Sunday, January 24, 2016

Simeon D. Houghton


Simeon's father, #2298, Cyrenius Houghton, was the last named of this lineage in the Richmond Family book.  Simeon married Emma Burnham, daughter of Putnam and Emma Burnham, on 28 Oct 1871, in Woodstock, Vermont.

Cyrenius Houghton, 7 (Sarah 6, Amaziah 5, Ebenezer 4, Ebenezer 3, John 2, John 1).


Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Cyrenus Haughton M 43 Vermont
Lucy Haughton F 45 Vermont
George W Haughton M 17 Vermont
Hatsel D Haughton M 16 Vermont
Sarah D Haughton F 14 Vermont
Henry Haughton M 7 Vermont
Simeon D Haughton M 5 Vermont

Simeon's (1845-1911) memorial at Find-A-Grave.  Mentioned was his wife, Emma Burnham Houghton (1854-1928), and his daughter, Ada Lizzie (Houghton) Farrelly (1878-1967).

Simeon's last census:

Census 1910
Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont
HOUSEHOLD
Simeon D Houghton Head M 65 Vermont
Emma J Houghton Wife  F 55 Vermont

In 1900 Emma Houghton was the mother of 5 children, 3 of whom were still living.  Son, Owen, who was born in August 1885, was living with Emma and Simeon.




Saturday, January 16, 2016

Margaret Sophia, Daughter Of Marmaduke Richmond


M. Sophia Richmond, 8 (Marmaduke, 7, John 6, Sylvester 5, Cyrus 4, John 3, Edward 2, John 1).

Margaret Sophia and her twin brother, John Richmond, were about 2 years old when the 1851 census was taken:

1851 Census Canada West, Northumberland County
Marmaduke Richmond, Yeoman, Quaker, Age 34
Levina Richmond, Age 32
M. Sta_ Richmond, Age 8
John Richmond, Age 2
M. Sophia Richmond, Age 2
Dorothy Richmond, b. New Brunswick, Quaker, Age 62


M. Sophia in the 1861 census:

1861 Census - Source


Marmaduke Richmond's wife, Levina [Terrill], was married to Thomas Outwaters and living with children John Richmond and his twin sister, M. Sophia Richmond, according to the 1861 census. Marmaduke probably died between 1851 and 1856.


Margaret Sophia Richmond married Almon Bristol Spencer.  Almon was the son of John Spencer and Elizabeth Terrill.  Note:  Almon Bristol Spencer was a descendant of Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, as am I.

Children: Robert Almon Spencer (1873-1910); Alberta Lavinia Spencer (1876-1891); Clara Elizabeth Spencer (1878-1878); and Arthur Spencer (1880-1880).

Margaret Sophia (Richmond) Spencer died 28 April 1880, at Woodville, Ontario, Canada.



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Marmaduke, Son Of John And Dorothy Richmond


2545.  Marmaduke Richmond 7 (John 6, Sylvester 5, Cyrus 4, John 3, Edward 2, John 1), son of John and Dorothy (Hutchinson) Richmond, of Murray, Northumberland County, C.W. (Ontario) Canada.


Source

1851 Census Canada West
Northumberland County
Marmaduke Richmond, Yeoman, Quaker, Age 34
Levina Richmond, Age 32
M. Sta_ Richmond, Age 8
John Richmond, Age 2
M. Sophia Richmond, Age 2
Dorothy Richmond, b. New Brunswick, Quaker, Age 62

Marmaduke Richmond's wife, Levina [Terrill], was married to Thomas Outwaters and living with children John Richmond and his twin sister, M. Sophia Richmond, according to the 1861 census.  There was also a young Levi Outwaters, age 4, in the household.  At this point I'm assuming that Marmaduke died between 1851 and ca 1856.

Levina (Terrill) Richmond Outwaters in the 1881 census.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Cora Richmond, The Spiritualist


Life Work Of Mrs. Cora L. V. Richmond



Source

Here is more about the Richmond family Cora married into.


Cross-posted at my Relatively Fiction blog.



Saturday, December 26, 2015

James Richmond Was A Witness


Cross-posted at my Detour Through History blog:


Altie H. Fowler's Will


New York, Probate Records, Livingston Wills 1845-1861 vol 3:


Livingston County, New York, Probate
Altie H. Fowler
25 December 1846 [Will]
3-143 [Image 105]

Father: Stephen
Brother: William Fitch Fowler of Michigan
Sisters: Rhoda Willa Fowler; Sally Hubbard Fowler; Julia Willard

Witnesses: James Richmond; Stephen B. Fowler (both of Livonia)


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Is #932 The James Richmond Who Was Michel's Ancestor?


A Richmond descendant, Michel Boisvert, is searching for more information about his "lost" James Richmond.

His most recent e-mail:

I'd like to ask everyone to bring to my attention any lost James Richmond or absent from United States between 1802-1810.  I am a descendant of a James Richmond who got married in Trois-Rivières  (Quebec) in 1802. His parents are not identified in the marriage record.  By Y-DNA testing, I am related somehow to Richmond of Taunton, MA.
thanks for your help.


Per another e-mail:  

I have worked on a James Richmond living at Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec, between 1802-1810.   We don't know where he came from, or what happened to him after 1810.  I believe it is James 932 of Joshua book, but I have no proof.    A descendant has been Y-DNA tested and was found  as a relative of John Richmond 1594-1664.


From the Richmond family book:

932. James Richmond 6 (James 5, Sylvester 4, Ebenezer 3, John 2, John 1).  James married in Canada.  Nothing has been heard of him since the War of 1812, and nothing is known of his descendants.





There may be a connection to LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.

Update from Michel's newest e-mail:

...important details...he was between 1762 and 1784. I cannot tell if, in 1810 after the death of his wife,  he also died in Quebec or if gave his 2 kids in adoption and took off.

I already looked to Joshua Bailey's book and I have 2-3 possibilities. Maybe the one I am looking for is not in the book. 





Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bradford Richmond, A Witness In Livingston County


New York Probate Records, 1629-1971  Livingston Wills 1845-1861 vol 3:


Image 51

County of Livingston [New York]
Bradford P. Richmond, of the town of Nunda
A subscribing witness to the Last Will & Testament of Elijah Rice, late of Nunda
LW&T Dated: 2 December 1844

See an article about the Richmond vault at Oakwood Cemetery here.