Mayette Richardson

Brief Life History of Mayette

When Mayette Richardson was born on 10 September 1810, in Nelson, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Asa Richardson, was 31 and her mother, Mary Polly Adams, was 25. She married Alanson Patchen about 1836, in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1860 and Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. She died on 7 June 1887, in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Alanson Patchen
Mayette Richardson
Marriage: about 1836
Darius Patchen
Albert M Patchen
Byron Patchen
George F Patchen
Alanson King " Lonson" Patchin

Sources (6)

  • M Richardson in household of J V Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Richardson Patchin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • May Patchen in household of Lonson Patchen, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


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)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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