Josiah Richmond's will was found in the New York, Probate Records, Columbia Wills 1820-1833 vol E-F [Index].
The will: Volume E, Page 161
|From Probate 27 July 1826|
Mary Richmond, executrix
Daughter Betsey Lamphere
Daughter Polly Benge
Josiah Richmond was born say 1753 at possibly, Middleboro, Massachusetts. He was the son of George Richmond and Hannah Caswell.
The first known record of this farm (William H. and Charlotte (Gillette) Strever Homestead) located about one mile northeast of Chatham, N.Y. was in the late 1700's. Records show it was owned and lived in by Josiah Richmond and wife Mary Hall. They were married Nov. 7, 1782 and it can be assumed they lived there from that time on; at least their children, Simeon, George, Elizabeth, George (2nd), Tessie, Mary, and Matilda were born there.
Revolutionary War service from the GenForum message board:
Josiah RICHMOND b. 1760 d. 4 Jul 1826
spouse: Mary ??? b. 16 Apr 1766 d.15 Jan 1844
served as Pvt., 1st Regmt, NY Line
Pvt. Malcolm's Levies
Buried: Rogers Plot, Chatham, NY