Dr. Nathan Richardson

1781–1837 (Age 55)
Brookfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathan

When Dr. Nathan Richardson was born on 16 November 1781, in Brookfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nathan Richardson, was 42 and his mother, Mary Flagg, was 40. He married Asenath Rice on 23 September 1804. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 September 1837, in Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Dr. Nathan Richardson
Asenath Rice
Marriage: 23 September 1804
Winslow Varnum Richardson
Dr. Solon Osmond Richardson
Asenath Richardson
Louisa Richardson
Martha Richardson
Mary Alden Richardson

Spouse & Children

23 September 1804


  • Winslow Varnum Richardson


  • Dr. Solon Osmond Richardson


  • Asenath Richardson


  • Louisa Richardson


  • Martha Richardson


+1 More Child

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nathan Richardson in entry for Nathan Richardson and Mary A. Moore, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Nathan Richardson in entry for Nathan Richardson and Mary A. Moore, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Nathan Richardson in entry for Nathan Richardson and Mary A. Moore, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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