Biography - Gideon Richmond

Gideon RICHMOND, farmer, P. O. Fillmore, born in Licking County, Ohio, September 14, 1820; raised on a farm and assisted his father until twenty years of age; was educated in the common schools of the country, and began his business career as a farmer, his first purchase of land being fifty acres, partially improved, on which he remained only two years; sold out and moved to Montgomery County, Ill., and bought 100 acres of land; has increased his property to 500 acres of good farming land. He has given his son eighty acres recently; has erected a fine dwelling and barn, with all necessary outbuildings, and his farm is in a high state of cultivation He was married first in Ohio, to Miss Lois AMES, who died, and then married Miss Cynthia DOTA, also of Ohio, who died, leaving one child; her parents were natives of New Jersey. His third wife, Harriet A. KNOWLES, whom he married March 14, 1847, was born in New Hampshire August 11, 1830; her father, Joseph KNOWLES, was born in New Hampshire April 1, 1784; was a farmer by occupation, and died February 16, 1860. Her mother, Hannah (HAINES) KNOWLES, was also born in New Hampshire June 29, 1788, and died October 31, 1845. Mrs. RICHMOND is the mother of four children. The father of subject, Henry W. RICHMOND, was born in Adams County, Mass., December 5, 1798; was a farmer by occupation, and died May 4, 1874. His wife, Eliza CUBBERLY, was born near Trenton, N. J., April 11, 1800, and is still living. She is the mother of three children, the subject being the eldest child. Mr. RICHMOND has by energy and economy accumulated a handsome property, and he and wife seem to be enjoying the fruits of their labor in their old age; is a good citizen and useful to the community in which he resides. His children are Henry F., Hiram F., George A., Dora I. and Ernest H.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 305.

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