Hamilton was born the son of Christopher Richards Sr. and Nancy Adeline Moore in Franklin County Virginia.
According to census records he lived in the Pigg River Post Office district in Franklin County VA.
Hamilton married Mary Jane King on December 16 1852 in Floyd County VA.
1860 census South West Dist, Franklin Co VA
Hamilton W Richards 27 farmer
Mary J Richards F 24
John R Richards M 6
Nancy C Richards F 2
Mary A Richards F 1
1. Christopher C. [1853-57]
2. John R. 
3. Nancy C. 
4. Mary Alice  +Noah H. Williams
[Mary and Noah were married 03 Jan 1878]
Richards, Hamilton W. Private served with Company B of the 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment: Under Stonewall Jackson's command.
Pvt. H. Richards KIA Cedar Run 08/09/1862 [44, 1862/08/26] [42Va: 17B5] [42Va: 35c].
Died of wound received 1862/08/09, Cedar Run, and buried there [42Va: 2c4]. This source is a postwar Muster Roll, B/42Va, dated 18 July 1884, Floyd C.H., Va., prepared by J.L. Tompkins, late Capt., B/42Va
Franklin Co. death register indicated he died 08/13/1862 at Fredericksburg, age 28, "killed in battle" [42Va: 26a]
Wife Mary Jane applied for a pension based on Hamilton's Civil War service on May 29 1888. At that time Mary lived in Christiansburg, Montgomery County VA. She did not remarry.
Christopher Richards Sr.  Franklin Co VA
Waitman Richards  Franklin Co VA
Edward Richards  MD/ Franklin Co VA
Benjamin Richards  MD/old Lunenburg & Franklin Co VA
Edward Richards  Manchester, Lancashire England/MD
Christopher C. Richards (1802 - 1892)
Clarissa Alice Richards Williams (1827 - 1911)*
Christopher Richards (1834 - 1862)*
Hamilton Wade Richards (1834 - 1862)
Robert E. Richards (1835 - 1862)*
William Christopher Richards (1838 - ____)*
Samuel M. Richards (1840 - 1862)*
Sarah F. Richards (1844 - ____)*
Louisa Abigail Richards Maxey (1845 - 1929)*
Octavia Richards Jackson (1846 - 1912)*
Created by: Harold G. Richards
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
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Added: Mar. 18, 2017
Hamilton Wade Richards is my 3rd Great Grandfather on my fathers side.|
Added: Feb. 14, 2016
I am a decedant of Mary Jane King and Hamilton Wade. I have a photo of him i would love to share Also, in Mary's old age she stayed with a family. A member of that family told a person on ancestry.com a story of how she said good night to him every night...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 14, 2012
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