I am pretty much a novice to genealogy. About August of last year, by chance, I came into possession of two photographs. One was my mother's grandparents w/ their children, the Ohio / German side of our tree. The second is a photo posted on this site, of my father Raymond Wood at the age of two, with his mother Marjorie Rich Wood, grandfather Lemuel Rich & ggrandfather John Hubbard Rich. I don't know what it was that peaked my curiosity but I've been searching for more photos and information since. As it turns out however, that is not where our Rich bloodline originates, as John Hubbard Rich was born John Hubbard Whitney, the last child of Obediah & Louisa Bangs Whitney. I found documentation of her death in May 1852. John Hubbard was born May 30th 1852. He was subsequently adopted by his Aunt & Uncle, Esther L. Bangs and Col. Lemuel Rich. I was pleased, however, to discover that we still had a Rich connection. It comes not from my GGrandfather's side of the family, but from my GGrandmother's side. Marjorie Rich Wood was the oldest child of Lemuel & June Rand Rich. June Rand was dauhter of John Everett & Abbey York Rand. John E. Rand was the son of John & Nancy Higgins Rand. Nancy Higgins was the daughter of William & Phebe Paine Higgins. Phebe Paine was the daughter of Joseph & Phebe Rich Paine. I don't have the exact dates at the moment, but they came to Standish between 1770 & 1780. Joseph & Phebe Rich Paine would be my GGGGGGrandparents. I found their double headstone at the Old Dow Corner Cemetery in Standish, which is also pictured on this site. Phebe was born (I believe) in Truro, MA., daughter of Uriah Rich, son of Richard Rich, son of Richard Rich, son of Richard Rich & Sarah Roberts. That's about all I know for now. Haven't gotten into too much detail yet, as it seems there are so many directions to go. It's a little overwhelming - but fun!!