Benjamin Boyce Richmond

20 October 1825–16 September 1854 (Age 28)
Loughborough, Frontenac, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Benjamin Boyce

When Benjamin Boyce Richmond was born on 20 October 1825, in Loughborough, Frontenac, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Richmond, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Boyce, was 22. He married Sylvina Boyce on 2 January 1848, in Macedonia, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 16 September 1854, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Boyce Richmond
Sylvina Boyce
Marriage: 2 January 1848
Benjamin Boyce Richmond Jr
Julia Ann Richmond

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1848Macedonia, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 7
    The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 11
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Richmond (North Yorkshire). The placename was probably transferred after the Norman Conquest from any of numerous places in France named with Old French riche ‘mighty, strong’ + munt, mont ‘mountain, hill’. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.occasionally a variant of Richman , with excrescent -d. The two names were probably often confused.English:

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

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    Story Highlight

    Benjamin Boyce Richmond [1825-1854] Born Canada, Died Utah - Private in Mormon Battalion

    Twenty eight years, ten months and sixteen days was all the time Benjamin Boyce Richmond was given to live a full and complete life. He was born to Thomas Richmond and Margaret Boyce on 20 October 18 …

    Sources (23)

    • Benjamin Richmond, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Benjamin Richmond in entry for Mary R Richmond, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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