Wealthy Richards (Dewey) (1786 - 1874)

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Birthplace: Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Managed by: Nathan Monte Atkinson
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About Wealthy Richards (Dewey)

Wealthy Dewey Richards (1786 - 1874), daughter of Samuel Dewey and Milley McKee/McKeeard, was born 6 September 1786 at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; she died at the age of 88 on 24 November 1874 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, and was buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

She married Phineas Howe Richards (1788 - 1874), son of Joseph Richards (1762 - 1840) and Rhoda Howe (1762 - 1838), in 1818 at Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; they had eleven children. Richards married six additional plural wives.

Children of Phineas and Wealthy Richards

  1. Abraham Richards (9 December 1818 - 9 December 1818 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
  2. Moses Richards (7 September 1819 - 7 September 1819 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
  3. Elizabeth "Betsy" Richards (13 June 1820 - 13 June 1820 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
  4. Franklin Dewey Richards (2 April 1821 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 9 December 1899 Ogden, Weber County, Utah)
  5. George Spencer Richards (8 January 1823 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 30 October 1838 shot during Haun's Well Massacre and buried in the well at Haun’s Mill, Missouri)
  6. Samuel Whitney Richards (9 August 1824 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 26 November 1909 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah)
  7. Maria Wealthy Richards (17 June 1827 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 13 June 1909 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah), married Walter Eli Wilcox 10 December 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
  8. Joseph William Richards (25 May 1829 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 19 November 1846 near Pueblo, Colorado from exposure while serving in the Mormon Battalion)
  9. Henry Phineas Richards (30 November 1831 Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 29 October 1912 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah)
  10. James Richards (born circa 1833 Massachusetts)
  11. Elizabeth Richards (born circa 1836 Massachusetts)
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Wealthy Richards's Timeline

1786
September 6, 1786
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1818
February 24, 1818
Age 31
Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
December 9, 1818
Age 32
Richmond, Berkshire County, MA, USA
1819
September 7, 1819
Age 33
Richmond, Berkshire County, MA, USA
1820
June 13, 1820
Age 33
Richmond, Berkshire County, MA, USA
1821
April 2, 1821
Age 34
Richmond, Berkshire, MA, USA
1823
January 8, 1823
Age 36
Richmond,Berkshire,Massachusetts
1824
August 9, 1824
Age 37
Richmond, MA, USA
1827
June 17, 1827
Age 40
Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
1829
May 25, 1829
Age 42
Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States