Richard Samuel Denny

1792–16 April 1862 (Age 70)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Richard Samuel

Richard Samuel Denny was born in 1792, in Virginia, United States. He had at least 6 sons and 8 daughters with Matilda Frayser Walker. He lived in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 16 April 1862, at the age of 70.

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Richard Samuel Denny
Matilda Frayser Walker
William Henry Denny
Robert James Denny
Mary J Denny
Isabella W Denny
Eliza Denny
Sarah Jane Denny
Richard Denny
Ann Eliza Denny
A F Denny
George Hutchinson Denny
Matilda Denny
Douglas Plumer Denny
Ella Denny
Emma Bohannon Denny

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a pet form of Dennis .2 English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, most probably named with Old English Dene ‘Dane’ + ēg ‘island’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Denny, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard Donny in entry for James B. Heard and Emma Donny, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Richard Denny in entry for George Hutchinson Denny and Charlotte Matilda Wright, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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