Rhoda Richards

8 August 1784–17 January 1879 (Age 94)
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Rhoda

When Rhoda Richards was born on 8 August 1784, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Richards, was 22 and her mother, Rhoda Howe, was 22. She married Joseph Smith Jr on 12 June 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 17 January 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Brigham Young
Rhoda Richards
Marriage: 31 January 1846

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    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.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 3
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    Age 28
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Rhoda Richards, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Rhoda Richards in household of Levi Richards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rhoda Richards, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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