James Richmond

Brief Life History of James

When James Richmond was born in 1785, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Judge Stephen Richmond, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Sisson, was 24. He married Phebe Terry on 12 May 1812, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 17 December 1859, in Claverack, Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 74.

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James Richmond
Phebe Terry
Marriage: 12 May 1812
Harriet Caroline Richmond
Rufus Reed Richmond
Marietta Richmond
Ester Jeanette Richmond
Virginia La Fayette Richmond
Vesta Antoinette Richmond
Elizabeth Edmonds Richmond
Cordelia Richmond

Sources (4)

  • James B Richmond, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Richmond in entry for Mrs. Vesta Antoinette Morehouse, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • James Richmond, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


Historical Boundaries 1786: Columbia, New York, United States


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

habitational name from Richmond (North Yorkshire). The placename was probably transferred after the Norman Conquest from any of numerous places in France named with Old French riche ‘mighty, strong’ + munt, mont ‘mountain, hill’. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

occasionally a variant of Richman , with excrescent -d. The two names were probably often confused.


Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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