Rachel Richardson

1798–before 1844 (Age 46)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Richardson was born in 1798, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Barnett Richardson, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Betsy Martin, was 26. She married Jourdan K Harris about 1827, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died before 1844, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Jourdan K Harris
Rachel Richardson
Marriage: about 1827
Emily Martelia Harris
Robert Harris
Teretha Harris
Denton Ozias Harris

Spouse and Children

    Jourdan K Harris



about 1827
Putnam, Tennessee, United States


    Emily Martelia Harris


    Robert Harris


    Teretha Harris


    Denton Ozias Harris


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Rachel Richard in household of Barnett Richard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Richardson -

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