Biography of P. W. Richmond
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Richmond, P. W., is one of the foremost men in the town of Hoosick, a leader in agricultural pursuits, politically prominent, financially successful, and respected by his fellow men. And this honored position is due to his own labor and genius, for Mr. Richmond is a self made man. He has been a. resident here since 1823, at which time he came with his father, Josiah Richmond, who practiced wagonmaking and conducted a hotel here until his death in 1835. Mr. Richmond inherits the well developed physique of his family; noted for longevity, and bears his seventy four years with an erect and agile form, and a vigor which carries him jauntily through life. He owns 400 acres devoted to general farming, the farui and buildings being models of their kind. He has served as postmaster at Potter Hill nearly half a century, having been appointed in 1849 under Buchanan's administration, which position he has held to the present time. He belongs to the Republican party and has officiated many years as town assessor; he is also president of the "Hoosick Cooperative Fire Insurance Co." In 1848 he married Sarah C., daughter of James Campbell of Pittstown. She bore him five children: Josiah, born 1849; Mary Agnes. born 1851; Edward Albert, born 1853; Emily Geer, born 1857; Ruth Warren, born 1860.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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