She was sister of the wife of Elder John Strong of Dorchester, Windsor and Northampton, the patriarch of the Strongs, whose genealogy has recently been published in two large volumes. Her 2d husband was John Marsh of Hadley, Mass. Richard resided some time in Windsor, owned land there, and occupied some of the land of his father Ford "in East Windsor near the Hartford line." He appears to have been a man of decided character and inflnence. Immediately on his removal to Northampton he was appointed one of the first selectmen chosen in that place, and through his short life was engaged in public business.

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