Biography of J. Shepard Richards
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Richards, J. Shepard, was born in North Attleborough, January 7, 1842. His father, Jonathan Richards, was one of the pioneers and founders of the jewelry business of the Attleboroughs; he married Fidelia Warren, a descendant of Captain Fletcher of Revolutionary fame. J. Shepard Richards was educated in the public schools and learned the jewelry business with Draper, Tift & Co. In 1888 he organized the firm of Wheaton & Richards, making a specialty of gold work. In 1867 Mr. Richards married Abbie, daughter of Levi Daggett, and they have one son, Herbert L. Mr. Richards is a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Massachusetts, and takes an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and town's people.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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