Abigail Perry

Born: Nov 9, 1835
Loc: Waterford Twp., Erie Co. PA
Died: July 05, 1909
Loc: Lamar, Barton Co, MO
Father: Truman Perry
Mother: Jane Donaldson
Married: 1857, Erie Co. PA
Spouse: Alpheus Richards,
Son of John M. and Fannie (Moffet) Richards
Their children were born in PA, Iowa and Kansas

Emma / Era Lyman / Della "Adellie"/ Archie Alpheus / Harley Alfred /Effie Alma / Mattie Edna

1850 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
1860 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
1870 Census: Washington Twp. Polk Co. IA
1880 Census: Newport, Barton Co. MO
Alpheus Richards is a well-to-do farmer residing in Newport Township, and is the
owner of 190 acres of well improved and fertile land. His native birthplace is
Erie County, N. Y., and he is the son of John M. and Fannie (Moffet) Richards, who
were born in Vermont and Connecticut respectively. They moved to New York State in 1818,
and there the father was engaged in tilling the soil. His father, Daniel
Richards, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and the great-grandfather was
Humphrey Richards, a native of Wales. Alpheus was reared on a farm and had but a limited education.
At the age of twenty years he left New York and went to Erie
County, Penn., where he worked as a farm-hand for about five years, and was there
married to Miss Abigail Perry in 1857. She held a first-class certificate in Erie
County as a teacher, and had taught nine terms of school
. He afterward purchased
fifty acres of land in Erie County, and was engaged in tilling the soil on his own
account there until 1868, when he emigrated to Whiteside County, Ill., and a year
later to Polk County, Iowa, improving a farm and remaining in the latter place for
five years. From that time until 1879 he resided in Crawford County, Kan., and at
the latter date became a resident of Barton County, and bought the farm on which he is now residing.
He and wife have six children: Emma, wife of Dr. A. F. Huntoon, of Girard, Kan.; A. L., a farmer of the county; Della, Harlie A., Alma E. and Mattie E.Mr. Richards and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a Republican in his political views, and has held the office of justice of the peace in Iowa as well as in Missouri. He was a candidate, in 1882, for county judge. He and wife have
been taking the Chautauqua course (C. L.S. C.) of studies, and will receive diplomas next year, 1890
Source: History Of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade And Barton Counties, |
Missouri, published by Goodspeed, 1889;
Pgs. 937, 938
Barton County Section