John Belton Richey

Male17 February 1833–30 July 1851

Brief Life History of John Belton

When John Belton Richey was born on 17 February 1833, in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Richey, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Ann Adair, was 29. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 30 July 1851, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Richey
Margaret Ann Adair
James Richey
Benjamin Richey
Joseph Richey
Rebecca Sarah Richey
Emily Melissa Richey
John Belton Richey
Martha Ann Richey
Eliza Jane Richey
William Belton Richey
Robert Richey

Sources (12)

  • John Richie in household of William Richie, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Belton Richey - Published information: Birth record or certificate: birth: 17 February 1833; Noxubee, Mississippi, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Belton Richey - Church record: Death record or certificate: death: 3 July 1851; Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (4)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 17

Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’. This surname is rare in Germany.

Probably also an Americanized form of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2).

English and northern Irish: variant of Ritchie .

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

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