Lieut. Thomas Richards (1699- 1760) married Susanna
Rennolds of Hartford in 1723. The couple had nine children.
Their oldest daughter, Susanna, was married to Lt. John
Nettleton and inherited her father's slave, Jack. It is
not known if Lt. Richards owned any other slaves. By the
time of her father's death, Susanna Nettleton had five
Town records list the death of a still-born "negro
child" belonging to Benjamin Richards. Jr. on January
4, 1767. The baby's parents were not mentioned. Records
also list the death of Jack, a "negro man" belonging
to Benjamin Richards on September 21, 1771.
Benjamin Richards, Jr. was married to Sarah, daughter
of Capt. William Judd; the couple had six children. Benjamin
Richards, Jr. was the nephew of Lt. Thomas Richards. Thomas
Richards also had a son named Benjamin. Both Benjamins
were born in 1737. It appears that they may have both