Lieutenant Wiley Richardson1

b. 14 April 1754, d. 1 February 1846
Lieutenant Wiley Richardson|b. 14 Apr 1754\nd. 1 Feb 1846|p546.htm|Thomas Richardson|b. 29 Mar 1719\nd. c 1772|p1275.htm|Rebecca Reed|||James Richardson|b. c 1686|p714.htm|Mary (—?—)|||||||||

4th cousin 4 times removed of Louise Underwood.
4th cousin 6 times removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
     Lieutenant Wiley Richardson was baptized on 14 April 1754 in First Congregational Church, Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4 He was the son of Thomas Richardson and Rebecca Reed.2,3 He married first Bridget Farrar, daughter of Joseph Farrar and Deborah Richardson, circa 1776.1,5 He married second Frances Poor on 15 May 1783 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.6 He, a widower, died of old age on 1 February 1846 in Westford at 90 years, 10 months, 1 day (92 years, Union Church record).7
     Lieutenant Wiley Richardson was a shoemaker8 and farmer in Westford.9,8

Children of Lieutenant Wiley Richardson and Bridget Farrar

Children of Lieutenant Wiley Richardson and Frances Poor


  1. [S147] Sue Farrar Thorne, Descendants of Jacob Farrar Jr and Hannah Hayward of Lancaster, Massachusetts to 1825 (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 2001), 119.
  2. [S110] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Dracut Massachusetts (Boston: The Essex Institute, 1914), 102.
  3. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, Comprising a Full History and Genealogy of the Posterity of the Three Brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel, and Thomas Richardson, Who Came from England, and United with Others in the Foundation of Woburn, Massachusetts, in the Year 1641, of John Richardson, of Medfield, 1679, of Amos Richardson, of Boston, 1640, of Edward and William Richardson, of Newbury, 1643, with Notices of Richardsons in England and Elsewhere (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston & Co., 1876), 88.
  4. [S162] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1915), 100, citing church record, First Congregational Church.
  5. [S201] Deborah Farrar, Probate file no. 7284, Middlesex Probate Court, East Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  6. [S162] Westford VR (published), 230.
  7. [S162] Westford VR (published), 311, citing Register of burials in the East Burying Ground (Fairview Cemetery), kept by Levi Snow; church record, Union Church.
  8. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, 123.
  9. [S162] Westford VR (published), 311.
  10. [S162] Westford VR (published), 98.
  11. [S162] Westford VR (published), 99.