Harper Richardson

Brief Life History of Harper

When Harper Richardson was born on 1 October 1786, in Bethel, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Sanford Richardson, was 25 and his mother, Roxalana Burroughs, was 24. He married Roxana Belknap on 29 March 1808, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 29 March 1838, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Harper Richardson
Roxana Belknap
Marriage: 29 March 1808
Paschal Richardson
George W Richardson
John Harper Richardson
Philo Belknap Richardson
Sanford Lemuel Richardson

Sources (22)

  • Harper Richardson, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Harper Richardson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Harper Richardson, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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: 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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