Eliezer Richardson

2 June 1734–
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eliezer

When Eliezer Richardson was born on 2 June 1734, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ebenezer Richardson, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Kendrick, was 42.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Richardson
1686–1756
Elizabeth Kendrick
1692–1783
Ebenezer Richardson Jr.
1720–
John Richardson
1722–1800
Sarah Richardson
1724–1790
Abigail Richardson
1724–1813
Elizabeth Richardson
1726–
Esther Richardson
1728–
Margaret Richardson
1732–1803
Eliezer Richardson
1734–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 42

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

Age 42

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 47

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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 (2)

  • Eliezer Richardson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Eliezer Richardson, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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