Alice Richardson

Brief Life History of Alice

Alice Richardson was born about 1749, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She married Abner Graves on 12 February 1768. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She died on 3 October 1823, in Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abner Graves
1748–1830
Alice Richardson
1749–1823
Marriage: 12 February 1768
Lucinda Graves
1768–1788
Hannah Graves
1770–1860
Alice Graves
1772–1842
Ellin Graves
1772–
Susanna Graves
1775–1811
Abner Graves Jr.
1780–1849
Azubah Maria Graves
1784–

Sources (17)

  • Alice Richardson Graves, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alice in entry for Hannah Bryant, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ellin in entry for Hannah Graves, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

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

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