- Mar 23, 2006My great grandmother (Elizabeth Richards) was born on St. Helena between
1839/1841. She came to the United States on a whaling ship (the Young
Phenix) about 1861 as a "nanny" for the captain's spouse and newborn baby.
Her father was supposedly named Thomas and was a jeweler.
Your 1814 census shows a Thomas Richards with a spouse and six children (3
boys and 3 girls). Could this be her grandfather ?
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks