Biography of Joel Raymond
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Raymond, Joel, and his only son Orville were among the early settlers of the town of Wheeler, clearing and occupying a farm near Wheeler Center until their deaths, now owned by Elder J. W. Raymond, eldest son of Orville. Joel Raymond died of an injury received by accident at town meeting February 12, 1850, in his seventy seventh year. His wife, Lydia, died August 28, 1854, in her eighty third year. To them were born three children: Hannah, Orville and Tryphena. Hannah married Jacob Thompson of Wheeler, January 1, 1823. To them were born six children: Lydia, Calvin, Catherine, Orville, Joel, and John, all of whom are now living excepting Calvin and Lrville, Calvin having died December 5, 1863, in his thirty seventh year. and Orville, April 30, 1895, in his sixty fifth year. Jacob Thompson died May 9, 1868, aged seventy four years. Hannah, his wife, died July 20, 1880, aged eighty seven years. Orville Raymond, son of Joel, married Caroline Smith of Nelson, Madison county, February 17, 1834. To them were born five children: John W., Nehemiah S., Harriet, Mary, and Amasa C., all of whom are living except Mary, who died April 3, 1851, in her eleventh year. Orville Raymond died July 19, 1880, in his eightieth year. Caroline, his wife, died November 25, 1885, in her eighty fourth year. Tryphena, daughter of Joel Raymond, died October 26, 1876, aged seventy one years. John W. married Sarah Jayne of Barrington, Cook county, Ill., by whom he had these children: Mary C., Silas C., and Hattie O. (twins), and Daniel A. Silas C. married Carrie Kelley. by whom he has two children, John W. and Emma L. Mary C. married Dixie Martin of Kanona, Steuben county. Nehemiah S. married Ophelia Lanphear of Nile, Allegany county, and is a farmer in Wheeler. Harriet married Michael Jones, who is also a farmer in Wheeler. Amasa C. married Emma Robinson of Pulaski, Oswego county, and is a farmer of South Richland, Oswego county. John W. is engaged in the work of the ministry, being a member of the Seventh day Adventist denomination. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Conference of said order for fourteen years, and president of the conference for the last five years of his connection therewith. January 1, 1893, he was transferred to the New York Conference of said denomination, of which he is now a member and minister.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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