Biography of Lafayette H. Richards
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LAFAYETTE H. RICHARDS, farmer, of Exeter, was born in New York State, January 26, 1826. His parents came to Michigan in 1834, first locating in Washtenaw county. His father died in Huron township, Wayne county, in 1858; mother died at Exeter in 1883. April 17, 1848, Mr. Richards married Mary Ann Hamilton, of Huron, Wayne county, Michigan. She was born in Canada, November 25, 1830. Eight children were born to them, seven of whom are living. In 1847 Mr. Richards cleared the farm upon which he now resides. At that time it was a wilderness.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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