Biography of Joseph Richards
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Richards, Joseph, was born in Connecticut in 1780 and died Feb. 27, 1853; was a native of Vermont and one of the first settlers of Essex county; he came to Schroon in 1803. His wife was Lydia Wooster, of Vermont, born Oct. 22, 1788, died Nor. 8, 1825. Their children were Orilla, born April 6, 1805, died Sept. 25, 1837; Maria, born Aug. 15, 1807, died Oct. 23, 1825; Orson, born Aug. 13, 1811, died Sept. 4, 1879; Hoel S., born Feb. 3, 1814, died Jan. 22, 1878; Hester A., born Nov. 18, 1816; Caroline M., born Sept. 30, 1820, died June 21, 1841; Lucretia, born Feb. 1, 1823, died June 7, 1847. Hoel S. married Prudence, daughter of David Bartlett, of Essex county; their children are Mary Helen, now Mrs. Freeman N. Tyrrell, of Schroon, and Sylvia Ann, the wife of Egbert Dunn, of Schuylerville. The children of Mary H. and Freeman H. Tyrrell are Hoel R. and Florence.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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