Cyntha Henry


Brief Life History of Cyntha

Cyntha Henry was born in 1821. She married John Harper Richardson on 17 March 1842, in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tuscola, Tuscola Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Tuscola Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died in 1900, at the age of 79, and was buried in Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harper Richardson
Cyntha Henry
Marriage: 17 March 1842
Harper Sanford Richardson
Ellen S Richardson
Luna M Richardson
Dana Belknap Richardson
Jennie M. Richardson
Estella Emma Richardson
Edith Leontine Richardson

Sources (20)

  • Syntha Richardson in household of John H Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cynthia Henry in entry for William G. Bruce and Emma E. Richardson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Cynthia Richardson in entry for Ellen S. Richardson, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1842Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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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.


    Age 16

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, and West Indian (mainly Jamaica and Haiti): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe. In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’ (compare Hain 2) as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German Heinrich , and also their derivatives, e.g. Swedish Henriksson (see Henrikson ). Compare Henri .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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