RICHARDS

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Mattie Liew Richards & Hugh Powell Garton

Richard "Dick" Richards

Richard “Dick” Richards, , b. 1840, VA; m1st ca. 1863-1864 to Flora J. (Unknown), b. 1845, VA; m2nd after 1879 to Emma Allen Roberts. Dick Richards was a shoe cobbler by trade.  We find his family listed in the 1880 Census, Orange County , Madison District , Gordonsville [i], Virginia .

Dick & Flora J. (Unknown) Richards had six (6) children:

1.  Edgar , b. 1865, VA (1880 Census)
2.  Elizabeth , b.
 1867, VA (1880 Census)
3.  William , b.
 1870, VA (1880 Census)
4.  Lillie , b. 1873, VA (1880 Census)
5.  Africe (male)
, b. 1877, VA (1880 Census)
6.  Ruth , b. 1879, VA (1880 Census

Dick & Emma Allen ( Roberts ) Richards had five (5) children:.  

7.  Willie .  He could  be the same as #3 above.  He was a jeweler in Gordonsville , VA.
8.  Edna , m. Joe
  Garton  (brother of Hugh Powell Garton ) SEE GARTON
9.  Walter
10.  John , d. suicide
, VA; never married.  He owned a General Store in Greene Co., VA.
11.  Mattie Liew , b. 4 Jul
 1899; m. Hugh Powell Garton  (brother of Joe Garton  m. Edna #8).  See Garton


[i] 1880 Census, Orange County , Madison District , Gordonsville