My wife is a great Granddaughter of Ellen Ahearn and Jacob Francis.
If you would care to contact me at >firstname.lastname@example.org< I may be able to fill in some of the gaps for you as I have been in touch with a descendant of James Ahearn and Bridget Casey.
Is your cousin in Richmond a descendant of Ellen Francis who's married name was Hartridge?
Would it also be possible for you to give my email address to him as my wife's family lived in Richmond when she was born.
I would like to make contact with him.
I look forward to hearing from you.