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  • My grandparents:
  • Paternal Ancestors:
    (The item numbers represent generation counts above me.)
    • Profiles of Selected Paternal Ancestors:
      1. My grandfather, Clarence Lester Richmond, Sr. A highly decorated WW1 Marine who kept a detailed diary during the war, 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 of two tours of WW1 battlefields, cemeteries, and monuments.
      2. My Grandmother Edith Kuykendall Hutcheson. A school teacher who taught me about Native Americans, particularly the Cherokee Trail of Tears
      3. Judge Levi Trewhitt, a founder of Cleveland, Tennessee who was unjustly imprisoned (where he died) during the Civil War
      4. 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.
      5. Rev. Joseph Hull, 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.
      6. 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
      7. Nathaniel Fitzrandolph, who raised the funds for and donated the land for a college that became Princeton University. He is interred in Princeton's Holder Hall. His name was given to a campus gate that is central to a revered Princeton tradition.
      8. Edward Fitzrandolph, known as a "Quaker Financeer", who immigrated with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, and helped establish Piscataway, New Jersey to escape religious persecution in Plymouth Colony.
      9. 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.
      10. Thomas Blossom (born in 1580). A Pilgrim who was on the Speedwell, a companion to the Mayflower, but which had to turn back because it proved unseaworthy. He finally immigrated to Plymouth Colony in 1629.
    • Ancestor Charts for Selected Paternal Ancestors:
      (The item numbers represent generation counts above me.)
      1. Jacob Rogers Richmond: Richmond, Wattenbarger, Barger, Zetty...
      2. Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bacon: Bacon, Trewhitt, Keebler...
      3. Leander Travis Hutcheson (5 generations): Hutcheson, Billingsley, Skillman, Myers/Moyers, Fitzrandolph, Hull...
        1. Christopher Skillman: Skillman, Hull, Fitzrandolph, Drake...
        2. Ruth Fitzrandolph: Fitzrandolph, Blommon, Dennis, Bloomfield, Mershon...
        3. Nancy Samantha Billingsley: Billingsley...
        4. Narcissa Ann Myers: Myers/Moyers, Blackburn, Snoddy...
      4. Olive Irene Kuykendall (5 generations): Kuykendall, Matheney, Deatherage...
        1. Jesse Young Kuykendall: Kuykendall, Westfall, Cool...
        2. Mary Ann Matheny: Matheny, Deatherage, Wentworth, Routt...
    • Descendant Charts for Selected Paternal Ancestors:
      (Alphabetical; Item numbers represent the number of generations above me.)
      1. My great-grandparents, Leander Travis Hutcheson & Olive Irene Kuyendall
      2. Jeremiah Bacon, my oldest known Bacon Ancestor, born about 1720 in Gloucester County, NJ
      3. John Billingsley, Immigrant ancestor, born 1587 in Shropshire, England
      4. Edward FitzRandolph, Immigrant Ancestor, born 1607 in Nottinghamshire, England
      5. Charles Hutcheson, my oldest known Hutcheson ancestor, born about 1711 in Virginia or Ireland
      6. Thomas Hull, Immigrant Ancestor, born 1547 in England
      7. Jacob Keebler, Immigrant Ancestor, born 1710 in Deggendorf, Germany (Bavaria)
      8. Jacob Luurszen Kuykendall, Immigrant ancestor, born 1616 in the Netherlands
      9. Daniel Mathena (Matheny) Immigrant ancestor, born 1638 in Canterbury, England
      10. Christopher Moyers, Immigrant ancestor, born about 1708 in Wurttemberg, Germany
      11. John Richmond, My oldest known Richmond ancestor, born about 1770 in - possibly - what is now West Virginia
      12. Thomas Skillman, Immigrant ancestor, born in 1637 in Suffolk, England
      13. Levi Trewhitt, My oldest suspected Immigrant ancestor, born 1777; Maybe in Maryland, maybe in England
      14. Jurian Westphal, Immigrant ancestor, born 1621 in Westphalia, Germany
      15. Johann Adam Wuertemberger, Immigrant ancestor, born 1733 in Germany (Wattenbarger)
      16. Jacob Johannes Zetty, Immigrant ancestor, born 1709 in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Maternal Ancestors:
    • Profiles of Selected Maternal Ancestors:
      (The item numbers represent generation counts above me. The order of the people may seem random, but it is contrived to allow me to describe a person's children or grandchilden right after that person is described.)
      1. My grandfather, Brady Leslie Horton, a distinctly strong, gentle, unassuming, and hard-working man who left a wonderful legacy of kindness and helpfulness.
      2. My grandmother, 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.
      3. 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, the names of 636 family members were recorded in ad-hoc trees on a paper tablecloth that I still have, and which sparked my first foray into computerized genealogy.
      4. 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.
      5. Isaac Maddison, born in London, in 1590, and a very early settler of Virginia. He died there in 1624. He was the great, great, great grandfather of President James Madison.
      6. Nathaniel Dickinson, born in 1601 in England
      7. Adam Dickinson, Nathaniel's grandson, was the the first of his family to leave the comforts of the by-then-well-settled Northeast, settling on the Virginia frontier, where he established landholdings and his own influence. Two of Adam's brothers were prominent theologians. Jonathan Dickinson was the first president of (what became) Princeton University, and
      8. Moses Dickinson who served as the minister of a church in Norwalk, Connecticut for 51 years. Some of his writings continue to be published today.
      9. Mary Davis Dickinson, Adam's daughter. Her first husband, Samuel Brown, died of illness, leaving her with three sons. She then married Humphrey Madison, (Isaac's great-great-grandson). Within three years, Humphrey was killed in a raid by Native Americans, leaving 31-year-old Mary with four fatherless children, including his Humphrey's 2-year-old daughter, Catherine Madison. In another raid within a few days of Humprey's death, Native Americans kidnapped two of Mary's sons. One ultimately escaped; the other, Adam Brown, was traded to the Wyandotte Nation in Michigan. Adam, despite knowing his origins, married a Wyandotte woman, served as a community leader, and ultimately (using his English name) served as a negotiator for Native Americans in Canada in the aftermath of the War of 1812.
      10. Catherine Madison, who was left fatherless when Humphrey Madison was killed, suffered the same sort of calamities as her mother. In 1774, when Catherine was just 20 and pregnant with her second son, her 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 one-year-old son both died. But, like her mother, Catherine's luck turned with her third husband. She married again when she was 25, and had eight more children with...
      11. 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 Pleasant, and during the early years of the American Revolution. The Battle of Point Pleasant is historically significant not only as the first battle in which Colonial and English armies were (in effect) on opposite sides, but also as a significant turning point in relationships with Native Americans in the Midwest.
        • In historical records, William Arbuckle is often confused with his older brother (by 22 years), Captain Matthew Arbuckle. (See his Wikipedia page.) Matthew was a distinctly famous frontiersman and guide, considered to be the first European to travel on his own (i.e. not in captivity) through Virginia to the Ohio River. Notably, and disastrously, Matthew Arbucke was commandant at Fort Randolph, in Point Pleasant, when the famous Shawnee chief Cornstalk (leader of the coalition of Native Americans that fought the Virginians at Point Pleasant a few years before) was murdered by a gang of militiamen. At the time, Cornstalk had been on a mission of negotiation with the Virginians, but was "detained" by Captain Arbuckle as a negotiating ploy.
        • Captain Matthew Arbuckle's son, General Matthew Arbuckle Jr (who is also in Wikipedia.) He led efforts to build roads and frontier forts in Arkansas and Oklahoma in the 1820s and 1830s, and was well regarded for his ability to establish peaceful relationships with Native American in the region as well, as those who were forced to relocate to Indian Territory. The Arbuckle Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma are named for him.
      12. 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 Bridge".
      13. Adam Blakeman 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.

        Adam Blakeman's son, Samuel Blakeman married Moses Wheeler's daughter, Elizabeth Wheeler. Adam Blakeman's wife is often said to be Moses Wheeler's sister, but, in truth, the maiden names of both Adam Blakeman's wife and Moses Wheeler's wife are unknown.

    • Ancestor Charts for Selected Maternal Ancestors:
      (The item numbers represent generation counts above me.)
      1. My grandfather, Brady Leslie Horton: Horton, Ross, Todd...
      2. My grandmother, Ida Marie Hazlet (5 generations): Hazlet, Graham, McCutchan, Nelson...
      3. Josiah McCutchan: McCutchan, Reasor, Herbert...
      4. Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Nelson (5 generations): Nelson, Arbuckle, Madison, Greenlee, Kimberling...
      5. Mary Dickinson Arbuckle: Arbuckle, Madison, Dickinson, Blakeman, Wheeler, Hawley...
    • Descendant Charts for Selected Maternal Ancestors:
      (Alphabetical; Item numbers represent the number of generations above me.)
      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 Kimberlin (later Kimberling), born in Germany in 1715
      8. Nathaniel Dickinson, born in 1601 in England
  • My late wife Judith's family:

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