Lemuel Richardson

Male25 July 1807–

Brief Life History of Lemuel

When Lemuel Richardson was born on 25 July 1807, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dr William Richardson, was 48 and his mother, Levina Taft, was 44. He married Lovina Burbank in 1832, in Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1875 and Lamartine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1880.

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Lemuel Richardson
Marriage: 10 December 1873

Sources (8)

  • Lew Richardson, "Wisconsin State Census, 1875"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lemuel Richardson - Government record: birth-name: Lemuel Richardson
  • Lemuel Richardson, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1873Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 22

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)


    Age 39

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

    Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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