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Richards Surname

A group for those researching the Richards surname.The founder of this group manages the Richards DNA Surname Project at Family Tree DNA. While Y-DNA testing is recommended, it is not a requirement to join this group.

Members: 34
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2017

Richards Brick Wall Discussion in Southern States Problem Solving

One of the excellent groups on Genealogy Wise is Southern States Problem Solving. I started a discussion about my personal Richards brick wall and received some excellent responses from a professional genealogist. His tips are worth reading for everyone.

Discussion Forum

Morse Book on Richards Familes 1 Reply

Started by Richard Hill. Last reply by Claude C Richards Apr 18, 2012.

William Thomas Richards

Started by Gail Louise Richards Jun 26, 2010.

Thomas Richards & Mary Tate

Started by Earline Burks White Apr 21, 2010.

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Comment by Aundra welch on December 18, 2009 at 3:58pm
My mother side is Richards, I know they lived in Cotton Plant arkansas.
Comment by Roberta Frederick on August 10, 2009 at 1:31pm

My husband has Richards in his tree, it sort of winds in and out because there were cousins who married.

Riley Richards b Feb 1811 VA, d 24 Apr 1904 Polk Cnty, IA

Marriage to Sarah C (Surname unknown) 1833.

Children: Mary Jane Richards 1835-1919 (My husband's 2nd g grandmother) Married Henry N Gates (1824-1885).
Branson Richards b 1838 married Mary A (1842-1870)
Sarah Richards b 1842 married E F Lambert
Ellen Richards b 1845 d 1926 married Hankins C McKeehan
William E Richards b 1848 married Nancy L Herren (their son Alvia E. Richards married the daughter of Mary Jane Richards - Susan M Gates.)
Louisa Richards b abt 1851 married Joseph Elson
George W Richards b abt 1854

We have no further information about Riley or his wife, Sarah C. If anyone has a possible connection please contact.

Riley started in VA, then found in Greene County, OH - Appanoose County, IA - to Putnam County, MO then back to IA - Polk County.
Comment by Claude C Richards on August 10, 2009 at 10:15am
My Richards passed through Maysville, Mason Co., KY about 1796 on their way to Ohio, then Illinois. Started in VA.
I am thinking we need a comprehensive database of all Richards in the US (world?) and link as many DNA tests as we can get to it. Could I get you to send me more detail on that section of your Richards line, perhaps in gedcom format?
Let's keep in touch.
Claude Richards
Comment by Jaquae Smith on August 10, 2009 at 9:32am
I just joined the group. My Richards line dead ends in Wilson Co, TN - 1804 with William Richards b ca 1760-70 d 1846-50 Richland Co, IL. I am almost sure that William came through KY in the 1785-1800 range but don't know where he originated - VA, NC, PA? Would love to connect with any Richards in middle TN in the 1804-1830 time range.
Comment by Judith Richards Shubert on July 13, 2009 at 10:10pm
I'll see what I can do, Claude. My father was the oldest of 11 children, 7 of whom were boys. There are 10 male cousins with the surname Richards. Wow. There are 46 of us cousins and I sure thought there were more boys with the Richards name. When I counted just now I realized there were many more girls and of course, those with other surnames.
Comment by Claude C Richards on July 13, 2009 at 9:38pm
They would need to be male cousins with the Richards surname.
As far as elderly goes, since it is only a matter of swabbing the cheek or rinsing out the mouth, the cost would seem to me to be more of an obstacle than age. I would be very interested to see how their test would line up with mine.
Comment by Judith Richards Shubert on July 13, 2009 at 5:54pm
Two uncles that are very elderly and sick. I don't know if I could get them to do it. There are quite a few male cousins, however. Would they qualify?
Comment by Claude C Richards on July 13, 2009 at 3:44pm
Do you have any brothers or Richards uncles that would be willing to test DNA? See my post elsewhere on this site. Thanks.
Claude Richards
Comment by Richard Hill on July 13, 2009 at 3:35pm

The July offer is through Family Tree DNA. They have the largest database and the best service. I highly recommend them. I have details of the offer here:
Comment by Judith Richards Shubert on July 13, 2009 at 3:06pm
Hmmm. Well, I guess I should check out the offer. Thanks, Richard.

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