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 Cocke 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.

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Family Time Line

Richard Stith Jr.
1778–1843
Elisabeth Jones
1779–1844
Marriage: 27 December 1798
Lucy Jones Stith
1802–1876
Griffin Stith
1822–
Betsy Stith
1803–1840
Buckner Jones Stith
1807–1856
Susan Stith
1808–1847
John Craig Stith
1810–1880
William F Stith
1812–
Edmund J Stith
1814–1860
Martha Ann Stith
1816–
Jesse Jones Stith
1818–1895
Mary Ann Stith
1820–1873
Thomas Stith
1822–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 December 1798
Campbell, Virginia, United States
children

(12)

    Lucy Jones Stith

    Female1802–1876Female

    Betsy Stith

    Female1803–1840Female

    Male1807–1856Male

    Female1808–1847Female

    John Craig Stith

    Male1810–1880Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    Luke Valentine

    Male1749–Male

    Anne Hall Stith

    Female1757–1831Female

    Male1759–1837Male

    Female1761–1820Female

    Col John Stith

    Male1761–1842Male

+9 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

Marriage

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Stith in entry for Stith Sanders and Betsey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • 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"

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