b. 2 October 1816, d. 18 November 1913
- Augustus Richards was born on 2 October 1816 in Massachusetts.
- He married Mary Scanlan on 19 July 1849 in Montgomery County, Texas.
- Augustus Richards and Mary Scanlan appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Charles Henry Richards and Augustus Richards.
- He was a blacksmith, according to the 1860 census.
- Green Wood recorded in his book of Misc. Financial & Slave Records, an accounting for Anderson & Richards from January through March 1864. Included four 2-horse wagon loads of corn at $100; on 21 January, two ox waggon loads (105 busels at $2); on 6 February, Mr. Anderson 1 hog (240 lbs) and Maj. Richardson 2 hogs (425 lbs) at 40 cents; and on 17 March, Major Richards 50 bushels corn at $3.
- On Saturday, 29 April 1865, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent James Green 138 lbs bacon, part of an order from Richards Commissioner this evening, 138 making 296 lbs."
- The following appeared on 12 June 1869 in Flake's Bulletin: The following appointments to civil office are hereby made: . . . Montgomery county -- E. C. Chambers, justice of the peace, precinct No. 6, vice J. L. Nugent disqualified; J. W. McDonald, justice of the peace, precinct No. 1, vice John E. George, disqualified; W. S. Rogers, county treasurer, vice Wm. C. Hooker, disqualified; L. W. Wern, James W. Combs, A. A. Johnson and Samuel Weisinger, county commissioners, vice J. H. Price, Ivy McNeese, A. Richards and John A. Glover, disqualified.
- Augustus Richards became a widower at the between 1860 and 1880 death of his wife Mary Scanlan.
- Augustus Richards appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Willis, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Augustus Richards.
- He was a justice of the peace, according to the 1880 census.
- He married Minerva Angelia Tabor, daughter of Rev. Isaac Tabor and Susannah Bullock, on 28 August 1880.
- Augustus Richards died on 18 November 1913 at age 97.
- His wife Minerva Angelia Tabor became a widow at his death.
- He was buried at the old Danville cemetery in Montgomery County, Texas, on present-day Shepard Hill Road, near Willis.
- For an account of his service with the Danville Mounted Riflemen, a Montgomery County unit of the 17th Brigade, Texas State Troops, see his profile in Karen McCann Hett's Danville Mounted Riflemen.
- Last Edited: 19 Jan 2015