John Asa Richardson

Male21 February 1818–7 January 1886

Brief Life History 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 Polly 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, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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

Sources (7)

  • John A Richardson, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • John Richardson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    about 1850Jefferson, New York, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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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 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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