John Kenny Richards

16 May 1805–15 November 1889 (Age 84)
District Judiciaire de Québec, Canada East, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John Kenny

When John Kenny Richards was born on 16 May 1805, in District Judiciaire de Québec, Canada East, British Colonial America, his father, John Wilson Richards, was 36 and his mother, Marie Angelique Kenny, was 17. He married Agnes Hill on 25 December 1830, in Bathurst, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 15 November 1889, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Kenny Richards
Agnes Hill
Marriage: 25 December 1830
Elizabeth Hill Richards
John Kenny Richards Jr.
Elizabeth Angelique Richards
Mary Richards
John Hill Richards
Joseph Hill Richards
Agnes Richards
Rachel Richards
Hyrum Thomas Hill Richards
Alexander Willard Hill Richards
Daniel Brigham Hill Richards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1830Bathurst, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Settling of Mendon, Cache, utah

    Cache Memories by Preston Nibley Herald Journal, Memories of Mendon, Cache, Utah presented at the Alexander Brice Hill Reunion held in Mendon July 17, 1978. I noticed in The Herald Journal last Monda …

    Sources (39)

    • John Richards in entry for Agnes Richards Baker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jno Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John K Richards in entry for Daniel Brigham Hill Richards and Aurelia Frazniska Ulrich, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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