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Birthplace: Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Adam Waite
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About Obadiah Richards, Sr.

was 1 of 31 founders of Waterbury, CT., in 1674

  • ID: I2264
  • Name: Obadiah* RICHARDS Jr
  • Surname: Richards
  • Given Name: Obadiah*
  • Suffix: Jr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1637 / 1646
  • Death: 11 Nov 1702 in Waterbury,New Haven,CT 1 2 3
  • _UID: 552A2B5D9D22E048B9B8577E81751A296D03

Notes

Obadiah13 Richards (Thomas14) was born in New England about 1645. Obadiah died 11 November 1702 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT, at 57 years of age. He was "presented for freeman" to the Court, 1669.

Family

  • Father: Thomas* RICHARDS II b: ABT 1600 in England
  • Mother: Priscilla* WAKEMAN b: ABT 1610 in Bewdley,Worcester,England

He married Hannah Andrews 1666 in Farmington, Hartford, Conn. Hannah was born 26 February 1647 in Farmington, Hartford, CT. Hannah was the daughter of John Andrews and Mary Lilly. Hannah died 1 April 1725 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT, at 78 years of age.

Obadiah Richards and Hannah Andrews had the following children:

  • i. Mary12 Richards was born in Farmington, Hartford, CT January 1669. Mary died 24 April 1754 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT, at 85 years of age. She married twice. She married George Scott August 1691 in Waterbury, New Haven, Conn.
  • ii. Hannah Richards was born in Farmington, Hartford, CT June 1670. Hannah died 5 March 1720 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT, at 49 years of age. Her body was interred 5 March 1720 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT. She married John Scovell 6 February 1693/1694 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
  • + iii. Esther Richards was born June 1673.
  • iv. Elizabeth Richards was born in of, Hartford, Hartford, CT July 1675. Elizabeth died 23 May 1750 at 74 years of age. She married John Richards 13 January 1702/1703 in Waterbury, New Haven, Conn.
  • v. Sarah Richards was born in of, Hartford, Hartford, CT April 1677. Sarah died 27 August 1747 at 70 years of age. She married David Scott 10 June 1698 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • vi. John Richards was born in of, Hartford, Hartford, CT 1677. John died 1735 at 58 years of age. He married Mary Welton 17 August 1692 in Waterbury, New Haven, Conn.
  • vii. Obadiah Richards was born in of, Hartford, Hartford, CT 1 October 1679. Obadiah died 1707 in Lyme, New London, CT, at 27 years of age.
  • viii. Rachel Richards was born in Farmington, Hartford, CT 6 May 1683. She married twice. She married Jeremiah Peck 14 June 1704 in Waterbury, N Hav, CT. Jeremiah was born 1667 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. Jeremiah was the son of Jeremiah Peck Reverend and Joanna (Johanna) Kitchell. Jeremiah died 1752 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT, at 85 years of age.
  • ix. Thomas Richards was born in of, Hartford, Hartford, CT 9 August 1685. Thomas died 1734 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT, at 48 years of age. He married Hannah Upson 24 December 1714 in Waterbury, New Haven Co, Conn.
  • x. Benjamin Richards was born in of, Hartford, Hartford, CT 5 April 1691. Benjamin died 2 June 1714 at 23 years of age.

Change Date: 8 Jul 2008 at 01:00:00

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Marriage 1 Hannah* ANDREWS b: 26 Feb 1646/1647 in Farmington,Hartford,CT

   Married: ABT 1666 in Farmington,Hartford,CT 4

Children

   Has No Children John RICHARDS b: 1668 in Farmington c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has No Children Mary RICHARDS b: Jan 1670 in Farmington c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has Children Hannah RICHARDS b: Nov 1671 in Farmington,Hartford,CT c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has No Children Ester RICHARDS b: Jun 1673 in Farmington c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has No Children Elizabeth RICHARDS b: Jun 1675 in Farmington c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has No Children Sarah RICHARDS b: Apr 1677 in Farmington c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has No Children Obadiah RICHARDS b: 1 Oct 1679 in Farmington c: 21 Mar 1680
   Has Children Rachel* RICHARDS c: 6 May 1683 in Farmington,Hartford,CT
   Has Children Thomas RICHARDS b: 9 Aug 1685 in Waterbury,New Haven,CT
   Has No Children Benjamin RICHARDS b: 5 Apr 1691 in Waterbury,New Haven,CT

Sources:

   Repository:
       Name: Personal Library
   Title: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
   Author: Savage, John
   Publication: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1990
   Page: Vol. III, p. 534
   Repository:
       Name: Personal Library
   Title: A Digest of Early CT. Probate Records
   Author: Charles William Manwaring
   Publication: R.S. Peck and Co., Hartford, CT.
   Note:
   This text photographed and placed on CD by Heritage Books
   Note: Inventory taken Nov. 24, 1702, Administration granted to son John. Bequeaths to widow, children: John, Obadiah, Thomas, Benjamin, Mary, Hannah, Ester, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel.
   Repository:
       Name: Personal Library
   Title: The Barbour Collection of CT VR: Waterbury 1686-1853
   Author: Lorraine Cook White
   Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co
   Page: p 294
   Note: rec. specifically says "Obadiah Jr."
   Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
   Author: Torrey, Clarence Almon
   Publication: : Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997 

Source:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=linda50&id=I2264

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Obadiah Richards, Sr.'s Timeline

1646
1646
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1666
March 1666
Age 20
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1667
1667
Age 21
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
1669
January 1669
Age 23
of, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1671
November 1671
Age 25
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1673
June 1673
Age 27
Probably Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1675
July 1675
Age 29
of, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1677
April 1677
Age 31
of, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1679
October 1, 1679
Age 33
of, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1683
May 6, 1683
Age 37
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA