Deacon Jeremiah Richardson

13 March 1735–11 December 1816 (Age 81)
Newton Centre, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Jeremiah

When Deacon Jeremiah Richardson was born on 13 March 1735, in Newton Centre, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Richardson, was 34 and his mother, Remember Ward, was 30. He married Dorcas Hall on 7 May 1761. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 11 December 1816, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81.

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Deacon Jeremiah Richardson
Dorcas Hall
Marriage: 7 May 1761
Dorcas Richardson
Jeremiah Richardson
Esther Richardson
Lucy Richardson
Mary Richardson
Sarah Richardson
Thomas Cooper Richardson
Hannah Richardson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1761
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 41
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 41
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 46
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Jeremiah Richardson in entry for Doreas Richardson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Jeremiah Richardson, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Jeremiah Richardson in entry for Mary Richardson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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