Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mary Mount Desert Island Families — Rich

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(updated 26 April 2014)

Welcome to the Rich genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


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The earliest Rich families to be reported in the census records for Mount Desert Island were those of John Rich and Jonathan Rich, both recorded in the 1790 census of Mount Desert, the only town on the island at that time.

   

Ambrose T. Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. 18 January 1830
   m. (1) Lucy D. [...]
               b. age 17 y., 8 m. at death
               d. 10 January 1854
                     bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
         (2) Margaret M. [...]
                     b. 7 July 1837
                     d. 25 September 1912
                           bur. Hillrest Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 9 July 1904
         bur. Hillrest Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

child by Lucy D. [...]:
   infant daughter Rich   d. 21 January 1854   -   bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
children by Margaret M. [...]:
   Willard F. Rich   b. 1858   Maine   -   m. Nellie B. [...]   -   d. 1938   -   bur. Hillrest Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Almira Rich   b. age 13 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Llewellyn Rich   b. age 11 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Mary H. Rich   b. age 4 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Elias Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. age 88 y., 1 m., 22 d. at death   Maine
   m. Sarah [...]
            b. age 90 y., 5 m., 8 d. at death   Maine
            d. 6 December 1882
                  bur. Rich Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 14 December 1867
         bur. Rich Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Elias Rich Jr.   b. age 69 y., 3 m., 22 d. at death   Maine   -   m. intentions published 5 October 1850;   certificate issued 11 December 1850   Emily P. Rich   -   d. 1 February 1896   -   bur. Richtown Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Sarah Rich   b. age 15 y., 8 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 28 January 1854   -   bur. Rich Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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Elias Rich Jr.
   (son of Elias Rich and Sarah [...])
   b. age 69 y., 3 m., 22 d. at death   Maine
   m. intentions published  5 October 1850
         certificate issued 11 December 1850
         Emily P. Rich
               b. age 70 y., 9 m., 4 d. at death   Maine
               d. 16 March 1902
                     bur. Richtown Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1 February 1896
         bur. Richtown Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Data Rich   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census   Maine   -   m. Charles L. Rich
   John M. Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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George E. Rich
   (son of John R. Rich and Zena Hopkins)
   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Lizzie A. [...]
            b. age 28 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

children:
   Emiretta L. Rich   b. age 15 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Herschel B. Rich   b. age 12 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Blanche S. Rich   b. 1873   Salisbury Cove, Eden [now Bar Harbor], Maine   -   d. 17 June 1891   Kennebunk, Maine   -   bur. [Hillside Cemetery?] [no stone]   Bar Harbor, Maine
   George F. Rich   b. December 1879

documentation and notes

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Gilman N. Rich
   (son of John R. Rich and Zena Hopkins)
   b. 28 October 1850
   m. (1) Ida M. Hamor
                  (dau. of Eben Hamor and Aphia L. Salisbury)
                  b. 8 April 1854   Maine
                  d. 21 September 1921
                        bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
               divorced before 1910 census
         (2) 4 y. as of 1910 census
               Edith A. Higgins
                  (dau. of William C. Higgins and Julia A. [...])
                  b. 12 October 1867   Maine
                  d. [...]
                        bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 2 February 1939
         bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children by Ida M. Hamor:
   Mabel Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Chester A. Rich   b. age 1 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John R. Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. 16 February 1813   Maine
   m. Zena Hopkins
            b. 25 December 1816   Maine
            d. 13 March 1897
                  bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 23 September 1893
         bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   
children:
   Amaretta Rich   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   George E. Rich   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Lizzie A. [...]
   Samuel N. Rich   b. 23 February 1844   Maine   -   m. Emma A. [...]   -   d. 1 December 1929   -   bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Orient C. Rich   b. 1 June 1846   Maine   -   m. 31 y. as of 1900 census   Nettie [...]   -   d. 16 April 1924   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Osborn Perry Rich   b. 1848   Maine   -   m. Emma Florence [...]   -   d. 1916   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Gilman N. Rich   b. 28 October 1850   -   m. (1) Ida M. Hamor,   divorced;   (2) Edith A. [...]   -   d. 2 February 1939   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Melissa [F. or J.?] Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine   -   m. Frank A. Wood
   John H. Rich   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ada Sarah Rich   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Alice M. Rich   b. age 9 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

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John T. Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. age 37 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Margaret [...]
            b. age 27 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Melinda H. Rich   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Algus Rich   b. age 9 y as of 1850 census   Maine
   Tyler F. Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Loring D. Rich   b. age 5 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Thomas G. Rich   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   [Seganus or Sidney?] Rich   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Elzora E. Rich   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Sarah Myra Rich   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lucy Ann Rich   b. age 2 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

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Morris Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. age 42 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Daty [...]
            b. age 41 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Emily Rich   b. age 18 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John Rich   b. age 16 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Jonathan Rich   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Morris Rich Jr.   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Ann Rich   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Riley Rich   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Orient C. Rich
   (son of John R. Rich and Zena Hopkins)
   b. 1 June 1846   Maine
   m. 31 y. as of 1900 census
         Nettie [...]
               b. 17 April 1849   Maine
               d. 21 September 1913
                     bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 16 April 1924
         bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   Maude Rich   b. [February?] 1874   Maine   -   m. 6 y. as of 1900 census   Charles E. Lindall   -   d. 1943   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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Reuben D. Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. 1827   Maine
   m. Sarah J. [...]
            b. age 25 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   d. 1863
         bur. Head of the Harbor Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Regina Rich   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Reuben Collins Rich   b. age 5 y., 5 m., 3 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 10 August 1864   -   bur. Head of the Harbor Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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Samuel Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. age 45 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Sally [...]
            b. age 35 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Sarah A. Rich   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Albion Rich   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Susan Rich   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Melinda Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   William Rich   b. age 5 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Levi Rich   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mary Ann Rich   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Flora A. Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lydia Rich   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   not named daughter Rich   b. age 3 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Samuel N. Rich
   (son of John R. Rich and Zena Hopkins)
   b. 23 February 1844   Maine
   m. Emma A. [...]
            b. age 36 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   d. 1 December 1929
         bur. Leland Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Lena A. Rich   b. age 2 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Maggie R. Rich   b. February 1870   Maine

documentation and notes

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Samuel R. Rich
   (son of Zebediah T. Rich and Eunice N. [...])
   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Freelove M. [...]
            b. age 28 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

children:
   Elmer J. Rich   b. age 8 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Reuben D. Rich   b. age 6 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Lillian E. Rich   b. age 3 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

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Zebediah T. Rich
   (son of [...])
   b. age 57 y., 6 m., 26 d. at death   Maine
   m. Eunice N. [...]
            b. age 35 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   d. 8 March 1870
         bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Lucy D. Rich   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Samuel R. Rich   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Freelove M. [...]
   Margaret P. Rich   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Preston Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Benjamin H. Rich   b. age 3 m., 19 d. at death   -   d. 13 January 1845   -   bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Harriet M. Rich   b. age 18 y., 11 m., 27 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 27 January 1864   -   bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Zebediah Rich   b. age 2 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Eunice Rich   b. age 5 y., 5 m., 10 d. at death   -   d. 18 December 1855   -   bur. McKinley Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   John O. Rich   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Jo[...]a Rich   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Charlotte Rich   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

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