Lydia Rich

14 October 1731–
Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Rich was born on 14 October 1731, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Rich, was 46 and her mother, Bethia Arey, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Rich
1685–1752
Bethia Arey
1708–1789
Ezekiel Rich
1728–
Deacon Ebenezer Rich
1730–1811
Lydia Rich
1731–
Ruth Rich
1733–1814
Pricilla Rich
1734–1807
Bethiah Rich
1735–1800
Aquila Rich
1738–1767
Lydia Rich
1741–1819
Rachel Arey
1743–
Samuel Rich
1743–
Rachal Rich
1745–
Appollos Rich
1746–1835
John Rich
1749–1826

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 45

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

Age 45

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 63

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard , or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element.3 English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200 ) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex.

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

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