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

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Night time once more – 

time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!



Right here is your project if you happen to select to play alongside (cue the Mission Unattainable music):


1)  Choose a great-grandparent of yours – any considered one of your eight.  Inform us three (or extra) issues about her or him.


2)  Inform us in your individual weblog put up, in a remark to this weblog put up, or on Fb.  You’ll want to depart a remark with a hyperlink to your weblog put up on this put up.

This is mine:


I select to share about my great-grandfather, Thomas Richmond (1848-1917).  He was my father’s mom’s father.  Listed here are my issues (I am unable to do exactly 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 (Wealthy) Richman.  He was the oldest of 9 youngsters.

*  Thomas got here to the USA aboard the British ship Osprey on 14 November 1856, crusing from Bristol, along with his mom and siblings.  His father, James, had arrived in the USA in 1855 and the household lived in Burrilville, Rhode Island in 1860.  He had 

*  Thomas Richmond (notice the identify change!) married on 20 June 1868 in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut to Julia E. White (1848-1913) they usually resided in Stonington, Connecticut in 1870, in Killingly, Connecticut in 1880, in Leominster, Massachusetts in 1900, and in Killingly in 1910.  They’d 9 youngsters.  Thomas labored in a woolen mill for a few years.

*  Thomas Richmond of Killingly, Connecticut grew to become a citizen of the USA on 10 September 1890 at a Superior Court docket held in Putnam, Windham County earlier than the Hon. S.A. Robinson, Decide. 

*  Thomas Richmond was musically proficient – he was the choir director at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Putnam, Connecticut for a few years, and there’s a plaque honoring him in that church.

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

*  Thomas Richmond died intestate in Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  His probate data are in Worcester County Probate Data (Enclosure 65,803B).  Administration of the property was filed on 18 April 1918 and was granted to son Edwin T. Richmond on 7 Might 1918 by the Court docket.  Edwin T. Richmond, George S. Boynton and James C. Smith, all of Leominster, have been bondsmen, with a bond of $700 posted on 16 April 1918.  The heirs-at-law have been recognized, and a listing indicated an property of no actual property at $509.27 in private property, together with financial institution accounts, a piano and family furnishings.


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