Sunday, December 26, 2010

Herman Le Roy Richmond

5452.  HERMAN LE ROY RICHMOND 8, (Adam 7, Preserved 6, Adam 5, Stephen 4, John 3, Edward 2, John 1) was born in Le Roy, N. Y., September 21, 1827.  He married in Clinton County, Mich., January 28, 1850, Caroline Lucretia, daughter of Seth Hastings and Sophronia (Castle [or Smith]) Drake [see photo].  She was born in New Haven, N.Y., February 28, 1834.  In 1849 he removed to Michigan, and located on Government land in Clinton County.  He cared for his aged parents fifteen years, and inherited their farm, where he lived in 1896.  he has been a resident of Greenbush township forty-eight years, and is widely known as an industrious, ingenious farmer, also noted for uprightness and integrity.  All the children of Adam Richmond possessed unusually fine voices and almost all of the descendants of Preserved (6) are musicians.
CHILDREN (1896):
7572.  Alice Jennie (9), born in Greenbush, Mich., Nov. 11, 1851; married, May 10, 1879, Charles E. Mathews.  They reside in Eureka, Mich.
7573. Emma Gertrude (9), born in Marathon, Mich., Feb. 17, 1854; died July 12, 1860
7574.  Howard Le Roy (9), born June 23, 1869, in Greenbush, Mich. [died 1897] Listed as single when he died.

 In 1850 Herman, Caroline and Herman's mother, Sarah, were living in Clinton Co., Michigan.  Daughter Emma was still living when the Richmond family was enumerated in the 1860 census.  The 1870 census had Herman, Caroline and children Alice and Howard living in Clinton County with two others.
In the 1900 census, Caroline Richmond had 3 children with 1 living.

Herman Richmond died July 17, 1906.  He was buried in Eureka Cemetery.  The informant was Alice J. Matthews of St. Johns, Michigan.

Caroline Richmond died May 9, 1920.  She was buried in Eureka Cemetery. The informant was Alice J. Matthews, of St. Johns, Michigan.

Alice & Charles Matthews as well as Charles' sister, Eliza, were in Clinton County, Michigan, in 1900.  Alice was the mother of 0 children with 0 living.  Charles, born 27 November 1844, in Huron Co., Ohio, son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth (Mills) Matthews, died on May 8, 1909, in Clinton County.  He was buried in Eureka Cemetery.

Charles Matthews was living with his parents in Clinton Co., Michigan, in 1860 and in Ripley, Huron County, Ohio, in 1850.

Allie Matthews (1851-1924) was buried in Eureka Cemetery, Clinton Co., Michigan.

Alice Richmond had no children per the 1900 census; Emma died as a child and Howard died as a single man.  Unless someone slipped through the cracks, Herman's branch of the family died out with the ninth generation of Richmonds.

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