Biography of Richard Pilgrim
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RICHARD PILGRIM was born in Bedfordshire, England, in 1811. His grandfather and father were gamekeepers. He was a farmer and gamekeeper for Baron Parke, and later was a farmer in Devonshire. He married Isabella Elliott. They had five sons and one daughter. In 1862 he left England for Canada, where he remained until 1868, when he located in Chemung county, N. Y., where he died February 28, 1877. His widow resides in England. His sons, Samuel E. and Richard E., made their homes in New Zealand. Thomas lives in Bristol, England. Fred Pilgrim, of Waverly, who was born January 21, 1852, in England, learned the trade of a baker in Devonshire, and came to America in 1872. In 1884 he started a bakery in Waverly, of which he is still proprietor. In 1882 he married Charlotte Orispin. They are both members of the Episcopal church.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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