William Ticknor Richards

Birth and Death
Birth 8 Jan 1802 New Hampshire
Death 18 Jul 1872 Grant Co, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Prairie Cemetery, Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin, USA
Parent Daniel Wetherell Richards 22 Feb 1772 Connecticut 4 Mar 1845 Illinois
Parent Ruth Ticknor 29 Jan 1782 New Hampshire 24 Mar 1845 Illinois
Marriage 28 Jan 1798 Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire USA
Spouse Sally Bentley 1806 New York 10 Jan 1870
Children Amelia Ann Richards 1830 Illinois
Oliver Bentley Richards 1833
Truman S Richards 31 Dec 1835 Wisconsin 27 Jan 1916 Washington


  • One of the first settlers in Wisconsin to take up land from the Homestead Act. Lead miner near Platefille.


1836 Territorial Index of Wisconsin
There is a William F and a Daniel Richards in Iowa County. Iowa County would later be split into Grant.
1850 U.S. Census
Grant, Wisconsin
1860 U.S. Census
Millville, Grant, Wisconsin
1870 U.S. Census
Woodman, Grant, Wisconsin
Truman S. Richards Death Certificate
Seattle, Washington. Mistakenly lists wife as mother.