Deacon Jeremiah Richardson

Brief Life History of Jeremiah

When Deacon Jeremiah Richardson was born on 13 March 1735, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Richardson, was 34 and his mother, Remember Ward, was 31. 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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Family Time Line

Deacon Jeremiah Richardson
1735–1816
Dorcas Hall
1741–1832
Marriage: 7 May 1761
Dorcas Richardson
1762–1832
Jeremiah Richardson
1764–1813
Hannah Richardson
1766–
Esther Richardson
1766–1837
Lucy Richardson
1769–1822
Mary Richardson
1771–
Sarah Richardson
1774–1832
Thomas Cooper Richardson
1774–1832

Sources (25)

  • Jeremiah 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"

World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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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