Monday, September 24, 2012

Henry R. Pierce, Grandson of George Richmond

From History of Michigan, Volume 3:

George Richmond, the maternal grandfather of Henry R. Pierce, was born at Westport, Massachusetts, January 6, 1780, and died in August 1843.  He was married first December 6, 1806, to Esther Thomas of Stamford, Vermont, who died April 22, 1828.  He was married second, October 1, 1829, to Experience Williams of Perry, New York, having removed to Riga, New York, as one of the first settlers of that place in 1807.  He served during the War of 1812, participating in the battles of Buffalo and Erie, and of his company of forty men, but twenty one returned to their homes.

Solomon Pierce was born in Vermont in 1802 and was married in New York in 1833 to Hannah Richmond [George Richmond's daughter], who was born in the Empire state in 1814.  He was a gunmaker by trade and came to Michigan in 1852, here following his vocation for several years after which he purchased a farm in Kent county where he passed the remainder of his life.

He died in 1884 and the mother survived him until May 1910, passing away in the faith of the Universal ist church.  They were the parents of six children, of whom four are now living, and Henry R is the fourth in order of birth.  Benjamin T., who is engaged in the ice cream manufacturing business in Grand Rapids, Charles B.,, who resides on the old homestead farm in Kent county Elizabeth, who married Mr. Noble and is now a widow of Grand Rapids, and Henry R.

The Richmond lineage to John, the original immigrant to America:  Hannah7, George6, EDWARD5PEREZ4SILVESTER3EDWARD2JOHN1

Is this George Richmond the one named in the index of wills for Monroe County, New York, at Sampubco?

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