AMERICA THE GREAT MELTING POT
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|Born: 1666 New London, CT|
|Died: 02 Nov 1720 New London, CT
Reinterment in Cedar Grove Cemetery
New London, CT
on Nov 1, 1854
Stone is pretty much unreadable
notice of reinternment
in Cedar Grove Cemetery
|Other photos of Cedar Grove Cemetery on pages for Hannah Dolbeare Richards and Guy Richards, Sr.||
Forefront are the stones for William Pitt Cleaveland and his wife, Abby Richards Cleaveland. Across the street is the Richards Plot.
Starting with the old stones (skipping the fairly new one on the far left) are John Richards, George Richards, Capt. Peter Richards (with flag), Guy Richards Sr (with flag), Mrs. Elizabeth Harris Richards, Charles Richards,(with cracked stone), Henry Richards (no stone), Ann R. Richards, Guy Richards Jr. , Hannah Dolbeare Richards, Erastus Smith.
1. John Richards. 01 Jan 1690/1
2. George Richards .b. 26 Mar 1695
3. Samuel Richards b. 06 Jul 1699
4. Love Richards b. 25 Oct 1701
5. Oliver Richards b. 1703
6. Lydia Richards b. 1705
7. Mary Richards b. 1707
8. Mary Richards b. 03 Jul 1709
9. Guy Richards b. 1711
From History of New London, Ct by Frances Manwaring Caulkins, 1852
Lieut John Richards, died Nov 2nd 1720
"He was the oldest son of the first John Richards, and his wife was Love, daughter of Oliver Manwaring. He had a large family of ten or twelve children, of whom only four (John, George, Samuel and Lydia) survived their father. His inventory, which comprises gold button, silver plate, and gold and silver coin, shows that an advance had been made beyond the simple frugality of the first times. He owned the Bartlett farm on the river, one-half of which was prized at 315 pounds, which indicates a still greater advance in the value of lands. No spot in New London was more noted than the corner of Lieut. Richards (now opposite the court-house.) It was for many years the most western dwelling in that direction, with only the schoolhouse and pasture lots beyond.
Capt. George Richards, a son of Lieut John, was a man of large stature and great physical strength. Stories are told of his wrestling with various gigantic Indians, and always coming off conqueror from the combat. Capt. Guy Richards, for many years a noted merchant in New London, Colonel William Richards of the Revolutionary Army, and Capt. Peter Richards, slain in the sack of Fort Griswold in 1781, are among the descendants of Lieut. John Richards."