Lenny Rich

1831–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lenny

When Lenny Rich was born in 1831, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert John Rich, was 57 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Crisp, was 48. She lived in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Robert John Rich
1774–1865
Elizabeth "Betsey" Crisp
1783–1860
Rachel A Rich
1820–
Rich
1822–
Alfred Vaughn Rich
1821–
John W. Rich
1825–1870
Temperance " Tempy" Rich
1830–
Lenny Rich
1831–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 22

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 31

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard , or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element.3 English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200 ) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Lenny Rich in household of John Rich, "United States Census, 1850"

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