Richmond, Sylvester W.

Born: 1822-1826 Indiana

Died: 1909-04-10 Los Angeles, California

Sylvester W. Richmond was a teacher and a farmer. In September 1850, he married Amelia Jane Leatherbury, with whom he eventually had at least seven children. They settled into a home together in Switzerland County, Indiana that year, where he worked as a teacher and owned $300 in real estate. Between 1853 and 1854 he acquired nearly 500 acres of public land in Livingston County, Illinois. By 1860, he lived in Livingston County with his family and owned more than $4,000 in real and personal property.

Indiana, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1810-2001, 29 September 1850, (Salt Lake City, UT: Operations, 2014); U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Switzerland County, IN, 487; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Livingston County, 229:127, 133, 159, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Livingston County, IL, 184; U.S. Census Office, Tenth Census of the United States (1880), Sedgwick County, KS, 16; U.S. Census Office, Twelfth Census of the United States (1900), Ward 2, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, 289; California, U.S., Death Index, 1905-1939, 10 April 1909, Los Angeles County (Provo, UT: Operations, 2013).