Franklin Dewey Richards

Brief Life History of Franklin Dewey

When Franklin Dewey Richards was born on 2 April 1821, in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Phineas Howe Richards, was 32 and his mother, Wealthy Dewey, was 34. He married Jane Snyder on 18 December 1842, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 9 December 1899, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Franklin Dewey Richards
Charlotte Fox
Marriage: 13 October 1849
Mary Ellen Richards
Erastus Snow Richards
George Albert Richards
Ezra Taft Richards
Milley Fox Richards
Harvey Sellman Richards

Sources (102)

  • Frank D Richards, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Massachusetts Town Birth Records
  • Franklin D. Richards, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1842 · Relief Society Organized

The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.

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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Jane Snyder's Diary on the Mormon Trail

Early in the winter of [18]45 it was decided by President Young that the church should move farther west the temple was still being built according to the revelation. But was not entirely finished unt …

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