                              d: 16 Jan 1943; Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho.
    2. JENNETTA               b: 22 Oct 1854; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                              d: 23 Sep 1855; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    3. HEPZIBAH               b: 28 Jul 1795; Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
                             md:            ; , , .
                                              Brigham YOUNG
                              d: 30 Sep 1838; Far West, Caldwell, Missouri.

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Jane HALL

    1. NONE KNOWN             b:            ; , , .

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Ann REED

    1. NONE KNOWN             b:            ; , , .

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Susannah LIPTROT

    1. NONE KNOWN             b:            ; , , .

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Nannie Lynn LONGSTROTH

 +  1. ALICE ANN              b: 24 Mar 1849; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                             md: 30 May 1868; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                              Lot SMITH
                              d: 17 Jun 1940; Fielding, Box Elder, Utah.
    2. MARY ASENATH           b: 18 Nov 1850; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                             md:  5 Dec 1869; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                              Joel GROBVER
                              d: 20 Jul 1915; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    3. STEPHEN LONGSTROTH     b: 29 Jul 1853; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                             md: 15 Aug 1878; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                                              Emma Louise STAYNER
                              d:  3 Jul 1922; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Susanna BAYLISS

    1. MARY ANN               b:  7 Dec 1851; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                              d: 28 May 1942; Layton, Davis	 Utah.

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Rhoda Harriett FOSS

    1. CALVIN WILLARD         b:  7 Oct 1852; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
                              d: 23 Oct 1926; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

CHILDREN of Willard RICHARES and Ann Elizabeth FOX

    1. NONE KNOWN             b:            ; , , .
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