Charles Coulson Rich

Brief Life History of Charles Coulson

When Charles Coulson Rich was born on 21 August 1809, in Campbell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph Rich, was 23 and his mother, Nancy O'Neal, was 27. He married Sarah DeArmon Pea on 11 February 1838, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 November 1883, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Charles Coulson Rich
Sarah Jane Peck
Marriage: 9 January 1845
Hyrum Smith Rich
Henrietta Rich
Orson Rich
Orissa Elizabeth Rich
Samantha Rich
Henry Benjamin Rich
Lorenzo Ether Rich
Pheobe Jane Rich
Julia Ann Rich
Wilford Woodruff Rich
Walter Peck Rich

Sources (158)

  • Charles C Rich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chas. C. Rich, in Morgan Jesse Rich & Mary O. King, "UT Marriages, 1887-1935"
  • Chas. C. Rich in, Elizabeth Rich Pratt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich, wealthy’, a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to ancient Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’.

English: from the Middle English personal name Rich, a pet form of any of the post-Conquest names beginning in Rich-, such as Richer and especially Richard . Compare Rick .

English: either a topographic name from Middle English riche(Old English ric) ‘stream’, signifying one who lived beside a stream, as at Glynde Reach (Sussex), or perhaps a habitational name from the (now lost) village of Riche (Lincolnshire).

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

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Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich Autobiography

Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich, 1814-1893 Autobiography (1814-1893), typescript, BYU. Copy made by Alice M. Rich, based in some instances on diary. Journal of Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich Ben, my dear son, as y …

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