Mary Richardson

about 1730–
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Richardson was born about 1730, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She married Nathanial Houghton on 27 June 1758, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters.

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Nathanial Houghton
Mary Richardson
Marriage: 27 June 1758
Nathanel Houghton
Ephraim Houghton
Stephen Houghton
Josiah Richardson Houghton
Menesiah Houghton
Menassah Houghton
Polly Houghton
Tilby Houghton
Jonas Houghton
Solomon Houghton

Spouse and Children

27 June 1758
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


    Nathanel Houghton


    Ephraim Houghton


    Stephen Houghton


    Josiah Richardson Houghton


    Menesiah Houghton


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World Events (6)


Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""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."""""""

Age 61

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Richardson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Richardson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Richardsonm, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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