Thomas Richards

1705–
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Richards was born in 1705, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He married Elizabeth Humphryes on 28 June 1726, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Richards
1705–
Elizabeth Humphryes
1702–
Marriage: 28 June 1726
Alice Richards
1729–1747
Sarah Richards
1731–
Thomas Richards
1734–
Elizabeth Richards
1745–
Alice Richards
1748–

Spouse and Children

    Male1705–Male

    Elizabeth Humphryes

    Female1702–Female

MARRIAGE
28 June 1726
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(5)

    Alice Richards

    Female1729–1747Female

    Sarah Richards

    Female1731–Female

    Thomas Richards

    Male1734–Male

    Elizabeth Richards

    Female1745–Female

    Alice Richards

    Female1748–Female

World Events (4)

1776

Age 71

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 71

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 95

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

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