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
1730–
Mary Richardson
1730–
Marriage: 27 June 1758
Nathanel Houghton
1759–1839
Ephraim Houghton
1761–1836
Stephen Houghton
1764–1841
Josiah Richardson Houghton
1767–1848
Menesiah Houghton
1771–
Menassah Houghton
1771–1827
Polly Houghton
1776–
Tilby Houghton
1776–
Jonas Houghton
1778–1817
Solomon Houghton
1781–

Spouse and Children

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

(10)

    Nathanel Houghton

    Male1759–1839Male

    Ephraim Houghton

    Male1761–1836Male

    Stephen Houghton

    Male1764–1841Male

    Josiah Richardson Houghton

    Male1767–1848Male

    Menesiah Houghton

    Female1771–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

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."""""""
1791

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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