Biography of David L. Raymond
Potter County, PA Biographies

DAVID L. RAYMOND, P. 0. Raymonds, a son of Daniel and Amanda (Freeland) Raymond, was born in Tioga county, N. Y., in 1832, and with his parents came to Allegheny township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1837. They located on the farm which D. L. now owns, when that part of the township was a wilderness, and cut a road for three miles to enable them to draw lumber for building purposes. His father was a native of Massachusetts, where he married, and then removed to Tioga county, N. Y. Amos Raymond, grandfather of D. L., also came to Potter county in 1837, and made his home with Daniel, his son, until his decease, when ninety six years of age, his wife having died previously. Daniel and Amanda Raymond reared a family of eleven children, viz.: Lucinda, now Mrs. George Benton, of Ellisburg; Amos; Asa F ; Daniel (deceased); Elvira, who married Spencer Preston, of Lansing, Mich., and died April 24, 1889; Alice L., the late Mrs. James Logue, of Wharton township; David L. ; Joseph J. ; Persis L., now Mrs. Calvin Rogers, of Allegheny township; Mary J., now Mrs. Willard Whitney, of Parma, Mich., and Betsy A., now Mrs. Thomas Gilliland, of Ellisburg. The mother is dead and the father now has his home with D. L and is a smart, active old gentleman of ninety six years. David L. was reared and received such educational advantages as a county sparsely settled and almost wholly undeveloped afforded. He made his home with his parents, and succeeded his father in the ownership of the old homestead, on which he has erected a desirable residence, and through life has engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits. In the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Forty ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, but was discharged on account of disability. He next enlisted in the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry (Anderson's), and remained until the close of the war, after which he returned to his home and resumed his former business. He was married in 1853 to Martha F., daughter of John H. Heggie, of Allegheny township, and to them have been born two children: Ellen, married to C. H. Morley, of Ulysses, and died March 24, 1889, and Ida, now Mrs. F. J. Andrews, of Allegheny township. Mr. Raymond is a member of O. A. Lewis Post, G. A. R. He is a Republican in politics, and in 1883 was elected treasurer of the county, serving three years. He is one of the representative men of Potter county.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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