Biography of Robert F. Fulton
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Raymond, Robert Fulton, lawyer, is a great grandson of David Raymond of Stamford, Conn., a soldier in the Revolutionary war; a grandson of Gould Raymond, also of Stamford; and the son of Lewis and Sarah A. (Jones) Raymond, and was born in Stamford, Conn., June 15, 1858. His ancestors settled in Salem, Mass., about 1630, and moved thence to Stamford, where they followed the vocation of farmers. His father was prominent in town affairs and held various local offices. Mr. Raymond attended the district schools, and when sixteen (in 1874) came to New Bedford, where he entered the High School, from which he was graduated in 1877. He subsequently attended Wesleyan University at Middletown one year, and taught school in Marion, Plymouth county, two years, keeping up his college studies in the mean time. In 1880 he went to Boston, where he taught a private Latin school mornings for one year, and also continued his work at Harvard College. In 1881 he entered Harvard Law School, where he remained two years, and was admitted to the Bristol bar at the June term, 1883. Since then he has been actively engaged in the general practice of his profession in New Bedford, taking the degree of LL. B. from Harvard Law School in 1894. From 1883 to 1885 he was a law partner of William C. Parker, the firm name being Parker & Raymond. Mr. Raymond was a foundation member of the New Bedford Bar Association, and is also a member of Acushnet Lodge, I. O. O. F., of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association, and of the Boston Wesleyan Club. He is a trustee and a member of the board of management of the East Greenwich (R. I.) Academy, a member of the official board of the County Street M. E. Church, and a member of various executive boards of the New England Southern Conference. He is also a member of the Boston Wesleyan Association, which is composed of twenty men who are trustees of property in Boston owned by the M. E. Church. Mr. Raymond is a prominent public speaker, having delivered a number of addresses on religious, temperance, patriotic and other subjects. He is an indefatigable collector of books, and owns one of the best and most valuable private libraries in New Bedford; it is especially rich in American history, economics, etc., and full in general lines, including German and French as well as English literature. October 20, 1886, Mr. Raymond married Mary E., daughter of Capt. David Walker of Groton, Conn., and a descendant of Elder William Brewster of the Plymouth colony. They have five children: Annie Almy, Mary Lois, Allen Simmons, Robert Fulton, jr., and Grace Brewster.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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