John Asa Richardson

21 February 1818–7 January 1886 (Age 67)
Rodman, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of John Asa

When John Asa Richardson was born on 21 February 1818, in Rodman, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Asa Richardson, was 38 and his mother, Mary Adams, was 33. He married Emeline Rogers about 1850, in Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1850 and Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 January 1886, in Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Black River Cemetery, Rutland Center, Rutland, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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John Asa Richardson
Emeline Rogers
Marriage: about 1850
James M. Richardson
Seth Richardson
Willard Richardson

Spouse and Children

about 1850
Jefferson, New York, United States


    James M. Richardson


    Seth Richardson


    Willard Richardson


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John A Richardson, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"

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