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According to one source, Josiah Richmond was born circa 1697, probably in Taunton, Massachusetts. His parents were Edward and Mary Richmond. From another source, his birth -- to Edward and Mary Richmond -- was likely before 1696 (based on the date of his first marriage). This source goes on to say that his parentage is known through a deed of October 16, 1727 in which his father, Edward Richmond, deeded land to son, Josiah. That Edward Richmond was his father is confirmed through his father's will in which Edward bequeathed the land where Josiah lived in Middleborough to son Josiah. Other sources show the same father, but give his mother's name as Mercy _____, and list his birth year in 1697, at Taunton (with no expressed uncertainty). See his father's profile, Edward Richmond for explanation and sources showing that his mother's name was Mary rather than Mercy.
Josiah was mentioned as a blacksmith, and evidently had great physical strength. He moved to Middleborough between 16 October 1727, when his father deeded him fifty acres of land, and February 2, 1727/8 when a deed described him as being of Middleborough.
Josiah married (1) Mehitable Deane, daughter of Benjamin Deane and Sarah Williams, probably a few years before 2 February 1722/23. (No marriage place was specified.) From another source, their marriage took place as early as 1718 (based on the probable date of birth of their first child). Mehitable's father, Benjamin Deane of Taunton, named Mehitable Richmond in his will dated Feb 2, 1722/3.
Josiah Richmond married (2) Lydia (Eddy) Crocker, daughter of Jabez Eddy and Mary Rickard, on 6 February 1745/46 at Middleborough, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay.  Her first husband had been Theophilus Crocker, who she had married at Plympton, Massachusetts, 19 Nov 1730.
Josiah Richmond died on 30 January 1763 at Middleborough, Massachusetts. Another source reports the same death year, but with the location of Taunton, Massachusetts. In his will dated 26 January 1762, which was probated 5 April 1763, he named his wife Lydia, daughters Mary (Richmond) Leonard, Mary [Mercy] (Richmond) Hackett, Miriam (Richmond) Walker and Zeriah Richmond, and sons Josiah Richmond, Lemuel Richardson, Gershom Richmond, Benjamin Richmond, George Richmond, Ephraim Richmond, and Eleazar Richmond. His estate was inventoried 21 March 1763, and was comprised of only books, clothing and real estate valued at £43.
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On 12 Sep 2019 at 18:47 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 12 Sep 2019 at 18:26 GMT Todd Richmond wrote:
Ephraim Richmond Birth 12 Feb 1735 Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Death 14 Oct 1816 (aged 81) Grafton, Windham County, Vermont, USA Burial Island Cemetery Weston, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Memorial ID 83521879 · View Source
from https://www.thomasrogerssociety.com/Richmond.pdf 63. JOSIAH RICHMOND4 (Edward3, John2, John1) was born in Taunton in 1697. He married,first, Mehitable Deane CHILDREN(born in Middleboro): EPHRAIM5, born Feb. 12, 1735; married Ann Deane of Taunton, March 27
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