James Richards

Politician

1723 – 1810

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Who was James Richards?

James Richards was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1779, and October 1782. He served as a Captain in the Connecticut Militia during the American Revolutionary War.

He was the son of Samuel Richards and Elizabeth Latham.

He began life as a clerk, becoming afterward a soldier and sailor. He was present, in arms, at the Battle of Norwalk, and the Invasion of Danbury.

Richards' wife Ruth Hanford, was a daughter of Samuel Hanford, a granddaughter of Eleazer Hanford, and a great-granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Hanford, of Norwalk. Ruth Hanford's mother was a daughter of Moses Comstock.

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Born
Oct 29, 1723
Norwalk
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  • United States of America
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  • Norwalk
Died
May 17, 1810
New Canaan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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