Richard (Thomas3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born in Braintree on Sept 4, 1686, son of Thomas3 and Mary (Blanchard) Faxon.
In the History of The Faxon Family, it states that Richard was the Town Clerk for 17 years and in recording the name of his wife, he uses 'Anna or Hannah".The book states, "This shows that these names were considered the same... His writing upon the records, exact, clear and of the full, round hand, is one of the best specimens of the period.He seems to have fully appreciated the importance of a complete and correct record".
He and his wife were members of the Middle Precinct Church and are buried in the ancient cemetery opposite the church in a lot near the iron fence on the street.Children born in Braintree:
Thomas , b. Oct. 29, 1710; m 1st Sept.22, 1746 Elizabeth Hobart; 2nd Sept 14, 1753 Mrs Anna (Porter) Clark; 3rd Dec 26, 1756, Phebe Hayden
Mary, b March 8, 1712; m Nathaniel Thayer, April 3, 1735
Abigail, b July 26, 1715 m Caleb Thayer, Feb 20, 1746
Richard, b. Nov 2, 1718 - A corporal in a company that was ordered to march for the relief of Fort William Henry, August 1757
James, b. Nov 7, 1720, m 1st Relief Thayer March 15, 1744; 2nd Widow Mary Denton August 19, 1775
Sarah, b April 12, 1724, d unmarried Nov 2, 1748
Anna, b June 3, 1726, d unmarried 1776
Azariah, b March 23, 1731, m Dorcas Penniman, Nov 1, 1753