Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Family of Gilbert M. Richmond

Gilbert M. Richmond, son of Simeon & Elizabeth (Curtis) Richmond, married Helen Louisa, the daughter of Platt S. Beach. See the blog about Mr. Beach here.

In the 1850 WI census taken in Troy, Walworth County, Wisconsin, Gilbert, age 23, and Helen, age 21, were living next door to Gilbert's parents, Simeon (age 54, b. NY) and Elizabeth (49, b. NY), and Gilbert's siblings: Anson, 26; Amanda, 25; Simeon, 20; Leander, 18; Jane, 16; Ellen, 14; Mary, 8; Henry, 10; and George, age 3.

A family tree with the Simeon Richmond family included can be found here.

The 1860 WI Census in Walworth Co. lists Gilbert, Helen and children Mary, Clara and Frank (for ages see the excerpt from the Richmond Family book above).

The census taken in 1870 for Walworth, WI, lists Gilbert, Helen, Frank and Nellie, age 5.

In 1880, Gilbert Richmond's son, Frank, is living with his uncle, Anson Richmond.

Anson O. RICHMOND Self M W 57 NY Farmer NY NY
Catherine RICHMOND Wife M W 52 NY NY NY
Ada RICHMOND Dau S W 13 WI At School NY NY
Elizabeth RICHMOND Dau S W 11 WI At School NY NY
Frank G. RICHMOND Nephew S W 23 WI Farm Laborer NY NY

Source Information: Census Place Troy, Walworth, Wisconsin

Helen & Gilbert's daughter Mary married in 1874:

IGI Individual Record
Mary E. Richmond
Parents: Father: G. M. Richmond
Mother: Richmond
Spouse: Harvey J. Hedges [Note: b. Ohio]
Marriage: 21 MAY 1874 , Walworth, Wisconsin
[Note: Harvey is probably the son of Alfred & Esther Hedges, found in the 1850 OH Geauga Census]

In 1880 Harvey & Mary (Richmond) Hedges have a son, Alfred, and a daughter, Esther.

In 1900, Gilbert (known as Marquis Richmond) is living in Escambia Co., Florida next door to grandson, Alfred Hedges.

1900 FL Escambia, Millview Pct.
Richmond, Marquis, head, Mar 1827, 73, m20, NY NY NY, laborer
", Orthelia, wife, b. July 1858, 41, m20, 1child/1living, Ger Ger Ger
", Frank, son, Oct 1856, "D", WI NY NY
", William, son, Aug 1882, 17, Single, IL NY GER
Next Door:
Hedges, Alfred, head, Feb 1875, 25, m6, WI OH WI
", Annie, wife, Jany 1877, 23, m6 3ch/3living, GER
", Eugenie O., dau, July 1894, 5, Single, WI WI Ger
", Ethel M, dau, Nov 1896, 3, Single, FL WI Ger
", Marie E., dau, Nov 1899, single, FL WI Ger

A birth record for William Richmond was found:
IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
William Herman
Birth: 04 AUG 1882 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Parents: Father: Gilbert Mark Richmond
Mother: Ottilia Emilie Bertha Ziemer

See William Richmond's birth certificate online here. According to William's birth certificate, his father, Gilbert Mark Richmond, was born in Leroy, Genesee Co., NY, and his mother was born near Berlin, Germany.

Gilbert M. Richmond remarried in 1879, according to the Illinois Marriage Records online:
RICHMOND, GILBERT M -  ZIEMER, OTHIELIE  1879-08-28 00D/ 00041960 COOK    

The Gilbert Richmond family, with his new wife, appears to be enumerated in Chicago, IL, in the census in 1880, as illustrated below:

George RICHMOND Self M W 50 NY Feather Dusters NY NY
Nettie RICHMOND Dau S W 16 WI At Home NY NY

In 1910, Harvey & Mary Hedges were living in Biloxi, Harrison Co., Mississippi, with their granddaughter, Eugenie Hedges, age 14, b. WI), and Mary's brother, Frank Richmond, a widower. Alfred Hedges was still in Escambia Co., Florida, with wife, Annie, daughters Ethel and Marie and a son, Frank, age 9, b. FL.

In 1920, Alfred Hedges in living in Biloxi with wife Annie, children Marie & Frank, and his widower father, Harvey Hedges, who was listed as a partner in a lunch room.

My work here is done -- on the Gilbert Marquis Richmond family. Sometimes middle names do matter.

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