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flag  Richard Nelson  LAWTON

  (b. 7 November 1847Westport, Massachusetts, USA   d. 22 December 1885New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA )  
Summary: Richard Nelson LAWTON was born 7 November 1847 in Westport, Massachusetts, USA . Richard Nelson LAWTON was the child of John LAWTON and Julia Ann TRIPP and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Richard LAWTON and Susannah HANSON (HARRISON?)

Richard Nelson LAWTON died 22 December 1885 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.
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Did You Know?America - Did you know? November 7, 1916 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - West Wharf - Westport - Point Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
West Wharf - Westport - Point Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - Head of Westport, Mass.
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - No. 2 - Surfside Cottage, Horseneck Beach, So. Westport, Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Whalers at Pier, New Bedford, Mass.
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Whalers at Pier, New Bedford, Mass.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - New Bedford, Mass. North Congregational Church. Purchase Street.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - The Old and The New No. 9 Engine
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Richard Nelson LAWTON - Grave - Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport, Massachusetts
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1847 Birth
Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
name: Richard Lawton
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USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

News 1849 - A fire occurred at Westport, Massachusetts, last night, in which a woman and her children were burnt to death.

The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - January 4, 1849

1850 Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts
name: Richard N Lawton
residence: Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts
age: 2 years
calculated birth ...Read MORE...


News 1850 - Better Get Married
Out of 258 deaths in New Bedford, Massachusetts, last year, 56 were married females, and 183 single.
The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - January 16, 1850

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...


1855 Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts
name: Nelson R Lawton
age: 8
estimated birth...Read MORE...


News 1857 - Unseasonable Weather
On the 22d of December, the weather was so unseasonable in the neighborhood of New Bedford,...Read MORE...


USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

News 1861 - The African Slave-Trade.; ARREST OF TWO NEW-BEDFORD MEN ON A CHARGE OF FITTING OUT A SLAVER.
Standard of Aug. 9

The New-Bedford (Mass.) says:

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USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...


News 1862 - Whale Ship Burned by Confederates
September 18, 1862

The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was captured and...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

News 1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town,...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...


News 1864 - A LONG ABSENCE
Nathaniel Woodell, of Westport, Massachusetts, who mysteriously disappeared in 1816, has returned...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...


News 1866 - Stole Money from Letters
A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts,...Read MORE...


News 1866 - A New Sect.
We see by our Eastern exchanges that a new religious sect has sprung up in New Bedford,...Read MORE...


USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...


News 1868 - Wealthiest in America
In proportion to population, New Bedford (Mass.) is the wealthiest city in America.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - September 3, 1868

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


News 1870 - Babies Abandoned
A pair of baby girls have been left at a house in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and it has been...Read MORE...


World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1870 - Our Frozen Possessions - A Sea Captain's Opinion About Mr. Seward's Purchase - The North-West Pasasge.
We make the following extracts from a letter recently written to the Titusville Herald by Capt....Read MORE...


World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire


News 1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named...Read MORE...


USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis &...Read MORE...


USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...


News 1875 - Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - May 31, 1875

News 1876 - July 31 - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)

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USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped ...Read MORE...


News 1876 - Fell from Ship Topmast
Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on...Read MORE...


1880 Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts
name: Richard W. Lawton
residence: Westport, Bristol,...Read MORE...


USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...


USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884

1885 Death
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915
name: Richard Nelson Lawton
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Richard is buried at: Maple Grove Cemetery
Reed Rd

Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

http://westport.loreprojects.com/cemetery_view.cfm?id=19
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