Samuel Richards

27 November 1765–29 December 1787 (Age 22)
Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Richards was born on 27 November 1765, in Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Rowland Richards, was 37 and his mother, Lydia Townsend, was 20. He died on 29 December 1787, in Warren, Virginia, United States, at the age of 22.

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Rowland Richards
Lydia Townsend
Abigail Richards
Samuel Richards
Elisabeth Richards
Susannah Richards
Eli Richards
Hannah Richards
Lydia Richards
Townsend Richards
Mary Richards
Lydia Richards
Sarah Richards
Catharine Richards
Sydney "Sitnah" Richards

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Age 11

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

Age 11

"""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."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 15

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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  • Rowland Richards family - Exeter MM "removals"
  • Rowland Richards family - Crooked Run MM, Warren, Virginia

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