From Herb Richards: "Milas Hardin Richards, my grandfather shown in the photo above, was born May 30, 1864 in Winchester, Scott Co., IL. He was the son of William Wesley Richards and Nancy Elizabeth (Perkins) Richards who were married on 19 Aug 1877. The photograph above was taken in 1868 when Milas was just 4 years old. He is wearing a chid's suit which might indicate that the occasion was formal. Records indicate that William Wesley Richards, my great grandfather, died on 25 Feb 1868 at 26 years, 4 months and 2 days of age. Perhaps the photo was taken around the time of his father's death. The photo is an old tin plate as was common back then."
Submitted by Herb Richards