I have traced
my Rich line back to
John Horace Rich who married
John was born in 1772 in North Carolina and died in 1817 in Adams Co., Ohio.
In 1800 the John and Elizabeth are reflected on census for Salisbury, Rowan
Co., North Carolina. In 1804, John and Elizabeth moved from
North Carolina to Adams Co., Ohio between and bought 700 acres. After John's death,
in 1824, Elizabeth and the children moved to Rush
Co., Indiana where she died in 1855.
Davis Rich was born to John and Elizabeth Rich in 1811 in Ohio and he
Margaret Kolb in 1829. Davis and Margaret raised their family in Indiana.
Their children were all born near Raleigh, Rush Co., Indiana. The home below is the old
Davis Rich home near Raleigh.
Josephus RICH was born to Davis and Margaret Rich in 1848 in Indiana
and he married
Sarah Ellen Henry who was also know as Ella. In
1880 Josephus and Sarah were living in the Taylor Township of Howard Co.,
IN. In 1883 Josephus moved the family to Kansas. Then moved the
family to Laclede Co., MO in 1893. According to their son Alfred's
orbit, Sarah was a descendant of Patrick Henry, however, I have not been
able to prove that fact and think this is not likely true.
Josephus Rich & His Sonís
Standing: Walter Henry, Alfred Oscar, Carl Victor
Seated: Lewis Elwood, Josephus, Clare Donald
(click on photo to enlarge)
Josephus Rich Children
From left Alfred Oscar, Bertha Agnes, & Lewis Elwood
Lewis Elwood RICH was born to Josephus and Sarah Rich in 1872 in
Indiana and he married
Margaret Elizabeth Barnes. They
lived in the Union Township of Laclede Co., MO. On 1/9/1907, Lewis
sold all of his personal belongings and the family moved to Pueblo, Colorado
for a few years. By 1911 they moved back to MO and lived in
Phillipsburg, Laclede Co., MO where they lived the rest of their lives. (See
McFall Journal 1903 to 1905 to see where their visit to Colorado in
McFall Journal 1906 to 1908 to see where their move to Colorado was
Lewis Elwood & Margaret (Barnes) Rich Family
From left: Lewis Elwood, Cecil, Lola, Margaret, & Ella
Photo taken about 1907 in Pueblo, Colorado
Nora Mary Rich was born to Lewis and Margaret Rich in 1914 in
Phillipsburg, MO and she married Truman Chambers. They married
in Los Angeles Co., CA in 1931. They lived first in the city of
Maywood, then moved to Bell and latter moved to Downey. Truman and
Nora moved to Phelan, California after Truman retired. Then in 1979
they moved to Parker, AZ where they lived the rest of their lives.
Truman and Nora Chambers were my grandparents.
Truman & Nora (Rich) Chambers
about 1944 in Bixby Park, California