Dear Phillip Hello my name is Robert C Ditton Sr I live here in Oswego N.Y. and I know who Richard's parent's were' They are Robert & Catherine Reed Ditton.they came over here on the ship Columbia 5/7/1828. He had a bunch of brother's & sisters. William, Celia, Alfred, Richard, Thomas, Sarah,Daniel, Robert, & Charlotte they were born on Staten Island N.Y. I hope that this will help you out some. They are my relatives too. Cant wait to here from you. My E-mailaddress is firstname.lastname@example.org.