Wealthy Dewey

6 September 1786–18 October 1853 (Age 67)
Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Wealthy

When Wealthy Dewey was born on 6 September 1786, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Dewey III, was 24 and her mother, Milly McKee, was 24. She married Phinehas Richards on 24 February 1818, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 18 October 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Phinehas Richards
Wealthy Dewey
Marriage: 24 February 1818
Abraham Richards
Moses Richards
Betsey Richards
Franklin Dewey Richards
George Spencer Richards
Samuel Whitney Richards
Maria Wealthy Richards
Joseph William Richards
Henry Phinehas Richards

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  • Marriage
    24 February 1818Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    1788 · The First Presidential Election
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 18
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David . In some cases the name may arise from the dedication of parish churches in places called Llanddewi (Saint David's), of which there are several.Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, a habitational name from a city so named in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch De Weij (archaic De Wey): cognate of Van der Weij (see Wey ).

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

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    Franklin Dewey Richards

    This brief history of Apostle Franklin Dewey Richards was compiled from other sources than personal research. It was compiled as a brief history for some of his descendants, by Florence Ashton Richard …

    Sources (66)

    • Wealthy Richards in household of Phinehas Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wealthy Dewey, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Weathy D Richards, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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