David Richmond

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David Richmond (1748–1818) was an American commissioned officer who served in the American Revolutionary War.

Early years[edit]

Richmond, the son of Mayflower descendant Seth Richmond, was born in Taunton, Massachusetts.[1][2] He married Nancy Davis in 1766.

Richmond had five sons: Joseph, David, Thomas, Samuel and Seth; and four daughters: Lucy, Esther, Lydia and Nancy.

American Revolutionary War Record[edit]

From May 1, 1775, to October 1775, Richmond was a lieutenant in Captain John Field's Company, Colonel Daniel Hitchcock's Regiment.[3]

By December 1776, Richmond was a first lieutenant in Captain Timothy Vilmarth's Company, Colonel Chad Brown's Regiment. He was appointed captain on September 30, 1778.[3]

In the summer of 1780, Richmond served one month as a major.[3]

Post war[edit]

Major Richmond moved from Rhode Island and settled at Latham's Corners, Chenango County, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Mayflower families: Through Five Generations, Volume Nineteen, Thomas Rogers", Alice A. Westgate, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 2000
  2. ^ http://www.richmondancestry.org/pdf_files/5th_Generation.pdf
  3. ^ a b c Revolutionary War record for David Richmond (US Government) Record #W.16388
  4. ^ History of Chenango Co., NY - Guilford Twn. by James Smith, 1880