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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William Richey
Margaret Ann Adair
Marriage: 10 February 1820
James Richey
Benjamin Richey
Joseph Richey
Rebecca Sarah Richey
Emily Melissa Richey
John Belton Richey
Martha Ann Richey
Eliza Jane Richey
William Belton Richey
Robert Richey

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  • 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.
    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.

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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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