Virginia "Jennie" Ellen Church

12 August 1873–21 November 1954 (Age 81)
Furches, Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Virginia "Jennie" Ellen

When Virginia "Jennie" Ellen Church was born on 12 August 1873, in Furches, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Martin Church, was 34 and her mother, Cynthia Richardson Bledsoe, was 24. She married James Wiley Richardson in 1888, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Prathers Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. She died on 21 November 1954, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Carmel Church of the Brethren, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wiley Richardson
Virginia "Jennie" Ellen Church
Marriage: 1888
Cyntha Ethel Richardson
Isaac Cicero Richardson
William Randall Richardson
Maggie Jane Richardson
James Walter Richardson

Spouse and Children

Ashe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 4

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Richardson in household of Martin Church, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Virginia Church in household of Martin Church, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Virginia Jones in household of Norman F Jones, "United States Census, 1910"

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