Richard Roland

4 September 1737–5 March 1823 (Age 85)
Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Richard

When Richard Roland was born on 4 September 1737, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Rowland, was 21 and his mother, Eunice Wade, was 21. He married Jerusha Chadwick on 27 March 1764, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 5 March 1823, in Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Corinth Center Cemetery, Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States.

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Richard Roland
Jerusha Chadwick
Marriage: 27 March 1764
Anna Rowland
Eunice Roland
Catharine Rowland
Richard Henry Rowland Jr
Martha Roland
Parthena Rowland
Anna Roland
Daniel Rowland
Jerusha Rowland

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27 March 1764
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 39

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

Age 39

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 46

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.

Name Meaning

1 French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal name composed hrōd ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’. Compare Rowland .2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin ( see Ruane , Rowan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard in entry for Shaler Roland, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rowland, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Richard in entry for Martha Roland, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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