Richards, Robert R
Richards, Robert R., a Methodist preacher, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Thomaston (now city of Rockland), Me., in 1838. Of his birth and early life we have no information. In 1841 he was admitted into the Maine Conference as a probationer, was ordained deacon in 1843, and elder in 1848. For twenty-three years he sustained an effective relation in the conference, but in 1864 failing health compelled him to take a superannuated relation, which relation he sustained until Aug. 9, 1866, the date of his death. He was a man of sound understanding and great perseverance; as a friend, true and faithful; as a preacher, clear, logical, and instructive. See Minutes of Annual Conf. M.E. Church, 1867, p. 138.