Harry Edward Gilbert

M, b. 9 February 1888, d. November 1946

Family: Ina Leota Bell b. 9 Jan 1890, d. 9 Nov 1942

Citations

  1. [S377] "Journal of Miss Daisy Bell,", Miss Ina and Harry Gilbert married New Year Jan 1, 1908.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 26977780.

George Franklin Davis

M, b. 29 March 1885, d. 10 February 1983
  • Birth*: George Franklin Davis was born on 29 March 1885.
  • Marriage*: He married Daisy Mae Bell on 20 February 1907.1
    Daisy Bell and George Davis
  • Death*: George Franklin Davis died on 10 February 1983 at age 97.
  • Burial*: He was buried after 10 February 1983 at North Greenfield, Logan County, OH, USAG.2
    George F Davis, gravestone, North Greenfield Cemetery

Family: Daisy Mae Bell b. 13 Jan 1888, d. 11 Dec 1932

Citations

  1. [S377] "Journal of Miss Daisy Bell,", George & Daisy married Feb 20. 1907.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
    Record added: Jul 19, 2008
    Memorial# 28374288.

William Henry Bell

M, b. 3 June 1847, d. 12 January 1916

Family: Amanda M Anderson b. 10 Oct 1846

Lewis Marl Swartz

M, b. 29 September 1903, d. 18 September 1961

Lewis Swartz
  • MilitaryService*:
    Lewis, Charles, Stan Swartz
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; heart attack, age 55.
  • Note*: Worked as school bus driver, carpenter, farmer and bartender

    FROM: Jeffers Review, Sept. 21, 1961
    This community was shocked Monday afternoon when it was learned that Lewis
    Swartz had died suddenly at his home at about 3:15. Death was caused by
    cornory thrombosis. Mr. Swartz had been tearing down a garage at his home and
    was working on this when his death occurred. He was found by Gerald Johnson who
    drove around past the building when he went to report for his bus driving
    duties.He saw Mr. Swartz, who was also a driver, in the upper part of the
    building and called to him. When received no answer he went to investigate and
    found that death had apparently occurred only a few minutes before. Mr. Swartz
    would have been 58 on the 29th of this month. Funeral services will be held
    from the Jeffers Funeral Chapel this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr.
    Swartz had been a bus driver for the Jeffers public school continuously since
    the fall of 1936 except for several weeks about a year ago when he underwent
    heart surgery.
    He is survived by his wife Ida, two sons, Charles of Wessington, South Dakota
    and Stanley of Hastings Nebraska, one daughter Patricia Quade of Jeffers. There
    are 12 grandchildren. Also surviving are five sisters Mrs. Bernard (Coral)
    Baker of Waterloo, Iowa, Mrs. Ray (Ethel) Smith of Bingham Lake, Mrs. Dick
    (Bessie) Bollenbach of Loyal, Oklahoma, Mrs. Paul (Iris) Johnson of Herson Lake
    and Mrs. A.W. (Mabel) Noble of Jeffers. Two brotehrs, Earl of Alexandria and
    Clair of Jeffers.
  • Birth*: Lewis Marl Swartz was born on 29 September 1903 at Amo township, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage*: He married Ida Mary Richmond on 8 September 1926 at Tracy, Lyon County, MN, USAG.2
    Lewis and Ida Swartz about 1926
  • Misc*: Lewis Marl Swartz was Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Swartz and family and Dr. C.D. Richmond spent Saturday and Sunday at the Earl Swartz cottage at Lake Shetek. on 1 July 1943.3
  • Occupation*: Carpenter in 1961.1
  • Death*: He died on 18 September 1961 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG, at age 57.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as cause of death: coronary thrombosis, few minutes due to coronary insufficiency, 2 years. Operation July 13, 1960 found ? of aortic valve.1
  • ObituaryText: This community was shocked Monday afternoon when it was learned that Lewis Swartz had died suddenly at his home about 3:15. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis. Mr. Swartz had been tearing down a garage at his home and was working on this when his death occurred. He was found by Gerald Jouhnson who drove around past the building when he went to report for his bus driving duties. He saw Mr. Swartz who was also a driver in the upper part of the building and called to him. When received no answer he went to investigate and found that death had apparently occurred only a few minutes before. Mr. Swartz would have been 58 the 29th of this month. Funeral services will be held from the Jeffers Funeral Chapel this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. Swartz had been a bus driver for the Jeffers Public school continuously since the fall of 1936 except for several weeks about a year ago when he underwent heart surgery. He is survived by his wife, Ida, two sons, Charles of Wessington, South Dakota and Stanley or Hasing, Nebraska; one daughter, Patricia (Mrs Laurence Quade) of Jeffers. There are 12 grandchildnre. Also surviving are five sisters Mrs. Bernard (Coral) Baker of Waterloo, IA Mrs Ray (Ethel) Smith of Bingham Lake, Mrs Dick (Bessie) Bollenbach of Loyal, Oklahoma, Mrs. Paul (Iris) Johnson of Heron Lake and Mrs. AW (Mabel) Noble of Jeffers; two brothers Earl of Alexandria and Clair of Jeffrs. on 21 September 1961 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.4
  • Burial*: He was buried on 21 September 1961 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.1,5
    Lewis Swartz gravestone, Lakeview Cemetery

Family: Ida Mary Richmond b. 5 Apr 1907, d. 29 Jul 1989

Citations

  1. [S211] Lewis Swartz, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S79] Certificate, Lewis Richmond, Ida Swartz marriage of 8 Sep, 1926.
  3. [S795] Jeffers Review, 1 Jul, 1943, p. 5.
  4. [S110] Jeffers Review, 21 Sep 1961, 1.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #61688951.

Mercy Amerine

F, b. circa 1820, d. 7 July 1857

Family: Henry Bell b. 5 Jan 1813, d. 22 Mar 1887

Henry Bell

M, b. 5 January 1813, d. 22 March 1887
  • Note*: FROM: Chart of the Bell family that was with the manuscript Joseph Dickinson and Family that belonged to Mr and Mrs Webster Bell. Henry was the son of John Bell who organized Bokescreek Twn. Henry served as constable. Henry and Mercy's first cabin was on the Mary Jane Bell Homestead. They had five children: Henry, Tom, Allen, Rintha and Mollie.1
  • Birth*: Henry Bell was born on 5 January 1813 at Guernsey County, OH, USA.
  • Residence*: He lived after 1840; As the sons married they built cabins and established their homes to form a wide circle in the southern part of the twp. Henry and Mery's first cabin was on the Mary Jane Bell Homestead.2
  • Marriage*: He married Mercy Amerine on 5 November 1840.
  • Residence: Henry Bell lived circa 1860; moved with his family to Mo before the civil war.2
  • Marriage*: He married Hannah Shaw on 26 March 1865.
  • Death*: Henry Bell died on 22 March 1887 at Civil Bend, Daviess County, MO, USAG, at age 74.

Family 2: Mercy Amerine b. c 1820, d. 7 Jul 1857

Citations

  1. [S35] William Hedrick Maddox, Joseph Dickinson and family.
  2. [S694] Unknown author, Joseph Dickinson Addendum, p. 18.

Thomas M Bell

M, b. 1 April 1849

Family: Julia Ann Allenbrand b. 29 Sep 1849, d. 11 Sep 1932

John Bell

M, b. 22 April 1781, d. 22 September 1846
  • Note*: FROM: Chart of the Bell family that was with the manuscript Joseph Dickinson and Family that belonged to Mr & Mrs Webster Bell. Additions are made to it with the information that several cousins have kindly supplied. It also includes information from the papers that were with the manuscript from Webster and Evah Bell. John Bell, wife and family of 5 sons and 3 daughters moved from Guernsey Co to the southeastern part of Ruchcreek Twn, Logan Co, Ohio a little prior to 1834. In that year the eastern half of the twn separated from Rushcreek and organized a new township called Bokescreek. He, John, was one of the first trustees of said township and his son, Henry, served as constable at the same time. As the sons married they built cabins and established their homes to form a wide circle in the southern part of the township. Henry and Mercy Bell's first cabin was on the Mary Jane Bell Homestead. As the population grew, he moved with his family to MO before the civil war. Henry m. Mercy Amerine and had five children: Henry, Tom, Allen, Rintha, Mollie. Moses, John's second son was b. Aug 28, 1816. d Oct 14. 1893. m. May 28, 1840 to Julia Amerine who was born on Aug 8, 1822 and d. on Mar 9, 1892. Both are buried at New Salem Cemetary. The had 4 sons and 2 daughters: John, Nancy, William, Susan, Phillip, Henry Harrison

    FROM: Clan Bell by Mary K. Ericksen
    p. 9
    John Bell was born in Ireland in 1781 and when a young man crossed the Atlantic to the United States, settling in Virginia, where he married and made his home until his removal to Guernsy County, Ohio. He there remained for a few years, after which he came to Logan county, Ohio, in 1835, locating in Bokescreek Township among its pioneer settlers.
  • Birth*: John Bell was born on 22 April 1781 at Northern Ireland.
  • Marriage*: He married Susanna Feay on 30 January 1812 at Washington County, PA, USA.
  • Residence*: John Bell lived circa 1834; John Bell, wife and family of 5 sons and 3 daughters moved from Guernsey Co. to the southeastern part of Rushcreek Twp, Logan Co, Ohio a little prior to 1834. In that year the eastern half of the twp. separated from Rushcreek and orgaized a new township called Bokescreek. He, John was one of the first trustees of said twp. and his son, Henry served as constable at the same time.1
  • Death*: He died on 22 September 1846 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH, USAG, at age 65.
  • Burial*: He was buried after 22 September 1846 at West Mansfield, Logan County, OH, USA.2
    John Bell gravestone, North Greenfield Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Arizona Kid.

Family: Susanna Feay b. 21 Jan 1788, d. 31 May 1866

Citations

  1. [S694] Unknown author, Joseph Dickinson Addendum, p. 18.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 24161351.
  3. [S2] Unknown author, Photocopy Bell Bible.

Mollie Bell

F
  • Note*: FROM: Chart of the Bell family with the manuscript "Joseph Dickinson and Family that belonged to Mr and Mrs Webster Bell. Mollie and Joe had 2 sons.

Amarintha Bell

F, b. 11 April 1854
  • Birth*: Amarintha Bell was born on 11 April 1854.

Ida Mary Richmond

F, b. 5 April 1907, d. 29 July 1989

Ida Swartz
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; diabetes, age 53.
  • Birth*: Ida Mary Richmond was born on 5 April 1907 at Ross, Ward County, ND, USAG.1
    Ida's birthplace in Ross, North Dakota
  • Education*: She was educated circa 1920.
    Ida Richmond, 8th grade
    Ida Richmond dressed as Martha Washington
  • Occupation: (an unknown value) circa 1924 at MN, USA.
    Ida at her first teaching job - Lonesome Valley School
  • Marriage*: She married Lewis Marl Swartz on 8 September 1926 at Tracy, Lyon County, MN, USAG.2
    Lewis and Ida Swartz about 1926
  • Marriage Fact*: Miss Ida Richmond and Lewis put a big surprise over on their friends last week when they announced their wedding which occurred on Wednesday, September 8th. The young people kept their secret for a month and then decided to let folks know about it, and last Friday told the bride's parents and it is needless to add that they received the parental blessing. They were married at the M.E. Parsonage at Tracy and the Rev. Gower, pastor of the M.E. Church. The bride is the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.D. Richmond and has grown to womanhood in Jeffers. She graduated from the Jeffers High School and received her Normal training in Windom and for two terms has taught in the rural schools of the county. The groom is the second oldest son of Mrs. Lewis Swartz and is an industrious young farmer. He has rented a farm northeast of Storden for the coming year where the young people will live after March 1st. Mr. Swartz has been farming his mother's place for the past several years. Both young people are popular and highly respected by a host of friends who the Review joins in extending the best wishes for a prosperous and happy weded [sic] life. after 8 September 1926.3
  • Nickname: As of circa 1950, Ida Mary Richmond also went by the name of Tut-Tut. Given to her by James Quade, who gave nicknames to family members.
  • Occupation*: Housewife/teacher in 1989 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Ischemic heart disease 4 days with contributing condition renal failure.1
  • Death*: She died on 29 July 1989 at Worthington, Nobles County, MN, USAG, at age 82.1
  • Burial*: She was buried on 31 July 1989 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.4,1,5
    Ida Swartz gravestone, Lakeview Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Jeffers: Funeral services for Ida Mary Swartz, 82, were held at the Jeffers United Methodist church, with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Windom. She died Saturday evening, July 29, at Worthington Regional Hospital, where she had been a patient since Tuesday, July 25, after becoming ill at herhome. Ida Mary Richmond was bo4rn April 5, 1907, in Ross, N.D., the daughter of Charles and Myrtle Noble Richmond. Shortly thereafter her father came to the Alpha, Brewster, Windom area. Her father practiced medicine with Dr. Sogge. In 1913 her family moved to Jeffrs, where she continuted her schooling and graduated from Jeffers High School in 1924. She complete normal training in Window and taught in rural schools until her marriage to Lewis Swartz September 8, 1926. They farmed in the Jeffers area until moving into town. During World War II Ida drove a cream route, was a substitute bus driver, worked at borth cafes, and worked at the City Meat Market. After her children were raised she returned to teaching in the rural schools of Jeffers, Dovray and Westbrook. She compiled 28 years of teaching. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had been president for several years. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the United Methodists Women. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961. She is survived by one dauther, Patricia (Mrs. Laurence) Quade, Jeffers; two sons, Charles, Wessington, S.D., and Stanley, Fergus Falls; 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. At the service James, Richard and Roger Quade sang "In the Garden," "Ivory Palaces," and "Blessed Assurance," accompanied by Nancy Quade. Ushers were John Menken and Tebbo Menken. Casket bearers were William Quade, Douglas Quade, David Swartz, Lewis Swartz, Robert Swartz, and Scott Swartz. Arrangements were by Anderson-Schmidt.6
  • ObituaryText: Jeffers resident, Ida Mary Swartz, 82, died Saturday after she became seriously ill at her home and was taken to the Worthington Regional Hospital. Service was Monday at United Methodist Church in Jeffers. Rev. Jack Smith officiated. Vocalists were James, Richard and Roger Quade with accompanist Nancy Quade. Pallbearers were William Quade, David Swartz, Lewis Swartz, Douglas Quade, Robert Swartz and Scott Swartz. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery in Windom. Ida Mary Richmond, daughter of Dr. Charles and Myrtle Noble Richmond, was born April 5, 1907 in Ross, N.D. Shortly thereafter, her family moved to Alpha, Brewster and Windom, where her father practiced medicine with Dr. Sogge. In 1913, Ida moved with her family to Jeffers where she continued her schooling and graduated from Jeffers High School. Ida completed Normal Training in Windom. She taught in rural schools until her marriage to Lewis Swartz on September 8, 1926. Ida and Lewis farmed in the Jeffers area until moving into town. During the war years, Ida drove cream route, was a substitute bus driver, worked in both cafes and the City meat Market. After her children were raised, she returned to her teaching profession in the rural schools of Jeffers, Dovray, and Westbrook. She completed 28 years in her teaching career. Lewis died in 1961 and Ida continued her life at her home in Jeffers. She was an active member of the Legion Auxiliary and had been president for many years. Survivors include three children, Charles of Wessington, S.D., Mrs. Laurence (Patricia) Quade of Jeffers and Stanley of Fergus Falls; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. on 2 August 1989 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.4

Family: Lewis Marl Swartz b. 29 Sep 1903, d. 18 Sep 1961

Citations

  1. [S282] Ida Mary Swartz, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S79] Certificate, Lewis Richmond, Ida Swartz marriage of 8 Sep, 1926.
  3. [S145] Jeffers Review, 14 Oct 1926, 1 col 5.
  4. [S207] Cottonwood County Citizen, 2 Aug, 1989, p. 7.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 61683237.
  6. [S445] Unknown.

Nathan Richmond

M, b. circa 1772, d. 1827

Citations

  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family search id: LCMW-BGD.

David Knight Ogg1,2

M, b. 1748

Family: Anne Duncan b. 14 Oct 1748

Citations

  1. [S12] Carol Lassen, "Lassen, Carol," e-mail to Susan Hansen.
  2. [S12] Carol Lassen, "Lassen, Carol," e-mail to Susan Hansen, email from her contact in Australia.
  3. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  4. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.
  5. [S123] Phillips and Mitchell family Tree, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/e/…
  6. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…

Anne Duncan

F, b. 14 October 1748

Family: David Knight Ogg b. 1748

Citations

  1. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.
  2. [S123] Phillips and Mitchell family Tree, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/e/…
  3. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  4. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…

Isabel Ogg1,2

F, b. 24 January 1777

Family: John Cobb

Citations

  1. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  2. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…
  3. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.

Elizabeth Lizzie Ogg

F, b. 12 July 1791

Family: John Martin

Citations

  1. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  2. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.

Jean/Jane Ogg

F, b. 7 June 1788, d. 4 March 1865

Family: John Tosh b. 6 Jun 1785, d. 24 Jan 1859

Citations

  1. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  2. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…

John Ogg

M, b. 22 April 1779

Citations

  1. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  2. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…
  3. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.

David Ogg

M, b. 22 April 1781

Citations

  1. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  2. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…

Alexander Ogg

M, b. 27 September 1774

Family: Elizabeth Taylor b. Feb 1781, d. 19 Dec 1868

Citations

  1. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…
  2. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  3. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.

Samuel Ogg

M, b. 18 October 1783

Citations

  1. [S391] Ogg from Angus, online http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/OGG/2003-02/…
  2. [S390] Descendants of David Off, online http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2727.html
  3. [S839] John B. Wadell, accessed 6 Jul 2013.

Charles Richard Swartz

M, b. 1 May 1927, d. 16 November 1991

  • MilitaryService:
    Lewis, Charles, Stan Swartz
  • Birth*: Charles Richard Swartz was born on 1 May 1927 at Amo township, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
    Charles Swartz
  • Education*: He was educated in 1945 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USA; Graduated high school but didn't attend the ceremony as he had enlisted in the Navy. A flag was draped over his chair and his sister Pat accepted his diploma for him.1
    Charles Swartz
  • Milit-Beg*: He began military service in 1945 Enlisted in the Navy.1
  • Occupation*: Bookkeeper/parts man for Gumto Motors in 1947.1
  • Milit-End*: He ended military service in 1947.1
  • Occupation: (an unknown value) between 1951 and 1957 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; Had a very serious tractor accident.1
  • Occupation: Offered the position after getting a high score on the civil service test. in 1967 at Wessington, Beadle County, SD, USA.1
  • Religion*: He was active in the Presbyterian church. Charles was ordained an elder and served two terms and has been clerk of session for several years.1
  • Death*: He died on 16 November 1991 at Wessington, Beadle County, SD, USA, at age 64.
  • ObituaryText: Charles Richard Swartz, was born on May 1, 1927 at Jeffers Minnesota to Lewis and Ida (Richmond) Swartz. He grew up at Jeffers and graduated from high school there. He then served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Following his discharge, he wored at the lumber yard in Jeffers. On Jun 27, 1948 he married Dolores Barnes at the Virgil Methodist Church. Following their marriage they lived in Jeffers until 1957 when they moved to the Wessington area and farmed until 1967. Charles was then appointed Postmaster of the Wessington Post Office until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Wessington Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a clerk. He was a member of the Wessington Masonic Lodge #107 AF & AM, the Watson-Krauter Post #110 of the American Legion of Wessington, the Wessington Community Club, the National League of Postmasters and the Wessington Housing Corporation. Charles was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Wessingto; five sons, David of Sioux Falls, Robert of Turpin, OK, Daniel fo Rochester, MN, Richard of Wessington, and Bradley of Yankton; two daughters, Mrs. Marc (Carolyn) Stergionis of Great Falls, MT, and Kathryn Swartz of Chicago, IL; nine gradnchildren: Jeff, Jason, Amy, Christopher, Carmen, Melissa and Darin Swartz and Kathryn and Adam Stergionis; one sister, Patricia Quade of Jeffers, MN ; one brother, Stanley Swartz of Furges [sic] Falls, MN; many nieces and nephews. Charles died Saturday morning at the McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 64 years, six months and fifteen days. after 16 November 1991 at Wessington, Beadle County, SD, USA.2

Citations

  1. [S671] Dolores Swartz, Family of Charles Swartz.
  2. [S247] Unknown short newspaper title.

John Richmond

M, b. 1593/94, d. 20 March 1663/64
  • Note*: The surname Richmond had RICHMOND its origin in Brittany, France, and is derived from the French words "riche" and "monte" or ''monde". In English history it first appears as Rychemond, afterwards as Richemounte and Richemonte, and ultimately as Richmond. Among the various lines of ancestors in England are found those of the Ashton-Keynes and other Wiltshire Richmonds: the former for five generations bore the alias of Webb, first assumed by William Richmond about 1430, when he married Alice, daughter and heiress of Thomas Webb, of Draycott, Wiltshire, England. It is claimed by some eminent genealogists that the Richmonds of New England (though perhaps not in all of the branches in that region, or elsewhere in America) descended through one Roald, son of Roaldus "le Ennase", while others of equal celebrity state that they descend from Alan, another son of Roaldus "le Ennase", asserting that son Roald had no children.
    The Richmond genealogy informs us that Roaldus de Richmond was granted lands by the crown in Yorkshire, and tradition has it that this Richmond was a relative of Alan Rufus. Alan Rufus was a kinsman of the Conqueror, and was granted lands in Yorkshire, where he built his castle and was the first duke of Richmond. Tradition also says that John Richmond was born in AshtonKeynes, and one reputable writer states that in an examination of the old church records at Ashton-Keynes he found the date of baptism of John Richmond, in 1597.
    (I) This John Richmond was the American ancestor of the particular branch of the family to be treated of in these annals, and it is believed that he came to this country with a colony of cadets of noble English families on the western coast of Ireland, who had chosen this remote region that they might be able to "engage in commercial and other pursuits without shocking their aristocratic relatives". It is believed that John Richmond came to America in a trading vessel, and it is known that he was engaged in carrying on an extensive and flourishing trade with Saco, Maine, in 1635, for the records show that in 1636 he was in court with a suit brought by him, "to collect from Thomas Lewis six pounds and ten shillings for two barrells of beife". In 1637 he was one of the purchasers and proprietors of Taunton, Massachusetts, and there his daughter Sarah was probably born in 1638, and his daughter Mary in 1639. From the fact that nothing is known of him between the years 1643 and 1655. it is thought that he returned to England and took part in the wars, for family tradition runs to that effect, and also says that he was referred to as Colonel John Richmond. He probably married before coming to New England. He was away from Taunton much of the time, and is known to have been in Newport and other places, but eventually returned to Taunton and died there March 20, 1664. aged seventy years.1

  • Birth*: John Richmond was born in 1593/94 at Ashton, Keynes, Metshire, England.
  • Immigration*: He immigrated circa 1635; John Richmond, the emigrant, was b in 1594; he came to America from Ashton, Wiltshire, England. he probably left England about 1635 and was one of the purchasers of Taunton in 1637. He was married before he came to this country but neither the name of his wife, the date of their marriage nor the date of her death has been found. He was away from Taunton much of his life--through the records he is know to have been at Newport and other places--but he returned to Taunton and d. there 20 march 1664, aged seventy. (Lists his children.)2
  • Residence*: He lived circa 1635; One of the original purchasers of Launton, Mass. owning 6 shares.
  • Death*: He died on 20 March 1663/64 at Taunton, Bristol County, MA, USAG.

Family:

Citations

  1. [S676] William Richard Cutter, New England families, 462-463.
  2. [S674] George Norbury Mackenzie, Colonial Families.