Descendants of Swan's Island and Isle au Haut's John Rich

This summary has been derived from information in Dr. H. W. Small's 'History of Swan's Island' published in 1898.
According to Dr. Small in his 'History of Swan's Island', John J. Rich, son of John & Emma (Cross) Rich, came to Swan's Island, probably from Mount Desert Island in 1794 and settled on the eastern side of the island. When Mr. Rich left his property it came into the possession of Moses Staples. It is clear that the John Rich who died in 1855 at Isle au Haut is not the same person. About the time of settling of Swan's Island there were several people in the area named John Rich. This genealogy report is of the John Rich who returned to Mount Desert Island and died in 1819. John & Suky Rich had a deed notarized by Joseph Pierce, Justice of the Peace, on Swan's Island in 1800, helping to confirm family identity and location.
For the Swan's Island Education Society
Stephen C. Joyce
5616 Purnell Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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