I am a descendant of Moses Richards Sr and Moses Richards Jr from Dickinson, NY. They owned farmland on the Nicholville Rd.
I am first looking for information on Moses Richards Jr and his wife Alice. Moses being born in 1870 in Canada, came to the US in 1872. I have a few newspaper articles concerning barn fire in 1899, selling the farm in 1907 (not sure if this is Sr or Jr's farm) and the vacant home being burglarized in 1916.
What I am looking for is what happened between 1910 and 1915 and beyond, along with any information on Alice. My Great Grandfather, William Dorey, was born in 1913 and adopted around 1915. I have the family in the 1910 census, then Moses on a 1920 census in Boston without his wife or any children. Moses is back in Malone, Franklin County on the 1940 census as an inmate at the Franklin County Welfare home on the South Bangor Rd. This is where I lose him. I have his death prior to 1948, but not sure when. I lose Alice as of the 1910 census and do not have a maiden name for her.
My Great Grandfather is 1 of 7 children. I know at least 2 that were adopted out. He stayed in the area and was adotped by Joseph and Eva Burnett Dora. Delia Richards was sent out on an adoption train to MO, kept her last name. Francis Richards ended up in Syracuse after being placed on a farm in St. Regis Falls. Charles Richards died in Wolcott, NY. Joseph (b.1903), Clifford (b. 1906) and John (North Lawrence, NY, b. 1914) I have no further information on. If they were adopted their last names may have changed. William, Francis, John, and Delia were able to find each other and connect over the years.