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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Family Time Line

Rowland Richards
1728–1815
Lydia Townsend
1745–1835
Abigail Richards
1764–1833
Samuel Richards
1765–1787
Elisabeth Richards
1767–1788
Susannah Richards
1769–1788
Eli Richards
1771–1804
Hannah Richards
1774–1859
Lydia Richards
1776–1777
Townsend Richards
1778–1788
Mary Richards
1780–1837
Lydia Richards
1782–1857
Sarah Richards
1784–1843
Catharine Richards
1786–1860
Sydney "Sitnah" Richards
1789–1852

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World Events (3)

1776

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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