John Richardson

Brief Life History of John

When John Richardson was born on 11 July 1740, in Lancaster Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Laurence Richardson, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jones, was 28. He married Lydia Baker on 27 March 1770, in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1816, in Middletown, Warren, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76.

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John Richardson
Lydia Baker
Marriage: 27 March 1770
Nehemiah Richardson
Nehemiah Richardson
Joseph Richardson
Mary Richardson
Joseph Richardson
Samuel Richardson
Mary Richardson
Lydia E. Richardson
Hannah Richardson
Faithful Richardson
Susan Richardson

Sources (32)

  • John Richardson, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • John Richardson in entry for Nehemiah Richardson, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Richardson, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.


Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

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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