Richmond, Henry

Born: 1818-XX-XX Ohio

Died: 1895-10-27 Iowa

Henry Richmond was a farmer, justice of the peace, police magistrate, postmaster, and state legislator. Richmond was living in Illinois as early as 1838, when he became a charter member of Hillsboro Lodge of the Odd Fellows. In October 1841, Richmond married Charlotte Crane, with whom he had at least six children. In 1850, he was farming in Montgomery County and owned real property valued at $800. In 1854, Richmond won election, as a Democrat, to the Illinois House of Representatives, representing Montgomery and Christian counties in that body from January to February 1855. From January 1856 to February 1857, Richmond was postmaster of the U.S. Post Office in Butler, Illinois. He also served as a justice of the peace and police magistrate for Butler. In 1860, Richmond's main source of income was farming, and he owned real property valued at $3,600 and had a personal estate of $200. He resided on a farm north of Butler near Raymond. He was an unsuccessful candidate for county judge in 1861, running as a Republican. In 1865, Richmond became a charter member of the Butler Lodge of the Odd Fellows.

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