Rebecca Richardson

23 December 1781–5 May 1837 (Age 55)
Greensville, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Richardson was born on 23 December 1781, in Greensville, Virginia, United States, her father, Jordan Richardson, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Mason, was 21. She married William J. Mason on 9 August 1800, in Greensville, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 5 May 1837, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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William J. Mason
Rebecca Richardson
Marriage: 9 August 1800
Mr. Mason
William Jordan Mason
Mary Gilliam Mason
John Richardson Mason
David Henry Mason
Littleberry Epps Mason
Mary Gilliam Mason
Elizabeth Jordan Mason
Sarah Ann Mason
Rebecca Amy Mason

Spouse and Children

9 August 1800
Greensville, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 7

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

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: 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)

  • Rebeckah Richardson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Rebeckah Richardson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Rebecca Richardson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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