Rachel Catherine Richardson

Indiana, United States

The Life of Rachel Catherine

When Rachel Catherine Richardson was born in 1834, in Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Richardson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Margaret Keeling, was 29. She married John Dick on 7 August 1853, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Stratton Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1870.

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John Dick
Rachel Catherine Richardson
Marriage: 7 August 1853
Margaret Dick
Mary Ann Dick
Martha J Dick
Susan B Dick
William Henry Dick
Charles Randolph Dick
Thomas Hinkle Dick

Spouse and Children

7 August 1853
Shelby, Illinois, United States


    Margaret Dick


    Mary Ann Dick


    Martha J Dick


    Susan B Dick


    William Henry Dick


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Rachel Dick in household of John Dick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachael C Dick in household of John Dick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachael C Richardson in household of Samuel Richardson, "United States Census, 1850"

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