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John Wilkes Richmond

John Wilkes Richmond, American physician, publicist.

Background

  • Richmond, John Wilkes was born on September 25, 1775 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Doctor Benjamin and Sarah (Church) Richmond.

  • Education

    • Graduate Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1794.

    Career

    • Endeavored to secure payment of Revolutionary debt of Rhode Island through petitions to Rhode Island Legislature and pamphlets to the public. Author: The History of the Registered State Debt of Rhode Island, 1848. Rhode Island Repudiation of History of the Revolutionary Debt of Rhode Island, 1855.

    Works

    • Author: The History of the Registered State Debt of Rhode Island, 1848. Rhode Island Repudiation of History of the Revolutionary Debt of Rhode Island, 1855.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Sheffield, November 1804. Married second, Henrietta (Shaw) Bours, April.
    • father: Doctor Benjamin Richmond
    • mother: Sarah (Church) Richmond
    • spouses: Mary Sheffield
    • Henrietta
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    Died March 4, 1857
    (aged 81)
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