Richard Lang

12 August 1770–24 January 1823 (Age 52)
Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Richard

Richard Lang was born on 12 August 1770, in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States as the son of Thomas Lang and Mary Goss. He married Comfort Foss on 28 September 1797, in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 24 January 1823, in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lang
Comfort Foss
Marriage: 28 September 1797
Frances "Fanny" G Lang
Ebenezer Wallis Lang
Almira Lang
Mary Ann Lang
Sarah Lang

Spouse and Children

28 September 1797
Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


    Frances "Fanny" G Lang


    Ebenezer Wallis Lang


    Almira Lang


    Mary Ann Lang


    Sarah Lang


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 6

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 16

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.2 Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.3 Chinese 郎: from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Lang in entry for Sarah L Seavey, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Richard Lang in entry for Almira L Gardner, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Richard Lang in entry for Fanny Lang, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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