John Hill Richards

2 June 1839–27 September 1861 (Age 22)
Tosorontio, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of John Hill

When John Hill Richards was born on 2 June 1839, in Tosorontio, Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Kenny Richards, was 34 and his mother, Agnes Hill, was 30. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 27 September 1861, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Mendon City Cemetery, Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 8
Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 18
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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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Sources (10)

  • John Richards in household of Jno Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Richards in entry for Simon Cole and Rhoda Ann Richards, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Jno Richards in household of Jno Richards, "United States Census, 1860"

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