Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Morris Richmond In The Ann Arbor Area

The Ann Arbor Argus, May 15, 1896, online at the Old Newspapers website, featured a "Card Of Thanks" from the relatives of Morris Richmond (Andrew Richmond and sisters).

The obituary (as well as the same card of thanks) was published the same date (May 15, 1896) in the Ann Arbor Argus newspaper:

Ann Arbor Argus, May 15, 1896
Old News: Old News, Ann Arbor Argus
People: Morris Richmond

The obituary stated that Morris Richmond was buried in the Webster Cemetery.

From the Ann Arbor Observer Then And Now site:
A second Greek Revival in Scio Township was the home of farmer Morris Richmond*, who hailed from New York and built his house in 1847, taking more than two years to do it. The house was obviously built by someone who knew about architecture, since it features classic Greek Revival attributes: gable entrance, symmetrical windows, and even a raised area under the beams forming a frieze.  *Could have been the father of Morris Richmond (also named Morris) who died in 1896

Morris Winans Richmond was the son of Morris and Louisa Winans Richmond and the grandson of Sylvester and Harriet (Covill) Richmond.  Sylvester Richmond's lineage back to John, the original immigrant, is: Sylvester Richmond 6 (Edward 5, Benjamin 4, Edward 3, Edward 2, John 1).  Sylvester was closely related to my Richmond line.

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