Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Three (Or More) Things About a Great-Grandparent

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):

1)  Pick a great-grandparent of yours - any one of your eight.  Tell us three (or more) things about him or her.

2)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.

Here's mine:

I choose to share about my great-grandfather, Thomas Richmond (1848-1917).  He was my father's mother's father.  Here are my things (I can't do just three!):

*  Thomas was born on 10 June 1848 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, and was baptized on 16 June 1848, the son of James and Hannah (Rich) Richman.  He was the oldest of nine children.

*  Thomas came to the United States aboard the British ship Osprey on 14 November 1856, sailing from Bristol, with his mother and siblings.  His father, James, had arrived in the United States in 1855 and the family lived in Burrilville, Rhode Island in 1860.  He had 

*  Thomas Richmond (note the name change!) married on 20 June 1868 in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut to Julia E. White (1848-1913) and they resided in Stonington, Connecticut in 1870, in Killingly, Connecticut in 1880, in Leominster, Massachusetts in 1900, and in Killingly in 1910.  They had 9 children.  Thomas worked in a woolen mill for many years.

*  Thomas Richmond of Killingly, Connecticut 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. 

*  Thomas Richmond was musically talented - he was the choir director at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Putnam, Connecticut for many years, and there is a plaque honoring him in that church.

*  Thomas Richmond died of pernicious anemia on 9 November 1917 in Clinton, Massachusetts at the home of his eldest daughter, and is buried in Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, Connecticut.  

*  Thomas Richmond died intestate in Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  His probate records are in Worcester County Probate Records (Enclosure 65,803B).  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 identified, and an inventory indicated an estate of no real estate at $509.27 in personal property, including bank accounts, a piano and household furniture.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

My great-grandmother filed for a homestead in Dakota Territory.

Janice M. Sellers said...

My great-grandmother died young, and my grandmother never met her.

ByAPearl said...

This is my contribution.