632Fw: Richards Family
- Mar 27 3:20 PM
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From: "Faltus" <Faltus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:02 PM
Subject: Richards Family
> I am trying to verify an item about my grest grandmother (Elizabeth
> RICHARDS) who left the island about 1860.
> My information has it that she came to New Bedford, Mass on the Whaling
> "YOUNG PHOENIX" as a sort of "Nanny" to take care of the Captain's wife
> new born son.
> Information I received from Thomas RICHARDS (do not know whether he is
> related or not) stated that the ST. HELENA HERALD for 1860 quoted in the
> "Shipping Intelligence Column" the following. THE WHALING SHIP "YOUNG
> PHOENIX" (CAPT. W. SHOCKLEY) ARRIVED 17 JAN 1860. This seems to tie in
> the family information and verifies that information. (Elizabeth stayed
> the Shockley several years.)
> The Census Records (taken 30 Sep 1814) (LDS Microfilm 1259088) shows a
> Thomas RICHARDS with 1 woman, 3 boys. 3 girls (no other information). This
> (I believe) could be the grandfather and may have been one of the
> individuals (along with the MORSE Brothers) brought to the island by Saul
> Solomon. By the way, this Thonas was listed as a Jeweler.
> With the island getting so much attention lately I feel that there may be
> more information available.
> Thanks for taking the time to read this message and any information
> will be appreciated.
> Everett Faltus (faltus@...)
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