“Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania” Vol. 3
Author: Jordan, John W., 1840 – 1941
RICHMOND – HONORABLE ALMOND BENSON RICHMOND was the son of LAWTON and SARAH (TOWNSEND) RICHMOND, and was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, on April 26, 1825.He moved with his parents to Crawford County, Pa., where he entered Allegheny College; afterward taking a medical course in which he duly graduated...In 1848 he was admitted to practice the courts (pg. 1257) of Crawford County, and became recognized as a criminal lawyer...In 1853 he was appointed assistant director of machinery at the Crystal Palace.He was also state commissioner at the World's Fair...As an author he won considerable celebrity; among his published volumes having been “Leaves from the Diary of an Old Lawyer,” and “A Hawk in an Eagle's Nest”....He died in Meadville, August, 1906.On September 7, 1848, MR. RICHMOND was married to MISS MARY MORRIS, born January 27, 1828, died February 5, 1894, daughter of LEVI and NANCY (McKNIGHT) MORRIS.Children: LEWIS LAWTON, born in 1849, mentioned further; HIRAM M., born in 1852; CHARLES E., born in 1859, became major in the National Guard of Pennsylvania, and is now deceased.
LEWIS LAWTON, son of ALMOND BENSON and MARY (MORRIS) RICHMOND, was born in Meadville, where, with the exception of a few years spent in Pittsburgh, his entire life was passed...In his religious affiliations MR. RICHMOND belonged to the Episcopal church.He prospered in his business career, and erected a beautiful residence on Water Street in the year 1907; this being now the home of his widow and daughter.MR. RICHMOND died on November 28, 1912.His wife, to whom he was (pg. 1258) married on April 6, 1875, was a MISS MAY WINIFRED DAY, born April 4, 1853, daughter of HENRY LEWIS and WINIFRED GELSTON (COFFIN) DAY; she is also a descendant of SIR ISAAC COFFIN on the maternal side.Descended thus from two of the oldest and best families in the country...MR. and MRS. RICHMOND were the parents of three children, two sons and a daughter: 1. MARY W. RICHMOND, their eldest child, was born February 11, 1876, and has been twice married.Her first husband, to whom she was married in August, 1898, was JAMES GARDNER, by whom she had two children: GERTRUDE M., born March 16, 1901; JAMES GEORGE, born November 22, 1905.MR. GARDNER died in April, 1905; and in May, 1909, his widow married HARRY SOMERS McFARLAND, a member of one of the oldest families of Meadville, and now in the employ of the Phoenix Iron Works.There are no children by this marriage.2. HENRY C., born April, 1877, died August, 1877.3. GEORGE W. RICHMOND, son of MR. and MRS. LEWIS LAWTON RICHMOND, was born January 22, 1880; died in October, 1905.He was educated at Allegheny College, after which he entered the employ of the Westinghouse Company at Pittsburgh as an electrical draughtman.He served ten months during the Spanish-American War, having enlisted in Company B, Pennsylvania Volunteers.Like his father he was a member of the Episcopal church.
(THE DAY FAMILY)
ROBERT DAY, immigrant ancestor of the Meadville family of this name, came over to America in the bark “Elizabeth,” which sailed from Ipswich, England, in April, 1634, and arrived at Boston, Massachusetts.He was born in about the year 1604, being thirty years of age at the time of sailing.His wife, MARY, aged twenty-eight years, accompanied him.He was made freeman May 6, 1635, settling first at Newton, now Cambridge, Massachusetts.His wife, MARY, died soon after reaching America, in all probability; and he married (second) ELIZABETH STEBBINS.Children: THOMAS, of further mention; JOHN, SARAH and MARY.
THOMAS, son of ROBERT DAY, the immigrant, was born October 27, 1659; died December 27, 1711, at Springfield, where he had passed his life.His will was proved March 25, 1712.He married SARAH, daughter of LIEUTENANT THOMAS COOPER, her father being killed by the Indians when Springfield was burned.Children: THOMAS, born March 23, 1662; SARAH, June 14, 1664; MARY, December 15, 1666; JOHN, February 20, 1669, died 1670; SAMULE, May 20, 1671; JOHN, September 20, 1673; EBENEZER, February 18, 1676, died June 12, 1676; EBENEZER, September 5, 1677, mentioned further; JONATHAN, August 8, 1680; ABIGAIL, died October 6, 1747.
EBENEZER, son of THOMAS and SARAH (COOPER) DAY, was born September 5, 1677, died September 1, 1763; married, April 18, 1700, MERCY HITCHCOCK, who died September 29, 1761, aged eighty years.Children: EBENEZER, born October 23, 1701; MERCY, November 4, 1703; LUKE, July (pg. 1259) 2, 1706; SARAH, November 3, 1709; THANKFUL, December 24, 1711; TIMOTHY, June 15, 1714; EDITHA, August 20, 1715; MIRIAM, March 4, 1718; TIMOTHY, September 5, 1720, mentioned further; CALEB, September 15, 1723; ELINOR, December 10, 1725.
TIMOTHY, son of EBENEZER and MERCY (HITCHCOCK) DAY, was born September 5, 1720; died September 29, 1797; married, February 6, 1747, SARAH MUNN, who died October 4, 1800, aged seventy-six years.They resided at West Springfield, Massachusetts.Children: SARAH, born June 24, 1748; TIMOTHY, March 13, 1750; ROSWELL, September 2, 1752; LEWIS, July 19, 1754; THANKFUL, August 10, 1756; ASA, November 19, 1759; REBECCA, August 20, 1761; EDMUND, January 17, 1767, mentioned further.
EDMUND, son of TIMOTHY and SARAH (MUNN) DAY, was born January 17, 1767; died September 2, 1831.He was a resident of West Springfield, and married, January 16, 1794, BEDE HITCHCOCK.Children: ADAH, born November 10, 1794; BEDE, born __; JULIA, May 10, 1797; HARRIET, March 23, 1799; SARAH MUNN, December 17, 1800; EDMUND, October 27, 1802; MARIA, June 28, 1804; DIADEMA, March 22, 1806; RALPH, February 21, 1808; JULIA ANN, February 24, 1811; LUCY, 1812; HENRY LEWIS, December 22, 1814, mentioned further.
HENRY LEWIS, son of EDMUND and BEDE (HITCHCOCK) DAY, was born December 22, 1814, at West Springfield, Massachusetts; died December 16, 1873.His early years were passed in Massachusetts, and when about twenty years old he went West and engaged in the dry goods business at Ravenna, Ohio.He became a very successful and prominent citizen of his adopted city, and was twice elected mayor.He was a member of the Congregational church; and belonged to the F. and A. M., and to the K. T. of Cleveland, Ohio.He married, May 1, 1838, MISS WINIFRED GELSTON COFFIN, born at Nantucket, Massachusetts, died in June, 1901, at Meadville, Pa.Children: HENRIETTA G., born July 8, 1839, died May 15, 1864; HENRY LEWIS, born May 6, 1841, died August, 1871; ROLAND G., born May 13, 1843, died April, 1898; FLORENCE M., born in 1850, now deceased; MARY WINIFRED, born April 4, 1853, married, April 6, 1875, LEWIS LAWTON RICHMOND; GEORGE, born in 1859; WINSLOW W., born in 1863