Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Amaziah Richmond (Jr) & Family

AMAZIAH RICHMOND(6) (Amaziah 5, Ebenezer 4, Ebenezer 3, John 2, John 1) was born in Taunton, October 14, 1761. He married, May 31, 1790, Sarah Field, who was born in Brattleboro, Vt., August 26, 1772, and died September 21, 1851. He died December 30, 1843, and was buried in Springfield.

He entered the Revolutionary service in his fifteenth year, and served his country nearly four years, being over three years in the Continental Army, and nine months with the Massachusetts troops. He witnessed the execution of Major Andre, and was personally acquainted with Washington. He drew a pension for many years previous to his death. He removed to Westmoreland, N. H.; thence to Athens, Vt., in 1789.

CHILDREN (born in Athens, Vt.):

2280. George 7, born September 9, 1792; died Aug. 15, 1796.
2281. Warren 7, born May 18, 1795; married Roxalana Powers.
2282. Reuben F. 7, born Sept. 27, 1797; married Experience Porter.
2283. Lucy C. 7, born Feb. 8, 1800; married David Kenney.
2284. Joel W. 7, born July 31, 1803; married Diadama Davis.
2285. Alden 7, born May 20, 1805; died June 27, 1833.
2286. Eleazer 7, born June 19, 1807; died July 7, 1810.
2287. Amaziah 7, born March 21, 1809; married, 1st, Harriet Blackburn; 2nd Sarah Currier.

There was a property dispute case that arose after the death of Amaziah Richmond, brought before the Vermont Supreme Court (Cases argued Vt Supreme Court, Volume 23). It apparently did not work out well for Amaziah & Sarah Richmond's son, Warren Richmond.

Amaziah Richmond's Revolutionary War pension file stated here, in his own words, that he saw Major Andre executed.
Sarah moved to Amesbury to live with her son Warren per letter of 22 September 1846, in her widow's pension file. Information from Sarah Richmond's widow's application here. [Pension information per footnote.com]

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