Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 March 1854 (Age 49)
Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Willard

When Willard Richards was born on 24 June 1804, in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Richards, was 42 and his mother, Rhoda Howe, was 41. He married Jennetta Richards on 24 September 1838, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 11 March 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Richards
Sarah Longstroth
Marriage: 25 January 1843
Willard Brigham Richards
Joseph Smith Richards
Sarah Ellen Richards
Paulina Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 15
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Story Highlight

    Dr. Willard Richards - My Great-Grandfather (by Albert Z. Richards, Jr.)

    DR. WILLARD RICHARDS' mother was Rhoda Howe, whose youngest sister, Abigal Howe, was the mother of the great pioneer leader, Brigham Young; thus making A.Z. a first cousin twice removed from Brigham Y …

    Sources (99)

    • William Richards, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Willard Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Willard Richards in entry for Susannah L Richards, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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