|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1753|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1847|
Henry (aka Heinrich) is my 4th paternal Gr-Grandfather through his son Benjamin Richard (1785-1826).
Henry was an orphan, raised as a bond boy and trained to be a blacksmith. According to one researcher, he signed his name in German. His name is mentioned in several land records for Frederick Co and the Shenandoah Valley VA and spelled alternately as Reickert, Richert, Rickart and Reitchert, until the 19th Century, when it became Richard. He was born either in Germany or perhaps PA; still researching.
Henry married Catherine Elizabeth Rudolph sometime before 1785, most likely in Frederick Co VA.
Children with Catherine:
1) Benjamin Richard (1785-1826), m1: Mary Bowers, m2: Mary "Polly" Ann Gilham (my 3rd Gr-Grandma).
2) Isaac Richard (b: 1787)
3) John Richard (b: 1788), m: Nancy Montgomery.
4) Henry Richard Jr (1789-1847), m: Elizabeth Pifer.
5) Sarah Richard
6) Jacob Richard (1793-1882)
7) Daughter Richard (may have died young)
8) Joseph Richard
Henry died at age 93 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Many thanks to Church Volunteer for the tombstone picture with military plaque.
Catherine Elizabeth Rudolph Richard (1759 - 1828)*
Benjamin Richard (1785 - 1826)*
Henry Richard (1789 - 1847)*
Mountain View Methodist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter
Originally Created by: stars&bars
Record added: Jun 07, 2007
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