Stamford, Delaware county, New
York on the 13th of March,
Richard was the son of Richard
and Susannah (Halstead). He
married Mary "Polly"
Wilcox on the 26th of January in
1820 and in about 1824 removed
his family from Harpersfield, NY
to what became Summerfield Twp.,
in Monroe county, MI where he has
purchased about 600 acres of land
from the government.
he deeded some of the property to
railroad investors who platted a
village of 41 blocks and named it
Petersburg after him.
passed away in Petersburg on the
5th of March 1862, survived by
his second wife, Orissa Baker
whom he had married in January of