Richards, William I
Richards, William I., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Fulton County, N.Y., July 30, 1815. He was converted when nineteen years of age, and for several years served as a local preacher, but entered the Black River Conference in 1850. He continued in active service (with the exception of one year) until his death — in Clarkson, Monroe County, N.Y. — May 22, 1875. He was a man of piety and great usefulness. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 137.