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Joseph Richards, Sr.

Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Richards, Sr. and Grace Richards (Shaw)
Husband of Susanna Richards and Sarah Richards
Father of Joseph Richards, Jr.; Susanna Richards; Sarah Davenport; James Richards; Silence Bates and 6 others
Brother of John Richards; William Richards, Jr.; Sgt. John Richards and Benjamin Richards

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About Joseph Richards, Sr.

Joseph Richards, s/o William and Grace Richards, b. probably Plymouth or Scituate, 1674 proprietor of Worcester [assuming of legal age then, born bef. 1653], but settled in Weymouth, will dated 24 Feb 1695-96, inventory taken 9 Mar 1695-96, m. (1) Susan ---, m. (2) Sarah ---.

Children of Susannah & Joseph

  1. Joseph b 1676. Married Anna.
  2. Susanna. Married John Burrell.
  3. Sarah. Married William Davenport.
  4. James b 1680.

Children of Sarah & Joseph include

  1. Deborah b 1684. Married Ebenezer Whitman.
  2. Benjamin b 1686. Married 1) Mehitable Alden 2) Lydia Faxon
  3. William b 1688.
  4. Mary b 1689/90. Married Samuel Whitman



  1. Cutter, William Richard, and William Frederick Adams. Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the state of Massachusetts. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1910), 1:112-3. Page 1559
  2. New England Marriages Prior to 1700: With an Updated Introduction by Gary ... By Clarence A. Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley. Page 621
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Joseph Richards, Sr.'s Timeline

Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
May 7, 1676
Age 21
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 23
Weymouth, Norfolk, Mass
Age 24
Weymouth, Norfolk, Mass
September 28, 1680
Age 25
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 27
Weymouth, MA, USA
October 19, 1684
Age 29
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
April 7, 1686
Age 31
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts