Lucinda Mangum was born 20 July 1826 in Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama to John Mangum (1763-1843) and Rebecca Canida (1785-1847) and died 23 February 1903 St Johns, Apache County, Arizona of unspecified causes. He married James Richey (1821-1890) 28 March 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.
This person was is listed on the Encampment Mall Memorial - a list of over 300 LDS Pioneer Families that helped to settle St. George, Utah in 1861. They were part of the "Dixie Cotton Mission" called by President Brigham Young to raise cotton and other southern crops in the warmer climate of Washington County, Utah.
St. John's Relief Society President (1880-93)
Lucinda was the first president for the St. Johns Arizona Stake (circa 1880-1893).
Report about the St. Johns Arizona Relief Society, printed in The Woman's Exponent, 01-Nov-1893.
ST. JOHN.(sic) In reading our interesting little paper the EXPONENT we often see the reports from other places but seldom anything from St. John's Arizona and as our Relief Society was reorganized on the 4th of March, we thought it proper to report the same. Sister Lucinda Richey was our esteemed president for thirteen years but being in poor health and advanced in years felt it too great a responsibility and therefore tendered her resignation. She was loved for her kind and loving manner and motherly counsel. Her life has been of of usefulness having raised a large family living mostly on the frontier, and passing through many trials incident to such a life. The following were chosen officers Anna D. Kempe President, Claudina Jensen and Elizabeth N. Gibbons, Counselors R.E. Berry Secretary, Christina Johnson Treasurer, Anna L. Anderson Ass't. Our meetings are held regularly and fairly well attended. We hold meetings every other Thursday our testimony meetings on fast days. We have fifty four members own real estate worth $2,740. also 109.60 in property and $350 cash. The people here are feeling much encouraged this year as we have blessed with rains and the gardens and young orchards look thrifty as does also the fields where crops were planted. Some did not plant as we have suffered greatly from drouth and grasshoppers the past three years but we have neither to complain of this year. E.R. BERRY, SEC.