Richard Lancaster

1828–1903 (Age 75)
Boone, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Lancaster was born on 23 January 1828, in Boone, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph Lancaster, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Burt, was 22. He married Armilda Brooks on 28 September 1851, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 27 September 1903, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Drake Cemetery, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lancaster
Armilda Brooks
Marriage: 28 September 1851
Cynthia Alvira Lancaster
Winnie Mae Lancaster
Elizabeth Lancaster
Lavinia Lancaster
May Lancaster

Spouse & Children

28 September 1851
Tazewell, Illinois, United States


  • Cynthia Alvira Lancaster


  • Elizabeth Lancaster


  • Winnie Mae Lancaster


  • Lavinia Lancaster


  • May Lancaster


Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Lancaster


  • Hannah Burt




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 2

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 22

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Lancaster in household of Joseph Lancaster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard Lancaster in entry for Geo. Wilton Cox, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"
  • Richard Lancaster in entry for Geo. Wilton Cox and May Lancaster, "Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911"

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