Biography of George A. Richmond

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Richmond, George A., Concord, p. o. Springville, was born in the town of Sardinia, Erie county, N. Y., in 1854.. His father's name was George Richmond; his mother's name was Emily J. White. His grandfather, George Richmond, came from Vermont in 1807, his family following in 1809. He settled in the southwest part of the town of Sardinia and commenced keeping tavern and clearing up his farm. In early times Richmond's Log Tavern was widely known and was a great place for public gatherings of various kinds. In 1827 George Richmond, the second, kept hotel in a frame building near by and was extensively and successfully engaged in farming at the time of his death in 1869, owning 1,000 acres of land. George A. Richmond was educated in the Springville Academy and Whitestown Seminary. He was a farmer, but in 1878 moved to Springville and engaged in the hotel business, and for a time manufactured cigars. He was appointed postmaster at Spring. yule under Grover Cleveland in 1895, which position he now (1897) fills. In 1874 Mr. Richmond was married to Cecelia M., daughter of Hezekiah and Martha A. Wilgus of Whitestown, N. Y.



Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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