Richard Stith Jr.

Male9 December 1778–13 April 1843

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Stith Jr. was born on 9 December 1778, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, his father, Col Richard Stith, was 51 and his mother, Lucy Cocke Hall, was 42. He married Elizabeth Jones on 27 December 1798, in Campbell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 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.
Elizabeth Jones
Marriage: 27 December 1798
Lucy Jones Stith
Griffin Stith
Betsy Stith
Buckner Jones Stith
Susan Stith
John Craig Stith
William F Stith
Edmund J Stith
Martha Ann Stith
Jesse Jones Stith
Mary Ann Stith

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Stith, Jr. - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Stith, Jr.
  • Richard Stith, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Richard Stith, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1798Campbell, Virginia, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +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

    English: unexplained. The name is not found in modernEnglish 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.

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