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flag  Richard  LAWTON

  (b. 29 November 1769Westport, Province of Massachusetts Bay   d. 18 July 1843Westport, Massachusetts, USA )  
Summary: Richard LAWTON was born 29 November 1769 in Westport, Province of Massachusetts Bay . Richard LAWTON was the child of George LAWTON and Peace MOSHER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John LAWTON and Patience KIRBY (maternal)  John MOSHER and Hannah DAVOL

He married  Polly BROWNELL 27 October 1800 in Westport, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Polly BROWNELL  was born 4 October 1781 in Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) .  She was the daughter of George BROWNELL and Rhoda MILK.

He married  (2) Susannah HANSON (HARRISON?) 15 August 1811 in Westport, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Susannah HANSON (HARRISON?)  was born 11 July 1787 in , Massachusetts, USA .  She died 5 December 1873 in Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) . 

Richard LAWTON died 18 July 1843 in Westport, Massachusetts, USA .
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1628 - 1686 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
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1692 - 1775 - Province of Massachusetts Bay
1776 - 1788 - Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
February 6, 1788 - Massachusetts becomes 6th U.S. state

Did You Know? America - Did you know? May 14, 1804 - Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, Mo., on expedition to explore the West and find a route to the Pacific Ocean.
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Richard LAWTON married flag Polly BROWNELL-- Date: 27 October 1800 Place: Westport, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007). 

Polly BROWNELL was the daughter of George BROWNELL and Rhoda MILK

flag Abner LAWTON (b.1 February 1800, Westport, Massachusetts, USA   d. 1 September 1854, Westport, Massachusetts, USA )

flag Isaac LAWTON (b.10 March 1803, Westport, Massachusetts, USA   d. 26 July 1865, Westport, Massachusetts, USA )

flag George B LAWTON (b.3 January 1808, Westport, Massachusetts, USA   d. 4 September 1861, Westport, Massachusetts, USA )

Richard LAWTON married flag Susannah HANSON (HARRISON?)-- Date: 15 August 1811 Place: Westport, Massachusetts, USA

flag John LAWTON (b.9 February 1815, Westport, Massachusetts, USA   d. 25 May 1887, Westport, Massachusetts, USA )

flag James R LAWTON (b.1830, Westport, Massachusetts, USA   d. 6 January 1918, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA )

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Richard LAWTON - Grave - Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport, Massachusetts
Richard LAWTON
Grave - Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport,...
USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre
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USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party
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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
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USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
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USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
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USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston - April 20, 1775

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
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USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
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USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
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USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

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USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence
TRENTON, July 8.

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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
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USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
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World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm - September 25, 1780

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
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USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
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USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
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USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
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USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect
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USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts
Lawton, Richard, s. George, and Polly Brownell, d. George, Oct. 27,1800.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007).

1800 Marriage / Partner
Richard LAWTON and Polly BROWNELL 27 October 1800, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
1800 Birth of Child
Abner LAWTON was born 1 February 1800, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1803 Birth of Child
Isaac LAWTON was born 10 March 1803, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

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USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast - May 14, 1804

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
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1808 Birth of Child
George B LAWTON was born 3 January 1808, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
1811 Marriage / Partner
Richard LAWTON and Susannah HANSON (HARRISON?) 15 August 1811, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

1815 Birth of Child
John LAWTON was born 9 February 1815, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
USA 1816 - Year without a summer
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USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
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USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
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USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
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USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
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World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
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USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
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Name: Richard Lawton
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Death Date: 18 Jul 1843
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Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts
Lawton, Richard, m., farmer, s. George and Peace, schirrous diathisis, July 18,1843, a. 73 y. 7 m....Read MORE...

Richard is buried at: Maple Grove Cemetery
Reed Rd

Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)
Buried In Maple Grove Cemetery, Westport, Massachusetts

Richard N. Lawton
Lot Title
Augustus C.Lawton,Melintha B.Adams,Sophia C.Reed & Julia A Tripp, Wpt, 1887. (twelve grave lot)
Location in Cemetery Section: A Lot: 95 Grave: 2
Date of death Jul-18-1843
Date of birth 0-0-0
Age 74 yrs 4 mths 11 dys
Verse (Legibility: N/A) Unspecified
Veteran Information Veteran: No None
Relatives Unspecified
Other Information Unspecified

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