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Noah  Richards 

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1810 - 1870

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1822 - 1872
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Noah Richards
5/1847 - 4/13/1926
(Shown at age 38)
Noah Richards was born on an unknown day in May 1847 somewhere in Florida and died on April 13, 1926 somewhere in Florida. He lived to be 79 years old.

His first wife was Drucilla Wood, They had one son named Jesse. He later Emma ________. They lived most of their lives in Texas, but in his old age he and Emma moved back to Florida.
Census6/27/1860 TX (Newton County) 13 yrs old 
# 83 - Lydia Richards (age 38), Noah Richards (13), Mary M Richards (11) & Jesse Richards (8). Lydia was born in GA, the children in FL. Lydia is a farmer. The value of her real estate is $110 and personal value $300. There is a check by Noah's name for married with in the year. Noah and Mary attend school.  
Census6/27/1900 Cobita TX (Polk County) 53 yrs old 
167 - Noah Richards (age 53, born May 1847) and Drucillia (52, March 1848). They have been married 32 years and have one son (who is still living). Noah was born in FL, as were his parents. Drucillia was born in GA, as were her parents. Noah is working as a day larborer at farm #192. Both can read, write, and speak English. 
Census4/18/1910 Justice Precinct 1 TX (Angelina County) 63 yrs old 
#145 -Noah Richards (age 65) and Durcilla Richards (62). He was born in Florida, he says he doesn't know where his father was born, mother in SC. She was born in AL, and says she doesn't know where her father was born, mother in AL. They have been married 42 years and have one child. They own their home. Noah is a farmer, #19.  
Census1/1/1920 Justice Precinct 1 TX ( Houston County) 72 yrs old 
#145 -N. Richards (age 73) and Erma Richards (73). They were both born in Florida, as were their parents. They own their home. Noah is a farmer, farm #247.  
Death Certificate4/13/1926 DeLeon Springs FL (Volusia County) 79 yrs old 
Florida Deaths - Noah Richards, Death Date Apr. 13 , 1926, Death Place Deleon Springs, Volusia, Florida, Death Age 79y 6m 21d, Birth Date Sept.22 ,1846, Birthplace Marianna, Florida, Marital Status Married, Spouse's Name Emma Richards, Father's Name Jessi Richards, Place of Residence DeLeon Springs, Florida, Cemetery: Burial Place Deleon Spgs, Florida, Burial Date Apr.14, 1926  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Noah Richards's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Noah, his family, and friends. For example, Noah is 8 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
3 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
8 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
14 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
17 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
18 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
18 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
23 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
35 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
36 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
37 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
59 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
70 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
6 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
9 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
12 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
18 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
22 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
30 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
32 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
42 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
48 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
50 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
53 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
53 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
54 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
55 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
56 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
57 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
59 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
59 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
59 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
65 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
66 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
67 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
76 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
76 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
77 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
79 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
14 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
15 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
35 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
38 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
61 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
65 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
66 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
70 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
72 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
8 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
13 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
15 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
16 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
18 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
21 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
28 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
29 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
62 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
63 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
62 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
67 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
70 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
72 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
73 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Druculla, Noah and Jesse
Druculla, Noah and Jesse

Drucilla Wood
Born on May 19, 1848 and died on February 1, 1913
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The Children of Noah Richards

16 years old
Jesse Newell Richards
Born in Upshur Co., Texas on August 8, 1869 and died in Houston Co., Texas on January 29, 1937. He was about 67 years old.

He married Texas Ella York

Ellia Drucilla (1891)
Norman (1896)
Noah (1893)
Tilman (1910)
Harvey R.(1913)
Vernettie Ann(1898)
Nena (1900)
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