William Richey

1 February 1796–21 October 1879 (Age 83)
Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Richey was born on 1 February 1796, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Robert James Richey Jr, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Belton, was 27. He married Nancy Ridge about 1817, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 21 October 1879, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Richey
1796–1879
Margaret Ann Adair
1804–1852
Marriage: 10 February 1820
James Richey
1821–1890
Benjamin Richey
1823–1849
Joseph Richey
1825–1827
Rebecca Sarah Richey
1828–1845
Emily Melissa Richey
1830–1857
John Belton Richey
1833–1851
Martha Ann Richey
1837–1845
Eliza Jane Richey
1837–1908
William Belton Richey
1840–1911
Robert Richey
1842–1845

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1820Pickens, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1803
    Age 7
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 23
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’. This surname is rare in Germany.Probably also an Americanized form of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2).English and northern Irish: variant of Ritchie .

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Research Notes - William Richey

    See B. H. Roberts, Comprehensive History of the Church, Vol 5, Ch 126, p.102-103 Petersen Family History Entries: 3822 Updated: 2006-01-09 15:19:10 UTC (Mon) Contact: KerryPetersen Name: …

    Sources (32)

    • William Richie, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Richey in entry for William Belton Richey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William Richie in household of William Richie, "United States Census, 1870"

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