Oliver Richards

8 July 1769–11 September 1847 (Age 78)
Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Richards was born on 8 July 1769, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Richards, was 27 and his mother, Mary Kelsey, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Lydia Andrews. He died on 11 September 1847, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Richards
1769–1847
Lydia Andrews
1774–1861
Amon Richards
1798–1870
Samuel Richards
1800–
Marilla Lydia Richards
1802–1877
Oliver Richards
1803–1879

Spouse and Children

    Male1769–1847Male

    Lydia Andrews

    Female1774–1861Female

children

(4)

    Amon Richards

    Male1798–1870Male

    Samuel Richards

    Male1800–Male

    Female1802–1877Female

    Oliver Richards

    Male1803–1879Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1741–1801Male

    Mary Kelsey

    Female1745–1793Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1765–1844Male

    Joseph Richards

    Male1767–Male

    Male1769–1847Male

    James Richards

    Male1771–1847Male

    Lydia Richards

    Female1773–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 12

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1791

Age 22

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard . Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Oliver in entry for Lydia Richards, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Oliver in entry for Lydia Richards, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Oliver Richards, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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