Harriet E. Richardson

17 October 1817–15 January 1890 (Age 72)
Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of Harriet E.

When Harriet E. Richardson was born on 17 October 1817, in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, William Richardson, was 30 and her mother, Harriet Leland, was 22. She married Josiah Colby about 1838. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Bath, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850 and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1865. She died on 15 January 1890, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Colby
Harriet E. Richardson
Marriage: about 1838
William J. Colby
George Colby
Henry H. Colby
Henry Richardson Colby
Leland Colby

Spouse and Children

about 1838


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 2

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriett E Colby in household of Josiah Colby, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Harriot E Colby in household of John G Richardson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet E. Richardson Colby, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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