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Jacob Richards (1761 - 1844)

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Jacob Richards
Born in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Jacob Richards was born at Weymouth, 22 Aug 1761[1]; died there 21 Mar. 1844, aged 83. He married at Weymouth, 26 Nov. 1793, Lydia Colson, daughter of Josiah and Leah (Beal) Colson, born at Weymouth, 11 Feb. 1763; she died there 24 Dec. 1846, aged 83 years, 10 months, 17 days.

He made his will 4 Mar. 1836, and it was proved 6 July, 1844. Therein he mentions his daughter Susan Colson Reed, his son Jacob Richards, Jr., his son Josiah Richards, his daughter Lydia Loud, his daughter Leah Richards and his son Elias Richards. (Norfolk Probate, 15584.)

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[2] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


  1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 Volume I - Births (Boston, Mass. 1910)(Free e-book) p. 257
  2. Richards-5197 was created by Lyle Larkin through the import of Larkin McKeone_Fishburn_Jeffer.ged on Jan 9, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.

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