Samuel Richardson

September 1779–4 November 1878 (Age 99)
Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Richardson was born in September 1779, in Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Richardson, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Compton, was 27. He married Mary Gross or Green on 28 May 1801, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. He died on 4 November 1878, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 99.

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Samuel Richardson
Mary Gross or Green
Marriage: 28 May 1801

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    Mary Gross or Green


28 May 1801
Bedford, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 13

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Age 29

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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  • Saml Richardson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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