John Washington Richardson

Brief Life History of John Washington

When John Washington Richardson was born on 1 November 1817, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, Capt. John Wiley Richardson I, was 64 and his mother, Synthia Willis, was 53. He married Lucinda Vincent on 9 December 1841, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Giles, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died on 5 February 1888, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Culleoka, Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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John Washington Richardson
Lucinda Vincent
Marriage: 9 December 1841
Nancy Jane Richardson
Robert McGaly Richardson
Sarah Lucretia Sally Haywood
Sarah L Richardson
Tennessee Richardson
Delila A Richardson
John Wiley Richardson

Sources (24)

  • John W Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Richardson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John W Richardson, in the 1888 "Find A Grave Index" Frienship Baptist Church Cemetery, Culleoka, Maury, Tennessee

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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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