Mason Richardson

about 1821–4 August 1874 (Age 53)
Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mason

When Mason Richardson was born about 1821, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, his father, Hardy Richardson, was 33 and his mother, Dorcas Ann Boone Pope, was 43. He married Mary Dales on 18 December 1839, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Halifax, Halifax, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 4 August 1874, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 53.

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Mason Richardson
Mary Dales
Marriage: 18 December 1839
Dorcas Ann Richardson
Harriet Richardson

Spouse and Children

18 December 1839
Franklin, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 9

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

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.

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)

  • Mason Richardson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mason Richardson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mason Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"

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