Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Family Photographs - Post 3: James Richman Family, 1885

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply cannot have a wordless post. Besides, I would need another post to identify the people in the picture, the time frame and the setting.

Here is one of the more interesting images from my Richman/Richmond family collection:

The persons in the photograph are (I am not sure if my placement is correct):

Front row (left to right): Elizabeth Ann (Richmond) Sykes (1854-1905); James Richmond (1821-1912); Hannah (Rich) Richmond (1824-1911); Louisa Richmond (1852-1940)

Back row (left to right): Thomas Richmond (1848-1917); James Richmond (1850-1929); Hannah (Richmond) Smith (1859-????); Emma (Richmond) Fitts (1856-????); John Henry Richmond (1865-1947); Charles Edwin Richmond (1866-1951).

James and Hannah (Rich) Richman/Richmond emigrated from Hilperton in Wiltshire in 1855/56 and settled in Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut before 1870. They had a dairy farm in Putnam for many years. A biography and family summary are provided here. James and Hannah (Rich) Richmond are my great-great-grandparents. I descend through their eldest son, Thomas Richmond, whose biography and family summary are provided here.

This photograph was taken in 1885, according to a handwritten note on the back of the photograph. The actual photograph was in the possession of Thomas Russell Richmond of Putnam, Connecticut in 1990, who allowed me to make a xerox copy of the actual photograph in 1990.

Russell Richmond is now deceased, and I don't know if the photograph is still extant. Perhaps, one of the Richmond family members will see this post and inform me of the location of the Richmond family photograph collection that Russell Richmond once possessed.

1 comment:

R. Richmond said...

My last name is richmond, these could very well be my relatives aswell! Please post more, i am very interested in my family history since most of them have passed. thank you!