Here is what I have on this family: From the Nemaha Valley Genealogy Society's "History of the Nemaha Valley"(Hardback Book, available from the Nemaha Valley Genealogy Society):
"Richard S. Hannaford, son of Richard S. and Harriett Hannaford, was bornin the borough of Plymouth, England on August 8, 1818.He was baptizedin St. Charles and during his infancy he traveled with his parents to theUnited States where they settled in Indiana.In 1826, he moved hisfamily to Cincinatti, Ohio.Richard S. had two brothers, James andWilliam, who also settled in Nebraska, and seven sisters who remained inOhio.Richard S. Hannaford learned the trade of cabinet maker and workedfor fifteen years for 'Mitchell, Ramilsburg and Co.' a furniture storelocated in Cincinatti, Ohio.Richard S. arrived in Brownville, NebraskaTerritory, April 1855 by steamboat, under the command of Captain Whytefrom St. Louis.He homesteaded five miles west of Brownville, which isnow the Peru State [college -John] corner on Highway 136.His first wifedied, leaving one child, Lucy Sedoris (Alfred).He then married CarolineMatilda Laflin on Oct. 15, 1859 and they were the parents of sevenchildren Olivia Hamilton (Henry), James Wm. (Jeannette Kelley), RobertMitchell (Lina A. Ewing), JoannaVanMeter (Dave), Richard S., Mary Belland Rebecca M. Hannaford." (a couple of paragraphs on his furniture business, which he openedin Brownville, then later sold). "In the spring of 1888 he and his wife moved to Mason City, Nebraska tobe near his sons, Robert M., James Wm., and his daughter, RebeccaHannaford, who was a school teacher in Custer County in 1900.Richarddied Sept. 14, 1897 and Carolini M. passed away on Jan. 24, 1901.Theyare buried in the Litchfield Cemetery in Sherman County, Nebraska."
The above was submitted to the Nemaha Valley Genealogy Society (NVGS)for submission in this book, which was published in 1987, by Grace J.Russell.We might be able to trace Ms. Russel down for you, if you wouldlike.Also, the History has a picture of Richard S. Hannaford and hisfamily standing outside their farm near Brownville.