Amaziah Richmond (1745 - 1825) MP

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Birthplace: Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
Occupation: Lieutenant in the American Revolution
Managed by: Ra'i-Atea Pambrun
Last Updated:

About Amaziah Richmond

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A096042

From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Amaziah Richmond:

http://www.thomasrogerssociety.com/p89.htm#i2674

Amaziah Richmond[1]

  • M, b. 1745, d. November 1825

Amaziah Richmond was born in 1745 at Taunton, MA; (based on age at death).[2] He was the son of Ebenezer Richmond and Mary Walker.

Amaziah Richmond married Zeriah Richmond, daughter of Josiah Richmond and Mehitable Deane, before 1761.[3]

Amaziah Richmond married Abigail Burt on 1 December 1764.[4]

Note:; Amaziah was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary service and marched to Dorchester Heights with Captain Joshua Wilbor, August, 1776. He was in Captain 'Blake's Company, Sept. 28 1777.[2]

Amaziah Richmond died in November 1825.[2]

Note; names of first 5 children by Abigail are in Berkeley, MA Records, the last 6 from relatives in Woodstock, VT.[5]

Child of Amaziah Richmond and Zeriah Richmond

  • 1. Amaziah Richmond+[3] b. 14 Oct 1761, d. 30 or 31 Dec 1843

Children of Amaziah Richmond and Abigail Burt

  • 1. George Richmond[2] b. 21 Jun 1765, d. 1786
  • 2. Sarah Richmond+[2] b. 19 Apr 1767
  • 3. Elisha Richmond[2] b. 22 Jul 1769
  • 4. Burt Richmond+[2] b. 14 May 1770, d. 1850
  • 5. Luther Richmond+[2] b. 26 Feb 1773, d. 20 Dec 1853
  • 6. Polly Richmond+[2] d. 1838
  • 7. Sylvester Richmond+[2] b. 1783, d. 26 Jan 1841
  • 8. Walker Richmond+[2] b. Aug 1786

Citations

1. [S1] Ann T. [Revised by], (Originally compiled by Alice W. A. Westgate) Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Family of Thomas Rogers (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), p. 214. Hereinafter cited as Rogers-Silver.

2. [S2] Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 And Pre American Ancestors 1040-1594 (Boston: by Compiler, MDCCCXCVII), p. 64.

3. [S2] Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 And Pre American Ancestors 1040-1594 (Boston: by Compiler, MDCCCXCVII), p. 53 and 64.

4. [S2] Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 And Pre American Ancestors 1040-1594 (Boston: by Compiler, MDCCCXCVII), p. 30 and 64.

5. [S2] Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 And Pre American Ancestors 1040-1594 (Boston: by Compiler, MDCCCXCVII), p.64.

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Ra'i-Atea Pambrun notes:

Amaziah RICHMOND married Abigail BURT.Abigail was the daughter of John Burt and Hannah WALKER.

I know this information about my ancestors Richmond through the book "The Richmond Family 1594-1896 and Pre-American Ancestors 1040-1594". The author of this important work and this research was named Joshua Bailey Richmond. At the time I 'had consulted the book with the Mormons. Today it is also available on the Internet.

Amaziah For Abigail and you should refer to page 64, number 272.

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Ben M. Angel notes: The march to Dorchester Height in August 1776 was likely to reinforce the batteries overlooking the city of Boston and its harbor during the British invasion of New York City. The British had in fact evacuated Boston on March 17 following General Washington's placement of guns on Dorchester Heights on March 2.

The action under Captain Edward Blake on 28 September 1777 sounds like it would have been more interesting - several other family trees list other members of what has been described as some sort of "secret expedition" apparently into Rhode Island, apparently ending 18 October 1777. A list of members of this expedition is frequently referred to, but I haven't found it yet.

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From Kirsty M. Haining's research:

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=khaining&id=I4471

ID: I4471

Name: Amaziah RICHMOND 1

  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1745 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Nov 1825 in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA

Change Date: 28 Sep 2007 at 13:18

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Note: #+272 JBR: "AMAZIAH Richmond: (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John, John) was born in Taunton in 1745 .

He married, first, Zeriah Richmond, and had one son.

He married, secondly, December 1, 1764, Abigail Burt, daughter of John and Hannah (Walker) Burt of Berkley, who was born January 19, 1745, and died in 1820.

He died November, 1825.

Amaziah was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary service and marched to Dorchester Heights with Captain Joshua Wilbor, August, 1776 . He was in Captain Blake's company, Sept. 28, 1777."

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"Child by First Marriage:

  • 1. +873 Amaziah, born Oct. 14, 1761; married Sarah Field.

Children by Second Marriage:

  • 2. +874 George, born June 21, 1765; died in 1786.
  • 3. +875 Sarah, born April 19, 1767; married Isreal T. Houghton.
  • 4. -876 Elisha, born July 22, 1769; died in infancy.
  • 5. +877 Burt, born May 14, 1770; married Mercy Huntly.
  • 6. +878 Luther, born Feb. 26, 1773, married Polly Rand.
  • 7. -879 John, went to New York; not heard from since 1820.
  • 8. +880 Polly, married James Nutting.
  • 9. +881 Sylvester, born in 1783; married Patty Hobbs.
  • 10. -882 Betsey, died in infancy.
  • 11. +883 Wealthy, married Ira French.
  • 12. +884 Walker, born Aug., 1786; married Nancy Cole.

Amaziah was born in Taunton. The names of the next five children are from Berkley (Mass.) Records; the last six from relatives in Woodstock, Vt."

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Additional information on this family was extracted from the gedcom of H. Arthur Packard (g441.ged) found at the Ancestry.com website. Arthur descends from Amiziah and Abigail's daughter Sarah Richmond Houghton. Arthur's gedcom has 13 children listed under the marriage to Abigail, he does not assign any children to the first marriage. The extra sibling is a Gilbert who m. a Polly W. _____. It is possible that this is "Burt" and perhaps he married twice.

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Father: Ebenezer RICHMOND

  • b: 31 Mar 1701 in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Mother: Mary WALKER

  • b: 16 Aug 1704 in Massachusetts, USA; prob Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA

Marriage 1

  • Zeriah RICHMOND b: Abt 1725 in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married: Abt 1761 in prob Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Change Date: 10 Jul 2005

Children

  • 1. Amaziah RICHMOND b: 14 Oct 1761 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA; of Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, USA

Marriage 2

  • Abigail BURT b: 19 Jan 1745 in of Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Married: 24 Jan 1765 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA 2

Note:

Massachusetts Town Marriage Records:

Name: Amaziah RICHMOND

  • Spouse: Abigail Burt
  • Marriage Date: Jan. 24, 1765
  • Marriage Place: Taunton
  • Source: Vital Records of Taunton
  • Full Text: RICHMOND, Amaziah of T. and Abigail Burt of Berkley, Jan. 24, 1765 [? in Berkley].Intention not recorded.

Name: Abigail BURT

  • Spouse: Amaziah Richmond
  • Marriage Date: Jan. 24, 1765
  • Marriage Place: Taunton
  • Source: Vital Records of Taunton
  • Full Text: Abigail of Berkley and Amaziah Richmond of T., Jan. 24, 1765 [? in Berkley].Intention not recorded.

Event: Alt. Marriage 01 Dec 1764 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA 3

  • Change Date: 10 Jul 2005

Children

  • 1. George RICHMOND b: 21 Jun 1765 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2. Sarah RICHMOND b: 19 Apr 1767 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • 3. Elisha RICHMOND b: 22 Jul 1769 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • 4. Burt RICHMOND b: 14 May 1770 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • 5. Gilbert (suspect) RICHMOND b: Abt 1772 in prob Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA; of Barnard, Windsor, Vermont, USA
  • 6. Luther RICHMOND b: 26 Feb 1773 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • 7. John RICHMOND b: Abt 1776 in Vermont, USA
  • 8. Betsey RICHMOND b: Abt 1780 in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • 9. Wealthy RICHMOND b: 29 Sep 1781 in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • 10. Sylvester RICHMOND b: 03 Feb 1784 in Barnard, Windsor County, Ver.mont, USA
  • 11. Walker RICHMOND b: 30 Aug 1786 in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • 12. Polly RICHMOND b: 1788 in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA

Sources:

1. Title: Kirsty Haining

2. Title: Massachusetts Town Marriage Records

  • Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society

3. Title: The Richmond Family 1594-1896: And Pre-American Ancestors, 1040-1594

  • Author: Joshua Bailey Richmond
  • Publication: Boston, Massachusetts: Published by the Compiler (W. B. Clarke & Co. Agents), 1897.
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Lt. Amaziah Richmond's Timeline

1745
1745
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1761
October 14, 1761
Age 16
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1761
Age 16
1765
June 21, 1765
Age 20
Berkley, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1767
April 19, 1767
Age 22
Berkley, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1769
July 22, 1769
Age 24
1770
May 14, 1770
Age 25
Berkley, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1773
February 26, 1773
Age 28
Berkley, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1783
1783
Age 38
Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont Republic, United States
1786
August, 1786
Age 41
Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont Republic, United States