From: Cheryl or Jan Tarsala
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 08:18:37 -0800
Subject: Re: Daniel RICHMON(D)
A vague family story about "someone" travelling round the Horn (or across the Isthmus) in the Gold Rush led to finding (we think) my husband's gggrandfather Daniel RICHMOND (age 24, miner, b. VA) in the1850 census (El Dorado Co., Empire Canyon, near Georgetown). We'd love to find out more, especially how he ended up in Cedar Falls, Blackhawk Co., Iowa in 1856 where he married Mary FORNEY--did he go back by sea and visit relatives in Va., did he go back across the desert directly to IA? Why? He died in 1899 in IA, never roamed again. AND, even though we don't really want to find out that this Daniel RICHMOND isn't our relative, please contact me and tell me about your Daniel R, if you think he belongs to you.. Our Daniel was born in Hardy Co., WV (then VA) in 1822, to a family that's known variously as Righman, Richman and Richmon (because it's a German name that's not related to the English Richmonds in other parts of VA)
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