Richard Colburn

1821–11 November 1885 (Age 64)
Needham, Needham Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Colburn was born in 1821, in Needham, Needham Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Colburn, was 45 and his mother, Olive Colburn, was 39. He lived in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 11 November 1885, in Needham, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Colburn
Olive Colburn
Louisa Colburn
Joseph Colburn
Alfred Colburn
Ann Colburn
George Colburn
Luther Colburn
Richard Colburn
Warren Colburn

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Colburn


    Olive Colburn




    Louisa Colburn


    Joseph Colburn


    Alfred Colburn


    Ann Colburn



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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 20

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English cōl ‘cool’ + burna ‘stream’, as for example Colburn near Catterick in North Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Colburn, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Richard Colburn in household of Oliver Colburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richard Colburn, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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