Friday, June 8, 2012

The Honorable Charles H. Richmond & Family

Also see the post about the Richmond house in Ann Arbor in my "In Deeds" blog.

(HON.) Charles H. Richmond (7) (Jonathan 6, Nathaniel 5, Sylvester 4, Silvester 3, Edward 2, John 1) was born at Grand Rapids, Mich., March 16, 1821 and died February 22, 1892. He married, June 3, 1856, in New Bedford, Mass., Amy W., daughter of Stephen Howland of Westport, Mass.; she was born in Westport May 28, 1836.

They settled in Ann Arbor, Mich., June --, 1858. He was subsequently engaged in the banking business in New York City. He returned to Ann Arbor in 1861, and organized the First National Bank of Ann Arbor, of which he was cashier and vice-president. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of the State held at Lansing in 1867, and served on the Committee of Education, Finance and Taxation. He was a delegate and president of the National Democratic Convention of 1889, held at Cincinnati. He was State Senator from the Fourth Senatorial District in 188?, and served in the most important committees, and was one of the oldest members of the Masonic Fraternity in the State. His active interest in public affairs brought him in contact with the leading men of the State and nation. He was Commissioner from Michigan at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.


Charles Howland, born October 1, 1862; married Katherine Chapin
Mary Almy
Frederick Stephen [m. Marie Deveaux, b. 1870 in Australia]

The family in 1860.

United States Census, 1870
home in 1870: Michigan, United States
  Household Gender Age
  Chas H Richmond M 48y
Amy H Richmond F 34y
Chas H Richmond M 7y
Mary A Richmond F 5y
Fredrick S Richmond M 1y
Paulina Cook F 18y
Mary Myres F 12y

1880 MI Washtenaw, Ann Arbor
Charles RICHMOND Self M W 59 NYRetired Banker MA MA
Amy RICHMOND Wife M W 44 MA House Keeper MA MA
Charles H. RICHMOND Son S W 19 MI At School NY MA
Mary A. RICHMOND Dau S W 15 MI At School NY MA
Frederick S. RICHMOND Son S W 11 MI At School NY MA
Elizabeth MILLER Other S W 20 MI Servant WURT WURT
Clara B. LUMSDEN Other M W 49 CT Boarding CT CT
Clara E. LUMSDEN Other S W 15 NY At School SCOT CT

The widowed Amy Richmond and her daughter Mary were living in Ann Arbor in 1900.

Members of this Richmond family are Mayflower descendants through Silvester Richmond (3), son of Edward and grandson of John the original immigrant.  This site indicated that they are also descendants of John Howland, a Mayflower passenger.

Portrait of Mrs. Amy Howland Richmond here in a Grand Rapids, Michigan, site.  Charles Richmond's (b. 1821) oldest brother, William Almy Richmond,  was a prominent Grand Rapids resident.

Ancestry of Amy White Howland  (Stephen11, Isaac10, Phillip9, Zoeth8, Henry7, Zoeth6, Henry5, Henry4, John3, John2, John1) was born May 28, 1836. She married CHARLES H. RICHMOND June 03, 1856.  There is a daguerreotype of Amy White Howland, class of 1854 -- was it this Amy?  I do not know.

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