Richard Pile Jr

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Pile Jr was born on 14 December 1764, in Hardesty, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, his father, Richard Pile, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Sprigg, was 36. He married Rebecca Burdett Clifton on 15 January 1792, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 March 1816, in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Richard Pile Jr
Rebecca Burdett Clifton
Marriage: 15 January 1792
Marsten Green Clark Pile
Richard Pile
Burdet Clifton Pile
Mary C Pile
Margaret Pile
Mary Ann Pile
Elizabeth Ann Pile

Sources (10)

  • Richard Pile, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Richard Pile, "Find A Grave Index"
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

World Events (8)


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


Maryland is the 7th state.


In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and London): variant of Pyle .

French: from Old French pile ‘mortar, trough’ (from Latin pila), denoting a trough used for crushing or pounding various materials, such as lime, and in some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for someone engaged in such work.

French: topographic name from Old French pile ‘pillar, column’ (from Latin pila), or a habitational name from any of the minor places in northern France named with this word.

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

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Richard Pile

Richard was the son of Dr. Richard Pile, who lived in Virginia when she was a colony of Great Britain. Richard was apprenticed to the saddler's trade but ran away to join the patriot army in the war …

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