Biography of Richmond H. Eggleston


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Eggleston, Richmond H., was born in Antwerp, N. Y., October 27, 1859, son of John M., son of Asa Eggleston. John M. was born in Washington county, N. Y., in 1806, and in 1825 came to Antwerp, where he engaged in farming, and where he died. In 1828 he married Anne Keene, sister of Hiram Keene, by whom he had seven children, of whom six are living. His second wife was Luana Clark, daughter of Watson Seaver, the first settler of Antwerp, by whom he had one son, the subject of this sketch. Mr. Eggleston died August 20, 1881. Richmond H. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Ives Seminary, after which he engaged in farming, now owning a farm of two hundred and ten acres, keeping a dairy of thirty cows. He is a member of Antwerp Lodge No. 447, and also of the Rebeccas. He is a member of Court Elm Park No. 1,492, I. O. F. February 22, 1887, he married Mary Fitzgerald, who was born in Toledo, Can., daughter of Thomas and Mary Fitzgerald. To Mr. Eggleston and wife have been born eight children: John W. (deceased), Richmond G. (deceased), May and Maud, twins, Mabel (deceased), T. Harold, S. Earl, and William H.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898