I have been researching my RICH family connections for over 10 years and have collected about as much information as I can. The RICH family in Decatur County is well known and has a long history going back to Thomas RICH and his wife Letty FANN.
I have traced them but have a big gap for the entire family in the 1860 census. Maybe they left Decatur county for a short period or something but for whatever reason I can't find them in 1860. It's as if we just disappeared during that census. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated.
The other family mystery that is most important to me is where is Martha Jane RICH B 20-Mar-1837 D 3-Feb-1918 in early 1862 when she became pregnant with my great grandfather Lee B. RICH whose father is UNKNOWN. Martha kept the name Rich and passed it on to her son but our actual paternal name remains unknown.