John Harper Richardson

Male26 January 1812–8 August 1903

Brief Life History of John Harper

When 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 Township, 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 Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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

Sources (25)

  • John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Richardson, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • John H Richardson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1842Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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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.

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