Richard Aldrich

7 April 1777–1863 (Age 85)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Aldrich was born on 7 April 1777, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Enoch Aldrich, was 25 and his mother, Deborah Wheelock, was 23. He married Abigail Thompson on 22 November 1801, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. He died in 1863, at the age of 86.

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Richard Aldrich
Abigail Thompson
Marriage: 22 November 1801
Duty Thompson Aldrich
Arathusa Maria Aldrich

Spouse and Children

22 November 1801
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 3

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Ailric, Alrich, Aldrich, etc. (Many different forms are recorded.) It represents the coalescence of at least two Old English personal names, Ælfrīc ‘elf ruler’ and Æðelrīc ‘noble ruler’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Aldrich in household of Chester Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard in entry for Dutee T. Aldrich and Susan French Hunt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Richard Aldrich in entry for Mathena M Gorton, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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