Richard Delano

29 October 1733–21 June 1797 (Age 63)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Delano was born on 29 October 1733, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Delano, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Durfee, was 31. He married Mercy Taber on 28 November 1765, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 21 June 1797, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63.

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Richard Delano
Mercy Taber
Marriage: 28 November 1765
Richard Delano
Seth Delano
Amaziah Delano

Spouse and Children

28 November 1765
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 43

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 43

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 50

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Respelling of French De la Noye, habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from any of various places called La Noue or La Noë, for example in Marne, Charente, Maine-et-Loire, named with Gaulish nauda ‘moist or marshy place’, ‘swamp’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Delano, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Richard Delano, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Richard Delano in entry for Amaziah Delano, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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