Joseph Richardson

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Richardson was born on 12 November 1748, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Richardson, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Munn, was 31. He married Esther Lammon or Lamond on 1 December 1774. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 April 1819, in West Camp, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 70.

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Joseph Richardson
Hannah Hincher
Marriage: 3 August 1786
Ballinger Richardson
Jairus Sylvester Richardson
William Richardson
Lamon Richardson
Esther Richardson
Mark Richardson
Thankful Richardson

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  • Joseph Richardson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New York is the 11th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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