RICHMOND, JAMES DAVIS (2) - Sebastian County, Arkansas | JAMES DAVIS (2) RICHMOND - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

James Davis (2) RICHMOND

Butler Cemetery
Sebastian County,
Arkansas

James
Mar 28, 1843
Feb 22, 1892
PVT CO 1 28 LA INF CONFEDRATE STATES ARMY

Husband of Elizabeth J. (Dbl marker).
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Arkansas
History of Benton County - SEBASTIAN COUNTY.

[p.1359] James D. Richmond, farmer, was born in Chester District, S. C., in 1843, his parents being Robert G. and Louisa (Cornwell) Richmond, also natives of that State, where they were reared and married. In 1853 the family moved to Floyd County, Ga., and five years later went to Jackson (now Lincoln Parish), La.
In 1867 they came to Scott County, Ark., where the father is now a well-to-do farmer. While in Georgia he served some time as justice of the peace. Gunning Richmond, the grandfather, came to America with his parents, prior to the Revolution, from Ireland, and after attaining his growth lived in South Carolina until his death. Davis Cornwell, the maternal grandfather, lived and died in South Carolina. The parents of our subject were Presbyterians in faith, and reared a family of seven sons and four daughters, of whom James D. was the
second child.
At the age of eighteen he joined Company I, Twenty-eighth Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he participated in the famous Red River expedition. He fought at Pleasant Hill, Alexandria, Yellow Bayou and other places, and was wounded at Franklin, near New Orleans, April 14, 1862. He was then held a prisoner by the enemy until his recovery, when he was exchanged, and rejoined his company, remaining in service until the same was disbanded at Shreveport.
In 1867 he accompanied his parents to Scott County, and was there married, in 1869, to Jane, daughter of Milton and Amanda Larimore, early settlers of Sebastian County, where Mrs. Richmond was born. They are now living in Scott County. Mr. Larimore was in the Government employ during the late war. In 1879 Mr. Richmond left Scott County and settled upon his present farm, which was then a wilderness. He now owns 200 acres of land, 130 of which he has cleared and cultivated. Himself and wife are Methodists. They have had ten children, six of whom are living, and who have enjoyed the advantages of a good education.
Mr. Richmond is a Democrat, and his first presidential vote was cast for Seymour in 1868.

Family links:
Children:
Mary B. Richmond (1880 - 1883)*
Infant Daughter Richmond (1886 - 1886)*

Spouse:
Elizabeth Jane Larimore Richmond (1851 - 1895)

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Contributed on 5/6/09 by birdeyes
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Record #: 189719

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