Richard Henry "Dick" Alsip/Alsop

Male19 December 1820–24 April 1904

Brief Life History of Richard Henry "Dick"

When Richard Henry "Dick" Alsip/Alsop was born on 19 December 1820, in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Alsip, was 39 and his mother, Anna Stewart, was 34. He married Juda Rogers in 1841, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Whitley, Kentucky, United States for about 50 years. He died on 24 April 1904, in Corbin, Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ward Cemetery, Corbin, Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Henry "Dick" Alsip/Alsop
Elizabeth Jane Tye
Marriage: 1852
William Henry Harrison Alsip
Margaret Alsop
Alexander Millard Fillmore Alsip
George D Alsip
Benjamin Franklin Alsip
Nancy Adeline Alsip
Richard Alsip
Susan Frances "Sudie" Alsip
Orvis S. Alsip
Diadama Malene Alsip
Permelia Jane "Ida" Alsip
T. J. Alsip

Sources (26)

  • Richard Alsep, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard Henry Alsip, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard Alsip, "United States, Kentucky, Agricultural Schedules, 1850-1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1852Whitley, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 10

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 26

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

    Name Meaning

    One of the most enduringly successful of the Old French personal names introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from rīc ‘power’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’. It has enjoyed continuous popularity in England from the Conquest to the present day, influenced by the fact that it was borne by three kings of England, in particular Richard I ( 1157–99 ). He was king for only ten years ( 1189–99 ), most of which he spent in warfare abroad, taking part in the Third Crusade and costing the people of England considerable sums in taxes. Nevertheless, he achieved the status of a folk hero, and was never in England long enough to disappoint popular faith in his goodness and justice. He was also Duke of Aquitaine and Normandy and Count of Anjou, fiefs which he held at a time of maximum English expansion in France. His exploits as a leader of the Third Crusade earned him the nickname ‘Coeur de Lion’ or ‘Lionheart’ and a permanent place in popular imagination, in which he was even more firmly enshrined by Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe ( 1820 ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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