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Susan Sanford Pierson Richards

December 13, 1831–March 2, 1878

Born at Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; daughter of Nancy Richards and William Pierson. Died at Wanship, Summit County, Utah Territory; buried at Salt Lake City. 1 (See Document 2.3)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment Index, 1846–1969, book A, p. 60, Susan Sandford Pierson; from card file at the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1263306, FHL. Vital Records of Richmond, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1913), 37, 72. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch, accessed Mar. 2016), Sarah Sanford Peirson KWJG-SB7 . 1870 U.S. census, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah Territory, p. 8, Susan Richards, NARA. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 55 (1878), Susan S P Richards; database and images, (, accessed Feb. 2015); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed May 2015), memorial no. 19772568, Susan Sanford Peirson Richards; Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.