Hi Jean. Yes, I am doing research on the Jane Richards family (as time allows). Do you have any information on them? Also, it would be interesting to know more about the Ingram brothers, any immediate children, and their immigrant parents. Sounds as if you have quite a bit.
Louisa Richards died 12/11/1939 in Dodgeville, WI and I am assuming she is buried there. Her husband John Bilkey is also buried in Dodgeville. Question for you: was David Ingram her first or second husband ? [John Bilkey came to the US in 1834 via Quebec. He was born in Cambourne Parish, Cornwall in 1810. He worked first as a miner, then a farmer.] Here's some Richards information, if you are interested:
Louisa Richards' parents were:
George Richards (b. 7/10/1816 in Cornwall, a miner; d. 7/20/1885. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg, WI.) George married:
Mary Ann Abraham (Abrahm) in 1846. She was born 1818 in Cornwall and died 2/2/1899 (WI). Her parents were Peter Abrahm and Mary Ann Rowe, m. 11/15/1813 Cambourne, Cornwall. I am looking for more Rowe and Abrahm information.
George Richards came to the US ahead of his family, then was followed in 1848 by wife Mary Ann and son George Jr. (b. 4/12/1847; d. 11/18/1924, Hazelton IA).
Their children were:
1. George Jr. (married X) had children Ernest, Leta (married X Armstrong); Raymond (d. age 13); Zelda m. Fred Richards; Fay (m. X Hill); Verne (d 1943, married Ruth X); Clyde; Donna (married X Morgan) and Glenn (d. 1934; married Bertha X).
2. Jane (my g-g-gma) (b. 8/33/1851 Shullsburg; d. 12/22/1920; buried Evergreen Cemetery. Married 9/18/1873 to Joseph Copeland (b. 2/1836 or 38, Clones Ireland; d. 8/26/1893, Chicago IL. Buried Evergreen Cemetery.) They were married at her parents' farm; visited NY in 1873. She followed Joseph to Oregon 1874 via stagecoach; returned to WI 1879 because of the Modoc Indian wars. The stagecoach ahead of theirs was attacked by Indians, all were killed. Members Methodist Church. Children Arthur Copeland, Robert, Josephine (my g-gma born in OR 10/31/1875, remembers seeing Indians peeking into the windows of the cabin, scared her mother), Allen, Joseph, Leslie Adele, and Louis Copeland (who wrote the book "The Cornish of Southwest Wisconsin".) Josephine m. William Andrews, had son William who m. Marian Joslin of Salina KS, in Los Angeles.
3. Mary Ellen (b. 5/24/1856; d 12/31/1929) m. John Trebilcock
4. Samuel (b. 1853; d. 7/26/1882) m. Lavinia
5. Elizabeth Ann (b. 1849; d. 11/12/1911) m. Samuel Peterson
6. Louisa (b. 2/24/1863; d. 12/11/1939 Dodgeville) m. David Ingram/John Bilkey
7. Eliza Emily (b. 1/13/1859; d. 11/28/1935 Hancock, MI. buried Evergreen Cemetery, Shullsburg) m. Thomas Kneebone/Tom Ingram.
If you have any further Richards, Copeland, Andrews, Webb, Harris, Hughes, Abrahm information from Shullsburg, WI then I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks much, Jean. And if I can help further, let me know.
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