Lafayette Richey

22 April 1825–10 January 1858 (Age 32)
Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lafayette

When Lafayette Richey was born on 22 April 1825, in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Richey, was 42 and his mother, Nancy Browning, was 32. He married Hannah Hobson on 20 June 1849, in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died on 10 January 1858, in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Lafayette Richey
Hannah Hobson
Marriage: 20 June 1849

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    Hannah Hobson


20 June 1849
Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States

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World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

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

1 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ ( see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche ( see Ritchey 2).3 English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lafayette Richey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lafiatt Richy, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Lafiatt Richy, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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