Biography of Asa N. Richmond
Madison County, NY Biographies





Richmond, Asa N., son of Sylvester and Christina (Walter) Richmond, was born in Stockbridge, September 8, 1836. His father, a lifelong farmer, was a native of Franklin county. Mass., and removed from Deerfield in that State to Troy in early life. He settled in the town of Stockbridge just south of the Five Chimneys in 1832, and cleared the farm where he lived and died He was a man of importance in his time and was commissioned a captain in the old State militia by Governor Marcy. Of his union with Christina Walter two Sons were born: Anthony Augustus, who removed to the State of Missouri, where he died, and Asa N., the subject of this notice. Asa N. Richmond was reared on his father's farm and received the educational advantages afforded by the district schools of the neighborhood. He has been engaged in farming all his life. From the home farm in Stockbridge he removed to a farm of 200 acres two miles west of the village of Canastota, where he resided a period of sixteen years, and at the end of that time came to his present farm four and one half miles south of the village of Oneida, where he has ever since resided. At his farm near Canastota Mr. Richmond was one of the first to engage in hop growing. He is well known and universally respected in this region, and holds membership in Oneida Lodge. No. 270. F. & A. M. Mr. Richmond married, March 22, 1859, Mary Virginia Nelson, a daughter of Elisha Nelson of Vernon. Of this union are two children: Gertrude Marion Richmond, and Leroy C. Richmond, who assists in the conduct of his father's farm.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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