My g-grandfather, Wesley Collins Richards (1858 - 1942) was the son of Washington VanRennsler and Lucretia (Blount) Richards. He married Mary LouVina Smock and reared their seven children in Carleton, Michigan. He followed the teaching profession in Monroe County, Michigan and later in LaBelle, Florida until the age of 70. He, also, served his Florida county as a circuit judge. He was a Methodist and an ardent prohibitionist.