James Lafayette Richards

Male26 January 1856–14 December 1927

Brief Life History of James Lafayette

When James Lafayette Richards was born on 26 January 1856, in Tallassee, Elmore, Alabama, United States, his father, Reuben K. Richards, was 27 and his mother, Eleanor C. Burnside, was 24. He married Carrie Ellen Aughtman on 26 August 1883, in Phenix City, Russell, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Girard, Russell, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Girard, Russell, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 December 1927, in Phenix City, Russell, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Phenix City, Russell, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lafayette Richards
Carrie Ellen Aughtman
Marriage: 26 August 1883
Douglas Lafayette Richards
Pearl Leona Richards
Othanial Lewis Richards
Julius Richards

Sources (19)

  • James Richard in household of Ellen Richard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J L Richards, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • J. L. Richards, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1883Phenix City, Russell, Alabama, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1866: Elmore, Alabama, United States

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 19

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .

    German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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