Richard Duffin

4 March 1849–18 August 1854 (Age 5)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Duffin was born on 4 March 1849, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, his father, Edward Duffin, was 26 and his mother, Peggy Gledhill, was 21. He lived in England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Hooley Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 18 August 1854, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 5, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Edward Duffin
Peggy Gledhill
Richard Duffin
Martha Ann Duffin
Alice Maria Duffin
Nephi Edward Duffin
Elizabeth Duffin
Sarah Ann Duffin
Sophia Duffin
Brigham Alma Duffin
James William Duffin
Hezekiah Duffin

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World Events (3)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
Age 1
When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 5
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
Age 5
On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): possibly from the Old Norse personal name Dufan, a loan from Old Irish Dubán, derived from the ancestor of Gaelic dubh ‘dark’.Irish (Antrim): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhfinn, ‘descendant of Dubhfionn’, a personal name composed of dubh ‘dark’ + fionn ‘fair’.

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

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Margaret Gledhill Biography

MARGARET GLEDHILL (PEGGY), DAUGHTER OF JAMES AND MALLY BUCKLEY (Sister to Nephi Gledhill) Margaret Gledhill (Peggy), daughter of James and Mally Buckley was born in Shaw (near Oldham), Lancs., En …

Sources (4)

  • Richard Duffin, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Richard Duffin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard Duffin, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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