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  • My grandparents:
    My grandparents:
    1. Clarence Lester Richmond, Sr, a highly decorated WW1 Marine who kept a detailed diary on the field and wrote a fascinating and well-regarded war memoir. I had the distinct privilege of standing in places he wrote about and reading portions of his memoir to the other participants in two tours of WW1 battlefields, cemeteries, and monuments.
    2. Edith Kuykendall Hutcheson, a kind and gentle woman who patiently played scrabble with me freqently duiring my adolescence, and who taught me to understand and appreciate elements of American history, especially the horrific Cherokee "Trail of Tears" that began, in a sense, in her back yard.
    3. Brady Leslie Horton, a distinctly strong, gentle, unassuming, and hard-working man who left a wonderful legacy of kindness and helpfulness.
    4. Ida Marie Hazlet, a remarkably clever and creative woman who, when 100 years old, could still hop down on the floor, reach under her bed, and pull out the Christmas card table-mats that were her final craft project.
  • Selected Profiles and Charts for my 215 direct Paternal Ancestors:
    Profiles of 8 Notable Paternal Ancestors:
    1. Judge Levi Trewhitt, a founder of Cleveland, Tennessee who was unjustly imprisoned (where he died) during the Civil War
    2. Thomas Skillman was on the British fleet that took New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1665. Rather than return home, he established a large farm on Dutch Kill (a creek that still exists, though now industrialized) in what is now Queens, New York.
    3. Rev. Joseph HullW, a dynamic minister who ran afoul of church authorities in England and immigrated in 1635 with 20 families from his church, but still ran afoul of church authorities in Plymouth Colony, again in England, and again in Massachusetts Colony.
    4. Rev. John Drake, who was born in New Hampshire in 1665, established the 1st Baptist Church of Piscataway, New Jersey in 1685, and served as minister there for 55 years
    5. Nathaniel Fitzrandolph, who, in the early 1750s, raised the funds and donated the land for the college of New Jersey, which became Princeton University. He is interred in Princeton's Holder Hall FitzRandolph GateW, which was built and named in his honor, is the most ornate of several gates in the 10'-high stone was around Princeton's campus, and is now part of traditions that span undergraduate students' time at Princeton:
      • At the beginning of each school year, all freshman parade into campus through Fitzrandoph Gate,
      • By tradition, undergraduates are not supposed to exit campus through the main gate, and
      • Immediately after each graduation ceremony, the class parades out of the gate to mark the successful completion of their matriculation.
    6. Nathaniel's grandfather, Edward Fitzrandolph, known as a "Quaker Financeer", immigrated with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 and helped establish Piscataway, New Jersey to escape religious persecution by the Puritans in Plymouth Colony. His future wife Elizabeth Blossom came to Plymouth Colony with her father in the same fleet. Nathaniel and Elizabeth are the 10th grandparents of Barak Obama
    7. Elizabeth's father Thomas Blossom (born in 1580), was one of the original Pilgrims. Like many others, he lived for a time in Leiden, Netherlads, and set sail for America on the Pilgrims' first voyage in 1620 - but he didn't arrive in American until 1630. Until I learned about him, I didn't know that the Mayflower left England (twice) in company with the SpeedwellW, which proved to be unseaworthy. Thomas Blossom had played a major role in the purchas and outfitting of the Speedwell, and wound up staying behind to sell it for scrap.
    8. Francis Billingsley, who immigrated through Baltimore in 1649, was a planter who established significant land holdings in Maryland, and served as a constable in Calvert County, Maryland for 30 years.
    Ancestor Charts for 9 Paternal Ancestors:
    1. Jacob Rogers Richmond My great grandfather: Richmond, Wattenbarger, Barger, Zetty...
    2. Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bacon Jacob's wife, my great-grandmother: Bacon, Trewhitt, Keebler...
    3. Leander Travis Hutcheson: Hutcheson, Billingsley, Skillman, Myers/Moyers, Snoddy...
      1. John Billingsley: Billingsley, Fitzrandolph...
      2. Christopher Skillman: Skillman, Hull, Fitzrandolph, Drake...
      3. Ruth Fitzrandolph: Fitzrandolph, Blossom, Dennis, Bloomfield, Mershon...
    4. Olive Irene Kuykendall: Kuykendall, Matheney, Deatherage...
    5. Jesse Young Kuykendall: Kuykendall, Westfall, Cool...
    6. My great-great Kuykendall grandmother Mary Ann Matheny: Matheny, Deatherage, Wentworth, Routt...
    Descendant Charts for 19 Selected Paternal Ancestors:
    1. My great-grandparents
    Immigrant or most remote ancestors - alphabetical
    1. Jeremiah Bacon, my oldest known Bacon Ancestor, born about 1720 in Gloucester County, NJ (4 generations, 312 people)
    2. Immigrant ancestors Francis (born 1620; 182 descendants in 9 generations) and William (born 1620; 175 descendants in 9 generations) Billingsley. Francis and William were brothers; both were born in Shropshire England. Francis' son John (who was born in the Netherlands in 1648) married his first cousin, William's daughter Sarah (who was born in Virginioa in 1652). Not surprisingly, most of descendants of Francis and of William who I know about are the descendants of John and Sarah.
    3. Edward FitzRandolph, Immigrant Ancestor, born 1607 in Nottinghamshire, England
    4. Charles Hutcheson, my oldest known Hutcheson ancestor, born about 1711 in Virginia or Ireland
    5. Thomas Hull, Immigrant Ancestor, born 1547 in England
    6. Jacob Keebler, Immigrant Ancestor, born 1710 in Deggendorf, Germany (Bavaria)
    7. Jacob Luurszen (Later Kuykendall), Immigrant ancestor, born 1616 in the Netherlands
    8. Daniel Mathena (Lather Matheny) Immigrant ancestor, born 1638 in Canterbury, England
    9. Christopher Moyers (Later Myers), Immigrant ancestor, born about 1708 in Wuerttemberg (now part of Germany)
    10. John Richmond, My oldest known Richmond ancestor, born about 1770 in - possibly - what is now West Virginia
    11. Thomas Skillman, Immigrant ancestor, born in 1637 in Suffolk, England
    12. Levi Trewhitt, My oldest and suspected Immigrant ancestor, born 1777; Maybe in Maryland, maybe in England
    13. Jurian Westphal, Immigrant ancestor, born 1621 in Westphalia (now part of Germany)
    14. Johann Adam Wuertemberger (Later Wattenbarger), Immigrant ancestor, born 1733 in Wuerttemberg (now part of Germany)
    15. Jacob Johannes Zetty, Immigrant ancestor, born 1709 in the Palininate (now part of Germany)
  • Selected Profiles and Charts from my 97 direct Maternal Ancestors:
    Profiles of 11 Selected Maternal Ancestors:
    1. Azre Horton, my oldest known Horton ancestor, whose origins are shrouded in mystery. He and six of his nine children migrated (not all together)from Mississippi or Alabama to Texas between 1870 and 1880. All of those children resided, at one point or another, in Quanah, Texas, where several Horton reunions, some with over 100 attendees, were held between 1976 and 2000. At the first of those reunions, my mother, a cousin of hers, and I wrote the names of 636 family members on a large paper tablecloth that I still have, and which sparked my first foray into computerized genealogy.
    2. Jacob Friedrich Kummerlin, born in Wuerttemberg, (now part of Germany) in 1715, he immigrated to Philadelphia in 1750, spent some time in eastern Pennsylvania, then moved to the rough frontier in southwest Virginia. Very soon after moving to Virginia, he was killed while a captive in a skirmish between Native Americans and the Virginia Militia in 1763, and buried at that spot, in an island at the confluence of Turkey Creek and the New River.
      His son, Joh (also born in Germany) settled in Mason County, West Virgina after traveling by raft down the New River and Kanawah River to within a few miles of the Ohio River.
    3. William Arbuckle. As a "volunteer soldier" (his words) in the Virginia militia, He was stationed at Point Pleasant, Virginia (now West Virginia) during the historically significant Battle of Point PleasantW in 1774 and (perhaps) during the early years of the American Revolution. In historical records, William Arbuckle is often confused with his much more prominent older brother , Captain Matthew ArbuckleW who was a renowned frontiersman and soldier, and was the commandant at Fort Randolph (at Point Pleasant) when the Shawnee chief CornstalkW was infamously murdered. Capt. Matthew Arbuckle was the father of General Matthew Arbuckle JrW, after whom Oklahoma's Arbuckle Mountains are named.
      William Arbuckle was the third husband of...
    4. Catherine Madison, who was 20 years old and pregnant with her second son when, her first husband, Captian Robert McClanahan, Jr, was killed in the Battle of Point Pleasant, where her uncle, Captain John Dickinson was wounded. Then, when she was 23, her second husband and their one-year-old son both died. She married again when she was 25, and had eight more children with her third husband, William Arbuckle
      When Catherine was only two, her father,
      1. Humphrey Madison, an ensign in the Virginia Militia (probably under the command of his brother-in-law uncle, John Dickenson) was killed in an Indian raid at about the same time two of Catherine's half-brothers were captured. Humphrey appears to have been a second cousin once removed of President James Madison. Their immigrant ancestor was
        1. Isaac Maddison, born in London, in 1590, and a very early settler of Virginia. He died there in 1624.
      Catherine mother also lost two husbands
      1. Mary Dickinson's, first husband, Samuel Brown, died of illness, leaving her with three sons. Her second husband, Humphrey Madison, was killed in an Indian raid only a few days before two of her sons were kidnapped in another. One escaped (though history does not tell us how or when), and the other, Adam Brown, was traded to the Wyandotte Nation in Michigan. Adam married a Wyandotte woman, served as a community leader, and ultimately served as a negotiator for Native Americans in Canada in the aftermath of the War of 1812. Throughout his adult life, Adam was known both by his Wyandotte name and his English name, but never returned to Virginia.
        Mary's father,
        1. Adam Dickinson, was the the first of his family to leave the comforts of New England. He arrived in frontier Virginia settling on the Virginia frontier in about 1840, and was soon established as a county justice and promient landowner. Two of Adam's brothers were prominent theologians whose published sermons and essays are still available online: Their immigrant grandfather,
          1. Nathaniel DickinsonW, born in 1601 in Linconshire England, and immigrated to Weathersfield, Connecticut in about 1637. He was a public official, a founder of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Several of his sons served in King Philip's WarW, where three were killed.
          Two of their maternal great-grandfathers were also notable early immigrants:
          1. Moses Wheeler. Born in Middlesex, England in 1598, Moses emigrated to New Haven, Connecticut, in 1638. He was banished from New Haven for kissing his wife when he returned from a trip on a Sunday, and settled in Stratford, Connecticut, where he ran a ferry and operated an inn. He died at age 100.
            The I-95 bridge over the Housatonic River between Stratford and Milford, where Moses ran his ferry, is named the Moses Wheeler BridgeW.
          2. Adam BlakemanW Like Moses Wheeler, he was born in 1598 and migrated to Connecticut in 1638. He was the renowned and respected pastor of the Anglican church in Stratford, in the days when the pastor of the church was also essentially the executive officer of the town.
    Ancestor Charts for 5 Selected Maternal Ancestors:
    1. My grandfather, Brady Leslie Horton: 11 people in 4 generations, all Horton, Todd, Ross
    2. My grandmother, Ida Marie Hazlet (27 people in 6 generations): All Hazlet, Graham, McCutchan, Nelson, into Nelson, Arbuckle, Madison.
      1. Josiah McCutchan: All McMcCutchan, Reasor, Herbert, Reasor Fulton, Fish... 23 people in 6 generations
      2. Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Nelson (31 people in 6 generations): All Nelsons, Arbuckles, Greenlees, & Kimberlings, Some Dickinson &Madisons
        1. Catherine Madison 29 people in 7 generations - All of my Madisons, Dickinsons, Blakemans, and Wheelers
    Descendant Charts for 8 Selected Maternal Ancestors:
    1. James Hazlet, born in Pennsylvania in 1787
    2. Richard Nelson born in Maryland, probably about 1750
    3. William McCutcheon (later McCutchan), born in Augusta Co, Virginia in 1739
    4. James Arbuckle, born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, in 1713
    5. Edmond Fish, born in Maryland in 1670
    6. Isaac Maddison (later Madison), born in London, England, in 1590, and the great, great, great grandfather of President James Madison.
    7. Fridrich Jacob Kummerlin (later Kimberling), born in 1715 in Wuerttemberg (now part of Germany)
    8. Nathaniel Dickinson, born in 1601 in England, ancestor of numerous prominent Dickensons

Or, you can get good overviews of some of the families in my database by viewing some very old and out-of-date "Horizontal Family Trees" that pre-date my online database.

If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
-Robin Richmond