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James Richards

Death: May 17, 1810

Birthplace: Norwalk

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

James Richards

Date of Death : May 17, 1810
Birth Place : Norwalk

James Richards was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1779, and October 1782. He served as a Captain in the Connecticut Militia during the American Revolutionary War. He was the son of Samuel Richards and Elizabeth Latham. He began life as a clerk, becoming afterward a soldier and sailor. He was present, in arms, at the Battle of Norwalk, and the Invasion of Danbury. Richards' wife Ruth Hanford, was a daughter of Samuel Hanford, a granddaughter of Eleazer Hanford, and a great-granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Hanford, of Norwalk. Ruth Hanford's mother was a daughter of Moses Comstock.


  • Politician
  • Military Officer


  • Elizabeth Latham
  • Samuel Richards


  • Hannah Warren
  • Hannah Close
  • Ruth Hanford


  • William Richards
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