Richard Stith, Jr.

9 December 1778–13 April 1843 (Age 64)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Stith, Jr. was born on 9 December 1778, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Stith, was 51 and his mother, Lucy Hall, was 43. He married Elisabeth Jones on 27 December 1798, in Campbell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 13 April 1843, in Meade, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Richard Stith, Jr.
Elisabeth Jones
Marriage: 27 December 1798
Lucy Jones Stith
Griffin Stith
Elizabeth Stith
Buckner Jones Stith
Susan Stith
John Craig Stith
William F Stith
Edmund J Stith
Martha Ann Stith
Jesse Jones Stith
Mary Ann Stith
Thomas Stith

Spouse and Children

27 December 1798
Campbell, Virginia, United States


    Lucy Jones Stith


    Elizabeth Stith




    John Craig Stith


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 18

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Name Meaning

Of English origin: unexplained. The name is not found in modern English records.

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

Story Highlight


Genealogy records circa 1970 of Don Stitt reads marriage 27 or 29 December 1796.

Sources (3)

  • Richd Stith in entry for Henry Stith and Mary Ann Stith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Richard Stith in entry for Joseph E Hardaway and Martha Stith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Richard Stith in entry for Griffin Stith and Susan Stith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.