Irene Richardson

Female1829–

Brief Life History of Irene

When Irene Richardson was born in 1829, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, Ancil Cook Richardson, was 41 and her mother, Jane G Davidson, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Ancil Cook Richardson
1788–1864
Jane G Davidson
1790–
Samuel Davidson Richardson
1822–1884
Howard Haven Richardson
1824–1912
Matilda Hannah Richardson
1825–1907
Irene Richardson
1829–
Jane Davidson Richardson
1830–1878

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    World Events (3)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 1

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 15

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

    Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

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

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