Richard Risley 7th great grandpa on RootsMagic tree
Richard was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut on July 24, 1709. On September 24, 1729 he married Hannah Smith. They had 8 or 9 children and lived in Bolton, Connecticut. Richard was a widow in 1785 then married Mary Smith. On the 1790 census Richard is head of house living, probably, with a son with 2nd wife Mary.
Richard died in 1792. There’s no record of his will. His probate was on August 7, 1792 with Joseph Carver (no clues on who this person was) and Mary the widow as executors. The inventory of Richard’s estate included: One great coat, one bed with pillows and bolsters, 16 runs of linen yarn, a trunk, a chest of drawers, a tea kettle, pewter plates and cups, some livestock, 20 acres of land. An estate sale was held on April 18, 1793. Handwritten inventories of the 1600 and 1700s seemed to include every thing the person owned from buttons and seeds to land and livestock.
- 1790 United States census database at FamilySearch
- The New England historical and genealogical register 1866 Volume 20 at Archive.org
- The American genealogist database Volume 25 page 237 Richard and Mary, 2nd wife, at American Ancestors.
- Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 at Ancestry
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