Colonel John Harper Richardson

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Colonel John Harper Richardson
1812–1903
Cyntha Henry
1821–1900
Marriage: 17 March 1842
Harper Sanford Richardson
1843–1864
Ellen Richardson
1847–1881
Luna M Richardson
1852–1933
Dana Belknap Richardson
1854–1939
Jennie M. Richardson
1857–1912
Estella Emma Richardson
1860–1924
Edith Leontine Richardson
1864–1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1842Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Richarson
    Richerson
    Richard
    Richeson
    Ritson

    Sources (25)

    • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Richardson in entry for William G. Bruce and Emma E. Richardson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • John H. Richardson in entry for Ellen S. Richardson, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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