Colonel John Harper Richardson

26 January 1812–8 August 1903 (Age 91)
Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of John Harper

When Colonel John Harper Richardson was born on 26 January 1812, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Harper Richardson, was 25 and his mother, Roxana Belknap, was 24. He married Cyntha Henry on 17 March 1842, in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tuscola, Tuscola, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Tuscola Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 8 August 1903, in Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Tuscola, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Colonel John Harper Richardson
Cyntha Henry
Marriage: 17 March 1842
Harper Sanford Richardson
Estella Emma Richardson
Ellen Richardson
Luna M Richardson
Dana Belknap Richardson
Jennie M. Richardson
Edith Leontine Richardson

Spouse and Children

17 March 1842
Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Harper Sanford Richardson


    Ellen Richardson


    Luna M Richardson


    Dana Belknap Richardson


    Jennie M. Richardson


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 22

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

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 personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jno H Richardson, "United States Census, 1880"

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