Biography of Albion D. Richmond of Le Roy, NY

Albion D. Richmond, son of Preserved and Lucinda (Stiles) Richmond, was born December 17, 1829, one mile east of where he now resides. His father, Preserved, was born in Fairfield, N. Y., July 25, 1799, and his mother, Lucinda, in Danville, Vt., December 25, 1803. Preserved came to Genesee County with his parents and lived on the homestead nearly all his life. He was commissioned lieutenant of militia in 1829, and September 10, 1830, as captain. He had 11 children, and died in September, 1878, and his wife in June of the same year. His father, Preserved, was born June 25, 1764, and was twice married, first to Mary Olin, who bore him children as follows: Ezra, who was killed at the battle of Fort Erie, Adam, David, Simeon, Preserved, George, Alva, Polly, and Sarah. His second wife was Mary Luther, by whom he had nine children, eight of whom grew. to maturity, as follows: Hiram H., Electa, Simoon L., Hazzard, William H., Angeline, Sanford L., and Caroline. They settled in Le Roy in October, 1812, where Albion D. now resides. About 1844, with a daughter, they moved to Clinton County,. Mich., where he died, aged 85. He was a staunch and devoted member of the F. & A. M., and stood by the order during the exciting times after the Morgan affair. It is stated the order met in his house on several occasions. He was a son of Adam Richmond, who was born in 1739, and who was twice married, first to Molly Hazzard, and second to Molly Hall. He reared four sons and five daughters. Adam Richmond was a son of Stephen, who also had four sons and five daughters. Stephen was a son of John Richmond, who had two sons, Cyrus and Stephen. Albion D. was reared where he now resides. He went to Michigan and worked for an uncle two years. He married Margaret, daughter of Duncan Campbell, of York, Livingston County, N. Y., and they had five children, four of whom attained adult age, viz.: George C., Mary L., of Montana, Franklin D., and Cora E. After his marriage he moved to De Kaib County, Ind., where he resided 10 years, when he returned to Le Roy, and has since lived where he now resides. His wife died June 18, 1886. He is a respected member of the F. & A. M.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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