Richard Lancelot Maury

Male19 May 1766–30 January 1843

Brief Life History of Richard Lancelot

When Richard Lancelot Maury was born on 19 May 1766, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Reverend James Fontaine Maury, was 49 and his mother, Mary Walker, was 41. He married Diana Minor in 1790, in Caroline, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1811 and Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1820. He died on 30 January 1843, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Richard Lancelot Maury
Diana Minor
Marriage: 1790
Mary Stith Maury
John Minor Maury
Matilda Hill Maury
James Walker Maury
Elizabeth M Maury
Richard Lancelot Maury
Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury
Charles M Maury
Catharine Ann Maury

Sources (3)

  • Richard Maury, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Richard Lancelot Maury, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury compiled by his daughter, Mrs Diane Fontaine (Maury) Corbin

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  • Marriage
    1790Caroline, Virginia, United States
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    Age 10

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 10

    """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."""""""

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 21

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Cecile, Chantal, Christophe, Jean-Luc, Lucien, Marcel, Michel, Monique, Phillippe, Sylvanie. Spanish Jose, Ruben, Carlos, Manuel, Alvaro, Antolin, Luis, Miguel, Pedro, Ramon, Roberto, Salvador.

    French (mainly southern): from a regional variant of the personal name Maurin .

    French: from a shortened form of the personal name Amaury (see Amery ).

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

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