Rebecca Adams

15 May 1792–26 December 1871 (Age 79)
Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Adams was born on 15 May 1792, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Micah Adams, was 29 and her mother, Mercy Penniman, was 26. She married Henry Richardson on 6 January 1814, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 26 December 1871, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Richardson
Rebecca Adams
Marriage: 6 January 1814
Jason Richardson
Mary Adams Richardson
Moses Richardson
Elizabeth Richardson
Abigail Allen Richardson

Spouse and Children

6 January 1814
Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Jason Richardson


    Mary Adams Richardson



    Elizabeth Richardson


    Abigail Allen Richardson


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Adams


    Joel Adams



    Abigail Adams



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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 27

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

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebekah Richardson in household of Henry Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebeca Richardson in household of Henr Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Richardson, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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