Biography of Thomas Richards
Monroe County, MI Biographies

THOMAS RICHARDS, of Milan, was born in England September 17, 1825. In 1830 his parents came to Michigan. Thomas remained at home until his 18th year; having learned the cooper's trade, he went to Grand Rapids, Mich., for employment. September, 1848, he married Urania Blakesley, of Madison county, N. Y. They located upon a farm in the town of York, where they remained until 1856, when they came to Milan. Two children were born to them: George B and Elizabeth P. In 1860 he began the mail and express business from Milan to Monroe which he continued 12 years. Mrs. Richards died September 10, 1865. April 8, 1885, he married Elsie E. Campbell, of Milan, who was born in Erie county, Pa., March 20, 1857. One son was born to them, Walter T. Mr. Richards is a member of no church, but contributes largely to three churches in Milan.

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

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