Friday, January 31, 2014

52 Ancestors Friday: Thomas Richman/Richmond (1848-1917):

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  Here is my ancestor biography for week #5:

Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) is #10 on my Ancestor Name List, and is my great-grandfather.  He married #11, Julie E. White (1848-1913). I am descended through:

*  their daughter, #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
*  their son, #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)
*  me, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


To create this post, I made an Individual Summary report in RootsMagic 6, then saved it into an RTF file.  I then copied and pasted the Person, the Individual Fact List, the Marriages/Children, the General Notes, and the Source Citations into this blog post.  Unfortunately, the source citations superscripts did not survive this process as superscripts, so I put them in brackets in the Individual Facts list below, and without brackets in the Source Citation list.  I have images of many of these records, but have not included them in this blog post due to the length of the post.  Many of them have been transcribed or shown in Amanuensis Monday and Treasure Chest Thursday posts.

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1)  PERSON 
(with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:              Thomas Richmond [1-7]
*  Alt. Name:        Thomas Richman [8–9]    
*  Sex:                  Male   
*  Father:              James Richman (1821-1912)   
*  Mother:            Hannah Rich (1824-1911)   
  

2)  INDIVIDUAL FACTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                 16 June 1848, Hilperton, Wiltshire, England [8]
*  Census:              31 March 1851 (age 2), Hilperton, Wiltshire, England [9]
*  Immigration:       14 November 1856 (age 8), British Ship Osprey, from Bristol, New York, New York, New York, United States [10]   
*  Census:              1 June 1860 (age 11), Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States [7]
*  Census:              1 June 1870 (age 21), Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States [6] 
*  Occupation:        1 June 1870 (age 21), woolen mill; Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States [6]
*  Census:              1 June 1880 (age 31), Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States [4]
*  Occupation:        1 June 1880 (age 31), overseer in a woolen mill; Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States [4]    
*  Naturalization:    10 September 1890 (age 42), Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, United States [11]
*  Census:             1 June 1900 (age 51), 42 Summer Street, Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States [3]
*  Occupation:       1 June 1900 (age 51), overseer in a woolen mill; Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States [3]
*  Census:             1 April 1910 (age 61), Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States [2]
*  Occupation:       1 April 1910 (age 61), carder in a woolen mill; Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States [2]
*  Death:              9 November 1917 (age 69), of pernicious anemia; Clinton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States [1]
*  Burial:              after 9 November 1917 (after age 69), Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, United States [1, 12]
*  Obituary:          after 9 November 1917 (after age 69), Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, United States [13]
*  Probate:           18 April 1918 (age 69), Administration filed; Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States [14]    
  
3)  MARRIAGES/CHILDREN:

*  Spouse 1:         Julia E. "Juliette" White (1848-1913)    
*  Marriage 1:      20 June 1868 (age 20), Elmville, Windham, Connecticut, United States [5, 15]   
*  Child 1:            Anne Frances "Annie" Richmond (1869-1939)   
*  Child 2:            Frederic J. Richmond (1870-1875)   
*  Child 3:            Everett Glens Richmond (1875-1917)   
*  Child 4:            Grace L. Richmond (1876-1963)   
*  Child 5:            Emily White Richmond (1879-1966)   
*  Child 6:            Charles Percival Richmond (1880-1910)   
*  Child 7:            Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)    
*  Child 8:            Edwin Thomas Richmond (1883-1935)    
*  Child 9:            James Henry Richmond (1886-1913)  

4.)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

 Thomas Richmond was born on 16 June 1848 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, the first child of James and Hannah (Rich) Richman.  The James Richman family changed their surname to Richmond after they migrated to the United States in 1855/6 [8].

In the 1851 Census for Wiltshire, the James Richman family resided in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England. The household included [9]:

*   James Richman -- husband, age 29, coal merchant laborer, born Marsh
*  Hannah Richman -- wife, age 25, woolen weaver, born Marsh
*  Thomas Richman -- son, age 2, born Marsh
*  James Richman -- son, age 1, born Marsh

The passenger list of the British Ship Osprey that departed Bristol and arrived in New York City on 14 November 1856 includes Hannah Richman and five children [10]:

*  Hannah Richman - age 32, female, a wife
*  James Richman - age 7, male, a child
*  Thomas Richman - age 6, male, a child
*  Louisa Richman - age 4, female, a child
*  Elizabeth Richman - age 3, female, a child
*  Ann Richman - an infant, female, a child

In the 1860 US census, the James Richmond family resided in Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. The household included [7]:

*   James Richmond -- age 38, male, white, farm laborer, born England
*  Hannah Richmond -- age 36, female, born England
*  Thomas Richmond -- age 12, male, born England, attended school
*  James Richmond -- age 10, male, born England, attended school
*  Louisa Richmond -- age 8, female, born England, attended school
*  Elizabeth A. Richmond -- age 5, female, born England, attended school
*  Emma Richmond -- age 6, female, born England, attended school
*  Hannah R. Richmond -- age 2, female, born RI.

Thomas Richmond (age 21, born England, resides Killingly CT) married Juliette White (age 20, born Killingly, resides Killingly) in Killingly, Connecticut on 20 June 1868 by Minister Austin Robbins [5, 15].

In the 1870 US census, the Thomas Richmond family resided in the Second Ward of Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. The household included [6]:

*   Thomas Richmond -- age 23, male, works in woolen mill, born England
*  Julia Richmond -- age 21, female, keeping house, born CT
*  Anna Richmond -- age 1, at home, born CT

In the 1880 U.S. Census, the Thomas Richmond family resided in Killingly town, Windham County, Connecticut.  The family included [4]:

*  Thomas Richmond -- white, male, age 31, married, overseer in a woolen mill, born England, father and mother born in England),
*  Julia Richmond -- white, female, age 33, wife, married, keeping house, born CT, father born CT, mother born RI  
*  Annie Richmond -- white, female, age 10, daughter, single, attended school, born RI, father born England, mother born CT
*  Everett Richmond -- white, male, age 4, son, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT
*  Grace Richmond -- white, female, age 3, daughter, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT
*  Emily Richmond -- white, female, age 1, daughter, single, born CT, born CT, father born England, mother born CT

The births of Charles Percy Richmond (25 May 1880), Alma Bessie Richmond (16 February 1882), Thomas Edwin Richmond (7 December 1883) and James Henry Richmond (16 November 1885) are in the Killingly town records.

Thomas Richmond of Killingly CT became a citizen of the United States on 10 September 1890 at a Superior Court held in Putnam, Windham County before the Hon. S.A. Robinson, Judge [11].  He stated that he came to the United States as a minor under age 18, that it was then and ever since has been his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and he renounced forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or sovereignty whatever.  He also stated that he had resided in the United States for at least five years, and at least one year in the State of Connecticut, and that during this period he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.  He declared under oath that he would support the Constitution of the United States and that he absolutely and entirely renounced and abjured all allegiance and fidelity to any Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of whom he was before a subject. 

While the family resided in Killingly, Thomas Richmond was the choir director at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Putnam.  There is a memorial plaque in the church for his excellent work there.

In the 1900 US census, the Thomas Richmond family resided at 42 Summer Street in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  The family included [3]:

*  Thomas Richmond -- head, white, male, born Jun 1848, age 51, married, for 31 years, born England, parents born England, immigrated in 1856, a resident of the US for 44 years, a naturalized citizen, an overseer of a woolen mill, rents a house
*  Juliette Richmond -- wife, white, female, born Sep 1848, age 51, married, for 31 years, 9 children born, 1 living (obviously an error), born CT, parents born RI
*  Grace Richmond -- daughter, white, female, born Aug 1876, age 23, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT, a shirt maker
*  Emily W. Richmond -- daughter, white, female, born Jan 1879, age 21, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT
*  Charles E. Richmond -- son, white, male, born May 1880, age 20, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT, a painter
*  Alma B. Richmond -- daughter, white, female, born Feb 1882, age 18, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT, housework
*  Edwin T. Richmond -- son, white, male, born Dec 1883, age 16, single, born CT, father born England, mother born CT, a laundryman
*  James H. Richmond -- son, white, male, born Nov 1886, age 13, born CT, father born England, mother born CT, at school

In the 1910 US census, the family resided in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.  The family included [2]:

*  Thomas Richmond -- head of household, male, white, age 61, first marriage, married 41 years, born England, parents born England, immigrated in 1856, naturalized, a carder, in a woolen mill, out of work for 26 weeks
*  Juliette Richmond -- wife, female, white, age 62, first marriage, married 41 years, born CT, parents born RI

Thomas Richmond died 9 November 1917 in Clinton, Massachusetts, at the home of his daughter, Annie (Richmond) Pickford.  His obituary (dated November 17, 1917, unknown newspaper, obtained from family papers) reads [13]:

"Thomas Richmond, one of the best known woolen carders in New England, died in Clinton, Mass., on Friday, November 9, at the home of his son-in-law, Walter Pickford, the well-known secretary of the National Association of Woolen and Worsted Overseers.  Mr. Richmond was born in England in 1848 and came to this country with his parents at the age of eight.  He began his mill career in some Connecticut mill and by the time he had reached his majority he had already become an overseer, holding his first position with the Westerly (R.I.) Woolen Co., long since out of business.  During a long and busy life the recognized ability of Mr. Richmond obtained for him some of the best positions in the country.  Besides being overseer of carding in Westerly, R.I., Mr. Richmond was in the early days of his mill career employed with old time mills in Salisbury and Elmville, Conn.

"He had been ill since last April from pernicious anaemia, and last August went to live with his son-in-law, Walter Pickford.  Although the best medical service was employed, it was without avail.  Mr. Richmond was well and favorably known in the textile industry.  His passing away will be a distinct shock and loss to the overseers of New England, among whom he passed his busy and practical life.  He was of a very affable disposition and his spirit of good will maintained even during his last days illness buoyed him up to the last.

"He leaves one son and four daughters, one of whom is the wife of Walter Pickford, head of the Alliance Chemical Company in Boston.  Mr. Richmond had been a member of the National Association of Woolen and Worsted Overseers for many years.  Funeral services were held at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Putnam, Conn., and interment was in Grove Cemetery, same city.  He held his last position with the Putnam (Conn.) Woolen Co."

Thomas Richmond died intestate in Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  His probate records are in Worcester County Probate Records, Enclosure 65,803B [14].  Administration of the estate was filed on 18 April 1918 and was granted to son Edwin T. Richmond on 7 May 1918 by the Court.  Edwin T. Richmond, George S. Boynton and James C. Smith, all of Leominster, were bondsmen, with a bond of $700 posted on 16 April 1918.    The heirs-at-law were listed as:

*  Annie F. Pickford, Clinton, Mass., daughter
*  Emilie W. Taylor, San Diego, Cal., daughter
*  Grace L. Shaw, Fitchburg, Mass., daughter
*  Bessie A. Seaver, Leominster, Mass., daughter
*  Edwin T. Richmond, Leominster, Mass., son.

An inventory of the estate of Thomas Richmond was appraised on 18 June 1918.  There was no real estate listed.  The personal property included:

*  Deposit, Putnam Savings Bank (Putnam CT)               $ 208.31
*  Deposit, Brooklyn Savings Bank (Danielson CT)          $ 122.90
*  Deposit, Fitchburg Savings Bank (Fitchburg MA)        $   53.06
*  Piano                                                                            $ 100.00
*  Household furniture                                                    $   25.00
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TOTAL                                                                              $ 509.27


Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond are buried in Grove Street Cemetery, in Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut [1].  The gravestone inscription says:

THOMAS RICHMOND
1848-1917
HIS WIFE
JULIET RICHMOND
1848-1913
THEIR SON
FREDERIC J.
1870-1875

6)  SOURCES

1. Grove Street Cemetery (Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, United States), Thomas Richmond gravestone; Randall J. Seaver, September 1990.

2. 1910 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Windham County, Connecticut, Killingly; ED 514, Sheet 16B, Dwelling #335, family #392, Thomas Richmond household;  online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T624,  Roll 143.

3. 1900 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leominster; ED 1644, Sheet 4B, dwelling #63, family #88, Thomas Richmond household; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T623, Roll 692.

4. 1880 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Windham County, Connecticut, Killingly: Page 379A, dwelling #26, family #42, Thomas Richmond household; online index and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T9, Roll 110.

5. Connecticut. Windham County. Killingly. Town Registrar's Office. Birth Registrations, Certificate of Marriage, Thomas Richmond and Juliette White, 20 June 1867 (sic); Registrar of Vital Statistics, Killingly, Ct. (certificate dated 24 January 1992).

6. 1870 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule,  New London County, Connecticut, Stonington 2nd Ward: page 775, dwelling #272, family #386, Thomas Richmond household; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 114.

7. 1860 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Burrillville town, Page 45, Dwelling #679, Family #740, James Richmond family, online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 1205.

8. Church of England, Parish Church of Hilperton (Wiltshire, England), Bishop's Transcripts, 1622-1880, "Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1837-1880," FHL BRITISH Microfilm 1,279,404, Item 15, Thomas Richman baptism entry.

9. 1851 England and Wales Census, Wiltshire, Hilperton [parish], District 257, Folio 254 recto, Page 21, household 88, James Richman household; digital image, FindMyPast.com (http://www.findmypast.com : accessed July 2012), citing The Natonal Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, Public Record Office HO 107/1840.

10. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Roll 168, List Number 1183, Line 52, Thomas Richman entry.

11. Thomas Richmond, Volume 5, Page 72, , Superior Court of Windham County, Conn.; National Archives, Pittsfield, Mass.

12. Grove Street Cemetery, "Grove Street Cemetery (Putnam, Conn.)," online database, Windham County, Connecticut CTGenWeb Project, Cemetery Inscriptions, (http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cowindham/records/cemetery/putnam/putnamgrovestreetcem.htm), Thomas Richmond entry.

13. "Obituary," undated clipping, 17 November 1917, from unidentified newspaper; Geraldine Seaver Remley Papers; privately held  by nephew, Randall J. Seaver, [address for private use], Chula Vista CA 91911.

14. "Worcester County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records" (Worcester County Probate Courthouse, Worcester, Mass.),  Enclosure 65,803B, Thomas Richmond packet.

15. Killingly, Connecticut, "Killingly Births, Marriages and Deaths" (Register at Killingly Town Hall, Danielson, Connecticut), Volume 2, page 358, Thomas Richmond and Julia White marriage entry.


Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


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