Hello Dave, Sorry, The old Jennings County letters I have were written between the years 1859 and 1865 and do not mention the surname's RICH nor FLANIGAN. Wish I could have helped you out.
However, I am interested in your Flanigan connection and anything you can tell me about the Flanigan family. I have a ancestor's sister, a Mary Ann (Sprout) White; Schadley - who may have married a John Flanigan as her 3rd husband. I believe the marriage may have taken place in Bartholomew County, Indiana, sometime around 1859. I usually do not research any extended family but this gal had such a sad life I decided to pursue her history. So, anything you can tell me on your Indiana Flanigan line is of interest to me. Hope to hear from you soon. Judith Mills Boie