Richard Delano

Male29 October 1733–21 June 1797

Brief Life History 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 32. He married Mercy Taber on 28 November 1765, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 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
Seth Delano
Amaziah Delano

Sources (4)

  • Richard Delano, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Richard Delano in entry for Amaziah Delano, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Richard Delano, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1765Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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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

    Americanized form of French, Walloon, and Flemish Delannoy .

    History: Franklin D. Roosevelt's mother was a Delano, descended from Philippe de la Noye or de Lannoy (1602–81), born in Leiden in the Netherlands, who arrived at Plymouth, MA, in 1621 on the Fortune, one year after the Pilgrim Fathers. — This surname is listed along with its original forms de la Noye and de Lannoy in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors, referring to Jan or Jean de la Noye or de Lannoy from Tourcoing in northern France, the father of Philippe mentioned above. The same ancestor is also listed (as Jean de Lannoy) in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America, besides Abraham de la Noy and Philippe de la Noy.

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

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