Saturday, May 30, 2009

Richmonds & Powers In Oneida Co., New York

This is a "two-fer" for me; researching both the Richmond and Powers surnames (Rev. Isaac Perry Richmond & Adelaide V. Powers - see excerpt from J.B. Richmond book below). My Richmond line branches off from Rev. Isaac Perry Richmond's line after John(1) the original immigrant. My ancestor is Edward, son of John(1); Isaac's ancestor is John(2) son of John(1).

There is no discernible relationship between Adelaide V. (Powers) Richmond and my Powers family. However, Adelaide was a descendant of Walter & Trial (Shepherd) Powers, the same couple who were ancestors of my "double" cousin, the late Connie (Brinley) Butterfield.

Adelaide Powers' father was Philander Powers; her grandfather was Walter Powers.

More about the Powers family in Oneida County, New York (excerpt below):

1785 - David POWERS (1760-1843) married, 6 January 1785, at Bath, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, to Sarah PIKE. They had children: Walter POWERS m. Asenath FARMAN; Moses POWERS m. Ann --?--; Ezra POWERS; Asenath POWERS m. --?-- BRUSH; Rebekah POWERS; John POWERS; Sarah POWERS m. Mr. DIX; Susannah POWERS; Maria POWERS m. Mr. MASON - to Michigan; David POWERS - to Oregon; Charlotte POWERS m. Mr. WOOD; Caroline POWERS (1805-1859) m.1825 Harlow HINMAN; and Artemisse POWERS m. --?-- HINMAN. See Revolutionary War
Pension File #W.26324.

From the J. B. Richmond book:

Isaac Richmond's father was also named Isaac; a brief biography of Seth Richmond verified that information via this link:

The ancestors of Seth M. Richmond came from England and settled in Massachusetts, his father Isaac Richmond, having been born near Boston. His mother was Salona Perry, of Norton, Mass. They had eight children, six of whom were sons, as follows: Isaac, now living at Fulton, Oswego County, N.Y., at the age of ninety years; he was born at Augusta, Oneida county, N.Y., where all of the children were born, and where Isaac Richmond passed most of his life. Gardner, the next son, is deceased; Alvin, living in Little Falls at the age of eighty-six years, and a partner many years with his brother, Seth M., as described below; Nathan P., deceased; Parley, deceased; Phoebe married N. B. Cook, of Augusta, and living; Anna M., married W. E. Walton, of Munnsville, N.Y., and living; and Seth M., the subject of this sketch and a portrait, who was born at Augusta, on the 17th of May, 1818, between the birth of the two sisters mentioned.
History of Herkimer County, New York," by George A. Hardin, Syracuse, N.Y, D. Mason & Co., publishers, 1893.

Adelaide (Powers) Richmond was found in the 1850 & 1860 census below:

1850 NY Madison, Stockbridge
Powers, Philander, 43, NY
", Dotia, 38, NY
", Byron, 11, NY
", Adela, 4, NY
Hulbrook?, Mariah, 14, NY
Gaylord, __, 13
Farnsworth, __, 24
Lewis, Charity, 68, b. CT

1860 NY Oneida, Augusta
Powers, Philander, 51, NY
", Dotia, 48, NY
", Byron, 21, NY
", Adalade V., 15, NY
Lewis, Charity, 79, NY

Adelaide is living with her husband in her parents' household in 1870:

1870 NY Oneida, Augusta
Powers, Philander, 62, NY
", Theodosia, 58, NY
", Byron P., 30, NY [died ca 17 Mar 1879]
", Lavina, 27, b. NY [nee Bonney] (Referenced in the Helen Tooke Butler papers below)
Richmond, Isaac Jr., 30, NY
", Adelaide, 25, NY [nee Powers]
", Ernest, 4, NY
Bonney, Rush, 25, NY

According to the J.B. Richmond book, Adelaide V. (Powers) Richmond died d. 25 June 1875; she is not in her father's household in 1880, nor enumerated with her husband in 1880.

1880 NY Census, Oneida, Augusta
Philander POWERS Self M W 71 NY Farmer NH NH
Datia Wife M W 68 NY Keeping House CT CT
Bridget CASTELLO Other S W 24 IRL Servant

1880 NY Census, Oneida, Augusta
Isaac P. RICHMOND W 40 NY Farmer
Ernest P. RICHMOND S 14 NY School
John FARMER S Male 21 NY Farm Lab.
Next Door:
Edwin RICHMOND Self M W 47 NY Carpenter
Emelinie RICHMOND M W 38 NY Keeping House
Cora L. RICHMOND S W 18 NY At School
Parley RICHMOND Brother S W 30 NY Farm Lab.

Apparently Isaac Richmond married another Adelaide:

1900 NY Oneida, Vernon Twp
Richmond, Isaac, Apr 1840, 60, m4
", Adelaide, wife, Oct 1847, 52, b. NY, 0Children/0living
Harris, Ellen, boarder, b. Jan 1860

Ernest, son of Isaac & Adelaide (Powers) Richmond was living in Oneida County, New York, in 1900. Also living with him is his uncle, Parley Richmond, who was living next door to Isaac Richmond in 1880, in the Edwin Richmond household as his brother.

1900 NY Oneida, Augusta Twp
Richmond, Ernest P., Oct 1865, 34, m11
", Alice M., wife, Aug 1866, m11, 1child/1living [nee Tooke]*
", Ralph L., son, Apr 1890
", Parley, uncle, June 1850, 49, single
Baryl?, John, servant Sept 1873

Glenn Richmond, son of Isaac & Adelaide (Powers) Richmond, in the 1920 census:
1920 NY Oneida, Utica
Richmond, Glenn, 44
", Maude, 45, wife
", Doris, 15, daughter

A picture of Ernest P. Richmond can be seen here.

The collection below appears to be a terrific resource for a serious researcher of the Isaac Richmond family:

The Carl A. Kroch Library, Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, has custody of the Helen Tooke* Butler papers, which includes Isaac Richmond's diary!
Call Number: Carl A. Kroch Library Archives 2306
TITLE: Helen Tooke Butler, collector, family papers, 1819-1963
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: .4 cubic ft., 19 ft. microfilm. SUMMARY: Papers of the Tooke (Tuke) family and various relatives include diaries of Isaac P. Richmond, his son, and other family members, who lived in Knoxboro, Oneida County, and nearby, mainly concerning school days, hop growing and other farm work, and the activities of family and friends; accounts, 1897-1909, of Isaac Richmond, a licensed preacher, with the Vernon Center Methodist-Episcopal Society and the Hector Union Society, a recipe and remedy book, 1887, of Mary E. Tooke and announcements concerning her work in kindergarten education; birth, death, and marriage records, 1839-1930, of members of the related Burns, Martin, Meginnis(s), and Tooke families residing in Bouckville, Madison County, and elsewhere; ms. poems, 1890s-ca. 1918, of Walter Barnes Stevenson of Cortland and a typescript copy of his undated essay on the Battle of Saratoga; microfilmed copies of thirty-two letters to Lavinia ("Addie") Bonney, Isaac Richmond, James Tooke, and others from friends and relatives, twenty-eight letters, 1861-1865, from Union soldiers Addison Bonney and Morrison A. Holmes concerning life in an army camp and commenting on the conduct of the war, mainly in Virginia, and six indentures and other legal documents, 1830-1844, of the Burnett and Roberts families and others in Ontario and Monroe Counties; and a photocopy of a letter in Dutch, 1870, from Julle Engelsman of Middlestum, the Netherlands, concerning his family and other matters.
Typescript carbon copies of seven letters, 1835-1840, mainly from members of the Burnett family who had moved to Washtenaw County, Michigan, to relatives in Phelps, N.Y., concerning their journey westward, land prices, farming, illnesses, and family affairs and three letters... .

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