The Rickards are my dad’s side of the family. Where they come from, or when they immigrated to the United States I don’t know as of yet. We don’t know much about this side of the family. Until a couple of weeks ago all I knew were my grandparents name. I couldn’t find any records online at all. Then all of a sudden the 1920’s & 1930’s started spitting out information left & right @ancestry.com.
Oh wait, is that our grandfather with his uncles? Is that my great grandparents? Nooo, is that is our great great grandfather all on the same 1920 census? oh yes, it sure was!
So the Story of Noble Rickards starts here & with this find a mystery comes with it. All census records lead me to believe that Noble was born in 1836/37 in Delaware. The farthest I can trace him is the 1850’s Census.
However, Noble is not with his family but with Benjamin Read’s family. The census states he is 13 yrs old and in school. What it does not state is his relationship to head of house! Is our great great grandfather an orphan? Did he have siblings? Is he living with a family member now? Exactly who is this Ann Cann? Is she the mother-in-law to Mr.Read? Could she be Noble’s grandmother by chance? Next week I will be back with another mystery about Grandpa Noble. 🙂