Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Charles & Nancy (Heywood) Richmond

Mrs. Nancy Richmond was infatuated with Edgar Allan Poe.  He may have written the poem, "For Annie" for her.  See the details here

3186.  CHARLES BRADFORD RICHMOND 7, (Perez O., 6, Perez 5, Perez 4, Silvester 3, Edward 2, John 1) was born in Providence, R.I., November 25, 1816, and died August 25, 1873.  he married, May 26, 1840, Nancy Locke, daughter of Amos and Lydia (Buck) Heywood of Winchendon, Mass.; she was born in Westford, Mass., April 12, 1820.  He was a merchant and paper manufacturer in Lowell and was much esteemed for his stern integrity.  They resided in Lowell, Mass.

6629.  CAROLINE HEYWOOD, 8, born Sept. 6, 1844; married Edward A. Coffin

United States Census, 1850
Residence:     Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    Charles B Richmond     M     34y
    Nancy Richmond     F     28y
    Car?Line Richmond     F     6y
    Mary Mackery     F     24y

The family was also in the 1860 census.

Was Mrs. Richmond using Anna/Annie before her husband died?  Charles B. & Anna L. Richmond, with 9 year old Guy Richmond, were living in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1870.  Charles was a paper manufacturer.

Nancy Locke Richmond formally changed her name on September 23, 1879:

In 1880 Nancy or Annie was enumerated as C.B. Richmond!  Living with her on Andover Street in Lowell, Massachusetts, were her daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and E.A. Coffin, and Nancy/Annie's son (first name not listed), age 8 [prob. 18] and 2 servants.

Carrie (Richmond) Coffin (1844-1914) was unhappy with her mother's decision to change her name to "Annie" because it was perceived as an insult to her late father, Charles B. Richmond.  There was a "lingering estrangement" at the time of Annie's death.

Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915
Event:     Death
Event Date:     08 Feb 1898
Event Place:     Lowell, Massachusetts
Marital Status:     Widowed
Birthplace:     Westford
Estimated Birth Year:     1821
Father:     Amos Heywood
Mother:     Lydia Buck
Spouse:     Charles B.

Nancy Locke "Annie" Heywood Richmond (1820 - 1898) at FindAGrave

See a photo of Annie here.

Charles Bradford Richmond is a descendant of Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.

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